|04-18-2009, 04:00 PM||#101|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Back in the day it always seemed like that set happened just cause they didn't have the tooling for the crimson guards anymore so they just made red vipers. It was just kinda cheapy, and i don't see the point of cimson guard vipers... wouldn't they just be the crimson guard then?
seems like a realy boring set to me. I think they've had some pretty good stuff in the past actually, the 07 joe set was really well done, and others have been nice as well.
but the prospect of the international figures has my intrest... and i would still love to see the red shadows.
|04-18-2009, 04:11 PM||#102|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
I knew it... I got the first set. Then sold it a few years later in my desperate attempt to buy a working car. Wish i hadn't, but now I get a chance to get a modern one. Can't wait, hope the vipers have the chrome heads. That would make this set completely worth while, and i'm attending the con this year. :]
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Looking for 25th style Python Patrol Vipers, and Tele Vipers. Also need Live the Adventure Certificates!
|04-18-2009, 04:33 PM||#103|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Selfish as it is, I am really bummed by this sudden burst of exclusives.
I've been enjoying this line so much after waiting through several missteps of updates to the classic characters, from the rereleases to VvV, all of which I felt were lacking.
Its been great being able to get in on the ground floor and be a semi-completist. I'm not so wealthy and work hard for my family, so silly little army guys are the one of the few personal joys I've got.
I've been able to accept that I won't be seeking a PimpDaddyDestro, or a SDCC Cobra Commander over time, but this is all a little saddening! And all in the 25th style!
I suppse I can convince myself that these are all repaints and mold rehashes, but that CHROME hiss? With Cobra Maple Leaves? It breaks the heart
|04-18-2009, 04:47 PM||#104|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
I like the crimson set, but probably not enough to buy. However I still feel that the convention set should be RAH centric. Now I hope they don't do anything silly like Big Ben or any unique characters for other exclusives since I want those on my shelves.
|04-18-2009, 04:49 PM||#105|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: quad cities
Dude you want a chrome hiss with cobra maple leaves? Road trip! I guarantee you could get your gas paid for if you carpooled it. Coming from delaware you could easily find some people who need a ride.
|04-18-2009, 06:37 PM||#106|
Join Date: Jun 2008
As a completist on the 25AC I'm absolutely disgusted by this. I love this line and would love to get these figures, but now I'm going to be forced to probably pay $1000 to get them on eBay? I don't attend cons and the travel expenses, lost vacation time and the $330 admission cost would be outrageous enough. I guess classic Joe fans are used to sitting back and enjoying this kind of uber-cheesy old-school "collectibles" marketing rape job from the "fan club". But it's sickening to me to see it happen to the 25AC Joe line now, a line that was giving us all chance to start fresh with G.I. Joe. Why can't everyone be allowed to collect these toys at a fair and reasonable price without having to deal with limited editions and price gouging?
|04-18-2009, 07:26 PM||#107|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA (formerly Benicia, CA)
Well, let me explain a few things for you people who don't know how the real world works.
If you join the G.I.Joe Collector's Club you're paying $42 for memebership and $280 for the boxed set. That's $322. Not to mention the free figure (which you all seem to say costs $42 every year, and if that is true, you can't add the $42 cost to the Convention set, hint hint).
Thus, you're not paying $330! Amazing!
Also, another point. There is no "Canadian collector's club," it's a group of Canadian collectors who call themselves JoeCanuck teaming up with Hasbro Canada for the convention. In the US it's the G.I.Joe Collector's Club, and rarely help from Hasbro US.
I am HORRIBLY disappointed in this set. And if what Corey Stinson says is true, I need to spend a lot of money fast.
I think this years set will sell out extremely fast because of all of the "new" collectors. And I would not be suprised at all if Hasbro pushed the GIJCC into this convention set because of the movie coming out.
Regarding being "second fiddle to TF", one of the two groups is always going to feel like it's not getting the attention it deserves.
Did I miss anything? If so, let me know, and I'll gladly come back!
(I hate this set and as a completist need it and will gladly be selling my usual extras for insanely high prices.)
|04-18-2009, 07:45 PM||#108|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
|04-18-2009, 08:17 PM||#109|
Join Date: Jun 2007
You don't have to go to Kansas City for the 12" set, 15 figure boxed set and bagged set . Next week the order form will have a non-attending option and they ship those out after the con. They don't sell the souvenirs this way.
|04-18-2009, 08:25 PM||#110|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Thanks, I appreciate your optimism!
It would be a fun time, for sure, but my family may have issue for me disappearing for a week only to return with a shiny toy tank. Not to mention my job.
Problem is, an exclusive would be the ONLY reason for me to go to one of these cons, I have no desire to buy anything else, I just do 25th, so I'm pretty set otherwise.
I find all these exclusives pretty cool, but getting them through travel or eBay is just difficult and expensive.
I think they are amazing rewards for the line's supporters and convention attendees, and I'm happy for all who go, but I'm done with all that.
I've been to several joe conventions on the east coast years ago; starting with the awesome 35th show on the Intrepid in New York, back when 12" Joes and their reintroduction were the big thing, Sgt Savage was the big news, and the 3 3/4 "junk" had just ended.
I'm thrilled by the 25th line and the valid treatment I have been awaiting for the 80a joes and simply wish a cross-continental voyage, large hunk of cash, or membership fee weren't necessary for fans to prove they enjoy the line enough to deserve a shot at these.
That said, I do understand these simply could not be made available at retail, and applaud the efforts made for these to happen for the fans.
I do wonder how much I would care for these if they weren't so elusive. Ah.. it's a chrome freaking HISS tank! It would be my third child.
For future reference, I do believe I would trade my Defiant that I've had since age 10 for this years exclusives.
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