|11-21-2008, 12:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
So, I got to thinking---
How pointless is Tiger Force, logically?
"Hey, I have an idea! Let's take captured Cobra vehicles and infiltrate the enemy! We can steal intelligence, perform rescue operations and sabotage their equipment!"
"Great! I'm with you!"
"And let's paint our stolen vehicles an ENTIRELY different paint scheme totally different to the enemy's! Tiger stripes would be totally b****in'! Seriously, they won't even know we're there, though."
On a different note, why does GI Joe need a firefighter? I mean, Blowtorch makes sense, as flamethrowers are classic weapons and natural military hardware... But why does an elite, top-secret counter terrorist unit need a firefighter? Do the Joes go around and save cats from trees and then decline comments so they can keep they "top-secret" status.
Finally, what's up with the Commander's waist coat?
"I am Cobra Commander, leader of a highly destructive terrorist organization with MARS technology and ties to America's enemies all over the world! And I wear a waist coat that doesn't go past my belly button, ooo, fear me!!!! Hissssss..."
WTF is up with the waist coat, man???
|11-21-2008, 12:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Barbecue is probably there for damage control in population centers. How often does Cobra attack in the middle of a city? Barbecue is there to rescue civilians caught in blazes set by collateral damage.
The CC waist coat? I don't have a clue.
Same for TigerForce.
|11-21-2008, 12:42 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
See, I could understand that about BBQ, but then why is there just one guy??? Shouldn't there be a whole emergency response team? Hey, there's an idea. I'd buy that. Seriously though, it's either, why do they have a firefighter, or why do they have one firefighter?, depending on how you look at it.
But to illustrate my point, I add this-
Seriously, can he not afford an extra foot or two of fabric which is obviously a custom coat?
Last edited by Snake Eyes-Joe Ninja; 12-09-2008 at 09:38 PM..
|11-21-2008, 12:45 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond Va
"you know what Grinds my gears?" Your right....Tiger force is lame..... I stopped collecting as a kid before all that crap came into play. Good point on firefighter.....never thought about it until now. Although.....he was used for the fire safty PSA spots at the end of the cartoon back in the day. And now you know.
|11-21-2008, 12:49 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Rattlers: 100 @ $12 million apiece, check!
Night Ravens: 25 @ $25 million apiece, check!
Terror Dromes: 10 @ $40 million apiece, check!
A longer coat for the Commander: 5 @ $100 apiece, nope. Can't afford it...
|11-21-2008, 12:59 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
uhm.. Tiger Force wasn't about stealing and infiltrating Cobra using their vehicles.
Tiger Force was a jungle team, specially trained and outfitted for jungle warfare. That they used Cobra vehicles was just an extra, they used Joe vehicles as well.
Now, that said, the concept was great, the execution not so great. Frostbite on a jungle team??? And some of the colors were horrible.
But next time ya nitpick about something, make sure you're nitpicking on it right.
As for BBQ, why wouldn't someone with firefighting training be needed? Fires are a direct result of explosions. If you're in a bunker and a fire starts, don't want to be burnt to a crisp. His secondary was infantry.
It should have been the other way around, Infantry and then firefighting. He should have been outfitted as an infantry trooper, with special fire fighting gear.
|11-21-2008, 01:06 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
"He is one of the leaders of the Tiger Force special assualt group that goes behind enemy lines using captured enemy equipment."
However, jungle warfare would be much more acceptable.
If BBQ was reversed like you suggested, I'd find him much more reasonable.
Anyone esle have anything they've wondered about?
|11-21-2008, 01:47 PM||#8|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
Psyche-Out. WTF is up with the My Favorite Martian getup? I understand the concept of psychological warfare, but come on! I bet he can get at least 180 channels on those wrist dishes, and maybe even NFL Sunday Ticket!. Laaaaaame.
Raptor. Cobra needs a falconer? Really? Were there not any accountants out there that weren't bat shit crazy? At least with Croc Master there was a reason, but with Raptor it was like they were just looking for something goofier than gypsy psychic who needed Grecian Formula.
Gunzlingr's BST Thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ml#post1742979
|11-21-2008, 02:20 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coastal Georgia
Before you get too carried away with this, keep in mind this was the work of a toy company! You could argue about the Devil Fish and any number of toys after that put missiles and rockets at every conceivable point, regardless if they wouldn't scald either the driver, a passenger, or both! The writer of GI Joe has made clear that he wasn't a fan of many of these characters - or vehicles - but had to make use with what he had. Note how often they make fun of Raptor - it is the writer saying how dumb he looked! It would be great to have rationales for all Hasbros choices, but some simply don't exist - beyond they wanted to sell more toys and didn't have any good ideas.
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