|07-03-2009, 03:08 PM||#41|
THE PITT - Head Janitor
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
I don't think there is anything wrong with Duke.
He is the quintessential machisomo all American hero! He had a very commanding presence in the cartoon and he was underused by Hama in the comic.
That said, I think they used him well in the DDP series.
The figure looks good also.
If there is anything to complain about Duke, it can also be said about Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander.
That is there are too dang many repaints and/or versions of him and not of anything else.
This is frustrating when fans are looking for a Zarana, Airtight, or Pythona figure just to make a few personal examples and all Hasblo seems to do is rehash Duke.
We get frustrated and resentful to the company who is doing this to us.
Now I know many don't feel as I do. I am just saying how I feel.
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." -Abraham Lincoln
"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing......It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." -Thomas Jefferson
“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” -Benjamin Franklin
|07-03-2009, 03:49 PM||#42|
Full of Love and C-4
Join Date: Aug 2007
I like Duke
to hell with all you hama loving haters 8P
|07-03-2009, 08:22 PM||#43|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
Spies on the Joes for years and reports to COBRA. The reason that COBRA is often two to three steps ahead of the Joes in my Joe-Verse, as Spirit (whose surface performance is very much like his Sunbow and Marvel characterization) is well-respected and trusted among the Joes. His true personality is similar to that of, let's say, Magua from Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans."
Last edited by Barefoot Jedi; 07-03-2009 at 08:25 PM..
|10-08-2011, 10:45 PM||#44|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Providence, RI
Duke was the character Hasbro wants you to like. He is the guy the marketing team thinks you will like but they clearly do not understand the appeal of G.I. Joe.
In the comic he was a little more interesting. He was barely used at all, but when you saw him he was kind of abrasive and obnoxious. That made him a little more interesting.
I agree with everyone that he took the place of Hawk & Stalker and Flint as the leader and all of those characters are more interesting than he is.
SIDE NOTE: Anyone who doesn't understand why Scarlett would love Snake-Eyes can't really be a fan of G.I. Joe.
|10-09-2011, 02:47 AM||#45|
Join Date: Jul 2002
The fandom is responsible for everything that happened to GI Joe. Hasbro is just a helpless victim.
|10-09-2011, 02:50 AM||#46|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Scottsburg, Indiana
How many versions has he had?
'nuff said. He doesn't need anymore love.
|10-09-2011, 03:08 AM||#47|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Normandy SR2
Hasbro makes too many repaints of this guy (along with Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander & Destro) & when I say anything about I get slapped with a permanent reputation as a complainer. Even though I'm usually complaining about the same thing I get stuck with a rep of a complainer that hates everything.
Now, enough about Duke, WHERE THE FUCK IS SCI-FI???? Why doesn't Sci-Fi get any love? They took forever to make a figure of him & now they can't even release the damned thing. 7 billion Dukes, 0 Sci-Fi's, so they they put another Duke in the latest wave.
Am I gonna complain? You bet your ass I'm gonna complain! You think what Hasbro is doing makes collecting GI Joe fun? Then you're a complete idiot! While you go waste another $8 of your hard earned money on a stupid Renegades Duke, all I can do is look at pictures of Sci-Fi, Lifeline, Techno-Viper, Law & Order & Airtight from almost a year ago. Yeah, this is a lot of fun! Thanks a lot Hasbro, thanks for nuthin! Douchebags!!!!
|10-09-2011, 03:28 AM||#48|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I always liked Duke. one of my favorite figures as a kid was the tiger force duke. My only beef with him is how many Hasbro puts out. When i was like 11, they put out the red and tan version riding the damn rocket launcher. stupidest crap ever. and it seems like the designs don't get much better, aside from classic or cartoon inspired renditions. ...but that said, i still think he is one of my top 5 favorites.
I was not a reader of the comics til close to the last 50 issues or so, so i didn't get brainwashed by the comics as much as i did by the cartoon. i prefer brown hair on hawk, and duke as the leader, not stalker.
Don't get me wrong....stalker is cool and all, but the first stalker i had was the ice fisherman version, and he didn't exactly scream "leader" to me at the time. looked like an R&R version to me personally.
as far as duke being like my boss at work..... all of my bosses are just trying to get ahead. none of them are trying to stay where they are and do the best they can where they are. duke on the other hand is the guy who likes where he is, does a great job where he is, and has no plans to move up. i admire that.
Flint...i liked him, but never as much as duke, and i didn't like it when he took over in place of duke. i would have prefered they used both duke and flint in tandum, and not in place of one another since they were both great leaders and had interesting points of view.
as for the scarlett and duke thing....not the best way to lead your squad. you probably shouldn't be hooking up with the women on your team, unless she plans to be reassigned somewhere else. ya know? but still, this isn't real life. it's a cartoon. i really do prefer him with scarlett as opposed to snake eyes and scarlett.
Snake eyes is cool and all, but really...how many times do we need to be shown his damn origin story? i get it...he is a ninja. ninjas are cool, but please, let's down play it a little going forward. and him not having scarlett kind of makes snake eyes more cool not being tied down to a woman anyway. he's a loner led only by honor.
i like elements of all of the gi joe property's, but honestly, the cartoon was by far the best source for me. when i think of duke, i think of the do it by the books guy from the cartoon. sure he is a bit unrealistic, like superman, but there is nothing wrong with aspiring to do the right thing. really i think that is why they put duke as the favorite in the cartoon. they needed a perfect character to represent the brand and show the viewer what the right thing to do is so the kids watching could have a positive role model while not taking away the other more realistic characters from the comics mythos.
|10-09-2011, 03:53 AM||#49|
Not former tanker Slacker
Join Date: Jul 2009
Duke is one of my favorites!
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