|06-29-2009, 07:22 AM||#41|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
they mean nothing to me . but fodder if that. ill only get the repaints of the 25th figs & res figs for sure.
|06-29-2009, 08:41 AM||#42|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Pit Commando (since I won't be army building him, can't afford it) will become Rapid Fire
Desert Duke will become a new Joe named Dune. RoC Breaker becomes Modem. Helix is Helix. The Zartan will be the troop builder and will be greenshirts. Sgt. Stone stays Stone. RoC Hawk becomes Gen. Colton. Ice Viper becomes the head of the Cobra Arctic Legions and is named Snowblind. RoC Frostbite becomes Glacier. The new Snow Job-like that comes with the new Snow Cat, not sure what name he'll be. Non Reactive Armor Heavy Duty becomes Gatling.
I only rename those that look different, if it's a straight repaint it's just the same Joe in different outfit (Shockblast, Beachhead, Gung-Ho, Tunnel Rat, etc..). I think this Gung-Ho will become my default Gung-Ho.
|06-29-2009, 08:53 AM||#43|
Warrior Of Bad Taste
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cape Fear Zoo
the ones that do come home with me....both of them will be known as Cousin Oliver.
(y'know, like this little bastard who came on the brady bunch during like the last 6 episodes or something and then the show got cancelled because it sucked.)
Punk rock, Horror movies,Hasbro, and MY SENSE OF HUMOR ruined my life.
Wanted: Vintage Joes, Punk records and G1 Transformers.
|06-29-2009, 09:01 AM||#44|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Prob none of them. Maybe a store exclusive here and there. I want to hold one before I make a decision.
|06-29-2009, 09:25 AM||#45|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cobra Island
im going to have marlon wayans be marlon wayans.
|06-29-2009, 09:46 AM||#46|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: south carolina
I will have to wait till I have the Joe figures in hand to decide.
Most of thr cobra figures are going to be renamed and serve under Serpenter as his coil army since they have no resemblance to REAL vipers.
|07-02-2009, 08:26 AM||#47|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Zealand
I’m going to use the Rise of Cobra figures in with the rest of my Anniversary figures as being a new Joe sub-group - like Tiger Force, Sky Patrol, etc - called the Strikehawks (in an attempt to work with the eagle/hawk/generic bird of prey movie Joe symbol).
This is what I’ve got so far:
- Desert Ambush Duke = Steppe
Named for the areas of grassland plains without trees. I want to go with a desert-type name, but figured that he looks like he’d suit a not-quite-that-hot area like the Great Steppe that runs through southern Russia and central Asia. According to the filecard on the figure, Duke in the movie is a Major – is the name Major Steppe a bit too humorous?
- Reactive Armour Ripcord = Static Line
I think we’re unlikely to see an Anniversary update of the Sky Patrol so the Ripcord figure could serve as an update. He probably should have some sort of helmet (suggestions?) and it would be nice to have some sort of parachute pack too
- Accelerator Suit Duke = Speed Metal
As per new character from the SRO 3 pack – I have a spare Serpentor head that I’ll swap over since I think the Accelerator Duke figure looks better than the Ripcord version or the actual Speed Metal figure that we’ve seen.
- Cover Girl = Broadband
Given the fact that she comes with a laptop accessory and only a couple of pistols, a computer-based speciality seemed appropriate .
- Shipwreck = Harpoon
- Breaker = ?
I follow the Marvel comic continuity as the basis for my Joe-verse so Breaker is dead and the name could therefore be re-used but I prefer an all-new name so as to preserve the fallen Joes as unique. Obviously something telecommunications-based. Not sure if I’ll wait to see if they release a Reactive Armor version or if I’ll just go with the semi-fatigues version in wave 1.
- Scarlett Covert Operations & Scarlett Reactive Armor = ?
Given that they’re both redheads, I thought I’d make these two twins (depending on how similar the Reactive Armor versions face is), but I don’t really have any ideas beyond that. Any suggestions?
- Zartan as GI Joe MP = ?
- Pit Commando = ?
Obviously the most ‘blank’ of any of the characters given the troop-builder nature of the figure and intense customisation possibilities with the figure as it is.
- Sgt Stone – new character so can be used as-is
- Helix – new character so can be used as-is
- Heavy Duty (Reactive Armor)
I don’t foresee an Anniversary style update so I’m happy to have him retain his name and be the original character just with an updated look. Might see if I can get a baseball cap for him to wear backwards to add to the homage look.
I’m a bit iffy about getting Reactive Armor Duke – he would really need a new head to differentiate him from the Desert Ambush character (any suggestions?) but also a purpose that isn’t exactly the same as Reactive Armor Ripcord/Static Line.
Anyone care to throw in some ideas or thoughts?
Last edited by sledgehama; 07-02-2009 at 08:33 AM..
|07-02-2009, 10:42 AM||#48|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Not decided who will be who yet, but will definitely be making some of these decisions.
Thinking about it, originals will probably be most of my named characters, because their costumes, I mean uniforms, are more distinctive.
But the more boringly costumed ROC ones look professional and will have (new) names: thank you Hasbro for the ROC line. And they'll thank me, as I'll still be buying them.
My favorite for new names: Shipwreck: the new and the old both look like sailors, but look very different from each other. If I get Breaker, him too.... Favorite (so far) for new default: STORM SHADOW (Paris), at least for unmasked scenes, which I couldn't do before...
Now you've got me thinking!
Starting to build a dio!
Last edited by storymodeller; 07-02-2009 at 10:44 AM..
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