|07-07-2009, 11:28 PM||#1|
Cobra Deus Mors
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Look behind you.
well ran into the roc stuff. I am one of the not very excited about the movie folks. I must say when i saw them i instantly went into collector mode, teminator screen pop up and all. Not bad looking figures, look like the usual (now-a-days) repaints and frankens with some new "toys". They had them all, including a variant of firefly in his flying thing with a red or a black mask. (That was the toughest). And yes that pit thing that came right out of md giest (kinda). But here is the thing, only the super rocket guns and crappy packaging turned me off. The figures where decent, and some where really good if seen as a unit like "tiger force". But i dunno, something just still made 'em look bland to me, must be my jaded sight. But here's is why I bought NONE of them, yes i resisted all of my oath breaking tendances and refused to buy a single ice viper or my coveted firefly "variants". The price. To hell with paying that damn much. Definitly waiting for the clearance isle or off stores liquidation. But here is the other kicker inspite all of them (every one out now) being on the shelf rotting, I have heard a lot of folks talking about the movie. So that will get some more folks in the fold for a bit, good! good! Then with the new flock we can have a larger audience of folks to demand the end of the basic crap we all loath...the repaints, franken monster swaps, and losing the "art". And more to hail the repaints, franken monster swaps, and the affirmation of "reasons of obvious". And just plain more. So in summary, new figures look as good as the 25th in panic mode (entire spectrum from "awesome" to "ok you are assclowns"), neat accesories with attention to detail, silly rocket guns, lame packaging (i know its for the movie, just looks lame), great custom fodder in reality, and finaly the price is retarded. There, drop them zinc pieces of tin coated whatever in that old blue water jug. COBRA!
Last edited by Rasstis; 07-07-2009 at 11:40 PM..
|07-07-2009, 11:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
The "Franken" Firefly from TRU is awesome. At least give that one a shot. He fits in great with the 25th/ARAH stuff.
|07-07-2009, 11:54 PM||#3|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
I love the Firefly, not necessarily as a Firefly repaint, but as a great generic Resolute trooper variant. Pop some different heads on there and you're square.
|07-08-2009, 12:15 AM||#4|
I come from the Net.
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Yeah, they are without a doubt bland and overpriced. Wait for some sales before grabbing some for customizing and/or using as generic characters.
|07-08-2009, 12:19 AM||#5|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've dropped under $200 for pretty much all the ones I want... I'm happy with them.
|07-08-2009, 12:43 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
What I've flound either impressive, or just odd is that despite some of the cheap or cheesy recycling of parts, figures, and weapons, out of all of the blue camo characters I've got, not a single one of them shares leg parts with another from what I can tell, despite the outfits being identical.
Meanwhile, Thunder's got a Flash helmet.
Heavy Duty's even got a unique head on each version! Luckily, I found the ultra rare variant Heavy Duty, without zombie eyes.
I agree with your feelings though. They are pretty cool, although the packaging doesn't really puny you in the face the way the classic stuff did.
I think action figure prices have gotten way out of hand the past year or two. These are a bit much for a large general release, the 25th stuff was more understandable since it was more collector oriented. The vehicles are even worse. I must say though, that they do come with a decent amount of gear. It says something that ROC Deep Six is on par with a lot of the other figures, when Torpedo was such a stand out not so long ago.
Gotta jump on board and recommend the TRU Firefly. Nothing we haven't seen before, but it all comes together so nicely. That is how Frankenjoes are done right!
|07-08-2009, 12:48 AM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
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|07-08-2009, 12:52 AM||#8|
"A Real American Hero"
Join Date: Jul 2007
Ouch...everyone hates the rocket launchers untill they put them onto the pit!
|07-08-2009, 01:05 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
I found a mountain of ROC stuff at Target today. Surprisingly, I really like the whole line. The figures seem well done and I like how the packaging is small and clean looking. I'm just not down for the price. I'm not gonna go from $12 Rattlers and $13 5 packs to paying close to $10 after tax for single carded figures.
Sadly, some of those vehicles, namely the $40 Night Raven just has "Ross" written all over it. I'll stay tuned for clearance items and discount stores. To end on a positive note, I commend Hasbro for pushing the GI Joe line so aggressively. A brand new movie with a full army of figures to back it up is a dream come true... accelerator suit or not.
Have to trade:
-MIB Twin Cannon
-MIB Desert Ram
-POC Low Light
-POC Destro (v27)
-POC Shadow Tracker
-POC Snake Eyes (v54)
-25th Red Ninjas
-25th Ninja Vipers
I don't care if the figures are loose or even incomplete :-)
|07-08-2009, 10:15 AM||#10|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
I have to say that when i saw them, i also went into collector mode. I have only picked up a few, but plan to get a lot more...
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