|08-25-2008, 12:21 PM||#171|
Snuff the punk
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Topside VA/D.C. metro
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|08-25-2008, 12:21 PM||#172|
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|08-25-2008, 12:23 PM||#173|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Disappointing wave imo. I'll get the set but they are dropping the ball on alot of these single cards waves as I just collect them.
How do we get like 4 snake eys and storm shadows before some of these guys? Especially the original 8. No excuse at all for this. Hasbro please take head out of arse.
|08-25-2008, 12:23 PM||#174|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Statesboro, GA
Even though I am new here, some of you might know me from GTG and Rebelscum. I have just rekindled my interest in collecting joes with the launch of these fantastic sculpts. I really appriciate the amount of detail that has gone into the designing of the base figure and the useage of interchangable accessories, just briliant.
As for the subject of repaints, as a long time collector of Star Wars figures, we have our share of repaints in the past. But the most interesting turn of events was the introduction of fan participation at Rebelscum with fan polls in conjuntion with the design team at Hasbro that helped planned repacks and repaints. Thanks to rebelscum team memeber Dan Curto, we had repaints that were turned into new spins of characters and introduce new characters based on other media (like video games and comics).
So I propose this, instead of complaining about this wave, lets be proactive and follow the example that was started at Rebelscum and set up fan polls to be submited to Hasbro for consideration for future waves. The examples proposed on this thread were great renditions of characters that were either part of the forien market or fan favorite repaints. With this type of participation, the next set of repaints should be better recieved by the masses.
As for this current wave,
The Cobra Diver - I can see this as a continuation of the Mass Device sereies they have been going with now that there is a new following from those cartoon DVD ( great hook to get the kids involved)
Tripwire - I really don't see the point of putting him out JUST after getting him in the comic pack. I think its too soon to put that figure out while the comic pack is still on he shelves. I liked the comic pack, and as much as I like the Mass Device set, I have to pass on this figure.
Stormshadow - another kitbash ninja varient. I'm not feeling the need to get him, there just not a "must have hook or gimic" that makes him a need to have other than the ninja army building appeal.
Cobra trooper - They all look the same to me which means more army building material. The mask can be painted as far as I am concerned ( I am an opener and customizer, so details like that don't phase me).
Python Patrol Crimson Guard - Not a big fan of the redeco figures from the first time around int he 80's, and I did not pick up the trooper version in wave 8, so this one will be a pass for me, more for the rest of you, I guess.
Ripper - Again, another comic pack figure that I already have. Easy pass for me.
|08-25-2008, 12:26 PM||#175|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Storm Shadow's lower legs are the comic pack one. I like that color better than the tan they used. I have to see h is arms first and see. If they are the Duke arms, then it's a definite pass unless I decide that I do want to replace the legs on my custom V2 Storm Shadow with these ones.
As for Desert Tripwire, the MASS Device elements were from all over the place. Was there an element that was located in the desert? I noticed his element is tan colored. If you look at the Walmart description, it says Tripwire w/ Desert. That could mean Tripwire with Desert Element. Just a though.
Convention Tiger Sting (with or without Bazooka)
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Steeler range finder piece (can be accessory pack)
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|08-25-2008, 12:29 PM||#176|
Ground Support Pilot
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Strafing runs over S.E. Michigan
|08-25-2008, 12:33 PM||#177|
Join Date: Jul 2008
GIJoe fanbase = molehill
|08-25-2008, 12:34 PM||#178|
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|08-25-2008, 12:38 PM||#179|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Pretty lackluster. I'll likely only pick up PP Crimson Guard.
That trooper seems almost designed to fill people with Nerd Rage™. would it really have been that hard to do a straight-up reissue of the original Box set version? this one seems designed to please nobody. Comic scarf/toon-toy black webbing/large emblem, but not as large as the toon version. just wierd. I got my Legions Troopers, so i'm not too sussed about it, but i certainly feel like they dropped the ball here big time...
...just like they did on the Cobra Diver. I see this as being REALLY unappealing since it'll potentially be on shelves at the same time as Eels, and they didn't even get the colors right for the 'toon fans. He's every bit as not-awesome that Air Trooper was awesome.
(another) Storm Shadow that is just as "meh" as the 3 comic pack versions...
Tripwire isn't really different enough for me to care ~ if i didn't want the CC that comes with the comic pack version I'd probably wait for this one. Really surprised they didn't go Tiger Force here, that'd have made me happy.
PP Crimson Guard looks great. the original is one of the few "bright" figures i have a soft spot for. (what can i say, i'm a PP/TF mark)
and that Ripper is just horrible. like, unbelievably bad colors. is that supposed to be a 'toon version? nice that they redid his arms/used a different set of arms, but they still don't match the OG. and the colors are so bad i have a hard time imagining many folks caring...
kind of nice on my wallet that the line is winding down a bit, i'm only for sure getting 5 from the next 3 waves. (after getting full cases of w.7/8/9 and all new figures from w. 5 & 6)
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1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|08-25-2008, 12:38 PM||#180|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
I like the Tripwire, IF it is indeed without the quilted pads. Better if they were all-new, but whatever. I'll take a few PP CGs as well, and maybe, MAYBE the Cobra Soldier if I like it. I've already got six of the original box set soldiers and six silver emblem ones, and that's probably enough, but we'll see.
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