|11-09-2008, 04:28 AM||#21|
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Maybe kids are different now but when I was a kid I didn't like crappy toys. I liked good toys.
|01-01-2009, 02:32 PM||#22|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
Not paying $20 bucks for that.
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|01-01-2009, 02:36 PM||#23|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I kinda like Snake Eyes, but the rest of the set is a pass, so PASS.
|01-01-2009, 02:40 PM||#24|
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Join Date: Feb 2007
rehash...I hope these are not clogging the pegs.
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|01-01-2009, 02:44 PM||#25|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I'll go ahead and say it: It's a good set. It's not great. It's not amazing. And it's likely not in any way geared towards most of us. But what is -actually- bad about it? Not much.
All of the figures are kitbash/repaints. CC's colour scheme easily makes him the worst figure in the lot, even for kids. He's really pushing it. A darker blue scheme with red accents might have worked better here, but oh well.
Snake Eyes is, well, another SE. But the colours are actually quite nice. And that is one of the more popular SE molds - I think we all loved it when it was first released, and I'm sure kids that don't already have that one will love this new one.
Hell, even if they do have the first one, they may still love this one. I bought more than one Hasbro repaint as a kid and liked it.
Duke has a decent colour scheme as well. Odd parts choice, but still a fine 'soldier' toy.
Storm Shadow actually has a really cool colour-scheme and parts selection. Again, not fantastic but it does look cool.
That's the bottom line here. While we may be hugely critical because it doesn't look like X or Y - most kids don't know that. And to a lot of kids, I'm sure these are just -cool- toys. I accept it on the same level as some might accept Resolute: It's not the Joe we grew up with and doesn't necessarily look like how we remember the characters, but that doesn't mean it's not still a cool, fun toy.
Plus, a DVD and four figures at 20 bucks is a great deal, even if the figures are half-hearted and uninspired, so long as they're of good quality (which most Hasbro Joes have been thus far).
I love that CC mask, by the way. Where the Cobra emblem comes down past the eyeslits. I think that was his coolest design, so I'm actually tempted to buy the set just for that, except that I'm sure we'll see that deco reused plenty of times from now. The rest of the stuff in the set is pretty meh to me. I'd take the Storm Shadow to add to my army of nameless ninja - but 20 bucks for a just a CC head that I'll likely be able to get cheaper later on and a single SS figure is just too much.
But really, this wasn't that far from being a sell to me. If Duke had been a repaint of the Resolute Duke, which I really like, and SE had a colour scheme I liked more - I'd actually be very tempted to buy this.
|01-01-2009, 02:54 PM||#26|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: My IMAGINATION!
That looks like crap to me! I'll be saving my money for more resolute figures.
|01-01-2009, 03:03 PM||#27|
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|01-01-2009, 03:09 PM||#28|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Columbia, MO
I agree with KnightDamien, I love that paint job on CC's hood. I'll get this set, but doubt I'll ever display them. Will probably use the CC head for some kitbash.
|01-01-2009, 03:31 PM||#29|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
I think I'd pass on this one.
the CC looks a little half a$$ed IMO
these eps. that are on the DVD are the ARAH?
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