|01-24-2008, 03:33 PM||#241|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The I.L.
I'm pretty disappointed, but I'm not going to rant about it, there are bigger fans here who've already said what all I could say... but yeah, I think I'll be sitting this wave out and my wallet will thank me. Or not, 'cause it will probably just mean more alternators for me. unleasheds. or mcfarlanes. or oh my God I have a problem...
|01-24-2008, 03:35 PM||#242|
Join Date: Dec 2007
|01-24-2008, 03:39 PM||#243|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
man this wave is such a let down. they should be comic packs not singles. they pushed bludd back 2 waves to give us this. the top 1/2 is great but the legs suck.
|01-24-2008, 03:51 PM||#244|
Join Date: Jan 2008
|01-24-2008, 03:51 PM||#245|
Cobra Java Dealer
Join Date: Aug 2007
I was so into all these figures when they hit. Starting from the very first versions. Duke, Scarlet, Destro, and then littleby little I have been let down.
I've seen crap re-paints, I've seen old vehicles pawned off with new figures, and now we are seeing a group of figures that might as well be classed as the "Nail in the coffin wave"
The new Flint. Why? There are over 50 other figures you could put out that made a HUGE difference in the series. But Hasbro makes a re-paint of a waste of time series? Here's an idea. Make anyone else! Airtight! Blowtorch! how about anyone...
Roadblock. He's ok, but again. Another of the same dude.
Cobra Python trooper, Lame. This guy needs to come out in like wave 15, that's if they are still making figures.
Baroness, Lame. She was never popular enough for this many versions. Yea, we all like her but use the time on someone else. Here, let me help... Techno-Viper! or Tele-Viper! or Anyone but the stuff your making-Viper!
Major Bludd, thak you Hasbro for reaching your hand out of my computer monitor and slapping me right in the face. Do you think we are that easy to pull one over on? Look at his legs. What is wrong with you people? Make us want these figures!
Cobra commander, gee another? Why not make him in plain clothes or something.
And last but not least, Another Snake-eyes. Oh boy. I think someone down at Hasbro messed up! Because I'm not seeing a StormShadow. Cause lord knows with 30 Snake-Eyes we need 30 Storm Shadows variants.
And what is on Snake eyes' Neck? Are we already running this into the idiot-childish ground? Are those bird skulls? The skulls of little alien babies? Just lame.
Try.. Just try, to understand the people who want this product are not wanting the product you are producing. Learn your customer. Do you think parents are buying these for their kids? Uh, no. GI JOE isn't even on TV. Children are buying Yugi-oh and Ben 10 and other garbage. Make the product for who is purchasing it. Collectors. Step up to the plate and you get our money.
|01-24-2008, 03:53 PM||#246|
Join Date: Oct 2007
although the wave is weak, our wallets will definitely take a breather. thanks Hasbro. remember folks, Hasbro has a business to run, and these 'repaints' are for the kids to finally get a chance to buy the figures at walmart cause they are going to be peg warmers quick !!
i'm only buying bludd to complete my core joes. trust me the 25th line is not going anywhere, we just have to brave through this occasional repaint wave and TRu 5packs. there will me more new joes to come. they have many more characters to crank out for the next 2 years till the movie comes out and we get movie based design gi joes.... which has me worried... a little bit.
|01-24-2008, 03:58 PM||#247|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ordovician seas of Ohio
I can't quite make up my mind on this wave. Maybe it's just a slight pause in between 2 great waves? (Here's hoping for a great 2008 wave 5 with Quick Kick, etc.) I actually love that Snake Eyes as I was secretly hoping for this particular comic version. This is one of my favorite comics and I love the end where it shows SE wearing Kwinn's necklace. Assuming the necklace is removeable, I'll probably get several of these to swap heads and recreate the scene, although Scarlett will be more difficult. (She was in it, right?)
The Roadblock is just OK since I prefer the original look - but I don't mind the repaint.
Flint's tolerable. I'll probably get one just to have the arms and paint the sleeves black for the "real" Flint. (Who am I kidding? I'll get another to keep carded as well.)
CC is another that's just OK. I'm torn because - while I like the fact that Hasbro is making changes to achieve a better look - it's disappointing to get another version of an already-released figure with so small a change.
I'm fine with the blue Baroness. This is a figure I (somewhat) expected after going back through my old comics. I thought she would be in a comic pack, however. Well, at the least I'll probably swap heads with the black Baroness. I just wish she had a better body mold.
Major Bludd looks good to me. I liked the mold used for Zartan, but it does look more fitting on Maj. Bludd to me. I'm not sure about the belt buckle and the chain on his wrist.
Finally, I could care less about the Python Patrol Officer. PP designs were after my time of childhood collecting, and I think it's rather ugly. I may get one carded (I doubt I'll be able to help myself), but no more.
Last edited by ceraurus; 01-24-2008 at 04:00 PM..
|01-24-2008, 04:00 PM||#248|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
|01-24-2008, 04:00 PM||#249|
Join Date: Sep 2007
|01-24-2008, 04:03 PM||#250|
old skool fool
Join Date: Feb 2003
I'm all over that baroness, just to get the head sculpt and put it on a older "new sculpt" body.
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