|02-17-2008, 11:49 AM||#501|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
See, after yesterday, I can see my 08 collecting priorties as follows:
#2 Transformers Classics 2.0
#3 Star Wars
Although I can see myself getting a few SCUBA Clones for conversions in to Undertows, I MUST bring this home:
|02-17-2008, 11:59 AM||#502|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I agree with Qui-Gon Jim that disappointing = 2008 Star Wars. The Clone Wars figure line is awful. Why have two seperate lines in the same scale? Even my son thought they were horrible. Looks like our money will go to Joes this year. But in the end Hasbro still wins one way or the other. I thought Walmart was supposed to have a Joe exclusive, any word on that?
|02-17-2008, 12:02 PM||#503|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I love the Vamp and the figures are all pretty damn good looking. I never much liked the Armadillo but
|02-17-2008, 12:08 PM||#504|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
|02-17-2008, 12:08 PM||#505|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
All the figures look amazing at Toy Fair, whether Its GI JOE, INDY Jones, Marvel, etc...!
|02-17-2008, 12:18 PM||#506|
Join Date: Jun 2007
OK..hold on your seats..
HULK vs. GIJoe vs. HYDRA featuring Tim Roth!!
|02-17-2008, 12:37 PM||#507|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Will that Black DTC Hiss have a new turret on top, like the box picture shows, or will it be a straight repaint?
"You shouldn't treat every situtation as life or death, because you'll die a lot. Write that down." Ryan Reynolds, Van Wilder
|02-17-2008, 12:47 PM||#508|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Thanks for all the awesome coverage Destro.
hooo, boy the Vehicles are awesome.
Great Choices (the Armadillo especially is a favorite of mine ~ and this update looks 100x better). The Vamp looks great, although i kind of wonder given the 25th Joe scale difference why they didn't us the taller roll cage the Desert Striker had. The Ram looks great, Rock n Roll can't wait to get it back. the Flight pod is super awesome too (although they could have left the missiles off IMO ~ the just look a little silly.)
I wonder if Breaker will be the same as the comic-pack version???
Edit: and Clutch is pretty well done, but i think that comic pack version from a couple years ago captured his character better...
and i'd really like to know wha tthe deal is with the Hiss. The DTC version really doesn't appeal to me, i don't like all the Rocket launchers and the shape of the cockpit. If i knew the ARAH Black version was coming i'd totally pass on the Target exclusive. Hopefully this'll be cleared up. and i really don't like the Blue Hiss driver. i don't know why. Because i LOVE the standard issue one. (my 25th dream of a new mold Hiss combining the best aspects of v1 and v2 is shattered :()
now, the down side: Serpentors Air Chariot? really? was there that much demand for it? especially given how tiny it looks with the overly-large-as-it is Serpy? If that is Steeler, that's pretty disappointing.
I called tele-viper being a viper remold waaaaaay back when, and it looks good over-all, but the gauntlets look really silly ~ wish they would have either used different forearms or remolded those.
ugh, these totally suck. ALL rehashes of existing figures? really? not even 1 new figure in each one ala Grunt in the TrU 3 pack? (seriously, i would have shelled out the $20 for one new desirable figure) AND they are going to waste space in the main line with BAF-type gear ala Mass Device Cobra Commander. and that Cobra Trooper is just silly looking.
I'll freely admit i'm a cartoon hater, so there is just no appeal here for me, but is 3-4 repainted figures really that appeal??? I suppose i should be GLAD there aren't any new figures in them so i can freely ignore them...
Edit: Forgot to mention that the new Lady Jaye is fugly as all get out. i was expecting an improvement on the first version...
I've never really liked the BAT and the new version really doesn't change that much... i mean, he's decently sculpted (although his head seems kinda skinny) and all the accessories are cool, but, eh, i'm just kind of "meh" to the concept. I might get 1, but i won't be army building those. more for the rest of you!
is that really the only new one shown?
Parka Snake Eyes still looks super terrific.
reading between the lines here, i'm a little worried that these might be canceled. the whole fact that it's gone from 18 to 15 to 12 concerns me ~ although wave 4 still had too many rehashes for my taste (basically there are only 2 new characters in the set, and was anybody really clamoring for 25th anniversary Red Star ~ don't get me wrong, i actually think he's hella cool, but he's like 2 steps past obscure), so again, maybe it's not a bad thing.
wow. those ARE NOT good.
why are 12" figures so hard to pull off?
Bazooka looks kind of OK, the Trooper and Dusty just look embarrassing...
My 25th Most Wanted List:
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
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|02-17-2008, 12:47 PM||#509|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Tales of the Dead Eleven:
--How is it that I'm wearing a grey undershirt... but my bellybutton lint is still blue?
|02-17-2008, 12:48 PM||#510|
Official know it all
Join Date: Oct 2007
Again, please don't mistake a lack of enthusiasm as apathy. I LOVE the 25th Joes as much or more than any person here. I was just expecting a bit more and instead saw a form of adequation- barring the B.A.T. of course, which I'd be inhuman not to call out as the absolute best 25th Joe yet!
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