|09-10-2008, 05:53 PM||#21|
Lexi Belle fan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
i love the brokeback review... i mean viper review.
|09-10-2008, 06:00 PM||#22|
I come from the Net.
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
The wrists are annoying, but they serve their purpose (holding the rifle) quite well. At least if you pose the arms properly. I'm so glad there're no Duke arms on this figure. Duke arms + Viper wrists = Epic Megafail.
My main beef are the ankles. WTF? I have two Vipers, and on each of them, the ankles are tilted a bit so that the figure can't stand up straight. He leans back. Even with the stand, it's hard to get them to stand properly.
|09-10-2008, 06:01 PM||#23|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: palm coast
I think its an awesome update. Im shocked there warming the pegs here.
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|09-10-2008, 06:05 PM||#24|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
1 out of 10. I gave away the only one I had. It's funny, when I first saw the Crimson Guard carded, I hated it. When I first saw the Viper carded, I loved it. Those opinions reversed after I opened them.
|09-10-2008, 06:25 PM||#25|
I like water.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Great review and, in particular, the one accompanying picture of the Vipers relaxing is stellar. The comparison shot with the original is exactly what I want to see for every figure.
I plan to chrome the visors of all my Vipers... which has been an arduous process but I finally found out how to do it easily and for a low cost. It should have been obvious.
The wrists don't bother me. I don't know why these are so unpopular, but at least they're easy to find.
|09-10-2008, 06:47 PM||#26|
Viper Mechanized Corps
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Junction City, KS
Great review one of my favorites in the line. I really do not have any issues with the hands besides an infantryman holding his weapon what else do you need him to do. I still really surprised to fine them warming pegs.
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|09-10-2008, 06:57 PM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
The only gripe I have on this Viper is the paint applicaitons. The flesh color paint looks too too phony. I would have liked it better if the arms were natural dye of flesh color like Shipwreck, Evil Twins, Copperhead, etc. And then paint all you want.
|09-10-2008, 07:23 PM||#28|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Carolina
I love the Viper myself! I really found the arm issue to be great for the posing in the Cobra flight pod (trouble bubble). Great interview!
|09-10-2008, 07:29 PM||#29|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord WA
I have three so far and will be glad to be getting the ones in the extreme environment squad packs. Nice review, I agree on most of the points - I had to superglue the goggles on or I'd lose them.
|09-10-2008, 07:54 PM||#30|
Marinaded and grilled
Join Date: Mar 2008
This figure shows the most inconsistencies of the lot. What really gets my undies in a bunch is the paint job on the elbows, which are molded poorly in the first place. The elbow flaps ruin the look for me. Maybe skin parts should have been molded in "skin colored," flapless plastic.
Then there's the choice of plastic for the clothing. It's too shiny. One major thing I like about the 25A line is that the figures don't have that over-glossy look to them. Put a vintage figure next to a 25A figure and the former looks like the latter's blow-up doll. This figure goes back to that glossy look. That might have been cool for the helmet alone.
It's a shame this figure has all those bad points, because the detail on the boots and head are really well executed. The sleeves are a nice touch. The backpack and vest have nice detail as well, but then again they also suffer from that glossiness problem.
I have one of these figures. The character itself is not exactly one of my favorite additions to the GI Joe story, mainly because it was made in an attempt to replace the original iconic Cobra soldier. I had bought it in hopes of warming up to it, but that hasn't happened. I'd have given it a rating of 5/10 as well. Adding my dislike for the character, then 3/10.
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