|11-18-2008, 09:04 AM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
I found the set at my local Target. When it was originally announced, it was supposed to be 50 bucks, so the 67 is a bit hefty, especially considering that I could care less about most of it except the MOBAT and Short-Fuse.
But, like all the other Joe stuff, I bought it anyway. (I've got a box of re-paints and double figures that I have no idea what to do with!) I actually found myself liking this set more than I thought I would.
The recolors on CC and Stalker were actually some of their best versions-- despite not being as close to the originals as some of the other versions.
The Short-Fuze is a sad excuse of a figure, and the Steeler-- my favorite original character-- is obviously crap. The Destro is actually kinda cool, but then again, the IG version of Destro has always been my fav.
The red HISS is pretty corny. I'm not 100% sure if I'll be keeping it. But the blue flight pod is neat! It looks cool as the "leader" of my other flight pods.
All-in-all, it's a so-so set whose only real selling point is the MOBAT. (I'm glad to see they kept the motorized function!) And, as usual, Hasbro makes us pay for a bunch of crap we don't want just to get the stuff we DO want. (It's just the way they do business-- I'm used to it!) It looks cool in the box, though. If I were a kid, I would beg my mom and dad for this set, but I have no idea what the heck kids like these days.
|11-18-2008, 09:30 AM||#22|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
Well I think Short Fuze is aright....who cares if the webgear is not right....
|11-18-2008, 09:39 AM||#23|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Jersey
Man 67$?? Ill pass, I can pick up bigger and better tanks in the PTE section and still save some dough. Just from what Ive seen, thanks for the pics, I can do without the mobat. Im already picking up Rattlers whenever I can find them, I cant see vesting too heavily into this playset. Thanks for the review, it was really helpful.
|11-18-2008, 09:50 AM||#24|
Join Date: Jul 2008
|11-18-2008, 10:18 AM||#25|
GI JOE/STAR WARS FAN
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Olympia, Washington
Dude, they could put a turd in the box. As long as it said GI JOE exclusive I'd buy it. Just kidding, but I'm satisfied with the set.
|11-18-2008, 10:23 AM||#26|
Don't call me Dataframe!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Gi Joe collectors are the whinnest people in the world......worse than a bunch of complaining women! Just be happy you have the opportunity to purchase something joe related and that you have Joe items on shelves. Would you be complaining if you were 8 again about Short Fuze and has lack of articualtion? No, you'be "glowing" opening up this bad boy tying firecrackers to Destro after shot my the tank. Jeesh.
|11-18-2008, 10:25 AM||#27|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I can't see these selling out everywhere at this price. Given that my interest is pretty low, I think I'll wait to see if it goes to clearance at 1/2 off or something. . .just like I will with that obscenely priced Optimus Prime re-issue.
Back off man, I'm a scientist.
|11-18-2008, 11:13 AM||#28|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I only got Short-Fuze 2x & Stalker 2x from the bay.
One for Dio and one for the shelf.
I'm skipping all the other figures and vehicles from this set.
Sadly enough, those 4 figures cost almost the same as the entire set.
Getting Short Fuze under $20 (including shipping) is impossible.
Short-Fuze's body will be my Steeler & His head will be put on SRO Grunt. Now the wait is on Zap with his webgear for Short-Fuze.
I'll replace Stalker's gloves with bare hands.
|11-18-2008, 11:19 AM||#29|
King's Mountain View
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Carolina
I love the way the set looks in the packaging. I can't bring myself to open it.
|11-18-2008, 11:31 AM||#30|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maurice's B-B-Q Buffet
I have been trying to figure out what to do about Short Fuze, and I think that if I ever see a new wave of Joes out (since 9 it has been revision City here, and I only ordered Zartan, Eel, and Airborn from BBTS) that the Matt Trakker head w/a CP Hawk helmet and some new web gear might be a little closer to the original than the Target exclusive figure.
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