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|02-08-2009, 03:04 AM||#91|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I'm going crazy for this cartoon acurate set. That's usually the case for mose of my purchases.
|02-09-2009, 11:03 PM||#92|
Cobra Alley Viper
Join Date: Feb 2008
Just got my set today, this for me (since I am an opener) is my hall of heroes set. The Viper and Baroness are excellent figures, and upgraded very well. SS and Zartan are solid figures, and as usual CC is kinda crappy. But those 4 make the set worth it and Im glad I got it.
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|02-13-2009, 03:33 AM||#93|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Now that I've had some time to think these over, here's my revised thoughts:
I'm taking this Zartan's torso, since I like the weathering on the shoulder pads but don't feel like popping the torso to do an arm swap, but instead plan on painting the hip sockets to match his pants and painting the belt (WHY? WHY is his belt pants-colored? The HoH version went to the trouble of painting the weathering on his armor, yet his belt's not painted!!!). The arms on this new Zartan fit better than the W11 one. My W11 Zartan's left arm pops off at the glove joint, which is annoying. That "Jellies" vest is still terrible. I think I'll use my W11 Zartan for a Zandar base instead of this one.
The Baroness still kicks ass, but her head bothers me... The hair on the Baroness and LJ prevent their heads from look up; they catch on the collars. Other than the thick coke-bottle glasses on the V1 Baroness, I think her head looks fine on this one's body... I'll go so far as say that I prefer the hair from the first one, since it allows the backpack to be worn. They have GOT to release this Baroness on a single card at some point, and it'd be nice if they included an alternate head with the v1 hair on the v3 head.
CC is still just another worthless CC—not bad, but not wanted either. The first wind-swept hood is still the best sculpt so far. SS isn't too amazing as I was happy with the V1, but this one has a solid sculpt update on the arms and feet, I just don't like the colors, but I don't like the sculpt over the V1 enough to buy the HoH version, which is better coloring, just not worth it for new feet. I can do the arm swap myself, and don't want to paint feet with the joints.
The Viper kicks ass. I really want that guy in the new TRU 5-pack, instead of the first version. I don't get why they fixed the helmet and don't use it more.
|02-15-2009, 02:49 AM||#94|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canadian flat lands
|02-21-2009, 02:45 AM||#95|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Not here.
Anyway, I was out fruitlessly hunting today, and I saw these in hand for the first time at Wal-Mart. They had 1 Joe and 2 Cobra sets. I was really excited to find them, they looked really good in pictures for the most part. Overall, they feel pretty cheap. The box is paperboard, about the thickness of the vehicle boxes, maybe a little thinner, it's very light and relatively small. All the detail gripes were present of course, unpainted belts and all that, but in addition to that, the paint apps themselves were very sloppy, The Joe set was so-so, but the Cobra sets were pretty terrible. Sloppy eyes, one Stormy had a black smudge across his face, Zartan's thigh pad paint was only half there on one, and dear jeebus, the Baroness' glasses on both were...just bad. I really feel like Hasbro phoned it in on this one. I passed until I can find one with competent paint apps. Are they $19.99 everywhere, or was that just the sticker for the DVD packs they didn't have any of?
Last edited by Foolproof; 02-21-2009 at 02:48 AM..
|02-21-2009, 03:02 AM||#96|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Playing Outside In B.C. Canada
|02-23-2009, 10:24 PM||#97|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where people are De-evolved
The baroness is the only fig worth a damn in this set. This set is poorly constructed, and cheeply made. Save yourself $30.
|02-23-2009, 10:31 PM||#98|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan Arkansas
These are really nice. I bought this set over the joe one.
|02-23-2009, 10:46 PM||#99|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The I.L.
I'm coming around on this set... I passed initially, but there's enough here to warrant them on my 'toon shelf.
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