|05-18-2009, 05:36 PM||#41|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
If it's marketed to kids, you'd think they'd make something a bit sturdier. Yet another reason to pass on the ROC line altogether. I know Hasbro has said in the past that future lines of Joes depend on the success of ROC, but I just can't spend any money on these things. Especially with money being so tight these days.
|05-18-2009, 05:38 PM||#42|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
They are too small. This would make a great modern firebat repaint. The rolling wheels is a bust though.
|05-18-2009, 05:41 PM||#43|
Join Date: Feb 2008
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|05-18-2009, 05:41 PM||#44|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cobra Island
i like the new design better. and i really liked the old one. probably my favorite vehicle.
i dont get why the majority of you get so put off by new merchandise. it seems anything that deviates even slightly from the original is terrible. this being a good example of that. they look almost identical. seriously. if you like the old one so much more then why dont you buy one?
i think the new design is actually a little cooler looking.
i dont buy jets or boats because i cant display them but i think i will actually buy this one.
strato viper repaint looks kind of bad. hes one of my favorite figures in the whole line though.
only one dude can fly in it.
no smaller jet =[
missle launchers not as cool as big turbines. (that actually does make alot of difference on its awesome level somehow)
ok, i can see being disappointed, but i think yall are being over dramatic... its not THAT bad.
|05-18-2009, 05:57 PM||#45|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
Oh and missiles coming out of the engine? whoda thunk it? Only a Hasbro executive.
What was wrong with the original that they believe wouldn't sell? they could have put a sound box in it and most of us could have easily taken it out. That had lots of cool stuff.
This is just a glorified version of a Nerf gun -P.J.
|05-18-2009, 06:01 PM||#46|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Thanks for the review.
It's funny, your pics made me like this for the first time, the size comparison and overall look of the plane had finally won me over. Then I read your review, now I'm right back to where I started, disappointed, not hating it I've never hated it, it just doesn't do it for me. Oh well I'll still buy one, just one though.
|05-18-2009, 06:18 PM||#47|
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
"more modern and sleeker" is what i was hoping we'd get when we first heard we were getting a new Night Raven ~ like taking the old one and applying modern aerodynamics and stealth philosophies to the design (think an F-22 compared to an F-15)
at least having wings would be a good start >facepalm<
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|05-18-2009, 06:31 PM||#48|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
If you are disappointed why spend any money at all? That doesn't make any sense. You aren't a Hasbro slave. You are an adult capable of making adult decisions. You don't NEED one at all.
|05-18-2009, 06:33 PM||#49|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Yeah this thing is a flying box...even the early 80's Foxfire movie had aerodynamics, same witht he OG Night Raven and the OG SR-71...this thing is more like a spaceship or space shuttle like vehicle from wing commander then a ultra sonic high altitude interceptor/recon plane
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|05-18-2009, 06:37 PM||#50|
Demoted to N.B.C. Viper..
Join Date: Nov 2008
I just wish he had posted more pictures.... *snicker snicker*
Thanks for a great review. I was actually looking forward to this guy as it was a larger scale Sigma 6 Firebat of sorts but if you cant even make a solid toy then I have other things to consider paying for like food and gas. And non rolling wheels? Yeah that is a big deal, it sounds stupid but it makes it more cheap in my opinion.
I will do what I always do with "iffy's" that I can't tell if I want it or not... buy it at walmart and then return it the next day broken and forgotten.
Its a shame Hasbro goes up and down on its product quality as they get me hooked and then they start putting out crap in the line so I drop it and move on to something else.... funny how that is always something vintage.
I will wait until it comes out but I will most definitely be keeping the receipt as I am almost 100% sure it will not be worth the price Hasbro will be asking. If anyone collects Star Wars will understand they are releasing the same ARC-170 in a new color for like $70!!!! when it cost only $30 the first time around.
Nice try Hasbro but you aren't the only one in this game.
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