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|07-11-2009, 11:43 PM||#31|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
I like the vest, just not on a Joe figure.
Something about the helmet looks stormtrooper inspired around the eyes/mouth, but the execution of it sucks.
Even with the accessories and all, it doesn't say GI Joe villain to me. And kinda looks boring near the more realistic (even if some got hosed on the face scans) good guys & bad guys in the movie line. Its design seems like a rushed afterthought and doesn't fit in with the MARS approach to hi-tech weaponry to hide behind a ridged body armor suit that doesn't look hi-tech at all.
|07-11-2009, 11:45 PM||#32|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
edit: crap, had separate replies open in tabs..
|07-12-2009, 12:09 AM||#33|
Joe Ground Support
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mt. Olive, Mississippi
GI Joe should get Marshall, Will, and Holly to join up, cuz Cobra has the Sleeztaks. lol, Nothing personal I just don't like them.
|07-12-2009, 12:26 AM||#34|
I like water.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pensacola, Florida
I gave it a 5. But I still think it's got a place in my collection... not as a whole figure but I will buy one or two of them.
When I look at him I think of a bug.
When I really look at him closely I think...
Head - Range Viper or Cobra La... A little muddled in the detail but useable
Chest & Vest - BF2000, Nullifier, Laser Viper, Darklon, Cobra-la
Arms - several applications
Legs - sufficiently non-descript for many applications
|07-12-2009, 12:28 AM||#35|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Ya, I can't get excited about these Vipers, either. I want to, but they just don't work for me. I like the look of the upcoming Crimson viper, but still... it's the same with virtually all of the figures in the movie line... the body sculpts are pretty cool, but the head sculpts just suck, especially the JOE figs... WAAAY too big for the bodies.
"To die of want in a world of surplus is not only absurd, it is morally repulsive." - Bob Geldof
|07-12-2009, 12:56 AM||#36|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Seriously though. Gi joe can make reactive armor and accelorator suits and the world greatest scientist and largest weapons supplier comes up with body army that looks like a carboard box? Come on! this is a horrible display of cobra. Perhaps the mars troops will take the place of thes aweful bug creatures.
|07-12-2009, 02:35 AM||#37|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
We need to add "0" to the ratings score, thanks to this figure.
I'm not the first to post this, and I don't even play video games, but it's all I see when I see these rip-off designs:
Straight up Army of Two designs, and completely ridiculous looking at that. It's G.I. Joe, not Land of the Lost.
I know a lot of people are digging this figure, but I was severely let down by this film's re-imagining, especially the Cobra troopers, and as a designer I completely despise the way they've treated Cobra soldiers and CC.
The CC and Viper designs have to be hands-down the worst from the entire movie line released so far. And anyone jumping on the "you don't like it because it's different" bandwagon, to a degree, yes, I don't see why they threw everything out the window without any design cues honoring the classic figures (like classics Destro and Baroness), but these designs are downright rubbish.
I don't even like the Army of Two designs, but at least their designs looked military, with a weird, menacing helmet. These just scream bad Sci-Fi Channel "bad guys".
Last edited by Mandingo Rex; 07-12-2009 at 02:43 AM..
|07-12-2009, 02:56 AM||#38|
Join Date: Sep 2007
nothing about this figure says Viper to me.. they were waaaay off when they came up with this design... so many other things they could of came up with.. failure in my eyez
|07-12-2009, 02:59 AM||#39|
Join Date: Sep 2007
|07-12-2009, 03:40 AM||#40|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
No, they don't look like they fit in with the 25th Anniversry Joes because these are MOVIE VIPERS.
As such, I think they're a brilliant, sleek and menacing design (and look even better on screen).
I hate the peg holes in the guns, but apart from that, a perfect army-builder for me. I have five already...
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