|10-19-2007, 10:09 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
So I was lucky enough to score a sealed case of wave 2 and 3...
For variant hounds:
I am not aware of any variants for wave 2, but the box said "ASST W2R1," so apparently there was a prior version of this case. There was a set of wave 2 plus SE, SS, CS, and CC.
The variants that I am aware of for wave three are Shipwreck (mine had Shark tattoo), Stalker (normal green camo), and Zartan (color changing face blurb on card, zombie green head on fig w/bulging right eye pointing in different direction than left eye). I am not aware of any for Firefly or the Red Ninja, so if there are somebody please let me know. On the box: "ASST 3."
I have been collecting Star Wars, Transformers, and G.I. Joe for years, so I am used to Hasbro's low QC. However, all of these figs had scuffed cards/bubbles, one of the SEs even had a crunched bubble, which is poor even by the bar they had previously set. Most of the cards had flaking/scratching of the top colored layer revealing the shiny silver foil underneath in the same area (lower left hand corner), and there were dings on the edges, a couple had creases...all of this had to take place during the manufacturing process because these were right out of the case!
I'm not much of an opener, but these are all pretty much openers, except for the bizarre zombie Zartan, and my Red Ninja's black Cobra logo had the top part flaked off.
Sorry for the rant, but my hope is that someone from Hasbro is surfing these boards. I always hear from them at cons (I went to SDCC and BC this year) that they look at the boards to get feedback, so I hope it gets back to them that it is impossible to collect a line that comes out of the case in C-7 shape. I want something that I can put in a Star Case and display...these look like they came from some kid's collection that he had in the back of his closet since the '80s.
I remember reading reports/Q&A that they have heard the fans on some of these issues. My question now is when are these changes going into effect? Can't come soon enough for me.
|10-19-2007, 11:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Yeah I know what you mean, read today that they were putting wave 2 back out at Wal-marts so I went and sure enough Wave 2 was on the pegs, but most of the cards were bent! And I know they just been put on the shelves because I've been stalking that wal-mart everyday. I grabbed a kinda mint set and left all the bent ones! So hopefully they start packing these in better boxes and with more care!
|10-19-2007, 11:48 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
murph, there is a running change on Firefly (and apparantly Beachhead) addressing the crotch issue. The later releases have the ability to sit.
|10-20-2007, 03:25 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
if damaged cards reduce the value on the secondary market and allow those who are having trouble to find them, then I am all for warped cards.
I'd rather all Joe collectors be able to purchase them rather than just a sect of it be happy with pristine packaging. at least MOC collectors will have the choice to buy them or not, as opposed to what a lot of fans have now not being able to find them at all because of scalpers.
and before anyone thinks I am bitter, that isn't the case, I have found everything and have helped others out with them as well. but if these are the only two options, I'll go with the one I presented if it helps everyone find the figures.
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