|11-12-2008, 08:43 PM||#61|
Cobra P.R. Director
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tigard, OR
Great find GdzToyz! I will try and get my set tomorrow.
I think if Hasbro see's we will pay 63 bucks on a set they might make more big playsets. Just an idea. Thats not why I am buying. I really want the Short Fuze as he was the first Joe I opened as a kid on my 10th birthday.
....and knowing is half theYo Joe!
|11-12-2008, 08:44 PM||#62|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The parade grounds of electric dreams
Yikes. $62.99 worth of repaints? I'm out of this chase, have at 'em people!
|11-12-2008, 08:53 PM||#63|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
Ok... I'm not sure what my level of interest is on this baby. We'll see... I might want just the trooper that comes with it..
|11-12-2008, 08:55 PM||#64|
Overlord of Evil
Join Date: Jun 2003
Hasbro had me at new H.I.S.S. Tank with Driver. The blue Trouble Bubble, Destro and the rest are just bonus extras.
|11-12-2008, 09:05 PM||#65|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I'm in the Philly area, which Target had them in stock? Thanks for any help.
|11-12-2008, 09:15 PM||#66|
CG Immortal Commander
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
Anybody else who has one , did CC and the trooper get packaged with their helmets off? That's how mine is.
|11-12-2008, 09:16 PM||#67|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Well, thanks to this thread, and the DPCI number or whatever is posted, I called my nearby Target and the nice girl in Fitting found them in the computer, and had some guy go in the back store room and pull one out for me. For whatever reason they weren't putting them out yet. So after shelling out $67 or so after taxes, here's what I have to say:
First of all, I've been waiting for Short Fuze forever as he was one of my favorites as a kid. This version with the Doc head blows, and even though Fuze had glasses in the comic, I always invisioned him without them as the early figure had. But I knew that buying it, and I replaced the Doc head with a left over Duke head and he looks pretty good now. But not only did they recycle the lame mortar from '83 (which I was expect anyway), he has no backpack. Nothing to carry is mortar shells around in. So lame Hasbro. So what am I doing? I am painting Bazooka's backpack the same color of Short Fuze's uniform and giving him that. The mortar can kind fit in the rack where Bazooka can store his missle launcher. I am going to drill some holes in his helmet so I can give him a clear visor like he had back in the day. When I am done with all this, I'll like him a lot. Rating out of the pack: 7/10
I have to admit though, I got this set for Short Fuze. If he comes out as a single - whatever. On to the rest:
The second justification for this set is the Mobat. To be honest, it looks just too small for the size of these figures. Its like a Sheridan tank as opposed to being a real tank. But I wanted it to at least go Boom-Boom with a few times. I give it a 6/10.
Next was Stalker and his Jet pack. Honestly all I wanted was the jet pack to immediately give to my Grand Slam fig, as the old '83 version with the JUMP set was also one of my favs. Its molded in a darker green that what we've seen yet. I like it alot. 9/10 for the JUMP pack.
As for Stalker, aside from the black gloves which is a nice touch, he still comes with that stupid MP40 that even the Germans eventually phased out at the end of WWII. Why Stalker is running around with it I have no idea. I have it. The camo is darker than the single version, and if I didnt already have the single, I'd keep him. His eyes don't look so hot, and to be honest its so random how well these 25th eyes come out. I dont remember my ARAH figs having so many painting errors as these 25th ones seem to. Anyway, I give Stalker a 8/10, but I am still throwing him in the trash as I don't need him.
And on to the rest. . .
Red Hiss - Dumb. Give me a tank, and paint it up nice and red so all the enemy can see it. Its a Hiss so I'll at least give it a 1. 1/10.
Trouble Bubble - The blue is okay, the black pieces look better than the grey on the white version we've got. Soft gray on anything looks cheap. But I ditched the white version recently and I'll ditch this too. 7/10 if you like Trouble Bubbles.
Cobra Commander - OMG another one. We all knew it was coming. And it wont be the last I am sure. I like the darkish blue, but the scarf/neck is a bright light blue that screams "Hey, slice me right here!". If I didn't have the one from the 5-pack and the hooded version, I might keep it. But I don't need it. But it isnt a bad figure. 6/10.
Destro - I think it looks ridiculous. Kind of a mix of original Destro and Iron Grenadier Destro. He didn't dress like this in issues 1-30 and that's all I care about so I am ditching this one too. If you like multiple Destros: 7/10.
Hiss Tank Driver - Slight variation in paint, and the figure I got has really loose legs. That's fixable, but I dont like this guy enough to bother. He's going in the trash since I already have two Hiss Tank drivers from the single packs and Rip It, who I also could care less about. I love the Hiss from the singles - I rate them a 9/10, but this one doesn't match. 5/10.
And finally the Cobra Vehicle Gunner or whatever. All I can say, at least his leg pocket isn't painted white. I love the original trooper from the 5-Pack, and kinda like the trooper from the 5-Pack Legions as that is how they looked in the comics early on, but I am sick of all these variations. If I was an army builder guy, I guess I would love them, but I am really not. I only like specific figs and dump the rest. I'll give this guy a 6/10. Nothing fancy about him, but nothing that is like, "Man, I am glad they made this guy!"
So aside from the MOBAT and Short Fuze, and JUMP Pack, I am dumping the rest. I have a few other figs I am going to dump, like Storm Shadow and Firefly from the comic 2-pack. So it you can make it worth my while to get a box to ship these in, PM with an offer on what I don't want before I throw them out. Seriously! Maybe I'll throw in some others. PM me.
And yes, they are all displayed in the package without their helmets. CC looks silly.
Last edited by Cerebral Dissolution; 11-12-2008 at 09:26 PM..
|11-12-2008, 09:27 PM||#68|
Join Date: Sep 2008
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! Whoever posted this with the DCIP # is awesome!!!! You just saved me from having to buy this on the secondary inflated market. I was shocked that my store in OHIO had them as we seem to be the last to get anything in the toy isle, especially this fall. I just called Target today and got two of them - they held both at the customer service desk for me. Infact, all 3 Targets in my area had between 2-3 each in the back room. They look great - one of the nicest display items in the line so far. The paint jobs look much better than what I have seen with previous product. I am opening one, and keeping one in the box.
|11-12-2008, 09:29 PM||#69|
Join Date: Sep 2008
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