|01-07-2008, 03:32 PM||#21|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I have to say I really like the comic packs overall...Wave 1 I only picked up Hawk's pack, but the Wave 2 are nice, except for a few slight things and even though I own the original comic books, it was nice to have it there to give it another read...The Destro/Breaker one was the first joe comic I bought at the 7-11 I used to get my comics at when I was a kid....
|01-07-2008, 03:47 PM||#22|
Clone Commando Sniper
Join Date: Oct 2007
I'm waiting for the fixed crotched comic packs to come out. Of the few packs I've seen on shelves, Hawk has looked consistently good.
|01-07-2008, 03:49 PM||#23|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Torch can't hold his torch but he can hold Ripper's gun. Ripper can't hold his own gun. What's up with that? Breaker isn't bad but the paint on his face looks a little messed up. I would have liked a more full beard but understand why they did it this way. The bubble was a nice touch but don't need it. The helmet sucks pretty bad and looks like it is kind of crooked when on his head plus the mic doesn't set right and is a little too big. But he was still my first GI Joe so I had to have the update.
|01-07-2008, 04:04 PM||#24|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
My Torch is just like all the others, but Ripper holds his gun just fine. I have no complaints about Breaker.
|01-11-2008, 01:36 PM||#25|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Triangle
I picked up the first Wave. They aren't as bad as I thought after reading this thread. Mind you I really stuck my eyes on the SE vs. SS version and Duke vs. Cobra Commander. Duke was a little plain.
Snake Eyes' paint on goggles looked fine. Stomr Shadow looked fine as well.
My beef is with Hasbro not pushing back Storm Shadow further in the plastic backing mold. Every Storm Shadow had their head rubbing against the blister face. And then the packing, I assume in their shipment boxes. Nearly ALL packs had a creases/scratches in the blister near the lop left of the comic. Makes me mad. Had to hand pick them out of about 20 and still kinda unhappy.
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|01-11-2008, 06:40 PM||#26|
THIS IS SPARTA!!
Join Date: Sep 2007
As many on the baord here know, being an artist I am VERY particular about the paint apps I buy.
Sometimes it's hard to say "no" to a less than perfect paint app when you find a brand new fig, believe me I know. I have also been known to hunt all over the universe just to find multiples of the same stuff, & then SAWP ones I just bought at one store (sealed of course) for a better paint later. Is it a lot of work?...yes. But am I happy at the end of the day with what I think is the best possible paint I could find on the market. You bet!!
I have seen some really bad Shipwrecks & I mean atrocious faces with the beard nowhere near where it's supposed to be... Some Firefly's with paint smudges on the plastic bubble. Red Ninja's with missing facial paint, CC's with missing silver paint from the face shield, Lady Jaye's with green hair & the worse eyes you have ever seen, & even a Comic pack Scarlett missing the paint on her upper lip!! Trust me there is some BAD stuff as far as paint apps go, but holding out for the best, or if you have a few to choose from, taking the best of the batch will always make you a happier collector...
|01-11-2008, 09:05 PM||#27|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rockin' in the Free World
This is true. I saw wave 2 comic packs for the first time last night, the local Walmart had 1 of each. I examined the figures for missing or wrong limbs and also checked Ripper's jaws of life after reading about someone getting one with a wrong part. They did look complete though I really didn't like was a small drop of green on Ripper's arm that I think is fixable.
Of course the bad thing was that in my excitement of finding these 2 packs, I missed a big scratch on Destro's head. At least I saw that before opening it so I can take it back and get a better one.
I will say though that up until now I've been lucky in that I've never seen any REALLY bad paint jobs on figures in stores. I think the worst detraction on the paint on any of my figures (before comic packs) is Zartan's lazy eye which should be easily fixed.
|01-11-2008, 09:21 PM||#28|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Yeah I'm the one who had the problem with Ripper's jaws of life weapon. The thread can be found here...
Comic 2-Pack Ripper jaws of life weapon problems.
I emailed Hasbro, and when they replied they told me that they are going to be sending me an envelope to mail back to them. I think they are including a shipping sticker so i don't have to pay, but I'm not sure if they just want the wrong part or the whole 2-pack. If worse comes to worse another member offered to send me his jaws of life.
By the way I am just as picky as the next person when it comes to paint. So far it has prevented me from buying many figures. I'm missing alot already in this line, so I have some catching up to do.
|01-11-2008, 09:29 PM||#29|
Join Date: Dec 2007
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