|03-16-2009, 04:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Jersey
I just wanted to see if there was anyone else felt that way about these items. I started late with the 25th stuff, maybe a month ago, but I think I'm about 80% done with where I want my collection. Right now I'm happy with 1 of everything. I just dont have the room for dios or anything right now. I'm lucky enough that I have enough shelving to display everything but its getting tight. Also money wise, I'm thinking I still have alot of single cards I need, a few dvd sets I'd like but arent priority, and I'm planning on a sideshow 12". When I'm done I'd like to troop build, I'll worry about display space later and can store them for now.
Having said that, do I nned 2 vehicles with..ummm..crap pilots? I just dont know if spending cash on 2 vehicles I already have is smart. Then I think, if I dont get these things and/or cant find them when I'm done with everything else, am I going to freak out because I'm ocd about my collections?.....Just wondering if anyone else is in this position!!
|03-16-2009, 04:18 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
I've always loved both subgroups. I understand the whole "RABBLE! REPAINTS!"...but that said, both subgroups are AWESOME, IMO.
|03-16-2009, 04:36 PM||#3|
Cobra Elite Trooper
Join Date: Sep 2008
I like the tiger force vehicle paint aps on some vehicles like the Tigerfly and TF Vamp, don't care for the ones out now though. I don't like the Python Patrol vehicle repaints enough to buy any of them.
I love the PP Cobra soldiers though. Those are worth getting at least one of to add variety to the Cobra army.
|03-16-2009, 04:37 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Go with your gut feeling. If you don't want it, don't get it. Don't feel obligated. I wasn't that excited about Tiger Force or Python Patrol when they were first released in the 80's. The only special team I liked was Night Force. Get what you really want or start making your own customs. I just started collecting the 25th line a few months ago. I got a late start also. I was getting one loose item and carded as well as boxed. I gave up on getting everything that way and I am just going with a loose collection.
I have ventured into doing customs because now I feel that Hasbro is going to take a long break from the 25th/modern line and there are other figures I want. There are about 10 figures I wanted them to release, but after looking at the great customs on this site, I have decided to make my own Steel Brigade, Dial Tone, Airtight, Heavy Metal, Night Viper, ect. I am even thinking of getting some of the classic vehicles like Hydrofoil to add to my collection.
|03-16-2009, 04:41 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin, TX
I think I'll pass on these two myself.
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
|03-16-2009, 04:42 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
I love both subsets and want more. the figure I'm most disappointed in not getting is the supposed TF Roadblock that seemed to be coming, and considering Hasbro's desire to incessantly reuse molds, I'm stunned we never saw Bazooka's mold reused for his TF version (how else are they going to use it?). heck, I'm seething Hasbro didn't have the sense to repaint Wild Weasel, swap heads and call him Ace if need be to include with the Tiger Rat instead of Wild Bill. No, that would have made too much sense.
|03-16-2009, 05:04 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Never been a fan of the Tiger Force stuff so I'll pass on that, the Python Patrol stuff is O.K. though.
|03-16-2009, 05:09 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2007
i was on the fence about these myself however the more i see and play with them the more i like them. yes, tf wild bill is garbage, simply put. not all the vehicles come with worthwhile pilots/driver though so i don't base my decision on the figures included.
i liked python patrol least of all however i must say the pp conquest has grown on me.
i'd rather get these than another awe striker or hiss with a simple monocromatic color change.
|03-16-2009, 05:13 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I'm not a fan of TF or PP. I'm even less of a fan of the fact that they are pegwarming like nothing else here in my area. There are more TF Dukes, TF Flints and PP Troopers (biggest offender) hanging around here than anything else (except maybe the Cobra Flints). So far the jets haven't shelfwarmed too badly, but given time, we'll see.
I want to like them... I really do... but I can't.
|03-16-2009, 07:48 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Tiger Force was a little harder for me to accept than Python Patrol. It seems odd that you'd need a subgroup in an already elite fighting force… But as the Joes grew in number it was easier to buy into specialized subgroups even if their theme didn't make much sense.
As for Python Patrol, in my fiction, the Patrol is a faction that broke off from Cobra to become more like mercenaries or private security for countries lacking their own military strength. I have it led by Major Bludd who, frustrated with Cobra's failures and resulting lack of income, cut his losses with the organization and took anyone who wanted to come along with him. That’s where characters like Copperhead would come into play.
Personally, having some back story helps me justify purchasing these. But that's just me.
Tales of the Dead Eleven:
--How is it that I'm wearing a grey undershirt... but my bellybutton lint is still blue?
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