|06-02-2009, 01:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Is the 7-pack Ripcord really Free Fall?
According to the filecard that is coming with the "Attack On Cobra Island" 7-pack SPC. Altitude (Ripcord) figure, it states that the character's file name is Philip W. Arndt.
Philip W. Arndt is the file name for Free Fall the G.I. Joe Paratrooper that came out in 1990.
I thought that was a pretty interesting way for Hasbro to stay away from using the name Wallace A. Weems due to the fact that they didn't want to confuse kids with the movie Ripcord character.
In my opinion they should have just gave the SPC Altitute character a completely new file name instead of "borrowing" it from Free Fall. Or better yet they should have just kept his file name classified.
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|06-02-2009, 01:37 AM||#2|
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I'm pretty sure almost every Tanker who picks that up will consider him Ripcord, no matter what the FC says.
|06-02-2009, 01:38 AM||#3|
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that's a good question, I didn't even notice that...either way he's still Ripcord to me
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|06-02-2009, 01:59 AM||#4|
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I already made a way better ripcord...so this can be Spc. Allitude for me...
But never in a million years will Marlane Wayans ever be Ripcord to me or my collection... he should be Spc. Nutbuster or Major Asshat....one who will never grace my collection that is 100% fo sho.
|06-02-2009, 02:35 AM||#5|
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He's RIGHT but that ripcord for me
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|06-02-2009, 02:46 AM||#6|
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It's an interesting choice indeed. I have no problem renaming him if he's Wallace Weems, but why give us Freefall and still change his name?
|06-02-2009, 02:56 AM||#7|
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I don't even bother reading the new filecards or what hasbro names them anymore. He's ripcord and that's what matters to me...
|06-02-2009, 03:40 AM||#8|
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|06-02-2009, 08:30 AM||#9|
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What's funny is that when the placeholder page went up on BBTS (for like 5 minutes) Freefall was who they had listed, not Altitude.
|06-02-2009, 08:37 AM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2008
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What's weird is that they use Freefall's name, with Sky Patrol member Altitude's codename, on a Ripcord looking figure. Wonder why they did that. Why not just name the character Freefall?
It's obvious they gave us the figure looking like that to appease the fans that were pissed off at the "black" Ripcord.
So the fans only have ourselves to blame for this one.
Altitude is one of the four native americans on the Joe team. He's also higher rank then Duke. SPC is a specialist designation and the filecard has him as an E-5.
Yeah, big ol' mess-up that we, the fans, are to blame for.
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