|07-29-2009, 11:02 PM||#41|
Finally Married! 10/13/12
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
You know...my boyfriend doesn't have to "justify" anything to anyone...He is a grown man and can buy what he wants with his money and if he asks me for something I am more than willing to buy it for him. It keeps him happy and out of trouble so I am MORE THAN THRILLED to spend the money on Joes for my man. No problems and no justifying needed
|07-29-2009, 11:03 PM||#42|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Orleans
I don't have to justify anything I do to anyone.
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|07-29-2009, 11:07 PM||#43|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I stopped troop building because I COULDN'T justify it. most of the time i was buying troops just to buy SOMETHING. And they would just end up as bin fodder because I only display 1 of each kind of troop (sometimes vehicles needs pilots/gunners/etc. so a bin of troopers does come in handy) I try to buy just one of each now unless my son really wants one for play instead of just getting down dad's DISPLAY trooper for action.
|07-29-2009, 11:24 PM||#44|
Join Date: Aug 2008
While I don't troopbuild regular figures, I will buy different versions, and they end up going in different displays, oftentimes with different troopbuilders.
As for ROC, I'm a fan of the Impact Armor, so I built up small squads based on Duke and Scarlett figures that I headswapped to fill out my Pit.
Don't get me started on the ROC Pit commando--you need 3 figures just to have one to fill out each type of gear he comes with.
I can see where some people think troopbuilding is silly, but I never had the chance to have more than one of a toy as a kid, so now I take full advantage.
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|07-29-2009, 11:37 PM||#45|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tuscola, Tx.
If you like to set up battles, one Cobra trooper just doesn't do it. The Joes need multiples to mow down.
Like most, I stop at around 5 or 6. I'm building ROC Elite Vipers now because I think they have a great looking uniform, and I am doing a little custom work with them. Their heads look like Milk Duds, so I'm dry brushing some silver on them.
My wife is the person I have to justify troop building to. Instead of trying to justify it, I just buy them when she's not around.
|07-29-2009, 11:46 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
if and when I troop build I only do it in 3's. Sometimes in 2's.
|07-29-2009, 11:48 PM||#47|
Join Date: Mar 2008
As an old school 80s Joe fan and new troop builder, I mainly want to build up my standard Cobra troopers. I'll probably stop around 6 each of specialists (i.e. Snow Serpents, Eels, etc.) I just like seeing lots of Cobras like in the comic and toon. It was something I would have liked to do as a kid but neither had the money or ability to convince my parents I needed multiples of one figure.
So far my Cobra blue army is:
1 Scarred Cobra Officer
2 Cobra Officers
8 Cobra troopers (I plan on at least 12 more)
2 Bazooka troopers
|07-30-2009, 01:20 AM||#48|
Super Saiyan 5 and a half
Join Date: Aug 2008
I just build squads of three, since I always thought it was better to buy three different figures than multiples of the same one. the figure that made me actually start troop building was the blue Resolute trooper. That dude rocks.
if the alley vipers and range vipers were single carded I'd get two more each of those. I have two regular BATS and one battle damaged so I'm good on those. I have two Crimson Guards but would like to pick up one more but decided to get into those too late (near the end of the 25th ME/Target clearance). And I really don't want to get one of the 5 packs since that is more crimson guards than I'm trying to get.
I just got two pit commandos today and may try to find one more. Not sure on the Elite Vipers yet since I don't have any but one may be enough.
I think if you want to army build just pick a particular figure you like and build that one with about two or three of it. if you are satisfied, then stop. if not, pick up a few more. Maybe squad building is more your style.
and for Sierra Serpent....I still do not have a Cobra Commander at all.
feedback for me: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...gyrapados.html
|07-30-2009, 02:15 AM||#49|
Join Date: Apr 2009
2-4 is my limit unless there are variations
|07-30-2009, 02:18 AM||#50|
Join Date: Jun 2009
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