|08-19-2009, 07:59 AM||#111|
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People seem to be mixing up bad figures with bad concepts. RAPTOR was a dumb idea but the figure was well executed (in my view), while an actual crappy figure like EFFECTS had zero going for him.
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|08-19-2009, 08:14 AM||#112|
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Well, it does say "or character" which would seem to encompass the conceptual side of things.
Honestly...I loved my Crystal Ball figure as a kid. I always gave him wicked-nasty magical powers mostly because he looked like a demented Dr. Strange. The idea someone mentioned above of him as Serpentor's "spiritual advisor" is actually kind of awesome...Serpentor would probably have some weeeeeird belief systems going on.
Anyway, my "lame 3" would be:
Raptor (As amusing as the concept is, couldn't Cobra's accounting just be done by a random Crimson Guard...or the Twins?)
Gristle (This is Cobra's Urban Operations commander? This is the guy that would command the Alley-Vipers? Sorry, but no.)
Sneak-Peek (Technically he serves a valuable purpose...but you're not going to be very covert when you're carrying around a periscope that's as big as you are)
Honorable mention to Psyche-Out - Again, a valuable purpose/specialty (especially when dealing with a bunch of loons like Cobra), but unless his strategy was to make the enemy die with laughter, he really needed a better getup. The Sonic-Fighter version was a vast improvement.
|08-19-2009, 08:25 AM||#113|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Psyche-Out could be really cool though. Firstly 'Deceptive Warfare' sounds more like a Cobra operative and that already makes the fact that he's on the Joe side a good thing. When writing the acronym for his new weapon I had to avoid anything that overly suggested psychological torture (though that's essentially what he is)
So the concept here is a Joe who could take down a nest of Cobra without firing a single shot. Infrasonics is probably more researched now than it was when the first figure was made, but Hama wasn't a million miles away with the concept.
Here's his 'tools'
1. Ghost-Jammer - Jams enemy transmissions and replaces them with new messages using simulated voice patterns. (Can replace a warning message with one of reassurance, or the message can convey a warning that there's a hundred commandos arriving)
2. P.H.O.B.I.A. - Produces infrasound, below the limit of human hearing, that induces unease, anxiety and fear.
3. Tactical EM Pulse Gun - Shuts down electronics, suddenly switching off the lights, tripping alarms, to spook out or distract the enemy.
I'll be using a Shipwreck body and making the gear from scratch, and hopefully will look cool:
Code Name: Psyche-Out
File Name: Kenneth D. Richards
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Psyche-Out got his degree in psychology from Oxford University and worked on various research projects involving the induction of paranoia by use of infrasound. Upon enlistment he specialised in Deceptive Warfare where he continued his pioneering work in the field of wave induced behaviour modification.
Preferred Weapon - P.H.O.B.I.A. - Paranoia and Hypnotic Oppression By Infrasound Accoustics - an infrasound transmitter that induces paranoia, anxiety and fear in the enemy.
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|08-19-2009, 04:15 PM||#114|
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oh man i have to say psych-out, crystal ball, and dee-jay (really ANY Battleforce 2000) And for the record I actually liked (I'm gonna regret this) Raptor as a kid, not so much so now.
|08-20-2009, 10:33 AM||#115|
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I hate some of them and so here is the list:
|08-20-2009, 10:34 AM||#116|
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|08-20-2009, 10:34 AM||#117|
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|08-20-2009, 10:35 AM||#118|
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|08-20-2009, 02:34 PM||#119|
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|08-20-2009, 02:45 PM||#120|
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No one mentioned Budo? Why would the Joes need a Samurai? But then again they do have ninjas and Shang Chi(I mean Quick Kick).
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