|03-05-2008, 07:58 PM||#11|
Clone Commando Sniper
Join Date: Oct 2007
I loved the single pack Black Snake Eyes.
Then its Beachead, Torpedo, Firefly, Wild Weasle
Guys I'm "meh" about
Duke, Shippy, Black CC, Serpy
I've been saying for a while, why haven't they fixed the Duke and Cobra trooper molds? To say nothing of the Baroness and Scarlett (now that's just criminal). I hope they do a fixed crotch version of SE V2 soon. Otherwise I'll have to get another Black SE and do the head swap.
|03-05-2008, 08:22 PM||#12|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
#1. Beach Head. great sculpt, great gear, first version of the figure to really live up to the characters reputation.
#2. Snake-eyes (wave 5) and Stalker. practically define bad ass.
#3. Snow Job and Wild Weasel. Spectacular updates of the originals, and you can barely tell that they are 80% the same figure.
#4. IG Destro. I didn't think i really wanted him since i had the 5 pack Destro, but he may have ended up the best figure in Wave 5. again, an incredible update that improves on the original in every way.
#5. Comic style Troopers, air Trooper, Scarface and Red Ninjas. I've waited 20 + years for these...
#1. Serpentor: total waste of a mold that basically can't be reused into any character more deserving. plus doesn't look like the original.
#2. Lady Jaye. very ugly. new head actually makes it worse.
#3. Armored Cobra Commander: not that there is anything particularly wrong with him, but it's another waste of an all-new mold that could have been used on another more-deserving character than this Power-Rangers/Darth vader wannabe, and given the number of CCs coming in this line did we really need another?
#4. Zartan - nothings really wrong with Zartan, but he's kind of boring.
#5. any of the cartoon-based nonsense, like Stalker with Crappy camo, trooper with gigantor Cobra logo and the stupid Gun the twins came with, Duke in super-light shirt, etc...
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|03-05-2008, 08:30 PM||#13|
Banned, haha just kidding
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I don't like duke.
Flint needs gloves, I gave him some though, he looks better with them.
|03-05-2008, 08:36 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
The first thing I noticed with the anniversary figures was that the joe box set got shafted and the Cobra box set had all the yum yums. When the smoke cleared, Gung ho and Duke were dissapointing. The ninjas ended up being the best figures. Fast forward to now and while Gung ho got the crotch fix, the Cobra trooper and Duke have yet to recieve the same fix. Duke has yet to recieve reworked elbows, which the mold sorely needs. I can see the compromise, so that the rolled up sleeve sculpt was preserved, but the hindrance to articulation is annoying. With Serpentor, my main issue is the face sculpt. That guy does not look like a dictator. He looks like Silverbolt from Transformers if he became a Cobra on accident-and unsure leader. I want an angry looking Serpentor, like the one on package. Or at least stern.
|03-06-2008, 10:21 AM||#15|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
My only real gripe with all the figures is their ability to hold their weapons. I wish the hands were a little more solid.
My Favorites thus far are
Flash - Never had him as a kid, but I totally appreciate the upgrade. He's amazingly cool.
Duke/Flint - I know people don't care for Duke, but I like him alot and Flint, well obviously you know why I like him. Can't wait for the TF version
Zartan - I know he's not the original look, but he is still pretty bad ass
My least favorite is
Serpentor - Not a huge fan of the character anyway, but I would have totally appreciated the classic version.
The rest of the figures vary for me but none sink as low as Serpy in my book.
I still don't have Comic Packs wave 3, so I can't pass judgement on them, but I eagerly await the twins.
|03-06-2008, 12:39 PM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Serpentor and Ace are the worst for me...It is all in the faces, Serpentor looks depressed, and Ace looks like he just had about 10 Can's of Red Bull...
I wish Ace looked like his cartoon counterpart... :(
Best: Most of them, but the stand outs include
Snake Eyes, even as an action figure he looks like he could kick your ass!
Flash, the first Cobra Storm Shadow and the Joe Storm Shadow, Destro, Drednoks, Zartan, Duke, Crimson Guard...most of them rock
|03-06-2008, 02:29 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I could not disagree more with those who dislike Zartan.
Zartan was the first 25th I bought and the first Joe I bought since the 80's. I think the way they updated him to look more modern was perfect. If he had still had the "classic" belly shirt look, I know I would have passed and never started collecting again in the first place. I hope they continue updating these characters and leave the 80's where they belong, in the past. This figure is still one of my favorites.
It's hard to list the best, as I like most of them a lot. But, I do hate Serpentor. Though, I never did like him, and I hate his classic figures as well, so I don't think anything short of a complete character redesign would make me like a Serpentor figure. I do like his concept, just not the execution.
|03-06-2008, 05:16 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
The Serpentor and Lady Jaye balls were dropped mighty hard IMO.
|03-06-2008, 05:21 PM||#19|
Get your popcorn ready.
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: VA Beach
Wave 5 Snake Eyes
|03-06-2008, 05:31 PM||#20|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
the problem with Serpentor for me is that he just looks, i don't know, cheap...he looks like he came out of gumball machine...i think it's the gold plastic...
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