|05-16-2008, 11:11 AM||#11|
The Song is Over
Join Date: Apr 2008
In my opinion, any figure that reuses Duke arms is like they're not trying. I am sure they want great rolled up sleeves, but Duke arms aren't it. By the time wave 4 (2007) came out, they should have been fixed. I would take Shipwreck upper arms, or Snake Eyes arms, or whoever they are using for Hawk in the TRU 3-pack's long sleeved arms one-hundred times, no matter how off they looked, or how inaccurate it was, before Duke arms one more time.
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free, to the free
|05-16-2008, 11:20 AM||#12|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
|05-16-2008, 12:06 PM||#13|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
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
|05-16-2008, 12:08 PM||#14|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
Then why dont we all get together and demand they stop using Duke Arms......
|05-16-2008, 12:13 PM||#15|
Join Date: Mar 2008
its like i said in another thread. Simple little tweeks to these molds and figures would be fine but hasbro is superbly lazy and hates making ANY changes. At least so far that i can see. I mean just look at transformers in recent years. how many times can you re[pack the same figure witha diff name and expect him to sell? ugh c'mon hasbro show some love and do the right thing.
|05-16-2008, 06:37 PM||#16|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lajas, P.R.
Yeah, Steeler's figure kind of sucks. Having Duke's arms, SE's torso and legs, no vizor, no uzi and just a new head sculpt and a generic helmet makes him look like a generic Greenshirt recluit. I hope they make a whole different Steeler figure down in the line packed with the Mobat, comic pack or in a single carded wave. That character figure deserves better than that.
|05-16-2008, 07:07 PM||#17|
Free the Punisher
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: being held in a special containment center at the bottom of Lake Michigan
I'd suggest that EVERYONE who may be going to the Joe Con, or San Diego Comicon, or anywhere else they may find a Hasbro Rep COMPLAIN. If we all say something in once voice they'll be forced to make the change. Or at least to acknowledge that we want one.
Forget it Jake, it's Hisstank.
Marauder's MTF Kickstarter sets FS:
|05-16-2008, 07:21 PM||#18|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Clutch is great. Steeler got shafted. And so did breaker in my opinion. Flashes backpack in Flashes color (while Flash got silver) and a wiiide head with no beard. I'll give it to them because it's a comic pack figure but he needs Clutches head imo. I never read the comics growing up but Breaker was one of the first figures I got. And then the cartoon. That Clutch head looks like Breaker from the cartoons to me.
|05-16-2008, 07:56 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles
For me all they need to do to make me buy that pack is give him his visor, otherwise I'm going to pass.
|05-16-2008, 08:11 PM||#20|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I honestly don't mind the Duke sleeves being reused for different figures. I would prefer that if they used them, that they would work on elbow articulation, but in general, I don't have a major problem with them. What I do have a problem with is using them inappropriately. Flint V1 and Breaker made some sense, since they had rolled up sleeves to begin with, and Hasbro wanted to save money on new molds by not doing new sleeves. But for Steeler, why can't they use the Cobra Trooper/Grunt, Snake Eyes/Hawk, or Ace/Wild Bill Arms? And why aren't they using the Wild Bill chest piece (I think it is Ace's too)? Reusing existing pieces, he could look a lot more like his original incarnation. It seems like literally no thought went into him.
Here are some comparisons:
I do dig the new head sculpt a bit, though.
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