|05-16-2008, 12:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Sadly, my favorite (as a kid) of all the original Joes is getting handed a major beat-down by Hasbro.
While some of the 25th 82' Joes looks great-- like Stalker, Scarlet, SE and Flash-- and other's a passable-- like Breaker (still don't know why he comes with Flash's backpack), Hawk and Rock N Roll (I'd like him more if he could actually HOLD his weapon)-- Steeler is getting no love.
Steeler was one of the guys that stood out in that 82' year because of his (what is supposed to be) differently colored coveralls and that AWESOME visor! And what does the 25th Steeler have? Nothing. It's just Grunt/Hawk/SE/Breaker/Stalker with a poorly designed chest holster. That's it.
No visor. (REALLY!?!?!?) And not even a color correct version of the original uniform.
They did a killer looking Clutch, so why the pooh-pooh Steeler? I know they're re-using molds for these guys but I'm sure they could have found a way to give Steeler just a little love...
Last edited by GrenadierStinny; 05-16-2008 at 12:26 AM..
|05-16-2008, 12:19 AM||#2|
Joe Grapping Specalist
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
|05-16-2008, 12:29 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairfax Va
they can repack the same steeler mold with a new helmet and visor will come with a mobat tank.
|05-16-2008, 09:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Yeah, I agree. They should've put a bit more into Steeler. Like you said, Clutch looks great, but Steeler, meh...
|05-16-2008, 09:37 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2003
I think they did Steeler the way they (Hasbro) did is so they can sell him later down the line and people will buy another one.
|05-16-2008, 09:48 AM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: K-town, Germany
Yeah, I agree. I'm trying to figure out how to custom make a better steeler. I thought the Grunt was way off base, until I saw pictures of Steeler.
|05-16-2008, 10:04 AM||#7|
Full of Love and C-4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Steeler is a disappointment to me , but since i have already did a custom one , i'll just switch gear
|05-16-2008, 10:16 AM||#8|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
|05-16-2008, 10:34 AM||#9|
Back for more
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
As the 25th line has been so good thus far, I can forgive the odd faux pas by Hasbro, especially as he's only a pack-in.
After all, single carded versions of updated ARAH vehicle drivers (like Wild Bill) have been great. Here's to a single carded 'proper' Steeler down the line.
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|05-16-2008, 11:03 AM||#10|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
i've said this before, but it is so weird to me how they've stayed relatively true to all the other O13 to be released thus far and on "Steeler" they basicly said "F ck it, we're sick of trying"...i mean, he is so far off from his original it's not funny...
-no collared shirt
-rolled up sleeves
-wrong color clothes
-no black gloves or boots
-bulky holster (if they can make v2 Hawks holster slim, they could've made "Steelers" slim too)
i know he's a vehicle pack in but IMO, Clutch is absolutely the most perfect representation of his original counterpart and he too is a vehicle pack in, so that arguement is pointless...
with the way they gave up like this, i'm afriad to see Zap and ShortFuze...how awesome Clutch is, is the only thing that gives me hope for the last two...
Last edited by G.I.Eddie; 05-16-2008 at 11:05 AM..
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