|12-23-2008, 11:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Picked up a brand new Equalizer on eBay recently, for a decent enough price. I really can't get over how cool this thing is, but a few points in particular seemed worth noting...
1. Why is everyone nostalgic for the "some assembly required" days? This thing was a pain to put together -- I'd much rather be able to get one complete out of the box.
2. The non-functioning treads of Joe tanks always bugged me -- and made 21st Century Toys and bbi offerings seem a LOT cooler. But the thing is, this tank drives really smoothly, and I don't have to worry about rubber rot or anything else happening to the treads.
3. I would love to see reissues of this vehicle or the various incarnations of its parts -- cooler and more elaborate than the MOBAT, since you actually have opening hatches and engine covers and so on. But I suppose it won't happen -- which is why I allowed myself to spring for a new one on eBay....
|12-24-2008, 09:28 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2006
The Equalizer is a great tank. I had two MISB, got one AFA graded and sold the other recently. I have many fond memories of playing with that toy, and might just have to pick up a loose one.
It is way better than the MOBAT, which I always found to be over-rated.
My feedback thread is here.
|12-24-2008, 09:45 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
hmmmmm I now feel the need to dig mine up at the parents and restore.
and yes, MOBAT is overrated
|12-24-2008, 09:50 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Woodbridge, VA
I always wanted an equalizer. It was also the inspiration for my entry in the Hiss Custom Contest.
|12-24-2008, 07:35 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: palm coast
I got mine of ebay years ago with box. I think it one of the best tanks ever put out and no super bright neon colors. Here is mine.
Congrats on the buy.
gi joe pictures by 2001somws6 - Photobucket
|12-30-2008, 09:13 AM||#6|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
Yeah, the Equalizer's great. I would definitely say it's an underrated vehicle.
That being said, I wouldn't call the MOBAT "overrated" either. People like it for nostalgic purposes - I don't think I've ever read anyone talk about how awesome it is or anything like that. Anyway, not really comparable since the Equalizer isn't even a tank, but an anti-aircraft vehicle.
Please check out http://hmcsgreatadventure.com/ - it's a mix of sci-fi, humour and the friggin' Royal Canadian Navy, eh!
Also looking to sell/trade Joes... Need Lego Futuron Monorail, Land Adventure, etc... http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...-t-thread.html
|12-30-2008, 09:34 AM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2008
There's one of these at one of my local toy shops for 50 bucks brand new in box. I never even knew this thing came out. LOL. The Warthog was my fave vehicle... I preferred Sgt. Slaughter in a Warthog. LOL.
Great pics though; always wondered what that thing looked like out of box.
|12-31-2008, 02:50 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
I'm waiting for everyone to say you murdered history by opening and enjoying it.
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