|03-17-2009, 09:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis, In
I wanted to know what my fellow tankers thought of certain things so I am starting a weekly forum I call "What do you think of ?". Each week I will pick a vehicle, figure, sub-team, etc. and state my opinion. I ask anyone with something to say to join in.
To start off with I chose the 1990 vehicle "The General". My real feelings on this are its TOO BIG and its UGLY, especially with all the yellow. I might like it more if these pieces were black or something. I love the hidden cannon and the pop out missile stations. The cannon on mine only shot about a foot and a half though. The locust helicopter is cool but I like the colors on the solo release of this vehicle. As for the driver, Major Storm, the figure isn't bad but the gold accessories are horrid. All in all I don't like this vehicle. I really don't like any of the rolling headquarters. So now its your turn Hisstankers. What do you think of The General?
|03-17-2009, 10:38 AM||#2|
Grumpy Old Man
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Marcos, TX
I never had the General as a kid, so it was up to EBay to get me one as an adult. Since I'm *ahem* "cost conscious" it took me a while to find one in my price range. I ended up buying one for $70 shipped, and other than the little yellow antennas it's complete and in good shape so I'm happy with that aspect of it.
As far as the toy itself, it's a beast and I can imagine that as a kid there would have been a TON of "play value" to it with all the hidden compartments, moving parts, and guns....not to mention the hidden cannon, launch base, Locust chopper, etc.
As an adult, it's a space hog and it's difficult to move without damaging it....but it's also a really impressive looking machine. If I could change one thing, it would be to get rid of the louvered canopy for the main cockpit, but otherwise, I really like the General.
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.....
|03-17-2009, 10:54 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
One of the best vehicles ever imo.
|03-17-2009, 11:09 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
|03-17-2009, 11:09 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
You should provide links to some images just in case folks aren't familiar with the toy. I had no idea it existed until I started watching the DIC series on DVD last Summer.
YOJOE.COM | General
|03-17-2009, 11:10 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: west virginia
I had the general as a kid and now i have one as an adult. I like it i know it is kinda big but is still a pretty cool vehicle and mine is almost complete it is missing the 2 antennas.
|03-17-2009, 11:11 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
It's huge! It's as big as the Original HQ. I personally love it. But Again I love all the mobile HQ playsets. I wanted one for so long and then I decided OK I'll drop the $60-70.
Well as luck would have it, I was the only one who bid so I won it for $9.99!!!! and since it was on ebay at a local consignment shop (Pure Luck) I paid no shipping!!! It was only missing one wheel. So I love it even more. Of Course I have no where to put it most of the time. Major Storm I like too. Gold I don't mind. Gold is one thing but he's not Neon at all.
|03-17-2009, 11:40 AM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I doubt I would have gotten it as a kid and really have no desire for it now (as a remake or to try to track it down). It's just too... something (a few things)... overdone, overblown, over the top. Kinda like the new PIT, I guess. Pass.
|03-17-2009, 12:44 PM||#9|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
Back on topic:
I loved that thing as a kid.but now...i wouldn't want one.Way to much room.The same reason i passed on the 25th jets.If you ever see me with a FLAGG,it will be my coffee table.
|03-17-2009, 10:23 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Walpole, NH
I have one and love it! I really miss playsets like that.
Coma, Duke's strategy
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