|View Poll Results: Do You Still Like The Design Of The Orginal Joes?|
|Yes, I still like the design of the ARAH figures||142||70.65%|
|No, from a design perspective I don't like it anymore||59||29.35%|
|Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll|
|05-11-2009, 10:04 PM||#91|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida
I do like the new stuff, but the arah stuff was tougher.
|05-11-2009, 10:08 PM||#92|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan Arkansas
The 25th line has let me connect with my 2 boys in a way that no other toy has. I have the ARAH, they have the 25th. Besides, I can go get Tiger Force Duke MOC in 25th line at just about any store, I can't get ARAH Tiger Force Duke MOC without giving up my left testicle.
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|05-11-2009, 10:25 PM||#93|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: union city, tn
The 25th line is what got me started collecting. They are cheaper, look better, and are easier to find. I like arah, but don't want to open that door of all the time and money spent looking for them.
|05-11-2009, 10:48 PM||#94|
Totally lost Techno Viper
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Backwoods of KY!!!!
Nothing like a toy that has loose joints right out of the package , cant hold its gear or doesn't fit right and doesn't stay on its stand for more than a few days at best. Yeah the 25th looks more realistic but nothing beats a 20+ year old toy that's been played with and still holds its own. I do love the new vehicles but that's about it. All my $$ goes to ARAH figs anymore.
|05-11-2009, 11:17 PM||#95|
Join Date: Sep 2007
The movie figures I do plan to pick up because they're different.
CFB '04 | JBL | The Coil | ViperCON | DClass | S.K.Ω.
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|05-11-2009, 11:27 PM||#96|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Waxing clowns and smoking fools since 1979.
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|05-11-2009, 11:57 PM||#97|
Join Date: Jan 2009
After recently and luckily obtaining a large amount of ARAH stuff in amazing shape, I've learned new respect for some of the better ones. A lot is nostalgia, but a geared up original Eel or Snow Serpent for example is pretty great. Bold, consitent paint jobs, nearly uniform and compatible construction.
That said, the 25th figs are very much superior. What feels flimsy to some is the softer plastic that makes the new line more durable. I have yet to see a broken crotch or thumb, and the plastic just doesn't snap apart like the old kind can. It's also strange seeing a flawless painted, tight ARAH with a rotted rubber band. If it's a Zartan, you're pretty screwed, right?
I say the originals are a very fascinating line that is the basis for the amazing 25th line, and although I do not actively collect many ARAH, my favorite 25ths are those that evoke the strongest memories of their classic counterparts and the items that contain homages to obscure trivia and fun elements.
And I do appreciate that the 25th figs don't point pistols at 45 degree angles!
Now if we could all just agree that the early 2000s era was kinda crap, with it's deformed torsos and huge ball shoulders...
|05-11-2009, 11:59 PM||#98|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
I was thinking about getting all of the ARAH figures again. But when i had started, i felt like they would break in my hands. I have since decided to say goodbye to my ARAH figures but i still collect the vintage vehicles...
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|05-12-2009, 12:26 AM||#99|
Join Date: Jul 2008
For me ARAH will always be the "real" GIJoes. Those are the ones I made memories with. Even if they dont have all the fancy gizmos and movement, or in some cases lack of movement of the 25th figures. They will always have thier place with me. Atleast my ARAH can actually sit down and be placed in vehicles and hold thier weapons...and bend thier elbows.
There is just some special about having the exact same Joe you had way back in 1983, battle scars broken thumbs missing paint and memories of all the many battles in the backyard, over at your friends losing a whole squad during the winter and not finding them til about March when the snow finally melted.
But..but..the old ARAH are starting to get pretty frail. I'm afraid to even move some for fear they will break. That I think is really the best part of the 25th Joes. They look enough like the old Joes that they still can invoke those old memories from my childhood. Best of all I don't have to worry about them breaking if I want to display them and of course no broken thumbs!
|05-12-2009, 09:30 AM||#100|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
For those who still collect ARAH figures: are you still buying the Convention Sets that have the original sculpt based on the 80s figures?
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