|08-26-2009, 12:13 PM||#31|
Not Hasbro approved.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: :Location: Location.
Nothing new, 12 years or so ago, the quality was lousy.
Apparently McFarlane once called G.I.Joe "G.I.Joke."
He could learn a thing or twelve from Hasbro.
|08-26-2009, 02:02 PM||#32|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
Ya know, the first few series or so of McFarlane figures were great. They were more detailed than toybiz, larger and just all around better....then he started to suck hard.
I remember searching for ever to get an Ash from Army of Darkness, I finally find one and right out of the package, his arm falls off and one of his feet almost breaks (Just dangled ever after)
Had a Dracula Monsters playset where after a couple of years Dracula's arm just broke off one day
Alien from AvP the leg joint just shattered one day
I find it really odd that after all these years, there are people like Toybiz, NECA and Mezco who can (could, In Toybiz's case) make highly detailed figures WITH multiple joints of articulation and nowhere near the amount of breakage that McFarlane figures still have.
|08-26-2009, 02:09 PM||#33|
Join Date: Nov 2008
He's not a fan of 1:18 scale, either. I think it's a bunch of sour grapes.
|08-26-2009, 02:25 PM||#34|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rhode Island
I've had at least three of my Halo figures break right out of the package. Same places. Elbows, hands, or leg. I really like the Halo figures but I can't buy them anymore. They're too much money for something with a good chance of breaking the day I get it. However I do want Sgt. Johnson.
See my customs here
|08-26-2009, 02:45 PM||#35|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
That said, the only McToy I've gotten in the last 10 yrs is a Halo Hunter. Frankly, I love the thing. It's massive and it would look perfect in a Cobra La dio, but I could tell taking it out I'd have to be careful as hell displaying it. I wanted to get two more and now I wonder if it's worth it if they won't last.
|08-26-2009, 03:17 PM||#36|
Join Date: Jul 2007
|08-27-2009, 06:03 AM||#37|
Steel Brigade Team "Wolf"
Join Date: Dec 2008
Sarge is pretty common at TRUs in my area. I haven't kept up on case ratios but he seems pretty easy to get still.
I have two of the hunters. Got one at Walmart and another at SDCC for below Wally pricing. No problems so far (knock on wood) and I don't really think they are/would be prone to breakage from visually inspecting them. I suppose the spines once put in the sockets do kind of make it hard to store though.
|08-27-2009, 06:40 AM||#38|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: I'm a rocka! I'm a rolla! I'm the outta controlla!!!
Maybe they should start making only statues then and charge exorbitant amounts like I see in Diamond Previews.
We're looking for a few good (bad) snakes for the Tank RPG game!
Join us here: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...nt-thread.html
|08-28-2009, 01:24 AM||#39|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ft. Rucker, AL (Army Helicopter Training Center)
I bought a Zombie Spawn and was hooked. That was series 7. I spent time buying the older Spawn figs, then i tried to collect the whole series as they came out.
that first Manga Spawn series shoulda told me to bail- all the figures were made of such soft rubbery plastic that arms popped out of joints, or they were so bent being crammed into the bubble on card that they never stood straighjt. EVER.
and then the toys just became worse. hard plastics that cracked apart, i had a figure fall off a low bookshelf- not even 3 inches- and was ruined.
and then the statues- figures that had to use the display base- couldn't pose them, couldn't play with em, could not do anything.
Finally, I bailed on them about the time those Japanse/Samurai Spawn figures came out.
i did buy a set of those dragons figures for a friend who collects dragons.
earlier this year, i sold about 95 percent of my Spawns- and for a loss, really.
just glad i got rid of them. i still have my Zombie Spawn. he is still kewl.
Rest in Peace, Dad.
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