GI Joe Figures & Elite Forces Vehicles

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  1. Razerwire

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    Has anyone bought any of the Elite Forces vehicles to go with the GI Joe 25th Anniversary or same scaled figures?

    I've been looking at the vehicles everytime I see them at TRU/Wal*Mart/Target and the more I see them the more I want them. Especially the F/A-18, A-10, Apache, Blackhawk, and Little Bird helicopters.

    Also the tanks and other ground vehicles as well.

    Has anyone done this? And if you have, what's the quality like on the vehicles?
     
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    I have seen them used on a G.I. Joe diorama website alot. Especially the Little Bird. One of the guys I work with is on the site a lot. I think the site is joedios.com
     
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    Awesome.

    Man I'm itchin' to buy these.

    Now I just need to convince the wife.
     
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    I need more 25th figures first. I've passed on Flint, CC & Cobra Trooper because of lack of funds, and I have an easier time justifying $30 on 3 Sigma6 (or $60 on 6) than those really awesome, really tempting 5(6?) packs.

    I really want Scarlett, Duke, Destro, Baroness and reg. Storm Shadow... :( 
     
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    Those box sets are $30 at TRU but $25 at Target/Wal*Mart for some reason.

    I still need to get those two box sets. But I also need to convince the wife for those as well.
     
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    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    That's why my wife doesn't go into my office. If she can't see them, then they are not there. :D 
     
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    Quality and detail-wise the 1:18 BBI/Elite Force and 21st Century XD vehicles are superior to regular GIJoe stuff. 21st Century mostly does WWII stuff with a dash of Vietnam, the latter of which provided a Huey for all your Snake-Eyes origin re-enactment needs. The WWII planes are friggin' awesome as well.

    Many of the quality Elite Force vehicles have just been rereleased at Target, priced at a motherfucking song. The Apache and Blackhawk are $30, the M1 tank at $25...all half of what they originally cost 3+ years ago upon their initial release. The F-16 and F-18 were originally ~$90-$100, but I dunno that those are going to follow that trend unfortunately.

    Watch out on the A-10. There was a cheapy Elite Force line at Target before they started getting the good stuff. There was a stubby, underscaled A-10 as part of that line that sucked. The 'good' one out now is in that generic 'Powerteam Elite' or somesuch line at TRU (and Big Lots). It's several steps down in quality from BBI/21st, but a few steps above what you'd expect from that kind of toy line. But it's a friggin' 1:18 A-10...which goes a long way.

    Technically, all of these things are a truer 1:18 scale than Joe vehicles have ever been. They don't mix well with other Joe vehicles for that reason, but they're totally compatible with the figures. I've never bought any of the BB1/21st army figures that are intended to go with these vehicles. I bought 'em for my Joes because pretty much ALL the new Joe vehicles made since the 2002 relaunch have sucked.
     
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    We're gonna need a bigger..basement.

    I long ago ran out of space to display more of these things, yet I keep buying 'em. When everything has a damn 2+ foot rotor/wingspan, yousa runnin' outta room quick.
     
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    I saw the two painted versions of the F/A-18 and I don't recall their price being high at all. I haven't seen the F-16 at all.

    As for the A-10, I've only seen the really friggen big one. Not sure if that's the cheapy one you mentioned or not.

    And I wanted these vehicles for my Joes because of the more real aspect to them.
     
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    :peoples: 

    When and where'd ju see this? I never even saw 'em in stores the first time!
     
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    The F/A-18s? Here at a few TRUs. Seen them a few times actually. And at a few Targets, I think.
     
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    Well hell..I've got places to go tomorrow. How much were they? For that matter, what's this two painted versions business? Last time they came in gray and...gray.
     
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    I don't recall. But definitely not $80.

    They come with two pilots right? And their wings fold up?
     
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    Gah! That's still 5 Sigma 6, and I'm trying to catch up on all the past ones I passed up on (thank you, Transformers)... :redface2: 

    What to do? What to do?
     
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    Get them all!
     
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    Wanna loan me some money? :lol 
     
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    Hell I don't have any for myself! Hence the wife not letting me! :( 
     
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    Anyone else hear the sound of a whip cracking? :lol 
     

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