The G.I. Joe Thread

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  1. JoeScibelli

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    Apologies for the double post, but I believe I'm done with the vehicle.
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    I'm waiting on my reprolabels and MTF figure that just so happens to look like a Cobra trooper, but the paint job and everything else is done.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
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    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Bought an original Terror Drome at a rummage sale today for $40. It's missing some pieces and a couple of the blue cobra panels on the side have damage, but the bulk of it is in nice shape. I no more than got done paying the guy, when I picked it up, one of the big guns on the side gets caught on my leg and the blue plastic snapped right off. Son of a bitch. Unbelievable.
     
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    the same place they were when someone wanted retail Joe anything that's newer than 2 or 3 years
     
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    Up close with Cobra Kreo/Lego. I am taking pictures of these guys before I put them all away. Not sure what I'll get out next, but it it time to change things up. :) 

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    Wow! That's pretty much more than anyone would ever need for a Joe collection in Kreeo form. Nice!
     
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    The cobra soldier on the far right. Isn't that Lt. Clay Moore from the episode "The Traitor"?
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    Interesting he is a Lt. yet in regular trooper outfit, not Officer digs. But yeah...
     
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    Those are some sexy looking Vipers.

    I don't care about the complaints of build quality, I still think Kre-O figures are superior to Lego's Minifigures.
     
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    Yup, that's my Lt. Claymore. :)  Just a headswap on the Scarface that came with the Terrordrome.
     
  12. JoeScibelli

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    I'm just curious, are the Retaliation figures/vehicles particularly good or bad?
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    I've heard complaints about the build quality but I wasn't sure.
    (I am aware that the figure included is just a 5 POA one)
     
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    I've never bought their stuff since I prefer vehicles that reissues of the 80s vehicles. However the Retaliation line has a version of the 80s Cobra COmmander that I'd really like.
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    Also the Cobra Commander that comes with the Retaliation HISS looks like an all new interpretation of the battle armored Cobra Commander. To me it looks better than the 1987 battle armor costume.
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    Warning! Retaliation vehicles were ALL garbage.

    Correct me if I am wrong guys.

    I bought most for my kids. They really lowered the bar on quality.
     
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    The issue seems to be build quality. Just wanted to make sure before I took a dive, thanks!
     
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    Maybe for customization they would be ok...

    Basically, they have been simplified from earlier molds and they fall apart easily.
     
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    Is there anything incredibly wrong with the Retaliation buck?
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    This is currently about $18 on amazon.
     
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    This looks like the first Retaliation 3 pack and then the single carded CC from wave 1, or it is a package I'm not familiar with.

    The Rock and CC figures have no ankle articulation at all. Solid O-Ring style. The CC does have a nice design and it is the closest representation of the movie CC we got, but the articulation is not up to modern standards. My kids use that one for their Retaliation HISS.

    I like that Storm Shadow a lot. I actually own one myself. Good articulation and a smooth design.

    The Snake Eyes I believe is also nice. That's the one my kids have. I think the articulation was fine.

    The picture is small. I'll see if I can find it on Amazon to be sure.
     
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    I looked it up. I see it was a sneak peak set. Another thing is the hand on the Rock is attached to that cannon. It has the handle molded into it so you can't remove it. The handle separates from the cannon, pretty useless.
     

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