The G.I. Joe Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by F18Starscream, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Reedbot

    Reedbot Well-Known Member

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    I want that teaser version of Storm Shadow!
    I don’t want the figures that are supposed to be modern versions of the characters to be slavish to the 80’s looks. I liked the first wave of Classified and despite all the bitching and moaning from older fans they sold well. I like the retro ARAH Roadblock AND the modern one from the first wave. I don’t think it has to be one or the other.
     
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  2. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I have to admit... my favorite Cobra characters are as follows:

    1. Tomax / Xamot (Who doesn't love the twins?)
    2. Baroness
    3. Storm Shadow
    4. Destro
    5. Cobra Commander
    6. Copperhead (Only because I had Water Moccasin growing up)
    7. Zartan
    8. Croc Master
    9. Dr. Mindbender
    10. Firefly

    As for troopers, I'd say:

    1. Crimson Guard
    2. Cobra Viper
    3. BAT
    4. Blue Shirts
    5. Cobra Eels
    6. Tele-vipers
    7. Rock Soldiers (The zombie looking guys?)
    8. Alley Vipers
     
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  3. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    I don't love the twins. Their Crimson Guards are my favorite troopers of all time from any franchise though.

    Favorite Cobras...
    Cobra Commander
    Storm Shadow
    Firefly
    Zartan
    Crimson Guards
    BATS
    EELS
    Snow Serpents
    Wild Weasel
    Drednoks
    Copperhead
    And maybe the only Vipers I like are the A.V.A.C.
     
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  4. VorZorV

    VorZorV Nostalgia High Achieved

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    I know the whole list would be a long shot but if we get half of these guys I'd be ecstatic:

    Flash
    Stalker
    H.I.S.S. Driver
    Snow Job
    Scrap Iron
    Bazooka
    Copperhead
    The Dreadnoks (Buzzer, Ripper, Torch)
    Quick Kick
    Spirit
    Dial Tone
    Jinx
    Deep Six
    Serpentor
    Raptor
    Techno-Viper
    Croc Master
    Crimson Guard
     
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  5. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    Put the stickers on my AWE Striker...ended up taking me a couple hours. I didn't do a great job, but, well...I did it. :confused: 

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  6. Dark Jedi

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    Works across a wide array of action figure lines.
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  8. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Cobra must-haves for me:

    Unique characters

    1. Cobra Commander
    2. Destro
    3. Zartan
    4. Storm Shadow
    5. Baroness
    6. Major Bludd
    7. Xamot/Tomax
    8. Dr. Mindbender
    9. Serpentor
    10. Firefly
    11. Dreadnoks (Buzzer, Torch, Ripper) - they come as a trio

    Troopers

    1. Cobra Infantry/Trooper
    2. Cobra Viper
    3. BAT
    4. Crimson Guard
    5. Eel
    6. Snow Serpent
    7. Techno Viper
    8. Range Viper
    9. Saw Viper (I'll make him a unique character for his "role" in the Marvel comics)
    10. Night Ninja
    11. Red Ninja
     
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  9. ElDiablo

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    Sold well? They sold out! I can only speak for my area, but the "peg warmers" for Classified last about 3 days, at the most. It's ok for Classified to be its own take on the material. I've seen some bizarre-ass responses to that, as well. Everything from the brand being headed in the wrong direction to comparing it to cable companies offering deals to new customers (something about having to honor fans from years ago). People are throwing around terms like "course correction" and "brand cohesion," but all they really mean is G.I. Joe toys are wrong, unless they look exactly like they did 30 to 40 years ago. Breaker is cool, but he also looks like an extra from and early eighties, low budget Schwarzenegger movie: "In the future, all soldiers will have special computer helmets and the batteries will be so small, that they can be stored in 2 giant pouches on a vest!"
    And even by that standard, shouldn't Joe just be a line of fuzzy bearded Ken dolls?

    Toning down the gold was the right move, but
    it doesn't mean the futuristic look has to go away.

    I think i've had too much coffee, this morning...
     
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  10. RoDu

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    why no Sneak Peek?
     
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  11. cyclonus8

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    Anybody got a suggestion for a handbag/satchel for Beachhead like this original figure? The one in the Valaverse backpack pack seems too bulky.
     
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    Today was a good day
     

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  13. MSWF377

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    guys, I have some figures available, but I want to make sure the people from the list are updated before I start sending messages. So if you’ve found figures, please update the list! Thanks
     
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  14. Zook

    Zook Evil Incarnate

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    Baroness and Viper haven't shipped yet. If I ordered another trooper, which arrived yesterday, would they cancel my other order?
     
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    No. I’ve ordered three so far and all three have shipped with the first delivered yesterday.
     
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  16. Bandit

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    My Firefly has shipped!
     
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  18. Exodus

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    Yeah it's nice to see them pumping out the classified figures now, hopefully bludd will get re pumped out for those that need it.
     
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  19. Dark Jedi

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    Probably out of stock at the moment
     
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  20. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    Thanks! I pulled some of them back up to adjust their placement, so the corners of a few are mainly what look wonky to me.