The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. Legate

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    Based on the interview with Mez around the beginning of the year, the goal for the Joe line is to hit quarterly releases and based on the reveal and pre-order timetable thus far they seem to be on track for that schedule. It wasn't long after the Destro reveal that the pre-order went up, so I expect Firefly will follow suit and go up in a month or two. Probably two since we only just recently got the Roadblock PO.

    @WeVoCoN from the reveal shot it doesn't look like it's gonna be a turtleneck or a sweater, but rather some kind of collared heavy shirt or coat/jacket.
     
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    Looks like he is coming to the Elite line with a different deco
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    Looks nice!
     
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    Looks like Mezco Firefly is wearing Roadblock's web gear. That's not right at all. Classic Firefly wears crisscrossing bandoliers. Destro changed a lot between his tease and going up for pre-order, so there's hope. Or maybe there will be options, like with Roadblock, but who would use that web gear if his more traditional gear is included?
     
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    I preordered the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow MEGO set. I just recently started collecting the new MEGO figures. No way I was going to pass on having Snakes Eyes and Storm Shadow in my MEGO collection.
     
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    Down for that Mezco Firefly. Most previews got 2 pics, he only had the one....

    He’s probably gonna be loaded out with gear and probably a rifle similar to the original toy one. I’m still pretty all in on Classified but since it’s 4 Mezcos a year, I’ll still grab them as an “Ultimate” version so to speak. Skipping the S7 efforts.
     
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    People who like options and aren't beholden to one look for a character?
     
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    A good option would be something like a high collar vest, as a lot of modern versions of the character have had. The suspenders do pretty much the same thing as the double bandoliers, so that's why I'm worried that they are trying to do a cheap substitution. Two (GI Joe) figures in a row with the same rigging is a bad omen. But I'm optimistic that this was just a very early tease. It's the re-use that bothers me more than the inaccuracy.
     
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    Had to order 2 Grunts, he looks sweet. I added on for another Stalker, he and Grunt will go with my "ultimates" 3.75" Joes. I also grabbed an officer.

    ^The Iraqi-Turncoat version of Slaughter from WM 7.
     
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    Ordered mine yesterday. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Which one did you get Color change or regular?
     
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    I went for the regular. I thought about the color change but wasn't sure how it would hold up over time. I remember how the original looked when they discolored
     
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    Yeah, I went with the regular paint too.
     
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    Yeah, the BDU jacket looks good if that’s all we get. But the first reveal of Roadblock showed the V2 vest, and then we learned we got the V1 tank top option too. I think if you look at the sweaters on the black skulls or the hazard Gomez, the sweater could be there without poking out of the jacket. Anyway, I do like the scarred face tracking with the Classified look.
     
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    That's true. Camo sweater then, or solid grey? Or maybe grey with some accent pieces like shoulder pads and such?
     
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    I can confirm this of my experience as well. Hama is a total dick. Heard this from many others as well.
     
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    All the other sweaters seem to be solid color, with some detail on the shoulders. Roadblock’s shirt has a nice camouflage print, but I don’t know if that would function on the thicker sweater material. I hope they give it a shot.
     
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    I get that sometimes Asia can get figures earlier since the factories are there, but how do they get pulsecon exclusives in hand early? Backdoor deals?
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