The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. Mr H

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  2. Laser_Optimus

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    Besides the Origins Storm Shadow, there's only been the Amazon exclusive "Arctic Mission" Storm Shadow which is loosely based on the old Ninja Force Storm Shadow design. It's not a bad figure for $20, but considering it's long sold out and a lot of people had issues with certain aspects of the design (ymmv) it's probably not worth the $50 to $60 it goes for on eBay unless you absolutely love that design. Especially since a regular Classified Storm Shadow is a matter of when and not if.
     
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    Oh, I do remember that design. From when the Generation 2 Transformers came back in the GIJoe comics? Not a bad design and there is nostalgia there.

    I guess I'll wait for the inevitable regular release and hope I get one.

    Thanks for the heads up, Laser Op!
     
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  4. Laser_Optimus

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    Yep. Around that same time was when Ninja Force was a thing in the comics. And no problem! :thumb 
     
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    Target says my Viper (I only ordered one) shipped today, delivery August 2.
    Pretty sure it just means it's been packed & labelled, FedEx won't get it until at least Monday.
     
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    Yeah, you'll also probably get an updated delivery date when FedEx actually picks it up. That's typically my experience when my Target orders ship.
     
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    why thank you good sir.
     
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    I'm off to see Snake Eyes! I've decided to be "that guy" and wear my Storm Shadow shirt.
     
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    Apparently, they did. I found these plus Baroness at Target this past Monday.

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    I've got the Cobra Island Baroness coming, so I didn't see a need to buy the Origins version (though my work supervisor very much wanted her, so win-win.) I'm not planning to see the movie until it's out on Blu-ray or streaming (for the record, I've got no issue with the man under the mask being any particular ethnicity, the movie just looks not great from the trailers) but I do like this new version of Snake-Eyes. I think the head & visor is a marked improvement over ROC and Retaliation's designs, and it's sharper angles give off a much more sinister look than most other Snake-Eyes figures. On the other hand, the overall suit gives off a much stronger motocross vibe. And I love the dual knives, but I really wish they'd give him somewhere to store them. Like, across the chest.

    Storm Shadow is admittedly a placeholder until the Classified version comes along, but I still like him more than the Arctic Mission version. He's a decent figure, but the design is somehow less interesting to me than the previous movie designs. I wouldn't mind a Retaliation version though, that design was clean and stylish. And not yellowed.

    Both figures are nice & sturdy, though. The Classified line is starting to suffer from loose joints, particularly in the drop-down hip joints, but both of these guys have no issues.
     
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    Well that was fast.

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    They got rid of the plastic window, those cheapskates, haha!
     
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  12. Shin Densetsu

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    Here’s the thing, Brian Flynn was on a Instagram video recently(forgot who the host was). This was right after he revealed the Super 7 Ultimate Joes. Hasbro won’t license out something that would step on their toes. So from that, we can infer that they weren’t, nor are planning to, release Sunbow accurate Joes anytime soon, or at least not while S7 is making Sunbow Joes. I think the closest you might get from Classified is Alpha Commando Snake Eyes in purple but with no new tooling, something like that. Even the 25th MASS Device sets only had 25th Joes just repainted in Sunbow colors(and the Snake Eyes V2 with new tooling had a new head sculpt which didn’t match Sunbow and seemed more inspired by Sigma 6). The only way to go ARAH and not step on each other’s toes is for Hasbro to go toy accurate for ARAH homages in Classified. For example, short sleeves and slippers for a 1984 V1 Storm Shadow, plus the more detailed mask(shallow hood, mask separate from hood, look closely at the 1984 card art, it’s implied on the toy but subtly….while the Sunbow design lacks this and the short sleeves/slippers). I think for most Joe fans, the ARAH toy look would suffice.


    Same here, the Cobra redesigns are safer and veer away from the recognizable looks the least.
     
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    Add me to those that are seeing movement from Target orders!
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    Did they remold the foot pegs on the back of the HISS to fit the 25th forward bucks?
     
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    I don't know as I haven't opened it yet. I've been meaning to open the Retro Joes for a while now so maybe I'll use this as an excuse, haha.
     
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  16. Bandit

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    You’re missing out if you haven’t opened Stalker yet!
     
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    If they're using the 25th HISS mold then yes.
     
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    Has anyone seen the movie?

    Wondering if it's worth seeing in theatres
     
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    I’m waiting for streaming.
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

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    A few people that watched it have posted in here:
    G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Solo Movie in the works!

    I’ve held off on getting the movie Classified figures until I’ve watched the movie, but I’m feeling less inclined to watch.
     
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