The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. MSWF377

    MSWF377 Michael Scarn

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    Spirit and Storm Shadow. I’m in Joe heaven
     
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  2. DestinedAnarky

    DestinedAnarky I want more cosmic MCU

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    G.I. Joe team showing all the other Hasbro teams how to do a Haslab reveal by showing all the unlock tiers for their Haslab Skystriker right out the gate.
     
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    Shitty X-Wings are over $100 at Target with less parts. No way a Skystriker would be any less or even close to $80.
     
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    I want to back the Haslab, but I don't really collect the old figs??

    I wonder if it will fit Anniversary figures?

    Maybe I could be down if I knew they would come fast and furious with new O-ring figures, but if it is a hard-to-find sporadic line at Walmart then forget it...

    Some of those figs like Scarlett in flight suit will get collectors excited, but how many of them already own a vintage Skystriker?
     
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  5. MSWF377

    MSWF377 Michael Scarn

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  6. Mr H

    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    I was excited for a minute but then realized that this Haslab wasn’t Classified scale :( 
     
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    Great reveals.

    Just to confirm, there are three Tiger Force/PP figures, right? Outback, Viper, and BAT? I missed that part of the presentation. Thanks!
     
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    MSWF377 Michael Scarn

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    I will gladly take a regular painted Outback when they do him. This one is a great sculpt for him, just not feeling those colors. I like the red hair and white tee shirt look
     
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  9. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, those are the three Target exclusives.
     
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    Awesome, thanks.
     
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  11. ElDiablo

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    I was holding out hope for this version, but oh well. It still looks cool. Hopefully, they circle back around to it, but it looks like they're ditching the original aesthetic for "old but big!"

    That Outback is my favorite, so far. He's going to look great on the RAM.
     
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    No doubt that will come but I can see Hasbro’s logic in giving Target new characters along with repaints. This is a perfect middle ground, a variant new character that you can miss if you don’t like it knowing the real version will come.
     
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    When can we expect a release date for the new preorders?
     
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    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    According to the leaked list from earlier this year:

    Croc Master: January
    Spirit and Storm Shadow: February (there was supposed to be a third figure here but I don't know if it was moved or if they just didn't show him today)
    Target Exclusives: Q1 or 2

    That's assuming that shipping issues haven't changed things.
     
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    Holy shit I can not believe they gave us that version of Spirit and Freedom. I was nearly convinced they’d give us something watered down or so sci-fi or modernized that he’d be barely recognizable. I am floored. Everything they revealed looks great, honestly. And that Storm Shadow…I will never need to get another Storm Shadow as long as I live. They are killing it.
     
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    Hey, does anyone know where to find high quality versions of the packaging art for classified figures? I really want some of these for phone and computer backgrounds
     
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    Just realized, look at the weapons on outback and spirit.
    Real Guns!


    Maybe more realistic weapons and classic looks are the future of the line.
    Maybe there’s a chance they could do weapon and accessories sets like in the old days, give people a chance to get Duke, Beachhead, and Gung-ho’s real non nerf guns?
     
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    Given the PR preorders from yesterday say Nov 2022, I would expect all of these to have that date as well. However, do keep in mind that right now they intentionally put longer shipping dates due to all of the bullshit going on right now.
     
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    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    Wow, fantastic livestream. Wasn’t crazy about the Snake eyes/Storm Shadow 2 pack(have the originals), but glad for those that didn’t want to pay the high prices of the originals. All of the classified figures and Skystriker are on my want list. How cool is that Bat?!! I will be honest my interest in Joe/Star Wars/ Transformers has been pretty low the last few months, but this panel really invigorated me.
     
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  20. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    I won't lie. I'm very disappointed that the line of Classified is going less Blackout and more classic.

    As I said before it's boring as fuck and I wish that we'd get modern designs instead of the tired, lame ass 80s and early 90s designs. These are soldiers. Equipment, techniques, and technology advance. Joes who look like their 80s and 90s counterparts don't look like soldiers, they look like 3rd world conscripts.

    There's a retro line, and there's o-ring now. We SHOULD keep classic looks to those two, or we can also compromise and make Classified half Blackout designs, half classic.

    Oh well, I'm just going to live with it, because all the Classified reveals look good as fuck. Looks like I'm going to need a replacement for all the sci-fi weapons now considering they're not going to be in moving forward.

    A fucking shame, GI Joe, a fucking shame.

    That being said I backed the Skystriker. I've been on a big "Carrier fighter/F14" kick as of late and the Skystriker really scratches that itch. I just wanna say that the ground crew figures have opened up an opportunity. The yellow guy can be a "Shooter" and the red guy is an Ordnance guy. Now I wish we also get purple, green, and blue guys at the very least!
     
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