The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. millerman3732

    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Posts:
    1,201
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +224
    Yes. Thank you.
     
  2. Johnny1378

    Johnny1378 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2018
    Posts:
    1,017
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,766
    Pre-Ordered Croc Master from Amazon and Python Patrol B.A.T. from Target. Hopefully my B.A.T. preorder fares better than my Batman Year 2 preorder.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. MSWF377

    MSWF377 Michael Scarn

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2017
    Posts:
    1,089
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Likes:
    +4,071
    Am I blind? I can’t see a release date for the target figures. Is it July like the others?
     
  4. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Wreck N' Rule

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Posts:
    13,100
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    The Danz Cave, Swearth
    Likes:
    +26,455
    I just got out of this line and I fully intend on staying out but holy fuck, playtime is certainly over with the G.I. joe team.

    Even not collecting this line, I'm still probably gonna pick up a B.A.T
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Posts:
    12,385
    News Credits:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +8,484
    Release Date: No release date yet, Release Date: coming soon!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. LarELar

    LarELar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2016
    Posts:
    2,043
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +3,552
    What they believe warrants it are the people willing to pay that price for it.

    The price does seem... unfortunate for the casual fan, and the use of a kickstarter to produce it seems... exploitative. And I agree with you about the 6” scale being more apt to justify the price. I got the black series snow speeder scaled for 6” figures & was MSRP’d under $130, so I don’t know where I’d put a 1/12 scaled sky striker... (but for a raven, I’m sure I’d find a way;)  )

    It also seems like its occupying a spot as a haslab production could/should instead be for a product with a more unrealistic chance at retail. Hasbro isn’t an indy, they’re not an 8(a), and while what they’re doing isn’t illegal, and understandable from a capitalistic, supply & demand perspective... it doesn’t necessarily leave a positive impression on me.

    I was fortunate to find out about the air wolf kickstarter the weekend before it ended in early October, and that was something in the 1:18 scale I could get behind. Size, accessories, tiers, and from a fan that seemed to be more in line for what kickstarter funding was put in place to help.
    92AEBEC8-4903-494F-8309-A9F0DAAA2AC1.jpeg
    AIRWOLF™ 1:18 Scale Toy Helicopter

    I would’ve gotten the 2 for $550 if it could’ve been the regular air wolf and the red one, but then when I realized that tier would also be a later production and shipment by months, I went with the regular and a bunch of their 3.75”, 1/18 scale figures so I could get them in hand sooner. :D 



    I might be in the minority, but I don’t see what production-wise justifies the price that the sky striker haslab is asking.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2021
    • Like Like x 2
  7. ChucklesLastLaugh

    ChucklesLastLaugh Undercover so long, they all forgot who I work for

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2019
    Posts:
    672
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Location:
    Paradise, Babylon
    Likes:
    +1,424
    IMO making a v1 deco BAT an exclusive would be a bad idea. This better be in the next wave of the general release. They have unlimited redecos of the BAT to use as exclusives.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2021
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron 4D Smart-ass

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    16,101
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Texas
    Likes:
    +16,644
    1632703297055.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. fschuler

    fschuler Post Count Inflated With Hot Air TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2005
    Posts:
    15,345
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NKY/Cincinnati
    Likes:
    +24,084
    Hmmm...pork chop sandwiches DO sound pretty good right about now...
     
  10. ChucklesLastLaugh

    ChucklesLastLaugh Undercover so long, they all forgot who I work for

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2019
    Posts:
    672
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Location:
    Paradise, Babylon
    Likes:
    +1,424
  11. Legate

    Legate Plastic Crack Addict

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Posts:
    4,623
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +5,181
    It also wouldn't make sense for both decos to be exclusive.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Pharoid

    Pharoid Time Traveling Robot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Posts:
    16,160
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    New Crobuzon
    Likes:
    +19,631
    Well there you go you jinxed it. Now you know it’s going to be an exclusive.
     
  13. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    19,388
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    Evansville, IN
    Likes:
    +5,088
    Ordered a BAT and Outback from Target
    Spirit, Storm Shadow, and Croc from BBTS. (Also mystery figure)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. mark4flair

    mark4flair Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Posts:
    5,508
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +11,290
    Picked the wrong day to go hunting, I missed the live stream completely, and almost missed the 4pm Zartan drop, we were up in the boonies with no internet. Almost missed the 5pm drops while we were cleaning up.

    Anyway thanks @Capirus for the links, you're aces as always.

    The exact same order, except add and extra Viper and Bat from pulse.

    Definitely passing on Skstriker, the 30th version is good enough for me. In regards to the o-ring figures, they are tempting, but I think that ship has sailed in regards to my collection.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  15. Wheeljoker

    Wheeljoker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Posts:
    2,871
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,709
    I'm actually liking the Skystriker a lot more than I thought I would. I never had one as a kid and the last version didn't quite do it for me. All the accessories are cool on this one and they apparently fixed the biggest flaw from the original toy. The wings and landing gear aren't tied together.

    I'll track the progress and decide whether or not to take the plunge later on. The O-ring figs are a cool throwback but to me the packaging is more impressive than the figures. I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth preorders went today. Got Con Zartan which was my biggest want but also got PP Viper and BAT along with Outback, Spirit, SS and Croc Master.
     
  16. Agent Prime 2814

    Agent Prime 2814 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Posts:
    2,731
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +2,691
    Facebook:
    Outback was easily 1 of my top 5 Joe's. Never had night force or tiger force. I had the og figure when I was a kid but lost all my toys when my mom gave them to a consignment shop to sale and they closed up and never gave them back. I lost everything. In college and later I tried rebuilding but it just wasn't the same and never could find another outback that was reasonable price or good shape. So I was all in anyways on him and don't have to custom old man Hawkeye to do it now. But that diorama with the bat and viper with outback taking them both on...sold on python patrol. Lol
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Posts:
    41,760
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    432
    Likes:
    +36,770
    I intend to back it but the price seems high to me. I think the 11,000 minimum for production is what factored primarily into the cost…..and they possibly didn’t think Walmart or other retailers would go for it even stripped down and with a lower MSRP like $60-80. Walmart wasn’t onboard for the 2011 Skystriker and I don’t think they’re any easier to work with now than before.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Wreck N' Rule

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Posts:
    13,100
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    The Danz Cave, Swearth
    Likes:
    +26,455
    hello-boys-im-back.gif

    After much thought, I'm going back in on the line.

    Today proved to me that the Joe team is ready to take this line seriously, and in that case, so am I.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  19. Legate

    Legate Plastic Crack Addict

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Posts:
    4,623
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +5,181
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 5
  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Posts:
    41,760
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    432
    Likes:
    +36,770
    To clear up any confusion, on social media some have said the Haslab skystriker is bigger than the original. It doesn’t look like it, compare the figures in the cockpit to the jet itself. If it’s bigger than the original, it’s not by much.

    If it were true 1/18 scale it would’ve been much bigger and dwarfed the display area during the livestream.

    I didn’t think a Haslab USS Flagg was likely. However it confused me because I was wondering how a Flagg would be enticing if there’s no current joe jets to buy right now. So before today, I thought at best, we might see a retro skystriker(using the 2011 mold) next year at Walmart. I wasn’t expecting an almost all new(if not all new) Skystriker to be in the works.

    So I do think it’s a possibility to see a Haslab Flagg for the 60th anniversary of Gijoe in 2024. The timing works out since the Haslab Skystriker(if funded) will have been released by 2023. I imagine either more Gijoe jets are planned before 2024 or around there(mass retail, exclusive or stretch goal). After all if you’re going to make a USS Flagg, it’d be useless without any jets on it.

    The new tail hook mounted on the Haslab Skystriker could be a hint.

    I know some of them landed in discount stores afterwards but it also depends on your area. I bought them in an area full of naval stations and it sold well.

    Also it would’ve sold better if it used the Haslab design. The Haslab design looks almost all new save for the wings, missles, engines and horizontal stabilizers. I thought they would’ve just reused the 2011 body to make things easier but the forward fuselage construction looks more similar to the 1983 version. Short of a substantial redesign, it takes a lot of work to get the 1983 and 2011 versions to do what the Haslab one is capable of doing(split canopy, wings able to sweep independently of the landing gear) out of the box. Since this one works the way I’d like out of the box(and since I’ve done the mods myself including making a tutorial for it and know how labor intensive it can be), that’s a big reason I want it.

    I do think a regular release without all the extras should be sold eventually at mass retail or as an exclusive at the very least. I think this is at least possible. In either case, I highly doubt all the extras from the Haslab would’ve been included.
     
    • Like Like x 3