The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. Shin Densetsu

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    One of the last best things that came out in the 50th anniversary line was the Cobra Wolf, THAT thing is awesome. Also came with a decent Skyhawk repaint.
     
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    I think Hasbro needs a way to milk the vehicle molds to warrant their retail releases especially the two-rider vehicles.
     
  3. Shin Densetsu

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    Nuremberg Toy Fair either has started or will start soon so we might hear more about Jazware's GI Joe contributions. Anything new @SilverOptimus ?
     
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    Not yet. Content locked up pretty tight. Guess we'll have to wait until NY Toy Fair. :) 
     
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    It depends.

    Despite ARAH making everyone the same height (for easy parts reuse), real life Sgt. Slaughter is 6 foot 5.

    If the line is Marvel Legends scale (which is actually around 1:11 with a 6 foot character typically being 6.5 inches tall) then 7 inches is dead on perfect for real life slaughter and the height we should expect bigger characters (like maybe Roadblock or Big Boa) to be at.

    If the line continues the idea of all men being the same height or uses SW Black Series 1:12 scale then Slaughter would be a bit too big but fudgeable. Unless they go 1:12 Black Series scale AND maintain all men having a single height.
     
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    I’ve played with a few of their 6” Fortnite figures and have no complaints. They are comparable to ML figures, albeit with a few additional points of articulation.
     
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    6/7-inch versions of certain characters (Cobra troops especially) is awesome though less army building and vehicle selection friendly. 1/18's, to me, are an ideal scale for army building and collecting vehicles for.
     
  8. Shin Densetsu

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    Found this recent exchange at TheFwoosh:
     
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    I'm okay with that. Persuit of Cobra is probably one of my favorite toylines based on memory. Besides, they'll probably get to RAH soon enough.
     
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    POC.. Only wave 1 came here in Manila. And I only have two of them. Beach Head and the ass-kickin' Jungle Viper.
    POC showed Hasbro's potential to up the ante with their 4-inch line. Although it costs more than the RAH figs but considering the sculpt they did on POC, it's worth the price at least.

    I was at a local toycon event last week and Joe's are being sold very high. Consdering 25th RAH line is dead. Average, every joe was being sold at TF Voyager Class price points.
     
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    POC Beach Head is one of my favorite figures of all time.

    the real shame of POC is that they should have been the designs for ROC. The script would have still sucked but at least it would have looked great and felt like Joe.
     
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    Skyhawk would be awesome too, or a Firebat, CLAW, or Fang!
     
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    If the 6in line does end up being all POC-ish, then I'll probably just buy a couple and be done. I could see maybe getting Flint, Beach Head, Snake Eyes, and Stalker.
     
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    What is POC?
     
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    I'm in wait and see mode. I'm glad new toys are being developed in a long and oft-neglected brand. However with only 1 of the old team members(AFAIK) working on this, I don't know what to expect.
     
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    Pursuit of Cobra. It was the line that followed directly after the movie line that was pretty popular. Very modernized designs, but in a good way.
     
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    Right, we won't know what it's going to be, until we finally see it. I guess I'm just preparing myself for possible disappointment.
     
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    I hope at least the colors remain faithful to ARAH or they offer repaints in ARAH colors.
     
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    Don’t you think they can do their own property at least as well as ML? Or am I expecting too much? I don’t know why having the old team is so crucial? This isn’t rocket surgery? Right?
     
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