The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. vicious7171

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    Packing Cobra Commander 3x per case and Red Ninja 1x per case tells us Hasbro still has no idea what the hell they're doing.
     
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    Classified Duke, My first ever G.I. Joe!
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    It is a really good figure! My only criticisms is how loose the equipment is and the plastic is a bit bendy. BUT I WANT MOOOORE!!!

    Speaking of which, Snake Eyes hit my POL.
     
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    I imagine the feedback would have been immediately much more positive if the first wave had the Cobra trooper substituted for that blinged up V2 Roadblock.
     
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    Villains do sell a line better than the heroes at times so you might be right.
     
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    Troop-Builders sell better. So you don’t short-pack them and stick the retailer with a bunch of Cobra Commanders. It’s really fucking basic.
     
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    My point was is there precedent for Game Mill Entertainment. Not Epic.
     
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    I've only seen wave 1 of Classified once...why the poor availability?
     
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    With Walmart, they put out all their stock at one and got eaten up as it was the first time the line was at retail. With Target, they weren't available till Yesterday, you should be able to see the line much more often now.

    Speaking of Target, I wonder if they are changing the street date to the first? based on the G.I. Joe Twitter.
     
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    They made the change for Double Dealer, so I hope that's the plan here, too.
     
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    ^Finally, wave 1 has been acquired!

    Thanks @Fenrys for the heads up on the Chosen Prime having these in stock. I bought them late Thursday night and they arrived today. I paid 130$ for the 5 so 26$ per figure which I will pay all day long to not have to stress about tracking them down.
     
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    Completely agree.
     
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    Delima time! To order or not to order Supreme Cobra Commander when he is available? I don't really want a Second CC, but I feel like him and Pimp Daddy Profit Director Destro go together as a set. Ehh, I'm not sure.
     
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    They’re probably also realizing they didn’t need a movie to push the toys. These things are selling yet the Snake Eyes movie got delayed again to next year. Make good Joes and they’ll sell.
     
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  15. Fenrys

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    Received Duke, Scarlet, and Roadblock in the mail today. Snake Eyes and Destro are arriving tomorrow.

    Good news from Hasbro, I wonder if I'll receive by Baroness pre-order this week.
     
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    Welcome to a whole new world of collecting.
     
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  18. Shin Densetsu

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    This is likely the case as the Classified digital sculpts were already done and ready to go for year, before Boss Fight left Hasbro. Game Mill isn’t known for stellar games and with the digital sculpts of the Classified figures already done and ARAH vehicles done decades prior, getting the design assets wouldn’t have taken a long time for them.

    The deco for mainline Classified is probably to match the game while the Cobra Island decos may have been what was originally envisioned. Even if not, the digital sculpting would’ve taken the longest, not deco mapping.

    Plus, Classified Duke did start off working off of the Sunbow character model, not the game.
     
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  19. wheeljack01

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    Though I still see negativity about Classified(largely from 3 3/4 guys or people wanting straight up vintage in 6 inch), but I am so glad seeing people loving and searching for the new stuff. I have been a fan of Joe since 1986 and Classified is a fantastic update to these characters. I think we are in for good times my friends....as long as we can find them.
     
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  20. Shin Densetsu

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    It’ll really depend, I’m in wait and see mode, we are seeing designs that were already done and ready to go up to 5 or more years ago. Meanwhile brand management has already shifted in less than a year, months prior to the brand launching. Hopefully it’s in good hands and the brand manager is seeing that the brand has a lot of hype and demand without a Snake Eyes movie available for anytime soon.

    Cautiously optimistic.
     
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