The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. Keiman74

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    Link to the RED news thread? This is the first I'm hearing about wallyworld cancelling preorders and I've got a few I'd desperately like to keep.
     
  2. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    That would look better

    It’s being discussed here:
    Transformers R.E.D. Series Announced
     
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    target has been clearancing these RC vehicles. I’ve seen two different (albeit slightly) color variants. At half off $35, I was going to wait for the 70% off to get both, but then as stock was dwindling (and only saw one left), I decided to pick it up since a number of stores seem to be moving all the clearance to a dedicated aisle/location.
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    likely won’t be too much leg room, but I was planning on having a kimbo block &/or ML kilmonger standing out the back or side of the vehicle with weaponry anyways.
     
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    Is it just me or is this thread not visible on the main listing anymore? I can’t find it unless I look under my notifications.
     
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  6. Tahukanuva

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    Not to put anyone on blast, but if you have the thread starter on your ignore list it’ll hide the whole thread from you. It’s possible that that’s what’s happened, because it happened to me before.
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

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    This. Might not be the case but it has happened to me too in the past. It was honestly the first thing that came to mind reading what @Bandit posted.
     
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    ChucklesLastLaugh Undercover so long, they all forgot who I work for

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    Yes. Hopefully they do a single boxed black deco Baroness release with no gold and subtle silver highlights.
     
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    probably the blue recolor nobody wants really....
     
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    Or the red one.
     
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    Yeah...I’m wondering if rubbing alcohol or any solvent can remove any colours on her hair. I might attempt it.
     
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    Well, I was right, they all sold out at that Target yesterday. I went in the morning and got "Street Dated" and then my wife went in the evening and also got "Street Dated". Load of B.S.

    This morning my other Target shows that they have 7 now. My guess is that it will be a 'rinse, wash, repeat' scenario. It shouldn't be this hard.
     
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  13. supervir2

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    I feel your pain. I’ve been streetdated repeatedly at the two targets near me that show them in stock online but the number keeps dipping :( 
     
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  14. protohuman

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    Profit Director Destro is a Pulse exclusive and appeared in foreign markets not too long ago. He is easily available through international auction and shopping sites but is sold out on Pulse. US domestic buyers from Pulse will receive product in November. SS Cobra Commander recently has shown face in the same foreign markets yet he is not due out for pulse preorder till September, one could conclude US buyers will receive product in December earliest(?). Maybe one could also conclude SS Cobra Com will show face on the same international buying websites. It is mighty brazen of all the US domestic sellers on auction site selling preorders for figures they may never receive.

    On a side note, the inventory has disappeared through brickseeker for my local store who street dated me. Did they sell?

    Edit: Correction Profit Director is not an exclusive but rather a wave 2 figure.
     
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    Well now I know at least part of the reason some of those Baroness figures on ebay are so expensive. The one I ordered left Hong Kong yesterday and arrived in Ohio today :jawdropper:  so part of the price was definitely shipping, which makes me feel better about spending that much on her :lol 

    I'd take the red one over the blue one personally

    If, and that's definitely if, Snake Supreme works like normal SDCC exclusives (it was planned as an SDCC exclusive) then it won't be a preorder in September, it'll be an in stock order.

    I had seen that vehicle on facebook, really wanted it because it looks good, but none of my local targets have any
     
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  16. David Hingtgen

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    I was thinking that too, all depends on if the hair is "rubbery" or hard plastic-----hard plastic is much easier to strip. Rubbery plastic is more easily "permanently stained" by colors, and may become dull with alcohol exposure. (plus it depends on if it's molded in black, or if it's like "part of the head/face, molded flesh-toned, painted black") (I won't be at all surprised if mass-release has a totally different head/hair than the motorcycle version)
     
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    Mine doesn't seem to sit flush with the backpack. Looks ok, but not perfect.
     
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    That's fair. If they did a dark, brick red deco with black accents that would probably look pretty tight.
     
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  19. Fenrys

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    Pretty much my thinking. Was never really a fan of the blue, it just doesn't look right on her to me
     
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  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    It’s definitely going to be rubbery, none of the plastic on Classified figures feels like ABS, it’s differing grades of PVC. The hair is molded in softer PVC for more flexibility around the neck.
     
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