The G.I. Joe Thread

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

  1. protohuman

    protohuman Science is a fantastic illusion

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    My other hopeful is a S.N.A.K.E.. I never had one as a kid but if they made a solid mecha unit it would draw a lot of attention to the line for both kids and collectors. If they stay on the shelf long enough. I never had Alley Viper either, dang that looks soo good.
     
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  2. MachoGrande

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    To round out the characters featured on the packaging art, Baroness and Alley Vipers for sure. Since there’s already Storm Shadow art matching the existing promo art, he’s a solid bet too. If the wave includes more than three characters, anyone in the the video game roster is up for grabs.
     
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    This was my favorite version of him as a kid but as much as I like it, I doubt we will see this one before we see hooded cobra commander. And with 3 of him already I hope we dont see it soon because I'd rather have other character variety going.
     
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  4. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    What’s funny is we’re getting 3 Cobra Commanders and not a single hooded head. Watch it come with some other exclusive of a random character that no one can get.
     
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  6. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Got a consolation prize when Target’s website kept saying it was too busy to sell me a figure I really wanted but it wasn’t too busy to sell me this guy.

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    It’s aight. I do like the extra torso articulation that makes it feel kinda like the original ARAH figures. Don’t notice it as much on Snake Eyes probably because all the belts and harnesses covered it.
     
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    Artic Storm Shadows up again on Amazon for anyone looking.
     
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  8. Hicks_Royel

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    Agreed, an optional head add-in would be easy enough but then they couldn't sell you a fourth copy of the figure at exclusive prices.

    Depends on the source. In the cartoon, it was snake man Cobra Commander.
     
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    I remember that one! They had that device that reversed the mutation spores, but they only had him transformed halfway back when the process got interrupted. So he ended up this snake-humanoid thing. Lol

    Whichever continuity, Battle Armor Cobra Commander was always one of my favorite figures.
     
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    Will the CC head fit on the Cobra Trooper? It might make a good CC if you take the vest off.
     
  11. Hail Galvatron

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    In the DiC cartoon... not a fan of the DiC cartoon.
     
  12. Fenrys

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    So far only 2 exclusives have been above the normal price, one comes with a vehicle and one is what was an SDCC exclusive.
     
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    Right, one base figure, two exclusives. So a hooded Cobra Commander would make a fourth figure. As for the exclusive part, that is following the theme Slave IV suggested.

    It's not the greatest but it is still a continuity of the lore. And, really, no more far reaching than using mechanical snakes in wicker baskets to break Cobra Commander out of prison. Or having Cobra Commander still in full helmet and uniform while imprisoned. It's all silly when you think too hard about it.

    Yep, then they somehow grafted snakes onto Conquests to get their Python Patrol paint schemes. It was certainly a different kind of interesting.

    The battle armor makes sense for putting him actually in the field but the original design will always be the iconic Cobra Commander look.
     
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  14. Fenrys

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    I was replying to the "exclusive prices" comment. Exclusives are the same price as the non exclusive figures except for the one that comes with the bike and the one that was a convention exclusive.
     
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    Ah, fair enough. Admittedly, I don't keep up enough to know.

    Though the cynical part of me does expect it to be an SDCC exclusive next year.
     
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  16. Fenrys

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    And that would suck :p  but yea, Artic Storm Shadow, Regal Commander, PD Destro, CI Trooper, CI Beachhead and CI Roadblock are all the same msrp as the non exclusive figures, so far only Baroness (w/bike) and Supreme Snake Cobra Commander (SDCC) carry a higher msrp
     
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    Baroness is starting to pop up in local inventory according to Popfindr.
     
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    I still wonder if Broiler is a reference from something.

    Dragonfire magic was how they made the vehicles and people have the same attributes as the snakes.

    It's odd that the Tiger Force wasn't in the show at all.
     
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  19. AgentOrange

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    Amazon just let me know my Storm Shadow will be coming this weekend, 2 months early
     
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  20. Johnny1378

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    Right. And they used that same machine to temporarily turn Serpentor into an iguana or something like that. Lol
     
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