G.I. Joe Retaliation "Ultimate" Wave 3.5 finally available for preorder on bbts
Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:22 PM
Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:32 AM
Unless they do a total overhaul for Christmas (doubtful), I'm pretty sure my Walmart's pretty much done with Joe, at least till whatever is coming through next year.
Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:09 PM
It's the little things in life really....it's rare that this happens but you gotta love it when it does.....I haven't seen Joes at Walmart in a longggg time......great find man....
Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:11 PM
He is the only fig from that last Ultimate's wave I don't have......I had him in my basket and went to check out, he was gone....& on other boards it was mentioned that he kept popping up for some time after he had "sold out".....very frustrating I sent Hasblow an angry fan-man email but I still expect the "big F-Off", I asked them to do a notification email like how TRU tries to do but fails at.....at least I found an MU Abomination at Terget last night....that was an awesome hunt so sometime in the next 2 weeks I'll find NV, catch him at a swapmeet or a walgreens.....
Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:29 AM
They're pretty much all about a half head taller than their 25th predecessor. Do they still work with them? I think it depends on how you display them. If you're going to just stand them all up straight, standing on their stands in a long neat row, yeah, it might be noticeable, but still, it's not like every single character is the same height anyway. If you have them mixed around in a setting, or diorama, then they're not really as noticeable.. again, I think it's up to you.
To be honest, I personally feel that after RoC, they improved on their figure sculpts big time and it's almost a sin to display some of the 25th figures next to the newer PoC, 30th or even the Retaliation(and Ultimate) figures, lol.
Oh well, guess I'll skip 'em then. I've already got great versions of all three, so if these "Ultimates" can't fill those spaces seamlessly, I can afford to take a pass.
BTW: When you say "all," does that include Kwinn to?
Kwinn doesn't seem as bad, but you owe it to yourself and all Joe fans and especially those on the Hasbro Joe team like Deryl Depriest that snuck in this jem of a figure into the movie line, no less. lol. I remember talking to him at Joecon and asked how it happened and he said that he knew the fans wanted him made, he wanted him made, so when it was time to submit the figures for the wave to be approved, he threw him in there, not knowing what to expect and sure enough, he was approved.
Absolutely! I don't care if Kwinn is out of scale or not, he's a "must-buy" no matter what.
Thanks for the heads up.
I'd suggest Duke too, with the spare head he can be a different trooper entirely and is cool enough to have in your collection as maybe a desert steel brigade at the least. Drone is pretty cool too.