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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:31 AM

G.I.Joe Night H.A.W.K. & Sting Raider Hi-Res Loose & Boxed Images

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

"Sting Raider"?

I get that for whatever reason, they couldn't get 'Water Moccasin'.

But... 'Sting Raider'?

Ah well. It's an easy buy for me, as the WM was one of my faves as a kid, and Python Patrol Copperhead has a great deal of nostalgia.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

Seems that Hasbro no longer has the rights to the names Sky Hawk and Water Moccasin

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:52 PM

I love them both. Had the Water Moccasin as a kid and always wanted the Sky Hawk (I never had a single Joe aircraft and always thought this would be a cheap way of getting some air power.)

Have you guys noticed the pricing on these new vehicles. Back in the day when I was a wee cub the WM sold for around $10.00 and came with Copper Head. The Sky Hawk sold for around $6.00 without a figure. Now they are both the same price at $15.99 with a figure. It would seem to me that the Sky Hawk is a money maker for Hasbro.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:41 PM

I love the Hawk. I am looking at picking up 5 of them. I loved the original Sky Hawk and always wanted a small air fleet of these guys, now I can have it. The Sting Raider I will pass on, I never really cared that much for it.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:45 PM

View PostMrBear, on Oct 28 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

I love them both. Had the Water Moccasin as a kid and always wanted the Sky Hawk (I never had a single Joe aircraft and always thought this would be a cheap way of getting some air power.)

Have you guys noticed the pricing on these new vehicles. Back in the day when I was a wee cub the WM sold for around $10.00 and came with Copper Head. The Sky Hawk sold for around $6.00 without a figure. Now they are both the same price at $15.99 with a figure. It would seem to me that the Sky Hawk is a money maker for Hasbro.



The price shift is more due to the price increase of manufacturing. Hasbro may be making a little more profit but I don't think it is that much more. I do remember buying a Sky Hawk for around $7.95 at Hill's Department Store when it was released, wow that was a long time ago.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:46 PM

The Modern Era Joes really need a speed boat of their own-- Torpedo's gonna get tired of swimming after that thing with just his flippers!

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

Awesome!! I am looking forward to acquiring these. I just bought the Fang and Claw set. But what about the Wave 10 figures (Duke, Croc Master, Mutt, Cobra Bazooka Trooper, Para Viper)? I can't find those yet. Have any of you find these figures? What's the holdup? I'm seeing more and more new vehicles and comic packs but no new single cards? Any of you have the same problem? @grumpy@

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:57 PM

View PostMrBear, on Oct 28 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

I love them both. Had the Water Moccasin as a kid and always wanted the Sky Hawk (I never had a single Joe aircraft and always thought this would be a cheap way of getting some air power.)

Have you guys noticed the pricing on these new vehicles. Back in the day when I was a wee cub the WM sold for around $10.00 and came with Copper Head. The Sky Hawk sold for around $6.00 without a figure. Now they are both the same price at $15.99 with a figure. It would seem to me that the Sky Hawk is a money maker for Hasbro.


Maybe they're charging more since they have to put the vehicles together. You remember back in the days, you buy the machines and you have to put them all together and place stickers. Hasbro is saving us that trouble, but charging us for it. Ha ha!! But I like the new package, since I don't like taking it out of the package unlike the joe collectors out there. I keep mine in package and display them on the wall in their glory. Taking out of the package would only devalue them and also allow them to be vulnerable to dust/cobwebs.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:26 PM

View PostShogunfox, on Oct 28 2008, 02:57 PM, said:

View PostMrBear, on Oct 28 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

I love them both. Had the Water Moccasin as a kid and always wanted the Sky Hawk (I never had a single Joe aircraft and always thought this would be a cheap way of getting some air power.)

Have you guys noticed the pricing on these new vehicles. Back in the day when I was a wee cub the WM sold for around $10.00 and came with Copper Head. The Sky Hawk sold for around $6.00 without a figure. Now they are both the same price at $15.99 with a figure. It would seem to me that the Sky Hawk is a money maker for Hasbro.


Maybe they're charging more since they have to put the vehicles together. You remember back in the days, you buy the machines and you have to put them all together and place stickers. Hasbro is saving us that trouble, but charging us for it. Ha ha!! But I like the new package, since I don't like taking it out of the package unlike the joe collectors out there. I keep mine in package and display them on the wall in their glory. Taking out of the package would only devalue them and also allow them to be vulnerable to dust/cobwebs.

I just a soon put them together. That was half the fun as a kid. I would take them apart over and over and try and come up with some cool custom or pretend that they were fixing a damaged vehicle. I love the fact that I have to put stickers on now. The only problem is I get mine about perfect, but the few that Hasbro does put on are crooked.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

After taking a closer look at the Lift Ticket figure, his face looks nothing like the Target Conquest version, and what's with the grin? I'd rather have the mustache back over that weird grin. COBRAAAA!!! @firedevil@ @firedevil@ @firedevil@

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:44 PM

View PostShogunfox, on Oct 28 2008, 04:17 PM, said:

After taking a closer look at the Lift Ticket figure, his face looks nothing like the Target Conquest version, and what's with the grin? I'd rather have the mustache back over that weird grin. COBRAAAA!!! @firedevil@ @firedevil@ @firedevil@


Huh?! :huh: Lift-Ticket is a different character. Slipstream comes with the Conquest.

PP Copperhead is much better with a yellow Cobra sigil than the red one they had before.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:20 PM

The new Python Patrol Copperhead looks A-MA-ZING-- both faithful to the original yet not nearly as ridiculous!! If Hasbro can do this to ALL of the later RAH figures, than they must give us the entire line-up of '91-'92, with special attention to Air Gen. Hawk, Mercer, Snake-Eyes, Gold CC, Flak-Viper, and Red-n-tan Duke. This I Command!

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:41 PM

Yeah,

I was blown away by the new pic of the PP Copperhead.Looks much much better then the one shown at Comic Con or was it the GI Joe Con,I can't remember.I was going to throw away or give away the Copperhead that came with this vehicle but I may not.I am very excited about the Sting Raider(to much copyright stuff now adays).

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:52 AM

I wonder why they didn't paint Copperhead's flesh like they did with the original.

I mean first of all, it defeats the purpsoe of "stealth" if you have unprotected areas.

Secondly, he's not as accurate as he should be. @firedevil@

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:40 AM

View PostSamantha, on Oct 28 2008, 01:45 PM, said:

View PostMrBear, on Oct 28 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

I love them both. Had the Water Moccasin as a kid and always wanted the Sky Hawk (I never had a single Joe aircraft and always thought this would be a cheap way of getting some air power.)

Have you guys noticed the pricing on these new vehicles. Back in the day when I was a wee cub the WM sold for around $10.00 and came with Copper Head. The Sky Hawk sold for around $6.00 without a figure. Now they are both the same price at $15.99 with a figure. It would seem to me that the Sky Hawk is a money maker for Hasbro.



The price shift is more due to the price increase of manufacturing. Hasbro may be making a little more profit but I don't think it is that much more. I do remember buying a Sky Hawk for around $7.95 at Hill's Department Store when it was released, wow that was a long time ago.

Hill's Department Store!?! Boy, do I miss that place! I got some great toys there over the years!

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:59 AM

View PostGoldbug, on Oct 28 2008, 04:44 PM, said:

View PostShogunfox, on Oct 28 2008, 04:17 PM, said:

After taking a closer look at the Lift Ticket figure, his face looks nothing like the Target Conquest version, and what's with the grin? I'd rather have the mustache back over that weird grin. COBRAAAA!!! @firedevil@ @firedevil@ @firedevil@


Huh?! :huh: Lift-Ticket is a different character. Slipstream comes with the Conquest.

PP Copperhead is much better with a yellow Cobra sigil than the red one they had before.


Holy Sh..!! Why didn't I catch that name? Had a brain fart there. But still, that grin gotta go. The looks on the face screams "Zartan" in disguise. LOL!!! COBRAAA!!!! #US1# #US1# #US1#

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:32 AM

I can't wait for this package. I'm more excited about this particular vehicle the Sky Hawk than any other. I Plan on buying at least two of them. Maybe I can use the extra Lift Ticket in customs.

Hey guys maybe you can help me,

I know there are a ton of places for us to buy figures both brick and mortar and online and E-bay.

But it seems to me there is one niche that no one has fully explored and that is the Customizing community. Do you guys think that the community is big enough to support its own online store?

What I mean is this would be a store that would solely be geared towards all things we need for Custom Figures, basic loose parts, heads, bodies etc, casting resins and mold makers, sculpting tools and clays, paints, brushes, etc.

I'd highly appreciate your input.

Sincerely,

Zartanman

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:34 AM

Interesting on how over at Hisstank they "got" the same images 3 hours later, and the thread started there that pointed back to here was re-edited to point to their own article...

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:42 AM

View Postcvg_941995118, on Oct 29 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

I know there are a ton of places for us to buy figures both brick and mortar and online and E-bay. But it seems to me there is one niche that no one has fully explored and that is the Customizing community. Do you guys think that the community is big enough to support its own online store?


There have been, over the years, many short-lived stores that specialized in customizing... not "materials", per se, but definitely in custom cast parts and replacement parts... most recently goodtogocustoms.com, which I believe got hit with a cease and desist that's left them as little more than a customizer's forum.

Materials, like brushes and paints, *should* be offered by any decent on-line joe store (surprised smalljoes never delved into this), but casting materials... that's *really* niche, IMO. I remember when that stuff first caught on, ten years ago, and the casts all sucked... air bubbles, basic colors... it's taken the communiy years to perfect the process, so I personally know I'd never pull off in my house what they can. I'll just go to marauderjoe.com, and leave it at that.

That's just my take, of course.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:24 PM

View PostShogunfox, on Oct 29 2008, 08:59 AM, said:

Holy Sh..!! Why didn't I catch that name? Had a brain fart there. But still, that grin gotta go. The looks on the face screams "Zartan" in disguise. LOL!!! COBRAAA!!!! #US1# #US1# #US1#


But it wouldn't be Lift-Ticket without that grin...
http://www.yojoe.com...iftticket.shtml
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Cool, I already got copperhead for the Moccasin . This version of Copperhead might be better suited for some kind of custom. I like that black chest and arms just pop on another head...

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:14 PM

Oh yes, I will be buying more than one of these!

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:49 PM

Can't wait to get a Water Mocassin for my comic pack Copperhead. That one brings back so many fond memories. Never liked the sky hawk but I'll get it for Lift Ticket.

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