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#1 User is offline   shlappyguy 

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

So, we got to see some of the new figures and vehicles sets that will be coming out next year at Toyfair. I was a little uncertain, though, about the identity of one of the characters pictured. Was this guy the Steeler that's meant to come with the mini-tank, or is it a new, non-giant-headed Breaker that comes with the R.A.M.?

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...00&start=20

I mean, he has Steeler's shoulder holster, but that's about it. For one thing, he;s missing Steeler's most iconic attribute, his visor/image intensifiers, and considering how closely the line has hewn to the original costumes and colors, he's not even close. He's even pictured on the R.A.M. in the showroom pictures, the vehicle we know is supposed to come with a Breaker.

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...800&start=0

Just a thought, and maybe a little wishful thinking. I wouldn't mind a non-hydrocephalic Breaker, and the original Steeler was always one of my favorites.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:56 PM

WHat makes you say Breaker is supposed to come with the RAM? THe RAM didn't come with any figure originally.

I wouldn't get your hopes up that this is any one other than Steeler.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

At the Toy Fair Hasbro said the RAM would have Breaker. The Armadillo and Trouble Bubble did not come with fugures originally either. Also the Ait Chariot will have a diferent Serpentor.

That was Steeler shown at TF.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:12 AM

Well, if that's Steeler, I hope he at least gets his visor, if not something approaching his original color scheme.

Unless they rerelease the M.O.B.A.T. with a more accurate Steeler. That I could live with.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:17 AM

i realy think thats breaker as on the box art of the ram its breaker riding it. if thats steeler thats another one that they dropped the ball on.
heres a link to the box art
http://www.yojoe.com...m/ram_box.shtml

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:52 PM

Since the head does not seem to be the same one used for the comic book 2 pack Breaker (although since I have yet to come across a Destro/Breaker comic pack yet I can not say for certain :angry: ) the thought that had crossed my mind is that it might be Sparks

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

If you look here

http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/default.cfm?pa...2F47059AFCC322F

The figure in question is pictured with the Armadillo but they don't say the figures name. I think that is Steeler. If you look at the caption under the image with the Ram set it says comes with Breaker but no picture of the figure.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:59 PM

The figure in question IS Breaker, not Steeler (unfortunately). I called a friend of mine(GIJoe Design team) the night that figure was shown b/c I was confused about it as well. He said it was infact Breaker.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:01 PM

View PostJeff, on Mar 26 2008, 11:01 PM, said:

If you look here

http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/default.cfm?pa...2F47059AFCC322F

The figure in question is pictured with the Armadillo but they don't say the figures name. I think that is Steeler. If you look at the caption under the image with the Ram set it says comes with Breaker but no picture of the figure.

Breaker was wrongfully placed in the picture w/ the Armadillo and Air Chariot, just as the original HISS Tank is shown but it will actually be an all black DTC version w/ Rip It.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

View PostSPC AIRBORNE, on Mar 27 2008, 04:01 AM, said:

Breaker was wrongfully placed in the picture w/ the Armadillo and Air Chariot, just as the original HISS Tank is shown but it will actually be an all black DTC version w/ Rip It.


I don't know if your right about the Breaker figure being in the wrong picture, but according to TNI and Hasbro you are wrong about the Hiss.

http://toynewsi.com/...=9&itemid=12550

Cause according to that it will be the RAH Hiss that is released and not the DTC one.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:47 AM

Who to believe, who to believe?

I choose to believe that is a new Breaker. While I like the currently released one, what with his bubble and all, I would love a better proportioned version. And I would really love a more accurate Steeler.

I wonder if the Serpentor will be the much-requested classic Serpentor?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:30 AM

The answer according to Hasbro is the figure in question is Steeler. I talked to them today to get clarification for you all. The entire news post can be found here.

http://toynewsi.com/...=9&itemid=12712

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Fiddlesticks!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:04 PM

Well seems like Steeler is pretty true to the original other then having the standard Short sleves and no gloves

RAH

http://yojoe.com/act...teeler1p5.shtml

Modern

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...600&start=0

Just needs his visor thing which Im sure they can add fairly easily.


For Serpentor, I didn't confirm it today but was said at TF that he would be a more in tune with his classic look.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:44 PM

Yeah, I guess, with the exception of the sleeves and brown boots he's pretty close, and I'm sure he'll bet the visor. I always did like his black gloves, but I don't want to end up sounding like one of those Flint-bashers.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:42 PM

Yeah for the original HISS tank. I know TARGET is releasing a blue one but I'd much rather have the original in black. I'd buy the DTC version but not unless Hasbro actually puts a working rear access door on the back of it like they originally planned.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:59 PM

Im sure they are going to make a cartoon gray breaker with a beard. I cant see what else they can do

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

View PostJayC, on Mar 27 2008, 04:30 PM, said:

The answer according to Hasbro is the figure in question is Steeler. I talked to them today to get clarification for you all. The entire news post can be found here.

http://toynewsi.com/...=9&itemid=12712


Thanks JayC for getting us those answers.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:24 PM

So, Steeler's taken a step down, tankwise (is that a word?). He get's the little bity Armadillo. Aw, how cute. Seems like a waste for a guy that's supposed to be THE tank guy on the team. Oh well. I'll probably still get the set if only for Serpentor and his Chariot.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

View PostJayC, on Mar 27 2008, 12:04 PM, said:

Well seems like Steeler is pretty true to the original other then having the standard Short sleves and no gloves

RAH

http://yojoe.com/act...teeler1p5.shtml

Modern

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...600&start=0

Just needs his visor thing which Im sure they can add fairly easily.


For Serpentor, I didn't confirm it today but was said at TF that he would be a more in tune with his classic look.


I'm sure that I heard during Toy Fair Serpentor with Air Chariot will be the same as the single carded version. Plus that classic Serpentor is coming. They never said how or where classic Serpentor would come out. I suspect classic Serpentor would be in the Arise Serpentor Arise pack.

I just hope Steeler doesn't get those aweful Duke arms.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

View PostJayC, on Mar 27 2008, 11:04 AM, said:

Well seems like Steeler is pretty true to the original other then having the standard Short sleves and no gloves

RAH

http://yojoe.com/act...teeler1p5.shtml

Modern

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...600&start=0

Just needs his visor thing which Im sure they can add fairly easily.


For Serpentor, I didn't confirm it today but was said at TF that he would be a more in tune with his classic look.

ANYONE NOTICE HIS NEW LEG JOINTS????

I see plastic pegs(like the shoulder pegs).. I wonder how different that'll be?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:17 PM

uh oh, Tele-Viper and Clutch have these new leg joints as well... not sure how I feel about that. Maybe it's just a prototype thing.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:59 PM

View PostJoeRhyno, on Mar 27 2008, 11:25 PM, said:

View PostJayC, on Mar 27 2008, 11:04 AM, said:

Well seems like Steeler is pretty true to the original other then having the standard Short sleves and no gloves

RAH

http://yojoe.com/act...teeler1p5.shtml

Modern

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...600&start=0

Just needs his visor thing which Im sure they can add fairly easily.


For Serpentor, I didn't confirm it today but was said at TF that he would be a more in tune with his classic look.

ANYONE NOTICE HIS NEW LEG JOINTS????

I see plastic pegs(like the shoulder pegs).. I wonder how different that'll be?



all the protos had those legs.
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...800&start=0

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=alb...um=GIJoe%2F2008

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:34 AM

wheeew.. crisis averted, thanks X

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

no prob joe.

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