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#1 User is offline   The Wire 

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

G.I.Joe DVD Battle Sets 1 & 2

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Is it me, or did Lady Jaye's head sculpt as far as detail goes take a big step back from this photo vs. the proto we saw at Toyfair?

Example:

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After:

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Possibly a bad photo? Could be bad paint apps?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:16 PM

The whole thing looks to be a step back if you ask me.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

I'm still digging the sets, but I thought Lady-Jaye looked different. I like the little push cart that's with the Cobra Trooper. But Destro looks improved I think. Or maybe it's the shiny head I didn't notice before. :)

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:03 PM

huh, I took me a minute to realize that grey character with the orange limbs was Snake Eyes :o

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:20 PM

View Postwolverine2281, on May 22 2008, 07:03 PM, said:

huh, I took me a minute to realize that grey character with the orange limbs was Snake Eyes :o

Yep that's radioactive Snake Eyes.
http://www.joetoonarchive.com/displayimage...m=25&pos=52
I think they got his color wrong.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:31 PM

Destro looks cool

I bet these will run $25-$30

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:01 PM

Looking at the 2 pictures it is the paint apps. the initial photo is the hand painted proto, the second looks more like a mass produced, i.e. "retail", figure. Nothing a little custom paint job won't fix.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:17 PM

I think it was in the most recent edition of Toyfare that they explained just that (the proto vs the actual problem). In a nutshell, the material they use for the prototype is softer and they are able to get more detail out of it. However, when it comes to making a casting of it, you lose some detail, similar to making a copy of a copy. Think it was in the letters column in reference to Star Wars figures. Seems to make sense.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

I like the idea and the look of these, but won't be getting them. To much in the way of duplicates, and I would like to think that since Hasbro now has the rights to the cartoon, they'll release the whole series at some point. I can't afford to be buying things twice nowadays. I would have liked the Lady J and the actual equipment, though.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:28 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on May 22 2008, 08:31 PM, said:

Destro looks cool

I bet these will run $25-$30

I thought they were $19.99

ahh, yes I see the radioactive Snake Eyes now :)

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:32 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on May 22 2008, 08:31 PM, said:

Destro looks cool

I bet these will run $25-$30



I ordered mine from HTS for $19.99 each.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:38 PM

View PostBrotherShane, on May 22 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

View PostWheeljack35, on May 22 2008, 08:31 PM, said:

Destro looks cool

I bet these will run $25-$30



I ordered mine from HTS for $19.99 each.



Thats it?

The GI Joe and Cobra sets of 5 figures were between $25-$30.So I thought the DVD sets were the same

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:51 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on May 22 2008, 11:38 PM, said:

View PostBrotherShane, on May 22 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

View PostWheeljack35, on May 22 2008, 08:31 PM, said:

Destro looks cool

I bet these will run $25-$30



I ordered mine from HTS for $19.99 each.



Thats it?

The GI Joe and Cobra sets of 5 figures were between $25-$30.So I thought the DVD sets were the same


I'm guesssing after they hit clearance in some places, like TrU temporarily, they retough their marketing strategy and went for a more consumer-friendly price point. Not that the $5 a fig pack was bad, but take a look at the $10 per pack TrU exclusives. They must have seen we caught on about the repaints.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:15 AM

View PostRogue00009, on May 22 2008, 10:01 PM, said:

Nothing a little custom paint job won't fix.


True, but I think that the custom paint tough ups required will be a little too detailed for my skills...

View PostAres6009, on May 22 2008, 10:23 PM, said:

I like the idea and the look of these, but won't be getting them. To much in the way of duplicates, and I would like to think that since Hasbro now has the rights to the cartoon, they'll release the whole series at some point. I can't afford to be buying things twice nowadays. I would have liked the Lady J and the actual equipment, though.


I'm picking them up mostly for the DVD's equipment and MASS device / Weather Dominator parts.

As far the figures go: I'm gonna have Destro replace the Destro in my collection, just the body though, I'll give the head from the 1st Cobra 5 pack (I like that head best, so sue me.). And hopefully I can parts swap together a decent Lady Jaye.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

I'm trying to figure out how the MASS Device is going to be split into 5 pieces for this.

So; if this piece comes with the MASS device set:

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And if the hand cart also comes with the MASS Device Set:

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And if this piece come with the Revenge of Cobra set:

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And the thing completed looks like this:

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I can see the tank treads, and the cannon thingy being as two other pieces but what's the fifth?

If they were to split up the tank treads or the cannon to make that two sepperate pieces and if each set would have no more than 4 figures each, wouldn't people feel kind of ripped off getting much less for your buck for a different set? Especially if the fifth set only had something stupid like the crystals or something like that.

Hmmm....

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

Got my answer, while searching for something else on google.

http://www.toybender.com/wp-content/upload...up0003large.jpg

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:44 PM

View PostFlyingFigg, on May 22 2008, 01:03 PM, said:

Is it me, or did Lady Jaye's head sculpt as far as detail goes take a big step back from this photo vs. the proto we saw at Toyfair?

Example:

Before:

Posted Image

After:

Posted Image

Possibly a bad photo? Could be bad paint apps?


Same noggin. The new image lacks paint for the skin tone and the lips, making the head look plainer than the prototype one. As you can see in the photo, the new image has plastic as her skin tone, resultin in a reflective resurface. this causes some paint applications like the white in her eyes hard to see, giving an illusion that the black pupils are next to the flesh colored plastic (like how the characters in the old scooby doo cartoons are depicted.)

Flesh tone paint gives the figure a more realistic look, which is why I prefer that over flesh colored plastic.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:47 PM

I will purchase these when they hit retail. But I think I will not open mines up. I will leave them sealed in the box.

If they go on clearance then I would purchase another and then open it.

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