gojira77, on Oct 2 2008, 08:05 PM, said:
Was she really that memorable from the cartoon or comic book? I remember seeing her mentioned in a cartoon when I was a kid and thinking, "Who the Heck is that?" When I got a Covergirl from a garage sale I just called her "Scarlett". Give us a Jinx first, please! Though a blonde Covergirl from MASS Device would be cool, I suppose.
Funny... I want a Covergirl and couldn't care less about Jinx, I guess, you just can't please everyone.
Blackmada, on Oct 2 2008, 08:42 PM, said:
Samantha, on Oct 2 2008, 07:09 PM, said:
Finally an army builder comic pack, Iron and Viper and at the retail price of $10.95 it will be cheaper than picking each up individually. I will be looking forward to this pack.
Gee what do you know. Another one who does want this. This was pretty much my reaction too that we finally get an army builder comic pack. Good point to on the price.
Good point. To bad I've already built my Viper army. I'm not crazy about the IG's anyway (not that there's anything wrong with them, they just don't really do it for me). Although I do like making army builders in packs like these readily available. I think it's a good idea on the big H's part.
canprime, on Oct 2 2008, 08:53 PM, said:
I'm pretty "meh" about this wave, but I'll get one of each. I'm a completist.
For those of you bemoaning the whole "when the movie comes out, it's over." Please just stop. This is exactly the same thing that went on with Transformers fans. There was moaning and groaning about how the classics line was GREAT! and the movie is going to kill the line when they stop making it.
Guess what? Classics are back now that the movie line is over.
Guess what? Same thing for us. By most accounts, the 25th line has been a big success. Success is good, Hasbro will mine this for as long as possible.
Either way, we will see more product. If the movie does as well as Transformers, then more fans means more money, means more toys.
If the movie doesn't do well, Hasbro will still probably want to mine the 25th line for as much as they can.
The only point I can make to all of the many, many post that damn Hasbro for thier actions is: They are very
much aware of what they are doing.
pesatyel, on Oct 2 2008, 11:42 PM, said:
Tom-1, on Oct 2 2008, 02:58 PM, said:
I'm not going to continue to mega-quote, I just have one point I'd like to raise:
For people who feel that the characters who are popular or special to them are not being given the proper attention, keep in mind - how will you feel if we get every figure from RAH in the next two, three waves? Will you stick around when VvV style characters (Uninspired nobodies named silly things like Cpt. Shortwave, Grindcore Trooper or Sgt. David Michaels) inevitably make their appearance? Or when they start introducing gimmicks?
No. The majority will do what they did during JvC to Sigma Six - criticize and abstain from the toyline. What does that equal? No more toys!
I'd rather Hasbro stretch out the releases of popular characters and sneak in a few new gems (Para-Vipers, Wraith, Devils Due Zartan) than give us everything NOW and watch all the 'satisfied customers' jump ship when Hasbro has to scramble for new ideas because they blew thier load in 08.
That's just it, They have been doing really well (for the most part) with giving us unique characters even with rehased bodies (Falcon, for example). We had 15 comic packs and only 2 (the Cobra Commander/Duke and the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow) packs did not give us anything new. Those were boht wave 1 so that was expected. All the others inclluded repaints, sure, but we ALSO got Breaker, Torch, Ripper, Tomax, Xamot, Ace, Wild Weasel, Hawk, Copperhead, Iron Grenadier, Tripwire, Red Star, Falcon, Nemesis Enforcer, Scarface and Fred. Half were repaints with new heads.
Those 3 comics had TONS of characters in them. And who do we get? Guys we JUST got, for the most part (Rock & Roll, Iron Grenader, Viper).
I'm not saying that every figure in the wave had to be a new guy (why the #%$%$%^ did they pick THAT Deep Six? WTF?) but the didn't include ANY new guys. Is this end of the line that they figure it doesn't really matter?
Besides, it isn't possible to get them all in the next two or three waves. We are getting 12 guys in the next two waves. TWO are new. TWO!
I think they made a smart move with the other DVD packs and multi-packs. They included one guy that was wanted (Alpine, Quick Kick, Dusty, etc.) with a bunch of retreads (Duke, Cobra Commander, Snake Eyes).
All the ranting aside, I am inclined to get them.
Why? Becuase they actually fixed Gung-Ho and Rock & Roll. The questions remains WHY they couldn't fix the Viper though
And speaking of the Viper. That stupid pack is too little too late I think for a lot of people. I already HAVE a ton of extra damn Destros....
I, for one am glad they put that Deep six in a comic pack because I was not going to buy another Sharc to get him (I was waffling on it, just for the figure).
Hasbro IMO will always be putting out new versions (repaints) of the same characters over and over, as it makes the most sense for them. We are getting new characters inserted into the waves and I am gratefull for it. They seem to be taking care of the mass markets and the collectors at once, which shows (to me anyway) that they
do care about us. If I was running a toy company (I'm not, nor am I qualified to), and I had to pick between selling to the masses vs. collectors. I'm going with the masses, apeasing collectors is more trouble than it's worth.
One point that no one seems to point out: Aren't comic packs (or any packs for that matter) almost always repaints? I mean Tomax was new but Xamot was a repaint of him (I realize that's being facetious). Copperhead, Ripper, Torch, etc. All new characters, mostly repainted parts. Seems that the single packs are the leading edge of new tooling, now, I realize that the single packs also have repaints, and we have gotten some new molds from packs (Quick Kick for example), but I always expect repaints in packs. I'm fine with it.
Perhaps it's just me.