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#1 User is offline   The Wire 

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

G.I.Joe 25th Anniversary Figure Re-Issues

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:48 AM

How amusing! Hopefully they'll rerelease Flash as well. I might yet get Flint for completetion, but I think I like the TF version better anyway. Just happy I never broke down and paid online prices!

Of course, I wonder if this means they will also consider rereleasing comic pack figs as singles also? I could sure use a Breaker with all his gear, but would like to pass on the Destro. Same with Copperhead and Lt Falcon, though I have yet to see the first release on those two.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:14 PM

Flash is getting rereleased in some regular upcoming waves. Between this and at least two rereleses in regular waves they are doing pretty good getting guys back out again.

Too bad this Flint is not the corrected version.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:19 PM

Do we REALLY need the 'From the GI Joe comic book/cartoon' slapped in every blasted card? It's not like there are that many 'cartoon-only' or 'comic-only' collectors out there, and I promise you that they know the difference. Considering that most of the figures in the line came well before their appearances in the comic or the cartoon, and/or appeared on both with very few changes, the whole thing seems really dumb.

In addition, they aren't even labeling them correctly! The battle helmet CC has the MASS Device crystal from the cartoon, yet says 'comic', and Flint is in his regular colors, despite saying it's based on the cartoon.

This is aside from the fact that there currently isn't any cartoon or comic. It's not like they're trying to cross-promote here. In fact, there's a chance they could actually hurt casual buying from people who would buy for nostalgia of the comic or cartoon, but bypass some of the figures without understanding that there really isn't a difference.

I can see it when it makes sense. MASS crystal CC is actually a great example of one that could use it. My problem is that it doesn't make sense to use it on every single one, and they aren't even using it accurately.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:54 PM

Man.... this whole wave is nothin' but repaints. :P

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

In addition, they aren't even labeling them correctly! The battle helmet CC has the MASS Device crystal from the cartoon, yet says 'comic', and Flint is in his regular colors, despite saying it's based on the cartoon.


What Crytsal???


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:08 PM

View PostBlackmada, on Jul 15 2008, 12:14 PM, said:

Flash is getting rereleased in some regular upcoming waves. Between this and at least two rereleses in regular waves they are doing pretty good getting guys back out again.

Too bad this Flint is not the corrected version.



I'm hoping Flint will be corrected, or at least have the corrected Duke arms that the TF Duke will have.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

View PostFlyingFigg, on Jul 15 2008, 12:57 PM, said:

View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

In addition, they aren't even labeling them correctly! The battle helmet CC has the MASS Device crystal from the cartoon, yet says 'comic', and Flint is in his regular colors, despite saying it's based on the cartoon.


What Crytsal???


He's referring to this version:
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:17 PM

awesome. a lot of those flew right over my head. it'd be nice to get some more hiss drivers, flint, and some of the other joes that i have completely missed. I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion? the single carded one or the comic pack one?(as far as accessories and looking on display) I just bought the comic pack because i never saw the single carded one anywhere at retail

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:31 PM

I tell ya what.......that Flint better be like 5 per case.......(I'm being sarcastic, before someone yells at me about case ratios @smilepunch@ ) He's the only 25th figure I don't have.......I've never even actually laid eyes on that figure. I have the Tiger Force version but I still need the wave 1 Flint.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 01:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion?


The comic pack one, the one you have.

It's cool that they'll be rereleasing these.
On a side note: Man, I swear, the day we STOP hearing about needing a "corrected" Flint, I will do a dance of joy. It's the biggest non-issue in recent GI Joe memory.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:47 PM

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 02:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion? the single carded one or the comic pack one?(as far as accessories and looking on display) I just bought the comic pack because i never saw the single carded one anywhere at retail

Accessories/display wise, the comic pack Firefly is simply awesome. That backpack alone made me giddy.

The single pack FF has it's own merits, but once you get past the 'nostalgia factor'... it's just not as good, IMO.

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View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

In addition, they aren't even labeling them correctly! The battle helmet CC has the MASS Device crystal from the cartoon, yet says 'comic', and Flint is in his regular colors, despite saying it's based on the cartoon.


What Crytsal???

Battle helmet, not armor.

On a serious note here... I'm used to referring to 'chrome-face' CC as being in 'battle helmet'. Is there another, more common fan term that I should be using? 'Combat helmet'? 'Metal mask'?

I'm completely serious. I know it's not the first time I've mentioned it, and probably not the first time someone's questioned it.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on Jul 15 2008, 02:44 PM, said:

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 01:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion?


The comic pack one, the one you have.

It's cool that they'll be rereleasing these.
On a side note: Man, I swear, the day we STOP hearing about needing a "corrected" Flint, I will do a dance of joy. It's the biggest non-issue in recent GI Joe memory.



View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 02:47 PM, said:

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 02:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion? the single carded one or the comic pack one?(as far as accessories and looking on display) I just bought the comic pack because i never saw the single carded one anywhere at retail

Accessories/display wise, the comic pack Firefly is simply awesome. That backpack alone made me giddy.

The single pack FF has it's own merits, but once you get past the 'nostalgia factor'... it's just not as good, IMO.


Thanks. I guess I'll be saving $7!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

View PostBrotherShane, on Jul 15 2008, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostFlyingFigg, on Jul 15 2008, 12:57 PM, said:

View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

In addition, they aren't even labeling them correctly! The battle helmet CC has the MASS Device crystal from the cartoon, yet says 'comic', and Flint is in his regular colors, despite saying it's based on the cartoon.


What Crytsal???


He's referring to this version:
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Sorry, I wasn't paying attention I guess.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:42 PM

YES!!!

This is great news for me, I can finally army build some Cobra Troopers (never found them in the first place)!

However, its also a disappointment because I broke down and got wave 3 online as I never found them in stores (overpaid badly on FF and Zartan).

So, mixed feelings here.

Does anyone know if they're going to single card any of the comic pack figures, there's a couple I might pick up if they do (Iron grenadier and Tripwire come to mind).





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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

This sucks ass... My stores suck for getting new Joes and waves 1-4 have been sitting on the pegs for months now and Hasbro wants to reissue them... I can't get rid of them and they want to restock the stores with the same figures...

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

This may just be the best news I've read or heard today! I've always prefered Stormshadow as a good guy and this 25th Anv. version of the '88 figure is proverbial "one that got away" for me. I also missed out on Battle-Armor CC, who used to kick the ever-living-snot out of my Serpentor "Dark Knight Returns"-style back in the day. Man, I love that goofy armor, even though my wife just rolls her eyes and asks why CC is "snorkling" whenever she sees a pic of it. Women! @grumpy@

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:56 PM

Well, I need Firefly, Stalker, Battle Armor CC, Snow Job and probably a couple others, and this will be the best chance I have to get them.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:41 PM

View PostOutsiders, on Jul 15 2008, 04:29 PM, said:

This sucks ass... My stores suck for getting new Joes and waves 1-4 have been sitting on the pegs for months now and Hasbro wants to reissue them... I can't get rid of them and they want to restock the stores with the same figures...



wow... where do you live? perfect opportunity for u to become a scalper!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:49 PM

View PostMagic 8 Ball, on Jul 15 2008, 11:19 AM, said:

Considering that most of the figures in the line came well before their appearances in the comic or the cartoon...


Actually, if I remember correctly, the new lineup of Joes were usually inserted into the comics before they hit retail, to give them a push before hitting store shelves...could be wrong, but I seem to remember it that way.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:52 PM

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 12:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion? the single carded one or the comic pack one?(as far as accessories and looking on display) I just bought the comic pack because i never saw the single carded one anywhere at retail


They're both awesome in their own right.

The single-carded version is great if you want a V1 homage to Firefly. Plus he looks great on display.

The comic pack one is hands down one of the best figures of the 25th line, IMO. He has a TON of cool accessories and also looks great when displayed.

I say get both, as they're both some of my top favorites from the line.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

View PostDarthJoe, on Jul 15 2008, 05:52 PM, said:

View PostPhoenixSword, on Jul 15 2008, 12:17 PM, said:

I need firefly too but i have the comic pack one.... which one was better in your opinion? the single carded one or the comic pack one?(as far as accessories and looking on display) I just bought the comic pack because i never saw the single carded one anywhere at retail


They're both awesome in their own right.

The single-carded version is great if you want a V1 homage to Firefly. Plus he looks great on display.

The comic pack one is hands down one of the best figures of the 25th line, IMO. He has a TON of cool accessories and also looks great when displayed.

I say get both, as they're both some of my top favorites from the line.


I put the webgear from the single card FF on the comic pack one. I think he looks great now!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:50 PM

I'm glad they're doing this, regardless of any varying gripes over it, it's nice that they're listening and pushing more of them back out there, seeing how a majority of folks just blinked one too many times and missed them.. Hopefully they'll do it for a few OTHER waves and various figures as well.

I would have liked to of seen the Flint fixed of his rotten-ass HORRIBLE Dukey-Pukey arms that have RUINED so many figures since, even after so MANY people expressed their hatred of them (that's when I go back to wondering if Hasbro really IS listening? @grumpy@ ) they corrected them for the TF Flint, but I'd like to see the V1 fixed as well. New Viper arms would be pretty cool also, ones that don't look like they're all suffering from cerebral palsy.

The whole comic/cartoon thing being used in place of the 25th logo doesn't mean a whole lot to me, and i guess i couldn't really care less about it, as it's just something to slap on there in place of the 25th logo, which is pretty much passe' now, the 25th celebration has technically expired, so it's just print on a piece of cardboard, despite any technicalities it may be violating? ^_^

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:34 PM

Thats nice that there reissuing some of the early wave of figures that people had a hard time finding due to scalpers.

But come on Hasbro, if there going to reissue older figures can't they at least fix some of the figures that had problems.

Like Flint w/ those horriable Duke arms and the Viper w/ those funky wrist. And while your at it, give us some better paint apps and also get rid of those diaper crotches.

But that is just my two cents.

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  Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:55 PM

YES!!!! @ohyeah@ @ohyeah@ @ohyeah@ Now I can get the ones I missed, and can open the ones I already got and kept in the packaging!

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