G.I.Joe 3 3/4" Mercenary Wraith Figure & Variant
Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:53 AM
I'm not sold on this figure. I agree that this should have been a comic pack figure. I'm sure that there's a Snake Eyes that they could have paired it with. They could have easily filled the spot with a Cover Girl, Alpine... someone from the RAH line. I haven't even figured out if this would make for a good custom.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:51 PM
What do you think about the Wraith figure? If I were just buying figures based on how cool they look... I'd probably still pass on this one. I've said that many times about figures when I see pictures from a convention and then end up buying them when I see them in the store so we'll see.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:54 PM
I look forward to more Devils Due figures and vehicles down the road. I wish they got a closer version to devils due as far as serpentor goes, as their first attempt was lackluster, but as said, it was a first attempt. For a first attempt at wraith, I think they got it right the first time, and I will be happy with the end product as long as it still looks the same when it comes out on card. Also, whether he be on single card, comic 2 pack, or packed in with a vehicle/or playset, I will be picking him up. If it is popular enough, I think it would be kick a$$ to see as a comic con exclusive where he is in the process of becoming transparent, half clear, half normal, or what not.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:23 PM
I never got that far in Devil's Due because a buddy of mine did a bunch of work for them and didn't get paid. More of a protest sort of thing.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:41 PM
Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:46 PM
I'm not sure exactly what you're saying here but I will say that with the advantage of hindsight, DD was going on broke when my buddy did the work and an INCREASE in sales probably would have gotten him paid. I never did find out how that ended up.
I wonder if the reason why he wasn't in a comic pack was because it was made by DD and Hasbro, by whatever reason why, couldn't reprint it.
Again, I think I'm going to have to wait to see it in the store.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:21 PM
I still don't like the body cast clothing they are doing now with the 12" line compared to the cloth costumes from before. I would glady pay extra to have the figures look right with proper build. clothing, and armor. The figures to me look too wirey and thin. They got the armor right on the 4" figure, which is good to me. If they did make a 12" version of Wraith, however, I don't think we would get anything near as good, especially on the armor side. Come to think of it, The armor from Final Fantasy:spirits within reminds me of wraiths armor, and could be used to customize a nice 12" wraith.