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#1 User is offline   The Wire 

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:28 PM

G.I. Joe Collectors' Club EXCLUSIVE DTC Wave 4 figures

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

I may be alone saying this, But I really like the wave of figures. It is a shame that it could not continue through the club.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:58 AM

Most of them are nice. If they hit stores I'd probably pick up Airtight Munitia and the Night Viper. But why does Outback have that long grubby hair. It just looks bad. Other than that its a nice set.







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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:32 AM

i almost like airtight. thats about it. and they made outback look like jesus

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:00 PM

Am I the only one that thinks these are a waste of time? VvV/DTC is dead. Old news. i was about as big of a fan of those as you could get, but as soon as the 25th line started up, I sold off all of my VvV/DTC era figures. These are a big PASS from me.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:05 PM

Pardon my ignorance but what does VvV/DTC stand for? I think Valor vs Venom and ???

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:21 PM

DTC=Direct to consumer

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:08 PM

I see, so what's the difference between these and the 25th ann. and VvV figures?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

View Postwolverine2281, on Aug 14 2008, 02:08 PM, said:

I see, so what's the difference between these and the 25th ann. and VvV figures?

Figure construction, mostly. The "New sculpt" figures from 2002-2005 are basically constructed the same as the classic 80s GI Joe figures, but with more modern sculpting techniques.
The 25th line is an all new construction style that doesn't have any o-ring construction elements in it

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:51 PM

View Postwolverine2281, on Aug 14 2008, 03:08 PM, said:

I see, so what's the difference between these and the 25th ann. and VvV figures?


Lets see... Easy way to explain it. You have several eras of 3 3/4" GI Joe:

RAH - Real American Hero - 1982-1994

ARAH - Anniversery - 1996-1998, 200-2001 - Repaints of RAH figures

JVC - Joe vs Cobra 2002 - Think Neo-vipers with t-crotches, sound attack weapons and horrible proportion problems

ST - Spy Troops - 2003 - Better proportions but still horrible in a lot of cases, better gemick but still not perfect

VvV - Valor vs Venom - 2004 - The Joes shrunk a bit, proportions were still getting better, some great figures

DTC - Direct to consumer - 2005 - 4 waves of figures and a hand full of vehicles (Some of which were awesome), Mostly repaints of VvV figures

New Sculpt - JVC, ST, VvV and DTC all lumped under one umbrella

25th/Modern Era - What you currently see on shelves. No o-ring


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

Just to fix up the mistakes and clarification:

Vintage Sculpts
1982-1994 A Real American Hero (RAH) - The original Joes and the original Joe molds (aka "Vintage" sculpts).
1997-2002 The Real American Hero Collection (RAHC) - Repaints of ARAH figures - Initially Toys R Us exclusives in 97 and 98, they went mass-retail in 2000-20001, and had a single Internet-exclusive wave released in early 2002.

* Repaints of Vintage Sculpt figures were also released throughout the New Sculpt era, most notably in Special Team multi-packs, Comic-based 3-packs, and with Exclusive Vehicles.

New Sculpts
2002 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (GvC) - brand new molds for the first time since 1994. Some weapons have "Sound Attack" feature.
2003 Spy Troops (ST) - more new molds in the same style as GvC. Some figures have removable "Spy" Armor.
2004 - 2005 Valor vs Venom (VvV) - Revised style, closer to vintage. Some figures have "Action Attack" feature.
2005 Direct To Consumer (DTC) - Wave 1 included molds created for "Robot Rebellion", a follow-up to VvV that was aborted in favor of 8" Sigma 6 figures. Waves 2 & 3 were VvV repaints with some new parts, and were also available at Toys R Us. Wave 4 was cancelled due to poor sales, but is now being released by the Collector's Club.

*After DTC, the only Vintage sculpts released were the Collector Club exclusives for the GIJoe Conventions in 2007 and 2008. New Sculpt figures were also retired, except for Collector Club releases. A previously unproduced Cobra Commander mold meant for Robot Rebellion was the 2008 subscription figure, and DTC wave 4 (obviously) is a club exclusive. Hasbro does not produce Vintage or New sculpt figures anymore.

25th Sculpts
2007-2009 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (25th) - What you currently see on shelves. Also includes figures based on Resolute, coming in 2009.
2009 G.I.J.O.E. (Movie) - figures based on the upcoming movie, which will be released next summer.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:35 PM

View PostStraight Edge, on Aug 14 2008, 04:12 PM, said:

Just to fix up the mistakes and clarification:

Vintage Sculpts
1982-1994 A Real American Hero (RAH) - The original Joes and the original Joe molds (aka "Vintage" sculpts).
1997-2002 The Real American Hero Collection (RAHC) - Repaints of ARAH figures - Initially Toys R Us exclusives in 97 and 98, they went mass-retail in 2000-20001, and had a single Internet-exclusive wave released in early 2002.

* Repaints of Vintage Sculpt figures were also released throughout the New Sculpt era, most notably in Special Team multi-packs, Comic-based 3-packs, and with Exclusive Vehicles.

New Sculpts
2002 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (GvC) - brand new molds for the first time since 1994. Some weapons have "Sound Attack" feature.
2003 Spy Troops (ST) - more new molds in the same style as GvC. Some figures have removable "Spy" Armor.
2004 - 2005 Valor vs Venom (VvV) - Revised style, closer to vintage. Some figures have "Action Attack" feature.
2005 Direct To Consumer (DTC) - Wave 1 included molds created for "Robot Rebellion", a follow-up to VvV that was aborted in favor of 8" Sigma 6 figures. Waves 2 & 3 were VvV repaints with some new parts, and were also available at Toys R Us. Wave 4 was cancelled due to poor sales, but is now being released by the Collector's Club.

*After DTC, the only Vintage sculpts released were the Collector Club exclusives for the GIJoe Conventions in 2007 and 2008. New Sculpt figures were also retired, except for Collector Club releases. A previously unproduced Cobra Commander mold meant for Robot Rebellion was the 2008 subscription figure, and DTC wave 4 (obviously) is a club exclusive. Hasbro does not produce Vintage or New sculpt figures anymore.

25th Sculpts
2007-2009 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (25th) - What you currently see on shelves. Also includes figures based on Resolute, coming in 2009.
2009 G.I.J.O.E. (Movie) - figures based on the upcoming movie, which will be released next summer.


Now you know...


Bla bla bla... Mine was good enough... @smilepunch@

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

Nice for hard-core completists, I'm gonna pass though.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:48 PM

View PostKamenDreda, on Aug 14 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

Bla bla bla... Mine was good enough... @smilepunch@


I know.. I'm just anal and OCD.

Really the only thing I took exception to was your opinions on the New Sculpt stuff. Granted, you're right, but I prefer to let each fan decide these things for themselves. @hmmm@

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

View PostStraight Edge, on Aug 14 2008, 04:48 PM, said:

View PostKamenDreda, on Aug 14 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

Bla bla bla... Mine was good enough... @smilepunch@


I know.. I'm just anal and OCD.

Really the only thing I took exception to was your opinions on the New Sculpt stuff. Granted, you're right, but I prefer to let each fan decide these things for themselves. @hmmm@


Just ribbin ya. Your list is better. It was what i was trying to say but didn't feel like putting that much effort in to it. Nice job.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:48 PM

I was one of the privileged few to come by some DTC 4 when the production samples found their way onto eBay. Munitia has been assimilated into Baroness as a decent fix-up, and OutBack has seen a few changes, Notably, the one I got had a white bandana rather than green, much better painted hair ie not neon red and a camo design that followed onto the crotch-piece. These new versions look silly in comparison.

I'll wait for the 25th Night Viper, thanks. :)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:29 PM

I'll actually be in the market for a munitia figure, if only to transplant the few usable parts into a 25th Plague Custom.

But yeah, besides my far-superior list @smilepunch@ , there's nothing much I can find to say about these aborted ##$%$#ed fetal figures.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:39 PM

I'll take the lot of'em for $19.99!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:06 PM

View PostViper Hunter, on Aug 14 2008, 07:39 PM, said:

I'll take the lot of'em for $19.99!


For you, there will be a sad.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:09 PM

Outback is the only one that is any good imo, the others suck big time.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:37 PM

View PostViper Hunter, on Aug 14 2008, 06:39 PM, said:

I'll take the lot of'em for $19.99!



Yeah, but I'm sure these will be through the roof price wise......which means I won't be getting them. They are OKAY.......but nothing to get really excited for IMO.

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