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#26 User is offline   KamenDreda 

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

View PostFlyingFigg, on Jun 27 2008, 10:16 AM, said:

Hisstank now has some new photos.


The Extreme Environment sets are EXTREMELY cool! Major Bludd looks great! Like he should have been the first time around! Most of those desert repaints i could care less about but that Blud makes it worth it. Glad I still haven't found the single pack Bludd.

The artic set is phenominal! And if we are getting an Artic Scrap Iron, hopefully that means we will be getting a regular one too!

Dusty looks great! Classic Serpentor is looking good! YEAY Quick Kick!!!! And looks like we are getting a proper version of SE V2! Nice

The green shirt pack looks promising as well!

Couple of questions? Who is that in the three pack with Wild Bill and Starduster? Ripcord? Not really impressed if that's him. Also who is in the pack with Cutter (which looks AWESOME BTW) and the Yellow diver? Is that a weird version of Deep 6?

Good stuff! Though 95% of it is repaints so far, it is still looking like it is going to be a great rest of the year for joes!

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

View PostFlyingFigg, on Jun 27 2008, 08:27 AM, said:

View PostJoeRhyno, on Jun 27 2008, 10:21 AM, said:

Looks like Viperhunter can now sleep tonight with that new Cobra Commnader, no more wind swept hood, straight down, and it looks waay bigger this time.


I just saw it (Hisstank seems to be updating periodically

I've been waiting for this CC for a looonnnggg time, it's pretty much a repaint and I don't care. I want it!


Yep, never opened my single carded one, glad I didn't, so now I'll get rid of it and get this new one... from the looks, he'll be in a battle pack or multipack.. I just hope he doesn't come with that silver Bludd, lol

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:31 AM

Between this and the TF Animated stuff, I think I know where most of my stimulus check is going. :P

My only question is why MC renamed Shockwave. I noticed that his file card has his code name as Shockblast. It kind of reminds me of what Hasbro did with the TF character of the same name when they released the Energon line.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

View PostCLAM34, on Jun 27 2008, 05:16 AM, said:

man.. that aint no Scap Iron... Why didn't they color him in hir original colors?? I get that its an arctic set.. but I dont think anybody prefered Scrap Iron in arctic colors instead of his real colors. (I hope they are planning a true Scrap Iron for a single card

anyone who wants a regular version can buy him in the comic pack. I don't see how having an arctic version is an issue.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:20 AM

View Postgscbr, on Jun 27 2008, 11:17 AM, said:

View PostCLAM34, on Jun 27 2008, 05:16 AM, said:

man.. that aint no Scap Iron... Why didn't they color him in hir original colors?? I get that its an arctic set.. but I dont think anybody prefered Scrap Iron in arctic colors instead of his real colors. (I hope they are planning a true Scrap Iron for a single card

anyone who wants a regular version can buy him in the comic pack. I don't see how having an arctic version is an issue.

Have they announced that he IS going to be in a comic pack. I haven't heard anything about that

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:36 AM

View PostKamenDreda, on Jun 27 2008, 08:20 AM, said:

View Postgscbr, on Jun 27 2008, 11:17 AM, said:

View PostCLAM34, on Jun 27 2008, 05:16 AM, said:

man.. that aint no Scap Iron... Why didn't they color him in hir original colors?? I get that its an arctic set.. but I dont think anybody prefered Scrap Iron in arctic colors instead of his real colors. (I hope they are planning a true Scrap Iron for a single card

anyone who wants a regular version can buy him in the comic pack. I don't see how having an arctic version is an issue.

Have they announced that he IS going to be in a comic pack. I haven't heard anything about that



i haven't either... ohwell, if they do, then great... still would like him on a single card though... that RAH packaging is where its at

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:46 AM

View PostKamenDreda, on Jun 27 2008, 11:20 AM, said:

View Postgscbr, on Jun 27 2008, 11:17 AM, said:

View PostCLAM34, on Jun 27 2008, 05:16 AM, said:

man.. that aint no Scap Iron... Why didn't they color him in hir original colors?? I get that its an arctic set.. but I dont think anybody prefered Scrap Iron in arctic colors instead of his real colors. (I hope they are planning a true Scrap Iron for a single card

anyone who wants a regular version can buy him in the comic pack. I don't see how having an arctic version is an issue.

Have they announced that he IS going to be in a comic pack. I haven't heard anything about that


I'm not aware of any official confirmation, I just can't believe they's make him in a pack like that, and not a regular version.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:57 AM

Oh WOW, I am going SOOO broke on G.I. Joe stuff next year.

Lets see, from what I can tell in the pictures wečre getting:

MultiPacks
Crimson Guard 5 Pack - admittedly repaints, but a great army builder
Cobra Desert Assualt Squad - not so sure about this one, I actually like my Major Bludd, but the accessories and troopers would be great army builders
Cobra Arctic Assualt Squad - YES SCRAP IRON, now we have the entire Cobra high command (also a decent army building set)
Firefly vs. Greenshirts - again, mainly an army builder, may pass - or use to get a custom Short Fuze and Zap

Three Packs
Wild Bill, Starduster, and ?????????? - dončt really want a second Wild Bill , but will get him for Starduster, as for the third figure, I would think that it is either a better version of Ace (with the wrong colours), or a second Airborne as Hasbro usually repaints for the 3-packs
Cutter, Torpedo, and ????????? - finally get cutter - admittedly a re-paint, but still glad to have him. The yellow torpedo is nice, but who is the green guy? any guesses? Divers
Destro with 2 IGs - YES, now I can army build and only get one of the wave 5 comic pack (Destro actually looks decent in this one)
Vehicles
MOBAT with Stealer - impressed, but still want his proper headgear
Red HISS - not impressed, will pass

Singles
Singles 1
Stalker with Jump - another repaint yeah
HISS driver- another repaint yeah
Singles 2
Desert Flint - another repaint yeah
Short Fuze - is this actually him? he comes with a mortor Short Fuzeŕ

Dusty - looks awesome definitely will buy
Silver Major Bludd - WTF
Classic Serpentor - YEHAW - I can now sell Suckpentor on Ebay
BAT with rocket launcher - OK
Quick Kick - very nice, will definitely get two
Straight Hooded Cobra Commander - looks nice, will decide when I see him on rack
V2 Snake Eyes - DROOL finally done properly, but where is Timber ???


And a question - Who is the Skeleton Dude??

Now, where are our Zap, Cover Girl, Recondo, Blowtorch, Low Light, Lifeline, Airtight and DR. MINDBENDER??




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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:06 AM

View Postdarthhenning, on Jun 27 2008, 11:57 AM, said:

Alsoo, where do you see a Dusty, Classic Serpentor, or Quick Kick?





http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/conven...d-2-set-2-7424/

http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/conven...s-round-2-7423/

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:33 AM

View Postdarthhenning, on Jun 27 2008, 09:57 AM, said:

Now, where are our Zap, Cover Girl, Recondo, Blowtorch, Low Light, Lifeline, Airtight and DR. MINDBENDER??


I think it's safe to say we'll still see more stuff, those pics were taken last night... some look like they weren't even finished unpacking and setting up(greenshirt VS Firefly pics, no FF).. so I'm sure as they get settled, they'll put more stuff up, they'll also put up more of those cards that shows who's what, when it's available, etc...

I can't wait to see what else is coming and for this slew of stuff, Even though 99.9% of the stuff is repaints, I still love most of them.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

View PostToiletmonkey1, on Jun 26 2008, 09:56 PM, said:

1982-1994 makes everything else look like sh@t!

any of my pals that are at the con wanna pick me up a hot wire figure? pm me ill pay ya..LMK

TM


Hey TM,

I can help you out. Just PM me.

I met some of the socal 'noks today, great guys!

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:22 PM

Oh Man! This stuff looks pretty friggin' awesome. I love the extreme conditions packs. Really like the customs and strangely enough, the Buzz Boar.

Dusty! Yes!

Quick Kick! Yes!

V2 Snake Eyes! Yes!

Scrap Iron (even though it's not classic colors)! Yes!

And did anybody catch the design for the Para Viper? Sweeet!

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:12 PM

View PostFlyingFigg, on Jun 27 2008, 10:46 AM, said:

View PostKamenDreda, on Jun 27 2008, 11:20 AM, said:

View Postgscbr, on Jun 27 2008, 11:17 AM, said:

View PostCLAM34, on Jun 27 2008, 05:16 AM, said:

man.. that aint no Scap Iron... Why didn't they color him in hir original colors?? I get that its an arctic set.. but I dont think anybody prefered Scrap Iron in arctic colors instead of his real colors. (I hope they are planning a true Scrap Iron for a single card

anyone who wants a regular version can buy him in the comic pack. I don't see how having an arctic version is an issue.

Have they announced that he IS going to be in a comic pack. I haven't heard anything about that


I'm not aware of any official confirmation, I just can't believe they's make him in a pack like that, and not a regular version.

The comic pack Scrap-Iron was in a rumored list with Main Frame. It also listed SnakeEyes with the Hard Master. That arctic Tele-Viper looks like he has new updated Main Frame computer.

From the entertainment packs love Dusty he is perfect. Quick Kick is good except for his karate chop hand. CC looks alot better. Serpentor is still not 100% original, close though. Major Bludd is crap. BAT is OK. V2 Snake Eyes looks like he has a new head and arms and legs. I can't believe they made an armored skeleton from Pyramid Of Darkness.

The eviromental packs look great. I love both. That Major Bldd is way better. I hope the scarf thing comes off. I like the Jet Pack Trooper with the HISS Driver/Flash body. They all look good. My only complaint is the pained sleeves on the Viper with Road Block arms.

The officer 3-packs are cool for repaints. Cutter is decent, I would have liked to see him with a new head and maybe a different life preserver. The generic diver from the cartoon looks good, I'm sure he is Duke or something. The other looks like v2 Deep Six. The pilots look good. Wild Bill seems to be a new paint job but looks awesome. Star Duster is great, no complaints there since the original was just frankensteined too. The third looks like a Ghost Striker Ace. The Destro and Iron Grenadiers are alright but nothing exciting. The Grenadiers look like thet now have different legs.

I love the customs. I wish those were real.


The Green Shirts are alright. I want to see Fire Fly

CG 5 pack is alright I guess. No that great.
Is that thing with the MOBAT and red HISS one of those upcoming battle packs? Looks like a desert Flint, darker camo Stalker, Steeler and I don't know who the other Joe is. The Destro is kinda cool, IG with silver head. I like the HISS Driver, CC is OK. You can't tell much from the Trooper/Officer. The red Trouble Bubble looks neat.

The proto drawing for the Cobra Para Trooper looks good. I hope they show the actual figure though.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

WOW how some of you here like the origional molds better then the 25th molds

I'm the opposite,I like the 25th better then the old versions

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:41 PM

View PostCcav, on Jun 26 2008, 11:13 PM, said:

dissapointed at no new sculpt vehicles! :(

The MOBAT is new!

View PostJoeRhyno, on Jun 27 2008, 09:30 AM, said:

Yep, never opened my single carded one, glad I didn't, so now I'll get rid of it and get this new one... from the looks, he'll be in a battle pack or multipack.. I just hope he doesn't come with that silver Bludd, lol

Noooo! How will I get rid of mine too then? :D

Scrap Iron will definately get his original uniform somewhere down the line. I just can't see Hasbro not doing that.
Paraviper comes with gear that obviously could mean Ripcord is in the works.

View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 01:12 PM, said:

The officer 3-packs are cool for repaints. Cutter is decent, I would have liked to see him with a new head and maybe a different life preserver.

Cutter is not decent! It is just waaay to lazy to repaint Gung-Ho's head! @grumpy@
Also the arctic Tele-Viper is holding a new mold of DIAL-TONE's gun.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

View PostGoldbug, on Jun 27 2008, 01:41 PM, said:

View PostCcav, on Jun 26 2008, 11:13 PM, said:

dissapointed at no new sculpt vehicles! :(

The MOBAT is new!

View PostJoeRhyno, on Jun 27 2008, 09:30 AM, said:

Yep, never opened my single carded one, glad I didn't, so now I'll get rid of it and get this new one... from the looks, he'll be in a battle pack or multipack.. I just hope he doesn't come with that silver Bludd, lol

Noooo! How will I get rid of mine too then? :D

Scrap Iron will definately get his original uniform somewhere down the line. I just can't see Hasbro not doing that.
Paraviper comes with gear that obviously could mean Ripcord is in the works.

View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 01:12 PM, said:

The officer 3-packs are cool for repaints. Cutter is decent, I would have liked to see him with a new head and maybe a different life preserver.

Cutter is not decent! It is just waaay to lazy to repaint Gung-Ho's head! @grumpy@
Also the arctic Tele-Viper is holding a new mold of DIAL-TONE's gun.

The MOBAT is not a new sculpt it is the original, it has been made before.

I did say I would have liked Cutter with a new head so what is the problem? The rest of Cutter is decent though.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:45 PM

It looks like Wraith's armor comes off. If so, it looks like he could pass as a Devil's Due Main Frame. Even his head with the face plate up looks a bit like Main Frame.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:38 PM

I'm generally pretty excited to se all the new goodies coming, but of course, there are some gripes. Like WTF is a 'Predacon'? And that 'Black-whatever'? Are they some kind of mishmash of Transformers/Predator/Alien? And I can do without the whole Cobra-La gig, too. But other than that, I'm looking forward to everything else!

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

View PostAres6009, on Jun 27 2008, 03:38 PM, said:

I'm generally pretty excited to se all the new goodies coming, but of course, there are some gripes. Like WTF is a 'Predacon'? And that 'Black-whatever'? Are they some kind of mishmash of Transformers/Predator/Alien? And I can do without the whole Cobra-La gig, too. But other than that, I'm looking forward to everything else!

Those are all customs. I believe the Pradacon guy was originally a Star Brigade alien, the four armed one.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:57 PM

It looks like the MASS Device is going to be tiny.

Look at JayC's pic where the treads for it are by Serpentor, Dusty and the Skeleton. If that is the base it is reall small.
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=vie...00&start=40

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:10 PM

View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 04:48 PM, said:

View PostAres6009, on Jun 27 2008, 03:38 PM, said:

I'm generally pretty excited to se all the new goodies coming, but of course, there are some gripes. Like WTF is a 'Predacon'? And that 'Black-whatever'? Are they some kind of mishmash of Transformers/Predator/Alien? And I can do without the whole Cobra-La gig, too. But other than that, I'm looking forward to everything else!

Those are all customs. I believe the Pradacon guy was originally a Star Brigade alien, the four armed one.



Even happier then. Except now I'm sad I won't be able to get one of those cool Indy Jones redeco Cobra trucks. Small price to pay, though.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:01 AM

View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 02:30 PM, said:

The MOBAT is not a new sculpt it is the original, it has been made before.

I did say I would have liked Cutter with a new head so what is the problem? The rest of Cutter is decent though.


Is it really the original MOBAT sculpt? It looks a little bigger to me. @hmmm@
Of course the rest of Cutter is decent it is just Shipwreck. The whole figure hinges on the head. Hasbro chose poorly in re-using Gung-Ho's head. In any case my WIP custom won't need to be scrapped now. Posted Image @smilepunch@

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:44 AM

View PostAres6009, on Jun 27 2008, 06:10 PM, said:

View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 04:48 PM, said:

View PostAres6009, on Jun 27 2008, 03:38 PM, said:

I'm generally pretty excited to se all the new goodies coming, but of course, there are some gripes. Like WTF is a 'Predacon'? And that 'Black-whatever'? Are they some kind of mishmash of Transformers/Predator/Alien? And I can do without the whole Cobra-La gig, too. But other than that, I'm looking forward to everything else!

Those are all customs. I believe the Pradacon guy was originally a Star Brigade alien, the four armed one.



Even happier then. Except now I'm sad I won't be able to get one of those cool Indy Jones redeco Cobra trucks. Small price to pay, though.

Maybe if enough of us say we like it they will make it. It could be a test to see what kind of response it gets. The same with some of those figures. They look really cool but how many people would complain that their precious spots are being taken up by Cobra-La, Big Boa, Star Brigade aliens and so on. Maybe they want to see our reaction and see if we actually want those.

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View PostBlackmada, on Jun 27 2008, 02:30 PM, said:

The MOBAT is not a new sculpt it is the original, it has been made before.

I did say I would have liked Cutter with a new head so what is the problem? The rest of Cutter is decent though.


Is it really the original MOBAT sculpt? It looks a little bigger to me. @hmmm@
Of course the rest of Cutter is decent it is just Shipwreck. The whole figure hinges on the head. Hasbro chose poorly in re-using Gung-Ho's head. In any case my WIP custom won't need to be scrapped now. Posted Image @smilepunch@

I hope Cutter does have a new head when he hits stores. Maybe they just had to throw that together really quick for the convention.

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