Not really to stoked about the comic 2-pack at all. I'd rather them sell Hawk v1 without Scarlett, period
I will be picking up all the comic pack anyway but it this the only way to pick up Buzzer, Torch, Hawk V.1 and Breaker? Not really to stoked about the ultra bright figs either.
For the most part I agree with you. I don't like the paint jobs on the repaints but I do enjoy the opportunity to get to read some of those old comics again. The silent issue with S.S. & S.E. was one of my favorite comics growing up. I just wish they at least gave us figures we won't already have a few copies of. I mean come on, by the time these come out there will be 3 Helmeted Cobra Commanders, 3 Scarlett's, 4 Destro's, 4 Snake Eye's, 5 Storm Shadows!!!!!, and 3 Dukes....come on that's double dipping in the extreme.
You make an excellent point- about the double-dipping that is. I suppose the bottom line is that it costs much less to repaint an existing figure and get it to market than it does to create something whole cloth. It doesn't instill supreme confidence in me that Hasbro has the fans best interests at heart when they do stuff like this, but we also have to remember that a significant audience (meaning children) are discovering these for the first time, and deserve just as much chance as we adults at finding these- multiple versions of existing characters be damned.
Speaking of which; I remember finding GI Joe on the pegs as a kid, and thankfully so. If all the adult collectors (much more prevalent in today's world I would wager) had snagged them up first, I probably wouldn't be collecting them today- which would be a very bad thing indeed! :-)