G.I.Joe: Resolute Comic 2-Packs In Stock At BBTS Plus New Images
Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:07 PM
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:52 PM
Tunnel Rat's big problem is that head. I know TR is the big GIJ homage to Larry Hama but that honor will always be there without giving TR such a huge head with what amounts to an asian caricature for a face. The camo patter could also be more substantial. It looks like random grey checks on his arms and face. This is the sort of figure that I'll hold my nose and buy now but next year watch Hasbro turn around, fix this guy with a new head and re-release him in some big expensive multi-pack.
Shockwave fares better, and I might like him a lot more once I see him. There's nothing exactly wrong with this figure but like I said before, there isn't that Airborne level of "wow" here. I'd like to see this guy in a REAL Resolute styling.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:01 PM
Yeah, that'd be me chiming in about TR's head (visage). Still, I'll pick both packs up to have the new Joe figs. The fodder that comes with it, Destro and SS infinity, will no doubt become backseat drivers or something, but I'll always go for the new fig. The kicker will come when they release TR and Shockwave in single packs.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:43 PM
Shockwave was always a favorite of mine.
Desto is weirdly ok. I don't know why. Maybe his head could be replaced and he could be used as Darklon or some other character.
Storm Shadow is sufficiently "non Storm Shadow like" that maybe he could be used as Dice.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:32 AM
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:27 AM
M<aybe it was done because as a cheap way to let ppl know TR is asian.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:01 PM
My last comment, I promise. If you go to the yojoe website and check out the vintage 1987 Tunnel Rat, you will see that this figure is a pretty darn good homage, even the head and face. The other interesting fact you will read, is Hasbro use to model a lot of the head sculpts after real people, people who worked at Hasbro, and Tunnel Rat is actually modeled after Larry Hama, the comic book writer. I have never seen pictures of Hama, but apparently he's an ugly, squintty eyed little b#stard.
an image from the Joe Wiki:
Apparently Hama is not an ugly, squinty eyed little bastid...
Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:03 PM
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They were listed as in stock yesterday, probably sold out. As for Hama, I think everyone knows TR is supposed to be molded after him, at least the original one was. I don't know if I see the resembelance here though.
Ok maybe a little resembelance.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:45 PM
I was very much looking forward to this figure especially after getting the resolute Duke with it now being my Favorite version of all time.
This is by far the worst head sculpt since the 25th line started
Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:52 PM
destro & ss are another story, they are both just really strange. destro is gigantic/freaky tall. also has these weird spiked things on his feet and the colors are just strange. ss is strange cause he is a ninja but has all this stupid armor on, doesn't make sense.
luckily destro & ss have some custom potential. destro has a removeable scarf & removeable chest plate. ss also has some other helmet which can be customized into cobra ninja dice.
hasbro should have just made tr & sw together and ditched destro & ss.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:58 PM
Shockwave could end up being one of my favorite figures from the 25th line though...he looks great!
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:50 PM
Destro looks different, but I don't hate it. I don't love it, but he looks okay. Shockwave(blast) looks awesome! I love all the accessories he comes with, and that gas mask looks so cool! I can't wait to find these in stores.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:10 AM
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