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Wave 1 Joe Five Pack Lame Variant?


Sgt. Rocco
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Hey, Gang, I finally bought the five packs today -

(btw, the single packs are impossible finds in Chicago - I eventually found all but the Officer by going to a creepy Kmart nobody goes to)

- anyhow, in my Joe pack, the five characters were located in different parts of the bubble packaging than in all the others I've seen.

The plastic was made to fit them like this, so they aren't jostled or anything, but they are in different poses and locations, and the Gung Ho and Roadblock positions make NO SENSE! Roadblock is on his belly like he's swimming, with both feet turned 90 degrees to the left, and Gung Ho is doing a side stroke at the bottom of the package. Weird stuff. What's the deal with this?

 

A second question - on the top flap, under Gung Ho's name, his specialty is listed as "Recondo". What? Are all the boxes like this.

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That second Joe pack was put out, I believe "paired" with the Cobra Legions 5-pack. I don't think they wanted to put out a Cobra 5-pack by itself.

Actually, the revision appeared with a revised Cobra pack with remixed positions a few weeks back, before the release of Legions.

 

The general assumption is that the layout was altered in response to collector complaints about figure and weapon warping from how the toys were packed.

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Another difference I noticed, the new box has metallic blue on the sides of the box, where as the first version was blue not metallic blue.

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That second Joe pack was put out, I believe "paired" with the Cobra Legions 5-pack. I don't think they wanted to put out a Cobra 5-pack by itself.

Actually, the revision appeared with a revised Cobra pack with remixed positions a few weeks back, before the release of Legions.

 

The general assumption is that the layout was altered in response to collector complaints about figure and weapon warping from how the toys were packed.

 

 

Really? Interesting. Never bothered to look until someone mentioned it here.

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