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This is definitely the lesser of the three quickfasts Hasbro threw together for Target. Pairing a vehicle with a figure that doesnt fit inside, while announcing (after a fashion) the proper driver in the regular figure wave, then painting the figure in a godawful half-camo... It just screams ceeer-ap. Grand Slam and Crank Case are worth the purchase, even if the vehicles are also middling rehashes (already done several times, at that).

 

Maybe if this "Hiss Operator Guy" was a trooper repaint rather than an officer, I'd grab some and pair them with my Stinger Drivers for some semblance of uniformity. As it stands, I'm grabbing a dozen HISS Drivers when Wave 3 '08 hits retail, and manning my DTC HISS division with them. This throwback, and it's awkwardly colored companion?

 

Nadda for me, t'anks!

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I'll have to wait and see on this. It really depends on the price and how many of these will be available. I hope everyone doesn't come in with the mindset that they need a dozen just for display and we end up with a shortage. I noticed that the Target exclusive Star Wars playsets disappeared lightning-quick a couple months back.

 

Space is a factor for these too... if my 25th anniversary collection starts to get close to the size of my childhood ARAH collection, we might have a problem...

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foot pegs.

 

Yeah, it's a small thing. But it cuts down the amount of figures that this thing can carry since they appear to still be sized for the old gen figures. Couple that with the fact that the 25th figs might have a hard time fitting in the driver's seat with the canopy down, and you've got a one seat tank that no one can drive. Sounds pretty dumb to me. And that to the ugly color, the ugly figure, and you've got an equation that comes out to me not trying to buy one.

 

Is this the same color as the HISS III? If so, maybe these are left overs that Hasbro's recycling to cut even more corners and save more dollars.

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I like the old hiss but I would have rather had the DTC hiss with a slight retool of the guns rather then the missle pods. That way our DTCs would have still been different from the 25th. They could have even given us the black hummer with a missle rack, called it a stinger and my stinger driver would have been happy. As it stands I might pass on this one, I own enough classic Hiss tanks and the driver is a bit loopy looking to me.

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I think the driver works as a "leader type" for the Stinger Drivers.

 

 

 

foot pegs.

 

Yeah, it's a small thing. But it cuts down the amount of figures that this thing can carry since they appear to still be sized for the old gen figures. Couple that with the fact that the 25th figs might have a hard time fitting in the driver's seat with the canopy down, and you've got a one seat tank that no one can drive. Sounds pretty dumb to me. And that to the ugly color, the ugly figure, and you've got an equation that comes out to me not trying to buy one.

 

Is this the same color as the HISS III? If so, maybe these are left overs that Hasbro's recycling to cut even more corners and save more dollars.

 

That's one thing that bugs me about the figures. The foot holes are in the MIDDLE of the foot instead of the heal.

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meh... this thing is a mistake.

 

I have no problems owning more hisses, I like them just fine... but I don't see myself buying these.

 

1. BAD color choice. Isn't this the 25th anniversary line?? Haven't all of the figures looked like their original RAH counterparts? So why isn't this tank BLACK!?!?!?!?! That blue is pretty lame, not to mention that it has already been done. if they needed to do a new color, why not grey or something different? Should have been black.

 

2. The figure that comes with it. That aint a Hiss driver. I am not a fan of the camo either. It doesn't make sense that a driver is the trooper that gets camo. His job is to sit in a tank, why does he need camo?

 

3. The UGLY packaging. Again, isn't this the 25th anniversary line? Where is the awesome original artwork on this? why not a box? I hate those plastic window packages. If they needed the window, they should have done a gatefold cover to it that flips up to reveal the tank. No RAH styled packaging, big mistake.

 

 

I just don't understand these mistakes. I would really like to be able to discuss these issues with the person who makes these decisions. He is costing his company money, and costing us more vehicle releases in the future if these are not successful.

 

 

I am guessing this thing will be 14.99... and I will wait for it to go on clearance before I buy a single one.

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meh... this thing is a mistake.

 

I have no problems owning more hisses, I like them just fine... but I don't see myself buying these.

 

1. BAD color choice. Isn't this the 25th anniversary line?? Haven't all of the figures looked like their original RAH counterparts? So why isn't this tank BLACK!?!?!?!?! That blue is pretty lame, not to mention that it has already been done. if they needed to do a new color, why not grey or something different? Should have been black.

 

2. The figure that comes with it. That aint a Hiss driver. I am not a fan of the camo either. It doesn't make sense that a driver is the trooper that gets camo. His job is to sit in a tank, why does he need camo?

 

3. The UGLY packaging. Again, isn't this the 25th anniversary line? Where is the awesome original artwork on this? why not a box? I hate those plastic window packages. If they needed the window, they should have done a gatefold cover to it that flips up to reveal the tank. No RAH styled packaging, big mistake.

 

 

I just don't understand these mistakes. I would really like to be able to discuss these issues with the person who makes these decisions. He is costing his company money, and costing us more vehicle releases in the future if these are not successful.

 

 

I am guessing this thing will be 14.99... and I will wait for it to go on clearance before I buy a single one.

 

Good arguments. But I don't think they even PLANNED for vehicles (which is pretty stupid on their part) so they had to mock something up quick.

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I know I'll be passing on this item. I've been going crazy over the last few years to collect everything vintage, so to get a HISS tank I already have two of, and a driver that isn't even an actual character...pass.

 

But I totally get it, retool a HISS and repaint a Cobra soldier, and people will buy it. I don't know about the rest of us, but I know there are some younger collectors that'll love it! So buy these up and keep the 25th line goin'!

 

Yo Joe!

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