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some of those new pics are nice, but darn it do I see a silver logo on that 5 pack firefly? The no logo was part of the sale for me! We can now also see 3 pack ace's helmet better. looks good.

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This is interesting...

 

It doesn't look like Tripwire has the quilting that everyone was getting upset about. I wonder if this is a prototype, a change in the actual product, or if my eyes are deceiving me.

 

On a completely unrelated note, that blue Firefly is just begging me to be turned into Shockwave. All he really needs is a bulletproof vest and the cap.

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This is interesting...

 

It doesn't look like Tripwire has the quilting that everyone was getting upset about. I wonder if this is a prototype, a change in the actual product, or if my eyes are deceiving me.

 

On a completely unrelated note, that blue Firefly is just begging me to be turned into Shockwave. All he really needs is a bulletproof vest and the cap.

 

That's currently my plans, change Firefly into Shockwave

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Does that Cutter have a different head than the one shown at the con?

 

Nope, kind of unfortunate, but what can you do. At least we're getting him.

 

QUOTE (Magic 8 Ball @ Jul 9 2008, 01:51 AM) This is interesting...

 

It doesn't look like Tripwire has the quilting that everyone was getting upset about. I wonder if this is a prototype, a change in the actual product, or if my eyes are deceiving me.

 

 

I've noticed the same thing too. Not only here but at HasbroToyShop.com. I think they've probably made a running change due to fan reaction, because some of the people who have him in hand at Hisstank.com have a quilted one.

 

 

 

 

@can@

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So what's the difference between the comic pack Grenadier and the three-pack Grenadier?

 

A little paint on the officer, none as far as I can see on the trooper.

 

 

@can@

 

Cool. Just as long the Comic and three-pack Grenadiers don't clash. Isn't the three-pack going to be cheaper, also? Better for troop building?

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Anyone else notice that they changed the camo pattern on Dusty?

 

First pic shown at the con:

 

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New image:

 

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Even though the camo pattern on the first one is more true to the original, I think the new camo pattern looks quite a bit better.

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Man, I'm glad most of the Original 13 are fianlly out of the way. Not that I dislike them, but I always viewed them as dull and identical (not a stretch, there) and unless they've come into their own (Hawk, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker or lesser achievements like Sonic Zap).

 

I can't wait for Wraith because I'd like some new Joes that aren't dullards named things like "Double Blast" or "Mr. Capture Net" with zero identity. Heck, I'd settle for a well done Hi-Tech or Overkill, but preferably not before someone like Dial-Tone or Wet Suit.

 

As pumped as I am for most of these I have to say I'm not really satisfied. Doesn't sound like a typical Joe fan, eh? Hah... What I mean is, I was hoping to see more from the 85-87 area. You know, the Sunbow cartoon alumni, who I really don't need to list. I'm glad we're getting Slipstream and Dusty... but y'know. Drop in a bucket, right? Not alot of time between now and the film, really.

 

I have no idea what market the "Combat Heroes" are for, but I hope someone somewhere enjoys them.

 

Tom

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Wow...the Tripwire and Cobra Commander set looks great, especially Cobra Commander. And the Conquest X-30 looks great as well. And I'm relieved that the Rattler will have the turret canopy.

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Anyone else notice that they changed the camo pattern on Dusty?

 

First pic shown at the con:

 

109.jpg

 

New image:

 

07_DVD_Title_02__scaled_600.jpg

 

Even though the camo pattern on the first one is more true to the original, I think the new camo pattern looks quite a bit better.

 

 

you shut your face!

 

That funky camo pattern aint Dusty!

 

I swear, Hasbro has it out for me. They make it a point to ruin my favorite characters. First Namor, now Dusty? :(

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another thing I noticed, the BAT from the DVD pack has clean silver robot parts. The single pack has those black washed parts. I prefer the clean silver myself.

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Not only did they change the camo on Dusty from one that I wasn't too happy with to one that I think is an abomination, but they also gave him gloves. At least that's what the second picture looks like. Dammit Hasbro! Next you're going to give me an Airtight with a green suit and yellow accents!(psst, plz don't actually use that idea, since you claim to scour the boards).

 

As for making a Shockwave out of Firefly: battle pack body, repainted Viper flak jacket, and maybe Gung-Ho's hat? I don't have that stuff in front of me, but I think it would make a decent LBC.

 

For the sea captains 3-pack...why another Torpedo? Why not make a kitbashed Keel-Haul out of the new Hawk figure's torso and maybe a new hat? Heck, you could probably even use some existing head and just repaint it. I like the Torpedo figure that we have, and even this color is okay, but I don't see him as part of the sea-going command structure.

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I for one don't mind how they changed Dusty for the DVD Battles pack. I mean seriously, think about it; if you're a collector that's gonna own both versions anyway, wouldn't you want one of them to be somewhat different so you're not just buying the same figure over and over? Besides, I like the slight changes to the DVD one, even if it doesn't match what's in the actual DVD episode. Kinda cool-looking IMO...

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I for one don't mind how they changed Dusty for the DVD Battles pack. I mean seriously, think about it; if you're a collector that's gonna own both versions anyway, wouldn't you want one of them to be somewhat different so you're not just buying the same figure over and over? Besides, I like the slight changes to the DVD one, even if it doesn't match what's in the actual DVD episode. Kinda cool-looking IMO...

 

I think that's the ONLY version of Dusty that's been announced so far.

 

No single carded version of him.

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Everything is looking great! I really like the purple IG, the cartoon Bats, the better Serpy and Dusty looks great too (regardless of camo pattern). I`m really impressed with that Cobra Commander from the comic pack, they took a rather boring mold and made him look regal as all get out! Heck, i`m even loving that the green tentacles on Nemisis Immortal looks like some kind of bug, wish they fixed his crotch though.

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