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It's not perfect but I'm living with them (six to be exact). :D

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I like the Viper, I like them better than I thought I would. I agree, it's not perfect (but what is really?) I army built 12 of them I may go higher but not too high. For some reason I can't have any army builders in higher numbers than my blueshirts (24).

 

It's relativley simple to fix any issues I have with them.

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I like 'em all right. Not a big fan of the wrists, and I'm not army-building them as much as I have some other Cobra troops (or would want to...if they'd only bring out a red-logo single-carded basic Cobra Trooper). I may pick up a few more as I tend to see them on pegs a fair amount out here.

 

They're not my favorite 25A figure, but they're far from my least favorite.

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I like the Viper, I like them better than I thought I would. I agree, it's not perfect (but what is really?) I army built 12 of them I may go higher but not too high. For some reason I can't have any army builders in higher numbers than my blueshirts (24).

 

It's relativley simple to fix any issues I have with them.

 

I'm the same way with my Army builders. THey have to be in proportion to how may there might actually be in Cobra. And I do it in multiples of three. I have 12 Blue Shirts and thats my basis for Army building. Very general troops get 6 and specialists get 3. SO I have 6 Vipers, 6 CG's, 3 Televipers, 3 Stinger Drivers, 3 Hiss Tank Drivers, Going to get 3 Snow Serpents, 6 BATS, ect...

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I like the Viper, I like them better than I thought I would. I agree, it's not perfect (but what is really?) I army built 12 of them I may go higher but not too high. For some reason I can't have any army builders in higher numbers than my blueshirts (24).

 

It's relativley simple to fix any issues I have with them.

 

I'm the same way with my Army builders. THey have to be in proportion to how may there might actually be in Cobra. And I do it in multiples of three. I have 12 Blue Shirts and thats my basis for Army building. Very general troops get 6 and specialists get 3. SO I have 6 Vipers, 6 CG's, 3 Televipers, 3 Stinger Drivers, 3 Hiss Tank Drivers, Going to get 3 Snow Serpents, 6 BATS, ect...

 

 

 

 

I do it similar to that, except I work in even numbers. 24 Blueshirts, 2 officers (discounting Scarface), 4 red ninjas, 4 Hiss Driver's, 8 CG's, 10 Air Troopers (after I sell off my excess), 12 Vipers. Looking for 10-16 BATS. and again, the blueshirts must be the highest number of army builders

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Yeah, the hands aren't great, but as long as you aren't trying to get a whole bunch of different poses there ok.

 

I have larger isues with closed fists, and roadblock's hands.

 

 

 

Which is just another reason to why Hasbro needs to keep it NUETRAL when it comes to the hands and/or all appendages on these figures and stop getting too carried away with the bent, twisted, pre-posed crap, that totally ruins the figures appearance, as it would seem that SOMEBODY is going to be disappointed in it, maybe not this feature, but THAT one instead, but what it all boils down to is the particular funky feature, on whichever figure, is going to be annoying to someone.

 

It's basically annoying to some of us unless (like we've all stated) it's posed (forever more) in that ONE super sweet SHOOTING pose, which is fine if you're army building 50 Cobra vipers and all of them are to be displayed in the same DAMN stance together....shooting at an approaching enemy from behind the bed. To me, it's no different than if they just molded the weapon right to their hands or mold a pistol right into their fists that can't EVER be removed. Options are nice, premolded hands and limbs are limiting.

 

Stop it Hasbro...stop it NOW! @grumpy@

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Which is just another reason to why Hasbro needs to keep it NUETRAL when it comes to the hands and/or all appendages on these figures and stop getting too carried away with the bent, twisted, pre-posed crap, that totally ruins the figures appearance, as it would seem that SOMEBODY is going to be disappointed in it, maybe not this feature, but THAT one instead, but what it all boils down to is the particular funky feature, on whichever figure, is going to be annoying to someone.

 

What about the people that want their figures to be statues, and enjoy having a CC that's constantly posed in a fist-threatening position? Hasbro could disappoint and annoy THEM by not giving us at least one figure per wave with no functionality in it's hands. @wink@ @smilepunch@

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I love the figure, but like everyone else find that it has some large flaws. It won't stand properly and it is stuck in one pose. I don't love it enough to army build, but i'm sooo happy with the details on it and the fact that it isn't wearing those stupid goggles i had to have one. I think i would buy more but i'm holding out hope on some kinda army builder pack like the cgs.

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Which is just another reason to why Hasbro needs to keep it NUETRAL when it comes to the hands and/or all appendages on these figures and stop getting too carried away with the bent, twisted, pre-posed crap, that totally ruins the figures appearance, as it would seem that SOMEBODY is going to be disappointed in it, maybe not this feature, but THAT one instead, but what it all boils down to is the particular funky feature, on whichever figure, is going to be annoying to someone.

 

Well, in this case, I could see this as being the impetus for a running change to the figure........just change the forearms and this sucker is good to go.

 

For me, I'm not gonna army-build these guys. That is a niche fetish in the hobby to me, and the solitary Viper I have fills the spot in my collection.

My personal fetish with these figures is to find their sweet spot(s) in posing and put them in their.....and then put them on the shelf.

I treat every character as if they are iconic--and they are.....sorta.........being their modern representative of the originals, so I strive for a pose that strikes me as iconic for each of them.

Yea, I could be buying pre-posed crap.....but I like the fun of picking my own poses....making my own statement.

The wrists do limit things somewhat, but not enough to ruin the figure in my eyes.......which was the real thrust of this thread.

Its not all things to all people though, and I understand the grumbles.......I'm just not sharing them.

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Which is just another reason to why Hasbro needs to keep it NUETRAL when it comes to the hands and/or all appendages on these figures and stop getting too carried away with the bent, twisted, pre-posed crap, that totally ruins the figures appearance, as it would seem that SOMEBODY is going to be disappointed in it, maybe not this feature, but THAT one instead, but what it all boils down to is the particular funky feature, on whichever figure, is going to be annoying to someone.

 

Well, in this case, I could see this as being the impetus for a running change to the figure

 

 

Dangit Ken...you made me get the dictionary out! ^_^

 

 

........just change the forearms and this sucker is good to go.

 

 

I would agree with that....well, change the whole entire lower portion of the arm anyway.

 

 

For me, I'm not gonna army-build these guys. That is a niche fetish in the hobby to me, and the solitary Viper I have fills the spot in my collection.

My personal fetish with these figures is to find their sweet spot(s) in posing and put them in their.....and then put them on the shelf.

I treat every character as if they are iconic--and they are.....sorta.........being their modern representative of the originals, so I strive for a pose that strikes me as iconic for each of them.

Yea, I could be buying pre-posed crap.....but I like the fun of picking my own poses....making my own statement.

The wrists do limit things somewhat, but not enough to ruin the figure in my eyes.......which was the real thrust of this thread.

Its not all things to all people though, and I understand the grumbles.......I'm just not sharing them.

 

Yeah, I'd say that goes with almost everything though, in that some of us will LOVE it, and others...not so much. Some of us even come around sometimes, to changing our opinion on some of this stuff @hmmm@ errr...ummm dare I say..sigma six?

 

I'm sure Hasbro knows this all too well, and knowing they couldn't POSSIBLY ever please everyone, just shoot from the hip sometimes or run with a concept, knowing it's still going to be 50/50 on who loves it and who hates it. :) The few times it's been a UNANIMOUS loathing of some feature, they seem to be pretty good about reissuing a fix.

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Great Scuplt, But the issue with the hands in that pose and fore arms falling off when I try to make them hold their guns is disappointing. I hope that Hasbro will correct this in the future, like they did with Tiger Force Flint.

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Here's a good use of his pre-posed hands. Holding Firefly's flashlight (no jokes wink.gif ) it looks likes a natural pose and not contorted arthritic claw like grip.

 

@loll@ @loll@ @loll@ @loll@ @loll@

 

Honestly, thats not a bad idea. Too bad I passed on that two-pack.

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I like the fig and have 8(1 MOC and 7 loose) and the issues were easily fixed-dab of glue on the back of the helemt in the lip, keeps the goggles in place, feet as mentioned, only needs a few twist and he stands fine. The arms don't bother me and helps make the Viper have a nice looking firing position. People have had issue with vest coming undone, none of my 7 have that issue.

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If you just REMOVE the "offending" parts.....

 

 

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Hasbro was sooooooooo....CLOSE!

 

 

^_^

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Here's a good use of his pre-posed hands. Holding Firefly's flashlight (no jokes wink.gif ) it looks likes a natural pose and not contorted arthritic claw like grip.

 

@loll@ @loll@ @loll@ @loll@ @loll@

 

Honestly, thats not a bad idea. Too bad I passed on that two-pack.

 

Y'know it's a good two pack to get just for the accessories alone, especially Firefly's.

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