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Am I the only one that thinks these are a waste of time? VvV/DTC is dead. Old news. i was about as big of a fan of those as you could get, but as soon as the 25th line started up, I sold off all of my VvV/DTC era figures. These are a big PASS from me.

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I see, so what's the difference between these and the 25th ann. and VvV figures?

Figure construction, mostly. The "New sculpt" figures from 2002-2005 are basically constructed the same as the classic 80s GI Joe figures, but with more modern sculpting techniques.

The 25th line is an all new construction style that doesn't have any o-ring construction elements in it

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I see, so what's the difference between these and the 25th ann. and VvV figures?

 

Lets see... Easy way to explain it. You have several eras of 3 3/4" GI Joe:

 

RAH - Real American Hero - 1982-1994

 

ARAH - Anniversery - 1996-1998, 200-2001 - Repaints of RAH figures

 

JVC - Joe vs Cobra 2002 - Think Neo-vipers with t-crotches, sound attack weapons and horrible proportion problems

 

ST - Spy Troops - 2003 - Better proportions but still horrible in a lot of cases, better gemick but still not perfect

 

VvV - Valor vs Venom - 2004 - The Joes shrunk a bit, proportions were still getting better, some great figures

 

DTC - Direct to consumer - 2005 - 4 waves of figures and a hand full of vehicles (Some of which were awesome), Mostly repaints of VvV figures

 

New Sculpt - JVC, ST, VvV and DTC all lumped under one umbrella

 

25th/Modern Era - What you currently see on shelves. No o-ring

 

 

Now you know...

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Just to fix up the mistakes and clarification:

 

Vintage Sculpts

1982-1994 A Real American Hero (RAH) - The original Joes and the original Joe molds (aka "Vintage" sculpts).

1997-2002 The Real American Hero Collection (RAHC) - Repaints of ARAH figures - Initially Toys R Us exclusives in 97 and 98, they went mass-retail in 2000-20001, and had a single Internet-exclusive wave released in early 2002.

 

* Repaints of Vintage Sculpt figures were also released throughout the New Sculpt era, most notably in Special Team multi-packs, Comic-based 3-packs, and with Exclusive Vehicles.

 

New Sculpts

2002 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (GvC) - brand new molds for the first time since 1994. Some weapons have "Sound Attack" feature.

2003 Spy Troops (ST) - more new molds in the same style as GvC. Some figures have removable "Spy" Armor.

2004 - 2005 Valor vs Venom (VvV) - Revised style, closer to vintage. Some figures have "Action Attack" feature.

2005 Direct To Consumer (DTC) - Wave 1 included molds created for "Robot Rebellion", a follow-up to VvV that was aborted in favor of 8" Sigma 6 figures. Waves 2 & 3 were VvV repaints with some new parts, and were also available at Toys R Us. Wave 4 was cancelled due to poor sales, but is now being released by the Collector's Club.

 

*After DTC, the only Vintage sculpts released were the Collector Club exclusives for the GIJoe Conventions in 2007 and 2008. New Sculpt figures were also retired, except for Collector Club releases. A previously unproduced Cobra Commander mold meant for Robot Rebellion was the 2008 subscription figure, and DTC wave 4 (obviously) is a club exclusive. Hasbro does not produce Vintage or New sculpt figures anymore.

 

25th Sculpts

2007-2009 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (25th) - What you currently see on shelves. Also includes figures based on Resolute, coming in 2009.

2009 G.I.J.O.E. (Movie) - figures based on the upcoming movie, which will be released next summer.

 

 

Now you know...

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Just to fix up the mistakes and clarification:

 

Vintage Sculpts

1982-1994 A Real American Hero (RAH) - The original Joes and the original Joe molds (aka "Vintage" sculpts).

1997-2002 The Real American Hero Collection (RAHC) - Repaints of ARAH figures - Initially Toys R Us exclusives in 97 and 98, they went mass-retail in 2000-20001, and had a single Internet-exclusive wave released in early 2002.

 

* Repaints of Vintage Sculpt figures were also released throughout the New Sculpt era, most notably in Special Team multi-packs, Comic-based 3-packs, and with Exclusive Vehicles.

 

New Sculpts

2002 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (GvC) - brand new molds for the first time since 1994. Some weapons have "Sound Attack" feature.

2003 Spy Troops (ST) - more new molds in the same style as GvC. Some figures have removable "Spy" Armor.

2004 - 2005 Valor vs Venom (VvV) - Revised style, closer to vintage. Some figures have "Action Attack" feature.

2005 Direct To Consumer (DTC) - Wave 1 included molds created for "Robot Rebellion", a follow-up to VvV that was aborted in favor of 8" Sigma 6 figures. Waves 2 & 3 were VvV repaints with some new parts, and were also available at Toys R Us. Wave 4 was cancelled due to poor sales, but is now being released by the Collector's Club.

 

*After DTC, the only Vintage sculpts released were the Collector Club exclusives for the GIJoe Conventions in 2007 and 2008. New Sculpt figures were also retired, except for Collector Club releases. A previously unproduced Cobra Commander mold meant for Robot Rebellion was the 2008 subscription figure, and DTC wave 4 (obviously) is a club exclusive. Hasbro does not produce Vintage or New sculpt figures anymore.

 

25th Sculpts

2007-2009 G.I.Joe vs Cobra (25th) - What you currently see on shelves. Also includes figures based on Resolute, coming in 2009.

2009 G.I.J.O.E. (Movie) - figures based on the upcoming movie, which will be released next summer.

 

 

Now you know...

 

Bla bla bla... Mine was good enough... @smilepunch@

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Bla bla bla... Mine was good enough... @smilepunch@

 

I know.. I'm just anal and OCD.

 

Really the only thing I took exception to was your opinions on the New Sculpt stuff. Granted, you're right, but I prefer to let each fan decide these things for themselves. @hmmm@

 

Just ribbin ya. Your list is better. It was what i was trying to say but didn't feel like putting that much effort in to it. Nice job.

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I was one of the privileged few to come by some DTC 4 when the production samples found their way onto eBay. Munitia has been assimilated into Baroness as a decent fix-up, and OutBack has seen a few changes, Notably, the one I got had a white bandana rather than green, much better painted hair ie not neon red and a camo design that followed onto the crotch-piece. These new versions look silly in comparison.

 

I'll wait for the 25th Night Viper, thanks. :)

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I'll take the lot of'em for $19.99!

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