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  1. Considering you guys at TNI asked a question and got through to Hasbro, I was wondering if you could ask another? They're response to your first question of the last Q&A (round 5) said that we'd get a V.2 Snake Eyes painted black in "Wave 4 of 2007". Is there anyway to find out if they muffed and meant a different SE, or if they meant wave 5 of the comic packs, or if they actually meant wave 4 of 2008? I only ask b/c we've seen a tentative lineup on other boards from Wal-Mart, and SE is not in what appears to be wave 4, but is in what appears to be wave 5 of the comics packs. I know it's probably not an easy thing to get a random answer when there is no Q&A session, but this one has been keeping me up at night ;-) Thanks!
  2. BBTS doesn't seem to have a listing up - only when you go through that link. Anyone else having that problem?
  3. They say that the black v.2 Snake Eyes will be available in Wave 4 of 2007 - but that wave is made up of the single packed figures from the five packs. Does anyone think that's a typo and actually means Wave 4 of 2008? Here's hoping, because I've haven't heard/seen anything remotely close to a black v.2 version of SE. And if they are doing it, I hope we can snag a few new weapons out of it.
  4. I apologize if it was posted already, but don't the twins' guns look like the weapons cobra troopers used to have in the cartoon? That was the first thing I thought of when I saw them - it's interesting, b/c I always loved the look of those guns and could never figure out why Hasbro didn't make them.
  5. Will Snake Eyes v.2 of the 25th Anniversary line receive the same crotch re-tooling as Stalker? Will we see a painted black version of Snake Eyes v.2 as we have with version 1? With the movie scheduled for release in August 2009, approximately how many more waves of 25th Anniversary figures will we see? I live in the DC area and I have not seen many (literally about 10) single pack figures in the last 3 months. Have you sorted out the distribution issues, and if not, when can we expect to see a wider release?
  6. The carry-over Snake Eyes "Black" wouldn't bother me so much if they repainted the head from SE Version 2 and did a black version of that. But it seems like a waste of space to have only 3 new figures for the wave and repackage as "new" a figure that was released the wave before it. Maybe it's only a space filler until they tool a Bludd and Wild Bill, or maybe they will make V.2 "black" and they only put in the picture of v.1? Who knows. The other three look pretty good so far though.
  7. hassidae


    SE: Just a little closer and I'll be able to clean the leaves out of the gutter. OP: I thought you couldn't talk? SE: And I thought you died in 1986. OP: Touche.
  8. All I'm saying is that the glass isn't half-full. There's a lot wrong with these. If you don't think so, then more power to you--as I said, enjoy the horrid proportions and such. I won't, because I'm tired of being promised the Second Coming and getting something less exciting. Enjoy your lackluster figs/waste of money, sir. I hope they never release images of the second wave, mostly because the prototypes will certainly be a whole lot better than the final product--and I'd rather not see what could have been again. That's a lot of hostility towards people just for having a different opinion. You're welcome not to like the figures, bash hasbro, but why go after a person you don't know b/c they're excited about something you don't like? Not trying to pick a fight, just suggesting that perhaps, your hostility is misplaced. In rebuttal to your arguments, what were you really expecting from Hasbro? They've never managed to hit anything perfect - these are updates in a totally new sculpting style. There is bound to be some trial and error and other missteps along the way. Not to mention, some of these pictures (especially for the 5 pack figures) are from such a distance, how can anyone really tell there are issues with the sculpting and not just poor posing? And we have seen some terrible poses from hasbro. My only point - maybe a lot of these will look better in hand. And for the record, I'm in the camp of "overall, pretty happy" with what's been produced (minus SE v.2 which I think my expectations may have been unrealistically high on).
  9. I bet they could do a slice and dice 2 pack with minimal retooling of Storm Shadow. All that would probably require are new head sculpts, which I imagine they'll do anyway.
  10. What about Big Boa? That would be an interesting release. And I doubt he would be included otherwise, at least in the initial 25.
  11. Actually, I don't think it's related to the 25th Single packs. It says they "added" a line, which the single packs aren't - they are part of the main 25. Also, they reference the additional line as "classic 3 3/4 scale," which the 25th have never been described as. I think in Hasbro's initial release they called them all "new sculpt" with more articulation than ever, etc. My point is, with all of the collector feedback and tremendous buzz, I wouldn't be surprised if Hasbro tried to capitalize by adding another commemorative, old ARAH style line as a tie-in. It also says it will include the best-ever executions of the 80s figures from the cartoon show. I read that as them saying "we're going to be re-releasing figures that were most true to their cartoon form that came out in the 80s." Not to mention, Hasbro does G1 reissues already for Transformers, so it isn't far-fetched they'd do similar marketing for GI Joe. But that's just my 2 cents.
  12. 1. Will we see another adaptation of the version 2 Snake Eyes (other than the one in the initial wave 1 of single packed figures) closer to the original 1985 version with an all new mold? 2. For any vehicle releases, will they be released in the order they were originally released (i.e., 1982-83 vehicles first, then 1984, etc.). 3. Will Hasbro Toy Shop allow pre-ordering of the 25th anniversary figures and beyond? - Alex Hassid
  13. I think they all look a ton better. The head on SE v.2 doesn't look nearly as squished. Phoenixsword: not sure what you mean about the swords being too tiny (not picking a fight either, just curious). The one in SS's left hand is I think supposed to be reminiscient of his short sword from v.1 (I know it didn't come with v.2 but I did always like the idea). Otherwise, I think his normal sword looks to be about the right size. Same with SE v. 2 - that sabre was always a bit smaller. Actually, I'm impressed with the proportions considering the VvsV swords were always a bit big for the figures (with the exception of a slight few). Anyway, just curious about it.
  14. And I keep forgetting, but does anyone else think the SE v.2 head looks like they sculpted it based on the David Michael Beck portrait on the back of the Devils Due #1 from 2001? It's got that rounded look to the visor. Any takers?
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