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  1. Valdin

    New Series

    I hear where you are coming from. I think from the story they want to do a series in the timeframe of tos, but not as the characters from that show/movies, but new characters, which could be good or bad depending on how its done. I would love to see a series about the different species like that, mostly Klingon, vulcan, and andorians. Maybe a show on starfleet academy, or The federation, where we could see things on a broader scale of what was going on, maybe space wars etc. Something fresh. Theres lots to choose from, lots of lore.
  2. Valdin

    New Series

    True. As long as the klingons look like klingons, I'll be happy. I do like the new BSG, but truth be told am a little more partial to the original cylons. The new ones were a little off to me like those yellow battle droids from phantom menace.
  3. http://www.trektoday.com/news/170908_06.shtml Bryan Fuller is ready to work on another Star Trek series and would like to see the franchise back on television. As reported by MTV, Fuller, who wrote for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, feels that the time is right for the return of a Star Trek series to television. "I would love to do another 'Star Trek' series," said Fuller. "One where you could go back to the spirit and color of the original 'Star Trek,' because somehow, it got cold over the years. I love 'Next Generation,' but it's a little cooler and calmer than the ones from the '60s, which were so dynamic and passionate." Currently working on Pushing Daisies, Fuller is impressed with J.J. Abram's version of Star Trek, especially the costumes. But he feels that Kirk, Spock and McCoy should remain in the movies. "You wouldn't have to be on the same ship or have the same characters as the original 'Star Trek,'" explained Fuller, "but you could be in the same timeline and universe. 'Star Trek' has to recreate itself. Otherwise, all the characters start to feel the same. You always have a captain, a doctor, a security officer, and you have the same arguments based on those perspectives. It starts to feel too familiar. So all those paradigms where it takes place on a starship have to be shaken up." Fuller, a Star Trek fan himself, prefers Deep Space Nine of all the Star Trek incarnations. "'Deep Space Nine' was the best of the modern ones," he said, "because it was so emotionally complicated." Fuller was disappointed with Star Trek: Enterprise, saying, "'Enterprise' was the most sterile of all of them, when it should have been the most fun." I actually liked enterprise and would have loved to see more of that show. I never liked voyager but my girlfriend is turning me on to it. I hope we do get another series soon. We need it.
  4. I would be so all over 4" Star Trek figures especially with decent sized vehicles/playsets. Thinking with the star wars vehicles as far as scale goes. I would love to have some of the ships like the bird of prey, and of course the different Enterprises. That size works so well, and actually I was looking at the older galoob figures and thinking on picking those up. 4 inch figures like the new gi joe with the nice detail and articulation would be awesome!! That seems like a trend going. I look forward to the hellboy 4" line as well as the Marvel line. If they do make a star trek 4" line I would hope they make from all the different areas especially Enterprise.
  5. Valdin

    Ace Custom

    I have to admit, I kinda cringe when I see the ace from the comic pack especially in the head. The new one coming looks alot better. This is so much better than the comic pack version and I would have much liked to have seen this one in the stores first!! Kudos bro!! Looks like the hall of fame 12"er, very nice!!
  6. Wow superbly done!!! I was thinking that when I got mine that he seemed a little bulky. I like all the changes done. Good Job!!!
  7. This guy needs to take over the reigns of the new transformers movie, I would watch his movie many times over! Hopefully he could keep shia ladouche out of it
  8. True, maybe they were trying to keep it simple with the cobra logo, which is an error on their part. But I guess maybe they are thinking that not alot of people read the comics and know that he was Destro's agent, so they just decided to dumb it down and just give him the cobra logo to keep on the short and simple. We know how hasbro likes to cut corners where they can. I still don't like the body cast clothing they are doing now with the 12" line compared to the cloth costumes from before. I would glady pay extra to have the figures look right with proper build. clothing, and armor. The figures to me look too wirey and thin. They got the armor right on the 4" figure, which is good to me. If they did make a 12" version of Wraith, however, I don't think we would get anything near as good, especially on the armor side. Come to think of it, The armor from Final Fantasy:spirits within reminds me of wraiths armor, and could be used to customize a nice 12" wraith.
  9. That looks awesome and sounds promising. I think it would rock to make a playset of the original PIT. These items would fit the bill perfectly!
  10. Am I the only fan of Wraith here? I am a fan of Gi Joe and have been for 25+ years. I've enjoyed the comics, cartoons, movie (gasp), and all the toys. I have read the original marvel run, and read the devils due comics. The Devils Due weren't the best, but had their moments. I can't say I liked them offing characters like they did. The DD run, however, did a nice job of modernizing some characters that needed it, adding a couple new characters, and filled a void while there was nothing new to watch. They had some really cool designs on costumes that I liked, and Wraith was one of them. I will be looking forward to both versions of this and will definetly be looking for the chase clear figure. It is much cooler than looking for the same snake eyes with a different colored wolf. Buy some spray paint and your covered. I look forward to more Devils Due figures and vehicles down the road. I wish they got a closer version to devils due as far as serpentor goes, as their first attempt was lackluster, but as said, it was a first attempt. For a first attempt at wraith, I think they got it right the first time, and I will be happy with the end product as long as it still looks the same when it comes out on card. Also, whether he be on single card, comic 2 pack, or packed in with a vehicle/or playset, I will be picking him up. If it is popular enough, I think it would be kick a$$ to see as a comic con exclusive where he is in the process of becoming transparent, half clear, half normal, or what not.
  11. I agree with what all I have seen so far from everyone. I would like to see a shorter darker no sweater kick ass Firefly v1. I know he got voted in the top 10, but he also needs to have bigger arms. Deep- six -even though we just saw it, It would have been better for him to have been more articulated and for the dive armor to open up with a figure inside, kinda like SNAKE armor. Seriously, Deep dive armor shouldn't go into a tiny SHARC anyway, just my opinion. I think thats why the reg figure of deep six will be piloting the SHARC. Not liking the arm bands, on certain figures. Never liked the babyface look on roadblock. I am liking some of the devils due figures coming, but Storm Shadow should have been done better, from the comic 2 pack. I didn't quite like serpentor from wave 3 or either baroness, they should go back to thedrawing board. I'll think of more later, but most otherwise are good in my books. I really like what was shown at the JoeCon.
  12. If you don't buy them, then someone else will. More for the people who want them and more for me .
  13. Actually, I think the sets are perfect the way they are. Yes I am sure we will see scrap iron, and fixed major bludd on card. I really like these sets most. I was hoping they would do something like this. Also I hope they put the main characters in climate gear like this too. I think snake eyes in parka was awesome, and hope for more. The only thing I did find as odd, it might be a screw up in the pic on BBTS website, but whats a croc handler doing in the desert set? If theres water in the desert where the fight is, but if not, were going to have a toasty critter.
  14. Yes that will be nice, hopefully they get distribution down by the time these come out, and we see them. I love the comic packs (except the first wave), and now wave 3 is on the pegs moving slow, I am patiently waiting for wave 4. I hardly see the single cards on pegs anywhere. Some places got alot too, and I thought they would be pegwarmers, but have been proven wrong. As far as the exclusives go, I haven't had any problems finding exclusives. The 3 vehicle set from target I got from an employee from the back early, then after that I saw them maybe once or twice. Gi Joe is turning into a top contender, and it just keeps getting better (except for the movie, we will see when it hits).
  15. Thanks for clearing all that up for me bro!
  16. I was at target last night and couldn't resist. That tumbler looks too cool. Also they got the 2 packs in as well. I wouldn't have gotten them if they didn't have the Joker figure. Question, whats with his hunch? They are not bad, not 25 by a long mile, but I did a side by side with a CC, and they look about the same height. Since I had some of the 5 dollar off coupons, I figured what the hell and got the bruce wayne 2 pack as well. The scarecrow figures IMO looks aweful, and I don't get needing to put a different colored batman in each 2 pack, and in the playsets. I'll have to check the playsets to see if they are Gi Joe worthy or not of picking up. For $10 the tumber was a steal, but considering it was just a vehicle with no real features, or even windows lol, its all 1 big formed peice of plastic besides the wheels. I was thinking about getting some paint or stickers to redeco a tumber joe or cobra style. As far as the figures, they are not bad, could have been worse, the elbow joints don't really take away especially if you dont have weapons to pose with them or anything. My girlfriend and the cashier both took a liking to the toys when they saw them.
  17. A bit off topic, but I have to ask, why does everyone complain about Zartan being green? Turn on the room's lights and he become normally coloured. What's the problem? I don't see how this is off topic as I could have swore that this was a topic about what we didn't learn about at joe con, and from what I remember v1 zartan was supposed to be in the next 1 or 2 waves. I am stating that I hope they fix the problem with zartan, so when v1 does come out, he should get top marks unlike the first one we got in 25th form. Every zartan I saw when that wave hit had the green face, and after how many months now, mine is starting to turn normal. As far as the battle damaged bats, which is also on topic, I haven't heard anything, and am equally waiting for some news on those. It looked like they were supposed to be on card with the battle damaged bits, but maybe hasbro is pushing those back I bit. Anyone from the con heard different? I meant my question was off topic. Every zartan you saw must have been under really poor lighting, mine turned normal about 30 seconds out of the box, and only goes green when I leave the room for the night and it goes completely dark. I don't know if I just got the one good one of the batch or something. Well they were fresh from the box, 3 cases at walmart, I had to ask someone to open them from the pallet. After that I didn't see anymore in the stores anywhere. I live in california, and am still a little puzzled by these. You say the light turns them, which was the way the RAH one did. So does temperature do it too? I don't stare at him through the day to be certain, but most times I do look at him he is a little green. I think it is rare to see him totally skin toned. To me with mine it just seems backwards that in normal circumstances he is green but on odd chances he turns normal. I could be wrong, I'll put him on my pc desk to see for sure. But anyway, wasn't the v1 supposed to be out in the croc master wave or was I wrong? Maybe he will be in next wave. I think I assumed since they had him listed in with the 10 figures with no pictures in the hall of fame voter.
  18. My turn @firedevil@ COMIC PACKS - July Destro/IG – I will probably pick this up especially for a sticker for a mail away doc, or hopefully we will hear about a new mailer soon. I will pick it up for the grenadier mostly. Falcon/Nemesis – Falcon looks ok, he isn't all that bad, could be better or worse. As far as nemesis enforcer goes, I am really liking the wax proto they did, the colors are a little light on the carded figure, they could be darker for my liking. If we get anything near as cool as the golobulus, I will be happy. We also need vypra, and CC in winter parka. Tripwire/CC Tripwire to me looks awesome, I look forward to this pack. I also like the CC with this. I know we have alot already, but they are getting better each time to me. No complaints for me. 5-PACKS August - TRU Firefly vs Green Shirts – Firefly looks ok. I am still hoping someone at hasbro sees the awesome new and improved custom Firefly on hisstank. I would pick that up, if it were mass produced. This one looks like he has some muscles, but that might have been an illusion. I am sick of sweatered firefly. Did someone knit this for him too? The firefly I know doesn't wear sweaters. As for the troops, cool get generic greenshirts. We can army build a little and have red shirts (star trek reference: fodder to kill off and not have guilt)for the joes like cobra has legions of troops that are nameless infantry. Will we get filecards with the greenshirts that will name them like grunt 2-6, or will they in fact be nameless troops, we shall see. Crimson Guards – We can never have too many of these, if I can find them. I am still on the hunt for the 5 pack of night troops. I got the SE vs red ninjas lol. Target Jets – August – Target Conquest w/Slipstream – I have the conquest already, but am digging slipstream, I will pick this up for sure. Thank god for the target coupons! Rattler w/Wildweasel – I kinda figured we would get another WW with this, maybe repainted, but we get the exact same one that was released in the comic pack. I can live with this I guess. I really like the background package design on this. I really like the rattler as a vehicle but am a little disappointed. Especially after seeing the awesome custom rattler not to long ago. Some vehicles look like they got nice touch ups, others like this look like they are straight up rereleases with the seats lowered to fit the taller figures. WAVE 10 - September Wraith – A comic 2 pack with the clear versionwould have been awesome, instead of having to hunt for the chase. At first wraith looked a little odd in the helmet, but after additional picks, they really did justice with this figure. A must have in my books Mutt & Junkyard – Wow, one amazing figure, with really nice accessories. Another must have!! ParaViper – He reminds me of the people that wear the giant costumes and can't move right, like the apple guy in fruit of the loom comercials.The gear might be overkill, hopefully not. Time will tell. Not too bad on the design, the colors arent too good on the eyes though. Bazooka Trooper – Not bad for a new design. The colors are a little lighter than I would like, but otherwise not bad, I'll pick up a few. Tiger Force Duke – I am liking the tiger force thing now. I wasn't much on the rah figures done tiger force style, but these are growing on me. It doesnt hurt that Tigers are my favorite critters. Croc Master – At first was meh, but he is growing on me so much as to be a must have.Now I just need a Croc Master 2, and a Big Boa w/Rocky Balboa (rocky optional or SGT Slaughter)comic 2 pack and I'll be content. Midsize Vehicles – September Firebat w/AVAC – Yes!! But if they release a terrordrome down the road will we get another one? Who cares!! I am all on this. Sharc w/Deep Six – Again, I was hoping for some touch ups, but nothing. The one thing I wanted was for the deep six to be more poseable and useful, but since they went the cereal toy route (i mean Nostalgic route), uh ok. It doesn't look bad, it looks good just not poseable, or as a shell to have a reg figure inside to be removed. I always liked the SHARC and I think this will be my last one. (unless the do fix it up and give us a poseable deep six. Deep six was one of my faves as a kid. SENIOR OFFICER 3-packs – September – TRU Destro/IG/IG Officer – Like the first wave gi joe senior officer pack, this is a pass, not digging the purple.Nuff Said. Someone take the neon paint from these guys before its too late! Ace/Wild Bill/Starduster – Simply awesome. The first set that i've seen that I actually want. I like all the figures, and I actually like the repaint on wild bill, and hasbro redeemed itself with Ace this time around. Deep Six/Torpedo/Cutter – Deep six, always good in my books. Torpedo, another repaint of a awesome figure, not bad. Now this figure that has gung ho's head and shipwrecks body, can't be serious? They are trying to pass this off as cutter? Shame Shame guys. I see a big m80 in this figures future. (or custom fodder, never too late to try) DVD Sets – October Pyramid of Darkness – I'm not quite sold on Quick Kick maybe its the paint job, Snake Eyes looks good if I really need another one to build the mass device. Major Bludd looks like he spilled silver paint all over himself, and that shade of lipstick isn't helpful on any mercinary. CC I am liking they are getting better, seriously. Arise Serpentor Arise– Dusty looks good, I am sure they will put him on card later so we will have 2. Serpentor - 2 thumbs up in my books. A vast improvement over the first one, although, I think he could use a little more green.BAT- still v1, and now in cartoon colors, I'm all for it, count me in. Attila the Hun skeleton is awesome, I am in a paranormal phase right now, and this is cool for something expanded that hasn't been done before. He can be a prop and/or a soldier to interact the figures with. Bonus. Where can we get a couple more? Ultimate Battle Pack – November – Target MOBAT w/Steeler – Steeler gets a big thumbs down here, doesn't look good in the tank, which is another thing I have 3 of allready. Shortfuse – Nice, not perfect, but not bad. Stalker – The first Stalker didn't sit well with me, it was like he was wearing camo pajamas. This one is much better. Crimson Hiss – 1 more hiss, then no more seriously we have a blue one, a black one, and now a red one.I did get this the first time around a couple years ago, and truthfully theres nothing different from what I see, how about something a little different besides paint. Trouble Bubble w/Cobra Commander – You can never have too many trouble bubbles. Cobra Soldier – not bad. Hiss Driver – again not bad. Destro – um ok. I've always liked Destro, but when we are just getting the same thing repainted several times (like storm Shadow), it feels like they are not even trying. Extreme Environment 7-packs – ONLINE - November Arctic 7-pack – Must have!! I am liking the Scrap Iron alot, can't wait for non arctic version. The troops, wow, Must haves!! Desert 7-pack – See above. Must have!! Major blood has justice this time. The scarf does have an Overkill look to it. I am crossing my fingers and toes for an overkill. All these troops look awesome!! I can't get enough of these!! I was starting to worry that the helmetless crimson guard was just that, but saw his helmet is there, so no worries. I could get 2 of each of these sets and be in hog heaven. 12"ers I am liking the Storm Shadow, but need to do some tweeking. Also a second could be made into firefly with the right outfit. I like the Rock and Roll. Will pass on the rest and especially summer camp cobra commander.
  19. A bit off topic, but I have to ask, why does everyone complain about Zartan being green? Turn on the room's lights and he become normally coloured. What's the problem? I don't see how this is off topic as I could have swore that this was a topic about what we didn't learn about at joe con, and from what I remember v1 zartan was supposed to be in the next 1 or 2 waves. I am stating that I hope they fix the problem with zartan, so when v1 does come out, he should get top marks unlike the first one we got in 25th form. Every zartan I saw when that wave hit had the green face, and after how many months now, mine is starting to turn normal. As far as the battle damaged bats, which is also on topic, I haven't heard anything, and am equally waiting for some news on those. It looked like they were supposed to be on card with the battle damaged bits, but maybe hasbro is pushing those back I bit. Anyone from the con heard different?
  20. Wasn't V1 zartan supposed to be upcoming too? I hope he comes with swamp skier. How did the new zartan make the hall of fame list? He looks like a scooby doo villain, especially with the green face. Croc master was a little of a let down at first, but he is growing on me. I hope they do a v2 version as well. (at least the crocs mouth opens unlike the rah one)
  21. Valdin

    Random thoughts

    Cool! My ex-wife who I was with for 10 years didn't care or mind that I collected. I had a great job, we had all we needed, a roof over our heads working cars, a 3 bedroom trailer bought and paid for with land. As long as she had her animals, which she had a lot including a horse, 3 dogs 3 cats etc etc. I had 2 ferrets which was alls I wanted. I have to admit I did go a little haywire with the toys and bought everything under the sun that I wanted, it got so bad that the 3rd bedroom which was going to be the kids room, and the shed became overflowing with toys. Well, the kids never happened, and after 10 years, I decided I wasn't happy anymore, so we got divorced. After 4 years I met someone on the totally oposite coast in san diego ca. She is awesome and likes alot of stuff I like, but her condition was that I didn't move out here and overtake her home with toys. So I had to make the ultimate sacrifice and sell most everything I had. I was not parting with my gi joes, but I found that most of the stuff I had was marvel figures. It filled more room cause they were all on card. I was wierd and liked to open the figures and maybe display them or tinker with them, then after awhile put them back in the bubble and store them away. I sold all my star wars and marvel to a friend for 500 bucks, which his wife had an ebay store and liked to sell stuff on ebay. Now since the 25th is giving us a fresh start, and I had to leave my joes back at my moms house until later (when my Gf and I get a bigger place), I am enjoying the fesh new start. I am really enjoying the new stuff. As far as the X-men goes. I lost my desire to read the new comics or collect the new figures since to my the new movies kinda took something away from the greatness it used to have for me. I like the marvel lengends from toyibz mostly and got a bunch of them to fill the void since I got rid of the other ones I had. There are alot of great marvel figures out there, mostly for an ultimate collection, 1 best of all. That team you said does sound like the perfect xmen team!! However you could't go wrong by adding iceman, and gambit in trenchcoat. Just my 2 cents. (this makes me think of the arcade game, children of the atom, man, that game was awesome.) I really liked the famous covers marvel figures and think it would be cool to see stuff like that in gi joe form. Sure we had sigma six, but they were a little off to me. I liked them and got most of them, but like I said a kind of 25th anniv meets mego would be tops to me. BTW since I have less room now, I am not saving anything on card. I do save the cards especially the gi joe ones and have them in a folder with the bubbles cut off. Now I have more room to buy more. I am really hoping for a terrordrome down the line, and I am not sure about a USS FLAG, the idea sounds awesome, but I will have to see If I have the room and the money for one. Kudos on the spirit figure, what kind of alterations did you do? I am sure we will hear something about the battle damaged bats soon, they are not out yet. I got the confirmation on my order for the bat wave from BBTS and it said that I ordered in time and would be getting the bonus case that has the entire wave and an extra bat and snow serpent. Also 1 last note, I am soo liking what I am seeing from the joe con, and I am soo all over that rattler as soon as it comes out. I wasn't going to get the conquest since I already have 2, but after seeing that slipstream. I will have to make room lol Sorry I went on a little too much on this post
  22. The limited articulation is what is keeping me from snagging these up, from the looks of it theres no elbow joints or knee joints. Am I wrong? I do really want to pick up one of the vehicles for cobra. Maybe raptor would look cool in the camo tumbler, Or copperhead. Hell the transforming vehicle could be a starter to use for the future coming Matt Tracker figure. I hope we get a full fledged MASK line. Hopefully if theres a good full fledged DC and Marvel line with good articulation, I will pick them up. Personally I like all the dc figures that are bigger, and would think it cool if the smaller ones are as good as those. I am however not impressed with hasbro's offering of marvel figures. I am more a fan of the jim lee style characters, and most of toy biz's legends offering.
  23. Ok I boiled him up pretty good last night, and realize a razor would have been best. I fixed him although he has a few scrapes now (since alls I had small enough was a screw driver)and needs to be glued back together. Alls I can say it could have been alot worse, and if I see a flaw like that again on a figure in a store, I'll just leave it on the shelf. Thanks for the help guys!!
  24. For all the money they are chargeing for ticket admition these days I'm hopeing IMAX will be the standard theator of the future. & for all you guys who said your catching matinees then God bless! your lucky because super hot movies like this NEVER EVER get shown during matinee hours. So its gonna cost me $10 a pop each & every time I got to see this honey of a flim. That would be nice, the only theatre here with IMAX in sand eonly has 1 screen, and its $14.50 a ticket. But OMG sooo worth it!! I'm not sure what matinee prices are, if they offer them for Imax, I'll have to check it out. Imax is more like a hi-def in doors drive in, which, I miss the drive ins.
  25. Thanks for the correction, I was hoping they were different. What do I need a razor for with the boil method? I'm not a customizer, and normally don't do this, seriously.
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