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  1. March 1 should be the street date for these guys. I don't know how Toys R Us has gotten away with putting them out early. This is the first time I've ever actually been able to buy a movie toy before the street date. Every other time I find one accidently on the shelf, they won't let me get it. They also have the classic comice series IM2 Iron Man on their website for the last few days. I went to the local store today and they are rearranging everything, and there is a giant IM2 section, just waiting to be filled.
  2. I got the black suit Spidey, super articulated Spidey, and Green Goblin at the TRU in Tuscaloosa, AL over the weekend. I am very impressed with all 3. I am really looking forward to this line now, because the black suit and super articulated Spideys are better than any of the ones in the MU line. They are in scale with each other, no super funky paint washes, pretty good articulation, and the paint is nice and clean and crisp. The Venoms were gone when I got there, but I'm really looking forward to him. Most of the other Spideys I won't get, but there are a couple that look pretty descent, if not comic accurate, and I will get a few of them. Really like the arctic spidey in wave 2. I thought Goblin would be a rework of the MU Goblin, but he looks all new. I just didn't like his flimsy bag strap (it's a very soft plastic) and he can't really hold his bomb as well as the MU Goblin. I do like the proportions of his body and head, the pose of his hat, and his flatter glider for posing.
  3. I think the MattyCollector.com figures come in one box. What I don't know is if you will get two of the C&C parts that come with Steppenwolf, or just one? I ordered my set from them around 5pm central today, no prob. I cancelled by BBTS order because it was a few bucks cheaper, and I was able to ship another item for the same $8.70. I do really like BBTS, though. Luckily, the next couple of waves have C&C figures I don't want, so I can start buying singles again from BBTS. BBTS does seem expensive, but distribution of them in my area is HORRIBLE, and I like being able to cancel an order up to 15 days after you pay for it with them.
  4. I use to think that Destro was African American when I was a kid. He had a deep, Michael Dorn-ish voice(aka Worf from ST:TNG) in the cartoon. I guess I never paid much attention to his bare chest. I was really young when the first cartoon series came out and never had any of the comics, so I didn't know he was Scottish. Night Adder is a new character, isn't he? I think there was a VvV vehicle by that name. As far as the 'Night' in his name, I think they were just trying to come up with a cool, snake-themed name they already owned the rights to. If they had called him 'Black Mamba,' I think that would have been a bit much. He could be seen as a thug stereotype, with an attack dog and prison tattoos all over his chest and arms. But, white people have mean dogs and prison tattoos, too. That exists in real life, and I think it's kinda cool of Hasbro to diversify the lineup. I was surprised when I first saw upclose pics a few days ago, but now, I am digging it. I really like the Springfield tattoo across his back. What is the stereotype about C-3PO? That he's British?
  5. Oh, and they should do a couple more Hawks- the bomber jacket is good, and they should frankenstein the arms and jacket from the mobile Pit version onto the legs of the single carded version. The version with the Pit has no leg camo, giant high-as-a-kite-Mr Sparkle - Indy ROTLA eyes (guess we know what that 'new factory' is doing now that Indy isn't being made there anymore), and bow legs, and it sucks, but the arms and jacket are awesome like he just unzipped his reactive impact armor jacket.
  6. Paris Pursuit Scarlett w/ bike, PP Snake Eyes with hood up, suit Storm Shadow, suit Zartan, desert disguise Zartan, video game Backblast, video game BAT, Breaker RI armor and headgear, Dial Tone with gray camo (not that desert camo trash they're releasing her in, but that's an easy custom with Cover Girl). I like some of the concept theme figures they're going to, but there are some other real figures that appear in the game or movie that should be made, first. They should definetely have made the BAT before that Cobra shadow tracker dude. I'd also like to see the movie RHINO and the Joe transport jet, and the real MANTIS sub, and a 2-seater SHARC (does it separate into two in the movie)?
  7. I will wait until the 15th, and the only reason for that is because my birthday is the 15th, and it will kick a little more ace to see it on my birthday. Last year, the Clone Wars movie came out on the 15th, too. It was pretty sweet.
  8. All mine came in the crate box with the plastic tray inside. None of them had tape on the box holding it together. I can't believe they all made it without falling out. All my boxes were pre-distressed before they arrived here, too. But, not of the figures or thrones were messed up. They had sent a post card in May saying it would be June 10 before they shipped the next batch out, but they didn't arrive until Tuesday of this week.
  9. Well, I can take back a couple of the bad things I was saying about Shout Factory. I did get an email this morning telling me that my order had shipped on Monday, but no tracking number. I got home and the USPS had delivered it to the house. So, they were good on their word for that. I cut the wrapper and opened the lid, then lifted the 'control panel' aka piece of plastic with the Joe logo and all that jazz, and the 'pouch' that holds the disks had come unglued from the 'control panel'. So, that sucks, but I don't know that I will go to the trouble of actually returning it (at least until I watch a few episodes). Otherwise, it's pretty sweet.
  10. I don't know what Walmarts deal is. 1 Walmart near me has a display in the middle of the aisle, but when you price check the figures, alpha vehicles, or action battlers, they say 'see associate for help.' That was 2 days ago. There is no excuse for this. The other near me has no RoC, and actually had some of the RAH space taken over by Bakugan or some other Pokemon wannabe crap.
  11. This guys accessories are so redonk it's not even funny. That mini guy missle launcher is crazy huge! Get the Reactive Armor version of HD before you get this one. It has a separate missile launcher, so the mini-gun is 'normal' sized. I did think it was a nice touch that the backpack for 'civilian HD' had straps with a working buckle, but on top of the vest that is a separate piece from the chest, it's crazy thick. He has a hard time holding anything with his arms. I did like his phaser pistol, though. Get him this week from TRU 2 for $9.99 if you must (I did). How did Hasbro regress in missle launching technology - specifically, the ability to make them small. The ones from the 90's were almost normal looking. They have taken a step backwards with these RoC monstrosities. There is absolutely no need in them being this huge.
  12. Was looking around between Target.com, Walmart.com, and Kmart.com to see if anybody had any figures listed, and I noticed several new listings (no pictures) for alpha and beta vehicles on Kmart.com. There also looks like several new 12" movie figures listed also (Destro, HD, Hawk, maybe more, I don't collect these and didn't pay much attention, no pictures of these, either) and some new Action Battlers. I've seen these elsewhere already: GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Motorcycle with Beachhead http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Lava Pod volcano with Viper http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Sky Sweeper with Air Raid http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Attack Craft with Aqua Viper Mantis Attack Sub? http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Bravo Vehicle with Figure - Dragonhawk Helicopter with Wild Bill http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military These were all new to me (although I just saw a prototype of the Rockslide and Dusty moments after seeing this page): GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Sub Icestorm V1 http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Rockslide Desert with Dusty http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Alpha Vehicle with Figure - Tiger Claw ATV with Leatherneck http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military GI Joe 3.75 in. Movie Bravo Vehicle with Figure - Crimson Hydro with Aero Viper http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_0...oe+%26+Military BTW: Target is having a 10% off $50 order of Toys if you need their exclusive Rhino. It's still outlandish what they want you to pay for it, even with $5 off.
  13. I have not received notification that mine has shipped yet (for some reason I thought that if you ordered it before July 15, which I did, they would ship it to arrive by July 22 - oh wait! it's because it said that on the website). The collector's set's disks have different pictures from the regular releases. The regular releases (so far) are pictures of the cartoon Joes. The collector set has pictures from the RAH cardbacks, which is way more awesome, in my opinion, and was a deciding factor in me buying the entire set.
  14. I left the 1st Duke, 1st Scarlet, Breaker, 1st Heavy Duty, Deep Six, Night Raven, Pit, Armored Panther, and Ice Dagger. I found the other figures from the first wave from Collection 1 and 2, I think, with the exception of the TRU exclusives. I've only opened a few figures, Cobra Gunship, Cobra Hummer, and Rockslide mini snow machine so far. I really like the Rockslide's cockpit-for-a-snow-machine concept. The Cobra Steel Crusher Hummer is OK. I'm mostly disappointed by the missile launcher takes up the whole 2nd row of seats and trunk. I would have preferred that area to hold troops. The roof also looks funky in any mode. The missles in the rear doors, removable cow catcher, rubber tires, and flip down windshild armor are all awesome. Looks like they went cheap on us and did not include a gun for the passenger to shoot through the roof, even through it looks like there is a mounting hole for it. Figures fit well inside the front doors and sit well. The Cobra Gunship is a dream, for me. Firefly has great gear that plugs into the cockpit with hoses, a removeable helmet, the cargo area fits 2 figures, and the bombs drop like the ARC-170 from Star Wars. I already really like the steath helicopter/plane hybrid design, but I fell in love with it when I saw the 3 grab handles under the body for figures to hang onto. THe landing gear also folds up. It's a great ship, and I will buy more. I found 1 black helmet version and saw 3 red helmet Firefly versions. The figures are impressing me so far. They are PACKED with accessories, but unfortunately some of them are those giant rocket launchers. If they are drones or mounted guns, I don't mind so much. It's the bazookas that I hate. Hasbro is giving us our $8 worth in plastic with these guys between all the accessories, stand, and missle launchers. I'd rather they be $7, but I don't feel ripped off like I do when I buy a $8.44 Wolverine with 1 sword at Wal-mart. I really like all the ones I've opened so far - Shipwreck, Reactive Armor Heavy Duty (he's tall and he and his weapons are physically heavy plastic), Accelerator Suit Ripcord, Neo-Viper, and Destro. Storm Shadow is good, too. I'm very hopeful for this line and the movie and I look forward to more figures, as long as they aren't cheap repaints of 25th stuff (I'm looking at you, Armored Panther Tank and Deep Six).
  15. Good call, domu! I have been trying to find the A-10 for weeks. I also wanted some extra HK's. I got a bunch of the Sabretooth/Wolverine w/ bike TRU packs when they were on sale for 2 for $11 a couple weeks ago to give to Toys for Tots. I don't know why TRU keeps putting these $20 items in their 2 for $10 sales online, but I hope they don't stop!
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