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  1. as always good stuff. Love the new wet-suit colors much more realistic. Classics are great and all but i'm a man who doesn't mind an update.

     

    Those colors exist in RAH, Rev - Mission Brazil featured a tan Leatherneck, silver Wet Suit, red Mainframe and a forgettable Dial Tone.

     

    Tom

     

    I think both Dial Tone and Mainframe from that set were pretty forgettable. In my opinion, Mainframe was a little worse than Dial Tone. They both had red pants, which made no sense if they were supposed to be in Brazil, but Mainframe also had a red helmet making his head a nice easy to spot target for an emeny soldier to aim for. Dial Tone, aside from the red pants, had decent colors from the waist up. Brown vest over a black shirt with a black beret.

     

    I always had to just deal with them both, since the Mission: Brazil set was the only verion of any of those figures I had. If I could have, though, I prefered the original colors on Mainframe and Leatherneck, but my favorite verion of Dial Tone was the Sonic Fighters version.

  2. I swapped helmets. But couldn't swap the capes, or the headpeice, they are attached and from the looks of it, and can't be removed or they might break. any reccomendations? Which looks better on the air chariot?

    The cape and hood are glued in place, but can be removed without breaking (by a good strong pull or a sharp knife, your call). The pegs that hold them to the figure will most likely break, but you can just glue them on to your figure of choice.

     

    I believe the popular combo is to put the helmet, chest armor, cape, and hood from the ASA set onto the single-carded figure, then put that figure on the Air Chariot. IMO, it does lead to the 'best' version, although it also leaves you with two extra Serpys... which would be the case anyway with most of us, so no big loss there.

     

    Here's more description and a pic of the end product, courtesy of David Willis. Yes, the Shortpacked! guy.

     

    That is exactly what I have been planning to do once I find the Serpentor set. Only difference was that I also plan to paint the chest coiled snakes green to match the old figure. I do miss the "snake mittens" as he refered to them. For some reason, as a kid, they were one of my favorite details of the figure.

  3. I managed to acquire a complete Joe headquarters for around $30.

     

    The key to Ebay is, if your patient there is ALWAYS another crack at an object within your price range.

     

    Failing that kind of search, you could try buying it piece mail. Look in lots.

     

    Sadly, I don't have a credit card to get an account with Ebay. Although, I will keep an eye out. I do have a friend at work who has offered to bid on items for me if I need him to. Thanks

     

     

    Thats cool...I'll go to the PO and see how much its gonna cost to ship

     

    Thanks, I appriciate that. Keep me posted.

  4. My joe box is in my room and easy to get to. It all depends on how much you want for him and if you want the display piece as well

     

    Well, I see that you live in the UK, so I know there will be some shipping cost. Would $25 be a fair price (not including the price of shipping) for it including accessories?

  5. I've got a Hannibal in my Joe box. Do you want him fully complete or just the figure?

     

    Just the figure with his coat if that is all you have. But if you have the accessories as well, that would be welcome too. Let me know how much you want for him once you run accross him. Thanks.

  6. For a while now, I have been looking to add an original GI Joe Headquarters to my collection to give my figures a place to be displayed. I have found several on Ebay, but they cost more than I can really afford. Does anyone here know a possible alternative where I could perhaps find one at a better price? Even if it needs repainting and has none of the original stickers (I was planning on printing my own anyway) that would be no problem.

     

    Now for the figure that has proven impossible for me to find. Hannibal Reborn. I looked for a while for the whole 3 pack because I wanted all 3 figures that came in the set. I was able to locate a loose COver Girl at SmallJoes.com, and with the release of Spirit in the 25th Anniversary line, that only leaves Hannibal. Thus far, I have not been able to find any websites selling him loose (not even Ebay). However, Ebay DOES have the whole 3 pack for around $150 (A little out of my price range)

     

    Please, if anyone knows of a website, or has one of these items you were considering selling off anyway, please think of me. I would be most grateful. Just PM me and we can work out a fair price.

  7. I actually like the Storm Shadow figure. Because he doesn't actually have any Cobra markings on him, he would look great displayed along with the Hard Master / Snake-Eyes in training gear set. Not I just need to find the Ninja Battles display stand. If anyone has one they are looking to sell, please let me know.

     

    As for Zartan's armor, they are trying to make it look like the original figure's color change gimmik with the film you placed under the window in his armor.

     

    Baroness's head is an improvment. I hated the wind blown hair look of the original. It looks like they took the head sculpt from the Blue uniformed Baroness and used it.

     

    The Viper is nice and the chrome mask looks awsome, but will stand out against the other Vipers in my collection that don't have it, so it is almost a downside.

     

    I think Storm Shadow does have the Cobral symbol (sigil) on him, the webgear is just blocking it as it tends to do on previous Storm Shadows.

     

    If you look at this pic posted last month:

     

    Cobra_Boxset_02__scaled_600.jpg

     

    You can see it creeping out from behind the webgear.

     

    Damn, that just ruins my main reason for wanting this set.

  8. I actually like the Storm Shadow figure. Because he doesn't actually have any Cobra markings on him, he would look great displayed along with the Hard Master / Snake-Eyes in training gear set. Not I just need to find the Ninja Battles display stand. If anyone has one they are looking to sell, please let me know.

     

    As for Zartan's armor, they are trying to make it look like the original figure's color change gimmik with the film you placed under the window in his armor.

     

    Baroness's head is an improvment. I hated the wind blown hair look of the original. It looks like they took the head sculpt from the Blue uniformed Baroness and used it.

     

    The Viper is nice and the chrome mask looks awsome, but will stand out against the other Vipers in my collection that don't have it, so it is almost a downside.

  9. I bought the Resolute Cobra COmmander and Trooper, and have to say this is my favoriate version of the Commander so far. The Trooper doesn't blend so well with the other Blue Shirt Troops in the 25th line, but I intend to display him in my collection as a higher ranking Officer, such as a Major, compared to the regular Cobra Officers being Lts.

     

    I passed on Duke, though, didn't have the money at the time. I think the body looked okay, but I would replace his head for one of the older Duke figures.

     

    As for the other fiogures some of you are having trouble finding, my Walmart did get Matt Trakker, Wraith, Crocmaster, and Flint in Cobra Disguise. I know my store does have more in stock that have yet to be put out. I think they waiting til closer to Christmas so the shelves don't get too bare too early. So don't give up yet.

  10. I really like this line. I know we've had alot of Storm Shadow figures before now, but I really like this one.

     

    Trip-Wire looks the same as the two-pack, but I will get him for the element.

     

    Ripper- I will pass, but I have seen people mention wanting a cartoon colored version.

     

    Cobra Diver- I like, will be getting him

  11. I know there are alot of people who don't like the figures based on real life people, but I actually liked the Sgt. Slaughter and Fridge figures. However, I was never big on the idea of Rocky Balboa as a Joe. It they wanted a Stallone likeness, I think Rambo would have fit in better in a military line.

     

    As for a boxing character, I was surprised they never went with another real life person like Mike Tyson (who was still undefeated back in the late 80s)

     

    Anywho, I think you did a great job on your customs.

  12. Torpedo I can live with since he does look like Depth Charge and can be displayed as such in my collection. I think I would have liked to see the 98 paintjob where he was all black with red piping down his cheast (outlining the part of his suit that is normally gray)

     

    Deep Six I love. He looked alot like his v2 figure without the neon colors.

     

    Cutter I hate. Why couldn;t they have made s new head mold? Gung-Ho's Marine cap does not look like a baseball cap.

  13. You know I would buy a tripwire if he was a single card. Heck if it is this much to gettign the entire MASS Device, Think GOD they never released the B.E.T. @smilepunch@

     

    The Weather Dominator was released all together. I don't see why the BET couldn't be as well.

  14. I just got the M.A.S.S. Device and Weather Dominator box sets, and noticed that the GI Joe members each came with that rifle. Just wanted to let you know. Let me know if you are still looking for some, and I will see how many I still have in all.

  15. I got the first 2 boxed sets today that have the pieces to build the M.A.S.S. Device and noticed the containers that hold the elements are empty. I remember seeing pics online where the containers had the elements in them. I know Cobra Comander comes with a container that has the red crystals in it, but does anyone know who will come with the other 2, or when they might be released?

     

    Maybe this is their way of making sure our M.A.S.S. Devices are as difficult to complete as they were for GI Joe and Cobra.

  16. Major Bludd is aiming that rocket gun of his at General Hawk, BUT THERE'S NO ROCKET IN THE GUN!!!

     

    Did anyone else notice this? What gives?

    probably the fact that it isn't a real gun, and the rocket doesn't really fire, so it becomes arbitrary whether a piece of plastic is in it or not. it's not real, so there is no need for the rocket to be in there.

     

    that, and I'm sure it was just an oversight.

     

    Or perhaps he already fired the rocket and missed Hawk.

  17. I always prefered the Paint scheme that Python Patrol used on the vehicles, which was used later for the TRU box set figures. I would love to see the original figures used for Python Patrol repained in the black with red lines paint scheme. I think it would make them look alot more menacing.

  18. OK so we know the theme of each of the five upcoming sets:

     

    Set 1: 65296 "The M.A.S.S. Device" Console & Element Containers

    Set 2: 65297 "The Revenge Of Cobra" Generator

    Set 3: 65907 "Arise Serpentor Arise!" Control Turret

    Set 4: 65908 "Pyramid Of Darkness" Transport Chassis

    Set 5: 65909 "G.I.Joe - Best Of Episodes" Beam Emitter

     

    And all the figures included in the upcoming sets are related to the DVD's right? So my question is: Which episodes do you think would qualify for a best of episodes, and what figures would be included to relate to it?

     

    I know the "Arise, Serpentor, Arise" set comes with Serpentor, Dusty, Quick Kick, and the skeleton of Atilla the Hun.

     

    "M.A.S.S. Device" - Rationion Poisoning Snake-Eyes& Timber, Scuba Gear Baroness, Cobra Trooper, Stalker w/ Jet Pack and I am not sure who else.

     

    "Revenge of Cobra - Roadblock, Cartoon acurate Lade Jaye, Destro, and the Weather Dominator.

     

    The others, I can't recall. I know there is one that comes with a cartoon accurate Major Bludd, but not sure which.

  19. Well, the new designs were good for some characters. However, as this is the classic line, it will be only some time after the movie line finishes that we'll see stuff like that or all new sculpts.

     

    Speaking as a fan who missed most of the orginals of these characters - I'm really excited to get a shot at an improved (IMO) version of these iconic characters. Eventually I'd like to see a redo and repair of some of the newer designs of the characters, and even some of the new characters introduced in those lines (Barrel Roll and Dart come to mind) to mix in with the classics. But we'll have to wait on that.

     

    Me too. Sgt. Hacker and Barrel Roll would be nice additions eventually to the line.

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