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  1. Overall it isn't a "bad" exclusive, it just isn't a very interesting one to me personally. I think the lackluster sales on HTS would back me up on the idea that most people aren't that interested either. It may represent a small part of the movie (opening?) but in reality it won't be going up in price any time soon.
  2. LOVE IT!!!! I don't care for 12" figures, but this is a great one.
  3. Personally speaking I find it an underwhelming exclusive. It happens. You make an exclusive and hope the interest is there, if it isn't, you are stuck holding the bag. Ask FP about their JOE exclusives and what is left over. Fans are tricky, they won't just buy whatever you put out, even though sometimes it is easy to think that way. There should be a scene in the movie with Destro's ancestor, but frankly I don't think it will make any difference unless the movie is as big a hit as ROTF.
  4. WOW!!!! Target is definitely going all out for ROC. We are getting some pretty sweet exclusives, including some ARAH molds making a comeback in original colours, or new colours. Black S.N.A.K.E. and Cobra Jetpack!! http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail...5a3fd431b47.htm Polar Battle Bear (Rockslide) (with ARAH SNOWJOB MOLD!!!!) http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail...642dcc00bfb.htm Check out the other links to auctions to see packaged shots of the FIREBAT repaint and multipacks. I wonder if maybe that Ferret we saw with the Crimson Twins might not actually be for the CON, but another 2 pack with the new version?
  5. I have basically given in to the idea of the movie being what it is, an action flick. It hopefully will be good. I'm a little more optimistic after reading the first issue of the movie adaptation. This isn't our JOE from the 80s, I accept that, just like I did with TFs. Basically I am hoping for a success at least half as much as ROTF. It means that JOE will get more publicity and more money to produce more toys. Remember, ROTF is being touted as the worst reviewed film ever to make $400 million dollars or more. So story aside, if it's popular, it's popular.
  6. Finally. Someone was kind enough to post a pic over at Joecanuck.com. Take a look at what I mean: http://www.joecanuck.com/joe/board/index.php?topic=3582.0
  7. Sorry I don't have a pic, but I didn't have my phone with me, and I wasn't going to pay $24.99 for a Snake Trax w/Scrap Iron. So if anyone in Canada can grab a pic and post it to show what I mean, please do. Anyway, I was at TRU and they had the display for ROC out. Everything was fine until I saw the Snake Trax w/Scrap Iron. At first I thought it might have been me just misreading it, then maybe it might have been one box, but no. EVERY Snake Trax box (multilingual) has the name and then "with/avec/con ACRAP IRON!!!" I don't know why, but I couldn't help but laugh at the mistake. Mostly likely due to my juvenile sense of humour. As I said, it was on the multilingual boxes, so I don't know if the same mistake will appear on the English only boxes.
  8. I completely agree. The Steel Crusher and Gunship are $28.92 here (Canada) and the Panther is $19.92!!! (before tax of course). The Night Raven is $48.92!! While I love the Night Raven, it is a bit overpriced and I can do without the electronics. However, the Steel Crusher is really worth the money. It is nearly as big as the Night Raven, though not as long of course. It has rubber tires, removable plow and great use of the launchers, and hiding them. Combine that with the Motor Viper (Oops, Nitro Viper) and it is so far the best value for the buck.
  9. I found the vehicles and some other stuff at my local Walmart (Toronto, Canada) this morning. They had the Night Raven (lots) $48.92 Gunship (few) $28.92 Steel Crusher APV (1 left) $28.92 Cobat Heroes, Bump n Battlers?, Role Playing Snake Eyes (mask, sword, etc) and Role Playing Flashlight & Communicator/compass (both flip open to reveal projectile launchers) I only picked up the Steel Crusher. I have to say it is actually pretty cool in person. Some neat gimmicks, and the front plow is removable. Also they have a storage spot for the firigin projectiles so you don't lose them. It actually does say HUMMER on the vehicles. The Nitro Viper is also really nice (in reality it is a Motor Viper from the 80s, but I don't mind).
  10. I stopped worrying about reactions at the trailers. Especially since it was a group obviously into TFs showing up for a midnight show. There is animosity, for some reason, between the two groups. I think the timing of the movie might work out well. It is still summer, but late enough that the bigger ones will have been out long enough to be smaller audiences.
  11. Looks like the JOEs are getting their own Ferret.
  12. I said this elsewhere. That trailer really improves my opinion of the movie. And....GASP!!!!.... It even improves my opinion of the accelerator suits!!
  13. I have to disagree. They do NOT f@ck it up every time: If you're talking about the toys, Hasbro gave the 25th line a solid push. We got a LOT of great figures in retro packaging. They got me to buy two of almost everything (TWO! That's unheard of for me). They fixed things we complained about. They rereleased figures we missed. You could argue that Hasbro catered to the fans for the last two years! You can go and point out one or two bumps in the 25th's two year run but overall that line was a success for the fans. On the cartoon front there was Resolute. Now, not every fan agreed with some of the story line decisions made, but the final product was far from cheap crap and left a lot of people calling for more. Another solid effort made with the GI Joe property. Hasbro brought their A game on two fronts. By now if GI Joe doesn't get the level of respect from the general public that you think it should get, it probably never will. This movie will not likely be its savior. I'm fine with that. I don't NEED it to be as popular as Star Wars or some other boy's toys. Could really care less actually. I have a staggering amount of figures in my collection and I own every cartoon available on DVD. I'm fine. That said...time for me to steer away from any and all movie threads. It all becomes the same stuff we've been talking and talking about. So now we find out that Storm Shadow fires a rocket. Oh, boo hoo I'm down with what someone else mentioned earlier: Bring on that GI Joe Monopoly! I pretty much agree with all your points. However, there is one thing I think we are all forgetting. In this day and age, we have seen a couple of "reboot" movies (Hulk, upcoming DD). So maybe the movie won't do well, and we can push for a better second try.
  14. Just thought I would ask. Between Wolverine, MU, SW, TFs and now GI JOE it seems like they went for quantity over planning for most lines this year. They most likely will report their best year ever in sales, but it seems like it will only be because they pumped out seemingly double the product of previous years. Do you think SW has suffered because of it? MU? Has any line been hurt by having too much to buy? Or is it just us who suffer with too much choice?? @loll@
  15. Just thought I would ask. Between Wolverine, MU, SW, TFs and now GI JOE it seems like they went for quantity over planning for most lines this year. They most likely will report their best year ever in sales, but it seems like it will only be because they pumped out seemingly double the product of previous years. Do you think MU has suffered because of it? JOE? Has any line been hurt by having too much to buy? Or is it just us who suffer with too much choice?? @loll@
  16. Just thought I would ask. Between Wolverine, MU, SW, TFs and now GI JOE it seems like they went for quantity over planning for most lines this year. They most likely will report their best year ever in sales, but it seems like it will only be because they pumped out seemingly double the product of previous years. Do you think JOE has suffered because of it? MU? Has any line been hurt by having too much to buy? Or is it just us who suffer with too much choice?? @loll@
  17. Think of the M.A.S.K. theme when reading this. P..P..P..P..PASS!!!!
  18. So do we take the image of the twins to mean that the Ferret in orginal colours is going to be a Con exclusive vehicle?
  19. I can see at least 3 different figures/characters that could be made using the gear with this figure alone! Great figure.
  20. As ARROW said, try either of those sites. I love www.cobrastickers.com. Their stuff has really helped me with customs and touch ups. As for the "value." I would agree with ARROW again and say it is up to each individual. Granted, new stickers are not "original" so technically it could be considered incomplete/whatever. However, I can't for the life of me see a downside to new stickers for a vehicle. If the old ones are peeling, yellowing or in the wrong spot, I would happily buy a new set and replace them. The new sets tend to be exact copies, but new so why not? I would check Ebay and see if you can find any auctions with repro-stickers on a vehicle and see what it goes for. Then compare that to an original stickered vehicle for a price difference. It may not be exactly scientific, but a few auctions like that might give you an idea of whether or not there is a trend one way or the other.
  21. That is some great work. It is a shame that the rights are messed up, she would be a great, unique addition to the MOTUC line.
  22. Well, there are some sights to behold here: - CRIMSON HYDRA?! I always thought that the Sky Sweeper Jet was better than people thought. I don't know why it was given this repaint though. I understand that the Crimson subgroup is a biggie, but this just seems lazy. I like the pilot figure though. - SNOWCAT. Looks like we are getting the original mold with no noticeable changes/updates. I love it so I can't wait. Although I have to say, someone call 1993 with that prototype colour scheme, YEESH!!! @loll@ - Is that the NIGHT LANDING mold? If so I hope it gets released in the original colours. It makes for a good little playset/vehicle. - What's the green and yellow vehicle? Is it something from the movie? Sea, air? It looks to be about 10 inches long, but doesn't seem to have a visible canopy/cockpit. - Is that the old 90s Apache mold? If so, I like the colours. Hopefully it doesn't mean this will be the standard "Dragonfly". I still want an original re-released. It should work well with the movie line if the colours stay the same (Green). - That is quite the addition to the Joe boat (can't remember the name). I like the little sort of "shark" type pod for a diver, with what looks like a launcher no less!! Depending on the final colours, this could be a great toy. - I really love the new colour scheme for the Firebat. However I hate the new parts. I don't mind the new canopy with the little extra molding, but those extra engine things and big missiles have to go!!! Great to see another Airborne figure with the plane. A definite buy, but hopefully the engine parts are removable. - That new "Mirage" motorcycle with sidecar leaves a LOT to be desired. I don't like it at all. It will only be a buy if it goes on sale. - Is the Sting Raider really any different than the original release a few years ago? It looks to be almost the exact same paint scheme as before as well. The saving grace is that it is still a good vehicle, with a great Lamprey repaint.
  23. Good Lord the CLAW comes with a lot of ordinance!!!! Somewhere between 6-8 bombs/missiles!!! I like that they provided some neon green FANG missiles. It will go a long way towards a custom Dreadnok Air Assault FANG.
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