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  1. From the ST/VvV/DTC years, I vote for Faces, Scalpel (and Medi-Vipers), and the Stall siblings: Black Out, Barrel Roll, and Bombshell (I always called her that instead of Bombstrike). I think there were other worthy characters, though, like Dart, Depth Charge, Hacker, Sand Viper, and Cross Hair. I'd also love new versions of Joe Colton, G.I. Jane, and the Steel Brigade vs. Plague guys. As for characters that haven't gotten new sculpt versions at all, Sparks and Mercer are at the top of my list.
  2. Ack! I can't believe I completely missed this thread. Awesome tattoo, Kamen! You're an inspiration to gay geeks everywhere (which includes me of course).
  3. That was my problem with Falcon as well (green bleed from the beret) - and it's been my main gripe about the 25th line from the beginning. The QC - especially on paint jobs - has been so poor. I feel like I can't order any of the new Joes online, since I'm about 80% likely to get figures with bad or iffy paint jobs (especially on the faces and heads). For example, I left eight or nine of the new DVD packs on the shelves (at various stores) before I found a decent Lady Jaye (her eyes and hairline seem to be very problematic), the best Hawk I could find has a brownish blotch on his face, and I still haven't found a VAMP that comes with a decent Clutch (the ones I see either have wonky eyes or severely messed up eyebrows). I know I'm picky (aren't most of us when it comes to our Joes?), but it's getting pretty frustrating. I haven't seen too much written about this on the boards (maybe I missed it though). Are other collectors having the same problem with the new line?
  4. I also use the cartoon laser rifle as one of my Joes' "standard" weapons, so several of them carry it (and I don't have any extras). My other two standard Joe guns are the M16a2 rifle and HK G36C commando rifle made by Marauder.
  5. Hasbro does keep throwing in surprises here and there (Red Star, Nemesis Enforcer), so it seems like anything's possible. Now that Cutter's been announced, the character I most want to see (but don't expect to see) is Mercer. I'm also hoping for more new (to figures) characters - Wraith is a promising start - and some redos of modern characters like Agent Faces and Black Out.
  6. Awesome cake, Kamen, and happy birthday! You have a very cool mom!
  7. Hi Kamen! I agree that adding new characters from the comics (Billy, Kwinn, Firewall, etc.) would be great. And I'd also love to see some of the new characters from the JvC/VvV era, especially Black Out and Faces.
  8. I agree that there are so many unmade characters that it's hard to choose. But my "essential" list includes: Cutter Mercer Cover Girl Short-Fuze Zap Dusty Sparks Lifeline Recondo Airtight Outback Jinx Chuckles Dr. Mindbender Zandar Zarana Techno-Viper I'd also love to see newer characters like Barrel Roll, Black Out, and Faces, plus some of the new comics characters like Zanya and Firewall.
  9. My list mostly includes old characters that never got new sculpts (since the JvC relaunch) and a few DDP characters. Joes: 1 - Cutter 2 - Mercer 3 - Steeler 4 - Sparks 5 - Clutch 6 - Faces 7 - Wet-Suit 8 - Mayday 9 - Budo 10 - Firewall Cobras: 1 - Zandar 2 - Iron Grenadier 3 - Copperhead 4 - Eel 5 - Viper 6 - Techno-Viper 7 - Zanya 8 - Wraith
  10. Kamen - That is AWESOME work. As you know, I adore Cover Girl as well. I sure hope the Hasbro guys see your custom and get some ideas for an easy-to-make 25th-style Courtney. You rock! @cool@
  11. I can't wait to get this set! Despite the re-used bodies (which we know are necessary in the DTC line), we get three new Joes, three new Cobras, new head sculpts, some new accessories, and well-written file cards. I especially like Rook's story. I won't be getting the Viper pack, since I switched to the new-sculpt Vipers a long time ago.
  12. Hey guys - Late breaking FYI. The "Ask DST" thread has (temporarily?) moved over to the MyStarTrekToys boards (http://s13.invisionfree.com/mystartrektoys). So far, people are just posting questions - the DST rep has not responded yet. But I thought you'd all like to know they're still saying wave 4 is the last TNG wave and DS9 is up next - with Sisko in the first wave.
  13. Here's the address of the new Art Asylum Trek board (finally!): http://artasylum.com/forum/index.php?board=3.0 I don't know if the "Ask DST" thread will return. It's gone right now (they seem to have started fresh with all-new threads). I think one of the board's moderators acts as liaison to the DST guy, so hopefully there will be a new set of questions and answers posted soon.
  14. I'm basing this info on the "Ask DST" thread from the Art Asylum boards. However, since the boards have been down for so long (since early June!), it's possible DST's plans have changed. Anyway...back then, the DST guys said they intended to finish the "main crew" of TNG and then, sales permitting, move on to the main crew of DS9 and finish them before going on to another Trek incarnation. Many fans asked about Voyager, but the DST guy made no promises. I got the impression they really want to tackle the DS9 characters, so - as long as TNG sales are as good as they say - I think we'll see them. The DST guy also said we shouldn't hold our breath for any more Enterprise characters (like Hoshi and Phlox) or playsets. He did say that movie era classic characters were a possibility. I really wish the Art Asylum boards would come back up so I could give you all a link to the thread. As soon as it's back, I'll post it here.
  15. I'll definitely get it. I loved the animated series as a kid, and still appreciate it as an adult. There are some really good scripts - "Yesteryear" (by D.C. Fontana) and "Slaver Weapon" (by Larry Niven) are two of the best. The only negatives are the animation style (kind of stiff and repetitive) and the fact that the two new alien crew members (Arex and M'Ress) were hardly used at all.
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