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  1. Really enjoy when love is shown for the Kenner lines. Great pic!
  2. Remember the time when JVC was popular and people complained that the figures came with less accessories? We action figure collectors are sure fickle about things. Haha. There's just no pleasing some people. Some of us like tons of accessories, and others like just having a few. I'm of the mindset that you can never have too many.
  3. I read this and thought "holy crap this guy lives in the middle of nowhere in some Canadian field" then I clicked on your profile, spystreak and saw that you live where I'm moving to in a couple years haha. Crap, looks like I'm gonna be spending way too much on Joes pretty soon.
  4. Head to Wal Mart and pick up a fishing tackle box. I got this one for $20. It has been a life saver. The compartments are adjustable, It even has a large section for bigger accessories, such as the Shock Trooper Shied. When it's closed, the compartments are relatively air tight, so accessories can't slip into other compartments. I put Low Light's bullets in a little zip loc baggie to be safe though.
  5. Here in the lower mainland of British COlumbia (Canada), only one Walmart inVancouver doesn't have any Joes or even a peg. All the other ones at least have a peg. There's even one (Lougheed Mall) that has been coming out with mixed cases of Joes like crazy lately. Even the Toys R Us stores in the lower mainland have been bringing them in. Seems like they've been really getting a lot of attention around here lately.
  6. I really don't see how too many accessories is a problem. If it doesn't affect the production and the figures are still coming out at a fair price (I'm gettin them for 7.92 each at Walmart, no complaints there) then why complain? I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude to the people who don't like getting too many accessories, but when you're complaining about a company giving you too many extra bonuses with the product you're buying, then it seems you're just really trying too hard to have something to gripe about. Personally, I love the extra accessories. I have bought a million shock troopers, and with all the extra pieces I have, I can put shotguns and assault rifles into the hands of characters who came with weapons that I wasn't very impressed with. I especially love Low-light's sniper accessories because I can set up some pretty sweet sniper dioramas with all the stuff he comes with. If anything, I wish they would come out with more accessories, or at least accessory packs.
  7. Stopped by Toys R Us on the way home today and they had wave 3. I couldn't believe it either, they still had a Shock Trooper left!!!! I'm officially at 50:)
  8. "- G.I.Joe is not moving out of Wal-Mart. Some stores have dropped it, but they are working to get that coverage ramped back up." I got that from HERE
  9. Hey everyone, So I'm cashing in on some much needed vacation time, and between roadtrips with buddies and then the missus , I would like to try Joe customizing as a new hobby. I've never done any customizing, so I have a few questions and thought I'd start a thread if anyone else had their own questions on Joe customizing. What type of paint do I need to buy? - Would said paint be applicable for both hand painting and airbrushing? What sort of putty (or whatnot) should I buy for sculpting parts or additions to characters? Is there a particular way to do part swapping with newer figures that don't have the screws in their backs? Is there a type of glue that words best or would any model/super glue work? I am mainly looking to do customizing with POC figures. I am going to start small with putting officer rankings on a few Schock Troopers, and then I want to see if I can do some troop building with an extra POC Duke and Beachead I picked up. I intend to go to a hobby shop near by that specializes in model trains and see if they can help me out. I want to avoid going to the Warhammer shop. That place is just.... lets just say it's not my thing.
  10. Lowe Mainland, B.C. (Canada) Wal Mart @ Lougheed mall. Just saw a ton of Joes. It was an assorted case with figures from Pursuit W1 - 3
  11. Geez Scarlett has a lot of cancelled figures. I wonder if there is a character who has the most cancelled figures. Really cool to see. I can't say there's anything I'm too upset about them cancelling. I would love it if they made another Cobra missile silo, but I've never been crazy about the mobile HQs. I'd really like more playsets. I prefer to display them on playsets, and I'd really like a good Cobra base for display. I've never been a big fan of the Terror Drome. Do they mention what the scale of that Flagg was going to be? It looks like it would be half the size of the original. Looks boxy, or clunky as Dake said above.
  12. Are you kidding me? No Canadians? Oh well. At least I got Wolverine and... alpha... flight... damn it.
  13. I like it and normally price isn't an issue with me, but 135 is way too much to ask for this.
  14. Sadly, I can really see that happening one day. I just hope I don't live to see it myself.
  15. Buzz i bet your one of those cool teachers all the kids like? am i right? w/a SE SS poster you would have been my hero! TM Hs ha, yeah. It's funny how I'm a cool teacher for flying my geek flag. When as a student I was just a nerd. You also wouldn't believe how many times I've had a kid point to the Darth Vader Action Figure case that sits on a shelf in my classroom and say "My Dad has one of those. It opens up and hold figures right?" I've attached two of my cardboard and masking tape Halloween costumes that I made for school. Really cool, Buzzchuck. Seriously. I'm pretty impressed by the costumes too. Must have been hard getting around in the school though!
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