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    Collecting toys, movies, spending time with my girlfriend, exercizing, shampooing the ceiling, talking to the hot tub with a fork in my hand.

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  1. I do love dreams of toys, but man, you must've really been bit by a bug to have all these vivid back to back to back dreams. Honestly I think you're subconscious is telling you to get out and look for toys. Or to look at your collection, maybe re display it or something. I've been there as well though it's been a while. I love when it happens too...either I'm transported back in time to an old walmart with shelves full of GIJOE and He Man figures , or I'm at a TRU mega store with tons of vintage figures, or at kmart where it's present day but I climb to the top of the shelves and find old hidden toys. In the mean time I recommend watching movies with Lady Jaye in them : ). After Retaliation I went directly to Red Dawn to check her out!
  2. I rarely buy DVDs but when I do it is typically comic book movies. And I usually spring for the best version I can get (i.e. Director's cut, 6 hours of special features--the more the merrier). Seeing the GI JOE Rise of Cobra DVD is a supreme disappointment. I realize Hasbro will probably release a mega-DVD again in 4 or 5 months, but this is absurd. 2 disc Dvd only contains the movie, the making of GI JOE, and some special effects features? Give me a break. Oh, but how could I forget the coveted "Digital copy". yeah, i will get right on using that one, straight away. So instead of spending $25 (Target) or $22 (Walmart), I went to the 14.99 special and regular DVD. Maybe the Blu=Ray has tons of features and this is how movie company's will make us switch?
  3. hey thanks everyone. Great advice and input Mandalorian, btw (and its great to see you are still on here!) so a few days after my last post i went on vacation to Holden Beach, NC. at the nearby walmart, at about 10pm getting groceries and baby supplies, i decided to check the electronic dept. 2 ladies were stocking stuff and they didnt have hte wii fit in the glass case. decided to ask about it and the older lady whispered to come back about 1030pm, but the younger one said 'they are up front' i figured she meant on a special display, but she was talking about a pallet of boxes at the front of the elctronics dept. They had received 6 of them that night I think, so i got one right out the box! Instead of shipping it to my mother in law, (we flew in and i didnt want to take it on the plane with me), i let my mom send it to me through a friend. was so glad to score it because i still check and have only seen it once, in a walmart the day it got here! this past weekend i got to play the wii for the first time. Was more impressed than i thought I would be! i tore up the boxing, tried the baseball, and then we got to the wii fit. this is really impressive. i am 29 years old, and i agree with the majority of folks: the wii is more for older people, kids, soccer moms but hey,its good fun and for myself who doesnt play video games much it is perfect. plus my wife absolutely loves the idea of the fit and she really wants to get it. i think it will get us off the couch more. really cool plece of equipment and very much recommended!
  4. Is there another updated list of these that are out? I have come across at least 2 of what I am sure are reissues: Baroness (with 'cartoon series' on the package) and Sgt Flash (today. Yes!). At least, I *think* baroness is a reissue? If they go ahead and release everything that would be fantastic. of these I still need: -Flint -Black Snake Eyes -Gold Head Destro -Firefly -Storm Shadow -Snake eyes w./ Timber -Snow Job Would love to see release of the Cobra red ninja and Dreadnok buzzer too.
  5. wait i missed that tele viper earlier!!! that is a great job too--the way they should look! actually, he looks too MEAN to be a tele viper lol! awesome job man.
  6. Actually those shoulder pads are again from the Cobra Commander vs Tripwire comic pack. That Cobra Commander has a blue CG body with gold accents. Those rubber bands are pretty easy to put back too. Ah yes, i see that now. well, its all good. I returned the pack today to walmart, and in doing so found a Sgt Flash and BATS on the pegs!!! Obviously I am quite happy. Ive missed the BAT figure(s) at least 10 times. And I NEVER expected to find Flash (needed him since I didnt start collecting 25th figures until late) so it looks like this tampered pack will end up with someone else. or back to hasbro?
  7. heh heh. I halfway considered that when I bought it. The fact that there were THREE of these led me to believe that maybe Hasbro either goofed or was doing a production run. Ill probably just return it to a different walmart & let someone else marvel over it.
  8. Well you guys are probably right. I noticed the tape on the OTHER end of the box seems to have two smaller (narrower) pieces of tape over the original. BUT, the shoulder pads on CC are gold where every other CG Ive seen have BLACK, and then theres the issue of the rubber bands. No, this isnt entirely impossible, especially to a customizer, however these shoulder pads have not been tampered with. Honestly whoever did this is quite stupid--and probably has a bit of OCD--as it is not necessary to go through all that trouble in order to pull this off. With some of the crap I've seen when it comes to swapouts, the Walmart employees do not care enough to inspect these packages that close. That is why I was so 'amazed'--so many different factors that just didnt add up. To use the body of an army builder when you are trying to build a custom army? just plain dumb.
  9. yeah those pics were awful, but the slideshow should be better. try that: Slideshow Those are just repacks. The CC hood, sword & gun is from the Tripwire/CC comic pack. It appears the switcher wanted to make a blue CG(cadet). That adds up...EXCEPT for the clear, tiny rubberbands inside. I just refuse to believe that anybody would go through the trouble of putting those in the pack. It even connects behind the figure the exact same way they do behind the Lady Jaye figure.
  10. firestongue

    Zombie

    now those are just too cool! any chance you'll start doing zombies of all the Joes?!? Marvel did it with their universe, now we need to see some Joe zombies!!!
  11. yeah those pics were awful, but the slideshow should be better. try that: Slideshow
  12. I know those pics are jacked up...still working on them. after comparing this set with the one that has Lady jaye, I am convinced that this was put out by hasbro and was NOT tampered with by some customizer/collector/scoundrel. For one, the figure actually comes with 2 weapons: a sword with a cobra on the handle, and a pistol in his holster. 2. The tiny, almost invisible rubber bands are in place holding him in 3. The tape on either end does NOT look tampered with, nor is there any indication that this box was tampered with. 4. When looking through the back space where the MASS device piece is, you can see a Cobra Commander figure stand and Cobra Commander filecard. If you look on the original, you can see Roadblock's card and stand. 5. The body for CC appears to be that of Crimson guard v9 (according to Yojoe.com), however v9 has black shoulder pads. The one in this pack has gold, and there is no V on the belt. 6. The back of the box mentions Cobra Commander, so it seems Hasbro may have done a production change. Very very interesting. If a customizer did this, they are very talented, yet also a bit stupid for including all these goods. I have come across several items that have been tampered with in the GVC line, and I just dont see a scumbag going through the trouble that would have to take place to make this happen.
  13. Here are the pics. Sorry if they are small--Ive been working on them to see if I could get them larger. Try this slideshow first: Slideshow of Cobra Commander error? Comparison of Lady Jaye set vs. CC set: http://shutter04.pictures.aol.com/data/pic...RhoTIUY0060.jpg Close up of Cobra Commander: http://shutter03.pictures.aol.com/data/pic...MUIc70O0060.jpg Closeup of CC's File Card inside box: http://shutter07.pictures.aol.com/data/pic...5HB2gbg0060.jpg another shot of CC's file card: http://shutter05.pictures.aol.com/data/pic...eJ1uXu60060.jpg Showing Cobra Commanders file card AND figure stand: http://shutter05.pictures.aol.com/data/pic...-6t-98t0060.jpg
  14. Probably. im going to compare the tape thats on the DVD sets 1 and 2 I have here at the house. once you get past the tape, its probably not that hard to pull off. Seems like they would have went after the baroness figures in the number 1 pack though.
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