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KingDiablo

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  1. I wish I had been smart enough to preorder these initial figures. Amazon Canada sold out, and don't know when they'll get more. The only place to where I can pay in Canadian dollars and not get raped by shipping costs. Lesson learned.
  2. I wanted a USS Flagg so badly as a kid, but that wasn't happening. The cost, according to my parents, was prohibitive, as was space. I insisted there were numerous places, but that was through the eyes of a kid who was obsessed with all things G.I. Joe. I too sold off my collection down the road to a teacher when I was in high school. He wanted it for his two sons. We haggled a bit, settled on an agreeable price, and then it was gone. If I were to guess, I think I spent the money on booze and weed. I wish I still had all off it, but if nothing else, I wish I had all of my Dreadnoks' stuff. Replacing it now would be, to quote my parents, "cost prohibitive." In other words, I'm broke.
  3. True, but it sure is fun trying to guess at what we have to look forward to.
  4. Gung-Ho needed an upgrade on his outfit, and going by that poster, they did a good job with it. Destro's head is looking way too shiny. I'm not big on Cobra Commander's redesigned helmet, but I was never a fan of his helmet, (don't even get me started on that armoured suit), I love the hooded look more than anything else. Seeing the Alley Vipers is a bit of a surprise, but a happy one, as I really liked them.
  5. I'm just pissed off that I missed out on the deluxe edition of Snake Eyes they had on the Hasbro site. They sold out on the pre-order before pay day arrived for me. Not happy, since I'll probably end up paying a stupid amount for one down the road. On a side note, I really hate the Roadblock figure. The gun is a big part of that, because it looks ridiculous. Beyond that, I think what he's wearing is a bulletproof vest, and it looks ridiculous to me. He still looks like a badass, but he doesn't look as good as Scarlet, Duke, and Snake Eyes.
  6. You're not alone, as I'd love a hooded Cobra Commander. I always preferred that look for him, to me it looked more menacing than the helmet and steel faceplate. I particularly hated him in that steel battle suit. The hood was just such a better look.
  7. It's amazing that these stories are still making the rounds. I love it.
  8. As a fanatic fan of the Dreadnoks, I can't believe how amazing those pictures are. Nice work!
  9. While, I would also like to see them do the figures with the looks and details of the characters from the classic cartoon, you can't seriously say that the new Snake Eyes figure looks lame. I can't wait to hand over some cash for one.
  10. I get more excited by the day. That Snake Eyes figure looks amazing. As much as I would love to see a mighty return of the Dreadnok's, it likely won't happen, other than Zartan maybe. So, the wish list for me, other than Snake Eyes, would be Scarlet, Beach Head, Baroness, Storm Shadow, and Flint. Anybody got a wishlist?
  11. Just to expand on what you said, in terms Marvel and DC. I've never read or seen anything that even mentions Black Widow's use of guns on a regular basis in the MCU and killing people, even if they choose not to focus on that aspect of that. In the Batman universe, Red Hood was out killing bad guys all over Gotham. I remember some groups complaining about the violence in Punisher comics, but not much else. In the Star Wars franchise, a bunch of people are getting killed in the opening of A New Hope. There are untold legions of people getting killed throughout the series. The pro-gun culture in the U.S., combined with massive propaganda on the part of the various branches of the armed forces, and the violence coming from Hollywood, as well as the video game industry, basically ensures G.I. JOE isn't going away any time soon. That makes me happy.
  12. I'm rather new to looking at sites like this one, which I stumbled across purely by chance. I find a lot of this quite interesting, as the collections many people have are beyond impressive. My question stems from a number of posts I've read, where collectors discuss varieties of options past, present, and future. I'm wondering why figure sizes are so important to some people? I don't mean special variant editions of a particular figure, which include different sizes. I'm speaking in general terms of an overall collection. I tend to think variety in a collection is more interesting. Why have everything in a particular collection in a uniform size, rather than have a variety of options to choose from? Just curious.
  13. Dynamite is putting out Bionic Man and Bionic Woman comics these days, so anything's possible. I agree completely about not wanting an action figure looking like Wahlberg, or just about any actor. I want Harley Quinn to look like the Comics, not Margot Robbie. I think the only exception to the rule for me is Heath Ledger's Joker, and the 60's Batman show, because it's so cheesy it's awesome.
  14. I hadn't thought about it from that perspective. It's not something I've been hoping and clamouring for, except when it came out. I wanted a figure back then, just to stand side by side with my WWF Roddy Piper. However, that was likely the last time I thought about it in the 30+ years since then. So, you're right, it fits the surprise that would be cool to have category, but I think there would be closer to 80 people that would want it.
  15. I just don't want to see any of the crap they were putting out in the 90's. Goofy looking florescent outfits and weapons, especially when the weapons were ridiculous and unrealistic. I want to see the classic looks from the ARAH comics and figures. I don't mind upgrades in uniforms and weapons to make them more contemporary, just so long as they look like actual military, but still recognisable as individual characters. Also, I would be ecstatic if they were to bring back the original Dreadnoks. They would be on the top of my list to buy, along with Scarlet.
  16. Personally, I'd love a figure of Piper from "They Live". I still watch that movie a couple of times a year. It's iconic, and classic John Carpenter. I wouldn't run out and by figures from every movie or TV show I like, but this one would be a big draw for me. Maybe it's because I'm also a wrestling fan, and as a kid in the 80's, I loved Roddy Piper. Best heel in the business.
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