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  • Birthday 06/12/1977

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  1. I know there are definitely a lot of people that wanted Blackout and the only bad thing is that it needed to come out a little earlier. I think it might have helped make a decision for ordering wave 2 or not. Personally I am very happy to see him. I thought it was great to have a Cobra sniper when the character originally came out and another "face" character for that organization instead of some generic sniper viper. The release does make sense with Barrel Roll being in the wave, although I was expecting a less demanded character as the mystery figure. Makes me wonder what they will do for FSS Wave 2 now since I was thinking Night Force Crazy Legs. There are definitely several more figures worth doing from that era. Really hoping to see Cross Hair, Scalpel and some others.
  2. Pretty cool to see Grunt coming back, even if he will be in the role of a diplomat. It looks from the cover like the Joes dropped everything to take care of their own. Should be a good one.
  3. Well they did a great job recreating the original Marujo figure (with better accessories) but the figure was nothing special in the first place. Ar Puro looked pretty cool. The Tiger Force scheme worked with the Airtight costume but does not lend itself to Shipwreck. All the more reason I don't really believe the FSS is based on what fans "are vocal about being produced". Tollbooth looks awesome. The accessories are really fantastic with him. This is a great example of just how awesome of a job can be done with a figure that was bare bones to begin with. If they did all that for Tollbooth, the possibilities are really cool to think about. Can't wait to see what else Keel Haul will come with.
  4. I like the subscription service figures for the most part. Wave 1 had some interesting selections. I really liked the incorporation of Iron Klaw. As much as GI Joe Extreme and SGT Savage lines may not have been great successes, they did have some cool character designs and it is cool to see them done as 3.75 figures. I was hoping for characters from either of those lines for this wave but alas there is not. I do like the international figures and Oktober Guard inclusions for Wave 2. The one definite bad thing is the Joe to enemy ratio: you have Cesspool for individual bad guys. That's really it. There were 3 individuals in FSS 1. I also wish they would stop with the troop builders in these things. If they wanted to provide a great service, they would do a troop builder wave. They could release 12 (and bonus) unique troops at 1/4 the price and they would easily get the volume of orders to more than make up for the premium cost of doing a limited run. It would easily be 5 times the quantity of what they are producing for the current service. Plus a lower price point would get additional people to participate. I would certainly order 5 or 6 sets if they put that out. They could use baddies from Iron Grenadiers, Python Patrol, Red Shadows, Cobra, SKAR, IRON Army and Red Ninjas. I always loved the Desert Scorpion and would love to troop build it but no way will that be feasible financially with such a small run.
  5. Duke will return in GI Joe 3 as genetic material to create Serpentor.
  6. Link did have the fact that he was in the Navy going for him...but a combat veterinarian just sounds ridiculous. I have always leaned toward the more realistic side so as much as I have liked various designs, I prefer less science fiction and definitely not genetically mutated Cobras with Wolf or scorpion DNA infused into their cells. I thought they had some good stuff going on with Spy Troops and Valor Vs. Venom continued the adversarial aspect built into character stories but the whole genetic engineering premise kind of did a complete 180 from the direction they had been taking the line and was a turn off for me.
  7. Wait...Bruce Willis was dead the entire time? Oh, wrong movie! ;-) I remember you from when I had first signed up Chazz. You were always one of the bigtime contributors on these boards. I always enjoyed your posts. Welcome back.
  8. The best GI Joe movie ever made was Predator. Even if it is heavy on the sci-fi stuff...
  9. I remember Skarapz. Always had lots of great info and input!
  10. The ninja stuff gets out of hand not just for all the characters that become ninjas but all the ninja fodder out there. Think about how many red ninjas, night creepers and others have died over the course of the series when the ninjas were on the verge of extinction! Where do they all come from. At least in the new ARAH comics, Zartan and Firefly have mostly stuck to their more original portrayal showing signs of martial arts prowess but not being supremely dominant and unbeatable. At one point I think Firefly was basically unstoppable. He could have single-handedly wiped everyone out on all sides and took over the world. That was the most absurd part. How he was secretly a ninja was well explained but his near omnipotent ninja skill was not as credible.
  11. I was caught by surprise when I saw the Freestyle character. A female fighter pilot in the real world has not happened until recently and I think most people still believe women are not allowed to fly fighters. I think this was a nice move to reflect changes in the military and also to give the line another strong female character. Hopefully this can garner some attention. I just wish they would get a naval fighter pilot. The entire line is exclusively Air Force pilots/astronauts when the Navy has many of the most elite in the world. The whole premise of Top Gun was Navy pilots.
  12. Uhh, ScrapIron...are you the same ScrapIron that made me a custom "Devilbat" Joe figure years ago? If so, I also came to your house once and checked-out your numerous awesome collections. If not, then never mind...but welcome back either way! (lol) Unfortunately, no. I would love to see the Devilbat, though. Sounds pretty cool just by the name!
  13. Thank you. I hope I can bring some good perspective to the table and my enthusiasm can rub off on others. I remember when I was originally on a few forums, mostly as a lurker, things were extremely active and the buzz was insane until Valor vs Venom came out. The number of forums and fansites became too numerous around the same time and I think lots of folks got burned out which is a shame since the 25th line came out. I feel like the line is ready to explode again in a good way and look forward to seeing what happens!
  14. That would be a reasonable price point depending on the amount of accessories and such. You look at the Figure Subscription Service and con exclusives (not the convention set but the other exclusives) and the price is about that amount per figure. Unless they made a really big run, I imagine the price point would be a bit higher.
  15. Back in '04/'05 they were toying around with an "Unleashed" version of a few characters. The ones they shown had very low articulation but they did look visually impressive/dynamic. Star Wars had already done it with some amount of success and the Joes I saw in that form factor had a strong visual appeal. I wonder if that could still be a viable option if they insist on moving forward with a 6in line.
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