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  1. I am disappointed that there isn't a single figure this year but.......honestly now all I have to worry about is the Joe/TF exclusive this year now.....not 3-4 things to worry about.
  2. I also pre-ordered the Eaglehawk from them too.......hoping to get a box of Joe goodness sometime next month....but I'm honestly hoping for August...the way they have been lately.
  3. BBTS has been taking FOREVER getting stuff in stock lately........I know its probably not really their fault but its kinda frustrating seeing things on the shelves when you have it pre-ordered through them. I went ahead and pre-ordered this wave because I'm kinda sick of toy hunting....driving everywhere looking for this stuff. The extra 10 bucks or so usually takes the place of gas money for me.......but its frustrating waiting sometimes.
  4. I think they finally got their teeth into me.....the Bridgelayer was one of those toys that I have a sentimental attachment too from owning and loving it as a kid......Tollbooth is included in that....seriously he looks awesome, he even has the Army Corps of Engineers logo on his sleeve..... Yeah, the Tiger Force International re-paints look ridiculous but I still want them....they are a cool throwback to the 80's....and I'll never come close to owning the originals....
  5. So how much was the total price for the wave 1 subscription? Also if I wanted to join now to get in on this second sub....which figure do I get? Cause its too late for Iceberg right?
  6. I want that LJ too........lame. Seriously, the stuff that is available at these con's piss me off. Toy collecting is so frustrating......
  7. Yeah but how many chances are you gonna get? With two movies under your belt, both so-so at BEST. Any superhero movie would reboot at this point...after a long hiatus. But GI Joe isn't superheroes--they don't have that popularity to begin with--and I don't know if I see them getting many more chances. Sigh. The Rock was good as Roadblock and the movie gave me some hope because there WAS actual good characterization right at the beginning with RB and Duke playing video games and shooting the cupcake. Then it all got messed up.... Also people said a "Thor" movie could never work.........and it did.
  8. Yeah but how many chances are you gonna get? With two movies under your belt, both so-so at BEST. Any superhero movie would reboot at this point...after a long hiatus. But GI Joe isn't superheroes--they don't have that popularity to begin with--and I don't know if I see them getting many more chances. Sigh. The Rock was good as Roadblock and the movie gave me some hope because there WAS actual good characterization right at the beginning with RB and Duke playing video games and shooting the cupcake. Then it all got messed up.... Seriously, how many "Resident Evil" movies are there?? They keep pumping out those awful things......they still have faith in the brand somewhat.....these movies don't have to win Oscars to get sequels......on the topic of them "Getting it right" who knows?? Plus, if it makes money we are going to get more......
  9. I mean I didn't really have any problem with the GI Joe universe part of the movie........it was just the movie itself I have some issues with.
  10. There wasn't any time for any explaining in this movie! It felt way too rushed in parts.....and it seemed like they tried to cram everything they could into the 90 minutes they had. I pretty sure Blind Master was just there to provide some exposition.......one of the downfalls of a live action Snake-eyes is that he pretty much needs someone on screen with him when he's there by himself to explain whats going on. I think this is Jon Chu's second movie?? You could tell......from pacing to overall storytelling......the movie never lets you breathe......its almost like "action, action, action, some dialogue, action, action, action......" It plays like a super long highlight reel......almost like a top twenty "GI Joe action countdown" type thing......I think this is why the trailer rocked so hard when we first saw it. His "money shot" directing style is great......but he needs to get the story and heart part down. Seriously, there was WAY too much going on........Joes attacking, back to Washington, back to Cobra, Arashikage "pimped out fat pad" training sequence, Joes attacking, Cobra again, Washington DC, Joes on the run, Cobra again, DC again, ninja mountain, Joes, Cobra, ninjas........its a mess.......we don't get any time with any of the characters....... There are seeds of a good Joe franchise here.......it just needs to be found. Side note- I thought the Rock was great as Roadblock.......he was the Joe that was most fleshed out as a character.....he rapped a little, talked about making it home in time for "Top Chef" , he really seemed like he was into the character......
  11. It was still fun.......there were some parts that had me smile in the film......I don't want people to think I'm flaming the thing.....its 10 times better than ROC...
  12. You know......overall I would probably give it a 6 out of 10 stars.........as a live-action movie. This includes story, pacing, and overall quality of the film......not as a GI Joe fan but as a 31 year old man seeing it with his wife. It kinda frustrated me overall........and most of it was from the story point of it....the whole thing seemed rushed to me. The movie really needed another 30 minutes to flesh some stuff out.....and I thought there was too much stuff going on at once many times. Plus, we've seen the same images and videos over and over for the last year now. In the beginning I feel like they were trying to push the Duke-Roadblock friendship waaaayyy too much.....I was like "We get it, these guys are supposed to be really close friends!!!" It felt like forced bro-mance......to the expense of Lady Jaye and Flints characters. Zartan was a little too over the top as the President.....Jon Pryce probably had a great time playing him...he looked like he was having fun but I wish he was a little more sinister and not so much circus showman. Cobra Commander was pretty good this time though.....not too many complaints there... No real character depth to anybody except Roadblock and a little back-story on Lady Jaye but NONE on Flint whatsoever......"He's a Joe and a hot-head" and his name is Flint.....pretty much it. Also Jinx is Stormy's cousin and thats pretty much it.....also she's british for some reason??? I really liked Firefly, Roadblock character overall, really liked Palicki as Lady Jaye, the mountain scene was awesome but we've seen too much of it already in trailers and TV spots. I think its a good starting point for the Joe franchise going forward......kinda a re-boot without completely starting over, hopefully it does well enough to warrant a 3rd film and to keep going in the right direction.....they are getting warmer to what I think will be an awesome GI Joe movie/world. Honestly, if I was 13-14 years old and saw this movie my head would probably explode.....I think kids are going to be really into it....but as an adult it was cool but didn't hit me in the heart the way the Marvel films do......but Marvel is on another level....and I feel its not fair to compare the 2. Bottom line- if the movie gets kids into GI Joe.......great job. oh yeah, it was still 100 times better than any Transformers movie......so we still got that going for us.....:-)
  13. The Spytroops/JvC era was okay overall.....we got some really cool figures and some that were pretty awful. Something I also remember about this time was the total lack of accessories for some of these guys.......seriously some of the figures only came with a helmet and gun. Also while some of the proportions on the figures were messed up I really liked some of the designs...... Blowtorch- His proportions are all jacked up but I really liked his re-design and his color scheme.... Sand-Viper- I bought a ton of these back in the day.....but his accessories sucked hard.....the Komodo Dragon he came with was cool but thats about it. Dart- always liked this character and figure......solid overall. Blackout/Barrell Roll- thought the idea of brothers on opposite sides was pretty cool......both figures were pretty solid too. (side note.....anyone else miss the GI Joe TCG? I thought it was pretty fun and wish it would come back) But yeah, I was digging around in some older stuff the other day and picked up a JvC Snow Serpent.......and just shook my head.....Really?
  14. Yeah, I was talking about Captain Power not Captain Planet.....I picked up the DVD too last year and finally saw the rest of the series.....the documentary was awesome on it and really showed how the show had so much potential but wasn't really taken seriously at the time by any networks....they had a plan for season 2 but mattel bailed on it. The Goddard Group has a pretty active Facebook page if you guys are interested....they have tees up for order too. POWER ON!!!
  15. There is talk of them re-booting the small toyline and "before its time" live action tv show......any fans out there?
  16. For all you guys hollering about the 20 dollar price tag......Where have you been? Marvel Legends have been close to 20 bucks since they came back.....some with no accessories at all. (they are dropping the BAF pieces too) 3 3/4 inch Joes are close to 10 bucks too.....makes sense that they double the price. MOTU classics are OVER 20 bucks.....collecting toys isn't getting cheaper fellas......just saying....and these WILL sell. This is pretty much why I only buy vintage GI Joes anymore.....I pick up some stuff here and there but other than that I'm pretty much done on principle alone....these SW figures intrigue me though.....I might pick a couple up.
  17. Yeah, not a big fan of it, but its better than that crappy "spinner" belt.....which doesn't even spin anymore....it just looks very childish.....they should go back the the "Globe" world title.....Anyone else feel like the US title needs to go away? Too many belts right now.....
  18. From what I understand the new line is selling VERY WELL....like the numbers are close to matching 90's numbers....I guess stores didn't have enough over the holiday season. I guess they are upping production and supposedly the classics lines will be carried by Targets and Wal-marts now.......Every store I go into these days only has like 1-2 figures sitting on the pegs......
  19. I'm pretty much against 12" figures........they feel too much like dolls to me.....just a personal preference....but this Snake-eyes looks freaking bad-ass.....and I was actually tempted to break my "one rule".
  20. I'm pretty sure the Classic Turtles were just meant to be the 4.....there was no plans to do any other characters....they should...but they probably won't. The new Turtles line seemed to sell VERY well over Christmas....every time I went into the stores while Christmas shopping myself, I saw multiple parents picking up or looking through the Turtle figures. Some even complaining that there wasn't much left......kids still love the turtles.....
  21. Yeah, they do......and thats the reason why I display my Joe eras separate. Even the JvC and Spytroops figures look different enough next to each other......but I display them together, its not as big a difference between RAH and JvC/Spytroops style.....25th and POC are pretty much the same.....except for some of the more futuristic looking figures.
  22. Haven't been on here for a little due to the holidays and found it funny that no one was posting who they got in the mail. All you had to do was go to ebay......there is a ton of Jinx and Dice auctions....I've known who the 1st 2 were for awhile now....not that I was looking, I was just on ebay shopping for Joes like I usually do....saw a bunch of auctions.
  23. You must've picked up 2 of the older TPB's.....I almost fell for it too, DC re-released the entire Knightfall and Knightquest runs in new TBP's right around the time Dark Knight Rises came out.....they were pretty cheap on Amazon when I picked them up this past summer.
  24. They look like a bad 90's Image or Wildstorm team............awful.
  25. You know.....this thing is a mess....its a shame...I'm 31 and was a youngster when Hulkamania was in its heyday.....its pretty sad. To have something like that done to you......I saw a special on A&E I think it was called "Finding Hulk Hogan" and was a documentary about his life and how right after his divorce he was in deep depression and almost comitted suicide.....it was pretty sad.
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