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  1. I just recently got a room to display my toys in and have been working on it. I'll post pics when its done. But I used to group everything together... recently however I have basically been displaying RAH sculpts seperate from new sculpts and I have been MUCH happier with this. I will still mix comic packs with vintage, or RAHC, or whatever....... the only distinction I make is RAH sculpt or new sculpt. Phanstar
  2. This has been a major annoyance for me too. I Live in lexington, ky and have checked 2 targets, 3 wal marts, and a tru. This is what I have found: 1 wal mart : has had five pack cases two different times. Always gone a day or two later. No singles 1 target : had snake eyes and stormy *1* time. No 5 packs. Tru : one time I found FLint, and CC, another visit I found 1 five pack. 9 out of ten times I go anywhere they are completely gone. I have also noticed that Movie transformers have been GONE for over a month!! ITs weird.. is hasbro just not shipping stuff? Someone mentioned tru prices.. My tru only charged 4.99 for the single cards but 29.99 for the 5 packs. However Target here is charging a ridiculous 6.99 for the single cards!!! I hope they get that fixed!
  3. yeah a while back there was a Torrent with all the Joe marvel comics in one big archive. I downloaded it if anybody is just dying for a copy. Its not all fancy like that bootleg, but its real convienent to have around. I actually prefer reading comics on my laptop anyways. Phanstar
  4. You know. Sometimes it has nothing to do with which figure is better or worse. Sometimes its just about what I'm already collecting. I mean I've said this before back when JvC came out. But the bottom line is this. I started buying vintage joes. Then, I was thrilled to get the RAHC repaints.. They had less quality plastic and some issues, but they were repaints of the vintage joes I bought. Same scale, same figs........ So they fit easily into my collection. Now years down the road, I have invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars into collecting vintage Joes. Why Start buying something else???? Thats the point im trying to make. Just because they are the same characters as the joes i've been buying they are not the same toys. They dont fit in my collection. They dont enhance my existing collection in any way. They are an entirely NEW collection. For someone looking for something new or just collecting "GI JOE in general" thats great. They look pretty slick (except for the diapers). But here for me is the bottom line. I collect 3 3/4 inch joes. Not 12 inch, Not 8 inch, Not 2 inch. And Now I guess I have to specify I collect 3 3/4 RAH style joes. I dont plan on starting a new collection of anything any time soon. I'll buy one or two for the fun of checking them out. But to me, starting buying these, is just like suddenly deciding to buy Marvel figures when I've been collecting Joes for 9 years. Its just completely different and incompatible with my existing collection so whats the point? There are plenty of vintage and Convention/Master Collector/ Foreign pieces that fit directly into my exisiting collection to keep me busy for life. Phanstar
  5. Im glad you posted this because I have been meaning to for a couple of days. I have checked my big lots a few times and seen NOTHING. Shame too. I REALLY want that headquarters.
  6. Phanstar

    TRU sale

    I went to TRU today and scanned one of the comic packs and a viper pack and they both came up saying "TOTE PROMO" Then gave me the regular price. So I asked an employee what Tote Promo meant and he said "I have no idea" scanned it, and said they were regular price. Phanstar
  7. This sort of stuff has me REALLY jaded about anything not RAH. The lack of consistency in everything since JvC has been sloppy and really hurt the toy line as a whole. I look through my collection and even figures within the SAME SERIES are a discombobulated mix of bad porportions, and scale changes mid line. I don't like the new line of figures. Mostly the diaper crotches, inability to sit, and oversized legs kill them for me.. But more so I dont like spending tons of money on figures that conistently remain inconsistent in terms of quality and style. I seriously think I've had it with modern GI Joe. I loved most of the DTC figs, and felt like Venom Vs. Valor had it absolutely right in the final wave. However looking back at new sculpts as a whole I cant help but feel its been a sloppy mess of changing ideas midstream over and over again. The only thing GI Joe that has stayed consistent in terms of scale at least (maybe not quality) is RAH.
  8. The cards look better than the figs... wish i could just buy the packaging.... from the waist down these figs are aweful unposeable fuglies.
  9. Sadly I had already bought almost everything too. I had been waiting for another sell to get the bat Pack, so Im glad I grabbed it. 12.83 shipped. Not too shabby, but since I bought everything else I got there at 25% off with free shipping, it doesnt feel like a jaw dropping deal. But still. 13 bucks for a six pack is great! Phanstar
  10. Im not crazy about these figures. I feel like its Joe Vs. Cobra all over again. Does everyone have beer goggles on or something to not see how akward and lanky these figures look? Once again just like the first wave of JvC they have no butts, so their legs look long and gankly, Then they have these new crotch's that look like adult diapers. Well, the figures are good from the waist up. They finally had things pretty right with the final wave of VvV, and now were right back to square one. Sigh. I'll buy a couple and try em out, but Im not too hopeful. And look closely at that fang pic, he may be sitting in it, but not too well.
  11. www.wholesalecases.com I bought a ton from these guys a year back and they were great. Even sold some of my extras on ebay and turned a small profit. heh.
  12. I gotta say it again. Venomous Maximous was an awesome figure. His character in the VvV movie was dumb. If only he had made a comic book appearance as some sort of new Mindbender expiriment, then he could have lived to true potential.
  13. Phanstar

    Paycheck

    I've had a bankruptcy before. It was pretty unfun. My bankruptcy lawyer told me when it came to my DVDs. GI Joes, Comics ect. To account for them how much I would get if I put them in my front yard at a garage sale or if I took the dvds to a pawn shop (2-3 bucks)... .NOT Ebay prices. So That helped. But seriously. I Dont see much point in collecting as an investment. I mean thats a lot of work to keep toys in perfect condition in hopes they might earn a few dollars. Just the other day I took all my vehicles out of their plastic tubs they had been sitting in for a couple of years and I was amazed how little pieces had broken. ITs like I havent moved these tubs in years how did that happen? I got a little sad about the state of my collection even. I felt like Man I've sunk all these dollars into this and all this time and now all these vehicles have these annoying flaws... But then I realized that my primary focus is figures and most of my figures have stayed in the condition I got em, so whatever. But anyways back on point. After having gone through bankruptcy I actually feel sad anytime I see someone pull out a credit card for lifestyle purposes. People shun bankruptcy and give it this aweful stigma, but Its easier than you think to get in over your head, especially when Credit companies target you when your young. Just save or do without. Seriously if you have to pass on a series of figs it sucks, but there will be another one next season you want just as bad. Phanstar
  14. Ever feel like your just the most out of sync Joe fan? That you like every figure that everyone else hates and hate every figure or new thing everyone else likes. Hmmmm
  15. I loved Venomous Maximous, the Stall siblings, Major Barrage is a nice addition. Also Scalpel. All of those get my votes for nice new additions to the Joe Universe. I agree Rip It was stupid, Shoulda Just been Hiss III Driver. I actually dont mind the RAHC repaints with different names. It allows me to beef up my displays without technically duplicating any characters. Especially since most of them were specialty figures like Snow or Water. Chameleon is just Baroness to me. I read that codename/filecard and said Um, Whatever. BTW- Why hate on Venomous Maximous so much? He is actually an AWESOME figure. I just wish he had made an appearance in the comic book with a backstory or creation story that didnt trump out General Hawk.
  16. With that simple dremel adjustment that figure becomes a hundred times better and something that I would definately buy one of just about every character they released. Even with the scale problems. Simply being able to use the new figures with my existing vehicle collection would make it ok. Sometimes I LOVE putting Old RAH figs on new DTC vehicles. Or New DTC figs on old RAH vehicles. So I would get a lot of enjoyment from this line if hasbro would just do that one simple thing. Honestly it looks BETTER to me after the adjustment, of course it needs to be cleaned up and smoothed out but it gets rid of the diaper look I hated so much. So has anyone else considered that this complete lack of ability to sit could mean Hasbro is not really considering any vehicles for this line ever? Or are we afraid they will just do like they did with GvC/Spy Troops/VvV and change the scale/articulation/everything with each new wave? I don't mean to be a harbinger of doom or always hating but I will say that the past decade has taken a serious toll on my patience. I went to Toys R Us the other day, and noticed that the 2.5 scale joes were just gone. They had some of the massive helicopter on 50% off clearance and otherwise nothing. It actually saddened me. Not because I only collect 3 3/4, but because I'm tired of seeing GI Joe treated this way. Constantly changing with no consistency in quality or products. It really made me sad. Honestly I dont care if its 3 3/4 inch, 4 inch, 8 inch, 2.5 inch, Just make a solid joe product that can maintain a presence in the market and define what GI Joe is today, whatever that is. Phanstar
  17. When I first saw these figure I knew right from the beginning I would hate the crotch. It just looked like a diaper. Anyways with more and more pictures floating around I was starting to warm up to these figures a lot. But seeing the effect that crotch piece has on articulation is a MAJOR let down. I wish I could buy a single pack first and not a multi-pack. That way I could check just one out and make a hands on decision. Phanstar
  18. I disagree. It seems to me stuff is going for way more than I am used to. I have been looking to get something cheap for months and cant. I figured since there has been no new product for sometime, that more people are shopping ebay for vintage joes. Either way, I'm seeing good figures in good condition sell for top dollar repeatedly. I mean heck, Raptor + Crystal Ball going for 13.50 plus 3.50 shipping with OVER a day left? Wow. Phanstar
  19. Wow I just realized my mailbox was full. It's not anymore though.
  20. That's because you're further down the list than those that have already received PMs. If some of those people that have received PMs do not respond, or say they've changed their mind, I will continue down the list. There were several people that PM'ed me about these, so I've been taking care of them on a first come, first serve basis. Also, if payments for these come in a timely manner, I might consider going out and purchasing a few more, granted I can find more. I already bought out one store. I'm trying to help all that I can, but there's only so much to go around. Yeah I'm still checking the boards each day with my fingers crossed in hopes of getting 1 for me too! but I do think its super cool he's doing this for anyone. Thats a lot of trouble and hassle just to save everyone a few bucks on some bats.
  21. Wow dude your awesome. I'd be content with just 1 box honestly. Six bucks is a great price. I went to my local big lots last night to see what was there, and all I found was 2 venom vs. valor 2 packs. Duke and Black CC, and Scarlet and Desert Scorpion. YAWN.
  22. Actually none of that is correct. A Mii is a character that you can create that will EITHER represent you, or just show up in Mii compatible games. Certain games will pull the Mii personas you create and use them as NPC's in the game, and you can create your own look-a-like. Or Look like whatever you want, to use as your character in the game. Like for example when you play Wii sports I use my character that looks just like me, but I might end up playing baseball against Cobra Commander. Or Sgt. Slaughter might be on my team, or any of the other people I know or celebrities I've made into Miis. Also you can trade Miis with other people through the internet. And you can see a random selection of other Miis that your friends have created in the Mii parade. If you like any of them, you can snag them and copy them to your Wii to be used in Mii Compatible games. I hope that clears things up.
  23. Phanstar

    Gi joe mii's

    The latest issue of nintendo power had two joe miis you could make on your wii. Cobra Commander and Sgt. Slaughter. In fact someone on their staff must be a joe fan cause there seems to be a joe mention almost every month.
  24. I second that... WHERE did you find these?
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