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  1. Im not so much interested in the tags as I am the nifty little stand. I have seen a pic somewhere of the figure displayed on it with a file card in the back (Not sure if it was a repro file card or a vintage) but either way I thought that would be a pretty stellar way to display some vintage figures in a curio or something and actually make them look like nice collectables, and not just some old toys shoved in an overpriced glass book shelf. :)

     

     

     

    So what your saying is they are not available now and may or may not ever be right?

  2. I seem to remember something from like a year ago about GI Joe dog tags I think. And then there was like a stand you could put the figure on and I think it came with a reprinted file card or something. Anyone have a clue what I am talking about and if so where I can find out about getting them?

     

    Phanstar

  3. How come everybody flys off the handle and never stops to ask about anything nicely? A topic gets moved and instead of PMing a mod about it, people start bad-mouthing TNI right away. It's kind of sad to me.

     

    Not to be rude, but I don't know anything about the inner workings of TNI. I'm not a mod or an operator and I dont know how communication works between you all. As a user... All I know is I came to my favorite forums one day, Only to see that the video game discussions had been broken up into like 15 topics and were now a ghost town... and that Everytime one of my favorite topics on the GI Joe forum was brought up (Comics) it got moved and died an very premature death. So after a lot of debate it finally was ok to talk comics in Joe again, then suddenly it wasnt. So I wasnt trying to just jump a gun it was just like "Havent we already been down this road before?"

     

    Honestly though, you shouldnt take offense, instead you should be flattered. If I didn't love this site and these boards I wouldnt care. But since they have been the only forums Ive posted to in many many years... I hate to see bad things happen. And Im not trying to knock you guys I think you do a fabulous job and its a wonderful site, but expirimentation is just that.... sometimes it works and sometimes it fails. Having a different forum for every single comic company, and a different forum for every single video game system, Doesnt work on this Site. Even though it may work on others. There just isnt enough traffic in those areas here to support so many forums.... And yes it is a pain for me to scroll down through 100 forums to find the one on devils due and check and read the 1 new post then scroll back out and scroll through them all again to find Nintendo Wii, and check the 1 new post then scroll back out and scroll through them all again to find the GI Joe ... See my point? its just too much... It wouldnt be if when I hit Devils Due, there were like 3 new topics about GI Joe and declassified and other th ings... But theres not...... Video games suffer the same dilemna.

     

    Thanks for listening.

     

    Phanstar

  4. I agree.. TNI Has broken its message boards up into so many topics that it actually completely hinders good conversation. I noticed this the day they made the change of making so many forums, and its only gotten worse... Then one glorious day they quit moving our topics and People talked about GI Joe comics again, now I see they moved it again.... Oh well I guess we might as well give up being able to discuss Joe comics... Thanks TNI.

  5. this really pisses me off...this was probably the cheapest possible six pack they could have put out (we've gotten the viper mold how many times in the past 4 yrs??) and yet they have the nerve to charge almost 5 dollars a figure with tax???? These sets should be $12 IF that....i mean, they were selling figures INDIVIDUALLy at dollar stores for $2.

     

    Thats an unfair comparison. The 2 dollar figures were released at Meijers, Dollar General, and Family Dollar stores... These six packs are at *TRU* and a few select online dealers. Distribution is the difference.... When they are selling at less stores they have to sell for more money.. Its simple math.

     

    However I will completely agree with everyone here actually.... The quality of the set SUCKS and I think its an insult Hasbro released the set with the serious waist/leg issues. The neck is bad, but the waist/thigh is REALLY a big problem.

     

    Also however, I have three sets, and am glad I bought em... Still a bargain if you want to army build V1 vipers.

     

    Phanstar

  6. My first was I believe Zartan. Either Zartan or Duke. I can definately say that my first Items were Zartan, Duke, a Bivouac, and a Snow Serpent... I managed to get this after much guilt and begging as my parents too were not all hip to the military toys

  7. The guy in the middle is a Shock Viper. I LOVE that figure. I really wish I could have gotten about 4 more of him but unfortunately he was the final wave of the 99/2000 RAHC which was in pretty short distribution.

     

     

    ANyways yes it looks quite odd in my living room but I dont really care, Place to display my figs is hard to come by nowadays, and every once in a while the man in the house has to put his foot down and say "IM GONNA PLAY WITH MY TOYS" :)

  8. Yay! Just snagged me one off ebay. 9.99 buy it now with 5.00 shipping. Not too bad. I think their may have been one more on their at the same price from the same seller... if anyone is interested... just do a search for "Joe Stocking"

     

    Phanstar

  9. I agree the red stands are hecka-ugly. I think I'll try to see if the black stands fit those vipers ok... Gotta be careful with t hose black stands, they like to snap heels a lot. But I agree completely red stands = fugly.

     

    Thanks for the compliments and yeah, its in my living room, heh. I dont have much any place else to display anything so until we get a chance to decide what to do with our computer room thats where it stays, plus its a great way of annoying my in-laws who seem to be obsessed with hating my collecting. In fact they are coming over today... Can't wait to show them my latest display! :)

     

    Phanstar

     

     

    I gotta say tho looking back at the pics Im not happy really with how they came out. Definately going to swap out the stands today, maybe try to straighten them up a bit, and take a couple of new pictures from different angles.

     

    I have a lot more cobra army, but I tried to keep this one pretty much all RAH size. I made an exception with the bats because them being a bit taller and bulkier doesnt really bother me. They are robots, they can be as big as mindbender wants :)

     

    Phanstar

  10. I need to get figure stands too but I am always worried... I need stands that will work with VINTAGE figures. The stands that Hasbro releases with figures today are NOT compatible with Vintage figures... Just ask about 3 of my joes with broken heels.

     

    Are the ones in Smalljoes compatible with vintage joes?

     

    Phanstar

  11. At least she was friendly about it. My In-laws hate the fact that I collect GI Joes and take every opportunity they can get to attack me about it or try to convince my wife that its some horrible injustice to my family. They act like I starve my kids so I can buy action figures or something. Its ridiculous..... but thats a whole other topic. sigh.

     

    Phanstar

  12. I have to agree... While this set is not perfect... it is still a VERY good buy.

     

    The weapons actually dont bother me at all. I think the Rifles look just fine even in comparison to my V1 Vipers standing next to them. My biggest complaint is that the legs dont fit right into the waist piece, making a severe crotch damage risk, and restricting poseability.

     

    But still I mean quit your crying. 30 bucks for 6 vipers is still a fabulous deal.

     

    Phanstar

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