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  1. I've seen all the revision guys at Wally World except for Black-Shirt Flint and Visor Snake- Eyes-- did you notice any subtle differences on these guys. I don't mean new arms-- we all know that we need to wait for Hall of Heroes for that. I'm talking slight mold changes like narrow crotches or two-peg stands. I picked up a Joe Stormshadow recently and he now comes with the improved Two-peg stand. I bet that a SE v.2 with better articulation would make a nice loose figure in someone's collection!
  2. He could never hold the skinny gun that Hasbro gave him later. His original 'fat' riffle, inherited from the Battle Convoy mold, always worked fine for me. New Year's Convoy came with both, so we know that the proper gun mold is still available.
  3. Outside of comics, I'd have to agree with you completely, even in your Hierachy of Coolness. But like Calvin and Hobbes, Batman is one of those characters that I'll always like best in his original medium. My favorite Comic Book Batman is the one in DKR and Year One (not to be confused with the crap Frank Miller has inflicted on the fans since then, mind you). And in my head, his voice sounds more like the scary one they used in that old TAS episode with the kids telling stories about Batman where they each cast themselves as Robin.
  4. IMO, you might not want to if you already have the DVD. I think the first set is probably the weakest of the DVD Battle Packs: no new characters or really great repaints. In pack #2, we get a more-or-less definitive Lady Jaye and Classic Destro, with a pretty decent RB if you somehow missed him last year. I also wish that they did a better job of equiping the figures in the first pack with the proper weapons. Irradiated Snake-Eyes should have empty holsters, but Stalker just got screwed!
  5. I love that they had a blonde Bombshell-- I just wish they didn't have to call her Bomb-'strike'. I always vote for more ladies; I feel it's only the gentlemanly way. My vote goes for the less-silly-looking Mindbender, too. Do updated looks count?
  6. Well, in the cartoon, he's so irradiated that he glows all over. Luckily for him there's a deus ex machina blind hermit who knows of an herbal remedy to... um... cure... that. Then in his off-screen time, he goes back out into the snow and anti-climactically finds the radioactive canister that Snake Eyes so dramatically left behind. Yeah. I'm waiting for the action figure. "Blind Hermit... Code Name: MacGuffin" You know, the funny thing about the Hermit for me isn't that he can CURE both cancer and radiation with leaves that he somehow found in the arctic-- its that he's flippin' Irish! What is Chief O'Hara from the old Batman series doing up in the arctic?! The Russian Orthodox Church has been sending monks up there for centuries (well, the ones that the Commies didn't send to prison camps in Siberia ...)-- why isn't this mystical old blind dude Russian? Anyways, more pics to come, so stay tuned, I guess. I'm going to continue to pack this thing around town, at least until I get laughed at beyond my geeky endurance. I'm 31 and still play with action figures, so I'm the odds on favorite. Still can't wait 'till it snows-- all I'll need then is a polar bear!
  7. "These crappy missions are gonna get a lot easier after Larry Hama decides that I'm a ninja!"
  8. As I mentioned earlier, here are some pics I took around town of our favorite freak of science on his quest to deliver the catalytic crystals to Joe HQ in time to stop Cobra. Maybe he should have taken that left turn in Alaska?
  9. My wife is gonna love that Ravage! Unfortunately, I suspect he's too thick in cassette mode to fit a standard G1 Soundwave. The Hasbro folks said he'd fit the TRU Soundwave, which used a Soundblaster body.
  10. You know, I have a mint New Year's Special Edition Convoy and am confident that that is the finest version of the mold ever produced, so I can't say that I really have a need for another re-issue. And more importantly, my wife wouldn't think so, either! That said, I was really impressed with this new version when I saw it at Wal-mart. I think they pulled off the animated colors beautifully while keeping a lot of the old skool coolness with the diecast and especially the chrome (what the 20th A. Movie Prime should have had!). I'm also thrilled by how much better the shoulders look with tampo'd Autobot symbols-- stickers never stayed right over all those darn rivets! Everytime we're in the toy aisle, my son goes straight to that Prime and we're both sucked into flipping up the comic panel and playing with the awesome sound box. I've also noticed that, like the TRU re-issue, the box inserts would easily accommadate longer stacks if someone wanted to add custom ones. The only thing keeping me away is the price, which is too much to spend on myself this time of year, no matter how neat the toy is. I had to see for myself, but now I can honestly say that I'd rather have this Optimus over the Encore version. He just has that much more to offer IMHO!
  11. I know it hasn't aged well, but I'd still like to have an air chariot for DVD Serpentor. Mostly so Duke can frag it, and Falcon can stick Serpie's cape into the fan thing again-- as Edna Mode would say, "NO CAPES!!!" I really think the Cobra Emperor wouldn't gotten more respect if he just tooled around a bicycle wearing little spandex shorts, or perhaps a nifty strap for his scaley pant-leg!
  12. Wait, so Duke wears lacy panties? Ok guys... 'Ha Ha' and enough already. I already went in and edited my second post to add a proper Duke and Scarlett pic, and then offered a new epilogue pic of a redhead model in her underthingies. Don't make me delete that post with the delicates on the unmade sheets-- I was trying to add a touch of romance and that's the best that Google image had. As tough as v1 Duke looks with the more chiseled CP head, you'd think he'd get more slack over his choice of undergarments anyways. Oh well, make fun of my badass childhood hero all you want-- he still likely did you favorite Joe's girlfriend. And no, I don't just mean Scarlett! @loll@
  13. Neat-o, looking forward to it. Are you going to build some sort of set or backdrop? Depends on how much time I give myself-- I will definitely take him outside though. I can't wait for the first time it snows!
  14. Yes, I too approve of this-- good job! Now to get more adult collectors to set their little plastic prisoners FREE and play with them!
  15. I think for my next photo shoot, I'm going to see how many off-the-wall scenes I can do with Radioactive Snake-eyes, perhaps the most under-used figure in my collection. I'll call it "The Further Adventures of Radioactive Snake-Eyes" in honor of the old Toyfare Slide-show strip that tried to do the same with another limited 'action' figure-- Han Solo in Carbonite.
  16. You, sir, must be a Sorceror, because that if far beyond the normal realm of awesome. I always liked the Battle Corps Cross-Country, though he was one of my first customs since it didn't take me long to decide to take that darn redneck flag off his back with some nail-polish remover. Honestly, with such an ethnicly diverse team like G.I. Joe, it wouldn't have been long before Mr. Country found himself in a "friendly fire" incident with Stalker. If he was lucky, that is, and Roadblock didn't take the initiative first! @loll@
  17. Ebay's been really good to me-- actually helping me to SAVE money on Joes because when it comes to multi-packs the site allows me to only buy the ones I want or else sell the ones I don't. I started selling recently, too, converting old stuff into quick cash to pay for new Joes. I'm sorry, but like FDR during the Depression, nobody's allowed to bad mouth the name of Ebay in my house!
  18. Alright, alright! So much for subtle... Here's the Alternate Ending for the Digitally Re-mastered One-Day-Anniversary Collector's Special Edition: epilogue (Coincidentally, this is how Duke and Scarlett like to play "Tiger Force"...) *** Plus BONUS Deleted Scenes that just didn't work for my specific artistic vision: Huh-- I don't quite remember anything like that in the old Sunbow cartoon, but you know, I did have a pretty bad Fruit Loops habit back then and really the whole decade is just a blur!
  19. Well everyone knows that the hallmark of great strory telling is to have an ambiguous ending-- kinda like Bladerunner!
  20. Thanks! One of these days I'd like to do a full-dio on my version of Operation: Dragonfire. It would start as pretty much a shameless rip-off of Apocalypse Now as Destro travels into a deep jungle with a small unit of Iron Grenadier bodyguards in search of Cobra Commander sometime after the fall of Cobra La. Nobody really knows for sure, but some disturbing stories have circulated out of that forsaken area about a powerful new warlord. If the Commander has truely regained his humanoid form, he may now be more beast than man. Destro's guilty conscience compels him further into this Heart of Darkness, but he soon questions his course of action as his bodyguards begin to vanish one by one in the night! And yes, CC will still hiss and even don the new MARS prototype battle armor like in the cartoon.
  21. One of the Commander's elite troopers scales the wall like a hunting python and nimbly leaps to position. He stands there for a moment to take in the jumble of groans and scattered teeth, then politely removes his helmet to flash a cocky smile that Duke swears he's seen before. The guardsman introduces himself as Fred and says he's impressed, even honored to meet the weary soldier. Then the smile recedes to a sharp, deadlier expression. Fred asks him if he's ready, softly adding the word "sir". Duke nods, he's too beat to grin or reply with a stupid wisecrack. In the blink of an eye, they're both pushed to the edge. It doesn't last long. Duke made it back to the checkpoint, scraped up but alive. When the squad returned to HQ the coffee was ice cold, but he had a note from Scarlett in his breast pocket to keep him warm. She said she'd wait up for him in her quarters and that he'd better not be late this time. At Two in the morning, he knew right then the best way to make the most of his evening.
  22. Cobra's out of ammo, but so is he. They swarm up the railing like ants and fan out around him, their knives glinting in the setting sun. He's killed some of their brothers, and these comrads of darkness won't rest until his blood is spilled across the lonely rooftop. He's tired, he should keep his mind focused. As the murderous cell surrounds him, he fails to restrain one stray thought-- how much he pities the poor bastards!
  23. Pics: Gotta say, I like the molded flesh-tone Duke head much better than the painted one that came with Battle Pack Duke. I think people are a little harsh about the Duke head in general (he looks EXACTLY like the old toy), but it can look a little too soft if it's over painted.
  24. I just bought a Wave 4 CP Duke loose off Ebay, and it was like Christmas for all my other Modern Era guys: his M-16, binoculars, throwing knife, and pistol went to poor weaponless DVD Pack Stalker; his head looks much better on my 5-pack Duke, who likewise prefers the two-peg stand; I'm keeping the bandolier for Screaming DVD Duke; aaaand the spare body will surely come in handy down the road. Man, it's like I used all the parts of the buffalo! Truely, this is a crappy figure who's greatest potential lies in what he can give unto others! Do you have any other figures like that?
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