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  1. I'm not 100% sure, but from the looks of it, it might be the Adventure Team Underwater Explorer, as it was 1 of those Adventure Packs. Here's a link from Vintage 3D Joes for pics and info to compare: - https://www.vintage3djoes.com/underwater-explorer.html Hope this helps.
  2. I was wondering in regards to your post DarkTiga: (1.) Did you do your Pre-order in Store, or was it a Online Pre-order, where it gets delivered to your home form the Online Store Warehouse? Because if Target online store, than that's the online division's fault, not a physical Target store's fault. If you did a Online Pre-order, but did it in a way to pick up in a Target Store, then, I can't say for sure if it's the Online or Physical store's fault. It's Target at a Corporate level's fault for sure on that(Because they should of sorted everything out properly before even doing the preorder), but if it's their online store or physical location, since we don't know how their system works, can't really say. (2.) Do you know for a fact that all Target Employees are indeed trying to scalp every Target Exclusive item or Hot items? I mean, if it's a Target Employee just buying 1 for themselves, is that a problem? What about them putting on hold for a friend? I mean, yeah, if they were buying more than 1(Especially for re-sell), and/or they were putting an entire stock on hold for a friend(Or rather "Friend"), then yeah, in my opinion, that is wrong. But I'm wondering if they are buying 1 just for themselves for their collection. I was also wondering do you know for a fact that Target Employees and Managers are indeed hoarding product for themselves or their Scalper Buddies, or a you taking educated guesses based on past experiences? Hope I'm not coming across as trying to start something, I'm just curious is all. A bit of context if you will is what I'm hoping to understand from your view point.
  3. Good job in keep the spirit of a Unofficial July Cobra Month, since HCC 788 is currently dealing with some personal and health issues. Really had a good laugh at the Cobra POGO and Invader videos, especially your reactions to things about them.
  4. When compare to Scott Bellemo's Ultimate Guide To G.I. Joe, how are these Rank And File books? Are they just as good and informative? Visual only with limited text or do they have some text that provides some "Behind The Scenes" info about the figures? file card info/reproductions? I've read the Vol 2 version of Bellemo's Ultimate Guide, and was really impress by what I saw and read, as I might pick up the updated Vol 3 down the road. Mind you of course, I think the Bellemo books only focus on the original RAH lines from 1982-1994, while these Rank And File Books seems to have different volumes that focuses on different eras post 1994, Which I think is a good thing. To me, even the stuff from TRU Exclusive lines and the 2000's and onwards, are just as important to the Joe V.S. Cobra Mythos as the original line.
  5. Mr_Scary92: Is that Goldar the regular release, or the Store Exclusive release with the wings? Just curious. Either way, good deal if you do decide to get Lighting Collection Goldar at Half Off. In regards to the Super7's PR 7" Ultimate figures, I'm thinking some of the monsters might be good companion pieces to Hasbro's 6" Lighting Collection, as they will give some monsters the height to look more imposing to the 6" figures. Memory is a bit fuzzy, but I seem to recall Goldar being a bit taller than the average human in the show, so the 7" figure could be good for the 6" Rangers. Still, I am curious to see how their Ultimate Rangers will look like as well. Though I suspect Super7 will mostly stick with Mighty Morphin, and maybe Zeo, and that's it, since those will interest most older fans, causal fans, and/or people who only know of those eras and thought Power Rangers was done after Mighty Morphin or Zeo was done. Even more for those who think Mighty Morphin is the only series that matter and everything else afterwards "Sucks". I'm also curious if Super7 will do Megazords, regardless if they are 7" to fit with the 7" Monsters when they grow, or if they will do some taller/bigger scale ones(Like say 12", 14", 18", etc.) to give them that imposing look in a person's collection.
  6. If they are a Target Exclusive in the U.S., I wonder if in Canada, if it will be a wide release, or if it's a Store Exclusive, which one, as it will either be Wal-mart Canada, Toys R Us Canada, Amazon.ca, or EB Games, as the only ones I can think of, since they are the main ones in Canada. Judging from the pics, I think the Mattel version of the 1960's T.V. Batmobile is better in regards to proportions/length to the figures, when compare to the McFarlane one. I mean, their heads are over the front windows. The McFarlane one seems a bit smaller, something that seemed similar to Mego 8" figures back around the 1960's-1970's, when their Batmobile for 8" figures seemed a bit small as well(Though to be fair, at that timeframe, everyone was probably just grateful for a Batmobile for their 8" Mego figures, even if the scale look off). Still, at least they were able to release it at a decent and cheaper price than Mattel(Regardless of what fees Mattel had to pay WB, Fox, and Barris Customs at the time). The figures continue to look fine, especially the stuff like the "POW" Bubbles. Though I have to wonder how they screw up Robin's cape too. The end of the cape is suppose to be straight like how it was in the comics at the time, not a jagged "Bat" like similar to how Robin costumes are sometimes in modern comics(I'm guessing sometime since around or after 2005). Batcave looks neat, and features pretty much all the main stuff required and shown in the show. Maybe the only thing missing is the Batpoles section, but other than that, seems more or less complete with the "Everyday" things we saw in the show(Not counting any equipment or machines that were only featured in 1 episode, like the device from Season 3 which turn the Teriffic Trio from flat cardboard back into 3D normal selves).
  7. Curious if there will be a "Gold Label" version of this McFarlane Design Wonder Woman figure or not(Similar to the McFarlane Design Batman and the Mandarin Spawn), and if the Silver Parts will be Gold on it? Might consider this Wonder Woman regardless, but if there is a Gold Label with the Silver Parts is Gold, I might consider that instead. Even more so if Gold Label has more Red on the upper part of her suit. I'm still undecided on McFarlane Design Batman, but I am okay with his design and will consider it. Just not sure which version i want to get, as I'm only going to get 1. I like that the Gold Label version is more of a 2 tone Grey suit and Cape and Cowl compare to the Grey Suit with Blue Cape and Cowl(Which makes him more of a unique colour scheme for my collection), but I kind of like the Batarang that the regular version comes with compare to the Goggles that the Gold Label comes with. I think the design of the regular one's swords look more cool, but I think the Gold Label's are more unique looking as well. Might go with the Gold Label down the road only because of the colour of the suit in general, but still, the regular release has some cool stuff too.
  8. Question: How has the quality of McFarlane Figures now? Are they still somewhat fragile like in the past(Like some of their 5" Halo stuff) and some NECA products? Or have they improved? Like the light blue suited Batman figure, as I may have to include that to my collection, as it does make it look different from the Mattel version(Which was more of a Grey Suit version). Fun that they added in a Masked Joker. I personally feel that if the Unmasked Batman and Robin, and Masked Joker are Store or Convention Exclusive variants, I'm okay with that, since I personally don't think they are required for everyone's collection. Except for some test footage/pilot that was used for Network Executives when they were making their final choices before the show, and in the 1960's T.V. inspired Animated Batman: Two-Face Movie, we never saw Batman or Robin unmasked in the show. And Joker only wore a mask from time to time through out show and once during the 1966 Batman movie when committing certain crimes.
  9. For my personal collection, I'm okay with the Dyanamic Duo, Batmobile, and Riddler(Classic Spandex style) from Mattel. Though if they do Batgirl, and Batgirl's Cycle(Regardless if it's on it's own or in a 2 pack), will strongly consider getting them if they look really good. Though I hope they don't put her in exclusive or anything like that(Maybe a Unmasked as an Exclusive, but not the regular version). If they added in a Batgirl Lair as well, will consider it too. If they do Batman's suit in a light blue colour similar to how it appeared in the show sometimes or in promotional shots, I will want to get that as well. My brother might consider the McFarlane Batmobile to go with his figures(He got the TRU Exclusive Terrific Trio Pack). Will have to see more pics of the Batcave and the price of it before I consider that set. But all around, looks nice so far. I was wondering though, has McFarlane Toys improved on their quality of plastic and what not since they got the DC License? I know that in the past, their toys quality wasn't 100% good, in that figure's joints could snap, especially those that had multiple joints(Such as their Walking Dead and Halo figures).
  10. Will want Stalker for sure. Looks like his body mold is the POC Snake Eyes which was used for the 30th Anniversary Stalker as well(Which had used the Dreadlocks head from Resolute). His head might be new as well, can't tell. Though I'll be honest, I wish he also came with a JUMP pack, only because I usually associate the JUMP Pack with Stalker(Most likely due to the original cartoon series, seeing him using it from time to time). Undecided with the Cobra Trooper, but I have a feeling I'll pick 1 up to add to my Cobra Troops. Though for those wondering why his Bazooka is Green, it should be noted that the 1st release of Zap also came with a Green bazooka, meaning that Hasbro has released Green bazooka's in the past, and a bazooka is normally shown being Green in real life(For the most part). I mean, yeah, I get that most of us would of prefer a Black or Grey bazooka to fit in more with Cobra, but again, Green is a real life colour. Granted, maybe not the shade of Green that this one is, but still.
  11. Glad they are re-releasing Scareglow as well, as I hope to get it as well. Though if I miss out this time again, I do hope they re-release him in one of those Skeletor heads that comes with extra gear and maybe a small vechile of sorts. Maybe have the Skeletor Head Glow in the Dark and maybe pained like Scareglow I do also plan on picking up Roboto for sure, with Man-E-Faces and Triklops(I think the deco is based on the Mini-Comics) being maybes.
  12. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed your Sgt. Slaughter May Main Character Month for 2021. Was kind of surprised though that you didn't mention some of the more modern stuff, similar to the pervious ones like Duke, Zartan, and Sepentor. Like the like the various Slaughter Convention Exclusives, and making a quick mention that Jakks Pacific and Mattel made a few 6" as well(Should point out that Jakks also made one 4" figure as well). Of course, if you don't have any of those, then that's understandable, especially the aftermarket prices of some of those figures. But was kind of expecting something along the lines of you saying "Yes, I know they Hasbro made a few Convention Exclusives, and both Jakks and Mattel made some figures too, but... I won't be covering any of those because <Insert whatever reason you have>." In the end of course, I just mostly chalk it up as you just focusing the 3 Joes and 1 WWF figures that came out during the 1980's-early 1990's when Slaughter was with Joe Brand during the original line. In regards to the removable hat for Slaughter that came with the Warhog, because the hat was a bit thick due to being removable, you could always look at it more like a helment shaped like his hat specifically for the Srage, especially to provide some head protection when driving the Warhog or firing the missles. I don't have the Warhog or this Slaugther, but I would have to say it's probably one of the versions of the character I really like, since it looks more "Battle Ready" than others, and the removable hat. If Slaughter was still with the Joe line during when the Battle Corps figures were release, I'm sure the Warhog version would of been the figure they would of used for the line. And even if you are not a fan of the Slaughter's Marauders version due to the colours, I have to admit, after seeing it in person a few years ago at a small convention, I kind of like this version, but mind you, I like the colour Blue as well. Does work in a "Toycentric" way to me. Having said that, I do think the Blue for the Marauders would of worked better for most collectors if the Blue was more neutral or Navy colour, instead of the more brighter "Electric Blue" they used. Yeah, after finding out that he was never in the U.S. Army(When I saw HCC788's look at Slaughter a while back), I was really surprised by that. Even if he never got to the rank of Sgt., I would of assume he was at least been a private with some training, and was only in the Army for a short while before leaving for whatever reason. I guess it goes to show how good of a character he was, and how he was playing the Srage in both WWF and G.I. Joe help provide that image of him really being from the Army. Over all, good work and keep it up. Will look forward to next year's May Main Character month.
  13. For the record, while I was interested in G.I. Joe since I was young, I never had any figures. To be fair, I would of been more interested in toys from Transformers, TMNT, The Real Ghostbusters, the Kenner Robocop line, and superheroes at the time I was young. I suppose you could of added in the Terminator 2 line as well. I never had G.I. Joe toys until around 2005 to 2007, shortly after the Valour V.S. Venom ended. And didn't really get serious into G.I. Joe until 2008 after the 25th Anniversary stuff came out and getting a few more Valour V.S. Venom stuff at cheap prices. Of course, by that time, I was starting to work as well, so I had income to buy more stuff than before, and branch out to other lines as well. When I was young, I saw the ad for the 12" Hall Of Fame figures during the early 1990's. Even if I was somewhat turned off of the "Doll-ish" looking figures and I would of preferred having the smaller scale figures, I have to admit, once I saw the ad saying you can remove Destro's helment/mask to see what he looks line underneath it, I kind of always wanted that figure, just because I though it was a cool feature to finally see my favourite Cobra's real face. Who knows, if I did, I may have had a much better appreciation for these style of figures back then(As I have even more so now. and like this style). It's the only thing I can think of from what I knew the original line had back when I was young that I really wanted. From the original approx 4" line, given what I really liked at the time from the cartoon, I suppose I would of wanted Destro, Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper or Viper or sorts, Duke, maybe Scarlett(Long before I even knew her name, I always thought she was cool, though who knows if I saw the figure, how I would of felt at the time), Sgt. Slaughter, maybe General Hawk, and the Conquest X-30 is probably the only vehicle I would of wanted at the timeframe. From the 2000's to DTC, here's a list of stuff I really wanted when I saw them or knew about them at the time(Not counting the stuff I've found out about in recent years, or that I've had a change of heart about): - Valour V.S. Venom The Ninja Dojo Set. - 2000's Dusty with Law And Order, and Black suited Serpentor with Shock Viper 2 packs. - The Joe V.S. Cobra Scarlett V.S. Zartan 2 Pack. - Spytroops Lady Jaye V.S. Iron Grenadier 2 pack. I really like that look for Lady Jaye. - Valour V.S. Venom blue suit Baroness V.S. Hard Drive, Dr. Mindbender V.S. Hi-Tech, Cobra Commander V.S. Dr. Link Tablot(Just for the swapping mask and helment feature for Cobra Commander), and Final Wave Frositbite V.S. Snow Wolf 2 packs. - DTC Cobra Trooper. - For the Exclusive 6 Packs, I know I've always wanted the Vipers set, the BAT Attack set, the Night Force set with Action Man(Just to have Action Man in 4" scale), and the set that had Joe Colton and G.I. Jane. - A few of the Comic Book 3 Packs, mainly the set with the regular Scarlett with skis, the one with Stalker, Strom Shadow, and Snake Eyes from their Vietnam days, and the set with Cover Girl and Spirit. - 12" Valour V.S. Venom Cobra Commander. Always was on and off about it, and even if I wasn't doing 12" figures at the time, it was 1 that has always caught my eye. Regret not getting it down the road. 8" Sigma 6 Style: The ones that I really want are Cobra Firefly, both Black with Silver Cape and the Shiny Sliver Cobra Commander's, Iron Grenadier, Dark Ninja Master, Night Ops Snake Eyes, the TRU 3 pack(Especially for the Gear), maybe the Toxic Zartan, and Adventure Team Storm Shadow with Tiger set. 25th Anniversary And Onwards(Not counting the ones I've had a change of heart about in recent years): - The 25th Anniversary Cobra Fang and Claw set. The only versions of these vehicles I really want. Only saw it a few times, as it's the only 25th Anniversary vehicle set I really want left. - POC City Strike Destro. Man, that is 1 I truly would like to have. Maybe only saw it once and never saw it again. The only thing that still stings me a bit. - Resolute Multipack with Jetpack Duke, Cobra Commander, some troopers, and a BAT. Far as I know, never came to Canada. - The Zombie Viper. Mostly would of prefer the 2 Pack. - 12" Figures: ROC Destro, and ROC Cobra Commander. Also, the Paratrooper and the Firefighter from the 30th Anniversary line. - A few of the Wave 2 and onwards TRU Exclusive 50th Anniversary multipacks packs, since they never came to Canada. - Wal-mart Exclusive Retro Scarlett. Okay, maybe that's a cheat, since it's a more recent release from last year, but since I saw pics of it, I wanted it. I'll admit, quite a lot, but these are the stuff that really stand out to me that I've always wanted. Of course, not going to cover the current 6" Classified yet, as it's still new line, with figures coming out and such. Plus, I've gotten the 2 I really wanted already, as anything else to date, it's a waiting game for them to come out.
  14. Wow, lots of news lately in regards to Masters Of The Universe in general. Couple of my general thoughts on recent news: (1.) From the Kevin Smith produced Netflix series: If I get Moss Man, I will most likely just use for my 200x collection, even if he is going to be an inch taller than the 6" 200x figures. I may have to consider the Skelegod figure as well, since it seems to suggest it's Skeletor getting both halves of the Power Sowrds to become a god like, having both his powers and the Power Of Greyskull merged with him. Having the figure being taller than other figures makes it look more so. Undecided about Battle Cat, but I do like how if you take off the armour, he ends up looking more like Cringer than just a Unarmoured Battle Cat(Which I think is thanks to the eyes on the figure being different from the eyes on the Battle Cat mask). At this time, I don't really see myself getting any other figures from this new line in general at this time. (2.) In regards to the Target Exclusive Origins Battle Armour He-man And Battle Cat: Look at it this way, they are just exclusive repaints of 2 figures that have already been released in retail, as their armours are now more shiny, with Red painted slashes to repersent Battle Damage. At least it's not a new character that is an exclusive(Please see the Target Exclusive G.I. Joe Classified: Cobra Island line as an example of this practice). Though to be honest, I could do without the Red Slashes on the figures, however, if it's true that in this Origins line, you can swap out the figures arms, legs, and heads from the main body, then you can get a non Red Slash version of this He-man if you can get another figure. I am curious if they will do a Battle Armour Skeletor With Panthor 2 pack as well. In a way, this Target Exclusive Origins Battle Damage He-man And Battle Cat 2 pack homages how at 1 point during the original line in the 1980's, how both the Battle Armour He-man and Battle Cat were re-released/re-isussed in a Gift Pack together as well. The same thing happened with Skeletor and Panthor. Here's are links from Heman.org for examples of these Gift packs from the original line: - https://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=1485 - https://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=1486 - https://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=562 For the record, it would seem that Battle Armour He-man and Skeletor got re-released in a few Gift/Multipacks thoughout the original line. (3.) In regards to everyones comments about finding nothing but Origins He-man's and Skeletor's, as I assume it's a U.S. thing(I live in Canada for the record): I was wondering if you guys are referring to just the Regular He-mans and Skeletor's, the Battle Armour versions of them, The Rise Of Evil(That features a Skeletor head), or seeing all of these versions of these characters? Because in Canada(At least where I live), I maybe only seen Battle Armour He-man once or twice, and maybe Battle Armour Skeletor once. I don't recall if I ever saw the Regular versions of them and if I did, it was only once when it was a Wal-mart Exclusive last year. When the Origins line became a regular retail line, I've yet to see the Regular versions at all in person, but I did see all the figures from the She-ra wave. As for the Rise Of Evil 2 pack, honestly, I have no idea if this will come to Canada or not at all, let along if it does, if will be a Store Exclusive or Mass Retail Release. (4.) The Kid Focused Netflix MOTU figures: Looks interesting and very cartoony styilized(Which seems to fit the style most cartoons are like nowadays). Need to see more before I can consider this line, however I am okay with He-man's general design. Curious about the scale on these.
  15. Look at the bottom of Evil-Lyn's packaging. It looks like there is a MOTU 2002-2004 style logo on it. No idea if it's a sticker insert(Like the 2002-2004 line), a cardboard insert, or if it's just a sticker on the bubble. While it seems people are suggesting the deco could be the Funmation version of the character, with the inclusion of the 2002-2004 logo, I wonder if this was to indicate that this figure is more of a 2002-2004 inspired deco? Just a though.
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