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  1. I'm really very excited about it! The face is great, the colors are spot on and the parts used are pretty much what everyone everywhere have been using for their customs. I will admit, if I have even the slightest 'complaint' it's that the "Buzzer" torso is a bit wrong, with it's pineapple grenades and shoulderpad. "Lt. Stone" might've been better, with Mainframe's webgear... but that's a not even a complaint, just a 'might have been' idea. I love this figure, and will certainly be getting him! : ) Tom
  2. I like the clear ones too, DJ - I think they look great... but the black is so classic and meshes with my pre-existing stands... oh, the terrible burden of choices. v__v;; You are correct about the pegs! There are four on each stand - I use them to accomodate figures with particularly large/heavy backpacks or weapons so I don't lose space on the shelf OOOR in the case of the clear ones, I can put them in an action pose and bury the stand in the snow, sand, dirt or water and no one's the wiser! ; ) Tom
  3. I wanted to make a "Lean On Me" or "Stand By Me" joke, but it just didn't work. XD Anyhoo, I don't know if you guys have seen them yet, but Smalljoes.com recently released their own version of figure stands for the Modern Era figures. I can only speak for myself when I say 95-99% of my RAH figures are perched atop Smalljoes figure stands, so I knew it wouldn't be long before I saw their Modern Era version on my shelves. I am something of a pro when it comes to figure stands - I bought the clear, circular Protech ones, the Marauder Gun-Runners interchangable stands and of course the v
  4. This is my desktop background. : D Perfect shot, Hammer! Tom
  5. I have to say, while I like the character designs (Yes, you read that right) I certainly dislike the storyline. GI Joe is on the run... from Cobra? How do they rearm? Resupply? Collect logistical data and operational intel? Even if Cobra has set them up, they are still doing a very un-Joe thing by running away. I loathe to cite the Marvel comics as an example, but didn't Spirit and Mutt stand trial for their actions at Millville, even though they were entirely in the right and they (we) knew it? The idea of Joes on the run from the law... I don't know, it seems dishonorable in a
  6. If it counts for anything, SDCC Slaughter had it. The next Snake Eyes, Cobra Shock Trooper/Viper, and Shadow Tracker have it. I THINK Lowlight's arms are the same as the Jungle Viper, so he probably has it, too (much too lazy to look up pics to confirm - my apologies, DJ ; D )Those are the only ones I know for sure. Tom
  7. Hey Pun - don't think I got away with murder or anything! I ordered a bunch on-line (HTS had them up until maybe two or three months ago) and picked up whatever I could find at retail. I knew from the second I saw them I wanted them to be my new 'Trooper' class figure for my overall Joe-verse. Vipers fill a role too, but I just like the look of these guys. As close to 'modern terrorist' as Cobra can get without losing anything, you ask me. And I half-agree with you about the Jungle Viper's armaments - on one hand, I like a sniper having his main long-range rifle and a pistol, since it fit
  8. SS - I really find it difficult to complain about this figure - it's truly a piece of art, if you ask me. BUT If I HAD to find flaws in it just so you don't go and buy it and come back saying I didn't mention THIS or THAT? ; ) The backpack does is slightly loose in his back. It fits well, but due to the large, awkward size of his camo-shunts, it can easily be pulled out or turned clockwise. This may in fact be a blessing, because as soon as all this soft, flexible plastic dries up, it'll make broken thumbs and crotches look like they were made of concrete. But with this prob
  9. And just for fun - some extra, non-Jungle-Viper related stuff: "You should all have been issued your new 'shoot-me-here' goggles, yes?" "The Serpent is leaving the Nest - conduct final pre-flight checks time now - we will be on the airfield shortly"
  10. Look who was waiting at Target for me! The Jungle Viper (who -as far as I'm concerned - will fill a Night-Viper role in this grand Modern Era of ours) is easily one of the best figures they've whipped up. His gear is ultra-realistic - I'm talking pouches, heavy-duty shoulderstraps and the MOLLE system on his thighs. But, of course, his "15 Minutes Into The Future" camo gear is out of this world. I was sure it wouldn't work quite right, but I was wrong - it's awesome. His helmet scope-goggles seem a tad bit overkill, but in some ways, I love overkill. I'm a child of the Eco-Warriors gene
  11. You're like a GI Joe Wiseman. XD That makes perfect sense. Tom
  12. Oh! My bad, then! XD I don't spend alot of time on the forums anymore, and I admit in my old age I'm far less combative then I used to be - so I tend to try to make ammends if my fat mouth gets me in hot water, instead of just sticking with it because I don't want to look stupid heh! One-hundred and ten percent! : ) But I should clarify on my part that I just meant being ungrateful towards the Club irked me. Hasbro, well... if they found out Mighty Mugs GI Joes were more popular than the Modern Era GI Joes, it's all we'd get! XD They're unpredictable and aren't working 'for us'.
  13. You know Dan, it's funny - I'm usually one of those people who go "Another God Damned Duke?! Snake Eyes?? Seriously? Forget these guys." But you know what? I end up with almost all of them every time. I can't explain it! I don't think I ever consider 'will this put Hasbro out of business' or 'will this hurt the line' when I buy a figure... but there IS some overriding desire to "catch 'em all." Completism? Not having the figures I wanted as a baby? Who knows, all I know is there's a ROC Desert Ambush Duke, POC Duke (Jungle Attack) and soon to be POC Duke II (Missile System) in plain view in my
  14. Ooh, I see your meaning now, Don. Absolutely true! I forgot who I was talking to for a second. ; ) Tom
  15. You mean like the Wave 14 Red Star and Scrap Iron? Or the Nano-BAT? I guess it's okay to complain about those... I mean, if you HAVE to complain? XD And Dan! That's AWESOME! I'll send you a message on ye ole' Facebooke tonight after my class is over! : ) Tom
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