Previous Thread >>9999807LATEST INTEL:•CLASSIFIED SERIES>HasLab H.I.S.S. Tank fully funded! All 4 tiers unlocked including- missile racks, retro canopy and tread skirts, weapon accessories and H.I.S.S. Gunner figure, Retro styled Cobra Commander figure, and early bird bonus H.I.S.S. Tactician figure>https://hasbropulse.com/products/g-i-joe-classified-series-cobra-h-i-s-s>Serpentor with Air Chariot revealed. Will be Pulse Con exclusive>Retro Snake Eyes and Crimson Guard shown>Pipeline Reveals - Range Viper, Big Ben, Lowlight, TeleViper w/ Trouble Bubble, Scrap Iron with Drone, Grunt, Tunnel Rat, Snow Job, Firefly, Ripper>Render Reveals - CopperHead, Torpedo, Rock “N” Roll, Shipwreck, Cover Girl, Crimson BAT, Falcon, Marauders BBQ, Outback>Retro Destro and Gung Ho now shipping-Preorders:>SDCC Exclusive Dr. Mindbender Deluxe Set (Pulse)>Sgt. Slaughter (Fan Channel)>Retro Zartan (Walmart)>Retro Storm Shadow (Walmart)>Tiger Force Duke and RAM (Target/Pulse)>Kamakura (Amazon)>Cobra Blue Ninja 2 Pack (Amazon)>Snake Eyes & White Timber set>Zarana>Crimson Guard>Dusty>Tiger Force Bazooka (Target/Pulse)>Tiger Force Recondo (Target/Pulse)>Python Patrol Officer (Target/Pulse)•RETRO/O-RING LINES>Stinger with Driver preorder>Pulse Exclusive Sunbow Cobra Commander and Duke two pack>Reboot coming next year with new packaging>Pulse Exclusive Cobra Trooper and Officer two pack------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>Free Episodes of G.I. Joe ARAH:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNXV9Mb7egjH0ccOkdYG-SWdLNFuYpBmF>Free Episodes of Renegades and Sigma 6:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsnFUEcs3dTmsoPRBY4b7tA/featured>G.I. Joe Spy Troops (PAL version, ripped and edited by a very kind Aussie Anon/Spy Troops anon):https://mega.nz/folder/UbgRhCQA#9MNOu25I6Rqv0BlaSUj8XA
Can you identity all of them?
Who wants a body massage?
>>10043735I'm terrible at theae things.Where's Waldo?
>Crimson Guards arrived at BBTS>Amazon said the Blue Ninja two pack will be shipped next week.Are they beginning to get un-fucked?
>>10043917No, just fucked in the new and exciting way we're coming to expect. I sure love when three digits worth of preorders come due weeks or months before expected, right after I paid for items that actually come out on an announced schedule. But there'll be plenty of wiggle room in my budget once a Mezco preorder gets delayed again.At this point I think I might genuinely prefer giving companies interest free loans, because I don't have to worry about having the money free when they decide they want it, and the toys frequently appreciate more than the currency in this braindead economy. On the other hand, if you're not buying direct, that leaves smaller toy shops fucked when a company pulls shit like cancelling a production run that they solicited a year or more previously.
>>10043982>might genuinely prefer giving companies interest free loansAtleast where target is concerned, they had $130 tied up in a hold for a month, still no toys
>>10044041Hasbro has been like this for years and they still haven't fired whatever braindead baboon is responsible for why their distribution is so fucked.
>>10044057Except for python patrol and a MOTU box set I've gotten out of the preordering waves years in advance business. It's kinda cut down on fomo and stressing over things. I just put in for the crimson guard, an absolute personal favorite, since you guys said bbts is getting them.
>>10043917My blue ninjas shipped this morning.
>>10043982I really wish places like BBTS let you do the Gamestop thing and pay off pre-orders ahead of time. Especially with higher ticket items that require a nonrefundable deposit in the current economy where who knows what your money situation will look like a year and a half on from when the pre-order went live.
>>10044301Thatd be a big help, I'm debating whether I can get the haslabs now. Guess I'll start stacking pennies
Still just digging this guy. You remember when it's was all like maybe too sensitive to make a spirit iron knife? Who could win in a war game between stalker and spirit?
>>10043982That's why I'm just done preordering Hasbro stuff. Too many times have I gotten my monthly toy budget screwed in the last year because of their early shipments, no matter who I ordered from. And I'm definitely not doing Target exclusives anymore because of the constant dings to make sure I have payment ready.
Reposting best Ace from the last thread cause it fell off the board like an hour after I posted it. One of the designs where the 90s color scheme didn't make it seem outrageous.
>>10045655May just be rosy glasses but I was real fond of the family dollar version. Man id love to go back to those days.So has anyone got a crimson guard from bbts or I did I just put in a preorder for no immediate reason.
Lol, just read the thread title. Nice job op!
>>10045928Mine hit pile of loot earlier in the week.
>>10044057Yeah, man, what retards! Just fire that one guy and everything will be fine and dandy.
This thread needs to get litty
>it's been almost a year since the python patrol preorders went up >Target just pushed back their release to March 2022
>>10046235Jesus Christ, no. What'd you do to Rockblock?
>>10046298 He went full retard.
>>10046298>>10046312Just made him look like he does in the movie
>>10045402There are far less flattering stereotypes of native Americans out there than elite warriors and nature survivalists, and I think the culture at large is finally making peace with that.I haven't picked up Spirit yet but when I do I'm gonna buy him a compound bow and quiver because I think that's a much cooler weapon for him. The first Spirit figure I haver had was the Sigma 6 version and I thought he was awesome because he was like a cross between Rambo and Turok, two of the coolest bow-wielding characters of all time.
>>10046235>>10046298>>10046312It's weird seeing Dwayne Johnson with skin that dark.
>>10046294I'm assuming you meant 2023, but sweet. 6 more months of being charged every 4 days...
>>10046327He was a great figure, I see your point about the bow too but I'm happy with the rifle. If I can scrounge up a lever action rifle I may replace it.
>>10046294Just imagine a bunch of cuss words strung together in all caps as my true reply and reaction to this news. So what, not counting retro we got 6 figures this year? Any word on mindbender?
>>10043790I almost bought that for a friend for next Christmas. Still might. We used to quote those all the time back in college when they came out.
>>10046483Dates getting changed seem basically meaningless for this line. I remember back in like, June, I got an email from BBTS that the release date for the Cobra Officer/Storm Shadow/Spirit wave had been changed from July to September, and then less than a week later the Officers I ordered dropped in my POL.
>>10046235>>10046319>>10046333Kinda surprised hardly anyone complained about whitewashing a Southern black like Roadblock with a lighter skinned only partially black actor.It's almost as if Hollywood controls the narrative and only allows complaints when it's advantageous to them.
>>10046497General public doesn't know or care about GI Joe nearly as much as disney princesses, retard
>>10046497Fuck blue arms
>>10046497Because the narrative wasn't being pushed like it is back then.And according to wokies, basically nothing existed before like 2015.
>>10046497It was before all the CHUDS gave Ghostbusters 2016 a bunch of press-I mean grief. Now Hollywood knows they can stoke the flames racial/social tension to advertise.
>>10046491You actually gave me a pretty good idea. I wasn't gonna buy these PSA figures but I think they would make excellent gag gifts for my brothers this Christmas. They're cheap enough and the GI Joe PSAs became a massive inside joke for us.
Recently got into collecting these guys since I picked up a Cobra Officer. Is it supposed to be a nightmare finding anything? Thought the Viper looked cool, sold out. Is the fanbase this small and dedicated that it's hard to start collecting? Also what is some good media to get into? I see the comics are coming to an end, there any talks of a new series starting?
>>10046546Low availability has been the biggest complaint since this line started. It's been especially made hard because people who weren't Joe fans all of a sudden jumped into the line because of YouTube influencers hyping it up. That combined with people getting free government money to buy figures by the case has made it very difficult to obtain figures up until recently and even then it's just marginally better.
>>10046546The owner of Skybound (creator of Walking Dead) bought the publishing rights for GI Joe and has made clear that he intends to publish new comics, and will probably be reprinting collections of RAH as well.And I feel you when it comes to how fucked distribution has been on this line. I had to pay $40 on eBay just to get Duke. Some key figures are Target exclusive and there were a few Amazon exclusives as well. I've been to probably 6 or 7 Targets and Wal-Marts in my area and all of them have empty GI Joe sections save for a few Snake Eyes movie peg warmers and some of the ReAction figures. The one "prize" I saw was a lone Croc Master at Wal-Mart that I didn't even want, and he was sold by the time I was there again.On the bright side, all signs point to GI Joe being as popular as it's ever been without a movie or TV show to support the line, although it doesn't make me much better about having to pay eBay prices for a lot of the figures I want. And the idea of building a squad of Cobra soldiers feels hopeless right now.
>>10046546Idk the size of the Joe fandom but it's pretty damn dedicated. Gi Joe was a big part of my childhood and I guess gi Joe must mean something to me. I've stuck through the last few years, despite Hasbro doing everything they can to chase me off. For media, you really can not go wrong reading the original marvel series, it's very good if you enjoy comics in general imo. I also like the old cartoon, it's fun and gives a quick set up to Joe vs cobra and of course it has a large selection Joes on screen.
>>10046546Yeah, its something we're all facing with this line. There are plenty to be found online, like Amazon, BBTS, Gamestop, etc. that are actually in-stock, but for figures that are on PO, its pretty much a shot in the dark as to when they'll actually be restocked/come out (in the case of new figures.)
>>10046609Yeah I've seen then here and there at my local collectors store and I had some extra in store credit and figured I'd give it a try and love the single Officer I have now.>>10046624Well I'm glad it's looking good then. I tend to get into things when they're on their deathbed and seeing the comics coming to an end made me think G.I Joe was about to bite the bullet.>>10046632I'll have to check it out, I didn't grow up on those kinds of cartoons so I usually tend to prefer a more modern looking show. Anything worth while to check out?
>>10046795The real reason the comics got canceled is because Hasbro was dissatisfied with IDW and the drama they were causing for Hasbro's brands, and IDW were themselves having tons of internal problems that caused Hasbro to lose their confidence with them as a publisher. They put a self-described "socialist" writer in charge the series who had made some very offensive statements about the USA and 9/11, and as you can probably guess most of the RAH fandom is very patriotic and it caused a major uproar in the fandom. I am not going to be petty and name the writer, but suffice to say, he was a wrestling fan first and a GI Joe fan last, and he probably should have been put in charge of a WWE comic and not GI Joe.Transformers at IDW, much like GI Joe, started out promising and then turned into a shitshow once the inmates were running the asylum. In the IDW continuity, every one of the Transformers is gay or has experienced same-sex romantic relationships in their backstory, virtually without exception. Sales started cratering as the comic focused less and less on battles and adventures, and more and more on relationships and drama. It was clearly someone's dream to do this to the Transformers IP but a nightmare for everyone who had the misfortune of buying and reading the comics. The one bright spot under IDW was that Larry Hama still occasionally writes a new issue of Real American Hero which were still appreciated by the oldheads. And lucky for them, Skybound is in all likelihood going to keep publishing Hama's RAH run since it got consistent and predictable sales even as all of IDW's more modern takes on GI Joe comics kept failing or being sabotaged internally.
>captcha ate my words
>>10046890Captcha was being a little shit all day and I couldn't even post unless I was in a private tab. It seems to have sorted itself out now.
Target's Collector spot for Hasbro should be any day now, right?
>>10046546The upcoming Viper three-pack is still available online for pre-order: AMazon, BBTS. The single carded one was Target exclusive and a bitch to get. Same with the Python Patrol one -Target exclusive.
>>10043456This remind me that meme of a guy dancing with a couple of cups in handYou knoe the one
Anyone here try any of Gridiron Studios' accessory packs? I'm thinking about giving their radio set pack a try since I was not satisfied with the accessories that Breaker came with. I'm also in the market for an M2 to pair up with Roadblock and they have two different versions, a more retro-themed one that is more colorful and includes a tripod, and one that's leaner and more "cinematic" looking.I'm not happy that their backpacks are meant to be fastened with carpet tape instead of putting pegs on them, but I can always 3D print a peg plate myself and superglue it in place.
>>10046497People were not that sensitive back then. Yeah they got a lighter skinned mixed race man to play Roadblock, but they also had a French Moroccan man playing Breaker and a black man playing Ripcord. The other thing is that now, the studios started listening to complainers but only some of them. You're only allowed to complain if you feel one of the "correct" groups of people is being slighted.One of two things has to change: either people stop complaining across the board about what race the actor is whether it's Leslie Jones playing Queen Elizabeth or Ryan Gosling playing Black Panther, or the studios should just stop playing musical chairs with character's races across the board and introduce new characters to placate the people who complain if quotas are not being met. There's no sign that people are going to stop complaining about changes, and that means it falls on the studios now.
>>10047101>I was not satisfied with the accessories that Breaker came with.The original 1982 Breaker only had a backpack, and helmet with radio headset, no weapons at all. He must have been one of the more disappointing figures for kids.
>>10046904Sometimes it really sucks, I doubt whatever I meant to say was of any value. Keeps turning my pics around which doesn't really happen often. I may glue freedoms head, it fell off and scared me last night.
>>10046795Honestly just try the mass device or the animated movie, it's only about 2hrs time so it's a good try if you don't like it. >>10046853Anyone get the last issue? May go looking wed after work.
>>10047101Some of their backpacks don't have pegs, and just use double sided tape to hold them on. Plus y ou can see the 3d print layer lines on all of the pieces. They're neat, but way overpriced for what you get, in my opinion.
>>10047641This, you can find most of these on 3d printing websites. Shit, I've seen people selling "the" Cobra thrones on etsy. Like half a dozen people selling the same 3d printed item.
>>10047641I don't want to knock their efforts but using tape to fasten a satchel is too much. Maybe they tried and the pegs kept failing, idk.
>>10047880Yes. The G.I. Joe YouTube channel has the whole arc in a single video.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1QjgAJGC-A
>>10047902Neat thanks for the info!
>>10046624>reprinting collections of RAHI sure hope that Kirkman does this
>>10047930Could they do the marvel series or is that what you are hoping to see? It'd be cool to see special missions again either way, never read too much of that one.
>>10047947I have no idea if they can. All I know is IDW did reprint the Marvel stuff once or twice, and those editions are fairly expensive now.
>>10047947Hasbro owns the Marvel series which is why IDW was able to reprint it, with all Marvel logos removed, of course. The GI Joe comic was commissioned by Hasbro, so they basically gave Marvel a lump sum to produce it with their writers, artists, and distribution chain. It's not like the games industry where games where nobody actually owns the right, and after the contract expires it basically becomes abandonware. There is some of that in the comics industry because sometimes publishers by a limited license from an IP holder, but not in the case of GI Joe RAH.
>>10047951>>10047987So then idw Could get the license to reprint them but since the series is being pulled from idw there is probably little chance of that happening now. Bummer, the price of the floppy comics is kinda high too, so no affordable physical reprints right now.
>>10048003No, that's not what I was saying. Hasbro has all the rights, and they pulled the rights from IDW. Skybound was the highest bidder for the publishing rights. IDW can't reprint Joe back issues and trade paperbacks anymore, but Skybound can since the publishing rights includes all of the Marvel GI Joe comics.
>>10048040Ok, mis understood. Since this is the case they could already be in the process of putting together some collections. Something like the walking dead omnibuses would be great.
>>10048088I hope so. I missed out on IDW's collections and they are both expensive and incomplete, though granted, one omnibus volume will last the average reader quite a while.
>>10048096nothing from IDW is expensive. The most expensive it gets is slightly above cover price.... or did IDW losing the rights make everyone go crazy on what used to be found half priced at comic conventions around the US?
>>10048143The IDW omnibus collections for the Marvel comics have gone up in price significantly due to going OOP and people panic buying.
>>10048179How far did the omnibus HC line (not the regular 10 issues a volume series) even get? IIRC last I checked, it stalled out around the time they got to issue #40....
>>10048143I'd enjoy civil war and world war 3 again, that's all I've ever read from idw I think.
>>10048211I think they got 2 or 3 volumes out but then they got stalled, like you said.>>10048243Wasn't WW3 from Devil's Due Publishing?I have the hardcover omnibus for DDP's GI Joe vs. Transformers, which has gotten a bit rare since then. It's a bit beat up because I loaned it to my brother when he was in the army and everyone in his barracks ended up reading it, and I love every dent, scratch and ding in it for that.
>>10048179I have the smaller thick books, so I'm not sure if you're referring to these or some hard cover. And i bought them half priced too.Personally, i get whatever is available first, which means I bought most shit before it got an omnibus.Not a fan of hardcovers either. I tend to read stuff on the shitter, so i also hate thickass books too. Don't even like them when reading on a normal chair, because you basically need to read them on a desk or table, or it becomes a literal pain. Basically, the only omnibuses i own are Marvel ones, like Claremont's XMen, because it was the only way to read his run fully without needing floppies. There have been halfassed collections before, but they they were never completeOther omnibuses i own are stuff i never finished collecting in trade paperback. So sometimes i have the first omnibus and a bunch of paperbacks for later halfs and othertimes vice versa.
>>10048264>It's a bit beat up because I loaned it to my brother when he was in the army and everyone in his barracks ended up reading it, and I love every dent, scratch and ding in it for that.That's beautiful.
Anyone here have experience buying stuff with Pulse Premium or whatever it's called? When they put it up for them first does stuff still sell out before everyone gets a chance to order? Did I just waste fifty bucks for an extra CHANCE at my childhood fave Joe figure rather than a guarantee?
Has anyone here got any of the o-ring two packs? I'm eyeing up the snake-eyes vs storm shadow one but I'm guessing they're not that great (in hand) compared to their vintage counterparts.
>>10046497>Kinda surprised hardly anyone complained about whitewashing a Southern black like Roadblock with a lighter skinned only partially black actor.>It's almost as if Hollywood controls the narrative and only allows complaints when it's advantageous to them.ha ha yeah ha haAlmost.
>>10049478Nah, I'm still grumpy they killed retro for uhm retro. Plus the cost is out of control for the orings.
Are there any new pics of Serpentor yet? Is it still the end of this month that he'll be available?
>>10050018>Are there any new pics of Serpentor yet?Yes but not saved on this phone>Is it still the end of this month that he'll be available?Well he's HasCon exclusive so you do the math
>order Alley Viper and BAT in the Gamestop sale>so far only the Alley Viper has shipped outI sure hope that BAT hasn't malfunctioned and killed everyone
>>10049390Stuff goes up an hour early for premium members and it rarely sells out in that hour.But yes you’re essentially paying for better chances of getting your order. That being said, if you order like 5 figures with free shipping, your membership has already paid for itself.
>>10050356>That being said, if you order like 5 figures with free shipping, your membership has already paid for itself.Which would be nice if it retroactively applied to preorders I made prior. But nope! try cancelling and reordering if you want us to not charge you shiping when we eventually get around to having your item in stock to charge you!
>>10050259You know, I've thought about bats since I read this post and I've concluded that bats are legit terrifying. Sometimes I get stuck thinking in cartoon terms, y'know no body gets hurt, Joe always wins etc. But honestly thinking about a real world cobra group, it's really scary.
>Got my Blue Ninjas from Amazon yesterday.>My BBTS Pile of Loot should be here in the next day or two with my Crimson Guards.Finally. Some new shit. The ninjas are quite nice, and the variety of heads and accessories is going to make it easy to army build them while still making them look unique.
>>10051010TF Outback should start shipping in a couple weeks, too! Very pumped for that.
>>10051020Supposedly this friday for that first TF/PP wave. They had gi joe listed under their collector's spot schedule, and people were saying they were holding them back till then.
>>10051419Word up? So I may get my pythons and the sun man box set? Will target finally quit bothering my accounts? The target site is so slow and annoying I haven't checked geek out.
>Beach-Head, having infiltrated the outer perimeter of a suspected Cobra base, now begins to move through dense swampland....
>>10051586>Unaware that not one, but two sets of keen eyes have noticed his incursion.
>>10051591>"Holy shit a baby crocodile....it's kind of cute actually. 'I hope your mommy and daddy aren't nearb-'">Expertly trained dropkick noises intensifyCroc Master is so sick. I found a few at walmart and decided to grab one if they were still there when I got paid. Fiona might be the star of the show. I guess I should get that Snake-eyes with the wolf too...
>>10051669....the though of Croc Master, sneaking around and taking people out with surprise dropkicks amuses me to no end.
>>10051764Glad to help out, anon. I always thought he was a cool design. I looked up the old bio and it just says he was a "croc-wrestler," but from reading these threads, it seems like everyone assumes he was a wwe style pro-wrestler, which is much funnier.
>>10051798>"Gator-Guards Inc. I'd give you a card but I don't think it will do you much good in a few minutes.">"Cobra always attracts the most interesting people...."
>>10049478I've got all the ones they've put out so far. I think they're really great - but I keep mine carded.I was a kid when the RAH line first came out in the early 80s so there is a lot of nostalgia factor for me with these; not only the figures, but the card art and just the whole thing.They're a little pricey - if they were $30 instead of $50 I would buy 2 sets of each and open one and keep the other carded.I have a feeling these will only go up in value over time, though. I don't really buy toys with re-sell value in mind, but Joe fans are nuts. In 10 years these will be going for gorillions of dollars MOC.Maybe I'll sell them then and retire to SEA, and spend my remaining years indulging in wine, women, and song.
>>10051813>"Uuuup and over joe-scum!"
>>10051833>"Stay down and I might slit your throat instead of feeding you to my crocodiles."Croc Master is a lunatic, in his own rite, but has no idea how crazy someone has to be to become a Joe.>"I'm sorry I can't hear you, I have a slight pain in my neck"
>>10051881>"Can you hear me now? Do you realize that you're in the last minutes of your life?!">"Did you realize you've been bleeding out your ankle for 5 minutes?"
>>10051910>"Fiona I loved you! I loved you!"
>>10051933>"I'll KILL YOU ILL TEAR YOU APART ILL">*bloop*>"Back to work."If you watch the old cartoon, as stupid as it is generally, the one thing that always stands out to me is that the Joe's are fucking crazy cavalier motherfuckers who are not afraid to die and spit in the faces of the old gods. I never get tired of that.
>>10051833>BY GOD, BEACH HEAD IS BROKEN IN HALF>SOMEONE STOP THE DAMN DIORAMA
Ninjas are cool.
>>10053831Ninja squad assemble.
>>10053862The masks are really tempting me, wish money was better atm but I can wait. Hoping my crimson guard shows up soon
Line is going Pulse exclusive in the UK. It's the beginning of the end.
>>10053873Great, as one of the few Aussies who just got started into G.I.Joe this shit is going to make things harder to get.
Has "the only place in the world that matters is America" bro strikes again
>>10053873>>10054067This has been common with GI Joe all through-out the line. Hasbro has often said that they have trouble marketing and selling it outside of the US, because of it's American military aspect. It doesn't really affect the line the US.
Got these guys in today. I feel like every new figures is my new favorite figure in this line. There's a lot good, and some kind of eh things about them.They feel really solid, no loose joints like some past figures have had. The backpacks to me also fit a lot better than some past figures. They don't feel like they're going to fall off or too loose. And like a lot of the other generic troopers, they can fit all of their equipment on their person.Some things I don't love: The scabbards are a harder plastic, and they're all warped to fuck, so putting the sword in there will probably warp it too. Would probably take a lot of heat to bend that scabbard back into its normal shape. Also, feels like these guys had an abnormally high amount of excess flash here and there. Especially in some of the joints like the elbows. Just seemed unusual, because I can't think of any other figures in this line that has happened to. That said, they still feel really solid, like all the other figures in the line.Also, for people wanting a good saber for CC, one from these guys will work well, I think. Now just to get Tomax and Xamot....
>>10054067It's an American centric toyline dude
>>10054067the fags who run your country probably cried to hasbro.
>>10054173So why be buttmad that it's more widely available here?
>>10053831>>10053862Keep telling myself I don't need more ninjas since I already have 5 reds but I am getting tempted to get the blue set.
>>10053873Why though? Aren’t the figures selling well?
>>10054232>G.I.Joe>An American toyline>All about American military and tactics>Sells well in America>Sells poorly in countries that are not America nor adopts its battle doctrineGee, I sure wonder why G.I.Joe is Pulse exclusive in the UK, surely it must've sold well there right? Maybe if the line was rebranded to Action Man then maybe numbers will still pulling up but this is inconsequential to us in a first world country and easily accessible compared to everywhere else that is third world.
Are there any real differences between the vehicle pack and single release Baroness figures?
>>10054229I have 3 Red Clssified Ninjas and 6 of the Marvel Legends Red Ninjas. I opted to just get one set of the blues and keeping the alt masked heads on to make them unique characters instead of an army builder.
>>10054296Sculpt wise, no, all paint
>>10053873>>10054067Bongs pretending they still matter. News at 11. Bet the Queen was the only Joe collector on that tiny island anyway.
>>10053862Wicked cool ninja collection!
>>10054296Less paint and gear on the carded Baroness
>>10054296Retro one has no gold trim and black where grey was.
>>10054247Why are/were Joes so popular in India and Brazil then?
>>10054551I know fun skool(?) Made Joe's in India, I think Brazil had some weird import law in place at the time so maybe they just made bootlegs?
What's this all about? I can't find a single news story about Hasbro dropping retail for GI Joe but Analog Toys can make a 6 minute video out of this headline.
>>10055320Because it's only the EU/UK bros who are gonna suffer with Pulse only?
>>10055369Is Hasbro actually pulling the line from retail though? Analog Toys didn't post any links and I can't find anything.I mean, it totally seems like a Hasbro move to go "this line is selling out and we can't get it to stores because of our inept supply chain management. Let's just drop retail all together and sell the toys on our website." but this is the first I've heard of it.
>>10055320>I can't find a single news story about Hasbro dropping retail for GI Joe but Analog Toys can make a 6 minute video out of this headline.Retroblasting's been having his youtuber friends(Analog Toys for example) shit on Hasbro so he can claim other youtubers are turning on them. It's more bullshit from the same fag constantly trying to ruin toy communities.
>>10055378There's plenty of shit to criticize Hasbro for without having to resort to hearsay and whisper campaigns. Right now my biggest criticism of Hasbro's management of the GI Joe line is that it's ridiculously hard to find the figures I want, because the shelves are bare at every retailer I visit. Every Wal-Mart and Target I visit has a generous number of pegs dedicated to GI Joe Classified Series and there is no product hanging from them. Logic would dictate that Hasbro will address this problem by fixing their supply chain problems and getting more product to stores. The internet rumor mill logic will tell you that this is all on purpose and that Hasbro's secretly planning to exit retail completely so they can sell everything through their site and not have to split profits with retailers.
>>10055381It's all normal on hasbro's part with GI Joe. They did this off and on during the Modern Era and it was always around the movies. When there's a movie, figures start popping up elsewhere. No movie? Figures are mostly US only. It's not rocket science. Certain youtubers keep trying to kick up conspiracies about the line, and the one youtuber I mentioned recently went on a 20 minute rant about the Classified line and how Hasbro proved him wrong by making classic style figures after he bitched about them making updated designs for a younger audience. And in that video he says he's still not happy and that the line is still failing.
>>10055373>Is Hasbro actually pulling the line from retail though?Dunno, but I'd say ask AllTheCoolStuff.co.uk as they're big Joe supporters and well connected to Hasbro sales. They run a few toy cons include a Joe one.
>>10051669>>10051798Your poses are rad. I suggest you give content aware fill in Photoshop a try though, it doesn't take much work and is really good for eliminating stands and wires.
>>10055398Online's still likely safe for the UK, just not retail.
>>10055390>>10055398>>10055403So basically, American fans are probably not going to notice much difference in terms of retail presence, but people overseas will probably be getting pinched hard depending on your country.It kinda sucks but I guess how that is until there's some kind of transmedia event to get people hyped about GI Joe again. It's a real shame that the video game wasn't better, but at least the toys sold well.
>>10055410>So basically, American fans are probably not going to notice much difference in terms of retail presenceNot unless someone buys up all of those movie figures sitting at Target and Walmart. 90% of my Joes come from Amazon and Pulse as-is.
>>10055381The idea that Hasbro DOESN'T want every peg and toy shelf filled with their merchandise is blatantly ridiculous. If it were up to Hasbro, the ONLY toys that would be on shelves would be Hasbro product. But it's not up to them, it's up to the retailers, and retailers barely care about toys to begin with. And they certainly don't care about specific figures or characters, as long as something is on the peg they're content. That said, anyone still relying on brick and mortar stores to be their primary source of toys is a moron.
EU/UK is going Pulse only.That's it. That's the news. Emily from the brand team posted it.
>>10055410The Snake Eyes toys are still peg warming hard at most retailers in the US. Every time I go there's more of them put out on the pegs. Each time I think they must have sold out of them, there's two full pegs of them. I hope Hasbro learned that the producer behind that movie was a complete retard. He was the same fag who declared that Hasbro needed to ban Cobra Commander's hood, because he looked like the KKK.
>>10055420Hasbro should be looking hard at Top Gun Maverick and going "this would have been us if we hadn't listened to the moron who said to make a Snake Eyes movie without Snake Eyes." Imagine if in Bumblebee, Bumblebee is not on screen at all and it's only at the last shot during the end of the movie that John Cena puts on a Bumblebee Iron Man suit. Nobody would watch that movie and Transformers fans would reject it.The only Classified toys I've seen left at retail are a couple of Baroness and Scarlett figures. I guess that eventually the kids and parents who don't know better bought most of the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow figures, not knowing they had anything to do with a movie that bombed. They did sit on shelves way longer than any of the regular Classified Series figures, though, much to nobody's surprise. It's kind of like how He-Man and Skeletor from the Netflix MOTU line eventually sold out because they looked close enough to what people remembered from their childhoods, but HRT Teela and sharia law-compliant Evil-Lyn are rotting in clearance bins. Now Mattel is going to tweak and re-label all the Netflix MOTU toys that sold well to make them look more "retro-compliant" and that's the 40th Anniversary line. Which is basically exactly what Hasbro did following the original video game run of GI Joe Classified figures.I guess it speaks to how popular Snake Eyes is that Hasbro has two more variants of him lined up even after the movie bombed and the toys had sluggish sales. Imagine how well the toys would be selling if they had put out a credible GI Joe movie that celebrated the brand's legacy, instead of being built around an identity politics gimmick and trying to emotionally blackmail fans with one of the most popular characters, who nobody in the writers room knew jack shit about.
>>10052324Thanks, anon!>>10053213"Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death.">>10055401Will do, anon, and thanks! I'm rebuilding my PC atm and have been subject to the paltry editing capabilities of mobile photo apps. I continue to be baffled by how shitty they are. I can't find a single photo app on android that has the capabilities of 2000s era MS Paint. It feels like they're all selfie touch-up studios. Understandable but annoying. I'm chomping at the bit to have my full powers back. >"I feel so safe with you, Croc Master. Yesssss."
>>10055437Hrteela can be fixed with the alt head of another teela but it still sucks lol. All the revelation OC guys do really.
>>10055437>have great figures>great characters>movie isnt about thatlmao
>>10055381I've been seeing more. The Storm Shadow/Spirit/Cobra Officer wave has shown up at a lot more Walmarts near me, within the last month or two, and I've even seen it at a few Targets in my area within the last week or two.However, the Target nearest me actually just put out a brand new case of the damn SE Movie figures....I don't know how the fuck these things weren't clearanced out for $5, let alone a few places are STILL getting fresh cases of them.
>I don't know how the fuck these things weren't clearanced out for $5, let alone a few places are STILL getting fresh cases of them.Entertainment Earth is currently trying to get rid of them at Rose Tico prices.
>>10056374Maybe of they made a movie version of Storm Shadow white for once and not cum... Third movie of this shit idea that he should be this ugly ass color.
>>10056374Scarlett and SE are the only movie figures I'd consider getting, even at this price. SS looks blah, and "I own 12 cats" and "Get me your manager" Baroness is just nah. The other chick looks ok, but eh.
>>10056374By the end, Rose Tico was selling for literally a penny.In the case of the Snake Organ toys, I think the Snake Eyes figure was "okay" enough that kids would not complain if they asked for a Snake Eyes figure and their parents gave them that one, albeit it's still got the Josh Goldingle head in the box. Maybe kids can pretend Snake Eyes cut off another ninja's head or something. The Storm Shadow figure is kind of-- unfortunate. Like the Snake Eyes figure, the head proportions aren't great but it's made worse by the fact that part of the face is visible. They also chose an absolutely terrible color to cast it in, because it's more of a cream or beige color than white. It literally looks like the figure needs to be retrobrited. Beyond that, it just looks fucking boring, just a big blob of beige plastic with very little visual interest. The Rise of Cobra Storm Shadow figure was basically trying to do the same thing with the full sleeved duster, but pulled it off way better.
>>10056546Baroness isn't that bad, her ankles and feet suck.
>>10056546>>10057492Scralett and SE are great. Baroness is overall good, but for the awful feet and the bland head. Akiko is really great, but if you’ve got some flat feet to put on her, do it. The heels suck.Storm Shadow is garbage. Pick him up deeply discounted for his swords.
>>10057683I wanted Scarlett for night ops but I've got a back log on Joe since MOTU has eaten all my shelves. Akiko looks good for a generic warrior in training type, I could get lots of imagination milage out of her.
>>10057683>>10056546I personally dislike the move SE because of the lack of calf rotation/boot cut. Thirding the like for Scarlett and Baroness, though.
>>10057783Boot cuts are so fucking ugly
>>10057786Only in the way Marvel Legends do them. The Joes hide them in a natural way so it works fine. Though the way the costumes were designed for the movie didn't really lend themselves to hiding them the same way, which is probably why the opted out of doing them on those figures instead of having weird breaks in the sculpt.
>>10051968Beach Head looks neat, but is there any upgrade kit for his only green weapons? That's the only thing holding me back from getting this guy.
>>10058304I just use spare weapons from jaz ware Fortnite figures. Action force sells a weapon set though. The green weapons were a really poor choice, they were doing all this sci Fi stuff then beachhead gets all green?!?
>>10058304On Etsy, check AnthanatosUnlimited. There's also GridIron Studios who sell more expensive pre-painted 3D prints. And of course, you could just pick up the Valaverse Action Force accessory pack, which is in the same scale as GI Joe Classified.https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnthanatosUnlimitedhttp://www.gridironprops.com/store/c6/1_12_scale_112scale_Action_Figure_weapons_accessorieshttps://dorksidetoys.com/products/action-force-weapons-pack-charlie-accessory-pack?_pos=4&_sid=b14ec285a&_ss=rI should also mention Marauder Inc. They have 1:12 weapons that are plastic injected and they're not expensive, although their selection is a bit more limited than I'd like.https://www.marauderinc.com/category-s/2088.htm
>>10058321>Jazwares Fortnite FiguresI forget what figures they came from, but there’s a badass revolver with a scope on it, and a tan SCAR that you can probably pop onto eBay or into a Ross Dress for Less to acquire.
>>10058321>>10058337I'd also recommend Mark2Design on etsy, but all his physical weapons are sold out atm. Only print stls on the shop for now.
>>10058680>1/12 Optimus Prime truck
>>10058680Side note, JsArmory is a good shop for armored vests.https://www.etsy.com/shop/JsArmory
>>10058680He's apparently doing injection molded ABS versions of some of his weapons. Search for mark2toys.
>>10058559>revolver with a scope on itPerfect bad guy weapon
>>10058304>>10058321>>10058559>>10058738Just remembered where I got good weapons for beach head:Jazwares Fortnite Legendary Oro (handgun, shotgun, rpg)Hasbro Fortnite Victory Royale Deo & Siona (two rifles)Those were deeply discounted at both Ross and Target.
>>10043456>>Pipeline Reveals - Range Viper, Big Ben, Lowlight, TeleViper w/ Trouble Bubble, Scrap Iron with Drone, Grunt, Tunnel Rat, Snow Job, Firefly, RipperRevealed as in someone found these names in a price database for target or something, or teaser images / prototypes?
>>10058916>GruntExcellent. I hope they stay true to the original and let him double as an army builder figure. I'm hoping he has either gloves or at least long sleeves so it'll be easy to do head swaps for more Joe infantry without having to worry about matching up skintones.Snowjob, Firefly and Tunnel Rat also excite me. Overall that is a good lineup if it's legit though. I just hope Hasbro makes enough Grunts. Hell, if they wanna make some money on the side they could sell a conversion pack on the side with a bunch of different heads for army building.
>>10058916Early reveals from Hasbro Joe streams. 2023 stuff
>>10058916>FireflyWonder if this is a redo of v1 or a Amazon exclusive ninja v2 one.
Anyone got any guesses as to when the Falcon, Outback and Cover Girl wave is going to go up for preorder? Hoping PulseCon myself.
Anyone know where I can get some classified scale aviator sunglasses? I want to put them on Gung Ho since he looks like Joakim Brodén from Sabaton.
>>10059105Sgt Slaughter in a few months
>>10059116I'm gonna get Sgt. Slaughter although I don't wanna bum his glasses away.Maybe I'll have to model some myself and get somebody to print them in semiflex resin for me.
>>10058916>Televiper with Trouble BubbleShit, I thought I was almost DONE with Cobras outside the Dreadnoks....
>>10058851Oro is a great figure, jazwares did a great job on them. Curious what they will do next.
>>10058983Probably more like the vintage since it's an easy reuse. Then the walmart retro carded one will be announced the following week.
>>10059126yknow that wire they use to hold fiures in the plastic trays? just strip the plastic off the wire and bend it to shapeuse a bit of hot glue for the lensespaint them blackDonei did it for the neca tf2 sniper
>>10060945Last night I actually made a prototype for some 3D printed shades. They look kind of shitty because I only have an FDM printer and they're heckin' small, but this proves that my design works so now I can get them printed in resin by someone who knows what they're doing.
Any word on whether or not Sneed Head is going to get a reissue / redeco? He's a lot pricier on eBay than most of the other figures on my wish list. Of course, with shipping I had to pay about $40 fore Duke so he's still in my price range, but I don't wanna be stupid.
>>10060676I'd buy a more realistic firefly, don't hate the v1 but since classified is seemingly going more real I'd double dip on a re release
>>10060948I'd like to get Sneeden too. I highly doubt they will reissue him though, and as for redeco, I could see a Retro release with a darker green and new vest. Of course then it would be a Walmart exclusive.
>>10060948He occasionally pops back up on pulse like the rest of the cobra island stuff.
>>10059129It was Instagram streams in June. There weren’t any renders just photos of the classic art with a “hey this character is coming”. I think there were trying to get ahead of leaks after majority of 2022 leaked at Pulsecon last year
Saw a classified retro case at work, 4 pieces, any got an idea of the case breakdowns? I'm hoping it's on the shelves when I come back tomorrow
>>100612252 Baroness, 2 Destro
>>10061225If it doesn't have a name then one of each.
>>10061320is that from the TransFagsWiki?
>>10061274>>10061275I didn't see anything but it was early in the day so the night crew were wrapping up and I only just caught the logo. Classified has been moving quick since there is product on the peg, if I see them I'll post a pic. I'm leaning gung ho since he has the most changes but I do like my destro, he is a suave son of a bitch
>>10059105https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/163854One of these may fit, all they'd need is some basic painting.
>>10056742>kids would not complain if they asked for a Snake Eyes figure>kids>>10061320
So, any chance of Snow Job being a figure / vehicle combo like Baroness and Breaker? And if so, does that mean there might be a similarly sized cobra vehicle in the upcoming wave? What would you pick?
>>100615871/10 scale and made for anime heads means they're gonna be huge.Once I've actually gotten to see how my design looks in resin I'll probably put it up on Thingieverse or something so everyone can use it. I might still make a few tweaks, though. The stems need to be a little longer, and I might flare them out a bit so I can print the lenses smaller. As is the glasses might still look a little large for aviators.
>>10062438They probably wouldn't include his skis in that case, so a vehicle pack-in is more likely to be some other snow character like Frostbite or Iceberg.
>>10059105The one's from Mezco's latest Pink Skulls Chaos Club set actually secure to the Gung Ho head pretty well, though the lenses are a bit large.
>>10062447Possibly. You never know. Breaker came with pretty much nothing but the RAM bike (which IMO was bullshit), but Baroness was a fully kitted out figure that happened to come with the Coil bike and then some. I like the RAM bike better but in terms of of value Baroness wins. It's like they took away all Breaker's accessories to offset how much more stuff they were cramming into Baroness' box.What I'm getting at is that they could hypothetically include Snow Job's skis while still packing him in with a snowmobile, but if Hasbro feels like they're giving people too much in that price range they might offset it by making the Cobra equivalent character include almost nothing besides the vehicle. If it comes down to that I hope they at least give that character a gun, and they don't make it a "backpack character" who comes with no backpack.
>>10062457>Breaker came with pretty much nothingJust like the vintage one
>>10062438>What would you pick?I want the CLAW, with some variety of trooper, to justify getting more than one.
>>10060946i 3d printed a pair for my duke nukem customjust print it as a flat piece maybe 2-3 layers high and paint them was also going to say if you can find the marvel legends bonebreaker BAF head he has detachable sunglasses
>>10062438Deep six with shark. I'd really like a fang or some gun emplacements but those are generic enough to buy from some other brand.
>>10062767My second attempt at printing came out a lot better because this time, I wasn't printing at an angle. I'll post a pic later. I still would rather have them done in resin, but I think I have my model figured out.
>>10062799If they do Deep Six in this line I hope that he's a normal sized version and they don't attempt to make him as a gundam-like giant hunk of plastic that needs a specially desgined vehicle just to fit in. Version 1 Deep Six sucked and there were two much more manageable versions that followed.I had both the version 2 and the Eco Warriors version. The coloring on the Eco Warriors version was absolutely atrocious like something a colorblind person would make, but I thought the actual design was pretty good, and having a dolphin companion was pretty rad.If they want something more classic looking though, something evocative of V2 would probably be fine. All they really have to do is scale up the Anniversary version which gave him a nice clear bubble helmet instead of the antique looking diving helmet on V2.
>>10043456Are the comics any good?
>>10063416IDW was good for like 5 minutes and then it became an unaware parody of everything bad about the comics industry.If you're gonna read the comics, find some of the old Marvel ones or the Devil's Due run. That's the good shit.
>>10063416Does the Tom from Finlandesque cover tell you anything?
>>10063416Early early IDW, by Chuck Dixon was really good.
>>10063485Chuck Dixon is good, check out the fantastic work he did on airboy if you even like comics.
>>10060948If he gets a re-issue he needs an unmasked head. Though the question is which face do we get? Shaved head with fu-manchu mustache? Blonde Beachhead? Black Haired IDW Beachhead? White haired coloring error Beachhead from Marvel Comics?
>>10063581Match the 25th era 2-pack version
>>10063416why's it so proudly flamboyant?
>>10063581Give him the Sideshow one
>>10063615Sitterson was a troll writer for the comic (who eventually the community managed out oust) who kept purposely trying to pick fights with said Joe community. This is a gay artist he picked to try to show all those "mean homophobe Joe fans" how much of a piece of shit their favorite series is.
>>10063615>>10063644Enjoy the history of someone who is fucked in the head>https://bleedingcool.com/comics/timeline-aubrey-sitterson-gi-joe/
>>10063644If this is true I wouldn't be surprised at all
>>10063581I'd go with the unmasked face from the original cartoon.https://youtu.be/EXDHkYcHRZE
>>10063630So make him look like Avery Good aka Dasher Hatfield?
Target Vipers are back up at the moment if anyone is trying to get those
>>10063685Unmashed Dasher has a smaller nose and he face exudes some serious little dick energy
>>10063647To be fair Aubrey did at least have some self awareness about what happened after the fact, and recognized that there were consequences for his actions. He basically admits he fucked over his career with what he did to GI Joe. He went and did crowd funding for a comic and actually had a lot of success with it and he seems a lot better adjusted now.I don't like the guy and I still almost can't believe what happed to the Joe comics. I think at the end of the day though, the buck stops with IDW. They put Aubrey Sitterson in charge of the comic knowing the fans would be irritated by it, and basically gave him carte blanche to piss off the fans. And then Sitterson's bad boy wrestling heel persona on Twitter turned out to be more than they bargained for.At the end of the day, I think the most blame belongs on IDW. I don't know what the motivation behind their anti-fan mean streak was, whether they thought they'd attract a bigger audience or if they were just being trolls and didn't think there'd be any consequences, but Hasbro noticed and ultimately put their foot down.I can only imagine what an absolute zoo IDW must be behind the scenes. The picture I imagine is like, a cross between a frat house where all the men are drinking beer and sticking foreign objects in each other's asses, and a high school where the mean girls run everything and make your life hell if you don't grovel and kiss their shoes.
>>10064275Ultimately, IDW had this whole situation blow up in their faces, then the followed it with that reboot comic that reimagined GI Joe as a #RESIST book. IDW editorial must have just gone insane, there's no other explanation.
>>10064488Just the same thing's happened with every company the last ten-fifteen years. They want infinitely increasing profits and assume in their hubris that all the current fans will stay at the trough for any slop they shit out as long as it has the brand name they love. So they begin to ignore what those fans want and try anything and everything to attract all new all different customers.Also, Christ, you people would call Red Dawn #RESIST if it came out I the last five years.
>>10064356>Wayne Sneeden's Feed and Seed (Formerly Hawk's)
>>10064275>>10064488>>10064524I'm a /co/mrade as well as a /toy/ solider. Sitterson and editorial's endorsement of him REALLY fucked IDW. IDW really had a hate boner for the 'boy brand' Hasbro fans, whether it was GI Joe or Transformers they perceived both the fanbases as rabidly pro-Trump and they doubled down on Sitterson's antics to the point where IDW's EIC tried to pull a fast one on Hasbro when they insisted Sitterson be removed (Hasbro's customer service department was flooded with complaints about his 9-11 comments and Hasbro rarely steps in when it comes to licensees but the backlash couldn't be ignored). The EIC 'fired' Sitterson but get this: he was still going to ghostwrite using IDW's secretary as a front. Someone tipped that to Hasbro who had enough and they threatened to use their termination clause and IMMEDIATELY pull all their properties (including MLP which was their top seller) so the EIC had to step down and it soured the relationship between Hasbro and IDW which is why Hasbro didn't renew. Switching back to a toy-centric front, any suggestions for a beardless comic-style head for Classified Breaker? And third party communication gear?
>>10064648>comic-style head for Classified Breaker?Any of the adult Peter Parkers, maybe? Comic Breaker just kinda looked like any generic Marvel guy with brown hair.
>>10064648>>10064655I think the likeness on Classified Breaker looks a lot like Bradley Cooper, but I have not seen any 1/12 heads of a beardless Bradley Cooper. Tobey Maguire would be a good choice though and there's lots of Marvel Legends scale heads of him.
>>10064648I'm not sure that they are interchangeable but I'd look at WWE figures, basics are like $10 and there is a wide variety.
>>10064841WWE heads and Mattel heads are not compatible period. Different head joint structures that make head swaps impossible.
>>10064945This is a much better commando snake eyes than the one that's already out but I like the gray Timber that the current one comes with. Such difficult choices...
>>10064914Well I guess I know that now, thanks >>10064945>>10064952I've only got v1 and the Fortnite figure, can't keep up with all these snake eyes.
>>10064958I have the all-black Ninja snake eyes although I was thinking about getting Commando and the upcoming Ninja Snake / Timber two pack, too, and possibly mixing and matching some of the accessories between the all black and the black and gray / khaki Snake Eyes.Also, I got a 3D printed katana for Snake Eyes because I always hated that oversized survival knife looking sword. I replaced his guns too because the ones he came with are even worse than the NERF guns the other wave 1 figures come with, and they have big doofy holes in them for some reason.
>>10064952>>10064958Ive gotten the Timber set and the main release one. I like Timber a lot, so it was worth it for me just to get an articulated wolf. I got the Fiona set just to get Fiona.
>>10064958They’ve made a lot now. I bought the 00, but I ended up selling it once I got the main release all-black one. I just liked the deco better.I bought the Commando one with Timber, but now I’m on the fence about buying the Retro Commando one. And I skipped the fortnite one but I’m getting the upcoming one with the white Timber. I sold off the rest of my classified since I felt like I wasn’t as attached to the line as I should be, but I kept my three Snake Eyes. He’s just too fun. I’d probably buy a V3 if they made him but that would be it for me.
This the hopefully final revision of my sunglasses model. My Gung Ho figure should be coming in later today or very soon so I just need to make sure they're still big enough to fit his head (I'm expecting I'll need to slightly upscale for him since he's bigger, but I'll find out soon enough). I made the lenses a little smaller, the stems longer, and I flared the stems out a little to wrap around the head more naturally.
>>10065090Haven't opened my croc yet, I've got a fun idea for some pics when I do though. I gotta decide which timber combo is the best for me, but with as cool as the very limited freedom is I'm certain timber and Fiona are great. Hopefully we can get more pets if we last till raptor or junkyard or law and order.
>>10065006I usually just use the movie figure’s sword (left), but this Mezco sword (middle, right) is pretty great.
>>10065257That reminds me, someone did a pretty clever repaint of a Darth Maul head to do Ray Park as unmasked Snake Eyes. Personally I imagined Snake as having his hair cut really short because of his mask / helmet, although this is a great representation of how Park looked in the behind the scenes footage for the GI Joe movies.There was also some fairly powerful imagery of Snake Eyes in the Devil's Due comics for the Reinstated arc. In the first glimpse of Snake Eyes unmasked his head's completely shaved and you don't really see his face, but at that point in the story he's pretty much buried himself in his work and has broken off his relationships with a lot of the other characters. At the end of the arc, when those relationships have been repaired, his hair has grown back out, almost as if to symbolize that he's regained his humanity. It was good stuff.
Snake eyes face should be up to your imagination imo, I don't want anything concrete. Idk if it's a self insert thing since se isn't the guy I'd see myself as but leaving his face a mystery feels right.
>>10064524>Also, Christ, you people would call Red Dawn #RESIST if it came out I the last five years.Let's not pretend it wasn't exactly what that comic was doing, and let's not defend it either, it was an awful comic.
>>10065326It was a boring mediocre comic that pointlessly raceflipped Flint and if that's what you thought it was, I think it says more about how you view right wing politics than the comic.
So is the og red dawn ok? I get confused on how I should feel about things I enjoy.
>>10065006>>10065257For me it's the sword and knife that came with the old Medicom MGS4 Raiden figure.
>>10063416 This cover reminds me of a goofy old Space Marine supplement. >>10063485 Dixon is Good. I would get off after Cobra vol2. The Chuckles story is great although I would like to see a way to bring him back that wasn't too stupid. I thought they could have done some crazy-pants stuff with Tomax and Xamot. - You know. after one of the tins was killed the other could have seen him while alone and had "off camera" dialog like the twins in the book /movie "The Other"
I don't know where else I can say this. I can't tell you the love I flt for my girlfriend at her RAGE at the Joe RETRO line.I have none of the nostalgia for the crippled figure line and only displeasure that the Vintage line was killed. I lived through shitty figures only dreaming of something that I could really pose. And don't give me that "limited posing in some way makes for a better imagination" That' a crock. I'm not a fan of the 6 inch line but I see the possibilities and am pretty indifferent.
Bets on Serpentor price? $60? $80?
>>10066106O-ring joes kind of sucked, no matter how conceptually good they wer. There's a reason I stopped collecting them and switched to Batman and then Star Wars. They just weren't very durable, and the O-ring was the biggest failure points. Eventually all those rubber O-rings will deteriorate, even with mint-on-card figures. The thumbs were also a common point of failure because the plastic had no flex like the Batman and 90s Star Wars toys did.I loved my GI Joes but I am not nostalgic about the construction on them. The more modern GI Joes from the 25th anniversary line through the movies and onward were very welcome to me as an adult because they reminded me of my old joes, but with better materials, more life-like sculpts, and no rubber band holding them together while still having quite a bit of articulation.
Hiya does what Hasbro don't
>>10066348silver hockey mask is awful
>>10066348No tattoo, but still neat. Hope to one day see it in Classified size. >>10066357Original art seemed to have less silver than Hiya put.
>>10066348I don't have a definitive 1:18 Stormy yet, so this is great.
>>10066348Have decent photographers?
Anyone have a suggestion for a motorcycle that would be a good match for Snake Eyes and be in-scale with the RAM and COIL bikes?
>>10066512Marvel Legends had those Riders sets. Black Widow and Punisher both came with bikes that should work.
>>10066110$120. When is that supposed to happen? Soon right?
>>10066535$150? What a bargain! I can't believe I can get Serpentor for a mere $180! Who doesn't have $200 laying around for a rainy day, amiright?
>>10066547Hey, Hasbro has been very very giving to us classified fans. At $225 it's still a bargain! I'll skip my child support payment for serpentor! Nah, joking, idk how much it'll be but $80 sounds right. I was able to preorder a pp bat this morning, had my original order cancelled updating my payment. There may still be a few left at target. God Im so ready to get these figures and never ever preorder with target again.
>Target systems this summer had Python Patrol Bat and Viper as a release of March 2023 >It's changed to 4Q 2023 last month>Now it just read 2024They better clear this shit up over the weekend. There are Target excursive preorders that went up this summer that have now shipped and are appearing in stores. Those fucking D&D figures from last week are appearing/shipping from Target already.
>>10066642Someone has to ask about this during the panel or whatever they are doing. I'm ok with a slow drip of figures but this is just beyond ridiculous. What are they gonna announce for the line anyway? Saw the retro cards yesterday, just a case of baroness. Guess I'll get one on clearance.
>>10066681Yeah Hasbro is leaning into solid cases again with their China made stuff which is going to fuck up ratios all over the country. My local Walmart's got solid cases of Destro and Baroness, the few 20 miles south got Lady Jaye and Destro. So in this region GunHo(for now) is the hard to get in stores. This is also happening with Black Series and Marvel Legends. I watched a Target worker cut open and unpack a solid case of eight BS Death Watch Mandalorians.
>>10066699So it's the summer of flint and lj again? The store I work has had real brisk movement on the current wave, but if it's solid cases of one figure this retro line will clog up pegs like the last retro wave of grunt and troopers. Damn I wish jazwares had the Joe license, not because the figures would be better but maybe the decision making would be better.
Name reveals dropped in the pre-show. Hawk and Trip-wire.
Os Serpentor going up today or after the panel tomorrow?
>>10066348Oh fuck yes. I think I will paint some of the silver on his mask back to white though. Wish it had the tattoo but I'm happy to at least see this design on figure form and it will go perfectly with Snake Eyes
>>10066642I'm sorry about your Target problems dude, sounds to me like they(Target) have an issue of not knowing when they're going to receive them and are just throwing new dates on them. I'm not in the US so I ordered mine from Singapore, I've got my PP Bats already and Outback+Vipers are on their way. If that's the case they shouldn't be too far away from hitting The States
>>10066928The issue with Target here, is that charge your card and put a hold on the funds every week.Imagining them doing this shit for two more years is honestly pretty not great.
>>10067177I think I should just go ahead and get a red card just for this shit.
>>10067193I did 7 years ago for Transformers Red Wing and that was the best call for how much shit they have been getting in for preorder.
Just got a shipping notice for the Viper 3 pack.
>>10067405Hate to share it, but DeepDiscount.
>>10067437Ive bought from them via Amazon, but never tried their site. Post em when you get them.
>>10066298 Exactly. I have a couple of o-ring figures that friends got me when they found out I was "into" joes and all of them (except Crazylegs) are kind of *meh* I still have the 15 or so Star Wars figures I bought (or shoplifted) and they have sentimental value but they don't really "come out and play". Heck I just bought two Death Star Droids on Dorkside and I am so happy with the articulation compared to the original. At $4.99 a pop I'm tempted to buy more and kit them out with ammo pouches, belts and weapons.
>>10066298>>10068142Changing O-rings out is literally the easiest shit to do, ever.
>>10068144Yeah but why do it when it's bad?
>>10068142I am quite sentimental about my GI Joes because at the time they were great action figures. Like He-man's T-joint though, the O-ring was a major design flaw, and the hands should have been molded in a more flexible plastic. At least it's way easier to replace an O-ring than a T joint though.I think the RAH line is still absolutely a hall-of-fame worthy toy, but they weren't made to last forever. Anything with rubber parts is going to fall to dry rot eventually, and that's a sad fact of toy collecting.
>>10068181Why fix a toy? Are you retarded?
>Go to the Pulse site>Serpentor sold out
I saw the "retro" 6" Baroness & Lady Jaye at Walmart today. I'm not sure what's different about LJ from her first release, it looks like fewer parts, no hair & less colors. Baroness is just classic 80s colors, pointlessly has removable glasses leaving big skull divots. But I tend to see the Cobra Island version on eBay cheap so I may get that anyway for the bike. I doubt Destro will be much different when it hits since he was already mostly 80s anyway.
>>10067205>2019 was 7 years ago
>>10068771Lel this board is literally filled with the most retarded people.
Any ideas on the panel or whatever is happening today? Can't buy anything so I'm not worried about that, not excited for more renders since there are a lot of figures already on preorder. Wouldn't mind a new Duke but I'm really just hoping for some concrete street dates, maybe a new vehicle like an awe striker
>>10069257Street dates are all I want, and its the one thing I know we won't get. These delays have killed my enthusiasm for the line. There's really nothing they could announce that would get me going because I know it'll be years before I can actually get it. I'm more excited about the Indiana Jones panel later in the day.
>>10068486Retro Lady Jaye's hat isn't even glued on! Fuck sake, hasbroke! That tiny nub that keeps it in place barely works!Thanks for the stand though, I guess? Companies don't usually include them anymore despite 99% of modern figures barely standing up on their own. Lots of plastic packaging though for the "we cut plastic to save 1 cent per bo- I mean to save the environment" mentality.
>>10069332Overall these "retro" toys are an excuse to resell older molds with less paint & fewer accessories. No extra hands at all. Just "it's like the original toy" budgeting but sold at the same retail price. Baroness doesn't even get her retro backpack because that would mean new tooling, but they gave you an extra gun(the pistols were essential to fill her belt holsters). They're straight up taking advantage of people who missed the first releases
>>10069332>Retro Lady Jaye's hat isn't even glued on!Are you retarded? It's so you can mix and match head and hair with the previous release. Definitely a (((Hassenfeld))) move, but come on, you're just whining to whine at that point.
>>10069399>It's supposed to be like that!The stupidity of Hastards, on par with Drumpfkins. Their shitty idol can do no wrong.
>>10069399Also, (((Trump))) lost
>>10069290Yeah, that's kinda my feelings on it right now. I saw hawk and tripwire teased somewhere and while trip is cool it won't happen till after tiger force, the last batch of preorders and the hiss tank. So that's 2024 atleast. Meanwhile every other product in hasbros umbrella continues to flow. Eventually apathy will set in hard.
>>10069417But still lives rent free in your head forever.
FUCK I don't care about Selfie Series cringe, get to the reveals and preorders.
SHIET MANG, WE POPPIN OFF OVER TOYS BRUHI'M LEGIT BRO, I AIN'T NO MARKETING DEVICE TARGETED AT CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHICS, G!
YO JOE YO JOE YO JOE LETS GO LETS GO YO JOE
>>10069522welcome to the future you consume
Thank god they gave their pronouns. I never would have been able to tell what gender they were without them
ROCK N ROLL HAS TATS
>>10069530The fucking swerve from the sculpt.
>>10069527I think I had the three with the beards figured out.
>>10069531The shirt looks kinda meh but I like the little touches (HANG TEN on his helmet) and the extra hands.
Fuck me, guess I'm going to have to learn how to remove paint apps.
>The more I watch these streams the more attractive Emily getsWHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING TO ME???
THE OG ZOOK, TARGET ON SUICIDE WATCH
>>10069537which one was Emily? I missed the pronoun listings
>>10069537you're not alone anon
The only pronoun:
>>10069538>TARGET ON SUICIDE WATCHcan't kill something that never lives. I mean we are just shot a year out from when the PP and Outback TF preorders went up
>>10069537>>10069541really guys you shouldn't be attracted to middle age women who are not taking care of themselves
Torpedo looks great
>>10069546wait, how do you know she was a woman? Were the pronouns listed for her?
>Copperhead's expression>Shipwreck's flintlock>the faded blue jeans on Shipwreckbros i am diamonds right now
The fucking guy on the right needs to stop clicking his stupid rings together
>>10069552I'm diamonds from Emily's hair
Dat Gunner.Cobra Commander is nice too I guess.
What Coomer worthy ML head would work best for the Gunner?
Not that I’m complaining, but they’re really getting their money’s worth from the BAT mold.
>cell phone holsterThat's new
.....so what are my options for 1:12 scaled armored vehicles. Covergirl needs her ride.
>>10069580There's that Figma tank. I don't think Joes fit it
>>10069580Make one out cardboard
>>10069583Yea, no shot of Classified fitting those tanks. Also, they really need better options for figures for that Selfie crap. Hopefully between Covergirl and the future Female Troopers, basic Cobra Troopers and Joe Greenshirts will become options. Otherwise, I'm hyped for pretty much everything they showed off today. RnR looks great and I'm glad he's not a solid green figure. Falcon's shotgun seems to have a folding stock, which is just fantastic, though the backpack seems to be a big solid chunk. But otherwise, all these figures look fantastic and I can't wait to get them in hand....in about three years.
>>10069563That new Electra from the Daredevil 3-pack
Sarge is such a chill dude
>>10069602You mean Sarge (He/Him) is such a chill dude
>>10069580kinda sad they didn't give her a mini tank like the art implied
>Nerf x Hasbro Crossover>Hyped for potential Joe Laser, Viper Heavy Rifle, Cobra Commander Hairdryer, Bazooka's Bazooka>Gets gaudy repaint of meh blaster>Both Joe and Cobra decos on single blaster, meaning you need to buy two if you want to display them......gof dammit Nerf team, this is why no one likes you. Nerf went from some of the best of Hasbro's products to one of it's consistently worst releases in record time.
>>10069611A Wolverine is probably one of the few vehicles I can see them releasing. It's such a simple design and the rocket pods can easily make it look larger then it is without actually being all that large.
You know what's crazy, there was pretty much nothing new shown during the panel. The name reveals were new info, but besides that, we saw color renders of grey renders we already saw, and prototypes of color renders we saw before. The only surprise was Rock and Roll's deco. No new classified figures seen at all. Also no o-rings or new store exclusives. Complete waste of a panel.
That was pretty shit
>>10069633>The only surprise was Rock and Roll's deco.I thought v1 Bazooka was a surprise, even though it was obvious they would do it at some point. But yeah the panel was shit. Very surprised they skipped O-ring completely.
>>10069638Maybe I'm misremembering, but I thought they already showed that off at one of the earlier panels.
>>10069633I thought they discontinued the O-ring line anyway.
>>10069639They mentioned that v1s for Recondo, Zook, and Outback were coming eventually when the Tiger Force ones were announced. They never said when. At least as far as I remember.
>>10069633>o rings>2022Old fuck just collect the old figures. Valium addicted ass
What the fuck happened
>>10069663American sculptors are too in love with fierce looking face like Angelina Jolie which tend to be more mannish in the cheek bone structure
>>10069663God, that looks horrible. Looks like she got bogged. I was actually looking forward to this figure, now, bleh. Really weird, since a lot of the female head sculpts in this line actually looked pretty good/cute.
>>10069643Correct. Anything that has a TF variant will get a normal version. They're using the exclusiveness to pay for the new tooling first.
>>10069648buy what you want and mind your own business. There's plenty of reAction Joes available for you to display with your funkos :)
>>10069669It's not even that it's "mannish", it looks like shitty botox. And the lips are fucking huge. The render looked so nice, what a fucking waste
>>10069663I think it looks fine
It could always be worse. The fucking awful Star Wars people are in charge of the Indy line. At least we weren't stuck with them.
>>10069748I don't really care bro, sorry
>>10069543So STILL NO DATES?!? FUCKING AWESOME.
>>10069748Needs a extended mouth face.
>>10069663She answered the call
>>10068472Goes on sale at 5pm for Pulse Premium members and 6pm for the normies
>>10069663Looks better than strung out Falcon. Man, that was a disappointing final product reveal.
>>10069694I don't collect inferior products like funkos or o rings... Grandpa.
>>10069700Nta but it is the cheekbones and jaw that is too jarring for me. It's like a young Bruce Jenner.
Why is it not letting me check out???
>>10069748Eyebrows are much thicker here and the features are softer and not as mannish. Why is west obsessed with making women look like dudes? I honestly cannot remember a singke attractive western female release in the past 5 years.
>>10069939Mine did it fast and easy,. Are you on the app?
>>10069939Using a credit card instead of paypal? I had no issues with Serpentor using PP, but I just used my card to preorder the regular figures and it kept reloading the payment info page when I hit check out.
>>10069958nta, but CC went fast on mine since I didn't have a PP screen to go to.
>>10069633Meh. I'd say the reason is just how backed up everything is with releases right now. The pipeline is looooong.
>>10069939I had no problems checking out, and I don't even have premium.
>Serpentor is Pulse Premium members onlyThanks, Hasbro.
>>10069972Nope, there's an easy way to do it that I just found on accident. It looks fairly well known since I'm seeing other people talk about it on twitter right now
>>10069975Isn't that just for the first hour?
>>10069979Your uncle must work at Nintendo.
>>10069995That's how we afford to pay for shipping.
>>10069992Has anything ever sold out via Pulse Plus before becoming available to everyone?
>>10069999Yeah any Premium member can order this.
>>10069992I don't know, but I really hope you're right.
I can't wait for the female Cobra troopers
>>10070015premium don't pay shipping, that's the point.
>>10070023Really thought you were just trolling. Popped on Twitter and found the workaround. Just got myself a Serpentor. Thanks anon. Sincerely. Sorry I made fun of your uncle.
>>10070010Lol yeah man. Get ready for no serpentor
>>10070031Its okay, I was trying to lead y ou there with the twitter comment. I didnt want to post it here just in case too many people do it and they decide to start cancelling orders.
What's better for returns if there's a defect: BBTS or Pulse?
>>10070010Plenty of stuff does. Army builders especially. Like today the Crimson BAT didn't make it an hour.
I don't have Premium and was able to order Serpentor, thanks Hasbro!
>>10070037I was at work during the stream but damn that'd look good flanking the cg which flanks the twins. I've got a head cannon where the vipers are most loyal to cc while guards are more loyal to the twins and destro. Not a huge cannon lore guy at this point in my life.
>>10070058There's so many competing versions of canon that you can make it up any way you want. I was never much a fan of the Twins so they're just kind of there for me. The CG are loyal to CC in my mind. Here's an example of my head canon: I really liked how Serpentor was used in IDW - the cultist fanatic branch of Cobra, and his troops appeared to have Python Patrol colors so I'll use those figures to be his guards. And Serpentor is still below CC in my head because CC > Serpentor as a character.
>>10069663god its like she has the face of a 40 year old chainsmoker
>serpentor sold out in 5 minutesthats it, im done with this line
>>10070036Decided to just order from Pulse. At least if there is a defect, I get to complain right to Hasbro about it.
>>10070075I definitely get the commander/serpentor angle. Felt that way my whole life, kinda. I like the pp as cultist angle too. The twins only caught my attention due to them being business men like destro, so of course, for me, they would have the elegant looking guard as their personal army while commander has the muchore utilitarian style vipers. Each group is as vicious and loyal as the other but they both approach the goal in wildly different ways.
>>10069931That's nice, thanks for visiting sonny
>>10070097Damn man, I got one and I was tripping over my own fingers. It'll pop back up on pulse or bbts eventually.
Ok, so mindbender and serpentor are late this year but python patrol is mid 2023. Wtf am I not understanding? I hate even bringing it up at this point. Also now that it's over can someone explain that secret link thing? It's how I got mindbender but due to time I didn't search out serpentor.
>>10070122>he thinks this will ever be restockedoh my sweet summer child...
There, 5 Crimson BATs ordered. Feels good.
How can a company be so bad at estimating demand?
>>10070159You think it's an accident?
>>10070097Literally went from "premium only" to "sold out" within a minute on the UK Pulse site.At least there's an "email when available" option, so he may be going back on sale at some later point, but it looks like they drastically underestimated demand.
>>10070162I'd like to think Hasbro would be more in the business of trying to sell as much of their product to as many people as possible, rather than creating rare limited edition toys that will reach insane prices on the secondary market, and they won't see any of that re-sale profit. But sometimes it does seem like they prefer the second option.
They're already up on BBTS. I just got the B.A.T.s there.
>>10070162Are Hasbro Employees scalping them on ebay for personal profit?
>>10070145>but python patrol is mid 2023Are they? Did they actually bring that up? Because some Targets are delisting them now
>>10070189python patrol is going straight to ollies
>>10070152It will a few times just like all their other hot items. Doesn't mean it won't sell out as fast but they will do restocks. One that always happens is three to six months after it's been released as they hold onto a few cases as spares for exchanges if a customer got one that was broken or poor QC. They almost never use that full 6+ cases of stock so the remaining go up for sale.
>>10070196Yeah well I'm not going to keep the rest of my orders based on 100 chariots going up on pulse 3 months from now. This was THE vehicle I had as a kid, if I can't have the classified version of it I honestly don't think I want anything else in the line.
Did Falcon and Cover Girl go to the same plastic surgeon?
>>10070204for sure but don't give up on the set either anon. Hell keep checking the link cause if they get cancellation they usually do list them back up for sale. I learned very early that just having the link to the page bookmarked is a great way to catch when stealth restocks occur. It's how I grabbed my Mindbender and got my friend his TF Cosmos. I believe you'll get your happy air chariot anon, don't give up.
>>10070204Modern toy collecting is slavery to plastic. Old toys you'd walk in a store and be able to find stuff. Now you must be there minute 1 or you missed it.
>>10070214looks like they were trying to get Falcon to look like he did in the Film 1 for 1 and things went a bit squirrely translating that to 3D
>>10070214This has to be the single ugliest face hasbro has made. Its somehow even managed to beat that sue storm.
>>10070214That terrible face is the only reason I ordered 1 instead of 2. Jesus it's bad
>>10070223>Old toys you'd walk in a store and be able to find stuff.As a 46yo man I can tell you that is the ultimate bullshit. A lot of hot and in demand toys would be impossible to find. Wanted Snake eye in 82? Good luck, most shelves were drowning in Cobra Trooper, Scarlet, Grunt/Zap and Stalker. I loved chrome dome Cobra Commander, how'd I have to get him? I had to get "flag points" off of other figures I had to get my parents to buy to then get mailed away in postage(that had to be paid). Oh or I would have had to convince my parents to spend on a Sears only overpriced missile command station/base cardboard thing that came with him and two troopers that was only available until December where it was cleaned out as they made so few. This isn't even getting into the other hells of high demand figures of the 80s like the original Optimus Prime. You have no idea how much better things are now.
>>10070221Not the same anon, but I'd probably never have gotten into GI Joe so much without Serpentor, that original toy, and the comic story that introduced him. Hasbro making it this difficult to get him is massively demoralizing.
>>10070252This is neither an excuse nor make everyone happy, but I think it's a safe bet they will make this Serpentor in single card fashion without the Chariot. Another high likelihood is "retro" version with said chariot. Hasbro rarely uses a mold just once anymore.
>>10070255Exactly. They've stated before nothing should be impossible to get but corporate won't let them work on re-issues until the supply chain is fixed. They've stated a single card Mindbender is coming so Serpentor with less accessories and chariot will happen as well.
>>10070214George "Falcon" McFly
>>10070255>>10070261That's better than nothing, but could be years away at the rate the line is going. But even that box art is such a massive love letter to Serpentor's cartoon and comic history that I want to have it.I'm not really sure what you could change for a "retro" version of the Air Chariot except the guns.
>>10070262holy kek it does look like Crisper Glover
>>10070269>I'm not really sure what you could change for a "retro" version of the Air Chariot except the guns.I didn't mean to imply they change anything outside of colors and the box art. That's basically all their Walmart Retro Classifieds are is just the same Classified figure but with slight/no changes in mold, just color and accessories. Basically it be packed in pic related but is the same toy.
>>10070287I get what you mean now, but I'm also being forced to realize that if I'd managed to get this version of Serpentor and the Air Chariot, I'd probably also buy a retro version even if the only difference was the original-style guns.
>>10070299I feel ya as I have done that with characters I really like but consider that -if- they do a retro chariot it's still likely years away.
>>10070189I'm going off of the pulse date on the officer. Pulse was always later than retail for me on anything that wasn't a transformer.
>>10070302On the subject of different releases of the same character, if I already have the original Snake Eyes & Timber pack, is the second version worth getting?
>>10070372if you have the single release from wave one? not really, no, unless you really just want another wolf mold.
>>10070114Is there a hierarchy as to which of Cobra High Command has which troops?
>>10070435Destro has his Iron Grenadiers as a separate force to Cobra, Tomax and Xamot are the Crimson Guard commanders, none of the other troops are really canonically linked to high command characters like Cobra Commander, Serpentor, the Baroness or Mindbender, except maybe the Crimson Guard Immortals, IIRC they're meant to be Cobra Commander's personal guard, while the Fred series Crimson Guards from the comics were undercover agents that were directly loyal to him.
>>10069746At least it's not the C.H.U.D.S. from Boss Fight.ooops...I mean "glorious examples of womanhood"
>>10070153I just wish my 5 Python BATs would finally ship.
>>10070489Who do you think does a lot of the sculpting work on Classified?
>>10070511Not BFS as confirmed many times>>10070498Or my four TF Outbacks that went backorder today
How offensively OOC would it be to equip Barbecue with a flamethrower? Or would it be a profound statement about the duality of man?
>>10070633>>Not BFS as confirmed many timesyou're just gonna go and lie on the internet?
>>10070097>>10070152>>10070165I got Serpentor no problem and I couldn't log in until almost an hour after he supposedly went up. Hell, when I checked the site a half hour ago from this post, he was still up. >>10070075>>10070114>>10070469I've always seen the twins as sort of "Elite" Crimson Guards, in that in public they're the legal face of Cobra, working legitimate jobs and being generally upstanding normal citizens. But behind the scenes they're the ultimate spies and saboteurs, and lead the Crimson Guard as a whole under the direct command of Cobra Commander. Destro on the otherhand isn't actually a member of Cobra, he's just their weapon supplier. He has his own company, M.A.R.S. Industries, and his Iron Grenadiers are his personal PMC. So while not officially following the orders of Cobra Commander, Destro does see him as a valuable customer in both selling weapons and providing military services through the IGs. Similarly, the Drednoks are just a bunch of redneck, backwoods mercenaries Cobra hires. As for using Python Patrol figures as Serpentor's personal troops...that's actually kind of genius and I am now made at myself for not building a PP team when I had the chance. Though usually I kind of ignore Serpentor as I never really cared for him, but this figure and his chariot turned out so damn nice I kind of just broke and felt I had to have him. Maybe I'll get lucky when they actually start shipping and they'll get restocked for a bit. With just one of each figure (I believed they've done Officer, Viper and BAT so far) I'd have enough for a small Personal Guard team for Serpentor.
>>10070214what are those proportions? and that emo box art, yeck>>10070262kek
>>10070737We'd all make fun of you for doing it just like all the casuals that did it before you. Just wait for Blowtorch to come out if you want a flamethrower guy in a cool suit.
>>10069663I don't see anything wrong.
>>10070214Jeez, that's a really unfortunate looking head sculpt. Guess he's destined for custom fodder.
>>10070782I'd like to think Blowtorch will come with a flame bloosh accessory but he probably won't. Hopefully an enterprising third party makes one.Hell, my dream would be to have a flame bloosh that has red and yellow LEDs inside. Maybe with flickering.
>>10070214The cardboard box seems like such an awful downgrade. It's clearly a cost cutting measure too and has nothing to do with the environment. You know how I know this? Because the die-hard collector autists are going to start making custom boxes with windows, which means they will be buying plastic, which means some of the plastic will end up being leftover and the leftovers will end up in the garbage.Hasbro is only doing this because they see an opportunity to shortchange their customers while getting access to that sweet sweet ESG woke investment money. At least for now it's just cardboard boxes and not gender reassignment surgery for the characters.
>>10070835For most lines, I'd agree with you. But for G.I. Joe, I think it works because now they get to really show off the individualized artwork for each figure. It was nice on the older boxes, but was barely there, now it's front and center and really comes off as a feature. Though Falcone does have one of the weaker pieces of art. As for people making "custom bubble cards", that's on them so not really Hasbro's fault or problem. They're saving on their end and that's all the care about. Though I'm sure the five or so people who make their own Bubble cards wouldn't cause nearly as much waste as if Hasbro made them.
>>10070214His watch is on the wrong hand on the box art. F minus minus.
So I just had a realization. Hasbro has already done a Transformers X Street Fighter cross over. Just recently they did a Power Rangers x Street Fighter cross over. So what other in house Hasbro line can potentially do a cross over with Street Fighter?G.I. Joe. They could easily do Chun-Li, Guile, M. Bison and Ryu based on their original G.I. Joe x Street Fighter designs. Because doing so would mean they could come out with Ninja Force Scarlet, Road Pig, IG Destro and Slice. Sell em as one offs or two packs, I'd probably buy all of em.
>>10070744Fred did work for Hasbro before and after BFS left. Do you see a man with a wig in there? That's BFS.
>>10070931I would probably buy them. They'd be cheaper than the Storm Collectables 1:6 Street Fighter figures, at least.
>>10070931Wouldn't care at all about any of the SF figures, but I'd want all of those Joes.
>>10070931They've done a GI Joe x Street Fighter Crossover before, so that has a good chance of actually happening.
>>10071142Next year is the 30 year anniversary of the GI Joe X Street Fighter 2 line. It'd be interesting if they commemorated it somehow.
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>>10069663What Marvel Legends did that head come from?