Devil's Due has the "the Corps" liscense
Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:27 PM
In Sweden, where GIJoe/Action Force pretty much disapeared after the 80's whas over and never to be seen again (untill next year when the movie premieres I bet) we had The Corps.
My little brother and I liked them. Especially the wierd sublines with pack-in vehicles like the punker with triple chainsaw and BUZZAW TRIKE or the skate commando thing. But, as much, we called them "Action Force" because that's what we thought they where.
Nevertheless this is.... strange. But cool... in a strange way... Uh. Take it from here, there is much wich can be said.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:54 PM
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:07 PM
The Corps! has been around almost as long as the 3 3/4 figures have been around. They've been floating around since at least 1988, and I've got a copy of the 1992 Sears catalog which listed a massive lot of the original figures.
But as usual for manufacturer Lanard, there's never been any fanfare for their line; they've been content with simply letting the line sell itself, and thus far that has somehow managed to work.
Thing is, they overhauled the line about four years ago. All of the older molds were retired (most likely due to extreme mold degradation), and brand new molds and characters were introduced. In the process, Lanard finally introduced villains for their heroes to fight against; previously, the only time they'd done so was some space aliens for their short-lived space subset.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:52 PM
That's the only Corps guy whose name I ever could remember, because (like the figure itself, being a rollerblades-wearing, boomerang throwing guy in neon armor) it was utterly ridiculous-
"Hat Trick Lemonade".
Out of curiosity, is there a Corps archive where I can see this weird stuff anywhere?
As for the comic, it does look exactly like TJMD said. "We lost G. I. Joe. Okay, let's do a fake G. I. Joe."
Edited by Spark, 28 June 2008 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:02 PM
This looks like a non sequitur to me. For the benefit of guys like me who may well be humor-deficient, could you explain this comment?
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:23 AM
Also, bwah? Poor Devil's Due.
Edited by Dr Fang, 02 July 2008 - 10:23 AM.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:00 AM
Also, bwah? Poor Devil's Due.
Because I'm off in the head. Heh heh.
So wait, this line was bigger than I thought and not some knockoff Walmart brand? I guess I just figured they were generic Joes instead of being a real line... like GoBots.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:23 AM
I got their last GI Joe book today. End of WWIII, end of the DD run. I don't know if i'll pick up the IDW book or not; if I do, it'll be the GN.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:30 PM
After wasting money buying their Voltron Omnibus which had 3 whole issues printed out of page order, and them ignoring me, they can go DIAF.