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@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!


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#10741 lastmaximal

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 12:22 AM

 

Yeah, Bludd is one of the few Retro re-dos I’d be really interested in. It’d be nice to replace my 25th-Bludd-head-on-a-MARS soldier’s-body.


 

I think he's got a high chance of that, probably in this new construction style too.

 

I cobbled together a bludd too but i forget which ones i used

I ended up putting the cast of the DTC head on the Extreme Conditions Bludd and cut and glued the dog tags so they looked like they were coming from under the collar.

 

 

 

Kinda depressing how we NEVER got a good Major Bludd in the modern era before they moved on to this Classified stuff.

That Convention Python Patrol one was pretty good, if you wanted to fork out for it, had that whole missing paint apps on the head so they sent out replacement heads and many auctions had the figure with two heads (one for custom work, yay). I could never pull the trigger.

 

 

More in hand pics of Retro wave 4 have surfaced.

 

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STALKER of FOREVER imo, that is a tremendous looking figure. More like this please.

 

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Not the greatest, but he looks like he has better articulation than the PoC/30th, who I always had to trim around the bicep to get a 90° bend and heads that could never look up properly without surgery. 

 

I for one welcome the NU-Sculpt era.

 

 

Digging these (recently got a copy of the FANG Pilot to customize and while there are things I don't like about it (mostly the rubbery plastic) and some that take getting used to (the barbell neck joint), I like this direction. If I could afford it I'd get like a whole case of these (they come 6 to a box, right?) because these two will make good fodder.

 

I just wish they'd release more of the females. That Scarlett sculpt is a good all-purpose base too but I haven't even gotten one.



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Posted 07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM

So Classified is getting:

 

Commando Snake-Eyes(Looks to be a Beach-Head body with new head and vest) with a fantastic TIMBER figure

Barbeque looks great

the RAM with Breaker also looks great, if a little GREEN, Green and more green. 

 

Also Amazon is getting Roadblock with a new Singlet torso and head in his OG ARAH Colours with a large Mini-Gun. For all those who cried about Roadblock not looking like ARAH this one is for you.

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Jada figurines are doing a box set with more metal figurines, Scarlett, BAT, Serpento (lol mispelling) and look great. and a large Vamp MK2 RC car.

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RETRO COLLECTION:

 

Sightings of WAVE 4

STALKER 

COBRA TROOPER

 

Stalker is ALL NEW, and looks fantastic, thigh swivels and probably boot cut like the new FANG Pilot has. Perfect head sculpt.

Cobra Trooper looks to share most of the body tooling of the FANG Pilot with new head, chest harness helmet and weapons, even includes the JC Penny catalogue Green Bazooka (ZAP WHEN?)

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Ordered the Roadblock off Amazon. It's perfect.

 

Barbecue and Breaker look great. The RAM cycle is solid. If I see Barbecue and Breaker in the store, they're bought.*

 

Happy to see Stalker get some Retro love. I think I'm good on Cobra Troops.

 

*Narrator: Electridicad never saw those two figures in the store.



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 06:46 AM

More pics, I'll just link to this forum post, due to many images of that Stalker and Trooper.

 

https://www.hisstank...7-post8495.html

 

More pics


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 08:16 AM

Fwoosh posted poll results for its top-10 most wanted Classified Joes: http://thefwoosh.com...n-poll-results/

 

10. Low Light

9. Zaranna

8. Serpentor

7. Cover Girl

6. Crimson Guard

5. Jinx

4. Tomax/ Xamot

3. Spirit

2. Stalker

1. Shipwreck

 

They already have the tooling/parts in place to do most of these figures, so it's not impossible that most of these guys would be on Hasbro's radar. Stalker seems like a must, and I'd love to see Low Light and Spirit. (And I didn't take part in this poll, but Airborne, Hit 'n Run and Dial Tone would have gotten my votes).

 

When it comes to Classified, we already know for the remainder of 2021:

Movie wave (mass release)

Rockblock (Amazon exclusive, already sold out)

Barbeque and Breaker with RAM cycle (Target exclusives)

Snake Eyes and Timber (exclusive, pre-orders go live June 10 at "online retailers")



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 08:30 AM

4 quintessential Joes for me are always Duke, Scarlett, Stalker, and Snake Eyes.  It seems wrong when they go too long without a Stalker to me.


Zaranna would be great.  I still want versions of her and her two brothers where their skin changes color in the sun (using the old plastic they used) like in the 1980's.


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 04:36 PM


My list in no particular order is like:

Tomax/Xamot
Airtight
Bat V1
Bat V2
Hydro Viper
Sky Dive
Nemesis Enforce
Golobulus
Cobra La Guard
Alley Viper V2
Steel Brigade
Mercer
Sci-Fi
and RoboJoe

-ZacWilliam, and maybe throw some other weird stuff in there, you can see why I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted 08 June 2021 - 04:51 PM

This are the Joe figures Id actually buy

Beachhead
Sci-fi
Big boa
Crocmaster
Sgt. Slaughter
Matt Trakker
Ice Cream Soldier
Fridge
BAT

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 05:40 PM

Mainframe and The Fridge would be must-buys for me. Maybe Law and Order, too. And Stratoviper.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 03:04 AM

I like all of these lists, but I tend to be wary of how GI Joe usually ends up with fairly similar-looking lineups. 3.75" Joe had an almost "Transformers Animated"-esque, "these same molds forever" nature in its final few years thanks to the Club (and the apparent fandom demand of Use The Good Parts From POC Onwards). This made it easier to plan customs, I guess (and at the time fodder was still reasonably available), but it got to be predictable -- oh, they made this guy, but it's basically the Steel Brigade body with a different head and hat and vest. 

 

It's probably for that reason that I look at lists like these with some cynicism, in that half the names on any given list tend to be easy redecos of others already made, just changing up things like how long the sleeves are (shirt sleeves, rolled up long sleeves, full long sleeves), whether there's a layer of armor or fabric, etc. But to their credit, Hasbro is still really good at making reused/remixed parts look distinctive from their previous appearances/uses, AND Classified has shown a willingness to play with different looks, so it's not that bad.

 

But given that, I suppose I'd be more intrigued by a lineup that deliberately shoots for a wider range of looks or styles -- so keep the guys in the usual military outfits to a minimum OR change up their looks more. Like, Hit and Run, Stalker, and Low-Light could basically be the same outfit in different colors and with different sleeve lengths and webgear. So it'd be nice to mix things up a bit.

 

Maybe a list broken down into types:

  • two such "fatigue uniform" looks (definitely a Stalker, and either H&R or Low-light),
  • two robot-type bodies (two different BATs, or a remixed v1 BAT and a Robo-Joe),
  • two Dreadnok types (say, Ripper and Burnout),
  • two different-styled females (say, a ninja outfit Jinx and a more street-clothes, Hot Topic-esque Zarana or Zanya),
  • two beefier bodies -- like a modern Rock or Brock Lesnar to the usual body type -- with different aesthetics (Salvo, Nemesis Enforcer, Croc Master or Big Boa),
  • two armored types (one slender and one heavy-armor -- a Sci-Fi, an Iron Grenadier, or S6 Joe, and a SAW Viper, perhaps). If only to get more molds for varied body types and looks out there.

Play with eras as well -- even within ARAH, mixing up 80s and 90s looks get you so many more options, but even more so if you throw in New Sculpt and Sigma 6. 

 

Sorry for the ramble -- I don't even really collect 6" scale, and will probably always just enjoy this era of Joe from afar as a result, so I don't even really have a list of my own. :D


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 11:16 AM


  • two different-styled females (say, a ninja outfit Jinx and a more street-clothes, Hot Topic-esque Zarana or Zanya),

 

You made a lot of good points, but now all I can think about is I WOULD ABSOLUTELY BUY A HOT TOPIC-ESQUE ZARANA.



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 03:07 PM

I need more Dreadnoks.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 05:10 PM

When they gonna show the Alley-Viper they've been hiding? 


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 05:48 PM

Was able to buy an instore pickup for Major Bludd today. Called the store and they said they got it pulled. Can't wait!

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 09:57 AM

Allegedly, my local Target has Major Bludd. I've ordered him through the app for store pick-up, so we'll see. I envision this going wrong, somehow.



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:40 PM

Yeah, I'm very very very biased on wanting modern Classified Dreadnoks, hope I can get Bludd at relative retail price at some point.    And, I would hope Ripper, Buzzer, and Torch could borrow the Punisher motorcycle Bike but with the Dreadnok symbol and be offered in like a Snake Eyes/Timber type big pack.     I hope they'd get actual three tier patch logos on their back (like the 3 3/4 Storm Rider had his done) .


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:56 AM

Got a Major Bludd through store pick-up, no problem. Dubuque Target still had three of the good major on the pegs.

 

Not sure what the case assortment was--if was a box of all Bludds, or a handful of Bludds and Flint/Lady Jaye.



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Posted 13 June 2021 - 02:07 PM

No Classified Stalker on the horizon, so I made my own.

 

I started with Erik Killmonger, from the Marvel Legends Black Panther wave.

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He's a great figure, and he's pretty close to what a Stalker would be in the Classified deco. But the colors are . . . off. Stalker's a green camo (and sometimes grey camo (and sometimes white tundra camo)) Ranger.

 

Also, I was hoping that Beachhead's beret would work. It didn't, even after I gave the figure a haircut. Gung Ho is pissed that the hat doesn't fit.

 

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So, I pull off the accessories, hands and watch. Boil and pop is pretty easy. From there, it was into a boiling bath of Peacock Green Rit Dye More. FUN FACT! I have a bunch of old plywood planks just laying around, and they make solid figure drying trays. The desert camo on the pants of this figure are great, but I'm going to try to get as close to Stalker's early 1980s green camo.

 

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And here he is put back together.

 

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The blue sleeves didn't take the Rit Dye as I'd like, but it works for a Classified-version of the figure. I feel the pants turned out well. The neck is clearly green. Awesome.

 

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Here's Stalker with my other custom, General Hawk.

 

I wish the beret had fit, since he doesn't register immediately as Stalker. Still, it works well enough for my universe. Michael B. Jordan would make an amazing lead in a GI Joe: Stalker movie. Also, when I'm at Target at 8 a.m. to search for new figures, I am also a GI Joe stalker.

 

Here's what I did with the leftover head.

 

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 02:42 PM

Looks great - reminds me of the Resolute Stalker which was a cool version - would be cool to find a beret that fits though. Probably needs his hair cut shorter still unfortunately. Even the green neck works - you can just say it's an Under Armor turtleneck. :D


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Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:33 AM

That came out really good!

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:38 AM

Pleasantly surprised by my local Target having plenty of Bludd to go around.   So yeah, got my Bludd at retail.   





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