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@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Well we

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.


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#1321 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:54 AM


I loved playsets in the day (I was one of those kids who had them all, even the Flagg) and still love them now. If Hasbro could capture the lightning in a bottle of the large Joe playsets I'd be all for it.

BUT I admit there are large factors against them, from rising prices to the much decreased popularity of G.I.Joe with kids in the first place. This makes me sad.

I wonder if this might not be a spot where 3rd Party companies could find a nitch. Collectors generally have the money and the love of the line to support more expensive endevors. It would be pricey, sure, but then look at our giant 3party $600+ Devastator...


-ZacWilliam, Maybe the Joe toyline could at least manage what SW does and give us a couple playsetty vehicles. A new Defiant shuttle or Battle Platform, but, saddly I think Joes would have to rebound in popularity bigtime first...
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#1322 Detour

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 7 2012, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I loved playsets in the day (I was one of those kids who had them all, even the Flagg) and still love them now.

Even the Dragon Fortress? icon-waspy.gif
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If Hasbro could capture the lightning in a bottle of the large Joe playsets I'd be all for it.

BUT I admit there are large factors against them, from rising prices to the much decreased popularity of G.I.Joe with kids in the first place. This makes me sad.

Yeah, and there's the added issue of Hasbro really overestimating ROC and expecting to sell a subpar playset at a big pricepoint.

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I wonder if this might not be a spot where 3rd Party companies could find a nitch. Collectors generally have the money

I sure as hell don't!

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and the love of the line to support more expensive endevors. It would be pricey, sure, but then look at our giant 3party $600+ Devastator...

I'd rather not.
But one thing I remember is the "modular" Eversparkle playset, and I've often said someone should cast repros of that. Modularity means possibilities, and being able to take it apart for easy storage:
http://www.flickr.co...gs/eversparkle/
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-ZacWilliam, Maybe the Joe toyline could at least manage what SW does and give us a couple playsetty vehicles. A new Defiant shuttle or Battle Platform, but, saddly I think Joes would have to rebound in popularity bigtime first...

That was sorta what they tried with the PIT though.
I think smaller, manageable playsets below the 40$ range are the way to go. Maybe include connector pieces to build full bases....

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 7 2012, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think smaller, manageable playsets below the 40$ range are the way to go. Maybe include connector pieces to build full bases....


Back when the line was in full swing ca. 2003, I had the idea for what I called "arsenal packs".

Each pack would represent a playset or small vehicle from the 1980s; it would have two figures (plus any web gear that they might have), a 1990s weapons tree's worth of gear, a spring-loaded missile launcher, and a pair of backpacks.

For example, the Cobra Bunker could come with a Flamethrower Trooper and a Toxo-Viper. The Toxo-Viper would have all of his gear, the Flamethrower Trooper would use the flamethrower from the 1991 Incinerator, and there'd be a PSG-1 and the spring-loaded rocket launcher / gatling gun from the 1993 assortment floating around as extra firepower.

The Outpost Defender could have a pair of Greenshirts. In addition to their figure stands, helmets, and web gear, they could split the gear from Battle Corps Bazooka between them. I'd also throw in a pair of '83 Duke backpacks.

The Listening Post could have a Tele-Viper and a Crimson Guardsman. They'd split BC Mindbender's gear, plus the Tele-Viper would have a backpack and hose to go with the laser rifle.

Checkpoint Alpha could be manned by a pair of MPs who would have Colonel Courage's gear, plus the backpack from Dial-Tone.

The Ferret could have a Rocket Trooper and an Officer; they'd split BC Heat Viper's gear, and would have their regular backpacks, helmets, and knives.

Two more Greenshirts could be patrolling in an Armadillo; they'd split BC Leatherneck's gear on top of everything.

Et cetra.

I figure that if Hasbro were to throw in a play mat of some sort, they could easily get away with a $25 - $30 MSRP.

And since all the structures would be staffed by force-builders, you know that the hardcore guys would buy them all right up.

#1324 Detour

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

Generalsjoes did a review of the 2012 Con set.
http://www.generalsj...ard_page_1.html

I completely missed the reveal of the black Cobra Trooper as the paradrop exclusive. Kinda wish they'd included the cool webgear in black with it (hopefully Hasbro will reuse it on future, not bright blue figures), and used this opportunity to offer it with full leg articulation... but it's still neat to see the Trooper in more tasteful colors.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:47 PM

Damn. First I was just bumming because I didn't get Voltar. Now I'm bumming about the extras too. (Although a half-ass Sergeant Major custom seems within my ability)

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#1326 Esser-Z

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:04 AM

That Iron Grenadier head that looks so good on the big badass giant gun Destro redeco one looks really goofy on those other bodies.

...Man I want Voltar. Entirely because he's in Third Street Saints colors. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:23 AM


October Guard - Boring and couldn't care less... except to say that the guy in grey,when you remove his hat, looks like he could make a spectacular custom Hitler for any of your Capt. America figures to punch.

Iron Grenadeers - Wow these hurt because I REALLY WANT them but am never gonna spend that much on Joes. Voltar is particularly great but they're all really cool. Except Darklon there. He looks aweful. But the rest of the set is Gold. Wish they were retail.


-ZacWilliam, if only I knew someone who had a lot of extra cash and only wanted Russian Hitler's team and Darkon.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

I think they're both awesome. Horror show alone gets me excited, but the whole thing rules.

Love them.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

Yeah I'm not really into the line any more but I'd love to own those guys. Particularly the Oktober Guard and Voltar.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:49 AM

I just voted in Hiss tank's march madness type poll and does it bother anybody else that things like the Heat Viper and Khaos Crew Dreadnok are losing to Lady Jaye and Hit & Run?

I mean, really?
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#1331 NightViper

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

Hit & Run, yes. Lady Jaye, no.

While I would prefer a Renegades Lady Jaye, that concept figure is everything I want in an ARAH Lady Jaye. So... Yeah... Gimme!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

Oh, I messed up. I meant to say Laser Viper is losing to hit and run, while HEAT viper is being ravaged by Kwinn, which is a little more understandable.

I just want more Cobra's, and I love the idea of a modern generation of Dreadnoks. Plus, crazed jasonesque killer.
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#1333 Detour

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Laser Viper keeps losing at the polls. WHY DOES LASER VIPER KEEP LOSING AT THE POLLS?
Laser Viper is awesome!

Also, ninjas. Gimme my ninjas, Hasbro.
I'd murder someone for those Legends of the Arashikage figures. Probably not. But still. NINJAS.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Aug 9 2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just voted in Hiss tank's march madness type poll and does it bother anybody else that things like the Heat Viper and Khaos Crew Dreadnok are losing to Lady Jaye and Hit & Run?

I mean, really?

Because that site's largely populated by people that think everything after 1986 or something other than olive drab or black was terrible and should be forgotten.

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 9 2012, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, ninjas. Gimme my ninjas, Hasbro.
I'd murder someone for those Legends of the Arashikage figures. Probably not. But still. NINJAS.

Indeed. Has that been canned or is it actually coming out?
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#1335 Detour

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Who knows. It was in the concept shelf but a ton of what's in that pack uses recent tooling (like... RETALIATION recent)...

I really want to see it come out. Contrary to the most vocal of fanboys I love ninjas in my Joes.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

I'd love a wave dedicated to the sound attack repaints, anything for those Brown and Gold Vipers, but I'll buy anything of that Viper design. And I love that repaint from the concept case at Joecon.

More Ninja's are always welcome, especially Nightcreepers.


To be fair though, that Hit & Run is pretty great. Take into account the 7-pack H&R, which was saddled with the Hawk arms that you had to trim to get any decent poses from. I replaced the hands with a pair of Beachead's gloves and threw a Jungle Ripcord/Pit commando vest on him. I guess they really want every character redone with PoC/30th quality in mind.
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#1337 Detour

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Aug 9 2012, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
More Ninja's are always welcome, especially Nightcreepers.

I wish I could agree but this version is just ill-fitting. The original 25th Night Creeper was built on a 25th Anniversary Snake-Eyes chest, which if you'll compare to later torsos was ridiculously short (offset by the long legs). The chestplate is made to cover the pectorals and stomach, made to fit on that torso. Much like the Cyber-Viper before, using that torso on a longer torso just ends up making it look awkward, which is how it ends up on the Retaliation SE base of that new Night Creeper.

Also, I really don't like that head and the floppy removable head thingie.
I'd have preferred seeing the Ninja Force Night Creeper design instead. Or the Spy Troops one.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 9 2012, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who knows. It was in the concept shelf but a ton of what's in that pack uses recent tooling (like... RETALIATION recent)...

I really want to see it come out. Contrary to the most vocal of fanboys I love ninjas in my Joes.


I like a smattering of ninjas, too. I do think they went overboard in the Ninja Force era. Not just that there were a lot of ninjas running around, but that it seemed like everybody got to be a ninja.
Scarlett hangs around Snake Eyes a lot? She's a ninja. Zartan has a cool hood? He's a ninja. Firefly has a face mask? You know who else wears a face mask? Ninjas.

That said, I do hope they make all of those ninja figures they showed and more. Forget standing them next to Duke and Roadblock; I just want a shelf full of awesome ninja figures.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE(rikdom @ Aug 10 2012, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like a smattering of ninjas, too. I do think they went overboard in the Ninja Force era. Not just that there were a lot of ninjas running around, but that it seemed like everybody got to be a ninja.
Scarlett hangs around Snake Eyes a lot? She's a ninja. Zartan has a cool hood? He's a ninja. Firefly has a face mask? You know who else wears a face mask? Ninjas.

It was going to get worse with the Ninja Commandos. Guys like Flint and Road Pig were going to be ninjas.

(oh hey, Knock-out! Interesting...)

I like the idea of Cobra having a few teams of ninja running around doing some dirty work, and the Joes having a small highly-trained squad dedicated to taking them on goes right along with that. However, the Joe mythos is LOUSY with ninja mercenaries and soldiers at this point... just for starters there's Red Ninja, Night Creepers, Red Fangs, Black Dragons, and Cobra's own Ninja-Vipers. That's a lot of different ninja groups running around, and I bet I forgot a few.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Road Pig?!

I'd never seen those guys before. That Storm Shadow looks like some kind of Luchadore jobber.



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