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Unread 05-19-2017, 05:45 AM   #6301
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Unread 05-23-2017, 02:11 PM   #6302
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Unread 05-23-2017, 05:40 PM   #6303
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Nice! I never did pick one of them up. *shrugs*
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Unread 05-24-2017, 07:40 AM   #6304
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They're definitely not the greatest army builder figures out there. The helmet is too big, and falls off all the time. The arms have trouble getting a proper angle to hold the weapon, partly because the parts for the arms and torso don't go well together, partly because the bulky back pack straps block movement, and also because the ends of the gauntlets are not part of the hands, and block their swivel movement. They're more frustrating to work with than most other Cobra troops because they have all the problems that reek of frankenjoe part bashing.

None of this is helped by the fact that their aesthetic does not fit what you would expect of Cobra. If it were not for the fact that they wear a mask, you could easily mistake a Rock Viper with a GI Joe, and since several joes actually do wear masks such as balaclavas, there's very little indication they're Cobra. This of course is a fault of the original figure this attempts to recreate.

Perhaps it is a bit cliche, or cheesy to expect Cobra soldiers to always wear blue, black, or red, but the camo and equipment that come with this figure don't seem unique to Cobra. They could have at least slapped a different helmet and head, say like that of the 30th Cobra trooper or a Resolute trooper, or even the Renegades trooper (just paint the porn-stache on) in matching colors to the camo, and the distinct helmet and mask that covers just the nose and mouth would have been enough to solved the problem, or just use a 30th Viper helmet.

Either way, this figure is an oddity, it sticks out from Cobra ranks both visually and in the role of a mountain trooper. It use to be hard to buy multiples of due to scarcity in the wild and the fact that the figure just isn't good enough on it's own to justify buying on the after market (although loose examples on Ebay seem to be cheaper than most other cobra forces).
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Unread 05-24-2017, 11:24 AM   #6305
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He/they just appear to belong to another faction altogether. They are fitting of neither JOE or Cobra.
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Unread 05-24-2017, 11:40 PM   #6306
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Unread 05-25-2017, 08:51 AM   #6307
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Unread 05-28-2017, 06:53 PM   #6308
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Unread 05-28-2017, 10:20 PM   #6309
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B.A.T.s. Still the coolest JOE figure.*

Nice shots and group of figs. That humvee needs some weathering.










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Unread 05-29-2017, 12:47 PM   #6310
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I'm certainly glad I have a few BATS. They're always a good throw away enemy. I just wish I had a trio of winter variant ones, but I didn't want to waste money on crummy blowjob figures I don't want.
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Unread 05-30-2017, 06:17 AM   #6311
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I'm certainly glad I have a few BATS. They're always a good throw away enemy. I just wish I had a trio of winter variant ones, but I didn't want to waste money on crummy blowjob figures I don't want.
I always found ebay a good way to get rid of figures you don't want. Depending how much you care about the price.

(Looking at the guys offering me $3 for 2 fang boat drivers, cheap bastards )
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Unread 05-30-2017, 10:22 AM   #6312
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Eh, I'd pay like $13 for an individual figure if I really wanted to fill a niche role in my collection or get a highly specific character, but squad building for that price is a little hard to justify. Granted it's currently the cheapest option I know and cheaper than going full MTF, which I've wanted to do put never had and extra Benjamin laying around to dump on a 4 man team of expendable Cobra goons. It's always sort of been the problem I've had (especially with Arctic weather stuff) in the first place. I'm chintzy by nature. If I built another squad of BATS through eBay, it would be cheaper to go for the newer ones that came in the new 3-packs rather than the arctic ones. If Hasbro does another 50th wave that is online exclusive, there might be a new BAT (not holding my breath on that).

The good old days of scraping up brand new GI Joe figures at local retail for anywhere between $5-$8 have been long gone. This feels like when 21st Century Toys went out of business 9 years ago, and all the WWII stuff vanished into the night forever. I think both are the result of brand mismanagement.

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Unread 06-14-2017, 07:47 AM   #6313
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These are all Drop's fault. Blame him.





EDIT: I don't know why Tinypic and PostImage are being fucking retarded about the orientation of that last pic.
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Unread 06-14-2017, 08:08 AM   #6314
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Freddie plays dirty! Awesome!!!
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Unread 06-14-2017, 08:18 AM   #6315
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MAMA!!!!!!!!! I just killed a man!!!!

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Unread 06-14-2017, 08:30 AM   #6316
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Too right, he does!
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Unread 06-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #6317
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I dig that first pic. The arm pulled back and the angle of the shot... Well done, buddy.
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Unread 06-15-2017, 06:31 AM   #6318
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Bah, just quick, half-assed shots.
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Unread 06-28-2017, 04:32 AM   #6319
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Friends don"t let friends, buy the SDCC Collect's vault or else this might happen.



What to do with Funko figures with little articulation.
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Unread 06-29-2017, 09:53 AM   #6320
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Mmmm, dat variety.
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That's how I imagine your setup.
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He still needs a sombrero. (Clone Trooper on Vacation)
Clone Trooper inspired by this video
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