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  1. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    They’re likely in the same wave as the CG And SE. That’s the only thing that makes sense.
  2. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    You can bet they're patting themselves on the back internally. You have to also figure they made bank on this offering. Let's hope they don't get cocky (looking at you, SW) and decide to drop a basic VAMP with mostly Breaker repaint Clutch, some strap on missiles, a BONUS blue repaint SE and an...
  3. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    That's a very strong finish. Good for them! Yeah, SW can eat their giant glow stick! Bring on more GI Joe!
  4. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    That CC totally should have released in the WM Retro line. Maybe it was originally going to?
  5. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    I wish I could justify getting one. They didn't quite get there for me. I think I would have needed an ASP and probably a BAT variant or something like that instead of retro CC. They did remarkably well nonetheless! I just couldn't get to where I felt it justified the cost.
  6. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    I saw a video from SDCC where the main H'bro guy from the videos said he wanted to do a Rolling Thunder :rolleyes:. Easy there, Skippy. I can't imagine what that would cost, nor that they would get nearly as many backers at the price it would take. The Vamp seems like the right sized vehicle to...
  7. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    I wish they would have come through with a towed weapon instead of the Cobra bat signal, bolt-ons and a couple repaints. I think they could have gotten it over 25k had they done it that way. But 19k is still nothing to scoff at. SW wasn't able to get near that with some of their offerings.
  8. ThunderDan19

    WPL’s Radio control 1/16 E1/ GAZ 71

    I think I saw one of those on one of those world race shows. The team was also being transported across part of Siberia as I recall. It's one of those "goes where there aren't roads" kind of vehicles. It almost resembles an MLRS minus the missile turret.
  9. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    Considering that I wouldn‘t recognize them from Corps figs, I have zero interest in either of those. :wtf:
  10. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    So I'm going to jump in on a tangent because... I still have a beef with Larry Hama, and... why not? I know I can rant here and he'll never so much as catch word of it anyway, but I'll feel better blowing off steam some 30 odd years later about how he made my childhood less fun than it should...
  11. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    You nailed it on the movie intro. It was one of the most badass Joe cartoon scenes ever put out there in all its epic "military battle to keep Cobra from destroying a national icon" glory. And... it was downhill from there...
  12. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    Ah, no wonder. I didn't recall seeing any of them or even knowing when they came on. By then I definitely wasn't going looking for them after the movie train wreck and then a gap like that. I believe I also stopped getting the comic book, as we had moved to a new area and I don't remember...
  13. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    Also late ‘74 (Christmas to be exact), so I got my first Joes just after they introduced swivel arms, and wrapped up with a few items from the gold headed Destro wave.
  14. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    When did the DiC run happen on TV? I thought that was the next season after the movie.
  15. ThunderDan19

    GI Joe General Discussion

    Yeah, I definitely did not care for any "far out" elements in my GI Joe media, whether it be cartoon or comic book. I always wanted it to be more gritty and down to earth, with the military elements front and center. That said, I do appreciate the creativity of the cartoon at times, particularly...
  16. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    I got to open and set up the Baroness figure this evening. She's definitely not as "pretty" as the movie version, but the chin is not too Herman Munster either, so that's a plus. She looks like the version from the cartoon for the most part, thankfully no longer sporting the gold rims on her...
  17. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    Yeah, mine was shipped in a bag as well, so the card was pretty jacked. The plastic held up surprisingly well, likely due to the insert - the one improvement over the original ’80’s packaging. Agreed on the makeup. It’s an improvement on the look (less Kattan), but is actually less battlefield...
  18. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    So, shockingly, Walmart got my retro Lady Jaye in stock and sent to me early. Got it today. I will say, not particularly impressive. The original JoeClass version is a better figure with better accessories for sure. The retro packaging is as absolutely paper thin as possible and screams knock...
  19. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    I've seen a few more pics of the CGs from the Retro collection and they look pretty cool with the card art accurate silver mask! I'll definitely pick one up when they drop.
  20. ThunderDan19

    G.I. Joe Classified Series (1:12)

    Serpy looks meh. I hope the CG has a more classic looking rifle (too bad the pics of the projection are so poor). If so, I’m in. Looking forward to when they become available for PO. RnR looks promising, as does Torpedo. Shippy and Copperhead will depend on the final version. Same with the TV...