New BBI Elite Force

jersey john

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Honestly for those pouches and weapons alone 20 bucks is worth it. I'm curious to see the size of that missle truck cause bbi has went the more toyetic route recently compared to the blue box masterpieces they used to put out. Thanks for the heads up
 

K-Tiger

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Here’s the figures they were showing. They’ve passed on the SOAR helicopter guy twice now. I’d rather have him then any of the others.
The aircrew head with MFS would be great to have available. The M270 MLRS would have been nice in 1:18, but that Bbi no longer exists.

If you or anyone has a bbi Blackhawk soars or green they want to unload for some dough lemme know
*checks current eBay prices.*

Mmmm, may be time to divest of mine.
 

dannyc

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The aircrew head with MFS would be great to have available. The M270 MLRS would have been nice in 1:18, but that Bbi no longer exists.



*checks current eBay prices.*

Mmmm, may be time to divest of mine.
Yeah um same here any BBI stuff ill buy loose or boxed
 

lancelot

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For a brief moment, when I saw this on Amazon just now, which is the first I've heard of it, I almost felt something nostalgic, like a joy for a hobby I haven't truly been part of in years. Almost . . .
 

lancelot

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I'm curious to know what BBI is thinking with this release of the MLRS. I think the days of making a toy that could compromise realism and toyetic qualities to appeal to everyone has been done for a while. It honestly would have been worth it to bump the price up to thirty or forty dollars to make it more to scale and have real treads (those treads don't look functional to me at least), and no brick and mortar retailer has carried their stuff in a while (though brick and mortar may purely become a thing of the past for the toy industry).

If it's suppose to appeal predominately to kids and parents, why make an artillery vehicle like the MLRS? You'd think a armored fighting vehicle would be for suitable. I also suspect kids would get frustrated with not being able to jam those BBI figures inside the cab of the vehicle, they're just not flexible enough for such a cramped space. If the toy is suppose to appeal to adult collectors that have always wanted an MLRS, why not just make it to scale? I think some of the logic going into this may be antiquated.

Also, I'm not really hot for BBI's figures. The weapons are basically the best part about them, but the lack of articulation and the general ugliness of the figures makes me shy away from them. I will most likely pass on the 5 pack.

God I miss the old days . . . .