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Gentle Giant did some nifty 12" replicas of '82 ARAH joes, and I'd have been all over them except they were straight-arm. WTF Mattel. If you're going to make 12" replicas of 80's Joes, they better as f#$% have swivel arm battle grip. Otherwise, they're going to look just as retarded when you pose them as the originals, just bigger.
 
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Not sure where this is supposed to fit in. It doesn’t work as a giant boss fight Bat to fight when Joes defeat the regular sized ones, it to short for the 12” and looks different.

I guess it’s a good test character to gauge interest.
 

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2nd Wave of Ultimates just got announced. This will not appeal to the hardcore modern military junkies amongst us, but for the nostalgia wanks like myself, this is pure sex.

G.I. Joe ULTIMATES! Wave 2 - Set of 4 Figures (Pre-Order) – Super7 Pre-Orders (super7store.com)

I still prefer Flint's toy deco, and both ladies are looking a little thick in the renders, but I suspect that'll get ironed out before production. If these are half as fun as they look, I'm going to be thrilled. So many classic callback accessories. I love that every Joe gets the standard-issue sunbow rifle and an alt-head with their "Look at me, I'm flying" Time-Life operator headset!

While I appreciate all the gritty modern detail of Classified, these hit a completely different set of buttons. If the articulation is tolerable, I could see myself fiddling with these more than the hasbro offerings in this scale. Mostly I'll be needing more shelf space for all of them!

I'll be ordering these, obviously, but I'll wait for BBTS to put them up. Same price, but won't get charged until they drop (unlike S7 who charges immediately).

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As an only moderately nostalgic wank, I still think these are great for the full on nostalgia nuts in the community! For the price though, I really do hope the articulation and posability is better than it looks. It would be awesome to do some of the iconic poses from the 'toon with them, not so much if you can't. As for the accessories and even the true to 'toon decos, fantastic! For better or worse, they all look pretty spot on!

I'm really glad though, that this is happening concurrently (though you are probably not, considering the "why not both?" costs) by somebody other than Hasbro. I wouldn't want these competing for H'bro's attention with the Classified series. It's bad enough that the next couple waves of Joes are probably sitting off the coast of CA in the Biden traffic jam of container ships...

Judging from BBTS's current "best selling" sort of the Joe line, the 'toon nostalgia is strong!!!
 

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Eh, my collecting of other things has slowly tapered down to a trickle, so spending more on these isn't an undue burden. SW only occasionally puts out anything I want to buy, same with McFarlane DC, and TF is down to just rando 3P legends at 1-2/month. Even with Marvel Legends, I'm just buying X-Men stuff and cherry picking the rest. So Yo Joe!

I did however bail on the One:12 Joe figures. They cost twice as much as the S7 figures, and while they're neat, they're not quite toy, not quite 'toon, and I just can't get past the cloth uniforms that look bulky and unnatural at the 1:12 scale. Every figure looks like a little kid in a snowsuit, and no matter how much I tell myself how nuts it is to get premium-level 1:12 Joes, I can't justify the cost when we have two other great options. If it was the only game in town, I'd still be all in, but I don't need three lines of joes in the same scale. Plus, that one was going to be the most sparse, no telling how many characters they'd even get to. 1-2 a year makes putting a collection together a life-long endeavor for a cast the size of Joe. Zzzzzzzzzzz.
 
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Those headsculpts are great but scale is a problem for my collection, and the only 5POA figures I have are ones I got in the 1970’s. Not interested in 5 POA big scale but let them release those sculpts on 1:18 figures and I’ll jump in.
 

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Those headsculpts are great but scale is a problem for my collection, and the only 5POA figures I have are ones I got in the 1970’s. Not interested in 5 POA big scale but let them release those sculpts on 1:18 figures and I’ll jump in.
Huh? These aren't the ReAction 5 PoA figures. These are the 7" Ultimates which are fully articulated. The digital renders just don't accentuate the joints. They've got ball hips/shoulders/necks, ab cruches, ankles, but I suspect the knees and elbows are singles, and I'm not clear on the waist swivel (but I assume so).

They're not as bendy as classified figs, but definitely not big-scale 5 PoA. That would be tragic.

EDIT: unless you're talking about the BAT from the very top post, and yeah, that's a weird 5 PoA 11" fig, but that's not what these Ultimates are. I just didn't think Super7 Joes needed a third thread and didn't want to clutter the Classified thread with Super7 talk.
 
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Okay, I see what you mean, I zoomed in on the joints. I wish they were 1:18 scale so I could use the head sculpts but I don’t have any use for 7” figures in my banana republic.
Huh? These aren't the ReAction 5 PoA figures. These are the 7" Ultimates which are fully articulated. The digital renders just don't accentuate the joints. They've got ball hips/shoulders/necks, ab cruches, ankles, but I suspect the knees and elbows are singles, and I'm not clear on the waist swivel (but I assume so).

They're not as bendy as classified figs, but definitely not big-scale 5 PoA. That would be tragic.

EDIT: unless you're talking about the BAT from the very top post, and yeah, that's a weird 5 PoA 11" fig, but that's not what these Ultimates are. I just didn't think Super7 Joes needed a third thread and didn't want to clutter the Classified thread with Super7 talk.,
 
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