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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:39 am 
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harlie wrote:
(Sorry 6 in lovers but the scale just isn't Joe)

Probably how the those who grew up with the original 12" Joe felt when the 3 3/4" figures arrived on the market.

I really like the looks of these new 6" figures, but I'm not starting a new scale. Plus, I always felt that the bigger scale was just a way to jack up the prices...

I'm happy that the Retro line is really going Retro, but they say that it's Hasbro Pulse exclusive. Are they doing the same thing as the Kenner Marvel figures? The two pack will be exclusive, but the single cards will pop in stores eventually?

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:01 am 
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I'm happy to see the return of o-rings. the SE/SS pack doesn't interest me. I have my originals from 82 and 83, plus all the re-issues. I'm backing the Skystriker cause its got new figures.

I understand the need to have classic figures in this line, but I hope for some new takes on the characters are made as well. Perhaps a better effort at the Stars and Stripes set, with the figures actually looking like the box art. Or finish the OG 13 in tan to go with Grunt and Clutch.


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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:36 am 
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They stated the new O-rings would be made from food grade material so they (hopefully) will last longer than the plain rubber that has been used before.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:38 pm 
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Suntzu wrote:
The o ring offerings slightly appeal to me but I find myself asking...

Are these superior to the o ring comic packs from years ago?

Those comic pack figures were the pinnacle of o ring Joe in my opinion. If the new o ring offerings are going to be superior to the original ARAH joes in some way, the way the comic pack figures had better head sculpts for example, then I'd at least look at the new upcoming o ring figures.
Well we havne't as of yet seen better sculpts for the heads. But the Flight Crew and Pilot Scarlett with the Skystriker gives me hope for additions to the line.

However, they did mention fixes for broken thumbs and crotches. First, they'll have the flexable forearms similar to the later comic/mulit-packs. Second, silicon o-rings instead of rubber to make them last longer and not need as much pressure to hold things together.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:46 pm 

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Eh. O rings were good for what they were but it's a hard pass. While I get someone's uninspired ideas to chase after nostalgia and that money, it's already been done with better product on the shelves. It's cute of them to go back to this well but for crying out loud at least give them the right accessories and remake the snake eyes v2 mold.

It's a shame, I liked that they'd at least continued with some of the modern 3 3/4" designs and the recent wave seemed like they were making strides.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:12 am 
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Everyone elsewhere is talking about how they wanted the Defiant or the Flagg from Haslabs and here I am sitting here wishing for a GI Joe HQ.
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Preferably with Sparks and Firewall based on a modern sculpt.
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Add ons could be something like an Armadillo w/Mayday or Multo, a bomb disposal unit w/Tripwire or Tunnel Rat, Checkpoint Alpha w/Sherlock or Law & Order, etc.
And since this would have to be a newish mold, I think the upgrade should be that the jail area be modular. So you could remove walls (done to the base so they could be set up outside the hq) leaving the beds so it could be a bunk area or remove the walls & beds so it could be a briefing area, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:29 pm 
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...anyone who thinks the Defiant or the Flagg has a chance at Haslab is truly truly a deranged optimist.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:31 pm 
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Hey guys... so, I've been barely following the Classifieds line... but as an Outback fanboy, I knew I needed that Tiger Force Outback figure. I saw him up for pre-order on Target.com last night and ordered. My order says it's due sometime in September.... is that right? The figure is coming out 10 months from now?

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:37 am 
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MJTanner wrote:
Hey guys... so, I've been barely following the Classifieds line... but as an Outback fanboy, I knew I needed that Tiger Force Outback figure. I saw him up for pre-order on Target.com last night and ordered. My order says it's due sometime in September.... is that right? The figure is coming out 10 months from now?
Yup. Everything is way, way off into the future because of production and shiping issues right now. Doens't mean it won't show up sooner, but I think they just want people to have more realisitc expectations and gave plenty of padding for any further unexpected delays.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:17 pm 
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MJTanner wrote:
Hey guys... so, I've been barely following the Classifieds line... but as an Outback fanboy, I knew I needed that Tiger Force Outback figure. I saw him up for pre-order on Target.com last night and ordered. My order says it's due sometime in September.... is that right? The figure is coming out 10 months from now?
Yup. Everything is way, way off into the future because of production and shiping issues right now. Doens't mean it won't show up sooner, but I think they just want people to have more realisitc expectations and gave plenty of padding for any further unexpected delays.



Thanks! I have to add it to the list of pre-ordered stuff to update for after my move in January.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:41 pm 
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Nostalgia isn't worth the monkey's ass it fell out of. Hasbro's complete creative bankruptcy was written on the wall when they fired all the staff artists to make them work-for-hire independent contractors.

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 Post subject: Re: HasCon reveals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:43 pm 
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Nostalgia isn't worth the monkey's ass it fell out of. Hasbro's complete creative bankruptcy was written on the wall when they fired all the staff artists to make them work-for-hire independent contractors.


Your constant bitterness about this stuff is getting really old. Just move along and let people enjoy what they enjoy.

Nostagia is what’s keeping this hobby alive. Without companies like Hasbro and Mattel tapping into that nostalgia you wouldn’t be getting half the small run boutique stuff you claim is so superior to everything else. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean its not true.

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