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Which card art do you like best?
Hawk 40%  40%  [ 8 ]
Cobra Commander 40%  40%  [ 8 ]
It's a draw! 20%  20%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 20
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 Post subject: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Every other day I'll post two card art images of figures that are each others biggest enemies (for example Snake Eyes + Storm Shadow) or figures that have the same specialty (S.A.W. Viper + Rock 'n Roll, or Blowtorch + Charbroil). That last example shows the couple can be on the same side, they do not necessarily have to be enemies.
The purpose of this event is to compare and look at the art, not at the figure/character in particular. Think of the facial expression, pose (dynamic/static), etc. What does that tell you? A poll is included so you can vote for the card with the best art.
Hopefully you can look further than the character and explain why you like one better than the other. Try to leave your "playing memories" of the real figures behind. Maybe "goofy" characters could win this way over popular characters. Some vehicles and the art from the boxes will be compared too.

Episode 1, two commanders: Hawk + Cobra Commander!

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Hawk has a commanding pose and clearly looks like a leader. Cobra Commander has the mystique of a smooth face mask and high tech gun and symbol.

It's a draw!


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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:40 pm 
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I gotta be honest, as much as I love that Hawk figure and card pose, and as awkward as that CC pose looks, I have the CC one on a t shirt. you don't have to explain who that is to anybody. It is iconic. Hawk, not as much.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Had to go hawk. He's pressing the battle forward. Going through Cobra like crap through a goose. Cobra Commander looks like he is dancing Gangnam Style.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Voted for Hawk for all the reasons that Dusty79 mentioned. Except the goose part.


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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:12 pm 
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OreoBuilder wrote:
Voted for Hawk for all the reasons that Dusty79 mentioned. Except the goose part.


RIP, Goose! Taken too soon...

To be fair I should be going with the version one of Hawk, since that's the version one of Cobra Commander.

I voted Cobra Commander.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:28 pm 
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I had to go CC. The pose is just more dynamic and makes the character look lithe and lean. He's not a big guy who commands respect through physical intimidation; he gets it through manipulation and outwitting. Hawk's card art looks like "Battlefield Commander, style #14", while CC's, even with no visible face to discern an expression, comes off as menacing and threatening. Take away everything that makes you know who that is and put a generic character in that pose, and you would know that character was a bad guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:17 pm 
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I never realized until just now that the CC art has him with bare hands, no gloves like on the figure. Gen. Hawk's art really showcases him as a leader of men, and one to lead from the frontline! Cobra Commander looks less like a leader in this art.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:10 pm 
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I voted Hawk. Leading troops to the battle.

Cobra Commander is iconic, but that post makes him look like he's trying to avoid being tickled.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Art Comparison 1: Hawk + Cobra Commander
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:16 am 
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Hawk, because of:

Jeff wrote:
Hawk has a commanding pose and clearly looks like a leader.!


And he was my first Joe, so that card art is something special to me!


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