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Author Topic: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?  (Read 216598 times)

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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #300 on: November 07, 2023, 03:11:57 PM »

Just had Mole Rat and Alley Viper dropped at my door!!!!

Can't wait to crack them open later tonight. Now just waiting on Shooter.

I look forward to a review and first impressions.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #301 on: November 08, 2023, 08:19:08 AM »

So I got Buzzer, Shockwave and Helix on Monday night.
I have only opened Buzzer and Shockwave.  Very impressed with the QC on these guys, no frozen joints, no loose joints. All of the accessories are firm, and not overly rubbery.
Complaints, Buzzer's sunglasses - a like that they are removable, but really they are such a tiny accessory and don't really stay on his head easily, makes me with they had been sculpted on.  He also has no way to carry all of his gear, so into the accessory box they will go.
Shockwave - the clips in his two guns are very, very thin plastic.  His shield is awkward to hold.  it fits in his hands no problem, but there is a forarm clip, that will get stretched out and misshapen if actually clipped onto his arm.  The clip also doesn't add any benefit to how he holds it as it fits snuggly in his hand.

I haven't opened Helix yet.  Love to hear other peoples opinions.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #302 on: November 16, 2023, 08:55:05 AM »

Picked up Ripper and Hawk last night.  Didn't get a chance to open them, really looking forward to both of them.
This should be the last batch of single figures before the new year.  HISS tank, and HISS Fire team will hopefully be early/mid december.

Then the onslaught of figures for next year looks crazy starting with Mutt and Junkyard!
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #303 on: November 18, 2023, 12:49:29 PM »

There have been reports of a larger Snake (Cobra) figure/toy showing up at Dollarama for $5.

It is from McFarlane Toys (a couple years ago) and it says it is a "Rattlesnake" (but it has the hood of a Cobra).

Anyway it is nice and large so it can easily be used as a display accessory for your Classified figures.  Because of course Cobra Commander would have large mutated snakes as "pets" to use against Joes, or feed prisoners/deserters to as well.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #304 on: November 21, 2023, 05:24:44 AM »

Finally found the giant snake toy at Dollarama.   It is the perfect size for a mutated Cobra creature, and $5 works well.

ALSO.....

Some pretty big news out of Hasbro Pulse.   It looks like they have made a permanent change going forward.

Canada will now be part of the US pricing structure for shipping!!!!!

That means as Canadians we now qualify for cheap/free shipping on order from Pulse. 

For orders under $75US shipping will be a flat rate of $6.99US, for orders $75US and over shipping will be free!!!

Man I both love and hate this change.  I love it because now it becomes a bit more reasonable to order stuff through Pulse, especially single higher priced items, without worrying about an extra $30US being added on to the price.  I hate it because of the amount of money I have already spent on Pulse over the years where I had to bite the bullet and deal with the extra cost.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #305 on: November 21, 2023, 02:18:23 PM »

Forgot to add that TRU has only one thing JOE in it's flyer for Black Friday.

The Classified TF Duke and RAM will be 50% off ($33.47).

I already grabbed one for 50% off when they had the 25% off sale on Joes, and I had a 25% off coupon that stacked on top.  However I'll probably bite on another one to have an extra TF RAM for backup.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #306 on: November 22, 2023, 11:04:29 AM »

The shipping from pulse is good news going forward.  Should help with the VAMP.

Also, for those who are getting Hawk, his brown plastic is brittle,  out of the package mine had stress marks, and feels like it will snap at any moment.

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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #307 on: November 23, 2023, 04:29:49 AM »

TRU has expanded their Black Friday sale on Joe items.

Here is what is listed on sale on the site this morning:

TF Duke & Ram - $33.47
SE & Timber - $33.47
Sgt. Slaughter - $24.97
Retro Lady Jaye - $19.97

I think the other Retro figures might be on sale as well, but they are showing up on the site.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #308 on: November 27, 2023, 02:08:33 PM »

Damn you HasbroPulse with your free shipping offer to Canada. I ordered the VAMP, and both Tele-Viper with Flight Pod (regular and Python Patrol).

That free shipping policy makes me spend more 😁

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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #309 on: December 09, 2023, 06:29:21 AM »

Got an email from Pulse saying my item is getting ready to ship.

I was hopeful it was the HISS Tank, but it was for the Fire Team 788.  So while it was HISS Tank related, it wasn't the HISS Tank.  Oh well, the wait continues.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #310 on: December 11, 2023, 10:28:41 AM »

Got the same email last week.  Looking forward to this team, and I hope the QC isn't an issue.
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Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« Reply #311 on: December 13, 2023, 08:02:02 AM »

Got the update, that I have been charged for the Hiss Fire Team, so it should ship within the next week.
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