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General Joe Talk / Re: State of GI Joe and Joecanuck.
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:03:11 AM »
I'm still here! Why this site has such harsh password rules I'll never know. :D

I've been more interested in the current Transformers offerings the past couple years. TF is in a second golden age at the moment with all the G1 homages, Devastator, Predaking, Sixshot. Other than the original series, everyone's getting some love. Hell, they redid Abominus! Whod'a thought!?

I posted back in June(?) about o-ring prices since I thought I'd look into filling a couple hole in my SA collection. The vintage stuff is SO expensive now even compared to 5 years ago! Also, there's nothing on CL locally other than the usual people looking for $40 for an old Gung-Ho with paint wear and no weapons.

I keep an eye out though. It's too big a brand to let die but I guess the o-ring renaissance has come and passed and won't likely come again much to my dismay.

General Joe Talk / ARAH eBay prices
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:00:53 AM »
Is it just me or is there very little ARAH on eBay right now and what's on there is crazy expensive?

Off Topic / Re: Happy New Year everyone.
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:17:01 AM »
There also was a pretty good episode about the history of Joes in that Netflix toys series!

Off Topic / Re: Merry Christmas All!
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:16:13 AM »
Merry Xmas!

British Columbia / Re: Anyone on the West Coast collecting?
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:56:50 AM »
Is there anybody out there?

General Joe Talk / Re: SDCC 2017 Cobra Missile Command exclusive.
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:50:02 PM »
This is a VERY cool item. Nice to see someone is still got the lights on in the Joe office.

Customs / Re: Project Flagg by Crimson Canuck
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:32:22 PM »
Cool! Thanks, glad you guys like it. No way I would have done this if I hadn't got the main structure for $20. I don't think i've seen the structure floor by itself for less than $20.

So, my Skystriker was looking a little grungy now that I made my Flagg look a little nicer.

Got some labels from Cobrastickers, and now I've got a like new Skystriker on deck.

Ugh! Just thinking about putting on all those NO STEP stickers is making my brain hurt.

Customs / Re: Project Flagg by Crimson Canuck
« on: March 05, 2017, 01:10:14 AM »
Thanks, I believe I'm only missing a couple of ladders and the armory insert for the inside, I have the ladder for the outside and its twin coming. Actually the ship wheel wasn't too bad, the purge valve is very pricy on its own, but I bought the majority of the inside stuff in a lot (simpler and cheaper shipping). Wanted to get the flag and the net radar but with the plywood under it I don't think I have the room now. Still debating on the fuel tank and car.

Ah yes! I forgot about that damn purge valve.

As I recall the HQ flag is the same part, just with different decals and a different colour (dark grey rather than dark green), if you want to try out the clearance for it. Also, the radar sticks way out the back, you might need to pull the whole thing to the edge of your desk.

Customs / Re: Project Flagg by Crimson Canuck
« on: March 04, 2017, 10:16:57 PM »
Very nice!

I never knew how many small parts a Flagg really is made up of until I got mine nearly complete a few years back. Other than the biggest pieces of deck everything is pretty small and light. One can start with a deck and get something pretty serviceable without spending a fortune all at once.

You now need to pick up the refueling car!

(Have you decided whether or not to "fill in" the interior of the conning tower? The ships wheel is the most expensive piece, the rest are pretty cheap.)

General Joe Talk / Re: Anyone excited about the 2016 con set?
« on: October 18, 2016, 06:26:18 PM »

Well, here it is. I know I'm...underwhelmed.

General Joe Talk / Re: I Miss New Joe Stuff
« on: August 25, 2016, 04:31:32 PM »
I missed out on the 25th Joe stuff that was essentially updates to the original ARAH guys and very cool. Never bothered to track them down since it seemed they released a minimum of 5 repaints/remolds of each character then made some con or collectors club exclusives so they were more expensive than the ARAH originals.

I picked up a few of the newer ones but it quickly seemed to me that the window had passed. Seems they'll need a new movie or show now to re-introduce the line with new or re-imagined characters. I don't suppose that'll draw me in unless the characters have personality like the old 80's toon guys had.

At least the KRE-O stuff was awesome while it lasted.

General Joe Talk / Re: Anyone excited about the 2016 con set?
« on: July 06, 2016, 08:55:45 PM »
Hasbro are trying to make a Cinematic Universe of their toy brands like Marvel's Cinematic Universe and the DC one. Everybody's about cinematic universes these days after seeing the success Marvel's had. Universal are trying to start a Robert Ludlum one using his other books with Bourne. Sony wanted to do one with Spider-Man related characters until ASM2 didn't do as well as they wanted. Fox are trying it with the X-Men spin-offs.

So all Hasbro care about is trying to get people to be interested in the brands to then get them to go see the movies.

Of course we're all aware of this (you forgot that insanely bad idea Universal monster one). What I don't see where they think a Hascon is relevant to those plans. Even DC and Marvel don't have any specific brand cons I'm aware of other than the major comicons a couple times a year. Great, make a crappy movie with Max Tracker joining GI Joe to fight the Purple Pieman but does Hasbro really think the con attending audience for Strawberry Shortcake merch wants to be within 3 states of a Joe con attendee, and vice-versa? I can totally see some marketing person at Hasbro, dreaming with stars in their eyes, about a Hascon with an SD Comicon level of excitement and media coverage. It's never gonna happen. Maybe in some insane future there could be a theme park based on Hasbro lines that's family friendly and a tourist destination but to torpedo the older established cons?

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