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 on: April 07, 2021, 07:29:34 AM 
Started by canprime - Last post by canprime
Found Zartan, infantry, Redeco Roadblock and Scarlett at my local Walmart (Barrhaven).

Took the Infantry, but Roadblock/Scarlett weren't in the system.  Guess that comes from the new individual SKU system Walmart is using.

 on: April 06, 2021, 05:56:30 AM 
Started by canprime - Last post by canprime
I think the idea for retro was a good one, but the execution is what was/is lacking. 

I like the packaging, well the boxes.  I can appreciate the cards, but I don't particularly care for them. 

As I said I find the figures to feel cheap, probably from the plastics they used.  Also the price is stretched way too far now.  I get that it is 2021, and that everything costs more, but +$20, after tax, for a single figure is too much.  You can get most of the 25th/ME figures for less than that on the secondary market.

Also I think it was a missed opportunity to reissue the ARAH molds.  I know that most of the molds are gone, but with other lines doing the retro reissue (TMNT, He-Man, Transformers) thing, I think more people would have been interested in near identical reissues.  Especially since the ARAH line has such limited reissues, at least when it comes to figures, over the past 20 years.  And compared to other toy lines.

 on: March 31, 2021, 02:24:35 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by Sundance
Not impressed with Retro since it's just modern era in throwback packaging. Retro looks crap.

 on: March 26, 2021, 10:25:06 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by canprime
Well I think it is high time some discussion started up again on the board.  Don't know if anyone is still around, but here goes.


I haven't seen much in store from this line so I can't speak to it very much.  Figure wise I am not impressed.  They look good, but the quality is pretty bad.  At least based on the Cobra Pilot I opened.  It felt "gummy" and cheap like it would be something you would find in a dollar store.

The Fang is the only vehicle I picked up since I never found the AWE or HISS.  The box art is great, and it definitely feels like a "retro" throwback.  However I find the updates to the Fang completely unnecessary, and frankly detract from the vehicle.

I get that it was done to add a bit of heft/weight to the vehicle, but it comes across as unnecessary fiddling.  I'm sure the AWE and HISS are fine since they seem to be simple re-releases.


After a bit of an underwhelming start, the line is really coming on strong.  Excluding the stupid Cobra Island exclusives, I have been loving the newer releases.  Zartan and Cobra Infantry are outstanding.  Destro is amazing!  I can't wait for more reveals on April 9th during the Hasbro FanFest.

 on: March 26, 2021, 10:00:16 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by canprime
I got my preorder Zartan and Cobra Infantry from EB Games this week.  Man they are both big steps up in quality and sculpt from wave 1 of Classified.

Also saw 2 Retro Cobra Fangs at my local Walmart today (Barrhaven).  I'm not a big fan of the new Fang, and the figure is terrible.

 on: January 25, 2021, 02:36:37 AM 
Started by Eradicator - Last post by Sundance

 on: January 23, 2021, 09:15:06 PM 
Started by Eradicator - Last post by Eradicator
Hi all
I haven't posted here in years! I see the board is pretty dead but my old login info worked. I have been looking at getting back into collecting some old Joes. The prices on ebay seem pretty insane and of course the shipping cost is even worse. I don't know how one figure can cost $20 or more to ship.
Anyway, if anyone is selling any figures between 82-94 let me know. I am not looking for vehicles at this time. I am looking for complete figures.

 on: December 25, 2020, 02:48:20 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Sundance
merry christmas 2020

 on: December 25, 2020, 12:10:53 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Zenith27
No Defiant for me, no room.

I'd like the MSV set to go with my Char D'Assault (consumers tank).

That or a nice Viper Glider to go with my Falcon Glider.

 on: December 25, 2020, 12:08:58 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Zenith27
I sold some spares at a show back in March before COVID shut everything down and made a fortune. ARAH prices are INSANE right now.

I can't say I've bought much in ages though a buddy has been picking up the new 6" figs for me even though I was waffling on getting them. He's managed to find everything but the Cobra Island stuff with constant visits to TrU. I decided to get them to reward his persistence but I haven't opened any of them.

Collection is still out on display minus the Flagg and HQ due to space constraints. I can't say I've TOUCHED anything in 2 years or so other than dusting.

Oh, I bought that retro AWE Striker. I liked the sturdy box!

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