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 on: January 13, 2020, 02:19:08 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Sundance
hahaha, yeah, I think they graduated Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy.

 on: January 12, 2020, 04:35:06 PM 
Started by B - Last post by B
well if you did get a chance to see the cartoons you'd know the joes could get away with a big canopy and exposed gunners because cobra couldn't hit anything.


 on: January 12, 2020, 03:14:29 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Sundance
I can't speak for anyone else, but I barely saw the Joe cartoons. They never aired on TV over here (to my knowledge), they were only released on VHS tapes. I've only seen the movie and Arise, Serpentor Arise (which I had for xmas when the parents couldn't get me the movie.).

I liked the HAVOC solely for the appearances in the comics and the prose story H.A.V.O.C. in the Outback from the 1988 annual. Looking at it now, as an adult, I realise how crap it actually is. The main weapons don't traverse, the gunner's hideously exposed to enemy fire and the cockpit is ludicrous with that huge canopy over it.

 on: January 10, 2020, 08:24:28 PM 
Started by B - Last post by B
Yeah the Whale does look awesome. In my mind it seems really big compared to other vehicles, which is funny because I actually think its probably a better size match then most vehicles to the figures. haha!
Is it just me or was it the cartoon that made everyone like the HAVOC. In my mind I seem to recall it was used in enough episodes that I thought it was a "essential" toy. I never could find it but I always assumed because every other kid in town was buying them. Now looking at it i kind of think "meh"

The Tomahawk was also on my wish list but I'm actually comfortable with the Eagle hawk that they released in 2013. I don't feel I've been missing out on that anymore.

thanks for sharing Sundance.

 on: January 10, 2020, 02:10:32 PM 
Started by B - Last post by Sundance
I always wanted the WHALE. When I was about 11, when the HAVOC and the reissued WHALE* hit the UK shelves, I had the money for one or the other for my birthday. I chose the HAVOC and I now wish I'd bought the WHALE and I could've got a HAVOC a few years back when I was collecting as a complete decent HAVOC would've been way easier to get.

I also wish I could've got a Tomahawk, but they weren't sold in the shops in my town and I wasn't able to venture further afield to get one.

I also remember drooling over the Mobile Command Centre in the Argos catalogue (the wishing book!) for ages.

I remember wanting the Cobra hydrofoil as a kid too. Tell you what, if I'd managed to get my parents to buy me the hydrofoil in 1987 and I'd bought the WHALE in '88, you would've got me taking photos of those two bad boys duking it out on the stream 10 years ago instead of more prosaic pictures of the Night Landing, Devilfish and the AF Boat Patrol!

*The WHALE was originally released in 1985 in the UK as part of the AF line where all the vehicles got generic (crap) sticker sheets and were packaged in Pallitoy style packaging. In 1988 after the line was relaunched, the WHALE was reissued (like the FANG, Stinger and Skystriker in 1987) in Hasbro packaging and with sticker sheets more like the US ones. The '88 WHALE is a different shade of green to both the '85 and US versions.

 on: January 07, 2020, 10:44:43 AM 
Started by B - Last post by B
Hey guys.

So I've been enjoying my Chrismas/New years holidays and using up some of my remaining holidays from last year to get a really nice 3 weeks off. With the kids back school and my wife taking an afternoon nap with the ones at home I used the time to go to an old vintage toy store.
Really awesome looking at all the different toy lines. I believe I was there for a couple hours :) Seeing the joes again was awesome as I pretty much have been out of it for a couple years mostly because I have no spare money anymore or space  :)

Its kind of funny because while I love the figures, I actually find that I have a stronger desire for the vehicles. In particular my top three (Flagg, Terror Drome, Defiant Space complex). All three were there and all three were selling at price I couldn't ever justify spending on a single item (my wife would kill me!).  I don't think any were 100%. I guess it kind of made me think. If one had the money, which of the three would you buy?


edit: Changed my title. Also any responses don't have to be about those three I mentioned but could be any joe item or combination of items.

 on: December 07, 2019, 08:18:05 AM 
Started by latinjoe22 - Last post by bishop
Me three! I hope the new movie will bring more people back!

 on: November 09, 2019, 12:29:36 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by B
Totally agree with Zenith27 on the Boba Fett comment.
Being a ninja in a joe movie is fine for one character (Snake eyes) but it should be in addition to his commando skills. I think they should definately focus on some sort of  team mission like Sundance mentioned. More of a wartime action movie and no politics.

just my two cents.

 on: November 09, 2019, 12:16:03 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by B
Ohh I news of a new toyline!! What a time to come back and check things out.

To be quite honest while I love seeing new toys I won't be getting any of them (maybe).

 on: November 04, 2019, 02:54:57 PM 
Started by canprime - Last post by canprime
So over on Hisstank they are reporting that artist Furio Tedeschi is working as a freelance production artist for their new toyline.

Obviously with a new movie in production a toyline was all but inevitable.  However it is nice to have some hard evidence.  Can't wait to see what they come up with.  Hopefully the vehicles are a better offering than last two me.

Either way it will be great to see Joe on the shelves once again.

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