« on: May 21, 2008, 03:48 AM »
Picked up wave 8 at midnight off a WM pallet in Maple Grove, MN.
The Python Officer is awesome. They finally fixed the crotch/hip articulation so the figure can sit and pose more properly. Also, they enlarged the Cobra sigil on the chest and now that looks a lot better. I really really hope they take these new changes and finally release the red sigil Cobra Soldier in mass because that's what I've been waiting for since the 5-Pack came out last August.
The Arctic Snake Eyes is very cool and looks awesome with all the cool accessories. However, the back of his hood interferes with the backpack fitting properly in the backpack hole.
Major Bludd is very cool and well designed. I can't tell he's Zartan with a new head and paint job. The only problem with this figure are the missle in the backpack which are removable. They keep falling off the backpack. I ended up flipping the backpack 180 degrees so they have gravity holding them in. Very frustratiing like the Viper goggles.
The Baroness is cool. Holds her gun well and stands well.
Roadblock is cool accept for the tiny Charles Barkley head. He holds his weapon very well.
TF Flint is cool but his hands are very rubbery and he has a hell of time holding his gun with both hands or even one handed sometimes.
I haven't opened the w8 Cobra Commander v1 but he looks improved. He's a darker blue, his sigil is larger and his crotch/hip articulation/diaper may have been adjusted a little.
I saw both a super glossy silver Major Bludd card and a dull silver card. Also, they had a case of w7 with glossy silver Viper cardback and HISS Driver cardback. I bought those 2 and didn't notice this until I got home. I'm not sure if the rest of w7 in that case had the super glossy silver cardbacks but I bet they did. So if anyone needs those type cardbacks you may want to keep an eye out. I actually like the new white lettering and border a lot better because they can keep it consitent and not have different shades of silver.