Well, some updated news...
A chap named "LaughingGravy2" at Ground Pounder's actually worked 21st's booth this year for them. He does so routinely, and it makes sense he'd done it again this year but everyone forgot.
Anyway, he came back... And he's being a bit of a pr!ck about his time there, and he's tootally being condescending at GP's site.
Apparantly volunteering at a toy booth makes you an industry expert in his eyes because he's trashing EVERYONE at GP's site right now for their "Cry baby behavior". I dunno what his deal is but you'd think 21st cut his checks for him.
Either way, he DID have good information.
The "marching" figures at 21st's booth were ACTUALLY a mock-up of a set of 12 troops and 4 officers in a set using existing figure parts that 21st is going to market as $100 troopo builder sets (about $6.25 a figure then). Sounds sorta neat, if not pricey.
It would reuse parts I guess? That's the word from the con anyway.
Also, the 2.5 ton truck's supposedly (take with salt) around the corner. We've heard this now for how long? I'd love it to be because I want 2 or 3 of the Dodge, but I dunno how true that actually is.
Apparantly 21st is expressing anger with their consumers through LaughingGravy. That or he's just really a bitter person. He's really tearing into pretty much everyone at GP's site, and even Aferguson whoo's a mod and a pretty good guy (level-headed fellow).
I guess anyone with a criticism is now getting an earful over there from LG. To each their own, but if we all were as complacent we'd still have the small pilots/drivers and craptacular angle-cut articulation of the 1st series, ya know?
It's just like with Hasbro.
Irregardless, that's some news...
Also, BBI had an exclusive figure that NOBODY reported on till the Con was over. Showing the seemingly biased attitude a lot have towards 21st Century, and against BBI. Totally crappy that NOBODY said anything about this great little Army figure till today.
It's a 1:18 Army Infantryman in a new camo pattern the U.S. is using? I'm not personally familiar. I'll try post images later.
We'll see... I hope GP's site calms down because LG needs to get a grip, take some pills, and they need to get that site in order. It has no updates, it has no structure. There's nothing for 1:18 military collectors beyond that message board anymore.