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« Reply #810 on: February 16, 2010, 10:15 AM »
Sgt Slaughter for SDCC

Great news. I've read on other sites that there will be two versions- one with the mail-away's paint job, and the other with the paint job the figure packed with the Triple-T had.

Hopefully I'll be able to acquire this one- it has to be the best SDCC exclusive for GI Joe they've ever done.

Sweet!  I never could find that bulid n brawl version (for the headswap with the ROC chainsaw guy) so this is very good news.   :)
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« Reply #811 on: February 16, 2010, 12:08 PM »
I found two BnB Slaughters and I didn't buy either of them, so this is great for me too. Of course, I never found Bench Press either, so I couldn't have done the custom anyway.  :)
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« Reply #812 on: February 16, 2010, 07:49 PM »
So what's the timeline for POC?  Are we still looking at August or whatever for this stuff?  Not thrilled about everything shown, but will bite on a few things here and there.
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« Reply #813 on: February 16, 2010, 08:57 PM »
Yup, August.

Shipwreck and Doc are all we have till Spring when we get some more packs but not that many more Singles...

I don't know if anybody asked the GI Joe guy (they were down to just one Rep for the show) any of the questions.  Everytime I tried to get over there to ask questions, I was hip checked out of the way, not the fault of other collector sites though, the area set up for Joe did not lend itself to efficient picture taking.

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« Reply #814 on: February 20, 2010, 05:35 PM »
Picked up the Joe dojo thing at WM for $11.  Crappy figures, but the "base" and weapons are pretty cool.  Still a ton of Rhinos out there at $25.
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« Reply #815 on: February 20, 2010, 07:47 PM »
I never did see that set. I would have passed on it anyway, since it wasn't my bag. I've seen lots of Rhinos and Past & Present sets here locally, still sitting at 50%. I wish they'd hurry up and go 75%- I've been waiting weeks for the Rhino, and I'd happily buy another Past & Present set at 75% off.

I received a set of vintage ARAH Tomax & Xamot in the mail today. They're in really nice condition, plus I got them for a great, couldn't-pass-on-it price of $18. The only thing that's missing is the string for the dumb hook thing, so no loss there. Glad to have these to replace the crappy ones I bought at an antique store in 2000 for $2 each.  :)
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« Reply #816 on: February 21, 2010, 03:35 PM »
I saw tons of the VvV DVD dojo sets for $5 a pop back when I wasn't into Joes and always wanted it for some strange reason back then.  Well this was a few bucks more, but glad to have it.

I'm about maybe 90% done with acquiring a local bud's collection of vinty Joes and vehicles over the past few months.  Some of the vehicles are very dusty and I'm afraid to clean them because I don't want the stickers to lift.  I have to say that it's great having these figures all back though (Tomax & Xamot) included   ;)  Some holes to fill here and there, but I'm very happy that I got these all from one person rather than having to deal with tons of people and headaches on eBay.
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« Reply #817 on: March 3, 2010, 11:27 PM »
Some pics for the curious.







The mechs returning (and retooled to accept 3.75" figures) were kind of a neat thing during the Hasbro presentation, at least to me.

See, to me the mech suit, and the SNAKE armor and such, makes a buttload more sense/cooler idea than the HALO armor the Joes wore in Rise of Cobra (which I just watched Sunday *shudder*).

I like the big bulky mech suits though.  Pretty cool and I'll nab one to customize I'm sure.
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« Reply #818 on: March 3, 2010, 11:59 PM »
Some other big news.  SDCC Slaughter Pics are up (both versions) at this site:

http://www.geekweek.com/2010/03/geekweek-exclusive-hasbros-sdcc-exclusive-sgt-slaughter-figure-revealed.html

Dig it! (and here's why)....

The Sarge was always a big guy, with a bit of a belly (and more so later in his career), but he was never that muscularly defined and this figure depicts that pretty well. I prefer the wrestling version over the one with the ROC movie legs, but both are pretty nice. Smooth sculpt, crisp details (boots and belts especially) and specific/correct accessories for each version. Really nice work H-bro.

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« Reply #819 on: March 4, 2010, 08:44 AM »
wow thanks for that Alyosha!  I am probably going to down for one of each - they look great!

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« Reply #820 on: March 4, 2010, 10:52 AM »
I was actually tempted on several occasions to pick up the Avatar mech suit so I may eventually cave on those since they do look kinda nifty.

Slaughter rocks!!  Can't wait for him.
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« Reply #821 on: March 4, 2010, 11:30 AM »
You should get that Avatar AMP suit.  it's a pretty nice piece.  Target is blowing them out for about $10 here so you might be able to find one cheap.

I put a couple different Joe figures in one and they worked.  Some of the larger figures, like Roadblock won't fit, but others will.

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« Reply #822 on: March 4, 2010, 02:30 PM »
Hey guys... Joe Defender (the humble beginnings) is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Scott for setting it up!

I am considering doing even a more Joe Specific Classifieds type/trade section in this part, what are your thoughts?

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« Reply #823 on: March 4, 2010, 03:35 PM »
I'll buy the Sarge if they put him on HTS.  I like the variant more. 

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« Reply #824 on: March 4, 2010, 04:19 PM »
I am considering doing even a more Joe Specific Classifieds type/trade section in this part, what are your thoughts?

I would be down for that. However, I'm biased as I have a small collection of ROC figs I'm looking to get rid of.