G.I. Joe Classified Series

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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:37 pm

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Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:23 pm
Also I feel like Mindbender is one of those figures that makes me question EVERYTHING about eighties toy design. The combination of the bare chest, the mustache, the monocle, the cape, just everything about him is so not what you'd think of as kid's toy design by nature...
...what are you trying to say...?
:lol:

I don't get the problem with the monocle. Is there some reference I'm not getting?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:15 pm

Got my Viper 3 pack yesterday. Gonna open it later on after work. Glad I waited it out because that normal price just did not sit right with me. Hopefully more sales are coming.

Also I heard rumors that the Falcon, Covergirl, etc wave might ship soon from Amazon? Anyone heard anything else about that?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:17 pm

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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:38 pm

Mr potatohead wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:37 pm
Count Drunkula wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:54 pm
docsilence wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:23 pm
Also I feel like Mindbender is one of those figures that makes me question EVERYTHING about eighties toy design. The combination of the bare chest, the mustache, the monocle, the cape, just everything about him is so not what you'd think of as kid's toy design by nature...
...what are you trying to say...?
:lol:

I don't get the problem with the monocle. Is there some reference I'm not getting?
I think monocles are just generally considered an affectation - something normal people don't do anymore - so it's just part of the "weird" package but not, itself, implying anything more specific.

Also, the ongoing joke of upper crust/wealthy types wearing monocles, meaning Mindbender isn't down to earth or in touch with more common folks which...well, duh, he's literally a mad scientist.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:44 pm

Looks like Dorkside removed all thier preorders from their site. I'm happy I cancelled all my preorders from Dorkside last month.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:30 pm

Corn Viper wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:44 pm
Looks like Dorkside removed all thier preorders from their site. I'm happy I cancelled all my preorders from Dorkside last month.
That's strange? Oddly enough i just did the same and cancelled my last few preorders I had from them recently. What do you folks think that's about?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:26 am

Looks to me like Dorkside is in financial trouble. Hopefully Dorkside can get things straight and return to business as usual.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:56 am

Sarge finally showed up from Hasbro Pulse today - despite me ordering him the second he went live for sale on Hasbro's site. Mindbender still hasn't been shipped at all. I got in on the second round for Serpentor so I expected to wait for him but am kind of surprised how long Hasbo is taking with the other two. The tiny Sarge minifigure is pretty fun in hand though.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:45 am

Why does he come with a little figure of himself anyway?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:03 am

Can anyone with Mindbender confirm if his cape has the silver Cobra logo on the back? The pics I've seen aren't clear.
Always liked that about the V1 version. Silver Cobra logo on black velvet just works for me. Ha!
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:25 am

Vandalorian wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:03 am
Can anyone with Mindbender confirm if his cape has the silver Cobra logo on the back? The pics I've seen aren't clear.
Always liked that about the V1 version. Silver Cobra logo on black velvet just works for me. Ha!
No logo on the cape. Sorry.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:42 am

os189 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:45 am
Why does he come with a little figure of himself anyway?
Because it's meta, and it's cool.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:34 pm

How do you get the accessories out of Mindbender’s box?!
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:57 pm

I haven't really looked at Mindbender's package :? but I slit the tape on Serpentor's box, slid out a tray.
Looks like a similar design.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:35 pm

mrboshek wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:57 pm
I haven't really looked at Mindbender's package :? but I slit the tape on Serpentor's box, slid out a tray.
Looks like a similar design.
Yeah ... it's pretty much the same thing. Just smaller.
So, I'm saying that Mindbender has a smaller package than Serpentor. :shock:

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