G.I. Joe Classified Series

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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:56 pm

mrboshek wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:44 pm
Guile looks neat. I'll have to dig out my broken legged figure for his heads and effects. SOTA will forever be my choice as the King of Stuck Joints,. Dry heat, hot water, freezer, nothing worked on some of my figures
Never had a SOTA figure, was it really worse than NECA?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:53 pm

Leo Prime wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:56 pm
mrboshek wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:44 pm
Guile looks neat. I'll have to dig out my broken legged figure for his heads and effects. SOTA will forever be my choice as the King of Stuck Joints,. Dry heat, hot water, freezer, nothing worked on some of my figures
Never had a SOTA figure, was it really worse than NECA?
I think so. I've lost four or five due to stuck hips or shoulders. An E. Honda with a broken torso. I had a lot of issues with the front foot twist articulation. I never broke a Neca, but I have taken some a part to free up joints and my Christopher Reeve Superman remains safely in his box.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:37 pm

I really love Zarana. I thought for sure I'd use the tri-toned hair since I hate pink hair, but I really dig it on her. Funny bit; if you put the pink hair upside-down you get a nice "demented housewife from the 50s" beehive, aka B52's singer.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:26 am

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Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:49 am
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Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:14 am
oh i gotta see that Super Soldier!
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I finally Dremeled the SOTA Head for a test fit. Skin color for the head is more pale than the body so It'll probably need a very light wash of red. I forgot to put Guile's dog tags on from the SOTA figure, :geek:

holy shit, perfect.
sidenote: what is that floor?
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:41 am

Wow... when it rains it pours. Got two deliveries today - one from Target containing my Python Patrol BAT and Viper (finally) and another box from Pulse containing Dusty, Zarana and the Crimson Guard. Loving all the Classified goodness.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:20 am

Night Wolf wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:26 am
holy shit, perfect.
sidenote: what is that floor?
The floor is an Aquarium filter I got from a pet shop. I read that diorama makers use them for grated sci-fi floors, so I had to try to make an "Aliens hallway". I just painted it dark and hit it with some metallic and rust colored dry brushing.

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My nephew's pic using the diorama with Dam Toys S.A.S soldiers. :D
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:27 am

Cool idea. I’m considering making some diorama pieces for toy pics. Nothing too large since I have limited space (apartment living). But I like that grate idea.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:04 am

SuperSoldier wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:20 am
Night Wolf wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:26 am
holy shit, perfect.
sidenote: what is that floor?
The floor is an Aquarium filter I got from a pet shop. I read that diorama makers use them for grated sci-fi floors, so I had to try to make an "Aliens hallway". I just painted it dark and hit it with some metallic and rust colored dry brushing.

Awesome, Super soldier. im gonna try it.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:34 am

My Zarana came with a paint splotch by her eye making it look like a tear drop tattoo. Will allow and not criticize Hasbro's QC this time
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:37 pm

My CGs just shipped. Hope I like them more than the twins.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:56 pm

mikeysee wrote:
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Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:55 am
looks like diamond will be shipping some of the outback/covergirl/falcon/red bat/bbq cases next week
Wut.

That's nuts if it's true. We went months with nothing new and suddenly we're getting Serpentor, Slaughter, Mindbender, PP Viper, PP BAT, TF Outback, Crimson Guard, Zarana, Dusty, and potentially that case of five?! I'm not complaining, I'm just not used to this Marvel Legends-level of figure flood.
well don't bother checking comic shops or any other smaller places that carry them. looks like diamond/previews shipped cases of the snake eyes movie figures labeled as the cover girl outback wave by hasbro.

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG228166

i think i read a couple times the past few days where people mentioned their target or walmart just restocked the movie wave.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:23 am

Good grief. GameStop’s app sucks. I ordered a few CGs yesterday and the app doesn’t show my order. But I just got email confirmation the order shipped today. My friggin Zaranna and Dusty are still in TBD hell.
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:00 am

Got Zarana and she's impressive! I haven't been this stoked to get a figure since...Outback. It's been a good month or two for Joes. Love how easily she can hold her gun with two hands and her face is gorgeous.

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If anyone is curious that's just a makeshift made-up Dreadnok in the back with first Gung-Ho body and ML Skullbuster head

Unfortunately I had a credit card issue and lost my Amazon pre-orders for CGs, so I'm waiting on EE to send them out at some point in the next three months (hopefully). Dusty is sale fodder. Will definitely pick up another Zarana on sale too. I think it would be fun to remove and dye her top and shoulder pauldrons and use the other hairstyle on an extra for a palette swap.

Also received my replacement Tomax who appears to have much more peach-tinted skin and way tighter knees than my old floppy mess Tomax. Not sure why the skin color is so much different than any other Tomax or Xamot I've seen before. Hasbro QC is really snoozin' on this line (what else is new?).
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:11 pm

Today was the day Diamond had Cover Girl's wave scheduled. Did anyone see them at their lcs? I have no stores in my area that would order Hasbro product. I noticed Midtown Comics website only had Zarana, Dusty, and CG on their schedule
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Re: G.I. Joe Classified Series

Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:23 pm

I received my CG from Amazon yesterday and Dusty is on his way from Pulse. I didn’t open the CG yet, but I did admire how spectacular he looks. I’m heavily debating getting another CG, but I still have the Walmart retro card back one that I preordered.


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