Wednesday, 13 August 2014

That feel when a BIG box comes to your door.

MONDAY, came a large box all the way from the United States of America, the Big Bad Toy Store to be precise. 

And what was in this box you ask? Why a bunch of the G.I Joe 50th Anniversary sets (which is really the 32nd Anniversary for the Real Amercian Hero side of things, alas 12inch fans get nothing).

So I got one of everything bar the Snow Vehicle set, which I passed on for now and got a extra Viper Pit set and Night Marksmen set.



Flint good and I rather like the alt colours he has. Beachead just needed a belt to hide his stomach and make the vest look less... sexy. Low Light is nice to have in these colours and his gun is beautiful but flawed with the rife stock when trying to hold it. Leatherneck is huge and awesome. The other 2 don't count cause we got them before and who wants to know about Blowtorch? And Hawk is just fodder bits.

More like Danger at Dockside bars.

Trooper is good, Nice to have the helmet cast in blue (like the dollar store repaints) rather than flesh tone then painted. He's a slightly brighter blue compared to the PoC/30th. Only the web gear is lacking but it's still charming in a 1982 way so whatever.

My most wanted Concept case army builder guy, I really like the colours and will never turn down a basic Viper Repaint... EEEEEVER! More please.

Speaking of repaints, the Night Viper, now in red where once was Green. Not bad but odd, swapped out the Webgear for something better. Might just swap the heads and gear onto some spare Dollar Store Trooper bodies and put the rest to nefarious spare parts. Still not bad and I don't hate them and I got 2 Low-Light bullets now and will never loose them while YOU will!

Based Green Night-Viper.

AAAAND we don't need another classic Destro after this one, he's such a beautiful big guy (4u). Gun case is excellent and once you put some tape on the ball sockets to strenghten those loosey-goosey hips... Perfect.

Heat-Viper... Has horrible purple paint apps, and his helmet was painted on the other side just because... Nice that they made him but he's got some of the worst QC of the lot. Boo.

And finally the Cobra Eel who came with the Danger at the Docks set along with FLint and the VAMP MK2 and Cobra dingy raft. Vehicles are good, never had a classic VAMP type before (prefer the PoC/30th updates. The Set also has large box that has a lot of weapons and equipment in it, new variations on well sculpted Hasbro guns too. The Eel is great, superb use of Legs, Upper arms and hands from the Retaliation Movie suit Snake-Eyes. The rest is 25th. Also those new Flippers from the Box of stuff are glorious. 

Good stuff Hasbro, I'll be back for more Viper Pit 3-packs and the Snow Set if it comes back in stock, oh and I hope we're still getting the Baroness vs Lady-Jaye set along with the Snow JOb vs Snow B.A.T. would buy those asap too. Especially that Lady-Jaye. 

Now have some bonus pictures:








Saturday, 2 August 2014

I knew there was a reason I bought a RotS Darth Tyranus figure back in 2005...

That reason is THIS:




Took the head off, trimmed off the neck and drilled a hole so it fit snugly on this MU Prof X suit body (which is a repaint of the SDCC RoC Destro suit figure). Swapped the hands for a spare pare of flesh tone Joe hands from the Retaliation line, gotta have that excellent wrist articulation. Then gave the skin a dark flesh wash and touched up his facial hair. Fin.

Also hold the cursor over the 2nd picture for the reference. So that is my tribute figure to Sir Christopher Lee, probably one of the all best all time Human beings to ever live.