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WOW

The close-up shots truly reveal the very poor deco detail and boring sculpt!
I agree with the analogy of the cam gimmick attraction, however, this hunk-O-crap should come WITH the AMP suit!!!
Mattel misses the mark here for what looks to be a good movie.
Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 4 December, 2009 - 10:46
wow, I never realized how

wow, I never realized how out of touch I am with todays action figures, this little figure (which by the way is my first in MANY years) seemed really cool to me, this coming from someone whos last figures were the original Star Wars from my youth. I bought him to go into the AMP suit but he now resides inside of my DMZ-02 Takara Strikedog in which he fits perfectly.

Imagine my surprise when Josh says he is average and Grandzinga calls him hunk-o-crap haha, I am really missing out on whats out there! Well, no big surprise since I dont collects toys, Im really only into robots. Im used to figures with swivel shoulders and legs, maybe head (oh and flimsy old GI Joes)..this one had so much more than I ever saw in my limited experience. I like figures in this scale, can anyone recommend a really articulated figure of this size so I can check em out? Maybe Microman? My DMZ-02 has one but I dont want to mutilate the box to get it out. I want to modify one to look like me but I cant seem to find one thats handsome enough and has huge muscles :P

One more thing...$10? sheesh, that was half of what the AMP suit cost... he should have come with it for $3 more

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Posted by chachipower on 4 December, 2009 - 20:00
I hear you. I'm WAY outta

I hear you. I'm WAY outta the loop when it comes to action figures. I used to get GI Joe's back in the 80's, but every time I see a new one (or a new Star Wars figure) in a toy store, I shudder. They're SO over-priced...AND they usually look terrible. When did action figures get so damn anorexic!?

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 4 December, 2009 - 22:12
Eating Disorder

Yeah.. I noticed that anorexia took hold with the release of the star wars_clone wars figures. Just compare them to the older S.W, figs('90-'05) and you can just imagine the overall amount of plastic $aved by the manufacturers. Figure prices continue to rise as well.

When I get into these tiny scale figures- I stick with G.I. Joe and Microman for sure.

(Look at this guys horrible chest sculpt and the arms to sholder transition. Fuhhhgly!)
$9.99? No way- ever.

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 5 December, 2009 - 13:46
Is it anorexia,or were the

Is it anorexia,or were the older figures just out of proportion?
I mean,if we're using Star Wars as an example,I seem to remember 90's Luke Skywalker looking like Brock Lesnar.

I do miss the old Joe articulation,but that's nolstalgia,I don't think the figures looked objectively better with oversized pelvises and big brass fasteners in their shoulders.

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Posted by kidnicky on 5 December, 2009 - 14:26
I agree the 3 3/4 inch

I agree the 3 3/4 inch figures are WAY too overpriced in general,but aside from the price I think the modern G.I. Joes,Star Wars,and Marvel Super Heroes kick the crap out of what we had as kids.
Target recently knocked down the price of the Joes to 5 bucks,and a 2 pack of Marvel characters is like 12,so there are prices out there that are somewhat reasonable.

Chachi,if you think this AMP suit guy is cool,then I would say the next time you're out at Target,Walmart,KMart,etc. you should definately grab a G.I. Joe or a Marvel Universe (the Joe sized ones) just to see how awesome they are.

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Posted by kidnicky on 5 December, 2009 - 10:17
Well, okay--cost aside, are

Well, okay--cost aside, are modern 3-3/4" figures better than the "gold standard" of the 80's: GI Joes? Well, with CAD and rapid prototyping, it's great that modern figures actually have different anatomies. Modern Snake Eyes is skinny and short...while Gung Ho is diesel! Back in the day, they were basically identical...just with different molded details. It's like they had the same blank body that they just sculpted different details onto for each figure. So...Lady Jaye was essentially no different from Flint with boobs! :P

Further, the articulation of the new figures is impressive. Universal jointed wrists and ankles, torso and waist joint, added swivels everywhere.

But all that said, I just don't like most of the newer figures. The rubbery feel of the soft PVC just feels like junk compared to the hard ABS plastic of the old-school figures. Sure, old GI Joe's often developed loose joints after they're played with a lot, but I've had modern PVC figs with loose joints out of the package. And, of course, we have the questionable proportions we discussed before: anorexic soldiers? No thanks!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 8 December, 2009 - 14:18
I noticed

On similar bent, I noticed all the GI Joe figures...even the anniversary editions...are skinnier and look like this figure...i miss the more robust figures of the late 70's and 80's...

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Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 6 December, 2009 - 00:02
 
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