So over the past 2 weeks I’ve been maintaining my “one review a day” grind as we work down the “Road to Retaliation”! Well, after yesterday, I kind of had an issue. I’d posted reviews of every single pack G.I. Joe: Retaliation figure released to date!
Have no fear… now we have vehicles! I’ll be covering the Tread Ripper today and the Ninja Combat Cruiser tomorrow, and then dipping back into the figures as we examine the Wave 2 3-Packs! Plenty of material still left on the table. Check out the latest review on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or the direct link below.
I see they managed to get a couple of Arishkage symbols on it, how do they expect Clutch to do any “ninja-ing” with only 5 PoA?
Those who reach the pinnacle of the ninja arts do not need full articulation. Clutch can do it all with his mind and his 5 points. Other expert ninjas have excelled at their art regardless of bodily dis-functions, such as the Blind Master and the Soft Master…
I am humbled by your wisdom, I only laughed until I realized it made perfect sense 🙂
I can certainly see what they were doing by cutting costs on the figure so they could focus on the vehicles…I just really think that they misunderstood how important the figures were WITH the vehicles. The vehicles are kinda neat, but I can totally go without them when the figures are like that. I almost bought a whole other VAMP just for that one Steel Brigade guy, and on the opposite spectrum, I just don’t feel the need to get any of these vehicles ’cause I’ll be getting a nice sized chunk of plastic I won’t use. Saves money and wastes money.
Would’a gotten this for a new Clutch, too.
I don’t understand how my brain works sometimes. In some pictures, I look at the baby blue colour that dominates the Tread Ripper and think “it shouldn’t work, but that colour pleases me”. Then I see other pictures and think “Gross!”
Damnit, I want that head! Wait, that didn’t come out right.
Okay, so the heads on the Happy Meal figures work with regular single-carded articulated figures.
Clutch looks good on that body.
So why didn’t Hasbro just make more bodies of the articulated figures and plugged those vehicle driver heads onto them, instead of doing useless tooling for new 5 POA figures???
This has been explained over an over since we first learned of these figures. Why weren’t you paying attention?
Hi Erik, is there a problem?
Was there something in my post that called for a derogatory response towards me?
Do you have a personal problem with me, or are you just a natural, compulsive dickhead? You couldn’t resist taking a shot, could ya?
You had to get some digs in, and make it a slight?
Was it something I said to you in the past?
Are you that petty?
Golly, I guess you must be.
I’ll humour you and patronize you in the same breath…….ever heard of a rhetorical question, Erik?
Don’t know what that means??
Weren’t you paying attention?
And yes, Erik, I am reciprocating and being a dickhead towards you, and this is a slight. I AM trying to get your goat, now.
As I said, the issue has been addressed numerous times. Asking about it again, even if just rhetorically, doesn’t make you look funny. It makes you look like yet another idiot with a ridiculous hate boner for Hasbro. Maybe you should take that energy and passion and direct it towards educating yourself on the details of action figure production instead of asking moronic questions, rhetorical or otherwise, all over the place. Of course if you WANT to look like a dumbass, which is exacty what you look like when you post your hate-filled nonsense responses to these reviews, then be my guest. Just don’t be surprised and act all butt-hurt when someone calls you on it. Meanwhile, those of us who actually understand how the world works and appreciate what we’re able to get will be over here laughing at you as you throw your tantrums, whining and kicking because Hasbro wont give you what you want regardless of all logic or reason.
And that means you feel an overpowering need to be derogatory and insulting to another commentator on these pages? Everyone has to have YOUR opinion, has to think exactly in line with YOUR thoughts, or they take the brunt of Erik’s scorn????
My God, man, UNCLENCH!
Okay, so we’ve seen what you do when someone says they don’t like something….does your psychosis ramp up sharply when they say they “hate” something??
Y’know… Erik……you missed the detour to take the high road.
No, I just get tired of your constant nonsensical tantrums. All I asked was why you didn’t pay attention when the issue had been explained. It’s a simple question. You’re the one that went off like a kid that’s been told he can’t watch his favorite cartoon. That says more about you than it does me. If you’re going to continue to act like an idiot, then don’t be surprised when no one takes you seriously.
You actually cannot tell when someone is commenting tongue-in-cheek??? You cannot distinguish context??? Sarcasm??
I guess you’re so stuffy that intelligence goes out the window.
And you actually feel a compulsive need to criticize people…….because you are “tired” of what they write?? That’s a pretty horrible attribute to have, Erik.
And as for the “issue” here–I’ve read about the issue since it first came up with these toys. I’m well-enough read in how toys get made, I’ve been reading about the processes for years, I’ve even done some control art for some toys so I can say I’ve been involved in the process even. ( but I don’t need to lord over people about it–though I did come across that way years ago).
So, Erik, you’ve fallen into the trap of making assumptions. But I don’t have to assume you are a fucking jerk…….you’ve made that very clear.
If believing that helps get you through your day, go right ahead. I really couldn’t care less. All I see is another whiny brat who is bitter because Hasbro wont give him the toy HE wants so he has to put them down in order to make himself feel better. It’s obvious that your original statement was ignorant and after being called on it, you chose to try and excuse your ignorance with claims of sarcasm and rhetoric as well as more vulgar vitriol. I’m not going to continue this because it’s obviously pointless and just cluttering up the thread. Any further responses will be ignored. Also, you may want to clean your keyboard. It appears your question mark key is sticking. 😉
I guess you weren’t paying attention when they talked about recognizing “rhetorical questions” in school, eh, Erik?
So you INTENDED to look like a moron? That’s rather odd.
I am a moron.
We know you are, Arrow. That’s pretty obvious. No need to try and convince us further. smh
Hey asshole, I’m not the guy that took the opening shot at someone. I wasn’t addressing anyone with my comments until you came along and threw your shit at me.
You clearly have an issue with people that voice opinions that don’t jibe with your own, so WHO’s the “problem” here??
Is no-one allowed to voice dissent when “Erik” is around??
And Erik, what’s the beef with me?
I have no clue as to who you are or where you come from, but you’ve got a lot of pique and resentment towards me, to single my comments out for your harassment.
Did I do something to you in a past life, or is this just you acting out on these pages and showing people your just a festering shit-pile??
I’m certain others are as curious as I am.
I didn’t take any “opening shot”. I asked a question. You responded with vitriol. I responded in kind. You’re the one being vulgar and getting all defensive. I think that shows very well that you know you’re wrong and you know your stance towards Hasbro is both biased and faulty. You just don’t want to admit it.
I’ll probably pick one of these up, but I’m curious: does the roll cage assembly fit on the HISS Scout?
It appears to connect via the mount that the HISS Scout’s cannons attach too so I don’t see why not.
It does, though the rubber treads sit up a little higher and rub somewhat on the cage. It still fits pretty well, though.
That Clutch LOOKS awesome. Great design- too bad he’s so static. I would have definitely bought one of these just for that figure. He has a very cool SpecOps feel to him.
The figure looks so awesome, too bad about the minimal articulation…but I’m going to get this for sure!
The limited articulation doesn’t bother me, what bothers me is that Clutch is blonde and thus looks like a generic special forces guy.
The figure looks so well sculpted. I just can’t justify this amount of cash for a head sculpt. Wait, I almost did to get the Ray Stevenson head sculpt!