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08-12-2004, 12:10 AM
What's up with this:

BTR Headquarter Attack w/ A.V.A.C. & Snake Eyes (

Is it legit, when will it come out, or will it not?

james strickland
08-12-2004, 12:37 AM
I read some where that all the btrs were put on hold indiffently so my guess is not any time soon.

Rapid Fire
08-12-2004, 01:41 AM
pretty slick!

08-12-2004, 10:26 AM
Guys you need to get out and read the news... :)

BTR Phase II is popping up in the west. So far the Ground Striker with Flint and the Sledgehammer with Heavy Duty have been sighted. Most of the sightings are from 3rd tier stores in the Texax/Oklahoma area.

BTR was put on hiatus to fix the block locking problem and to re-evaluate the depressed block market. This was all discussed at the convention. It was also stated that BTR would be test marketed to see if a full market push was warranted.

These 5 BTR pieces that make up the new phase seem to be that test market and should be coming out in stores slowly. How wide spread is unknow. The block market is still in decline and has no sign of picking up for the next 8-14 months. BTR's fate will be part of that cycle, as parents move away from buying construction style sets to toys that are pre-assembled and require less supervision.

08-12-2004, 06:42 PM
While that base looks cool and all, would you guys really put it in a dio with the other Joe stuff that isn't BTR?

08-12-2004, 06:55 PM
Personally, if I want Lego, I'll buy Lego. BTR has no place in the Joe-verse. They take away from the core basis of the 3 3/4 Joes appeal, IMO. I forget the guys that came up with the 3 3/4 concept in the early 80's but do you think they'd want to see Snake Eyes on a Lego pirate ship? I don't think so. Sure I may be the only one, but come on, are these Duplo blocks really cool?

08-12-2004, 07:23 PM
Sure I may be the only one, but come on, are these Duplo blocks really cool?


I 100% completely agree with your entire above statement, and would like to second it!

08-12-2004, 10:32 PM
I agree, BTR is worse than T-crotch figures.

Rapid Fire
08-12-2004, 10:48 PM
BTR is a neat addition to the joe line. it give those who would like to create vehicles a chance to do so! btr isnt for everyone odviously! but i personally enjoy it!

Mike JT
08-13-2004, 12:06 AM
BTR would be cool if the vehicles you could make looked normal and not like lego vehicles. If thye could make them more modular vehicles that you assemble then it would much cooler and popular. Like a snap together model kit but you would be able to mix and match sets.

08-13-2004, 11:22 AM
i actually like the btr figures....

i am disappointed that none of these new sets have shown up in my area. i also don't see why we havent' seen any new sets on ebay or any pics or posts by people who have them. ive seen posts where people thought they saw them or something like that.....

08-13-2004, 01:03 PM
i didnt lke built to rule at first but i bought the cobra raven and think it is awesome. i have added two to my cobra forces and two of the one that comes with moray, but i like the raven better.