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CGC
04-28-2005, 12:03 AM
Can anyone get me a good pic of the A.V.A.C. that came with the Firebat from the BTR HQ? Even a link to something would help. Thanks.

Jeff Bohn
04-28-2005, 06:51 AM
I should be able to get you scans in a couple days.

Jeff Bohn
05-11-2005, 09:14 AM
A couple days turned into a couple weeks, but here they are...

CGC
05-11-2005, 09:53 AM
Cool, thanks!

Angry Beef
05-11-2005, 12:42 PM
Hmm, any chance we might see this retooled and de-BTR and released as a single carded figure through the store?

GI Steevy
05-11-2005, 02:29 PM
Hmm, any chance we might see this retooled and de-BTR and released as a single carded figure through the store?
I think chances of that are high, especially since the AVAC only got one release.

Cold Slither
05-11-2005, 03:59 PM
Woah, is this one that was produced but never went to marked? I cant find in on yojoe.
Thanks.

gunslingercbr
05-11-2005, 04:28 PM
I think chances of that are high, especially since the AVAC only got one release.

I'd actually say the opposite and say no we won't, and for two reasons.

1. BTR was done by a diiferent team and is seperate from the regular Joe line.

and most importantly...

2. just look at past history. no other BTR exclusive figure was ever un-BTR'ed and released, so there is no reason to believe this one will. past history is the best indicator of future releases.

FireFox91
05-11-2005, 04:32 PM
Looks like I didn't miss anything by not getting this AVAC. The proportions on the body are incredibly wacked. Maybe they could salvage the head sculpt for a good body.

GI Steevy
05-11-2005, 04:33 PM
Woah, is this one that was produced but never went to marked? I cant find in on yojoe.
Thanks.
This figure was produced for the BTR (Built to Rule) line (which is seperate from the usual listings), the hard (heck, impossible) to find second wave which appeared in southern Ohio late last year.
He came with a retooled wave 4 Snake Eyes in the "Headquarters Attack" set, which has yet to be given a page in the BTR archive, but you can see it in the catalog scan:
http://yojoe.com/btr/catalogs/04/pages.shtml

I'm still hoping we see the Shadow Viper, Cheif Torpedo, Flint, and Firefly figures get some sort of second release in the online waves.

GI Steevy
05-11-2005, 04:36 PM
I'd actually say the opposite and say no we won't, and for two reasons.

1. BTR was done by a diiferent team and is seperate from the regular Joe line.

and most importantly...

2. just look at past history. no other BTR exclusive figure was ever un-BTR'ed and released, so there is no reason to believe this one will. past history is the best indicator of future releases.
But Hasbro is aware from the convention last year that most of the fans really liked at least the designs of the figures, so I wouldn't put it past them to either retool the BTR figures, or create new molds based on the designs (particularly the well recieved Firefly figure)

gunslingercbr
05-11-2005, 04:47 PM
But Hasbro is aware from the convention last year that most of the fans really liked at least the designs of the figures, so I wouldn't put it past them to either retool the BTR figures, or create new molds based on the designs (particularly the well recieved Firefly figure)

sure, but that then falls in the relam of we hope they do, not that it is likely they will. it is actually more likely they won't, based on past practices.

I'm not saying it is unlikely, but that it is less likely than more likely to happen.

GI Steevy
05-11-2005, 05:09 PM
sure, but that then falls in the relam of we hope they do, not that it is likely they will. it is actually more likely they won't, based on past practices.

I'm not saying it is unlikely, but that it is less likely than more likely to happen.
Past practices influenced by needs of a normal retail environment, which (for the most part) no longer apply.
Basically, all we have is hope, and now that Hasbro has shown a willingness to LISTEN to collectors, that hope is quite readily available.

And I never said that we WERE going to get any retooled BTR figures, but I do think chances are higher now that Hasbro is doing this whole line without the input and pressures from normal brick and mortar retailers.

We'll just have to wait and see :)

Cold Slither
05-11-2005, 05:36 PM
Hey thanks! Some of those figs look cool. I dont have any BTR,l but it looks like the only difference is the "lego" bumps on the forearms. I'm thinking of picking up some of these on clearance. Sometimes what is unpopular now becomes collectible later.

GI Steevy
05-11-2005, 10:43 PM
Hey thanks! Some of those figs look cool. I dont have any BTR,l but it looks like the only difference is the "lego" bumps on the forearms. I'm thinking of picking up some of these on clearance. Sometimes what is unpopular now becomes collectible later.
The only thing of BTR that will be truely collectible will be the second wave, which unfortunately only made it out in Ohio (Cincinnatti is a place I heard mentioned the most)

The first wave were HORRENDOUS shelfwarmers, in fact, I saw an Armadillo with Duke just this past Christmas at a Walmart's "leftovers dug for the holiday" aisle (along with the GI Joe VvV Night Adder and a bunch of Spy Troops Ninja Showdown sets)

Many of the smaller sets (like the Rock Crusher and Rising Tide) ended up at Family Dollar and Dollar General discounters, along with a bunch of its sister line in Transformers (which, incidentally, saw a great improvement in quality with the second series as well)