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Jay West
10-01-2007, 08:20 AM
So who do you guys want as the mail away in 2008. Hasbro has said both are on the table for 2008. I would love to have both of them, but Billy gets my vote.

GBPackRat
10-01-2007, 08:47 AM
Tough call, I'm leaning towards Billy, but I'd really like to see both.

Tanner

Grunt
10-01-2007, 08:52 AM
I go with Billy only because he was such a reoccuring figure in the comics and Venom bit it early on. What ever did happen to Billy. I cant remember.

samluvsjoes
10-01-2007, 08:52 AM
I think Billy should be a mail-in and Dr. Venom could be featured in a comic pack with the other "figure" being a brain-wave scanner. That way, we could get both with no chance of Storm-Shadow v500 or COBRA Commander v365.
Sam

Syna3sthesia
10-01-2007, 09:08 AM
My vote is for Billy.

The Faceless Master
10-01-2007, 09:11 AM
added a poll :D

Patrick A. Riley
10-01-2007, 09:14 AM
Billy, as long as it's ARAH-style. As much as I want a Billy, I wouldn't get it if it were 25th style

vancleef9000
10-01-2007, 09:34 AM
neither.

VC9k

karamazov80
10-01-2007, 09:53 AM
My vote is for Dr. Venom, all the way. As evil scientists go, he was about 100 times cooler than Dr. Mindbender, and as I have mentioned before, I also think that a brainwave scanner playset would be amazing. So, if they want to release him that way, I'll shell out 15 bucks or whatever.

But I think we should get Kwinn and Scar, too.

And personally, I would not even buy Billy. I think he was pretty lame.

Erick
10-01-2007, 10:00 AM
I'm not too excited about those two but I'd pick Dr. Venom anyway.

gunslingercbr
10-01-2007, 10:33 AM
Dr. Venom...

statesofeuphoria
10-01-2007, 12:53 PM
I vote for Dr. Venom, though he probably would be better suited for a comic pack. I have yet to see the fascination with Billy many around here have.

code red shockwave
10-01-2007, 12:55 PM
I feel Billy deserves a bigger spotlight. He is, after all, COBRA Commander's son.

TheReverend
10-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Hands down, Billy. He tha man.

quintonarledge
10-01-2007, 01:52 PM
out of the choices given: Billy

If there's one comic character that has yet to be released as I figure that I'd most want to have it would be Cool-Breeze.

Deadman2099
10-01-2007, 01:58 PM
Bongo!

but out of the two, which Billy are we talking about? the young version that shoots his father? or the storm shadow clone? i'd go for the young version, see what the hasbro sculpters can really do with a smaller figure.

but if it's between crazy madman Dr. Venom, and SS clone Billy, I have to go with Venom.

tstorm_75
10-01-2007, 02:13 PM
I would like to see an adult Billy from DDP comic book. could do a Star Wars like evoulution of Billy would be pretty cool

skinny
10-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Dr. Venom
the Hasbro team said that they would like a Dr Venom but it wouldn't appeal to kids as he is just a guy in a lab coat. So he would have to be somewhere other than retail so how would you make Dr Venom more appealing?
In response someone in the audience said "put in a blinking light" referring to that previous question what were the blinking lights in sigma figs all about. supposedly they were a "cobra tracker" but in focus groups the kids were drawn to the ones with no explanation over the ones with the cobra tracker sticker.

Billy's coming back but you'll be *ticked*( paraphrased)
Mike O sullivan at the con 2007
now thats a cryptic message isnt it.

Joebern28
10-01-2007, 02:28 PM
I had to vote for the good Doctor. But I agree with whoever said they should do one of Kwinn, for some reason that big Inuit would in my opinion be a pretty cool character.

Jay West
10-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the poll Faceless. I like the idea of both of them, but Billy is probably the most important character in the entire mythos of GI Joe RAH never to get a figure. C'mon he has an eye patch for goodness sake.

I vote for Billy the one eyed ninja over Billy the kid.

Now if we could just get that Pythona/Big Lob DVD pack! ;)

Shipwreck"n"polly
10-02-2007, 07:14 AM
I would love to see Billy get made but I want to make sure that Sgt. Slaughter gets a figure before Billy he is far more important to the pantheos of joedom than Billy, don't get me wrong i love Billy to but we all grew up with sarge and he brings back so many memories of being a kid playing with joes.

Jay West
10-02-2007, 07:20 AM
I would love to see Billy get made but I want to make sure that Sgt. Slaughter gets a figure before Billy he is far more important to the pantheos of joedom than Billy, don't get me wrong i love Billy to but we all grew up with sarge and he brings back so many memories of being a kid playing with joes.

I agree I would like Sarge back, but he has had what 3 figures released to retail, a mail away and a Fan Club figure? I would love to see Billy just get one figure. But no argument here Sarge rocks.