Uh, oh......Secto Viper Repro Gear!

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    Uh, oh......Secto Viper Repro Gear!

    Looks like the market is about to be flooded with Secto Viper repro helmets and guns. Check out the link below. Thank God I have an original Secto Viper with original parts. Why can't people make these different colours to preserve the integrity of the originals?

    G I Joe 1988 Cobra Secto Viper Custom Restoration Kit Gun and Helmet | eBay
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    Yeah, this kind of stuff has taken the fun out of hunting and collecting Joe stuff for me. I haven't outright bought a Joe in years, since the only things I need now are a few rare figures and rare parts. I'm now capable of affording a Heavy Metal fairly easily, and have occasionally searched for them on eBay, but it's not worth the risk of buying KO crap.

    I'd love if this stuff was differently colored too. The Black Major's original figure designs interest me, but I also won't support straight repro figures and parts, so no sale.

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    Secto-Viper repros, Alley-Viper repros... now HISS driver repro chests! If I didn't have an original to compare, I'd never be able to spot the minor differences. I agree - most of these should have marks or color differences to tell them from originals.
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    My complete original Secto-Vipers and Alley Vipers are now worthless.

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    I hate repros with a passion, and this makes me sick. Is it so hard to do things in different colors? I think not! They do this on purpose....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Night Viper View Post
    I hate repros with a passion, and this makes me sick. Is it so hard to do things in different colors? I think not! They do this on purpose....
    Of course they do, they want to sell them. There wouldn't be much demand for a Secto Viper helmet that wasn't clear. But really, I just don't feel it is worth all the hate. There is nothing in terms of regulation to stop people from making them. Hasbro sold that figure 25 years ago. Why would they care to preserve the value of it now?

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    I think the black majors figures are just as good as what Hasbro produced , if not better ( because of the larger selection)

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    I do agree that something should be said or done to let people know they are buying figures & accessories that are not original - but if given a choice between a repo accessory that looks like the original or something that looks like what they cave us in the accessory packs( from #2 to #6) I would rather have a repo that looks like a original

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    Thanks for the heads up, my helmet is kinda foggy and my kids is a repro that I made a while back, so these will be nice to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdog View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, my helmet is kinda foggy and my kids is a repro that I made a while back, so these will be nice to have.
    You made repros of your kids??? Wauw, I knew you could do great repro acc but kids must be your best work to date *lol*
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