Howdy to all board members. I'm the greenie that just signed up!
I used to have every stitch of the 80's 3 3/4 Joe toys up until Serpentor's era, but ended up losing them in a tragic storage unit break-in back in the early 90's.
Since then, I've stuck with my Transformers, Zoids, Rangers, Micronauts/Henshins, and Legos. It was just too massive an undertaking to start again with GI Joe.
But recently, I happened to be in Walgreens, and saw four Sigma Six figures (Camo Long Range, Night Ops SE, Sky Bat, and Firefly pre traitor version) marked down to 3 bucks each. I decided to give them a whirl and an hour later I was hooked!
Now, a few hundred dollars later and more than two thirds into the collection, I find that I am getting that good old feeling of Joe goodness that I've been missing, but better in many ways.
These Sigma sized figures are in my opinion the best thing to ever happen to the licence since the 80's! The sculpts, the accessories, the quality. My only complaint is that like the '99 MOTU figs, there is no way to effect repairs on these guys if anything should happen to go wrong on them. That, and no Scarlett and Baroness figs!
I am not happy to hear that the "8 line is going to be canned. I'm hoping it's a rumor, but I've heard it enough to believe it's true. It's a shame, really, no Major Bludd, no female characters, etc, so much potential to be realized in this magnificent scale.