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    I finally got a 25th anniversary joe and i hate them

    well i got my first 25th anniversary figure and i hate it!!!!!!! i cannot believe people are buying these things. They cant stand on their own, they cant sit, their hands cannot hold on to the weapons, theyre like anorexic as well, if you hate these new joes like me let me know about it then

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    You know, to be honest with you, I’m not the biggest fan of the new series but what I can say is that the packaging is awesome. I never intend on opening my sets/figures simply because the display so well. The retro art is what really wins it for me. As for the figures, they’re a bit too “modern” for me but like I said, the individual packs hanging on the wall are really nice looking.

    It’s a win/lose in my book. In one hand you have overly modern, exaggerated figures, on the other, amazing packaging and supreme displaying qualities.


    My vote, just don’t open them and build quality will never be a problem.
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    yeah i got to check out a v2 snake eyes loose tonight as well and i gotta say its typical new sculpt junk. never fails i always open up the new figures and then regret it. however i love the packaging and i think the figures look cool, i just dont see the playability at all. if i was a kid i dont think i would enjoy playing with them at all. i plan on getting a few more but they will all stay in the package

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    It's the packaging I can't stand. They just abused all those wonderful paintings from the '80's IMHO. And don't get me started on the Rowdy Piper artwork... whoever did that painting is not very good at their craft.

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    That's why I'm leaving all mine on the card! This allows them to display nicely & I'm afraid if I open them & try & display them I may become a hater as well!

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    I love them (for the most part). There are a few poor design choices, but then again Joe originally was straight-arm, which sucks hardcore (except from a novelty viewpoint).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82to87Joes
    yeah i got to check out a v2 snake eyes loose tonight as well and i gotta say its typical new sculpt junk. never fails i always open up the new figures and then regret it. however i love the packaging and i think the figures look cool, i just dont see the playability at all. if i was a kid i dont think i would enjoy playing with them at all. i plan on getting a few more but they will all stay in the package
    most of you are saying that you wont open them and that if you do that youll probably not like the figures, so whats the point in buying them then? why dont you just buy originals instead?
    also, about the whole playability thing, are these figures only for display, only for the kids from the 80s? what about the kids of today that are always hearing from us telling them how they missed out and got the garbage toys of today, and now they finally say to themselves, ok ill buy these gijoes, maybe i didnt miss out then and then they open them and start playing with these power rangers and then theyll start thinking that these were the real gijoes from the 80s and they didnt miss out on anything,
    i hate these figures, i got one and will never buy again, unless they seriously change the sculpt, man i really feel sorry for the people buying these for like $20-25 a fig

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    Personally, I think from a mold stand point they are actually superior to the original. I don't put weapons on them or have even tried to get them to stand on there own so I can't comment on that. The detail though is flat out awesome. The ones I have so far are clearly the definitive versions ever put out by Hasbro. I wouldn't pay 20-25 bucks for them, my cap for any joe is actually 10 bucks. I love the ones I have so far though.

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    I mentioned on another board that I felt the reason so many people think this line is so great is the packaging. I was told I was wrong but I still believe it to be true. When Hasbro first came out with G.I. Joe vs Cobra people created a petition to bring back the o-ring because nobody could stand the thought of 3 3/4" Joe figures with a different construction. Now we get the 25th line and they are in a different scale, no o-ring, hands molded closed, can't sit down, can barely hold their weapons, fall over easily, etc. and people are loving them? I can tolerate maybe half of these issues personally but it's just too much. Of course to be fair the figures do look pretty good for the most part but they are essentially just statues and are lacking in the "action figure" department. At least by normal Joe standards. If you are going to give us a line of Joes that don't really work with the other ones produced between 1982 and 2005 they had better at least be able to sit down in a vehicle.
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