Anyone have any experience with the Avatar (blue guys, not Last Airbender) vehicles? Are they well-made, and do they work with Joes? I saw a mech suit that would complement the Cobra mech nicely.
Speaking of which, someone returned one with the Cyber Viper switched out for an AVAC (from the Firebat). Why? Switch a nice figure with another nice figure. If it'd been marked down, I would've gotten it anyway, but it wasn't.
Also, anyone familiar with the 1:18 scale Abrams tank Target is selling for $29.99? That looks like it'd go with Joes pretty nicely, too.
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Got that one too! It's an awesome toy! I just wish I could find some decently sized GI Joe stickers to put on it...Also, anyone familiar with the 1:18 scale Abrams tank Target is selling for $29.99? That looks like it'd go with Joes pretty nicely, too.
My brother is looking to get one of these, and I suspect I'll like it well enough to get one myself. I wish I had the money to get one when Target and TRU had the Elite Force 1:18 vehicles a few years ago. I have the 1:18 Black Hawk and Apache and really like them. He wants to grab the Bradley too, but he's curious if the toy really works as a troop carrier.Also, anyone familiar with the 1:18 scale Abrams tank Target is selling for $29.99? That looks like it'd go with Joes pretty nicely, too.
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My main problems with the HISS are the difficulty in shifting "modes" (the pieces tend to stick) and the way the treads rub against the tank itself in the down position. Also, it would be nice to have more than two cannons, since there are about six thousand holes in it, but that's a minor detail. Would've been nice if there'd been at least one clear window, since they made such a nice HISS Driver update.
I don't regret getting it, but $25 seems a bit much for it. (However, upon further review, it is big, regardless of its flaws, and vehicles are getting more expensive overall.)
Thanks for the input on the other stuff--they looked cool, but just expensive enough that I wanted some info. The Avatar suits I saw at a Mattel store, so there was no way to compare them with Joes, and I couldn't tell if the Abrams had features or was a brick. I'll probably get both, as well as the Cobra mech suit (and the second, if the second wave gets released). Even if I wind up getting the Joe mech suits, I'll re-purpose them for Cobra--the mechs look like the slightly futuristic thing Cobra would cook up, but they don't gel with the Joe team for me.
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I scored a second Cobra Commander today, leaving another on the shelf. All that were left were Dukes, Stormies, Snakes, and the other CC.
I also found a coupon for 50% off at the local Mattel store, and think I'll stop by again and get the Avatar mech in the next couple of days before it expires. I saw the Joe mechs at TRU, too, so I'll probably get one (and maybe two, or a second Ghost Hawk) during the next BOGO sale.
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I think if anything my HISS tank tends to pop up too readily. I'm a bit demanding than some when it comes to toys, though so I saw that as a very minor issue.
I should've pointed put that the Abrams doesn't have much room inside for figures - actually only the hatches themselves hold figures, and there's no real interior. Still, a very nice toy.
I actually never cared much for the design of that Cobra Commander figure until I saw it in person in the new color scheme (I do own both versions.) Something about that paint app really makes that design work for me.
POC Duke seems to be the pegwarmer at my local stores which is a shame because it's a great figure.
I got Snow Job yesterday after passing him up twice. Now if only Spirit and Quick Kick would show up at any of my local TRUs.