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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
    The Roadblock dogtags don't really interest me, maybe because I've had my own set for almost 20 years.

    Also, someone mentioned DVD?! Are people still buying those?
    You have had Roadblock's dogtags for 20 years? The Hasbro toy packaging claims he's the ultimate ninja commando - wtf?
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    That was the day before you saw it, which is why it didn't have any feedback yet. The conversation was about expectations.
    Well...it was surprisingly good. I didn't care much for the serialized comic version, but it worked well as a film.

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    You have had Roadblock's dogtags for 20 years? The Hasbro toy packaging claims he's the ultimate ninja commando - wtf?
    Yeah Hasbro kinda screwed the pooch with these toys, with weirdness like that. Plus, it was a mix of basically totally new figures, low-articulation movie figures, and a Renegades and a Rise of Cobra figure tossed in. Roadblock sports an Arashikage tattoo in the film, but there's an explanation and no one claims he's a ninja.

    Sorry the FF bike didn't work for you. I like it only as a display piece (admittedly quite a bit), but it does lack in actual play value.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    You have had Roadblock's dogtags for 20 years?
    Almost 20 years, after basic training and AIT I was selected to join an elite team of Commandos, we were given nick names and mine was Roadblock, not because I'm big, but because I was basically the crossing guard who blocked traffic when our platoon marched across the street. ;-p

    That was pretty much the extent of my job while assigned to the team, but I got to wear this really cool looking reflective vest!
    May the force be with you.

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Maradona View Post
    Well...it was surprisingly good. I didn't care much for the serialized comic version, but it worked well as a film.
    Did you buy the home video? I couldn't find it in stores on Tuesday.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Yeah Hasbro kinda screwed the pooch with these toys, with weirdness like that. Plus, it was a mix of basically totally new figures, low-articulation movie figures, and a Renegades and a Rise of Cobra figure tossed in. Roadblock sports an Arashikage tattoo in the film, but there's an explanation and no one claims he's a ninja.

    Sorry the FF bike didn't work for you. I like it only as a display piece (admittedly quite a bit), but it does lack in actual play value.
    Yeah, the Retaliation line was disappointing, they focused entirely wrong. I didn't notice Roadblock sporting that tattoo though, what was the explanation?

    Between ROC and the bike, plus Maradona's "go see Man of Steel", I'm starting to think you guys are out to get me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
    Almost 20 years, after basic training and AIT I was selected to join an elite team of Commandos, we were given nick names and mine was Roadblock, not because I'm big, but because I was basically the crossing guard who blocked traffic when our platoon marched across the street. ;-p

    That was pretty much the extent of my job while assigned to the team, but I got to wear this really cool looking reflective vest!
    Ha! At least you got the vest.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  6. #56
    Like I said, the bike is cool as a stationary escort for larger vehicles in a display. The action feature sucks, and the figure is crap if you want him in anything but the standard pose, on the bike. I can see how you didn't like it if you don't have a lot of Joes to display it with.

    Roadblock makes a comment about training for a few months with Snake Eyes. He's got the hexagram tattoo (and he might even show it when he mentions Snake Eyes the first time, can't remember), but it's in black, on his upper arm, and mixed with other tattoos. It's implied that he thought it was cool and got it inked (the way a lot of Americans get tattoos of various Chinese or Japanese letters or words), but it's not marking him as a clan member.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  7. #57
    I think I was expecting more of the experience I used to get with Joe bikes like the Silver Mirage, where they had more going on than they looked like. This thing is exactly what you see and nothing more, the weapons are underwhelming and the figure stinks, so it's really just a thing to look at for a moment.

    Ugh, I don't remember that tattoo stuff, it's really cheeseball.


    How have I never heard of this before? I want it so bad! This is what they should have released for Retaliation since Firefly's bike comes apart.
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/12/cyclearmour/
    (Not $35 bad tho, that's the current ebay price.)


    BTW, here are the ARAH vehicles I remember definitely having, the ones with asterisks are my favorites:
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/83/pac...chinegun.shtml
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/83/snake/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/whale/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/sharc/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/watermoccasin/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/rattler/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/claw/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/flightpod/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/nightlanding/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/silvermirage/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/snowcat/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/thundermachine/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/conquest/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/87/vectorjet/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/87/defiant/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/88/demon/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/88/warthog/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/88/skystorm/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/88/phantom/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/89/razorback/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/90/rage/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/90/skyhawk/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/90/skysharc/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/01/nlc/ (had the Johnny Quest version, same item though)
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/01/wavecrusher/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/02/mantis/ (again, Johnny Quest version)
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/03/airassault/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/03/venomcycle/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/03/skysweeper/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/04/nightadder/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/04/ninjalightningcycle/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/04/ninjalightningcycle2/
    * http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/04/stingraider/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/04/tigerhawk/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/nightraven/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/steelcrusher/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/steelmarauder/ (had the Sigma 6 version, same item)
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/11/polarsharc/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/12/wheelblaster/
    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/12/shockwavehiss/

    I miss when Hasbro used to put out clever, fun vehicles in this line. That's what drove my interest, and I think when they slowed that quality is when the brand suffered.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  8. #58
    That bike wasn't officially sold in the US. Some in Canadian tri-logo packaging wound up at Ross, where I got one.

    It sucks beyond words. Easily one of the worst, if not THE worst, vehicle since the 25th line started.

    Still, its companion vehicle, the awesome HISS Scout, was released with minor changes in the Retaliation line as the Tread Ripper Tank, so, yeah, no idea what they made a new, unique Firefly bike that resembles nothing from any incarnation.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    Did you buy the home video? I couldn't find it in stores on Tuesday.

    Between ROC and the bike, plus Maradona's "go see Man of Steel", I'm starting to think you guys are out to get me.
    What?! Who told you? We were supposed to keep that secret.

    Yes, I bought Flashpoint. It was worth it. I still haven't gotten any version of Retaliation, though. This current wave of Retaliation figures, wave 3.5, is exceptional... at least in my estimation. Twelve new figures in the case, with only Firefly and Flint being subpar, but with accessories to compensate for them. I really hope I can find these in store.

  10. #60
    I had no desire to get Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, or Snake Eyes. But those accessories, wow!

    Wait, is this the toy thread or the movie thread?
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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