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You're prolly right... maybe I'll go thru [sign in to see URL] later on instead. Having the same thoughts about the exclusive Duke as well. For what I'm paying for the extra nunchuck, the binocular accessory and sawed off shotgun accessory, that's another figure right there.
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I'm not feeling Flint's deep wrinkles on his face, along with the crooked low brow expression. Looks like I'm gonna pass.
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I'm not feeling Flint's deep wrinkles on his face, along with the crooked low brow expression. Looks like I'm gonna pass.



I am not a huge fan of the head sculpt either, but worst case I can always replace the head and find a beret somewhere.



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I've been giving it some thought after fiddling around with Storm Shadow today. Disappointed and a bit frustrated with the figure and it's execution and I also feel a bit stupid for paying so much more for the special edition (around $25) and only getting a pair of lousy nunchucks to show for it.

Duke will determine whether or not I keep my Firefly & Flint orders.

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The only exclusive Joes I own is the Original Cobra Commander (I love the cane sword). I am getting the Firefly exclusive since his accessory actually looks cool. I also got the SDCC exclusive Cobra Commander, but that is a totally different figure.

The other exclusive figures haven't had anything I thought I really needed or wanted to pay extra for. Now if they start including alternative heads or something cool like that, then I will definitely want all of the exclusives.

What is you big complaint(s) with Storm Shadow? The only thing that bothers me are his foot spikes. I wish those were removable. Of course I swapped bodies on Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes since I figured ninjas need to be posable.

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These were my thoughts when I was fiddling around with Storm Shadow. In terms of looks the skinny arms bug me the most. Then I feel the head doesn't match the body. The whites are off. Maybe the plastic moulded head isn't as good an idea as I had thought, but I don't know what the solution is as a cloth mask would probably look way worse. The Cobra emblem looks much too big in person as well.

Then there are the straps to his gauntlets, shin protectors which I have no idea how to tie properly.

The body is pretty poor, with the hips and shoulders of mine being quite loosey goosey. He can't stand or pose well without a stand. So I'll have to be on the lookout for a TrueType as I'm all out; maybe HT will release the muscular one we saw at Christmas time.

The best part of the figure is the accessories. I love how sharp and pointy his weapons are. I just couldn't get him into a cool pose.

I'm trying to not view or judge SideShow figures as 'figures' anymore, but more like mannequins.
 
I think the falling down part is the most annoying aspect of the character for me.
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I applaud Sideshow for the line but they're just charging too much for these imo. The pro body is just crap I'm afraid & the production values for the line are consistently inconsistent. I'll continue to get these for a fair price of $100 or less when I can find them at value. I've got Snake-Eyes, Stormshadow & SDCC Cobra Commander so far. Would like to add Firefly, Flint & Beachhead of the announced ones. Hope they do a Quick Kick.

just my thoughts on the state of the line
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I got the email from Sideshow today re: Duke and I don't know what it is, maybe the disappointment with my previous GI Joe figures or just because I own so many Dukes from the Sigma 6 and [sign in to see URL] inch line, but I just wasn't really feeling it so I cancelled Duke. I proceeded to cancel Firefly, Flint and Beachhead too. Guess I'm out!
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I'm not too excited about this next figure they're doing but probably someone here might. It's Red Ninja.

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Thanks for the news, Blood Talon. I'm completely out of synch with the Sideshow GI Joe line these days.

It does look great! But personally I'm done with the Prometheus body...
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