August 16th, 2009


Boomboom sexytime!

Shortpacked!@TNI: I will so own this toy.
Shortpacked!: Is this something already covered by TVTropes?  I haven't checked yet.

So I liked GIJOE: The Rise of Cobra so much, I figgered I'd probably end up getting a few of the figures that I wouldn't have otherwise. 

I dig Scarlett in general, so she got bought.  I wasn't sure whether I wanted the hair-down impact suit version or the pony-tail blue-camouflage version, but after Maggie talked about how Scarlett has OMFG Perfect Hair, I decided on the hair-down version.  

Scarlett comes with one of those infuriating two-piece crossbows.  You know, the kind I probably should have superglued together already.  I've nearly lost that front piece three times just today.  Why do they do that? 

She also comes with a giant-fucking missile launcher, as is consistent across the RoC toyline, but hers is also attached by a string to a backpack and through the backpack a grappling hook.  I have no idea what to make of it.  I tried to get the backpack on, at least, but it doesn't really fit up over her shoulders since her hair is there.  At least, not well.  And... then what?  Man, I wish Joes came with instructions.  I need them more for Joes than I do Transformers.  

I knew I wanted a Ripcord, if only to have a friggin' Ripcord.  I have almost zero idea of what the original Ripcord was like, or if I should care.  So RoC Ripcord easily supercedes whatever non-knowledge I have of the character, and he is The Ripcord.  And I realliy enjoyed his character, too, in the film.  He filled a very important role, namely being the interesting foil for Super Boring Duke and providing a similar service for Scarlett. 

And man, is he hard to find!  If I was lucky, I could find maybe one of him every so often, buried in the sea of other RoC figures, and it was always the Delta-Six Accelerator Suit version.  I am not sure if there are other versions currently out, because I don't think I've seen them since I started last week specifically looking for Ripcord.  And so finally this evening I bought the version I could find, once I managed to track one down. 

(Don't the accelerator suits have big machine gun cuffs around their arms?  Why does this toy give him a normal machine gun to carry?)

I'm not sure if I'll end up buying the full cast or anything.  That I'd have to buy a Snake-Eyes and a Storm Shadow kind of puts me off that right away.