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.