I have 0 interest in seeing the Snake-Eyes film. It's evident that they modified/changed the iconic Snake-Eyes/Stormshadow storyline from the original Marvel comic so much that the characters/plot are almost unrecognizable. Screw that. I made the mistake of watching the first G.I. Joe: ARAH film back in the late 200X's, and that was a steaming piece of crap as well.
The only good things about the ARAH-related films are that they've resulted in a resurgence of interest in the franchise...and have also generated some decent ARAH-based toys that would otherwise not have been made.
TvcYeah, I’ll admit I’m very rusty on my original gi Joe origin stories, but the whole time I’m watching the movie, and again, SPOILERS, but I was like wait, so snake eyes is kind of a bad guy and storm shadow is honorable and then at the end they flip?!?! Yeah, I don’t think that’s at all how it went. I always viewed storm shadow as the bad guy and snake eyes was the quiet honorable one. But again, I’m really rusty on that but it just didn’t seem right.
Yes, the film butchered the original & iconic Snake-Eyes/Storm-Shadow origin story. This was originally revealed in the original G.I. Joe: ARAH Marvel comic from 1984, specifically issues #26-27:
In this issue some of Snakes-Eyes's past is revealed. At Zartan's lair in the Florida Everglades Destro prevents Zartan from killing Junkyard as he believes the dog can be useful. Outside Mutt, Torpedo and Tripwire watch as Junkyard seems to be pointing at them. Mutt is outraged at what his dog...gijoe.fandom.com
Further revelations about the past of Snake-Eyes and the death of the Hard Master. In the Florida Everglades Cobra Commander, Destro, the Baroness and Zartan struggle in quicksand and fire at Junkyard for leading them there in the first place. Nearby Tripwire, Torpedo and Mutt hear the shots but...gijoe.fandom.com
Hasbro Pulse saying my PulseCon Zartan will be shipping soon. Nothing about the Python Patrol/Outback that I ordered at the same time though.
Anything I've ever ordered from Pulse has made it across the border in amazing shape. I'd use them for everything but for one-off items they're just too expensive. If you order 4-5 items though, you only get hit for one delivery charge, regardless of when they ship so for us Northerners its a good deal, especially as it arrives within 48 hours. BBTS for example I'm usually waiting a week or more, although their loot pile system is outstanding.
No, they didn't get the original story from the original comic books the same, but the intentions were almost the same.Tvc
Wow. Sooo, basically the people behind the movie were like screw it! We’re just gonna make stuff up! I could see them doing some variations but keeping the overall spirit of the story but they just went so completely away from it.
Though I will be curious as to what the Baroness will look like.Apparently Walmart is going to have a line of retro carded 6" figures starting with Baroness and Lady Jaye. First off, I'm not a fan of the oversized cards. And second, exclusive to WALMART!?!?!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Valaverse.com just started shipping the figures.Since I can not get a ****ing answer on hisstank! Does anybody know if valaverse figures are currently shipping from their website? Or are the people that have them getting them from Kickstarter orders?
I’m just wondering because I ordered some a lil while ago and they steady stay at “processing”
Any help is appreciated
I found BATS and Alley Viper at a local WM the other day. They had no crackers, but they had the two newest 6" Joes. Go figure.
I picked up the BATS - my third 6". I like this one quite a bit, and happy they've gone to a more vintage look with these since the first couple waves.