It’s been a couple of weeks since I reviewed the ComicCon exclusive Danger at the Docks set, and now it’s time for me to cover the regular Toys “R” Us release, a set that actually caught me a bit by surprise.
While many folks were busy caressing the SDCC set and appreciating its vintage accuracy, I found myself quite impressed with the new urban deco of this repaint.
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Continuing the momentum from my previous early 50th Anniversary reviews, I have now posted an exhaustive look at the Danger at the Docks San Diego ComicCon exclusive set!
It’s broken down into two reviews, one for the Night Landing with Eel and one for the VAMP with Flint. Included in the review is a rundown of every single accessory that comes with the foot locker and exactly what changed with each weapon (or if they stayed the same).
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When the images came out over Toy Fair weekend and revealed that the brown VAMP MK II w/ Flint and the Night Landing w/ Cobra Eel were marked “ComicCon” it caused a bit of a fan fury, as one might imagine. After all, a vintage accurate Flint figure was voted the #1 fan demanded figure in the Concept Case survey back in 2012, and many fans were over the top excited that he was finally finding a way to retail shelves.
This excitement was quickly muffled by the thought that he might only be arriving on “virtual” shelves via ComicCon and the general chaos of HasbroToyShop the week afterwards.
Seeking some clarification, I reached out to the Hasbro Public Relations folks, and the current plans are a bit more fan friendly. Take this with a grain of salt, as full details are still to come in the upcoming months, but the current plan is for the “Danger at the Docks” with vintage accurate VAMP MK II and Flint to debut at San Diego ComicCon, but then be available through Toys “R” Us afterwards.
This same formula was used last year for the Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm, and early indications are that Hasbro will do this for the 50th Anniversary “Danger at the Docks” vehicle set.
Keep in mind, of course, the winds shift frequently in the toy world, so things might change, but as of this moment, fans can rest easy, it shouldn’t be as difficult to get this highly sought after vehicle and figure as some folks thought it might be.
Thanks to the always receptive folks with Hunter PR for responding so quickly amidst a very busy Toy Fair weekend.
G.I. Joe Kre-O week continues with a look at the Checkpoint Alpha build set and the Serpent Armor vs. VAMP build set as well! I was struggling a bit with how to review these, since I really don’t have a Lego background, but some friends of mine just advised that I review them as a G.I. Joe fan would, so that’s kind of what I went with.
You might notice I’m ironing out some of the review kinks. I don’t have box images or sticker images necessarily…some of those will come later. I was battling an eager 7 year old who wanted to jump right into these things. So you can either check out my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review Page, or the direct links below:
If you’re like me, you probably bought a bunch of 30th Anniversary VAMP’s just for the excellent Steel Brigade Delta driver. If you’re also like me, you’re looking for a good way to use those extra jeeps… well, Yetibrew Design might have just the thing for you.
Leveraging the 3D printing services of Shapeways, Yetibrew Design is producing a great looking custom rocket launcher for the back of your 30th Anniversary VAMP!
Click here to check out this great new item, and I’ve also mirrored the images below.
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