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by parrish333
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter
Replies: 135
Views: 29152

Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Yeah everybody should definitely go check it out! Really good looking stuff in the KS. Many of the figs are conceptually a repeat of old 21C or BBI stuff, but these will be as good or better and easily customizable. Plus if they keep hitting the stretch goals, we'll see stuff that's never been done ...
by parrish333
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 14015

Re: Where is everyone?

Yep, many of us still lurking about, waiting for something to happen :)
by parrish333
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: NEW AVENGERS FROM CHINA??!!!!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 17237

Re: NEW AVENGERS FROM CHINA??!!!!!!

It's a blessing to be able to be around our Museum's fabulous aircraft... Wait - which museum - your location shows Cincinatti. I was just in Dayton and Cincy, and of course stopped at the Nat'l USAF museum in Dayton - one of my fav. places in the world! But where is your pic from?! Did I miss anot...
by parrish333
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers
Replies: 37
Views: 13963

Re: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers

I still have yet to see any of these north of the border. Are these figures able to shoulder their weapons? Do you mean properly hold their weapons? If you add wrist articulation (which I did), then yes. Without that, not so much. But the arms, shoulder, vest, etc. are all positioned/sculpted right...
by parrish333
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers
Replies: 37
Views: 13963

Re: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers

NOOOO!!! How did I miss this!?! :( I never saw these in stores and the web site is sold out. I never saw the Marine 5-pack at my local TRU, so it's questionable if I'll eventually see this. On the plus side, I DID find the Marine 5-pack at Ross for $13, so maybe the Ranger set will end up there (I ...
by parrish333
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers
Replies: 37
Views: 13963

Re: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers

Thanks for the pics and reviews guys. Shame the last round of singles never materialized. Are there new guys on the back of the box? There are - though I'm afraid we might not see them! The last round of single packs at Target never seemed to show up - but some of those figs made it into the vehicl...
by parrish333
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers
Replies: 37
Views: 13963

Re: New BBI Elite Force 1/18 Army Rangers

Yep - just got these the other day. As Tman said, no wrist artic, just like the Marine Recon 5-pack (re-uses the same arms and legs). And the paint is nowhere near as detailed as the pics above show. BUT at 4 figs + dog + accessories for $20 I couldn't have expected too much more. Of course I'd have...
by parrish333
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit 1:16 Scale M-ATV MRAP Vehicle!
Replies: 8
Views: 4648

Re: Merit 1:16 Scale M-ATV MRAP Vehicle!

Looks fantastic - thanks for the review Tman! The irony of most accurately scaled 1/18 vehicles is that 1/18 figures usually have a hard time squeezing in them. 1/16 gives the necessary space for figs to fit. And in this case I don't think the difference is too noticeable since M-ATVs are HUGE in re...
by parrish333
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: roll call any groundpounders?
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: roll call any groundpounders? left?

Yep, I was on the old groundpounder's site too! Been around since early 2000s (2001?) - I want to say I found the site because it was actually referenced on a 21C product box? Is that possible?!?! I give credit to 21C for basically creating a new category of product back then - the "model-toy" or wh...
by parrish333
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBI M1A2 Abrams ( Review VIDEO)
Replies: 4
Views: 2637

Re: New BBI M1A2 Abrams ( Review VIDEO)

i did finally see one in stores! And bought it! The free store pickup / store locator should be pretty accurate. I think some stores got the BBI stuff early, and others are just getting it now before holiday shopping fully ramps up.
by parrish333
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: AAV-7 by Chap Mei
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: AAV-7 by Chap Mei

I am 98% sure that the rear hatch opens, but to a sparse/no-detail interior.

But yeah - about the closest thing to a 1:18 AAV-7 :) The GI Joe Warthog has much better features, but externally resembles the real deal less.
by parrish333
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: BBI Elite Force Return to TRU
Replies: 13
Views: 4256

Re: BBI Elite Force Return to TRU

That's neat! Definitely worth picking up if its full size, but something makes me doubt that it will be given what we've seen already. I can see it not being tiny (like that POS M113 they released) but a little on the larger side while still being underscaled (like the gunboat). The original M1 too...
by parrish333
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My Conversation with A Merit Rep Regarding 1/18th Scale
Replies: 57
Views: 14173

Re: My Conversation with A Merit Rep Regarding 1/18th Scale

I'm excited for the Harrier! It's one of my favorite jets, and is a living legend IMHO. Of course the delay and price point are unfortunate. But I suppose the price is about proportional to what I paid for my Black Knights JSI F-14 (which I actually think was well done). And if Merit keeps the quali...
by parrish333
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post
Replies: 49
Views: 30991

Re: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post

Has anyone else found the new GI Joe 50th Anniversary collection items? They appear to be a Toys R Us Exclusive... From pictures I've seen, they look to be covering a lot of the RAH characters and toolings are overly similar to the Pursuit of Cobra series. Anyways, I recently picked up the "Danger ...
by parrish333
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: COMIC CON 2014
Replies: 40
Views: 28365

Re: COMIC CON 2014

Modern fans should be very happy with the figs about to hit Target, and later the Harrier and M-ATV! And great news on the FW-190A moving along. This is all really positive direction. It would just be nice to have a couple more big players in the market, but I appreciate Merit/JSI keeping the fires ...
by parrish333
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBi
Replies: 88
Views: 24819

Re: New BBi

Agree with all for the toyish vehicles, perheaps could the M-113 have a place in the background of an 1/32 diorama... But some of the figures are interesting, if you need some more helicopter pilots at a cheaper price than the recently released Nightstalker pilot, or the paratrooper or the desert f...
by parrish333
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Legion XIV Series 2 1:18 Weapons
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Legion XIV Series 2 1:18 Weapons

A great combo of WWII and modern weapons here! I backed it and hopefully this will still pull through!
by parrish333
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Breaking News: Aliens,Queen,USCM,Power Loader coming soon!
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: Breaking News: Aliens,Queen,USCM,Power Loader coming soo

Awesome news! Lots of Aliens fans out there. I think the 1:18 snap-kit USCM figs were always highly desired - these should be good sellers!
by parrish333
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: This is my M-RAP pack....Ohkosh M-ATV and the Cougar 6x6
Replies: 14
Views: 3777

Re: This is my M-RAP pack....Ohkosh M-ATV and the Cougar 6x6

These look great! Do you have more details on your project somewhere? Resin? Plastic? Snap-together for the unassembled or more like a traditional model kit? Did you already launch a Kickstarter or you're planning for one? Considering Merit showed they may be releasing a 1/16 M-ATV, I am more intere...
by parrish333
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: I want a 1/18 Camel and Palm Trees
Replies: 12
Views: 3527

Re: I want a 1/18 Camel and Palm Trees

Two-humped camels (Bactrian) are really rare in the wild, and just live in central Asia. The variety you'd be thinking of for the Middle East / North Africa are Dromedary - one hump. A silly little mnemonic is a B (Bactrian) on its side looks like a two-hump, and a D (Dromedary) like a one-hump :) A...
by parrish333
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post
Replies: 49
Views: 30991

Re: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post

JJ - totally agree that too much "douchebaggery" goes on in the toy collecting and customizing world! Ridiculous really. But I've generally found the joecustoms crowd to be much more supportive. They have whole wikis dedicated to sharing the best tips and techniques. There's definitely a sense of "l...
by parrish333
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: JSI Merit ME-262 "Edelweiss" 1:18
Replies: 15
Views: 6631

Re: JSI Merit ME-262 "Edelweiss" 1:18

I think it will be a great chance for newer collectors to get a sweet Me-262!

The model still captures those beautiful shark-like lines.
by parrish333
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: OURWAR WW2 German on shelf Dec.13!
Replies: 51
Views: 12634

Re: OURWAR WW2 German on shelf Dec.13!

wha-wha-whaaaaaaat?!?!? Just when you think 1:18 is going one way, it bounces back and surprises you. 2014 could shape up to be nice - new Harrier, new FW-190, new 1:16 artillery, and now new sweet-looking WW2 figs!!! And yes, Russians please! Aliens Colonial Marines would be perfection. For WW2 US ...
by parrish333
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: PTE Recons
Replies: 411
Views: 112301

Re: PTE Recons

Dig the amphibo car. Is that tracked version of the Humvee real? That's kind of absurd looking but looks almost realistic too... like they've at least toyed with the idea of an arctic humvee. I wondered the same thing! Somebody at the joecustoms discussion posted this link: http://www.americantrack...
by parrish333
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 65969

Re: merit Announcment

I could agree that $190 to $200 for the Harrier's price would be reasonable. I bought both Dauntless's for $169 (minus shipping) which is the 1/18 standard bearer for detail. I don't think the Harrier will eclipse the Dauntless for detail. Match, sure. Exceed, no. The F-14 for detail (disregard the...