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 Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
⚡ Kal-El ⚡ wrote:
yorktownjoe wrote:
Oh no! That is a bummer getting the opposite of what you ordered!
But those figures look great! Hopefully they can be re-armed with gray weapons eventually. The bright green colors are a bit tough.

I just ordered one of each, so I imagine that is what I'll have. If he sent me two PP by mistake, I can trade you one.
Maybe someone else out there wanted the two you got and got two Python Patrol ones instead...

I might even try painting the green accessories gray...unless those secretly glow in the dark!!
I think the super bright yellow ones on the Death Serpent glow. Someone posted a picture that seemed to show that...


Also discovered when putting the gear on the figures that he left out one of the missile launchers. So i guess i will have to message him about that. This is the first time i have had a problem this bad when ordering from him.


I'm still waiting for a reply for my problem :(

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
I feel bad since both mine came in all right.

Things I have noticed:
The snowshoes seem to stay in the right boots but fall out of the left.

The red PP and green Blizzard rocket launchers attach to the backpacks. None of the Spetsnaz ones do.

Both of those are minor quibbles and easily remedied with sticky tack or poster putty.

Blizzard or Arctic Camo or the Firefly one looks better with an old gray AK than a bright green one. But I think I have some gray or metallic paint in my supplies somewhere.

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
yorktownjoe wrote:
I feel bad since both mine came in all right.

Things I have noticed:
The snowshoes seem to stay in the right boots but fall out of the left.

The red PP and green Blizzard rocket launchers attach to the backpacks. None of the Spetsnaz ones do.

Both of those are minor quibbles and easily remedied with sticky tack or poster putty.

Blizzard or Arctic Camo or the Firefly one looks better with an old gray AK than a bright green one. But I think I have some gray or metallic paint in my supplies somewhere.


I can use some poster putty on the loose accessories, what worries me is the really poorly done rivets on the right elbow of both figures. I may have to mail mine to proto too

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I fixed the left elbows on two of mine with a nail and gentle tap from a hammer. They are rock solid now.

The PP and Blizzard were both fine. And check the Blizzard one with an old vintage gray AK. Far better than green...imho

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
Ugh still waiting for word from the major, I just used a bit of glue to tighten up the snow shoes. Also you can use the plumber tape to tighten up loose lower arm joints works pretty good or just send em to me and I'll push down the rivet.

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I fixed the left elbows on two of mine with a nail and gentle tap from a hammer. They are rock solid now.

The PP and Blizzard were both fine. And check the Blizzard one with an old vintage gray AK. Far better than green...imho

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Man im crying inside, i gottah find that PP Snow Serpent, they are already jacked up to $45 for the pair on ebay. :mad1: :mad1:

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
Maybe if you ask him nicely if he could spare you two of the ones you ordered if you have another $24 to send him...since that was a mix-up on his end. Then you have 4 total Serpents for $48, which is what one of them is going for on eBay.

If you really can't stand the Blizzard (Arctic camo/FF) ones, I'm not sure what to tell you. Re-sell them to cover all of your outflow? Pass them as game prizes? Send them as Christmas gifts? Wait and see if they grow on you?

I haven't had to do exchanges with him, but he did send me some spare arms when some rivets failed on one of my Invasors. I just told him to wait and ship them to me when I won another auction or purchased another item from him to save him on shipping. I have had some really good luck on vintage figure auctions... But I haven't received any incorrect items.


I only partially rely on DM's. I'm very specific in the notes on PayPal payments to include my IG name and exactly what the payment is for, but I don't write a paragraph.
(example: yorktownjoe, 3 Spetsnaz Snow Serpents)
I don't abbreviate or call them what I would call them, I reference what he called them in the posting.
I'm not sure he packs all these himself. And he has over 8,000 followers so he might not be able to remember or match DM's or posts with orders, even if he is trying hard.
Putting it in the PayPal notes helps minimize the chance of one of his family members not grabbing the correct item to pack with the PayPal shipping label.

Even with that, I told myself ahead of time not to get upset in case I received 3 different Serpents instead of 3 of a kind, because stuff happens.
But if your baggy got shorted a rocket launcher AND you got the wrong figures, it is worth a DM.

When he drops a new item, he gets tons of DM's and I leave him alone.
In between (like now), he may have more time, as buyers are hitting up Jason and breetz78 and S-c-o-t-t-13 and evolving_door_toys for their particular releases.

Good luck! I really hope it works out for you!

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
This was super fun...

Suicide Squad: with Harley Quinn #suicidesquad #torontolife

A video posted by Ryan Ramsey (@ramsey.rgba) on


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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
yorktownjoe wrote:
This was super fun...

Suicide Squad: with Harley Quinn #suicidesquad #torontolife

A video posted by Ryan Ramsey (@ramsey.rgba) on



That's a super great pic!

We all know that serp now is battling the stomach acid of that dino!

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Post Re: Show Off your 3RD Party G.I.Joe's!
Glad you liked that.

We were on a trip and stopped for gas and food. There was a little park at the corner from the station with these dinosaur statues. They were each about 4 feet tall and awesome looking.

As it happened, I had that figure with me and took a couple pictures, lol. Hope no one thought I had lost my marbles...(Other than my son.)

I should post the rest of them, I think there were a few just dino pics, and one other picture with a Serpent.

If I find some dinosaur hashtags, I probably would end up with another bunch of people liking the pictures.

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