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Old 12-22-2010, 05:48 PM #11
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Hasbro toycompany has Duke Ambush still. I find one here and there at Marshall and kmart.

POC has what I think isn't really a true troop build capability because there is alot of individuality. What I found is that they are good for small teams.

Jungle Duke: With some arm and head swaps can make a good 5 to 10 man team like did with The Bushmen.
Beach head: A small commando unit like I did with the Rhino. Change mask colors

Dusty: small 4 to 6 man team switching heads or 2 man sniper scouts. Even though there are two heads, a large team would look funny.

Shock Troopers. I think can be endless. I think a great compliment to the ROC H2 with the running boards on each side, 4 guys hanging off ready to attack.

Alley Vipers: same thing
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:30 PM #12
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Im building the firefly and beachheads, so I can make my versions of Alley Vipers and Tiger Force guys. The big problem is finding one of each at the same time.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:08 PM #13
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OK, let's define troop builing in this case. I've got 40 Viper Pit Vipers, 11 Eels, 8 tele-vipers, 25 Night Watch Troops, etc. These guys are all nameless Cobras who make up the bulk of their military. This is troop building in the traditional sense.

Is it possible to "Troop Build" the Joes? Sure, you could buy the Green Shirts or Pit Commandos and have a bunch of nameless Joes as cannon fodder (the Joe equivelant to Star Trek red shirts I guess).

Lt. Pinpoint said "I don't see much of a point in troop building the Joes. Each one has his own character and it works for the team...." Good point, the Joes are their own characters and one could argue sofar as to say you loose the cool uniformity in a formation that you see with Cobra troops (which, BTW, looks freakin' awesome when you get a bunch of similar figures lined up) because the Joes all have their own look as well.

What if you looked at troop building the Joes this way: I break my Joes down by their service or what their speciality is. I've got my Marines made up of Gung Ho, Leatherneck and the other Joe Marines as well as a few customs. I've got SEALs with Torpedo, Wet Suit and other Joe SEALs, same with Army SpecOps, Pilots, Search and Rescue (like Air force PJs), machine gunners with R&R, Roadblock, and a couble others, and so on.

So while they are not troop builders in the same respect that Cobra Vipers and Blue Shirts are, they are still troop builders in that you are grouping them together becuase they have similar roles for the team.

Vipers and Blue Shirts are Cobra's trigger pulling bullet spounges
Grunt, Footloose, and others are Joe's Infantry

Televipers and Techno-Vipers are Cobra's Comm/Tech guys
Breaker, Dial Tone, Mainframe etc are Joe's Comm/Tech guys
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:00 PM #14
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I'm with Otto. I really don't troop build the Joes either. I don't use green shirts as they were only a cartoon option not used in the comics. So Cobra's are the only thing that get really troop built in my verse. Though I did get two of the Pit Commando's cause of the gear.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:32 AM #15
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In my verse the joes are made up of their own personalities, their a advanced Military team. In my mind I am considering troopbuilding the ambush figures and Night Fox as not joes, but Special Forces Operatives who can be assigned on a Operation as back up for the joes.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:43 PM #16
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I troop built the RoC Pit Commando since they work well for GI Joe MPs or some sort of security team. Other then that, my joes dont get army built, only cobras.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:54 AM #17
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I plan on troop building the PoC wave 3 Duke. Im going to paint his armor all black, and of course do headswaps. Since there are so many Dukes already, I'm going to use this one as my "Greenshirt."
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I plan on troop building the PoC wave 3 Duke. Im going to paint his armor all black, and of course do headswaps. Since there are so many Dukes already, I'm going to use this one as my "Greenshirt."

Lol. This is the same thing I plan on doing except im going to paint only the hair different and eyes colors.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:26 AM #19
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Lol. This is the same thing I plan on doing except im going to paint only the hair different and eyes colors.

Only reason I want that Duke is for a better custom of Alan "Dutch" Schaefer from Predator.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:35 AM #20
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Only reason I want that Duke is for a better custom of Alan "Dutch" Schaefer from Predator.

But he looks nothing like Dutch!?! Its a puny figure!
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