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Post by <{OjO}> on Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:42 pm

I love my commanders, the OG's are some of the best 3A figures I own! But the only thing that really needed changing still seems to be the same! The hand sculpt that doesn't fit the gun properly!! scratch
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Post by Chivo on Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:15 pm

Do these guys get helmets?
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Post by gar on Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:37 pm

Chivo wrote:Do these guys get helmets?

I d be surprised if they don't.

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Post by Cthulhu on Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:57 pm

Maybe I'm alone on this but I think these nom comm's are a good update from the original. I for one am glad to get a new set. Mostly because I had sold my blanc comm's off long ago and have longed to replace them.
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Post by Hogarth on Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:37 pm

Well, I'm happy.  I was kind of dreading that these would be an improvement over the OG's.  Very relieved that they are almost completely different, and not for the better (just my opinion).  New coats just don't do it for me.  Where's the muck & grime?  And the masks and hoses just look...weird.  The only update I think is an improvement are the boots.  These make my OG's look even better to me now.  

Oddly, I think the new coat looks good on Von De Plume for the exact reason that it is different enough to really separate him when paired with the OG Commanders.

Nice price, though!
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Post by Argentix on Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:09 pm

Yep, nice price, but yeah if you own the OG set (or even the DW/NW Coms) I don't think these hold much draw. Should have done Von Nom's Bertie Mk2 pet in 1/6th scale instead - that way anyone who picked up the 3AA package would have further incentive to buy. Wink
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Post by gar on Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:22 pm

Cthulhu wrote:Maybe I'm alone on this but I think these nom comm's are a good update from the original. I for one am glad to get a new set. Mostly because I had sold my blanc comm's off long ago and have longed to replace them.

I agree.
Somehow I never displayed my original Nom Coms and only put the Blancs on display.
I see where the critique regarding these new Nom Coms comes from, since the gasmasks and hoses are a bit oddly weathered and the trenchcoats and other clothes look pretty weatherless in contrast.
Especially if you compare them with the original Commanders.
I think the threeA releases in the period between late 2009 - early 2011 tended to be a bit overly weathered. So a bit (sometimes a lot) less weathering isn't a problem to me.
The original Nom Cons always looked bit outdated in my opinion: The torsos were too wide and made the figure look bulky and toy-ish in their trenchcoats while these new Nom Coms looks a lot tighter and more fashionable. I really like the look of these leathery trenchcoats and they're black

Undoubtedly people might prefer the original figures but I think this is a solid release, which, in a couple of cases looks better than the original.

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Post by ESeffinga on Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:34 pm

Yeah, a mixed bag for me. I like the things Gar mentions, I dislike the things other have mentioned regarding the hoses and mask weathering vs the rest of the fig. All added up, I'm kinda indifferent. Happy folks that have been waiting can get a set. Not sure if I will. I'd need to dirty coats, or clean up masks and hoses to be satisfied. Not sure I want to spend the dosh to put in that effort. I'll probably decide later...
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Post by gregory on Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:42 am

Yes, they do come with helmets.

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Post by LordPiper on Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:14 am

An old pic just to whet your appetite...o.g NOM with body/boot swap.  If you're on the fence about these two, take my word and pull the trigger.  
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Post by Wooly on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:26 am

^Ugh, the badassedness of that shot just hit me in the gut. See what Piper did there? "Pull the trigger" .... Boom. Cool

Yeah,... the "re-issue" of the Commanders is going to be a big win for a lot of people. I'm going to try to swing the set, they're just so damn iconic and will hang with V0N so well.(I still have an OG NOM COM trenchcoat in my parts drawer too)
There's aspects to them that aren't all love from me, but they'll be so fun to open up. Argentix, it's almost the exact opposite for me,... I'm now looking at my Daywatch commander with a little bit of indifference, but I'll keep him with Blanc Hunter for some artic patrols.


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Post by Firehazzard on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:27 am

I thought it was going to be 24h
- edit - or the webpage is not loading correctly for me right now, Great photo by the way : )


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Post by Mr. Rictus on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:36 am

Will this be a 24hr sale?

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Post by Firehazzard on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:47 am

Can you see them online right now?
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Post by Mr. Rictus on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:51 am

Firehazzard wrote:Can you see them online right now?

Nope

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Post by thumbtack82 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:55 am

I also can't see them. Not fair No
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Post by Firehazzard on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:55 am

Thanks for checking : )
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Post by thumbtack82 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:00 am

Oh, I thought you could see them on bamba, thought I might have missed them or something. I'll continue to watch for them I guess.
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Post by thumbtack82 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:15 am

NOW I see them Smile
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Post by dtrain on Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:22 am

Great price with 3AA discount.  No brainer purchase.  And a personalized card, ohhhhhh yeah
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Post by Beaumont on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:03 am

I don't think it comes with a card.
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Post by Chivo on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:05 am

It has that name on card box on the add to cart page.
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Post by Firehazzard on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:11 am

Made it home from work and I see them too now, I guess I was early
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Post by Reks36 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:30 am

I'm in, bought them on my phone couldn't wait Laughing
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Post by Plastic Robo on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:43 am

Chivo wrote:It has that name on card box on the add to cart page.

I can't see this on my computer. Damn.
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