OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, July 29

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  • JOE FRIDAY! The original Snow Cat was released in 1985, the high-point of GI Joe's popularity. Since it was all over the cartoon, it's one of those ones that even casual fans recognize. But for whatever reason (possibly because of the real-world Snowcats), Hasbro's changed the name. Doesn't mean it's not still the same...
  • Played with stony brilliance by Robert Patrick, the T-1000 is widely considered one of the greatest and most terrifying villains in film history. He is cold, emotionless, and seemingly unstoppable, and Patrick nails the mood with his icy stare and stiff gait. R-Pats has gone on to do some other stuff, ranging from decent...
  • The Hellfire Club Guard was briefly planned as a pack-in ML13's "Bring on the Bad Guys" deal, but that was scrapped, so this is the first time the Guard has ever been made into a toy. A fairly iconic bit of the '80s X-Books, the HCG really doesn't have any place in a '90s assortment, but then, neither does Black Queen...
  • MOTU MONDAY! In the original cartoon, Count Marzo was a prancing dandy whose every plot seemed to revolve around kidnapping and drugging smooth young boys. In retrospect, it's rather unsettling. Good thing he's entirely forgotten today. The modern incarnation of Marzo is much less like Herbert from "Family Guy"...
  • TRANSFORMERS TUESDAY! We've already seen one pre-Earth Prime based on the "War Within" comics, but this is a whole new design. It still has that unmistakable "Optimus Prime" flavor, with red above blue, vents on the shins, pipes on the legs and a segmented stomach. His chest is very sharp and angular...
  • The Super Voc (SV7) and Dum (D84 and friends) robots have already been covered, and on the surface, this Voc, in the second "Doctor Who" Classic series of figures, is just another repaint - like SV7 he has only minor alterations to the basic robot figure, in this case a new left forearm, with a communicator band...
  • DC Direct's Jaime was the 2007 Toy of the Year, so the bar has been set pretty damn high when it comes to 6"(ish) versions of the fourth Blue Beetle. Given Mattel's track record, you could reasonably expect this figure to be a disappointment. Oh well, we're still going to review him anyway, so let's get to it...
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