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I have a ice cream soldier that looks like them
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Awesome-but expensive.Back i n 2002 you wrote: "I will be blunt. If you are currently paying upwards of $25 for this figure MOC, you are an idiot. That is the bottom line."-funny I guess there's a lot of idiots out there now. The market sure has changed since '02,it's easy a 40 dollar figure right now. Sucks because I think the Shock Vipers are far superior to the overrated Alley Viper, and would play that specialty better IMO. The original Ice Cream Soldier ® is not a good choice for customization, it would be a pain to cover that orange paint. A shame really, the Black Major ought to consider making up a batch or two of these.
At the time, people were freaking out because they sold out in 3 days. SmallJoes.com announced they had more coming, but it was like a month later. When they got their stock, the Shock Vipers lasted almost a week.Considering these guys are about as rare as convention army builders, the $40 price tag makes sense. There were lots of guys with 6 of them. (SmallJoes.com limited you to 3 each per shipment.) But, not many guys with more than that. The fact that Hasbro produced such a small production run is actually amazing.