New Look At The 6" Action Force Sgt. Slaughter Figure From Valaverse

by Jay Cochran
June 12, 2021
The folks at Valaverse have posted an image giving us an updated look at their new 6" Action Force Sgt. Slaughter Figure. The figure is slated for release in July and still available for pre-order at our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
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Belmont13 - 2021-06-16 @ 6:25 pm
1 hour ago, Newton said:

Too much of the Joe community can be toxic, moreso than any of the other communities, which all have certain levels of toxicity in them.

I have often found that to be true.

Newton - 2021-06-16 @ 5:23 pm

Wasn't his whole pitch with this line that Hasbro was NEVER going to make a 6 inch line? I seem to recall a lot of chest puffing in regards to that. Of course, before this was even past the early stages Hasbro already had a 6 inch line in stores (well sorta) and the entire focus of this line had to be shifted to being a compatible line, moreso than a replacement.

Too much of the Joe community can be toxic, moreso than any of the other communities, which all have certain levels of toxicity in them. That said, I'm all in for Sarge.

Mr_Scary92 - 2021-06-15 @ 2:41 pm
18 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Yeah, and that's one of the reasons I stopped watching some Joes podcast (Another Joe Podcast), because they just started bashing GI Joe/Hasbro and making Bobby the know it all about the line...

It iseven something very hypocritical on his part, "Steel Brigde", new Sgt. Slaughter, the "Unclassified" (Gung Ho) accesory pack

Roadpigmaster - 2021-06-15 @ 2:16 pm
19 hours ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

Many GI Joe fans aren't very kind or optimistic about the future of the line either, I can understand them, despite this, Bobby Vala does not look good as an entrepreneur speaking pests about other manufacturers or lines, especially about Classified when it is more than evident that he wants to make a profit, sell his AF line on the back of Classified.

Yeah, and that's one of the reasons I stopped watching some Joes podcast (Another Joe Podcast), because they just started bashing GI Joe/Hasbro and making Bobby the know it all about the line...

PatoArmenta - 2021-06-14 @ 8:19 pm
On 6/14/2021 at 12:52 PM, DrLava said:

is he now? cause not a single figure from this line has been released yet. so how can you tell what the quality is?

That's true. I guess we'll have to wait and see. The point is I have no problem dropping whatever line is not making it fun for collectors to enjoy the hobby and I do think the reason companies like Hasbro get away with it is because most collectors are willing to bend the knee to whatever the circumstances are just to get their desired figures. Are you one of those collectors who are willing to pay the price of a full wave just to get an exclusive figure on the secondary market? If you are, I don't see why it would surprise you that another "sibling" line exists and is trying to fulfil the wishes of collectors.

And hey, if the figures from AF turn to be crap, I'll also be calling them up for it. Right now the ball is on their court, let's see what kind of product they can deliver.

DrLava - 2021-06-14 @ 7:52 pm
1 hour ago, PatoArmenta said:

I don't really know what the dude from Valaverse has been saying lately but I do know he's delivering quality easy to get action figures and that's all that matters to me.

is he now? cause not a single figure from this line has been released yet. so how can you tell what the quality is?

Mr_Scary92 - 2021-06-14 @ 6:52 pm
59 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

I not see much of him since he was at some YouTube shows like Retro blasting, Angry Mike and he was not too kind about the Joe's future...

Many GI Joe fans aren't very kind or optimistic about the future of the line either, I can understand them, despite this, Bobby Vala does not look good as an entrepreneur speaking pests about other manufacturers or lines, especially about Classified when it is more than evident that he wants to make a profit, sell his AF line on the back of Classified.

PatoArmenta - 2021-06-14 @ 6:29 pm
On 6/13/2021 at 11:44 PM, obs said:

Or get them both. GI Joe Classified has finally found it's way and it's getting easier to find exclusives. I found 2 Bludds over the weekend and the Pulse order arrived. Vala's AF line is nice (although the villains are kind of lame) but he's not so nice. He's unprofessional and kind of a jackass. There's no need for him to bad mouth the other companies the way he does (specifically Hasbro, Super7, and Boss Fight Studios), and if he wants me to plop down $400 to buy his first wave of figures that he's using GI Joe Classified to help sell (he has an Unclassified accessory set to help make Gung Ho more accurate to the show for example), then he needs to cut that crap out and be a good sport about it. Otherwise, screw Action Force.

Not a chance, I've been burned too many times. I really don't understand you saying they're finding their way when they keep pumping out more Target exclusives. Now I don't know about you but I live in California and I have three Targets near my area and none of them have any JOE figures. Add to that the ridiculousness that is Hasbro Pulse, charging customers for early access and even those people aren't able to get the figures. Just trash.

Hasbro had to know this would be a popular line so I don't get why they don't just give collectors what they want. I love the hobby but I can't afford to:

a) Pay outrageous prices on the secondary market (Beach head anybody?).

b) Spend a ridiculous amount of time tracking the figures online. Not everybody gets to log in at a certain time to be able to buy the figures before they sell out on the Hasbro/Target website.

I don't really know what the dude from Valaverse has been saying lately but I do know he has the intention of delivering easy to get action figures and that's all that matters to me.

Roadpigmaster - 2021-06-14 @ 5:41 pm
1 minute ago, glhshelby said:

I backed the Action Force line, and Im still excited for it, but I completely agree. I mostly avoid reading any of Valas posts unless they are specifically about updates to the Kickstarter. The stuff he writes is whiney, angry, and just basically makes him seems like a mean spirited jerkwho attacks any line that isnt his.

Are you able to quote some of his comments please... I not see much of him since he was at some YouTube shows like Retro blasting, Angry Mike and he was not too kind about the Joe's future...

glhshelby - 2021-06-14 @ 5:36 pm
10 hours ago, obs said:

Or get them both. GI Joe Classified has finally found it's way and it's getting easier to find exclusives. I found 2 Bludds over the weekend and the Pulse order arrived. Vala's AF line is nice (although the villains are kind of lame) but he's not so nice. He's unprofessional and kind of a jackass. There's no need for him to bad mouth the other companies the way he does (specifically Hasbro, Super7, and Boss Fight Studios), and if he wants me to plop down $400 to buy his first wave of figures that he's using GI Joe Classified to help sell (he has an Unclassified accessory set to help make Gung Ho more accurate to the show for example), then he needs to cut that crap out and be a good sport about it. Otherwise, screw Action Force.

I backed the Action Force line, and Im still excited for it, but I completely agree. I mostly avoid reading any of Valas posts unless they are specifically about updates to the Kickstarter. The stuff he writes is whiney, angry, and just basically makes him seems like a mean spirited jerkwho attacks any line that isnt his.

Never once have I read something from one of the Marauder team bad mouthing the actual Joe line. They just put their money where their mouth is and make the best product they can. If people like it then they win. Vala could learn a big lesson there.

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