GeneralsJoes reviews Wal-Mart Exclusive LAW Battle Station

I bet you guys thought I was going to forget my “review of the day” today, didn’t you?  In all of the “Hub” hubbub, it sorta got lost in the shuffle, but I gotta keep up my end of the bargain.  I’ve already covered the Wal-Mart exclusive Heatseeker and Outpost Defender, but in the interest of filling in those holes, here is the Laser Artillery Weapon!

Of course you can find that review and many others linked back to the Rise of Cobra Review Page.

Enjoy.

Alexx Shorts update – Wal-Mart Exclusive LAW w/ General Hawk and Grand Slam

After taking a short holiday hiatus, Joe forum favorite Alexx is back at it again, this time covering the Wal-Mart Exclusive LAW (Laser Artillery Weapon).  I must admit, this is one that I have so far skipped, but as usual, he continues to change my mind.  Wonder if my Christmas-ransacked Wal-Mart still has it in stock?

Wal-Mart Battle Station Images galore

Not content with merely providing a crappy cell phone pic, Scott “madmac41” from JoeBattleLines has put his camera to use, grabbing a nice allotment of boxed images of the fresh from the retail womb Wal-Mart Battle Station sets!  Retailing for a very appealing $14.96 (in the same ballpark as the Wal-Mart 2-Pack figures, only with a whole bunch of added Battle Station goodness… WTF?) these are some very cool sets that initially left me somewhat cold, but are now leaving me a lot less cold.  Still a bit cool, though.  I’m not wild about ’em…

Frustrating thing is, there are some very cool things about each set, but none of the sets really blow me away.  I love the Heatseek Missile, but I really don’t care for that Scrap Iron, and I’ve got like 47 Neo-Vipers already.  The COBRA Surveillance port is awesome, but I really don’t need another cruddy MARS Trooper, and that Tele-Viper don’t look right.

On the Joe side, I dig the Resolute Roadblock (he looks a lot better in these pictures, for sure), but Tripwire is just bizarre, and I’m not sold on the Outpost Defender itself.  The Laser Artillary Weapon is a bit underwhelming, but that Hawk kicks all sorts of ass.  I dunno…maybe I’ll think different if I see them at retail.  There are some pretty awesome aspects to them, but not enough warranting sixty of my dollars, at least not at this point.  I know other fans are riled up about ’em, though, so enjoy the mirrored pics.

Some more peeks at upcoming Wal-Mart Battle Station packs

Rulz over at HissTank adds two more Battle Stations to his COBRA Surveillance Port and has posted some very nice pictorials with a few details that we may not have seen.  This time around, he showcases the Outpost Defender w/ Roadblock and Tripwire as well as the Laser Artillary Weapon with General Hawk and Grand Slam.

Once again I feel like these miss the boat a bit.  It’s great seeing the Resolute Roadblock, but those colors are pretty horrible.  The mustard yellow and strange hybrid desert camouflage just doesn’t really work to me.  Tripwire looks okay, but he looks a lot like Grand Slam, only with some tiger stripes slapped on.  They seem pretty random, and he doesn’t come close to matching the actual Tiger Force version of the character, so I’m not entirely sure why they’re there.

I absolutely love the single pack General Hawk, so it’s cool to see him here with green camouflage legs, but did we really need yet another Grand Slam on the shelves at the same time as the Target exclusive version?  The guy got two versions in twenty-five years, and now we’re working on his fourth in two years, and his second in a matter of weeks.  What really stinks is none of them really looks that different from another…except for the fact that they have different heads.  Odd.

The Battle Stations themselves look okay…I really like the sandbags and the overall look of the Outpost Defender, and the LAW is actually growing on me somewhat, but neither of them really screams “Buy Me!” at the $18.00 price tag.  Check out the mirrored images below.