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jimsnow70@aol.com
02-04-2017, 03:34 PM
Darklon and Salvo have hit mail boxes today. Most of us will see them starting Monday.

sheila4420@hotmail.com
02-04-2017, 11:52 PM
Awesome. I've been wanting those two for a while now.

skoor.cr@gmail.com
02-06-2017, 11:55 AM
Great can't wait. Theese are 2 of the main reasons I bought this set.

dgmgundam@yahoo.com
02-06-2017, 03:34 PM
I was really looking forward to getting Salvo. I thought the Club did an excellent job with the parts build for their second version of the figure. I really thought it was superior to their initial mockup. But, I was wrong.

Salvo can't actually stand on his own. It's physically impossible because the knees and lower legs they used don't work together. Because of the misfit, the lower legs can't extend fully. That is, the lower legs actually sit behind the knees. Why do figures which use parts that don't work correctly get approved?

rjhiii@sover.net
02-06-2017, 04:17 PM
Salvo can't actually stand on his own. It's physically impossible because the knees and lower legs they used don't work together. Because of the misfit, the lower legs can't extend fully. That is, the lower legs actually sit behind the knees. Why do figures which use parts that don't work correctly get approved?

Because there was such an uproar over the initial figure , and he was made from the parts available literally thrown together last minute before FSS signup...

kaljzl0824@yahoo.com
02-06-2017, 07:20 PM
I finally got my Salvo to stand. You really need to mess with him a bit to get him just right

kaljzl0824@yahoo.com
02-06-2017, 07:22 PM
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skoor.cr@gmail.com
02-06-2017, 07:26 PM
Just got them in, I feel like a kid at Christmas.

arock1922@yahoo.com
02-06-2017, 08:10 PM
I finally got my Salvo to stand. You really need to mess with him a bit to get him just right

Drill the peg holes in his feet deeper. Ultimate Duke, Ultimate Flint and Sightline (to name a few) were all the same way and that's how I got them to stand better.

On another note, I wish they could have used the original lower legs from that thigh. I think those shins are closer to the original figure than the "rolled" version that was used. Still overall, I like this Salvo.

kelty11@verizon.net
02-07-2017, 12:43 PM
I received them yesterday and all I can say is pure nirvana. This is the probably the best pairing from FSS5. A big thanks to the club for doing another edition of Darklon. It's funny, but the price of the 2012 Darklon/Sgt. Mjr. set recently taken a nosedive on ebay from about $500 last year to $275 (still not cheap, but justifiable on some level).

iamcanadian@sasktel.net
02-07-2017, 03:45 PM
After comparing I feel the Con Darklon is much better

jimsnow70@aol.com
02-07-2017, 07:32 PM
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/jimsnow70/FSS%20Salvo%202_zpsfkgnwf4w.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/jimsnow70/media/FSS%20Salvo%202_zpsfkgnwf4w.jpg.html)

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/jimsnow70/FSS%20Salvo%203_zpsytuzoqzu.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/jimsnow70/media/FSS%20Salvo%203_zpsytuzoqzu.jpg.html)

Use a hairdryer. I bent both knees and heated up the front part of the thigh and shin with the hairdryer, hyperextended the knees and held in position for about 5 mins. He stands very straight now.

dgarlit@gmail.com
02-08-2017, 10:09 AM
Got mine and I have to say, huge thanks to the club for listening to everyone about Salvo. It's fantastic! I know some folks are having troubles with the legs but if you heat them a tad, they work fine. Unfortunately, peg holes not being deep is an epidemic across many lines these days (star wars 3.75in black series have really shallow holes).

Thank again club for listening, this one is a home run to me!

j_yoders@hotmail.com
02-08-2017, 10:55 AM
Will likely sell my Salvo. The figure is fine I just never was a very big fan (I had stopped collecting Joes as a kid before his time).

charles.phillips@penske.com
02-08-2017, 03:36 PM
I really like the figure. The head was a mystery until someone told me it was HitNRun ...never noticed. Big fan of Darklon since there was no way I was ever going to get on from the con. My collection is getting better and better.

sheila4420@hotmail.com
02-08-2017, 07:53 PM
Opened my figures today and they look GREAT! Very pleased with both Salvo and Darklon-the club did a great job with these two! Salvo looks awesome! I do miss the grenade belt around Darklons ankle though. Can't wait to get Gen. Flagg and Scoop now.