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PostSubject: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:06 am

The Deep Sea Diver is an incredible set. The original worked, to a certain extent. I'm told by my dad that the suit wasn't at all waterproof. (The only surviving piece of his set is the sledgehammer)

I got two different sets in the 2016 Joecon set. A "Classic" set, and a "Stealth" set featuring just about everything in a different color.

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I don't know if my reproduction "works" like the original did, but I'm not going to try it.

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:33 am

Dive Into Darkness

"There are things in the hidden darkness of the ocean floor. For his own safety, G.I. JOE must 'blend in' to avoid the attention of creatures both unseen and unknown."
- GI Joe Club Description of Dive Into Darkness


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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:54 am

I really like that black dive suit ActionYankee! cheers
Both divers look great! Very Happy Divers are my favorites!  Twisted Evil

I have submerged my divers underwater to take pics...lol...









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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:06 am

I remember these pics Jim, great work!!!

You really do it right, sending vintage figures right into the drink for authentic pics. If I recall, you very nearly ended up in the water with them...or was that another one of your adventures in shoreline photography? Wink Cool Surprised

That is truly sacrificing for your art!

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:42 am

Another fantastic set!, that I don't own! lol. This should be a good thread, be great to see the variations too! Great pics guys bounce , keep them coming! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:35 pm

ActionYankee wrote:
Dive Into Darkness

"There are things in the hidden darkness of the ocean floor. For his own safety, G.I. JOE must 'blend in' to avoid the attention of creatures both unseen and unknown."
- GI Joe Club Description of Dive Into Darkness

is the weight's heavy enough to make him sink , or or you not supposed to get him wet at all ?

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:45 pm

I really like that set with the black dive suit ActionYankee! cheers
Different than the usual white one! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:52 pm

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is the weight's heavy enough to make him sink , or or you not supposed to get him wet at all ?

Compared to original weights that I've handled (heard a rumor that originals are lead), they seem about the right weight.

But my not trying it out was less of an instruction not to do so, and more of a refusal on my end because I paid stupid money for it, and don't want to ruin either set.

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:22 pm

I bought old vintage Joe figures for the sole purpose of doing underwater missions and other
type missions so I could take pics and not worry about ruining them...Same with the newer
Diver sets I bought...That was my sole purpose at the time...
Now I use the dive suits on my Vintage 1960's Gijoes which I display...
After many Water & Land missions the old vintage Joes I bought are still looking
good and have become my favorite figures...
These days they are doing more relaxing than going on missions though... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:05 am

They were originally made to go in the water. You're supposed to blow into that thing he's holding and the figure goes up and down and makes bubbles...i think...

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:25 am

gibri wrote:
They were originally made to go in the water. You're supposed to blow into that thing he's holding and the figure goes up and down and makes bubbles...i think...

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Yep makes bubbles and he rises to the top... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:39 pm

ActionYankee wrote:
blueboxier wrote:
is the weight's heavy enough to make him sink , or or you not supposed to get him wet at all ?

Compared to original weights that I've handled (heard a rumor that originals are lead), they seem about the right weight.

But my not trying it out was less of an instruction not to do so, and more of a refusal on my end because I paid stupid money for it, and don't want to ruin either set.
its a fact they are lead i have about 10 of them

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:42 pm

The new weights are a die-cast, pot metal type.


Don't know about the Timeless sets, they're probably the same.


(The Timeless Deep Sea Diver set has a Die Cast Helmet)

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:50 pm

ActionYankee wrote:
The new weights are a die-cast, pot metal type.


Don't know about the Timeless sets, they're probably the same.


(The Timeless Deep Sea Diver set has a Die Cast Helmet)
i imagine the die cast helmet would make it hard to pose a fig

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:56 pm

I've heard that was a complaint, but I bet he sinks like a stone. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:08 pm

Very nice sets. I once had a DSD collection wise a long time ago. It's funny I think how you cannot get through this collecting lark without ending up with at least one lead shoe ffs.

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:20 pm

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It's funny I think how you cannot get through this collecting lark without ending up with at least one lead shoe ffs.

lol! It's the same this end, i have a loose one knocking about somewhere, including some vam that i have no idea of where they came from scratch scratch

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PostSubject: Re: December 2016 - Deep Sea Diver   Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:57 pm

The diver in my pics has the die cast heavy helmet... Notice he lays on the
bottom like a rock... lol!

Yes the figure better be real tight to pose with that helmet on...

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