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    Target's retro Rock em Sock em Robots reissue better or worse?

    I've read the most recent reissue is even smaller than the previous one and now had plastic neck gears and doesn't make the whirring sound. Is that the one Target has in the retro box? Or does that one still have the metal necks. I had a early 2000s reissue that still had metal necks but it worked poorly and was VERY difficult to knock the robot's blocks off.
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    Nothing will ever be better than the Marx original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Lister View Post
    Nothing will ever be better than the Marx original.
    That goes without saying. It's hard to beat vintage.

    I wanted know if the most recent reissue is better than the previous reissue.
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    I guess I'm not the one to ask there, as I'd only ever seek out a vintage original.
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    No whirring neck sound?!? That's part of what made the game so cool.

    If I remember correctly, the original game also sometimes had an issue- the neck mechanism on one of the robots would not retract properly, making it hard to get the head back down. This would always lead to it also popping up way too easily, making the fight too one-sided.
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