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06-08-2008, 01:37 PM
Do you think around the time the movie draws near, we will see some specialty merchandise for it. Example, happy meal toys from Mc Donalds, or new can designs from Pepsi. Maybe we will get GI Joe cups at our gas stations or a bag of Doritos that says, help stop cobra from taking over the world, look for a game piece inside. What if any, would you guys like to see?...
06-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Well... I want Halo 3 Gamefuel back, so any new G.I. Joe soft drink would be great for me. I'm thinking we'll have a lot of stuff for little kids (book bags, sandals, lunch boxes, etc.). IDK about Happy Meal toys though. McDonalds and Burger King don't seem to affect movie sales that much anymore. Or maybe it's just the case that I haven't gotten a happy meal in 10 years. As for the toys themselves... I have three things I want.
One: 3 and 3/4 scale, PLEASE. While I wouldn't mind a Sigma Six scale, just please, no Marvel Legends scale stuff. I hate it when my toys can't go together on my shelf (Spider-Man 3, I am looking at YOU.)
Two: I couldn't care less if they make toys of people not in the movie. That wouldn't be a problem to me at all. Movie Transformers have done a good job of "movie styling" other characters, and mainly, they look good. Or even better, make redecos of figures that match their RAH style (Movie Transformers did this too, with Rescue Ratchet. It was Ratchet's old color scheme.)
Finally: MAKE SURE THE TOYS DON'T CONFLICT WITH THE NEW ANIMATED SHOW. My god, I have waited SO long for the new Animated Transformers. And why? Because of stupid movie Transformers. The release date got pushed back so far because of crappy redecos of guys we don't care about (Jungle Bonecrusher?!?!?!).
That's just me.
06-08-2008, 01:56 PM
They will likely have halloween costumes. Obviously they will have Snake-Eyes for the kids, but I hope they will have adult-sized costumes (especially the Baroness). The thing I look forward to is how the movie will bring G.I. Joe into a more mainstream light rather than it just be a supposedly "geek" thing.
06-08-2008, 02:03 PM
In America we will always see merchantise before the movie starts. That is a given. It a formula that works for investors.
06-08-2008, 02:55 PM
I am sure Hasbro will want to merchandise as much of this as possible so you will see MANY things made, some you will want, some you won't, either way, 2009 will be the summer of JOE & TF2.
06-08-2008, 06:20 PM
I hope they will have adult-sized costumes (especially the Baroness).
I agree. XD
06-08-2008, 06:26 PM
I'd say look at what we got with Transformers. We'll probably see many of the same things with the Joe logo on it. I think I may like to see something like the Dark Knight Joker figure I just got in my cereal bowl :D
06-08-2008, 06:31 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing GI JOE pencil toppers being given away free in breakfast cereal and then getting sick of the sight of said cereal while trying to complete the set!
06-08-2008, 06:42 PM
I am sure Hasbro will want to merchandise as much of this as possible so you will se MANY things made, some you will want, some you won't, either way, 2009 will be the summer of JOE & TF2.
Definitely. We'll have Joes and Transformers in our face every way we turn. That's what corporate America does. It'll be like it was when the Star Wars prequels came out - or like it is now with Indiana Jones. I got freakin' light up spoons in my cereal, my girlfriend gets toys in the Big Kids Meals, and he's even on my damn Dr. Pepper. That's when I usually get sick of something I really like... As far as Joes go, if the toys turn to suck after the movie, then I'll stop buying, except for customizing. I'm already branching out, looking for other lines I can use to put the Joes I have to work with. Customizing and setting up dioramas is a lot more enjoyable for me than collecting, which I find to be more frustrating than anything else, because it all seems to end up on eBay, for a lot more than what it's worth.
But yeah - Joe will be all over your face next summer.
06-08-2008, 06:46 PM
i want my cobra commander toothbrush and my snake eyes underoos...............booyah
06-08-2008, 06:54 PM
now if that sienna miller can only do playboy in her movie duds....cobraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-ungh, ungh, ahhhhhhhhhhhh ;)
06-08-2008, 07:32 PM
As sexual/disgusting as that last post was... aw, who are we kidding? That would be hot. Maximum at least! Haha.
As for a Joker in a cereal box... OMFG. That is just so tasteless and funny you have to laugh.
06-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Posted this like a week ago....but yeah.
School supplies, man. I actually still use pencils in my workspace, so my cubicle will be stocked with Joe goodness: Folders, birthday party cups and napkins (for coffee and breakfast of course). And those little plates. So I can eat cake off the Baroness.
As for the food tie-ins? I dunno if it'll be Burger King or McDonalds...
I'm a sucker for those, though. And GI Joe will probably be the movie from which I finally buy a Nerf dart gun. I Passed on the Iron Man, Star Wars and Transformers ones, but GI Joe? Oh heck yeah.
06-09-2008, 09:08 PM
I'd love to see Lego sets and mini figs in 1:32 scale.
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