View Full Version : Could someone school Hasbro?
02-17-2012, 05:09 AM
this is just conjecture, but i had to ask.
that new "Act of Valor" film is coming out and is supposed to be 110% real.
okay, if some toy company had taken the initiative and created a line of figs/vehicles for this movie, would it have schooled Hasbro about how to do the Joe line?
with Chap Mei and other companies making realistic vehicles and some of the Joe fans begging for Hasbro to take note, i was wondering how this would have turned out.
like i said, i am just shooting the breeze.
02-17-2012, 05:40 AM
...I once heard tale of a line called SK Omega.
But you want Ultra Realism. Honestly, there's no reason for any company with the gumption and the resources to not be able to create the line you're talking about. BBI, for example, made some very impressive stuff. But the figure quality was hit or miss and smaller pieces are awful fragile. Plus, the prices weren't budget friendly for a lot of folks.
02-17-2012, 09:35 AM
Eh, I remember when Bbi and 21st stuff was less than the large Star Wars vehicles at retail.
Incidently I've never had a Bbi vehicle break on me. 21st is a whole 'nother story, though.
Would I like Hasbro to err on the realistic side? Sure, but they're not. My issue isn't so much fantastical design as it is nothing's believably scaled. They won't even put real treads on tracked vehicles consistently so I long ago moved on to those other guys. More expensive definitely, but they look better with the figures.
The Resolute H.I.S.S. could have been a winner, though.
02-17-2012, 09:43 AM
I think that if someone made a line of super realistic military action figures for the movie that it probably wouldn't catch on as much as G.I. Joe has. I think a part of the appeal of G.I. Joe for kids is that it isn't real. I like G.I. Joe just the way it is but if there were a sub line of G.I. Joe that was super realistic I would probably get that too. That is just my two cents I don't know if I am right or wrong that is just what I think.
02-17-2012, 11:44 AM
As much as I would like to see a line like that, I can't see it happening. The more realistic they are, the more those toys would compete with video games...
Why would a kid want a Humvee when they can drive one in Battlefield 3?
I have four year old soon to be five year old twins, and while they love playing GI Joe with me, if I gave them a choice between playing GI Joe and playing Lego games on the Xbox, they'd choose the Xbox every time...
Toys just aren't as important to kids today as they were when we were young and a new line of action figures from a movie that kids couldn't watch based on the rating would be a tough sell.
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