|08-11-2008, 03:52 AM||#61|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Choking Smurfs
That's true Deckard, but you gotta love how they made a blue cg with hooded cc head for the wave 5 comic pack.
The best part about the hiatus will be that it will happen around the same time that my local WM becomes a Supercenter.
The best thing that could happen for all of us would be if Hasbro used the hiatus as a chance to stop making more waves of repaints and give us revision waves of army builders and frequently missed figs. Hopefully someone at Hasbro has already thought of this.
|08-11-2008, 03:52 AM||#62|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Personally, I have no problem with reusing the same molds as long as its done right with the colors and paint applications. For example, Major Bludd, VAC, Tripe Wire, ect looks fine to me.
Now just because Hasbro's stock jumped a few cents/share, they still have to cover their adminstrative cost and maybe employee bonuses. I don't know?
|08-11-2008, 07:42 AM||#63|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
2 weeks ago i didnt want it to end for some reason last week i actually cant wait for it to end, it really is messin me up . i have a big feelin im gonna end up sellin my stash or stop buyin doubles for open an unopen. i'll see how i feel this week
|08-11-2008, 08:09 AM||#64|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
|08-11-2008, 09:15 AM||#65|
I AM SMEGMA
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Murphy, NC
I'm actually glad it is going on "hiatus". I will soon have some breathing room. This line for me has gone from feeling like a kid again to a source of constant frustration, but I am determined to see it through.
I will be taking a break when the movie line hits, and plan on getting only a couple of figures/vehicles that fit in with the 25th in looks.
In 2010 I'll be in no hurry since I'm sure the first few waves of figures will "re-establish" the line with countless Dukes, Snake Eyes, Destros, Storm Shadows, Cobra Commanders, etc., etc. Only when they start updating/improving on classic characters will I start up again.
|08-11-2008, 09:46 AM||#66|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
If they are good sculpts I will buy them. I can always use them as cannon fodder in the dios instead of the movie characters.
As for repaints, and reusing parts hasbro has done that since the the beginning. I don't understand the hate in that regard.
Gunzlingr's BST Thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ml#post1742979
|08-11-2008, 09:54 AM||#67|
Join Date: Aug 2007
i'm actually looking forward to the break. so is my wallet. i'll finally get the chance to look for more desired items and sell off less desireable items.
|08-11-2008, 10:21 AM||#68|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
So if the movie line pops up with a new Night Raven none of you would buy that? The cockpit redesigned to hold the movie figures, which are, in turn, designed from the new Modern Era sculpts? That would be off limits?
How about if the sequel gets us a Terrordrome?
I think that when a movie style Baroness figure pops up we'll buy it. What if the Viper figures looked like the ones we have now, except that their uniforms are black and their hands are fixed? I think a few of them would sell.
Who here honestly isn't going to pick up a Christopher Eccleston Destro figure? To me, that sees like a given.
Granted this is all speculation, but these are some of the things I think Hasbro is hoping for. They want the opportunity to bring us some larger vehicles and the movie is the only path to that right now.
If and when the new cartoon is aired, and even if it does very well, Hasbro will still need time to get a regular series together. The cartoon would have to do extremely well, and ride the movies wave of success, if it has one, in order for us to get any other of the larger, obscure, or newly molded vehicles.
Maybe when they get to that point, Cartoon Network could air the "Pre-Adult-Swim-Friday-Night-Hasbro-Toy-Whoring-Night-O'-Toy-Cartoons? The line up could include Star Wars, GI Joe, and a new, more adult, Transformers show (which is being discussed last i read). That could go from 7 to 9 on friday night and lead into Adult Swim.
|08-11-2008, 10:28 AM||#69|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Castle, Delaware
Oh, of course! It must just be that. How could it possibly be because Star Wars is a billion-dollar, multi-media property that has a 30 year legacy of top-grossing films, a thriving novel series, several long-running comic book series, tv shows, video games, RPGs, miniature games, models, etc etc. How could it possibly be that Hasbro has to pay big money to get the license to produce Star Wars, and that Star Wars is and will likely remain bigger and more profitable for them than G.I. Joe in the coming years.
It must just be "kissing Lucas' ass."
And, for the record, I don't collect Star Wars toys. I'm just capable of using logic.
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