|10-18-2008, 12:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: united states
Last edited by Evan Ryan; 02-11-2009 at 06:56 PM..
|10-18-2008, 01:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
I started collecting vintage via online and then was lucky enough to be there when the 25th line took off and I have yet too see a kid even look at the joes.
Kids are far more interested in Bakugan or Ben 10.
I do agree this line is for the kid in the adult that grew up enjoying the cartoon/comics back in the 80s.
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|10-18-2008, 01:08 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: United States
When my local TRU got in Wave 9 (when it was "hot") I saw a kid, maybe 8 or 9, walking through the store with five of the six new figures in his hands. Kids do look at them and even buy them, but I think a big part of the market is those of us that grew up with them in th 80's. And those whose first introduction was VvV or such, then they saw the 25th line and realized it was even better.
As for Hasbro cancelling the line... it won't happen. Even if the movie line tanks, GI Joe is still a known brand name. He has been an action figure staple for decades. And Hasbro knows that there is a market fo him.
|10-18-2008, 01:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Evan you hit the nail in the coffin...hasbro seems to think that kids will be into GI JOE or even that parents will let them. Many a parent I have talked to doesn't want there kid(s) playiong with toys that so readily emulate war so closely. Some might say well what about transformers or what not. The fact is that transformers has a much more fantastical element to it than GI joe and when you try to give gi joe that fantastical element (upcoming movie a prime example) it strays so far from what made the franchise great that it no longer is seen in a decent light by the fans who would patronize said movie and products and parents STILL see it as a war toy and it fails that way as well.
|10-18-2008, 01:13 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!!!!
Kids today are totally neutered.
I once posted a story about a recent trip to Target.
A young boy had a Forces of Valor Bradley IFV in his hands, and his mother took one look at it and said, "No war toys!"
Poor boys today. They are not allowed to be normal anymore.
Bunch of d@mn idiot parents won't let "boys be boys."
|10-18-2008, 01:14 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I have the distinct feeling that kids will only "find" an interest in GI Joe in one of two ways:
1. They are introduced and walked through the history by a nostalgic parent/relative (most likely).
2. The Joe movie does comparably to Transformers and becomes a "must have" toy the way the new Tformers were a year or so ago. Even then, to get the original history, kids would either have to do a lot of research or find a knowledgeable relative (probably not as likely). If they take to it, it will be the revised version, like it is with Transformers.
Barring that, it's just all of us man-children from what I've seen.
|10-18-2008, 01:14 PM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2008
|10-18-2008, 01:23 PM||#8|
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Join Date: Sep 2007
I've seen kids look at 25th Joes on a few occasions, & even buy some.
|10-18-2008, 01:29 PM||#9|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: I am Michigan
All the more reason for us Collectors to buy online and why I only buy Joes online. I like to believe that if I don't buy Joes in the store, it will leave the figures for the kids to pick up. I know some stupid tart scalper will pick them up but at least I tried.
|10-18-2008, 01:35 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I saw a kid buy the VAMP with Clutch once, which made me really happy, just to see some kids get into Joes on their own, but that's the only instance so far. But to be fair the only stuff I really see kids buying are those Ben 10 whatever they ares, not Star Wars, Batman or anything.
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