|12-08-2008, 08:19 PM||#71|
The Chaos Bringer
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Skid Row Yo!!!
Not to sound spoiled but I had more equal amounts of Transformers as G.I. Joes, if you're including vehicles I didn't really "army build" back then cause I had a better imagination, I just reused the same toy at a time an pretended it was different, plus I was an only child and had very few friends growing up that would come over, so I could only play with one toy at a time anyways.
|12-08-2008, 08:43 PM||#72|
Trying to be a Eel
Join Date: Sep 2007
I remember Joe's being the more popular back then, I was about ten when they hit. I can remember my dad saying, "G.I. Joe I had this when i was your age, but he was alot bigger."
Now in the store I see dads saying almost the same thing,
"G.I Joe,cool I had these when I was your age son."
"That's cool, dad can I have this animated Bumblebee."
My point is if you look at the big picture you now have 3 generations of joe fans and 2 of Transformers.
|12-08-2008, 09:23 PM||#73|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Deltona, Florida
According to various sites I found discussing the subject of toy popularity throughout the decades, GI Joe wasn't even mentioned for the eighties. They do mention Transformers, however. Not sure if that proves anything either way.
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|12-08-2008, 09:25 PM||#74|
Join Date: Nov 2008
yeah i thought the same thing. i remember joes being more popular because they were alot cheaper too. transformers always cost more.
transformers did rebound very well though and definitely has overtaken joes in terms of popularity. japan is transformer crazy. the movie is a perfect example, there is no way the joe movie will even come close to what transformers brought it (even though it was an okay movie, could have been alot better).
i do have to say that joes got the better deal in terms of revamps. the 25th line is great and makes the transformers universe/classics look like crap.
|12-09-2008, 12:15 AM||#75|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Irving, TX
"The year 1989 marked the 25th anniversary of G. I. Joe, and Hasbro held a celebration in New York City on Feburary 9. By then, G. I. Joe toys and merchandise had generated more than $1.2 billion for Hasbro. Two out of three boys in the United States owned at least one G. I. Joe figure, and nearly fifty percent of those had 11 or more. Even in the absence of a cartoon, the Joe toys and comics continued to flourish."
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