|View Poll Results: Overall, Are you SATISFIED with the 25th ANNIVERSARY/MODERN ERA Toyline?|
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|01-02-2009, 01:13 AM||#41|
Adventure Team Commander
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Hasbro has done an outstanding job on breathing new life in RAH joe characters of days gone by. The new articulation has set the bar again in 3 3/4 figures as it should have. The attention to the small details like holsters with removable pistols and knives is out standing!! the new Resolute figures have taken the figures over the top by updating the characters to a modern time format which gives them a more modern military feel. I am looking forward to 2009 and I am sure that Hasbro will keep their finger on the pulse of the collecters
Hasbro gets an A+ for 2008.
I have dropped more cash on toys for myself in 2008 than in my whole life.
|01-02-2009, 01:19 AM||#42|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Lets just say I'll be even more happy and completely satisfied should Hasbro make the USS FLAGG, Defiant, Terror Drome, etc.!
|01-02-2009, 01:44 AM||#43|
Sniper for hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mckinney, TX
Satisfied, hopefully 09 will top it though.
|01-02-2009, 02:02 AM||#44|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
I'm extremely satisfied with the line! The 25th/Modern line got me back into collecting joes after a 13 year break! I broke out the old Joes, did a little inventory, and have begun to attempt completing my vintage figure collection while trying to keep up with the new releases! My only complaint would be the amount of comic/cartoon repacks that were released. They've been clogging the pegs around here so it's been a little harder to hunt down the newest waves! Other than that... I love the line!!
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|01-02-2009, 02:16 AM||#45|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
one thing i would like to see from Hasbro "going forward" (man do i uterly hate that new business buzzword)
if the parts aren't available to make a figure right (single card Major Bludd and Falcon for example) THEN DON'T MAKE THE FIGURE TILL THE RIGHT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE!!!
|01-02-2009, 02:53 AM||#46|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I voted no by mistake, actually.
But, to be honest, it's not an easy question. Am I satisfied? Well, I have a shit load of figures like Duke, Snake Eyes, Wild Bill, and a ton of Breakers (to name a few) in a shoebox, and I know I'll never find a use for them, except for possible customs. I can hardly find the figures here in Canada, and when I do, I usually don't want them because the cards suck. So, I buy them all online for WAY too much money. Yay!
Overall, I suppose I'm satisfied with the line, and I guess I'm actually glad to have something than nothing. I just really wish G.I. Joe could get some new sculpts for a change, and fewer pointless repaints. There may be a lot of people here who want black BATS (with the absurd notion that BATS need officers for some reason), but who wouldn't really have an original character instead? Hell, I'd be satisfied with better availability of certain items (the fifth DVD pack comes to mind) or even better QC issues. If my Dusty didn't come with webgear, it's not China's fault, IT'S F*CKING HASBRO'S FAULT!!! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
I can only imagine 2009 will blow chunks, unless you REALLY love the movie line. For me, I don't collect things for the sake of collecting. I buy what I like, and even if the movie is cool, it's not what I came here for. I seriously can't picture the movie doing for G.I. Joe what the Transformers movie did for that franchise, but I digress; that's a much bigger, more complicated rant.
I hope in the future we can finish off the best characters from 82-88, and even some from beyond. More vehicles would be great, too, especially if they're larger than some of what we've received so far. I hope Hasbro has more sense than to draw this hobby out for so long that it kills itself, and instead, in the future, listens just a little more to what people are really asking for.
|01-02-2009, 02:53 AM||#47|
Join Date: Jul 2007
|01-02-2009, 12:24 PM||#48|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Overall i would give the line a B leaving room for improvment as the line progresses. my reasoning behind this is that key figures have suffered from issues while others have just lacked all around. for example:
Leatherneck and Cutter - 2 interesting and very different characters that suffer from to many repaint / kitbashed parts of Gung Ho. both figures need a serious updating and newly sculpted bodies and heads.
Serpentor - with the somewhat exception of the DVD pack version this figure looks like ass. horrible and refused to buy on the single card. unfortunately because i wanted the Air Chariot and the Armadillo I was forced to buy one, but the price of $15.99 for 2 vehicles and 2 figures justified the purchase.
Cobra Commander - too many repaints, re-releases etc and still chrome dome is not exact. i hate the fact that the one hand is closed fist thus making it very scene specific. we finally get a great version of CC (from the battlepack) with a chrome face-plate and non closed fist hand and yet Hasbro screws it up by making the parachute permenantly attached to the figure. ARGGHHHHH !!!! first in the movie CC is not wearing a parachute so the figure then becomes completely inaccurate. now Hasbro will torture us by finally once again re-releasing this figure on a single card sometime down the road with the parachute thus forcing us to buy it again.
Destro - how many times are we going to have to suffer with the constant re-release of Destro. i mean there is the 5 pack, the Iron Grenadier version single card, the variant black mask destro from iron grenadier, the regular comic pack iron grenandier version, the DVD pack version, the 3 pack IG version, and yet another version with the new resolute comic on the way. don't get me wrong i like the character of Destro but do we really need him to be released time and time again. same with the above mentioned CC.
as far as the vehicles go i like the idea of how Hasbro is releasing them, sometimes with 2 vehicles and 2 pilots per box for a great value however i wish they would stop changing the names of the vehicles - it the SKYHAWK not the GHOSTHAWK. i just wish Hasbro will continue this trend and give us 2 packs of perhaps the Cobra Ferret vs the Silver Mirage, or another Trouble Bubble vs Joe Glider.
so yes i love the new line just not all the various repaints, repacks, and changing of the names.
also Hasbro I WANT MY SKYSTRIKER.
Cobra Commander: "My loyal subordinates will speak for me..You first nobel Destro."
Destro "Militarily speaking....It is only fair to say that Cobra Commander is a World Class Buffoon."
|01-02-2009, 12:29 PM||#49|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Give 'em an 8. Really good stuff.
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