|04-19-2009, 12:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
There have been some who have pushed the theory that Hasbro intentionally puts out bad product in order to milk the fan base.
Bludd using Zartan's body, and then being released in a multi-pack in perfection, or Flint being released with Duke arms, and then being re-issued with better arms, or Zartan being released in a DD costume and then later in his classic form, but with a bad head and a better head then being released in the Cobra #3 pack.
What do you think? Does Hasbro intentionally release less-than-ideal product so that they can later get us to re-buy a nearly identical figure a bit later?
|04-19-2009, 12:58 PM||#2|
Alley Viper Strike Team
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
I can see where you're going with this.
Conspiracy, no. Some poor tooling choices, yes.
Alley Viper attached to the Strike Team Urban Division 82nd.
Cobra wants you! I'm looking for some ruthless Vipers to fill the ranks. Joes need not apply.
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|04-19-2009, 01:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Site B
I would stop digging right now. You have no idea how large this conspiracy is and how high up the food chain it goes.
Walk away. While you can.
|04-19-2009, 01:11 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2008
^ what he said^
There always watching
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|04-19-2009, 01:21 PM||#5|
From Parts Unknown!
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St Louis, MO
If you look at American industry in this country, there hadn't been a lot of culling of the herd. be it from protectionist policies or something else, companies haven't had to be optimum to survive in the marketplace. Now, with increasing global trade through the explosion of the internet, these companies are no longer flexible enough to put out a product that is competitive or high quality. There's always an upheaval of corporations before products start getting good again.
"Often imitated, Never Duplicated, Always Lubricated."
|04-19-2009, 01:24 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2008
they have been doing it to the star wars folks for years, so yes.
|04-19-2009, 01:31 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
No. Yeah, it's poor choices. But they don't know it's bad until the fans speak out. Then Hasbro goes(most of the time)back to give us what we want.
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|04-19-2009, 01:34 PM||#8|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
It's the price we pay for when we want our figures perfect...*sigh*
|04-19-2009, 01:45 PM||#9|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
It is not a conspiracy, it is just business. When the fan base speaks out and lets them know how they feel running changes can happen. Just realize that changes happen in all toy lines and are not done to harm but to help improve.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
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My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|04-19-2009, 02:03 PM||#10|
Toy Hunting Master
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burbank, Ca.
I don't think it's a conspiracy, but they do have really bad tooling choices. Don't even get me started with the Hit & Run we're getting. Some tooling choices are so obvious that I don't understand how Hasbro can't get it right (or close) the first time. I think with Collectors being the only/main ones supporting this line, Hasbro gets characters out there just to have them on the shelve for our sake. But we all know Hasbro has us by the short and curlys, and they know this. "Don't get right the first time, let's do it right and throw them in a pack with other figures they don't want."
Remember it's all about money.
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