|07-18-2009, 12:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Elkin, NC
Hello all, I tried to make my title an attention grabber but I am not trying to be hostile or attack anyone. And please do not jump on me for not writing 'anyone' in the title, and missing the 'r' in your, I missed that and do not know how to edit it now that it is posted and have to look a bit dim ;)
What is the point of some of the negative posts and replys some people make? Presumably we are all Joe fans, and all feel some degree of passion for the line, but some of what I read around here seems a bit overboard and petulant.
I am not questioning expressing dislike for some thing. I understand not liking something, and I understand expressing that, I do not like desert camo Scarlett and likely will not get one, I did not like that the 25th line was made up of figures and uniforms I already had, but I am not angry over it.
There is a lot of name calling, Hasblo, head up there asses, this looks like a turd, sh!ts on the collector, ect... around here and I just wonder why? Same with insults and hostility directed at people who do like the toy offerings.
I liked Toy Biz's Marvel Legends, and when they inserted movie figures I did not want, I was fine with it, even a little happy that I could save some money. I know a few people do not like the movie line, and are dissappointed, but angry and hostile? Generalizing to say no one wants a turtle viper five pack (for example).
If a voluntary and un-necessasary action, such as collecting toys, causes so much pain and anger, it is time to stop or take a big step back.
Hasbro can not please every one with every thing. If the 25th line had continues, in a year or two people would be angry the the 97 line was/was not getting the 25th treatment, that purple CLAWS were/were not, or that the line did not end with say the 89 figures.
I am sure a psych major/grad student could write a hell of a paper about some adult toy collectors and the posts they write.
So why? Why when some one posts 'I like X' does someone come along to say 'X is crap and Hasbro is full of idiots'? What is the point?
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|07-18-2009, 12:27 PM||#2|
Btchin RckStr Frm M.A.R.S
Join Date: Aug 2008
Human nature bro.
|07-18-2009, 12:33 PM||#3|
Filecard Thread Acolyte
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Jersey
Because nerds have no sense of proportion.
|07-18-2009, 12:34 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Cause it's the internet.
|07-18-2009, 12:38 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Danville IN
Misery breeds company leading to attempting to bring others down so the miserable feel vindicated to feel better about themselves. If they aren't happy about something, then others shouldn't have a right to be happy either.
|07-18-2009, 12:42 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: peace out bitches!
You seek for answers that you may never find......sad but true. Not to mention the sense of disguise people feel writing their dislikes behind a computer or any other type of online hardware. Good luck not getting a few hate turds thrown at ya from this thread. ;)
|07-18-2009, 12:43 PM||#7|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom to be a total jackass, freedom to do whatever you want. It's what most american soldiers fought for and freedom is what GI JOE is about (for us americans). It's liberating to be able to just be able to spill filth or spew praise or do whatever you want when you want (within the mods/boards rules which are tested often). Just like Old Ben kenobi would say “Teh Internerwbs. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. You must be cautious.”
Poster and reader beware!
|07-18-2009, 12:56 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
To play devil's advocate for a moment, I think that there may be a base sense or feeling that whatever the current incarnation is, will be what GI Joe will be from now on. So for the collectors that want it to be the 80's all over again with the 25th (or just want updated versions of their classic figures) seeing the movie toys may be akin to someone taking all hope away from these collectors.
I'm sure they feel that there is so much more they could have gotten that won't be made any more because there's this movie line. Also some collectors feel a very strong connection to this toy brand and the look of the movie is completely different but uses all the same names, so there again, hope that they'll see their favorite character in an appearance that they like is ripped away from them. This has happened to fandoms for years and sometimes the fans warm up to it after time, other times, they just hate it for all time. Beast Wars and Beast Machines are prime (excuse the pun) examples of this with the Transformers community. Beast Wars was reviled when it first came out, now over half the community loves it, Beast Machines didn't fair as well though.
Anyway, back to the original question, there are fans who are outraged (possibly due to their hope for something they wanted being taken away) at the direction GI Joe is going right now and they feel the need to vent. Possibly just to get the anger out of their system so they'll feel beter, or possibly to find like minded individuals so they don't feel alone in their hate
|07-18-2009, 12:56 PM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2009
the same thing that lead you to start this post.
|07-18-2009, 01:04 PM||#10|
Join Date: Oct 2007
why does the poster of something positive think anyone wants to read their opinion?
its a message board/discussion board.
people come here to talk joe. positive or negative. is there a more mature way to express yourself? sure, but its the net. all you need is a user id and its open-mic nite.
i don't mind hearing opinions on why people do or don't like something. even if it is a less than well-articulated opinion.
makes for good tv.
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