|08-15-2009, 03:35 PM||#11|
Cobra Speed Demon
Join Date: Feb 2008
atleast the movie line(ML) isnt as bad as that valor vs venom crap. that was the rant back then like now.like mentioned its the evolution of the line.move forward with it or hit ebay.oh and i do.99% of the ML i'm not into. but some of it will find a place(box)in my collection.
|08-15-2009, 03:35 PM||#12|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
^ noun, plural truths /truđz, truθs/ [troothz, trooths]
1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
4. the state or character of being true.
5. actuality or actual existence.
6. an obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude.
7. honesty; integrity; truthfulness.
8. (often initial capital letter) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life.
9. agreement with a standard or original.
10. accuracy, as of position or adjustment.
11. Archaic. fidelity or constancy. —Idiom
12. in truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.
bef. 900; ME treuthe, OE trēowth (c. ON tryggth faith). See true, -th 1
|08-15-2009, 03:40 PM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winter Springs, Fl
I don't think there is anything wrong with calling yourself a "True Fan". But I do agree with you Crimson Rage that alot of people do use it as some kind of badge of superiority . I consider myself a true fan because I love the line and have followed it for more than 25 years now. Not to say that I am lemming and I buy everything GI Joe, but what I am is a person that everything that is GI Joe will interest me and/or arouse my curiosity.
About my sig: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/movies...ml#post3161865
My B/S/T feedback: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...tml#post166878
|08-15-2009, 03:46 PM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Hasbro was brilliant in striking the iron while it was hot in re-releasing the 25th Anniversary stuff. So many adults and collectors scarfed it all up and the numbers justified making a movie that luckily did well. Its a double-edge sword. They are trying to please those who like the vintage stuff. But they have to move on. So its a personal choice. I haven't bought any ROC stuff. I may buy the diorama/vintage products and try to apply old stickers to it. I hope they do separate the lines to a ROC, ME, and Resolute. I don't feel betrayed by Hasbro, it is what it is. They offer products for profit, I'm free to buy or not buy them.
|08-15-2009, 03:48 PM||#15|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
I agree to an extent, but why can't we have both? I've seen alot of kids while Joe hunting, and it's amazing to see a kid get excited about Destro and Storm Shadow like I used to. That has to continue. I do wish they'd throw us a bone or two (USS Flagg... HELLO HASBRO!!!) but the kids have to come first. As far as the sci-fi element, that's been around since '82 (unless the army really had a Laser Rifle Trooper). Sci-Fi is, and always has been, a part of GI Joe. They do go overboard sometimes (Serpentor, Cobra-La), but it's still fun.
|08-15-2009, 03:51 PM||#16|
more than a conquerer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: I helped take the BST Forum here to heights never known to mankind! For real, yo!
I quit buying, playing with, and collecting Joes back when I was around 11-12 years old.
I did not pick it back up until the awesome 25th line steamed onto the scene! So I did not help to keep anything going for 20+ years!
If you had continued to collect (and play with Joes) that entire time...well then more power to ya man!
With that said, I am selective in what I pick up for myself or for our 5 year old son. I do not "like" everything released, but Joe is going strong so it's good for all fans. Right?
If you want only what you "like", and "want" then maybe the customizing game is where you need to turn. ?
On another small note...if you find fault with the images that have been shared of the new Recondo, Snow Job, and especially that sweet Beachhead...we need to send you something to clean that screen off with man!
HonestAbeJoeHooah member of the 435+ feedback club!
|08-15-2009, 03:55 PM||#17|
Mercenary for hire
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, ON
I've seen a few people posting that RoC figs are just sitting on the shelves and kids aren't looking at them. I don't know where you're from, or what water the kids are drinking, but where I am I have 4 walmarts in close range and a TRU. All had big floor displays of tons of RoC stuff and all are pretty much sold out of figs. The vehicles, not so much, being in Canada, they can get pricey (the night raven is well over $50 with tax, the pit is $112+).
All I'm saying is that just because they may not be selling in your area, don't think they aren't selling well somewhere else.
|08-15-2009, 04:18 PM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I'm still waiting for the return of GI Joe EXtreme...
|08-15-2009, 04:31 PM||#19|
THE PITT - Head Janitor
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
A fan is someone who enjoys and probably possess a passion for a particular subject/hobby. Short for 'fanatic.'
They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.
Some are just more vocal and glib about what they want. I have to problem with people like that because I want certain things myself.
True Hasblo is going to do whatever they want but everyone has the right to say what they want.
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." -Abraham Lincoln
"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing......It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." -Thomas Jefferson
“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” -Benjamin Franklin
|08-15-2009, 04:39 PM||#20|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I am a true fan, that is I am a fan who likes GI Joe in any incarnation it may show up in. All fans are true fans, that is what makes this toy line so much fun. Any one from the early 60's to today who have a love for these plastic toys are all fans. Never forget that GI Joe started as a 12 inch doll line and what we have today is nothing close to that. My ARAH 3 and 3/4th toys are not as true fan as vintage 12 inch GI Joe dolls are but my stuff means a heck of a lot more to me than any 12 inch doll could ever do.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
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