|View Poll Results: Weapons that really shoot! Are you THAT mad?|
|Yes! I don’t want figures at all if WTS are included!||4||8.51%|
|Yes! But I can live with them if good figs are still made.||9||19.15%|
|Yes! But I understand kids like them.||12||25.53%|
|Sort of. I’m kind’a undecided||1||2.13%|
|No. Everyone needs to get over it.||18||38.30%|
|No. I love settin’ ‘em up and shootin’ ‘em down!||3||6.38%|
|Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll|
|02-16-2009, 07:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Elm, Texas
I wanted to put up a poll to get an idea of how people really feel about the included weapons that really shoot (WTS) with the new movie toys. I know many of you hate them, but I wanted to know how badly. So here is my question… Do you hate shooting weapons?
Yes! I don’t want figures at all if WTS are included!
Yes! But I can live with them if good figs are still made.
Yes! But I understand kids like them.
Sort of. I’m kind’a undecided
No. Everyone needs to get over it.
No. I love settin’ ‘em up and shootin’ ‘em down!
|02-16-2009, 07:31 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
looks like you forgot the poll.
i could care less about shooting weapons. sure they look kind of goofy, but if the figure i'm buying is cool enough, then who cares. I don't have to use it. and it doesn't take anymore effort to not pose him with it.
Really how many of us have EVER boughten a figure with stupid accesories, ALL OF US.
and what'd you all do, kept the fig, and tossed the accesories in a drawer.
one gun should not in any way make or break a toy.
if it does you're in the wrong hobby.
Rhino DVD sets, boglins, joes transformers and Resident evil all in my most randomest bst thread on the tank.
|02-16-2009, 07:32 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
I like missile launchers that shoot. But then again, toys are fun to play with not just to display, customize, and make dios with.
|02-16-2009, 07:35 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cobra Island
The BAT from the Arise Serpentor DVD pack comes with a missile shooter and it's an awesome figure. If you don't like the missle shooter..............throw it away........or don't buy the toy. Shit, it's nothing to get that hung up over.
|02-16-2009, 07:45 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Don't care if it comes with or without. If the figure is hot, i'm on it.
|02-16-2009, 08:10 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
Frankly I couldn't care less. The only thing I care about is that the figures themselves retain full articulation and don't have a)limbs that shoot, or b)spring-loaded articulation.
Most of the figures suck anyway, but some are pretty generically good (Duke), and alot are great potential custom fodder.
|02-16-2009, 08:18 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
|02-16-2009, 08:26 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I'm sure kids like them, but I think it just kind of "de-values" the whole package initially.
I mean seeing the oversized weapons packed in with the figures, it just looks really cheap to me. I don't know what it is, but they just look really junky, and like they'd be something that would end up at big lots or family dollar.
|02-16-2009, 08:34 PM||#9|
I come from the Net.
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
I'd MUCH rather have some more accessories than a smegging oversized missile-shooter.
Take for example the Star Wars figures. Some of them have a box of 'Clone Gear.' It's a little cardboard box filled with various weapons. It's great for customizing and equipping your armies, much more fun than a spring-loaded eyesore.
|02-16-2009, 08:34 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I think that oversized, spring-loaded weapons that shoot darts or plastic projectiles detract from the action figure aesthetic but if the figure itself is phenomenal, I will still buy it. However, too many figures with these weapons can change my mind about the collection as a whole. I think the classic GI Joe rapidly declined with the introduction of these gimicks along with the bright neon colors and improbable futuristic vehicles. Everything has to start with solid character development--that and only that can draw you into the story or fantasy. Not shooting projectiles or talking battle packs or riduculous character concepts like Cap Grid-Iron, who wears a football helmet and throws football-shaped grenades.
The corporate mentalitiy is that you must constantly reinvent, but sometimes sticking with what works and keeping it simple are the wisest choices.
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