|12-19-2009, 05:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Antwerp ( Belgium )
I just watched ROC with my 3 nephews today who are 9,11 and 13 years old.
They were so excited during the whole movie that they couldn't stop saying WOW and COOL during the whole movie, wich was a good sign for me that they really liked it.
After the movie were allready discussing what the next movie should look like, wich I obviously took part in.
Before bringing them home I let them each choose 1 of the spare figures I have to take home and play with their favourite character from the movie during the hollidays.
2 of them chose Snake eyes & Storm shadow, the other one chose the Cobra commander ( he's a little Cobra ;- )
They also asked if I could buy them some vehicles like the Steelcrusher and the Nightbird for Christmas.
And with a price dropping of 60% on Joe toys around here I sure will.
I'm glad I made these 3 kids familiar with the Joe-universe, and I hope they keep their enthousiasm for many years to come...
|12-19-2009, 05:41 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, Or
Good Job, I plan on doing the same with my nephews over christmas!
|12-19-2009, 05:44 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
That post brought a tear to my eye!
|12-19-2009, 07:04 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
Is this a bad time to bring up the "well, they're not getting familiar with the real Joe-universe" thing?
Just kidding. That's awesome, dude!
|12-19-2009, 07:37 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Texas for good!! Thank God.
Now thats great to hear !
|12-19-2009, 07:40 PM||#6|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Yeah, kids are coo-coo for Joes!
|12-19-2009, 07:50 PM||#7|
The Man of The Hour
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: In the now and then
That's great to hear. My son who's 7 LOVED the movie and has a big Joe Xmas coming. (which is kinda like Xmas for me aswell lol)
I've gotten some 25th figs for myself, and they are a great blast from the past, but ....and I find it hard to believe I'm saying this...I kinda like my RoC figures better. They are great troop builders, and I've part swapped my Joes into one hardcore killer band of snakehunters. I think once I get them nailed down and organized with names I'll post some pics of them. I'm now an old man, and a vet and I find the RoC Joes a cool way to "make my own" Joe-verse. Where as the 25th figures will really always be "Hama's Joes", and as dear as they'll always be to me, I think I like writing the characters in my head now.
When I went in to see RoC, I had already reconcilled that my sons Joe, wouldn't be "my" Joe. Any quality complaints, or disappointments I may have had with the movie are crushed by the fact that my son and I now share one of my most cherished things from my childhood. As much as I'll always think back fondly on those X-mas' from 82-85, after years of being away I think I'm ready to move into the next century with Joe, and that feels pretty good.
I hope you have a great time sharing Joe with your nephews.
|12-20-2009, 12:04 AM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I took my 10 year old nephew and my 6 year old son to see the movie. It was the first movie my son ever saw in a theater. I was worried that he wouldn't sit still, but he sat still and watched every minute of it. He loves Storm Shadow. He owns everyone of them from the ROC line except the Target and Walmart exclusive ones. He even sits and watches the old cartoons with me. It is great to look at children and see the same excitement for Joes that I had oh so many years ago.
|12-20-2009, 12:20 AM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
And that's what the point of RoC was, not to entertain us, but to make a new generation of us.
|12-20-2009, 12:53 AM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Just like the late "Ol Dirty Bas***d" use to say that Wutang Clan is for the children, GI Joe was always meant for the kids. LOL! I think most of us have forgotten that. My 4 year old son reminds me of how much fun ROC is. So to everyone here, we're all big kids. Let's not not take ourselves too serious. YO JOE!!!!!!!!!!
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Future Wax||Redredly||G.I. Joe Customs Finished Projects||7||04-01-2009 05:29 AM|
|Likely vehicles in the near future||Cksport||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||34||08-29-2008 03:25 PM|
|Future Customs -- Future recruits||Bernit69||G.I. Joe Customs Finished Projects||9||05-11-2008 06:15 PM|
|Alabama G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Texas (Northern) Sightings|
|Scrage by Vanishing Point|
|Stomavik by Vanishing Point|
|My Gi Joe Collection|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|Who is the Best ME BAT?|
|Eagle Force returns|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|California (Southern, SoCal) G.I. Joe Sightings|
|2016 Joes thoughts and favorites?|
|IDW Revolution Discussion...|
|Official Cobra Command Recruitment Thread!!!!|
|The 461st Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|Cobra troops serial numbers|
|G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Toys "R" Us Photo...|
|Virginia G.I. Joe Sightings|
|modern styled tiger force SKYSTRIKER|
|Gi joe transformers crossover|
|Custom parts need/have thread|
|Custom Recon Glider by Foxtrot Delta|
|What secrets lurk in the filecards?|
|Not Popular Enough|
|Georgia G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Ohio G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|The CORPS Megathread|
|Transformers Masterpiece Thread V2: A New...|
|2016 Toy Hauls|
|Marvel Universe 3.75" figures|
|Recent B/S/T Threads|
|Goin' Commando Buy/Sell/Trade List|
|WTT 25th Tiger Rat|
|Zap Rowsdower BST Thread|
|Looking for Junk Parts (Modern Era Figures) -...|
|Yojoe77 bst list|
|Nightrattler Sell Page|
|FS: Vintage File Cards!|
|Roland's Buy/Sell List|
|Selling off a large amount of modern era joes &...|
|Fast_Draw's B/S/T thread|