|10-20-2008, 12:54 AM||#121|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
|10-20-2008, 01:02 AM||#122|
Pharmacist First Class
Join Date: Oct 2008
What the heck. I'll get one, maybe two to go with my lone Polar Bear. I've seen worse.
"When you're feeling low and woozy/slap a fresh clip in your uzi/assume the proper firing stance/and make those suckers jump and dance."
|10-20-2008, 01:15 AM||#123|
Join Date: Dec 2007
meh. its ok. ill get it.
|10-20-2008, 01:22 AM||#124|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mitten
|10-20-2008, 01:23 AM||#125|
Never Say Die
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western PA
I thought this might pertain to the conversation between Shin and Sab a few posts back. This is from the most recent Indy Q & A posted on another site here is the intel:
other toy site: Why is it these days (and probably since Star Wars first hit the shelves back in the late 70's), an action figure line has to have something like a movie or TV show pushing it to survive? Why isn't it possible to create a cool action figure line (not necessecarily Raiders but any line), promote it with other ways (like advertisements on TV, web and magazines), and have it survive? There are many toy lines that fall outside of action figures (like girls dolls and video games) that seem to survive without a movie or TV show pushing them, but we always hear with action figures that if there is no show or movie, the line can't survive. I'm just curious where this line of thinking in the toy industry comes from and do you think that it's a possible reason why boys' action figures have become somewhat limited as far as sales in the overall toy industry as compared with video games, girls toys, etc etc? (This question really pertains more to the selling of action figures to parents and their kids not adult collectors.)
Hasbro: Toys are grouped together at retail by consumer-insight driven play patterns (as you mention), but the retail performance expectations for each category are very different regarding top line sales, margin delivery and the like. It is entirely possible that a toy line one aisle over delivers a fraction of the sales but meets retailer satisfaction in other areas, and this is measured against different standards. In an aisle dominated by entertainment, as the boys aisle is and has been for 30+ years, expectations are very high and the competition intense. It is very difficult for non-entertainment-backed brands to succeed, and even GI Joe (the only standout in the last 15 years to have succeeded continuously without persistent entertainment) has a major movie coming down the pike. Entertainment is not only the cost of entry to the boys' aisle, it is necessary to keep kids engaged and coming back to provide a healthy core of support for any line.
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|10-20-2008, 01:24 AM||#126|
Win, Lose or Die
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
Cobra has won. The Battle is over. Or is it?
The Reign of Tears has begun! Check out my original G.I.Joe story!
|10-20-2008, 01:29 AM||#127|
Spec Unit Werewolf Viper
Join Date: Aug 2008
I really like this. I'll get at least 3 as I'm troop building winter troops. Although I'd have to say, it looks more like a Cobra vehicle than a Joe vehicle.
And why are you all blasting Hasbro about the toy design? Blast the movie concept artists not Hasbro. This version is better than the one from the still.
|10-20-2008, 01:31 AM||#128|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I'll definitely be picking it up. I actually like the design and if it weren't for the green, I like the repaint of snow job.
I agree with the lack of detailing in the sculpt on the front skids, but otherwise think it looks like a cool modern reinterpretation of the battle bear. I don't expect to get a lot of the movie toys at this point, but I like this one alright. Not my favorite vehicle ever, but not as bad as some.
|10-20-2008, 01:34 AM||#129|
Lexi Belle fan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
looks like SpyTroops. meh. forget it.
|10-20-2008, 01:38 AM||#130|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I got into the "25th" line due to the fact they were remade toys of my youth. As an adult, I collect them because there was no way I could ever get them all as a kid. But my interest definitely ends with the modern era as it shifts into to this "future movie" line. Unless I see Hasbro release something like Bbi and make true to scale actual military vehicles (will never happen I know) I won't be buying these. I still find the figures, characters and "idea" of the Gijoe vs. Cobra era intriguing but the vehicles don't do it for me. I was really hoping to see realistic “future” weapons instead of this… Halo meets Hasbro snowmobile. Give me a realistic sled anyday!
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