|10-20-2008, 02:32 PM||#81|
Join Date: Jul 2007
|10-20-2008, 02:34 PM||#82|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|10-20-2008, 02:39 PM||#83|
Join Date: Jul 2008
That's almost as funny as HT's "our friends at the GIJoeCC" news header a few days ago.
|10-20-2008, 02:43 PM||#84|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Hasbro does this with all of their lines. Star Wars fans freaked out when Episode I came out because there were no classic figures slated for that year. Classic figures were released the following year.
Transformers did this last year. They focused on the current movie. Classics went on hiatus. I bought no movie TFs. Classics returned this year... I bought classics.
Joe is going to do the same thing. We'll get classic joes up until the release date of the Movie Joes. Then the classic figures will go on hiatus... until the following year most likely.
|10-20-2008, 02:47 PM||#85|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
say it again: "Hasbro always focuses on movies during movie years"
they did it with Star Wars, they did it with Transformers, they were always gonna do it with GIJoe.
they aren't doing it to "not sell" classic styled figures, they are focusing on the movie because it's a huge budget hollywood blockbuster that will have tons of marketing and promotion behind it and they don't want to dilute the brand or confuse the casual consumer during that big push.
it'll be a 9-12 month hiatus depending on movie sales, and there is an excellent chance you'll see classic stuff (probably mostly vehicles) doled out as store exclusives. If anything can be taken away from a lot of the answers (including the special address to the fans) it's that the Joe team is jsut as excited about the classic stuff as we are and they are enthusiastic to get back to it.
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|10-20-2008, 02:48 PM||#86|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: United States
That was a cool note. I feel like there are very different tones depending on what Q&A you read. The GiJoe Q&A's tend to be very informative and appreciative of the fact that we are salivating for this stuff. The Indiana Jones Q&A's and Marvel or sometimes so vague and annoying I don't even bother to read them.
These guys seem as excited to be working on GiJoe as we are in buying the stuff.
|10-20-2008, 02:56 PM||#87|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I think we posted at the exact same time Artie...
It would be silly of Hasbro to not give a huge push to the movie stuff. It is a movie based on a brand that they own. It would be crazy to do something like, put the movie out, wait a year, do an online poll as to which characters you'd like to see in plastic, and then put out a line.
It's all about gettin' while the gettin's good. Movie hype generally only lasts a few months anyway. I'm sure they're banking on lots of sales prior to the movie coming out anyway...
|10-20-2008, 03:04 PM||#88|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Awesome, we get Chuckles as well next to Mindbender & Recondo!!
I liked the character development of Chuckles in the ddp comics.
He's amongst my list of must have joes because of the story!
I'm very surprised we're even getting 3 new characters before the movie.
This is great news to me =)
So now we know these upcoming figures are going to be released before the movie...
COBRA COMMANDER (chrome face plate)
...and knowing is half the battle!
|10-20-2008, 03:17 PM||#89|
Join Date: Jul 2008
The only disappointment to me is no Zarana in the foreseeable future
No Zandar I can understand, but Zarana was a main character, much more as for example Scrap Iron ever was...
There are only a few good main Cobra's left on the list so why no Zarana?
|10-20-2008, 03:21 PM||#90|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monett, MO
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