|12-03-2008, 10:36 PM||#121|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: san antonio
|12-03-2008, 10:38 PM||#122|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rhode Island
|12-03-2008, 10:40 PM||#123|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Is it just me or is the current joe line resonating with the exact same frequency as the original line? Think of it this way:
-The original line released with a small selection of figures, and they were re-released directly afterwards. The current line also featured a few select figures at the start who were also re-released directly afterwards (on single cards).
-The original line started with very basic figures, and as the line went on the figures became more and more exotic. The current line started with basic figures (duke, snake, scarlet) and they are slowly becoming more exotic (croc, trakker, ect).
-When the original joe movie came out, the line started to become watered down with too many odds and ends releases and licensed product. Combat heroes. Resolute.
-once the original line started with the spring loaded weapons the designs started to become more and more outlandish. We recently received the B.A.T. in the dvd pack with a spring loaded missle, followed by Matt Trakker, the announcement of Alley Viper, ect.
-Alley Viper signaled the death of the original line. It was simultaneously the best and the worst joe. It had an awesome kit (shield=win), a freaking cool facemask, and it was orange and blue! Unfortunately, it had a funny shield and it was orange and blue. Normally these colors on a commando would be ridiculous, but for some reason Hasbro pulled it off and figured the sky was the limit. well, they were wrong, and Alley Viper is only months away.....
So yeah, this is all pretty basic, but I've definitely noticed similarities between the timeframes of the two lines. All this new movie stuff seems light years apart from the joes that started it all, just like it was in 1989. The current one is just a super condensed version of the original.
Anybody familiar with novelty theory?
|12-03-2008, 10:43 PM||#124|
Laser Rifle Trooper
Join Date: Feb 2007
You know I really want to like this new stuff but honestly I just can't.
It just can't hold up to the original stuff and the new 25th annie stuff that has come out the past year.
I do like they are sticking to the 3.75" size figures...but I just don't feel the excitement and if Hasbro raises the prices nobody will buy this stuff.
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|12-03-2008, 10:50 PM||#125|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
I'm not impressed so far with those. Looks like someone tried to flatten a real IG mask and replace the front of a Darth Vader helmet.
|12-03-2008, 10:53 PM||#126|
Demoted to N.B.C. Viper..
Join Date: Nov 2008
I just fear that we will get clogged pegs of this movie stuff like they did with the Tf's and then we will have to wait for it ALL to be cleared out before they relaunch the good stuff again, ala TF Classics.
The TF movie crap killed TF collecting for me and ended up selling all my Classics. At least this time around Hasbro has released FAR more 25th figures than they did with the TF Classic line so I feel I can wait out the long year of movie merch. nonsense.
You can only take so many "night ops" repaints.
|12-03-2008, 10:59 PM||#127|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ordovician seas of Ohio
Those are very nice-looking figures. I will definitely pick those up.
|12-03-2008, 11:09 PM||#128|
Billy Beane's adviser
Join Date: Nov 2007
I like them, I'll buy a few sets.
"In Beane We Trust"
|12-03-2008, 11:21 PM||#129|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
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