|06-19-2009, 09:18 AM||#121|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: on the Ghost Plains.
hate to break it to you rocky, GI Joe?....i love it to death, but it can get a tad cheesed.
|06-19-2009, 09:27 AM||#122|
Join Date: Dec 2008
In short, a toy line gets the opportunity to run parallel lines AFTER it's proven itself as a top-level seller in recent years. G.I. Joe has not done that in the last 15 years. No, not even with the 25A line. When G.I. Joe pushes the volume of Star Wars and Transformers and still sells though, then we can talk.
In all truth, the movie and the toy line will probably do "OK." Neither will break records or necessarily be "massive hits" but the toys will sell well enough to warrant a continuation of G.I. Joe in some form (albeit not in anywhere near the volume we're getting for the movie), and the movie will probably "break even" (particularly after DVD sales set in), but won't be the biggest hit of the summer or anything like that. Probably not even in the top 3 (Transformers 2, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Up will be vying for those spots). The problem being that a toy line that doesn't grow to the levels of popularity that Hasbro wants will only lead to more attempts by Hasbro to reinvent the line for today's kids. -THAT- we can be assured of. We might get classic product in-between attempts and we might not, but the "classic" well will eventually run dry anyhow.
Like all things where fandom is concerned: Both sides are taking it to extremes, and the truth will probably fall somewhere in the middle.
Last edited by Jmacq1; 06-19-2009 at 09:30 AM..
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