|02-18-2008, 06:55 PM||#71|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I rarely see any kids interested at the stores, but they also seem to be out most of the time, so how could they show interest? I have no doubt the movie will create a whole new generation of interest in the toys. Also, I plan to indoctrinate my little one properly. He just turned one, but I've got a full collection of 25th figures with his name on it when he's old enough. He'd BETTER like Joe, or I'll have to start an ebay store...
|02-20-2008, 05:01 AM||#72|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
I saw a bot about 10 yrs old walking with his mother and he stopped at the 25th section and I herd him said "Ooooh wow mommy" lol. His Mother asked him what character he wanted and the little boy picked up SS.
I never would have thought a child would have such knowledge of the 80's Joe toys. But i'm just as excited and flattered as he had an interest of what I use to play with as a kid in the 80s.
|02-20-2008, 07:48 PM||#73|
Cobra Sith Lord
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
I don't think kids even have to have any knowledge of the old 80's line. The new figures look cool enough to attract a 10-year-old's attention who may not even be aware that they are based on 25-year-old designs.
|09-26-2009, 11:18 AM||#74|
Oktober Guard soldier
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Under the sea!
I know that when I'm going to have kids, I'm showing them the cartoons. Not sure I'll let them play with my 25th anniversary collection though...Maybe I'll have to buy doubles just for them! ;)
|09-26-2009, 11:19 AM||#75|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I've certainly seen kids paying a lot more attention to the Joe line since RoC debuted, however I don't know if that translates into actual sales.
|09-26-2009, 11:25 AM||#76|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thats awesome! I myself was going to post a thread similar to this a littlee while ago, but didnt for some reason. I see a lot of you have witnessed kids buying Joes these days, however in all of my travels on the east coast looking for Joes, I have only ever encountered adult collectors. I live on the southern NH and ME border, and travel as far as northern NY for work. I stop EVERYWHERE I see a target, walmart, or tru, and have yet to see one kid in over a year buying Joes. Hope stories like yours continue to grow though. It seems like all of the cool stuff we all grew up on just isnt as big a deal to the new generation. Kinda depressing if you ask me. Theyd rather have fantasy figures and creatures from Anime shows and movies.....
In the eyes of a snake, everything is either a threat or it is prey.
|09-26-2009, 11:25 AM||#77|
Cobra Deus Mors
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Look behind you.
At the hieght of my 25th running i saw very few kids buying the joes. When the movie hit I saw more activity and excitement around the joes, so in that respect the movie was a good thing. But i have not been making any more runs due to the price increase. I have no kiddos, but I have given several away to kids I know (and adults), one of my jobs is an exterminator so I see them in kid's rooms, and my friends have bought them for thier kids. So I'd say they are getting bought, but not on the scale of transformers, legos, or educational toys. Remember these are a war toy, a subject that is frightening to many folk's sensiblities. But my future kids are set for all of childhood! COBRA!
|09-26-2009, 05:20 PM||#78|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Last week I saw a kid at TRU ask his mom for the Rockslide thingy with ROC Snowjob. I was stunned. LOL. That means he could of had anything in the 20 bucks range and he chose that. And he could also be the only person in history who has every bought an Alpha ROC vehicle from Wave 1 too. LOL. Seriously, no one is buying those things. C'mon kiddies!
|09-26-2009, 05:30 PM||#79|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: deliware city
to be honest im still a kid about turn teen and i collect and play with gijoes.
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