|03-18-2009, 06:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
With the recent Hasbro Q&A, it's pretty obvious that the upcoming Vehicle Wave 5 and the two 7-Packs are about all we're gonna get for the foreseeable future when it comes to the "25th" style line.
Yes, Hasbro is focusing on the Movie-Style line. But, no matter how the movie line fares, I think it might mean the end for the 25th style line.
If the Movie figures do well, then Hasbro will continue with their obvious plan to simply make figures of characters who do not appear in the film and make them "movie style".
I don't know about you, but I'm not really looking forward to Robo-Joe versions of all my favorite Joes.
So, if kids buy into the Movie line-- which I can almost guarantee that they won't. I think the movie figures will sit on the shelves till Christmas when they'll be discounted on clearance. But, if kids do but into the movie line-- then Hasbro will think "ka-ching!" and just keep going with that horrible looking line.
But-- if the line dies on the shelves and stores are flooded with Joe merchandise that they can't sell, then they won't be looking for new Joe product, and Hasbro will turn away from Joe, thinking that it's an unsuccessful line.
That means that the slow-build and rapport that they've created with the 25th Joe line will have all been killed to make way for movie figures that kids just don't care about.
Either way, the collectors who love the 25th line lose.
If the Movie figures do well, no more-- or VERY limited-- 25th style figures.
If the Movie line bombs, no more Joe product for a while-- period.
That's just how I'm predicting things.
Granted, they've covered most of the major characters that I've always wanted to see in the 25th line-- but there are still some great ones to be made!
Airtight, Jinx, Zandar, Zarana... and many, many more that are lesser fan favorites.
I just hope that Hasbro does not turn their backs on the 25th line and the collector's base that they've worked so hard to gain faith in again. But, I don't have a good feeling about things....
What do you guys think?
|03-18-2009, 06:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
i'm sure the movie line will kill it
|03-18-2009, 06:26 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Site B
|03-18-2009, 06:27 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kreepy Kansas city
this is absurd and should be smited In my opinion
|03-18-2009, 06:29 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2008
You're right. Hasbro is never EVER going to make another G.I. Joe product that anyone on earth will ever want to buy. Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!
That, or save your money and buy other things you like. The sun will rise tomorrow regardless.
|03-18-2009, 06:29 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Castle, Delaware
Look at TF Universe Classics, or whatever they're called. Came back strong following an incredibly successful movie line. We can certainly hope for the same thing with Joes.
Now can people stop wringing their hands already?
|03-18-2009, 06:33 PM||#7|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
!!!d3@7h 0f 73h l!n3!!!!
Seriously? Did Michael Bay's cinimatic abortion kill Transformers? No. On the contrary, interest increased and now we see classic characters being done justice in ways even the G1 toys couldn't have dreamed and the original series rereleased on DVD.
C'mon guys, how often is the sky going to fall on this site?
|03-18-2009, 06:45 PM||#8|
victoria fortis elegit
Join Date: Sep 2008
I tend to agree with this opinion. 10 years ago I thought the product for new Star Wars movies (which we all knew would suck in advance) would replace/kill my beloved 4/5/6 product. On the contrary new really solid stuff for 4/5/6 was released for another decade; partly because a new generation was introduced to the Star Wars universe. We may not like to address the truth that new blood is life. A handful of aging die-hards no matter how fanatical or willing to spend can keep a line going indefinitely.
Last edited by Steinberg; 03-18-2009 at 06:48 PM..
|03-18-2009, 06:50 PM||#9|
Alley Viper Strike Team
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Alley Viper attached to the Strike Team Urban Division 82nd.
Cobra wants you! I'm looking for some ruthless Vipers to fill the ranks. Joes need not apply.
Laugh Now, Cry Later.
|03-18-2009, 06:55 PM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Seriously, I'm not "wringing my hands" or "going on a rampage" about how things will go, one way or another.
It's all just a thought I was discussing with a fellow collector and thought I'd pose the question here.
I'm mainly basing my thoughts on Hasbro's responses to recent Q&A's. They are dismissing a lot of 25th Q's while trying to turn attention to the upcoming movie line.
As a collector and someone who really enjoys his 25th Joe line, it brings up certain questions and curiosities. Sorry if that upsets some people, but I thought this was the best place for a Joe discussion. A sharing of ideas and thoughts. That kinda thing.
In the meantime, I have plenty of other things that I collect and enjoy every month. MOTU, Hot Toys, DC Direct, Japanese Toys, older 70's and 80's toys. Plenty to keep me and my bank account busy-- for those who need to turn this into a "weepy, whiny" thread-- it most certainly is not.
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