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Transformers the Movie vs G.I. Joe 25th

Postby AbsumZer0 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:10 pm

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this, but is anyone else planning to jump-ship this summer and divert your hobby funds to Hasbro's other flagship brand G.I. Joe?

I'm nowhere near as big a fan of G.I. Joe as I am Transformers, but after seeing the preview pictures of the new 3 3/4 25th Anniversary line I'll be damned if I'm going to be buying toys of unrecognizable characters based on their likenesses from a film I've lost interest in when I can be spending my money on comic-accurate representations of the COBRA elite with Marvel Legends detail and Microman 200x articulation.

Anyone else share the sentiment?
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Postby Redimus GTS » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:12 pm

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Im disapointed with what ive seen of the movie. But I dont think im ready to jump ship yet. Admitedly there isnt anything im as intrested in, so it'd be hard for me to jump ship anyway.
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Postby Flint » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:40 pm

Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.
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Postby JTKranix » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:06 pm

Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


As will I. I have been waiting for some good G.I. Joe stuff, I am not a fan of the Sigma 6 crap they have been releasing.
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Postby Immortal Starscream » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:26 am

actualy, i love the sigma 6 stuff, even though i was hell bent determined to hate it when i learned of it.

but the 25th anni joes are sex in plastic form. count me on the list of getting them
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Postby jsmith41 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:30 am

I'm still up in the air about movie figs. I'll probably be very selective in my buying. But this is the 1st I heard about 25th anniv. Joes. I Googled them and HOLY CRAP they are awesome. Definite must buys!
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Postby Flint » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:43 am

here's some pics if any one is interested..

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Postby Prime Evil » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:59 am

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I had no idea that they were redoing this scale again. Must be learning from the TF Classic line.
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Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


Same here.. They look fantastic.
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Postby Flint » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:25 am

Cyber Bishop wrote:
Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


Same here.. They look fantastic.


Funny thing is I haven't bought GI Joe stuff in many years, but this is the line that is appealing to us older fans, in the same vein that Transformers Classics does.

Hasbro is doing a lot of things right these days.
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Postby Gutter Bunny » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:23 pm

Flint wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


Same here.. They look fantastic.


Funny thing is I haven't bought GI Joe stuff in many years, but this is the line that is appealing to us older fans, in the same vein that Transformers Classics does.

Hasbro is doing a lot of things right these days.


shhhhh...they might hear you and quit.
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Postby Tusko » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:15 pm

I'd buy them. They look great and I'm glad the small hand gun has returned. I thought toy laws didn't allow for small <1 inch weapons anymore due to the choke hazard.
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Postby Immortal Starscream » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:24 pm

Tusko wrote:I'd buy them. They look great and I'm glad the small hand gun has returned. I thought toy laws didn't allow for small <1 inch weapons anymore due to the choke hazard.


no, small parts are acceptable, as long as theres warning about them. what your thinking of is the law about toy projectiles <missles>

all fireing missles from toys have to be at least 2" long. thats why the TRU reissues either had resculted, elongated missles and launchers, or removed the fireing mechanism.

blame the lazy greedy PC perents.
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Postby Flint » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:14 am

gutter bunny wrote:
Flint wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


Same here.. They look fantastic.


Funny thing is I haven't bought GI Joe stuff in many years, but this is the line that is appealing to us older fans, in the same vein that Transformers Classics does.

Hasbro is doing a lot of things right these days.


shhhhh...they might hear you and quit.


You're right! OK keep on sucking Hasbro :P
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:49 am

Flint wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Flint wrote:Well I can honestly say I will be buying the entire 25th anniversary collection.


Same here.. They look fantastic.


Funny thing is I haven't bought GI Joe stuff in many years, but this is the line that is appealing to us older fans, in the same vein that Transformers Classics does.

Hasbro is doing a lot of things right these days.


While I can understand knocking Hasbro for their cost-cutting measures like skimping on paint apps and excessive repaints I think it's only fair to recognize the efforts they've made for years to cater to younger fans and older collectors. Throughout the Unicron trilogy we were treated to plenty of G1 homages in addition to the Alternators line. When it comes to G.I. Joe they went back and replaced the T-Crotch with the classic O-ring fairly quickly after a false start and even went so far as to try and carry-on the 3 3/4 line after the introduction of Sigma Six with the DTC figures. They even gave us a new improved version of the classic HISS! Sometimes I think people really don't give them enough credit.
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Postby Myriagon » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:38 pm

i was thinking about it, but i have no definate answer in my mind yet
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