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If hasbro continues to update classic figures what would you like to see them do?  

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  1. 1. What era would you like to see more updates from?

    • 1982-1984 (Zap, Short-Fuze, Cover Girl)
      18
    • 1985-1986 (Lifeline, Lowlight, Dr. Mindbender)
      17
    • 1987-1988 (Jinx, Hit and Run, Chuckles)
      13
    • 1989-1990 (Backblast, Countdown, Recoil)
      5
    • 1991-1994 (Eco Warriors, Ninja Force)
      4
    • Sgt. Savage (changed to fit with regular Joes)
      5
    • Extreme (changed to fit with regular Joes)
      2
    • G.I. Joe vs. Cobra
      0
    • Valor vs. Venom/Spy Troops
      5
    • Sigma Six (changed to fit with regular Joes)
      4
  2. 2. What type of releases would you like to see more of?

    • Multipacks
      7
    • Single Packs
      21
    • Comic Packs
      7
    • Vehicles
      17
    • Large Playsets
      9


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My question to you is this:

 

If hasbro was to continue to produce updates of previous G.I. Joe figures, what would you like to see them produce?

 

Please note both poles are multiple choice.

 

Feel free to comment on your choices, and to tell us what you would do to improve the line if you could.

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You left out a critical category:

None of the Above.

 

No, I'm not referring to NO GIJOES at all, but rather a category that has all new ideas.

 

Hell, just add a category that says " All new ideas" instead.

Updates are fine..........they are quaint and all, but its like having a roast beef sandwich that you've had a million times before.

I'd like my imagination sparked.......inspired.....and for that I want to see new stuff.

 

I've said it before, I'll say it again--I want to see an all-encompassing GIJOE Universe idea, with heroes and villains drawn from regular military Joes, Adventure Team, Action Man, Super-Joe etc.

Tap it all, go all over the place, do all kinds of things.

 

The Adventure team would have vehicles decked out in eye-catching yellow and black/red trim. Super-Joe would be hi-tech and futuristic. Action Man would be high adventure and perhaps extreme sports or espionage. Take the stupid stuff like Gor, or the Intruders and expand upon them. Sure, they started out dumb, but there's plenty of room to make them cool.

Gor can lead a roster of bizarre dinosaur-like creatures, The Intruders can show different types ( and sizes!)of super-smart alien Cavemen. It doesn't need to be explained..........yet........it just needs to be fun.

I maintain that there is NOTHING wrong with the designs for GIJOE Extreme, it was just the lack of articulation that made those figures suck. The concept was sound. I maintain that Bulletman and Mike Power: Atomic Man can enthrall a whole new generation of collectors, if just given a chance.

 

There's a LOT more to GIJOE than people realize, or appreciate and soooooooo much more than can be tapped into.

I want my cake, the frosting and the whole damn pie to eat too!

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I really, REALLY want a Low-Light figure, but given the other two choices listed with him, I went with Jinx/Hit & Run/Chuckles (however, I think Chuckles should be replaced with Outback). The other figures listed I could really care less about.

 

IMO, these are the figures from the listed time periods that I think should be made:

 

82-84 - Blowtorch, Mutt & Junk, Scrap-Iron

 

85-86 - Low-Light, Sci-Fi, Alpine (There's a TON of other figures I'd still like to see here like Airtight, Dusty, Quick Kick, Dial-Tone, Leatherneck, Monkeywrench, and Wet Suit.)

 

87-88 - Jinx, Hit & Run, Outback (Honorable mentions would go to Fast Draw, Techno-Viper, Blizzard, Muskrat, Road Pig, and Shockwave.)

 

89 -90 - Alley Viper, Night Viper, TARGAT

 

I voted for more single packs, only because I don't really have enough room to be collecting a ton of vehicles and playsets, and I don't think we need more multi/comic packs. Really though, I think Hasbro is doing a great all-around job as far as all of this goes. Look at how much stuff we have coming out this summer!

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ok I may be hated for this but I loved the Sgt Savage Line, I just wish they had been in the 3 3/4th inch scale rather then the taller style

 

I would love to see a

Cover Girl

Hit & Run

Low Light

Recoil

Wet suit

Leatherneck

 

and many many more

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I really, REALLY want a Low-Light figure, but given the other two choices listed with him, I went with Jinx/Hit & Run/Chuckles (however, I think Chuckles should be replaced with Outback). The other figures listed I could really care less about.

 

I don't think the choices listed where the figures he thought should be made, but just examples of figures from that time period that havn't been made. You shouldn't have let the figures listed decide which era you picked.

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Short Fuse

Zap

Tan Clutch and Tan Grunt (short sleeves on Clutch, please)

Blowtorch

Recondo

Mutt

Scrap Iron

Footloose

Alpine

Airtight

Dr. Mindbender

Law & Order

Outback

Tunnel Rat

Crazylegs

The Fridge

Chuckles

Jinxx

Alley Viper (do it cool this time)

Freefall

SAW Viper

 

... plus a buncha vehicle drivers

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Well to me I think Hasbro has done a pretty good Job covering the Early Years (82, 83 & 84). Granted there are still some major holes in the line up (Zap, Short Fuze, Cover Girl and a several of the 84 Joes) but for the most part they have done a good job at those years. I think they need to start fleshing out 85, 86, and 87. There are a ton of classic characters from those years that still need to be made. Dusty, Airtight, Alpine, Mainframe, Dialtone, Lifeline, Zaranna, Zandar, Mindbender, Jinx, Tunnel Rat, Mercer etc.

 

In all honesty I won't feel like this whole 25th endevor has been worth while until every single character form 82-87 (with a few minor exceptions) has been made. I'm not saying i don't want other stuff too, but the nastolga factor is what is fueling this line for me and 82-87 is pretty much the main years i care about. I DO want to see some of the more modern characters made too like Barrel Roll, Bombstrike, Blackout, Scalpel and some more modern versions of many characters DD Spirit, DD Shipwreck, VvV Mindbender.

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

 

VvV wasn't all bad, yes, the molds were not up to our standards, and overall the line was not liked. However, that said, some cool characters were introduced who, if their uniforms were slightly altered could easily fit in with the more classic joes.

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

 

VvV wasn't all bad, yes, the molds were not up to our standards, and overall the line was not liked. However, that said, some cool characters were introduced who, if their uniforms were slightly altered could easily fit in with the more classic joes.

 

Yeah, there were some good figures from VvV. People give it too hard of a time.

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

 

VvV wasn't all bad, yes, the molds were not up to our standards, and overall the line was not liked. However, that said, some cool characters were introduced who, if their uniforms were slightly altered could easily fit in with the more classic joes.

 

Yeah, there were some good figures from VvV. People give it too hard of a time.

 

No, I'm pretty sure VvV sucked. @lol@

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

 

VvV wasn't all bad, yes, the molds were not up to our standards, and overall the line was not liked. However, that said, some cool characters were introduced who, if their uniforms were slightly altered could easily fit in with the more classic joes.

 

Yeah, there were some good figures from VvV. People give it too hard of a time.

 

No, I'm pretty sure VvV sucked. @lol@

 

 

:( awww man! You talkin'bout the theme overall or even the figures/toys themselves?

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I picked multipacks and comic packs because they're the cheapest "per figure" pricepoint.

 

I picked the oddball eras because some of those characters are the characters that have never been "done well" and have had the fewest homages.

 

Mercer rocks my socks. Ice Cream Soldier would be fun. If we must have another Duke, I'll take him in desert fatigues. Headman is just crazy cool.

 

If you take the best Joes and update them for 25th, nothing changes except proportions.

 

If you take the screwballs and the misfits, this could be their first chance at a cool toy if you tone down the loud colors and garish choices a bit.

 

Granted, not every 3rd stringer DESERVES a cool toy. But assuming this line will continue indefinitely (and I think it pretty much will -- and it will almost certainly resume after the movie and every repaint and redeco will be mined; does anyone DOUBT we'll see Shockwave?) then I would like to see a mix of the classics and staple characters with a representative or two from the various failed lines being given a second chance at life.

 

I don't want to see the whole Eco-Warriors team. But take Ozone. There's a guy we've seen in Star Brigade and Eco Warriors. His basic look is salvagable. And ONE environmental specialist on the team is tolerable diversity. (I don't need or want Flint or Barbeque or Deep Six shoe-horned into that role.) And Ozone represents both lines nicely enough as the one Joe who didn't have his whole look changed to fit in with Star Brigade or Eco-Warriors.

 

I don't need Cyborg Hawk or Space Snake-eyes. But a Blackstar or a Cesspool? Maybe.

 

I dunno. I'd want the main focus to be pre-movie Joes. But I'd like to seeone or two oddballs every wave, a single Joe or Cobra who represents an era or a team that isn't as "classic".

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85-86 (the two best years for Joe figures hands down.

 

more single packs (and by that I mean NEW figures, not repaints)

 

 

who votes for VvV and Sigma Sux? @lol@

 

VvV wasn't all bad, yes, the molds were not up to our standards, and overall the line was not liked. However, that said, some cool characters were introduced who, if their uniforms were slightly altered could easily fit in with the more classic joes.

 

Yeah, there were some good figures from VvV. People give it too hard of a time.

 

No, I'm pretty sure VvV sucked. @lol@

 

 

:( awww man! You talkin'bout the theme overall or even the figures/toys themselves?

 

Both of the above.

 

Around the end of Spy Troops, I started losing interest in the new sculpt stuff and had went back to collecting vintage Joes.

 

VvV really sealed the deal. :(

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