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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2015, 08:27:48 AM »

Silver jet... not bad.... (picture from : http://generalsjoes.com/)

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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2015, 11:41:45 AM »

the sniper figure is apparently name 'Sightline' and is a tribute to Gary 'Goggles' Head aka Gyre-Viper mayherestinpeace.

Hasbro's sure milking that Skystriker mould with TWO versions...
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 01:39:09 PM »

No new thinking.  Same old "blah" rehash, repaints, re-releases.
Nothing here was designed less than, what.......about 5 years ago?
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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2015, 03:02:21 PM »

No new thinking.  Same old "blah" rehash, repaints, re-releases.
Nothing here was designed less than, what.......about 5 years ago?

Agree, but the two Skystrikers look good :-)

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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 03:50:42 PM »

No new thinking.  Same old "blah" rehash, repaints, re-releases.
Nothing here was designed less than, what.......about 5 years ago?

Agree, but the two Skystrikers look good :-)
Oh, sure....there's nothing wrong with the sculpts on any of this.....it's all solid stuff.  But there's no new blood. No innovation = stagnation, and stagnation leads to the "deth of teh line".
It's what so frustrating to me as a collector/consumer of this line.......it's built on a lot of great product, a lot of good thinking.....but a few years back, someone decided to abandon any NEW thinking and just rest on what's already been done.

How long is that going to last for them?  I don't think it really paints us collectors in a very good light either, especially if we eagerly swallow whatever gets rolled out. Nostalgia might seem a blessing to some, but it can be a curse to the whole.
There's NO incentive for Hasbro to put any effort into this.....just dangle a 5 year old carrot in front of us and we'll obligingly bite.

I wish it were otherwise.
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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 05:17:49 PM »

I like to set up my figs around the house. Usually on a shelf or something. I'm also going to do another dio-story one of these days. I started shooting one last fall, but wasn't pleased with where it was going. It involved Long Range being escorted across the world to aim some nukes at an incoming meteorite while Cobra gave chase. (because only he possessed the skill aim them properly) Maybe later this year...

I tend to gravitate towards new versions of my favourite characters. The most exciting stuff to come out in the past couple years (for me) has been the club's Night Force set, Zombie-Hunter Clutch, Cesspool, BBTS Renegades, SDCC Jinx, SDCC Bludgeon, Jungle Viper, Zombie Viper and Retaliation Cobra Commander.

I like when they release new product. Especially when there's new characters (and there ARE new characters in there, but mostly on the Cobra side and mostly troop builders). But I'm not disappointed when they plan/release stuff I don't like. I just skip it and wait for the next year. If the line were to die, I'd still have plenty of cool stuff to set up. My imagination is still in good enough shape that I could come up with countless storylines.
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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 10:42:24 PM »

Anyone is planning going to SDCC? I wouldn't say no to that Silver/Red jet...

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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2015, 12:45:21 PM »

Overall this was a good year.  I mean it would have to have been an utter disaster to be worse than last year when Hasbro couldn't even be bothered to show.

The highs:  More vehicles and figures!!!!!!   The mention of the fact that GI Joe 3 will be the start of another phase for the brand!!!

The lows:  More vehicles and figures!!!!!  Honestly there are some gems in the lot, but overall it is a lot of "meh" choices for colours and characters.  Honestly there are a lot animation designs that haven't been done and could be done (arctic clothed characters, etc.)  I love the blue on the Snow Cat repaint, but it is an ugly recolour in my opinion.  Also,  ANOTHER AWE!!???????  REALLY HASBRO??????!!!!  Jesus, just drop the bloody mold into the ocean already. 

I mean there are a ton of subgroup repaints that are still dying to be done, and they would have been perfect choices for some of these exclusive sets (TRU or SDCC).  I'm thinking they could have done either Dreadnok set (Air or Ground Assault) since they have all 4 vehicle molds, in new version as well.  Tiger Force, Sky Patrol, etc. etc.  I just don't understand the unwillingness to go after those sets rather than take a chance on new paint schemes.  The exclusives are basically geared towards collectors now.  I think we can all agree that there are few kids getting these toys anymore.

Also the new mobile game.  I was so glad to see a new game, and it wasn't card based!!!  However I wasn't too happy with it basically being a Joe themed ninja game.  At least it is something.

Overall it was nice to see something more being done by Hasbro.  Now get it in gear and get us GI Joe 3 so we can get more attention and product for the brand.
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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 02:07:04 PM »

I've seen the stuff online and tbh, I think most of it looks crap. I know I'm not into the modern era stuff, but I have seen stuff and thought, 'that's actually cool' (see Lowlight, Airtight, the PIT Commando, Lifeline) but most of this looks shite.

I think they need to ditch the ARAH/Cobra guff and reboot with something new instead of relying on 33 year old ideas. Don't get me wrong, I'm ARAH til I die, but damn do something new already!
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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 04:12:56 PM »

Anyone is planning going to SDCC? I wouldn't say no to that Silver/Red jet...

I was at the Hasbro Panel at Joe Con, they are making 2 versions of that set.  The SDCC set with an extra figure then what will be found in the Retail version.  so you can still get them all you are missing out is on the extra figs.  They also said they are getting out of the Waves.  All the items we be available on 8/1/15 so not sure when they will be here in TRU Canada.  Kreos are coming but they are run by a different department so he has no control on what they do or make. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2015, 11:26:52 PM »

I saw those two similar set for this one:

 G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: F.O. E. Striker & Cobra Basilisk. Include Night Fox, Philip ?Chuckles? Provost, Elite Horseman & Cobra Air Trooper. USD $59.99

G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: F.O. E. Striker & Cobra Basilisk. Include Night Fox, Philip ?Chuckles? Provost & Elite Horseman. USD$49.99

But I didn't see this for the Cobra Scythe jet set... did you?

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Re: Hasbro will be at Joecon and showing new product.
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2015, 10:20:05 AM »

I'm trying to remember what the extra figure was.  I think it will be an Alley Viper as I remember my friend saying he had to get that Viper when they showed him up on the screen. 

The other think with the SDCC versions, if you put the 2 sets together you get a Awesome Art Mural to display.
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