JoeCanuck

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Red and white once again! We've restored the classic look of JoeCanuck.

Author Topic: Some video games fans at Hasbro  (Read 2296 times)

5h4rK

  • phpBB Chacal Noir Wannabe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1558
    • View Profile
Some video games fans at Hasbro
« on: March 31, 2011, 09:33:18 AM »

Now I know where Hasbro is looking for some ideas..
PoC wv. 3 SS


From the Ninja Gaiden Sigma game:


PoC wv.1 Duke


Solid Snake


What's your opinion on this?
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged

bandonov

  • Black Ice Wannabe
  • *****
  • Posts: 3682
    • View Profile
Re: Some video games fans at Hasbro
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 09:46:13 AM »

5h4rK, can you post a better pic of Solid Snake, so I can compare with Duke.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged
Lurking

5h4rK

  • phpBB Chacal Noir Wannabe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1558
    • View Profile
Re: Some video games fans at Hasbro
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 09:53:37 AM »

Yeah sure..


It's not the same but they took some ideas out of that character for sure..
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged

ARROW

  • phpBB HATE Mechanic
  • *****
  • Posts: 602
    • View Profile
Re: Some video games fans at Hasbro
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 12:07:50 PM »

The resemblances were cited almost immediately once the figures were shown months ago, in their prototype stage. The influence is probably a bit inspired because associating the characters with gaming counterparts is a savvy way to sell them--because consumers tend to favour things they are familiar with. We did get some nice figures out of it.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged

bandonov

  • Black Ice Wannabe
  • *****
  • Posts: 3682
    • View Profile
Re: Some video games fans at Hasbro
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 12:29:20 PM »

I bought tons of Duke and SS so it worked for me... But I made my Solid Snake with Duke's head on Beachhead's body thou...
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged
Lurking

latinjoe22

  • Global Moderator
  • Mudslinger Wannabe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2854
    • View Profile
Re: Some video games fans at Hasbro
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 12:53:37 PM »

Without searching further online, these were exactly my thoughts when I saw these figures at retail for the first time: Rya Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid. In fact, I bought a "Solid Duke" in order to make a SS surprise custom for a good friend of mine.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Logged
2 + 2 = 22