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General_Hawk
02-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Well what do you know?

Turns out we survived the past nine months without a G.I. Joe film, and as I look at my calendar, we are nearing the 6 week mark until G.I. Joe: Retaliation launches in 3D in the United States. See it again for the first time!

I will admit I was a bit taken aback at Toy Fair this year, with a visible and palpable lack of promotion for the upcoming film. Last year and in 2009 there were movie stars, front-page stories, movie clips…the whole ball of wax. G.I. Joe was front and damned center.

This year, the G.I. Joe presentation at Toy Fair felt tacked on to the Kre-O presentation, and besides some words of encouragement from Derryl DePriest, the film felt like more of an afterthought than the main promotional push. Instead of walls of figures and vehicles, we got seven new figures and a single new vehicle.

Now this is not meant to be a reflection on the toys themselves… from all appearances this will be a fantastic year for toys. The ultimate film versions of Duke, Flint, Roadblock and Firefly all look incredible. Wonderfully accurate old school versions of Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, and Snake Eyes. Budo, Data-Viper and KWINN! And hey, I didn’t even mention the Tomahawk Eaglehawk. Very good stuff coming this year. But I won’t lie. The atmosphere was not as fired up and national coverage as it was in years past. I realize a lot of that has to do with the film delay, but when the coronation of a Pony princess on an animated cartoon gets more mainstream pub than a multi-million dollar Hollywood production? Damn right I’m going to say something about that.

Whether or not you agree with how G.I. Joe: Retaliation was treated at Toy Fair, though, the fact remains that it’s a new year and we have a ton of great looking product to look forward to. The film is hitting in just over six weeks and by all accounts looks to be awesome. We are on the verge of a potential tipping point in the G.I. Joe brand right now, and GeneralsJoes is riding that train all the way. As we lead up to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film over the next six weeks, expect loads of content. Editorials, figure reviews, vehicle reviews, comic reviews, and heck… perhaps even a dio-story chapter or two. No promises. ;)

The movie is coming. The new toys are coming. The comic is getting revitalized. There’s a lot to look forward to over the next six weeks, hope you all are joining me for the ride.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ccnh1up1U

troynos
02-15-2013, 04:18 PM
I think the timing of the movie affected Toy Fair. Movie in March, really still too early in the year to showcase what comes after Retaliation. I think we'll see some of the next step at Joecon, even though it's still relatively early, it's a more old school fan event and the new RoC/Retaliation universe isn't as well liked by that group. I'd expect to see a lot of new stuff at SDCC.

cageyJG
02-15-2013, 10:55 PM
Is Kwinn supposed to be in the movie? Fingers crossed.

troynos
02-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Is Kwinn supposed to be in the movie? Fingers crossed.

No, Kwinn's not in the movie. The general feeling is that Hasbro is including him in the movie line as a favor to us, the fans that want him, because hopefully in the movie line he'll make it onto store shelves. If PoC/30th was any indication, retail support for a non-movie Joe line was pretty sparse, so if they kept him for the next line, there's no telling if he'd make it onto the shelves.

ade1
02-20-2013, 12:06 PM
The retaliation figures are to expensive

tmc008
02-21-2013, 10:06 AM
The retaliation figures are to expensiveThe inflation calculator says $2.97 from 1986 equals 6.14 today. So yea, they are over priced. If we were to buy these new figured back in '86 they'd be around $5!!! Holy poop, no wonder Hasbro doesn't see any returns on the GI Joe line.

tmc008
02-21-2013, 10:08 AM
The retaliation figures are to expensiveThe inflation calculator says $2.97 from 1986 equals 6.14 today. So yeah, they are over priced. If we were to buy these new figured back in '86 they'd be around $5!!! Holy poop, no wonder Hasbro doesn't see any returns on the GI Joe line.

ade1
02-21-2013, 11:43 AM
They should be much more affordable especially in this current economic climate .

jbeutel
04-14-2013, 09:12 AM
There's more to action figure prices today than just inflation. Oil prices are way out of scale with regular inflation costs.

ade1
04-14-2013, 03:52 PM
Well I will not pay £9.99 for a retaliation figure,the new retaliation vehicles are poorly made as well for what is charged for them.

Kronz
04-14-2013, 04:33 PM
just wait it out, in a year or two nearly all of them should be quite affordable on the secondary market, especially if you buy them loose. I was able to get nearly every RoC figure for $3 each when the line was cancelled, only the very last wave (not counting exclusives) didn't hit clearance in my area.

ade1
04-22-2013, 02:30 PM
I agree wait till people sell their collections, I have managed to get four of the retaliation vehicles but the Ninja 4x4 only seems to be available in the States not the UK.

troynos
04-23-2013, 03:17 PM
When calculating inflation you can't do it as a lump sum. The $2.97 to $6.14 is wrong because the calculation takes the figure as a whole. Can't do that. Have to calculate inflation on all the pieces that go into the figure: cost of production, cost of material, cost of distribution, cost of marketing (packaging, ads) and many more pieces.