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Obiwanjacoby
02-19-2005, 07:36 PM
Thanks to Alyosha and Figures.com

http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1984277

And more. . .

http://photos.figures.com/photo/1/showgallery.php?cat=2318

I think the Small Soldiers reference is applicable to HD and Duke.

-PJ

Ridureyu
02-19-2005, 07:41 PM
Blue Duke?

stad
02-19-2005, 07:53 PM
Yawn! Nothing in it appeals to me, not the scale, and especially not the look/design. I wouldn't even care about the price, which is too high, but this is just an unnecessary diversion from making good figures/vehicles for the real line.

82to87Joes
02-19-2005, 08:56 PM
ok so marvel legends is making 4" figures that match joes and nows joes are making 6" figures that match marvel legends?
what on earth would make hasbro think joe fans would want something like this? surely cant be the awesome sales of the 12" figures...

i blame the guys on ebay making marvel legend joe customs! its all their fault!

review-this
02-19-2005, 09:06 PM
blame hasbro, they're the jerks who think they know everything, when they know nothing.
a monkey could run the joe line better then this!

Obiwanjacoby
02-20-2005, 12:03 PM
I do like some of the little details like the band-aid across the bridge of HD's nose.

Another thought. If Sigma-Six is a six member team and Stormy is sporting a Cobra logo. . .then that means there's two (?) more team members yet to be revealed.

And even though I won't be getting the figures, I prolly will watch the toon (depends on the writing, voice acting), even though it's not the type of anime I was hoping for.

-PJ

KING
02-20-2005, 01:21 PM
Ughhh.


Time machine for me to the 80's please....

Mr. Angry Beef
02-20-2005, 02:15 PM
Those are.....dumb.

I wouldn't mind it if these were a supplemental line......... This being the new flagship is utter crap. I see why Hasbro thinks these will be popular with kids. The design is very modern and flashy but to pee on the adult collectors like this... It's just weird.

The MASS Device
02-20-2005, 03:01 PM
Okay, so I won't be getting any of the Sigma Six figures, but at least they look like they are well-made. I may not like the style on some of the stuff, but I can kinda see how kids might like these. They look like they might be fun to play with -- each figure comes with a lot of accessories. Maybe GI Joe does need something like this to re-capture another generation.

Let's just hope the cartoons are well-done. That could definitely make or break this line.

Sephiroth
02-20-2005, 03:06 PM
I think a lot of fans just don't get it. GI Joe Sigma Six figures are intentionally scuplted and designed with children in mind, not collectors. After analyzing the current market trends for childrens' toylines, Hasbro must believe that this product will have the best chance at attracting a new generation of fans to GI Joe. Nothing could ever impress me the way the vintage 3 3/4" figures did when I was a kid, but I can't expect that what was cool for me as a kid will always be cool for the kids of today. It's probably the way our fathers laughed at us when they compared their 12" figures to our "new" 3 3/4" figures.

Besides, whose to say that Hasbro doesn't have a plan to take care of us collectors after the introduction of the Sigma Six line. I'm sure we'll continue to get some new 3 3/4" figures in the form of comic 3-packs and mail-ins in the future. I'm really hoping that Hasbro will run a new line geared specifically for collectors...Marvel Legend style/scale versions of the most popular figures from the original run.

Obiwanjacoby
02-20-2005, 07:15 PM
I think many of you are forgetting that the original 3&3/4" ARAH figures were also intended for kids.

HOWEVER. . .if you can remember that far, they didn't turn out that juvenile, did they? Back in the day, Hasbro didn't dumb anything down, and the creators put their heart & soul into what they were doing.

The result was as mature a toy as you could get without graphic violence. The original ARAH carried adult themed professions, problems, technology, and it made children feel like this one toy didn't insult their intelligence.

I wanted Singma Six to be designed for the same kind of children that we collectors once were. But it's not. And anyone who doen't "get" what I mean. . .never understood ARAH to begin with. :mad:

"Yo-Joe" everybody!

-PJ

GI Steevy
02-20-2005, 07:23 PM
I think many of you are forgetting that the original 3&3/4" ARAH figures were also intended for kids.

HOWEVER. . .if you can remember that far, they didn't turn out that juvenile, did they? Back in the day, Hasbro didn't dumb anything down, and the creators put their heart & soul into what they were doing.

The result was as mature a toy as you could get without graphic violence. The original ARAH carried adult themed professions, problems, technology, and it made children feel like this one toy didn't insult their intelligence.

I wanted Singma Six to be designed for the same kind of children that we collectors once were. But it's not. And anyone who doen't "get" what I mean. . .never understood AAH to begin with. :mad:

"Yo-Joe" everybody!

-PJ


Well said, I would also like to add that from those that have ACTUALLY SEEN the toys, these new figures are very detailed. I've heard these have not only a wide variety of gear, but removable ammo clips for their weapons, working holsters/sheaves, and Snakes has alternative visors.

A lot of "adultness" mentioned came from the various media support, of which we have seen NOTHING of Sigma Six's. I actually like how Hasbro compared the line with concepts present in Splinter Cell, if the cartoon follows the covert ops team concept, I think it might end up being quite enjoyable.

Obiwanjacoby
02-20-2005, 07:27 PM
A lot of "adultness" mentioned came from the various media support, of which we have seen NOTHING of Sigma Six's. I actually like how Hasbro compared the line with concepts present in Splinter Cell, if the cartoon follows the covert ops team concept, I think it might end up being quite enjoyable.

That's a very good point. But I'm somewhat pessimistic judging what we've gotten in the past toon-wise. And like I said in another thread, I'm hoping the toon will carry some good plot, characterization, and voice acting. Keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be dumbed down for the kids.

-PJ

whakojacko
02-20-2005, 10:03 PM
I hear these things cost $15 apiece. Marked toward kids huh? Seems kinda pricey to me. $15 for something I could find in any toilet. No thanks! My condolances to all the kids in the world. The days of the action figure are over. Go back to playing XBox. RIP G.I. Joe.

Viper Commander
02-20-2005, 10:22 PM
I hear these things cost $15 apiece. Marked toward kids huh? Seems kinda pricey to me. $15 for something I could find in any toilet. No thanks! My condolances to all the kids in the world. The days of the action figure are over. Go back to playing XBox. RIP G.I. Joe.


I agree, think about this, the Nintendo DS is here, PSP is coming, with Playstation-3 and Xbox-2 not far behind, if anyone knows what Im talking about, those will be the must haves, GI-Joe as a brand needs to get a good game on those machines to survive, at least with kids........ anyone agree with me?:p

Rotty
02-20-2005, 11:00 PM
I agree, think about this, the Nintendo DS is here, PSP is coming, with Playstation-3 and Xbox-2 not far behind, if anyone knows what Im talking about, those will be the must haves, GI-Joe as a brand needs to get a good game on those machines to survive, at least with kids........ anyone agree with me?:p

Oh heck YES! I'd love to see Hasbro get a company to do a third-person perspective action game with the Joes, preferably in the style of Metal Gear (i.e. stealth and precision counting for more than reflexes), where you get to choose one of several of the most famous Joes and deal with several supporting characters (General Abernathy, Doc, Lady Jaye?), with a huge number of Cobra bosses to face.

CGC
02-20-2005, 11:16 PM
Oh heck YES! I'd love to see Hasbro get a company to do a third-person perspective action game with the Joes, preferably in the style of Metal Gear (i.e. stealth and precision counting for more than reflexes), where you get to choose one of several of the most famous Joes and deal with several supporting characters (General Abernathy, Doc, Lady Jaye?), with a huge number of Cobra bosses to face.
That'd be great, but I'd rather see a Command & Conquer / Red Alert style game. Using a lot more strategy, & the army builders could still do their thing! :D

miragearmy
02-20-2005, 11:26 PM
All I can say is that Heavy Duty's face looks and resembles Jim Henson's Muppets.

Rotty
02-20-2005, 11:32 PM
That'd be great, but I'd rather see a Command & Conquer / Red Alert style game. Using a lot more strategy, & the army builders could still do their thing! :D

So would I. However, a game where you control an individual Joe would probably do more to build the brand with potential new fans than one where you command companies of faceless troops. See, if Hasbro was smart, they'd try to get both genres made with the GI Joe license. :rolleyes:

MikePrime
02-20-2005, 11:40 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Hasbro should have done what they did with the line in the '80s. So, they cancel a line that isn't selling well and then decide to make a line with figures that cost more money? If this line is supposed to appeal to kids, I think Hasbro forgot that kids don't have any money. Their parents will buy the toys for them.

Deogg
02-21-2005, 12:00 AM
Nah, Hasbro's policy is "If it ain't broke fix it til it is".

Jack
02-21-2005, 12:15 AM
I'd buy the line if I had a five year old son. It'll be good for that age group, but I really have no interest as a collector.

Epyon
02-21-2005, 12:36 AM
Yeah, if I had some kids, those would be the coolest things ever. Well, I have friends that have kids, so I will probably get some for them.
They are big and bulky, and come with tons of accesories. They won't be as easy to lose either. I bought my friends kid a few joes, and he lost them....so atleast these won't be as hard to lose.
And they do look like Small Soldiers, which is kinda cool in a way.

etmartin
02-21-2005, 05:50 AM
No leg joints...odd...kind of limits poseability in a market where this seems to be expanding. Transformers now have ball joints to add poseability...Marvel Legends have 40+ joints each for this...even 3 3/4 Joes have more areas of poseability...

Why would they limit the legs? You'd think it would make it difficult to play with...kind of like a statue...

Did I miss something?

etmartin :D :D :D