Is now the right time for G.I. Joe "Shattered Glass"?

yojoe.com

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1

    Is now the right time for G.I. Joe "Shattered Glass"?

    Anyone who follows the Transformers Collectors Club has heard about the "Shattered Glass" phenomenon by now. Essentially it's a "mirror universe" situation where the good guys are bad guys and vice versa. Based loosely off of the "Mirror, Mirror" episode of Star Trek, it is a very interesting storyline idea, and seems to have worked somewhat effectively for Transformers.

    The question is, does it work the same way (or could it work the same way) for G.I. Joe?

    Brian Savage posed that very question during the Collectors Club round table at the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention, and to my great surprise, the majority of people in attendance raised their hands in favor of a Shattered Glass element to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club toy offerings. So where is this coming from? For folks who haven't been reading the G.I. Joe Collectors Club newsletter, in the very fun Adventure Team comic by Todd Pisani and Rod Whigham (yes, that Rod Whigham) has shown the Adventurers passing through the Bermuda triangle, and into a parallel universe where Cobra is the leading governmental entity, and has recruited some G.I. Joe operatives to serve under them (most notably Flint, Lady Jaye, and Wild Bill). So the question comes up, does this formula work for the toys?

    My opinion? No, no it doesn't. At least not right now.

    The Collectors Club has been finding a very successful formula recently for their exclusives and convention offerings. They have been able to walk that line between paying homage to the vintage elements, pulling from other mythologies (Extreme, Action Force, and Adventure Team) and adding some neat new things to create a great synergy between all of those. This year's Convention set was a primary example. We got some cool ECO Force vintage figures, new style Outback and Clutch figures, and a cool zombie storyline all woven together to create some really fun toys. What happens when Shattered Glass gets injected into that?

    Pete Sinclair with the Collectors Club was quick to say that Transformers fans were negative about Shattered Glass at first, but seem to have come around...but Transformers also has a myriad of other mainstream toy lines to collect. If Transformers fans don't like Shattered Glass, they can always just buy retail (or third party for that matter). If G.I. Joe fans don't like Shattered Glass, and the Club is devoting significant resources to Shattered Glass, those G.I. Joe fans are simply out of luck.

    I realize that Hasbro and the Collectors Club have done a number of updates and hundreds of new toys under the G.I. Joe banner over the past several years, but they are still just scratching the surface. There are still many more different paths the brand could take. I just don't believe, at this point, that Shattered Glass is among them.

    What are your thoughts? If you feel strongly one way or another, I strongly suggest you contact the Collectors Club. Get them on Twitter, on Facebook, or on their forums at GIJoeClub.com. Share your concerns (if you have them). The vote at the Convention seemed pretty clear to my eyes that the Club was preparing to move forward on this. If you have strong feelings, please express them. The Club needs to know one way or the other.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	gijoe_glass.jpg 
Views:	379 
Size:	44.2 KB 
ID:	43501
    Managing Editor YoJoe.com
    Webmaster GeneralsJoes.com
    Reviews, News, and Opinions

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Member Super Sport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Poverty's Paradise NM - Home of the Nuclear Holocaust, Green Chile, Pink Skies, & Blue Meth...
    Posts
    5,072
    Sounds like a scheme to sell more "easy" repaints - Joe characters will look just like their canonical versions, except they'll have little itty-bitty goatees and mustaches so you'll know they're evil...
    I'M A MAC

    NEEDED: SDCC Gold PDD, SDCC Blue Suited CC, SDCC TTT SGT. Slaughter, SDCC Starscream, SDCC Shockwave, FSS Nano BATs, FSS Desert Scorpions & FSS CGIs, MISB/UNUSED MIB M.A.S.K. stuff, a factory tachometer for a 65 Chevy Impala, lawyers, guns & money...

    Want LiSSt...

    TOP FIVE:
    Dondi CIA
    Bates AIO
    Dream TDK
    Jepsy TRD
    Bob Ross PBS

  4. #3
    Damnations. Now I want a Flint with a goatee. And a Stalker with a Van Dike.

    Oooo Oooo, and a Snake Eyes with a mustache.
    Last edited by Geek-Viper; 04-20-2014 at 12:15 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by skinny View Post
    Don't You Go Injecting Reality Into My Fantasy

  5. #4
    I like the Shattered Glass Lady Jaye but only because she reminds me of a female cobra trooper That I think was in a sunbow episode? or maybe Lady Jaye was in disguise. I can't recall right now.

  6. #5
    There was a Sunbow episode that was close. But in the alternate universe the roles weren't really switched so much as Cobra won and was in charge.

    Episodes 46 & 47 Worlds Without End.

    Flint, Lady Jaye, Clutch, Footloose, Airtight, BBQ, Steeler and Grunt get transported. But after some quick scanning Jaye looks like herself the whole story. There was a female Cobra Trooper that was featured a bunch that maybe you're thinking of. Unless it's a different episode stuck in your head. This was the only one I could think of that had an alternate universe story line.
    Quote Originally Posted by skinny View Post
    Don't You Go Injecting Reality Into My Fantasy

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Geek-Viper View Post
    There was a Sunbow episode that was close. But in the alternate universe the roles weren't really switched so much as Cobra won and was in charge.

    Episodes 46 & 47 Worlds Without End.

    Flint, Lady Jaye, Clutch, Footloose, Airtight, BBQ, Steeler and Grunt get transported. But after some quick scanning Jaye looks like herself the whole story. There was a female Cobra Trooper that was featured a bunch that maybe you're thinking of. Unless it's a different episode stuck in your head. This was the only one I could think of that had an alternate universe story line.
    Yes, I am pretty sure it was not Worlds Without End, it was either a disguise or a random female cobra trooper, I just cannot pinpoint the episode. For some reason I think the character had a clipboard. I will find it eventually.

  8. #7
    Last edited by skinny; 04-23-2014 at 02:41 PM.

  9. #8
    Member Super Sport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Poverty's Paradise NM - Home of the Nuclear Holocaust, Green Chile, Pink Skies, & Blue Meth...
    Posts
    5,072
    Quote Originally Posted by skinny View Post
    Where the reptiles roam:

    0155.gif
    LJ, rockin the old school Oakleys...
    I'M A MAC

    NEEDED: SDCC Gold PDD, SDCC Blue Suited CC, SDCC TTT SGT. Slaughter, SDCC Starscream, SDCC Shockwave, FSS Nano BATs, FSS Desert Scorpions & FSS CGIs, MISB/UNUSED MIB M.A.S.K. stuff, a factory tachometer for a 65 Chevy Impala, lawyers, guns & money...

    Want LiSSt...

    TOP FIVE:
    Dondi CIA
    Bates AIO
    Dream TDK
    Jepsy TRD
    Bob Ross PBS

  10. #9
    It already exists within the transformers shattered glass!
    In the issue eye in the sky there's president Colton, Vice president Clay and Secretary of defence Hauser, which suggest G.I. Joe have taken over america. Cobra however have become the popular band Cold Slither who sing about peace and love (seriously they've actually released the lyrics to it!). No word on what Cobra Commanders up to however!

  11. #10
    No

    Never

    Don't even think about it Hasbro/Fun Pub
    WANTED: Two (2) clear visors

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •