These posts have been split off from the "New Carded Pics, FC#4..." thread into their own special place here in this new "Talkin' about the toy business..." thread. Enjoy, and try to keep it civil PLEASE!
I think them being toys and nothing more... they are all incredible looking pieces of plastic.
I have seen Hasbro just get progressively better since launching this line in '95... Granted we get the occasional "not worth their plastic" figures here and there but no one's perfect.
It's one of the longest running modern lines... (*note I said one
The likenesses get better and better (IMHO) and if anyone that truly knows about toys... also knows that likenesses in this scale are not very easy to pull.
Though today's technology has allowed a lot more room for accuracy...
The only complaint I can see is in movie the figures lack that special-ness than in non movie. POJT was a tremendous line general... next year looks to top that...
One thing most don't take into account is in a movie (sad as it may sound) it's usually quantity over quality for Hasbro.
They are looking to crank out the most product they can and thus figures tend to suffer a little less... but even then we still get some of the best 4" scale toys out there.
GI Joe has an extensive line though I don't find the line overly impressive IMHO. Some of the smaller companies producing military make some impressive vehicles... though their figures aren't blow me over material.
I do acknowledge the articulation and accessories are pretty slick in some... though face and body wise strip them down and they are nothing to really look at...
I'm biased? Maybe some would say but I am a huge fan of toys in general. I may only own and dedicate my time and money to Star Wars (as a whole) I do very much like other toy lines in general...
Some great lines would be Simpsons, Muppets, even LOTR (though I have never even watched a minute of either movie).
At the end of the day it's plastic men and women and that's all to me... I know that Allen Hassenfeld does not have a gun to my head.
I think before some get to ever truly enjoy the line it'll be done w/... then what???
This wave shown today...
Very cool... and all must haves IMHO
I know this post will most likely get a snide remark or two (or three) but hey I figure it's my opinion to voice as others have and will