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Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Renegades - Cartoon Series
« on: April 3, 2012, 04:29 PM »
I think maybe Hasbro needs to go back to basics with the Joes.  There was something magical about the early 1980s stuff that is still awesome...

I could not agree more with this.  They totally missed the boat with their last two animated endeavors.  Resolute, as cool as it may have been for the dorky adult fans who want everything Nolanized and gritty, sure didn't gain any kid viewers.  While softer, Renegades required way too much to follow and took too long to introduce other Joes for most kids.  When there were introductions of guys like Airtight or Breaker or Shipwreck, they were essentially glorified cameos.

My kid is 8 and he watched almost every episode of Renegades with me, but he vastly prefers the old school cartoons.  There's a very simple formula, and with the exception of a few two parters or mini-series things, it all gets wrapped up in a single episode where a few key good guys fight a few key bad guys.  That **** works.

I watch the old toons all the time, and they're brilliant 30 minute commercials that highlight a few main staples (e.g. Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett, etc.), but give everybody else a chance to shine, which makes you want to go out and add that guy to your collection.  Giving the characters distinct personalities, even if they were stereotypes, was brilliant.

If they'd go back to basics, I think the line could do extremely well with kids as well as adult collectors.

Marvel's doing a wonderful job of this with its Avengers cartoon, by the way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 2, 2012, 10:23 PM »
Yeah, that wasn't my finest moment.  But still, that was a better deal than what I got you in your pre-nup agreement.

I sent off for five earlier this week. Hope I wasn't too late. Damn procrastinators...

Yeah, I think they are re-stocking these. I saw two sets of each at a Wal-Mart today.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 23, 2012, 09:03 PM »
I am so jealous. She looks fantastic.  Awesome job. And where did that Johnny Storm come from? Is he a custom, too? I don't think I've ever seen that version that matches.

That phasing Sue is amazing dude.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: March 17, 2012, 12:10 PM »
You've come such a long way, Rob. If Deanpaul hadn't died in a canyon down under, he would be so proud of you.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:28 PM »
I think iPads are what you make them; the app library is astonishing.  I'm amazed at the amount of work specific apps that are available in my field--it's truly revolutionizing the legal industry.

Plus you can play Angry Birds on it.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: March 15, 2012, 09:57 AM »
I picked up an unmasked Dark Wolverine for trade bait; this line looks great.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:46 AM » Crimson HISS had two backpacks, too (including extra mines).  I didn't have the other problems, though.  Those are a bummer.

The Monkees' 20th Anniversary Tour was my first concert ever.  I was ten.  Davy Jones was actually supposed to play here again in a couple of months...I really liked them when I was a dorky little kid, and I guess as a dorky old man, I still kind of do.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:11 AM »
If I were Chris Evans' agent, I'd be pissed.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe 25th Alpine
« on: February 20, 2012, 09:49 AM »
I saw the set on a shelf at Walmart just before Christmas one year. My wife had just lectured me to stop buying stuff for myself, so I skipped it. 

Joe Defender / GI Joe 25th Alpine
« on: February 19, 2012, 03:46 PM »
I know there are already some posts about this guy, but I can't find 'em so sorry.

Anyhoo, I think I remember a little while back from a GI Joe Q&A that Hasbro was going to get this figure back out there.  After giving myself an aneurysm by looking on eBay for about ten minutes, I'm wondering if anybody knows anything more about it.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 10 Failed McDonald's Products
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:29 PM »
I never remember the full sized pizzas, but I do remember tiny, burger sized McPizzas.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:58 PM »
I just got two HISS Attack Scouts at Ross. Weird looking, but I had no idea these even existed.

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