Yeah, I think you are right on there Jesse. Having an ongoing cartoon certainly is the way to go these days it seems, and I think that would help Joe a lot. I'm with you in that I'd love to see a regular Resolute toon, although I'm sort of guessing the next "ongoing" Joe cartoon we see would be a little bit lighter fare than that (perhaps in line with Clone Wars or something). I know there are talks now that Hasbro has that new TV channel coming up that there could be something in the pipeline, so we'll see. I really think Star Wars is a unique beast where the toyline can survive on movies that are 30+ years old (and got a big boost with the prequels - ROTS in particular). Other properties can't seem to maintain that unless there is ongoing animation (or comics) to help support it. I'm wondering if we'll see the ROC stuff (as well as Star Trek) on clearance post-holidays. Heck, the Star Trek stuff is already on clearance at our local Target.
As far as the movie figures go, they sure seem to just be sitting here as well. I have to admit, I don't really look at them very closely anymore, but the pegs still seem to be jammed full - particularly at WM and Target. TRU here is also a little better, and I've actually seen some of the newer stuff there (Arctic Snake Eyes, Paris Pursuit Baroness, etc.) - but I suspect the fact that they've had a few of the "2 for $10" sales has helped that a lot. Opinions of the movie aside, it really is too bad that the line isn't doing better - it really is a pretty nice and well done line overall.
Getting back to the 25th line talk, although I can see the frustrations with holding weapons and all that, I don't know that I could ever get rid of my collection of those figures. Much like Star Wars, I have probably 2-3 times as many Joes now than I did as a kid (which is probably a little sad), but that 25th line really had the nostalgia factor working for it with me. The packaging, the style of the figures all just brought me back to that toyline, comic and cartoon. I hope we see more in the future, but if we don't, it was a pretty nice run overall and I'm glad I have the ones that I do.