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G.I. Joe Renegades - The Toys
« on: July 23, 2010, 09:16 AM »
With the announcement that GI Joe will be moving towards the "Renegades" storyline and style in 2011. We can use this area to discuss this new direction.

I guess I am the old crusty fan that dislikes change.  The animation style is ugly and the characters look Clone Wars lame to me.

Why is it that Gl Joe ran from 1982-199whatever without a big stylized change?   Sure there were theme changes but 1983 swivel arm Shortfuze looks fine with 1990 Duke.

To say something positive at least there will a ton of vehicle possibilities.  

As far as the series goes I will hold off on opinions but how unimaginative is the anti-hero against the government and big business concept they are going with?  

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Re: G.I. Joe Renegades - The Toys
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 06:50 PM »
As far as the series goes I will hold off on opinions but how unimaginative is the anti-hero against the government and big business concept they are going with?  

Totally.  Although I am an anti-government, anti-big business anarchist in my real life, When it comes to the Joes, I want them to be totally USA #1.  I don't want a worldwide strike force like in the movie, and I don't want a team of misunderstood subversives who are trying to do the right thing a la The A Team.  I don't mind a little more sophistication to Cobra, but I still want Cobra Commander to be batshit insane and trying to use lasers to carve his face on the moon and stuff.  And with the Joes, I want the best of America's best.  Even in the recent comics, the whole at-odds-with-the-government stuff has been getting a little tiresome.
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Re: G.I. Joe Renegades - The Toys
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 07:34 PM »
I haven't really been checking out the new coverage of the new show - or if/when the new toys roll around, but I'll reserve judgement until everything pans out.  Just wondering how Hasbro manages on juggling Resolute/Renegades/25th appearances/POC/GIJOE2 in the coming years.
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Re: G.I. Joe Renegades - The Toys
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 03:15 AM »
As far as the series goes I will hold off on opinions but how unimaginative is the anti-hero against the government and big business concept they are going with?  

Totally.  Although I am an anti-government, anti-big business anarchist in my real life, When it comes to the Joes, I want them to be totally USA #1.  I don't want a worldwide strike force like in the movie, and I don't want a team of misunderstood subversives who are trying to do the right thing a la The A Team.  I don't mind a little more sophistication to Cobra, but I still want Cobra Commander to be batshit insane and trying to use lasers to carve his face on the moon and stuff.  And with the Joes, I want the best of America's best.  Even in the recent comics, the whole at-odds-with-the-government stuff has been getting a little tiresome.

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I'll check the toon out, but I've got the Clone  Wars precedent set in my mind, and it's good, and it's going to be hard for this new series to match it...  Not to mention that Resolute set a whole other precedent, and this is going to be nothing like it I guess.  I like the idea of going back to the roots, but between the pooping on the toy line for it (why not run 2 lines ala Star Wars?), and the early word on the plot, I'm kinda setting myself up for disappointment.
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Re: G.I. Joe Renegades - The Toys
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 10:08 PM »
Hasbro can't figure out what they want to do.  Back at the 2008 Joecon they wowed us with the Resolute teaser trailer but didn't time the toy line with the cartoon releases.   

Now it seems they want to get kids interested again with this new cartoon and toy line.  In the end the higher ups want it to be mostly popular with kids but it never seems to work.