That looks quite a bit like the new HISS toy, yeah?
That looks quite a bit like the new HISS toy, yeah?
This is personally my favorite version:
But what they have in the film is also amazing:
WOW! When was that version done?
I don't know when they did that one - but I've always been a fan of the original.
I'm re-watching season 1 now and I've got to say, that cartoon STILL has longevity!!
That is the ver. 5, my son got it for "his" birthday....
This is the version 6, for the Retaliation movie, also sweet looking and includes a Cobra Commander, cuz he likes tanks.
Thanks, crabra comander! I've been thinking alot about the 1980's Joes of late not only because of the movie but...OK, not to go into too much detail but here we go:
Around 1982 a family restaurant opened and my family started going there regularly, it was a bit of a drive and there was originally a Child World walking distance from it which became a Toys R Us. We'd go to have dinner and then walk it off by going to the toy store after. I got almost all of my Joe toys there. That restaurant closed and went out of business a few months back and I only found out last week. A lot of memories came back thinking about and many of them involved my Joe collection.
This thread's been helping keep those childhood memories warm. Thanks guys.
I picked up a 25th Anniversary version of the Commando version of Snake Eyes. The figure doesn't seem as durable as the orginals but the detail is insane. He's staring at me cooly from a corner of my computer desk.
"Hearing that GI Joe: Retaliation is moving from June 29 to March 29! That's a 9 month change. And it's being converted to 3D!"
'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Moving To March 2013 To Add 3D For Bigger Foreign Box Office - Deadline.com
Wow..one month before the release they decide to go 3D pushing the movie to next year.
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My guess to what the actual reason they are moving it is because between The Avengers, Prometheus, and Dark Knight, everything else is going to suffer. I think we're going to see a number of movies that otherwise would have done well, not do so well this summer. And they figure, why not convert while we delay it.
Uh Oh Joe - GI JOE: RETALIATION Suddenly Pushed Back To 2013 | Badass Digest
I looked at the 3D conversion only as a reason to make more money. But this article by Devin makes a good point that the studio has probably no confidence in the movie to open next month, so they are relying on the 3D conversion to give them the extra bump. Granted this summer is filled with competition from bigger movies, but they knew that months ago.
Damn...now everyone has time to work on improving their costumes for the premiere, I guess.
First I've heard.....and unless there is an official announcement from Paramount, I'd treat this as nothing more than a rumor.
Entertainment Weekly says it is confirmed 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' pushed to 2013 | Inside Movies | EW.com
Can they stop with the conversions and just FILM IN 3D already?!
Avatar was the best looking 3D I've seen so far. The best looking conversion I've seen has been Captain America, and it doesn't come close to the depth that Avatar has. I'm hearing Prometheus will be even better than Avatar.
Either way, we're working hard to impress.
3D is just a fad, I wish it would die already. I just want to see the movie!
Grrrr....I was all sorts of looking forward to seeing Snake Eyes kicking more butt...
I'm bummed it's pushed out, the trailer really got me looking forward to this movie.
I am just speechless....
It's easy to see what happened, Battleship tanked and Hasbro freaked. They were worried that the film could get lost in the summer grind, as they see it like Battleship did. They don't see it as Battleship was a terrible idea, with a cast that doesn't have a lot of pull. (Liam Neeson aside, but he's not the star) So, instead of having confidence in the film's hype that had successfully been built, the positive industry buzz, the yank the film from a prime summer date (that some may recall was originally Star Trek 2's proposed release date. Parmaount moved Joe to fill that spot when it was apparent that Abrams wasn't going to meet that deadline. So, at some point there was enough confidence in the script and footage to move it up to this date instead of a late August release) so that they can now cash in on two percieved things. 1, Avengers made money because it was in 3D. And 2, that March is now a viable money making release date as shown by the Hunger Games. Avengers made money because it was a good damn movie. (Not saying Joe won't be, I thought it was going to be awesome) And Hunger Games made money because of the successful book series, and also it was a good damn movie. Neither one of these strategies is guaranteed to make more money over the June release date. And you know Paramount is pissed. Probably is not helping their relationship with Hasbro. Not enough to have them give up the Transformers license, no doubt.
It's very reflective of how the company has been handling the toy properties of late. Star Wars and G.I.Joe have been mismanaged for a few years now, with distribution problems galore. Joe has been suffering even longer. As the 25th series was doing very well, they over flooded the market with new waves being released too soon on top of one another and constantly repacking slower moving figures in with them. So, with that many figures shipping, and peg warmers stacking up eventually there was no room to put the figures on the shelves and stores started reducing orders. So, Hasbro decides to kill the line in favor of the upcoming Rise of Cobra figure line. The last two waves never made release, though some were offered as part of two seven packs as internet exclusives. The R.O.C. line had some of the same problems, so when it came time to revamp the line again they actually made some sense. Renamed the line Pursuit of Cobra, scaled it back and lowered the price. Figures were well done, and were loaded with accessories. Problem was once again, distribution. Same as the 25th..shipped low numbers to start with, which sold well, so stores ordered more. By fall of last year they started over shipping older waves and started clogging the shelves. Again. So, when the last two waves were shipping late in the year, at this point now calling it the 30th anniversary, which contained some great new sculpts of ARAH characters not done for the 25th line, stores couldn't put them on the shelves. One of the best representations of Storm Shadow ever made was in limited release thanks to this. Just try and find one on eBay for under 30 bucks. AND, once again they kill this line in favor of the Retaliation line. Which is hitting now. A line of movie toys. With no movie to support it.
Wonder if the line still keeps going after next year.
Sorry for the long rant...It's been 13 hours since I found out and I'm still pretty pissed off.