Canadian Vs. American GI Joe Figs

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  1. D-Compose

    D-Compose wCw United States Champ

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    A picture is worth a thousand words :) 

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    If that's not enough, check out my video review....



    I hate it when Hasbro screws up and gives us canucks sucky Dollarstorish packaging!

    Kev
     
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  2. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    That's...that's just insanely retarded.

    I mean, they could at least had redesigned the card to make the obviously missing art a little less...obvious.

    Which, of course, doesn't answer the question "Why did they remove it?".
     
  3. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    cause its cheaper to pump out generic cards that can be used for every joe released. just add sticker. very lame.

    I think they did it cause, they didnt want to do the english/french/spanish languages all over the U.S. Joes, cause that ruins the nostalgia, makes em not like the originals, defeating the purpose, so instead of making a whole line of cards WITH that, they just opted to make the generic ones and slap the multi-language stickers on em. In the end, sucks for Kanucks, but glad the U.S. cards aren't plastered with wordage like a cardboard rosetta stone.
     
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  4. Wyvern

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    Man I've seen your video. Its very intertwining. Funny ass hell. I feel for you guys in Canada. Those cards are puketastic!! They should have instead made the cards smaller if all they wanted to do was save money. Maybe the size of a hot wheel card...

    Anyway.... Keep up the good work D-Compose... I love your reviews.
     
  5. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Already saw your vid too :) 
     
  6. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Well why didn't they just use the US cards and slap the sticker on those?
     
  7. Mega-Prime

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    Kev,

    You should send a link to your vid to Aaron Archer.

    He doesn't deal with the Joe line, but could forward your concerns to the right people. :D 

    If not, it might be time for another road trip to Rhode Island... & show Hasbro HQ what their Canadian counterparts are up to. LoL
     
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    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    This way, they make 1 card over and over. Its cheaper than making the whole range, plus they've only been releasing 25th Joes in Canada since wave 5, so having all the others on the back of the cards wouldn't make sense and they'd have to change that too.

    This is a cheaper route since they sell much less than the states. In the end, it looks like the decision was cheap cards, or no Joes.
     
  9. D-Compose

    D-Compose wCw United States Champ

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    I had actually ask some of the peeps at Hasbro when I was in Rhode Island about "Hasbro Canada in Longueuil, Quebec" and they said that they didn't even know that Hasbro had a facility there :) 
     
  10. Mega-Prime

    Mega-Prime Well-Known Member

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    Ouch!... That hurts,
     
  11. Sy-Rein

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    You know, I'd like to simply SEE some 25th Joes here in Canada, whatever the card looks like. Up to now, I've ordered everything online.
     
  12. D-Compose

    D-Compose wCw United States Champ

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    I'm gonna continue to order them online as I want the boxart on them :) 
     
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    ditto.
     
  14. cuters

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    well i found wave6 in a local store today and they all had card art. on the back of the card it says longueuil qc canada.
     
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    Maybe someone from Hasbro Canada saw your YouTube vid. :lol 
     
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    Are the cards bi-lingual?
     
  17. D-Compose

    D-Compose wCw United States Champ

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    Is there a file card on the back?

    can you take pictures from the front and back of it?

    Thnx
    Kev
     
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    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Just boot Quebec out. They can be their own happy little French nation and everyone else can be normal.
     
  19. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Hell, almost everyone in Quebec speaks English anyway... Why bother with the multilingual cards to acknowledge 1 of 2 official languages in one province? (this comes from a speaker of the French language...)
     
  20. D-Compose

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    I'm a french Canadian and I don't want to see that garbage that Longueuil's been putting out.
     

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