toymakers see positive signs at American International Toy Fair

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  1. benzo

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    I love how a simple comment of "We believe our movies will generate a spike in interest" is interpreted as "Hasbro is going to savey the toy economy!".
     
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    Plus, I fully expect the G.I. Joe movie to be a massive turd at the box office as well as the toy aisle.
     
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    I'm on this boat. The trailer looked meh.
     
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    WTF man, I've waited a lifetime for a Dennis Quaid action figures... think of all the custom possibilities...


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    With real cradle-snatching action?
     
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    Well, there's a major difference there. With Spider-Man and Batman film toys, you really only have a small handful of desirable figures.It's usually the hero (usually the first figure released) and the villan(s) du jour. We've seen that kids aren't jumping to get Commissioner Gordon or Mary Jane.

    With TF's and Joe's, there's a lot more characters to toy with. The problem, for me, is that the G.I. Joe toys have been completely and utterly terrible. Severely lacking in style, package design and sculpting compared to what's on the shelves now.
     
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    They might sell better if you didn't have to dig through dozens of Spiderman variants for every other character. MOTU 2002 is a perfect textbook example of how to fail that way. Part of the reason GIJoe 25th is doing so well is that the case distributions aren't terminally stupid. I would venture a guess that just stifling the arrogant urge to "reimagine" what already works is another factor. And who's to say that finally caving in on the vehicles hasn't helped?
     
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    I agree with Joe.

    Transformers is going to give Hasbro a huge boost, right before they crash and burn with GI Joe.
     
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    Wait... Hasbro's going to fix the economy?!?

    I'm confused as to how the Hasbro "we think the movies are going to be good" comment becomes "toymakers" seeing positive economic signs.
     

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