Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Dec 4, 2018.
News Post: Hasbro Highlight Their Plans For 2019
Yes finnaly a new generation will see G.I.Joe
Too bad public opinion of the military is too low to allow a GI Joe movie to succeed.
Give me a crappy MASK movie if it means some updated toys!
There's definitely ways to reinvent GI Joe.
Eg, they could go the Adventure Team route and distance it from the military.
At least Rom's still on the table.
True, and it worked in the 70's, but it's not a GI Joe that I would go see.
Same. While I dont hate Adventure Team, what attracted me to GI Joe in the first place is the military nature of it.
To be honest, I'd rather people get the collective heads out of the collective asses and fucking see the shit hole the world is becoming and fucking do something to fix it.
Do people actually hate the military though? Or just the politicians that tell the military where to go?
I disagree with that. In fact, GIJoe thrived in times when the military was pretty much spat upon.
Hasbro either needs to go all in on 80's nostalgia for the line by releasing the original toys in the original packaging while offering Black Label 6" figures with customizable gear. Sigma Six was actually heading in the right direction towards the end when they started to abandon the more cartoony look - realistic looking Sigma Six 8" figures with fun gear would be awesome!
It's not so much that they hate the military, there are some that do, it's that no one cares about they they are doing, and what they have done over the past 17 years.
Do you mean the 70's when they had to revamp GI Joe into a nonmilitary action hero or in the 80's when they had to make up a terrorist group for them to fight?
I hope they plan on filming the Optimus Prime movie in 2019, so it can release in 2020.
I think it's a bit sad that we won't be getting Transformers 6 in 2019 as previously planned, but in some ways it's also probably for the better. Disney has already burned me out on Star Wars (probably my all time favorite franchise) by pumping out a movie a year. And despite usually enjoying Marvel movies, I don't really get excited for them in advance (aside from Guardians of the Galaxy and maybe Spider-man to a lesser extent). I never want to see the day where I stop feeling exited for Transformers, especially if things pick up with Bumblebee. I think a movie every other year would be satisfying without being too much.
Halo and Call of Duty are both solid selling military themed toys as well as proving strong sellers in the building block area. Two areas where modern Hasbro had failed. The market is there for GI Joe and the GI Joe Adventure Team. I don't think anyone at Hasbro has any idea how to make it work.
They really need to focus on house brands again. License properties aren't in their long term best interest as a company. They need GI Joe and Mask and other brands they own to be successful, so they aren't handing Herr Mouse money just for the privilege of selling SW toys at Ollie's for pennies on the dollar.
I wouldnt say that. Its always been support the troops, not the agenda. Although if they do something stupid at the border, it could greatly affect public perception. Similar to when some troops abused detainees in Iraq. All it takes is a few idiots.
What are you basing that on?
I need M.A.S.K toys and a M.A.S.K movie .
I have only seem ROM in IDW transformers and so can\'t say i have any interest in that .
I\'ve also never really liked GI Joe .
While i would like a Transformers 6 , i agree with the earlier comments about Star Wars and Marvel and think that when a transformers movie comes out it is a special event ( even if the movie isnt great ) .
Hopefully Bumblebee will do well and we will get more movies wether reboots or a continuation .
TO make a succsesful GI Joe movie, you need to show the diversity of the Joe's as characters and not as just solders.
You know what the problem is with GI Joe as a non cartoon franchise ? In real life, the military including all special ops teams dont have individual personas or identities. There is no "Snake Eyes" or "Roadblock" or "Lady Jaye". In real life, special ops are a unified team with identical uniforms and a team mentality. Theres no lone wolf hero that the rest of the team all suck up to. So every live action GI Joe movie that tries to make the Joes look like a real life special Ops team comes off as fake and kind of exaggerated. It doesnt have the same sense as an x-men or avengers film where its okay for every character to be a unique individual with his/her own costume and persona. Trying to make army troops seem like a click of superheros in a live action film just comes out corny. It works much better in a cartoon because its not trying too hard to convince you its real life.
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