The G.I. Joe Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by F18Starscream, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Beetle

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    IIRC the 4” 30th Anniversary/POC figs cost me $12-13 each at the local Walgreens (or was it CVS?).
     
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  2. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Those stores do crazy mark ups so $8 at TRU/Target/Walmart, most likely.
     
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    Viper shipped here as well.

    Let me know if any of you guys have an extra Viper for sale or trade.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Viper hasn't shipped but Baroness did :) 
     
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  6. CyclonusIsSkywarp

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    I've been looking at Ebay prices for this lately and really you won't ever get one for less than $2000, if you're lucky, and most people don't even want to ship it. What are the chances with these big toys like Unicron and Galactus that Haslab has been making lately that someone there will say hey let's try the Flagg now? And how much would you expect it to cost?
     
  7. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1... Rancor Backer # 1 or 2

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    assasination protection
     
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  8. Fc203

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    Same heres hoping for tomorrow
     
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    Gollum from the original The Hobbit animated movie.
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    For bonus points: once was a hobbit. :D 
     
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  10. Mumble-bee

    Mumble-bee invertebrate lurker

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    Baroness shipped from Target today. ETA Friday 7/30.

    The Viper that "shipped" on Saturday still has an ETA of Monday 8/2.

    Motorcycles make you go faster, vrumm, vrumm
     
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  11. redrum2581

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    that's an easy head, it's already made and it's cheap on eBay irrc
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    whose gonna be the first to do it?

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  12. Bête Noire

    Bête Noire Fallen Guardian

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    That freaked out 7 year old me, too.
     
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    I could never take the Jackson Gollum seriously with that to measure it against.
     
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  14. TickTockGoesTheClock

    TickTockGoesTheClock Dōmo arigatō, Mr Roboto.

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    Honestly no. It's so large that it'll be at least 1k a pop.
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    If there ever is another FLAGG and it’s from Haslab, it’s almost guaranteed it won’t be a reissue of the original. Why would Hasbro need to crowdfund the development of something that already exists?
     
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    Having a FLAGG growing up,I'd say we'll never see anything like that ever again for a few reasons. I'd say the main one is because right now Classified is where the figures are trending and a FLAGG scaled for 6" would be massive. Even scaled for the original figures it was a massive playset that required a huge amount of room.

    Frankly I think the main reason we'll never see something like it again is because the only people that care about it are collectors that are interested in it for nostalgia. Kids these days have no interest in something like that and half the collectors, as cool as they may think it would be would pass just due to size. It would have to double as a coffee table just to be feasible.
     
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    Haslab's market isn't for kids though, it's precisely for collectors, and nostalgia plays a big part in that. Considering that and that Haslab's SW offerings were of the 3.75 line, I think a 3.75 Flagg may be possible, since it would cater to a larger market (older collectors who want one, as well as newer ones) and it'd be financially more feasible. The great thing in offering something like this for Haslab would be that they would be able to test the market for it, if no one spends for it, then it won't push through, but if it does, it makes the market who backed it extremely happy.

    Agree, it's bound to have differences, and hopefully improvements over the original.
     
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    $999.99 at the very least.



    Question is: Do they still have the molds? Even if they do, I would expect it to be updated for current figures. There might be some restoration costs to make them usable even for a straight reissue.

    They would still need to use crowdfunding for a project like this because it is too large to solicit to retailers. They would also want to know if they really have enough committed buyers to produce it without a major loss and avoid overage in production if there are enough supporters. Many GI Joe collectors seem to take a "wait for it to go on clearance" approach so the line has significantly less support than Transformers or Star Wars so it's too big a risk for regular production.
     
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  19. Slave IV

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    Haha, I was going to say I wanted the snake version of CC before the hooded version.
     
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  20. lars573

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    You're not considering do they have the molds? No guarantees on that. So they'd have to reverse engineer it if they didn't. Or that modern 1/18th Joes are bigger than RAH 1/18th Joes. And the peg holes in their backs are not the same. So all the chairs would need to be retooled to fit modern Joes. The rear section would need to be retooled as well.