· Schizophrenic Modeler
Do you think that Hasbro will release special 50th anniversary commemorative figures to mark the event?
I guess the relevant 50th Anniversary for the GI Joe figures Sideshow makes would not be until 2032 based on the 1982 creation of those characters in the Marvel Comic (which originally was going to make them agents of SHIELD) and being made as 3 3/4" toys. Or arguably Sideshow could celebrate their 50th in 2041 which is 50 years after they were first made in 12". The 50th Anniversary in 2014 from 1964 celebrates the creation of the basic army-navy action figures, which is pretty removed from anything Sideshow is involved with.I hope hasbro does something and not Sideshow with their overpriced interpretations.
Actually according to Hasbro the 40th line didn't do that well. That's why they stopped it. The GI Joe club had to release two sets that were already produced but went unreleased because Hasbro pulled the plug. There were plans to continue the sets. The guys involved attribute the failure, in part, to releasing all original sets (rather than interesting sets) at first. So some of the sets didn't have the appeal to consumers and slowed sales. I'd also say that a figure with each set was unnecessary and maybe hindered sales (I think that was the retailers' request, a figure being included with each set).Let's hope for the best, has to did well with the 40th anniversary line so I don't know why they wouldn't do a 50th.