1:12 Action Force Kickstarter

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#1
I'm mildly curious about this. I've wanted 6" Joes for years, but I'm not sure how these folks are using Action Force ™ without being sued into oblivion by Hasbro/Palitoy.

These guys seem to have some up with their own mythology that somewhat parallels the Joe mythos. I don't think it'll fund, but who knows.

 

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#2
GIJOE 6" or get the fudge out! And if I'm being honest, I don't want to see a specialty 6" JOE line at all. For one, that's a whole nother collection, and what would we be looking at, $50 figures? :talktothehand:
 

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#3
MOTUC was a specialty line, and they were usually sub-30 plus shipping, at least until the last year or two when the number of people subbing fell off a cliff.

I'm not asking for a comprehensive line of every figure in the ARAH line. I don't need a 6" Skidmark. But there are about 30 joes and 30 cobras that I could see myself caring about. Assume $40 each shipped, and that's less than $2500 spread out over the several years it would take to produce them. I could totally live with that if they were well done.
 

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#4
I think $40 is optimistic.

But I'm being selfish in my desire to not see a 6" line come to fruition. I'd be weak willed and cave, I know it. So better to not happen at all. I mean, if they did a 6" B.A.T...😍
 

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#5
I think $40 is optimistic.

But I'm being selfish in my desire to not see a 6" line come to fruition. I'd be weak willed and cave, I know it. So better to not happen at all. I mean, if they did a 6" B.A.T...😍
Maybe. Based on MOTUC, $40 seems doable. Based on the GIJCC, $40 is the cost of a 4" figure. But I'm convinced that the club did everything uber-inefficienctly, as even 4" kickstarter campaigns seem to do figures with 100% new molds cheaper. The stupid club was reusing 90% of the parts and still couldn't make it for a reasonable cost.

I dunno, i'd love to see it, and I'd buy the shit out of it. But I'd be pissed if they played games like they do with Marvel Legends. "Oh, so you want a figure of character x? Here's the one in a new costume from an alternate universe that appeared in that one comic one time, and it's a Walgreens exclusive." You go out of your way to obtain it, probably for more than retail. Three years later, you actually get the one you wanted to begin with. They'd give us Battle CORPS Hawk before an OG or leather jacketed version, just out of spite. Hasbro knows exactly how to kick fans in the jewels.
 

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#6
"Here's Xamot. What? Tomax? Well, he'll be packed in a set of 10 other figures we already released that you already have."

To be fair, how crazy was it that they released them together for the 25th?
 

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#7
That 25th comic 2-pack routinely sells for $75-100. But Hasbro was still learning how to screw us then. In the interim, they broke up the pair in kreo and the club figures, practically guaranteeing that all but the most determined and deep-pocketed would fail to get both.

I was looking at 25th Joe prices the other day, as a decade+ ago, I was buying a minimum of 3x of everything. One to keep MOC/MIB, at least one to open, and one unopened for the boy. Now the boy is 12 and does not care one iota. His response to Joe is about the same response I had to my parents back in the day when they would talk about watching Howdy Doody. :whatever:

So the next time a Joe movie comes along and gets fans lathered up while there is a lack of new product on the shelves, I'll be having a very big sale on at least one of everything.

Looking back, it's odd that we knew at the time that we were in the second golden age of 4" figures, and we were exactly right. But if you'd told me a decade ago what the 4" landscape would look line in 2019, I wouldn't have believed it.
 

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#8
When you think about it, the action figure hotness only lasted for 10'ish years in the 80's. It started getting awful the more time went on, limping along. The hilarious part is that both waves were sold to the same group of boys/men.
 

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#9
It's true. We were the perfect ages both times around.

Well, I broke down and pledged to this KS. I'm more interested in the two female stretch goals that probably won't unlock than the base figures on offer, but given the lack of any kind of military figures at 6", I feel the need to support this, just like I did Articulated Icons and Army Alphas. The Icons figures are great, and I have high hopes for the Alphas. Hopefully this will add to the cobbled together 6" military team. Lord knows hasbro doesn't seem interested in making any.