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    Revamped Joe?

    With the March 2017 article from the LA Times, what does "a rebooted G.I. Joe with a revamped look intended to appeal to younger audiences" look like?

    They also mentioned "a more millennial approach"?

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    It means they have no clue what made GI Joe such a hit in the 80's and they are going to continue to gender bend and "diversify" characters that do not need to be. In other words, they are going to make movies more like the Jem one and not more like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and wonder why they are failing at the box office...

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    It means they have no clue what made GI Joe such a hit in the 80's and they are going to continue to gender bend and "diversify" characters that do not need to be. In other words, they are going to make movies more like the Jem one and not more like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and wonder why they are failing at the box office...
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    This is why Fun Publications must continue to give the true avid fans what they want. The only GI Joe toys that are selling are from FP or because of FP subscription base input. There is no viable GI Joe except the one we have now. Its making money or Hasbro would pull the plug. The push for a reboot needs to come in the form of Pursuit of Cobra period. That line had the same strengths as 1982 did for its time. Where are Depriest and Weber on this? Are they not the "GI Joe Guys" at Hasbro? GI Joe is not the new comic series Revolutions. It apparently was not the reboot Renegades ( I for one loved it). Why Hasbro cannot look at the failures and simply use what works amazes me. What was Resolute? Why did Hasbro sanction that? It worked exceedingly well with the fan base and yet there was no preface or follow up. Please Hasbro use your brand wisely. It is such a generational success that it needs to stick to its roots with simply a current iteration. NO INTERNATIONAL crap! It will always be A REAL AMERICAN HERO!

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    I think it's what we've been asking for, "Save the Brand", "Do something with it", "Create a new Joe aimed at kids of today" . . . I see this a good thing! Hasbro actually cares about the property! They want to make it relevant with a new generation! All the things we been clamoring for on these very forums!

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    New, but true to what made GI Joe is what people want. Basically the reason ROC and Retaliation failed was because they did what they currently are saying they are going to do- totally reinvent the wheel. If they do that again- well it will be the same results. Hasbro did this with Jem also- was there a bigger flop? It isn't because those that liked Jem lost interest in the property. It is because they changed everything to make it "appeal to the Millennial" audience and the Millennial audience wasn't interested in what they were selling, and the old fan base was turned off completely.

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    I'm a millennial and I am not interested in concepts that have been revamped for my generation. The characters will be whiny social justice warriors with an attitude. I'll take the post- 'Nam Gung-Ho (pun intended) patriots any day.

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    I think it's what we've been asking for, "Save the Brand", "Do something with it", "Create a new Joe aimed at kids of today" . . . I see this a good thing! Hasbro actually cares about the property! They want to make it relevant with a new generation! All the things we been clamoring for on these very forums!
    It was said before somewhere, and I'm sure someone will say it beyond my post.....We asked for it, and now we're getting it! GI Joe Babies! Hey it worked for the Muppets.

    If they develop a cartoon, that i'm confident will be crap for all ages, what does that say for a newer better movie? If they go the route they want too, I.E. clone the MCU, how bad is it going to be? they say you cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.......Just sayin'

    Heres hoping the club continues...
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    I will not buy anything "revamped" for "millennials." Very glad we have the club and we can get the Joes we had as kids in ME format. That is where I will focus my extra dollars that can be used on Joes/collectibles. If they take the club away? More money for me.

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    Thank you for making me aware of this info.

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    Here's the LA Times article we're talking about: http://www.latimes.com/business/holl...321-story.html