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    I think that's sort of it. They want to wash ARAH out of public consciousness.

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    What part of the interview is Fun Pub or a GI Joe club mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATBotts78@gmail.com View Post
    If you are correct, it would be like a four year empty shelf hiatus before anything else came out. I'm not saying that's impossible, but unlikely. Unless Hasbro actually looks at Fun Pub as competition, which is stupid, and fears Fun Pub would steal
    Sales away? Maybe they want the brand out of sight for a while to make it seem new again when it hits retail? It has to be one of
    Those reasons or else why expire the license with Fun Pub, a company with its finger on the pulse of our desires.
    How can Fun Pub actually be competing with Hasbro?? The club products are only available to club members (not counting Ebay, etc). They are not available at retail, or specialty retail. And the general public can't order them without first joining the Joe Club. How can Hasbro think killing a 50 year old brand and then resurrecting it with another crappy movie will help sales? It's unbelievable.

    I know that Joe Con is the primary revenue source for Fun Pub, but Hasbro should at least let them continue to serve the collector market until the Movie is ready. Why is Hasbro dissing the Joe Collector market, but not Marvel and Transformers. I'm TF collector, but some the recent products have really great - i.e. introduction of formerly Japanese exclusive characters and the continuation of the Masterpiece line?
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    I don't think Hasbro wants a long shelf absence but I think it just might take that long to develop and roll out a new film. Unless they have something developed and ready to go that we don't know about and that they're keeping under lock and key. For the 2009 movie we'd already heard about the script and development by late 2006.

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    I'm still disappointed that the film thing happened at all. It seemed like the 25th line just kept rolling along and we were getting so many great carded figures. The next thing we know we get an incredibly underwhelming Hollywood movie and product almost as bad. I would have loved to have seen all the figures that ended up in the two "Cobra Island" box sets individually carded. It would have also been nice to have a Rip Cord file card instead of SPC. Altitude, Heavy Metal instead of Rampage, a real Motor-Viper, etc. I have nothing but disdain for the movie product. That's just my opinion, though.

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    The only way we'll ever get a good movie, is if the actors and script follow the rich content in the file cards as source material. They aren't superheroes, they are military elite specialists, and keep the sci-fi plots and outrageous tech to a minimum.
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    A good movie will utilize Larry Hama's rich library of stories, mixed with Dixon's Sunbow to merge the two universes. Both would be brought in to consult on the script.

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    I think we all would LOVE a film that takes into account the rich history of both the filecards and the sunbow and marvel histories but, seriously, what's the chance of that? It looks like they're starting over from scratch (again) and we can expect at least a millennial-focused storyline where Flint and Lady Jaye barely know each other (if they even reuse the names), Duke can die for the purpose of introducing a new star, and Baroness and Duke used to be an item.

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    So basically Rise of Cobra again...lol!

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    We could say third time is the charm, or reference two really bad 1980's Cap movies before Chris Evans and company, stole our hearts and minds, but I don't think anyone believes they won't go 0-3 with this. Which, is why Fun Pub should still have the rights to capitalize on our nostalgiac wishes. I honestly believe if Fun Pub had another five or six years, 99% of the o-ring era would have been remade in modern era style. And then some really interesting decisions would have been made once the entire catalogue had been reproduced.
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