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General Hawk
post Apr 23 2007, 07:48 PM
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It is Monday, April 23rd, and Hasbro has been kind enough to provide answers to the questions we asked last week!

Keep in mind that JoeSightings collaborated with several other Joe fansites out there to provide the most diverse selection of questions possible. General's Joes will be providing a central repository for the Q & A's from as many sites as possible to try and keep everything all in one spot.

Round One Questions and Answers:

Q - What is the current status of the figure tooling that was to be used for future DTC products, and is there any chance the Collectors' Club might get access to those tools?

A - We are currently focused on building Anniversary as the new standard in 3.75". However, we are aware that collectors are interested in DTC and will do our best to factor it into future plans.

Q - What are the chances of getting Anniversary style figures of characters that haven't gotten the action figure treatment yet (Kwinn the Eskimo, Pythona, Dr. Venom, etc...)?

A - This line is targeted to the fan of G.I. Joe from the 80s including current collectors and potential collectors. This fall's lineup was designed to welcome back fans of the brand that have not been actively engaged since the 80s and serve as a tribute to those fans that have been with us collecting since the beginning. As we grow our fanbase we would love to continue to take fans back deeper into the history of the brand and characters that they know and love.

Q - Since there seems to be a strong focus on 3 3/4" again, what does that mean for the 8" scale?

A - Our 8" will continue. As you can see from this fall's lineup, Kung Fu Grip will help lead the charge into the next generation of 8" product.

Q - While designing these figures, do you keep "tool reuse" in mind right from the start? For instance, did you design the Duke figure originally with the idea that you might use it for Flint in the future?

A - Yes, we create a tooling plan that will allow us to forecast how a tool will be re-used. In the case of the Annversary line, we have the added advantage of knowing which tools were re-used in the 80s. We can actually use their plan to help develop ours. This also allows it to remain a faithful tribute to the past 25 years.

There was a fifth question, but we are still waiting on an answer to that one. We will keep everyone posted as to the progress of that last question.

Everyone give a big thanks to Hasbro for taking some time to answer our questions! The 25th Anniversary is coming, YO JOE!


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post Apr 25 2007, 05:33 PM
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Some great questions and answers here and I love the fact that General Joes has links to all the different questions with their answers. A one stop shop. I think one of my favorite questions and answers was this one....

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Q> Any chance of a return of the "Comic Pack" format?

A> The G.I. Joe comic was such a strong staple of the 80s that we would be remiss to neglect this part of our history. Stay tuned . . .


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post Jun 8 2007, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE (General Hawk @ Apr 23 2007, 08:48 PM) *
It is Monday, April 23rd, and Hasbro has been kind enough to provide answers to the questions we asked last week!...

A - We are currently focused on building Anniversary as the new standard in 3.75". However, we are aware that collectors are interested in DTC and will do our best to factor it into future plans.



Only 6 weeks ago Hasbro really thought they were producing 3.75" figures, so this seems to be some sort of production oversight. This gives me hope that they will fix the scale in the next waves. biggrin.gif


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