9 Comments on A Call to Action (Figures): Hasbro

  1. Floyd Fenris

    I agree that Hasbro has certainly slipped a few steps in quality control and focus. I feel like they are kinda just coasting now. It seems there are a lot of “missed opportunities” going on for lack of a better term. Why can’t we get a line of 6″ Black Series style classic G.I. Joes and Cobras? Everything is so predictable and based on what movies are out, or an updated version of a figure we’ve already had at some point. When was the last time that there was a line of mainstream action figures that were first and foremost action figures??? One of the things that was so great about G.I. Joe and Transformers was that every year we got to discover great new characters as TOYS FIRST and then got to look forward to seeing them on screen in cartoons and in comic books. When was the last time any toy company actually took a chance? Where is the Masters Of The Universe, the M.A.S.K., the Inhumanoids, the Wheeled Warriors, the Sectaurs, and the Visionaries of this generation??? Sadly, there just isn’t any. Sure not all of these lines made a gazillion dollars but they did make for some very awesome toys that were TOYS FIRST.

    • RyanB4890

      They’re coasting. You nailed it. They should be expanding and making new lines of action figure first toys and things like 6 inch G.I. Joes.

  2. Spoon!

    I have to agree with the paint applications being shoddy. My big gripe is that we see lots of re-use with painted but not sculpted parts. Which is a whole other issue. If this is the case, these paint apps should be spot on. I’m posting as more of a Legends collector. The quality of the Black Series has dipped a bit lately too.

    Where are the 1/12 Joe figures? I’d heard that the price of vehicles in that scale was prohibiting. After the TIE Fighter, I’m calling. Also, I’m all in for MASK.

    • RyanB4890

      It’s a lot of reuse of everything over there. They’re being lazy because they’ve got enough of a following that they don’t need to make as good a product as they used to. Success has made them complacent.

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