In 1964, Hasbro came up with a brilliant idea: to make an original “doll” to boys and sell the dolls to boys as an “action figure”. The name of the action figure? G.I. Joe. Hasbro laid the groundwork for many companies to take a risk with doing something bold and original that no one’s ever seen before.
Since then, many companies such as Kenner, Mego, and Mattel have tried and have been successful in their own ways by making original Intellectual Properties (or IPs) to the market, Some even continue in their own ways. But over the last 30 or so years now, we’ve been on a steady decline of original ideas, companies becoming more reliant on name recognition than coming up with original ideas which leads me to ask this question:
2013 marks a huge change-up for two of the old guard franchise. Star Wars is now in the hands of Disney with a new movie comming up by J.J. Abrams and G.I. Joe’s much delayed 2nd movie finally hits theaters soon. So let’s take a peek at what they have to offer.
After Disney’s shocking 4 Billion dollar buyout of Lucasfilm, rumors are currently flying of a possibility that Disney’s next target could be everyone’s favorite Rhode Island toy maker, Hasbro. So what does this mean to the fans of all their lines? whether it be Transformers, G.I. Joe or even My Little Pony? well, it could be everything or nothing. So let’s break things down a bit, so if the possibility is true, the news won’t be as hard to swallow.
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Plastic joint is at comic-con once again and we won’t let you feel left out, so we will try to liveblog from all the major toy related panels at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Right now, it’s time to take faces and roll out, as Transformers panel begins, so do not go anywhere.
Plastic joint is at comic-con once again and we won’t let you feel left out, so we will try to liveblog from all the major toy related panels at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Excelsior!! Hasbro and Marvel talks about their upcoming figures, including next wave of Iron Man figures.