Hey, JT (or anyone else)--not exactly a question, per se, but would someone mind taking a look at the new Joe figures in the case and verifying which ones, if any, have the lousy single-joint knee articulation and missing ankle joint?
It's tough to tell in package, but, in case I wind up finding them before reviews are all over the place, it'd be nice to know which ones are not worth $10.
Ok, the first of our SDCC Hasbro Brand Team interviews is up, it's Transformers...
Here's the second one, Marvel:
The GI Joe one is just waiting on a final touch, but it's otherwise ready to go.
Kinda disheartening on the Jubilee; seems odd that they'd make that much new sculpt and not be willing to make a minor tweak to do the classic look that more people are familiar with. (I didn't think about it earlier, but they could do a sort of hybrid look; she wore a spandex X-Men uniform for a couple of issues (one storyline where the entire team went to modern versions of the original black-and-yellow uniforms), and they could do that with the yellow trenchcoat.
The ROM answer seems rather interesting in its wording. It looks like it starts as a "no" and becomes a "we can't talk about some things now." Which would be pretty cool, if I'm not over-interpreting it.
I didn't even think of it before, but I should've asked you about the possibilities of ever getting Circuit Breaker. If she's owned by Marvel, and Hasbro has the rights to do Marvel toys, she could make a cool convention exclusive.
Our 4th and final Hasbro SDCC interview, the GI Joe interview, is up:
And big thanks to El Chuxter for pinch-hitting on this one, doing that interview. Hasbro's only official GI Joe timeslot they could give us was during other very important collecting-related stuff that both Steve and I had to cover, so Chux was able to save the day and get good stuff asked.
The Rom answer was very interesting, I was quite surprised as they went through it that way. And now that Hasbro owns Parker Bros, they should have the rights to do any Rom products they want. Or maybe we're both misreading it and they mean they could do something in the future, or something entirely else.
UGH! Asking about Circuit Breaker would have been brilliant, why didn't you think of that a week ago?!? She *is* owned by Marvel, they put her in Secret Wars specifically to claim ownership so when she showed up in Transformers comics it was legally their product already; all the questions we ask Hasbro TF are no from that angle, but Hasbro Marvel is a different ball of wax.