The Road to Retaliation continues with my daily reviews, and we start off this Monday morning with the “Running Change” version of Shipwreck! The Navy soldier dons green and brings the fight on land! Check out the latest review on my 30th Anniversary Review page, or just by hitting the link below.
Whatever you think about the state of G.I. Joe throughout 2012, I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a slow year for news. Quite the opposite! Going from nearly daily reports of movie updates, to the downward spiral of G.I. Joe: Retaliation confidence, and finally finding some middle ground with the great regional gatherings of Joe fans and the countless great independent projects.
It was quite the interesting year for G.I. Joe, and in celebration of 2012, I’m picking the top 12 news stories for the year. They may be good, they may be bad, but the end result is a collection of events throughout 2012 that paints a pretty cool picture when we look back on it. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the run down.
It’s been about a week, give or take, since I posted the SurveyMonkey survey asking for some input from Joefans about what figures they’d like to see re-released in single pack form at retail. The survey, as I hoped it would, has generated some terrific discussion.
Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on the survey and in the comments section. Some good stuff coming out of it.
Just a reminder…we’re still running the G.I. Joe Concept Case Survey, but it will wrap up on MONDAY. All responses will be gathered and sent in to Hasbro, even though they will also be running their own online polling somewhere down the line.
Let your voices be heard. Don’t lose your steam.
Check out the survey right here!
I gotta be honest… I was stunned at the turn out for Round One of the Concept Case Survey. I’ve always suspected that the online G.I. Joe community was fairly small, and while we’re obviously vocal and enthusiastic, I had my doubts about how many folks would be motivated to sit through a 10 minute survey.
Turns out over 1100 of you were, and I’m very thankful for that. Truth is, the more folks that vote, the more impact the votes have, and if Hasbro sees the fandom taking the time to let their voices be heard, the more likely they are to take our input into consideration.
So, you all voted… you all saw the results of Round One…and now we’re off to Round Two! All of the selections from the various sections have been narrowed down to a single list of 20. It’s now up to the fans to take that list of 20 and tell Hasbro WHAT YOU WANT. Go for it!