If these were scaled to Binaltech and the Bayverse vehicle/robot with pilot toys, I would be interested. They could start doing MASK, Visionaries, etc that way too OR do them all in the same "scale" as the Starwars crossover/Micro Machines toys with pilots...I agree completely. I've never really gotten into GI Joe, but have always been vaguely interested in it as a Transformers-related property. If these were scaled to the current lines, I would have a hard time resisting, but as it is they're a pass.
I mean, yes and no?
By that logic the GI Joe character should be Snake Eyes or Roadblock.Also, Megatron, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Starscream; name recognition. And everyone will be like, “Who TF is ‘Beachcomber’ and why do/should we give a shit?” Same with Hound; he’s no Bumblebee. And he’ll be turning into a pink jet for this line.
I simply took it as given that these toys are for Transformers fans who also like GI Joe, but NOT really for Joe fans who may also like TFs.
To be honest, while on the subject, from a global perspective, I wonder if these toys will get a release, considering how unknown the GI-Joe brand is outside the US for most of the global market.
^This.I simply took it as given that these toys are for Transformers fans who also like GI Joe, but NOT really for Joe fans who may also like TFs.
The TF name recognition is thus all-important. The Joe name recognition... not so much.
But GI Joe and the Transformers brands do NOT have equal importance to Hasbro, so it matters less what the GI Joe dude is and more who the TF is.