Story By Mitchell Smith
Will the 6 inch G.I. Joe leads us back to 3-3/4 inch figures?
The news is out that G.I. Joe will be booting up a 6 inch figure line. To some this seems like a ridiculous venture, some feel like these would be awesome, and some feel they do not want a 6 inch line but might buy them when they see how awesome they look. I think the bulk of the G.I. Joe collector world wants 3-3/4 inch style Joe’s. There are a number of Joes that were not given a modern updated figure. I would have loved seeing some modern figures like Space Shot, Gears, Effects to name a few and what about the lovable aliens Predacon, Lobotomaxx, and Carcass.
I would love to see modern figures of Street Fighters, and I have always thought the Sigma Six figures would look great in a 3-3/4 inch style figure. There are a number of small vehicles that still could be produced such as the Devil Fish, the Silver Mirage, Manta, and the Falcon & Viper gliders. There are still endless things that can be updated in a modern style figure. This though may or may not come about, but if the 6 inch line is successful, this may replace the 12 inch line. The 12 inch figures of the past several years have become unbelievably cheap with very little points of articulation.
There have always been 3-3/4 inch with some 12 inch sprinkled in, so by the end of the year with the Snake Eyes movie coming there may be a 3-3/4 inch line with some 6 inch sprinkled in. The Star Wars and Marvel 6 inch figures are pretty awesome. The detail and articulation is very nice. Me as a collector I’m excited to see some Joe’s in a 6 inch version. I’m just hoping this will lead to a reasonably priced 3-3/4 inch Joe at retail. It’s hard to commit to a new line of figures but even at $20.00 a pop these are cheaper than the past few years of 3-3/4 inch figures. Hopefully the profits made on the 6 inch line will pave the way for future 3-3/4 inch lines such as a retro straight arm 3-3/4 inch line. I guess this is a ways off but I think the Joe’s will bounce back a rule the retail pegs once again.
Are you satisfied with the news of the upcoming six inch G.I.Joe Figures? Or do you hope they lead to more figures in 3-3/4″ scale? Let us know AFTER THE JUMP!