Re: GIJOE 3 has been given a release date
Ah, we agree! Do you prefer vintage 80s, Resolute, or Renegades style? I would actually enjoy any of those 3. And some more POC style toys.
Actually, they could roll out "G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra" as a cartoon. Have Recondo and Beach-Head and Jungle Duke in the jungle vs. Shadow Tracker. And have those jungle Viper sniper dudes with their adaptive camo technical panels shooting it up with the Joes.
Have them encounter Kwinn in the jungle to offer them refuge from Cobra forces who he is tracking since they stiffed him on a mercenary contract. Have Kwinn and Shadow Tracker fight to a draw and agree to leave and fight another day.
Have City Strike Snake-Eyes encounter a dozen Alley Vipers while on a routine trip between the PIT and physical therapy in the sensory deprivation tank. After being chased and eluding them, he eventually engages them w/o weapons and kills them with their own. When he gets back in tatters to the PIT, have Scarlett ask him "What took you so long?"
Have Clutch drive around in the VAMP. And have to fight through a ton of B.A.T.S. on his way to extract the Joes.
Have a mission where Lifeline is patching up some wounded Joe's and has to lay down cover fire with an M-4/grenade launcher combo so Lift Ticket can fly the wounded to safety. And have him be GOOD at it. At the end, have him talk to a colleague. "Are you okay Lifeline? We know you have been a pacifist. That was incredible how you set aside your philosophical beliefs to save our lives. We can never fully express our gratitude." And then Lifeline replies, "Heaven help me, I LIKED it! Watching the rounds leave the barrel like fiery bits of justice bringing retribution on Cobra. I can't get the feeling out of me. I can hardly wait until the next mission..."
Have a mission where Airtight needs to stop a biological threat. Have Law and Order track down some explosives.
Really, these stories don't have to be that complex, and they could re-release THE SAME FIGURES THAT WERE SHORT-CHANGED ON DISTRIBUTION. THEY WOULDN'T EVEN NEED TO CHANGE THE CARD ART!!! But they could release 3 packs of Alley Vipers, Cobra Troopers, Vipers, or Iron Grenadiers, and move a lot of army builders.
But what do I know?? ;-)