The Baron wrote:
So unless anyone objects in the next 15 minutes, I'll go with this:
Questions from http://www.bloodforthebaron.com
- Home of Action Force (GI Joe UK) and the original Red Shadows.
1) Action Force and Red Shadow customs are proving to be ever popular, even though the toyline was cancelled 23 years ago. Red Laser has been voted into the final 3 for Hasbro's 25th anniversary custom figure contest. Given the extraordinary longevity of the concept, and the diehard devotion of the fanbase, why have there been no new Red Shadow designs created?
2) , it did increase people's interest in the range - BFTB's hit counter went from averaging 200-300 hits per month to over a thousand. In Europe the new Red Shadows were generally regarded as pale imitations. Is it fair to say the comic would have been more successful had the original character designs been used?
3) Last year BFTB ran a "Save the Red Shadows" petition. DDP very graciously listened to our pleas for Wilder Vaughn to be retconned as an older Black Major, as evidenced by his uniform in America's Elite #34. Was the decision to reinvent the Red Shadows a direct result of reading the online comics at BFTB?
4) Are there any plans to release the Devil's Due version Red Shadows as toys? They too have been widely embraced by GI Joe customisers.
5) The BFTB community has been hard at work recolouring the B&W Battle Action Force comic strips for over a year now. The project has proven to be extremely popular, resulting in a non-profit Collected Edition book. Is there any likelihood of these classic stories being officially reprinted, possibly as a comic and figure 3-pack?
ah crap IM too late!!!!
you did get ONE of my questions that I pm"ed you the other day ( Well basically) hahaha about the RED LASER !!
well conrgats anyways, this is a great chance for us ! really really is
I think I would have reworded question number two by removing " While it was generally disliked by the GI Joe fanbase"
. This is just tooo negative especially for our first time and we want to show a more unified front for the RED SHADOWS
I would have totally taken out the reference to the Book and ONLINE comics too, I think were flirting with danger there by even mentioning it .
I would have liked to see some of my other questions that I pm you the other day
and some of those questions wont be able to be answered
by hasbro as they are definately Devils Due type questions that only Devils Due would be able to answer sadly
questions that referred to thier international logo and more repaints of AF guys
all in all though congrats Its something I wanted to see us be a part of for a long long time