EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

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EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby Gyre-Viper » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:27 pm

A massive thanks to G. Wayne Miller for allowing us to pick his brain.

Toy Wars is now available as an ebook all over the place.
Here's a link to it through Random House: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/114587/toy-wars-by-g-wayne-miller



HERE IS A LINK TO THE EPISODE
http://jdso.podbean.com/2013/01/12/ep8-g-wayne-miller-toy-wars/



HERE ARE THE IMAGES FOR THIS EPISODE, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT... LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ABOVE:







GI JOE TIE (FROM THE COLLECTION OF G. WAYNE MILLER)
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UNPRODUCED STAR BRIGADE TECHNO-WALKER SHOES (FROM THE COLLECTION OF G. WAYNE MILLER)

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SGT. SAVAGE 4UP PRESENTATION WAX HEAD AND 2UP HARDCOPY HEAD.

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THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE GI JOE EXTREME PRESENTATION HARD COPY MOCK-UPS, KITBASHED USING X-FORCE AND CADILLACS AND DINOSAURS PARTS. THESE WERE USED IN A HASBRO MEETING(S) TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE SCALE FOR WHAT WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME GI JOE EXTREME. ALSO PICTURED ARE SOME GI JOE EXTREME FIGURES AND GI JOE EXTREME PREPRODUCTION FIGURES FOR REFERENCE. (FROM THE COLLECTION OF GYRE-VIPER)


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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby Goofateer » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:26 pm

I've seen that tie before. Are we certain it's unproduced? Has this one ever been on eBay?

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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby Gyre-Viper » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:34 pm

Goofateer wrote:I've seen that tie before. Are we certain it's unproduced? Has this one ever been on eBay?

Roger



Well I was using the term "unproduced" a bit lightly... more like "not mass produced and unreleased."
I mean there obviously stands a chance that a Hasbro employee had one and it ended up on ebay.
G. Wayne Miller obviously received his from Hasbro. His impression was that it was not produced/released.

That being said, YOU are the expert in this arena of merchandise Mr. Goofateer. So you tell me. heheh.
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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby toy-nutz » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:59 pm

I have one of those ties. My wife bought it for me around '93/94. Though she thinks she got it in Tulsa, O.K. But she knows she did not buy it in a dept. store. She does not think it was more then $20. I wore the tie at a couple of the first JoeCon dinners. And remember getting asked where I got it from.

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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby pluv » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:03 am

Those shoes are the bomb. I know most collectors would put them in a glass case or something, but I would wear the ever loving crap out of them.
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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby Gyre-Viper » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:53 am

Thanks toy nutz for confirming that.
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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby revsears » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:22 pm

excellent episode, maybe the best one so far. I loved info and talk on extreme and savage. Extreme did get one thing right, a new toon. As a kid i always wanted the action figures to match what i saw on TV, I loved Joes like Flint and Beachead, so i was less interested in buying star brigade guys whom i knew nothing about. (i didn't discover the comic to later sadly, so that didn't help either)
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Re: EPISODE 8: G. WAYNE MILLER + TOY WARS

Postby cyko » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:56 am

This was a very interesting episode. There's an underlying discussion topic that is coming up more often nowadays: are action figures appealing to today's kids? I see it with my own kid, as she gets older she seems more interested in video games than toys. "Skylanders" is an interesting and successful blend, but I asked a friend's kid if he'd play with the figures outside of the game and he said not really. But, they don't even have 5-POA, so Joe is still doing better there.

Will action figures evolve into only 2 groups: the 5-and-under Fisher Price Imaginext-style versus collector-oriented super-articulated models? The Star Wars Black figures (and maybe the GIJoe Micro Force?) seem to hint at this movement. While 3 3/4" figures may not disappear tomorrow, they may not survive another generation. But then, 12" Joe pretty much had the same experience in the '80s.
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