Category Archives: Reader Polls

Hot Toys Reveals Prices for New Batman & Robin

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Pre-orders are now being accepted by major online retailers for the new 1966 Batman and Robin 1:6 scale action figures being produced by Hot Toys (final prototypes shown above). Photo: Hot Toys

Attention all Bat-fans! Your wait is almost over! Fans of the 1960s classic TV show, Batman, and superhero fans and toy collectors in general, will ALL be happy to learn that the all-new, 1:6 scale Batman and Robin action figures from Hot Toys have been green-lit and the factories in China are busy producing them as we speak (see final samples above).

Bottom Line: According to the trusted online 1:6 scale retailer, Cotswold Collectibles, the price for Batman has been set at $205, and Robin at $190. We thought this exciting bit of Bat-news warranted a Bat-poll. Tell us what YOU think about these figures and their current retail prices:

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TJR Reader’s Poll #2: The GIjOE Club Newsletter

The official GIjOE Collector’s Club newsletter has undergone many changes over the years, generating both praise and derision from club members. (Photo: Mark Otnes)

We love it. We hate it. We don’t give a hoot about it. GIjOE fans have long had mixed feelings about the official GIjOE Club’s monthly newsletter. In recent years, news of the 3 3/4-inch “little Joes” has clearly dominated the publication, as collectors of 12-inch “big Joes” see their diminishing coverage as a sign of wasted space and missed opportunity.

Many fans have argued for years that the fees paid as membership dues would be better spent producing more of the club exclusives, such as this excellent reproduction Talking Soldier. (Photo: GIGCC)

Many fans have argued for years that the fees paid as membership dues would be better spent producing more of the club exclusives, such as this excellent reproduction Talking Soldier. (Photo: GIJCC)

Is there a middle ground that can found? Should changes be made? Or is the newsletter already providing a perfect balance of the old and the new? Viewpoints vary from fan to fan, and no official club polls have been held to determine actual membership opinion.

Here at The Joe Report, we feel it’s high time GIjOE fans held a poll to help the club determine the facts. How do YOU feel about the club newsletter? Is it a waste of your membership dues? If you could, what would you change? You can post such comments to this article (see link, above left.)

Should the club divide the newsletter into two versions? Or is it time the club finally went “paperless” and eliminated it altogether? Perhaps to use the income from membership dues elsewhere? What do you think?

Please cast your vote today, and leave any additional comments or suggestions for the club attached to this article where they can see and read them easily. Hopefully, this poll will help the club better understand the current wishes of its 2013 membership. Sound off NOW!

“Sound off like ya got a pair!” Reader’s Poll #1

LISTEN UP, Princess! It’s time for our first, official, Joe Report “Reader’s Poll.” Some will be silly, some will be serious. But they’ll all be fun. So don’t be shy, Einstein! Tell us how you really feel about this important question…