Tell Hasbro What you want – 2012 GIJoeCon Concept Case Survey ROUND TWO

CONCEPT CASE SURVEY ROUND TWO!

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I could not have possibly foretold the success of the first round of the Concept Case Survey.  Well over 1100 rabid G.I. Joe fans hit the survey and voted on each section, naming their favorites and whittling down responses to a more manageable level.

I asked folks whether they wanted to see a “Top 10″ from each section or a “Top 5″, and I took some of those into consideration.  However, my desire was to not “waste votes” so to speak.  I analyzed each section very carefully and determined the drop off after the Top 5 simply was too drastic to include 10 from each section.  I just thought that would not allow folks to focus their votes on a small, dedicated group of figures that the FANS have chosen.

I elected to choose the Top Six from each of the three main sections (30th Anniversary, Pursuit of Cobra, Zombie/Ninja) and also added in two G.I. Joe: Renegades figures for a total of 20 figures to choose from.  That seemed to include the largest number of established “fan favorites” that I could see.

Along with the 20 entry vote I also broke down some other questions, too, based on complaints and suggestions from fans of the last round.  The details of Round Two of the survey are below.

  1. The main survey is a ranking of the 20 figures that were established based on Round One voting.  Rank them in order of preference, 1 being the most highly rated, 20 being the lowest rated.
  2. The second round survey will run for TWO WEEKS.  On Monday, August 13th round two will be closed so the results can be calculated.
  3. Based on the results from Round Two, votes may just be tallied and sent to Hasbro, or I may make a determination to do a third round, depending on the demand and the results from Round Two.  I do not want this to go on forever, but I also want to be sure the results are as accurate as possible.
  4. To verify this survey, please check out the results of Round One.  My desire is to be totally transparent so the fans can trust these questions.

Please be aware… this is NOT a Hasbro endorsed or Hasbro supported survey or poll.  This is purely something that GeneralsJoes reader Chris came up with and we worked together to refine.  Just because this poll gets a certain result does not guarantee any figures will be made or considered.  It is merely an exercise in the fandom expressing their opinions through statistical analysis.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Hasbro did state very specifically at the G.I. Joe Convention that they would be taking stock of fandom response, and actual data will certainly help them calculate that, so I encourage everyone to make their voices heard.

  • Neapolitan Joe

    I agree.
    In 30 years no Billy, no big Cobra transport helicopter and no G.I.JOE Hercules C 130…
    Why!?

  • Pidlyiddldydyd

    Zombie/Ninja variants? Don’t they know this stuff won’t sell. Oh I forgot this is the Hasbro Joe division post movie 2008 were talking about here.

  • ggpike

    I voted for round two. Unfortunately I didn’t really see many of the figures I voted for in round one up there. Not a huge fan of ninjas or zombies and I’d rather have new characters than updates of old ones. But I voted nonetheless! So get to it!

  • http://twitter.com/GeneralGeekCast General Geekery Cast

    cancelled with the mech he was the pack-in for

  • chris

    Not sure if round 2 accurately reflects what the fans really want. I’m willing to wager that most people would take nearly anything from the 30th or POC stuff before the ninjas, zombies, of renegades. Not sure if mixing each of those themes together is really going to get the results that we’re looking for since it knocks a lot of superior figures off the list. The poll needed to address this in some way.

  • alaroc

    Agreed.

  • CommanderCobra74

    How about a Kwinn, Dr. Venom, and an updated U.S.S. Flag and Terror Drome.

  • GeneralsJoes

    I’m totally open to suggestions. The poll was designed to give a fair shake to all figures concerned, and I think you just might be surprised at how much the fans seem to be into the Zombies and Ninjas. Just because it’s not what “you” really want doesn’t mean it isn’t what other folks really want.

    But please, give me some ideas on refinements or other methods. At the end of the day, there will only be so many “slots” for figures, it only makes sense to pull suggestions from all pools, in my mind.

    I’d love some elaboration on how many “superior” figures were knocked off the list? Laser-Viper certainly seems like one…but how many others in your opinion?