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16th Aug '17 12:52:54 AM DemonSharkKisame
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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins in the US with a larger market share and more recognition than the other two, but TENA has a much larger market share overseas. Always Discreet comes in second in both instances, though time will tell if it will catch up eventually, as they claim to have a more advanced product than Depend. ||

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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the female incontinence market. || Depend wins in the US with a larger market share and more recognition than the other two, but TENA has a much larger market share overseas. Always Discreet comes in second in both instances, though time will tell if it will catch up eventually, as they claim to have a more advanced product than Depend. ||
28th Jun '17 5:29:58 PM nombretomado
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|| ''Coca-Cola'' || ''Pepsi'' || Cola-flavored, carbonated soft drinks created around the same time. || Coca-Cola has typically had more success with a "traditional" audience and with restaurant contracts and other exclusive-pouring-rights deals. Pepsi usually is more successful with younger audiences and outsells Coke at retail points-of-sale where both are available. || From TheOtherWiki... According to Beverage Digest's 2008 report on carbonated soft drinks, [=PepsiCo=]'s U.S. market share is 30.8 percent, while The Coca-Cola Company's is 42.7 percent. Coke lost ground to Pepsi in the late 1960s, but the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks New Coke fiasco]] of 1985 and subsequent reintroduction of the original formula catapulted Coke back to the #1 spot, which it holds to this day. Internationally, Coke has more than double the market share of Pepsi, with just over 1/4 of the ''world'' market, and as of early 2013 continues restructuring and investing to grow non-US markets even further. ||

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|| ''Coca-Cola'' || ''Pepsi'' || Cola-flavored, carbonated soft drinks created around the same time. || Coca-Cola has typically had more success with a "traditional" audience and with restaurant contracts and other exclusive-pouring-rights deals. Pepsi usually is more successful with younger audiences and outsells Coke at retail points-of-sale where both are available. || From TheOtherWiki...Wiki/TheOtherWiki... According to Beverage Digest's 2008 report on carbonated soft drinks, [=PepsiCo=]'s U.S. market share is 30.8 percent, while The Coca-Cola Company's is 42.7 percent. Coke lost ground to Pepsi in the late 1960s, but the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks New Coke fiasco]] of 1985 and subsequent reintroduction of the original formula catapulted Coke back to the #1 spot, which it holds to this day. Internationally, Coke has more than double the market share of Pepsi, with just over 1/4 of the ''world'' market, and as of early 2013 continues restructuring and investing to grow non-US markets even further. ||
13th Jun '17 11:07:21 AM Piterpicher
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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||

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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''Series/AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||
21st May '17 11:50:58 AM nombretomado
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|| Zorbeez || Sham Wow! || Super-absorbent towels. || While VinceOffer pitched Sham Wow!, Creator/BillyMays took on Zorbeez two years prior. || Sham Wow! is more well-known, despite coming out later. According to Popular Mechanics, it is the more effective of the two. ||

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|| Zorbeez || Sham Wow! || Super-absorbent towels. || While VinceOffer Creator/VinceOffer pitched Sham Wow!, Creator/BillyMays took on Zorbeez two years prior. || Sham Wow! is more well-known, despite coming out later. According to Popular Mechanics, it is the more effective of the two. ||
16th Apr '17 10:33:41 PM DemonSharkKisame
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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||

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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out in the US with the biggest share of the a larger market share and more overall recognition.recognition than the other two, but TENA has a much larger market share overseas. Always Discreet comes in second in both instances, though time will tell if it will catch up eventually, as they claim to have a more advanced product than Depend. ||
16th Apr '17 9:11:53 PM DemonSharkKisame
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|| Depend || TENA || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, with TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||

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|| Depend || TENA TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, with while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads.panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||
19th Mar '17 1:02:56 PM nombretomado
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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||

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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||
19th Mar '17 3:48:12 AM Morgenthaler
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|| ''{{LEGO}}'' || ''Kre-O'' || [[RuleOfThree Construction building toys using interlocking "studs and tubes" blocks]] || What makes this bout stand out is the Kre-O is owned by Creator/{{Hasbro}}, most likely to satisfy the demand for BuiltWithLego toys of their [=IPs=], such as Franchise/{{Transformers}} and Franchise/GIJoe. Transformers seems to be the star player for Kre-O, thanks to [[WebAnimation/TransformersKreO a series of humorous animated shorts]] and [[Webcomic/TransformersKreO a series of humorous Manga pages]] [[ReferenceOverdosed loaded with]] {{Mythology Gag}}s. || Lego still maintains is foothold, but at least Kre-O has its place among Transformers fans, especially thanks to the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Micro-Changer Micro-Changers]] [[note]] Blind-packed Kreons (Minifigures) with extra pieces allowing them to transform.[[/note]] ||
|| ''LegoFriends'' || ''Mega Bloks'' Barbie || The interlocking brick toys develop specialized lines for girls || Lego Friends not the first female-oriented line from the iconic toy-maker, as lines for girls were introduced as far back as the early 1970s was introduced in an effort to draw more girls to the toy. A new line of characters in fact, new mini figure styles, called "Mini-Dolls" was introduced to go with the set. When the Friends shook off early controversy to become a huge success, Mega Bloks collaborated with Mattel to introduce a lower-cost "construction set for girls" line using the iconic doll line as its basis, hoping to draw customers who wanted a more familiar doll line to play with girls who've been around for years instead of unfamiliar characters. Like regular Mega Bloks and other Lego rivals, they're often seen in discount and non-superstore stores. || Lego Friends became a huge success and as is the case with its other products vs. competing brands sell far better than Mega Bloks' rival line, although the Barbie sets are frequently seen on toy store shelves near the Friends sets, ironically enough. The success of Friends even inspired Lego to collaborate with Disney to introduce a second line of girl-oriented sets, based on Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies such as ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ||

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|| ''{{LEGO}}'' ''Toys/{{LEGO}}'' || ''Kre-O'' || [[RuleOfThree Construction building toys using interlocking "studs and tubes" blocks]] || What makes this bout stand out is the Kre-O is owned by Creator/{{Hasbro}}, most likely to satisfy the demand for BuiltWithLego toys of their [=IPs=], such as Franchise/{{Transformers}} and Franchise/GIJoe. Transformers seems to be the star player for Kre-O, thanks to [[WebAnimation/TransformersKreO a series of humorous animated shorts]] and [[Webcomic/TransformersKreO a series of humorous Manga pages]] [[ReferenceOverdosed loaded with]] {{Mythology Gag}}s. || Lego still maintains is foothold, but at least Kre-O has its place among Transformers fans, especially thanks to the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Micro-Changer Micro-Changers]] [[note]] Blind-packed Kreons (Minifigures) with extra pieces allowing them to transform.[[/note]] ||
|| ''LegoFriends'' ''Toys/LegoFriends'' || ''Mega Bloks'' Barbie || The interlocking brick toys develop specialized lines for girls || Lego Friends not the first female-oriented line from the iconic toy-maker, as lines for girls were introduced as far back as the early 1970s was introduced in an effort to draw more girls to the toy. A new line of characters in fact, new mini figure styles, called "Mini-Dolls" was introduced to go with the set. When the Friends shook off early controversy to become a huge success, Mega Bloks collaborated with Mattel to introduce a lower-cost "construction set for girls" line using the iconic doll line as its basis, hoping to draw customers who wanted a more familiar doll line to play with girls who've been around for years instead of unfamiliar characters. Like regular Mega Bloks and other Lego rivals, they're often seen in discount and non-superstore stores. || Lego Friends became a huge success and as is the case with its other products vs. competing brands sell far better than Mega Bloks' rival line, although the Barbie sets are frequently seen on toy store shelves near the Friends sets, ironically enough. The success of Friends even inspired Lego to collaborate with Disney to introduce a second line of girl-oriented sets, based on Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies such as ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ||
11th Mar '17 8:41:44 AM Glowsquid
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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro threatened to sue Lanard over the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||


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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale. || The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro threatened to sue Lanard over the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||

11th Mar '17 8:40:03 AM Glowsquid
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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious lower-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro successfully sued Lanard over their "Gung-Ho!" figure. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture recognizability, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||


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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious lower-budget low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro successfully sued threatened to sue Lanard over their "Gung-Ho!" figure.the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture recognizability, visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||

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