« on: August 18, 2014, 04:07 PM »
I assumed that one of the things Disney saw when purchasing the property were the dollars being left on the table with regards to an OOT release.
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And on topic, you find the $60 price tag of the new MF reasonable? I'm still not sold. Granted, I fully expect to hear all the grumbling next year when the BMF returns for the movie at $300. I feel like $40 has always been the ceiling price for a value toy. At $60, parents are usually expecting something in the deluxe range.
Yeah, I sure didn't get the Jakks Pacific giant Vader either. Something a clueless Aunt would buy a kid to try to impress, but not a toy to be played with at the end of the day. But at least it is a perceived value...and the "shampoo bottle" figures fill the large cheap niche even better, and are manageable enough in size.You couldn't be more wrong. I grabbed a Jakks Vader for my son, and one for my nephew, clearance at Target. My son loves this toy and is playing with it constantly. He has saber duels with him, he chokes out the Jar Jar plush. He loves it.
People are mad about this thing, but they already made US a Millenium Falcon, so why not a cheap one for kids to enjoy, and for retail to move more quickly, than a $150-$200 item, ya know? That's all they're doing here.I LOVE this item. The BMF is more of a playset. This is a ship to have dogfights with. I would have loved to had something like this when I was 8 years old. I will definitely be buying one for my son.
Clearly price point is a major focus for Hasbro right now... Get things affordable to sell more quantity. Stuff like this is a necessity. Not my cup of tea either, personally, but the need's not lost on me either. It's how I view 5POA figures.
My fear there is Hasbro's going to take 4" completely that direction and 6" the collector line. I think that's a still very real possibility in the near future. Especially with new films rolling out, which obviously will grab for the kid dollar and attention far harder than they'll grab for ours.
Stuff like this Falcon though, it's pretty cool for a kid I think... Especially when kids can't get that $50, $60, or far more expensive ship that we can blow $ on and not bat an eye.
We keep hearing that Harrison Ford's injury has left the production scrambling. First, the shooting schedule had to be changed. Then, we heard that the film was looking at changing the script and enlarging Oscar Isaacs role to compensate. Disney denied that. And now the latest rumor is that J.J. Abrams asked to push the release date back to May 4, 2016. Latino Review doesn't directly pin Abrams' request to the break (they instead say that Abrams "thinks that his Star Wars should be released in May like all the other Star Wars movies have been."), but it would still make sense, if the break is anywhere near as bad as the rumors have been saying.
The Latino Review article further states that Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm agrees with Abrams, but it's Bob Iger and Disney who are determined to get this film out in December 2015. As always, beware of stories quoting unnamed sources. [Latino Review via Slashfilm)
I wonder if when Hasbro planned this they were thinking 'these early Black Series figures will be scarce when fall 2014 comes around.' Ah, no. If it's anything other than that, I have no idea what the idea is here.Right? Greedo, while pretty awesome, is now in the encyclopedia as 6-Inch's entry under "pegwarmer" next to Malakili.
Have a guy on my Twitter Feed that LOVES to blurt **** out about GoT the night it happens.There may be a couple non-GoT spoilers in my post, but they are both pretty old stuff...