« on: July 6, 2016, 08:41 PM »
I went around to see ya know, who all was participating in general... I figured given the last poll maybe some sites would say piss on it, but then I saw all the "You'll want to be here", and then the "This sucks, we know" that followed it... I just... I dunno what to say ya know? Then why did you tell everyone to be here!?
Anyway, hey, whatever... I am not a big 6" collector, except for the Bandai kits and a Bossk Figure (I'm voting Tarkin and Rebel troops to have something in there I'd cave and buy), so I kind of admire it from afar... And I'm not really bothered this isn't a 3.75" poll because if you've not seen the writing on the wall yet, you're unable to be helped. I mean I'd love one, don't get me wrong, I just don't expect there to be one because clearly Hasbro WANTS collectors to go to 6" scale and 3.75" to be for kids.
I didn't like the 5POA and while I bought more than I thought I would (I can customize a lot of what they made I think), and I like improvements like "skirt" pieces and working holsters, I still can't back that line completely. I'm an articulation guy at heart and will always feel Hasbro CAN, and SHOULD find some medium area where some figures have knees and elbows/wrists, while others maybe have just elbows/wrists and some are salt shakers (like that WM Leia should've been maybe). I can get behind that. I loved figures in 2006 and 2007, so I can get into that. I just can't get into an all 5POA line at this point.
And yeah vehicle choices were odd, but I chalk that up to the Zuvio effect of a film not being done, and Hasbro being left a puzzle that's missing many pieces to build a toy line off of. I swear that Sand Speeder had to be in the film in some capacity to get a MM and a full size vehicle haha. Hey, at least it's a kinda nice toy. Better than those smaller vehicles we got with the line's release, Rey's speeder aside.
But yeah... I mean... 6" is it. It's THE scale I guess. Or it's the one Hasbro wants you to want, and to jump to, and be happy for the myriad of figures you got in 3.75", and I am... Maybe customizing helps ease that pain some? It doesn't eliminate it though, and I still want SA too.
Anyway, I watch the poll from afar, put my vote in here... I don't see the need to flip the **** out and bitch about Hasbro letting fans pick something, even if it's a scale maybe people are avoiding.
I think on their character choices they're trying too hard to appease too many at one point maybe? Like Clone fans, OT fans, obscurity fans, alien fans, trooper fans, main fans... I dunno. It's all over the board though it seems. Given TCW and Rebels status I'd think they'd maybe want to do more of those if they can, rather than waiting to spit one out here and there.