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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Hasbro customer survey
« on: May 7, 2007, 11:30 PM »
Because if we get the product at a secondary market, that means that it has been sold and out of the store.  When companies make exclusives, the only thing that matter is to sell them all.

Here's the deal though - how many items would they have sold if the item was not exclusive?  Would you sell more items if you were in all the Wal-Marts vs. multiple retail chains?  I don't think so.  There are parts of the country where Targets, TRU's, and even Wal-Marts are non existent.  Granted, they can jack up the margin for exclusives because they put a pretty case around them and make it sound rare, and I'm sure the retailers like it, but its ridiculously hard to get some of these items without help.  I don't know about you, but I get awfully frutrated having to pay 2x retail because I don't have any WM's nearby.

Here's what they OUGHT to do...only offer excluisves if there's a way for everyone to access them.  Go ahead and sell it at Wal-Mart as long as you can buy it at WM.com or starwarsshop.com.  Then you can still charge $15 for a basic figure, but at least everyone has a shot at it.  Or, just offer the exclusive stuff on line.  If big box retailers want something exclusive, let them have it exclusively for a month, then make it available elsewhere.  There are still tons of people who will flock to retailer x because they can get the item there first. 

I just don't think its worth the possibility of chasing away potential buyers.  If you lose ten hardcore collectors for every exclusive you offer, what is the total opportunity cost of those ten collectors, who might have continued collecting for another 10-20 years?  Seems like a good way to ruin a franchise vs. something that would bring new people in.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: May 7, 2007, 11:20 PM »
On an average day, a 2003 Mazda Protege 5.  On a good day, I get to drive the 2006 Toyota Sienna.  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'Lost' - Season Three
« on: May 7, 2007, 11:19 PM »
Very interesting... of course, it means after the end of the month, we'll have to wait until Jan-08 for new episodes.   :(

Hmmn...Battlestar is gone until January too right?  Maybe I'll just stop watching TV until January...

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Oh well, at least Bastila, SCUBA clone, and K'Kruhk are on it!

PS I dont give a rats behind about the Solo kids.

I would so much rather have the Solo kids than our 59th clone trooper, this time with flippers.  ::)

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
« on: May 7, 2007, 11:16 PM »
I've had no luck finding these, but I keep hearing multiple reports of people finding them at TRU's.  Hopefully they will make their way to Target stores soon!

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ill get the vanguard and the clones..possibly the droid aswell BUT what am i talking about i wont see this wave...last waves never hit Canada.

Is this supposed to be the last wave of TAC figs?

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Results!!
#01 Bastila Shan
#02 Corran Horn
#03 Jacen Solo
#04 Jaina Solo
#05 K'kruhk
#06 Clone Trooper (Scuba Gear)
#07 Grand Admiral Thrawn
#08 IG Lancer Droid
#09 Lumiya
#10 Noghri

This is a pretty decent list.  I like all of these, except the scuba gear clone.  I'm a little cloned out...just waiting for the day when we see "wild safari clone trooper", "park ranger clone trooper," & "speedy oil change clone trooper."

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 7, 2007, 02:35 PM »
Picked up the comic packs last Saturday morning at TRU. My son bought the extra of the Voss and Alpha sets. I didn't realize the Luke was SAC until I got home and looked at it more(not an opener) and because I didn't read the boards about it earlier. Geez, I bet those Luke 2 packs won't sit long.

I also picked up the V-wing via Matteo at our SOCAL swap meet up lunch


DS 

SAC?  ???

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Wow, this wave is taking a beating.  I actually don't think this list is too bad, especially considering that Hasbro had to do some fast tinkering to replace the force unleashed stuff.  We get a holo vader - that was bound to happen eventually with all the other holo figs.  Lots of troop builders - good guys and bad guys, couple of background aliens...what's not to like?  I'm underwhelmed by yet another clonetrooper repaint, but otherwise this is an okay wave IMO.  Admit it - this is ten times better than yet another Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie, Vader, Threepio, and R2 in the same duds we already have 20 versions of. 

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 7, 2007, 10:15 AM »
I picked up the Sith Infiltrator and V-Wing at Target today.  Just need the comic packs and I'll be all caught up!

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Haven't seen any of these for about a week, but I found one by accident in the clearance aisles today.  It was marked $14, but the priced came up as $10...not bad at $2 a figure!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 6, 2007, 06:24 PM »
Piss off for not putting up a spoiler warning.

Kevin

K - I wouldn't really call anything I said a spoiler.  :-\  You would find out much more than what I wrote if you watched any given 30 second trailer.  Besides - I haven't even seen the movie myself yet.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 5, 2007, 03:00 PM »
Picked up Luke and a DS Trooper tonight. They're pretty great.  :)

Are we talking about the same Luke?  Take a look at the neck up...

I think it's OK. My opinion never really jibes with the fandom-at-large anyway.

OK is a far cry from pretty great.  I have to agree with DR - that Luke head sculpt stinks.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 4, 2007, 02:41 PM »
A buddy of mine saw the pre-screening for Spidey 3 yesterday and thought it was pretty lame.  Sounds like the symbiote finding Peter is totally random, which is lame that it would just happen to pick him out of everyone in NY.  He also said Sandman has a tiny role, and that he and venom are barely in the film.  What gives?  Sounds like 2 hours of love story/peter dancing around in black vs. 20 minutes of action.   :-\

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 4, 2007, 02:38 PM »
I picked up the red version of the TRU Bantha set...they should have just made them all red versions - the old style versions don't seem to be selling.

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