« on: August 13, 2003, 06:32 PM »
Unless Lucas has some plan for TV (cartoons, live action, etc.) after EP3, things will wind down pretty fast I think. I also believe Jesse has it right, that Hasbro extended the license as a defensive measure more than anything else. SW I think is reaching a point somewhat (though not as bad) as Star Trek, where a break from the franchise may actually help in the long run. I'm not saying it's there yet, but after EP3, a nice little break may be just what SW needs to get people excited the way they were back in '95 when things started up again.
As far as the toys go, it's clear there's a core base that will eat up these toys no matter if there's films or not. Because of that, I think it's very possible the toys will continue one way or another for a very long time. Unless we have situations like we do now where Wal Mart simply won't carry a broad line of SW stuff with nothing to support it. We'll see.