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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: January 7, 2015, 05:37 PM »
Seems like September it is: Also seeming confirmation of digital releases of previous films.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: January 6, 2015, 01:33 PM »
I expect a preview wave(s) as well. It's clear from Bob Iger's comments there is some debate on showing/not showing as he pushed for the trailer and JJ Abrams apparently was reluctant. As Iger said, it's a movie with an enormous investment riding on it ($4 Billion) and once a proper trailer drops in May or so, we'll be awash from that point forward in media awareness. I expect quite a bit of product in advance of the movie, September, October at the latest as I can't see them holding until right before the release date and missing out on most of the Christmas shopping season.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 5, 2015, 02:22 PM »
I suppose if I ever really looked at it... these X-Wing things are stacked to the ceiling here in Dublin at Smyth's and the Disney store too. 50% off now I think I saw at Disney which still left it pretty expensive, for here at least.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 5, 2015, 01:26 PM »
Curious myself, but wouldn't the current Hero Series X-Wing but somewhat in the ballpark? I think Hasbro has alluded to this themselves.

Very interesting list. Best thing: Micro Machines!  ;D

We'll see what happens as Hasbro definitely is entertaining this new scale (which with Guardians didn't seem to move, but not sure) but I think if Hasbro were intent on abandoning 3.75 for SW, they would have done it. They seem to be investing further into Saga Legends / Mission Series into 2015 and I can't picture a scenario where they abandon that all of a sudden come September. Because it stops selling? 3.75 hasn't 'sold' properly since 2012 at least, and they still make it in spite of the market. Mission Series where I'm at least trumps everything else, and I can see this persisting in lieu of single SL figures; it's a better value for the consumer and as we've already seen it creates army building and repetitive buying potential, as well as cover for figures that may appear to be traditionally unappealing (girl figures, though I've never bought this concept myself).

Avengers/Marvel seems to have a particular issue at 3.75 that SW does not. Those figures simply don't sell. It's the same figure of the Hulk or Iron Man that it's been since say Iron Man 2 or early Marvel Universe and nobody is buying them anymore. SW is a universe which generates massive amount of unique characters and diversity and lends itself to more variety in the toy aisle. I was sad to see Guardians didn't get a 3.75 line as that movie was made for it but oh well. Maybe 10 years from now Funko will make one.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Good lord. Trek, Dark Crystal, E.T., Rocky Horror (!!!)... good lord.

The Saga Legends / Mission Series segment seems to be selling pretty well so I'd be surprised if that didn't continue. I don't think Hasbro abandons the 3.75 range entirely especially at the outset of what will be the year's biggest merchandise offering.

It occurred to me that Chewie may be there for scale as the point of this pic seems to be aimed at size. That being said I believe some of Chewie is new and he is coming again.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 3, 2014, 10:08 AM »
I've always loved these and wanted to get some. Great score!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:30 AM »
All I can say is **** YEAH.

Love the little glimpses and look forward to more. The Falcon - I'm a happy guy. And TIE's!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 20, 2014, 08:45 AM »
Been a little out of contact due to traveling in Ireland but all amazing pieces! Found a shop in Dublin with some vintage palitoy I'll need to dig into before I head home.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:08 AM »
I'm pro blue coat but not a fan of the paint apps here, or the bloody chin really on the Wampa. That being said, really looking forward to these. I had expected the deluxe line to wobble a bit around here with Jabba, but he's actually the one that moves. The Speeder Bike lingers at 2 per case but moves. $40 is a big pull. These will do pretty good I think. Before they get into the endless variations (Endor Luke/Leia on the bike, Luke on the Taun Taun) I hope they keep pushing this range to its limits. I'd like to see the Landspeeder, but also set pieces, like maybe Cantina stuff, Hoth stuff (E-Web blaster! Radar dish!). I wonder how much of a stretch something like the Skiff would be. Snowspeeder. Probably not that much.

Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: October 12, 2014, 03:19 PM »
I'd say from the pics this one seems more blue than brown.

Saga Legends / Re: 2014 Saga Legends Basic Figures
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Dave Filoni has said there's a long term plan for it, and it's been picked up for a second season, so Hasbro's apparent lack of interest is somewhat odd. On top of that, consider a comment from the Hasbro PR rep that Paul Harrison talked to at the show: so far as they know, all the Rebels figures have shipped, so it came as a surprise to them none have been found. What the hell?

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