« on: March 28, 2011, 11:48 AM »
I know we've discussed before how much longer the line might last, but I was curious what would bring about "the end" of Hasbro Star Wars for you? I started thinking about this again while my wife was asking me how much longer they would be making this stuff (which, when you think about it, it is crazy how long this has gone on). I know some have already stopped due to boredom, feeling complete, prices, or something else. I expect we are seeing more people cut back or stop completely as we approach $10 figures. Plus, honestly - at least on the movie side of things - we're starting to get a pretty complete lineup.
I'm guessing we'll see movie figures at least through the 3D releases, and probably a little (or long) beyond that. The CW line will be there as long as the show is on I'm sure, and some form of Legends is likely as well. For me personally, I think I'm probably in until they stop making figures from the movies. There are still some things I want to see (resculpts, all-new, etc.) that I hope they get to over the next 3-5 years, but overall the collection is getting pretty complete at this point, with some pretty nice figures. Although I do collect some of the CW line, I think I'd use the stop of the movie stuff as a good place to jump ship. I'd probably pick something up here or there if it was spiffy enough, or I'd move on to something else I'm interested (likely Marvel/DC stuff). I've collected something (whether it was sports cards, comic books, or action figures) about as long as I can remember, and I think I'd probably continue on in some capacity - or maybe move on to other areas of SW collection (or finally finish my vintage collection).
Anyways, I think the end of the movie line (barring any new movies), would probably be the point where I would stop. I guess this is providing that the movie stuff doesn't carry on another 20 years for some reason. Unless the figures somehow took another huge leap in quality (like POTF2 era to now), I can't see continuing to re-buy these same characters again and again, if the line somehow went on that long. Depending on how the line is handled, I can't see how they wouldn't have the remaining wants pretty well covered in the next five years - at least going by our "top 10" lists and my own personal hopes. When is your stopping point?