« on: July 22, 2013, 09:02 PM »
I was thinking of exactly what Jayson mentioned earlier today. If we had gotten these figures in the POTF2 days they would have seemed amazing. Granted, things have come a long way since then, but it does put things in perspective. Heck, I remember when a buddy of mine first picked up some POTF2 figures loose (from Brian's Toys I believe). We didn't start in right when the line started back up (I bet that was a fun time), and decided to pick up a bunch of figures together a couple years later. Granted, some of them were ridiculously beefy, but I remember getting that first Boba Fett (even though he was big) and thinking the detail was unbelievable (comparing it to vintage I guess).
For what these are, I kind of like them. I'm likely in for the OT figures, and I wish there were more of those coming early on. Granted, Hasbro couldn't avoid the whole 3D movie thing being dropped, but the first waves of these lines could really stagnate things at retail. I'm starting to think everyone (kids and collectors) have had their fill of ROTS and clones. As I mentioned in the other thread, I can appreciate these figures more because I already have more "ultimate" versions from past few years of VOTC, TVC, Evolutions, etc. Having a more affordable, durable option for kiddos (and collectors) is ok with me. I think Jesse mentioned it elsewhere, but I wouldn't mind having a "collector" line more limited in scope with 20-30 figures a year or something, that would be fine with me too. I'm starting to wonder if Hasbro isn't planning (hoping?) that eventually we'll just have this cheaper 3 3/4" line and the 6" line will become the "collector" line. We'll see I guess. Things may be in a holding pattern until the new movies start.