« on: October 14, 2003, 12:52 PM »
I think this is potentially not such good news, as this would likely indicate that this already peg warming line will be continuing on further than had been announced previously by Hasbro, which was the end of 2003. That probably means that it will also be at retail concurrently with the "animated" line of CW figures, as well as the regular Saga line of figures.
That was my biggest fear all along, since I think there's no way in hell the retail shelves and pegs can support 3 seperate Star Wars lines, especially 2 that will probably struggle. That means that the distribution of the Saga line to retail could be in serious jeopardy if the CW lines are already filling the pegs. I've even seen a number of stores in my area that have pulled the Saga line completely in favor of the CW line right now...
2004 was looking to be the best year ever. I pray that the CW lines don't ruin the fun for all of us!
This was exactly my fear as well. Although I don't hate the Clone Wars line, and I actually picked up the first three this past weekend...Anakin, Yoda, ARC, I definitely don't want it taking up space from the regular Saga line...especially with the figures we have seen rumored/confirmed for next year. 2004 was looking like it could be the best year of collecting since POTJ, and maybe even surpass it. I know I am really looking forward to most, if not all, of the regular Saga offerings for next year. That said...a few more Jedi, Dooku, etc. are great ideas for the Clone Wars line, but if this series is going to be taking up space from our "regular" figures, I'd just as soon they put an end to it now.