« on: February 17, 2014, 04:49 PM »
Thanks for the amazing coverage Jeff!
I have to say, I really dig the Black Series packaging redesign, that TIE Pilot helmet just makes it look cool to me for some reason. Big improvement over the current design, which is a bit blah. Overall, I'm pretty happy with what we've seen from Toy Fair. A pretty nice push for the 6" stuff, just enough of the 3 3/4" to keep us interested, and the first taste of the Rebels product (nice to see some new vehicles coming up).
Honestly, if the 3 3/4" Black Series line continues this trend, I'd be pretty happy. Not an overwhelming amount of releases, a focus on OT for the most part, and the figures we've seen all look pretty amazing. I hope it keeps up (whether called Black Series or something else) in the years to come. Interesting to read at a couple places that Hasbro has specifically been told to stay away from EU and also pull back from prequel stuff. Surprised that they came out and confirmed that, but it is good to know. I'm still wondering if we'll still see OT or PT stuff during the upcoming movie years starting in 2015. I'm guessing there can't be too many spots available for "other" stuff in those years, let alone much focus there as the stores are likely going to want primarily the new movie stuff. We'll see.
The 6" stuff looks just amazing I think. I know not everyone is into these, but I'm really enjoying them. So far, it has been just the right pace that I can afford to keep up, so hopefully that continues. I can't wait for that Chewie, not to mention Luke and Vader. On that topic, not that it is a new thing, but wow we are getting lots of Lukes between the various lines in the next year or so.
The Rebels stuff looks cool too, especially the vehicles. I'm not sure what I'll do about the figures yet, but I'm guessing when the show is starting up and the hype begins I might bite. Plus, if it is good, that will help as well. I'm pretty excited for the show itself, and the figures - despite being 5 POA - have some neat designs in there too. Honestly, I hope if nothing else it is a fun line for kids where the figures can fit in vehicles, are sturdy, and everything works well together.
Overall, not necessarily a TON of stuff for Star Wars, but still more than we've been used to recently it seems. I know there is a lot I'm looking forward to this year, as we build momentum into the Episode VII onslaught. Glad to see so much OT goodness everywhere as well.