« on: July 18, 2005, 04:35 PM »
Does anyone else question whether Hasbro really needs to have the Unleashed at $15 anyway? Aren't they fairly identical in scale, articulation and size to McFarlane figures? Doesn't matter whether you're talking Twisted Oz, Sportspicks or Elvis, the McFarlane stuff is equivalent at 2/3 the price. I would have thought that the UL stuff would have had that tidy additional $5 margin.
They are pretty close. I have in my office at work both my Star Wars Unleashed and my McFarlane Matrix open collections.
From the untrained/non-sci-fi-geeks I get a lot of "are these all from the same movie?"
More recently though, I get a lot of the Dads coming in asking "Where do you get those cool Star Wars statues? My son is really into Star Wars and I'd love to get him some." My patented answer is to go over to the TRU right near by and purchase the Anakin and Obi-Wan pair from ROTS -- gotta get 'em sold to make room for the Shocktrooper/Chewie/Han wave somehow!