« on: February 16, 2012, 11:36 PM »
I know that last season the show took a hit in the ratings, probably due to the unevenness of the show, but its ratings have made a decent comeback. Almost 2 million viewers for a Friday night show doesn't seem that bad by cable standards, but I am sure the show costs a lot more than an episode of Storage Wars. I have really come to love this line and I am quite disappointed in the way Hasbro just bailed on it this year. They have done some amazing things in the show and I would love to see figures made of many of the characters they have introduced us to.
I can live with a smaller line, and lord knows my wallet can. But it should be a great line then, and this year is not that. It is disappointing to read that they will not re-release some of the harder to find characters. It would be nice if Hasbro would just open up about what is going on with everything, from the management of the brand to the distribution issues.
The show is not going to make it through the 3D re-releases, and I am wondering what the benchmark is for considering that experiment a success. My guess is that they run 6 or 7 seasons and call it quits at that point. I appreciate what Filoni has done and how he has brought a fans perspective to the series. I can only hope we get some really good CW figures between now and then.
The Vintage Collection is worth the scale back for 2012, but if they keep dragging out ten year molds to clog the pegs in the Movie Heroes line, then I hope they revisit their decisions about the CW.