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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« Last post by Jesse James on Today at 06:46 PM »
Reissues aren't anything new, so I can't say I'm shocked to see them possibly being mixed in with some new figures.  40th anniversary of the original added onto it, and this kinda makes more sense than not.
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I think most of it is simply that the line doesn't have 3 years to work on things now...  They have to flesh out a line for a movie then onto the next, then the next and so on for the foreseeable future.

What's seen now as "down time" (now, for instance) is probably them working feverishly on the next film's line-up.  When you had 3 years between movies, it was far easier to manage.  Now, you have to crank out things and move onto the next, and the line is a far cry from what it used to be...  not just the toys, but who's buying them too.  "Collectors" aren't the same anymore, nor are kids. 
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Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« Last post by Rob on Today at 05:26 PM »
There's definitely more that I would want from E7 and Tarkin is a great choice.   I could live without the rest though, especially a young Jyn or the silly mind reading character.  We didn't get Tarkin in the vintage line, nor did we get side characters like Owen, Beru, specific Imperial Officers, Rebel Leaders, Pilots, etc.  My response was mainly to Darby's comparison of the original vintage line - I just don't think we've gone backwards since then.  Sure, there is much more they could do, but for R1, I'm feeling pretty good about what they've done thus far.

I think you could make the case that we haven't gone backwards from the vintage line... but I think you could also make the case that we've gone backwards compared to what we got used to over the last 15 years or so - not just in quantity either...

So it's more like an arc that goes up and then comes back down, than some kind of steady line from 1977 until now.

And yeah, maybe a Jedda Pilgrim or the monster thing wouldn't be for everyone, but the thing that I enjoy the most with collecting is when something obscure or weird gets made.  I've got a dozen different Tattooine Luke Skywalkers, but it's when they make something like Hermi Odle that collecting is fun to me.
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There's definitely more that I would want from E7 and Tarkin is a great choice.   I could live without the rest though, especially a young Jyn or the silly mind reading character.  We didn't get Tarkin in the vintage line, nor did we get side characters like Owen, Beru, specific Imperial Officers, Rebel Leaders, Pilots, etc.  My response was mainly to Darby's comparison of the original vintage line - I just don't think we've gone backwards since then.  Sure, there is much more they could do, but for R1, I'm feeling pretty good about what they've done thus far. 

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Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« Last post by Dave on Today at 03:37 PM »
I'm still surprised they haven't mixed in more Rebels characters in to the assortments.  Lots of fun characters and cool stuff to choose from.
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Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« Last post by Rob on Today at 03:17 PM »
I think the release has actually been on par with the original films, if not slightly higher.  Star Wars initially launched with 12 figures, then added 8 more.  Between the single and 2-pack 5POA figures, we have 20 Rogue One dedicated figures as well.  Then add in that there's WM Black Series, 6" figures, Disney Elite figures, ships with pack-ins, etc.  I'm actually pretty happy with the assortment size per movie.  I think there's a handful of other figures announced (Galen, Raddus) and four more in the Jedha 4-pack - that feels about right.  What other figures do people really want from the movie?  Maybe a few more rebel leaders or a rebel trooper, but it's otherwise pretty well covered.

Just off the top of my heads... Tarkin for starters.  I'm shocked that they didn't do a Leia too.  Dravin and Mon Mothma would be great.  Bail Organa?  A few Rebel Troops and Pilots, General Merrick at least?  Bistan?  That weird little Ugnaught looking guy?  Young Jyn and her mom?  A beast pack of that monster that reads Bodhi's mind?  Krennic in his poncho?  They hit most of the main characters, but some stuff for collectors would be nice.  Jedda Pilgrim?  Vader's dignitary?

It's been about a year and a half since the TFA Force Friday and there's no Luke figure?  No General Organa.  No Lor San Trekka.  No Snoak.  Only one background Alien from Maz's bar.  They make one of the Kanji Club guys, but that would have been an awesome 5 pack.  Likewise, they make the Guavian Enforcer, but no Bala Tik?  No Rathtar, no beasts of any kind?

Cool and interesting characters come and go on Rebels all the time, and we're basically getting one here and one there... which is fine, but it's clearly not a priority.

Then there's still 6 movies that they seem to be basically done with.

It's not so much that there's nothing, I'm just surprised that there isn't a steady stream of new stuff coming out in the months following the initial release.  That's kind of the point.  I think the demand for more is there, and I'm missing the days when Hasbro would make some cool unmade figures that aren't main characters or troops.  And I'm missing the days when you could expect a new wave or two every month or two with figures from various films.   
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I think the release has actually been on par with the original films, if not slightly higher.  Star Wars initially launched with 12 figures, then added 8 more.  Between the single and 2-pack 5POA figures, we have 20 Rogue One dedicated figures as well.  Then add in that there's WM Black Series, 6" figures, Disney Elite figures, ships with pack-ins, etc.  I'm actually pretty happy with the assortment size per movie.  I think there's a handful of other figures announced (Galen, Raddus) and four more in the Jedha 4-pack - that feels about right.  What other figures do people really want from the movie?  Maybe a few more rebel leaders or a rebel trooper, but it's otherwise pretty well covered. 
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Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« Last post by Diddly on Today at 09:40 AM »
The LEGO Batman Movie sets are hitting, and I finally found the blind bag series at Target last night. I had seen them at TRU a few weeks ago but the TRU tax is getting insane, with sets costing 25% MORE than MSRP. Anyway, Target only had a handful, and I wound up with Gordon, Robin, Mohawk Lightning Girl, Not-A-Playboy-Bunny Girl, Caveman Batman, and Not-Wolverine Batman.

I also picked up a "Batman in the Phantom Zone" polybag in the Valentines section for $3.99. Good way to get Batman with the new utility belt and a bunch of blue lightsaber blades.

I want to pick up a handful of the sets too, but I'm going to wait for the inevitable sales the week the movie comes out.
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Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« Last post by P-Siddy on January 18, 2017, 08:38 PM »
The focus, either Hasbro's, Disney's or both is probably with the new trilogy and not the stand-alones.  Especially since they are just years apart.  I think I heard Rogue One is the rogue movie, being the first non-trilogy movie, so they were being cautious in the offerings in case it bombed.  But being Star Wars, there's going to be interest.

That said, Rogue One was visually impressive in terms of the character designs and sets, while TFA was rather bland in my opinion.  I'd love to see more Rogue One figures, especially in TBS 3.75". 
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Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« Last post by Darby on January 18, 2017, 07:05 PM »
The volume thing blows my mind. I don't mean volume of product, which seems pretty healthy as opposed to last year, but selection. RO wave 1 was 7 figures, four of which were from the movie. That's regressive past even 1978 and makes me wonder what effort will be put forward for Episode 8. We were probably spoiled rotten during the prequels where huge launches of 30+ figs were the norm, and I know a lot of that audience has gone away, but SW still has a big audience. Might even be bigger judging from the box office (inflation aside, more people saw TFA than any of the prequels). Not all of these folks are buying figures and the market for toys has changed a lot. But   the offerings for both TFA and RO have been very conservative and I'd say too conservative. Hasbro figured out fast in the late 90's people keep coming back to the store for something new. They stop when there isn't. 5 POA sells. A lot more of it would sell just as much. We'll see how nuts the 40th gets, but starting to wonder.
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