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Kubricks / Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Last post by Adrian on April 24, 2015, 12:19 AM »
theres no way that Jedi Mickey won't be a chase. We'll probably even get a 400% version.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Jesse James on April 23, 2015, 11:10 PM »
Generally in acquisitions you inherit all existing contracts.  They can't just say, "We don't like you and don't want to work with you anymore".  At best they could offer a buy-out but Hasbro wouldn't be inclined to do that I feel sure.

That's not to even say Disney is disappointed in Hasbro.  Collectors are, Disney may not be.  They have a decent working relationship as-is, with the BAD stuff and all.

Disney also may not be inclined to tackle that kind of a business either...  For all the Hasbro bashing, running a property that big isn't like running a line for Game of Thrones or something.  Disney dabbles in toys, but do they have the capacities Hasbro does?  The partnerships?  I dunno.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by P-Siddy on April 23, 2015, 10:48 PM »
I love the BAD they do, but that's Hasbro stuff...  Would Disney take over 4"?  I don't even know that they could, as Hasbro paid to do it.  Forget when the contract is up though?

I'm by no means a business lawyer, but I wonder if Disney inherited the contract Hasbro had when they bought LFL as is, or if there is an exit/performance clause (maybe it originally had one)?  Or perhaps Disney could buy it off Hasbro (or maybe just buy Hasbro in whole)?

I doubt this is the case (Disney taking over) but it still frustrating to get a non-committal answer to something so simple as "Will we get still SA SW figures in the near future and beyond?"  It doesn't infringe on any movie spoilers or anything like that which would fit under the "We can't discuss TFA at the moment."  Instead we get "We can't talk about 2015 and beyond," so it sounds like there is a possible shift coming up and Hasbro is keeping tight lips anymore (maybe due to the backlash from the perceived misunderstanding they got about the lack of female figures) so they are covering their behinds.  I mean, saying "we are (no longer) going to continue producing super-articulated figures for the fans/collectors " is all they have to say and we know.  I guess in the end, we will know if there will be 3.75" SA figures when they let us know.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Jesse James on April 23, 2015, 09:01 PM »
Given the state of things, I'm not against seeing what Disney would do with it.  Their Star Tours Starspeeder set is a work of art, but it's also getting up there in years.  Hasbro did works of art at one time too, after all.

I love the BAD they do, but that's Hasbro stuff...  Would Disney take over 4"?  I don't even know that they could, as Hasbro paid to do it.  Forget when the contract is up though?
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by P-Siddy on April 23, 2015, 08:28 PM »
I really wish Hasbro would have had the balls to just come out at Celebration and tell us one way or the other for sure - is the 3.75" collector line DEAD or ALIVE?  Every non-answer they offer up just feeds the speculation that the only reason they are not talking about 3.75" is that there is nothing good to tell us...

I hope for the best (SA 3.75" figures for TFA and beyond), but with the lack of information, vague Hasbro answers, mismanagement, and lack of product some part of me wonders if Disney decided to take things into their hands and are doing the 4" figures themselves.  But that would be late in the game for Disney to take over and get figures out in time for the movie.  I mean, we know there are going to be Hasbro 6" TFA figures since they were leaked, but nothing about 3.75". 

I think Hasbro makes things confusing for collectors because in some of the interviews I've read, it seems that Hasbro uses TBS synonymously with 6" figures, even if the question is geared toward 3.75" figures.  It seems like the skirt the 3.75" answer and say things are great for the TBS 6" line, etc.

But I think Hasbro will handle 3.75" figures for TFA like the past two live-action movies.  Saga and RotS started off with minimal articulation and action features and I expect that will be the status quo for the TFA line.  After a few waves, we'll start getting figures with more articulation.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by indysolo007 on April 23, 2015, 06:03 PM »
I think I would be done as well if they are exclusive 5POA figures. I feel as though these are such a regression. To date I've only purchased a Jedi Temple Guard, Gree and ATDP driver from that line and have no interest in the rest. I would probably still buy any released vehicles which would sit sadly unmanned.
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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« Last post by McMetal on April 23, 2015, 05:14 PM »
That's an impressive array there, Rob...well done.

I saw the Karate Kid figures for the first time yesterday at TRU. Not anything I'd consider picking up, but they looked pretty decent.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Jesse James on April 23, 2015, 04:53 PM »
I'm hopeful for basically ANYTHING of good quality.  2007-levels at least.

Short of that, I will be buying a lot less than I'd like to be buying this upcoming year.  And I'll deal with that because, basically, I haven't been buying a ton anyway.

I can't get behind 5POA (sorry Jayson).  While I won't **** on those who are having fun, to me why would I buy a Hoth Han when I have a vastly superior one (two) of that same character?  Now, if they offered me that same Hoth Han I have now, with hip articulation (IE: Brown coat SA with hip articulation), I'd buy THAT.  And I'd pay handsomely for it too.

That's me though... 

Also, if I were to buy 6" figures at all, I'd buy the Japanese ones.  They're vastly superior, so why not?  Pay the extra, and be happier.  Piss on Hasbro's $20 meh.  But I'm still refusing to jump scales, no matter how obvious Hasbro makes it that they want me to jump scales.

The vehicles they're putting out are really tripe too.  That AT-DP was disappointing on every level.  The TIE was ok, passable, so I didn't mind it but won't be buying more of it.  I'm not expecting suddenly to think the vehicles for TFA will be back to the old quality.  Glad I stocked up heavy on Snowspeeders this year when I could.  :-X

It's just a waiting game, but no matter the outcome, I won't be freaking out angry.  Hasbro is hogtied to a degree with China...  They're also hogtied with the market as it stands because, let's face it, 10 years removed from a Star Wars film, collectors aren't the force they used to be.

But FFS can't they just say something?  Just about some plans so we can plan accordingly?  Whatever.  But folks better remember, Darryl was a pretty open guy...  Some of the same people who bitched about him, put him down...  Dude didn't pussyfoot around topics this much.
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Saga Legends / Re: 2014 Saga Legends Basic Figures (Rebels Cardback)
« Last post by Jesse James on April 23, 2015, 04:06 PM »
I've only seen remnants of that AT-DP Pilot wave once...  Never saw a wave after, and not seen anything of the AT-DP Wave since either.  Weird.

$8 kids line, 5 POA?  Yikes.  :)

Glad I'm not into them because, wow that'd hurt.

I'm sure I'll get some TFA stuff, but with sales mostly.  Playing it smart, like ROTS and AOTC before it.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Jeff on April 23, 2015, 04:05 PM »
Well, we are all over the map today.

Hasbro: "we have no plans to stop Black Series"

So... $10,000 question - when they say "Black Series", do they mean 6", 3.75", or both?  The answer sounds like they mean both... but then again, they have been avoiding 3.75" answers like the plague lately and only showed Fall 2015 packaging for the 6" line.  Hmmm...


Meanwhile, JTA hears the 3.75" collector line may be a single store (TRU?) exclusive (Again, this is just a RUMOR). 

There was a rumor a while back that Hasbro was considering a "direct-to-consumer" model for the collector stuff, like they did with GI Joe.  Only that rumor has the collectors stuff at HasbroToyShop. 


I really wish Hasbro would have had the balls to just come out at Celebration and tell us one way or the other for sure - is the 3.75" collector line DEAD or ALIVE?  Every non-answer they offer up just feeds the speculation that the only reason they are not talking about 3.75" is that there is nothing good to tell us...

Instead....  we wait and wade in the rumor pools.   :-\
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