« Last post by Jesse James on December 6, 2013, 01:49 PM »
Scott's information is far more solid than pricing... How many years did we go with things getting clearanced in the supposedly "biggest year for Star Wars ever!", and it really meant nothing. Wal-Mart dumping things at their stores, discounters getting great stuff...
Sometimes it means things are bad, sometimes it just means someone overordered but the numbers still did well for what Hasbro wanted or needed.
Where did Mission Seires, Legends, and 4" TBS land in that list Scott posted? At $20 a pop I personally never thought 6" was that great of a formula, when at $10 a pop the basic figures already were struggling... I'd love to see beyond 100 really.
However, what are Hasbro's goals there? are they hoping to sell as many 6" figures as they used to sell vehicles? Or were they hoping to sell as many 6" figures as they did 4" figures, or a number only slightly adjusted from that?
That's the kind of thing ya just don't know.
I also know there's been a bit of an edict handed down since last Summer that 2015's getting far more attention than 2013 and 2014... that's obvious but there's even more to it than the simplistic "new movies are where we should focus". And Hasbro's had to deal with that, after being zeroed in on 3D films and things.
Right now I think the line's in a bad place, but I think it's also there with some intent that right now doesn't matter as much as 2 years from now, to them anyway.
Either way, Scott's lists/info shows, I think at least pretty clearly, that stuff for kids trumps stuff for us generally. People hate hearing that.
Hell, Angry Birds cracking the top 100... Doesn't that tell anyone that the, "Angry Turds Suck! Why does Hasbro waste their time and $ on those!?!?!?" crowd is at least a LITTLE bit off?