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Offline bobafett14

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Packaging
« on: January 20, 2006, 12:32 PM »
The recent bounty hunter 7 pack got me thinking today. 

I really like having that many figures in a smaller window box.  This is much more attractive to me than the recently released and much larger battle packs with less figures.

As a 30 something collector who's been in it since he was 6, and after crossing the 5,000 piece threshold, space is really becoming an issue.  I'm assuming it is with many collectors all of a sudden which is natural after years and years of collecting.  I hope this has been discussed at Hasbro, and was thinking smaller packaging may be the way to go.  When it comes to boxes and packaging, to me, smaller is better.

Just my personal opinion.  Anyone else thinking along these same lines, or am I alone in this thought process? ;)

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Re: Packaging
« Reply #1 on: February 2, 2006, 09:12 PM »
no,you arent alone.I think the packaging is a bit too big..5 figures in a giant pack?COME ON!  Even though I rerely keep things in a box...it gets annying going through all that cardboard.
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Re: Packaging
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 09:41 PM »
They could cut costs and lower prices too!  Who am I kidding? lol
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Re: Packaging
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 10:23 PM »
same thing with food companys...they fill half a box up with food..they dont need a HALF of box of air to keep it fresh...
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Re: Packaging
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 01:50 AM »
I agree Bob...

Personally I'm not a packaged collector so my opinion probably doesn't weigh as heavily but a big pack like the Battlepacks just doesnt' look nice to me.  The one with the Gunship was great but that's one out of how many battle packs we've seen in the line at this point.

I think the sets are different intents though too...  The Bounty Hunt set seems more aimed at collectors while the Battlepacks have seemed more aimed at the kiddies with only passing collector (adult) appeal attached to them.  That's been my view on them.

Either way the longer, smaller (shorter) box like the Bounty Hunters or Astromech 5-packs are definitely nicer looking to my eyes, but that's me.
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