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80 figures for 2006?
« on: January 30, 2006, 03:09 PM »
Action-Figure.com is saying there will be over 80 figures this year.    :o

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Re: Over 80 Basic figures!?!?!?!?!?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 04:38 PM »
*In 3P0's voice* "Oh no..."

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2006, 05:11 PM »
I sincerely hope that's not true.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2006, 05:23 PM »
Who knows?  Then again why would that put that up unless they made a typo?  We'll find out soon enough I suppose.  It would not surprise me though with how fast the waves are coming out this year.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2006, 05:24 PM »
Of the 6 "waves" we know of so far there are only about 50 figures. I think this 80 figure number they gave probably covers the Saga line for more than just the 06 release year.

otherwise 80 x 6.99 =560.00 (pre tax)

x 2 for us openers = $1,120 for one year, I think not
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 05:44 PM »
Who were the people that said the line would die in 2006?  Why don't they speak up now?  Ha!   ::)

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006, 05:48 PM »
Depends on your POV I guess.

There's probably close to fifty figures in the basic carded line and thirty figures planned for release in multi-packs.

Remember, we already have ten figures released in the EE.com droid sets and seven figures in the Bounty Hunter set....


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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 05:51 PM »
From the interview…

"First up is the new Saga range which will have over 80 basic figures from all 6 movies. "

From what I interpret, it doesn't count Deluxe, multi-packs, etc.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006, 06:20 PM »
Who were the people that said the line would die in 2006?  Why don't they speak up now?  Ha!   ::)

Two years ago (2004), I was among those predicting the line would slowly start to die starting in the fall 2006. 

It remains to be seen how well the line does the farther you get from the movies being over, so I guess, technically, there is still plenty of time for the line to start to die by then.   :P

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2006, 06:43 PM »
I'm hoping there's an error in that proclaimation as well.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2006, 08:00 PM »
There may be 80 coming, but only half of them will be new sculpts.  What bothers me is that there was nothing shown that we haven' seen yet.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2006, 08:50 PM »
I hope it's true, can't wait to match 2005's spending quota with this year ::)

Although another cartoon figure in the saga line sounds like a plus for me, love the cartoon figs-I don't think it's the exclusive Target snowy bunny Padme either since they also mention Scorch in the same line and he's confirmed at least. So possibly 2 more cartoon figs in the line this year until the 3rd installment on video of the Clone wars then prob. more multipack sets simultaneously released.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2006, 09:12 PM »
Doesn't matter to me how many they release.  All I buy anyway is Vader, Anakin, Clones and any other random figs I think are cool. 

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2006, 09:33 PM »
Who were the people that said the line would die in 2006?  Why don't they speak up now?  Ha!   ::)

 :P

I was another.  Given how the Carkoon wave is clogging the pegs here (Boba and Chewie sell, nada else) I'm not ready to change my opinion.  Especially if in that mix of old figures is a bunch of crappy rehashes (RFT, midget Hoth trooper).  I think US sales are a little better now as you've moved more onto the Hoth wave, but we'll see what happens. 

I will clarify to say I don't think it will die and don't think I said that.  More like wither.  The dying comes the following year...
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