By all accounts LFL needed a minimum of around 20mil in sales to go with AOTC3D and so on... I think any lack of discussion there has less to do with it not happening and more to do with it happening in a way not originally planned.
That said, I don't keep up with ratings on TV shows... If CW has dropped steadily it may have something to do with it though? Maybe not the overall size of the drop but consistant ratings drops?
I've seen nothing to say for sure CW is dead, and like we reported, CW as a line isn't dead... It's still continuing as per Hasbro. They just didn't show anything... If C6 doesn't deliver anything I'd really be worried. SDCC is what it is.
I wouldn't say SDCC is a more kid-friendly event. Actually the opposite. By most accounts it seems very anti-family, while C6 encourages family. I think it would make sense to hold CW stuff till then... Sounds like Deluxe is continuing too. It'll be interesting to see what C6 delivers though since so much is left on the table yet that didn't get touched on today. This really felt like a collector-event though. Realistic, line look changes, exclusives... And all kind of aimed at that adult market. No MH, no CW, no Class I and II Vehicles.
It was kind of weird really... Not bad news, but not really all good news either.