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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2006, 10:43 AM »
greatest battles was a terrible idea

To you maybe, but to Hasbro, they're laughing all the way to the bank. ;)
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2006, 07:57 PM »
Don't you mean crieing? They're warmers! The GHs next year will be fan cosen so maybe Hasbro can laugh. :P
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2006, 09:58 PM »
wow...just seconds ago I opened up an early b-day present-it was a GB R4-G9...very ironic.           
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2006, 10:47 AM »
It's collector's choice, alot of collector's like to AB. We haven't seen this figure on the pegs since '03. It's a good chance that will make the cases.
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2006, 12:25 PM »
Don't you mean crieing? They're warmers!

It's irrelevant that they're warming since they've already been sold to the retailers. Hasbro also saved cash by not having to to create any new molds or paint schemes. Hasbro made made tons of money off of greatest hits. If anyone is going to loose money, it's the retailers.
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2006, 04:15 PM »
It's irrelevant that they're warming since they've already been sold to the retailers. Hasbro also saved cash by not having to to create any new molds or paint schemes. Hasbro made made tons of money off of greatest hits. If anyone is going to loose money, it's the retailers.

While I agree with you in the short-term effects of this, DA, I think that Hasbro may end up being bitten by the GB/H&V figures in the end scheme of things.  With 90% of the pegs being occupied by those figures in most major retail outlets (I seriously counted at a Target in a nearby town yesterday and out of 40 figures on the pegs, 39 of them were GB/H&V; the other figure was a lone Utapau Clone Trooper, also from ROTS), the later waves of the actual basic figures for this year will be ordered and shipped in less amounts, and there will probably be an ocean of Threepios and Padmes on clearance aisles come January (or whenever the SKUs are discontinued for the 2006 figure lines). 

My point with this, fatalistic though it may be, is that retailers look at the mountains of unsold SW figures, regardless of who they are, what assortment they are part of, or anything other than the fact that they are SW figures, and think "These aren't selling."  They devote less peg and shelf space to them in the next reset planograms, and when there is less space, there is less ordering, which causes Hasbro make less money.  If basic figures, which, all things being equal, are the heart and soul of the SW line start to be ordered in smaller numbers, then Hasbro is going to produce less and less to the point where, 2018 or not, the line is going to die.

So, while Hasbro is undoubtedly laughing all the way to the bank about the H&V/GB assortments right now despite their pegwarming status that would make the Rancor Keeper and Sabe proud, the massive glut of those assortments at retail could end up hurting Hasbro (and us) in the long run. 

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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2006, 09:47 AM »

So, while Hasbro is undoubtedly laughing all the way to the bank about the H&V/GB assortments right now despite their pegwarming status that would make the Rancor Keeper and Sabe proud, the massive glut of those assortments at retail could end up hurting Hasbro (and us) in the long run. 

Good point.


Isn't it about time for the first wave of these guys to start showing up?
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2006, 09:49 PM »
out of the final 22 i only need/want:

kit
imperial droid
442nd
fifth fleet
kitik
holo cody
combat clone
cmdr appo

please refresh my memory-when in rots was obi a hologram? STUPID idea!!! i predict this will be the pegwarmer of this wave.
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #113 on: October 26, 2006, 12:57 AM »
Isn't it about time for the first wave of these guys to start showing up?

They might be here sooner than you think...  ;)

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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #114 on: October 26, 2006, 02:01 AM »
Isn't it about time for the first wave of these guys to start showing up?

They might be here sooner than you think...  ;)



And I still have yet to see any of the Naboo Wave...
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #115 on: October 26, 2006, 02:58 PM »
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They might be here sooner than you think... 

I hope not, I haven't even found the Endor 2/Naboo Wave yet.
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #116 on: October 26, 2006, 08:22 PM »
yeah, they can wait till february. although i cant wait to get my paws on 70 of those 442nd troopers  :D  ;D
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #117 on: October 27, 2006, 12:19 AM »
They might be here sooner than you think...  ;)

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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #118 on: October 27, 2006, 12:54 AM »
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They might be here sooner than you think... 

I hope not, I haven't even found the Endor 2/Naboo Wave yet.
Same here.  :-X
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Re: The "Final 22"
« Reply #119 on: October 27, 2006, 08:20 PM »
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They might be here sooner than you think... 

I hope not, I haven't even found the Endor 2/Naboo Wave yet.

Nor have I.