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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 09:36 AM »
It would be neat if they did venture into the 3 3/4" playset side, but I think Brent's outlook is much more realistic. :'(
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« Reply #16 on: July 4, 2007, 03:57 AM »
Any update on this that anyone's heard?

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« Reply #17 on: July 4, 2007, 09:27 AM »
In lieu of deafening silence being your answer, I haven't heard a peep. :(
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« Reply #18 on: July 4, 2007, 05:54 PM »
Any update on this that anyone's heard?

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Why?  Are you hoping for some more playsets or something?   :P

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« Reply #19 on: July 5, 2007, 02:58 PM »
Gentle Giant reviewed all of the bitching and whining over scale around here and decided making playsets for Star Wars fans just wasn't worth it, because the vocal majority is never satisfied.
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« Reply #20 on: July 5, 2007, 05:10 PM »
Ok then, just what is there to be satisfied about in terms of playsets/dioramas?  Not one single item in the modern era has been made that comes remotely close to a nice environment for figures (outside of the Attakus Falcon diorama which is way too expensive for most collectors).

I think all it would take is one well designed playset with a collector-aesthetic appeal kept in mind and it would be successful, and Hasbro would be willing to invest some resources into it.  But, I'd rather see Gentle Giant actually go that route because I have more confidence in their approach.  There is a market for it, though it's a smaller niche than vehicles. 

It's just too bad that the Attakus Falcon diorama is so pricey.  It would be great to see something like that made out of plastic if it was affordable.  Something like the Attakus display probably could be made with some other material in an affordable price range.  I doubt it's going to happen anytime soon, but nothing's impossible.

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« Reply #21 on: July 5, 2007, 05:28 PM »


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« Last Edit: July 5, 2007, 05:45 PM by Matt »

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« Reply #22 on: July 5, 2007, 06:00 PM »
Whew - you remembered the " :P " face in your edit. 

And here I was, all concerned because I was beginning to think you didn't like me anymore.

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« Reply #23 on: July 5, 2007, 06:16 PM »
Whew - you remembered the " :P " face in your edit.

I know!  It's a crucial element to every post I make.  I can't believe I left it out originally.

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And here I was, all concerned because I was beginning to think you didn't like me anymore.

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"Anymore?"  But that implies that there was a point when I actually did like you, doesn't it?

I see what you did there.  Pretty clever.

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« Reply #24 on: July 5, 2007, 08:05 PM »
Gentle Giant reviewed all of the bitching and whining over scale price around here and decided making playsets for Star Wars fans just wasn't worth it, because the vocal whiny minority is never satisfied.
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« Reply #25 on: July 5, 2007, 10:43 PM »


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Ah, hello Barbaro.  Might I flog you some more?

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Gentle Giant has too many issues to tackle with their own line of products.  Let's not involved them in 3.75" scale playsets too.
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« Reply #26 on: July 6, 2007, 03:14 AM »
What issues are they having with their other products?  All I've ever collected from them is some of their Bust-Ups, because they are kind of 3-3/4" scale.  I don't know much about their other products, other than they seem to do a great job on them.

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« Reply #27 on: July 6, 2007, 08:44 AM »
Even if GG wanted to, Hasbro would never give up the rights.


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« Reply #28 on: July 6, 2007, 09:13 AM »
Even if GG wanted to, Hasbro would never give up the rights.



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« Reply #29 on: July 6, 2007, 11:17 AM »
I'm not sure it's that cut and dry.

If Hasbro has exclusive rights to everything in the 3-3/4 scale, how is Attakus able to produce something in this scale?  What exactly would prohibit another company like GG doing so if they created something similar, but not cast in metal?

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