This isn't the place for it. Maybe later though, when the time is right and I need a good laugh.
****, what are forums even for then?
****, they're for talking about toys! I'm just sick of the playset talk ONLY because Hasbro has made it abundantly clear that they're nowhere close to being on the radar.
If you're sick about playset talk, why not ignore it instead of adding fuel to the fire?
Regarding what Hasbro's said... can you really take them at their word? Especially after we were told the upcoming Clone Wars line wouldn't be animated, and then BAM! Pics show up of an animated style.
They tried 'em. Remember?
Not the kind collectors are clamoring for.
I think this is similar to the mindset that you had with the Hoth turret in the Hoth Ultimate Battle Pack - you didn't think they'd put a new piece in that sort of set and even when pics were available, you still thought it was probably Hasbro's POTF2 version, but modified somehow.
Also, it seems as though you're comparing the idea of a playset to Hasbro's attempts from the EPI line (a line that also bombed with the figures too, if you recall - the whole line sucked). People who are asking for this sort of thing aren't asking for the traditional playset that's aimed at the kiddos.
Prior to summer of 2007, yes they did.
No, you didn't directly say that - but they way you talk about modular playsets makes it sound like they don't know what they are doing and you're the only one that does.
Can you think of a better format to produce them? And why do you hate it so much when I voice my opinion? This isn't the Pit, we're not talking about politics here. We're talking about Star Wars toys.
It's a great license with the best marketing campaign anyone could ask for - a worldwide theatrical release!
How do you beat that?
Oh, I'm sure the line will hold its own at first. But I think you're going to see a substantial part of the market pass on these or lose interest quickly. Just from what I've heard from other collectors. My 10 year old nephew saw them too, and said they looked stupid and he didn't want him. Really. When he saw them online, he looked like someone just slapped him upside the head - he didn't know what to think. He's just one kid in a million, but I'm sure a lot of people are going to look at these and not be interested.
And please keep in mind, it's not like every decision Hasbro has ever made has panned out.
You're so stuck in a collector's paradigm it's not even funny.
Too funny that you think that a collector's view of the hobby isn't healthy for it. That really is amusing.
Back to the whole reason this discussion began though - based on the idea that the Death Star battle pack could potentially have the Falcon in it, and/or some sort of environment piece...
Please ruiner, if we get a $50.00 Death Star Battle Pack, speculate on what you think could be in it. I'm sure the rest of the board is mature enough to not jump down your throat if you share your thoughts on what you'd like to see.
Given that the last two came with something new, such as the Hoth Turret and the Ewok Logs, what other new sort of thing could we see Hasbro come up with? Both of those are environment pieces
, so is it really too far-fetched of an idea to think that a Death Star set could come with an environment piece too?
Or better yet, think about a $150 set too (though I doubt that's what coming, but given the Falcon rumors, who knows)... or just do what you've been doing, which is to troll when the word playset pops up. But these sort of threads are supposed to be enjoyable, not a bitch fest at other collectors for sharing their ideas.