News that this line is getting cancelled is really disappointing to me.
I really like what they've been able to do with some of the comic packs so far.
However, I can't help but notice (and now comment on) the fact that there have been FAR TOO MANY reissues in this line!
The clunker Marvel sets that Hasbro trotted out as the first mass-release wave of this format, all received a "repaint" variation in the same packaging and then recently with the Red/White packaging, they brought back out the Vader/Rebel and Han/Chewie sets. Why? Were the previous two releases of these sets not enough?
Why did the first EIGHT Red/White packs need to be primarily repacks? I'm sorry, but there is no excuse why the latest wave of Comic 2-packs couldn't have just been 2x each of the three new ones (numbered 1, 2 and 3) and then 1 of the Luke/Deena and 1 of the Mundi/Hett sets STILL in the Blue/White packaging - the packaging is the SAME SIZE, they could have cross packed Blue/White and Red/White in the same case.
Heck if that's a problem put 3x each of the Katarn/Vong set and 3x each of the Krayt/Dare set and then just 2x each of the Luke/Lumiya set.
All I see in stores around here are Red/White packs #1, #2, #4, #5 and #6 - and they are in abundance. What made them think that the Wedge/Borssk set was so great it needed to ship again? In most instances there are still Blue/White comic packs left and almost always it's the Wedge/Borssk set!
Maybe what they need to do is send their reps around and pull all of the Blue/White Comic packs AND all five of the Red/White repacks and fire the idiot who created the mess in the first place.
If they had shipped a case like I suggest above and those sets were what was clogging the pegs, then sure I would concede and say "huh, I guess the comic 2-packs aren't selling so well" - however, when a "new" case of the comic packs comes in and the three new sets fly out the door leaving the refuse behind, I blame the peg clogging on ineptitude, not on poor sales.
I've said it on various different threads dedicated to this sub-line before - the assortments should ALWAYS just be four new comic 2-packs, packaged 2x per case. That allows for the cases to easily be marketed where they would most like do the best - with adult collectors who may choose to buy them online. If I didn't always end up with junk I didn't want more of, I would gladly buy cases of comic packs that were 100% new sets with each wave.