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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #15 on: January 5, 2009, 10:26 PM »
You guys are just jealous that the RFT is such a great character, that his figure deserves an equal level of greatness! :)
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #16 on: January 6, 2009, 12:38 AM »
I'll bet Hasbro puts a little more oomph into their Transformers and GI Joe displays than they do for Star Wars. I expect to see some neat things for the Clone Wars, but I also expect the Legacy showings to be a little light.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #17 on: January 6, 2009, 01:11 AM »
I've got to go on the record with one large vehicle prediction....

The Clone Turbo Tank.

I'm still not sure when (as in it could be more than a year from now or more).  Especially based on it's absence from the TV series so far, and the AT-TE leg situation.  Just call it an....educated guess.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #18 on: January 6, 2009, 11:04 AM »

EVOLUTIONS - 3 new sets

I forgot about these. These are on the top of my list of things to want to see.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #19 on: January 6, 2009, 11:32 AM »
There's actually 4 new Evo sets, there's a Clone Wars one also.

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #20 on: January 6, 2009, 06:10 PM »
I'll bet Hasbro puts a little more oomph into their Transformers and GI Joe displays than they do for Star Wars.

Given that both TF and Joe have big theatrical releases this year, and SW has relatively nothing on the horizon, I'd say yeah, that's probably a pretty safe bet.

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #21 on: January 6, 2009, 10:41 PM »
I've got to go on the record with one large vehicle prediction....

The Clone Turbo Tank.

I'm still not sure when (as in it could be more than a year from now or more).  Especially based on it's absence from the TV series so far, and the AT-TE leg situation.  Just call it an....educated guess.

The Turbo Tank would be my best guess too... if Hasbro wants to release something big in 2009 or 2010, it makes sense to make it Clone Wars related, and that's as good a prediction as any. 

I think I'll be more than content though if we don't get any new big items in 2009... more of a space issue than anything. 

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #22 on: January 7, 2009, 12:26 AM »
I've got to go on the record with one large vehicle prediction....

The Clone Turbo Tank.

I'm still not sure when (as in it could be more than a year from now or more).  Especially based on it's absence from the TV series so far, and the AT-TE leg situation.  Just call it an....educated guess.

The Turbo Tank would be my best guess too... if Hasbro wants to release something big in 2009 or 2010, it makes sense to make it Clone Wars related, and that's as good a prediction as any. 

I think I'll be more than content though if we don't get any new big items in 2009... more of a space issue than anything. 

It's not a guess, despite my phrasing in the original post. 

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #23 on: January 7, 2009, 08:45 AM »
I agree with those that have said we'll see more of a focus on Clone Wars stuff (along with the big GI Joe and TF push with both movies coming this year).  That being said, I hope we get a look at some more of the Legacy waves.  I'm guessing we'll see the ESB wave that's supposed to be up next after the ANH wave, but there's a good chance we'll see that prior to Toy Fair.  It seems to work out that way usually anyways.  I'm hoping we get a look at the rest of the "spring waves", which in total covers the ANH, ESB, AOTC, and ROTJ waves.  According to Hasbro's breakdown, those are the four "spring waves", and then we can see the "Fall waves" at Comic Con.

I know I'm probably in a bit of a minority here, since many want all-new vehicles, but I wouldn't mind some news on some more re-done Original Trilogy vehicles.  They don't necessarily have to be BMF sized, like an AT-AT, but even an all-new version of the Snowspeeder or AT-ST (although I'd like to see larger vehicles like the AT-AT, Slave 1, etc. eventually as well).  I'd also like to see Hasbro go all out with the new Jabba the Hutt, with a nice dais and backdrop like mentioned earlier.

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #24 on: January 7, 2009, 03:21 PM »
I'll bet Hasbro puts a little more oomph into their Transformers and GI Joe displays than they do for Star Wars.

Given that both TF and Joe have big theatrical releases this year, and SW has relatively nothing on the horizon, I'd say yeah, that's probably a pretty safe bet.

Um...Star Wars has a very successful weekly TV show, which I believe can sell more toys than a big film.  Look at the money The Dark Knight made, and SW was still the #1 Boys Toy of the year.  Joe and Transformers will be big, but ROTS and now TCW have made SW huge again.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #25 on: January 7, 2009, 03:31 PM »
I'll bet Hasbro puts a little more oomph into their Transformers and GI Joe displays than they do for Star Wars.

Given that both TF and Joe have big theatrical releases this year, and SW has relatively nothing on the horizon, I'd say yeah, that's probably a pretty safe bet.

Um...Star Wars has a very successful weekly TV show, which I believe can sell more toys than a big film.  Look at the money The Dark Knight made, and SW was still the #1 Boys Toy of the year.  Joe and Transformers will be big, but ROTS and now TCW have made SW huge again.

SW is the #1 toy, period.  IIRC isn't Toy Fair aimed mostly at the retailers?  I think given its position as the leading toy category, it will get the appropriate level of attention.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #26 on: January 7, 2009, 03:39 PM »
We'll see.  I just think that SW may take a little bit of a backseat compared to the other two this year, at least as far as Toy Fair displays go.  Not necessarily in overall sales for the year, or box office takes, or television ratings, or any of that other ****.  Just Toy Fair displays.  Not that that matters all that much anyway.

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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #27 on: January 7, 2009, 04:11 PM »
Hmm, I don't think it will take that much of a back seat. Granted Transformers toys did well for the first movie and should for he second. GIJoe figs seem to sell pretty well also. Since they are both Hasbro licenses, they will have a presence at ToyFair. However Since Hasbro decided to drawback attention from SW in lieu of the disastrous Indy line, I don't think they are willing to let that happen again. SW will feature prominently alongside TF and Joe stuff.
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #28 on: January 7, 2009, 04:17 PM »
Not that that matters all that much anyway.

True, as long as there is a table with a single Super Articulated Rebel Fleet Trooper on it in the Heisman pose (to demonstrate his articularity)
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Re: Toy Fair 2009!
« Reply #29 on: January 7, 2009, 10:46 PM »
my sources say supreme articularity
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