A little closer picture HERE
in the Fwoosh forums, looks pretty good to me.
Nice! It will be interesting to see to what lengths they go, especially as others have said, being burned by lots of toy lines in the past 3-4 years
Yeah, I'm curious to see how things will go as well. It seems to me that these lines could be pretty successful, and we can all see the problems with them. But then again, I guess we maybe don't know enough about the inner workings of a toy company/line. I think that if they were a little more conservative with the number of main character versions (like 50 Iron Men) and included more secondary/villains, it would help a lot. I would have thought Iron Man had a lot of potential to be a successful line, but it doesn't seem like it has done much better than the others.
When you think about it, you are really right on the nose Scott. Despite what they might admit publically, there really hasn't been a stellar record with Hasbro's movie lines lately. I think the first Iron Man line did well enough, but it was a lot more conservative than typical movie lines. The first Transformers I think was a pretty big success as well. Other than that...not so good. Indy, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Spider-Man 3, Wolverine, Hulk, and even Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have all been pretty poor sellers after the initial "rush" it seems. Plus, it seems like character selection and shipping amounts could do a lot to fix that. I mean, for the most part, I'd say the actual toys themselves have been pretty good (at least in Indy, the Joes, Iron Man 2, or even much of Wolverine), it is just the waves of only the main character and his variations.