, nice to finally see you stop in for a visit here at JD!
As for the points... Hmmm... No idea what Hasbro's got up their sleeve on this one, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Ever hear of that children's story Never Cry Wolf
? Yeah, after hearing Hasbro's excuses, delays, purported upcoming announcements, blah, blah, blah for what - 5 years now - I'm not expecting diddly squat here really...
But I'd be more than happy if Hasbro pleasantly surprises us all with something nice. Hopefully I'll be sitting there at their session tomorrow at the Comic Con when they finally make the announcement. I might get to personally
witness one of the truly historical moments of collecting in the modern era...
What are my guesses? Obviously I'd love a new figure, or any figure for that matter. I'm guessing if it's a figure, it'll be an older one, a rehash - possibly the Commtech Stormie like Rob mentioned. That'd be a decent choice at least, though they'd have to place some kind of limit on the amount each address could receive, or just produce several hundred thousand more of these things!
Other possibilities: Figure stands (boring), Hasbro collecting T-shirts... Not really sure what else.
My question is, do you think they'll offer up just one
item, for X number of points? Or perhaps they might have a "tiered/pyramid" reward giveaway type of setup, like 300 points gets you some figure stands, 750 points gets you a shirt, 1500 points lands an army builder (rehash) figure, and 5000 points lands you a new, exclusive figure...
I'll be quite curious to see how they handle the "you need to include your receipt(s)" deal. Obviously a lot of the points we've saved up are pretty damned old now, and most
people have tossed their respective receipts out long ago (but not me!
)... 'Cause if it's just a "receiptless" offer, you're going to wind up seeing a lot of badly damaged product on the store shelves! This is going to be very
interesting to see how they run their JMP rewards program...
Hasbro's delay has backed them into a corner where they're now in a lose-lose situation for running their program IMO. If they require receipts for all the old points, people will be PISSED! If they don't, people will be PISSED at the chopped off points on a lot of retail store product. If they say that the program is starting NOW, and will require receipts from 7/03 and on, people will be PISSED they wasted all their time collecting the old points. Hasbro's in deep doodoo methinks!
BTW, here's an old thread with some further ideas on the Jedi Master Points redemption:What do you want for your Jedi Master Points?