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Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:39 AM »
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 01:07 PM »
Oh...and I didn't think this was line doing that poorly to only have a handful of figures for next years...seems pretty strange :-[

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 01:31 PM »
I was thinking they've shifted all gears to E1, for a little while, for the most part anyway.
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 07:52 PM »
At least we get that Aayla again. I also wanna see the Sidious from last year thrown into a future wave at some point, being that he was a hard-to-find.
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 08:10 PM »
I suppose a chunk of the new tooling budget went to Movie Heroes. That might be the price of having 3 lines.

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 11:27 PM »
I don't get it.  19 figures in 2012?  Seems strange.

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 08:35 AM »
I think it is brilliant. Now when these figures never show up at a store 30 miles from my house I only have 19 figures to get (insert word or phrase of your choice here) by scalpers on eBay.
Much better than the 30 or 40 I would like to have.

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 09:00 AM »
I don't get it.  19 figures in 2012?  Seems strange.

I agree- we keep hearing that current media support drives sales of toys to kids and gift givers(whether it is a theatrical release or television show), and here is a television series aimed at kids at the mid-point of the run, and very little product to go with it.

I've been hunting aqua droid, ahsoka, serpias, and others for months, and I have the advantage that I know they were even released, and hit stores several (and sometimes many) times a week. What are the chances of a 9-10 year old actually getting some of these toys, or even knowing they were produced? I wouldn't want to see pegs overflowing with clone wars either, but if anything needed to be put to rest for a bit, it should have been legends/heroes. At least until CW had run its' course on television.

As long as I am taking the opportunity to rant- Lucasfilm could have done a way better job of keeping CW information going to Hasbro in a timely manner. Figure releases aimed at kids a year or more after the episode airs is pretty poor planning, but isn't necessarily the fault of the toy manufacturer. The timing of CW wasn't anything special, it could have been held back a year to synch the merchandise and the media.

(edit- found an Aqua droid this a.m. at Target!)
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 12:42 PM »
I agree too, and don't think the 19 total for the year is right.  Just misunderstood/misinformed maybe.
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 12:58 PM »
I have to agree with you Jesse, I just don't see how they could skate by with only 5 more figures between April-December. That's beyond absurd...too much money left on the table there.
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 02:34 PM »
Not to mention that, by season's premiere, E1 won't be the "big thing" anymore.  CW will be back to the focus by that point I'd think.

The only thing is that manufacturing has to divert resources and stuff, and with 1 movie a year, it's difficult for them I'd imagine to not divert a lot, every year, to each movie, for the majority of the previous year (if that makes sense).  I've seen some evidence of that of late, and it'll be interesting to see going forward how much remains focused on whatever the 3-D movie is that year.  By E1's release next year they'll be working on E2's stuff, and so on and so forth.
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 09:31 AM »
Yeah, it's TPM driving things right now.  Which is fine.  Imagine if they had dropped an full CW line on us at the same time - say 18-20 figures - we'd be complaining.  I think.  CW will come back hard next fall.  I do hope they focus on some things that have gotten past us already - Night Sisters and so on - before we get too carried away by Season Four.

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2011, 10:17 AM »
Imagine if they'd dropped a full CW line on us in 2011.  :P

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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 02:09 PM »
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Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
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