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Offline warinthefloor

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #195 on: January 11, 2013, 11:45 AM »
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #196 on: January 16, 2013, 03:04 PM »
Well, The Bridge Direct never got back with me on my email through their page so I found my first email I sent them a long time ago (when we found out about wave 2 getting a "summer" release) - and I emailed that email back with my new set of questions. 

my email to them again was:

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Hello, I want to start off and say thank you for the awesome Hobbit line your company has created - I love these toys! With that said I just wanted to see if I could possibly ask you if there is any info you can share on the future of this line. The last collectors heard was that the next wave/series will have a "summer" release, is this still the plan? Also, will you be at Toy Fair in one month and will there be any/all of these figures from the "summer" wave to show off then?

Finally, any update to whether or not you will start giving the figures peg holes on the bottoms of their feet?

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

within minutes they responded:

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Hi Justin,
Thank you for contacting us here at the Bridge. we appreciate  your support of the line.we will release more information about upcoming product in the next month or so. Also, please stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details!
 
Thank you,


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So, they didn't really address anything, other than it sounds like we will find out stuff in a month, but kinda odd that they didnt even say if they would be at Toy Fair.  I am guessing they will be though given the time frame.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #197 on: January 16, 2013, 03:47 PM »
Still never seen any of these outside of TRU...weird.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #198 on: January 21, 2013, 12:01 PM »
I've seen them at a couple other places, like Barnes & Noble and Vintage Stock.

After seeing the movie this weekend finally, there's quite a bit more from the film that I've love to see them make.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #199 on: January 21, 2013, 01:26 PM »
I was genuinely surprised to see these turn up at a WalMart store a few days ago.  But so far I've refrained from getting into this line.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #200 on: January 21, 2013, 02:28 PM »
They're showing up at Wal-Mart too now?  That's great news.  I'm glad to see them pick up the line... maybe this summer when there's supposedly new product out (wave 2, etc.) we'll see a larger footprint for this line... it's a pretty nice line so far, just not as much variety as I'd like to see... but maybe that's a good thing - too much at once for a launch can kill a line (ahem... Hasbro...).

I hope this summer, we see more characters like Sauramon, Elrond, Galadriel, the obese dward, the white Orc, and those awesome mountain trolls... also, a new tooling for Bilbo, maybe he can come as a deluxe with a horse or something.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #201 on: January 21, 2013, 02:29 PM »
...also would like to see the brown wizard and his rabbit sled... the Necromancer would be cool too.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #202 on: January 21, 2013, 03:20 PM »
They've been showing up at Wal-Mart since right before the movie.  Seems not all stores are getting them but many in my area have been carrying them since maybe a half month or so before the movie's release.

I've seen them everywhere pretty much but Target.  K-Mart had them not long after TRU, WM then was the last to put them out.  Even Sears put them out when K-Mart did.  Better prices than TRU as well.  Good if you only wanted one or two figures and didn't want to cave on a whole new line.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #203 on: January 21, 2013, 04:16 PM »
Thanks Jesse - guess I'll need to keep my eyes open.  I haven't seen them at those retailers yet, and I hit quite a few Wal-Marts on a frequent basis.  Maybe when they do their resets soon they'll make a spot for them.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #204 on: January 21, 2013, 08:20 PM »
These are already on clearance at my WalMart.

They initially had them in the LEGO section.

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« Reply #205 on: January 21, 2013, 09:21 PM »
I've only seen a lone Legolas at WM, and it was hanging on one of those plastic endcap hangers where they have those license plates with names on them. It was weird.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #206 on: January 21, 2013, 09:22 PM »
Mine put them out in these pre-pack things, on the side of endcaps, and then they got moved to action figures like across from Iron Man stuff.  Not a lot at any given store, and they didn't have anything beyond single figure sets IIRC.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #207 on: January 21, 2013, 10:44 PM »
It must be a regional thing then, because I have scoured every Walmart around here from top to bottom and there is no sign of these things. None.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #208 on: January 22, 2013, 11:10 AM »
2nd
did see alimited assortment at a Ka mart once.
But looks like TRU locked thsi stuff up here.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #209 on: January 24, 2013, 04:00 PM »
6 inch? Azog! 



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We are focusing on The Hobbit line now while the movies are active, but do have rights to LOTR, may have a little something in our back pocket for the future  ;)
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