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Celebration VI
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:44 PM »
Not much to say here, but it's been a while that I've had the opportunity to open a thread.  Are we really expecting to see much at C6?  San Diego was such a bust that I hope something interesting materializes.  Also, Is Hasbro doing a Q&A, or just displaying product?
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 05:06 PM »
They are doing a small presentation as well as interviews afterward again with sites

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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 05:07 PM »
Not much to say here, but it's been a while that I've had the opportunity to open a thread.  Are we really expecting to see much at C6?  San Diego was such a bust that I hope something interesting materializes.  Also, Is Hasbro doing a Q&A, or just displaying product?

Yes, they are having a presentation on Friday and one-on-one interviews with site.
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 05:11 PM »
Oh.  Can we suggest questions?  Or is it too late?
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 06:56 PM »
I wonder if they'll be at NYCC?

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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 07:24 PM »
After how many times I heard people rationalize the poor showing for the Clone Wars line at SDCC by saying they were holding things back for CVI, I damn sure hope they have something to show off that has not already been leaked.

Seems like a good place to unveil the Yoda branding for next year too...
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 07:31 PM »
I wonder if they'll be at NYCC?

In a bunch of the SDCC interviews the Hasbro guys mentioned they would be skipping NYCC, but it always seemed to be stated while talking about exclusives and HTS. I'm not sure if it means only HTS won't be at NYCC, or if Hasbro is skipping it altogether. I don't think there has been an official announcement from Hasbro regarding their attendance, so who knows. 

Seems like a good place to unveil the Yoda branding for next year too...

I don't think a date for Episode 2 in 3D has been announced yet, so I'm guessing it will happen at C6 along with the preview of the new line look. I wouldn't complain if they cancelled the re-release though.

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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 09:31 PM »
I'd say NYCC is off the table at this piont...  Hasbro was pretty clear that they're wanting to minimize their con footprint to basically SDCC.  Even at C6, they're a blip compared to other presences...  It's weird.  They're a company (brand) in flux IMO.  I think Star Wars is maybe seen as something of a dying thing, by them.  Maybe I'm wrong.

At SDCC they said TCW has a future but I'm not sure what that means...  If not much is at C6, which wouldn't shock me right now, I think that line's future is in serious doubt.

At this point I think the 2013 line launch is where we'll see what this line's future will be...  It's sort of like 2012 has been tossed in the fire at this point.  :-\
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 12:12 AM »
This is such a dismal thread...but if you do get the chance, just ask this...

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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 01:01 AM »
We've lined up our Q's...  Basically Hasbro's response to why you can't get toys would be, "We understand there's some frustration but things are starting to trickle out to retail now...  We heard the AT-ST just showed up at K-Mart and it's pretty great huh!?"

...and so on.

C6 seems like Hasbro's time there is highly limited.  There's something I know they're prepping for the following weekend that's a bit more of a priority, but yeah, unless they shock me by revealing a lot, I think their footprint at this show will be minimal compared to other license holders.

I mean, no exclusive for the ONLY SW dork convention?  Yeah...  I wouldn't count on them wow'ing you.  :-\
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 12:13 PM »
So what's the deal with this Con? Does Hasbro have a booth, display cases, or what? Is there any likelihood of seeing/hearing about anything new prior to their presentation tomorrow?
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 12:16 PM »
So what's the deal with this Con? Does Hasbro have a booth, display cases, or what? Is there any likelihood of seeing/hearing about anything new prior to their presentation tomorrow?

I've been wondering the same thing - I was sort of expecting some breaking news from the Hasbro display cases by now. Since it's in Orlando the convention is on East Coast Time, so I'm wondering if it hasn't opened yet today?
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 12:45 PM »
Didn't Hasbro say they weren't even going to be at celebration, of was that somewhere else like NYCC?

EDIT: LOL, I just got a text from my buddy there. I guess Hasbro is there, he just played with the new Speeder bike. Just asked if there's anything new.
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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 12:49 PM »
Didn't Hasbro say they weren't even going to be at celebration, of was that somewhere else like NYCC?

Per Jesse, it sounds like they've got a small presence with some Q&As with individual fan sites and NYCC is an unconfirmed no-go.

A questioned I'd like answered is if the correct red headband Kithaba will be making more of an appearance on pegs (or online... and if it's online would they differentiate between brown and red versions).  I know I'm smoking crack, but is it too much to ask from Hasbro?

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Re: Celebration VI
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 12:55 PM »
My buddy just reported that there's nothing new at Hasbro as of yet.
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