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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #60 on: February 7, 2013, 12:26 PM »
Hasbro's Pre-Toy Fair Press Release is out... but only Star Wars Angry Birds and the 13" Anakin to Vader figure are mentioned.  ::)
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #61 on: February 7, 2013, 12:27 PM »
Methinks Hasbro needs a new PR dept.  :P
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #62 on: February 7, 2013, 04:22 PM »
You can ruin people's Jenga by throwing your 12" knock-off at the stack.

Shouldn't Jenga be Jango?  Just thinking I should be in their marketing dept.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #63 on: February 7, 2013, 04:59 PM »
IIRC, Toy Fair press releases have a history of just mentioning the latest gimmicky crapola.

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #64 on: February 8, 2013, 08:45 AM »
So what's the schedule for this weekend? Is anything going on today? When are we likely to see first photos from the floor? When is the official Hasbro presentation?

Wondering how this is all going to play out with the backdrop of that huge blizzard and all...
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #65 on: February 8, 2013, 09:31 AM »
Methinks Hasbro needs a new PR dept.  :P

Figures aren't big business right now, and they are going to promote what's selling well, and what's hot.  It's a business.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #66 on: February 8, 2013, 10:10 AM »
So what's the schedule for this weekend? Is anything going on today? When are we likely to see first photos from the floor? When is the official Hasbro presentation?

Wondering how this is all going to play out with the backdrop of that huge blizzard and all...

This morning Hasbro had their webcast investor call to discuss 2012 financials and project 2013.

The toy stuff starts tomorrow with the morning being a media session for "big" news outlets (TV/magazines) and then the Hasbro "fan media" event starts at 1pm EST Saturday.  In this day and age of social media, I'm sure the twittering and instagramming will start shortly there after.  Regular Hasbro showfloor picture galleries will start to go up later that night as the folks get back to their hotel rooms after the event.  Other stuff (Mattel, LEGO, Bridge Direct, whatever) would start with the rest of the Toy Fair show, which starts on Sunday.

I'm not sure we'll have a live twitter feed from the event (that's up to Steve and his cell service).  I know Galactic Hunter will be attempting to live-tweet the media presentation and I'll be re-tweeting some of their stuff as it pops up so be sure to follow @jedidefender on twitter!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #67 on: February 8, 2013, 11:26 AM »
I'm not sure we'll have a live twitter feed from the event (that's up to Steve and his cell service).  I know Galactic Hunter will be attempting to live-tweet the media presentation and I'll be re-tweeting some of their stuff as it pops up so be sure to follow @jedidefender on twitter!

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #68 on: February 9, 2013, 12:57 PM »
The presentation is going to begin shortly.  Twitter & Facebook look like they're going to be our look at the presentation while it happens.

***OMFG.  They're starting the presenation with My Little Pony?  Ugh.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #69 on: February 9, 2013, 02:51 PM »
Only seeing facebook blurbs.

SPOILERS. (I should wait for photos myself)

Exclusives: Vintage TIE Interceptor. Vintage Slave 1. Republic Gunship. Bigg's X-Wing!, Scanning crew pack, Vader origins.

Black Series exclusive Boba Fett with Han Carbonite. (SDCC?) No images shown.

LEGENDS RETURNS as 5 point figures for $5.99  :-X (We already knew that, more or less)

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #70 on: February 9, 2013, 02:53 PM »
Only seeing facebook blurbs.

SPOILERS. (I should wait for photos myself)

Exclusives: Vintage TIE Interceptor. Vintage Slave 1. Republic Gunship. Bigg's X-Wing!, Scanning crew pack, Vader origins.

Black Series exclusive Boba Fett with Han Carbonite. (SDCC?) No images shown.

LEGENDS RETURNS as 5 point figures for $5.99  :-X (We already knew that, more or less)

Mission series: Anakin and 501st. Jango and ???

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #71 on: February 9, 2013, 03:04 PM »
Interesting bit on the exclusives.  We got announcements for exclusives at the following retailers:

-Toys R Us (Biggs X-Wing, Geonosis Gunship)
-Target (Vader origin 4-pack)
-K-Mart (Ewok catapult, Scanning Trooper 2-pack)
-Amazon (TIE Interceptor, TESB Slave I w/ Han Solo in Carbonite)


No mention whatsoever of a WalMart exclusive.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #72 on: February 9, 2013, 03:25 PM »
Amazon gets in the game, eh?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #73 on: February 9, 2013, 03:44 PM »
Well, I'm definitely getting the Slave 1, but I'm not exactly chomping at the bit for much else...maybe a few things here and there, but I think it'll be a cheaper year for me.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #74 on: February 9, 2013, 04:11 PM »
Walmart must have really been hurt by Discover the Force, still no more exclusives from them since.