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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2013, 04:11 PM »
Lotta stuff revealed today...  Felt like I've been standing on train tracks over those for a while now.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2013, 04:31 PM »
So, I guess we can ask DD about his comments about collectors being Dads and the 3.75" line being for kids who don't want another Cantina patron.

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2013, 09:43 PM »
So, I guess we can ask DD about his comments about collectors being Dads and the 3.75" line being for kids who don't want another Cantina patron.

I think the biggest unknown coming out of today is what kind of 4" figure quality and characters can we expect in the years to come.  The short range plan seems to be a small run of 6" and lower quality 4" figures, but will the 4" sculpting, paint jobs and accessories suffer as well?  Is this a test period prior to the movie, or is it already decided that the movie years will also follow this plan?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2013, 10:07 AM »
Sure you don't want to go?

I'll go!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2013, 11:02 AM »
Any ??s for other Hasbro lines:  Joe, TF, My Little Pony (I know there are closet collectors out there).

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #50 on: February 1, 2013, 11:06 AM »
From spies at German Toy Fair from JediNews UK (I've bolded the most interesting parts):

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The Black Series 3 3/4".  The new Vader art black card style...not vintage...but same size. It is squared off with no die cut fancy shapes.  The bubble takes up nearly all the card and wraps around the edges and taped, similar to the ROTS line back in 2005. Figures on display were Anakin, Padmé and a Clone.  These appear to be the same Ep2 figures that were originally going to be in the Build-A-Droid line.


So, there you go.   I guess that kills speculation that the vintage cards were coming back.

Very disappointed to hear that The Black Series will use the new Vader art and not the retro-vintage cards.  But at least they are still quality 3.75", even if they are just the previously announced BAD figures on a new card.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #51 on: February 1, 2013, 02:25 PM »
Very disappointed to hear that The Black Series will use the new Vader art and not the retro-vintage cards.  But at least they are still quality 3.75", even if they are just the previously announced BAD figures on a new card.

+1  On the bright side, I was collecting 2x of the Vintage stuff because of the pretty cards.  If they want to release crappy cards, that's my excuse to go back to 1x of each figure and save a bunch of dough!   ;D
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #52 on: February 6, 2013, 09:50 AM »

+1  On the bright side, I was collecting 2x of the Vintage stuff because of the pretty cards.  If they want to release crappy cards, that's my excuse to go back to 1x of each figure and save a bunch of dough!   ;D

My sentiments exactly.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #53 on: February 6, 2013, 10:27 AM »
Alright!!!  Question for Toy Fair...

When will Hasbro product be available at Disney Stores?

Will the inexpensive 5 POA line cover all films, Clone Wars, EU and other "deep" characters, it will it essentially be just the main players?

Also, I would love it if someone passed on how excellent the twisted paper ties are in the vehicle packaging are, and it's good to see the wire and plastic supports gone.

What is happening with The Clone Wars figures?  Which line will contain those characters?



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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #54 on: February 6, 2013, 02:28 PM »
Why do you hate collectors?

And, if you hate collectors, why?

Also, when will your hatred towards collectors end?

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #55 on: February 7, 2013, 09:32 AM »
^^^

JD.com forums needs a "like" button    ;D


on a side note - my cousin's husband works for a company that sets up displays at convention.  I keep pestering him about SDCC and when he will go there and but he never does go out to that show.  Well, I just found out the other day that he has been going to NYTF for years and I didn't know it (I guess I was too focused on SDCC).  Long story short - I am going to try and go with him next year!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #56 on: February 7, 2013, 10:20 AM »
Hmm.  Sounds like a "Monster Blizzard" is coming to the east coast this weekend. 

Good luck and safe travels to all the guys heading to NYC for the show this weekend.  Hopefully the weather doesn't cause a cancellation of the fan media event.   :-\


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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #57 on: February 7, 2013, 10:46 AM »
Good luck and safe travels to all the guys heading to NYC for the show this weekend.  Hopefully the weather doesn't cause a cancellation of the fan media event.   :-\

Hopefully it isn't cancelled, but there aren't any excuses if JDs rep can't make it  ;)

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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #58 on: February 7, 2013, 11:45 AM »
Good luck and safe travels to all the guys heading to NYC for the show this weekend.  Hopefully the weather doesn't cause a cancellation of the fan media event.   :-\

Hopefully it isn't cancelled, but there aren't any excuses if JDs rep can't make it  ;)

The Hasbro investor presentation is scheduled for 8 AM tomorrow morning.  That's scheduled to be streaming on the web.  I don't know if it's a different presentation from the one for the collector media, however.

Given the timing of that particular presentation, things should be okay regarding the weather.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013
« Reply #59 on: February 7, 2013, 11:51 AM »
Our show starts at 1:00... I would assume that Team Hasbro will already be in town on Friday... but hard to say if a lot of the media cannot make it.