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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2013, 11:06 AM »
I guess it should have been expected that Hasbro would hold some of their Star Wars reveal for an actual Star Wars event.  I don't know if Celebration Europe will have the attendance numbers of an American hosted event.  But I think that Hasbro will likely reveal *SOMETHING* today.  What that is, we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2013, 12:11 PM »
Hopefully some brand new exclusive figure packs.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 12:21 PM »
I can see why the "news" would be split between SDCC and Celebration, but I feel like between the two Hasbro really has to show us something.  With the long break, and the fact that the first couple waves don't seem to really be lighting the world on fire (since they consist of mostly redone figures, or long delayed figures), the hobby in general really seems to be down.  Now I'm sure things will really pick up as we near Ep. VII, but until then, they need to start generating a little more heat.  I can't remember seeing the forums and online community in general as dead as it is right now, and the Star Wars line in general seems like an after thought with collectors and at retail.  The focus may start to be on the 6" line, which I'm interested in, but it doesn't seem to be taking the community by storm either.  I'm hoping we get something more interesting out of the 3 3/4" stuff this week or next.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 12:37 PM »
It really would be nice to see some fresh never before sculpted OT characters -it's been an age!

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2013, 01:25 PM »
One wave of TBS revealed wouldn't surprise me at all...  From what I'm hearing, TBS is going to be a short-lived idea unless it's somehow wildly popular.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2013, 01:30 PM »
I wonder if they are negotiating a quicker than expected return to vintage -starting with wave 3?
I'd imagine retailers will be a bigger obstacle than Disney.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2013, 01:39 PM »
From what I'm hearing, TBS is going to be a short-lived idea unless it's somehow wildly popular.

Can you elaborate on that, Jesse?  I mean, is Hasbro thinking that we should get back to Vintage asap, or are there other issues?

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2013, 01:42 PM »
I've not heard that vintage is next, just that bigger fish on the table like new movie(s) and things.  Focus isn't necessarily on the NOW as opposed to the longer-term future, if that makes sense.

Not heard a thing though about Vintage returning other than Hasbro at one point said it wasn't dead forever.  They can roll that out whenever I suppose.  I think TBS is kind of like POTJ, or something similar...  a bit of a stop-gap.  Something new and different looking, but it won't be here LLLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG term.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2013, 01:44 PM »
Gotcha.  It's almost like POTC with the repacks in there. 

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2013, 03:19 PM »
Maybe...  Don't wanna say for sure, just that the shift to new films changed a LOT of things at Hasbro as far as their focuses, and that came down from the top to just about all the licenses to start thinking beyond now.

TBS may catch on and they decide to stick with it, or stick with it in a more limited/premium type way, or just drop it and go with a whole new look when the time comes in the near future.  It's all just repeated chatter.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2013, 03:55 PM »
Just a few minutes until the panel...  follow along with our pals GH via twitter (@galactichunter) for live tweeting from the panel!
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2013, 04:07 PM »
I'm stupidly giddy.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2013, 04:14 PM »
Angry Birds? 

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2013, 04:26 PM »
Hasbro Star Wars Angry Birds has now eaten up 1/2 of the planned 50-min presentation.   
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2013, 04:50 PM »
A nice picture feed from the panel...
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