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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 03:48 PM »
I'm not sure the cards are the issue...  Wave 4, would anyone be saying anythin bad about TBS if that wave were shipping right now and most retailers were getting a case or two in?  My stores have the room so I don't think pegwarmings an issue. And I like TVC cards too but I don't think card backs play that big a part.

It is price, figures, and quality ultimately.  I wouldn't be shocked to see TBS canned but I also wouldn't care if it stayed so long as I can get good figures on whatever cardback.
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 04:42 PM »
Yeah, I get what you're saying.  I guess what they were possibly alluding to was the 'loophole' that Hasbro said there wouldn't be any return to Vintage-style cards, but that left open the possibility of PotF1.  That would be interesting since it's vintage in a sense, but I bet it wouldn't be true vintage-style PotF1 without the coin packed in... and the fans would cry foul because of that.

I, too, am looking forward to Wave 4.  I have bought only 4 figures from the past 3 waves and one of those (Vader) was kind of 'do I really want need another one?'  I just think I'm bored with the prequel stuff and enjoy the classic trilogy things more because that is what I grew up with.  Granted it's not the cards but the choice selection and carry forwards that are the problem.  And I do not fault Hasbro for the Attack of the Clones figures because they were supposed to be supported by a 3D movie.  I totally get Biggs and why he's being carried forward, but if I was working for Hasbro or TRU, Biggs would have been a pack-in with his X-Wing.  If not that, maybe a TRU exclusive figure, or a figure with the promo that if you bought his X-Wing, you get the figure for free... or half-off.  I think we'd see less of Biggs on the shelves.  But I can't complain about just Biggs, either because I've seen the army builders (clones, scouts) warming pegs, too.  I guess Hasbro could properly gauge how TPM3D would do and gave us a lot of TPM figures, many that didn't move.  So they readied for AotC with less product, but were left with no movie that would have supported the carry-overs.

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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 04:57 PM »
I think it's breaking up a little now though.  I have tons of room locally at all stores for new figures.  If retailers order they'll get.  I just hope wave 4 is where the ice jam breaks on new cases showing up and stores actually ordering.

I'm surprised to see as much as we have when you think one of the 3 major retailers basically hamstrung themselves with the dpci issue too.  TRU went nuts but was gettig wave 2 in.  It's a slowdown now because stores are going to be entering inventory too...  I'm not terribly panicked on retail right yet.  I will order wave 4 when it goes up and maybe even 2 cases for myself, but it's so early to worry too.  Not a good time to expect much in stores.

I could see tons of rage over the lack of a coin on modern potf1 cards too btw.  It is collector logic for sure.
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2014, 01:55 AM »
Just wondering about some perspectives.  I seem to recall a number of leaks typically leading up to TF, but nothing much so far?  Leads me to believe I will be underwhelmed.

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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2014, 02:01 AM »
I know for a fact Hasbro's refocused itself...  I think Hasbro's not got much they CAN show that they're working on right now, honestly.  They'll show what they can, but I don't think it's going to be some big blitz.  A little Rebels blitz, but not much outside of that.

I'll be shocked if it's more than a couple unseen waves of anything.
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2014, 11:36 AM »
I think most of the leaks were verbal because UK Hasbro was pretty good at keeping out the photos this year with Rebels still being embargoed.

We did get a rumor list, that Scott posted that was based on UK Toy Fair (below).  I'm thinking we'll get good looks at the stuff on the rumor list below (hoping for hard copies of at least the TBS #20-25 below) plus maybe a little bit on "immediate future" store exclusives (though they don't always have those in the booth, just the slideshow). 

Maybe a surprise or two beyond this, but I'm not expecting a ton more (keeping the bar set low :P).



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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2014, 01:08 AM »
I'll go ahead and drop this in here... a link to our 2014 Toy Fair page!



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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2014, 03:32 AM »
Have a great trip Jeff, I look forward to what you have to show us!

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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2014, 09:27 AM »
Same here! Safe travels.
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2014, 10:59 AM »
Awesome!  Have a great time Jeff!
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2014, 01:48 PM »
Two new TBS Clones coming?  Tied to Clone Wars possibly?  I'm intrigued!

I'm hoping TCW style heads...  Gree and Cody Phase I would be my two wishes.  Or Fox wouldn't be bad either, and very unique.
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Cardback redesign coming Fall this year...  TIE Pilot styled black cards?  Giddy!
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Biker Scout & Speederbike...

We called that one by the way. :P
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2014, 02:00 PM »
6" Jabba the Hutt revealed...

We also called that one here at Jedi Defender. ;)
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Re: Toy Fair 2014
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2014, 02:02 PM »
6" Chewbacca, E2 Clone, Vader w/ Removable Helmet (woo!), and Jedi Luke!  Alt. Pauldron (Black Trooper) Sandtrooper.

Luke has TWO shirts by the way, which is how Jedi Luke figures should be IMO. :P
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