Actually there were a few people (more than a few?) in that room that were basically Hasbro sheep. They were getting annoyed with Colman and they were basically just lame fanboys lapping up everything Big H had to say. I just sat beside Matt with a bigass grin on my face enjoying the spectacle. I was proud to be there and know Matt. That faded quickly, but it was fun while it lasted
Hah, yeah I noticed that too Brent... I was disappointed at times with the way people would ask things that it was obvious they weren't going to touch on anyway, and which they never touch on, so it felt wasted to me... People are funny about that though it seems.
Hasbro's a company, and nothing more... I think it's doing a disservice to yourself if you are going to tip-toe around them like they can't take a criticism or hear what you feel is the truth... I didn't see any 10 year olds on that panel who would have had their feelings hurt, so I think if you've got a legit beef that it's worth bringing it up. Matt asked nothing but good questions to them.
Talking to them on a personal level was nice when the opportunity arose. Got lots of good feedback and insight, and that's probably the best feeling. I've worked on a lot of brainstorming sessions in a corporate setting though, and while opening things to a public opinion can be tough, I think Hasbro's well aware that it can be informative and helpful so I'm glad SOME people are honest in their opinions. If others choose not to be then they just waste their time at those Q&A's as far as I'm concerned, and do no service to the collecting community at all. To each their own though.