Of course they've had a good year, there was this little movie that came out...
I'm not expecting them to be negative, just truthful and that's not practical or realistic.
Our JediForce figures have already been dumped (clearanced) and we aren't getting the later waves. Same for the Force Battlers - the first wave is dead here. I did note that in the US wave two is out in force and I didn't see much of wave 1, perhaps they are selling there.
Attacktix, which I didn't think was awful when I saw them at C3 has sold poorly here and in my US travels I see a ton of the early stuff sitting (Boga = flop?). That's a success? It was popular at C3 with kids, but how many of those kids were there on their own? It's highly probably that mom/dad were fans previously so there's a natural fit. But retail sales = good? Doubt it. Selling out? My ass maybe.
Dumping Unleashed? Let's put aside for a second I both like and collect that line. Is there any hotter property in the Star Wars catalogue right now? Lava Vader and Target Clone? Maybe, but sure not generating the interest UL is. The line started very, very slowly for them but how as a company do they measure success? McFarlane produces a very similar product and sells it at a lower cost, so is it because UL is too expensive to produce? Nah, can't be. Still like to see a rationale explanation of this one.
Fall resets? Maybe in the US, but not up here. Hasbro reps don't go anywhere near retail here and have never, EVER taken stores off shelves. It sits there until it moves, period. While that's of little consequence to US collectors it's a death knell for the line in Canada.
Having spent the day at a dozen retailers in the US yesterday, I seriously question the sanity of repainting the Neimoidian and Wookies. Great, now we can have multi-patterned peg warmers.