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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 12:46 PM »
The info was passed along to me from someone I know/trust.  Some of the DPCI numbers lacked descriptions.  That could mean any of a number of things, and isn't necessarily indicative of the scope of the line.  I would look at this as more of a first glimpse rather than anything else.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2015, 01:04 PM »
I'm pretty sure this means we're looking at a 5POA main lineup. 

Hopefully what Hasbro hinted a while back about 3.75" black series continuing holds true; I'm not feeling too good about all of that though right now.

Thanks for sharing this list, Nicklab.

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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2015, 04:07 PM »
Interesting list...  I wouldn't panic on TBS 4" just yet.  I have a feeling there is more news to come on that front.

The vehicles were intriguing.  3 price points seems ambitious.  Assuming $30 is just the old $19.99 decent ships we used to receive.  I was hoping 5 POA would see a price drop too but that appears to not be happening.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2015, 04:15 PM »
3.75" FIGURE SYSTEM

3.75" BASIC FIGURES
087-06-3658 SW E7 3.75 Single Fig                             7.99$

3.75" SYSTEM VEHICLES
087-06-3662 E7 Class 1 Vehicle                                   9.99$
087-06-3663 E7 Class 1 Dlx Vehicle                             24.99$
087-06-3664 Class II Vehicle                                       29.99$


6" FIGURE SYSTEM
087-06-3670 Black Series 6"                                        19.99$
087-06-3696 SW Black series 6in Fig 2.                         39.99$


12" HERO SERIES FIGURE SYSTEM
087-06-3681 SW EP 7 Hero Series fig.                      9.99$
087-06-3694 SW E7 Hero Series Fig 6.                    49.99$


HERO MASHERS
087-06-3675 SW Hero Mashers.                              9.99$
087-06-3676 SW Hero Mashers Dlx.                        14.99$


ROLE PLAY
087-06-3644 SW Extendable Lightsaber                      9.99$
087-06-3645 SW E7 Mask asst                                   9.99$
087-06-3646 SW Villain Extendable Lightsaber           12.99$
087-06-3647 SW Nerf Foam Lightsaber                      14.99$
087-06-3648 SW Electronic Lightsaber                       19.99$
087-06-3649 SW Villain Electronic (mask)                  34.99$
087-06-3650 SW Villain Dlx Lightsaber                       29.99$
087-06-3651 SW Alien Electronic Mask                       29.99$
087-06-3652 SW Darth Vader Voice changing Helmet  34.99$
087-06-3653 SW Signature Lightsaber                       49.99$
087-06-3654 SW E7 Ammo Refill                                9.99$
087-06-3655 SW Villain Trooper Whit                         12.99$
087-06-3656 SW Sidekick Alien Blaster                      24.99$
087-06-3657 SW Villain Trooper Whit                         39.99$
087-06-3672  Toy constrc SW 2                                149.99$
087-06-3674 SW EP II Yoda Lightsaber.                     199.99$
087-06-3695 SW choose yr destiny lightsaber.             49.99$
087-06-3697 SW E7 Darth Vader Lightsaber.                44.99$



MICRO MACHINES
087-06-3684 SW vehicle blind bag.                          2.49$
087-06-3685 SW vehicle 3 pack.                                4.99$
087-06-3686 SW MM Dlx vehicle asst.                         9.99$
087-06-3688 SW E7 MM Battle Set.                            19.99$

ASSORTED / UNIDENTIFIED
3659 - 3661 had no information, only prices.
3677-3680 no info
087-06-3668 Black Series Die Cast                               4.99$
087-06-3689 SW Collectable                                      19.99$
087-06-3692 SW E7 RC Lead Hero Droid.                    79.99$
087-06-3693 Furby E7 Sidekick Alien.                          79.99$

Thanks for posting Nick.  Great reminder just how much stuff will be heading our way this Fall for a new movie. :P

I'll agree with the folks who are thinking that this list may not be complete and there is hope for the Mission Series (Ahsoka/Vader, etc) and the "collector" 3.75" line still.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 04:21 PM »
Thanks Nicklab!

I agree, as Nicklab himself said, this is unlikely to be comprehensive and we sort of already know Mission Series is continuing. I was worried we'd see a price hike on the 5 POA stuff and this seems to indicate we'll see it. Unless we're seeing a bump in articulation in this line - which maybe - I'd think it's really in Hasbro's best interest to keep the line as affordable as possible. It's working for them, after all. Anyways, all speculation for now. Everything seems very big and movie launch-ish. It will be a great fall and winter I'm sure.

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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2015, 04:35 PM »
Darth Vader EpVII Lightsaber. Interesting.

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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2015, 07:33 PM »
Darth Vader EpVII Lightsaber. Interesting.

There's also a listing for a Yoda lightsaber. All things considered, I'm not reading too much into these relatively vague product listings.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2015, 08:30 PM »
Yeah, probably just packaging things, but hey you never know.

There are certain iconic things they're going to definitely want to carry around, film to film, and cash in on.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2015, 11:04 PM »
I'm hoping the $8 figures are middle-of-the-road on articulation, in that they offer figures with waists and elbows again.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 01:03 AM »
I'm not overly hopeful for them going to 2007-levels for the line overall...  Hitting SA sometimes, not always, and sometimes not at all.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2015, 09:58 PM »
Intriguing list. At $8 a pop, I can't see us getting purely 5POA figures in the basic line. There should at least be something extra, elbows, knees, etc. Especially if the $30 vehicle line is what we used to get for $20. If the "Deluxe Vehicle" line is anything like that line from a few years ago where we got that Republic Drop Pod, those were awesome, and I'm pumped, especially since that would be great for Kira's ice cream bar speeder we see in the teaser.

The most exciting thing to me, though, is the return of Micro Machines! I hope they make some from all of the movies because I'd go all in.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2015, 04:05 PM »
Well, we are all over the map today.

Hasbro: "we have no plans to stop Black Series"

So... $10,000 question - when they say "Black Series", do they mean 6", 3.75", or both?  The answer sounds like they mean both... but then again, they have been avoiding 3.75" answers like the plague lately and only showed Fall 2015 packaging for the 6" line.  Hmmm...


Meanwhile, JTA hears the 3.75" collector line may be a single store (TRU?) exclusive (Again, this is just a RUMOR). 

There was a rumor a while back that Hasbro was considering a "direct-to-consumer" model for the collector stuff, like they did with GI Joe.  Only that rumor has the collectors stuff at HasbroToyShop. 


I really wish Hasbro would have had the balls to just come out at Celebration and tell us one way or the other for sure - is the 3.75" collector line DEAD or ALIVE?  Every non-answer they offer up just feeds the speculation that the only reason they are not talking about 3.75" is that there is nothing good to tell us...

Instead....  we wait and wade in the rumor pools.   :-\
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2015, 04:53 PM »
I'm hopeful for basically ANYTHING of good quality.  2007-levels at least.

Short of that, I will be buying a lot less than I'd like to be buying this upcoming year.  And I'll deal with that because, basically, I haven't been buying a ton anyway.

I can't get behind 5POA (sorry Jayson).  While I won't **** on those who are having fun, to me why would I buy a Hoth Han when I have a vastly superior one (two) of that same character?  Now, if they offered me that same Hoth Han I have now, with hip articulation (IE: Brown coat SA with hip articulation), I'd buy THAT.  And I'd pay handsomely for it too.

That's me though... 

Also, if I were to buy 6" figures at all, I'd buy the Japanese ones.  They're vastly superior, so why not?  Pay the extra, and be happier.  Piss on Hasbro's $20 meh.  But I'm still refusing to jump scales, no matter how obvious Hasbro makes it that they want me to jump scales.

The vehicles they're putting out are really tripe too.  That AT-DP was disappointing on every level.  The TIE was ok, passable, so I didn't mind it but won't be buying more of it.  I'm not expecting suddenly to think the vehicles for TFA will be back to the old quality.  Glad I stocked up heavy on Snowspeeders this year when I could.  :-X

It's just a waiting game, but no matter the outcome, I won't be freaking out angry.  Hasbro is hogtied to a degree with China...  They're also hogtied with the market as it stands because, let's face it, 10 years removed from a Star Wars film, collectors aren't the force they used to be.

But FFS can't they just say something?  Just about some plans so we can plan accordingly?  Whatever.  But folks better remember, Darryl was a pretty open guy...  Some of the same people who bitched about him, put him down...  Dude didn't pussyfoot around topics this much.
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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2015, 06:03 PM »
I think I would be done as well if they are exclusive 5POA figures. I feel as though these are such a regression. To date I've only purchased a Jedi Temple Guard, Gree and ATDP driver from that line and have no interest in the rest. I would probably still buy any released vehicles which would sit sadly unmanned.

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Re: The Force Awakens Toy Line - Rumors and Speculation
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2015, 08:28 PM »
I really wish Hasbro would have had the balls to just come out at Celebration and tell us one way or the other for sure - is the 3.75" collector line DEAD or ALIVE?  Every non-answer they offer up just feeds the speculation that the only reason they are not talking about 3.75" is that there is nothing good to tell us...

I hope for the best (SA 3.75" figures for TFA and beyond), but with the lack of information, vague Hasbro answers, mismanagement, and lack of product some part of me wonders if Disney decided to take things into their hands and are doing the 4" figures themselves.  But that would be late in the game for Disney to take over and get figures out in time for the movie.  I mean, we know there are going to be Hasbro 6" TFA figures since they were leaked, but nothing about 3.75". 

I think Hasbro makes things confusing for collectors because in some of the interviews I've read, it seems that Hasbro uses TBS synonymously with 6" figures, even if the question is geared toward 3.75" figures.  It seems like the skirt the 3.75" answer and say things are great for the TBS 6" line, etc.

But I think Hasbro will handle 3.75" figures for TFA like the past two live-action movies.  Saga and RotS started off with minimal articulation and action features and I expect that will be the status quo for the TFA line.  After a few waves, we'll start getting figures with more articulation.