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Title: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Scott on July 7, 2008, 02:48 PM
From curto at RS

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the word is that the animated style look has been VERY well received and Hasbro will be making oh, so many more that what they originally had planned. I

This is the first time in a long long time I have absolutely NO interest in collecting 3-3/4" Star Wars figures.  I don't care for the stylized look and really don't see the point in this series/movie.  Call my cynical and I will bring my kids to the movies but I'm not buying a dang thing and I don't think I'm alone (or am I :-\)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: ruiner on July 7, 2008, 02:57 PM
Eh, there's just too much stuff anymore.  I wanted to leave on a high note so I quit after TAC. 

It was fun while it lasted - I'll still pick up a half dozen or so Indy figures and maybe one or two SW figures but for the most part I've grown weary of collecting.  It turned into more of a chore vs. a hobby.  Ordering whole cases and returning the extras to WM for store credit is not my idea of fun.

Besides, I think it's quite obvious that the focus is leaning towards EU - which only makes sense - they've pretty much gone through all of the major characters / costumes.

That's not to say that there's anything wrong with EU, it's just not my cup of tea - I have no idea who 90% of the characters are.

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2008, 03:08 PM
I'm staying away from the animated clone wars stuff entirely. There is just too much stuff that doesn't look very new and exciting. I plan on collecting very few, if any, legacy figures the rest of the year. Way less than last year in total. You could probably count them on one hand if that.

Now don't get wrong, I like the EU stuff but I've just run out of room and need to direct my money at some more important manners (ie. mortgage payoff). No matter how many I want to, I'm not buying the BMF or ATTE. Every little bit helps. Besides, I need to get back into customizing and use up my customizing fodder. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Scott on July 7, 2008, 03:18 PM
I'd probably actually buy movie likeness versions (I'm in for Wave 2 of Legacy), and I originally bought the Animated Figures back in the day (which I then got rid of)

I just see the lack of posts and threads here and elsewhere as a general malaise over the whole Clone Wars deal.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Reid on July 7, 2008, 03:24 PM
I'll only be collecting the Legacy line, no animated CW for me. Well, scratch that, I may get a Captain Rex, as he's a new character, but that's it.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2008, 03:41 PM
This year has been weird. It started out by giving us the same last two waves as last year but with stands instead of coins. We then got TFU figures and toys for a game that STILL isn't out yet. Now all of that stuff is on clearance and gone before the game is released. Very bad timing there. Then we wait two months with absolutely nothing being released (besides the Rancor and uninspired two packs). Now all the new stuff is based on a poorly scripted and animated kid's CG movie that was suppost to be a TV episode. Thanks to the TFU delay this year has been one giant F-up for Hasbro.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 7, 2008, 03:59 PM
This is the first time in a long long time I have absolutely NO interest in collecting 3-3/4" Star Wars figures.  I don't care for the stylized look and really don't see the point in this series/movie.  Call my cynical and I will bring my kids to the movies but I'm not buying a dang thing and I don't think I'm alone (or am I :-\)

I'm not...  And it makes me appreciate looking at the animated stuff more then because I know I'm not buying it.

I'm going to get an AT-TE or two, I'm going to get Spider Droids and V-19 Torrent Fighters, but I'm not getting figures...  I ordered a Rex because, well, I like "free" stuff in the mail.  But I'm not shedding any tears at the thought of not buying these exclusive troopers, and the various other figures.  I feel good that I'm only buying realistic stuff, and that it's not going to be a deluge like the animated figures will, for $8 a pop at that.

I think maybe Curto maybe meant "well received" by Hasbro and LFL, but there's not a lot of data to say they're a hit at retail...  That doesn't mean I think they won't be though.  To be honest, if the cartoon is as good as it seems it may be, I think they may be a hit and we may be in for more and more animated stuff...  And ultimately, the animated stuff is sculpted very well, and it's got great accessories, and it's a great toy line for the media it supports.  I'd like some (all?) of it reliastically sculpted at some point in time, but who knows if Hasbro will or not?  Not I...  I'd like to think they will, or at least the Clones and main new characters, but you never know.

I think the cartoon though, looks amazing.  I think the story sounds cool, I think the characters and ships sound neat.  I think the direction they take the war to "bridge the gap" is neat.  I'm excited for a movie/media for Star Wars, and for the first time ever I'm 100% not interested in the toys that go with it...  Well, 80% since I do want the vehicles and realistic sculpted items I guess, but you get the drift.

I'll have Evolutions, comic packs, legacy basic figures, vehicles and more to worry about financially, so I'm actually cartwheeling mentally at the thought of not shelling out a lot for the figures that, to me at this point, are a 100% separate line of the basic line.  They're the same as the 2D animated figures.  They just don't fit, and I'm not collecting this line, Mighty Muggs, Bobble Heads, Deformed Figures, Choppers, Unleashed, or any of these other "sub lines".  That's how I look at the animated figures.

I'll add too that I read somwhere (here I think?) that you're not allowed to post new threads over there...  Maybe that's why there's not much talk on the animated stuff there?  Just speculating but I'd say putting a tight leash on the people (kiddies, which rs is filled with) who actually may have the most interest in them would curtail their conversation on it.  I think so long as the toon does well, the animated stuff will do well, but I don't think adult collectors are going to care for it much...  I'd say maybe 3/4 won't and 1/4 may find it interesting.  Just from what I've read anyway, it seems pretty lopsided in the adult community...  Kids will make or break that line.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth Broem on July 7, 2008, 06:09 PM
Well I am just in a position where I simply can not buy a lot of stuff anymore anyway.  It's been that way for awhile now.  I actually like the look of the new animated series.  The whole animated style does not bother me at all.  I don't blame Hasbro for making them that way either.  They are going to get a whole new generation of youngins from this that will buy up this stuff like mad.  It's clonetroopers and Jedis.  Come on if you were kid you would be eating this stuff up like mad admit it.  I will admit that a lot of the animated figures just don't appeal to me that much.  But I don't know if I would like them any more or less if they were realistic either? 

But no I will not be buying a lot of figures from this series.  A few for sure.  I will be buying the vehicles though, but most of them are from the prequels that I want.  I want the AT-TE and Spider Droid for certain.  I have wanted those two vehicles since Attack of the Clones.  I may buy another Republic Gunship if I can swing it.  My son will probably want or take any vehicle honestly.  He is only 3 and a half but he likes just about any Star Wars vehicle so long as a figure can ride in it.  He gets excited everytime he sees a commercial/trailer for Clone Wars.  I did not encourage it either.  He gets that way on his own.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on July 7, 2008, 09:08 PM
I've thought long and hard about this. I originally hated them...but now that I'm in that 'new movie' state of mind, they're growing on me. Well, that's a lie. The clones are growing on me. Obi-Wan, Grievous and friends are still lame. So I will happily pick up Rex, and I will happily pick up a dozen or so clones to fill up my AT-TE. Other than that, it looks like the vast majority of this line will be a pass for me. I prefer six boobied dancers and realistic-style Tarkovowsky (SP?) stuff to funky looking, action-feature infested toys from a 'movie' that will probably suck (sadly enough).

Anyways, that's my two cents.

They just don't fit, and I'm not collecting this line, Mighty Muggs **snip** or any of these other "sub lines". 

But...but...what did these chunky little crack idols ever do to you? All they want is to bring joy to the Star Wars aisle and bring smiles to the faces of collectors and kids alike. :'(
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 7, 2008, 09:21 PM
I own a Chewbacca so I can't say I abstained completely, but they're really overpriced and worthless to me.  Sorry MM's, you're just not as awesome as you claim.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JediJman on July 7, 2008, 09:23 PM
I'm in a similar boat, but maybe a step ahead (or behind as the case may be).  I swore off getting these initially because I'm...

A.) Running out of space
B.) Not a big fan of them not fitting in with all of the other figs since POTF2
C.) Running out of money
D.) All of the above

After seeing Yoda and Obi, I was pretty happy with my decision.  I do like Anakin and the clones though, and was going to get the AT-TE and mail-away clone, so for the last month or so I've been talking myself into and was just about set on getting them.

Then a week or so ago I heard about all the ridiculous exclusive clones.   ::)  I'm not interested in spending $100 for 5-6 exclusive clones and if I'm not getting those, then I don't need to be a completist with everything else.  So maybe I'll get a few figs here and there, but definitely not doing my 2x or more of each figure with this line.  Way to chase away your consumers Hasbro!
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Nicklab on July 7, 2008, 10:44 PM
I'm buying the Clone Wars stuff that is movie-realistic.  I am still not totally sold on the animated figures, and I've resigned myself to seeing the final product in my hands before buying a single animated figure.  As for the new vehicles?  I'm a lock for those.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 8, 2008, 12:08 AM
I'm only buying the BMF Falcon.  I may get a few figures down the road, but none of them will be animated figures.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Nathan on July 8, 2008, 12:37 AM
Well, I actually like most of what we've seen--animated and movie-style--but I've done what I've been threatening for years and gone basically cold turkey.

Like a few of you have expressed, it was becoming more work than fun, even though I've always been far from a completist. Add that to figure prices passing seven bucks, gas hitting four, and shift of disposable spending towards books, music, booze, etc., and the whole enterprise just seemed like a waste.

If these had come out two or three years ago, I'd be all over 'em like drool on a Hutt, but for me the CW ship has sailed I think. :'(

That said, I would like to go back and catch up someday; I don't anticipate the majority of this stuff being that hard to find in the long run.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 8, 2008, 09:36 AM
Vehicles under the CW packaging line I"m getting (not the speeder bike patrol though).

Animated figs I'm NOT getting. As others mentioned they just don't completely fit with the realistic line.

While I did buy the previous Animated line from the original CW cartoon,those were few. This new cartoon looks like it's going to have legs for at least a little while.

I just don't want to "re" collect many of the same characters over again.

Hasbro did say in a recent Q&A (though I can't recall where) that most of the characters in CW would be done in realistic style. At that point I'll get Fox, Asoka, and any others in the realistic style.
I'm a bit torn on the clones however. While I won't get any of the animated style, I also do not want to army build these AOTC styled/ROTS semi-decoed clones. Heck, I don't even want to squad build them. But I now that if I get one, I'm going to want to squad build at the least. So THAT is making me think over the while idea of even buying ANY CW figs be they animated or realistic style.

I'm hoping kids go for the animated style while older people such as myself and the greater "collective" go for the Legacy line. That will help balance it out.

My decision to cut my budget in half for SW this year predated finding out about the CW animated line. So this just makes it easier to stick to the budget plan.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 8, 2008, 09:51 AM
I'm not buying any of the figures. Ships yes, figures no.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JediShawn on July 8, 2008, 10:51 AM
At first I was really against the animated style figures, but they really have grown on me. The first wave of The Legacy Collection does not interest me anyway except for Luke so I figure I will get most of the first wave of The Clone Wars. I will just have to display them away from my other figures.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2008, 11:08 AM
Eh, there's just too much stuff anymore.  I wanted to leave on a high note so I quit after TAC. 

It was fun while it lasted - I'll still pick up a half dozen or so Indy figures and maybe one or two SW figures but for the most part I've grown weary of collecting.  It turned into more of a chore vs. a hobby.  Ordering whole cases and returning the extras to WM for store credit is not my idea of fun.

Besides, I think it's quite obvious that the focus is leaning towards EU - which only makes sense - they've pretty much gone through all of the major characters / costumes.

That's not to say that there's anything wrong with EU, it's just not my cup of tea - I have no idea who 90% of the characters are.



That pretty strongly reflects about everything I feel towards this line.  I think I'm less opposed to the stylized approach than a lot of other people - I still have my animated CW stuff from the first go around and I still like it. 

I can't say I won't buy any of this stuff, but I'm sure not complete on anything these days anyway, even OT stuff.  But I'm definitely phasing back on stuff.  Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go wait for the EFX stormtrooper helmet to go on sale ::)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedipurge on July 8, 2008, 11:24 AM
definately out on the figures, the only way I'll but is for an accessory like the rocket trooper, that thing looks pretty damn cool, I figure I can trade the trooper for another launcher down the road, but that's about it except for the vehicles of course.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 8, 2008, 12:33 PM
The problem is if this is typical of the star wars collector, these animated figures are going to be clogging the pegs for the next year. They will be taking away space from legecy stuff. This makes me worry that Hasbro will overdo it in CW quanity.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jayson on July 8, 2008, 12:35 PM
The problem is if this is typical of the star wars collector, these animated figures are going to be clogging the pegs for the next year. They will be taking away space from legecy stuff. This makes me worry that Hasbro will overdo it in CW quanity.

Kind of like the Indy figs are now.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2008, 03:03 PM
Good topic, I've been curious what everyone is thinking of doing with this line.  I've kind of gone back and forth on the Clone Wars figures.  I'm in the minority as well here, but I don't really mind the style (although I'd rather have realistic styled figures as well) - and I understand totally why Hasbro is going this route alongside the movie/series.  Also, I always enjoy animation, so I'm looking forward to the movie and a weekly dose of Star Wars quite a bit.

I have the earlier Animated figures, and still display them, and enjoy them for what they are.  If this upcoming line was more of a limited thing like "collect all 20 Clone Wars Animated figures", I'd be all in most likely.  But, it is sounding like this could go on for awhile (and with a cartoon that could be on for years, I'd say it is somewhat likely), and at this point I just don't know where I'd put them all.  Like others have mentioned, you can't really display them along the rest of the line - due to the difference in styles - so it would have to be its own display.  That's fine for a limited line, but if it goes to 50, 100, 200 figures that gets a lot more difficult.  Also, as mentioned earlier, there is just a crazy amount of stuff coming out the rest of the year (and the last couple years), and the price/pace is starting to take its toll.  I'm surprised just in this thread alone how many people mention their malaise with SW collecting, and taking a break or a big step back.

Originally, I had planned on picking one of each figures up (at least for the most part), for a small display (no army building or any of that) - and I'm sure that I'll pick up at least a few figures along the way.  I'm not sure if I'll buy them right away or not though.  As far as the 26th goes, the Falcon is my top priority to pick up - after that we'll see.  I'll probably grab the Legacy figures as well if I find them, and if I can afford it - the AT-TE.  Like others have mentioned, I enjoy the vehicles as well since they kept the same style.

Overall, as a number of people have mentioned lately, display space/price/release pace/etc. is really becoming more and more of an issue lately.  I've considered from time to time cutting back to OT only to save money/space, but just haven't been able to do that.  I do enjoy the entire Saga (although OT more), so I still like picking things up from all over the SW universe.  As far as the EU focus lately, I also don't know who a lot of the characters are, so that makes it a bit easier to pass on some things.  Anyways, as I said, I am excited for the movie (and the series), so I can't say I won't pick anything up - but I'm sort of wait and see right now.  I have to say that seeing how many people here are not interested in the line might make it easier to pass.  It seems like sometimes reading other people's thoughts, reviews, etc. makes it more tempting to pick something up that you are on the fence about.  It looks like a very small minority here will be collecting the Animated line in any capacity, at least from the replies so far.  I'll likely pick at least some of the line up, but its down on the priority list a little ways for the time being.  I just can't afford it all in one month.  If it was all realistic styled figures, I'd be on board fully.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Greg on July 8, 2008, 11:57 PM
I'm buying. I'm just unsure of how much. Like many of you, I'm all over the vehicles. 2 AT-TEs, 4 Spiders, 2-4 V-19s, a couple of Gunships. As for the figures, I know I'll get some but I don't know how many. On the 26th I'm down for 4-8 Clones and 4-8 Battle Droids. The animated and weathered figures really appeal to me for some reason, so I don't think a small collection will hurt. I cannot justify many basic figures due to the $8 price and the other option for figures. (5 for $20 in the Battle Packs) The Clone Wars line will be very pick and choose for me due to the battle Packs being much better values. I cannot say that I'll be getting a lot of the Legacy line, either. I'm game for a Ak-Rev, Bane Malar, a couple of Ewoks, and 4 of those IG Droids. Then I'm done until whatever comes next. Overall I'll be very selective with both figures and army building. I'm going to try to avoid the clean deco figures (especially Clone Troopers) if a dirty deco is available... this is how I roll with my current collection so I'll continue with the animated stuff.


My biggest problem thus far is with the release information for the 26th and beyond. For the ROTS launch, Toy Fair was a couple of months before so we had a really good idea of what to expect. For The Clone Wars, we only know of two (maybe three) waves of figures that will be available. Other than that, we know of two $20 vehicles, some Evolutions, and the big vehicle's. For all we know the rest could be repacks... more repacked $20 vehicles, battle packs, and comic packs. Sure, I'm looking forward to July 26th but I'm pissed that I'll most likely know what to expect a couple of days/nights before.

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: speedermike on July 9, 2008, 12:06 AM
The problem is if this is typical of the star wars collector, these animated figures are going to be clogging the pegs for the next year. They will be taking away space from legecy stuff. This makes me worry that Hasbro will overdo it in CW quanity.

I don't agree at all.  The show will make thise things fly off the shelves on a weekly basis.  These are the ones parents will by for kids.  We're in a win-win situation here.  Hasbro will make a killing with the CW line, so Legacy will be lumped in with the Sw success and all will be well.

I'm buying.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Ben on July 9, 2008, 01:10 AM
I go back and forth on these. I want to buy something that's new for Star Wars, but this just might be 'too new'. I will buy the vehicles, except the AT-TE and Falcon. I just have no room for them, which is becoming more and more of a problem. I have too many collecting interests to buy really big things.

I am in for Legacy, though. Hopefully, like speedermike said, people keep buying the CW toys and Legacy gets well-stocked as well. I hope we don't see a situation where Legacy is nonexistant while CW toys are everywhere and not moving.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2008, 08:14 AM
I am so undecided on these. I am not crazy about them but i know myself. Every time i pass on something i end up regretting it and track it down later and pay more when i coul dhave just bought them at retail. I did it with the freeze frame figures, i did it with the original clone wars stuff, and i have done it with random other figures in other lines. It might just be easier to buy them up front. I have no idea.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
The problem is if this is typical of the star wars collector, these animated figures are going to be clogging the pegs for the next year. They will be taking away space from legecy stuff. This makes me worry that Hasbro will overdo it in CW quanity.

I don't agree at all.  The show will make thise things fly off the shelves on a weekly basis.  These are the ones parents will by for kids.  We're in a win-win situation here.  Hasbro will make a killing with the CW line, so Legacy will be lumped in with the Sw success and all will be well.

I'm buying.

I don't agree. I havn't seen one movie related toy line fly off the shelves this summer because of kid demand. Batman, Hulk, Ironman and Indy are all stinking up the pegs around here. I still haven't seen wave 3 or 4 of Indy. The pegs are too full.  The only one that seems to be moving is Speed Racer just because its toy car based. That's the same reason Cars still does well at retail.

If Hasbro over does it (and they will) we won't be able to absorb these without alot of help from the kids. It sounds like alot of us aren't going to help the situation either. I know I'm not. I think we are in the last years folks.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2008, 05:19 PM
The only one that seems to be moving is Speed Racer just because its toy car based. That's the same reason Cars still does well at retail.

So there is somewhere that Speed Racer is selling?  Well I guess that's good news because it's the worst of the bunch for clogging stuff up where I am.  Cars stuff moves, regular Hot Wheels move, Speed Racer sits.  And sits.  And sits. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Happy Noodle Boy on July 9, 2008, 07:46 PM
Well, to echo other sentiments, I think I'll pass on the majority of CW and Legacy.

The main point being price and uninteresting figures overall. While the BMF and ATTE look cool, dropping that much $$$ on them is obscene for me. With gas and other stuff going way up, it's a nusiance to try to go to 5 or 6 stores looking for stuff.

As someone also said in the first few posts here, collecting is becoming more a chore than a hobby. Even the stuff I have now that I searched at for at stores or furiously searched different trade/sale forums, I look at and say "meh, it's ok now that I have it." I'll try to get the few things I want with either trades or getting stuff here or RS.

I don't think the pegs will be full of the CW stuff since there are plenty of fans and kids and TONS of scalpers.

Only stuff I may get are Obi, Anakin, (maybe) Ashoka, and a couple of plain white clone troopers, and a Legacy Ilum Padme. Other than that, it's a BIG PASS on everything.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rob on July 10, 2008, 12:38 AM
I'm not buying anything that is animation-style.  I'll pick up a homing droid and an AT-TE if I can figure out where to put it...  and I'm really really excited about all the figures coming up in the Legacy line, but I have no interest in anything that is sculpted to look like a cartoon.

And I'm excited about the small fortune I'll be saving.  I hope the line does great and that kids and collectors love it and that Hasbro makes a killing on it - if they make a ton of cash they can probably afford to take more chances on obscure movie characters that I'll be into.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JediJman on July 10, 2008, 12:49 AM
I don't agree. I havn't seen one movie related toy line fly off the shelves this summer because of kid demand. Batman, Hulk, Ironman and Indy are all stinking up the pegs around here. I still haven't seen wave 3 or 4 of Indy. The pegs are too full.  The only one that seems to be moving is Speed Racer just because its toy car based. That's the same reason Cars still does well at retail.

If Hasbro over does it (and they will) we won't be able to absorb these without alot of help from the kids. It sounds like alot of us aren't going to help the situation either. I know I'm not. I think we are in the last years folks.

I'm surprised that you have Iron Man figures lining the pegs near you.  Haven't seen the others sell very well, but I live in the land of 1,000 Targets and none of the ones near me have had IM figs for over a month.  The endcap they dedicated was too small and these things old like hot cakes once the movie established itself.  I do think there will be stronger demand for the CW stuff - star wars always sells better than crap like Hulk because it just has that much bigger fan base.

I'm also surprised to read all of these posts and see most people say they will buy the new vehicles.  Wasn't that long ago that Hasbro was frequently stating they could not sculpt new vehicles and expect to make a profit, and here we have a new line where most collectors seem to only be interested inthe new vehicles.  I'm curious to know if times have changed or if Hasbro has always under estimated the demand for these.  Or maybe they just came up with the a few kick butt ideas all at once.  I'm in the vehicle buyer crowd - definitely going to find a way to get the BMF Falcon and at least an AT-TE if not two.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2008, 02:49 PM
What I gathered from Q&A's over the last year or so implied to me that vehicles were costly and didn't always move well but Hasbro's used the "repaint and rerelease" formula like with figures to get out new vehicles periodically...  I guess things like the Sith Infiltrator wouldn't have made it to retail without umpteen Jedi Fighter re-releases, etc.  Basically the figure formula is working on a smaller scale with vehicles...

On the "big vehicles" front though, we reported a story a while back that the major/ultimate reason Hasbro took the big leap on those was due to the sales rates of other large toys last holiday season.  In particular a creepy animatronic pony that did phenomenally well, and surprised them.  Coupled with the CW release/push then the notion of some big SW vehicles for big prices seemed like a pretty great idea, and here we are...  I think their messages of "if these do well...  " have been pretty true then.  If the Falcon or TE do well, they'll strongly consider other larger items.  If they don't, they won't.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rob on July 10, 2008, 05:03 PM
I guess things like the Sith Infiltrator wouldn't have made it to retail without umpteen Jedi Fighter re-releases, etc.

That undersized monstrosity should have never made it to shelves.  But that's a different discussion...
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2008, 05:11 PM
I'm happy for the people content with it that really just wanted that ship in some form...  But yeah, I agree.  Then again, I think FX X-Wings are too dinky and unacceptable, so I'm probably in the minority on that one.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 10, 2008, 08:36 PM
I'm not buying any of the Animated except for Grievous.

And I'm buying about 70% of the Legacy which will be pretty much all of the Evolutions and 50% of the carded collection, basically just the new figures.

The animated just does not do it for me at all.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JangoTat on July 10, 2008, 08:48 PM
Well due to my space issue I can't fit anymore vehicles so I am only collecting figures for now. I was planning on getting the TE since pictures were first shown however the Falcon was way bigger than I expected so the TE cant even fit anymore. In terms of the animated line I am in. I love some anime shows (mostly just Gundam and DBZ) and the figures resemble the same style as those toy lines so it appeals to my interests. The build a droid deal looks fun so I will join in on that aswell but I am hoping if some of the figures are a let down I can just find some of the army builders with the pieces I am missing. Evolutions are also the thing I am most looking forward too. I love rebel pilots so both those sets are a must for me.

So basically no vehicles except for maybe the A-wing when it comes out only because the A-Wing is my fav. fighter. All of Legacy wave 1 and Clone wars wave 1, and evo of course. I am more pumped for Legacy wave 2 though.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 21, 2008, 11:51 PM
I'm about 95% sure that I won't be grabbing any animated Clone Wars figures, there's just too much duplication of figures I already have -- I just don't want to start over again.  On the other hand, I'm really looking forward to the movie and TV show.

Ah well, there's just so many other goodies in the Legacy line that have grabbed my eye instead.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 23, 2008, 09:20 AM
I've passed the temptation test. I've seen the figures on the shelf, liked them, but left them there. There is no chance I'll be getting any of these figures (save for the one that came with the At-Te.)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth Broem on July 23, 2008, 12:53 PM
What I want and what I will buy are 2 very different things.  It looks like at the moment I will not be able to charge up either the AT-TE or Millenium Falcon.  Why?  We are redoing my son's room and putting all sorts of stuff on the charge card unfortunately making the minimum payment a to high for our taste.  If I throw on a Falcon or AT-TE that won't be good for us. 

So, now I am down to the cheaper vehicles.  I will most likely get the Spider Droid for $20.  I will buy up a few figures like Yarna, Ewok 2 pack, Bane Malor, Rex.  That will be it for awhile.  I would love to get the V-19 and entire waves of figures for the B-A-D stuff but at $8 apiece that will have to be forgone. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 24, 2008, 10:01 AM
I am out on the Animated figures for the most part, Like DA I resisted after coming across them several times. For me some may be unavoidable if the accessories warrants something worthwhile that I can use in the mainline, it will be few and far between I am sure. Things like the upcoming animated Stap Battle battle pack I will buy purely for the STAPs (I like the deco and plan on buying the new Trade Tank). The animated figures that I get with them will be traded, sold or chopped up for parts. The occasional single figure like Plo Koon I will pick up solely for all of the new Sabers he comes with. I will support new vehicles if they stay movie realistic looking

Let's see how well received these are in the long run, I think Hasbro/Curto may be jumping the gun too early. For $8 a pop there is not much to them, not even stands. At least the Legacy basic has an extra droid part.

I just do not want this crap hogging superb SKU's from the mainline.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2008, 07:16 PM
I am too, though I'm also leaning towards a PKoon figure for the saber gear.

If I thought I could use the parts for customizing and had the cash handy, maybe...  I really love the animation and style too, so don't get me wrong I think they look great, but it's just that this is a whole new line and I'm putting my foot down now.  No "new" lines of toys.  I'm done.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darby on July 24, 2008, 09:00 PM
I'm out on the CW figs, mainly due to space reasons.  Plus they don't go with my other dudes.  However, there are a select few I will be getting, such as Plo Koon (everybody's favorite it seems!) and Cody.  Actually, I may get Fox, who I like a lot. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2008, 02:55 AM
After seeing these tonight, I might change my mind. I'm going to finish up the Legacy stuff first, but after seeing Padme and Plo Koon, I might be in for a few of these. I'll skip Dooku and Asajj, since I don't like the way they look.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Reid on July 26, 2008, 07:38 AM
I broke down and picked up a CW-08 R2-D2, in addition to my holo Grievous, which I'm keeping carded.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darby on July 26, 2008, 09:12 AM
Ugh!  They look so cool.  Padme is fantastic.  Sigh.  Must resist.  I keep trying to get out, and they keep pulling me back in!
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2008, 09:15 AM
I intended to buy some, particularly the big ships. When I sat there this morning looking at the behemoth boxes on pallets, I couldn't figure out where on earth they would fit in my collection space. I'm pretty sure I'll get one or both of them eventually, but the excitement to get them right away fizzled for some reason. And I am out for 98% of the figures- Bane and Yarna, maybe Ak. They have to fit in a theme I can display like cantina or jabba's palace. Everything else it out.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 26, 2008, 11:29 AM
I was so focused on Legacy stuff and ships last night, that I didn't even bother to look at animated stuff. I've resisted thus far and only have a slight inkling to get 3-4 figs from the animated line. Now that the Midnight madness fervor has calmed down for me, I'll rethink if I'm going to by any of the animated stuff at all or stick with just a certain few.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: no-wan on July 26, 2008, 10:38 PM
Here's my hope to get list: (http://smilies.vidahost.com/cwm/cwm/uhoh2.gif)

Yarna Dal Gargan
Leektar & Nippet
Imperial Engineer (several)
Grand Admiral Thrawn & Talon Karrde (2-pack)
Scramble on Yavin (BP)
All Evo sets
Spider Droid
A-wing
B-wing
BMF & AT-TE (if the price is right)

I hope nothing here goes very fast.. This has been a tough year !! (http://smilies.vidahost.com/cwm/cwm/eek5.gif)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2008, 01:33 AM
I didn't buy, despite a slight urge to do so, and kudos to me...  :)

I'll have the AT-TE Clone (anyone want to buy another?) and Captain Rex mail-in, and I'm happy at that.

Now...  when IG-88 and Plo Koon show up, I must admit I'll buy both just for parts, and because 88 is such a cool looking design and almost a "new" unique droid in my eyes. 

That's it though.  :)  I passed through CW release without buying up animated figures.  I feel good on that.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Ice on July 27, 2008, 10:17 AM
I didn't buy, despite a slight urge to do so, and kudos to me...  :)

I'll have the AT-TE Clone (anyone want to buy another?) and Captain Rex mail-in, and I'm happy at that.

Now...  when IG-88 and Plo Koon show up, I must admit I'll buy both just for parts, and because 88 is such a cool looking design and almost a "new" unique droid in my eyes. 

That's it though.  :)  I passed through CW release without buying up animated figures.  I feel good on that.

I'm right there with you it was nt even that difficult.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2008, 11:20 AM
I didn't buy, despite a slight urge to do so, and kudos to me...  :)

I'll have the AT-TE Clone (anyone want to buy another?) and Captain Rex mail-in, and I'm happy at that.

Now...  when IG-88 and Plo Koon show up, I must admit I'll buy both just for parts, and because 88 is such a cool looking design and almost a "new" unique droid in my eyes. 

That's it though.  :)  I passed through CW release without buying up animated figures.  I feel good on that.



I'm right there with you it was nt even that difficult.

It could get tougher after the movie release- and the sales start to hit. But for now, no CW figures. No figures on CW packaging period.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rob on July 27, 2008, 03:38 PM
I like the Dooku and Plo Koon the most - they've almost got me tempted to jump in, but at this point I'm still not doing it.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2008, 03:27 AM
I'm getting IG-88 due to looking like a unique droid (so technically he's getting mixed into my basic stuff).  Plo Koon, I gotta have his gear...  I'm gonna get him, use what parts I can for customizing, but I want his saber gauntlet for my Plo Koon regular figure.

Hopefully that regular saber is realistic looking too.  I notice the Clone rifles have animated looks to them.

Anyway, good times... 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2008, 09:06 AM
I focused on the Legacy stuff this weekend as well, and pretty much passed on all the CW stuff.  Like others, I was tempted, more so after seeing some of the upcoming waves/figures (some of which do look pretty nice).  I did grab an Obi-Wan that I found earlier last week, and I got an Anakin this weekend to go with him - but that's it.  Oh, and I also received the mail away Rex on Saturday, so that's my three CW figures so far.  I have a feeling I might go back and get more of Wave 1 eventually, but we'll see.  Right now I'm more focused on the Legacy stuff, but then we'll see.  I definitely want that upcoming Plo Koon figure though, and some of the other stuff on the way looks neat.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JangoTat on July 28, 2008, 09:29 AM
I wasnt planning on buying them all right away but the lack of Legacy figures anywhere in my area basically made me choose between repacked legends figures or new clone wars. I ended up buying all but the Rex figure (which I will eventually buy) and I am glad I did. The BD impressed me the most as I did not expect it to be such a good figure. Lack of knee joints sucks but it is still really cool and besides the head it fits in with the realistic figs fairly well. I might pick up another. Yoda doesnt look so bad in person and the clones are great. The only downer in the wave was the one I was looking forward to the most..grevious. I thought he would have more articulation but he does not. Still good for what he is though. I cant wait for wave 2 now or my mail away Rex...unless of course Hasbro forgets to ship them to Canada. As great as these figures are my main focus is still realistic though :)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2008, 10:16 AM
I am proud to say I didn't not buy any clone wars figures.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JangoTat on July 28, 2008, 10:53 AM
I am proud to say I didn't not buy any clone wars figures.

so you bought them all? ::)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2008, 11:44 AM
I am not ashamed to admit that I bought the CW Wave 1 figures.  :)

Before Toy Fair, I was pretty sure I was a "not buying" person for many reasons (cost, space, style, etc), but seeing them in person moved me closer to the "buying" crowd.  I waffled back and forth all spring (mainly a $$$ concern over the $8 price tag), but in the end I bought them and I'm happy with them.

If they were movie-style sculpts, I may have actually passed on them since we already have most of these characters.  Because they were animated, that gave them a "new and different" look that sort of appealed to me versus buying "just another Clone Gear Obi-Wan" or whatever.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2008, 10:02 PM
I think if I had the cash, I'd have bought them too...  They're nice figures and I think Hasbro went the extra mile on most to appeal to both core audiences...  Action features mostly on accessories, etc.

I like how they look but at the price they're running it's just a whole new line.  If I had the cash, I'd buy GG stuff, SS figures galore, etc.  Just not in the cards for me if I want to keep up with Indiana JOnes too...  Maybe had Indy not been here?  Gotta distribute to what I like the most at this point.  Hell to be poor. :P
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darby on July 28, 2008, 10:34 PM
If I had space, and cash, I would.  These are very nice and I do like the style of them a lot.  As it is, I've made sort of a iffy decision by deciding to collect on 3D clones that are original to the animation, such as Fox or Rex.  That came about after seeing the Phase 1 Cody.  I had Rex in the mail, and Fox is all kinds of cool, so I decided to do that.  No doubt Hasbro will eventually produce all of these in the movie style, but that will likely be years away and I don't know how interested I will be then in such things.  So I'll get the troopers, as well as versions of my favorites (Plo Koon!) and no more.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: CHEWIE on July 29, 2008, 01:54 AM
I like the Dooku and Plo Koon the most - they've almost got me tempted to jump in, but at this point I'm still not doing it.

I feel the same way Rob.  This line looks very cool... but I just don't want to get sucked in.  At first I hated the look of the figures, but some of them are growing on me.

I did end up getting Grievous, R2 and Obi Wan though.  Really, just for customizing purposes.  I was really disappointed in the Grievous however, that figure really just seems like a waste of plastic... the additional arms are nice, but the lack of articulation on the knees just seems cheap, and he's a lot shorter than I expected.  So, there goes my hope of trying to use him to make a version that I like.  Fortunately the ROTS one looks promising later on this year.

Obi Wan is really great except for the lack of articulated knees/ankes.  I'm thinking of using some other clone legs on him, and giving him a realistic head.  That ought to make him fit in better with my figures.

R2, I just got because he has cool gadgets... I'll probably grab 3PO later, and put the two of them on my office desk.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2008, 09:34 AM
I've been tempted by these as well, and so far have picked up four of them (Mail in Rex, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and R2).  I think I'll likely get the rest eventually, but it depends on the funds at the time.  If I am into this line though, I'm definitely going to just do a "one of each" thing, no army building or any of that jazz.

Like Jesse and others have mentioned, I think this line might do pretty well.  I saw kids pretty psyched about it over the weekend as well (at Midnight Madness even, surprising to see so many kids out).  I went back to our local WM and TRU yesterday, and I couldn't believe how depleted they were.  TRU in particular had nothing as far as Hasbro stuff really.  No vehicles (new packaged ones anyways), two basic figures (two Clone Wars R2s), no Evolutions, Battle Packs, etc.  They had a few of the repackaged Galactic Heroes as well, but that was about it.  WM was sold through pretty well too, for only a couple of days on the shelves.  The "regular" SW section was completely wiped out, and there were a few basic figures left in the aisle display (with the Falcons/lightsabers).  They had two AT-TEs (and several Falcons), but the $20 vehicles were pretty much wiped out if they were new (they had the repackaged ones).  With the movie still weeks away, I'd say the line is doing well so far (Legacy and Clone Wars).
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Heart_of_Darkness on July 29, 2008, 08:03 PM
I'll probably just buy the clone commanders and snag a few clones whenever I find them. I saw the new clone wars sw figures at comic-con and they didn't look that animated(well most of them). ::)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: skyward72 on July 29, 2008, 08:12 PM
I do like all these figures but I'm just buying the figures I like.  There are too many other things that are sucking up my collecting dollars.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Reid on July 29, 2008, 09:49 PM
I caved in even more and bought a Commander Fox today, but that'll likely be it for a while.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rob on July 30, 2008, 10:54 AM
Uh oh, I ended up with a free Holo Grievous from TRU yesterday... is this the start of a downward spiral?

There aren't really that many figures to buy, especially now that I'm not doing carded and loose...
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 30, 2008, 11:37 AM

There aren't really that many figures to buy, especially now that I'm not doing carded and loose...

I don't know of very many figures that arn't either carded or loose. Does this mean you are not collecting ANY figures?
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2008, 11:41 AM
It seems like more of us are getting tempted by this line now, or at least thinking about picking a few up.  I have five figures so far, three from Wave One (Anakin, Obi-Wan, R2), the mail away Rex, and Target's Commander Fox.  I opened the Wave One figures last night, and have to say they look pretty good.  Definitely look like the animation, and aside from the lack of knee joints, I don't really have any complaints overall.  I'm thinking I'm going to eventually pick up the rest of Wave 1 at some point, and I really like some of the figures coming up in future Waves shown at Comic Con.  Like I said, this is a line I don't intend to army build or buy extras with at all (unless in a BP), but the only problem I could see is if we start seeing 50+ figures a year in this line just like the "regular/Legacy" line.  I don't know that I can keep up with that.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rob on July 30, 2008, 02:22 PM

There aren't really that many figures to buy, especially now that I'm not doing carded and loose...

I don't know of very many figures that arn't either carded or loose. Does this mean you are not collecting ANY figures?

No no, I'm not buying 2 of everything to keep both ways anymore, as in, I'd only need one of each.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2008, 03:27 PM
You know, I hit up Target today to check things out - and even at the higher prices, these figures have sold through pretty well.  They weren't sold out, but the Clone Wars Animated figures were few and far between.  I saw a few Obi-Wans, 1 Anakin, and maybe a couple each of the basic Clone and Battle Droid.  I haven't seen Yoda, Rex, or Grievous since MM - and I passed on them then since I was spending enough on other stuff.  Its still the first week of the big launch, but at least around here, both the Legacy and CW stuff has sold quite well so far.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Heart_of_Darkness on July 30, 2008, 05:26 PM
I can't seem to find Commander Fox at my Target....all I see are like 20 R2 D2s. :-\
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 30, 2008, 05:41 PM
I saw twelve at a target I went to at lunch today. It looks like a $13 basic figure didn't sell very well this time.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: smartsoccerbb on July 31, 2008, 12:23 AM
I can't seem to find Commander Fox at my Target....all I see are like 20 R2 D2s. :-\

I know. I guess R2's aren't that popular, cause all the other figures were gone at my stores.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Happy Noodle Boy on August 2, 2008, 10:11 PM
Extremely limiting myself this year. Some of the CW stuff looks good, but overall, a pass. I got 1 each of Obi and Anakin and 3 clones (oh and mail away Rex).

The Legacy stuff for the most part is uninteresting to me. Got an Obi in clone armor and both Rebel Pilot evos.

So.......that's it....no more of anything that's out for me unless I can trade for a Fox, but I'm not dying to get it. If I can, I can, if not, no worries.

Now if I can just find the B-wing pilot by himself...........
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2008, 09:40 AM
A couple of times this weekend, I saw some kids going nuts for the Clone Wars stuff.  I think they are looking forward to the movie and/or series (if they even know about the series yet).  This stuff (as well as Legacy) continues to sell pretty well around here.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 4, 2008, 03:19 PM
Outside of x3 Holo Grevious's and the Clone pilot with the AT-TE I have not purchased any of the animated figures and I do not plan to. I may get sucked into the Plo Koon for the saber claw and Akosha for the Rota mini figure. they would be the only things to get me to buy them, cool pack ins.

It's hard to gauge because of the stores I go to seem to replenish the stock, I think the sales have been pretty good. Once the movie hits that will be the tell tale sign. Legacy seems to sell better so far.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Oboewan on August 8, 2008, 09:20 AM
I've picked up the V-19, the ATTE, a commander Fox and a set of the 1st day sticker figures for the DCSWCC or possibly to keep.  At this point, I've decided I don't want the figures and will be sticking to figures from the legacy line for characters I don't have.

No more Clone Wars stuff for me!

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: speedermike on August 8, 2008, 11:44 PM
Jack, just curious, what do you do with 3 Holo Grieviouses?
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Heart_of_Darkness on August 9, 2008, 05:48 PM
Jack, just curious, what do you do with 3 Holo Grieviouses?
He probably sells them for a jacked up price on ebay  ::) 

Anyway...I will only purchase figs that I think look awesome(obviously) although I probably will be sticking to collecting clone troopers and the various commanders.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on August 16, 2008, 07:19 PM
I've thought long and hard about this. I originally hated them...but now that I'm in that 'new movie' state of mind, they're growing on me. Well, that's a lie. The clones are growing on me. Obi-Wan, Grievous and friends are still lame. So I will happily pick up Rex, and I will happily pick up a dozen or so clones to fill up my AT-TE. Other than that, it looks like the vast majority of this line will be a pass for me. I prefer six boobied dancers and realistic-style Tarkovowsky (SP?) stuff to funky looking, action-feature infested toys from a 'movie' that will probably suck (sadly enough).

Anyways, that's my two cents.

Hmm...you know, now that I've seen the movie, I'm a little more enthusiastic about buying toys from it. I can definitely see myself army-building clones and battle droids, and maybe buying some other characters too. If it's any indication of how much more I like the figures after seeing the movie, I did rip open my 1st Day of Issue figures despite planning on finishing a carded set. :-X
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Force Guy on August 16, 2008, 10:30 PM
No animated Clone Wars figures for me, thanks. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on August 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
I'm actually considering nabbing a grunt for the rocket launcher.  That's a nice CW Rocket Launcher (from the 2D cartoon) like the ARC team used.  I dig that, but yeah I'm not getting into animated stuff and I'm quite happy I'm not.  I saved a buttload in cash this month.

WM is overflowing right now too with Legends and animated stuff.  Blah.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 17, 2008, 09:54 AM
If there was any chance that the movie might actually be cool enough to make me want to pick up a couple of these items, it's absolutely gone now.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 03:52 PM
Just curious, with the series debuting this Friday, has anyone changed their stance on collecting these figures?  I know I'm in the minority, but I've ended up buying one each of the basic figures so far.  I said I'd stay away from army building in this line (unless they come in a battle pack), and just about picked up another basic white clone today (and probably would have if I hadn't found a Marvel Legends figure).  Anyways, I enjoyed the movie, and I'm even more excited for the series (from what we've seen), so I will likely continue picking up one of each new figures that we'll get.  Some of the new stuff on the way looks pretty nice too.  Anyways, is anyone else coming around to the animated style at all, or are you staying away?  I'd still choose the Legacy Collection if I had to choose between the lines, but I'm enjoying both lines right now.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Morgbug on October 1, 2008, 09:54 PM
No change from me as yet, I've bought zero.  I am thinking a Cody to fit with the clones from the first go around, otherwise all have been passed over.  Not really opposed to them, just not sufficiently interested.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on October 2, 2008, 01:01 AM
Unless the gear is enticing enough to drop $7 on it, I am not buying.  The Clone rocket launcher rocks so I got a Clone for that and I'm finding some use for the parts of the figure too.  Ahsoka I want for the backpack, Koon I want for the cool saber he has, and could see myself buying the IG-type droid just for droid diversity's sake.

Overall though I'm gladly passing... 

If they get away from the hybrid realistic/animated look and go to a full realistic look, I'm down with that then.  Otherwise animated figures are 100% a completely unique line to me.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 3, 2008, 08:57 AM
No change from me either. I'm not even that interested in catching the series.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 3, 2008, 09:56 AM
Unless the gear is enticing enough to drop $7 on it, I am not buying.  The Clone rocket launcher rocks so I got a Clone for that and I'm finding some use for the parts of the figure too.  Ahsoka I want for the backpack, Koon I want for the cool saber he has, and could see myself buying the IG-type droid just for droid diversity's sake.

Overall though I'm gladly passing... 

If they get away from the hybrid realistic/animated look and go to a full realistic look, I'm down with that then.  Otherwise animated figures are 100% a completely unique line to me.

I have to echo Jesse's sentiments nearly completely.

I haven't bought any single card figures at all. In fact the closest I've come to anything animated is the AT-TE which most of us can agree works as a realistic version as well.

I will buy Ahsoka, Plo Koon,  and Cody, and possibly a Magna Guard. Pretty much for the same reasons as Jesse. I plan to make a realisitc head for the Ahoska body, I too like the double wrist saber of Ploe Koon, I think this Magna guard looks pretty good and may just look decent enough to be posed next to the realistic figures. Cody I'm getting for reference to make a custom Phase 1 Cody from a realistic white clone. Yes, I know I can get pics on the net, but almost nothing is better than having the real thing. By being able to turn the figure around into nearly position I need, I can reference his Phase 1 paint scheme easily.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth_Ice on October 4, 2008, 03:47 PM
I ran across a C.Cody and Jedi girl today at Target Cody was cool, but the othre one looked REALLY cheap for a Star wars Product. What is it with Hasbro actually not  making good female figures?  :(
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2008, 10:44 AM
It may just be our area, but the animated series seems to be pushing the sales of this line (and Star Wars in general) pretty well right now.  Just a few weeks ago the pegs were stuffed about everywhere, but after visiting a couple of our local Targets this weekend (one regular, one Super), the animated line was virtually sold out at both stores.  There were a few figures at each (mostly R2s or SBDs), but even those have been cut down significantly lately.  I wonder if this series (and, as a result, this line) is really catching on with the kiddos now, or its just a general buying spree leading up to Christmas.  I have to say that every time I've been out the past month or so, there has been someone looking at the Star Wars section (often a parent or grandparent with a list).  Good to see.  The Legacy stuff is moving well too, with mostly Legends or Yarna/Ak-Rev/Bane Malor on the pegs here locally.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 24, 2008, 11:05 AM
I'm seeing the same thing. The Clone Wars product is moving, the Legacy Collection product is not. If I go to a couple of different stores, I can still grab most of waves 1 - 3 of the Legacy Collection. The only reason why Wave 4 is hard to come-by is because it's brand new. Give it another month and Wave 4 will be everywhere around here too.

In sharp contrast, the Clone Wars figures are pretty tough to come by unless you want R2, a Battledroid, a SBD or a Clone. Forget finding Asoka, Rex, Anakin, Obi-Wan or ANY of wave 3.

So yeah, I think the show is really driving the sales of this stuff. I saw a mom the other day buy her kid the General Grievous Starfighter. Smart move on Hasbro's part to re-release this ship, it seems to be that every episode Grievous is jumping into this thing to escape.

I bumped into confused Grandparents another day and they were looking for ONLY Clone Wars figures and the Clone Wars Anakin transformer.

I think the Clone Wars UBP is going to seriously out-perform the Sarlacc Pit set at Target too.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2008, 11:42 AM
CW seems to sell well here too, however Legacy seems to get restocked more.  I frequent one WM and Target a lot these days near my gf's place, and judging by what I see the CW stuff isn't restocked as fast, mostly due to the aforementioned pegwarmers (R2, SBD, etc.).  The Legacy on the other hand moves well, however Wave 3 is pretty tough to find around Pittsburgh and Wave 4 hasn't been resighted since it's quick initial surfacing at Target stores.  Wave 1 and 2 are fairly abundant depending where you go, however the KM ad really cleared out any Legacy army builder...  It's down to mostly wave 1 and 2 pegwarmers.

And lots of Legends stuff, though not many SBD's and other army builders...  Mostly just the heroes/villains.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rune Haako on November 24, 2008, 12:18 PM
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In sharp contrast, the Clone Wars figures are pretty tough to come by unless you want R2, a Battledroid, a SBD or a Clone. Forget finding Asoka, Rex, Anakin, Obi-Wan or ANY of wave 3.

I've not see one single SBD, but Anakin and Obi-Wan warm the pegs here.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 24, 2008, 02:56 PM
I've not see one single SBD, but Anakin and Obi-Wan warm the pegs here.

I would have thought that too - but when I found Obi-Wan's Delta 7B this morning, I wanted to pick up an extra Obi-Wan to put at the controls of the ship and to my dismay, that same Target I was in did not have a single Clone Wars Obi-Wan figure. It had plenty of the Clonetroopers and SBDs, but no Obi-Wan.

Later in the morning, I went to a TRU and found the same problem.

I'm hoping when I try a WalMart on my way home I'll be able to pick up the Obi-Wan I want.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Rune Haako on November 24, 2008, 07:04 PM
Well I did manage to find one single Super Battle Droid today! ;D
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2008, 08:40 PM
The CW stuff is indeed moving well here, but we're still seeing rather massive restockings of wave1/2 and not that much else.  I've found through wave 3 for my buddy in Japan, but I still have not bought a thing.  I was tempted to buy the clone armor Obi and the R2, but I opted for the legacy Obi (and I will ritually burn the old Obi clone armor from the battle pack that I wasted money on) instead. 

The cartoon has actually been quite good, from the 3 episodes I've seen.  I've still not seen the movie yet though, gotta wait for a $9.99 copy at Blockbuster before I'll justify it. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 28, 2008, 12:44 AM
and I will ritually burn the old Obi clone armor from the battle pack that I wasted money on

We'll need pics!

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2008, 09:12 AM
(and I will ritually burn the old Obi clone armor from the battle pack that I wasted money on) instead. 

Before you burn it, take the head off that old clone armor Obi-Wan from the BP and put it on the SA RotS Obi-Wan sculpt to get a decent SA Ep2 Obi-Wan.  ;)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2008, 01:34 PM
SA ROTS Obi?  Um, I'm not sure I own that figure.  Which line/figure number was that one?  I've been kinda passing on the prequel stuff of late too.  I do want to have a good representative of each figure for each movie for the most part so if that's a decent option, I can behead the Obi figure (and replace it with the other head) prior to the fire ceremony. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2008, 01:47 PM
The ROTS Pilot Obi-Wan or the swimming 2007 Obi work for that Brent.  Thre's also the Mustafar duel Obi-Wan that used the same body with modified hip joints.  The armored Obi's head fits that body perfectly.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2008, 04:24 PM
Well, now that we've seen the first few waves at retail, who is buying/not buying at this point?  Are you buying them all, just a few here and there, or avoiding the line altogether?  From the retail situation around here, it looks like someone is buying these, because they are nearly sold out all around town.  That said, the Legacy Collection seems to be doing ok too (and Star Wars in general this holiday season), but the CW stuff actually seemed to sell a little quicker - particularly recently.  Do you plan to continue buying?

Another question I had, and I didn't know if it would warrant its own topic, but do you think enjoyment of the series=collecting these figures?  I'm really taking a look at what I collect, and although I have been buying the CW figures, I'm wondering if I should drop the line (or at least cut down to just a few here and there, I want that upcoming Fisto/Padme/etc.)  I really enjoy the series, but I'm wondering if that is fueling my desire to buy the figures more than it should.  We have realistic versions of a lot of these characters, and probably/hopefully will see the others in the future.  Anyways, just wondering how many of you are enjoying the series, but avoiding the line.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Oboewan on January 2, 2009, 02:47 PM
I'm in the "like the show but not buying the toys" camp.  In fact... I haven't bought much of the Legacy stuff either but I'm looking forward to the aliens in W5!   I did pick up the lancer droid and hopefully will get the Magna Guards too (though I may wait until they re-release with a cape int 201X)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on January 2, 2009, 06:55 PM
I'm finding myself getting increasingly sucked into this line, although so far I've managed to stick to only getting Jedi and clones. I sure hope it can stay that way, because collecting has been expensive lately and because I'm starting to run out of space very quickly. :-\
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: speedermike on January 4, 2009, 09:21 PM
I love these and buy them all.  I've given up the comic packs and battle packs just to make things reasonable.  I really like the show, so picking a CW figure up instaed of a comic pack with characters I've never heard of is an easy choice.

While I don't think they get into the types of oddbal stuff they do in Legacy, I hope to see some less obvious choices in this line next year.  I'd love some of those Weequay Pirates!
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on January 4, 2009, 10:02 PM
I'd love some of those Weequay Pirates!

Definitely! I can see myself army-building those. I really liked them in the show. 8)

Jawas first though. :)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2009, 09:25 AM
I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but it seems to fit here pretty well.  According to this news (http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Star_Wars_Top_Toy_License_For_2008_120980.asp), Star Wars was the top toy license for 2008 - and also had the strongest holiday sales in over 30 years of SW toys.  It sounds like Clone Wars is really bringing in sales from someone, whether its the kiddos/parents, the collectors, or both.  Its great to hear that Star Wars is doing so well.  Not to be Debbie Downer on this, but I hope that the apparent "runaway success" of the animated stuff doesn't lead to fewer and fewer "movie style" figures.  I don't mean to bring up that debate again, and I've been one of the few that's been buying both, but if I had to choose one I'd definitely go for the realistic style.  Anyways, good to hear that SW is continuing strong.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: ruiner on February 11, 2009, 12:21 PM
Jeez, maybe Hasbro was right after all - kids do buy Star Wars figures!

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: CookieeMonster on February 12, 2009, 05:29 PM
Well I have all of the first 3 waves (actually except for yoda, I didnt like the action feature on him), I have Padme from wave 4 so far and want Kit and Jar Jar from wave 5 for definite, I do want the rest from wave 4 & 5 but I can pick these up when I want they arent imidiate must haves.

As for which one I would choose it would be OT Realistic, followed closely by CW animated, followed by EU - I dont want many PT realistic characters mainly Cantina or Alien figures that I can put in the background in either Jabbas Palace or the Cantina, or Cloud City.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 13, 2009, 12:12 PM
I am still not buying them. I did pick up the IG & Magna droids because they looked "real" enough, I will continue the once in a bluemoon purchase if they really appeal to me that way. (I have to get Jar-Jar as I really liked him in that episode!)
I actually have been able to resist and happy I did. I broke my golden rule this past year by collecting other lines: MOTU classics and CLASSIc 80's Joe 25th that's enough.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth Broem on February 17, 2009, 11:58 PM
Same as before for me.  I like some of them and will buy a few here and there.  I will never buy full waves though.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on April 13, 2009, 10:25 AM
Just bumping this up in light of various Hasbro Q and A answers this week basically telling us that Clone Wars is carrying the line at this point.  They didn't say that word for word, but there was discussion of the Legacy/Evolutions/etc. sales lagging this year, while CW (as well as starfighter vehicle assortment and battle packs) remaining quite strong.

I've been one who has been buying both lines for the most part.  I have the majority of the CW figures so far, but have planned on being much more selective from here on out.  If these recent answers are any indication of even more of a shift to a CW focus in the basic lines, part of me thinks it might be a good time to cut back even more.  Not that I'm not interested in the figures.  I really like the show, and the toys so far have been pretty fun as well, but it might just be a good opportunity to make that shift.  I'm a stupid collector in the way that I watch the show/movie, and I get more pumped to "have the stuff" - which leads to buying more things like CW animated figures.  I could just enjoy the show without buying everything, and probably save myself a lot of money.  There are still upcoming figures that I plan to get - Kit Fisto, the Jawas, Cad Bane and a few others - but I'm wondering if I shouldn't stop with the animated stuff at this point or not.  My wife once made the point to me that this stuff is for the kids now, like the vintage stuff was for my age group when we were kids (sort of making the point to stick to the "collector-targeted" stuff) - and I can kind of see that too.

Once again, it might just be all talk right now - and its a different story when you see them swinging from the pegs - but I've just been giving thought to the fact that it might be a good opportunity to make that cutback.  We'll see I guess.  How many of you are buying the animated stuff now - and if so, is it just a figure here or there, or the majority of them?
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on April 13, 2009, 11:50 AM
I'm buying it, and a lot more of it than I thought I would back in July. However, it's still only a few figures here and there; I don't think I've ever completed a wave. I'm buying all the Jedi (looking forward to Kit Fisto and Mace Windu!) and have gotten a few of each clone. I'm also getting most CIS-related stuff. I'm NOT buying things like Jar Jar, Padme, Threepio, Artoo (although getting Threepio/Artoo has been tempting), and the spacesuit figures. Basically, I'm just being really picky. But I gotta say, this line is really growing on me.

I was a little bothered to hear about the impact the "collectors' economic situation" will have on the Legacy line and that waves are already being canceled. Not good. :-\
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on April 13, 2009, 12:19 PM
I'm NOT buying things like Jar Jar, Padme, Threepio, Artoo (although getting Threepio/Artoo has been tempting), and the spacesuit figures.

For some reason, some of those figures are the ones that grabbed me the most.  Something about having characters from the OT in this animated style (R2/3PO/Yoda so far) - I guess it shows how much I'd enjoy an OT-based animated series.  I'll be grabbing the Jabba BP and upcoming Jawa figures as well for just that reason.  I've also been partial to the Jedi so far, as you mentioned too.  I have managed to stick to my "no army building" rule for this line, and have only grabbed one of each basic figure so far.  If I'll even continue that much going forward is the question though.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Hobbie on April 13, 2009, 04:03 PM
They just said in a Q&A that they have no plans for any more astrodroids in the CW line.  This is one of the stupidest things I have heard, with the frequecy and prominence of the droids in a number of episodes (Ahsoka's R7-A7, Kit Fisto's R6-H5, the shadow squadron droids and that Skate Park promo R5), especially in relationship to the Jedi Fighters and Y-Wing they have coming out!  What, kids are supposed to put Goldie in all of their ships?  These droids are almost entirely straight repaints, so would be a super cheap way to flesh out a wave, and their colorfulness would surely stand out on the pegs. 

Personally, I'd like to see the Droid Factory concept go Clone Wars.  Kids love collecting things, and I think they could really go for assembling those different astromechs or battledroids.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: speedermike on April 13, 2009, 11:07 PM
I love this line, and have from the start.  I hope that as it goes forward, they treat it like the movies, and include more background characters.  I like that fact that it's "just for kids" (which is nonsense considering how violent the show is) because I don't like collecting "collector items."  I like collecting toys.

I really enjoy the show, and can see it just getting better. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 15, 2009, 11:49 AM
Personally, I'd like to see the Droid Factory concept go Clone Wars.  Kids love collecting things, and I think they could really go for assembling those different astromechs or battledroids.

You know - that's a great idea - it would certainly JUSTIFY the fact that a Legacy Collection figure with a B-A-D part costs just as much as a Clone Wars Animated figure with nothing.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2009, 02:27 PM
Loving the show, just not that into the figures.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 15, 2009, 06:42 PM
My original plan for this line was just to buy new characters. But I love the line so I buy it all. And the best figs are the animated versions of characters I already have a "regular" version of.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Nicklab on April 15, 2009, 07:47 PM
I saw significantly greater numbers of Clone Wars figures at retail today.  TRU in particular seems to be ordering more CW figures, with TLC and SL figures in lower supply.

This seems to follow suit with what we've heard recently.  CW is outselling TLC.  But I have to wonder this:  will Clone Wars see the repeat business from kids/parents as we have seen in the past from collectors?  Will that customer base be buying multiple clones or other troop builders?  Will parents differentiate between the different clones or droids?
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2009, 11:12 AM
I was just looking back at the first couple pages of this thread, and I'm wondering did most of us stick to our original "not buying" plan?  I started off buying one of each basic figure, no army building, but have since started to slow down.  I'm still not entirely sure what I'll do going forward.  I know I'll probably pick up "OT-ish" characters like the upcoming Jawas and new Yoda, but beyond that I'm not sure.  I've said it before, I really enjoy the show, but I'm wondering if this isn't a place to make a cutback.  My wife once said to me that stuff like this (Clone Wars) is for today's kids like the Original Trilogy stuff was for my/our generation.  There might be some truth to that from my point of view, and it would likely save a lot of money.  Especially since it seems like there will be even more focus here in the future from Hasbro from the sounds of things.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: David on April 29, 2009, 11:47 AM
I was just looking back at the first couple pages of this thread, and I'm wondering did most of us stick to our original "not buying" plan?

Nope. I've bought quite a lot of stuff from this line. Not everything, but quite a lot. :-\
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Hobbie on April 29, 2009, 01:45 PM
I'm not a big fan of the animated style, but I'm really loving the droids that we're getting, and find they mix well with my realistic stuff.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 29, 2009, 03:15 PM
I'm still very much picking and choosing this line. I just don't see the need to recollect many of the same characters all over again. While I like the clones and many of the other sculpts, they are just different enough to not fit in, to me, with the realistic figures (with some rare exceptions).
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Greg on April 29, 2009, 03:50 PM
I got sucked in. I thought the Clone pack-in with the AT-TE would do it, but it was actually finding basic figures two weeks early at Target. I've been army building and everything, and I cannot say I regret it. The animated figures are easily much more exciting than the Legacy stuff. Going forward, I'm definitely going to get more choosey with one-episode figures such as space suit guys, Argyus, etc. The clones and aliens I'm still cool with though.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2009, 08:27 PM
I think I already posted in this thread somewhere, but I'm too lazy to check.  I've picked up every CW fig to date and NOW it's just getting to the point where I go WTF am I doing?  I wanted Jar-Jar out of the new wave, but the rest?  Meh....I don't need, but have an urge to buy.  Not digging that Hasbro is releasing more obscure characters either - especially in the battle packs.  This is a money pit and I want out as I'm already in one with the regular line, amongst others.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Ryan on April 29, 2009, 11:07 PM
I've stuck to my guns and haven't picked anything up from this line (aside from the AT-TE and the Spider Droid, which are both realistic anyways.) I hated the 'movie.' I gave the show a chance for a while, but stopped watching after a few weeks. I still have no desire to pick up any of the figures and that won't be changing any time soon.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2009, 12:43 AM
I'm proud to say I have never bought a clone wars figure ever.  ;D
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 30, 2009, 08:10 AM
I'm PROUD to say I have bought every one of the figs so far and plan to continue.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 30, 2009, 01:14 PM
Personally, I'd be happy if this line dies.

However, I also realize that at present it seems Hasbro is content with this line and allows the realistic line to continue to appease we collectors. Should the animated line dive, I don't think Hasbro would have enough NEW material left to produce realistic toys for 9 more years (the amount of time left on the contract).

In doing the animated line, they make it possible for people to collect the same characters all over again, in a different style, if the person CHOOSES to. As well, they make them available for the KIDS who are new to SW.

This is really a catch 22. Pretty much everything except the figures are done in the animated style. Ships, beasts, etc. Yet it's the animated figures that are supposedly selling well. So much so that Hasbro is stating we collectors have lost interest.

Again, we haven't lost interest in the REALISTIC line. Many of us never wanted the animated line. So there was no interest to lose there, if we never had it to begin with.

I've bought a handful of figures from the animated line. But I can't justify collecting it in huge numbers like I did with the realistic line for several reasons.

I feel for those who now are saying WTF...why did I start collecting this line? Buyers Remorse is one thing that is on the rise it seems. Whether that's due to pricepoint, quality, whatever.

Anyway, that's yet another two cents from me.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth Broem on May 1, 2009, 09:59 PM
So, are you upset that they are making animated figures from an animated show?  Or are you upset that they are not making realistic style figures from this series?  I am just asking because it does not make sense to me that anyone would be upset because they are making animated figures from...well...an animated program.  I think it makes total sense that they would make the line animated.  However, I myself do wish they would pump out some realistic style figures from this animated show. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2009, 09:54 AM
Yeah, I've never had a problem with them making animated style figures to match the show either.  It makes sense, and it is what the majority (if not all) of the other brands do as well (the Marvel animated shows, Transformers, etc.)  I do wish we'd see a wave or something covering a few of the new characters from the show in realistic style though, and maybe we'll see that some day.  I mean, the big names are essentially covered (Anakin, Obi-Wan, Grievous, Dooku, Jedi), but if they had a wave with a realistic Ahsoka, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, and miscellaneous one-off characters like Vebb, the crazy doctor, or the Coruscant Security Guards I think the collector base would be pretty psyched for that.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 4, 2009, 01:35 PM
I can't really say I'm upset at the animated line persay. I understand the business sense of it from Hasbro's perspective.

However as both of you eluded to, it would be very nice to have some of the more main figures (who have not already been made) into realistic style as well so we can put them with our realistic collection.

Had this been done from the start, using the very same figures from each wave, now in realistic style, I would have bought:

2008 FIGURES
  No. 1: Anakin Skywalker
  No. 2: Obi-Wan Kenobi
  No. 4: Captain Rex
  No. 7: Battle Droid (depending on articulation)
  No. 9: Ahsoka Tano
  No. 10: Commander Cody (Phase I style)
  No. 11: Clone Pilot Odd Ball
  No. 14: Plo Koon
  No. 15: Asajj Ventress
  No. 18: IG-86 Assassin Droid
  No. 19: Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion)
  No. 20: Padmé Amidala
  No. 21: Clone Trooper (with Space Gear)
  No. 22: Magnaguard
  No. 23: R3-S6 ("Goldie")
  No. 24: Jar Jar Binks (Bombad Jedi)

2009 FIGURES (New Packaging)
  CW02: Clone Trooper (with Space Gear)
  CW03: Rocket Battle Droid
  CW04: Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps)
  CW05: Kit Fisto
  CW06: Mace Windu
  CW07: Admiral Yularen
  CW08: Jawas
  CW09: Commander Gree
  CW10: ARF Trooper
  CW11: Super Battle Droid (Heavy Assault)
  CW12: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Space Suit)
  CW13: 4-A7
  CW15: Whorm Loathsome
  CW16: Commando Droid
  CW17: Clone Trooper Echo
  CW20: Clone Trooper Denal
  CW21: Anakin Skywalker (Space Suit)
  CW22: Cad Bane
  CW23: Ahsoka Tano (Space Suit)
  CW***: Battle Droid (Firefighter)
  CW***: Nikto Guard
  CW***: Padme Amidala (Adventurer Suit)
  CW***: Senate Guard/Captain Argyus

So really I would have only passed up about a handful. of these very same figures, had they been done in realisitc style. And of those most if not all were "hero" figures that are more popular with kids, so the one I wouldn't have bought, someone else would have.

As I see it then, Hasbro lost several hundred dollars on me alone. Considering I'd have also squad built the troopers and some of the other troop type figures, that's more they lost.

It stands now that I've only bought 3-4 of the figures. ANd only two of the battle packs, B'omarr Monastery Assault (for the Speeder Bikes), and Battle of Christophsis (Ultimate) again for the vehicles only.
Also, most assuredly I'd have bought the exclusive figures had they been done in realistic style as well.

I'd venture to say that MANY collectors would have bought Clone Wars figures if done in realistic style. I really think Hasbro is shooting themselves in the foot by currently refusing to make these in realistic style. It's bad enough the animated style is squeezing out the realistic line, but we've also got the Legends line that is stinking up the pegs.

Hopefully in the NOT to distant future, Hasbro will see the error of their ways and also give us realistic figures from the cartoon. I'd hope for a battle pack of them or an uber fan choice poll where they give us tons of choices and the top 24 are chosen from that. That would give us 3-4 waves of previously animated style figure now in realistic style. That many characters would cover many of the ones we've asked for and should those waves sell well, then possibly more waves to come.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: ruiner on May 5, 2009, 10:30 AM
Quote from: jedi_master_sal link=topic=17787.msg424065#msg424065
Hasbro will see the error of their ways and also give us realistic figures from the cartoon.

Error of their ways?  The CW **** is on fire.  I believe they've implemented the correct strategy - satisfy the consumer demand (mostly kids right now because of the 30 minutes of 'free advertising' that is present every week) and in a couple years, produce the same characters in realistic form to satisfy the collectors.

It's a win-win for them.  And let us not forget that they're also getting collector sales from the animated figures today.  There's a lot of you out there - you just won't admit it or post about it.

Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2009, 10:36 AM
Yeah, I think that ruiner is right.  Hasbro is probably making the best business decision.  The CW stuff is really hot it seems (particularly with kids), and like he mentioned, it is free advertising every week with the toon.  It is very similar to the '80s Joe and He-Man toons in that way.  Just look at all of the vehicles we're getting now (and likely in upcoming years) that we probably wouldn't have seen if it wasn't for the CW cartoon.

They're getting the kid/parent sales now (and a fair amount of collector sales as well I'd guess), and then they will eventually do some realistic style versions of these characters down the road when the toon is over (or maybe even sooner), and we'll buy them all up.  They'll get some of us for double as we have both the animated and realistic versions.  I would have rather they just did it all in realistic style from the start as well, but I can definitely understand why they made them look like the toon.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Hobbie on May 5, 2009, 11:14 AM
Well, it's hard to pin it all on Hasbro, as they made perfectly clear from the beginning that they wanted and intended to do the new CW series in the same realistic fashion as the regular line, but that Lucasfilm vetoed that and made them do them in an animated style. 

I really don't know how much difference it makes to the kids who are into CW that I know.  To them, it doesn't seem to make any diffeence if the R2, 3P0, Plo Koon, or Padme are animated or not.  The main problem is that they don't know who Saesee Tinn is, think the Organas are hoplessly boring, and flat out laugh at how "stupid" Yarna is.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2009, 11:18 AM
I really don't know how much difference it makes to the kids who are into CW that I know.  To them, it doesn't seem to make any diffeence if the R2, 3P0, Plo Koon, or Padme are animated or not.  The main problem is that they don't know who Saesee Tinn is, think the Organas are hoplessly boring, and flat out laugh at how "stupid" Yarna is.

That is true too, I really don't know that kids care one way or the other.  I see kids picking up (or asking their parents for) Legends AOTC clones just as often as Clone Wars ones.  Again, it isn't like the animated stuff is gonig anywhere anytime soon - so it doesn't matter really - but I think a realistic styled line focused on the same characters would have probably done just as well.
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Darth Broem on May 8, 2009, 02:10 PM
Well this view is just through my own son's eyes.  Today we went to a Wal-Mart.  He immediately asked for or was interested in Asajj, Jar-Jar, Magna Guard, and some animated clones.  All the animated figures were on one side and the Legacy on the other.  He did not even look at the Legacy stuff.  It's been that way for awhile now.  The kid does not even care about Kenobi, Han or Luke Stormtroopers, or the creatures.  Of course me I am the opposite.  If he does like anything from the movies it's from the prequels unless of course it's Darth Vader. 

Do not get me wrong.  He would probably be pretty happy if someone or me gave him something from the original trilogy or prequel trilogy.  But I know he would light up much more if it was from the animated line.  I think it's just because it's animated and he can relate a bit better to animated imagery and yes animated figure styles. 
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2009, 12:34 PM
That's another aspect worth mentioning.  There might be a number of collectors who are enjoying buying these figures/etc. - for their children.  It is a nice way to pass on the love of Star Wars to your kids, and for them to have a similar experience to something we might remember from the 80s.  Personally, we have a daughter who is closing in on two, so I can't say this is a big selling point to us personally (although she does love Galactic Heroes) - but I could see those with older kids (or maybe skewing more towards boys, who knows) maybe not buying these for themselves, but for the kids.  It is like having the Legacy line for yourself, and the Clone Wars line for the kids.  That's what my wife keeps preaching to me as I buy up some of these CW figures, and it does make sense in many ways. :)
Title: Re: Who Is Not Buying?
Post by: ruiner on May 12, 2009, 06:41 PM
Well this view is just through my own son's eyes.  Today we went to a Wal-Mart.  He immediately asked for or was interested in Asajj, Jar-Jar, Magna Guard, and some animated clones.  All the animated figures were on one side and the Legacy on the other.  He did not even look at the Legacy stuff.  It's been that way for awhile now.  The kid does not even care about Kenobi, Han or Luke Stormtroopers, or the creatures.  Of course me I am the opposite.  If he does like anything from the movies it's from the prequels unless of course it's Darth Vader. 

Do not get me wrong.  He would probably be pretty happy if someone or me gave him something from the original trilogy or prequel trilogy.  But I know he would light up much more if it was from the animated line.  I think it's just because it's animated and he can relate a bit better to animated imagery and yes animated figure styles. 

Ditto.