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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 9, 2012, 11:09 AM »
Luke, Vader and the pyre?

Who thinks this is a do or die year and SDCC for Hasbro? I believe its next year. Another year of this and I believe the end is here.

Im waiting for the list. I am just after what ever turns out to be a basic set, the three domws that are exclusive to the park and maybe one additional.

The Vintage Collection / Re: JD Hasbro Fans' Choice 2011 Voting
« on: September 13, 2011, 10:50 PM »
#01 Sergeant Doallyn
#04 Mosep
#05 Toryn Farr
#08 Cliegg Lars
#09 Fozec
#12 Sim Aloo
#13 Solomahal
#14 Tzivvzt
#15 Yak Face
#17 Jabba Palace Ishi Tib
#20 Treva Horme

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC will fail...
« on: December 13, 2010, 10:23 PM »
I may be in the minority here but I, for one, believe that Hasbro needs to take a HUGE "L" (loss) in order for them to right the ship. I'm talking a disappointing, catasprohic "Episode 1 line" sized L. Hasbro has cruised down easy street for waaaaay too long when it comes to the SW line. I believe that the collectors need to be catered to a bit more. I think that a smaller collector's focused line would do fine. Small in numbers, it could survive. Hasbro would have to be careful no to get too greedy and not over do it.

I would like to see Owen on a card with ANH colors. I believe it is an inevitable upgrade. I wouold like to see it on vintage card though.

Cliegg Lars
Toonbuck Tora
Jocasta Nu
Anakin Outlander Disguise Resculpt
Ishi Tibb Senator

Makes me wonder what his scenes involved then...  Why go to the trouble of slipping an alien in, the make-up and all, to cut him out then completely?  Makes one wonder if he had some deeper story impact ala Lobot or something.  His uniform looks like it has some unique piping to it.

The actor that played Lobot said in an old interview that there were some scenes cut from the Cloud City escapes which, for the time, was considered top be kind of graphic. I am pretty sure he inferred that Lobot got shot and perhaps some Bespin Guards. You know how Lucas didn't like to have humans getting killed in his SW films so perhaps the alien Bespin Guard was there for that purpose. Maybe he was in those cut scenes.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 13, 2009, 10:40 PM »

By 2016, the line will be planned out all the way til the contract expires in 2018. I wonder what new sculpts, if any, will be on the table then. I also wonder if Hasbro will plan beyond 2018. I already know what...repacks!

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 12, 2009, 08:51 PM »
Whatever the case, I am curious to know if the price will be adjusted (lowered) with the loss of the build a droid part? Didn't the part justify the raised price in the first place? Hasbro are pimps. CW figures and Saga legends all cost the same as Legacy and they don't even have build a droid parts.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 12, 2009, 01:41 AM »
Well, be prepared for Hasbro to NOT change much. They'll still sell us crappy stuff and knowing that many of us are completisit. I am just a figure completest and I am still getting sick of it all.

I wish we all had the balls to stand up to Hasbro. Boycott and make them take a big loss. Just once do I wish we could cripple them a bit.

Spoken like a real rebel. lol

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 6, 2009, 10:40 PM »
I believe Hasbro is preferring the performance of the Legends line over Legacy due to cost issues. Basically, the new sculpts for the Legacy line cost lots of money to produce. Remember, the Legends are all repacks so not money is now going into sculting for these figures. Its purely profit when you have a line based on figures with exisiting sculpts. The Legacy line is, reportedly, not selling so well, so perhaps Hasbro thinks that the better business is with the Legends line and the cutting back on the Legacy line. Supposedly, the Clone Wars line is heading the sales so thats where they want to invest their money.

Besides, when the live action show starts, I doubt if they have 3 lines going at once. Take a look:

CW line-Hot with kids; supported by TV.
Live action show- New SW on TV; new characters. Realistic figures.
Legends-Purely profit when you have a line based on best selling and most wanted figures and all exisiting sculpts.
Legacy-main characters done ove and over again. Collector oriented. Never-before-done characters don't sell well.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 4, 2009, 06:55 PM »
Scott, not sure if you are talking just the Legacy line or figs from the 6 films in general. I would honestly be quite content with Hasbro refocussing mainly on the Clone Wars and upcoming TV Show.  Maybe just limit figs from the 6 films to around 25 figs a year.  Maybe a wave for each film, a couple ships and an exclusive or two. We are really pretty close to having every main fig and background fig at a quality that most collectors can live with.  But then again, I am looking at it from my standpoint, which is I just cant afford or justify  this hobby like I used to.  I have totally refocused my collection and sold off more than 50% of it.  If it didnt appear in any of the 6 films then I dont bother.  If it ended tomorrow can anyone really believe it lasted this long?  Not me.  I thought 10 years would have been pushing it.  It would be sweet if Hasbro just released the best of the best on vintage cards much like the Joe series has done.  Looking over my figs, each film has released right around 100 figs each which is still a huge number to sometimes comprehend. Nothing personal to the people that want figures to keep coming out til 2018 but if it dies I am content.

I totally agree. Tone down the Legacy line for collectors to fill gaps. If there must be a Legends line, which I totally hate, make that an anvenue to release your Vaders, Lukes and R2's. Concentrate on CW and scale back 90% on EU figures. Thats what I'd do.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Target DPCI #s
« on: July 26, 2009, 01:09 PM »
Does anyone have any updated DCPI numbers? I am looking for the deluxe figure numbers and any Target exclusives. Thanks!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: July 5, 2008, 07:58 AM »
The next big item will be either the larger AT-AT or the Slave 1.

Both iconic vehicles.

The Tie, X-wing, and now, falcon are all nicely sized.

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