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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Target TFU Battle Rancor
« on: March 14, 2008, 02:24 PM »
I plan on picking up this battle pack. 

I will pick this pack up if Barcara does have a SA upgrade, otherwise pass. 

I thought the distribution last year was terrible.  It was really hit and miss.  What was the deal with Target.  I used Kohls to fill in waves 5 and 6.   

I wish they would dump the legends lines.  A bunch of repacks that choked down the pegs. 

This is a complete pass for me even on clearance.

This is an easy pass.  I will wait for clearance if I do decide to pick it up. 

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Questions for Hasbro?
« on: February 6, 2007, 02:27 AM »
First I can tell by your response you are taking this way too seriously.  If you are bothered by my comments, I appologize. The fact that I am spending time responding to this tells me that I am taking this way too seriously. 

I mainly follow this site because of the private store reports.  I started picking this stuff up after my son got hooked watching attack of the clones on DVD.  I started to pay attention to this site after I became frustrated finding empy pegs everytime I went to the store during most of 2005. 

As I stated earlier my son had asked me the question and at the time I thought it was worth posting.  IF I had known I would have gotten this reponse I wouldn't have bothered to ask this question.  Your right I can/did take the question and read reasonable response on a different site. 

Actually, we asked that because A) Hasbro's given us photos in the Q&A so we were testing that again...  And B) it was something of a curiosity about the pack that was being delayed (no word on when it was to ship) that we'd observed around the community...  People were just curious what the headsculpts would look like and we were trying to get that answered since the pack was announced and people had a curiosity about that (since the question about the Stormtroopers being clean was definitively answered in a previous Q&A).

I think this is pretty convoluted reasoning for selecting that question.  If people were curious about the about the battle pack delay, directly ask that question.  They have answered that question before on other things, especially if the delay is longer than anticipated.  For everything else see my first comment. 

That said, we beat ourselves to our own question, and answered it with one of our news stories during the week...  It was a moot point.  We got helmetless images of the Fleet Trooper in a completely separate story...  It was still a good valid question that Hasbro was WILLING to answer if they could have... 

I am sorry, but I still think this was a poor question, especially since you were able to obtain the answer from a different source within a week from when the question was asked. 

While you feel a question asking for a random figure would've been better...  we do not.  I honestly don't think we'll see the Tantive IV battlepack displayed at Toy Fair since it's due for release pretty soon, but it could happen.  Either way...  if you waited to see things at conventions, why ask any questions in the first place?  People seemed pretty happy seeing the RFT a little early just as there was lots of happiness/talk generated by the Galactic Marine seen without his helmet when we asked for that...  You don't like those questions, that's fine spacejunker, but at the end of the day it seems the majority liked the answers they got and it certainly felt better getting something than getting "wait and see" out of Hasbro.

I thought this particular question was a poor choice and reasoning that you provided for the selection of that question a little sublime.  I am not attacking every question JD posed, I am stating this particular question could have been better selected.  At this point I would have rather had a "we will see" response.  I would be more curious about some of decsion making process that Hasbro goes in selecting or not selecting a specific vehicles than whether they have a picture of some figure with his helmet off. 

That's not to say character-specific questions aren't able to get slipped in sometimes, it just means it's better when there's something giving that question credence to pull an actual response out of Hasbro...

I agree with this statement.

There's plenty of sites weekly who use their questions to ask for random characters...  I'm sure one of them will be ready and willing to submit those questions you have for them.  Our Q&A's being run a little differently though since we're trying to actually get answers to questions out of Hasbro that they're willing to spill the beans on...  The Q&A's not a "submissions list" of character names and such for what you want produced in the line afterall.  If that's esoteric in nature...  so be it.  I don't quite see it that way at all though and we're more than happy with the results the Q&A has given us so far.

Not every other site's looking at it as you are though, where they feel just getting a character's name out into Hasbro's mind through the Q&A is a positive even if it yields a dead-end answer.  Maybe that thought can make some of the frustrated more content with what they're given in terms of answers from Hasbro?

See my first comment.   

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Questions for Hasbro?
« on: February 5, 2007, 09:12 PM »

Sometimes questions like that will go through, depending on what is out there credible to back that question up (a strong rumor or whatnot), but in general we look for something that will get us a definitive answer if possible instead of a roll of the dice with the Q&A here at JD.

Last weeks question was so definitive. 

1. Any chance we can get a picture of the Rebel Troopers from the "Capture of Tantive IV" Battle Pack without their helmets?

** We only have one picture available for one of the Rebel Troopers, and it's only with the helmet. We're sorry, but this is the best image we have for now.

This battle pack should be available in stores in few weeks/months.  My understanding that it should have been released, but has been delayed.  With all due respect I think someone could have selected a better question.  The toyfair was less than 2 weeks away and I am sure there will be helmetless samples to photograph. 

Keep up the good work submitting safe esoteric questions.

Here is a question for Hasbro. 

If the decision was made today to produce a small to medium vehicle concept/prototype, roughly how long would it bring it to market/shelves.  How does this process differ from figure development with respect to time.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Questions for Hasbro?
« on: January 29, 2007, 07:58 PM »

Also remember, asking "Can I have ship A, Figure B, or what is the likelihood of ______ happening", are really the kinds of questions that often get shot down by Hasbro with a "wait and see" type answer, so while I wanna know everything early too, it's a question slot we'd rather fill with something that tells us about how Hasbro works, why they do what they do, and finding out information that's more plausible.

I have to completely disagree.  By asking these type of questions, Hasbro did confirm the upcoming Sith Infiltrator last Sept (YF 9/29/06).  I think these questions raise the interest of ship A or Figure B or "what is the likelihood of _____ happening" to Hasbro.  Even if Hasbro replies "wait and see" type answer on one question they may provide a tidbit another question. 

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Questions for Hasbro?
« on: January 15, 2007, 12:59 PM »
My son and I finished putting together the Lego General Grievous starfighter.  He also recently got the titanium version of the GG starfighter.  My 5 year old asked if he could have a large plastic version of the General Grievous starfighter.

Is there a reasonable chance that Hasbro will come out with a 3 3/4" scale version of the General Grievous starfighter in the near future.  I think the vehicle is small enough to hit the magic $20 price range and it was used by Obi-wan in the movie.

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