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Modern Classifieds / Re: Brian's Star Wars For Sale List
« on: October 5, 2009, 08:10 PM »

Hit you with two PM's and no response. Can you give me some sort of heads up on the package.


The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 3, 2009, 05:58 PM »
Sadly I'm leaning on yes more than a no...

Clone Wars is a cash cow now, but that will only last for so long unless LFL decides to keep renewing the cartoon series... and even then... Yet we get bent over with no kiss and get **** like SW Transformers (sorry these are d-e-a-d here), and the wonderful Legends. I'm just real bitter about how they are treating the classic stuff these days...  >:(

The Legacy Collection / Re: Distribution
« on: October 2, 2009, 09:05 PM »
1. I've noticed that several new waves of Clone Wars figures seem to be hitting stores at the same time. Will the upcoming Legacy waves be released in a similar fashion to ensure they make it to stores by the end of the year? It seems like a pretty tight schedule to release five waves of figures in four months.

Answer: We don't know for certain how the Legacy/Droid Factory waves will flow out, only because sales have really been dropping on this line compared to Clone Wars, and we do not know when (we won't say *if*) all of the planned waves will be able to get to retail. We are doing our best to try and read the landscape and adjust to release quantities to get everything out. We are committed to manufacturing every wave we have shown, so even if distribution at retail is spotty, it should be available through online retailers.

That is really ******* bull**** if you ask me. Things don't sell if they can't be found or bought in the first place. Hasbro seems to really be out to kill the Legacy line for some strangely odd reason. Clone Wars sells - yes it does I give them that. You know what the f- doesn't? The loads of Legends they think does.

Total bunch of **** on this answer....  >:(

edit - no need to circumvent the language filter since you can turn it off if you want to see the "bad" words. jls

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: September 30, 2009, 06:40 PM »
Kayne would approve.

Excuse me but...

Plourr Ilo is the best figure ever!!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:23 PM »
Exactly. I mean it'd piss sellers off (some that I see using 75% of their pics from Yak) and that would maybe get through their lazy ass noggins to take pics themselves. I would definitely have thought about what Rob said and add a watermark, maybe not as huge as Rob stated  ;), but I guess that point is moot now since you'd have to go back through the entire archive and add it.

It was just something I've noticed happening more and more lately. Maybe it's a compliment since more users are using the pictures, but to me it's just a bunch of lazy asses who are also likely the guys who'd swap out a figure in a second to list on eBay.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:14 PM »
Whoa... zinga  :o

I just think if I put in as much work as Jayson I'd be a tad bit pissled.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: September 29, 2009, 05:22 PM »

Really I brought this up more to ask Jason why he allows his pictures to be used constantly by these sellers on eBay. I mean it's just that you take the time and these bastards just swipe them up no work involved.

Just curious is all...

The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009...Worst Year Ever?
« on: September 29, 2009, 04:09 PM »
Also lets not forget Canada and many parts of UK/Europe are not getting waves at all. That also includes Battle Packs, Comic Packs, and more. So with that said demand being still fairly high here in US, and overseas - product is being spread even thinner.

Our fellow brothers and sisters across the line up north and water to our left (or right depending where you stand) are really getting shafted moreso than previously.

The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009...Worst Year Ever?
« on: September 29, 2009, 03:13 PM »
Yeah Rob definitely a few of short run figures this year. FX was really short end.

Also demand hasn't gone down enough which hurts some people in some areas. I mean they did a good amount of the first Ahsoka figure and yet she's still hot as can be, and hasn't shipped in a long time. She's due to come out on the new style card, but that hasn't happened as of yet... and who knows if it will.

Even some previous comic packs weren't (let alone the new Vong wave) easy fetches for some. The Luke/Emperor set is one.

The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009...Worst Year Ever?
« on: September 29, 2009, 03:02 PM »
It definite correlates to what Nick said regarding the economy. Hasbro has opted to play it safe and not get caught in another excess glut which would leave them selling (and/or giving) away product at discounted prices like what happened back in '99/'00

I mean we are finding TAC figures as is at discounters like TJ Maxx. So with the incredibly high unemployment rates in the US and people struggling just to pay the bills... Hasbro knows trivials such as toys are so low on most peoples totem poles.

Clone Wars does see a much larger and heavier distribution, but I think that's due in part to it being a very children driven line. Kids do love it. Now I do get a little confused with the Legends, but I guess you have take into account it's molds sitting around that no matter what they are making money on at this point as they have been used time and time again.

The AOTC wave hit retail here at WalMarts only. I have never seen one AOTC wave figure at a Target or TRU store, and even then only some WalMarts got the wave in. One particular store for some odd reason did receive a butt load so it was almost like that one store got everyones shipments. Those came and went quick.

Now I have seen the TPM wave once so far and that was a Target. No stragglers... no nothing from the wave anywhere since.

Could we see a huge slam in a month or so? I think so, but I don't really count it. WalMarts, and Targets have both cut down their ordering. Hell WalMarts have shrunk their toy depts down to nothing in some stores. I think a very smart business for now as I said above people need to buy the basics (food) and many have just enough to do that these days.

I'm still shocked we got the Turbo Tank this year after the way this year has turned out economically. I mean the AT-TE and Falcon sold well, but not as well as Hasbro would have liked. TRU has recently been buying old stock of these for next to nothing (I was floored when I heard what TRU was paying).

I don't think it's a bad year for toys as much as it's just a bad year.

The Legacy Collection / Re: TRU Legacy Collection TIE Interceptor
« on: September 28, 2009, 06:57 PM »
As far as I'm aware they share the same cockpit redo

The Legacy Collection / Re: Advice on Best Battle Droid?
« on: September 28, 2009, 04:03 PM »
This is true, but having known for a fact they have gone after some of the protoype sellers in the past and prosecuted. I see not much difference here. Of course we're in a different place and time vs just two-three years back (economy, etc).

I did find it outrageously funny that in a Hasbro Q&A just a few weeks back the issue of swapping figures and returning came up and Hasbro mentioned investigating with the brick n mortar stores and prosecuting some people in the past. That is really over the top. No way would Hasbro exhaust the energy, time, and money to nail down some figure swapping chump in backwater Arkansas and yet let someone with a factory connection earn a living on eBay. I can only imagine tunghori lives fairly well considering the amount of product he sells (and has sold) where most live in dire poverty conditions.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 9 - Return of the Jedi
« on: September 28, 2009, 03:49 PM »
Yeah been through more than few issues that I just can't get myself to order from thtem anymore.

Back during TAC I ordered a few Starkiller Hero figures with a few other figures as part of the order... I got one Starkiller and until this day no refund, replacement figures sent, nothing. Let alone other issues I have had to go through with them.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Advice on Best Battle Droid?
« on: September 28, 2009, 03:33 PM »
What baffles me is how and why Hasbro lets him and others like him sell the qty of figures they do all the while illegally...  :-\

I have wanted someone to ask that question in a Hasbro Q&A and haven't had any willing to. They have talked off the switch or swap of figures, but never of someone obviously stealing from factories and making lots of money.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 9 - Return of the Jedi
« on: September 28, 2009, 03:30 PM »
I'll sit and wait it out until retail. I have been biten in the ass one too many times with HTS asinine shipping dept. Wrong figures. Never receiving figures. Cancelled orders. The list goes on...

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