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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 10:21 PM »
At some point he's going to be seen as more of a liability than an asset.  Seeing how his rhetoric is in direct conflict with what Lucasfilm wants to do when it comes to developing new entertainment and characters?  I don't see him winning that argument.
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Darby on September 14, 2017, 09:50 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind. I know someone tagged Hasbro in one of the tweets today.

I do think there should be some consideration on Hasbro's part re: his behavior. Harrison has been talking at Hascon about being an integral part of Hasbro's process and being part of some collector panel going forward. I don't think he's representative, not with his rhetoric. I'm sure his post today was motivated by trying to improve his optics as he improves his 'standing,' but it's disingenuous. He shouldn't have a seat at the table if he got there by fermenting a toxic environment in our hobby.

He's the same guy who misrepresented Hasbro's statement in a Q&A about female figures, and rode the resulting firestorm to a higher profile online even as he spouted his own misogny about 'recklessly bossy' female leads who were a product of Disney's SJW agenda.

Anyways. Thanks for the tip!
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 09:38 PM »
I would have been more forgiving if he had said, I've participated in this in the past and I regret it. He didn't do that. He started calling people liars and his usual shtick. I know not everyone pays attention and like Rob said, it's great just to have this little corner of fandom that's quiet and considered, but some days it feels like this bro flake stuff is pushing us into a corner. This is our hobby. It's big, diverse, fun and it's about toys. It's not about anybody's political stances or personal insecurities.

If you want your tweet to get a little more attention?  Copy @kelsey_wojdyla from Litzky PR.  They handle Hasbro's public relations.

Enough is enough.
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Darby on September 14, 2017, 09:30 PM »
I would have been more forgiving if he had said, I've participated in this in the past and I regret it. He didn't do that. He started calling people liars and his usual shtick. I know not everyone pays attention and like Rob said, it's great just to have this little corner of fandom that's quiet and considered, but some days it feels like this bro flake stuff is pushing us into a corner. This is our hobby. It's big, diverse, fun and it's about toys. It's not about anybody's political stances or personal insecurities.
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 09:12 PM »
You are blessed.

I wouldn't have known about anything today if not for Twitter. In a nutshell, Paul Harrison posted a lengthy post asking people not to post derogatory comments - like the ones he routinely does. It's laudable, except he is the primary instigator in the toxic atmosphere at that site. It's his brand. So people came with receipts and he's getting called out for his hypocrisy.



You pointing out his Jyn Erso comments was a perfect illustration of his twisted double standards.
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Darby on September 14, 2017, 08:48 PM »
You are blessed.

I wouldn't have known about anything today if not for Twitter. In a nutshell, Paul Harrison posted a lengthy post asking people not to post derogatory comments - like the ones he routinely does. It's laudable, except he is the primary instigator in the toxic atmosphere at that site. It's his brand. So people came with receipts and he's getting called out for his hypocrisy.

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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Rob on September 14, 2017, 08:26 PM »
It's astonishing that this guy refuses to acknowledge his role in bringing the level of discourse in the hobby down to such a vile level.

I still don't know who this guy is or what he did now, but this is probably a good example of why I like our quiet little corner of this hobby right here. 
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 08:21 PM »
Merchandising is no doubt a consideration for Disney/Lucasfilm at the corporate level since they receive royalties from all of their licensees.  But I don't think it steers the decision making process regarding film releases.  A theatrical release will gross the studio over $1 billion in ticket sales these days.  That's much bigger money than the merchandise will ever yield. 

We've seen product/figure lines that didn't necessarily line up with their entertainment releases...  The Force Unleashed anyone?  But I fully expect any new movie product to be linked with the release of that movie.  In the case of the Han Solo movie?  You're probably not going to be getting a figure of that Paul Bettany character any time soon, since he just replaced Michael K Williams in reshoots.

As for Episode IX?  I'm glad to see that they have a writer like Chris Terrio on board.  Argo was really good, and frankly a significant challenge to adapt into a feature film.  The process of adapting a true story for film can sometimes be even tougher than a work of fiction.  Especially when you think about the crazy circumstances surrounding the story of those Americans that hid out in the Canadian ambassadors house.  And when you also take into account that Terrio had to write for actors like Alan Arkin and John Goodman?  This guy can write for good performers.  So I am very interested to see how Terrio might exert some influence on E9.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target 6" First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 07:56 PM »
I found this today thanks to Brickseek.  It's strange, I had not seen a single one of the Executioner Stormtroopers at numerous Target stores.  But this one today had over a dozen of the Executioners... just no other TLJ 6" TBS figures.
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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Last post by Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 07:54 PM »
Bumping this as it, um, became relevant again today. Glad to see some folks pointing out JTA's hypocrisy and disgusting rhetoric on Twitter. You reap what you sow.

It's astonishing that this guy refuses to acknowledge his role in bringing the level of discourse in the hobby down to such a vile level.
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