This morning out of the blue I decided to stop at Walmart on my way to work. As I was rummaging through the shelves amd mumbling something about peg warming Vaders being a damn shame, a woman walked up to me. She had an unopened box of SW figs in her hand, and introduced herself as a Hasbro rep.
Asking what type of collector I was and what particular figures I was looking for.
When I told her I was a customiser, she looked at me like I had 2 heads. After explaining to her what it is a customiser does, she seemed intrigued. She had never heard of such a thing. She then asked me what it is a customiser actually looks for in toys. I really didn't have an answer for this question.
I basicly told her what I would want. Namely a VOTC style Jango, and some EU characters ( of which she had also never heard of
) She actually seemed interested in what I had to say. I gave her some info namely the JD web addressand my handle, and dropped a few names ( Chewie, Phruby, Glassman, etc.) and she said that she would definately be looking into this. SHe also hinted that she would be takling to her boss about this. We talked for so long, that I was actually a couple of minutes late for work.
I don't beleive that anything will actually come of this, but it is something nice to think about. Can you just imagine how cool it would be for us if Hasbro actually made a line of figures with us in mind.
Hey, it could happen.
Has this ever happened to anyone else?