Author Topic: What's with the TINS?  (Read 1160 times)

Offline Darth Bonk

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What's with the TINS?
« on: July 26, 2006, 09:03 PM »
My great, great grandmother used to collect these.  I couldn't be more uninterested in bad repaints and repacks of boring figures served up to me in a cookie tin.  Maybe I can put it on the shelf next to a nice cutlery set and porcelaine plate display.   ;D

Offline Darth_Anton

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Re: What's with the TINS?
« Reply #1 on: August 9, 2006, 10:06 AM »
The thing that bugs me about the tins is that everything is a re-release except the Armybuilders which are unique. Although I'm annoyed, you gotta give Hasbro credit for making sure some people are going to buy these.
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Re: What's with the TINS?
« Reply #2 on: August 9, 2006, 01:47 PM »
Another conservative, 'doomed to fail from the beginning' idea from Hasbro.
See- Bikers
      - Comics 2 packs
      - 7inch Unleashed 2006 restart

Dammit Hasbro...take a Risk occasionally?
Ex: good risks   - Evolutions(left it..why?)
                         - Battle Packs
                         - Unleashed Line (original pre 2006)
                         - Titanium 3.75 and small ships

With the exception of Battle Packs(at least alot of them have desirable repacks/repaints) I don't consider it a Risk either with repaints or flat repacks either.

Failed or expected failure new stuff usually includes a 'bait' figure to goad you into buying like

-- Comic Stormie (army builder)
-- Boba Fett (the only HTF out of Unleased's 'reboot'
-- Red droid and white ATRT driver (army builder/droid followers)   

Shooting your own feet?