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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #705 on: August 26, 2019, 08:32 AM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......
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« Reply #706 on: August 26, 2019, 09:13 AM »
Schaudenfreude...

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #707 on: August 26, 2019, 10:16 AM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......

I doubt it.  The Jabba's sail barge did very well.  If anything this should have Hasbro focusing more on Star Wars.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #708 on: August 26, 2019, 11:19 AM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......

I doubt it.  The Jabba's sail barge did very well.  If anything this should have Hasbro focusing more on Star Wars.

That's what I was thinking/hoping
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #709 on: August 26, 2019, 11:31 AM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......

I doubt it.  The Jabba's sail barge did very well.  If anything this should have Hasbro focusing more on Star Wars.

A year ago I thought Hasbro was rediscovering Star Wars and leaning into it pretty hard.  Now it looks like they're getting ready to let it fade away...



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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #710 on: August 26, 2019, 11:53 AM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......

I just hope Star Wars doesn't get the product manager that pitched Cookie Monster internally at Hasbro.  They clearly had no sense of what the market wanted.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #711 on: August 26, 2019, 12:19 PM »
So does a somewhat embarrassing fail for Cookie Monster mean anything for future Star Wars Haslab releases?.......

I doubt it.  The Jabba's sail barge did very well.  If anything this should have Hasbro focusing more on Star Wars.

A year ago I thought Hasbro was rediscovering Star Wars and leaning into it pretty hard.  Now it looks like they're getting ready to let it fade away...

I feel like that this has a lot to do with Steve Evans being brand manager, then not.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #712 on: August 26, 2019, 02:36 PM »
Steve is a professionally savvy, career minded chap...he's got a wife and kids to feed, and not just until the SW license expires!  ;) :D
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #713 on: August 26, 2019, 05:52 PM »
Why have Unicron's numbers gone down?
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #714 on: August 26, 2019, 06:31 PM »
Cancelations?   Deleting duplicate or illegitimate orders?

If I remember right, this happened during the barge too.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #715 on: August 26, 2019, 07:34 PM »
It was down to 1500 but now it's over 4000 again
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« Reply #716 on: August 26, 2019, 08:25 PM »
Oh, well that's obviously not what I was thinking... weird.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #717 on: August 27, 2019, 01:49 AM »
I donít think itíll really have a major impact.  Hasbro conferred with the community they targeted that CM at and those people clearly didnít put their $ where their mouths were since I guess people seemed on board then never showed up.  Thatís fine and Hasbro has to look outside Star Wars nerds for $, I just am not sure the communities are that strong.

Hell, Unicron is lagging and thatís a strong community internationally but in the US?  Eh, maybe not so strong.  I wonder where a GIJoe item would land, or Unicron had it not been so expensive (itís a lot more than the barge numbers isnít it?).

How many big things will Star Wars fans back too?  The barge got by but I already have seen a lot of people saying they wouldnít again because they feel Hasbro cheated them by not giving them absolute pristine boxes, or whatever.  And Iíve seen loads of those people not just a handful here and there. 

Iím not sure Iíd back another too.  Iíd have to really care about what it is because honestly this barge is ok but Iím not that into it haha.  I was happier with the tank honestly. Or the new skiff. 😕
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #718 on: August 27, 2019, 11:48 AM »
Personally I think their aiming too big with the choices for Haslab. 

Do a Yodaís hut, or a Hoth Rebel Transport, or an Imperial Dignitaries 5-pack, or Vader on a funeral pyre... or the Tonnika Sisters... there are tons of affordable but somewhat pricey,  smaller and mid-sized things they could do that collectors want but probably wouldnít do well in stores.  Not every project needs to be $500 or $700 and enormous. 
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #719 on: August 27, 2019, 12:38 PM »
I'm curious as to the financial impact of Haslab projects failing. I'd assume that the loss is factored into the decision to create a prototype and promotion for the campaign.

But, I don't think that this failure, or potentially the other, will effect the Haslab project overall. As long as Star Wars projects succeed, there's incentive to keep up with them.
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