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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #660 on: October 3, 2019, 09:48 PM »
C'est la vie if ends. Hasbro will blame everyone but themselves.

Aside from a rare glimpse of single skiff guard Lando (which may have been a dream), I haven't seen a new TVC figure at brick and mo'ta since last fall.  So, to me the line has been more or less been cancelled already.  Force Friday, scalpers and early bird raiders will get anything good, don't expect restocks...because you just cannot. 

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #661 on: February 21, 2020, 11:35 AM »
Hasbro and Disney Extend Strategic Merchandising Relationship for Marvel and Star Wars Franchises

During the investor call this morning, Hasbro declined to reveal how long the agreement lasts (they stuck with "multiyear agreement") but it does include all new original content (movies, TV shows, Disney+).
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #662 on: February 21, 2020, 11:49 AM »
Hasbro and Disney Extend Strategic Merchandising Relationship for Marvel and Star Wars Franchises

During the investor call this morning, Hasbro declined to reveal how long the agreement lasts (they stuck with "multiyear agreement") but it does include all new original content (movies, TV shows, Disney+).

Mixed feelings I guess. 

Hasbro has done great things in the past, and still lands a few solid products these days, but my interest in their product has been really lagging lately.  I have zero interest in all the different (non 3.75" and 6") scales and styles.

I'd like to see more 3.75" product and more creativity (less rehash).  They're doing mostly great with 6" figures.

I wonder if a new vendor would have done something better in the 3.75" scale, or if they would have gone in a totally different direction and completely left behind the legacy.

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #663 on: February 21, 2020, 01:50 PM »
I have mixed feelings as well. There's little doubt that Disney stifles Hasbro's innovation potential. You'd think with all the smart people around that a better balance could be found between production and sales potential.
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #664 on: February 21, 2020, 02:02 PM »
I don't love what Hasbro is doing but am super skeptical that another company getting the license would have been anything other than a train wreck
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #665 on: February 21, 2020, 10:10 PM »
Iím disappointed because I have really been looking for a jumping off point lately and that would have been a good one. I would like to see them scale back on the 6Ē exclusives for sure.

Glad for those that are psyched about it though. Iím sure they will do some great stuff for The Mando.
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #666 on: February 24, 2020, 02:56 PM »
I was kind of hoping Mattel or some company would take over so I would have an excuse to stop. I'm not unhappy with Hasbro's stuff (I blame Disney for most of the problems) but I just moved recently, and the amount of stuff I own is just overwhelming.
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #667 on: January 23, 2021, 01:12 PM »
We're just under a week away from the next Hasbro Pulse livestream.  It seems like this event might be the stand-in for the Star Wars team's presentation at Toy Fair (which was cancelled).  The initial indications are that they will be celebrating the Lucasfilm First 50 Years anniversary event. 

That blurb leaves you wondering just what that might mean for the line as a whole.  We've already seen some First 50 branding on Black Series Archive packaging.  But is that also going to steer decision making on character / show focuses?  Or are we going to continue to have the line focused in large part on The Mandalorian?
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #668 on: January 24, 2021, 01:16 PM »
I think youíll see a mix of Mandalorian and Rogue One items.  Iím hoping to see a lot of TVC items due to the overwhelming performance of the Razor Crest!
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #669 on: January 24, 2021, 02:18 PM »
It won't happen, but it sure would be nice if there was a nice mix of new and older properties... and i'm a broken record every year, but with a few actual new characters getting made from the regular films, even the prequels... whatever.  No one can keep TVC in stock, and there's so much good stuff that's never been made before. 

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #670 on: January 24, 2021, 09:55 PM »
I was excited on the off chance that they would actually delve into Lucasfilm properties as a subline. THX Cop. Indy. Willow. Maybe a Dark Overlord from the Nexus of Dominus if they could secure those rights. You know, to celebrate the company's history.

But the timeline on the back of the Archive figures bummed me out. Apparently Lucasfilm started in 1971 and spent the decade prepping Star Wars. (Also, that timeline is just a jumbled mess of a design. It made my head hurt looking at it.)

I can guarantee you this--if it means they can reuse a mold they've already pulled out of storage in the last two years, they'll make you a 50th Anniversary figure of whatever they want.

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #671 on: January 25, 2021, 09:28 AM »
It won't happen, but it sure would be nice if there was a nice mix of new and older properties... and i'm a broken record every year, but with a few actual new characters getting made from the regular films, even the prequels... whatever.  No one can keep TVC in stock, and there's so much good stuff that's never been made before.

They'll probably be able to keep that current TVC repack wave in stock. Was anyone, anywhere clamoring for Peasant Anakin?
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #672 on: January 25, 2021, 10:46 AM »
It'd be nice if Hasbro would drop Walmart and Target exclusives, since they both suck at cancelling preorders (mainly Walmart).  It won't happen, but at least make them shared exclusives with EE or BBTS, Dorkside, whoever.

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #673 on: January 25, 2021, 11:45 AM »
They'll probably be able to keep that current TVC repack wave in stock. Was anyone, anywhere clamoring for Peasant Anakin?

It really shows that there doesn't seem to be anyone on the Star Wars team that really has a passion or interest in the 3.75" segment.

Long gone are the days Rob craves, where an actual Star Wars 3.75" fan on the team would find a way to get us stuff we actually want (ultra-background deepcuts like Willrow, cantina dudes, Jabba's Palace dudes) in TVC.  Now we basically have to beg them just to get Super-Articulated MAIN CHARACTERS like the Rogue One crew, the SOLO crew, etc.  With the current direction of the line, it feels like we're never going to get TVC Krennic or TVC Beckett let alone background TVC 3.75" figures from Maz's castle, from the SOLO Sabaac game, etc etc.

Looking at Jayson's 'rumor' list it doesn't look like it's any different in 2021.  It just seems like bad repacks and chasing The Mandalorian will finish out the year.

May is brining us Mando catch-up (Child, Greef), a long overdue resculpt (Bespin Escape Leia) and a Boba Fett resculpt no one wanted.

July brings us new TCW Ahsoka and Maul (more main characters) and a Mando Jawa repaint.

August - more repacks!  Endor Han (for the hundreth time?), Hoth Luke (another multiple issue figure), Royal Guard (another multiple issue figure), and Ackbar (ANOTHER MULTIPLE REISSUE FIGURE) - get the theme - more of what we've already see again and again.

October - rumored to be more from The Mandalorian (IG-11, Kuiil) and maybe new resculpts from ESB/ROTJ (main characters)

So, I guess what I'm saying can be summed up with:
- current state of TVC makes me sad
- don't hold your breath for good stuff, Rob :(
- don't hold your breath that repacks waves are getting any better in 2021
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Reply #674 on: January 25, 2021, 12:20 PM »
It just seems like a waste of energy to release some of these repacks.  Are kids going to buy Peasant Anakin and Ackbar, and every collector already has these or can easily get them on eBay.  If these ever hit retail they'll just sit.

At least keep it cool and core with repacks of Boba Fett, Royal Guard is okay I guess, Han, Luke, Stormtrooper.

I agree it'd be great to get all sorts of characters from Solo, Rogue One, or even the sequel trilogy where things have been thin, but I'm glad we're at least getting some new The Mandalorian figures.