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Wampa Cave / Star wars Toys Sales down
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:34:04 AM »
Article from The Star today:

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/01/18/star-wars-toy-sales-fall-as-movie-tie-in-fatigue-sets-in.html

There's a lot of things to discuss here, but this comment struck a chord:

“Star Wars is a force to be reckoned with in the toy industry,” the brand’s owner, Walt Disney Co., said in a statement. “It remains the leading film-driven property for the entire year."

This quote seems to be a defense quote from the Mouse House justifying the amount of money they charged Hasbro et all for toy licenses.

I'm putting my bet on right now - when that license comes up for renewal in 2020, they won't get 1/10th the offer of what they got the last time from Hasbro.

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Scout Report / Re: amazon deals
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:56:59 PM »
That Rey looks pretty awesome.

Cloak look a little off but the digital facial tech they are using is looking pretty sweet.   Spitting image of Daisey Ridley

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I am looking to buy this set. If anyone has it for sale please let me know.
Thanks.

PM Sent

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Scout Report / Re: amazon deals
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:38:46 AM »
My two 6" Black Series ERGs were down to $19ish.... Now $29.99 each again. Why, why,why am I so cheap. LoL , I should have at least purchased them and played the CJ game of canceling my order every 12 hours as the price drops, until it doesn't.
Oh well  :mad0218:

I wouldn't worry - ERG is a repack in the next wave so it shouldn't be too hard to get even at retail - eventually.

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Wampa Cave / Re: Netflix-The Toys That Made Us
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:50:53 AM »
What they didn't really mention was the rise of Joes actually being responsible in part for the downfall of the SW line. As soon as I had wave 2 Joes in my hands with the swivel arm articulation - any interest I had in finishing off the last couple of waves of SW figures was long, long, long gone. You couldn't compare the two products in any other category beside height.

That may be the case, but most kids of the age intended were a little less discriminatory in the articulation of the toys. Keep in mind right now the most successful "toy" line out there bear almost no likeness at all to the their screen counterparts and often have only a single point of articulation.

While GI Joe may have been physically superior, their success at the time rested a lot on the fact they had a successful morning cartoon, and Star Wars had Ewoks and Droids.  Both of which paled in comparison to Transformers in terms of toy sales.

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Wampa Cave / Re: Netflix-The Toys That Made Us
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
In other news, this show is up for "worst theme song" in tv history.  :speechless-smiley-004:

Agreed on the theme song!

Some of the stuff in the documentary was news - the part about the contract with Kenner and Lucasfilm was interesting. I thought they could have gone more into the dying days of the original line (Power of the Force 85) and some of the thinking that went into making decisions about what got made. 

Also, I would love to know how Hasbro and Disney work out the deal on toys.  They literally have competing toy lines (Disney's being only sold at Disney stores - I'd love to know the details of that deal!)

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:11:23 PM »
The Leia scene needed something else - tough to do when Fisher passed though.

Blue Milk Luke was 10 seconds of my life I will never get back. 

Phasma was unnecessary.

I liked Snoke.  Annoyed that we never found out who he was.

I liked Luke (other than Blue Milk).  Hamill did a great job.  I also liked Yoda - I can see where other's didn't. 

R2 playing the holo leia message was the best moment in the movie.

But I want to complain about one thing and make you think about it

If this movie was *really* daring, take all of Vice Admiral Holdo's lines, and give them to a still living Admiral Ackbar. Everything from stunning the group to sacrificing himself.

Movie is so much better IMHO if Ackbar doesn't just die off-screen.  Sorry Laura Dern, you were cute but the wrong choice by a mile.

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Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:20:30 PM »
All I want is some cheap black series 3.75" figures to make up for all the ones I've had to buy on line because I didn't think there would be a snowball's chance on Mustafar that they would show up in Canada.

Uggh.

Was at a Wally today and they had the Stormrtooper Executioner, Rose, Snoke, Luke 3/75" - and they were all on for 7.97. 

At that price I can't say no.

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Got my Amazon exclusive Elite Praetorian Guard today - I was initially horrified to see it came in a packing envelope, but then I opened that to find it was packed in a white Hasbro packing box, so 30 second crisis averted.

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Wampa Cave / Re: Columbia Limited Edition ESB Winter Coats
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:13:15 PM »

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Scout Report / Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) Target Exclusive
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:24:34 PM »
"This product is not available for international shipping."

I'm so tired of this kind of crap.  It irks me to no end.

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Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:24:02 PM »
I received a back order notice from TRU on the Rey Crait. Seems weird. They did this with the Ackbar set and that came through ok in the end.

Honestly, after seeing it in person today, I wouldn't be terribly sad if TRU just gave me back my money and I'll just get the standard release.  I don't know what Hasbro was thinking, but she looks sunburned.

I got one while I was in the US this past weekend.

The figure inside is disappointing. However, the packaging is first rate.  I've been very, very hard on how bad the black series 6' packaging has been, but with the Spirit Obi-Wan and the Deluxe Rey (and I imagine the Deluxe Stormtrooper which is done in the same style)  the packaging really pops.   big deal to someone like me who leaves in the packaging for display.

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Scout Report / Re: SOME STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:31:30 PM »
Gonna be tough to beat that year (3 or 4 years ago?) where Walmart had Black Series 6" figs for $10.  And most of them were in a wave that simply never saw shelf time.

That was my Christmas that year - hasn't been equaled before or since.

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Added some of the 3/75" Black series I have.

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Wampa Cave / Re: Giant R2 snowman in TO
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:30:25 PM »
This was literally the coolest thing I'd seen in a long time.  Too bad they went so far - i feel like this could have been like that coffee commerical way back where it played out like a story over a long time.

Oh and...



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