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 on: Today at 01:04:31 AM 
Started by dangerlinto - Last post by napseeker
Which is why Hasbro should just ditch 5 POA and go back to SA.

Sadly, they're more likely to ditch 3.75 line altogether and only give us 6".

Well no, no let's not get too pessimistic here... Hasbro seems to be slowly course correcting. They've stated TVC is coming back this spring and will be around for 3 years (at least! obviously this all depends on sales...)  So 3.75" SA isn't dead, it's getting another shot at life again but I hope Hasbro hasn't converted so many collectors over to the 6" scale that not enough people will care. 

And naturally it hurts that TVC2018 will start off with a wave of mostly repacks of pegwarmers and main characters that everyone has already except for Snoke. I mean, does Hasbro even use common sense any more? 

It was pointed out in a US thread that Mattel is going to do "collector grade articulation" for their upcoming Jurassic World toyline, with good accessories and avoiding gimmicks like missile-launching crap or build-a-weapon-that-looks-like-garbage.  If enough people support both Hasbro and Mattel's slow moves back into SA 3.75" maybe we'll someday see MarvelU and DCM 3.75" return as well.  And GI Joe...

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 on: January 18, 2018, 11:08:39 PM 
Started by dangerlinto - Last post by Darth Woo
Which is why Hasbro should just ditch 5 POA and go back to SA.

Sadly, they're more likely to ditch 3.75 line altogether and only give us 6".

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 on: January 18, 2018, 03:25:03 PM 
Started by dangerlinto - Last post by jjreason
Kids' interests have changed too much. We (old men) are the only people buying action figures en masse (not to mention comic books) these days.

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 on: January 18, 2018, 03:14:54 PM 
Started by dangerlinto - Last post by Canadian Jedi
Good Article.

The toys have gone down hill ever since Disney started making the decisions.   Hasbro just is not going to produce the same quality of products they did when George owned the company.  I think most of us were very lucky to be 3.75 collectors through the past years.   Hasbro has to make better quality toys that are more exciting and make the consumer want to open up their pocket books. 

I like the line about how they state the critics were overly generous in their review of the Last Jedi.   It always seems that critics give Disney and Marvel great reviews. And once I see the picture I don't see a 90% plus movie.   I just don't trust their collective opinion anymore.  The Last Jedi is now at 49% on rotten tomatoes.  If the next Star Wars movie is as bad as people are saying - we all need to start an on line petition to make sure no one goes to the new Star Wars Park opening at Disney Hollywood.  Maybe after a week or 2 of no one showing up - Disney will realize they just can't slap Star Wars on it and expect it to sell.  We want a quality product.   

I miss George......... :(

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 on: January 18, 2018, 03:13:09 PM 
Started by fishfan - Last post by Eradicator
I recommend watching them all as well. The Barbie episode was interesting.

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 on: January 18, 2018, 12:57:59 PM 
Started by ambasah - Last post by Darth Woo
For those still wanting the Amazon FO Stormtrooper and missed the pre-Christmas sale, it's down to $28.85.

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Black-First-Stormtrooper/dp/B06XWFJQ24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516298263&sr=8-1&keywords=first+order+stormtrooper


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 on: January 18, 2018, 11:34:04 AM 
Started by dangerlinto - Last post by dangerlinto
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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 on: January 18, 2018, 09:14:46 AM 
Started by ambasah - Last post by Subcoolin
I received Rex yesterday. The new face is fantastic!!  I compared it to the hascon Rex and it is different.  Lets hope they make some more OT stuff.  I know Tarkin and RFT are coming out later this year but woulndt a hoth leia be ama zing ???

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 on: January 18, 2018, 07:59:24 AM 
Started by ambasah - Last post by old man ben
My delivery from Amazon is scheduled for today.  I am anxious to see the new faces.

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 on: January 17, 2018, 11:51:32 PM 
Started by fishfan - Last post by Wedge1021
I watched them all, and never really had any of the toys as a kid in the 80s (we only ever had Lego growing up).
But they were all very interesting episodes - even the Barbie one - cool to see the history of the toys, companies, etc. and to see interviews with lots of people in the industry, both current and past. If you can take the time, I recommend watching all the episodes, even if you're not a fan of the toyline. Looking forward to the next 4!

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