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fishfan:

--- Quote from: napseeker on January 19, 2018, 01:04:31 AM ---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? 

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I actually haven't bought a single figure from the last 3 movies.  The last one I purchased was the Rex from Rebels.  Depending on the price point, TVC might draw me back to collecting Hasbro stuff again.  I haven't collected the 6" either as the # of exclusives and the cost to get them completely turned me off of them.  I started collecting SW Funko's , but they've gone the same way in regards to exclusives. 

That first wave will be all new to me!!

sinkie:

--- Quote from: ambasah on January 19, 2018, 01:12:49 PM ---
--- Quote from: jjreason on January 18, 2018, 03:25:03 PM ---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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100% this. ask most 10 year olds what they want for their bday. I bet it will be electronic / video game related.

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Or at best...Lego.

Wedge1021:

--- Quote from: sinkie on January 19, 2018, 04:38:40 PM ---
--- Quote from: ambasah on January 19, 2018, 01:12:49 PM ---
--- Quote from: jjreason on January 18, 2018, 03:25:03 PM ---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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100% this. ask most 10 year olds what they want for their bday. I bet it will be electronic / video game related.

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Or at best...Lego.

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Yep, Lego seems to be one of the few go-to toys that has withstood the onslaught of electronics and video games. Heck, it's probably even benefited more from video games, movies etc than most toy brands. The genius of Lego's designers is rivaled only by their marketing department.

DarthVader77:
There are a number of reasons for this IMHO, not the least of which is that Star Wars is released just 2 weeks before Christmas - not enough time for kids to get interested in the movie to start asking Santa for Star Wars under the tree. Also, The Last Jedi didn't really have enough scenes in it that kids would want to recreate (e.g.: does any kid want to recreate the casino scene?), unlike the original trilogy where there were tonnes of scenes we would recreate as kids. The electronics aisle is also luring kids away earlier than in the past too, as well as the Lego aisle. I found that the product offerings for the current movie were fairly limited too. I can understand keeping certain items under wraps given that they may be key plot points, but what the market was provided in 2017 was less than inspiring.

brianakarobin:

--- Quote from: DarthVader77 on January 20, 2018, 02:15:21 PM ---There are a number of reasons for this IMHO, not the least of which is that Star Wars is released just 2 weeks before Christmas - not enough time for kids to get interested in the movie to start asking Santa for Star Wars under the tree. Also, The Last Jedi didn't really have enough scenes in it that kids would want to recreate (e.g.: does any kid want to recreate the casino scene?), unlike the original trilogy where there were tonnes of scenes we would recreate as kids. The electronics aisle is also luring kids away earlier than in the past too, as well as the Lego aisle. I found that the product offerings for the current movie were fairly limited too. I can understand keeping certain items under wraps given that they may be key plot points, but what the market was provided in 2017 was less than inspiring.

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I think you have a point. Great scenes to re-enact (along with playlets to re-enact them with!) are really nice for kids. I used to love re-enacting Hoth scenes with my rebel turret playset with exploding probe droid figure when I was a kid. I wish they would do more playsets.
The timing issue is a big one, too. I'm not sure if that will be enough to sway them away from the December release schedule, given the box office success, but it certainly hurts the toy sales.

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