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I already got all the figures I wanted weeks ago. No basic figure line. No vehicles. It's kinda boring.

Anyone else feeling let down?
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 11:53:06 AM »

I really think Disney knew they had a potential turd on their hands months ago & reined back hard on supporting merch. The no new toys is super painful.  :(
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 02:10:41 PM »

I would like there to be more 3.75" vintage stuff but I do realize we've got 4 vehicles on the shelves at the moment (atst, skiff, 2 XWings) and a wave of figures so it could be worse.
I liked ep9 so I'm hoping there's more stuff in the works.
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 02:19:51 PM »

Wedge you're right- more out than I was giving credit for.... but I think more needs to hit when the movie hits. It's like they have no confidence in the fan reaction when they want us to buy everything before we see the movie.
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 02:50:26 PM »

What little they (Hasbro)  have is stellar though.  Poe’s X-Wing, Vintage and Black Series figures with photoreal. I even like the Galaxy of Adventure style now.  The world is a different place today. I’m sure more from TROS will trickle out for years, but Hasbro may not retain the Star Wars license and they WAY over-produced for he last two.  It took twenty to forty years to get some of the obscure backgrounders from the original trilogy. I doubt we will get any from the recent films.
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 03:02:13 PM »

I already got all the figures I wanted weeks ago. No basic figure line. No vehicles. It's kinda boring.

Anyone else feeling let down?
Exactly my feelings. I only collect 3 3/4, and it’s strange to have a new movie in theaters with hardly any figures from the movie in stores. Not only did Hasbro neglect make most of the main characters, but there is no local store here that stocks the vintage collection, not even Wal-Mart. I hope lots of new figures from this movie are coming, but I’m not feeling very optimistic about it.
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 03:42:28 PM »


  TVC is mostly repacks. so ya, they wont be making too many new characters.  im honestly bummed the 5POA line is toast. i mean they could of at least finished it off for the trilogy even if it was done in lower numbers. thats just mean and weird. collectors did want it out which was bad karma! ah well.

 
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2019, 04:24:24 PM »

I already got all the figures I wanted weeks ago. No basic figure line. No vehicles. It's kinda boring.

Anyone else feeling let down?

Considering the huge, insane lots of unsold SW merchandise from TFA, TLJ, Solo, and Rogue One that is rotting away at both regular and discount retailers across the world, Hasbro would've been insane to put much investment into any toys for TROS.  The SW stuff is not selling, and retailers don't want to carry it because it'll all just end up on clearance anyway. 

Hasbro's already taken big losses on what merchandise they did produce for the last 4 films, plus they're paying huge royalties to Disney (far more than what they likely paid to Lucasfilm prior to the Disney buyout) so why bother?  Their profit margins are probably so thin now that they've chosen to focus on developing their own intellectual property to produce toys from, OR they're buying up existing popular franchises like Power Rangers (and by owning them, they don't pay royalties to anyone). 

It's obvious that Hasbro feels burned by the SW situation as much as we do; high royalties charged by Disney increase Hasbro's production costs, while at the same time Walmart is demanding that the SW toys must hit specific pricepoints and not go over that (otherwise parents will deem the toys too expensive and skip them) Hasbro's caught in the middle. Exactly why their toys have so many repacks and are far cheaper quality now than during the pre-Disney era... the only way Hasbro can maintain decent profit margins is by cheapening out on the product itself.

No matter what reassurances they give us now, there is a real possibility that someday Hasbro will simply deem the SW license to be too costly, too resource-intensive, and not worth the trouble. You can bet that if their planned Hasbro cinematic universe takes off (GI Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, etc) they will bid a fond farewell to SW and stick to only properties that they own and don't have to bow down any more to some external money-hungry film studio. Disney needs to understand that they've been far too greedy and need to lower those royalty rates so that we can go back to 2012 pricepoints (TVC for $10 to $12, not $17.99!!!)

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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2019, 09:20:46 PM »

You're right. Over-produced toys for the last few films, but I would have been happy with a half dozen Vintage Collection figures released on Dec 20 to coincide with the movie. Just feels weird to me to have nothing to buy at all for a new movie.

I suppose it'll be like this until Hasbro loses the license
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2019, 12:14:37 PM »

We've been told by Hasbro that 70% of the merchandise would not be revealed or put on the stores shelves before the movie was released, in order to avoid spoilers.

My guess is that we will see a lot of new stuff coming out in February, around Toy Fair. It's obvious that some characters were impacted by this decision not to spoil the movie for viewers and fans.

That being said, with the first weekend movie results in (which honestly I don't care much about), it could be that Hasbro/Disney will want to reduce the toy offering to prevent clogging of the store pegs. I'm sure they'll want to review their initial plans based on these results. But I hope not... because I really want my...
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Re: Anyone else kinda bummed there's so little merch for Rise of Skywalker?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2019, 09:44:15 AM »

I am also bummed there weren't any toys for TROS. I did pick up a second skiff on an Amazon sale that wasn't too bad. Other than that it has been disappointing. Easier on my wallet though.
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