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BillyJAck
06-07-2002, 11:51 PM
Okay this is just a hypothetical question. But I'm wondering if if could be done. Okay lets say you had a website that sold star wars stuff. What if you approached hasbro and wanted to make a exclusive product. Like 2000 of them. Cause heres what I was thinking Lets say I wanted to rerelease the 15"inch IG-88 figure(either vintage or potj version) with a very detailed paint job like this old hardcopy :::::::

http://www.toysrgus.com/images-produ/ig88-12in-hc.html

and then you put it in a vintage looking box just like this


http://www.toysrgus.com/images-packa/ig88-flat.html


but with a new hasbro logo on it and a number edition plate. Would hasbro do this. Have they ever done anything real exclusive like what i'm talking about? How much would this cost? What kindav politics and paperwork will hasbro throw at you. What If you prepaid for the whole order. All that. Let me know your serious thoughts

BillyJacK

Obi-Don
06-07-2002, 11:55 PM
I think its a good idea,but Hasbro would want to make more than 2ooo. I'm sure it takes a lot of money to get something in to production.

bigbarada
06-07-2002, 11:57 PM
If you don't mind charging over $100 per figure, then it is doable.

DarthBrandon
06-08-2002, 12:05 AM
I think maybe you should try LucasFilm first, cause I'm sure you would have to apply for a Licence to do this. I don't think Hasbro has the authority to do so ( grant permission ), then again I may be wrong. From time to time. i.e. Various different companies are producing Star Wars items not just Has-Been.

Good luck in your venture if you decide to go through with it.

BillyJAck
06-08-2002, 12:06 AM
Well I thought about this. I would unfortunately have to charge over $100 or at $100 for each figure. Another change I'd do is add IG-88's full biography on there From beginning to end (I guess he got killed in SOTE book i can't remember) Also would you use the vintage mold like I showed you in the hardcopy picture with the awesome paint job. Or do you rerelease the POTJ version wiht the great paint job. I wonder how you contact hasbro with this project proposal like this.hmm any help or advice? opinions

billyjack

BillyJAck
06-08-2002, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by brandon
I think maybe you should try LucasFilm first, cause I'm sure you would have to apply for a Licence to do this. I don't think Hasbro has the authority to do so ( grant permission ), then again I may be wrong. From time to time. i.e. Various different companies are producing Star Wars items not just Has-Been.

Good luck in your venture if you decide to go through with it.

I had thought of that brandon but seeing as i'm getting hasbro to make it for me as just an exclusive item to me. I'm not trying to make it and put my company name on it. Like when target gets exclusives, or how the fan club use to before Hasbro owned them. Let me know your serious thoughts.

BillyJAcK

DarthBrandon
06-08-2002, 12:41 AM
Oh o.k., I must have misunderstood what you were saying. Geeze that's a hard one to answer, I guess if I was going to do this I would: Present the idea to Hasbro, Then find out what their response was. If it was a go or not and if so what is the minimum amount that needs to be made and what is the cost to you involved. Example if they say you have to purchase 5000 units of this exclusive idea of yours, in order for them to make it ,and it's going to cost approx 85.00 a piece. Then you have to ask yourself if anyone wants to pay like 160 to 170 for a limited edtion kickA** IG-88. All kinds of factors will be involved, lawyers, money, banks, fees, licencing, some kind of demand survey to find out if it will sell etc. Basically alot of hard work is what I think. You have good ideas and it will be a matter of you getting someone to recognize them.

Hope maybe that helped a little.

saladin
06-08-2002, 12:54 AM
hasbro probably wouldn't since if they are going to back and make a figure they want more than one site to get it, and since your not associated with lucas film they probably won't think enough people will know like the fan club, evry knows, but a random website, i don't think so.

BillyJAck
06-08-2002, 12:57 AM
Well I have money and connections to do something like this financially. Question is who would want this kickass! IG-88 at $135 dollars? Obviously I would have to pre-sell these things to pay for the mammoth cost if it even cost that much maybe cheaper. But who will want one. I know I do. Also the very detailed paint job would be a must. LMK what you think

BillyJAcK

bigbarada
06-08-2002, 04:24 AM
Just me, but I can't justify $135 for a re-released figure regardless of how fancy the package is. I'm still trying to accept that I'll have to pay $125 for the Shuttle.

Sorry.

BillyJAck
06-08-2002, 04:29 AM
well i'll have to see the real costs guessing doesn't help. Maybe I could sell them for like $40 bucks who knows?..well see what happens..

JediTricks
06-10-2002, 01:26 AM
I don't think Hasbro would do it for any price. Hasbro uses these things not to make money, but to either entice fans into delving deeper into the line or to reward their favored retail partners.

Lucasfilm usually frowns on putting out super-rare figures like Toy Fair Vader that not everybody in the US can get access to.

BillyJAck
06-10-2002, 01:35 AM
well i don't see too many people clamoring for a vintage boxed rereleased of an IG88 figure. Besides its not like i'd be trying to do a boba fett doll or vader. Just IG-88 which only droid people really want..

billy

KEBco
06-10-2002, 01:11 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BillyJAck
[B]Okay this is just a hypothetical question. But I'm wondering if if could be done. Okay lets say you had a website that sold star wars stuff. What if you approached hasbro and wanted to make a exclusive product. Like 2000 of them. Cause heres what I was thinking Lets say I wanted to rerelease the 15"inch IG-88 figure(either vintage or potj version) with a very detailed paint job like this old hardcopy :::::::
but with a new hasbro logo on it and a number edition plate. Would hasbro do this. Have they ever done anything real exclusive like what i'm talking about? How much would this cost? What kindav politics and paperwork will hasbro throw at you. What If you prepaid for the whole order. All that. Let me know your serious thoughts[QUOTE]

First you need a minimum $25,000. Then you must get approval from Hasbro marketing, then approval from George Lucas himself and finally you must have a proven marketing system to handle the orders and shipping.

Then maybe, just maybe, you could get an exclusive

KEBco

Laserbrain
06-10-2002, 01:33 PM
Hasbro only gives exclusives to KB's or TRU. It's all corporate politics, they don't deal with small businesses. KEB outlined it better than I could at the moment. Hasbro is a monster corporation and must keep growing or go bankrupt and collapse. They need an outlet to fork over manufacturing costs in advance and any company they deal with must have the ability to reimburse damages if the line fails. With the legalese involved it’s like a long, dragged out court case were Hasbro is suing you for the rest of your life.

If you're interested in doing this kind of thing you might consider earning a business degree and then Hasbro may take an interest in you for an entry into their company. That sounds kinda fun to me at the moment…

Of course, I hear it's a pain to live in Rhode Island for the first two years...