Ugh, that is not a pretty picture that is being painted there. Hasbro's actions in the recent past about these sorts of things has been schizophrenic - sometimes they remain deathly quiet, other times they make statements and don't back them up, and still others they send out their investigators without listening to what the fan sites are saying to them ("I got these pictures from google, I got these products from ebay" - that's it, go investigate THEM). And instead of doing a top-down investigation, they're doing a bottom-up one without the "up" part, they're just harassing fans instead of looking at the obvious source of the problems - someone at the factory level for a lot of the ebay product.
I'd like to believe that the problems they faced over there were coincidental - Hasbro does give stuff out from time to time, and it's possible that the legal matters had nothing to do with their address request, although the timing is incredibly suspicious. Alternately, another "trying to give these guys a break instead of looking at it like jackbooted thugs" scenario is that the Hasbro people down there wanted to give out those promo items but someone in their management required them to do due-dilligence on the site and they found those concerning images and had to act. But ultimately, it just looks bad all around and disappointing, and the problem is only that Hasbro's products fans are excited about their product line, but cannot find enough official information about those products, so it seems like Hasbro needs to change their focus, split it into investigating their factories' leaks and fixing their communications-with-fans bottleneck.
They did send out straighter X-wing guns to people who wrote to customer service (which reminds me I still need to do that), so they're at least working
There is no Classics version of Swindle.
Fred Meyer is a chain of stores that are common here in the Northwest. It is owned by Kroger now.
Did anyone ever address the issue of the rubbery wings and guns on the TFA TIE Fighter and X-Wing toys? If not:
Many fans have expressed
Who is Fred Meyer in what screening does he post under?
Nerve damage? I think I'm not aware of what happened.
I got my order of Disney kylo run without helmet. I like him a lot I wish the right
Thanks for the link JT. I just bought mine for Decepticon army building. But I agree that I am uncomfortable with swindle. I might return them and try
Bruticus' matching feet are animation accurate. (As much as that's possible)
I think the Unite Warriors version looks great, pretty much
Oh yeah, oops. There are too many damn AT vehicles these days.
I like the questions so far! I've added a few of my own based on them.
When we asked them about female figures last July, this was their