C'mon - give us Micro Machines collectors a break
Have you seen this report on Rebelscum about unreleased Ep1 micro machine packs 14-16?......
Do you know how annoying this is, knowing that our (our: the Micro Machine forummers) collections will never be truly complete?
If you actually read these posts and you value your most fanatical MM collectors (there are about 10 regular contributers to the board), then drop me a line and tell me how I can aquire these sets for the forum.
C'mon - you must have a few of these kicking about in somebodys office or storeroom.
Between us we have spent thousands of dollars on Hasbro/Galoob products - so show us that you care about your customers.
please hasbro, listen to us micro machines collectors
it has now been two years since the last release of any kind of star wars (or science fiction/fantasy) micro machines product. every time someone get's their hands on a either non-produced, or limited production run micro machines product, and then places it on ebay, it always sells in the three digit range (in the case of some prototype action fleet ships, it went up into the four digit range!)
star wars episode I micro machines product that have been previously shown as retail ready product, yet not released to the retail sector are as follows;
Micro machines collection XIV
Micro machines collection XV
micro machines collection XVI
metal die-cast anakins pod racer
Watto's shop platform action set
swamp invasion platform action set
anakin skywalker podrace test flight transforming action set
pod racing pack V
pod racing pack VI
as the moderator of the micro machines section here at sir steves guide (as well as being an avid collector, as is my 7 year old son of all things micro machines!), it would be a greatly appreciated (as well as profitable for hasbro i'm sure) if hasbro would please release the above referenced star wars episode I micro machines product for all to enjoy and play with.
my signature line tells our story quite nicely
Star Wars MicroMachines forever!
I would like to add my voice to the crowd of people asking for Star Wars MicroMachines.
There is still a lot of interest in SW MM, as you can see from: SSG's MicroMachines petition, eBay listings (more than 800 MM SW items of today, with a completion rate about 60-70%), discussion forums (SSG and others), collections pictures, internet sites devoted to this toy line, etc.
There is a lot of people wanting not only Star Wars MM, but also Action Fleet, Die-cast, X-Ray, playsets, Podracing, ... Just have a look at what people are spending to complete their collections with hard to find items: hundreds of dollars!
There is a market for the SW MM toy lines! And Star Trek, and Babylon 5, and any SF movie!
So if you want to make money give us Star Wars MicroMachines! If you do not want to make money why did you buy Galoob? Even if you close the SW MM toy line the SW MM collectors and fans will not start buying action figures! It is a different market. I love space vehicles, but I do not love action figures, and action figure-sized vehicles are too big for me!
In the immortal words of gsj: bring back micro machines dammit :)
P.S. From different sources it looks like you have items already produced and packaged that were never sent to retail. Why do not you sell them directly to true collectors that are desperate about those items? You would get money and we would be happy! :D Why not? I mean. ;)