AOTC sure seems to have a lot of great play value both in the story and the exciting scenes within it. Don't get me wrong i'm one of the folks who actually liked TPM quite a lot. But TPM didn't have nearly as much play value as AOTC does, and all the fans are enjoying the toys as well as the younger child fans.
In fact i've never seen so many kids always looking at the figures and buying them. During episode I it was very rare 4 weeks after the film opened that you would even see a kid looking at star wars toys in the isle. (atleast from my experiences, I can't speak for everyone)Especially during the POTJ series I would be checking out the figs and all the kids would be looking at all the other stuff, after all the POTJ area on the isle was much smaller than say pokemon and crappy power rangers toys.
Anyway it's very nice to see such a huge isle of AOTC toys at Walmart even after so many weeks. Everytime I go and look at figures there's kids begging their parents for figures, kids looking at them all, kids even buying them at the registers with all the change they could scrounge up. Especially in my area collectors are not a huge force that take all the figures off the shelves, but the figures are really moving and it's because the movies have once again sparked the imagination and interest of children.
Well I suppose those 3 paragraphs were kind of a jumbled ramble on, but I just have been thinking about how nice it is that even 25 years later Star Wars figures are still not outdated and kids love em.
"Truly amazing the mind of a child is...." - Master Yoda