Maybe this is just an oportunity to vent or maybe a product of boredom but most likely this letter is out of sadness.
Just for a moment put aside the fact that your a corporation who is in it all for the money. No, wait a minute! Don't do that because if you read this letter carefully to what I have to say you may very well start really profiting again on Star Wars.
Hasbro, I almost completely blame you for draining the magic and excitement out of collecting Star Wars figures. When you started up again with Star Wars toys in 95 with POTF2, the figures were not perfect but there was something. The assortments got progressively better, the sculpts were more acurate and the characters were a plenty. By the time of the last POTJ assortment you got it done right and I couldn't be happier. Then came Episode 2 and the Saga line.
Fine. I will agree Ep. 2 as a movie wasn't like the original trilogy but nothing could be but as a fan of the Star Wars universe, I was still into it and ready to buy all the little figures of all the new aliens, villians and heroes alike.
The Saga toyline has exhausted me. There is no consistancy! When I stand up all my figures they don't have the glory of the old line. Some figures legs are stretched so far out they won't even fit on the large round stands that I use. I almost need a whole shelf just for Jango figures alone and still there isn't one that is "the definitive one".
Sometimes simpicity is the answer. I don't need all the fancy poses, the upteen amount of accesories or the scene specific facial expression. I just want a complete line of The Star Wars Universe. And, yes, I most definitely appreciate it when an earlier figure gets a new and better resculpt when needed. I did appreciate the 300th Boba Fett. It was excellent and much better then the first.
I know I'm just one person and your not going to completey restructure cause of one silly letter in one silly forum by one little Star Wars fan but I promise you I'm not the only one who feels this way. Research will prove that things are not right. Something must be done to preserve the longevity of Star Wars figures. They are beyond just a common childs plaything. They are their own universe.
Star Wars is my childhood and I hope Star Wars figures will continue to be in my future.