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    Bring back Star Wars Playskool sets!

    Hasbro, in your recent press release, it says that Playskool is among the core brands that kept the company earning money. The Star Wars "All-in-One Adventures" line of Playskool toys was well-received by both kids and Star Wars collectors when it was released, even though many of Hasbro's retail partners didn't know what to make of the line and unwisely passed on it. The line - only 6 sets in total - was affordable, had strong play value, did not require overly-complex tooling or painting, and had strong appeal in a 26-year-long niche market where the original generation is now buying toys not only for itself, but also for its children. The line had great play features and looked wonderful; with every set containing several unique figures, each was an entire Star Wars adventure in a package.

    The characters contained within the line are genuine societal icons which are universally-recognizable to even casual buyers - most parents immediately recognize R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and other main Star Wars characters on sight. That is built-in brand recognition in a format that, combined with the great design styles of the charming first line, parents can feel good about buying for their young children - which in turn can build a future buying audience for the core Star Wars brand of Hasbro products when those children get older, making this a winning combination for kids, collectors, and Hasbro.

    Please do not pass up an opportunity to successfully branch the Star Wars license into a growing market of preschool-aimed toys, especially when the recent Star Wars Playskool line was in so many ways successful despite stalling out from lack of strong market support. This line has its own sort of special magic and lots of potential, it deserves another chance to prove how good it can be.
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    I hope they do bring the Playskool lineup back, even though it's not my thing.

    However, I would prefer they bring the 3 3/4" line back first. And no I am not being sarcastic, very much anyway.
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    I for one love this line

    I do not own any of the playskool toys but they did start arriving right after my niece was brought into the world and I have gotten all of them for her. She may not understand that I am attempting to Geekify her young, but she does enjoy playing with her Star Wars toys and that alone is worth getting her more of them. Plus she will stay out of my Star Wars toys that much longer hee hee.

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    Well, you see, Hasbro sees a definite demand for these, so if they keep with their typical marketing strategy, they'll never make new ones.
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    I'd like to see more and if no more are made it would be a shame.Kids like these,and Hasbro,its a great way to get them stuck on Star Wars and your product
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    Bring 'em back!
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    I like them. My kid's LOVE them. Everyone who sees my collection just looks at me like I'm nuts. But one glance at the Playskool stuff and they literally can't keep their hands off. These things just scream, "Play with me!"

    Please, even when the 3" line peters out, continue to make these adorable toys for all of us.


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    These were some of the best SW toys I have ever seen. My kids love them. Make some new sets for us all. I saw no reason to stop producong them
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    That's another thing I forgot to mention, there seems to be no way for these "collectibles" to be damaged during normal play, which is a massive advantage to collectors who have kids over.

    Look at it this way, if Spider-Man can make it in this preschool style, surely there's room for SW.
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    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.


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