The very notion that any movie figure goes "unproduced" because of another figure seems bizarre to me, as if Luke X-wing wouldn't have been made if "Concept Stormtrooper w/ lightsaber ans shield" had been produced with Snowbi-Wan and Qui-Gon Training. Of course he would, Luke X-wing was simply produced a couple waves later, as his timetable allowed. Hasbro has shown they have no fear of releasing background figures nobody asked for such as the upcoming Zutton, so why not some stuff some folks ARE asking for?Originally posted by JediCole
Instead, my concern is that for every EU Qui-Gon or Mara Jade that is produced, a character like General Dodonna or Yaddle, or a much needed resculpt like R5-D4 or Lobot, goes unproduced.
Give the Expanded Universe its own imprint again and keep them out of the POTJ line. What two MOVIE characters could have been given the action figure treatment if "Cold Weather" Obi-Wan and "Jedi Training" Qui-Gon had not been produced?
And speaking of resculpts, see my upcoming "Resculpt Roundup" post coming soon.
The very notion of POTJ is that we don't need multiple lines for SW action figures, retailers don't like dealing with multiple SW lines so they all get sold under the same label. This actually HELPS the Star Wars line continue because those retailers are now carrying figures they were hesitant about carrying before, and these EU figures are shipping with non-EU figures in their cases to replenish the store's sold items.
If EU had it's own line again, that would make Hasbro produce less POTJ figures since they'd have to make and fill competing cases.