So the other night I was bored, I started going throught the numbers and really thinking about Hasbro's production numbers.
Now, Hasbro may not have doubled their exact Star Wars production, but they have doubled the number of new basic figures being released.
I ran the numbers to include major product variations (Clean Battle Droid, Dirty Battle Droid, etc).
Since the release of the EP1 line going through and including the POTJ line Hasbro has averaged 3.5 new basic figures per month from May 99-March 02. Compared to almost 7 new basic figures per month from April 02-December 03!!!
That is quite a jump. I took the liberty of rounding both numbers up, both were just shy of the above numbers, but it works the same when rounding down, 3 per month vs 6 per month.
So what are your thoughts?
We seem to be getting more of the figures we have been asking for (Imperial Dignitary, General Reikken, etc)
But at the same time we get stuck with these recent re-packs (Luke, Han, Leia, Vader, Maul and Jango). Personally, I would rather have seen a re-packed Royal Guard than Jango!!! But hey, what do I know, the Royal Guard remains one of my favorite figures from the mixed bag that is/was SAGA.
And what about Hasbro running 2-3 lines at the same time? Saga vs Clone Wars with the up comming Animated figures line on it's way. Will Hasbro be competing with itself? I have already heard from one camp that says they will not be collecting the Clone Wars figures. Will it be the same for the animated figures?
Who plans on collecting what?