If ANYONE at Hasbro is reading this, hozseabout answering one simple question:
When is the OTC line really going to be released, at least the rest of it?
It's clear that 09/21/2004 is a big day for Star Wars fans:
- OT on DVD
- Soundtracks reissued/changed(?) for the OT on Sony Classical
- New/Reissued versions of OT in Bookstores
- New videogame (SW Battlegrounds)
- Walmart commemorative figure 3 packs for each movie
Is this also the day when the figures really hit?
I went on a little toy run today in both Wilkes Barre and Hazleton, PA.
It is true that some evidence is out there that the OTC (and VOTC) line are out there. Still, there is so much of the 50 figures + additional 'toys' that aren't out there at all (not counting what hasn't been released yet), I'm really wondering what's going on?
Stores not ordering alot? Problems with manufacture? shipping?
At this point, and I'm out on the hunt a lot (I'm sad to admit), this is what I can't find or can't find in any quantity:
Scout Trooper- this came out again...where is it?
Wicket- I saw a kid grab one in a Walmart in Bloomsburg, PA. 1, so far...
Spirit Obi-Wan- I've seen 3, total. Is this the hottest figure on earth or a short pack?
Tusken Raider- saw one in the WB, PA Target. Lots to go around????
Jawas- saw none. Zip. Nada.
Snowtrooper- is this guy out? How would I know? How could I tell?
OTC #s 29-38- when are these bad boys coming out? Is the Scanning Crew
Tech still being made with NO carded photo leaked yet?
Stormtrooper- I've seen one of # sixteen on the OTC. Isn't this the supreme
army builder, even if it's the rifle/stand in line Death Star pose?
VOTC Vader/Yoda- not out there in any normal quantity. That kinda goes for Luke and Leia, although Leia can be found occasionally.
VOTC C3PO/Lando- Hasbro, this is a joke, right? Less than 2 weeks before the
DVD hits, and these are IMPOSSIBLE to find? Are you selling cases or running a tight not-for-profit???
Release dates that are accurate- Y-Wing, Slave 1, Sam's Club Falcon set,
ROTJ VOTC wave...these are being released and expected on shelves....when?
If gonna feel like a...wait for it...GALATIC FOOL if stores are planning on a blitz of merchandise, figure and toy-wise on 9/21.
BUT...this would be easier to collect if there was a midnight sale or a actual release date like the Ep1 and Ep2 stuff.
TRU has had NO Basic OTC stuff-I assume they're just gonna throw 'em out on 9/21.
I wonder what the rest of the year is gonna be like.
It's the start of the fall(soon) and already it's aggrivating seeing the same 2 Han Solo figures and Saga leftovers again and again.
Hobbies are suppossed to be fun, right
So, Hasbro, how bout it? When's the toy flood ready to rip? Or is this hobby simply RIP and I along with a lot of fans are to blind to see it?