Haven't written here (Or been here) in a while... So I have a variety of things.
First off, I'd like to praise you for the figs we're getting this year. Many, Many, many things were off my wishlist, and I hope that this fan appreciation continues throughout your years as Star Wars figure makers.
This leads me to a few things I'd like to point out. My first being Case Assortments. Now, everyone's complained about case assortments at least once, this line is no different (Unfortunately).
I'm going to use the Geonosis and Coruscant as examples, because they contain the three most wanted clones of this year. Now, I'm looking at a few Case Assortments on EE, and I see that in some of the Good Waves (Waves containing all three clones) they come with 2 Vaders. My first no-no. Never put two or more of a fig in a case unless its an army-builder, or you suspect it is going to be scalped a lot. These are some examples of good cases:
2x Commander Scorch
1x Poggle the Lesser
1x Sun Fac
1x Sora Bulq
2x Clone Trooper (Utapau)
2x Commander Cody
1x Foul Moudama
1x Anakin Skywalker
4x Commander Scorch
4x Clone Trooper (Utapau)
4x Commander Cody
12x Commander Scorch
6x Commander Scorch
6x Clone Trooper (Utapau)
Those are GOOD cases, because they provide extra Clone Troopers (For the Army Builders), Many new figures, and some main characters for the very few kids still into the line. Below is are examples of BAD assortments (With Tatooine and Endor as examples) with why they're bad in perentheses:
Moff Jerjerrodd (3 is too many, One Moff is good enough as only collectors want him)
2x Luke Skywalker [Speeder Gear]
1x Luke Skywalker [Tatooine] (3 Lukes is too many, espicially 2 different ones in the same assortment, espically when there are not that many kids into the line anymore)
1x R5-D4 (1 is not enough, a lot of people want this droid redone, Badly, and will be scalped if this is done. 2 would be better, not too much, and not too little)
1x C-3P0 (2x would be better, for kids and collectors)
2x Darth Vader (No one wants a DV anymore Hasbro, espically not 2 in a case. I saw so much DV last year, I'm sick of him)
2x Rebel Endor Soldier (This guy warmed SAGA pegs, he'll do it again, only ship 1 of this guy in few assortments)
Now, switching gears, your figs are too expensive, Hasbro! There are many ways you can still make money, and not habe to charge a lot for figures.
1. Use Smaller Bubbles! Big Bubbles suck, just make Vintage-esque bubbles and have accesories in a small plastic bag under the figure. This will save a lot of money with rising oil prices and stuff like that.
2. Recycle Materials Again, another easy thing, instead of buying ungodly amounts of sheetplastic, just offer some kind of recycling program, send in SW Bubbles, get a free figure (Shipped in a Plastic Bag, of course)
Doing those things can cut down the price of figs at least 2 dollars, maybe more.
Finally, I want to rant about SW Transformers. They Suck, to put it bluntly. They are mainly unoriginal and uninspired. Power Rangers used to do this kind of thing, you can do MUCH better. Instead of having SW Vehicles turn into SW Characters, have SW Vehicles turn into Robots (Not SW Grievous or R2-D2, actual Transformers Robots). You can have Vader's TIE turn into Megatron, and the Millennium Falcon into Optimus Prime, or even completely new robots. If you do that, then I will buy SW TFs.