You don't have the TIE Fighter, you have some creepy chibi TIE jr.Originally Posted by Tycho
As much as I want them to make in figure-scale Grievous' Starfighter (the one Obi-Wan used to leave Utapau), why would they? These and ships like the Sith Infiltrator didn't DO anything in the movies, they have collector appeal but do they have kid appeal? Hasbro definitely doesn't think so. That's what makes Titanium Series so great, they're able to make these ships, make 'em far more accurate than some misshapen figure-scale version, and sell 'em for $5. You're likely never gonna get a figure-scale Star Destroyer or Naboo Royal Cruiser worth a darn.
Every single one you mentioned BOMBED, TRU ended up selling them for next to nothing and STILL had oodles of 'em for a while. And what's funny is the only '96 ship you didn't mention - SOTE Slave I - actually did sell ok for most of its run, though nothing spectacular. Whether or not some collectors were thankful they could buy them again, the majority of the SW market at that time didn't show interest and those failures paved the way for the minimalistic approach Hasbro has taken to vehicles today.I don't know that the vehicles performed poorly or sold well, for that matter. I bought them though, including 6 or more of the original TIE Fighters, and maybe 4 or more X-wings, 3 Falcons, 4 AT-STs, etc. Sure I'm not everybody, but I bet I'm not the only one who was thankful they could buy these again (like they did in the '80's).
Up until '99, that's true, but once people started realizing how poor the pack-ins were (I'm looking at you, B-wing with repainted Ten Numb and Y-wing with generic-man ), that tended to change a little I think, not entirely though. Plus, after a certain price it totally changes even when there is a pack-in figure, like with the AT-AT and the Royal Starship, both of which were eventually sold for $10 a piece at the TRU mega-clearance with lots to go around.Originally Posted by skeeziks22
That's part of what made Action Fleet so dang great. Galoob tried the "vehicles sold with MM minifigs" thing in the Ep 1 Micro Machines line, but that didn't go over so well.For that matter, the Titanium speeder bike (this is what this poll is talking about right?) is cool because it has the pilot right on it. This line would be boosted in my mind if we got titanium pilot/driver figures witheach ship even if they were way out of scale with the ship... figures the size of the biker scout (on the Titanium bike) would be an awesome bonus and would make a cool little display. These figures would be like those from the original micro playsets from the 80's.
Target and TRU still haven't gotten rid of all the Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighters and Droid Tri-Fighters from the ROTS line, and Hasbro is planning to send *more* in the TSC packaging.Originally Posted by dindae
Are you counting *after* the purple Mace Windu Ep 3 JSF that we saw at Toy Fair?If they try and push another Jedi Starfighter repaint on me before giving me a V-wing they are going to get a Red Foreman foot in the @$$.
Bottom line, Hasbro sucks with figure-scale vehicles, and the further we get from the movies the worse that will be. Luckily for some of us, the Titanium line is filling the void.