I've heard tell that many collectors (including myself) have sworn of AOTC toys because of that position and articulation of sculpts. Are we kidding ourselves. I know that I will be at the Midnight madness as I was for EPI and I will scramble for all of the toys to put in a shopping cart then cull from those the ones I want to keep. I can say that I will undoubtedly buy some but not all of the figs and will no longer be a completist. Isn't it sad that such a great story was turn upside down by Lucas and now the toy line is going by the wayside. I know it's been said (in many forms) but it bears repeating.
WAKE UP HASBRO
We the collectors are the future of this line and have spent small fortunes to collect them all. They kids don't have the money to afford them and can't keedp up. How many fansite do you see that have 6-10 yr olds contributing on a daily basis.
We the adults, not only have the money but have other tools neccessary to perpetuate (sp?) the sale and ongoing success of this line.
Take heed. If you continue this course of action you will find your company losing millions and won't be able to save face in the eyes of the industry and the general populace as well.. You know they'll blame us the collectors for poor sales and won't internalize the problem on themselves. They'll say it is the economy.
GIMME A BREAK
Even when not working I found a way to still collect as I'm sure most of you find a way when things are tight.
We are fooling ourselves if we think Hasbro is concerned with what we truly think. Yeah they throw us a bone with the occasional "fan choice fig", but really...... If they put AVID fans of the saga in charge or at least consulted with us on a regular and serious basis as to what characters should be produced, we would all be happy. They would make money and we would have the figs we want.
okay, I've ranted enough.