There was an interesting bit over at GH's last Q&A about new Hasbro product coming this year. Specifically, the comment was made along the lines that it seems Hasbro has too much product slated to be released this year, before the TV series comes. It's almost like the company is trying its best to get new stuff out before the line is put on hold.
I can totally buy into this line of thinking. I know I'm not the only one worried that the new Legends line will junk up the pegs, its repaints and reissues competing for peg space with new, original figures in the main TAC line like the McQuarrie series, Stormtroopers and DS Troopers, etc. But further, how can Hasbro possibly hold to the release dates (and rumored release dates) for coming TAC waves? I mean, here it is the middle of May, and TAC Wave 2 is coming in at a trickle, or not at all. EE has Wave 2 scheduled to ship in May, I think, and Wave 3 in June. (I may well be mistaken on the latter.) When can we realistically expect to see that basic carded Stormie at WM, TRU, and Target -- December???
Is Hasbro too ambitious? Are they worried that the line will stall out in the face of competition from other lines this year? Do they see a repeat of 1984-85 for Star Wars figures? With store space for the line shrinking, and the number of basic figures conversely expanding, what are we supposed to think about that apparent market bottleneck?