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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    She was very OT-conscious, talking about the old Topps cards as well. She was aware of the Clone Wars, but it didn't sound like her kids were into the prequels or CW. In either case though, kids aren't going to give a golly good fart whether the prequel figures are on vintage-style cards or not, the line is clearly playing to the nostalgic fan market.
    My point was that while she might be OT-conscious her kids might not be but she may have passed on her views. Most kids I know don't care.

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    The 2 Lukes on shelves right now are shipped in low ratio to the rest of the wave, they are both very popular figures, so they disappear very quickly upon hitting pegs. For the majority of casual consumers, they may as well not exist since those buyers won't find be likely to ever them.
    The Lukes seemed to be shipped even with the rest of the waves and the bespin luke is carried over to wave 2 cases so I don't see how it is a low ratio. Yes it is popular and that would effect availability. And she did find one yes you helped but if she was willing to look hard enough I don't feel bad for her. I guess I'm just not sure what you feel would be enough. To add more Lukes you have to get other figures and most of those were figures she was looking for or the new figures that would loose a spot in the wave.

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    Snowtrooper isn't a Stormtrooper, it's too specific for that casual consumer base to attract to at that level.
    I would think if she was ever a collector she would recognize this but maybe not.
    More is more. Less is less, Twice as much is good too,
    Too much is never enough except when it's just about right.
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  2. #12
    The Lukes, Leias, Vaders are definitely selling best near me. It's interesting how those main characters still move. (But why not Lando? There HAS to be a way to make Lando figures sell better! My nephew thinks he's awesome, maybe they just have never made a really good one. Could a definitive General Lando with a cool card picture break the curse?)

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Rik Duel View Post
    The Lukes, Leias, Vaders are definitely selling best near me. It's interesting how those main characters still move. (But why not Lando? There HAS to be a way to make Lando figures sell better! My nephew thinks he's awesome, maybe they just have never made a really good one. Could a definitive General Lando with a cool card picture break the curse?)
    Lando has always been a major pegwarmer near me. I think in POTF2 he was among the worst along with Momaw Nadon, Prince Xizor and Malakili, certainly the worst selling "core" character. Only the POTJ one moved well that I can remember.

    Around here Vintage is still somewhat scarce. Only saw Dack a couple times but passed on him. I'm kind of sick of pilot figures for the time being although I got the Cloud Car pilot. 4-LOM seems to be the stinker around here, and Vader is piling up as well but I'm never worried about Vader selling through. Luke, Leia, Dack, the Cloud Car pilot, and to a lesser extent Dengar seem to be the best sellers in my area so far.

    At the moment Legends seems to be the hottest seller in my area. IG-88, Grievous, Maul and suprisingly Greedo seem to be mega popular. Zuckuss, Leia (Boussh), Threepio and Hoth Han seem to be the only warmers thus far. Bossk is actually plentiful too which is a suprise given his feature in the cartoon.

    For the clone wars line we have only Aurra Sing and Kit Fisto starting to pile up as well as some of the droid repacks, everything else seems to be moving well.
    Most wanted "bottom-of-the-barrel scrapes": ANH: Kal'Falnl C'ndros, Revwien (concept art), Tzizvvt ESB: Wiorkettle, Treva Horme ROTJ: Cane Adiss, Loje Nella TPM: Edcel Bar Gane AOTC: Rogwa Wodrata ROTS: Mon Calamari Dancer, Veedaaz Awmetth, Eeusu Estornii EU: Guri (red outfit), Ket Maliss

  4. #14
    The ESB wave Vintage pegwarmers 'round here seem to be Vader, Leia, and Threepio. Only saw Fett once (snapped him up) and the CC Pilot a few times. The rest are intermittent, but plentiful.
    'It is always nice to see you, says the Besalisk at the counter... And instead I pour blue milk...' From "Dex's Diner" by Su-San Vega

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Bel-Cam Jos View Post
    The ESB wave Vintage pegwarmers 'round here seem to be Vader, Leia, and Threepio. Only saw Fett once (snapped him up) and the CC Pilot a few times. The rest are intermittent, but plentiful.
    With wave 2 hitting....luke and boba are now reaching peg-warmer status..seen 15 boba fetts this am at TRU

  6. #16
    I will have to agree with JT here. A steadiness of OT figures is needed to help the line. I don't care what Hasbro says about a more kid-targeted market makes the most $$$ blah blah. The parents get involved too when purchasing and this lady's heart is set on the OT because she is more familiar with it. I have personally stopped buying most PT figures.
    One way to out think people is to make them think you think they'll think what you are not really trying to get them to think what you think.

  7. #17
    Even aside from familiarity, the majority of people (fans and otherwise) seem to think the Original Trilogy is better than the prequels. Unless the kid is specifically asking for Jar Jar or Ki-Adi-Mundi, the average parent is going to gravitate toward Luke or Han.

    cha gio

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Even aside from familiarity, the majority of people (fans and otherwise) seem to think the Original Trilogy is better than the prequels. Unless the kid is specifically asking for Jar Jar or Ki-Adi-Mundi, the average parent is going to gravitate toward Luke or Han.

    cha gio
    But an avid collector gravitates towards WILLROW HOOD!!!!!HA!!!!....Tibanna Gas Miner's For Life......

  9. #19
    finally caved in and bought Threepio last night...have to say he's a pretty impressive figure.. now I have enough proofs to mail away for 2 of the Rocket Firing Boba Fett's...
    Looking for CW 2010 Sidious and TX-20...if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by bkusna View Post
    But an avid collector gravitates towards WILLROW HOOD!!!!!HA!!!!....Tibanna Gas Miner's For Life......
    I only bought Willrow to show my support for these kinds of obscure figures. However, I've never cared about the "character" and I don't even know where my Willrow Hood figure is anymore. I might have traded him off to someone shortly after buying him and just don't remember.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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