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    Article: Hasbro Star Wars Droid Factory Line Canceled

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    The fact that I am happy about this news is probably the best indication that I should seriously consider stepping away from Star Wars collecting, for a few years at least.

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    So much for the droid factory head that came with the new yoda starfighter!! They were so toting this at the last celebration!

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    Yoda has a starfighter?

    That just seems wrong to me. I consider the Desert Sport Skiff and Cruisemissile to be more canon than that. And, no, I'm not joking about those two vehicles, for a change.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbarada View Post
    The fact that I am happy about this news is probably the best indication that I should seriously consider stepping away from Star Wars collecting, for a few years at least.
    Don't misunderstand, I was not going to buy a single one of those figures. Hasblo's ineptitude is just laughable at this point.
    Stir the pot.

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    At least they gave an official word as soon as they could on the matter. It's such a sad situation, it sounds like we're going to end up seeing a price increase either way, that they'll not be able to keep the already market-busting TVC pricing at its current levels. Still, if the droid parts were tacking on another buck, then I guess that's unusable. But it's very frustrating, it seems like there's a leak somewhere and it's likely at least one of the three M's: management (upper, not brand), materials, or manufacturing - somewhere in there is too much overhead, and probably it's a mix of all three, Hasbro's new structure seems to need the brands to carry that upper level management load until they're crushed by it, that brand management has to pay for Hasbro as a company's overhead, that materials costs have gone up, and putting all their efforts into China have finally bit them the way they have everybody.


    Quote Originally Posted by nohagent View Post
    So much for the droid factory head that came with the new yoda starfighter!! They were so toting this at the last celebration!
    Worse still, that swappable dome on there was OUR idea, we pitched it to them in Q&A a few years ago. Still, we have plenty of domes already from the first BAD line.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Yoda has a starfighter?

    That just seems wrong to me. I consider the Desert Sport Skiff and Cruisemissile to be more canon than that. And, no, I'm not joking about those two vehicles, for a change.
    Yeah, Class I Fleet Jedi Attack Fighter, a mini version of the AOTC Jedi Starfighter with the Hasbro side panels removed, just hit shelves this month. It's not ONLY for Yoda, even though that one is Yoda's, the mini-vehicle has a removable booster seat for Yoda, without it regular figures can sit inside. Why they'd want to is another story though.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Well, dat smells stink-a-whiff. I wonder what the line will look like for the first half of the year - I'm assuming Movie Heroes and The Clone Wars will shamble on as planned since they haven't said anything to the contrary. The fact that "many" of the figures will be reintroduced later means some will probably be dropped, but it's not exactly like this was the best lineup they've ever had, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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    At this point I'm starting to think they're continuing the line only because the new movie is coming out, and what they're doing now is a place holder to cover up terrible management of the line for half a year or more.

    Pathetic, and sad.

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    They're continuing this line because it's the #1 licensed boys toy line.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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