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    Article: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage Starts Saturday with Hasbro

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    Here we go, live details on the Facebook page from the SW presentation. They're talking about scene-specific shots being the inspiration, I hope they remember to keep the poses neutral and let the articulation do that work. Obviously they have on the X-wing Luke.

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    6" scale R2 with tools! Finally Hasbro's going to get this right.

    3.75" first 2 waves sound very much like the Droid Factory lineup, that's fine.

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    Oh boy, Luminara

    The simple figures are gonna be "Saga Legends" at $6 a piece, already seems a buck too high so these better sell like hotcakes.

    Wow, Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, how exciting and original.

    Finally, good news: a TRU-exclusive Republic Gunship with Yoda, a pilot, a trooper, and turrets. Hope it has a good paintjob, we mere non-attendees will see later today I think.

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    Amazon.com gets the big ESB Slave I with Han Carbonite block and no other figures. I'm fine with that!

    Kmart gets the scanning crew pack and Ewok catapult sets, if only kmart wasn't such a pain to deal with.

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    6" Fett with Han in Carbonite teaser!!! That's what they closed with, nice. 22 minutes, not bad.

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    Why, why does all the Ewok stuff go to K-Mart?

    And what exactly do you mean by "simple figures"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Why, why does all the Ewok stuff go to K-Mart?
    You mean like the TRU 5-pack? As for the rest, probably because they are the retailer who didn't say "no thanks".


    And what exactly do you mean by "simple figures"?
    You know the 2 new battle packs in 2012 with the 6 points of articulation - Naboo Jedi battle and Bespin Fight? Apparently Hasbro is doing a whole line of that type of simpler figure for their Star Wars and Marvel brands, designing the product for a lower, more kid-friendly pricepoint.
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    Sweet. There's gonna be like "Cinema Scenes" of the Jedi Force figures.

    Death Star Escape and Jabba's Palace Rescue confirmed for the line.
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    I know the one (nicer) set went to TRU, but the majority of Endor-themed stuff is going right to K-Mart.

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    You know the 2 new battle packs in 2012 with the 6 points of articulation - Naboo Jedi battle and Bespin Fight? Apparently Hasbro is doing a whole line of that type of simpler figure for their Star Wars and Marvel brands, designing the product for a lower, more kid-friendly pricepoint.
    Oh, wonderful. Have they lost track of what made them so big--licenses and figures that appeal to kids and adults? I'm concerned this will scavenge resources--and, more importantly, peg space--from the regular line. Why should retailers order the figures that cost twice as much (and will presumably move at half the speed) when they can get the junk ones?

    In any case, if kids are going for one line and adults for another, will those sales be counted as one action figure line? Or will the numbers folks be saying a year from now, "I don't understand! Star Wars is no longer the #1 action figure line!"?

    Sadly, given the recent developments in Joe articulation, and overall size and quality of TF's, it looks like they're mostly moving in the cheapo direction. The last couple of years have produced some staggering figures (have you seen things like Pursuit of Cobra Low-Light?), and I really hope they don't throw away all that progress. At the very least, it's likely that Walgreens won't be the go-to place for figures that were undershipped the previous year, because I imagine they'll opt for the junk figures.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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