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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Ran » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:13 pm

But changing the size of the Unleashed figures worked so well.

What's with all the graded figures on hasbrotoyshop.com? Are people really dropping $80-$140 on them?

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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:23 pm

In this optimistic economy, nerds will spend their money on anything. I mean, did you see the 12" Vintage SW Figures Gentle Giant is doing for $80 a pop? Awesome!

I saw at ComicCon you are relauching the Marvel Legends brand. After spending a good portion of the last two years dreaming up any illogical rationale to explain the retailers just don't support 6" figures despite DCUC being a runaway success for Mattel, why the sudden 180 degree reversal?
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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Ran » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:04 am

Joe Quesada personally retconned any negativity towards a 6" figure line.

Why Force Battlers? Again?

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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby vynsane » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:03 am

Ran wrote:Joe Quesada personally retconned any negativity towards a 6" figure line.


actually, it was mephisto.
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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Ran » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Joe Quesada isn't Mephisto? New question. For the Iron Man and Thor movie figure lines, it seems that most of the figures are Iron Man and Thor. Do kids army build these superheroes?

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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:44 pm

We were having so much success with that concept in the Star Wars line with all the clonetroopers, we got overzealous and applied it to our Marvel Line as well. Short answer? Yes. We expect you to army build Thor and Iron Man. And if you don't, we tell our shareholders its your fault for not supporting our toylines. So the real question is, Why do you hate America?

Why is your distribution a template of "Feast or Famine"? Retailers will go months without any new product, then they get a hundred cases of the same product which is impossible to sell thru and they're stuck with pegwarmers they must clearance out. Then they are reluctant to order more figures until you offer another shitty wave of pegwarmers and send them another hundred cases.
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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby jjreason » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:53 am

It's easier & cheaper for us to ship cases in humongous fucking lots, containing mainly figures you've already seen before in slightly changed packaging. Duh.

Any chance of a re-release on the Cruisemissile Trooper? I'm looking for a 25th anniversary silver edition complete with variant foil-embossed first day of issue packaging... don't let me down.
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Re: Vynsane.com's Hasbro's Weekly Q&A

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:39 pm

Awww...you know how much we hate to disappoint fans.

But in your case, we'll make an exception. Bitch.



Your Kre-o Lego ripoffs are rubbish. But the li'l Transformer Kreons are adorable. Any chance of getting those without having to buy the crappy sets?
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