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Old 09-28-2008, 10:00 PM   #326
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I can't believe all that tooling and sculpting will go to waste. Is there a chance that the 2nd Raiders wave will be released if Hasbro begins to produce more Indy figures (if an animated series or a fifth movie comes out), or will these figures just be trashed?
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #327
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Everyone buy Indy stuff for any children or other fans in our life this holiday season. It might change their minds!
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:12 AM   #328
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I can't believe all that tooling and sculpting will go to waste. Is there a chance that the 2nd Raiders wave will be released if Hasbro begins to produce more Indy figures (if an animated series or a fifth movie comes out), or will these figures just be trashed?

We'll see all the sculpting in Hasbro's other lines.. eventually. They just won't be Indy figures.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:50 AM   #329
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Yes they seemingly made every single character in the Star Wars universe, but a cool looking alien that may have had only 3 seconds on screen, will always be more appealing then a boring white dude in a suit. (No hate please, I love Indy and am ticked off at Hasbro)

The fact is Star Wars characters are more exciting to kids. A lightsaber or an old ancient artifact textbook? No contest. Indy is popular, but I witnessed 300 people standing in line at midnight at TRU just to get Clone Wars action figures. Star Wars collectors are fanboys, casual collectors, and hords of kiddies. This relates to greenbacks. Although we are crazy about Jones, it just doesn't compare. I did a generic search on Ebay, 4400 Indy items, but compare it to Star Wars (53,000) and you get your answer. Popular, but only a fraction of the mighty space epic. We could have Star Wars in the toy isle for the next 20 years.

That being said, Hasbro treated Indy like a flash in the pan and never (I believe) intended it to be more then a companion to the movie. They should have never shown the ROTLA series 2 to us. It's like dangling fresh meat in front of a dog, then not feeding him.

I think I have already started to move on. I look forward to getting KOTCS on dvd in a couple of weeks, but then I think the excitement will sort of die down for me. The holidays will come and go, then Indy will be gone from the shelves once again. Hopefully not for good, but probably not for a long time, unless we get Indy 5. Hint to future companies looking at Indy, keep it small, have a good assortment of characters, give your loyal fans a voice, and for heavens sake, NO MORE MUTT FIGURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #330
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I'm so glad we got a german soldier and then a german soldier 2 pack. We could have had Toht or Mechanic. Plus the Marion with thug is the same figure as her single packaged. This line was pretty bad in alot of ways. Hasbro just pumps stuff out without even thinking. Their new Star Wars figures kind of suck too. A million different painted clone troopers----on a side note to Lucas....Why do the clone troopers suddenly have different helmets come episode 4? Not fashionable enough?
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:49 PM   #331
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I'm so glad we got a german soldier and then a german soldier 2 pack. We could have had Toht or Mechanic. Plus the Marion with thug is the same figure as her single packaged. This line was pretty bad in alot of ways. Hasbro just pumps stuff out without even thinking. Their new Star Wars figures kind of suck too. A million different painted clone troopers----on a side note to Lucas....Why do the clone troopers suddenly have different helmets come episode 4? Not fashionable enough?

They changed in each of the 3 movies to the standard version now.. Pretty cool.

Actually, Clones sell like CRAZY!! I even have wayyyy too many.


I know for a fact that one of my Hasbro guys pushed for Toht and the GM to be added in a 3rd battle pack but Hasbro did not have time to push them through production and they would not make it to retail in time...The Hasbro team really wanted these figures to get made since they worked so hard on them.

The new SW figures are fantastic...I have been buying SW since DAY 1 ( I have the pics to prove it ) and these 2008 figures are better than ever.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:18 PM   #332
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It's sad that Star Wars is getting all of the spotlight right now with incredible toys. Those Star Wars fans are crying for more, more, more!
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #333
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The Indy line kept getting better and better, with the TOD figures looking amazing. Makes me sad thinking about how perfect the 2nd ROTLA wave would have been.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:58 AM   #334
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It's sad that Star Wars is getting all of the spotlight right now with incredible toys. Those Star Wars fans are crying for more, more, more!




Star Wars is their money maker. They won't bite off the hand that feeds them. Star Wars will always be their numero uno. Everything else is gravy.
They are also banking on the new Marvel line next year. I've seen previews and it looks very kid appealing, and will satisfy most fanboy's desires. Unlike Indy, I hope they at least give this one a fair shake. All sorts of Marvel Universe figures I want to see.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:33 AM   #335
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That's Blasphemy!
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:53 PM   #336
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Wow, this is disappointing news that I am only now finding out. I guess I will try to get what I can before the holidays.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:36 PM   #337
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Target, despite the odds, appears to have ordered another wave of figures. I went to three different stores in my area and they each have an almost completely new assortment than last week. Holiday preparation?

If you have a Target around you, I think it'd be worth a shot to check them out.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:15 AM   #338
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Target, despite the odds, appears to have ordered another wave of figures. I went to three different stores in my area and they each have an almost completely new assortment than last week. Holiday preparation?

If you have a Target around you, I think it'd be worth a shot to check them out.

I found this to be the case around me as well. Last night I saw the first Grail Knights I had seen in the wild since June or July.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:59 AM   #339
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I found this to be the case around me as well. Last night I saw the first Grail Knights I had seen in the wild since June or July.

I'll be sure to stop there again after I go workout today.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:28 AM   #340
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I'll be sure to stop there again after I go workout today.

Best of luck, let me know how it works out!
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