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Old 09-16-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Looks like it is official

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Toht and the rest have all been shelved. Expect an announcement in Toyfare's next issue that
makes it formal.

http://www.toymania.com/toybuzz/messages/61850.shtml
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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son of b@iAch ---- i wonder if we write in to hasbro they will change their minds
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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That's not a Hasbro Press Release so it isn't official.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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son of b@iAch ---- i wonder if we write in to hasbro they will change their minds

Probably not. Not enough Indy fans out there and kids don't collect toys like they used to. Pretty sad, I really wanted the next wave of ROTLA.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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That's not a Hasbro Press Release so it isn't official.

Hasbro doesn't typically have a press release when a line is cancelled. They typically only put one out when something is announced. Next month's Toyfare should clear everything up..hopefully.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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So they are going to end a four month-old line BEFORE the DVD release and holiday season? I seriously don't think so.

Even Hasbro doesn't makes stupid mistakes like that.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
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So they are going to end a four month-old line BEFORE the DVD release and holiday season? I seriously don't think so.

Even Hasbro doesn't makes stupid mistakes like that.

Did you even bother reading what the guy said? The last wave will be the TOD wave and then it is over.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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What guy? Who? The guy from the link? Mr. Chester Cheetah? Is he a spokesman, Q & A rep or the Hasbro CEO, Mr. Brian Goldner? At this point, he's nobody.

Until Hasbro says officially otherwise, I consider this to be a rumor.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:38 PM   #9
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Saw that this morning. Not sure how credible it is since it comes from a message board who has an "insider".
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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well until it's official --- i will plan on buying indy figures for awhile
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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Hard to say if it is true or not, but would not surprise me if it get cancelled. The line has sold horribly, and retailers did not handle this line very well, plus the movie not doing all that hot. A lot of factors are contributing to this possibly happening. Does not help that hasbro has not been too vocal in the q&a regarding this line.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:45 PM   #12
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http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ne...Hasbro_profits

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/bu...rssnyt&emc=rss
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:50 PM   #13
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I have known this "un-official" news for a while...right now, there is not much that will change it as the teams have all moved on and the 2nd Raiders wave was actually figures that were slated for an 08 release but were nixed by management.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #14
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well i hope that this rumor gets squashed soon
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:04 PM   #15
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Why would it? NOBODY loves this line as much as I do..The Hasbro people that CAME TO ME were never afraid to be open that the line was dying. Then, things said made me think that the line was NEVER meant to be long term.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:15 PM   #16
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So they are going to end a four month-old line BEFORE the DVD release and holiday season? I seriously don't think so.

Even Hasbro doesn't makes stupid mistakes like that.


Well, it's not as though they plan to pull the products from the shelves. On the contrary, they are planning to flood the market with re-packs of old figures right around the time of the DVD release, and the TOD wave will probably hit late Nov or early Dec. This will ensure Hasbro continues to clean up on the Indy franchise during the DVD release and holiday season, without having to make any new figures.

That being said, I find it a little hard to believe that the ROTLA series 2 is cancelled. I mean, if they have a shelf date of Jan 2009, it seems like they would have needed to be well into production by now. But, if we do get ROTLA series 2, I'm sure it will be the last of the 3.75" series.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
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That really sucks if true. There were other ways to handle phasing out this line, all of them classier. Going from all that big talk less than a year ago to this is somehow sleazy, like a used car salesman.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:20 PM   #18
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And when they said "On Shelf 1/09" you relly believed them based on the way Indy was moving? come on now...
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #19
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And when they said "On Shelf 1/09" you relly believed them based on the way Indy was moving? come on now...

Well, someone at Hasbro believed, at the time of SDCC, that this wave would be on-shelf by January, otherwise that date would not have been provided. Besides, Indy figures were doing great then. Given how long it takes to get figures made, packaged and shipped to stores, it seems like at least some steps of mass production would have been taken by that point.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:02 PM   #20
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Too bad if it's true. I'll buy whatever they put out. If they cancel this line this soon it really shows a lack of understanding. The economy hurt this line more than the consumers did. Not to mention this line was mismanaged from the start. People can't buy stuff that isn't on the shelves.
There are worse selling lines. Spawn, Speed Racer, Narnia, anything Mcfarlane. I know that Hasbro doesn't make that stuff but they aren't even giving the Indy line a chance.
If this is true, Hasbro won't be getting any of my money anytime soon.
Hopefully Sideshow will keep making figures. Maybe another company will get the license.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:09 PM   #21
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Not to argue with you, but Hasbro presented pictures with a date. What's not to beleive? I still expect these to be made available, be it a retail or on-line exclusive. Retailers were probably placing orders based on the figures displayed at the presentation slideshow.

They can't just show a wave of figures and then not follow through with product.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #22
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Not to argue with you, but Hasbro presented pictures with a date. What's not to beleive? I still expect these to be made available, be it a retail or on-line exclusive. Retailers were probably placing orders based on the figures displayed at the presentation slideshow.

They can't just show a wave of figures and then not follow through with product.

Sure they can. Happened a million times with a million companies. One example was Palisade's Toys. Showed pictures and announced the next wave of Muppet and Sesame Street figures. They stopped answering alot of their questions and one day (not too soon after they showed pictures), they announced they were closing shop.

Hasbro has done it several times with the Star Wars lines. They showed pictures of product and decided not to release them.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:39 PM   #23
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I am not talking about a defunct toy company or cantina tables here. Nor am I referencing "leaked" insider information and preliinary, unreleased pictures that were smuggled out of Hasbro's offices. I am talking about a wave of action figures that they know collectors want and presented to retailers and collectors both at Comic Con San Diego 2 months ago.

Hasbro knows exactly how enthusiastic the fan base is for this line.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:46 PM   #24
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I am not talking about a defunct toy company or cantina tables here. Nor am I referencing "leaked" insider information and preliinary, unreleased pictures that were smuggled out of Hasbro's offices. I am talking about a wave of action figures that they know collectors want and presented to retailers and collectors both at Comic Con San Diego 2 months ago.

Hasbro knows exactly how enthusiastic the fan base is for this line.

The problem is, that i think people are over excaudating the fan base for this line. There is a loyal fan base, but not sure how big it really is. Not to try to argue with you, but sometime fandom can cause oversight at something right in front of our eyes. Trust me, I was like that with the Muppet line. After that debacle, I have played it alot more cautious. It took me a while to believe that the GI Joe line was going to be successful, but look at it now. It is probably one of the most successful toylines right now.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:46 PM   #25
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I don't think it is. Besides when Indy is this popular, they wouldn't. I dobt it. Everyone I talk too now actually knows who he is and all his glory. Besides I have yet to get Vogel, Grail Knight, Young Indy, Shorty, Mola Ram, Indy (ripped sleeve), Toht, and the German Mechanic. $56.00 from me alone. I probably will pick up ones I DON'T want as much. Not too mention, there are about 50 more great characters they can do and then the same characters in different outfits.
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