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    Toys Will be Toys looks at Jyn Erso from Star Wars Rogue One

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    1. Aprilshack's Avatar
      Aprilshack -
      Quote Originally Posted by OneSixthRoy View Post


      Although i like this look, still bit bummed that i didn't go for the deluxe version. So many more display options!
      I bought the deluxe version the other day but have gone for this look. People are selling the extras from the deluxe set on ebay if you really need the other look?
    1. OneSixthRoy's Avatar
      OneSixthRoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aprilshack View Post
      I bought the deluxe version the other day but have gone for this look. People are selling the extras from the deluxe set on ebay if you really need the other look?
      Most likely cheaper to sell mine and get a deluxe though, but i'll have a look, thanks for the tip

      Quote Originally Posted by WesMordine View Post
      It almost looks like an official photo of Ms Jones there. Almost.

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      Thanks!
    1. JB24's Avatar
      JB24 -
      Below is Hot Toys' response to my email about more Rogue One figures (received yesterday). I also included links to this forum.

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      Hello,

      Thanks for interest Hot Toys products.
      Your information will be forwarded to our design & production team as a reference.
      We must consider many things such as license, demand & supply........etc.

      Please keep visiting our official website and Facebook page to get our most updated news!



      Best regards,

      VC/ Hot Toys
    1. davejames's Avatar
      davejames -
      Hmm, a response like that tells me they don't actually have anything in the pipeline at the moment. Otherwise they probably would have hinted at something else coming soon (even if only Baze who they already previewed).
    1. Hoody999's Avatar
      Hoody999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by davejames View Post
      Hmm, a response like that tells me they don't actually have anything in the pipeline at the moment. Otherwise they probably would have hinted at something else coming soon (even if only Baze who they already previewed).
      Seems they had different responses at first (which I and others got), then have gone to this standard one. I've seen this one before. Anyway I guess we can only hope that they include Baze in the next HT Star Wars pop-up store for Solo figures. I'm sure they will also use this to show Emperor and all the new OT figures as well.

      Anyway, shouldn't have expected anything more than responses like this I guess......at least we voiced our opinion to them. Better than doing nothing.
    1. JB24's Avatar
      JB24 -
      If anything, we gave them something to think about. Since I also added links to this forum, hopefully they will check in once in a while to get the "pulse of the collectors".
    1. Hoody999's Avatar
      Hoody999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JB24 View Post
      If anything, we gave them something to think about. Since I also added links to this forum, hopefully they will check in once in a while to get the "pulse of the collectors".
      Cool. I suggested HT should do online poles from time to time (like you can here on this forum). They could do it with a nondescript anonymous account and simply ask which OT/Rogue One Star Wars figure people want most (from a certain list). Like JazzInc did with his dioramas. Was perfect to know what people wanted most, and that's what he made next. Simple.

      But that's probably a bit too out there for them. They probably only take direction from what they (and perhaps Disney) think would be popular.
    1. JB24's Avatar
      JB24 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoody999 View Post
      Cool. I suggested HT should do online poles from time to time (like you can here on this forum). They could do it with a nondescript anonymous account and simply ask which OT/Rogue One Star Wars figure people want most (from a certain list). Like JazzInc did with his dioramas. Was perfect to know what people wanted most, and that's what he made next. Simple.

      But that's probably a bit too out there for them. They probably only take direction from what they (and perhaps Disney) think would be popular.
      We'll know in time. Hopefully, Hot Toys will consider your idea because it makes good business sense for them.
    1. illproxy's Avatar
      illproxy -
      pretty sure that was a standard customer service style response also dont they base interest solely on sales? the days of them caring wht collectors on toys forums think/saying are long gone no? the vocal collectors posting on forums represent a small minority of those buyin overall i think.
    1. Hoody999's Avatar
      Hoody999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by illproxy View Post
      pretty sure that was a standard customer service style response also dont they base interest solely on sales? the days of them caring wht collectors on toys forums think/saying are long gone no? the vocal collectors posting on forums represent a small minority of those buyin overall i think.
      Don't know about that. The general premise of demand still rules. If enough people want something of course it will sell well. HT would want this no ?

      Sales figures are an indication, but are very late time-wise and only tell you something about the things you sold, not what you should/could sell going forward.

      If I was HT and wanting to know if I should invest in developing a figure or not I'd be asking the collectors in a pole to get this data up front.

      When I look at the sweaty comic book type stores that have these figures, they aren't selling a whole lot of these high end figures to the general public. They're not cheap Mattel or Kenner figures where kids and anyone can buy them on a whim. I would bet forums like this or Facebook are where a pretty big percentage of their customer base are. It's a very niche market with not that many places to find out new info.

      Actually other than here or Facebook groups, I don't really know of any other place collectors hangout to talk about their purchases and show off their collections to like minded people.
    1. D.R.37's Avatar
      D.R.37 -
      Hot Toys would be smart and open up a forum like Sideshow Freaks. Collectors would post images ask questions and HT could gauge the wants and following of certain characters and go off of that.
    1. Hoody999's Avatar
      Hoody999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by D.R.37 View Post
      Hot Toys would be smart and open up a forum like Sideshow Freaks. Collectors would post images ask questions and HT could gauge the wants and following of certain characters and go off of that.
      Yep, now that would be cool if people were civilised. Although I guess it could end up like the Facebook site with people just complaining and whining about stuff.....like on here sometimes
    1. WesMordine's Avatar
      WesMordine -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoody999 View Post
      Yep, now that would be cool if people were civilised. Although I guess it could end up like the Facebook site with people just complaining and whining about stuff.....like on here sometimes [emoji38]
      Quoted for TRUTH!

      We are spoiled.

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      NDSam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoody999 View Post
      Yep, now that would be cool if people were civilised. Although I guess it could end up like the Facebook site with people just complaining and whining about stuff.....like on here sometimes
      Unfortunately mostly this. I wished they did have a forum though.
    1. WesMordine's Avatar
      WesMordine -
      They save A LOT of mental energies by not having one.

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    1. maru81's Avatar
      maru81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by D.R.37 View Post
      Hot Toys would be smart and open up a forum like Sideshow Freaks. Collectors would post images ask questions and HT could gauge the wants and following of certain characters and go off of that.
      It would be good idea, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are already lurking around on this forum especially J.C. Hong.



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    1. subzro's Avatar
      subzro -
      Howard is always out at shows talking to people. So they are not hiding and he is interacting with his customers. I'm sure him and others watch reactions to figures and take notes.
    1. WesMordine's Avatar
      WesMordine -
      Quote Originally Posted by subzro View Post
      Howard is always out at shows talking to people. So they are not hiding and he is interacting with his customers. I'm sure him and others watch reactions to figures and take notes.
      That's healthier. (Anti)Social networks are not a good gauge for what the actual mayority wants. Many vocal minorities make too much noise.

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    1. D.R.37's Avatar
      D.R.37 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoody999 View Post
      Yep, now that would be cool if people were civilised. Although I guess it could end up like the Facebook site with people just complaining and whining about stuff.....like on here sometimes
      Everyone online is civilized

      Quote Originally Posted by maru81 View Post
      It would be good idea, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are already lurking around on this forum especially J.C. Hong.



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      Iím sure they dip in here every once in awhile. Get a laugh at how picky many of us are hehe.
    1. Username's Avatar
      Username -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoody999 View Post
      Cool. I suggested HT should do online poles from time to time (like you can here on this forum). They could do it with a nondescript anonymous account and simply ask which OT/Rogue One Star Wars figure people want most (from a certain list).


      It would be less than worthless for HT to conduct a poll on here.
      For every ten people who chime in "I'd buy that in a heartbeat!", the *actual* number of people who would lay their cash on the line would be no more than two.
      A friend of mine who runs a similar website did extensive numbers research when he was going to release product. Any number of factors can intrude on the public's spending habits between the initial euphoric desire for the figure(Real world bills/tragic events, other figures being released, a waning regard for the movie in question, a dislike for a final sculpt, etc), and eventual release.
      It personally puts me off certain members of this forum who continually ask where they can order without NRD, because they are already acknowledging they will cancel at a moment's notice. There will be others, of course, who weren't around when the poll was conducted who would buy, and yet more who miss out initially and have to buy at Ebay prices later.
      I understand these things are expensive. But when you PO a figure and cancel, all you do is hurt the industry. Whatever the company is that got your PO, will be stuck with one more figure, HT will have made one more figure for every cancelled PO, stock will languish in stores, less new product will be considered buy a wholesaler because older product failed to sell, etc.
      A company like HT cannot be conducting polls in the consumer base. The poll would be worthless by the time a figure is released.
      And for every fan who says "But they would sell out of *Insert Character Here*!", you need to remember that few HT figures sell out these days right away. And most likely it's only the low volume ones that never got a big preorder.
      Polls don't work, mainly because of the huge lead time required for product to hit the market, but also due the the extremely fickle nature of fans.
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