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    Default Hasbro appreciation thread.

    Yea, you read that right, Hasbro appreciation. Toy Fair starts today, and today I also got the new Ben Kenobi Hasbro put out and I have to say, thank you Hasbro. It's a great figure and a great TOY. Couple this with the Falcon they put out and just, wow. Now not everything Hasbro makes is great, but if you know what you want to collect and are willing to wait you get some great gems. Right now I have a display of 11 of the first 12 '77/'78 releases that have been done in the new line. All that is missing is the EU Death Squad Trooper. Now are all 11 figures perfect? No, the Leia has a china doll look to her face and swivel elbows, the 3PO is the "Ewok Deity" one but has wonky legs but ya know what? They are great toyss first and foremost. Hasbro knows "collectors" buy their stuff but their target audience really is kids and more often then not they hit that mark. Honestly, I really don't buy much from Hasbro but when I do it's usually an update on a vintage figure and a pretty good effort at that. At times it makes me want to scale back on the 1/6 scale stuff because I know I'm never going to get a Kenner line in 1/6 scale, but I JUST might with Hasbro. Anyone else feel this way or am I crazy?
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    I Think Hasbro is a great company. Yes it's target is kids but they make it affordable for them to collect there stuff. They gave Indy a dam good try, shame not enough people bought the figures.
    Also I have a collection of Star Wars unleashed figures which is a great line, the unleashed Boba Fett is awesome . So yeah, most of us say Hasblow, but really it's just in jest

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    No, there's some things Hasbro really is Hasblow on. Their 12 inch line was just bad, especially toward the end. They flooded the market with too much Indy stuff. But for me, and the way I collect right now I'm really happy with them. They went all out on Ben (even giving us the tables they said we werent going to get, GOD BLESS slow factory communication haha), the upcoming Ughnaught looks awesome and so do the Hoth Soldiers. I just think a lot of the time we give Hasbro a hard time because we aren't getting what we want or it's not how we want. Good example are the Ultimate (Collector) Battle Packs with the Lars Home and the Sarlaac. Collectors were angry because they were vacuformed and expensive. I want just the house and the Sarlaac but I know if I wait eventually they can be had cheap. With Hasbro it really is a waiting game. I think Im rambling because I barely slept last night but I dunno.. I'm sorta pumped to see what Toy Fair has in store from Hasbro. Oh and if no ones figured it out yet, my focus in Hasbro collecting is "vintage - what was made and what should have been made". And surprisingly I have a narrow idea of what should have been made. I really need that new Rancor that is floating around though. Have you guys seen that? It is a thing of beauty.
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    I like this thread!
    I avoid Hasbro related discussion because it's mostly bashing. In actuality they are responsible for an insane amount of fantastic product. I just picked up the new Falcon playset for $64 at Walmart (perfect example of the "waiting game" ). I know it's been discussed to death, but it really is one of the best toys ever made, IMO.
    There is a huge variety at a decent price range and I believe there's something for everyone.
    As for Indy, personally I couldn't understand when people were complaining about no midnight madness etc. for that license. It seemed like the clock was ticking even before the figures hit - old people in old fashioned clothes are not going to sell like multicolored aliens.
    And yeah that Rancor is SWEET!

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    I think what brought this on for me was when I got my Ben this morning, I tore open the card, cut the elastics and started PLAYING with it. I felt like a kid again. With Sideshow, Hot Toys and Medi.. there isn't much playing. You get them in the pose you like and that's about it. With the Hasbro stuff you can make little scenes, you get things like the Falcon vehicle/playset. The vintage Luke was my first action figure and I've come to realize that Hasbro really DOES work hard and usually gets crucified by fandom. A good example is the VOTC Early Bird Luke with telescoping saber. I'd love to see Hasbro do a Ben and Vader like that as exclusives or mail aways.. but they'd be crucified because it's not cool for collectors. Some times I think you need to step back and look at the products for what they are.
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    I like to bash Hasbro or (polish turds to quote a fellow freak)



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    Well some of their small figs rock. The new E4 wave from this year look awesome. I do realize the Han Luke and Joe Johnston space trooper are repacks with new heads but the other figures that have 10 seconds of screentime between them look great.

    Im such a sucker for abscure characters from the OT

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    They have done some great figs over the years. I still get their stuff - not as much these days...but they put out some nice stuff on occasion....

    They have gone very kiddie oriented lately...but hey, that's the idea

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    Just when I was ready to stop collecting their 3 3/4" line, they started getting really good. So here I am, still buying them!

    Their 12-inchers were getting good towards the end too. But I'm glad they passed the torch to SS. And I'm glad SS is now collaborating with HT.

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    I really don't buy to many Hasbro figures for myself, but my son has almost everything made. I did see a new Jawa the other day that peaked my interest.

    I think Hasbro's best line was the Vintage Original Trilogy Collection. You know, the new figures, packaged on the classic Kenner card. I loved that line. I wish they had continued it. I have every figure accept the mail away George Lucas...

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