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DeathBug

In Reply To
Tiger Shark

Subj: Toy Fair
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 05:45:05 pm EST
Reply Subj: Yeah, I'm Really Pro-Fin Fang Foom Too; What's With That She Hulk?
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:51:11 am EST

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The Savage She-Hulk, with those wispy little beanstalk legs, is a real disappointment. And those clothes have got to go!

I have a feeling these Hulk figures are not going to be full-ML scale, but more like the mini-FF figures from the Ronan line, which were very undesirable overall. Kiddie stuff.

We'll have to see. Hasbro seems to be moving even further into the 'kiddie toy' market and away from the collector market. Both are important, but I think they should be kept separate and distinct.

I agree about those repulsor rays on IM. They're repulsive.

Doc Ock looks okay but I already have a few and I'm not overly keen on the character.

I applaud the move back towards the large BAF figures, but it remains to be seen whether this is a one-shot thing or a test run to see how the large BAF performs.

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that the Brood Queen, lame Sand Man, and especially the forthcoming Nemesis figure are not exciting collectors and others fans the same way the Galactus and Sentinel figures did.

Which means that Hasbro is probably seeing the line weaken and stumble in terms of sales.

But they should have started dynamically from the get-go, and have realized that the large BAFs were the wave and way of of the future.

A recent line of classic Universal Monster toys even had a huge BAF Karloff Frankenstein figure. And Legendary Heroes has produced two incredible large BAFs so far, and Mattel is making the forthcoming Gorilla Grodd and Solomon Grundy figures 8-9 inches as well.

Peace.




Everyone talk about Galactus and the Sentinel as the be-all-end-all of BAF's, and while I'd agree that those figures were good, no one mentions the fact that we haven't seen BAFs of those size in what, three years? Four? Toy Biz themselves didn't ever top the Sentinel, but somehow it's Hasbro's fault for not doing it?

And Marvel Toys can continue to make BAF as big as they want, and it won't make a lick of difference to me because I've never heard of half the figures in their lines. Pitt? Stryker? Super Patriot? Who cares?

As for the Fair itself, I was really irritated that press materials spoke of a Puma, a Carnage, and others, and all they actually displayed were re-releases.

Spectacular Spider-Man looks awesome, though.


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