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Old April 3 2013, 03:53 PM   #2746
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Because they're shortsighted numbnuts.
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Old April 3 2013, 06:43 PM   #2747
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Truer words were never spoken. Er, posted.
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Old April 3 2013, 06:47 PM   #2748
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Old April 4 2013, 01:35 AM   #2749
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The Black Widow thing doesn't make sense since 'Tasha was a huge part of the overall story of phase one, and a critical character in both "Iron Man 2" and "Avengers" and will be again in "Captain America: Winter Solider". Female characters are just as important, and in some cases...just as popular if not more so than their male counterparts. I've never been able to figure out this mentality. At the very least you could do limited edition versions if you were really concerned about not fully making money. Either way it's dumb. I really wanted a Movie Masters Miranda errrrrr Talia.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:42 AM   #2750
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It's futile to try to decipher a lot of toy company logic. There are still repacks and carry forwards of unpopular, poorly selling Episode I figures shipping to stores an entire year after the market demand for them was met while countries outside the U.S. are getting the new stuff that would help freshen and reinvigorate American store pegs and shelves.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:50 AM   #2751
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I can only hope that Winter Soldier gets a 6" line that brings us a Black Widow. I'm not holding my breath, though.
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Old April 4 2013, 02:21 AM   #2752
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One of the best selling Star Wars action figures of 2012 was Shae Vizla, the female bounty hunter from a video game most people have never played or even wanted to. Chalk up part of her success to being an Expanded Universe character with a smaller production run and thus a more popular target for collectors, but at the end of the day she's a redheaded woman most people will never hear of nor see from a video game that isn't exactly the modern version of Space Invaders in terms of popularity.

Female characters will sell and make you money if you market them properly and with cunning skill....or just bother to make them in the first place.
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Old April 4 2013, 02:58 AM   #2753
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Yeah, its not like you really have to try hard to sell the major female character from one of the biggest god damn movies ever.
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Old April 4 2013, 03:26 AM   #2754
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Toy companies still hold onto the long-held idea that female action figures do not sell well in the U.S. market*. IMO, they're not looking at the collector's market, but rather at the retail market where the female figures tend to be peg warmers unless they're produced in low quantities. They'd rather have people scrambling to find the one or two female figures in a case than have the shelves filled with them collecting dust.

*I actually saw something that supported this at a local Wal-Mart that apparently messed up and had a lot of Power Girl, Cheetah, and Zatanna DC Universe 7-inch figures. I don't know if potential buyers were feeling self-conscious or what about buying fairly sexy female action figures, but they sat on the pegs for at least a year before the store finally just took them down and replaced 'em with some Toy Story figures.
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Old April 5 2013, 04:35 AM   #2755
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The brand new Sideshow Collectibles Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan, Episode I) looks absolutely spellbinding. Even if you're not the biggest fan of the first prequel or a clean-shaven Obi-Wan with a Padawan braid this entry in the Sideshow line is one of the best Prequel-era Obi-Wan collectibles I think I've ever seen.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:27 AM   #2756
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finally got my 6th Doctor figure.

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Old April 7 2013, 05:31 AM   #2757
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Nice! Congratulations. We need more Who toy pictures.
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Old April 7 2013, 09:55 PM   #2758
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It'll be interesting to see what happens when Character Options/Underground Toys switches to the 3.75-inch scale. Some classic Doctor Who figures were never released in the 5-inch scale...
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Old April 8 2013, 03:46 AM   #2759
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Hawkeye is proud of his "boys":



He's also impressed with his cup:

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Old April 8 2013, 05:50 AM   #2760
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Outstanding.

You'll get your own spinoff thread on a major network at this rate.
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