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Old May 26 2013, 09:47 PM   #16
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Re: Is it possible to make Trek Toys Kids would want?

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there were no toys or model kits based on Captain America: The First Avenger
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Yes, there was. I bought some of them actually at my local Toys R Us when the movie was released.
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Oops. What I meant to say was, there were no model kits or die-cast replicas of the Flying Wing shown in the film, or even of Red Skull's fast car. But I would have like to have also seen dolls (12 inch) of Captain America/Steve & Peggy (Ken and Barbie) from Mattel.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:24 AM   #17
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Re: Is it possible to make Trek Toys Kids would want?

The problem Playmates had with the 2009 toy line -- aside from the fact that they botched the sizes by splitting the base down the middle between large and small figures -- was that they seemed to be assuming that it would be a financial success and lead to a ressurgence of their mid-90s contract. What I mean is, they seemed to be assuming that they would be able to follow it up with more waves. Hence the cynical marketing ploy of not featuring Bones and Chekov in standard uniforms in the smaller figures. I contend they probably thought they'd be able to double dip with 'standard' versions in a second or third wave of releases. Yeah, that went real well for them didn't it?

I think a future lesson should be, get the basics right first. Don't go second guessing the market. Release a series of 'standard' figures first, and then, and only if the sales warrant it, follow-up with alternative figures.
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Old May 27 2013, 06:21 AM   #18
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One of the biggest complaints about the Star Trek XI line by the big three retailers (Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, & Target) was having too many figures in the standard uniforms. They like more variety in the waves.

I think if Hasbro ever gets around to making Trek action figures they'll do the same thing to keep the retailers happy, but perhaps have fewer figures in each wave and even space them out over a greater period of time.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:50 PM   #19
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^ Fair point. I do agree that retailers obviously want more variety, but as a consumer I certainly would have prefered a complete set in regular uniforms.
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Old June 2 2013, 01:04 PM   #20
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there were no toys or model kits based on Captain America: The First Avenger
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Well, there were no model kits, which I would have loved to see, just small action figures. And as I also wished (and said) I would have liked to see a Ken doll of Captain America, with Barbie as Peggy.
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Old June 25 2013, 02:40 PM   #21
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The guns would have to be cooler.
I thought the "flippy" phasers were incredibly dumb. And chrome weapons? Really?
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Old June 25 2013, 02:45 PM   #22
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Who cares about the kids, I'm the one with the money. Make them for me.
They did. They're called Master Replicas. They cost a fortune and you have to put a second mortgage on your house as well as rent your kids out for medical experiments.

Diamond/Art Asylum did some pretty good work. Too bad they're impossible to find in a store and they too cost a small fortune.
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