Except that so far projectile shooters were still integrated with the vehicle's original weapon array, and while not invisible, were at least unobtrusive.We've had ships and playsets and figures that shoot oversized projectiles for decades.
The current incorporation with Nerf is like any of the other action features we've gotten on ships and with figures over the years. It's gimmicky and appeals to kids as you said. I don't give Hasbro credit for a lot of stuff, but I do think they are always trying to get kids... which IS the demographic. Let's face it... Hasbro is not an adult collector company like Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, Sideshow, etc. Hasbro is a TOY company.I couldn't figure out how to add to my previous message or edit it.
Anyways, I wonder if the addition of things like Nerf rocket shooting isn't so much interference from on high as much as it is just Hasbro reprioritizing. They gave collectors years and years of attention and maybe with the new trilogy they've decided to swing the pendulum back towards kids first and collectors later. It isn't like collectors have been completely forgotten, between the Black Series, new lines like Hot Wheels, and the constant stream of convention exclusives, but if they decided to shift their focus to accommodate a larger market, who can blame them?
If anything, the biggest problem Hasbro has right now is distribution.
This! This! 1000x this! When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the classic AotC Jedi Starfighter was that the action feature was hidden behind breakaway panels that came off with the click of a tiny button. The vehicle was a magnificent example of a vehicle that was both fun and accurate. I was never an avid reader of the comics, and never knew at the time that this action feature tied into the comics, but I was very excited when I learned about it. It made the toy even cooler in my opinion. Toys can be both fun and accurate, and I think modern Hasblows forgets that.Except that so far projectile shooters were still integrated with the vehicle's original weapon array, and while not invisible, were at least unobtrusive.
The Nerf stuff has projectiles that are ten times larger than any previous projectile, require heavy redesign on the vehicle to be integrated, and were not even meant to be merged into vehicles - Nerf used to be human-sized toy weapons.
The Nerf idea just doesn't mix with Star Wars vehicles. Do a Nerf Imperial Blaster, or a Nerf Han Solo Handgun, by all means, but leave the vehicles alone!
I paid hard earned money for my toys, mister, and I'll bet everybody else here did as well, so I wouldn't call us spoiled.We were spoiled rotten and are now acting like children a lot of the time by demanding our favorite things or we'll quit.
I paid hard earned money for my toys, mister, and I'll bet everybody else here did as well, so I wouldn't call us spoiled.
I never threatened Hasbro that I'd quit if they didn't make the stuff I liked. They just stopped making the stuff I like available in my area. I never had a chance to quit, they just stop letting me buy their stuff that I wanted.:'(
Notice I said WE... I was spoiled also. I just hate hearing how people are so upset that they blah blah blah.... hey... I've done some of that too. I just want to move forward though, and in a positive direction. I've seen enough of your posts, Trooper, to know that you and I are on the same wavelength at least. Give us good sculpts of characters that can attain their iconic poses and or achieve a decent amount of movement based on the figure. Jedi and troopers need articulation. Backgrounders may not need it so much.
Amen, to that.