- Dec 15, 2017
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Can you imagine if Hasbro does an updated SA Tusken and puts it on a Mandalorian cardback instead of Star Wars? A segment of the fanbase would revolt.I imagine we'll get Fennec, as she checks several boxes; it's a no-brainer, really.
What's weird is that Hasbro acts like they're still worried about certain characters (like background aliens and secondaries) being potential pegwarmers--but there aren't any pegs anymore anyway, so what does it matter? Anything they make will be ordered through online by the collectors. It is IMPOSSIBLE for them to make a 3.75" Mandalorian story figure that won't sell out.
They tried to throw the old OT fans several bones in Episode 5, but ultimately just left us wanting more. It's interesting that we've seen both Jawas and Tuskens in the first few hours of the series! Maybe we'll meet an actual familiar old-school named character soon!
People tend to get invested when they've been a fan of something for a long time. I'm not saying that any individual should feel entitled, but Star Wars only became the global phenomenon it is *because* of the "old" collectors.Some of them are pathetic crybabies.
True. That's the problem with the "season dump" strategy that most streamers have. The conversation is over after the first week-end. Some people binge it right away, some people take their time. But there's never any kind of shared conversation about it after the fact. It just vanishes from the pop cultural consciousness until it's time to wait for the next season.Very psyched for Moff Gideon to make his entrance, and his eventual figure. IMO its good that diz serialized the Mandalorian and didn’t drop it all at once. Makes it much more fun to follow and discuss.
Yeah, I think it makes a much bigger cultural impact when the episodes are aired once a week and not all at once. It gives time for people to think about what they just saw and theorize about what might come next. I already look forward to Mondays now because it means that I can talk to some of my co-workers about the latest episode and we even have a manager who randomly says "This is the way," whenever he gives out instructions now.True. That's the problem with the "season dump" strategy that most streamers have. The conversation is over after the first week-end. Some people binge it right away, some people take their time. But there's never any kind of shared conversation about it after the fact. It just vanishes from the pop cultural consciousness until it's time to wait for the next season.
The one-a-week strategy ensures that it stays relevant, it stays talked about for the entire run. As much as people think they love binging it at once, people still really dig the "watercooler" aspect to everyone watching a show at the same time, whether it's LOST or GoT or True Detective (S1) or Breaking Bad and now Mandalorian.
Way past this mess. Started feeling it many years ago and couldn't keep up till burn out.Now we have so many streaming options as well as classic TV, that we simply don't have the time for digestion and discussion.
This has also been since the dawn of the internet.And these days it seems that any difference of opinion sparks a flame war or off topic debate.
There are a couple of people here that do 3D printing. Check out the customs section.Do you know of anyone who makes them for sale? I’ve seen the files but no access to a 3D printer.
Good to know, thanks!There are a couple of people here that do 3D printing. Check out the customs section.
I'm also pretty sure there is someone local to you that does it, and in my case, I can do it at my library (not that I have the time anymore to even print out what I want).
Last Christmas, someone had a pop up kiosk in the mall.
Fully agree. So frustrating that all I own from this show is a raider that appeared for 2 seconds and a repainted vehicle. Wtf is wrong with Hasbro.This show, more than anything for awhile, makes me want to run out to the store to buy toys. And... there is nothing out there. At any rate, I would buy the whole crew from this episode...
Despite the fact that we got a Klaatoninian raider (which was mostly a kitbash), I don't know how many of these one-off characters we can reasonably expect to get.With each episode the list grows. Episode 6 is chock full of cool figure potential.
I agree given the situation we are in now. Of course, the question beyond that is: why weren't they locked and loaded with a line of figures for this show? (Given that the 5 POA line was shut down, I'm sure it has something to do with people thinking of it as an in-betweener: a little too adult to aim toys at children, and with not enough adult collectors to support an entire unique line.)And I kind of don't blame Hasbro for not wanting to release figures for just one-episode characters who we will probably never see again, particularly when they will be sooooo late to the table with said figures.
I don't either. It's not 10 years ago with The Clone Wars where many more chances were taken with one-off characters. This retail environment is different, and this scale is not the leader.And I kind of don't blame Hasbro for not wanting to release figures for just one-episode characters who we will probably never see again, particularly when they will be sooooo late to the table with said figures.
Out of all the episodes, Kuiil and a Blurrg remain my top choice as well, even above the child. A creature & rider set is something that can potentially pull kids into making a purchase as well.Agreed. While I am enjoying the suggestions in this thread, I don't imagine many of them will come to fruition given Hasbro's recent releases.
My biggest want is Kuiil and a Blurrg. But I'll happily pick up most of what has been suggested so far.
After last night's episode I also really want a Burg action figure too.
That's gotta be SOP for all Star Wars actors at this point, though. Doesn't necessarily mean we'll see it. I'd be happy to be proven wrong, though. His character was cool and the ending of Episode 6 cleared teased a possible return, though probably not til Season 2.I just heard Bill Burr on a podcast saying that he had his likeness captured for a photo-real action figure.