DSTZach Posted March 17, 2018 Share Posted March 17, 2018 On 3/10/2018 at 12:33 AM, arnim zola said: I don't, and doubt most anyone here expects any sort of incredible revelations about anything. Your job is separate from other departments, you've said you aren't even in the same office right? OK, so at the very least I expect that you might do what you often do which is provide interesting and useful insight into what you do know behind the scenes, neutrally, and without being 100% a dick. I am only 50% Dick, on my mother's side. My dad's family is Jerkish, and came over from Jerky in the 1930s. Although we showed some Disney movie and FF characters at Toy Fair LAST year, we are currently only allowed to make game-specific characters and Disney characters with-game-specific looks. And Tron. That is looking like it MIGHT change, for AF and Minimates, but we'll see. Final Fantasy characters may be a tougher row to hoe, but again, we'll have to see. Square has their own toy line. Series 2 has three new characters, Sark, Soldier and Pete. Series 3 also has three new characters. So I would not say each wave has the same characters in it. And while there is some benefit to releasing multiple Mickeys, Soras, Goofys (Goofies?) and Donalds up front, tooling-wise (this is a tooling-intensive wave, so a few extra parts can double the number of tools needed, a significant investment) they are also the stars and the most famous characters. The B&W variant 2-pack at Toys"R"Us and Space Paranoids 2-pack at comic shops are of course optional to collectors, being a very specific subsets, but they are all potentially strong sellers with fans of the classic Tron movie AND octogenarians who loved "Steambot WIllie" (or just traditional Disney fans, since those are cartoon-accurate). Two Donalds and Mickeys at TRU and two Donalds at comic shops in Series 1 are perfectly manageable given our history of Marvel variants, and two Soras at TRU in Series 2 are not bad either. The three Goofuses are split up pretty evenly over the two waves and two locations. (Space Paranoids Sora will now come with the light cycle, replaced with Sark.) I know eight characters across two waves does not seem like a lot, but I think the distinctive alt looks for the repeated characters will make for a nice grouped display, and I don't think this is a Mattel He-Man situation. But I do not know what the TRU situation is, so this may all be moot. Or half-moot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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