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"Avengers: Endgame" Minimates - SPOILERS INSIDE

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13 hours ago, youbastards said:

Zach, can you clarify why Chuck insists the window has passed for Endgame?  Are there specific licensing dates that your product has to be released by?

We're not allowed to discuss the terms of contracts, but most licenses have a set period of validity. Movie periods may be shorter than others. 

13 hours ago, youbastards said:

Hot Toys, Funko, other companies don't seem to have to adhere to having Endgame product released by a certain date, so it's confusing to us consumers who want to buy more product and are told it's too late to make more.

I do not know what their terms are. Maybe Hot Toys can afford to extend their terms due to the price point of their items, lengthy development times, and the way they sell product. Funko can sell a Pop of anything at any time. And Hasbro is a master toy licensee. The way we sell product, it may not make financial sense to extend the license too far beyond the movie window, due to retailer interest. I'm sure that will be debated, but unless you're a retailer it's speculative. 

13 hours ago, youbastards said:

Can you also clarify if DST is moving away from future MCU product altogether, or is Far From Home unique?  We all know how much Chuck loves Spidey, so it is.really disappointing that FFH got skipped.  Did another company grab the 2" license out from under DST?

We are not moving away from MCU product. You'd have to ask Chuck why we did nothing from FFH. I do not believe it was due to another licensee, or you would have seen something by now, right? Sony licenses work differently than straight Marvel licenses. Not sure how Homecoming product did, either. We have some Spidey game stuff coming out around the same time period, so that may have affected the decision. 

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7 hours ago, DSTZach said:

We are not moving away from MCU product... We have some Spidey game stuff coming out around the same time period, so that may have affected the decision. 

I'm happy to read both these things! I hope this means we're getting Spider-Man PS4 Minimates?

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Aaaah wack.

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1 hour ago, youbastards said:

I think he means the statues they've already solicited.

Oh. Fun.

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