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Post #1452855

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Stardust1138
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Discussion: HASBRO'S Star Wars shitshow.
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13-Oct-2021, 3:22 PM
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13-Oct-2021, 3:28 PM
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Stardust1138
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That guy with no name said:

Stardust1138 said:

Blame it on Disney, not Hasbro. Disney doesn’t make nearly as many toys as they did in the George Lucas era. Many snark but Star Wars is second to many kids who favour superheroes. They’re not going to produce toys (or merch) unless it will make them money. You see Baby Yoda because that’s where popular demand is and they’ll make a profit off of it. This is different from George who had an action figure made for every character. He understood the market for both kids and collectors alike. The only thing really collectors have now is Hot Toys but they’re more expensive. It’s unfortunately the reality as the only high point in the Disney era is The Force Awakens but I contribute that a lot to everything feeling new and fresh but more importantly it was almost all pushed before the movie came out. It’s why Captain Phasma toys and merch sold like hot cakes but then reality set in with each subsequent film.

well, either way, we probably won’t see any back in stock.

Unfortunately. Believe me I understand the struggle. For the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace there was barely any merch or toys released. However The Empire Strikes Back got significantly more stuff for its 40th. I know Empire is the more popular film within the fandom but Episode I is my favourite Star Wars film. I’d love to have some merch for it. I’d at least like to find a good tee but it’s very limited in that department for the film and Prequels in general compared to the Originals and Sequels. I’ve only found a few shirts for the Prequels online that are official but they’re limited in design. This compared to the treasure troves for the Originals and a fair amount for the Sequels is very frustrating.