So are you suggesting that Hasbro should never make another animated line again just because the 3.75 ones were crap?
No, I'm saying there's no logic for what's been suggested here.
Hasbro shouldn’t invest in animated Avengers figures to please JLU collectors, but rather to make money off of people who would like figures based on the animated Avengers show that’s airing on Disney XD.
But there's no money to be made if retailers don't want it. After Wolverine and the X-Men
only lasted one season and Armored Adventures
barely made it anywhere other than TRU, there's no compelling reason for retail buyers to want it.
And judging from the toy isles there are more of those few reaming people buying JLU than Iron Man 2. There's also no reason in the world for Hasbro to flood the toy isiles with more movie based Iron Man figures that just don’t move.
So the one
chain that has a couple of pegs for JLU
, pegs which are rarely stocked with anything, is selling more of those than all
chains have sold for Iron Man 2
? Be serious. Hasbro delivered what retailers ordered for Iron Man 2
. They don't just arbitrarily ship a quantity to those stores and say, "Here, this is what you get, so pay us now."
Fair enough with Superman Returns, but to the other non-Avatar lines no. I haven't seen an abundance of them like the Iron Man 2 figures that flood the toy isles.
So The Dark Knight
Movie Master toys aren't collecting dust at TRU? Really? Wow.
The only era Hasbro succeeds Mattel is in is the 3.75 inch figures, but that’s not saying much.
It's saying a lot, actually, when their lines dominate the action figure aisles and Mattel's products barely have a few pegs here and there. Other than a few three-packs at TRU, JLU
is only (and barely) at one store. Their retro line is only at one store, unless you count the discount retailers who are selling them for half the price because Mattel couldn't unload them anywhere else. Their 3¾" line died. Action League doesn't come close to what Hasbro is doing with Super Hero Squad. Availability of their 6" line is seriously limited.
Just because you happen to personally prefer what Mattel offers, that doesn't mean they "own" anything. Far from it.
More plastic and better detail alone makes Marvel Legends better.
Oh yes quite. And they always say no to animated lines.
Not always, but often. Mattel tried getting a Legion of Super Heroes
line to retailers, but they passed. If Wal-Mart and Target wanted a line based off this show, Hasbro would produce one. It's as simple as that.