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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:56 am 
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Batman Beyond won't exactly be ignored by the time JLU is officially over anyway. We'll have 7 characters from that show I think...Batman Beyond, Old Bruce, Warhawk, Superman Beyond (and technically Starro), Old Static, Aquagirl and Micron. Am I forgetting anyone?


That's one more character than Hasbro made while the show was on the air. (Terry, Ace, Blight, Jokerz leader, Jokerz 2-pack -- with Stalker waiting in the wings to never be released)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:20 am 
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j1h15233 wrote:
Batman Beyond won't exactly be ignored by the time JLU is officially over anyway. We'll have 7 characters from that show I think...Batman Beyond, Old Bruce, Warhawk, Superman Beyond (and technically Starro), Old Static, Aquagirl and Micron. Am I forgetting anyone?


That's one more character than Hasbro made while the show was on the air. (Terry, Ace, Blight, Jokerz leader, Jokerz 2-pack -- with Stalker waiting in the wings to never be released)


That's pathetic. Beyond was such a great show.


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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:57 am 
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I'd say BB items sold well at retail. Too bad they didnt make more stuff. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:10 am 
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BB was in the middle in term of quality (altough ROTJ is the BEST Timm movie).

My order, best to worst:

1) JLU
2) New Adventures of Batman
3) Justice League
4) Batman
5) Batman Beyond
6) Superman
7) Static Shock

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108) Zeta Project

Of course, a lot depends on the season as well. I liked the final season of Superman more than the first season of Batman, and so on. And I liked the episodes of Static where a DC character would guest star better than the typical episdoe of Batman Beyond.

And the Superman episode with Aquaman trumps everything except JLU (and even a good chunk of those). :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:38 am 
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Kalibakvunderbarr wrote:
That's what makes her unique! The reason Waller didnt do well is that she was a suit character.

...and Kalibak?

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I'm lost too.

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You'll have to read my first post in order to get an idea of what we were talking about; but the gist of it is that I believe people are overestimating Granny Goodness' appeal. IMHO, she is more Waller than Kalibak; and even if she were as demanded a character as Kalibak was... Kalibak still failed to sell the way Lobo and Giganta did.

Anyways...

    Assuming JLU ends in a high note...

    Assuming the Toyman/Destiny/Firefly 3-pack sells out overnight...

    Assuming some Executive above Toy Guru's payscale continues to see JLU as a low budget line that they can continue to milk...

    And assuming all that leads to more offerings...

I would recomend they maintain the 3-pack SKU and breakout most slots into "equal parts" Batman/BB, Superman & JLU characters. One slot for characters of each series instead of "themed packs" that could potentially alienate some customers. In other words, by following the the Toyman 3-pack blueprint, they could ensure "maximum appeal" accross fans from all series.

Which is better than putting all your eggs in one "ugly New God" basket.

But still... all that's just a pipe dream. I know.

Nonetheless, I'm willing to bet that JLU's performance will end up playing an important role in the near future. It may even tip the scales in favor of a Young Justice Mattycollector offering. I mean, you never know, right?!?

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:40 am 
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Here is mine:

1. Batman the animated series
2. The new batman adventures
3. Superman
4. Justice league
5. JLU
6. Batman beyond
7. Static shock





1008. Zeta project :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:20 am 
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Wow. Superman over JLU?

Care to explain? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 am 
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red Ricky wrote:
I would recomend they maintain the 3-pack SKU and breakout most slots into "equal parts" Batman/BB, Superman & JLU characters. One slot for characters of each series instead of "themed packs" that could potentially alienate some customers. In other words, by following the the Toyman 3-pack blueprint, they could ensure "maximum appeal" accross fans from all series.

It would be nice to see these characters from the Superman series get made:

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:10 am 
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Are we talking about lines or shows? I think the JLU line was definantly better than the superman one.
But superman the animated series SHOW was better than jlu in my opinion

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:34 am 
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Giganta didn't actually sell that well at all. In fact, I think she was failure number one.


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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:42 am 
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Really? I never knew she did bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:55 am 
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Nothing but a pipe dream now, but I wish they'd have done (or do) a Return of the Joker set through DC Direct, like they did for Superman: Doomsday. Sadly, the designs for Superman: Doomsday were (mostly) awful, which I believe is why they didn't sell. It would have been interesting to see what might have happened if they had released nice-looking figures rather than squish-face Supes and scrawny Good Humor Lex.

That said, I scooped up TONS of those for customizing (and a squad of Fortress robots) at pennies on the dollar, so there was a silver lining to that cloud.


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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:12 pm 
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whakojacko1976 wrote:
red Ricky wrote:
I would recomend they maintain the 3-pack SKU and breakout most slots into "equal parts" Batman/BB, Superman & JLU characters. One slot for characters of each series instead of "themed packs" that could potentially alienate some customers. In other words, by following the the Toyman 3-pack blueprint, they could ensure "maximum appeal" accross fans from all series.

It would be nice to see these characters from the Superman series get made:

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You've gotr Luminus in there twice. Is he at the top of your list?

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 Post subject: Re: Would a Return of the Joker Figure Set have been Profita
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Kalibakvunderbarr wrote:
Really? I never knew she did bad.


She took months to sell out and most of them went to the Mattel retail stores or were given away to people. I got mine from someone here who was given a bunch of them and I only had to pay shipping for it. Maybe Mattel thought she was successful but I doubt it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:20 pm 
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The really important villans like inque and blight were made. ( I used the BK inque and cut of the clip.

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