Star Wars Dying As A Brand? Feb 28, 2018 21:25:29 GMT -6
Post by spockoda on Feb 28, 2018 21:25:29 GMT -6
On another forum I watched a Youtube video where a collector made a case for the Star Wars brand overall losing its luster, with Disney in the hot seat as far as blame. The video maker went through several stores showing the glut of unsold and on clearance Star Wars merchandise. Unfortunately, I tend to agree. First off as soon as Disney got involved, prices for items soared and quality went in the opposite direction for the most part. I don't buy the 6" figures but at a Wal-Mart a few weeks back I saw some marked down to $5 each. I got my readers on and took a good look at some of the figures. On most I felt the paint jobs were subpar. The sculpts were reasonably good but I feel the paint jobs took away from that. Hasbro used to know how to paint a figure. Then the 3.75" figures. I think if Hasbro hadn't brought the brand along and got us fans used to overall good figures with good sculpts, paint jobs, and articulation the obvious decrease in quality that has happened since 2012/2013 might not be as vexing. The video maker stated "no one" is buying the figures from the new Disney movies. I wouldn't go that far but I think even the prequel stuff sold better. Personally, I bought a lot of TFA figures and had them on a shelf for a few weeks. One day I looked at them and I just came to the opinion they just weren't what I wanted in my collection quality-wise and I sold all my TFA figures(except Han Solo)and vehicles. The only figures from the new movies I have bought since are the two versions of Luke, General Leia, and Chewbacca. I am starting to wonder if Star Wars has simply run its course as a brand.