Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue

Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 5:09pm CDT

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There is a new article about Hasbro and Transformers in The Seattle Times. This latest article talks about the abundance of movie tie-in toys and including Hasbro's Transformers Movie toy line. Read the article by clicking here.

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Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185380)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:18pm CDT
"Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue."
O RLY?
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185396)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:26pm CDT
that's rediculous that it says that the Marvel license was a profitable choice for hasbro since like 3/4 of all the spider-man sh*t is STILL on the fu*king shelves. I mean, it was just like this with the first 2 movies. Did they learn nothing from Toy Biz? I still see a lot of the Spider-Man 2 stuff on the clearance ailes.
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185401)
Posted by Bumbled on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:27pm CDT
Nemesis_Apoc wrote:that's rediculous that it says that the Marvel license was a profitable choice for hasbro since like 3/4 of all the spider-man sh*t is STILL on the fu*king shelves. I mean, it was just like this with the first 2 movies. Did they learn nothing from Toy Biz? I still see a lot of the Spider-Man 2 stuff on the clearance ailes.
Yeah I totally agree, I also hate Marvel toys :lol:
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185428)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:37pm CDT
1337W422102 wrote:"Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue."
O RLY?


A NLY

Er, I mean "YA RLY" :lol:
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185546)
Posted by Scaleface on June 26th, 2007 @ 6:21pm CDT
Gee. why would they say that, just because there is an Optimus Prime in every size class, and they all look differnet, and we havn't even hit the repaints yet? Plus EVERY new movie mold basically sucks rocks in robot form.

Not as bad as the movie toys for the last Superman movie. They has at least a dozen SUPERMAN figures, and no one else in the line. It was bar-bending Superman, flying Superman, super-vison Superman, etc. a dozen one-gimmick toys of the same guy!
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185583)
Posted by i_amtrunks on June 26th, 2007 @ 6:45pm CDT
Who pays these morons to point out the obvious?
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185704)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 26th, 2007 @ 7:50pm CDT
Um...... yeah.


I agree that the Superman and Marvel movie stuff (aside from the Wal-Mart exclusive Spidey and Venom) just sits there. I also see it happening with the POTC stuff.
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185708)
Posted by Brakethrough on June 26th, 2007 @ 7:52pm CDT
At least we aren't going to see transformers on motorcycles. Willis over at Shortpacked! had a very good comic on that.
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185743)
Posted by Emperor Primacron the 1st on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:11pm CDT
At least we aren't going to see transformers on motorcycles. Willis over at Shortpacked! had a very good comic on that.


Let's just hope it STAYS that way. :P
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185758)
Posted by Creature SH on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:20pm CDT
Do I sense some racism against Junkions here ? :-?
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185901)
Posted by prowl 4 mvp on June 26th, 2007 @ 9:21pm CDT
Creature SH wrote:Do I sense some racism against Junkions here ? :-?


Wouldn't that be "mode-ism"? :grin:
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185962)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 26th, 2007 @ 9:49pm CDT
Well duh, nothings ever funny twice, and Hasbro does the same thing for everybody.

After a while, enough!!!

This stuff is all over, overpriced, and so much of it just has nothing to do with anything, that who would want it?

Pirates is a prime example of this, but unlike Pirates, this crap will eventualy sell.
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (185993)
Posted by SoooTrypticon on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:11pm CDT
Agree. I'm already sick of the toys- haven't bought ANY yet, and really want all the stupid spy stuff to go away. They really should have continued classics. That was a line that everyone liked.
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (186034)
Posted by Zeedust on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:40pm CDT
Huh, the article basically says that Transformers is the least likely to sufferthis problem, and the movie toys are actually selling rather nicely.

Still, slow news day in Seattle?
Re: Movie-Toy Tie-ins Risk Consumer Fatigue (186096)
Posted by skywarp-2 on June 26th, 2007 @ 11:22pm CDT
Scaleface wrote:Gee. why would they say that, just because there is an Optimus Prime in every size class, and they all look differnet, and we havn't even hit the repaints yet? Plus EVERY new movie mold basically sucks rocks in robot form.


I disagree, i think the new movie mold of Bumblebee 2008 Camaro is quite nice...

Scaleface wrote:Not as bad as the movie toys for the last Superman movie. They has at least a dozen SUPERMAN figures, and no one else in the line. It was bar-bending Superman, flying Superman, super-vison Superman, etc. a dozen one-gimmick toys of the same guy!


you forgot to mention the fact that the Mattel toys of Superman looked nothing like him at all.. I still see superman returns toys at the toys R US.. i just thought it was how we roll in VA since they always have old toys and take forever to get the new Junk...

Damn still trying to find the Hot toys Superman returns figure at a cheap price, and the Takara Batman Begins figure is too expensive and impossible to find!!!

Can't stand Marvel....

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