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Update: Hasbro TVC Sail Barge

Hasbro’s Sail Barge Crowd Funding project has just hit the 500 backer milestone.  Keep checking for progress and to find out all the details about this amazing project (or better yet, to back this project yourself!) by CLICKING HERE.

Update: we’ve added a direct link in the right column of the page to keep this campaign visible on the front page and press images after the break.

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It was fun while it lasted…

If your Walmart is still selling TBS 3.75″ figures for $4.00 and you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, you may want to make those purchases soon as some stores are already raising the price back up to the “already reduced” price of $8.84.

Have you scored some goodies for the $4.00 price?  Are you still seeing the lower price in your area?  Share your experiences after the jump!

 

Off Topic: Mattel’s Jurassic World Line

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a huge set of images of Mattel’s upcoming Jurassic World line.   Check out the reveals by clicking on the above image.

How does this lineup compare to Hasbro’s attempt from 2015 at bringing everyone’s favorite island of prehistoric creatures back to life?   Share your personal take on how these two competing companies approached this toy line after the jump!

Future TVC Repacks…?

For better or worse, Hasbro is going to be supplementing the upcoming TVC line with repacks.

But, this could be a good thing if Hasbro is selective about it and picks great figures where demand still exists.  That way carded collectors get their TVC fix, while openers get another shot at certain figures too.

Which figures are good candidates for a repack onto a TVC cardback in your eyes?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

Make the Hobby Fun Again

Over the weekend, I stopped by a St. Louis based collector shop known as SAGA TOYS (great place, I highly recommend it), and was reminded of just how terrible the state of collecting Hasbro products has generally fallen over the past several years thanks to the awesome display of older TVC figures that SAGA TOYS has on their pegs.

Times are hard for collectors, and also for the retailers due to so many sublines of inferior product these days that appeal to fewer and fewer customers.  We are truly hoping that Hasbro rights the ship with a great TVC line that goes on for years, brings back the glory of background aliens and droids, has a nice variety of army builders (with alternate heads), throws in a healthy splash of OT goodness, brings back good case assortments with nice distribution, makes smart use of articulation without over-engineering the figures, and puts an MSRP on the line that doesn’t doom it out of the gate.

But is that really going to happen with Hasbro’s next dive into TVC?  Do you all have that much faith in Hasbro to get things back on track?  Do they even know how to manage the 3.75″ line anymore with the Disney media barrage?  Share your thoughts after the jump!