Looks like it. Damn stupid move by Hasbro. Surfing the 'net I saw that hardly anyone supports the move. We dont want Gashapon-style figures. We love the detail in the 7 inch figures. Stupid, stupid Hasbro!
I think it is a smart marketing strategy. Unleashed is released partly due to the success of detailed sculpt and pose by Mcfarlane. They are cashing on the popularity of the gashapons and i guess they earn more by producing smaller stuffs.I guess they can churn out hundreds of units in a minute compared with Unleashed. I dont how much Hasberok will sell this smaller version. I was aghast when i noticed that gashapon can easily cost up to RM29.90.
Something I read at Rebelscum.com about the end of the Unleashed line:
Question 1: Is Hasbro in fact changing the Unleashed line, and if so why such a drastic change in size? Is there any chance we’ll see some ‘special’ old style 7” figures released for fans of that scale?
Answer: A change is coming for a number of reasons, some having to do with price point issues at retail, more will be revealed as Hasbro outlines their plans for 2006 during Friday’s panel. While there are no plans for more 7” Unleashed figures beyond what’s been announced, Hasbro would not rule out the possibility of more at some point in the future.
"Hasbro would not rule out of more at some point in the future"?? Is that their way of saying, "If the 2 inch line flops, we will bring it back the 7 inch figures that you guys have always loved"?
Somebody needs to unleash (pun intended) the power of the Dark Side on the Hasbro people. Any volunteers?
Post by Commander Kaki on Jul 16, 2005 10:09:57 GMT 8
Unleashed Battle Packs of two-inch figures. Battle of Kashyyk contains two Wookie Warriors, Aayla Secura, and Yoda. The second set will be comprised of four Clone Commanders, different pauldrons. These pieces will be on shelves in December. 75% of the line are troop builders. Sets will be priced at $9.99 each. The figures will have limited articulation. They will encompass the "spirit" of the Unleashed line. Wave two will consist of more Clone Troopers and Wookiee Warriors.