Movie Toys: what your opinion about them?

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  1. exclusacon

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    Im talking about movie toys (tfs,joes,SW, don't count) are they popular enough to be sold? I say this becuz the new TRON movie is coming out, and they are selling the toys, but i look at them like,"what the point?"...i saw prince of persia, A-team, Clash of the titans, come out and then go to straight to the clearance section....

    Do you buy movie toys ( excluding the big 3, i mention) or do you think they're wasting their time?
     
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    I think they're wasting their time... I once saw toys of LOST and Heroes. I was like REALLY?

    Although that plushie headcrab that Valve made is awesome.
     
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    I find movie toys to be the lowest form of toys. I don't know if they are rushed or they are purposely going for the lowest manufactering price but they always look bad. The sculps are bad, the paint is bad and the plastic always seems cheap.
    The best example of this is the Batman movie toys, they are always horrid and the other Batman line toys always rock.

    I do not like movies toys at all. They clog up prescious space that could be filled with more Transformers (or Joes or SW for fans of those properties as well)

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    Yes, because nobody has ever wanted a light cycle. :rolleyes2 
     
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    THEY HAD LOST TOYS!?!??!

    *cough* Ahem...sorry...not sure what came over me...

    If the movie has a neat design aesthetic, I might pick up one or two. Since they're almost always guaranteed to go on clearance, you can get them cheap too. I spent maybe $15 and wound up with a Leonopteryx and Direhorse from Avatar and they're pretty cool.

    I might fall for TRON a bit :D 
     
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    My local TRU has the Star Trek figures in the bargain bin for 49p each. Enough said, surely?
     
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    lol. The only good thing a lost toy ever did:

    YouTube - LOST Parody #1 - Star Wars
     
  8. exclusacon

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    Well I got gremlins but those are cool...I don't think you could go wrong with a classic movie, such as the gremlins....
     
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    This thread should really be in Toyark.

    As for the question, it really depends on the property. The three movies you mentioned didn't do too well at the box office. And therefore the toys shelfwarmed and eventually hit clearance. Toy Story 3, though being a sequel and not the best example, was a massive hit and the toys are selling very well. Personally, the only toy line I truly collect is Transformers. All the other stuff is nice but I say 90% of my money goes towards Transformers.
     
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    I agree,as the thread author wants TF toy discussion not factoring in.
     
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    point taken, but toyark is dealing with some type of virus, second i dont visit toyark that often....
     
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    Moved to correct forum.
     
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    I've seen Avatar toys, and they've all sold out other than that poor Colonel who nobody likes. He was warming a whole wall of pegs in a Toys r Us in Singapore. Or maybe the others were never released, I've certainly never seen them in Malaysia.

    Personally I buy movie toys if I really liked the movie or even if the toy is nice as a memento - McFarlane makes a lot of figures for certain movies, and I've gotten a few, but I'm not sure if you're counting those since people don't really play with them. I know I'm having a hell of a time looking for Kungfu Panda and Monsters vs Aliens (still short of Ginormica only) toys - that's the price I pay for watching it on DVD, by which time the toys have already been cleared off the shelves.
     
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    Avatar didn't sell well here afaik....I remember seeing the giant robot thing the colonal fought sam worthinson in for 3$ and I still buy it....I wonder if the just shut it down after the first wave....
     
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    Honestly, I think movie toys will sell well if the quality is high. Avatar, Star Trek, and Terminator Salvation are key examples of sub par toys that had sub par or lower, sales.
     
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    I got into collecting in the first place as a kid buying toys from movies I liked. I still buy some every now and then. The Jurassic Park line is my favorite movie toy series.
     
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    I don't mind them if I like the movie. I bought a couple IM2 figs; and I plan on buying a couple Capt America figs. If I wasn't interested in the movie I obviously don't give a shit about the toys.
     
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    That pretty much sums it up...
     
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    For the most part,movie toys are a failure.Unless you're talking about an already established franchise.
     
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    Of course there will aways be toys. Compaines don't know when the next 'star wars' or 'transformers' line will hit. As far as they know, TRON might be insanely popular where stores can't keep them on shelves. Look at Cars. That line is STILL going even though the movie was out years ago.
     

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