Harry Potter and Transformers Rule Summer Toy Poll

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by An Army of Bees, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. An Army of Bees

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    ...Wait Harry Potter has a Toyline? I never noticed...
     
  3. An Army of Bees

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    There was a massive LEGO Harry Potter push this summer.
     
  4. wildfly

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    Not that fair ahead of POTC toys though.

    ...and i tend to think of POTC toys as shelfwarmers.

    Maybe that's just me though.


    Discalimer: I like movie toys, and am not necessarily dumping on them.
     
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    I've going to admit a couple things that will open me up for ridicule.

    1) I LOVE the HP franchise - books and movies
    2) I think that those Lego sets are VERY cool - even if I don't own any of them.
    3) The lego games (including Lego HP: Years 1-4) are very good.

    That is all.
     
  6. SilverOptimus

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    "Massive" is an understatement. ;) 
     
  7. An Army of Bees

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    I'm right behind you on that one, mainly because of that Lego kit of the train.

    Shhhh. Wrong choice of words. The LEGO Harry Potter stuff was the only merchandising push that I can recall of. There's a NECA line, but I really doubt that was the big seller for the Harry Potter brand.
     
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    Outside of the LEGO and the figures from I think NECA, Harry Potter really did not have a toyline like DOTM, or even the comic based movies had. I really can not believe that it was the highest in that survey?!?
     
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    Fans of this stuff might want to check out the new Lego Blu-ray "The Padawan Menace". Sort of OT - but if you like the Lego games aesthetic, it is apparently very cool.
     
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    Yeah I never noticed any Harry Potter merchandise.

    Randy
     
  11. Ash from Carolina

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    Maybe I just live in a weird place but I just didn't seen any toy line that was flying off the shelves this year.
     
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    I h8 Harry Potter.
     
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    Hard for me to tell as I don't spend much time in the other toy sections though I did notice complimentary lines for the big super hero movies.

    Now seeing toys for that new Robot boxing movie (American Steel?). That movie could go either way, but the toys as a hit???
     
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    A couple of things are suprising to me here. First, the obvious one, Harry Potter was on top. Second, Captain America didn't even make the list. Those toys have been playing off shelves here. They've had pretty good distribution here too.
     
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    Hey, maybe doomsayers can finally shut the hell up?
     
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    Seconded. Dark of the Moon toys are the shelf-warmiest of shelf warmers around here and they've got so many pegs allotted to them in every store I go to that other toys just don't have much of a presence.

    The only toy line I have trouble finding at retail is DC Universe Classics and that has nothing to do with them flying off the shelves.
     
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    at the end of the day when you factor in video games and the lego plus role play stuff you can see why they out sold TF's a line thats very focused on a set class system of toy sizes with the odd exception.

    I'd be more interested to see how well the core figures of each line sized up then overall figures
     
  18. ex dtw2003

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    Ahhhh....just re-read the article.

    First this is a survey about playing with toys NOT about sales figures. And as such sales figures don't necessarily match toy play preferences. E.g. a parent might buy one expensive HP Lego set and multiple TFs and the Lego set could see almost all the playtime.

    Makes much more sense now.
     
  19. wildfly

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    Incidentally, that comment about seven year olds would seem to underscore why toys like Ultimate Prime exist. However much some hate them, or think it's denying them something else.





    True some lines may be doing relatively well when toys aren't moving that fast generally.
     
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    Must have only been the HP Legos then because the normal toys didn't sell for shit here.