Transformers are not the only movie-toyline loseing buyers

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by transfan681, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. transfan681

    transfan681 Retired TF Collector

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    I blame retailers stocking too many of wave 1 and overclogging the shelves
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Action figures are obviously dying because of video games, which are also dying.

    Everything's dying.
     
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    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator

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    Takeshi357 "Research"

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  7. transfan681

    transfan681 Retired TF Collector

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    I think that phones/tablits are a major factor.
     
  8. Remington

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    Simple. Kids just aren't interested in these toys because there's no work put into them anymore. Kids don't want to spin a hunk of plastic to "transform" it, they want to do it themselves! I blame Hasbro, how about you?
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    IMO it's over reaction especially with regards to the TF toys. Things will pick up once AOE is released. However, I won't be surprised if buyers are eventually turned off by the drop in 'quality'.

    With regards to the Spidey and Capt figures...the problem could just be overpacking of certain characters. I mean how many versions of Spidey or Cap can a little boy want? Even my kids get bored of seeing the multiple Spideys at retail.

    I don't think console games or IPADs or whatever gadgets are a 'threat' as it was compared to the Nintendo days in the 80s.

    IMO factors such as more demanding shareholders & retailers, increasing production costs (especially in China) and the uncertain economic climate pose a bigger threat.
     
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    I think it's end of Transformers as we know it. Obviously.
     
  11. Ionus

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    Price, I would say. I can't believe a movie style Marvel Legend like Cap or Spidey costs $20 freakin' bucks!