Not going to really do a BLOG UPDATE this morning since I can't upload images from this location, but I do want to continue the discussion from Friday if I haven't already exhausted the subject. I thought it worth mentioning that TRU actually has a cheap figure on the shelf right now. Don't rush down there, you would not be interested in it. It is about on the level of the Power Team and perhaps not even that good. But there are four figures that are retailing for about $10 a piece. The only 1:6th figures on TRU's "Military" aisle. I don't know who is producing them and the quality is pretty foul, but there is at least something on the shelf. Unfortunately it is not enough. The space alloted to these figures was two boxes wide on an entire off brand military aisle. That is not going to cut it and more than likely it will fizzle out. Of course, in 1992, Duke had about the same amount of space and we all know what happened with that. So, does it have a chance of coming back full force or not? I don't know. I do know that the Military aisle at my TRU has grown in the last year, but I don't know if that is significant, or if they just needed some filler till Christmas merchandise came in. We all seem to be in agreement though, it would seem to be a smart play if manufacturers wanted to introduce new people to large scale figures that they would get some sort of introductory line into one large retail store like Wal-mart or Target. I really do not think that Hasbro will be a player in the 1:6th market any more. They seem to simply not be interested in going there. Too bad. I know most of us don't really think a whole lot of their product, but they do serve the purpose of creating new business.
Well, that's all for today, until next time, have a good one!