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    Makes sense they are in no hurry to do generic Klingons. Considering how easy it is to find original and EMCE versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monitor_ep View Post
    This to makes no sense. We have two generic Romulans for sale so no generic Klingons? Unless they plan on doing several Klingons.
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    They should just do a Klingon three pack, Kor, Kang, Koloth. No modern day kid knows who they are and we dusty dudes have the money to buy all three in one shot

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    These are all very good and interesting ideas, we would need McCoy-Scotty and Chapel to round out the crew, then aliens/villains from there on.

    I would like to see Klingon Kor, he was the most sinister of the bunch from one of my favorite episodes, Errand of Mercy.

    Someone has already mentioned a Tellerite, and possibly an Andorian too and Harry Mudd.

    When it comes to the Star Trek line, there's so many aliens and villians that can be suggested and makes this whole thing great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGhost View Post
    But the price doesn’t change the percentages of characters sold. No matter the price, you’re still going to sell way more of the more popular Spock than Scotty. You sell more Batman than Green Lantern. You sell more Ace Frehley than Peter Criss.

    I still consistently see Chekov and Sulu hanging in Target. I almost never see Kirk and Spock.
    But that thinking, if taken too far, can lead to "Mattel Crisis on Infinite Batmen" syndrome. THere's a difference between "Batman sells more" and "Only Batman sells," a difference some companies have failed to see in time to save a crashing action figure line. Mattel sank their first Batman 6" line under a ton of technicolor Batmans within about a year. Think about that for a moment: Mattel managed to kill a Batman line that quickly (and did much the same wit their Brave & Bold line after a promising start). Batman. A shadowy license to print money. We've seen the same with the 2000X He-Man line, we saw a lot of that with the Marvel license and Wolverines piling up on pegs. Anchoring a wave with a popular character is fine, but there's only so many versions of that character people are going to buy, especially in a collector's line. There's no magic formula or ratio, but there does need to be balance. Maybe something like Romulan Kirk or Kirk in pilot uniform as an anchor, maybe a specific Kilingon, and then Bones or Scotty. Maybe even take a cue from Marvel Legends and the Spock SDCC pack to help move an entire wave. Three figures in a wave, give each part of a costume and maybe a new head. Want Harry Mudd or Cyrano Jones? Shirt with figure 1, pants with figure 2, head with figure 3. Then you likely help clear out any previous wave peg warmers because folks need to buy a body to put the stuff on. A little bit of a new take on the concept as you have to buy a body, but a large part of this particular market already does that sort of thing anyway. Just make sure an appropriate body is available within the general time span, if not in the actual wave (if Pike was the BAF, any standard Trek crewman would work). Or simply do an alternate costume for an existing character. Amok Time Kirk? Sash in one package, shirt with rip across chest in another, Vulcan weapon in a third. Lots of ways to do it with this format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGhost View Post
    But the price doesn’t change the percentages of characters sold. No matter the price, you’re still going to sell way more of the more popular Spock than Scotty. You sell more Batman than Green Lantern. You sell more Ace Frehley than Peter Criss.

    I still consistently see Chekov and Sulu hanging in Target. I almost never see Kirk and Spock.
    Okay, i get it you meant relative to Kirk & Spock. I thought you meant they wouldnt sell well at all, I misunderstood. As long as they are coming eventually I'm happy, but its hard to get excited for too many variants wave after wave. I know Picard and Data are in the works, I hope we get the full TNG crew eventually instead of continuous rehashes of those 2 as well.

    I thought the case pack of 2 Kirk 2 Spock 1 Uhura and 1 new Romulan was pretty well done. Its smart to keep the heavy hitters higher packed and 1x of the lesser sellers. I hope Scotty gets a 2x case pack, and would be okay with MCoy being a 1x

    With enough Kirk & Spocks now currently available, I hope we can get away from having both togethet in every wave, maybe alternate them between waves like Target did.

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    Don't forget to make a Yeoman Janice Rand after Nurse Chapel, Then get Mr Leslie And Mr Kyle, The last Reocurring crew members.
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    Don't forget to make a Yeoman Janice Rand after Nurse Chapel, Then get Mr Leslie And Mr Kyle, The last Reocurring crew members.
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    Riley was only in 2 episodes I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    Riley was only in 2 episodes I believe
    Yes, I think it was "The Naked Time" and "Conscience of the King." I liked him, but Chekov seemed to supplant his type of character.
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    Anyone heard any rumblings about if or when the rest of the crew is coming? I know they are worried that TOS McCoy/ Scotty figures won't sell, but I was thinking that WHEN they make McCoy and Scotty for TWOK they could pop an old TOS MCCoy/Scotty head in with the figure. That way they don't have to make/sell the figures by themselves and we get the heads to finish off the TOS line

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