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So I tried watching Battleship today (you have to admit it's a bit difficult to sit through) and I'm having trouble understanding... how did Hasbro ever think putting money into this was a good idea? I'm not just referring to it being crap, I mean, how did they think this would help them as a toy company?
They hired a number of artists for concept work early in the production process and yet the aliens in the film were generic as all hell; they might as well have been Jodie Foster's dad in there. It wasn't anything they could have used to make an action figure line out of.
The only tie-ins they did, to my knowledge, were some shitty Kre-O sets and a new electronic version of Battleship, which is a perennial favorite anyway.
Was there an action figure line or something in the works at some point that got scrapped after they saw how the film turned out?
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>Mattel Press Release: Sell Out Success for Strobo
>Thursday March 14th, 10pm
>Collectors today were thrilled to find out the heavily-fan-requested figure STROBO®™© was available for much longer than anyone had predicted, allowing all MOTUC®™© collectors to purchase the exclusive they wanted and continuing to deliver on the much acclaimed "MattyCollector Promise" that all toy fans should have access to the toys they want. Scott "TOYGURU®™©" Neitlich appeared at this evening's official Mattel's YouTube channel to tell everyone about the company's new success, complete with that stupid smirk that has made him a fan favorite.
>"STROBO®™© was a much demanded figure that we spent our top dollar on to make an entirely new sculpt, as we're prone to do, sold at a very reasonable price instead of the absurd mark-up that has made most MASTERS®™© collectors angry and bitter about the hobby they love. It was our pleasure to be able to sell him via MATTYCOLLECTOR®™© for a lengthy period of time that allowed every subscriber to get one without needing to be online at exactly the right time, and without fear of scalpers buying out the stock before anyone else had a chance," he explained, smirking like a complete idiot. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE®™© fans cheered behind him, each clutching their beloved toys that had arrived with a record fast delivery time from the amazing DIGITAL RIVER®™©, whose competitive cheap shipping prices now cater to fans worldwide.