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Title: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 20, 2022, 08:06:14 AM
It’s a month out and we still haven’t heard a peep from the big three?
Thoughts and ideas?
Should we be nervous?
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: lostninja on June 20, 2022, 08:07:29 AM
Good question , I'm still waiting for any news also?
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: stl_ben on June 20, 2022, 08:44:10 AM
LEGO and Mattel have both mentioned having stuff there, just not the exclusives yet.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 20, 2022, 09:55:56 AM
Any links?
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: stl_ben on June 20, 2022, 01:38:16 PM
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Any links?
Not off hand, but pretty sure the LEGO Optimus Prime announcements had stated it would be on display and available at SDCC.
Hasbro recently announced a deluxe Sgt Slaughter figure and I believe that announcement stated it would be on display at SDCC.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: rabbitwarren on June 20, 2022, 03:22:25 PM
A bunch of the artist alley people also said saw their booths on the map.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on June 20, 2022, 05:51:38 PM
All 3 had booths at Celebration, so I'm sure they'll be at SDCC.  What they do in terms of exclusives is an open question though.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Boukenred on June 20, 2022, 10:01:12 PM
Legos are always on point with their exclusives. Likely the news will drop the after the 4th of July, and maybe our first look at the first Mini-fig.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: straightline3 on June 22, 2022, 06:10:19 PM
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Legos are always on point with their exclusives. Likely the news will drop the after the 4th of July, and maybe our first look at the first Mini-fig.

This seems like a logical, measured response.
OTOH panic-mode can be a comfortable place.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: mattytreks on June 22, 2022, 07:49:58 PM
At this point I am a lot less concerned with LEGO than I am with Hasbro.  Year in and year out, many of LEGO's exclusive reveals are consistently among the very latest on the SDCC reveal calendar.

To say I would be crestfallen if Hasbro didn't have exclusives at SDCC would be an understatement.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: thewiredknight on June 23, 2022, 04:37:05 PM
Hasbro has stated their brands would be there and the Transformers community has had a leak of a supposed SDCC exclusive two-pack.  that said I can't imagine them NOT having an exclusive considering that it's what 50% of their booths pace is dedicated to.  Same goes for Mattel but I will admit I am starting to wonder what their plans are at this point considering they both did their own thing the last two years.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 23, 2022, 04:55:33 PM
My thinking is that there is a possibility they might skip out on the exclusives. What is the incentives to haul exclusives to Comic Con when they can sell it to the majority online. I don’t count Funko since they will show up at a flea market with a shared exclusive just to make a buck. I am saying it’s like working from home. Why go back when it’s cheaper and easier doing from home?

We might be in store for a water down Comic Con this year. That seems to be the trend.

Hope I am completely wrong and just talking from my “Donkey”.
Also getting this years Comic Con Badge in such a sad state didn’t help.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on June 23, 2022, 05:19:48 PM
At celebration, instead of physical exclusives, Hasbro had a QR code you could pick up to use during the days of the con to preorder a Star Wars figure.  They might do something similar at SDCC.  Likewise, Mattel was also preordering a Vader.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 23, 2022, 05:22:36 PM
Yea pre orders meaning it will open to public afterwards.
I also notice the celebration Lego exclusive also was also pre release and not an exclusives like previous years.
Had a big ribbon saying “Got it here first” right on the box.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Roshawn on June 24, 2022, 01:03:38 AM
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My thinking is that there is a possibility they might skip out on the exclusives. What is the incentives to haul exclusives to Comic Con when they can sell it to the majority online. I don’t count Funko since they will show up at a flea market with a shared exclusive just to make a buck. I am saying it’s like working from home. Why go back when it’s cheaper and easier doing from home?

We might be in store for a water down Comic Con this year. That seems to be the trend.

Hope I am completely wrong and just talking from my “Donkey”.
Also getting this years Comic Con Badge in such a sad state didn’t help.

Finally someone not drinking the Flash back kool-aid.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on June 24, 2022, 12:53:10 PM
Yeah i think this is just a testing out phase for SDCC this year. I sure there will be alot to do but just not what we are used too.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: epicaz on June 26, 2022, 09:56:40 PM
I've been feeling uneasy about how few announcements are out in general

I just want the event to be reminiscent of every sdcc before now but alas I'm sure some were weary to commit
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Louie_rob_m on June 29, 2022, 09:00:26 PM


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What is the incentives to haul exclusives to Comic Con when they can sell it to the majority online.

I'm ready for a more subdued sdcc, but there must have been an incentive to do physical exclusives before 2020 when they could sell online

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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 30, 2022, 03:01:20 PM
Hasbro news on Twittee

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https://news.toyark.com/2022/06/30/psa-no-in-person-exclusives-from-hasbro-at-sdcc-2022-472897

"Thanks to network site HissTank.com for letting us know a little tidbit about Hasbro’s overall plans for SDCC 2022.  During an online roundtable with the G.I. Joe team today, Hasbro said it will NOT be selling their convention exclusives in person this year at San Diego Comic Con.  All orders for “convention’ exclusives will be handled on Pulse with shipping directly to you at a later date.  That should free up some line time for those attending, and ensure a wider audience has access to the units.  We are still waiting for the full run down, so if as more info comes out we will update if needed."

See HissTank remarks at  https://news.hisstank.com/2022/06/30/g-i-joe-media-roundtable-june-30-notes-and-information-78180

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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 30, 2022, 03:19:26 PM
So sad >:( The impact of Covid begins.
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Post by: mattytreks on June 30, 2022, 03:42:49 PM
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So sad >:( The impact of Covid begins.

Not seeing a queue of people at the Hasbro booth will be a gutting feeling this year.  We can only hope to see that return in one more year.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Mel on June 30, 2022, 04:04:11 PM
It just seems the smartest way to go, honestly. Why go through all the logistics of getting that stuff to SD and storing it all week to sell? It has to cost them a lot of money to do it

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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Roshawn on June 30, 2022, 04:15:19 PM
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So sad >:( The impact of Covid begins.

That's not covid. That's a cost effective move.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Vapors on June 30, 2022, 05:23:00 PM
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That's not covid. That's a cost effective move.

I think it may be a cost effective move brought on by Covid since there are still supply chain issues along with the uncertainty of possible spikes that still exist. Higher gas prices and labor issues probably also played a part too. Makes me wonder now about the other toy companies and if most of them are going to go this route as well.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Mario Wario on June 30, 2022, 06:26:18 PM
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It just seems the smartest way to go, honestly. Why go through all the logistics of getting that stuff to SD and storing it all week to sell? It has to cost them a lot of money to do it

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Agreed.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: stl_ben on June 30, 2022, 07:17:16 PM
I'm seeing no down side to this! Grab a QR code and buy at your convenience then delivered to your door.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on June 30, 2022, 07:18:56 PM
The downside is there are no more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. It looks like it’s more like a pre order before the mass buys it.
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Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2022, 07:21:12 PM
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I'm seeing no down side to this! Grab a QR code and buy at your convenience then delivered to your door.

Careful about “your convenience.”  The QR codes for the Celebration figure were only good the days of the con.
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Post by: stl_ben on June 30, 2022, 08:39:33 PM
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The downside is there are no more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. It looks like it’s more like a pre order before the mass buys it.
They could still be easily exclusive to the con. So far no indication they wouldn't be.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: perc2100 on July 01, 2022, 07:50:19 PM
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Yeah i think this is just a testing out phase for SDCC this year. I sure there will be alot to do but just not what we are used too.
This could be good insight.  Like, the major companies weren't 100% confident there would be an SDCC in time to ramp up exclusives so it may be slim pickings (which my wallet will be happy about) from the majors who likely have a lot of lead-time than much smaller companies

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That's not covid. That's a cost effective move.
Well, it's likely a bit of both, no?  COVID (might have) led to loss of revenue AND led to the uncertainty of if there'd even be an SDCC.  It would be more cost effective to skip out (hi, DC/WB), but that more cost-averse thinking may be driven due to COVID issues
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: chirigami on July 02, 2022, 01:13:36 AM
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The downside is there are no more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. It looks like it’s more like a pre order before the mass buys it.
Celebration had a few exclusives that could only be purchased at con, one of them sold out (Dave Filoni's SW character figure) while the other was made available after (Jon Favrea's).  But yeah, for the most part they had  bunch of things we were able to preorder before others and just a lot of prototypes as per usual. (I mean, they let us play with LOLA so that just made me happy xD)
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Post by: rabbitwarren on July 02, 2022, 04:03:18 AM
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This could be good insight.  Like, the major companies weren't 100% confident there would be an SDCC in time to ramp up exclusives so it may be slim pickings (which my wallet will be happy about) from the majors who likely have a lot of lead-time than much smaller companies
Well, it's likely a bit of both, no?  COVID (might have) led to loss of revenue AND led to the uncertainty of if there'd even be an SDCC.  It would be more cost effective to skip out (hi, DC/WB), but that more cost-averse thinking may be driven due to COVID issues

The supply chains are also a mess now.  Hasbro has a lot of factories in China, which is still doing lockdowns, and the ports are like weeks behind in discharging the goods
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on July 02, 2022, 07:30:48 AM
For me personally, the saddest part will be the missing of the Lego mini figs. Been collecting them since 2011. Started with little red Office Depot raffle tickets that came in like rolls of toilet paper, customize raffle ticket, to iPad , to comic con lotto , and back to IPad, I will miss waiting in line for the luck of the draw. 2020 was brutal for me with missing out on both SuperGirl and more depressingly after neglecting my 2 year to finish the game in three days, Miles Morales. I guess it was a good run. Every year we all wondered when all these exclusive Lego which only happens in SDCC and pissed off most of the AFOL in the world will finally end.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: chocolateshake on July 02, 2022, 11:37:16 AM
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This could be good insight.  Like, the major companies weren't 100% confident there would be an SDCC in time to ramp up exclusives so it may be slim pickings (whch my wallet will be happy about) from the majors who likely have a lot of lead-time than much smaller companies

I think this is the main reason there aren't many exclusives.  Why make an exclusive for a con you aren't sure that's going to happen?

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The supply chains are also a mess now.  Hasbro has a lot of factories in China, which is still doing lockdowns, and the ports are like weeks behind in discharging the goods

Supply chains are a problem, but they've loosen up since the worst.  For a while, the Star Wars Black Series figures were impossible to get.  Now, even stores like Target and Walmart have them back on the shelf.  The big change is price.  What was a $20 figure pre-covid can now be a $32 figure.  Much of that is because of the price of oil and thus plastic.  The 27 gallon containers I used to get for $7 at Costco are now $20.

As for shipping, they can fly it here instead of by ship.  That's what companies do to bypass the cargo ship pileup.  There aren't that many exclusives compared to normal volumes.  You can fit a lot of action figures on a plane.
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Post by: f22raptor on July 02, 2022, 12:16:45 PM
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I think this is the main reason there aren't many exclusives.  Why make an exclusive for a con you aren't sure that's going to happen?

Supply chains are a problem, but they've loosen up since the worst.  For a while, the Star Wars Black Series figures were impossible to get.  Now, even stores like Target and Walmart have them back on the shelf.  The big change is price.  What was a $20 figure pre-covid can now be a $32 figure.  Much of that is because of the price of oil and thus plastic.  The 27 gallon containers I used to get for $7 at Costco are now $20.

As for shipping, they can fly it here instead of by ship.  That's what companies do to bypass the cargo ship pileup.  There aren't that many exclusives compared to normal volumes.  You can fit a lot of action figures on a plane.

How about staying positive?  If Lego can bring exclusives to Star Wars Celebration, the same will happened for Comic Con.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on July 02, 2022, 12:40:53 PM
Lego didn’t bring exclusives to Star Wars Celebration.  They had a brick head two pack that you could purchase ahead of it going on sale to the public.  But they did have a physical booth with physical items for sale.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on July 04, 2022, 07:12:09 PM
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At celebration, instead of physical exclusives, Hasbro had a QR code you could pick up to use during the days of the con to preorder a Star Wars figure.  They might do something similar at SDCC.  Likewise, Mattel was also preordering a Vader.
Mattel

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Behold the power of the Dark Side with the Hologram Darth Vader Limited Edition Premium Plush! Get yours at San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24th! #StarWars https://t.co/UzwMygmjeo

https://twitter.com/Mattel/status/1543625651730644992





Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: stl_ben on July 05, 2022, 08:24:12 AM
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For me personally, the saddest part will be the missing of the Lego mini figs. Been collecting them since 2011. Started with little red Office Depot raffle tickets that came in like rolls of toilet paper, customize raffle ticket, to iPad , to comic con lotto , and back to IPad, I will miss waiting in line for the luck of the draw. 2020 was brutal for me with missing out on both SuperGirl and more depressingly after neglecting my 2 year to finish the game in three days, Miles Morales. I guess it was a good run. Every year we all wondered when all these exclusive Lego which only happens in SDCC and pissed off most of the AFOL in the world will finally end.
Has anyone said LEGO won't be there ?
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on July 05, 2022, 08:36:46 AM
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Has anyone said LEGO won't be there ?

What have you heard?
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Post by: stl_ben on July 05, 2022, 09:01:33 AM
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What have you heard?
That brands are still posting exclusives and more stuff is to come.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on July 05, 2022, 09:44:04 AM
My pessimism is based on previous years and what went down at Star War Celebration.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 07, 2022, 04:59:04 PM
Mattel

Exclusive teveals starting July 11.  Date of sale not announced.

Booth giveaways include posters, lapel pins, phone ring holders, and chance at a SDCC NFT gift."

Mattel Hitting San Diego Comic-Con With ‘Masters of the Universe,’ WWE Superstars (Exclusive)



https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2022-mattel-1235176495/

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"Mattel is one of the companies that makes a big footprint at San Diego Comic-Con, especially for its vaunted exclusive collectibles. This year, however, the company is marking its first in-person appearance since 2019 with an agenda that features a slew of big-name panels, signings and giveaways. Among the festivities will be a Hall H panel celebrating the 40th anniversary of Masters of the Universe, appearances by WWE Superstars and toy designers.

Collectors, however, needn’t worry. Exclusives are very much still part of the itinerary. In fact, Mattel will reveal a dozen exclusives, coming via its Mattel Creations label, during what it is billing as “12 Days of Fandom. Mattel will offer drops that harken to iconic and classic properties as the company, in its own words, “opens up the vault.” That begins July 11 and will lead to a 288-hour sale of the 2022 lineup."

"Mattel SDCC Fan Firsts:
WWE Superstar meet & greet: Thur., July 21, 1:15-2:15 PM at Mattel Booth #3029. A photo meet & greet with WWE Superstars. SDCC WWE collector posters will be available at the booth during the event. Limited quantities available.

Masters of the Universe x Cryptoys poster signing: Fri., July 22, 1:00-2:00 PM at Mattel Booth #3029. Artists from OnChain Studios will be on hand to sign exclusive SDCC Masters of the Universe x Cryptoys posters featuring legendary characters He-Man, Skeletor, Battle Cat and more reimagined as collectible toy NFTs for the metaverse. Attendees can pick up exclusive SDCC lapel pins at the booth all weekend long, and can scan a QR code to register for an exclusive SDCC NFT gift.

Monster High designer signing: Sat., July 23, 2:00-3:00 PM at Mattel Booth #3029. Monster High designers will sign exclusive SDCC Monster High Voltageous Frankie Stein posters. Be on the lookout for Monster High lapel pins and phone ring holders at the booth all weekend long. You’ll also be able to snap a photo with original ghouls."


"Mattel Celebratory Panels:

Mattel & WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel: Thur., July 21, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM in room: 6A. Hosted by Sam Roberts and Ciampa, the star-studded panel will feature Bill Miekina and Steve Ozer from the Mattel Design team along with WWE Superstars Cody Rhodes and Queen Zelina, action figure reveals, and WWE Superstar surprise guests.

Masters of the Universe 40th Anniversary Fan Panel: Thur, July 21, 3:00-4:00 PM in Hall H. Kevin Smith will interview some of the greats from MOTU’s history, including talent and creators from each era, spanning toys, film, TV and publishing, delving into why MOTU has been a pop culture sensation for four decades and offering a sneak peek at what’s to come. Guests include Dolph Lundgren, Tiffany Smith, Rob David, Pixel Dan and some surprise appearances.

Toys Find a Way: Behind the Scenes and Screams of Jurassic World Dinosaur Design: Fri, July 22, 11:00 AM – 12 PM at Mattel Booth #3029. The Mattel Jurassic World Design Team will take fans behind the curtain of creating the toys based on dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion. Designers Rafael Bencosme, Chandra Hicks, Greg Murphy and Nikolai Dryuchin will be on hand for a Q&A, first-ever product reveals, trivia and giveaways.

Masters of the Universe Design Panel: Fri., July 22, 3:00-4:00 PM at Mattel Booth #3029. Secrets of Castle Grayskull will be revealed as the minds behind the Masters of the Universe action figure line walk audience members through what’s next in Origins, Masterverse, MEGA and more. Damon Nee, Terence Higuchi, Sam Pak, Roy Juarez, Felipe Rojas, and Robert Rudman will detail firsthand the creative process that goes into making Masters of the Universe figures and packaging, tease upcoming releases and answer questions face to face.

Minecraft Diamond Level Design Panel: Sat., July 23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT at Mattel Booth #3029. The Mattel Design Team and special guest Antti Meriluoto, creative lead consumer products at Mojang Studios, will step behind the curtain of the design journey and creation of the first ever Minecraft action figure collector line — Diamond Level. Crafted with premium materials, Diamond Level, is an ode to classic game play and the adult Minecraft fan who grew up with the game. Celebrating the occasion, Mattel will  launch an exclusive figure at Comic-Con.


https://twitter.com/THR/status/1545092710050168832
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: lowgun on July 08, 2022, 08:26:37 AM
Hmm so looks like there's no lottery for exclusives this year? Gonna make the Lego, Hasbro, etc lines even crazier than past years?
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Post by: nootheroptions on July 08, 2022, 12:01:20 PM
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Hmm so looks like there's no lottery for exclusives this year? Gonna make the Lego, Hasbro, etc lines even crazier than past years?
Pretty sure UCC said there will be a raffle. No way they do away with it.


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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: stl_ben on July 08, 2022, 07:27:19 PM
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Hmm so looks like there's no lottery for exclusives this year? Gonna make the Lego, Hasbro, etc lines even crazier than past years?
Lottery is up now.
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Post by: nootheroptions on July 08, 2022, 07:28:39 PM
Boo to Mondo but makes sense. Sad bandai isn’t there, no lego?


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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on July 08, 2022, 07:30:46 PM
Guessing Lego isn’t doing exclusives.
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Post by: nootheroptions on July 08, 2022, 07:32:17 PM
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Guessing Lego isn’t doing exclusives.
Wouldn’t make that assumption. No end date for the portal and at least mattel said Monday’s the exclusive day for them.


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Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on July 08, 2022, 07:35:11 PM
At Celebration, Lego didn’t have an exclusive, just advanced sale of a bobble head set.  It’s already been announced that Hasbro isn’t physically selling on site, just online.  They may be doing a QR code you can pick up like at Celebration, and at Celebration picking up one of those codes was no problem.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: f22raptor on July 14, 2022, 07:45:16 AM
Yes!  Looks like Lego will not be a part of the god forsaken CCI Lottery.  Everyone will now have to make a decision on whether to work for the exclusives.
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Post by: ALF on July 14, 2022, 08:11:33 AM
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Yes!  Looks like Lego will not be a part of the god forsaken CCI Lottery.  Everyone will now have to make a decision on whether to work for the exclusives.

At what point do we except that Lego is not going to have any exclusives this year? It’s less then a week till the Con….
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Post by: darqamin on July 14, 2022, 08:45:57 AM
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At what point do we except that Lego is not going to have any exclusives this year? It’s less then a week till the Con….

Their exclusives are so exclusive that literally no one can buy them  ;D
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: sefton42 on July 14, 2022, 08:54:28 AM
I expected that as soon as they weren’t in the lottery.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: Michael M on July 14, 2022, 08:58:29 AM
With things being what they are, I get it.  But I'd not be surprised if we show up at PN Wednesday and they got exclusives, but who knows. Bigger item is we're going back to SDCC next week!!!
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: rushfanyyz on July 14, 2022, 09:00:32 AM
Considering Lego has announced a few exclusives on preview night itself on non-supply issue years I also wouldn't be surprised. Given, they did announce a few those years before PN and were just adding to the list...but still. Lego can sometimes be a hot mess at the best of times.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 14, 2022, 09:05:28 AM
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Their exclusives are so exclusive that literally no one can buy them  ;D

They are so exclusive that if you bought one, they’d have to kill you just to keep it exclusive.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: f22raptor on July 14, 2022, 09:31:28 AM
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At what point do we except that Lego is not going to have any exclusives this year? It’s less then a week till the Con….


Whatever floats your boat Alf!  I am staying positive that Lego is bringing awesome exclusives  to SDCC 2022.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: perc2100 on July 14, 2022, 09:38:00 AM
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At what point do we except that Lego is not going to have any exclusives this year? It’s less then a week till the Con….
Well we can definitely accept they won't be in the Portal for exclusives.  Other than that, as with all things Comic-Con, I accept that I'll expect the unexpected, not really expect anything, and be pleasantly surprised if there are exclusives.  They always have so much great stuff to buy at their booth anyway, often an item or two that isn't in stores yet.

But, I don't go to SDCC to buy stuff so it's not a big deal for me
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on July 28, 2022, 07:38:17 AM
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Whatever floats your boat Alf!  I am staying positive that Lego is bringing awesome exclusives  to SDCC 2022.

At the end positivity didn’t work out for all of  us.  :( Although I had a blast playing the touch the block game at the Lego booth. I think between my wife and I we brought home like eight boxes of Lego. Stocking Stuffers. Wonder what’s going happen next year. I guess it make sense to get rid of the exclusives. Less angry adults and happier kids..

Good article on what happen to Lego,Hasbro,Mattel from UBlog. It’s under the “Losers” section as expected.
https://sdccblog.com/2022/07/5-winners-5-losers-from-san-diego-comic-con-2022/
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: nerdsince1975 on July 28, 2022, 09:21:28 AM
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At the end positivity didn’t work out for all of  us.  :( Although I had a blast playing the touch the block game at the Lego booth. I think between my wife and I we brought home like eight boxes of Lego. Stocking Stuffers. Wonder what’s going happen next year. I guess it make sense to get rid of the exclusives. Less angry adults and happier kids..

Good article on what happen to Lego,Hasbro,Mattel from UBlog. It’s under the “Losers” section as expected.
https://sdccblog.com/2022/07/5-winners-5-losers-from-san-diego-comic-con-2022/

I enjoyed this SDCC very much. It took me back to the days of 2007/2008 before things became congested. The article of Unofficial was great but it could have easily been a top 10/bottom 10 subject. I was able to get everything I pinpointed from my want list from Mattel, Yesterday's, Funko, Mindstyle, BAIT, NECA, Toddland, Tamashii Nations, Mondo, FigPin, Fugitive Toys, Hasbro, Konami, and the Disney Jeepney pin. I wouldn't have acquired what I wanted if I didn't have friends win lotteries in the Portal (Funko twice and Mondo), and by teaming up and splitting duties to which booth to go to during the 5 days of SDCC. I have no complaints because I always plan for the worse and expect the worse and when things go as planned which was the majority of the time then it was a giant W for me and my friends. For the smart SDCC attendee you always plan out between 15-20 that you want/interest you and in reality you only are able to achieve at best half of your list. I was very fortunate to get every single thing I wanted and that's because I just don't have a plan A or Plan B but plans C-Z etc. For those of you disappointed in this SDCC then that's on you, but for me and many others it was a gigantic success and I can't wait intil SDCC 2023.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: ALF on July 28, 2022, 07:08:27 PM
Alas I am disappointed because there was no lego after a 10 year run. I was lost and didn’t know what to do for the first time since 2011.
Title: Re: Lego,Hasbro,Mattel.. What happened to them?
Post by: nerdsince1975 on July 29, 2022, 03:41:09 PM
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Alas I am disappointed because there was no lego after a 10 year run. I was lost and didn’t know what to do for the first time since 2011.

Plan b-z for 2023 for you.