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swphreak 07-24-2003 04:36 PM

Action Fleet news
 
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Action Fleet Heads To Dry Dock
Wed, Jul 23, 03 06:43:34 PM EDT

After having returned from a two-year hiatus, Hasbro's Action Fleet line has once again been put on hold. Failing to meet minimum quantity requirements from major retailers, Hasbro was left with no choice than to bring the line to a screeching halt. As a result several of the vehicles previously announced for later this year will in fact not be released, and those holding pre-orders for upcoming waves should expect cancellation notices soon. We’re awaiting confirmation from Hasbro on the final wave of Action Fleet vehicles for this year, but it was suggested in San Diego that may well be the recently shipped Republic Gunship wave. The good news is; tentative plans are in place to bring the line back in 2005 with renewed interest surrounding the release of Episode III. At that time, it was suggested, Hasbro is looking very hard at the possibility of adding mini-figures back into the line (something Action Fleet fans have been begging for since the line made its comeback last year). As we are still quite a ways away from 2005 and Episode III, many plans can change but it was clear in talking with Hasbro representatives at Comic Con that there is a desire to continue bringing these toys to the fans and collectors that want them. We’ll continue to follow the Action Fleet situation and bring you updates as new information develops.
Reported by Rebelscum.com
http://www.theforce.net/collecting/index.shtml#21541

I don't know how many people here collect Action Fleet besides me... but I figured I post it anyways. I collect them, and have a bunch of them... this is really dissapointing.

Can we join together and say: "Death to Hasbro" :D

daring dueler 07-24-2003 09:08 PM

tat really sucks! damn hasbro, as they are the bringer of evil,or at least puting a dampor on collecting.

ZBomber 07-25-2003 12:22 AM

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Originally posted by daring dueler
tat really sucks! damn hasbro, as they are the bringer of evil,or at least puting a dampor on collecting.
Yes, I've already included Phreak on our.... little project. ;)

daring dueler 08-03-2003 07:26 PM

why did you do that???

anyways, i think that sux, but i dont even have the new republic gunship one yet.:(

swphreak 08-03-2003 08:24 PM

Yea, I think I got lucky. I told myself, I'd be on top of the game and get them right when they came out and preorder, ect. So I was able to get it. Now they go and do this crap....

ZBomber 08-05-2003 04:11 PM

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Originally posted by daring dueler
why did you do that???

anyways, i think that sux, but i dont even have the new republic gunship one yet.:(

Because, we need all the help we can to um..... poof....the uh..... ducky.... ;)

daring dueler 08-07-2003 10:37 PM

because, eventhough i said damn hasbro, galoob makes action fleet...so now were after galoob? damn! whats next mcflaren?

ZBomber 08-07-2003 11:00 PM

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Originally posted by daring dueler
because, eventhough i said damn hasbro, galoob makes action fleet...so now were after galoob? damn! whats next mcflaren?
The Toy industry is going down.... :(

I really hope its a lot better for epsiode III.

daring dueler 08-08-2003 01:42 PM

well, hasbro has improverd a fraction, just a fractiuon, since the shipping is better. galoob...im not really sure why they are stopping, but it sux, besids no figures, they did a good job.

all toy monufactuors wont go dont worry, we...gasp....still have matel! lol

swphreak 08-08-2003 02:43 PM

wait... I thought galoob was dead. hasbro boight them out didn't they?

daring dueler 08-08-2003 05:00 PM

well, maybe hasbro bought out galoob like kenner, but on the back of the packages, i beleive it says galoob.

swphreak 08-08-2003 06:07 PM

Heh, maybe they're trying to use galoob's name to sell their products. Back when the SE OT was out Galoob did great with the Action Fleets.

daring dueler 08-08-2003 09:22 PM

yeah i must say they did, while i myself dont buy many of them, i pick up a few from time to time, funds are tighte, colelcting figures is hard enough.

Katarn07 08-14-2003 01:46 AM

Kicking up this old thread! :p

Hasbro did buy out Galoob a few years back ;)

Hasbro never bought Kenner out. They have always been one and the same company. Hasbro/ Kenner.

Kenner was put on SW toys, while Hasbro was always used on GI Joes. I believe SW Toys started getting the Hasbro name on it with the TPM wave. Kenner hasn't been put on anything since... then I guess.

And Hasbro doesn't use Galoob's name, but does indeed put 'Micro Machines' on there if I'm not mistaken.

And Z, keep a lid on all stuff I say. Whether it be Project Hasbro or that other thing I let slip in a convo between you and Taters last night ;)

daring dueler 08-14-2003 02:05 AM

rito! johnny!\


the operation and a and b is all quiter here.

yeah hasbro kenner are the same found that out a few days ago actually, i always thought they were bought out, yeah hasbro first showd on comtech figures potf2/ep1

ZBomber 08-14-2003 02:21 AM

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Originally posted by daring dueler
rito! johnny!\


the operation and a and b is all quiter here.

yeah hasbro kenner are the same found that out a few days ago actually, i always thought they were bought out, yeah hasbro first showd on comtech figures potf2/ep1

How come you didn't tell me then, and where did you find out?

daring dueler 08-14-2003 10:14 AM

i found out from thrawn.....and i didnt really think bout it since so i kinds forgot to mention it...

thraw as in from www.sirstevesguide.com

Katarn07 09-18-2003 01:03 AM

Hey Phreak, may I come as the bearer of good news?

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Originally quoted by Rebel Scum's Mark
The latest issue of the French Star Wars Fan Club magazine features images of what should have been the upcoming Action Fleet Star Destroyer and Death Star. While at San Diego Hasbro announced the Action Fleet line was on hiatus, the magazine states these and the concept art A-wing are slated to be released at the end of the year. Has something changed with the Action Fleet line, or is this simply out dated information? We have a call into Hasbro and hope to have this cleared up soon.
http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2/frswfcmagactionfleet.jpg

Hope the line makes a comeback for ya ;)

daring dueler 09-18-2003 07:34 PM

yeah i saw those!

i hope the release them:(

swphreak 09-22-2003 12:50 AM

they damn well better

daring dueler 09-23-2003 07:42 PM

sorry to say there is no plan for any new action fleet to come out, they arnt even on production(thats all since republic gunship", for full detail head over to www.sirstevesguide.com

swphreak 09-29-2003 11:01 AM

yea well... Hasbro sucks even more because of that :D

daring dueler 09-30-2003 08:03 PM

i could not agree more with you kind sir.


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