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State of the Hobby

With the recent announcement by Hasbro and Mattel regarding toys losing the edge to electronic devices and games, one is left to wonder what this means for Action Figures. Action figures have been a staple to growing up for boys of all ages. Lately, Hasbro and Mattel and any other action figure manufacturer tend to leave their lines dedicated to movies and games. Comic action movies are a big hit with kids, so it makes sense to make a line for those movies. However, this creates a void when a movie has been out for awhile and no new movie line to take it’s place. Stores tend to fill the gaps on the shelves with excess lines and toys that do not appeal to the same genre of collectors and kids. A new problem is all the recent shootings and negativity towards guns is probably making ... Read More »