Does Hasbro needs to rethink scale?
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Does Hasbro needs to rethink scale?

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I have read many people complain about hasbro and saying they suck or they can't do as good a job. But this is just not true they have done agreat job for the most part. But I personally think the 5 inch scale stinks not because they are baddly made, or because the paint sucks or even that the accesiories are not cool. Because they have done great on all these subjects. No I love the extra detail in 6 inch. I wish they'd stick with the 6 inch scale, it set the figures apart from everybody else They are bigger than StarWars and Gijoe and until relitivly recently DC. I was excited for Spidey 3 figures especially Sandman and the Harry Osborn Goblin. But the scale turned me away. The spiderman origins had me all excited too until I saw the scale.

So here is my question how many of you likes 6 inches more or the 5 inches or another scale

Posted by Bob-A-Ferret
on Monday, March 19, 2007
User Comments
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 26, 2007
I concur but a laugh is a laugh so at least we are happier disgruntled customers right

No Seriously I have read 2 reviews and I am hearing the same thing from all that have responded. Nobody likes thisand it is terrible go back to 6 inch please Hasbro we want to do buisness with you but your making it hard There will be much lementing over the loss of good solid figures with excellent articulation and it sucks A$$ that you have done such a terrible thing too Spiderman 3 figs and probably tothe Fantastic Four RoSSurfer figures. The price the lack of comic book hey we may be mad but we'll work with you on price but when you shrink down the fig and remove the articulation and the level of paint detail and raise the price get real we are not stupid and it is not cool. We know it is impossible to please all of us, even though most of us are willing to give you the benefit of a doubt, or forgive these screwups. But apparently Hasbro you can offened most of us pretty easily too as you will see on most sites and I hope those on this site will add their voices and say it to you. I won't buy your 5 inch garbage and I hope you don't screw with the ML line like you have with the aboved mentioned lines.
Mr-X -
Monday, March 26, 2007
Me thinks we're getting off subject here...
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 26, 2007
She's older than me by at least 15 years(being slightly generous here as she looks good for her age but I am not revealing her age its bad manners) and I am 31
Mr-X -
Sunday, March 25, 2007
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Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Ferret, so this scout-lady, she recommended you come to this site? So she reads the stuff we post and browses once in a while?...so like...does she ever mention me? Does she get all glassy-eyed and swoon and say stuff like "that Nightmare is so dreamy with his reviews and bleak outlook on life!"

If a character has many different suits, like Iron Man, then whatever, I don't mind all the IM figs, but why give Wolverine and Batman 20 different suits? I don't complain too much because many of these "junk" figures are great for customizing.
Shinobitron -
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Last I checked the scale on the Origins were 6" because most were repaints of Toybiz's former Spider-Man figures, unless they rechanged them to 5".

And what does tick me off is the fact that the Ghost Rider movie toys were in the 6" scale , but I agree with the lot of you about the 5" SM3 figures. I happened to buy a symbiote Spidey and Venom, but those are the only ones I even have and will consider buying of the movie figures.

The price on the new Hasbro figures are bullcrap too because we're pretty much paying for the packaging and we don't even get a comic anymore.

If you can't already tell I'm for the 6".
hawkeye -
Friday, March 23, 2007
That and some people have the "gotta get every Iron Man" mentality. The constant repeats are geared more towards the casual collecter I think. They are guarnteed to sell 3X as many Wolverines than Iron Fist so you see more.
But they should deffinetly keep the scale at 6", movie figures and all
VariablePenguin -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The thing about Wolverine, Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Hulk is that they are the Big 5. The sell better than other figures. They make so many different ones because they have so many different costumes. They continue to make them because everyone knows who they are.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I've got mixed feelings on the Ult. Wolvie. I like the suit and all but the head makes him look drunk and pissed, which of course doesn't usually look good on figures. If I buy one ill most likely end up replacing his head. That said, the other problem is the character. Yes Ult Wolvie is new but how many Wolvies are we gonna get?!? He may be a popular character but come on, they've probably made the same amount of variants and figures as this site has Deadpools!!! The guy could have his own line of fWolverine figures theres been so many...

Preaching to the choir brother. Amen amen.
Mr-X -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I've got mixed feelings on the Ult. Wolvie. I like the suit and all but the head makes him look drunk and pissed, which of course doesn't usually look good on figures. If I buy one ill most likely end up replacing his head. That said, the other problem is the character. Yes, Ult Wolvie is new but how many Wolvies are we gonna get?!? He may be a popular character but come on, they've probably made the same amount of variants and figures as this site has Deadpools!!! The guy could have his own line of Wolverine figures theres been so many...
Bob-A-Ferret -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I concour X I have forgiven the debaucal that was white queen (shuddering) and even the X3 Jean and Ult. Wolvie which I am sure we'll hear more complaints about. As both of these where fabricated in a hurry as part of the switch over. As long as they start taking heed of us and fix the problems.

And it is kind of creepy t be watched but if you think thats bad just think of Big Brother. I am not one to follow conspiracies but it is scary to think how close uncle sam watchs us, or can watch us. Makes for great movies though
Mr-X -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I feel watched...

Nah, its ALWAYS good to know we get some input on the things we're buying, at least we can make a little bit of difference here and there. Im ready to forgive the mistakes of the first Hasbro Wave since it was their first attempt at picking up where ToyBiz left off but they need to step up the game(thinks of White Queens head and shudders...)

Needless to say, I look forward to seeing what the next few waves will bring(like that Xorn...)
Bob-A-Ferret -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
They read everything they can and question people as best they can with out letting them know what they're doing and submit their findings. The rep here is amazing she's polled me like 13 times or more and I never realised what she was doing but one dat I was helping her out of her car as she was injured and need assistance all day and it was my job that day to do anything she needed and she showed me some neat stuff and now everytime I see her sheand I talk. She's the one who told me to check out this site and fwoosh when she found out I customized toys. She's not a member from what she tells me but even if she was she wouldn't have told me that way I couldn't point her out, and cause her headache. But she reads everything she can and submits it and that and sales figures determine the future. Ad if we all couldn't figure that out. Its slightly mean but after the White queen Debakle and the upcoming X3 Jean you know they may need to do something. This info they need its funny but true. Let the world know what you really think. I ask you all to do this n my customs It makes me a better customiser how do you think the awesome Sculprters and painters other people at Hasbro and Toybiz and where ever learn?
They have a teacher in the room right? They turn to the guidance counsiler Right? No they look to us the consumer. Companies no matter what they do spend millions on finding out what we the consumer want. So tell them. I own my own company and as small as it is I have spent 2-3 thousand dollars on finding out what the public in each area I supply to wants from my company. I double in size almost every year because of it. you matter to companies because you pay their bills the more they can take from you the happier they are.
Mr-X -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Buzzy I agree with you on the first 2 ML series that is a true statment (look at Toad he's like 9 foot tall) But as they gained pooularity they fixed it. I want nothing more than more of the quality figs we have seen in the past by Toybiz and Hasbro is showing us right now but I don't want this to go away for cheaper toys like the starwars line. I want more of the ML style, not less I could care less if Hasbro or Mattel, or Toybiz had the rights as long as we get quality figures with awesome articulation for a reasonable price. I am Happy with the current scale and detail. from both Toybiz and Hasbro, and even mattel and the DC superheros. But I don't want some corprate yahoo deciding he can give himself a bonus if he screws us the customer and gives us a smaller scale, or a less detailed, or less articulated figure. I mean honestly I would love to see star wars and Gi Joe in ML scale and articulation Baroness would be awesome and we have seen enough stormshadows and snake eyes customs to prove we all want this. I mean wouldn't you like to see a ML Yoda, Princess Leia, Scarlet, Roadblock, and Destro. I submit you want this as much as the rest of us. I am not dissing anyone I want to see a better toy market, in a year or 2. Can you imagine this other Toycompanies are already figuring this out look at Jakks Pacific they're starting to do the Aggresion figs with better articulation and detail to the faces now if they would do a scale. Mattel has the DC Superheros line, but could you imagine McFarleane having articulated figs with his companys eye for detail? If it wasn't for his company we would still be seeing the Tcats and Hemans of yesteryear. Progress is all I want and I want it to be better than ever before.

A ML scale Darth Maul would be awesome...Does the scout register on the boards? Right now we are just taking shots at things like size, there are also other things that could be considered such as detail, articulation, etc
Bob-A-Ferret -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Buzzy I agree with you on the first 2 ML series that is a true statment (look at Toad he's like 9 foot tall) But as they gained pooularity they fixed it. I want nothing more than more of the quality figs we have seen in the past by Toybiz and Hasbro is showing us right now but I don't want this to go away for cheaper toys like the starwars line. I want more of the ML style, not less I could care less if Hasbro or Mattel, or Toybiz had the rights as long as we get quality figures with awesome articulation for a reasonable price. I am Happy with the current scale and detail. from both Toybiz and Hasbro, and even mattel and the DC superheros. But I don't want some corprate yahoo deciding he can give himself a bonus if he screws us the customer and gives us a smaller scale, or a less detailed, or less articulated figure. I mean honestly I would love to see star wars and Gi Joe in ML scale and articulation Baroness would be awesome and we have seen enough stormshadows and snake eyes customs to prove we all want this. I mean wouldn't you like to see a ML Yoda, Princess Leia, Scarlet, Roadblock, and Destro. I submit you want this as much as the rest of us. I am not dissing anyone I want to see a better toy market, in a year or 2. Can you imagine this other Toycompanies are already figuring this out look at Jakks Pacific they're starting to do the Aggresion figs with better articulation and detail to the faces now if they would do a scale. Mattel has the DC Superheros line, but could you imagine McFarleane having articulated figs with his companys eye for detail? If it wasn't for his company we would still be seeing the Tcats and Hemans of yesteryear. Progress is all I want and I want it to be better than ever before.
Mr-X -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Then 6 inch gets my vote
Bob-A-Ferret -
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Now back to the real subject. If you read this forim even if you have nothing to add to the forum please vote on the scale. I have it on good authority that Hasbro is checking this site and others including fwoosh, and RTM to check feed back on there recent release's and this will lett hem know we are, or are not happy with the smaller scale. I think it is important we let them know what we think. We are the consumer and as such we may not always be right but we know what we want. Hasbro has a strict policy of taking no advice, but they're not dumb they have what I call verification scouts who check websites, stores and poll small groups. While working at Toys R Us I happen to meet the Utah/Idaho/Nevada Scout and though she has a lot of jobs other than this polling. She let me in on things like the buy out of ML by hasbro 8 months before it was reported on any site. These people are out there and they are listening to us I know she is a guest here as she has complimented my work here last time I saw her Mar 17/07. So please let them know your opinions. They want to make us the consumer happy. But these polls and our buying patterns determine the future. So vote talk let your voice be heard.
Buzzy Fret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
What I read was that the ML line was going to stay at the 6" scale but the movie tie in figures would be 5".

Hell, ToyBiz's scale wasn't exactly standardized. The earlier figures are way out of proportion with the later ones.
VariablePenguin -
Monday, March 19, 2007
I bet the Thing would work. I saw one done using the last movie's Thing, it was too tall, but it still looked great.

Also, I want a sword now...
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Vp I was thinking the same thing for my Puck if one looks good enough.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Wait, you make swords?

Yes I do and I am pretty good at it too. I also supply them from other manufactures and thats what pays my bills
VariablePenguin -
Monday, March 19, 2007
I might buy a movie figure, just to see if I can make a proper little person out of it and replace my horrible Jacob Marlowe.
hawkeye -
Monday, March 19, 2007
I agree, huge mistake. They bought a hugly popular line and are monkeying with it. I thought they did a good job with the legends so far and think they still will, but I won't be buying any movie figures(unless they are unbelivably good)
VariablePenguin -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Wait, you make swords?
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Ideally maybe realisticly the 50 points no problem the cost around $6-12 dollars. But I think you maybe on to something with them trying to distance them selves but in my opinion that is a collosal mistake. That is why they bought the line after all is how much we all are buying the product. I mean it is really frustrating to know all my movie figues are 5 inches I really was looking forward to the new fantastic Car and I pray it works with both scale or I might go POstal on hasbro's buttocks.

(My pardons Collosus I shall not use your name in vain again today)
hawkeye -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Ideally, everything would be the same scale, have 50POA and cost $.99! I think Hasbro are trying to set themselves apart from toybiz product. That and there are a lot of 5" molds to reuse. I prefer the 6" scale just because the ML I have are in it.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
So far it is only a rumor and until I hear more it stays a rumor
Mr-X -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Star Wars at ML size...I need to start pooling money now...
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
By what 20 cents every 500 figures. I make and sell swords for a living steal is more expensive than plastic by 200% and I can make swords for as low as $20 bucks molds save time if they hand crafted each one or had to remake the mold every 200 figures okay yeah there is a difference. This is not the case Hasbro is fleecing the public and claiming that this is the issue. It costs nearly exactly the same to make the articulated 5 inch versus the 6 inch and they already made up the difference when they raised the price when they took over from toybiz. This is what urks me about Hasbro. I pray they don't do this to the ML line, if they do I am done with them. But I have heard rumors that they are thinking of legend style lines for Gi Joe and Star wars and I pray this is true too as it will restore some of my faith in them.
Mr-X -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Stupid plastic making prices...
VariablePenguin -
Monday, March 19, 2007
Eh?

I guess it's cheaper to make 5 inch figures in the long run.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, March 19, 2007
VP you so get it so why is hasbro so dumb about this?
VariablePenguin -
Monday, March 19, 2007
6" is the best. It translates easily too. 1" = 1' so a 6in figure is a 6ft guy!
DrSean -
Monday, March 19, 2007
I like the 6 inches more, because this is what we expect out of Marvel figures. Like MLs and Spider-Man movies (1 & 2)
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