Friday, December 11, 2009

Avatar Happy Meal toys (link roundup)

Avatar Happy Meal toys are now at McDonalds.

And a few more links:

1. Ever wonder what happens to Star Wars action figures that no one wants? Here's a question and answer from a recent Hasbro interview:

SSG: Back in January, we asked about what happens to pulled-back pegwarming figures, and at the time you hadn't bought back some in a while so your answer focused on other methods of using the packaged figures, but on October 2nd you answered another site that this year's pulled-pack figures were being destroyed. How exactly are they being destroyed, and are those destroyed materials being recycled in some manner, or are they just destined to become landfill? Can Hasbro further clarify the details of this issue and address rationale behind this measure which could negative effects on the environment?

Hasbro: Due to their nature, they cannot be recycled. Beyond that, we don't have any details on the specific method of disposal.
2. And from a related interview, Hasbro discusses the process of deciding what toys to make:
Hasbro: We have actually done a lot of work on what size and price the Twilight would be if we did one, but have always come back to the same place: it simply does not have the gravitas in the show that a big vehicle would need to have in order to succeed. It has not shown itself to be as truly heroic and universally memorable like the Millenium Falcon. Unless the Twilight gets a lot more attention and becomes something that really gets kids excited, we won't be adding it to the 3-3/4" line.
3. Happy Armed Jews week.

4. Downloadable Star Wars Droidel.

*Buy fast food toys at eBay.