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'Star Wars' may propel U.S. toy industry to best year since 1999


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Good this year, sales are. Yes, hmmm. Strong with hasbro, the force is.

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Then these people need to produce some quality model kits also. Especially one for that red tractor inspired low lying craft she ooled around home in, collecting scrap. Quality.

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The current 6" Black Series is very well done, though also very expensive, at $20 per figure on average, their 3.75" line is something of a disappointment in terms on construction and figure articulation. On the other hand...

The new Galactic Heroes figures on display at this year's SD ComicCon feature robust construction and imaginative design. Indeed they look good and are perfect for playing "big battles for small hands." The other potential mega-hit is the new AT-AT.

Not as big as the BAT-AT, more in line (size wise) with the original AT-AT released in the 1980's, the new version will be expensive at $300 but in addition to having lights & sounds, it will also walk! Controlled by your smart phone these now very noble walking tanks are set to occupy living rooms all over the world.

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