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    Will you? Would you? Could you follow Toy Guru?

    As I'm sure you're all learning today, Scott has resigned from Mattel effective immediately. No joke! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=109408

    He has been hired by another toy company. We don't know which one yet.

    I wonder how many of you/us will follow him? Would you want to do it all again with another property or properties? Would you want to go through all of the good, and some of the bad, with GI JOE? Transformers? Star Wars? Marvel? Sideshow Collectibles? Hot Toys? Prometheus? Godzilla? Doctor Who? Duck Tales?

    Would you be more likely to collect a property knowing he was in charge, less likely, or would it have any impact at all?

    I don't want this to turn into a TG bashing thread. He's quit. Let's give him a break. But fair's fair, feel free to be honest.
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    I'm still going to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . I am an action figure fan , not just MOTU . However MOTU Classics is my favorite current line at the moment .
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    I would love it if he went to Hasbro to work on Marvel Legends. Maybe bring them back to the days of when Toy Biz was making them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swind15 View Post
    I would love it if he went to Hasbro to work on Marvel Legends. Maybe bring them back to the days of when Toy Biz was making them.
    Oh God yes!! That line needs someone with Scott's zeal. He loves to scrape the bottom of the barrel and I'd love to start getting some C and D listers in Marvel Legends, cause though their cash cows, Cap, Hulk, Stark, Logan, Thor, and Spidey get the dollars, they do nothing for my collection.
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    If he would push a 6 inch GI Joe line I most definitely would. I'm interested in where he goes and what brands he'll push. I'm sure the company and fans will benefit from his involvement in one form or another.
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    Honestly yes, I am more likely to buy stuff from a brand he is involved with.

    Having said that though, I am a MOTU fan not a toy fan... so it would need to be a brand I am already invested in.
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    I hope TG isn't involved with any other brand that I collect now or will collect in the future. He might want to make himself a Transformer or something. Kill off Splinter and make a new toyline based off April and Casey's kid.

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    I think Scott has done nothing but good for the brand, not many other toy lines have someone who is willing to talk directly to fans. Fan input has definitely helped improve the MOTUC line. That combined with his passion should be a boon for anyone he works for.
    Hey, if you want to wallow in the negative, go nuts. Sure, things aren’t absolutely perfect, and people passionate about a property can get all keyed up about things. But I don’t collect toys to be miserable. So I’d rather think about the things that do excite me
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    My answer is no but purely because I don't collect anything outside Classics, the occasional Four Horsemen item and Classic Space Lego.
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    He's not a writer or an artist. I don't plan to follow his work.

    If I ever buy anything he's involved in again, it will be because the product itself interests me.
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    I collect brands, so if he is on one of the brands or lines that I collect - then yes.

    If he works for a brand that I dont collect, then no.
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    MOTU is my primary brand by a mile!!! I do casually collect a bit of TMNT/Thudercats, but that is about it. Would I be excited to hear that Scott is taking over TMNT Classics? Sure.

    I have alot of respect for him and what he has done for the line!! I DO have some minor concerns about the future of MOTU goodies without Scott at the helm. It sounds like 2015 is still a lock. THANK GOD!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No-Ah View Post
    Will you? Would you? Could you follow Toy Guru?


    Quote Originally Posted by No-Ah View Post
    Would you be more likely to collect a property knowing he was in charge, less likely, or would it have any impact at all?

    I don't want this to turn into a TG bashing thread. He's quit. Let's give him a break. But fair's fair, feel free to be honest.
    I follow toy news regularly. Several sites. I lurk in some forms. Post in a few. I can hardly name a any brand managers and most I can, I have no clue what they are up to these days. Same is true for marketing managers, since that was his actual title last I herd.

    If I like a brand, I'll follow it.
    If I like a toy and can afford to I will buy it.
    That's all this has ever really been about, at least for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Kill off Splinter and make a new toyline based off April and Casey's kid.
    What? Like TMNT: Fast Forward without the TMNT?
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    I don't really follow much outside of MOTU, so it would all depend on whatever he'll be working on.
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    Could I? Nope. Will I? Nope. Would I? Still Nope.

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    Only if he ends up on Star Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Only if he ends up on Star Wars.
    I have a sneaking suspicion that this is where he might be headed...
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    Follow? No. I'm not ging to start collecting something he's on.

    I'd be thrilled though if he worked on something I did collect or a property I liked. He did an excellent job IMO on MOTUC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No-Ah View Post
    Would you be more likely to collect a property knowing he was in charge, less likely, or would it have any impact at all?
    It wouldn't really have an impact on me because....


    Quote Originally Posted by yodafreakmaster View Post
    MOTU is my primary brand by a mile!!!
    I feel the same way as YFM, Masters of the Universe is my favorite.

    And Classics for me is tops, so it's going to be hard for me to see any other property or line, for that matter, as better. Also space is an issue for me.

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    I think it is important to understand that any of MOTUCs shortfalls are not TGs fault 100%. He had a whole division behind him which may have contributed to the mistakes just as much as him.

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    No chance !

    Even Scott will never do something like MOTUC again....

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    I can only think that the reason someone would headhunt Scott specifically is that they would want to do something like MOTUC for a different brand. Adult collector focused, 6" online only, 80s revival brand. I can't really think of anyone that has the specific experience and more importantly success that he has. The question is, which brand? Thundercats maybe? GI Joe? TMNT? Maybe they want to move Black Series over to having a bigger online presence? Who knows, it may never even come into fruition.
    Hey, if you want to wallow in the negative, go nuts. Sure, things aren’t absolutely perfect, and people passionate about a property can get all keyed up about things. But I don’t collect toys to be miserable. So I’d rather think about the things that do excite me
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    I will happily 'follow' TOY GURU if he ends up working on....

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    No impact. I only collect MOTU anyway.
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    No, I follow toy properties, not toy managers.
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