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Figure placement?

Postby Chosen One » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:51 am

How does TLC decide which figures are to be inserted in a SW set? Does it go by popularity, scene recreation, marketing study or budget?

Are the builders of the models in anyway involved with this, or is there a separate team that handles figure’s placement all on its own?

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Re: Figure placement?

Postby speaknspell » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:56 am

The designer of each set makes a case for what figures they think belong in the set. They base it on what relevance that character has to the set, like you wouldn't put a gungan in a TIE Fighter set (sounds like some fun fan fiction, but for the sake of this discussion not so much). Its also a matter of how much value can they add to the set.

When they were originally designing the Mon Cal set, they didn't have budget for anything NEW other than the Ackbar fig, but the team was able to convince the people they were working with that these other characters were very important to the set in both value and role play.

the same thing goes for pretty much every set, and the designers are always trying to make their individual projects the best they can be.

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Re: Figure placement?

Postby Skafte » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:43 am

Steve, please tell those designers that we love them for their convincing skills!
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Re: Figure placement?

Postby BigBenKenobi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:24 pm

Wow, that's actually a very good question...I had always wondered the same thing. And from Steve's answer, I learned something today!
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Re: Figure placement?

Postby Chosen One » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:22 am

Steve thanks for the feedback. Really appreaciate it. :)
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