So last week, Phil Reed wrote a post called, “Five Reasons Star Wars Black Will Fail.” I quickly followed up with a point-by-point response, “Poe’s Point > Star Wars Black 6″ Doomed From the Start? (I’m not so sure),” and now Phil has his own point-by-point response, “Star Wars Black: A Response to Poe Ghostal.” If you’re at all interested in the topic, go read it!
I’m not going to do my own point-by-point response again because I don’t feel it’s necessary, but I still don’t quite get how Phil can say that the lack of vehicles and kid interest is going to doom the line but it will still do well enough to oversaturate the market when the new movies come out. I guess the idea is that the line does well enough with adult collectors until it gets oversaturated with the new movies, and then all these other factors come into play?
My personal definition of the line’s success or failure is whether we get “Original Twelve + Boba Fett.” Now I’m ready to wait and see what happens.