1) When Hasbrotoyshop.com opened, I was very excited. My hope was that I would be able to order all of my Star Wars, GI Joe, and Transformers collectibles from the site. While I have made numerous purchases, I have been a little disappointed with the site. Since this is a "Hasbro" website, I had hoped to see the toys offered a little earlier than other retailers. In fact, I would be happy to pay a small premium in order to get the figures and/or cases of figures early. Are there any plans to improve distribution of toys to the web outlet in order to make the toys available earlier?
2) Was the late 1970s and early 1980s a "Golden Age" for toys? It seems as though the Star Wars, GI Joe, and Transformers toy lines were huge when I was a child. The Star Wars and GI Joe toy lines were very impressive through the middle part of the 1980s. There were diverse products available that included a large assortment of basic figures, many vehicles, and great playsets like the Death Star and USS Flagg. Would it ever be possible to return the toy market to the way it was back in the 1980s or are there just too many other options competing for the child's/parent's dollar? Do you think that a movie such as the Transformers movie due out next summer could stimulate children's interest in toys enough to revitalize the toy industry in a way that recent Star Wars movies failed to do?
(By the way, this question is in no way intended to be critical of the current Star Wars toy line and especially the 2006 action figures which I think are very impressive.)