So I’m typically just a lurker on the MBs, but for some reason I really want to post something on this topic.
If it were to work out, I would think Lego would only do it with themes that have been running for a longer amount of time. I do agree it would be cool to have rereleases of old sets, but my question would be how well will they sell. Let’s say they rerelease some bionicle sets, they might not have as much appeal to kids nowadays as much as they would to original fans of the line. Now I can’t say what Legos opinion on this would be, but if it were me I wouldn’t want to risk trying to sell something to people out of my company’s target age group. I feel like a lot of people would also see the bionicle sets and just say, “Hey I remember these, I used to have them when I was a kid that’s cool”, and then move on. Now I know some people would buy them out of nostalgia, but how much people would actually care? Also, let’s say they were to rerelease some G1 bionicle sets, would stores actually want them with how bad they sold during G2? Let’s just say that all goes well and stores do sell the sets what about the children who see them. They are going to be really confused about what happened to the characters they remembered (from G2) and why are these new sets so much smaller and don’t have as much movement as the sets they have.
These are just some thoughts I have on the subject. I would love to see rereleases of old sets, especially if they are ones I don’t have yet. In the case of bionicle, I think the only reason they would ever bring any of the G1 sets back is for bionicles 20th anniversary. These are just my opinions so I would love to hear others opinions on the subject too. Sorry for the massive post.