If there's "no clear link" then its not a fact, is it?
No, it means you are drawing conclusions where there's no supportable facts. You are making ASSUMPTIONS based on your own desires.
Its like a 9/11 conspiracy theorist convinced that missiles hit the Pentagon and they fabricate "evidence" and suppositions to support their claim.
You're making assumptions all across the board: that Hasbro is thinking the line is "bleeding", that they are viewing this forum on a regular basis, that fewer podcasts mean Hasbro is relucatant to face the public etc. etc. etc.
Go with what is ACTUALLY happening.
Is the line failing? We don't know.
Is Hasbro rethinking their approach for Marvel Legends? We don't know.
Were Jesse Falcon and co. brought in to save Hasbro's ass on ML.? We don't know.
See how refreshing and liberating actual knowledge ( or LACK of it) is? No guessing, no BS--just dealing with what really is--not what we want things to be.
We'll find out the answers to those questions, and more, when they come out-- which will happen sooner or later.
Seriously, if that doesn't work for you......then just go ahead and make up total garbage. Y'know........stuff like"
"Hey, didya hear that they Hasbro is gonna turn Mr Potato Head into a MARVEL LEGEND???? Yeaaa, they are gonna scale him with Deadpool and a naked Storm figure and lots of guns and a HUGE New York City Playset that'll cover 100 sq feet and cost only $10.
Its true, I swear!".
Look, this isn't about having an "opinion", its about spewing crap. You might think the line is failing.....but the line might be doing very well for Hasbro. You are basing your observation on your wants as a fan, Hasbro is basing it on units sold.
You can swear up and down the line is bleeding and everyone is hating it, but its just blowing smoke out one's ass--when the truth is...you don't know.
I don't even know, but I'm intelligent enough to know that assumptions do not get me anywhere and I deal with information as it comes to me from the actual source--not some imagination from the ether.
And just to humor you--let's answer your question with a different "logical" assumption:
"There is no clear link between the two, but, how else could it have come about?"
How? Companies hire former talent on creative projects to work on new and similar projects......simply because they bring to the new project some of the ideas they never got to employ in the old. They can be brought on to act as consultants or actual team members churning out new creative material. Rather than re-invent the wheel constantly, they ask the old guard how they solved problems, or what they intended to use to create certain characters. They can ask what character rosters they had planned in their heads and what BAF options they had considered.
This can be all in the matter of just keeping the line fresh and on-going, and not because of any dire doom about to befall it.
I've been brought in on projects in just such a manner, and it was for reasons very similar to the above that it came about.
See? There's another perspective that you probably have not considered before.......and its an apporach that works just as well as assuming that things are going to hell in a handbasket.
You want to believe things are going to crap--then they will, based on what you WANT to percieve. The opposite applies as well and, believe it or not, so does simply waiting for actual answers to come forward and give you the honest truth.
( and some people are so wrapped up in their biased they don't even accept that)
I like how this started out as sayinng to stop fighting, and now look what it turned into! Hi-larious @loll@