Dr. X wrote:Ah, the benefits of working with TLC. I wish I was you, Rayhawk, because of your vast chambers inside your head containing Lego secrets. I never knew they ALMOST got it...
THOSE MEDDLING HARRY POTTER BASTARDS!!! The entire line never sold really good anyway... WHY!??! WHYHAhAHAHY??!?!?
Actually that one was before my time, otherwise I wouldn't be allowed to talk about it even now. I heard about it from the lugnet crew. (Lugnet was a much different place back then.) Even when I was in the very bowels of Lego headquarters myself, Lugnet usually had a better idea of what was going on at Lego than the people around me, so they were my main source of news for a long time.
I think the HP line actually did really well. I never worked on any of the licensed themes myself, so I can't say for sure, but I seem to remember that the first couple years were a big success.