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« on: December 07, 2007, 09:55:53 PM »

Here are this week's questions and answers courtesy of Hasbro.

As always, starting at home:

JEDI TEMPLE ARCHIVES


QUESTION:  Ewoks seem to be on something of an upsurge as far as figures go.  We got Chief Chirpa last year, the Ewok 2-pack this year and another 2 Ewoks in the Battle of Endor Ultra Battle Pack.  Is it possible that we'll see the remainder of the vintage Ewoks, namely Lumat and Warrok, produced in the not too distant future?

ANSWER:  We would like that too, but it probably won't be as simple as that.  We do have other Ewok plans, but it may take a little while longer for revised versions of these two to find their way into the line.


QUESTION:  A number of customizers have been throwing together some kitbashed TIE Pilots recently, made from Baron Fel's helmet and the TSC Death Star Gunner's body.  A good number of these have been posted in collecting forums, and we've heard before that Hasbro checks out the collecting sites and forums.  Do collector made kitbashes like this show up on the Hasbro radar screen, and do things like this inspire future figure?

ANSWER:  We have to admit that lately we've been a little busy putting the finishing touches on next year and planning for 2009, so we haven't seen the recent batches you mention.  When we get caught up, we'll look forward to seeing what fun fans have had with these recent kitbashes.  As far as whether it will influence future releases, it's tough to say; we already have pretty long lists of figures and ideas we'd like to see (both on-screen, and from other sources like comics, games, and novels) and only so many slots to go around.  Chances are though that the best ideas already have parrallel lines of thinking between fans and our team.  You never know though.... thanks for giving us the heads-up!


QUESTION:  We've seen reports that the current Saga Legends line will extend into early 2008.  Can we expect a full  "Greatest Hits", "Saga Legends" or reissue line through the entirety of 2008?

ANSWER:  Right now, we do not have plans for a full third figure line consisting entirely of greatest hits/legends in the Fall..since this line will basically be replaced by the Clone Wars line.  However, we are planning on doing some select "greatest hits" in the main (Saga) line....but there won't be that many slots to work with as we had this year with the whole line.




And now continuing through the collecting community in a somewhat alphabetic manner....

4-INCHES.DE

QUESTION:  As pictures are showing the white Clone Commando from the Comic Pack "Clone Commando & Super Battle Droid" (Star Wars Tales #23) (SKU 87556) will enclose Scorch's Dc-17M as his weapon of choice, obviously because of the grenades that are packed in and that can be pin onto the Super Battle Droid. But with the standard blaster that comes with the three Republic Commando figures (besides Scorch) in the Collectors Pack "Republic Comando Delta Squad" (SKU 87269) we could get a standard Republic Commando for our Clone Armies. That would be much higher in demand I think. The grenades could still be packed in the set, because the Commandos in the game usually are throwing grenades with their hands

ANSWER:  That comic pack is already completed and on the way to retail, so it is too late to change. We hope that you give it a try and enjoy it - we think it came out great and have built some squads ourselves with them. We will take your comment into consideration the next time we think about releasing a standard Republic Commando. Thanks.


QUESTION:  If there would be running changes, variations or variants (like head, color or else) for some certain TFU Basic Figures like Marris Brood or even Stormtroopers or Clonetroopers that would be produced with the time, would those figures are more likely within the same case or wave like it has been done with the TSC Endor Rebel Trooper or would those variants or running changes more likely come out later within the over-all case mix?

ANSWER:  We have no planned variations of TFU figures at this time. If there were any to happen, they would be packed in future case packs and not within the same case packs. There will be no changes to any troopers figures during the course of the run, deco or otherwise.


QUESTION:  Hasbro said in one of the latest Q&A sessions that there will be just one single TFU wave. If that wave won't be completed by some more just unannounced figures this would indicate that figures like Darth Vader's Sith Apprentice will not come out within the basic figure assortment. Or would it be possible that this figure could be released in another way, perhaps with another battle pack or evolution pack or just as an EU-figure within another basic figure wave? Or can Hasbro state, that the Apprentice definitely will not be in the 2008 line?

ANSWER:  You are absolutley right - the *only* thing that we have confirmed is that there will be one wave of basic figures devoted to TFU. It is also certainly possible that all of the 3-3/4" options you presented could involve TFU. However, we are not at liberty to reveal any more details until after January 1st. Suffice to say there *will* be news. Stay tuned!



ACTION FIGS.COM

QUESTION:  Why are the fans' choice figures so often hard to find? One would think that as a poll winner determined by the fans, it should be packed more than one per case and in multiple waves - especially an army-builder like the current Saga Legends winner, the Darktrooper. Darth Revan, the Darktrooper, the original Saga McQuarrie Stormtrooper, the OTC Imperial Scanning Crew Trooper, and of course Ephant Mon have all been overly difficult to find. So why isn't more done to get the fans' choice figures into the hands of the fans?

ANSWER:  In the case of the recent Fans' Choice figures, like Revan and Darktrooper, you will find that over the course of time we will release these over and over and they should be relatively easier to find (we can point to last year's Cody and Scorch, and this year's McQuarrie Boba Fett, Galactic Marine, and Airborne Trooper as figures that have been continuously released). The reasons for 1/case pack is not due to percieved demand, but, as we have answered many times over in the Q&As, due to how many can be manufactured in a given amount of time. When figure demand runs high, we need to produce a *lot* of figures and can only produce so many in a given time with the tooling we have available. As figures prove popular, we will continue to release them as we can. 


QUESTION:  Several recent multipacks featuring EU figures - such as the Rebel Commando, Battlefront, and Mandalorian sets - seem rather popular with collectors. Has there been any consideration given for using the multipack format for characters that have only appeared in novels? Perhaps the Myrkr strike team of Jedi from Star by Star, or maybe members of Rogue and Wraith Squadrons in box sets, something like that?

ANSWER:  What you suggest is a good idea and we will explore it as the multi-packs have indeed proved popular. We're a little leery of the boxed set format for the novel figures, simply because it's a lot of development and a higher price point devoted to characters who don't have a lot of visual development to support them (Mandalorians, we felt, carried their own visual weight and demand to justify). Rogue Squadron has ample comic support, and is a great idea, but we have other plans to systematically get to them over the course of time. Wraith Squadron is very interesting - as we tackle Rogue Squadron, we can look to Wraith for additional ideas. 


QUESTION:  In this day and age, more and more people are becoming aware of the need to recycle. As collectors, we generate a lot of trash with all the packaging and would feel better about it if we knew it weren't just sitting in a landfill for the next thousand years. What is the recyclability of the materials uses in the packaging, especially the plastic bubbles and trays for the action figures? Has Hasbro ever considered marking the components of their packaging (not just SW but all Hasbro packaging) with recycling symbols?

ANSWER:  The PVC vacuform blisters and trays are not recyclable everywhere, so we don't indicate them as such. It's an important issue to us, and we are constantly looking at way of minimizing the amount of packaging each product uses. One area in which we have made progress, for instance, is in the use of wire ties, by going to the less resource intensive, clear bands among other initiatives. 





BOBA'S BOUNTY.NET


QUESTION:  We haven't seen any reports of the Galactic Heroes Cantina Sets hitting Walmart yet. Are these still scheduled and will they hit retail before Christmas?

ANSWER:  Yes, they were delayed while Wal-Mart looked for the right window to get them into the store. They shoudl be hitting stores anytime now...certainly before the end of the year.


QUESTION:  The new AT-ST battle packs at Target are fantastic. However, for those looking for an AT-ST by itself...any chance we'll see them alone in the future?

ANSWER:  Right now, we do not have plans to release them (or an other version) of the AT-ST separately.


QUESTION:  My son recently broke his Galactic Hero General Grievous and I'm constantly hearing "when can we get a new one?" Will Grievous be returning in a future case pack? (Note: I took the opportunity to ask this question for my son, but their answer does provide good information for anyone who has a broken Hasbro toy part!)

ANSWER:  We are very sorry to hear that. If you haven't already, you might want to check with our Consumer Affairs team, who provide replacement parts for Hasbro Toys. You can find a link to them on our website. We double checked our plans and will be bringing Grievous back out late July of next year, but he will not be available until then. If Consumer Affairs is unable to help, and you cannot wait, we suggest looking for one of the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scene 10 Packs from last year - Jedi vs. Sith - which has the General in it. There may still be some at some retailers like Toys R Us, who have continued to carry the line.




JEDIDEFENDER

QUESTION:  The Target Ultimate Battle of Hoth Pack (and these are out now, so none of that "no comment" stuff ) seems to be the more popular of the two sets among collectors due to the new Gun Tower. Any chance that tower is going to make its way out to retail again by itself? A new Super Articulated Hoth Rebel Soldier would be a welcome pack-in to go with it!

ANSWER:  We are glad that fans like the new turret - we are very glad we could bring it out as a nice surprise at the end of year like that. Both sets are packed with tons of play value, and both seem to be selling well (hey, who doesn't love Ewoks?!). We do not have any plans at this time to offer the turret by itself - for now, and probably far into the future, the only place to find it will be the Ultimate Battle Pack.


QUESTION:  Are there any figures that you've wanted to do, but just couldn't make them work for one reason or another? You've mentioned scrapping a folding/rolling Destroyer Droid in the past, were there any other characters/creatures that you've wanted to do but just cannot find a way/means to do it?

ANSWER:  Sure. There are a few other figures that for one reason or another fall out of the line, either because there aren't enough slots to do everything that our team wants to do, or because of costing, or even timing reasons. All good ideas eventually find their way back in one way or another, even if in another format than they were originally proposed. For instance, one such idea, details of which we aren't releasing yet, that "fell out" of the basic figure line this year due to costing will be coming out as our Comic Con exclusive next year.

Everyone on the team, too, has their "favorites" that they try and get into the line every year. For instance, it has become sort of a joke that one team member has really championed Fozec, from Jabba's Palace, for three years in a row now. Each year Fozec has just missed the cut or been replaced by another character that for one reason or another we felt we needed to do first. Some day, the team member will get his revenge...errr....his wish and Fozec will make the cut. Until then, he remains one of those "high on the list" candidates that is an example of a figure we just couldn't work into the line.


QUESTION:  Are we close enough to 2008 that you can start handing out hints on the third wave of figures for 2008? We've got RotS and the Force Unleashed, can we at least know what wave 3's theme will be? (don’t make us wait until February!)

ANSWER:  We will give one hint. Wave 3 will feature one character that will be an upgrade over a previous character released in an early 2007 Battle Pack. The rest of the characters in the wave will be from the same source (movie or otherwise) as that character. That's more than enough hint to get started, and that's all we'll say for right now!





To be continued in the next post.
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Part 2 of the December 7th edition of Q&A roundup:


JEDI INSIDER

QUESTION:  Recently a scan of a 2008 clone trooper figure redemption coupon showed up online. Can you tell us if there will be a 2008 mail-away figure and exactly what figure will it be?

ANSWER:  We can confirm that this will indeed be a promotion for next year tied in to Clone Wars, but we are not at liberty yet to reveal more details on which figure will be available. We will reveal more details around Toy Fair. Stay tuned...


QUESTION:  Can you tell us when toys based on the new Clone Wars animated series are due out?

ANSWER:  They will be out for Fall 2008. The exact on-shelf date is still being worked out, but detailed information and images of the figure direction will be revealed in February at Toy Fair.


QUESTION:  There seems to be a decent amount of interest from collectors for 6" Marvel Legends style Star Wars figures. What are the chances we might see a line like that in the future?

ANSWER:  We will not be producing a line like this for Star Wars. When we have tried other collector-targeted scales (like 7" Unleashed) we found that fan interest, when compared to the 3-3/4" system, is just not as strong. In addition, for kids, the 3-3/4" scale is also the best one for a wide-range of figures and vehicles that play together, which is critical to the Star Wars fantasy. Rather than spread too thin against collectors, we will be focusing our efforts against making sure the 3-3/4" is broad, as we have been for the past couple of years. We should note that the other sublines - Galactic Heroes, Star Wars Transformers, and Unelashed 2", have a very strong following among kids and we will continue these going forward as well.




JEDI NEWS

QUESTION:  The Ultimate Battle Packs are now out in the wild and from the pictures we've seen I for one can't wait to get my hands on them; you've done a great job with them.  Will we see any more of these next year and if so can you give us any indication of the themes being considered?  Also, from a UK point of view can you tell us definitively if we'll be seeing these in any UK stores (there's a lot of demand here for them - do we have to beg)?

ANSWER:  The Ultimate Battle Packs have been very well-received, and we are looking at additional opportunities for more packs next year.  As for themes….it's too early to talk about anything, and it's likely we will stay mum on details about these.  Because these were ready so late in the year and were an untested/unproven concept and higher price point, it was decided to wait on these for 2007 in the UK. and Europe.  It's possible that we could look at these for late 2008 release, but we won't know that until later next year.


QUESTION:  Saga Legends have been very popular and it's unfortunate that the UK has only officially seen Wave 1.  We understand from the UK brand manager that we will be getting the wave including the five figures we voted for in Quarter 1 2008.  Have the other 7 figures in the wave we're getting been agreed?  It would be a tragedy if the UK didn't see figures like the Dark Trooper (which was the #1 Fan's Choice) and others such as TC-14 that have never been officially available in the UK before.  If there's still time is there any way that this wave can incorporate some of these figures?

ANSWER:  We have touched base with the UK and confirmed that the UK will be getting the five new Fans' Choice figures, but they will not be flowing in any of the previous figures.  Due to high minimum order quantity issues, the team was not able to select from a broader array of figures and focused all of their efforts on the five new.


QUESTION:  I understand that we're getting white repaint versions of Han and Luke in Stormtrooper disguise in the Comic Packs early next year but have you considered creating super articulated versions of these figures as seen in the films?  They spend a lot of time wearing these outfits both before and after they enter the trash compacter and it would be great to have definitive versions available.

ANSWER:  Yes, we have considered creating movie versions of these figures, and will probably get to these in the next couple of years.  For now, however, the repainted comic pack versions remain our most articulated (and close to screen-accurate coloring) versions to date.






REBELSCUM

QUESTION:  With the recent release of the numerous TIE Fighter vehicles, is there any chance of getting a new, fully articulated, super-detailed, carded TIE Pilot? I'm sure many fans would like the chance to get a TIE Pilot for their TIE Fighters, as well as to update their older TIE Pilot with a better sculpt. If so, when might we expect this?

ANSWER:  We think the most recent TIE Pilot (the one we have included in the most recent releases) is a quality figure, but we acknowledge that fans will want to see a more premium figure (with ball-and-socket articulation) at some point. While we don't have plans right now for another one, we will put it up there on "the list" and look at opportunities as they come up for a new take.


QUESTION:  Some of the most iconic poses in all of the films are on the posters for the films. Has/would Hasbro ever consider releasing battle packs based on the movie posters, preferably with figures able to strike the poses featured on the poster? Many would love to have a Luke that could hold a lightsaber over his head with both hands, for example.

ANSWER:  We have looked at the posters for inspiration from time to time. As yet, though, the ideas have taken a back seat to other initiatives like Vintage & Evolutions, since they pretty much occupy the same collector-focused development sphere.


QUESTION:  There are two remaining unproduced Clone Troopers from the Clone Wars cartoon. They are the Clone SCUBA Trooper and Phase II armor Captain Fordo. Will we be seeing either of these anytime soon?

ANSWER:  Yes, yes you will. Just how he (and we're not saying which one it is, but it is one of them) will be delivered though remains to be revealed. Stay tuned!




SIR STEVE'S GUIDE

QUESTION:  Does Hasbro have something against Wedge Antilles? Biggs gets 2 figures this year while our boy Wedge - who survives the OT and beyond - only gets his head plopped on an already existing body as an exclusive or pack-in every now and then. What are the chances of seeing a new Wedge single carded in the main line anytime soon?

ANSWER:  Good point - Wedge is a very important character in the OT and the EU. While we don't have any plans for a carded basic Wedge figure, there will be at least one cool new Wedge figure in the line next year if our schedule holds. We will have info available around Comic Con on what that may be.


QUESTION:  Why doesn't the Baron Fel comic-pack figure have his signature Van Dyck facial hair? It's in the art in the comic, and it's even on the packaging art side panel, but the figure is without paint or sculpted facial hair.

ANSWER:  Great question. In the specific issue included (#4), Fel does have a well-developed Van Dyck and that is the starting point for the package artwork. However, we were directed to actually deco him more like the first issue in the story arc, where he is initially clean shaven, then gradually develops more and more scrub and then finally the full-on facial hair as the story ensues. Right now we don't have plans to do any facial hair variants, but if we do release another Fel it would be good to get the facial hair in there.


QUESTION:  Considering that the body for CZ-4 was also used in A New Hope in the Sandcrawler (CZ-1) and in Mos Eisley (CZ-3), will we ever see a repaint of the CZ-4 figure to be these new characters? They could be done as a running change or put into Battlepacks.

ANSWER:  There is a good bet that at some point we will see these variations, but it may take a while to find the spot for them in the lineup.




SW COLLECTOR

QUESTION:  Are the Hasbro Protective Figure Cases once offered on HasbroToyShop.com still available? We've had several letters saying people can no longer find them on the shop's site, and we failed to find them ourselves. Will they be making a comeback, or are they being discontinued?

ANSWER:  There does seem to have been a run on the cases lately. What appeared to be an ample supply in late Summer has quickly been gobbled up. Your comments have been noted, and more will be on the way. Look for the resupply to come in after the new year.


QUESTION:  Speculation amongst collectors is running wild! While we know Hasbro likes to leep some things under wraps, at this time can you confirm or deny whether or not there will be a Vader's Secret Apprentice action figure released either in THE FORCE UNLEASHED wave, or as part of another wave in 2008?

ANSWER:  The *only* thing that we have confirmed regarding 3-3/4" TFU is that there will be one wave of basic figures devoted to the game. Suffice to say there will indeed be more news. However, we are not at liberty to reveal any more details until after January 1st. Sorry to keep you waiting...but it will be worth it.


QUESTION:  With an Endor Luke released in 2006's The Saga Collection, an Endor Leia released in the 2007 Vintage line, and the Biker Scout released in Saga Legends, it seems like a golden time to release an Imperial Speeder Bike. Any plans?

ANSWER:  We agree, and that's why there are a couple of them in the Target Endor Battle Pack. As for other avenues to release these ultra-cool vehicle, we are looking at future ideas but don't have any immediate announcements.





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Part 3 of the December 7th edition of Q&A roundup:

THE PRIVATE UNIVERSE

QUESTION:  So - what's it like working at Hasbro ? Are the walls lined with case-fresh, mint-on-card figures ? Is there a giant vault somewhere containing one of each item from the Star Wars line - past and present ? Does the coffee lounge have a giant toybox where you can test the products ? C'mon - it's got to be a dream job for a fan - right ?

ANSWER:  It's not quite the abundant vintage paradise that one might imagine, but toys do explode like popcorn kernels out of every nook and cranny. Actually, a lot of the stuff in offices and common spaces is mostly the "unglamorous" part of toy design - rough models, pre-production samples for debugging, competitive products, and the like. Definitely more a functional space than a workplace museum.
Space is pretty open in the Boys area, and that's part of the fun; people get to see what other people are working on and that fuels a cool cross-pollination among the teams. As far as office decor goes, recent products are mostly what is displayed since wall space is always a sought-after commodity, and upcoming or recent releases (TAC) tend to be the most exciting and get the prized space. While there are indeed Hasbro/Kenner archives that do boast some case-fresh gems, the archive is only partially complete. We have been there on a couple of occasions for "research" purposes...yeah, that's it....research.


QUESTION:  There seems to be a distinct lack of a 'holiday' Star Wars figure for 2007 - did you take the hint from fans after the frankly poor ‘candy-apple' Vader last year ? Will we see this concept return ?

ANSWER:  You won't see a holiday figure return for 2008, either…at least as we have known it. We didn't really feel there was anything we were excited about pursuing, and we have so many other ideas and projects in development for next year, it was a little hard to fit anything else in.


QUESTION:  Given the amount of talented customisers out there, what are the skills you need to be a Hasbro action figure creator ? Product design ? Manufacturing ? Fine art ? Technical drawing ? Sculpture ?

ANSWER:  All of our designers have either bachelors of science or bachelor of fine arts degress from schools like the Fashion Insitute of Technology (in New York), Cincinnati School of Design, Purdue University School of Design, etc. It's important that someone who is serious about joining Hasbro in toy design have a well-rounded skill set, including the critical ability to illustrate, work with and understand materials, cost analysis, project management, the ability to work with and across a wide-range of discplines, etc. We select designers based on their abilities to solve all sorts of conceptual problems related to toys - whether it is designing role play, girls toys, vehicles, soft goods, electronics...or action figures. It's rare for a Hasbro designer to work exclusively on action figures for any length of time.




YAKFACE


QUESTION:  Recently there has been some confusion as to the official designation for the Repaints/Replacement wave (Pax Bonkik, R2-B1, etc.) and the AOTC wave (Padme, Jango, etc).

Some sites/e-tailers/retailers call these wave 8 & 9 respectively while others label them 7.5 and 8. Which is correct and if the latter is true, what constitutes a .5 wave designation?

ANSWER:  The official Hasbro designation for the repaint wave (Pax, R2-B1, Clone Trooper with poncho, etc) is Wave 7.5, and the AOTC wave is Wave 8. Originally, The Force Unleashed wave was known as Wave 9, and when the game was delayed, it was pushed out until 2008. Shortly after, Wave 8 (AotC wave) suffered some schedule delays and this left a "hole" in our schedule that we needed to fill - and thus the creation of the repaint wave to fill it, since that was the only way we would get fresh figures in time as no new tooling was possible. We then called this Wave 7.5 because it was late (and too confusing) to rename Wave 8 to Wave 9. Instead, we "sliced" the repaint wave in between Waves 7 & 8 . Since then, delays in a couple of the figures (Rebel Vangaurd Trooper and R2-B1) and improvement to the once-delayed Wave 8 schedule have caused the repaint Wave 7.5 to actually ship *after* Wave 8. So there you go...the complete story. In any case, a "half-numbered" (.25, .5, .75 etc) wave will generally happen when we slot in case pack changes (ratio changes), running changes we need to track, or other minor changes. Typically a new/repaint wave like Wave 7.5 would have gotten a "whole numbered" wave name, but in this case we sliced it in and it got the half-number.


QUESTION:  First off, thank you for your continued support to all the collecting sites out there with these QNA exchanges, I hope they continue next year. Now to the question: The upcoming new Commander Gree has clearly raised the bar from an articulation standpoint with the added hip and wrist joints. With that, is it a safe bet that these articulation points will be added to any possible future Clone retools?(Bacara, Cody, standard E2/E3 clones etc.)

ANSWER:  We don't have plans right now to go back and retool other Clone Commanders in the immediate future. It's a good bet that in the years ahead we will look to (and be asked by fans) to do some updates and this is the direction we will probably pursue.


QUESTION:  Since 2008 is the 25th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, can you confirm if there are any ROTJ themed waves slated for release?

ANSWER:  Yes, we confirm that there will be a RotJ-themed wave in Fall 2008.




YODA'S NEWS

QUESTION:  The comic 2-pks have went over real well apparently this year, and it looks like you have many more planned for next year. Hints and rumors of upcoming characters are exciting many collectors. But many also feel that the attempt to keep them at a $9.99 price point causes a problem with the quality of these exciting but half-done figures that won't get better versions down the road more than likely. I understand that every figure cannot be vintage quality, but the majority of these figures are well below basic figure quality. So would you consider raising the price on them to say $14.99 to be able to offer better made figures or are you bent on keeping the $9.99 price point at all cost?

ANSWER:  Neither, actually. We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation. However, we won't always be able to make each figure super-articulated. We don't in the basic line, either - because of the very high cost related to tooling, deco, and assembly, Vintage-style articulation cannot be the goal for everything. We do hope to be able to continue to offer quality of sculpting and articulation, and a solid value for the 2-pack. This is doubly important since kids have also been big fans of the comic 2-packs in addition to collectors. By maintaining that attainable price point, we keep both audiences engaged and can continue to put forth good batch of new sculpts with each wave..


QUESTION:  Why the recent return of the hand held over sized weapons that shoot missles? I don't mind them if the "regular" guns come with the figures too (rebel vanguard) but I'd rather have another accessory/pack-in if possible. I do mind if that's the only gun for the figure as it seems that way in the AT-TE battle pack. Do these guns really draw in that many more kids?

ANSWER:  While we have and will continue to stay away from figures with dedicated features (i.e. light-saber slashing) for the most part, missile firing is a significant attraction for kids and we see it as a good accessory to include when we can and need to add to the play value. You have a good point to have a non-firing accessory, especially for figures that have a collector draw, and we'll keep that in mind. We will continue to use missile-firing blasters where we think it's important to promote the play pattern.


QUESTION:  I would like to know from Hasbro if there are any plans to do figures from the New Jedi Order series of books? I would really like to see something done with The Yuuzhan Vong, and the Jedi?

ANSWER:  Yes. One of the first figures we will be releasing is the NJO Luke Skywalker figure in the first new wave of the upcoming Evolutions line. That might not be the only NJO character in 2008, either�it depends on how schedules work out, but we should have very exciting news around Comic Con next year about the next NJO figure. Stay tuned!





To be continued as more sites continue to post their answers.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 12:39:17 PM »

Updated @ 1238 ET with 4-Inches.de, Jedi News.co.uk and Yoda's News answers.
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