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JediTricks
06-29-2007, 03:51 PM
Please post your VOTE for up to 6 {six} of the questions provided in this thread, letting us know which ones you most want to see asked on Friday, July 13th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 31 do not count in this round, so if your question is still on the list you may want to vote for it again.

Also, feel free to post new questions. For reference, here are Hasbro's answers to previous SSG questions (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=716); to ActionFigs.com's questions (http://www.actionfigs.com/index.php?categoryid=12&p2_articleid=1384); and from other sites (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=510). The questions we asked last round can be found here (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?p=557998#post557998).

Current questions (vote for up to 6):

- Canadaian collectors miss out on a many of the US-only store exclusives. Any chance Canadians could have every exclusive figure/vehicle/combination made available on shop.starwars.com after their shelf runs in the US stores?
- If Hasbro feels that mid-sized vehicles is the way to go, then will we be seeing more airspeeders and landspeeders in the forseeable future? Some of the airspeeders are pretty much snubfighter sized.
- Eventually will all the Episode III Clone Commanders be released as an entire set?
- What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?
- Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was even used for both Republic and Imperial troops in Battlefront II.
- Any chance that Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast will get together and pack in WOTC's Star Wars minatures with Hasbro basic figures?
- Any chance that we could get a new Rancor, perhaps packed with a Dathomir Witch or Sith Witch instead of Luke?
- In recent years, many Darth Vader figures have included a silver piece of fabric material around the neck to represent the chain that holds Vader's cape on. However, every time this feature has been included, the "chain" ends up looking too big and out-of-place, while Vader figures that do not include this chain end up looking much better. In the interest of accuracy, could the chain either be scaled down (to better match its look in Episodes III, V, and VI), or done as sculpted plastic (as on earlier incarnations), or simply left off (as in Episode IV) on future Darth Vader figures?
- With the excitement generated by Sideshow's 12" figure line, does Hasbro have any regrets about cancelling their 12" line, especially since it's clear that there is a strong market for high-quality 12" Star Wars figures? Did Hasbro recognize a deficiency in their 12" Star Wars product which didn't meet consumer's expectations of quality leading to a lack of success, and was that a chief factor behind the decision to end it? Is there anything that in hindsight Hasbro would have done differently with the 12" line to keep it in-house?
- Some collectors missed out on the Vintage-style figures and now must look to ebay and other wretched hives of scum and villainy for these fine figures. What is the likelihood of seeing any or all of those Vintage-style figures rereleased and getting more of collectors' money directly? (They'd prefer to give it to you rather than overpriced after-market guys.)
- Concerning Titanium Series 3" repaints, will the Titanium AT-RT get another release with a repainted green & brown driver the way the repainted Clone Swamp Speeder did with its pilots? And will we be seeing the Titanium AOTC Jedi Starfighter repainted in all the color schemes the figure scale one has come in (Clone Wars teal, Saesee Tiin's, Kit Fisto's), the way it is currently slated for a Plo Koon repaint?
- The Snowspeeder has only been an exclusive item in the past two releases for it where prior releases were regular mass-retail. Why the exclusivity and accompanying higher pricepoint on this vehicle? If it's due to its somewhat large size compared to other vehicles, could it be scaled down to accurate proportions (since it is actually a little too large as-is) and released in the $20 line?
- Many fans feel that the Super Articulated Clone Trooper mold from the ROTS line is the best version of this figure, however there are several problems with the sculpt that continue to show up including: upside-down belt packs, one elbowpad strap smaller than the other, different-heights on the knee joints and a 1mm variance from the left to right upper leg leading to leaning figures, and an asymmetrical "cheek" sculpt on the helmet. Will these issues ever be addressed on future figures?
- Will Hasbro be re-releasing the straight sections of the cantina bar in the near future to coincide with the release of the curved end pieces coming out? If so, please consider re-releasing the blue Snaggletooth from the K-Mart exclusive as well.
- Why have there been so few Ep 2 & 3 Anakin figures with accurate likenesses of Hayden Christensen?
- Are there folks today at Hasbro who were working on the Star Wars line back when it was reborn in 1995? Was there any clue behind-the-scenes back then that the Star Wars toy line would garner such a huge adult collector following? Were adult collectors considered at all on any level back then when forging the line's beginnings? What do you folks think of the extensive adult collector enthusiasm for the line today, 12 years later?
- Why is it that Hasbro produces some vehicles that are incredibly difficult, even impossible, to fit regular figures inside such as the Ep 1 Flash Speeder, or Ep 2 Zam's & Anakin's Speeder?
- Will the troop-builder clones from the Order 66 2-packs, Treachery on Saleucami Battle Pack, Betrayal on Felucia Battle Pack, and Mace Windu's Attack Battalion Battle Pack ever be released as basic figures?
- Twice during the prequels, a vehicle toy's MSRP was dropped significantly without any changes to its mold - the first being the Episode I Naboo Royal Starship which went from $100 to $50, and the second being the Republic Gunship which in the Saga line was $40 but subsequent releases were $30. What were the causes of these price drops? Why hasn't this happened with other vehicles in similar high pricepoints?
- With there being so much competition in regards to high end collecting with other licensees, has Hasbro considered perhaps making the figures' accessories out of metal like the already established saber hilts from the 2002 Saga line? (This was even recently used again with the reissued Sith Training Darth Maul from the end of the TSC line.) They could also do it this time with blasters and other non-lightsaber accessories as well.
- Hasbro still seems to be focusing a lot on Revenge of the Sith. If the Target-exclusive Order 66 packs do well, would Hasbro consider making similar packs based on Attack of the Clones? For example, a clone trooper in each pack with either a Jedi or a Separatist force?
- The new Clone Trooper and Rebel Trooper role-play blasters are pretty cool and seem to be selling fairly well out of the gate. With that in mind, will Hasbro be offering more role-play weapons such as all-new sculpts of Han's blaster, the Stormtrooper blaster (with more accurate size and folded stock under the barrel), Biker Scout pistol, and perhaps even larger ones like the Hoth Rebel rifle and Clone Trooper long rifle?
- With several figures from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series and an entire wave dedicated to SW: Force Unleashed coming in the next year or so, as well as rumors of multipacks dedicated to the SW: Battlefront series, and 2006's popular Scorch figure which led to an entire SW: Republic Commando boxed set, video games seem to be back on the radar. With that in mind, is there any possibility of getting figures from older video games such as SW: Bounty Hunter (Roz, Montross), SW: Clone Wars (Cydon Prax), SW: Revenge of the Sith (Claw Droids, Cin Drallig), SW: Jedi Knight (any of the Dark Jedi), even going back to SW: TIE Fighter (Marek Stele) or even Masters of the Teras Kasi (Arden Lyn, Jodo Kast)?
- Seeing as how we're getting obscure, non-canon figures in the Comic Packs such as the Dark Woman and Infinities Vader, what are the chances of getting figures from the early Marvel storyline about the Star-Hoppers from Aduba-3, particularly a figure of Jaxxon? You could even base their appearances off the cover of the Star Wars Gamer magazine from a few years ago that featured them, which showed many of them in a less cartoony way.
- In your response to the question of individual figure pricing in battle packs vs basic figure single cards, you stated that one of the major factors as to why the figures in Battle Packs can often be produced for less per unit is because the tooling for them already exists and thus doesn't factor into the cost of reusing it - this argument is consistent with prior comments made by Hasbro about costs and mold development. Since that is the case, why is it that the various recent Greatest Hits basic figure lines such as Saga Legends have been the same MSRP as the new, non-refresh, basic main-line figures? (Please be aware that we understand that consumer pricing is set by retailers and not by Hasbro, but we also know that retailers set their prices based on how much they're paying per unit so when Hasbro raises retailers' prices, retailers pass that on to consumers, hence the across-the-board price increases.)
- Ten years ago, Hasbro produced the Cruisemissile Trooper- although not a very exciting toy, the vehicle's design is quite interesting and looks like something the Empire would conceivably use in combat. However, the design has never appeared in any comic, novel, videogame, or reference work before or since. Details as to its genesis seem to be nonexistent. Can you provide a brief history of how this toy came to be, and maybe why it's never been seen elsewhere?
- What are the requirements that a retailer must go meet to get a Star Wars exclusive, do they have to be a certain size company, make a certain number of Hasbro orders a month, etc.? Is there some sort of process that a retailer has to go through to get an exclusive, do they work with Hasbro on what item to produce or is it out of their hands?
- In the SW Republic #31 Comic 2pack, why does the A'Sharad Hett figure come with the traditional "bandage wrapped" Tusken Raider head coverings rather than the accurate "leather wrapped"-style one that he wore in the comics which made him visually unique? What do you say to A'Sharad Hett fans that are going to be disappointed they're not getting the character as accurately as they hoped?
- When putting already-released vehicles in new packaging, why do you re-release vehicles that were already out in the previous year's line instead of waiting a while for demand to build back up again? Isn't there the chance of burnout from kids and collectors alike, seeing Obi-Wan and Anakin paint jobs on Jedi Starfighters year in and year out? Why rerelease something like Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter in new packaging only months after a previous line's rerelease when there are still some vehicles that haven't been rereleased in years like the Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter or the Snowspeeder?
- With all the recent editions of the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes, might we get one for Endor as well? It would be cool to include a Leia on Speeder with the set as well as some more Ewoks.
- Over the past few years, you've offered several shared online exclusives which provided figures that otherwise may not have been produced due to a perceived lack of appeal to kids/casual collectors, figures such as Delta Squad, Wulf Yularen, and Baron Papanoida. Would you consider a similar exclusive set where characters are related only by their desirability among collectors, a "Cult Figures" type of set, drawing from the large number of figures that are consistently requested by collectors but you are wary of releasing as carded figures, such as Yarna d'al Gargan, Wilrow Hood, Sim Aloo, Tey How, Wald, Jocasta Nu, Wioslea, Teek, etc.?
- Unleashed 7" figures are now found in Transformers; both Attacktix and Galactic Heroes-styling is now found in Marvel, Spider-Man, and Transformers; Titanium Series is now found in Transformers, Spider-Man, Marvel and Battlestar Galactica -- all these lines started as Star Wars offshoot lines before branching out into new franchises. How did this happen? Is this intentional, is Star Wars a guinea pig for Hasbro's testing of new ideas?
- There are plenty of classic Kenner vehicle molds still in service today, many of which enjoy modifications to the tooling for various purposes. However, one aspect that almost never changes is the cockpits and interiors of the vehicles, leaving them under-detailed and unappealing compared to all-new vehicles. Vehicles, such as the TIE Fighter and Snowspeeder for example, are little more than blank seats for their figures. Will we ever see updated interiors on vehicles such as these, and if not, why?
- The number of Mos Eisley Cantina patrons who have yet to be immortalized as action figures grows smaller every year as more and more of these iconic scum and villainy are made. One of those still yet to be made characters could be created partly using existing tooling: the other Duros, Baniss Keeg - the one wearing the red tunic seen sitting next to Ellors Madak. Baniss could be made using the existing POTJ Ellors Madak head sculpt and perhaps recycling other parts from him as well, plus limbs with a little more added poseability. So what say you to the idea of a Baniss Keeg figure?
- The Turkish bootleg figures known as "Uzay" in the 1980s, based off of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, had a few bizarre pieces that are interesting and intriguing to many collectors, especially in light of a recent Star Wars Insider article. Two figures fit this bill in particular: Blue Stars was a blue repaint of a Snowtrooper and Head Man was a Royal Guard with a chrome head and a black body. Seeing as how we've had a trend of seeing repaints and retools on many, many figures in the past few years, would these figures ever be possible candidates for release? At the very least, they would make interesting conversation pieces, much like the blue Zutton figure from 2004.Vote now, and suggest new questions too. Thanks for participating!

Kidhuman
06-29-2007, 11:36 PM
30, 31, ......

Droid
06-30-2007, 10:56 AM
I'll vote for 30 and 31.

evenflow
06-30-2007, 08:31 PM
31, 24, 23

If 23 gets picked can you add shadows of the empire to the list.

Wookie King
07-01-2007, 12:55 AM
I'll vote for 30, 15, and 7. We need more Rancor, and I'm sick of all the anakin's looking stoned, and we need more Ewoks and Leia!

Wookie King
07-01-2007, 12:56 AM
I'll vote on 30, 7, and 15.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-01-2007, 12:47 PM
8, 13, 24, 26, 29, 31

doch18
07-01-2007, 05:06 PM
7, 16,30, 31....

Kidhuman
07-01-2007, 06:16 PM
Add 25 to my votes also please.


Add this question to for new votes please:

It seems that you use the Star Wars line for a test run on other lines. The Unleashed Line(now into Transformers) Galactic Heroes(now into Marvel, Transformers and Spiderman) and also the Titaniums(Now into Transformers, Spiderman and BSG) have all started in the Star Wars line and progressed from there. Is this done purpose;y, like the Star Wars line is a Guinea Pig for all new ideas?

Sinscia Fat'o
07-02-2007, 05:51 PM
4,7,10,23,24, and 31

obi-dad
07-02-2007, 10:41 PM
7, 9, 16, 30, 31

JediTricks
07-03-2007, 03:14 AM
Question 32 added.

Kidhuman, you have 2 votes remaining.


If 23 gets picked can you add shadows of the empire to the list.No, only because everything in the game is from the book/comic so we've already asked about them guys.


It seems that you use the Star Wars line for a test run on other lines. The Unleashed Line(now into Transformers) Galactic Heroes(now into Marvel, Transformers and Spiderman) and also the Titaniums(Now into Transformers, Spiderman and BSG) have all started in the Star Wars line and progressed from there. Is this done purpose;y, like the Star Wars line is a Guinea Pig for all new ideas?Interesting, added.


Some interesting voting patterns, are those the popular questions or is someone pulling some strings? :p

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-03-2007, 02:21 PM
Not sure it's been asked before, but here's a new one:

Many vehicle molds that were used in the vintage line are still being re-released today in the modern line, albeit with a few modifications. However, one aspect that is often not changed is the cockpit or interior of the vehicle, leaving them undetailed and ugly (on vehicles such as the TIE Fighter and Snowspeeder) when compared to all-new vehicles. Will we ever see updated interiors on such vehicles as these, or if not, why not?

JediTricks
07-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Question 33 added.

Umbra
07-04-2007, 02:37 AM
15 26 28 7 so far for me, thanks

TheDarthVader
07-04-2007, 04:42 PM
14, 27, 26

and please add this: Would you ever consider re-releasing the obi wan with infant luke and bail with infant leia figures?

I never had a chance to get these and now people are scalping them.

Kidhuman
07-04-2007, 05:04 PM
They actually are releasing them again in a comic two pack.

mtriv73
07-05-2007, 10:07 AM
New question:

You have reused the mold for the f/x x-wing many times over the years and given us some fantastic vehicles in the process that have apparently sold quite well. Similarly, the new TIE fighter with larger wings sold quite well for Target and Toys r Us. Clearly, there is a market for starfighters that are closer to scale with the action figures. The Y-wing is another iconic vehicle from the original trilogy which just doesn't look quite right using the vintage mold. Are there any plans to release a larger scale y-wing in the future with a wider tail section and longer struts on the engine nacelles (and possibly a slot for a removable droid?)

JediTricks
07-05-2007, 11:28 PM
and please add this: Would you ever consider re-releasing the obi wan with infant luke and bail with infant leia figures?

I never had a chance to get these and now people are scalping them.A wal-mart comic 2pack has these coming either Sept or Oct of this year.


You have reused the mold for the f/x x-wing many times over the years and given us some fantastic vehicles in the process that have apparently sold quite well. Similarly, the new TIE fighter with larger wings sold quite well for Target and Toys r Us. Clearly, there is a market for starfighters that are closer to scale with the action figures. The Y-wing is another iconic vehicle from the original trilogy which just doesn't look quite right using the vintage mold. Are there any plans to release a larger scale y-wing in the future with a wider tail section and longer struts on the engine nacelles (and possibly a slot for a removable droid?)My problem with this one is that A) the tall-wing TIE Fighter hasn't been selling that well for either company, and B) they're just about to release another Y-wing repaint so we're not likely to get another in the foreseeable future and even if we were they wouldn't tell us, and C) the Y-wing isn't as iconic as the TIE Fighter or X-wing. LMK if you think there's a way around this stuff.

Old Fossil
07-07-2007, 08:04 PM
(This is late in coming, but...)

The number of Cantina patrons who haven't been cast as action figures grows smaller every year, leaving fewer of these iconic scum to be made. It is well known that there are issues holding up the production of a couple of these, but there is one who could be made using existing parts -- the "other" Duro, Bannis Keeg. Using the stellar head and torso sculpt of his friend Ellors Madak, adding new arms and legs with a bit more articulation (which we have come to expect since the excellent Myo and Feltipern Trevagg), Bannis Keeg could ease into his proper spot in Cantinas of children and collectors everywhere. Hasbro, Ellors is used to the solitude of deep space, but he needs a fellow Duro to commiserate with from time to time. How about it? Ellors has been calmly waiting for several years now.

JediTricks
07-08-2007, 11:35 PM
First, how would Ellors' torso work with this guy? I'm not seeing that at all.

Second, got a source on that name? I can't find it anywhere except some custom figs, it's not even on Wookieepedia.

Get back to me on those and I'll add the question, I just need to know first what I'm asking.

Old Fossil
07-09-2007, 07:23 AM
Seems like the torso could be utilized if they used swivel shoulder joints and a swivel hip, like were used on Ellors Madak. From the small picture on the Force File for Ellors, it looks like the outfits for both characters are nearly identical, save for the color. Baniss Keeg's flightsuit looks dull orange or orange-brown.

Looks like I misspelled this character's name, which may have hindered searches for this character in the Wookieepedia. But going back to the Force File again, Baniss Keeg is mentioned there three times:

"...Madak co-owns a freighter with his partner, Baniss Keeg. Opposed to the Empire, they have smuggled life-saving bacta to members of the Rebel Alliance." (from "SKILLS")

"...This trusty droid makes repairs on the freighter owned and operated by Ellors Madak and Baniss Keeg." (from "TECH" entry, "R4 ASTROMECH DROID")

and

"At the Mos Eisley cantina, spies tell Ellors Madak that Baniss Keeg has been abducted by sandtroopers..." (from "ADVENTURES" entry, "CANTINA CONSPIRACY")

Now upon some reflection, it is nowhere explicitly stated that the Duro with Ellors Madak in the Cantina shot is actually Baniss Keeg; I assume this based on the fact that the two are sitting close together (suggesting a friendship), and that the other Duro in the photo is the only other one we see in the Cantina, and only one other mentioned in the Force File is said to be this Baniss Keeg, Madak's partner.

I may be making a bit of a leap in that connection, but I feel it is a justifiable one.

JediTricks
07-09-2007, 09:22 PM
Ah, yeah, that's the spelling: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Baniss_Keeg
They also have the source for the name, Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, it's Zahn's story.

I think you're mistaken about the Force File picture, here's the same shot larger and you can see they're very different torso costumes: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Duros.jpg

Anyway, get back to me on the torso again.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-10-2007, 01:22 PM
New question, dunno how it'll go over:

The Turkish bootleg figures known as "Uzay" in the 1980s, based off of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, had a few bizarre pieces that are interesting and intriguing to many collectors, especially in light of a recent Star Wars Insider article. Two figures fit this bill in particular: Blue Stars was a blue repaint of a Snowtrooper and Head Man was a Royal Guard with a chrome head and a black body. Seeing as how we've had a trend of seeing repaints and retools on many, many figures in the past few years, would these figures ever be possible candidates for release? At the very least, they would make interesting conversation pieces, much like the blue Zutton figure from 2004.

Old Fossil
07-11-2007, 09:32 AM
I think you're mistaken about the Force File picture, here's the same shot larger and you can see they're very different torso costumes: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Duros.jpg

Anyway, get back to me on the torso again.

Thanks for the link. True, it looks like Keeg wears a loose-fitting jacket, or a tunic, unlike the flightsuit of Ellors Madak. But I think the differences are sublime enough to pass unnoticed with the average collector and those kids who'd buy it; more importantly, it could be a cost-saving measure for Hasbro to use the same torso.

I can't recall a specific example, but I do not think it would be the first time Hasbro's chosen cost-efficiency over a more historically and film-accurate mold, so that the figure can actually get made. Honestly, I'm all for a completely new sculpt for Baniss Keeg, but I think the case for him being made can be stronger if existing molds can be utilized.

JediTricks
07-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Questions 34-35 added.

Old Fossil, you have 5 votes remaining.


New question, dunno how it'll go over:

The Turkish bootleg figures known as "Uzay" in the 1980s, based off of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, had a few bizarre pieces that are interesting and intriguing to many collectors, especially in light of a recent Star Wars Insider article. Two figures fit this bill in particular: Blue Stars was a blue repaint of a Snowtrooper and Head Man was a Royal Guard with a chrome head and a black body. Seeing as how we've had a trend of seeing repaints and retools on many, many figures in the past few years, would these figures ever be possible candidates for release? At the very least, they would make interesting conversation pieces, much like the blue Zutton figure from 2004.Oh man... You're just asking me to add this because you hate me, right?


Thanks for the link. True, it looks like Keeg wears a loose-fitting jacket, or a tunic, unlike the flightsuit of Ellors Madak. But I think the differences are sublime enough to pass unnoticed with the average collector and those kids who'd buy it; more importantly, it could be a cost-saving measure for Hasbro to use the same torso. It looks very different to me, like, "I wouldn't ask it in person" different. But, I'll put it up there.


I can't recall a specific example, but I do not think it would be the first time Hasbro's chosen cost-efficiency over a more historically and film-accurate mold, so that the figure can actually get made. Honestly, I'm all for a completely new sculpt for Baniss Keeg, but I think the case for him being made can be stronger if existing molds can be utilized.To this extreme? How about I just leave it more generic instead of specific examples and let them walk into the trap themselves? ;) Anyway, LMK what you think of the question added.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-12-2007, 12:38 PM
Oh man... You're just asking me to add this because you hate me, right?
Of course. ;) Seriously, though, do you have a problem with the figures or something?

Also, why did you take out the part in the question about the figures being bootlegs? That's fairly important as otherwise they'd just say "we didn't make those and don't know what you're talking about, next question."

Sinscia Fat'o
07-12-2007, 03:28 PM
4,7,23, 24,34,31

Kidhuman
07-12-2007, 11:39 PM
27 and 33 for my finals.

JT, on 32, you could also tack on Attacktix with the TF line also.

JediTricks
07-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Questions 32, 35 modified.


Of course. ;) Seriously, though, do you have a problem with the figures or something?I don't actively have a problem with them, I just see this as a question destined to die and it eats my soul to decide whether or not to go forward with it. :p


Also, why did you take out the part in the question about the figures being bootlegs? That's fairly important as otherwise they'd just say "we didn't make those and don't know what you're talking about, next question."I didn't mean to, somehow the first line in the post didn't copy-paste is all that was. Fixed.



JT, on 32, you could also tack on Attacktix with the TF line also.Good point, not just TF but Marvel as well.

figrin bran
07-13-2007, 12:02 AM
13, 18, 27,32

JediTricks
07-13-2007, 12:02 AM
Here's my votes, originally 10, it's hard to whittle down to 6:

9
13
15
23
26
33

Droid
07-13-2007, 08:36 AM
As it is currently written I'll vote for 34. I don't see how the existing Duros body could be used though.

Old Fossil
07-13-2007, 11:45 AM
[B]

To this extreme? How about I just leave it more generic instead of specific examples and let them walk into the trap themselves? ;) Anyway, LMK what you think of the question added.

Okay, I guess just forget mentioning a reuse of existing molds for Banniss Keeg... apparently an entirely new figure sculpt is in order.

JediTricks
07-13-2007, 03:23 PM
Okay, I guess just forget mentioning a reuse of existing molds for Banniss Keeg... apparently an entirely new figure sculpt is in order.
Well, we've mentioned the head, I don't think anybody here would have a problem with that, and that's a separate mold.


And with that, the voting is closed. Thanks to everybody who voted, a lot of strong contenders this time around!

Look for a new voting thread in the next few hours.


And Here's the questions we're asking this round:

With several figures from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series and an entire wave dedicated to SW: Force Unleashed coming in the next year or so, as well as rumors of multipacks dedicated to the SW: Battlefront series, and 2006's popular Scorch figure which led to an entire SW: Republic Commando boxed set, video games seem to be back on the radar. With that in mind, is there any possibility of getting figures from older video games such as SW: Bounty Hunter (Roz, Montross), SW: Clone Wars (Cydon Prax), SW: Revenge of the Sith (Claw Droids, Cin Drallig), SW: Jedi Knight (any of the Dark Jedi), even going back to SW: TIE Fighter (Marek Stele) or even Masters of the Teras Kasi (Arden Lyn, Jodo Kast)?
Why have there been so few Ep 2 & 3 Anakin figures with accurate likenesses of Hayden Christensen?
Ten years ago, Hasbro produced the Cruisemissile Trooper- although not a very exciting toy, the vehicle's design is quite interesting and looks like something the Empire would conceivably use in combat. However, the design has never appeared in any comic, novel, videogame, or reference work before or since. Details as to its genesis seem to be nonexistent. Can you provide a brief history of how this toy came to be (you can omit its later entry in the 'Batman & Robin' toy line ;) ), and why it's never been seen elsewhere in Star Wars?
With all the recent editions of the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes, might we get one for Endor as well? It would be cool to include a Leia on Speeder with the set as well as some more Ewoks.
Over the past few years, you've offered several shared online exclusives which provided figures that otherwise may not have been produced due to a perceived lack of appeal to kids/casual collectors, figures such as Delta Squad, Wulf Yularen, and Baron Papanoida. Would you consider a similar exclusive set where characters are related only by their desirability among collectors, a "Cult Figures" type of set, drawing from the large number of figures that are consistently requested by collectors but you are wary of releasing as carded figures, such as Yarna d'al Gargan, Wilrow Hood, Sim Aloo, Tey How, Wald, Jocasta Nu, Wioslea, Teek, etc.?
Any chance that we could get a new Rancor, perhaps packed with a Dathomir Witch or Sith Witch instead of Luke?