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JediTricks
07-23-2007, 05:45 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, August 10th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 33 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=561406#post561406).

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?
- 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?
- 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.)
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- A few Battlepacks have featured Jedi, a Clone Commander, and three Clone Troopers. Will we see this concept applied to more sets in the future, perhaps something like Ki-Adi-Mundi, a grittier repaint of Commander Bacara, and three Galactic Marines? What about extending this idea to the other films beyond Ep III?
- You mentioned another possible poll in ToyFare magazine for next year. An interesting idea, but could you ask them to limit the number of votes per person to stop multiple votes from individuals trying to sway the numbers and get their personal favorite pushed higher in the ranks?
- Now that we've gotten updated versions of Luke Endor, Leia Endor, and the Biker Scout, that is everybody who has ridden a Speeder Bike in ROTJ (minus Paploo if you want to get technical). While asked before, now all the other pieces are in place so it bears revisiting: can we get an updated Speeder Bike vehicle for these guys to ride on? The one used most often is over 20 years old and the mold's showing its age with the legs and flaps, plus the giant incorrect handgrips. Even more importantly, the Saga Ep 2 Speeder bike is already close enough and hasn't seen a major rerelease - adding clear positionable stands to go with it would be the icing on the cake. So, new Speeder Bike chances?
- While we've gotten Evolutions sets for some pretty major characters, and now we're seeing more Evolutions concepts coming down the pike, how about Evolutions sets developed for the 2 main protagonists of the saga, Obi-Wan and Luke? Obi-Wan Evolutions could have Ep 1, Ep 2, and Ep 4 versions of the character with all the deserved articulation and accessories (which would fill some pretty big voids in the modern line); while Luke Evolutions could involve Luke perhaps in his Snowspeeder pilot outfit, Dagobah with removable jacket and holster belt, and Jedi covering all the accessories and articulation these versions could need.
- We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently, however there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. They are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, but we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years, and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" (the one bringing Luke, Han, & Chewie to their doom), we've only seen one made into a figure - Weequay - and even that figure is over ten years old. Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?
- With Mandalore being produced for the Mandalorian Evolutions set, will other Tales of the Jedi figures - specifically Ulic Qel-Droma and Exar Kun - be in queue for a future wave of Comic 2-packs?
- Any chance that the Anakin's Clone Wars-modified Jedi Starfighter and the regular Jedi Starfighter from the Clone Wars line will be re-released in the foreseeable future?
- At Comic-Con, you showed off '08 wave 1 and in it was the Octuptarra Droid. However, what was shown actually had the details of the much larger Tri-Droid - another ROTS droid that was an upsized, remodeled version of the smaller Octuptarra Droid - so the feet, guns, and eyes on what you showed are from the wrong design. Will these details be corrected so that it truly is the Octuptarra Droid?
- Many collectors have noted that Moff Jerjerrod was not a great seller and can still be found in stores, while it seemed as though Admiral Ozzel, Captain Piett, and Grand Moff Tarkin seemed to have sold better. There are times where Hasbro really nails a likeness, but unfortunately Moff Jerjerrod did not look like the actor and had an angry facial expression not seen in Return of the Jedi. Would Hasbro ever consider resculpting this figure or does the perceived poor performance of the Jerjerrod figure make it unlikely he would ever be revisited. Do you agree that if this figure sold poorly it may have been in part because of a poor likeness?
- Many collectors would like a Dice Ibegon figure from the Mos Eisley cantina to sit with their LaK Sivrak and/or Ketwol figures. However, not every fan agrees to how the Florn Lamproid would look as an action figure: a larger body or a large snake. Does Hasbro consider Dice out of bounds because it is unknown what her body looks like, or is it possible we might someday see a full body Dice Ibegon figure (or perhaps an accessory)? After all, Hasbro did a wild job imagining what Hem Dazon's body looked like, and he was just a head on a stick.Vote now, and suggest new questions too. Thanks for participating!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-23-2007, 06:04 PM
7, 19, 23, 24, 25, and any shining gems that may pop up later.

DarkJedi5
07-27-2007, 12:35 AM
Let me know if this has been asked before but why don't our clones come with the blaster rifle? In Episode II it's just about the only weapon we see the clones wield and it seems to be a weapon of choice for many clones in ROTS as well and yet every clone seems to come with the smaller, more storm trooper like, blaster?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-27-2007, 12:56 PM
Here's a new question, and my last vote.

The Mandalorian figures from the upcoming Elite Republic Forces and Elite Republic Squad packs from Entertainment Earth are clearly based on people behind the scenes at Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and other companies involved with Star Wars. Which figures represent which people, and why were they chosen for inclusion in these sets?

Kidhuman
07-27-2007, 07:24 PM
For now:

25, 23, 22, and this

The 2 canceled battlepacks where some of the newer ones to be re-released(Hoth and STAP). Will they be made available in 2008?

JediTricks
07-28-2007, 11:15 AM
Crud, I wasn't able to get that typed in time for the live update, they were jamming through these. The pulled BPs are looking to go exclusive because they didn't fit the standard boxes, nothing definite yet but they are working on it.

As for the EE packs, we already know Derryl DePriest, Lucasarts Jim Ward, and I think one other, but I'll try to get confirmation on all 6 when I can.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Crud, I wasn't able to get that typed in time for the live update, they were jamming through these. The pulled BPs are looking to go exclusive because they didn't fit the standard boxes, nothing definite yet but they are working on it.

As for the EE packs, we already know Derryl DePriest, Lucasarts Jim Ward, and I think one other, but I'll try to get confirmation on all 6 when I can.
I'm also fairly sure that Rav Bralor is Karen Traviss, though I'm not sure. If you're going to ask at Comic-Con (I'm assuming that's what you're getting at) then that's great.

JediTricks
07-29-2007, 12:11 AM
Yeah, I am planning to bring that up.

Rogue II
07-29-2007, 12:31 AM
6, 8 and 11 for now.

Kidhuman
08-01-2007, 08:18 PM
New Question:

With the recent additions of upated figures on Luke Endor, Leia Endor, and a VTSC Biker Scout, can we get an updated speeder bike for them to ride on?

Gothiczartan
08-02-2007, 12:26 AM
can we see the evolution pack of the rebel pilots in all new sculpt?

wedge antilles, garven dreis and generic x wing pilot

darko666
08-02-2007, 03:33 PM
7, 11, 19, 24, 25

new question:

Since there is a new series of Evolution sets coming out, is there a chance that in future releases, if they happen, General Grievous could get an evolution set for himself? The set could be based around the Visionaries comic, and the first figure would be Pre-Cyborg General Grievous(repack), the second would be a Damaged Grievous in a bacta tank, and the third would be General Grievous in final robotic form with soft goods.

Gothiczartan
08-02-2007, 07:10 PM
how about evolutions of luke skywalkers

luke snowspeeder pilot with removable helmet (working visor), lightsaber, hilt, working holster, blaster, grenade, grapple object w/suction cup and magnetic part that can be attached and detached

luke dagobah with soft good jacket, hilt, lightsaber, blaster, working holster

luke jedi with 3 removable right hands, soft good tunic and cloak, hilt, lightsaber, blaster pistol

Gothiczartan
08-03-2007, 01:46 PM
I have a question about a luke skywalker snowspeeder pilot from ESB

if hasbro can't get luke's removable helmet and visor to work properly

can you make a luke snowspeeder pilot variations?

luke w/helmet

luke w/helmet (no visor)

that is ok with me if you can use the same helmet sclupt from luke x wing VTSC as long as I get to see a all new sculpt luke snowspeeder pilot made so i can add him to the AT AT walker for to recreate a movie scene.

bigbarada
08-03-2007, 03:22 PM
New Question:

With the recent additions of upated figures on Luke Endor, Leia Endor, and a VTSC Biker Scout, can we get an updated speeder bike for them to ride on?

If JT adds it, I vote for this one.

Also,... and I'll try to word it nicely:

We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently. However, there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. It's a shame that, even though they are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" with Luke, Han, Lando and Chewie, we've only seen one made into a figure (Weequay) and even that figure is over ten years old! Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?

I bolded the "meat and bones" of my question, in case it's too wordy.

Tycho
08-03-2007, 07:25 PM
New Questions:

Is Hasbro opposed to single-carding Evolutions figures that have been previously released such as AOTC Anakin Skywalker? Shouldn't the tooling be paid for by now from the figure's previous set release?

With Mandalore being produced for the Mandalorian Evolutions set, will Tales of the Jedi figures (Ulic Qel Droma and Exar Kun) be in the que for the Comic 2-packs?

Tycho
08-03-2007, 07:28 PM
My votes:

#2 - 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.

#4 - What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?


#11 - 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.


#12 - 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?


#21 - 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?

And I'll vote for my new questions. I know that gives me 7 total. Please discount one of my least-popular choices this round. You know I can't follow the rules.

DarkArtist
08-04-2007, 02:19 PM
The only question I want is #4.

DarkArtist
08-04-2007, 02:20 PM
I do have another question and I don't think it was ever answered:

Is there any chance of having a re-release of Anakin's Modified Jedi Starfighter from the Clone Wars line ?

JediTricks
08-04-2007, 03:27 PM
Questions 26-30 added.

Kidhuman, you have 2 votes left.
Gothiczartan, you have 5 votes left.
bigbarada, you have 4 votes left.
DarkArtist, you have 4 votes left.


Let me know if this has been asked before but why don't our clones come with the blaster rifle? In Episode II it's just about the only weapon we see the clones wield and it seems to be a weapon of choice for many clones in ROTS as well and yet every clone seems to come with the smaller, more storm trooper like, blaster?It's been asked a few times, basically their answer is "we hear the fans on this one and are looking into how to deal with this". The fan suggestions have pretty much been for accessory packs, but if you can think of a new way to get more of these rifles into collectors hands, we'll definitely put it into the question list.



Here's a new question, and my last vote.

The Mandalorian figures from the upcoming Elite Republic Forces and Elite Republic Squad packs from Entertainment Earth are clearly based on people behind the scenes at Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and other companies involved with Star Wars. Which figures represent which people, and why were they chosen for inclusion in these sets?I need to talk to a couple folks about this before I can add it, it's been sorta asked and Hasbro has been evasive about the response, basically saying fans will never know some of them because it's just behind-the-scenes folks and meant for them.



can we see the evolution pack of the rebel pilots in all new sculpt?

wedge antilles, garven dreis and generic x wing pilotI am not inclined to add specific item questions anymore, but I'll consider this one. However, what you have listed isn't an Evolution, it's the same costume 3 times basically - that wouldn't fit the concept of evolving. If you can come up with more of an evolution, I'll add it.



Since there is a new series of Evolution sets coming out, is there a chance that in future releases, if they happen, General Grievous could get an evolution set for himself? The set could be based around the Visionaries comic, and the first figure would be Pre-Cyborg General Grievous(repack), the second would be a Damaged Grievous in a bacta tank, and the third would be General Grievous in final robotic form with soft goods.Really? Like I just told GZ 1 paragraph up, I'm not inclined to add specifics but I am not shooting this one down either. However, we're JUST about to get pre-cyborg Grievous, and bacta tank Grievous would be a lot of product for Evolutions, so it seems like it'd be very far-fetched. LMK your thoughts on both of those issues before I decide thumbs up or down.



how about evolutions of luke skywalkers

luke snowspeeder pilot with removable helmet (working visor), lightsaber, hilt, working holster, blaster, grenade, grapple object w/suction cup and magnetic part that can be attached and detached

luke dagobah with soft good jacket, hilt, lightsaber, blaster, working holster

luke jedi with 3 removable right hands, soft good tunic and cloak, hilt, lightsaber, blaster pistolMy concern - besides the specificity of it - is we *just* got a Luke Bespin and we're about to get another Luke Jedi, and Luke is in a new Evo set, so it'll just get shot down. I'll tell you what though, I'll toss your ideas into another Evo question that folks have been passing around for a while and count a vote for that (you can retract that vote if you don't like the question).



I have a question about a luke skywalker snowspeeder pilot from ESB

if hasbro can't get luke's removable helmet and visor to work properly

can you make a luke snowspeeder pilot variations?

luke w/helmet

luke w/helmet (no visor)

that is ok with me if you can use the same helmet sclupt from luke x wing VTSC as long as I get to see a all new sculpt luke snowspeeder pilot made so i can add him to the AT AT walker for to recreate a movie scene.Too specific, and I can't ask them about a working visor since I know at this scale it won't happen (safety and quality issues would demolish it). If you can put together a different Snowspeeder Luke question, one that isn't so focused on the specifics of the helmet, I'll consider it.


If JT adds it, I vote for this one.You got it! BB votes for Question 26.


Also,... and I'll try to word it nicely:

We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently. However, there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. It's a shame that, even though they are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" with Luke, Han, Lando and Chewie, we've only seen one made into a figure (Weequay) and even that figure is over ten years old! Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?

I bolded the "meat and bones" of my question, in case it's too wordy.It's a well-crafted question, and I appreciate that you put plenty of background into it without having it blow up. I was able to keep a lot, and your vote for it has been counted.



New Questions:

Is Hasbro opposed to single-carding Evolutions figures that have been previously released such as AOTC Anakin Skywalker? Shouldn't the tooling be paid for by now from the figure's previous set release?They lost them! That's their excuse! My guess is they were tooled at a factory Hasbro is no longer working with and the factory either kept or recycled the molds. But yeah, they just said they're not in consideration because they don't have access to the molds - crazy!


With Mandalore being produced for the Mandalorian Evolutions set, will Tales of the Jedi figures (Ulic Qel Droma and Exar Kun) be in the que for the Comic 2-packs?I feel bad, I really don't know enough about this one. I'm adding it for ya, but all I know is Mandalore the Indomitable is in 1 TOTJ comic. I feel bad because without knowing more, I can't flesh the question out any further to help it go the distance. But it's up, and your vote counted.


I do have another question and I don't think it was ever answered:

Is there any chance of having a re-release of Anakin's Modified Jedi Starfighter from the Clone Wars line ?We prodded them on the issue slightly, they didn't give. There was a question in the list about it specifically, but it got so little support that I eventually cut it. I'll add it back to the list, and count your vote for it.

Droid
08-04-2007, 05:04 PM
I vote 28, skiff guards.

darko666
08-04-2007, 08:29 PM
I'm not inclined to add specifics but I am not shooting this one down either. However, we're JUST about to get pre-cyborg Grievous, and bacta tank Grievous would be a lot of product for Evolutions, so it seems like it'd be very far-fetched. LMK your thoughts on both of those issues before I decide thumbs up or down.

thank you for the input. ha, yeah i know it's far-fetched, just thought i would throw it out there. but i'm cool with it being turned down. just wanted to hear thoughts on the idea and see if it was possible.

Devo
08-05-2007, 04:36 PM
I shall go for 26, 27 and 28 thusfar

Battle Droid
08-05-2007, 05:40 PM
The 2008 Octuptarra Droid looks like a smaller version of the Tri-Droid, the two droids are very similar in appearance except for the feet, legs, guns, and eyes, will this be corrected so that it looks like the Octuptarra Droid?

JediTricks
08-06-2007, 03:01 AM
thank you for the input. ha, yeah i know it's far-fetched, just thought i would throw it out there. but i'm cool with it being turned down. just wanted to hear thoughts on the idea and see if it was possible.Tell ya what, think of another Evolutions concept that's somewhat plausible and I'll consider turning it into a twofer question. Man do I make bad decisions after midnight! :p



The 2008 Octuptarra Droid looks like a smaller version of the Tri-Droid, the two droids are very similar in appearance except for the feet, legs, guns, and eyes, will this be corrected so that it looks like the Octuptarra Droid?You do realize how incredibly out of scale that'd be, right? The Tri-Droid is several times bigger than the Octuptarra, as much as 10 times the size. Why would one want a Tri-droid that badly out of scale? LMK thoughts.

Tycho
08-06-2007, 05:06 AM
Why is it called an Octuptarra Droid anyway? "Octo" means eight and this droid only has 3 legs!

It should be called a Triptuptarra Droid. Any girl named Tarra who was dropping acid should appreciate that! :D

Tarra Reid for instance. (Though I think her name is spelled with one "R")

Mr Burns
08-06-2007, 06:24 AM
19 20 25 26 27 :thumbsup:

Battle Droid
08-06-2007, 07:13 AM
You do realize how incredibly out of scale that'd be, right? The Tri-Droid is several times bigger than the Octuptarra, as much as 10 times the size. Why would one want a Tri-droid that badly out of scale? LMK thoughts.

I'm saying that what were getting is just a scaled down version of the Tri-Droid, it's not really the Octuptarra Droid.


Why is it called an Octuptarra Droid anyway? "Octo" means eight and this droid only has 3 legs!

It's Octu not Octo, and the Techno Union named them after a animal that lives on Skako that resembles them, the Octuptarra.

DarkJedi5
08-06-2007, 09:04 AM
It's been asked a few times, basically their answer is "we hear the fans on this one and are looking into how to deal with this". The fan suggestions have pretty much been for accessory packs, but if you can think of a new way to get more of these rifles into collectors hands, we'll definitely put it into the question list.



No, that's fine. As long as it's been asked. I've noticed that in the clone heavy battle packs they've got coming that they will mostly have the blaster rifles.

SWVehicleCollector
08-06-2007, 11:28 AM
5, 10, 12, 20, 26, and 27 please.
Also, can we let Hasbro know that the speculative AT-TE in 2008 should stop being speculative and start being definitive? I bought multiple AT-TE Gunners last year in the hopes that Hasbro would someday make this thing.

jberlin
08-06-2007, 11:49 AM
2
11
26
28

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-06-2007, 12:49 PM
Okay, since the Mando question is out, my last vote is for 26.

Bib Un-Fortuna
08-06-2007, 01:44 PM
20, 22, 25, 28

dindae
08-06-2007, 01:57 PM
Will we see the European exclusives ever offered through either shopstarwars.com or Hasbrotoyshop.com like we did the Celevration IV?

JediTricks
08-06-2007, 03:49 PM
Question 31 added.

Battle Droid, you have 5 votes left.


I'm saying that what were getting is just a scaled down version of the Tri-Droid, it's not really the Octuptarra Droid.Ah, that's the key to the question I didn't pick up before. I'm not seeing how the legs are wrong though, I see the feet, guns, and eyes, so for now that's what I'm putting.

BTW, it's the Octuptarra because the beast it's based on has 8 eyes.


Also, can we let Hasbro know that the speculative AT-TE in 2008 should stop being speculative and start being definitive? I bought multiple AT-TE Gunners last year in the hopes that Hasbro would someday make this thing.They know we want it. :p



Will we see the European exclusives ever offered through either shopstarwars.com or Hasbrotoyshop.com like we did the Celevration IV?Which EU-exclusives do you mean?

Droidworld
08-06-2007, 06:45 PM
- 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?
- 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.)
- While we've gotten Evolutions sets for some pretty major characters, and now we're seeing more Evolutions concepts coming down the pike, how about Evolutions sets developed for the 2 main protagonists of the saga, Obi-Wan and Luke? Obi-Wan Evolutions could have Ep 1, Ep 2, and Ep 4 versions of the character with all the deserved articulation and accessories (which would fill some pretty big voids in the modern line); while Luke Evolutions could involve Luke perhaps in his Snowspeeder pilot outfit, Dagobah with removable jacket and holster belt, and Jedi covering all the accessories and articulation these versions could need.
- We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently, however there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. They are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, but we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years, and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" (the one bringing Luke, Han, & Chewie to their doom), we've only seen one made into a figure - Weequay - and even that figure is over ten years old. Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?

JediCole
08-07-2007, 01:53 PM
Here are my votes in no particular order:

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.

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.)

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.

We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently, however there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. They are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, but we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years, and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" (the one bringing Luke, Han, & Chewie to their doom), we've only seen one made into a figure - Weequay - and even that figure is over ten years old. Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?

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.


A suggestion for a future poll of questions to ask Hasbro:

The curved bar sections for the Cantina were a great idea that adds considerable value to the figures and ties in nicely to previous K-Mart and Wal-Mart releases. Is Hasbro considering pack-ins that would allow collectors to build the array of stills and dispensers that appear behind the bar? Three to four new Cantina denezen releases (like Bom Vimdim, Defel, or Brainee) would build a nice backdrop for the bar sections.

dindae
08-07-2007, 02:48 PM
Which EU-exclusives do you mean?

The Luke and C-3po/R2 two packs with the Celebration Europe coin.

JediTricks
08-08-2007, 12:23 AM
A suggestion for a future poll of questions to ask Hasbro:

The curved bar sections for the Cantina were a great idea that adds considerable value to the figures and ties in nicely to previous K-Mart and Wal-Mart releases. Is Hasbro considering pack-ins that would allow collectors to build the array of stills and dispensers that appear behind the bar? Three to four new Cantina denezen releases (like Bom Vimdim, Defel, or Brainee) would build a nice backdrop for the bar sections.June 8th:

Rebelscum.com: In previous Q&As, Hasbro has mentioned the possibility of a Cantina alcove type playset, and the drink dispenser for the bar. Has there been any further developments in either of these?
Hasbro: Unfortunately, we may not be able to do this due to the cost of the larger pack-ins. This year with the TAC it's been a celebration of sorts all year long with some extra special pieces, but the perpetually rising cost of materials and tooling presents an extreme challenge to anniversary things like this in basic figures. We can't make any promises, but if we can afford some of these, will will look at them.


The Luke and C-3po/R2 two packs with the Celebration Europe coin.Ah, ok, they said it's not likely and that it'd be up to Gencon, not Hasbro.

Gothiczartan
08-08-2007, 01:34 AM
Questions 26-30 added.

Kidhuman, you have 2 votes left.
Gothiczartan, you have 5 votes left.
bigbarada, you have 4 votes left.
DarkArtist, you have 4 votes left.

It's been asked a few times, basically their answer is "we hear the fans on this one and are looking into how to deal with this". The fan suggestions have pretty much been for accessory packs, but if you can think of a new way to get more of these rifles into collectors hands, we'll definitely put it into the question list.


I need to talk to a couple folks about this before I can add it, it's been sorta asked and Hasbro has been evasive about the response, basically saying fans will never know some of them because it's just behind-the-scenes folks and meant for them.


I am not inclined to add specific item questions anymore, but I'll consider this one. However, what you have listed isn't an Evolution, it's the same costume 3 times basically - that wouldn't fit the concept of evolving. If you can come up with more of an evolution, I'll add it.


Really? Like I just told GZ 1 paragraph up, I'm not inclined to add specifics but I am not shooting this one down either. However, we're JUST about to get pre-cyborg Grievous, and bacta tank Grievous would be a lot of product for Evolutions, so it seems like it'd be very far-fetched. LMK your thoughts on both of those issues before I decide thumbs up or down.


My concern - besides the specificity of it - is we *just* got a Luke Bespin and we're about to get another Luke Jedi, and Luke is in a new Evo set, so it'll just get shot down. I'll tell you what though, I'll toss your ideas into another Evo question that folks have been passing around for a while and count a vote for that (you can retract that vote if you don't like the question).


Too specific, and I can't ask them about a working visor since I know at this scale it won't happen (safety and quality issues would demolish it). If you can put together a different Snowspeeder Luke question, one that isn't so focused on the specifics of the helmet, I'll consider it.

You got it! BB votes for Question 26.

It's a well-crafted question, and I appreciate that you put plenty of background into it without having it blow up. I was able to keep a lot, and your vote for it has been counted.


They lost them! That's their excuse! My guess is they were tooled at a factory Hasbro is no longer working with and the factory either kept or recycled the molds. But yeah, they just said they're not in consideration because they don't have access to the molds - crazy!

I feel bad, I really don't know enough about this one. I'm adding it for ya, but all I know is Mandalore the Indomitable is in 1 TOTJ comic. I feel bad because without knowing more, I can't flesh the question out any further to help it go the distance. But it's up, and your vote counted.

We prodded them on the issue slightly, they didn't give. There was a question in the list about it specifically, but it got so little support that I eventually cut it. I'll add it back to the list, and count your vote for it.

a retooled wedge is ok?

a evolution packs with luke jedi knight and others will be?

a retooled dutch vander (ball jointed arms and legs, see pic) to create wedge antilles, biggs (retooled for ball jointed shoulders/elbows/knees/ankles)

evolution packs of rebels x wing pilot (new sculpt), hoth, endor

let luke snowspeeder pilot to be on the basic figure line instead.

hoth leia vintage style

han solod bespin vintage style

mtriv73
08-08-2007, 11:27 AM
2,17,26,27

I'm holding the last two.

JediTricks
08-09-2007, 02:10 PM
Just 1 more day to vote in this round!




a retooled wedge is ok?I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that, so I can't answer.


a evolution packs with luke jedi knight and others will be?I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I put up this question to your previous mention of a Luke evolutions concept:

While we've gotten Evolutions sets for some pretty major characters, and now we're seeing more Evolutions concepts coming down the pike, how about Evolutions sets developed for the 2 main protagonists of the saga, Obi-Wan and Luke? Obi-Wan Evolutions could have Ep 1, Ep 2, and Ep 4 versions of the character with all the deserved articulation and accessories (which would fill some pretty big voids in the modern line); while Luke Evolutions could involve Luke perhaps in his Snowspeeder pilot outfit, Dagobah with removable jacket and holster belt, and Jedi covering all the accessories and articulation these versions could need.


a retooled dutch vander (ball jointed arms and legs, see pic) to create wedge antilles, biggs (retooled for ball jointed shoulders/elbows/knees/ankles)I'm not going to add that, it's not feasible to put it that way, you're talking about retooling more mold than you're salvaging. Here's the answer they gave us at ActionFigs on June 19th about what they're thinking with the pilot body:

From your display at Celebration IV, we noticed that the Dutch Vander Gold Leader rebel pilot sculpt is being used twice MORE for 2 new rebel pilots, Lt. Lepira from the Gold Squadron Y-wing, and from the Rogue Squadron #24 Comic 2pack Hobbie figure. While the Dutch Vander sculpt is pretty nice, many collectors believe it should not be used as the standard rebel pilot body due to its height and oddly-posed arms, not to mention a specific uniform that differs in some ways from other orange-clad rebel pilots. With these 2 new entries, that's 5 rebel pilots - Vader, Wedge, Biggs, Lt. Lepira, and Hobbie - all with the same height (Wedge being especially too tall) and with identical bodies and unusual poses. Might Hasbro start using a different pilot body that isn't as tall or preposed or so identical in costume layout?
The best X-Wing Pilot bodies we have are the Dutch body and vintage Luke. Luke is too short to use on too many pilots so we have stayed away from this sculpt as the basis for any other redecos (most all of the pilots in the Star Wars universe are 6 feet or taller). We see your point about needing another differentiated body at some point for the growing X-Wing Pilot corps, but until we schedule in an all-new sculpt we'll probably continue to use the Dutch body.


evolution packs of rebels x wing pilot (new sculpt), hoth, endorWhat would the Endor pilot be?


let luke snowspeeder pilot to be on the basic figure line instead.

hoth leia vintage style

han solod bespin vintage styleI don't understand these statements, are you saying they should be questions?

JediTricks
08-09-2007, 02:14 PM
My votes:

5 tx-130
22 guinea pig line
26 new bike
27 main evo guys
28 skiff guards
31 octuptarra

Kidhuman
08-09-2007, 02:37 PM
28 and 24 for my final votes. Thanks for playing.

bigbarada
08-09-2007, 03:49 PM
8, 13, 22, 27 for my final votes.

On the prospect of rereleasing vintage-style figures, what would be cool would be for Hasbro to reissue them on a different vintage card. For instance, putting Artoo, Vader, Chewie and Boba Fett on Star Wars cards, not ESB or ROTJ cards. This will give those of us who have been collecting this line from the beginning a reason to buy the new rereleases.

JediTricks
08-09-2007, 04:05 PM
8, 13, 22, 27 for my final votes.

On the prospect of rereleasing vintage-style figures, what would be cool would be for Hasbro to reissue them on a different vintage card. For instance, putting Artoo, Vader, Chewie and Boba Fett on Star Wars cards, not ESB or ROTJ cards. This will give those of us who have been collecting this line from the beginning a reason to buy the new rereleases.
Is that a new question, a potential addition to #8, or just a forums statement?

Droid
08-09-2007, 04:17 PM
I know there is not much time let for this round, so I'd be OK with adding these questions next time, but I want to ask:

Many collectors have noted that Moff Jerjerrod was not a great seller and can still be seen in many stores, while it seemed as though Admiral Ozzel, Captain Piett, and Tarkin seemed to have sold better. There are times where Hasbro really nails a likeness, but unfortunately Moff Jerjerrod did not look like the actor and had an angry facial expression not seen in Return of the Jedi. Would Hasbro ever consider resculpting this figure or does the perceived poor performance of the Jerjerrod figure make it unlikely he would ever be revisited. Do you agree that if this figure sold poorly it may have been in part because of a poor likeness?

(Lord Vader, we are infuriated by your presence! The Emperor's coming here? Well I'll show that old dustbag who runs this battle station! I'll really give him what for! I'll rip his head off and use it for a footstool! I am Jerjerrod! Roar!)

Many collectors would like a Dice Ibegone figure from the cantina to sit with their Lak Sirvak or Ketwol figures. However, Dice deserves a full body sculpt rather than a partial body sculpt that included just the trunk seen in the movie, or that was just a solid one color accessory like the Mynock. Does Hasbro consider Dice out of bounds because it is unknown what her body looks like (I personally envision a body like a quadriped reptile with the portion seen in the movie projecting out like a brontosaurus head) or is it possible we might see a full body Dice Ibegone figure some day? Hasbro did a great job imagining a body for Hem Dazon!

JediTricks, I'm sure you will totally transform these questions if you're willing to ask them, but I'm sure you get my point.

bigbarada
08-09-2007, 04:21 PM
Is that a new question, a potential addition to #8, or just a forums statement?

It was just a random comment. Maybe it can be integrated into question 8 in some way or posted as it's own question. I'll leave it up to you.... as if you don't have enough to do.;)

El Chuxter
08-09-2007, 04:29 PM
I don't know about the Dice question. Hasbro's stuck close to existing EU in the past, and EU states she's just a big snake.

Droid
08-09-2007, 04:34 PM
I don't know about the Dice question. Hasbro's stuck close to existing EU in the past, and EU states she's just a big snake.

Well I'd be happy to see Dice released in any form as long as it is an actual painted, full bodied figure/not like the Mynock and accurately shows the part that was in the movie. I didn't know what Dice looked like. If EU says she's a big snake then modify the question to take out how I picture her and state EU says she's a big snake. It could be a coiled snake body like Opo Rancisis, that sits on a cantina stool, with the part shown in the movie on the end. I'd like her to be able to "stand" because I'd hate for it to be an extended snake so that all Dice could do was lie on the cantina floor rather than interact with Lak or Ketwol like in the movie.

Gothiczartan
08-09-2007, 08:54 PM
Just 1 more day to vote in this round!


From your display at Celebration IV, we noticed that the Dutch Vander Gold Leader rebel pilot sculpt is being used twice MORE for 2 new rebel pilots, Lt. Lepira from the Gold Squadron Y-wing, and from the Rogue Squadron #24 Comic 2pack Hobbie figure. While the Dutch Vander sculpt is pretty nice, many collectors believe it should not be used as the standard rebel pilot body due to its height and oddly-posed arms, not to mention a specific uniform that differs in some ways from other orange-clad rebel pilots. With these 2 new entries, that's 5 rebel pilots - Vader, Wedge, Biggs, Lt. Lepira, and Hobbie - all with the same height (Wedge being especially too tall) and with identical bodies and unusual poses. Might Hasbro start using a different pilot body that isn't as tall or preposed or so identical in costume layout?
The best X-Wing Pilot bodies we have are the Dutch body and vintage Luke. Luke is too short to use on too many pilots so we have stayed away from this sculpt as the basis for any other redecos (most all of the pilots in the Star Wars universe are 6 feet or taller). We see your point about needing another differentiated body at some point for the growing X-Wing Pilot corps, but until we schedule in an all-new sculpt we'll probably continue to use the Dutch body.

they are the best x wing pilot molds alright! the best part of the luke x wing are the arms because it has all the ball jointed on them and they can use it to add the dutch body for a SA and also the feet of the luke x wing it has the ball jointed ankles, they can add the the dutch body and they got a whole entire SA x wing fighter pilot and use it to create all others like wedge, biggs (he needed retooling just like dutch!), and even a generic rebel pilot! luke VTSC version of x wing has all the ball jointed feature on him and not dutch, that's just not fair if the rebel pilot are the best from the star wars films. dutch vander will be the best x wing pilot body with added the arms and feet they used for VTSC luek x wing. a ball jointed neck is ok, most that I wanted on dutch body with luke's arms and feet, and they got to do simple retooling on the torso by making a small hole on the lower left side to plug a cord of the chest box!

Now Dutch figure will have a even better articulation on the arms for ball jointed shoulders and elbows (vintage luke pilot) and feet for ball jointed ankles (vintage luke pilot)!

JediTricks
08-09-2007, 11:00 PM
Questions 32-33 added.


I know there is not much time let for this round, so I'd be OK with adding these questions next time, but I want to ask:

Many collectors have noted that Moff Jerjerrod was not a great seller and can still be seen in many stores, while it seemed as though Admiral Ozzel, Captain Piett, and Tarkin seemed to have sold better. There are times where Hasbro really nails a likeness, but unfortunately Moff Jerjerrod did not look like the actor and had an angry facial expression not seen in Return of the Jedi. Would Hasbro ever consider resculpting this figure or does the perceived poor performance of the Jerjerrod figure make it unlikely he would ever be revisited. Do you agree that if this figure sold poorly it may have been in part because of a poor likeness?

(Lord Vader, we are infuriated by your presence! The Emperor's coming here? Well I'll show that old dustbag who runs this battle station! I'll really give him what for! I'll rip his head off and use it for a footstool! I am Jerjerrod! Roar!)Sounds good enough.


Many collectors would like a Dice Ibegone figure from the cantina to sit with their Lak Sirvak or Ketwol figures. However, Dice deserves a full body sculpt rather than a partial body sculpt that included just the trunk seen in the movie, or that was just a solid one color accessory like the Mynock. Does Hasbro consider Dice out of bounds because it is unknown what her body looks like (I personally envision a body like a quadriped reptile with the portion seen in the movie projecting out like a brontosaurus head) or is it possible we might see a full body Dice Ibegone figure some day? Hasbro did a great job imagining a body for Hem Dazon!

JediTricks, I'm sure you will totally transform these questions if you're willing to ask them, but I'm sure you get my point.The latter needed a little work, but was basically ready to go. I've counted your votes for them, you have 3 votes remaining.



It was just a random comment. Maybe it can be integrated into question 8 in some way or posted as it's own question. I'll leave it up to you.... as if you don't have enough to do.;)Hmm, collectors might blow a gasket if I add it to that one, since it's trying to get those original release versions back out. But I'll think on it, and if you decide to flesh it out into its own question, bring it back to us.

Droid
08-10-2007, 08:48 AM
I like the changes to the Dice Ibegone question for the most part, but I do think we should somehow caution them that an accessory is NOT what we want for Dice. I really could see them doing some one color, no articulation accessory like the original Mynock; or just releasing the trunk as an accessory without any body at all. Then what, we just lay the thing in our cantina dioramas?

Devo
08-10-2007, 11:16 AM
32 and 33 also get my votes.

El Chuxter
08-10-2007, 12:06 PM
4) What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?

19) 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.

23) 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.

25) You mentioned another possible poll in ToyFare magazine for next year. An interesting idea, but could you ask them to limit the number of votes per person to stop multiple votes from individuals trying to sway the numbers and get their personal favorite pushed higher in the ranks?

28) We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently, however there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. They are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, but we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years, and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" (the one bringing Luke, Han, & Chewie to their doom), we've only seen one made into a figure - Weequay - and even that figure is over ten years old. Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?

33) Many collectors would like a Dice Ibegon figure from the Mos Eisley cantina to sit with their LaK Sivrak and/or Ketwol figures. However, not every fan agrees to how the Florn Lamproid would look as an action figure: a larger body or a large snake. Does Hasbro consider Dice out of bounds because it is unknown what her body looks like, or is it possible we might someday see a full body Dice Ibegon figure (or perhaps an accessory)? After all, Hasbro did a wild job imagining what Hem Dazon's body looked like, and he was just a head on a stick.

JediTricks
08-10-2007, 01:21 PM
Last 2 hours to vote. There's 1 slot left that's still got an open field, so any vote for one of those contenders will get them asked today.


I like the changes to the Dice Ibegone question for the most part, but I do think we should somehow caution them that an accessory is NOT what we want for Dice. I really could see them doing some one color, no articulation accessory like the original Mynock; or just releasing the trunk as an accessory without any body at all. Then what, we just lay the thing in our cantina dioramas?Here's the thing, Dice is the size of an accessory, a pack-in with another figure at best - it's literally a hand puppet spewing gore. On the other hand, you make a point that they could do it real lazy and it'd be lame. I'll take out the "(or perhaps an accessory)" in the next round, but I don't want to push too hard on what format they should do her in or the question will back Hasbro into a corner that results in a negative response.

Val Da Car
08-10-2007, 03:15 PM
Questions 5, 32, 33

JediTricks
08-10-2007, 03:27 PM
Thanks for the votes VDC. I think you just actually made my job harder though, adding 2 more to the fray. :p


Well, that's it for this round. Thanks to everybody who voted! Look for a new round soon!

The questions that got asked from this round:

We appreciate the extra attention that Jabba's Palace has been getting recently, however there is a group of characters from Jabba's henchmen who have been seriously underrepresented in action figure form: the Skiff Guards. They are featured in one of the primary action sequences in ROTJ, but we haven't seen a new sculpt of any of these guys in over 8 years, and a majority of them have never been made in action figure form. Out of the 5 skiff guards on the "prisoner skiff" (the one bringing Luke, Han, & Chewie to their doom), we've only seen one made into a figure - Weequay - and even that figure is over ten years old. Any chance that we'll get figures of the other four and maybe an update of Weequay at some point in the near future?
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.
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.
Now that we've gotten updated versions of Luke Endor, Leia Endor, and the Biker Scout, that is everybody who has ridden a Speeder Bike in ROTJ (minus Paploo if you want to get technical). While asked before, now all the other pieces are in place so it bears revisiting: can we get an updated Speeder Bike vehicle for these guys to ride on? The one used most often is nearly 25 years old and the mold's showing its age with the legs and flaps, plus the giant incorrect handgrips and t-bar. Even more importantly, the Saga Ep 2 Speeder bike is already close enough and hasn't seen a major rerelease - adding clear positionable stands to go with it would be the icing on the cake. So, new Speeder Bike chances?
While we've gotten Evolutions sets for some pretty major characters, and now we're seeing more Evolutions concepts coming down the pike, how about Evolutions sets developed specifically for the 2 main protagonists of the saga, Obi-Wan and Luke? Obi-Wan Evolutions could have Ep 1, Ep 2, and Ep 4 versions of the character with all the deserved articulation and accessories (which would fill some pretty big voids in the modern line); while Luke Evolutions could involve Luke perhaps in his Snowspeeder pilot outfit, Dagobah with removable jacket and holster belt, and Jedi covering all the accessories and articulation these versions could need.
Unleashed 7" figures are now found in Transformers; both Attacktix and Galactic Heroes-styling is now found in Marvel, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, 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?