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JediTricks
08-24-2007, 04:26 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, September 7th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 35 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=567172#post567172).

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 as source material for more figures? Especially now with NJO Luke coming in an Evolutions set next year, might this open the door to getting other NJO characters like Yuuzhan Vong or Fan Choice poll top 25 characters like Jacen, Jaina, Anakin and Nom Anor?
- 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?
- 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. The Target-exclusive Order 66 packs seemed to do alright with casual consumers and hardcore fans, so 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- Would Hasbro consider releasing a complete set of clone troopers with only a basic, plain white deco? Many customizers would enjoy having a blank clone to decorate with their own designs, and regular fans could enjoy the uniform look - the white AT-RT Driver from the Ep 3 Commemorative Tin set looks great and is easy to customize. So how about a box set with all the various clone types without specialized deco or even weathering? It could even be offered in simpler packaging, white mailer boxes with simple baggies.
- The idea of having 2 Battle Droids on a single basic card is a good one, as it lets fans build up armies quickly and cheaply. However, the Saga Legends Battle Droid 2packs feature very distinct-looking droids - the first set has a Commander, and the others all have battle damage - resulting in droids not suited for army-building due to identical markings. Will future versions of this 2pack be released in "clean" versions for more army-building potential? In the same vein, will this set ever be retooled to allow the droids to hold the blaster with both hands as the movies consistently showed them, and a few previous figures emulated?
- Over the past few years, Hasbro's become adept at using mostly existing bodies to create acceptable figures, both in the main line, and arguably more successfully in the Battle Packs and multipack lines - the upcoming Mandalorian multipacks are the most recent and standout examples of this. With that in mind, might Hasbro consider creating a Rogue Squadron multipack of Rebel pilots utilizing mostly already-existing molds with new heads and new comic- or movie-accurate decos on their helmets? The characters would be taken from characters that already exist in the comics and books. How about alien pilots - such as Gand, Mon Calamari, and Quarren - and female pilots?
- Will the Vintage-style Luke X-wing pilot body be used on height-appropriate pilots like Wedge, Jansen, Hobbie from the films, and perhaps even Corran Horn, Tycho Celchu, Nawara Ven, and others from the EU since they're all closer to Luke's height (around an inch or 2 either way) than the tall stature of the Dutch Vander pilot figure that's up above 6 feet?
- In regards to the Indiana Jones line, would it be safe to assume that characters like Mola Ram, the giant Thugee guard, Temple of Doom "wear & tear" Indy with torn shirt and missing sleeve, Henry Jones Sr., Willie Scott, and Short Round are being considered for the line? After all, they do all seem like logical choices.
- Has Hasbro decided on the look of the Indiana Jones packaging and card art yet, and when will we get our first look at this? Can you give us any indication as to the style you will be going with?
- Will the Star Wars Battle Pack and Comic 2-Pack concepts be used in the Indiana Jones line? How about Indy role-play accessories?
- The Titanium Series 3" Star Wars vehicle collection is growing larger and larger. When counted against the Galoob's Star Wars Micro Machines line (the original, not the die-cast), the math shows that there were 87 Micro Machines covering the OT, EU, and Episode I, if we subtract the reissues like battle-damaged, speederbikes with new characters, etc., there were 72 unique vehicles. Meanwhile, Hasbro's Titanium line has 101 Star Wars vehicles including single packs, exclusives, and 5-packs (but not gold or silver versions) counting up to 2007 wave 4. However, if we subtract reissues like repaints, there are just 48 unique Titanium vehicles - and 19 of those are reissues from the old Galoob Die Cast line. While we are thankful just to have any line of small Star Wars vehicles, one does wonder if 53 repaints out of 101 may have a negative impact. What does Hasbro think about this issue?
- In releasing the new Cantina bar curve sections, several issues have arisen for fans' cantina setups: The first is that the sharp curve of those sections is too close to allow for any future release of the drink dispenser. For that issue, if there ever is a dispenser made, would you consider including a shorter straight section to go between the curves? (Shorter because the current straight seems too long for this purpose, it would break up the look of the curve too much.)
The second issue is that there is a mismatch between the look of the curved sections and the previously-released straight sections due to a number of paint and even sculpted detail differences. What about releasing more straight sections with a deco and sculpt to better match up to the curves, as well as add the removable barstool feature they have (perhaps with plugs to make a flat floor)?
- In the Galactic Heroes line we have just gotten an AT-AT Commander and Driver figures. Might that increase chances of getting a Galactic Heroes AT-AT?
- Would it be possible to get a Captain Panaka figure with a removable cap, either as a retool of the Ep I line original or as an all-new figure? The good captain hasn't been seen in a while and was often in the movie with his hat removed.
- With the implications that the Vintage line is on the back burner for the '08 line and the premium figures will be in the Evolutions sets, might Hasbro consider re-releasing some of the original 2004 Vintage figures on different classic Kenner-style cardbacks? For instance, the '78-'79 Star Wars card is a much more iconic cardback for figures like Vader, Chewbacca, the Stormtrooper, R2, and Boba Fett. And since they would be straight repacks, could they be implimented in the basic line without outer shell cases?
- With the success of the latest Jawa sculpt, might Hasbro consider creating a Jawa/droid-themed multipack or battle pack? One possible suggestion could be 2 or 3 Jawas perhaps with cloth capes, an ANH/Kenner vintage Gonk droid repaint, R1-G4, and perhaps R5-D4 that uses the R4-G9 retractable leg body. Has there been any thought given to creating such a set already?
- Since the Saga Legends line is geared more towards selling to casual collectors and kids, has there been any consideration about releasing them primarily only around the Christmas build-up time when the demand for toys is at its peak?
- The VOTC Lando looks great, but his cape is neither removable nor does it accurately drape over his shoulders - both of which were seen prominently in the movie. Would it be possible to get that Lando figure retooled so he has a removable cape that drapes all the way over his shoulders?
- In the OT, the X-wing pilot costume has a band with cylinders just above the right boot, and the chest box hose connects to the left side of the torso. The VTSC Luke Pilot figure has this correct, however the Saga Dutch Vander Gold Leader body does not, yet that Dutch body is currently treated as the defacto pilot body when a new pilot figure is released despite that and its many other drawbacks and inaccuracies. At this scale, approximately 1:18, the difference in height between Luke's 5' 7" body and Gold Leader's 6' 3" body is 1cm, and between Luke and an average-height 6' body would be 0.5cm, which seems a little much for remolding the accurate Luke pilot up to the 6-foot-tall size (though we'd prefer that over continued use of the Gold Leader body). It seems that is one more noteworthy reason to produce a new, better X-wing pilot body, so have we convinced ya's yet to schedule that new figure, huh, huh?
- With Commander Neyo and his Clone Trooper pal from the Treachery on Saleucami set both making the Saga Legends fan choice poll top 20, if either of these chaps makes it to the winning 5, would you please pack in a second, generic belt with them the way you're doing with the Gray Clone Commander figure in the Saga Legends line? That way, the Neyo-style troopers could be represented by this same figure (remove the pauldron, swap the belt, voila), leading to more sales of the guy.
- While the last Jabba we got (Saga Ultra) looked nice, his limited articulation and hard plastic body don't lend him to many alternate poses, so he's a bit boring. What about the idea of doing a new Jabba with an internal skeleton/under-frame for more articulation underneath a rubber skin similar to the Jabba Glob Ep I figure which had a decent look and much more mobility? It seems a shame that action figures of Jabba - who is such a major character - can never be able to move his mouth, arms, and tail at least somewhat like he does in the film.Vote now, and suggest new questions too. Thanks for participating!

JediTricks
08-24-2007, 04:32 PM
By the way, with all the last-minute issues coming up, I had to post replies in the last round very late, so here's the discussions that were continued:


captain panaka was in star wars episode 1 the phantom menace, he was seen with his hat off.What scenes, specifically? How common was he seen without it? I just don't remember. You can post the answer in the next round's thread.



and a new question about Titanium Series:

My Titanium Series SW vehicles collection is becoming more and more large and I was wondering whether the models in this line have already outnumbered the MicroMachines ones, so I made some math. In the SW MicroMachines lines there are 87 vehicles (OT Vechicles Collections, Shadows of the Empire, Epic Collections, and Episode I Figure/Vehicle Collections, counting just the vehicles), and if we subtract the reissues (battle damaged ships, Speederbike with Luke, Leia, etc) there are 72 unique vehicles. While in the Titanium Series there are 101 SW vehicles (Wal-Mart Exclusives, 5-packs collections, mass retail single packs up to wave 4 2007, the AT-AP wave, counting just the vehicles and not counting silver or gold ones), but if we substract the repaints there are just 48 unique vehicles! Not to mention the fact that many of them (actually 19) are reissues of the old Galoob Die-Cast line. I know we have to be thankful just to have a line of small SW vehicles, but I wonder if 53 repaints in 101 SW vehicles may have a negative impact, like I'd say we are seeing with SW Titaniums, and if a single new vehicle release could help the line more than constantly releasing repaints. What do you think about this at the Titanium Series department in Hasbro?

JT feel free to reword the question if you think it is not suitable for the Q&A.
I borrowed some words from JT and LTBasker posts in the MM and Titaniums thread, thank you guys.

Ciao,
JediGoofyOk, I posted it, it's now number 31 in this round, and counted it as your first vote for THIS round. You have 5 votes remaining.



32 Rogue Squadron (is there some way to incorporate question 33 in here also, it seems like making the rest of the Rogues would suck if they use that stupid "Dutch" mold?)'Fraid not, that'd defeat the essence of the original question, they want those figures out at any cost which sadly could mean settling for that Vander body. We did just let Hasbro know that body is unacceptable 2 rounds ago though.



By the way, is question 16 still valid? Seems like the Order 66 packs are old news....Good point. I revamped the question a little to accommodate this. Any other thoughts about the question, other ways to revamp it?



My first vote goes to this new question:

Now that we've seen the curved pieces of the bar, it is obvious that if the center piece of the bar was ever created, there would be no room for Wuhur. The curve is far too sharp, creating very little space between the straight parts. If you ever do create the center part, would there be another straight section (shorter than the straight sections previously released) to fit between the two curved pieces?

BTW, I personally feel this is why playsets have not sold well, because when you have the chance to make one realistically scaled with a decent amount of detail, either the scale is off (like the scale of the curve section) or the details are ignored (like the fact that there were barstools sculpted with the bar sections, yet no barstools in the movie).I've added the question to this round as #32, counted that as your first vote as well, you have 5 votes left. I also included that barstool thing in the question I just sent out, figured it couldn't hurt to say.



new question:

In the Galactic Heroes line we have just gotten an AT-AT Commander and Driver figures. Does this increase chances of getting a Galactic Heroes AT-AT?I've added it to this round, #33, you have 5 votes remaining.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-24-2007, 04:43 PM
In answer to your question about Captain Panaka's hat, and in lieu of eighteen more posts of "yes he was in star wars first the phantom menace with out his hat!" I will say that he was almost always seen without his hat. On the queen's starship, on Tatooine, back on Naboo - pretty much every time he wasn't fighting, IIRC.

I'll go with 6, 19, 20, 25 for now.

Kidhuman
08-24-2007, 05:34 PM
Thanks for adding it JT, I will add 31 and 32 and 20 to my list for now. UZAY Mutha F***a!!!!

master J
08-24-2007, 05:57 PM
I vote 28, 29, 30 and 32.

bigbarada
08-24-2007, 06:28 PM
33!!!!:thumbsup:

I have a question I am forming in my mind right now, maybe someone could help me with it. I'm wondering if Hasbro basically bit off more than they could chew this year with the amount of product that they announced. First the delay of Wave 1 until March, then the constant delays of the TAC line while they flood stores with old product. In fact, the only line that seems to be updating at a consistent rate is the Galactic Heroes line, which makes the constant disappointments of the first 8 months of 2007 a little easier to bear. Did they overstep themselves this year and just promise too much stuff? And why were new shipments of Saga2 figures arriving in stores as late as July? Shouldn't there have been some kind of cut-off date of when this stuff could be shipped back to Hasbro to clear space for new product?

I know it's a big mess of a question, I'll work on focusing it a bit better.

bigbarada
08-24-2007, 06:43 PM
Another question while I'm brainstorming.

It's been implied that, with the return of the Evolutions packs in 2008, that we will not be getting another wave of vintage-style figures next year. Has Hasbro considered rereleasing some of the initial 2004 vintage-style figures on different vintage cardbacks? For instance, the 1978-79 Star Wars card is a much more iconic cardback for figures like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and Boba Fett. So, would Hasbro consider rereleasing those figures on their appropriate SW cards? And since they would be straight repacks, could the price be dropped to standard figure prices?

mark2d2
08-24-2007, 11:16 PM
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.

7 -- 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.)

14 -- 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.

32 -- Now that we've seen the curved pieces of the Cantina bar, it is obvious that there is no room in the middle for both Wuher and the drink dispenser because the curve is too sharp, too close, creating very little space between the main left and right parts of the bar. If you ever do create the drink dispenser, would there be a shorter straight section of the bar to fit between the 2 curved pieces? (A shorter piece because the current straight sections seem too long for this purpose, not to mention their inaccurate barstools.)

The other questions just don't grab my interest. But here is one of my own.

With the smashing success of the current new and improved Jawa sculpt, would Hasbro ever consider creating a Jawa / droided themed multipack or cinema scene? Here's my suggestion, it would include two or three Jawas, a "Vintage-esque" Gonk repaint, the classic R1-G4, and maybe -- just maybe -- a really cool retool of R5-D4 featuring a retractable third leg using the popular R4 body. Gee, you could also throw in some cloth capes and this would be a real winner, I think. Have you looked into possibly creating such a pack?

El Chuxter
08-24-2007, 11:45 PM
I'll go with that Jawa question if it's posted. Jawas kick a**. They're cooler than the entire prequel trilogy combined. It could be argued that they are the most brilliant creation of George Lucas. Aside from Jawas and Dewbacks, it could even be argued that he's a moron who needs a spanking.

bigbarada
08-24-2007, 11:47 PM
I'll go with that Jawa question if it's posted. Jawas kick a**. They're cooler than the entire prequel trilogy combined. It could be argued that they are the most brilliant creation of George Lucas. Aside from Jawas and Dewbacks, it could even be argued that he's a moron who needs a spanking.

No love for Tusken Raiders?:cry:

:p

El Chuxter
08-24-2007, 11:49 PM
Tuskens are make-believe Jawas.

mark2d2
08-25-2007, 12:27 AM
Tuskens are make-believe Jawas.

Hey, Chuxter: Nice to see someone has my back on the Jawa thing. Funny, I love Dewbacks as well. But I do feel that I gotta stick up a bit for the Sand People. They rule in their own way.

But it's funny, when it comes to Creature design and execution, nothing in the Saga even touches the Original first film. The aliens, droids, and creatures of A New Hope are just impossible to beat. (In my book anyway....) Nothing ever even came close to topping the Land of the Jawa set piece or the Cantina.

Here is another question, or has this been asked?

How about a reissue of the Dewback? The sculpt is okay, but it could seriously do with an updated paint job and a revamped Sandtrooper to get astride it.

bigbarada
08-25-2007, 12:51 AM
As much as I love ROTJ and ESB, I do have to admit that the entire ANH Tatooine environment is George Lucas at his most inspired. Sandtroopers and Dewbacks, Tusken Raiders and Banthas, Jawas and Sandcrawlers, the Creature Cantina... all brilliant. Everything that follows is just Lucas cruising along on other people's creativity.

ChrisLyne
08-26-2007, 04:28 AM
My choices;

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

Though I think this question coud be upgraded to something like "Since we are getting NJO Luke next year will we be getting other NJO characters like Yuuzhan Vong or Top 25 characters like Jacen, Jaina, Anakin and Nom Anor?"

18. 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?

25. The idea of having 2 Battle Droids on a single basic card is a good one, as it lets fans build up armies quickly and cheaply. However, the Saga Legends Battle Droid 2packs feature very distinct-looking droids - the first set has a Commander, and the others all have battle damage - resulting in droids not suited for army-building due to identical markings. Will future versions of this 2pack be released in "clean" versions for more army-building potential? In the same vein, will this set ever be retooled to allow the droids to hold the blaster with both hands as the movies consistently showed them, and a few previous figures emulated?

JediTricks
08-26-2007, 10:47 PM
Questions 34 -36 added. Question 4 modified.

bigbarada, you have 4 votes left.
mark2d2, you have 1 vote left.


In answer to your question about Captain Panaka's hat, and in lieu of eighteen more posts of "yes he was in star wars first the phantom menace with out his hat!" I will say that he was almost always seen without his hat. On the queen's starship, on Tatooine, back on Naboo - pretty much every time he wasn't fighting, IIRC.I remember only a few short scenes, none on Tatooine, but I'll take your word for it. If nothing else, you jogged my memory - he also wasn't wearing it in the "reveal of R2" scene.



Thanks for adding it JT, I will add 31 and 32 and 20 to my list for now. UZAY Mutha F***a!!!!Then why didn't you vote for #19, the Uzay question? Then again, why does ANYBODY vote for that question? :confused:



I have a question I am forming in my mind right now, maybe someone could help me with it. I'm wondering if Hasbro basically bit off more than they could chew this year with the amount of product that they announced. First the delay of Wave 1 until March, then the constant delays of the TAC line while they flood stores with old product. In fact, the only line that seems to be updating at a consistent rate is the Galactic Heroes line, which makes the constant disappointments of the first 8 months of 2007 a little easier to bear. Did they overstep themselves this year and just promise too much stuff? And why were new shipments of Saga2 figures arriving in stores as late as July? Shouldn't there have been some kind of cut-off date of when this stuff could be shipped back to Hasbro to clear space for new product?

I know it's a big mess of a question, I'll work on focusing it a bit better.I worked it over a couple times but just couldn't get it to focus in any better. I think it needs some sort of anchor, a key aspect to the question that the rest can feed into, but as you're the author, I don't know what that'd be. LMK.



With the smashing success of the current new and improved Jawa sculpt, would Hasbro ever consider creating a Jawa / droided themed multipack or cinema scene? Here's my suggestion, it would include two or three Jawas, a "Vintage-esque" Gonk repaint, the classic R1-G4, and maybe -- just maybe -- a really cool retool of R5-D4 featuring a retractable third leg using the popular R4 body. Gee, you could also throw in some cloth capes and this would be a real winner, I think. Have you looked into possibly creating such a pack?Kinda specific, but I'll throw it out there. Wasn't sure what you meant by "vintage-esque" Gonk - I don't remember it being particularly different from the POTF2 version we already have in deco, so please LMK.



I'll go with that Jawa question if it's posted.So done. 5 votes remaining.



Here is another question, or has this been asked?

How about a reissue of the Dewback? The sculpt is okay, but it could seriously do with an updated paint job and a revamped Sandtrooper to get astride it.It's been asked a few times, Hasbro says they like the idea and they're thinking of it, but nothing planned yet. It seemed like they'd prefer to do a new one every time it was asked, as well.



My choices;

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

Though I think this question coud be upgraded to something like "Since we are getting NJO Luke next year will we be getting other NJO characters like Yuuzhan Vong or Top 25 characters like Jacen, Jaina, Anakin and Nom Anor?"Good thinking, I'll add that to the question. Thanks!

Kidhuman
08-27-2007, 04:00 AM
I looked at the wrong number, please remove #20 and make it #19. My bd, thanks JT.

mark2d2
08-27-2007, 04:41 AM
Thanks for the Dewback info.

Here's what I mean about the Vintage Gonk --- If you study the vintage Power Droid figure it actually looks like it was based on the Gonk droid seen in the Lar Homestead hole behind Aunt Beru as she calls up to Luke to remind him "To be sure it speaks Bocce." The droid you see has the white stripe, ect. It would be neat to see this done as a fig.

Kidhuman
08-27-2007, 05:24 AM
I have a question I am forming in my mind right now, maybe someone could help me with it. I'm wondering if Hasbro basically bit off more than they could chew this year with the amount of product that they announced. First the delay of Wave 1 until March, then the constant delays of the TAC line while they flood stores with old product. In fact, the only line that seems to be updating at a consistent rate is the Galactic Heroes line, which makes the constant disappointments of the first 8 months of 2007 a little easier to bear. Did they overstep themselves this year and just promise too much stuff? And why were new shipments of Saga2 figures arriving in stores as late as July? Shouldn't there have been some kind of cut-off date of when this stuff could be shipped back to Hasbro to clear space for new product?

Here goes a shot at it:

Here we are 9 months into the year of new figures and we have only seen 4 new waves in the regular line. Most places still have last years figures on the pegs as well. Titaniums have been scarce this year as well and the newest(3rd) wave is shipping now. Galactic Heroes has been the only line that in been streaming across the market all year. Do you think you have overstepped and possibly bit off more than you can handle with all the lines coming out or is it just that most stores are combining last years figures along with this years and do not have the shelf space. Even in the Titanium line, all the TF and Marvel are blended on the SW pegs.

Droid
08-27-2007, 01:41 PM
For now:

23. 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?

32. Now that we've seen the curved pieces of the Cantina bar, it is obvious that there is no room in the middle for both Wuher and the drink dispenser because the curve is too sharp, too close, creating very little space between the main left and right parts of the bar. If you ever do create the drink dispenser, would there be a shorter straight section of the bar to fit between the 2 curved pieces? (A shorter piece because the current straight sections seem too long for this purpose, not to mention their inaccurate barstools.)

By the way, what is really annoying about the bar stools is that they continue to make cantina figures either a) without articulated knees or b) that have a skirt or something hanging down low enough to make it impossible for the figure to sit EVEN IF IT HAS ARTICULATED knees. So why in the world do they feel we need stools if they don't feel our figures need to be able to sit on them?

Kidhuman
08-27-2007, 03:25 PM
Here is a new Question:


Since the Legends line is geared towards getting new collectors and for kids mostly, have you ever thought about releasing them around Christmas time when the demand for kids toys is in full swing?

Feel free to rephrase that JT.

JediCole
08-27-2007, 04:39 PM
- In regards to the Indiana Jones line, would it be safe to assume that characters like Mola Ram, the giant Thugee guard, Temple of Doom "wear & tear" Indy with torn shirt and missing sleeve, Henry Jones Sr., Willie Scott, and Short Round are being considered for the line? After all, they do all seem like logical choices.

- Has Hasbro decided on the look of the Indiana Jones packaging and card art yet, and when will we get our first look at this? Can you give us any indication as to the style you will be going with?
- Will the Star Wars Battle Pack and Comic 2-Pack concepts be used in the Indiana Jones line? How about Indy role-play accessories?

- The Titanium Series 3" Star Wars vehicle collection is growing larger and larger. When counted against the Galoob's Star Wars Micro Machines line (the original, not the die-cast), the math shows that there were 87 Micro Machines covering the OT, EU, and Episode I, if we subtract the reissues like battle-damaged, speederbikes with new characters, etc., there were 72 unique vehicles. Meanwhile, Hasbro's Titanium line has 101 Star Wars vehicles including single packs, exclusives, and 5-packs (but not gold or silver versions) counting up to 2007 wave 4. However, if we subtract reissues like repaints, there are just 48 unique Titanium vehicles - and 19 of those are reissues from the old Galoob Die Cast line. While we are thankful just to have any line of small Star Wars vehicles, one does wonder if 53 repaints out of 101 may have a negative impact. What does Hasbro think about this issue?

- Now that we've seen the curved pieces of the Cantina bar, it is obvious that there is no room in the middle for both Wuher and the drink dispenser because the curve is too sharp, too close, creating very little space between the main left and right parts of the bar. If you ever do create the drink dispenser, would there be a shorter straight section of the bar to fit between the 2 curved pieces? (A shorter piece because the current straight sections seem too long for this purpose, not to mention their inaccurate barstools.)

- Would it be possible to get a Captain Panaka figure with a removable cap, either as a retool of the Ep I line original or as an all-new figure? The good captain hasn't been seen in a while and was often in the movie with his hat removed.

- With the success of the latest Jawa sculpt, might Hasbro consider creating a Jawa/droid-themed multipack or battle pack? One possible suggestion could be 2 or 3 Jawas perhaps with cloth capes, a Gonk droid ANH repaint, R1-G4, and perhaps R5-D4 that uses the R4-G9 retractable leg body. Has there been any thought given to creating such a set already?

Jargo
08-27-2007, 06:47 PM
2. small speeders.
32. cantina bar
36. Jawa multi-pack

can't think of any questions right now. and there's nothing else I want asked on the list.

Gothiczartan
08-27-2007, 09:12 PM
dear hasbro

when I saw the SW ANH and ROTJ seeing all or most of the x wing pilots, I notice the accurate like the leg band is on the right leg and the cord of the chest box attach on the left lower side of the torso. the figure of luke pilot from VTSC looks like a movie accurate. I can see biggs figure has a leg band on the left leg in the movie he has it on the right leg and the cord of the chest box attached on the left side of the torso, the figure does not look movie accurate. would be be possible having to use and retooled luke pilot (VTSC) by adding a new lower half of torso molded on the waist and a new upper legs for a height accurate?

could a retooled luke figure can share it on wedge, garven dave dreis and the rest of the pilots from ANH and ROTJ?

this luke pilot figure mold is great that can be retooled by creating a new sculpt other half of torso molded to the waist and new sculpt thighs to make the pilot in a average height.

TheRealDubya
08-28-2007, 12:56 PM
28, 29, 30, 35, 36

I will save my sixth for later.

Gothiczartan
08-28-2007, 03:31 PM
could you please add this question about lando figure for maybe the next Q & A?

that lando figure from the VOTC line, the sculpt looks great the one thing that his cape is not removable, in the movie he was seen without the cape, would if be possible if the same sculpt lando figure will be re release with a simple retooling for a removable cape? they did a great job on the lando figure the sculpt looks nice and movie accurate what he needs is a removable cape with a one retooling.

here are my votes.

26
27
34
35

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-28-2007, 05:08 PM
My last two votes are for 32 and 36, though would it be possible to include in there a bit about an R2-D2 figure re-released with the electric shock accessory from the AOTC Sneak Preview R3-T7 figure?

Battle Droid
08-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Will you ever be using the Clone Wars Adventures comics for the Comic 2-Packs?

mark2d2
08-28-2007, 09:47 PM
Wow, I'm kinda stoked so many people seem to like my Jawa multipack question. Very, very cool. :) Utinnnniiiiii!

misosazai7
08-28-2007, 10:17 PM
4
7
15
34

& New Question

What are the chances of getting Captain Typho in his formal uniform? We only saw him in his pilot uniform from the Attack of the Clones line. Perhaps you could include him in a multi pack with Anakin in his peasant outfit w/removable poncho (This was a great costume that deserves redress) and Padme in her travel outfit for the flight to Naboo. Obi wan, R2-D2 or Dorme could round out the set. Admittedly this is much more of a "Cinema Scene" as opposed to the "Battle Pack" sets that are being produced, so perhaps you could address the chances of Typho (Security), Anakin (Poncho), Padme (Travel to Naboo), and Dorme being produced as single carded figures?

Gothiczartan
08-28-2007, 11:36 PM
I have a question that you could add

will there a possible a new sculpt snowspeeder pilots after luke snowspeeder pilot?

snowspeeder pilots like wedge antilles, wez janson, dack ralter and hobbie all of them in movie accurate?

could you add the question for the next Q & A?

JediTricks
08-31-2007, 12:42 AM
Questions 37-38 added.
Question 36 modified.


I looked at the wrong number, please remove #20 and make it #19. My bd, thanks JT.A'ight.


Here's what I mean about the Vintage Gonk --- If you study the vintage Power Droid figure it actually looks like it was based on the Gonk droid seen in the Lar Homestead hole behind Aunt Beru as she calls up to Luke to remind him "To be sure it speaks Bocce." The droid you see has the white stripe, ect. It would be neat to see this done as a fig.Ok, I see what you mean.



Here goes a shot at it:

Here we are 9 months into the year of new figures and we have only seen 4 new waves in the regular line. Most places still have last years figures on the pegs as well. Titaniums have been scarce this year as well and the newest(3rd) wave is shipping now. Galactic Heroes has been the only line that in been streaming across the market all year. Do you think you have overstepped and possibly bit off more than you can handle with all the lines coming out or is it just that most stores are combining last years figures along with this years and do not have the shelf space. Even in the Titanium line, all the TF and Marvel are blended on the SW pegs.This is a tough one, I feel like there's still something not quite punching right at the end.



Here is a new Question:

Since the Legends line is geared towards getting new collectors and for kids mostly, have you ever thought about releasing them around Christmas time when the demand for kids toys is in full swing?

Feel free to rephrase that JT.OH SNAP! I'm going to love them dealing with that one, it's gonna be like watching a lion killing a gazelle right in the middle of a train wreck.

You have 1 vote remaining after that.



when I saw the SW ANH and ROTJ seeing all or most of the x wing pilots, I notice the accurate like the leg band is on the right leg and the cord of the chest box attach on the left lower side of the torso. the figure of luke pilot from VTSC looks like a movie accurate. I can see biggs figure has a leg band on the left leg in the movie he has it on the right leg and the cord of the chest box attached on the left side of the torso, the figure does not look movie accurate. would be be possible having to use and retooled luke pilot (VTSC) by adding a new lower half of torso molded on the waist and a new upper legs for a height accurate?

could a retooled luke figure can share it on wedge, garven dave dreis and the rest of the pilots from ANH and ROTJ?

this luke pilot figure mold is great that can be retooled by creating a new sculpt other half of torso molded to the waist and new sculpt thighs to make the pilot in a average height.I see what you mean about the hose and band being on the wrong sides. I want you to know that I strongly considered adding your question, I wrote out this much of it:

"In the OT, the X-wing pilot costume has a band with cylinders just above the right boot, and the chest box hose connects to the left side of the torso. The VTSC Luke Pilot figure has this correct, however the Saga Dutch Vander Gold Leader body does not, yet that body is currently treated as the defacto pilot body when a new pilot figure is released - despite this and its many other drawbacks and inaccuracies. At this scale, approximately 1:18, the difference in height between Luke's 5' 7" body and Gold Leader's 6' 3" body is 1cm, and between Luke and an average-height 6' body would be 0.5cm..."
but then I measured how much half a centimeter and how much a whole centimeter looked like on the Luke body, and found it wouldn't work, the arms would be WAY too short, they'd end around the hips instead, it'd look freakish. I don't think it'd be worth it to ask for a retool where all you're keeping is the lower legs and upper torso. I can add the question as another argument in favor of an all-new pilot body, but I can't go forward with it as a retool. Let me know if you'd rather scrap the question or use the new-body direction.



could you please add this question about lando figure for maybe the next Q & A?

that lando figure from the VOTC line, the sculpt looks great the one thing that his cape is not removable, in the movie he was seen without the cape, would if be possible if the same sculpt lando figure will be re release with a simple retooling for a removable cape? they did a great job on the lando figure the sculpt looks nice and movie accurate what he needs is a removable cape with a one retooling.Ok, I've added this one and your vote has been counted for it. You have 1 vote remaining.



My last two votes are for 32 and 36, though would it be possible to include in there a bit about an R2-D2 figure re-released with the electric shock accessory from the AOTC Sneak Preview R3-T7 figure?But that's from a different scene in the movie, how would that work in your mind?



Will you ever be using the Clone Wars Adventures comics for the Comic 2-Packs?They're not doing animated-styled sculpting, so could you give examples of how that'd work or what you'd like to see so I can include it into the question?



& New Question

What are the chances of getting Captain Typho in his formal uniform? We only saw him in his pilot uniform from the Attack of the Clones line. Perhaps you could include him in a multi pack with Anakin in his peasant outfit w/removable poncho (This was a great costume that deserves redress) and Padme in her travel outfit for the flight to Naboo. Obi wan, R2-D2 or Dorme could round out the set. Admittedly this is much more of a "Cinema Scene" as opposed to the "Battle Pack" sets that are being produced, so perhaps you could address the chances of Typho (Security), Anakin (Poncho), Padme (Travel to Naboo), and Dorme being produced as single carded figures?You make a good point at the beginning and again at the end, but I think asking the question first of JUST the Typho thing is going to get the rest burned. It should be everybody or *just* Typho, and if it's everybody, are you going to want to bother with the multipack issue you yourself point out doesn't seem likely? I want to add this question, but I'm not sure which direction to go in, I even edited most of the question before I realized I couldn't actually find a way to wrap it all together:

"What are the chances of getting Captain Typho in his duty uniform? We've only seen him in action figure-form as a pilot in Ep 2. Perhaps you could include him in a multipack with Anakin in peasant disguise with removable poncho, Padme in travel outfit, and perhaps R2, Obi-Wan, or Dorme. Granted, this is more of a Screen Scene than a Battle Pack, but like many Ep 2 entries, all of those characters except perhaps R2 haven't had adequate figures made for them."
(and my first instinct was to completely chuck R2 from the idea, then everybody gets a go.)



I have a question that you could add

will there a possible a new sculpt snowspeeder pilots after luke snowspeeder pilot?

snowspeeder pilots like wedge antilles, wez janson, dack ralter and hobbie all of them in movie accurate?

could you add the question for the next Q & A?
We just nagged them about Luke snowspeeder not too long ago, and even before that they answered the issue a while back with this:

JediDefender.com: Zev Senseca from the Target Rogue Two Snowspeeder is creating a lot of buzz because he's a pretty nice pack-in figure in his own right. Since people seem to really love the X-Wing and other Rebel Pilots in the line, do you intend to make a definitive "generic" sculpt of the X-Wing Pilot or Snowspeeder Pilot gear? Then you can just swap new heads/helmets and paintjobs to give us a few new pilots every year! It seems like an easy way to put out different pilot figures for a fair price. The 3.75" line fans would get in line to buy them if the sculpts were poseable and just right at an average scale.

Hasbro: That is a good idea, and we'll see. We like the pilots too. We think there can be room for several "definitives" at some point, for variety. SA Porkins, anyone? (OK, just kidding… it's unlikey we'll ever do an SA Porkins).

Gothiczartan
08-31-2007, 01:54 AM
Questions 37-38 added.
Question 36 modified.

A'ight.

Ok, I see what you mean.


This is a tough one, I feel like there's still something not quite punching right at the end.


OH SNAP! I'm going to love them dealing with that one, it's gonna be like watching a lion killing a gazelle right in the middle of a train wreck.

You have 1 vote remaining after that.





I see what you mean about the hose and band being on the wrong sides. I want you to know that I strongly considered adding your question, I wrote out this much of it:
"In the OT, the X-wing pilot costume has a band with cylinders just above the right boot, and the chest box hose connects to the left side of the torso. The VTSC Luke Pilot figure has this correct, however the Saga Dutch Vander Gold Leader body does not, yet that body is currently treated as the defacto pilot body when a new pilot figure is released - despite this and its many other drawbacks and inaccuracies. At this scale, approximately 1:18, the difference in height between Luke's 5' 7" body and Gold Leader's 6' 3" body is 1cm, and between Luke and an average-height 6' body would be 0.5cm..."but then I measured how much half a centimeter and how much a whole centimeter looked like on the Luke body, and found it wouldn't work, the arms would be WAY too short, they'd end around the hips instead, it'd look freakish. I don't think it'd be worth it to ask for a retool where all you're keeping is the lower legs and upper torso. I can add the question as another argument in favor of an all-new pilot body, but I can't go forward with it as a retool. Let me know if you'd rather scrap the question or use the new-body direction.


Ok, I've added this one and your vote has been counted for it. You have 1 vote remaining.


But that's from a different scene in the movie, how would that work in your mind?


They're not doing animated-styled sculpting, so could you give examples of how that'd work or what you'd like to see so I can include it into the question?





You make a good point at the beginning and again at the end, but I think asking the question first of JUST the Typho thing is going to get the rest burned. It should be everybody or *just* Typho, and if it's everybody, are you going to want to bother with the multipack issue you yourself point out doesn't seem likely? I want to add this question, but I'm not sure which direction to go in, I even edited most of the question before I realized I couldn't actually find a way to wrap it all together:
"What are the chances of getting Captain Typho in his duty uniform? We've only seen him in action figure-form as a pilot in Ep 2. Perhaps you could include him in a multipack with Anakin in peasant disguise with removable poncho, Padme in travel outfit, and perhaps R2, Obi-Wan, or Dorme. Granted, this is more of a Screen Scene than a Battle Pack, but like many Ep 2 entries, all of those characters except perhaps R2 haven't had adequate figures made for them."(and my first instinct was to completely chuck R2 from the idea, then everybody gets a go.)






We just nagged them about Luke snowspeeder not too long ago, and even before that they answered the issue a while back with this:
JediDefender.com: Zev Senseca from the Target Rogue Two Snowspeeder is creating a lot of buzz because he's a pretty nice pack-in figure in his own right. Since people seem to really love the X-Wing and other Rebel Pilots in the line, do you intend to make a definitive "generic" sculpt of the X-Wing Pilot or Snowspeeder Pilot gear? Then you can just swap new heads/helmets and paintjobs to give us a few new pilots every year! It seems like an easy way to put out different pilot figures for a fair price. The 3.75" line fans would get in line to buy them if the sculpts were poseable and just right at an average scale.
Hasbro: That is a good idea, and we'll see. We like the pilots too. We think there can be room for several "definitives" at some point, for variety. SA Porkins, anyone? (OK, just kidding… it's unlikey we'll ever do an SA Porkins).

why new sculpt pilot? I thought the arms, torso and feet looks ok that hasbro don't need to make another sculpt but the new lower torso/waist and upper legs just to save money. ok I would love a all new sculpt x wing pilot in movie accurate and share with other pilots like wedge, biggs (someday in the future that biggs should have a movie accurate improvement on the leg band on the right and cord box attach to left torso) and the rest.

ok a a new sculpt x wing pilot sounds ok to me! could you just add the question about a new sculpt x wing pilot and no more dutch vander mold anymore because it's not a avage height as wedge and most of the pilots are about average height?:)

I guess they don't have to use and retooled luke pilot. No more of using dutch body too many times on other pilots anymore!

Gothiczartan
08-31-2007, 01:57 AM
my vote 38

obi-dad
08-31-2007, 05:53 PM
- Now that we've seen the curved pieces of the Cantina bar, it is obvious that there is no room in the middle for both Wuher and the drink dispenser because the curve is too sharp, too close, creating very little space between the main left and right parts of the bar. If you ever do create the drink dispenser, would there be a shorter straight section of the bar to fit between the 2 curved pieces? (A shorter piece because the current straight sections seem too long for this purpose, not to mention their inaccurate barstools.)

I see that this question was answered in some degree on another website. So, I would like you to modify the question to include the various descrepencies between the details of the straight pieces and the curved.

Looks like the barstool base and coloring of the seat don't match between the straight pieces and curved. Also, the shading/shadowing at the bottom of the bar, close to the floor. The trim along the edge of the bar counter doesn't match between the straight and curved pieces and the flooring is different. All easily these details are easily seen http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15960&d=1187965927

So, possibly change this to something like, I've noticed several discrepencies between the straight pieces of the bar issued years ago and the curved pieces. Beside the sharp angle of the curve, which won't allow for the center piece with the dispencer, the barstool base and coloring of the seat don't match between the straight pieces and curved. Also, the shading/shadowing at the bottom of the bar, close to the floor the trim along the edge of the bar counter doesn't match between the straight and curved pieces and the flooring is different. Would you consider making new straight pieces that address these differences? How about 1 single larger straight piece (the length of 3 individual pieces) so that there are no gaps where they connect now. You could release them all as a set, with the center piece as one piece, and 2 longer straight ends of the bar altogether. I know I would buy it. Add a figure or two and you could sell it as a set in the $20 vehicle price range.

Battle Droid
08-31-2007, 05:58 PM
They're not doing animated-styled sculpting, so could you give examples of how that'd work or what you'd like to see so I can include it into the question?

In non-animated sculpts. :p

Gothiczartan
08-31-2007, 07:36 PM
I have a question for hasbro about the cloud car vehicle since the cloud car pilot has already been made.

will there be a same mold of the vintage vehicle of that or will it be a new sculpt?

BTW will we see a new cloud car vehicle for the 3 3/4" star wars scale vehicles?

could you add that to the next Q & A?

jedi master sal
08-31-2007, 10:32 PM
New question:
Now that the Commander Neyo figure has made it to the top 20 to be voted on, I have a request, should it be voted as one of the final 5 to make it into the last "Legends" wave. Would you consider packing in a generic belt, same as you have done with the Grey Coruscant commander in with the Commander Neyo figure? This will enable those of us who want generic Neyo troopers to have them, sans the shoulder armor so as to differentiate Neyo from his troops and sans the visor from the other trooper that was in the Treachery on Saleucami set. This would get some collectors to buy more than one of this figure for the army building potential. (The one with the visor can then be thought of as one of Neyo's Lieutenants.)

Thank you as always for considering out requests and a great job this year BTW!

P.S. should you choose to do this, I for one will pledge to buy no less than 20 myself.

JediTricks
09-01-2007, 03:38 AM
Questions 39-40 added.
Question 32 modified.


why new sculpt pilot? I thought the arms, torso and feet looks ok that hasbro don't need to make another sculpt but the new lower torso/waist and upper legs just to save money. ok I would love a all new sculpt x wing pilot in movie accurate and share with other pilots like wedge, biggs (someday in the future that biggs should have a movie accurate improvement on the leg band on the right and cord box attach to left torso) and the rest.I thought I explained my position pretty well already, but basically, the parts look good separately, but their scale won't work with a longer set of legs or torso, the arms would end up so short it'd look wrong. A remold to look right would need new lower torso, new arms, a new head, and new legs - that's a lot of remolding. Basically, all you're salvaging is feet, gloves, and the upper torso - and with moldmaking, it's sometimes more expensive to remold that much than to start fresh because it's time-consuming to build a lot of new parts to fit existing pieces.


ok a a new sculpt x wing pilot sounds ok to me! could you just add the question about a new sculpt x wing pilot and no more dutch vander mold anymore because it's not a avage height as wedge and most of the pilots are about average height?:)

I guess they don't have to use and retooled luke pilot. No more of using dutch body too many times on other pilots anymore!We've already made it clear that the Vander body is not acceptable, so now any argument is just fuel for the fire, more evidence that they need to scrap Dutch.

I've added the question, but the ending is a little soft. Let me know if you feel it needs changing, and to what.



I see that this question was answered in some degree on another website. So, I would like you to modify the question to include the various descrepencies between the details of the straight pieces and the curved.

Looks like the barstool base and coloring of the seat don't match between the straight pieces and curved. Also, the shading/shadowing at the bottom of the bar, close to the floor. The trim along the edge of the bar counter doesn't match between the straight and curved pieces and the flooring is different. All easily these details are easily seen http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15960&d=1187965927

So, possibly change this to something like, I've noticed several discrepencies between the straight pieces of the bar issued years ago and the curved pieces. Beside the sharp angle of the curve, which won't allow for the center piece with the dispencer, the barstool base and coloring of the seat don't match between the straight pieces and curved. Also, the shading/shadowing at the bottom of the bar, close to the floor the trim along the edge of the bar counter doesn't match between the straight and curved pieces and the flooring is different. Would you consider making new straight pieces that address these differences? How about 1 single larger straight piece (the length of 3 individual pieces) so that there are no gaps where they connect now. You could release them all as a set, with the center piece as one piece, and 2 longer straight ends of the bar altogether. I know I would buy it. Add a figure or two and you could sell it as a set in the $20 vehicle price range.I don't think it really alters the question itself, the question is still viable - "if they do the drink dispenser/distillery, would they also do a shorter straight section to stretch it?" You make a good point about the floor not matching up from the curve to the straight, I'll add that to the question.

As for releasing a larger bar piece, it's not going to happen, they keep telling us over and over that these environment pieces are on their way out and playsets are dead, I don't want to load up the question any worse than it already is, especially when the answer is so likely going to be "no".



In non-animated sculpts. :pGee thanks.



I have a question for hasbro about the cloud car vehicle since the cloud car pilot has already been made.

will there be a same mold of the vintage vehicle of that or will it be a new sculpt?

BTW will we see a new cloud car vehicle for the 3 3/4" star wars scale vehicles?

could you add that to the next Q & A?I cannot add that because it's been answered, here are a few highlights of the dozen or so:
YodasNews.com: With all the apparent fan support from wishlists and purchases will we ever see a Cloud Car? Also with the McQuarrie concept figures could we see more of the concept vehicles?
Hasbro: The Cloud Car is a low priority for us because there are many excellent newer vehicles we want to get done first. Unfortunately, it suffers because the shape is not very aggressive compared to the rest of the vehicle universe, and the vintage one is one of the least expensive vintage vehicles to acquire meaning that either supply is large of the vintage one or demand just isn't that high compared to everything else. Also, due to cost of tooling, we don't rule out doing concept vehicles at some point, but we are concentrating our efforts on screen vehicles for now.

SWcollector.com: A Cloud Car question seems to come up from time to time, but we never seem to get much commentary back on it. Specifically, the big question that it seems like has not been definitively answered is, "Is the vintage tool still available and usable to re-release this vehicle at some point?"
Hasbro: The vintage tool is not available for the Cloud Car, which has left us with the problem of needing to do a new one if we make the decision to re-release. However, we don't feel it is one of the strongest to redo just yet. We will probably get to it someday. With the new vehicles we have on the slate, I think everyone would agree that holding off on a new Cloud Car is a worthwhile tradeoff. As for the other new vehicles, stay tuned for CIV or San Diego Comic Con for more details...they will be worth the wait.

New question:
Now that the Commander Neyo figure has made it to the top 20 to be voted on, I have a request, should it be voted as one of the final 5 to make it into the last "Legends" wave. Would you consider packing in a generic belt, same as you have done with the Grey Coruscant commander in with the Commander Neyo figure? This will enable those of us who want generic Neyo troopers to have them, sans the shoulder armor so as to differentiate Neyo from his troops and sans the visor from the other trooper that was in the Treachery on Saleucami set. This would get some collectors to buy more than one of this figure for the army building potential. (The one with the visor can then be thought of as one of Neyo's Lieutenants.)

Thank you as always for considering out requests and a great job this year BTW!

P.S. should you choose to do this, I for one will pledge to buy no less than 20 myself.Geez, brownnoser! ;) Why does everything these days have to revolve around that Treachery on Salami set anyway?

I'm a little worried about the question because the gray Clone Commander figure is from the Evolutions set where it CAME with that accessory, and these guys didn't. They're not built the same, the bodies are different, however I think they're close enough that I'm going to give it a shot. LMK if it needs changing.

You now have 5 votes remaining.

Gothiczartan
09-01-2007, 08:59 AM
my vote 39

Gothiczartan
09-01-2007, 09:07 AM
could you add a question about the ROTS Plo Koon figure that needed retooling for a soft good shirt (lower tunic) and added a soft good jei robe? he was seen in AOTC and ROTS in his long jedi robe, the figure does not have that.

obi-dad
09-01-2007, 10:45 AM
I don't think it really alters the question itself, the question is still viable - "if they do the drink dispenser/distillery, would they also do a shorter straight section to stretch it?" You make a good point about the floor not matching up from the curve to the straight, I'll add that to the question.

As for releasing a larger bar piece, it's not going to happen, they keep telling us over and over that these environment pieces are on their way out and playsets are dead, I don't want to load up the question any worse than it already is, especially when the answer is so likely going to be "no".


I would still like something about either correcting the degre of the curves and releasing new curves with paint apps to match the existing straight pieces or re-releasing the current straight pieces with paint apps matching the curved pieces when they do the distillery, but perhaps that's too much for one question. I've seen how Hasbro will only answer one point on multiple point questions, besides I doubt they would re-release the straight pieces or fix their mistake with the curved pieces.

Add 7,26,33, 36 & 39

Sinscia Fat'o
09-02-2007, 01:47 PM
4,12,26,28
I also would like to suggest this question as well.

After hearing about Hasbro giving us the great Expanded Universe Two Pack line, I would like to know how does Hasbro choose characters for this line, and what are the possibilities for Hasbro expanding the line to accommodate characters that are more prevalent in the novels such as Jacen and Jainia Solo, Tenel Ka, and so many others. My suggestion for this is to take a Marvel Comics approach, and package a sample chapter with the characters which also shows off pictures of novel covers, and other art work of the chosen characters, almost something like a poster book.

Gothiczartan
09-02-2007, 08:18 PM
maybe for next Q & A

could add a question about a all new SA sculpt princess leia figure with all the ball jointed on parts of her body and a metal chain and collar and a life like braided pony tail?

Kidhuman
09-02-2007, 08:58 PM
There is no need to ask all these resculpt SA questions, I will tell you what the answer will be:

Theanks for the suggestion, we will look into it.

Jargo
09-03-2007, 08:27 PM
Q: given that vintage figures are on the backburner for the duration of 2008, would it be possible to consider an SA Jabba for inclusion in the next vintage assortment? While the last deluxe jabba we saw was great his limited articulation kind of means he just sits there, can only face one direction and if we're brutally honest is a bit boring.
would it be a possibility in creating an SA Jabba to have an internal articulated skeleton frame with a thinner rubber skin over the top to allow for more posing? at least in the belly and torso area. with maybe more traditional articulation for the tail and arms. Jabba is such a huge character it seems a shame that figures of him are lacking playability.

Gothiczartan
09-04-2007, 12:14 AM
I have a question about the new TAC A-Wing pilot figure. I've seen all other a wing pilots in the ROTJ with different helmets. I though this figure sculpt (except for helmet and cap) looks great that can be reused to create all other a wing pilots like arvel crynyd.

will this newly sculpted a wing pilot figure can be reused to create other pilots with all new sculpt heads and movie accurate helmets like

arvel cynyd (that I mention above), the other a wing pilot (same helmet as arvel) and another a wing pilot (same helmet as arvel).

also would this new figure with same helmet and cap can be reused to create a generic a wing pilot?

Tycho
09-04-2007, 01:14 PM
New Question:

For the Star Wars Transformers line would you consider making a Star Tours shuttle that transforms into a Teek action figure?

jedi master sal
09-04-2007, 03:13 PM
JT, would you amend my question (About the Neyo figure) to say a version without battle damage would be nice too.

-Sal

Gothiczartan
09-05-2007, 08:34 AM
JT, would you amend my question (About the Neyo figure) to say a version without battle damage would be nice too.

-Sal

would if be possible for a retooled Neyo for a removable helmet?

Kidhuman
09-05-2007, 02:25 PM
Why dont you just ask them to retool the entire line?

Gothiczartan
09-05-2007, 02:31 PM
I have a question if there will be other video game characters to be made into figures, I saw one was already made and that is a rebel vanguard trooper.

will there be other made as figures?

rebel soldier
rebel pilot
rebel marksman (in video game it appears to be a female rebel markswoman)
wookie smuggler (repaint ROTS chewbacca)

jet trooper (repainted clone trooper with repainted jango fett second jetpack)
arce trooper w/big cannon bazooka
shock trooper (retooled repaint desert storm trooper w/cannon)

Gothiczartan
09-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Why dont you just ask them to retool the entire line?

since there is a one post for 10 ten resculpt.

somone can post one for top 10 retooled, repaint that including extra accessorie added.

JediTricks
09-05-2007, 11:09 PM
Question 32 modified.
Question 41 added.



could you add a question about the ROTS Plo Koon figure that needed retooling for a soft good shirt (lower tunic) and added a soft good jei robe? he was seen in AOTC and ROTS in his long jedi robe, the figure does not have that.Not right now, it's too specific. Especially since the POTJ figure already has the outfit, or you could borrow a cloth robe from another figure.



I would still like something about either correcting the degre of the curves and releasing new curves with paint apps to match the existing straight pieces or re-releasing the current straight pieces with paint apps matching the curved pieces when they do the distillery, but perhaps that's too much for one question. I've seen how Hasbro will only answer one point on multiple point questions, besides I doubt they would re-release the straight pieces or fix their mistake with the curved pieces. It's a real mess now, I've tried to rework it several times and each one basically is dancing around the fact that the current curve pieces don't deliver. It's dancing around it because Hasbro's not likely to walk away from that toolings' investment before it's even seen profit. I'm gonna give it a shot though, the current question is so 1-note that it doesn't SAY enough, it's merely a suggestion, but has too many votes to simply cut.

Also, on a side note, the current straight pieces don't match up in paint to each other and don't fit all that seamlessly. Also, I included a point about the removable barstools the curves have, adding plugs to that concept.



After hearing about Hasbro giving us the great Expanded Universe Two Pack line, I would like to know how does Hasbro choose characters for this line, and what are the possibilities for Hasbro expanding the line to accommodate characters that are more prevalent in the novels such as Jacen and Jainia Solo, Tenel Ka, and so many others. My suggestion for this is to take a Marvel Comics approach, and package a sample chapter with the characters which also shows off pictures of novel covers, and other art work of the chosen characters, almost something like a poster book.Hasbro already answered some of that for ActionFigs.com back in January:
Hasbro's answers about making EU figures based on the novels have suggested one of the reasons they're not as likely is because there are no singular visual representations of the characters. However, one of the licensed reference books currently out is "The Essential Guide To Characters" which use Lucasfilm-approved artwork of character likenesses from the novels that are not in the comics, such as many of the Yuuzhan Vong and the Solo Kids. Also, the Japanese cover art likenesses has been claimed as canon by Lucasfilm Licensing executive ficton & comic editor Sue Rostoni, these likenesses being used even on the StarWars.com EU main page as graphic elements. Will Hasbro consider using these sources for the inspiration for future Expanded Universe action figures?
We will look at all possibilities to bring popular EU characters out wherever they originate, including novels. The challenge is that novel characters can really only slot into the basic figure line right now and those slots are for the most part driven by the movies and Clone Wars. The comic packs will all have comics, which will house most of the EU this year and next, and is a comic-based format. So that's where we will continue to concentrate our efforts. For the EU characters that are relatively unfamiliar to the larger Star Wars audience, this is important as our strategy has been to tell some of that story (via their comic appearances) so the context is understood and appreciated. Kids like comics too, so that is a great medium for them, as well as for collectors. Novel characters unfortunately have little visual reference and their story is tough to convey in context so they are at somewhat of a disadvantage. All that said, there will likely be some novel-based characters in the comic line either based on the novels Dark Horse has done, or because they are cross-over character who are in other comic stories. Keep in mind that we are aware of the interest and are looking for opportunities to get novel figures in where it makes sense and where they would be positioned for success, rather than failure.
They're open to the idea of putting out novel figures, but not in the Comics 2-packs line (unless they're in a comic as well). I'd hate to ask "how do you choose the comic 2packs figures" which is an interesting question and then follow it up with an idea that won't get any traction and kill both aspects. And I don't really think you're intending to ask only about how they choose the figures, so I'm not sure what exactly to do with this.


maybe for next Q & A

could add a question about a all new SA sculpt princess leia figure with all the ball jointed on parts of her body and a metal chain and collar and a life like braided pony tail?Not right now, it's too specific. There are already too many specific questions in the list. Also, the most recent Slave Leia already has a metal chain and real-hair pony tail.



Q: given that vintage figures are on the backburner for the duration of 2008, would it be possible to consider an SA Jabba for inclusion in the next vintage assortment? While the last deluxe jabba we saw was great his limited articulation kind of means he just sits there, can only face one direction and if we're brutally honest is a bit boring.
would it be a possibility in creating an SA Jabba to have an internal articulated skeleton frame with a thinner rubber skin over the top to allow for more posing? at least in the belly and torso area. with maybe more traditional articulation for the tail and arms. Jabba is such a huge character it seems a shame that figures of him are lacking playability.There is no way I'm going to say "can we get a Vintage-style Jabba?" because that's so far outside the Vintage-style concept it's just never going to fly.

That said, they are considering ideas for a new Jabba figure, so I am going to do something with the rest of your question. LMK what you think needs fixing.

BTW, counting that question as a vote, you now have 2 votes left.



I have a question about the new TAC A-Wing pilot figure. I've seen all other a wing pilots in the ROTJ with different helmets. I though this figure sculpt (except for helmet and cap) looks great that can be reused to create all other a wing pilots like arvel crynyd.

will this newly sculpted a wing pilot figure can be reused to create other pilots with all new sculpt heads and movie accurate helmets like

arvel cynyd (that I mention above), the other a wing pilot (same helmet as arvel) and another a wing pilot (same helmet as arvel).

also would this new figure with same helmet and cap can be reused to create a generic a wing pilot?We asked a question about the helmet already, they said if they revisit this figure they'll look into it and do an accurate helmet.

I think it's safe to say they're going to reuse the Tycho A-wing pilot body when it suits the line, so I'm not going to add it.



New Question:

For the Star Wars Transformers line would you consider making a Star Tours shuttle that transforms into a Teek action figure?Not adding it, and it wasn't that funny.




JT, would you amend my question (About the Neyo figure) to say a version without battle damage would be nice too.

-SalYou mean the deco? How would you include it in the question? I can't think of a way to integrate it without screwing it up.



would if be possible for a retooled Neyo for a removable helmet?I'm not adding that, this is going to be a Legends figure, that line doesn't have extensive retooling, which is what you're talking about (new torso and new helmet).



I have a question if there will be other video game characters to be made into figures, I saw one was already made and that is a rebel vanguard trooper.

will there be other made as figures?

rebel soldier
rebel pilot
rebel marksman (in video game it appears to be a female rebel markswoman)
wookie smuggler (repaint ROTS chewbacca)

jet trooper (repainted clone trooper with repainted jango fett second jetpack)
arce trooper w/big cannon bazooka
shock trooper (retooled repaint desert storm trooper w/cannon)We already have Rebel Soldiers, Rebel Pilots, wookiees, etc., and they're releasing the Jet Trooper and those Battlefront 2 weapons in the Battlefront 2 boxed set.

bigbarada
09-05-2007, 11:18 PM
Add 7, 37, and 41 to my previous votes (33, 35).

JediTricks
09-06-2007, 01:07 AM
Holy crap, someone voted without trying to add a new question??? Dude, that's so awesome, it's like a christmas miracle! Like when Ebenezer Scrooge had that big change of heart and bought his employees dinner and presents!

Thanks for voting! :thumbsup:

bigbarada
09-06-2007, 01:15 AM
Holy crap, someone voted without trying to add a new question??? Dude, that's so awesome, it's like a christmas miracle! Like when Ebenezer Scrooge had that big change of heart and bought his employees dinner and presents!

Thanks for voting! :thumbsup:

:D:D:D

Notice how I still have one vote left? I'm still working on the wording for my "Hasbro, are you all brain-dead or just incompetent?" question.:p

Mister Roboto
09-06-2007, 12:46 PM
7, 23, 35, 36, 38, 41

Droid
09-06-2007, 01:16 PM
I VOTE:

36. With the success of the latest Jawa sculpt, might Hasbro consider creating a Jawa/droid-themed multipack or battle pack? One possible suggestion could be 2 or 3 Jawas perhaps with cloth capes, an ANH/Kenner vintage Gonk droid repaint, R1-G4, and perhaps R5-D4 that uses the R4-G9 retractable leg body. Has there been any thought given to creating such a set already?

(Their answer: We want a bit more battle in a battle pack. Thanks for some great figure suggestions though!)

37. Since the Saga Legends line is geared more towards selling to casual collectors and kids, has there been any consideration about releasing them primarily only around the Christmas build-up time when the demand for toys is at its peak?

(Their answer: We think Saga Legends is a big hit with both collectors and kids. We're going to sell them year round to keep the Saga in people's minds year rounds. Besides, they have completely different SKUs so they aren't competiting with the TAC collection for space on the pegs.)

41. While the last Jabba we got (Saga Ultra) looked nice, his limited articulation and hard plastic body don't lend him to many alternate poses, so he's a bit boring. What about the idea of doing a new Jabba with an internal skeleton/under-frame for more articulation underneath a rubber skin similar to the Jabba Glob Ep I figure which had a decent look and much more mobility? It seems a shame that action figures of Jabba - who is such a major character - can never be able to move his mouth, arms, and tail at least somewhat like he does in the film.

(Their answer: We sure hope to revisit Jabba some day. Thanks for the question!)

SWVehicleCollector
09-06-2007, 05:41 PM
2,8,9,11,31,41

Darth Metalmute
09-06-2007, 08:20 PM
While I understand the demand to have key figures (Vader, Luke, Anakin, etc.), I think there is a way to incoorporate key figures from the expanded universe into the line and still be purchased by non-collectors. I believe that the Solo childern, Jacen, Jania and Anakin, could be created and still sell due to the children based books. Now me personally would rather see them as they appear in the New Jedi Order trilogy instead of the Young Jedi Knights books. What I am getting at is that kids who buy the figures as toys, only need one Vader, one Luke of each outfit, one of the three anakins, and ONLY ONE Maul. We shouldn't have three of each per year. There are alot of main and key characters that haven't been touched.

BTW, great job on the Mara Jade figure from the comic book series. It is a whole lot better than the one from the original expanded universe figure. I could have used a better Luke but then I didn't get it for the Luke.

JediTricks
09-07-2007, 02:13 AM
:D:D:D

Notice how I still have one vote left? I'm still working on the wording for my "Hasbro, are you all brain-dead or just incompetent?" question.:pWell, if they can answer, then I guess we know it's the latter. ;)



I VOTE:

36. With the success of the latest Jawa sculpt, might Hasbro consider creating a Jawa/droid-themed multipack or battle pack? One possible suggestion could be 2 or 3 Jawas perhaps with cloth capes, an ANH/Kenner vintage Gonk droid repaint, R1-G4, and perhaps R5-D4 that uses the R4-G9 retractable leg body. Has there been any thought given to creating such a set already?

(Their answer: We want a bit more battle in a battle pack. Thanks for some great figure suggestions though!)

37. Since the Saga Legends line is geared more towards selling to casual collectors and kids, has there been any consideration about releasing them primarily only around the Christmas build-up time when the demand for toys is at its peak?

(Their answer: We think Saga Legends is a big hit with both collectors and kids. We're going to sell them year round to keep the Saga in people's minds year rounds. Besides, they have completely different SKUs so they aren't competiting with the TAC collection for space on the pegs.)

41. While the last Jabba we got (Saga Ultra) looked nice, his limited articulation and hard plastic body don't lend him to many alternate poses, so he's a bit boring. What about the idea of doing a new Jabba with an internal skeleton/under-frame for more articulation underneath a rubber skin similar to the Jabba Glob Ep I figure which had a decent look and much more mobility? It seems a shame that action figures of Jabba - who is such a major character - can never be able to move his mouth, arms, and tail at least somewhat like he does in the film.

(Their answer: We sure hope to revisit Jabba some day. Thanks for the question!)Haw! Awesome, votes AND answers, you saved me a lot of time. :D And the sad part, yeah, probably that's gonna be them.



While I understand the demand to have key figures (Vader, Luke, Anakin, etc.), I think there is a way to incoorporate key figures from the expanded universe into the line and still be purchased by non-collectors. I believe that the Solo childern, Jacen, Jania and Anakin, could be created and still sell due to the children based books. Now me personally would rather see them as they appear in the New Jedi Order trilogy instead of the Young Jedi Knights books. What I am getting at is that kids who buy the figures as toys, only need one Vader, one Luke of each outfit, one of the three anakins, and ONLY ONE Maul. We shouldn't have three of each per year. There are alot of main and key characters that haven't been touched.

BTW, great job on the Mara Jade figure from the comic book series. It is a whole lot better than the one from the original expanded universe figure. I could have used a better Luke but then I didn't get it for the Luke.Could you phrase that as a question? Also, they're going to bury that question with the "only 1 of the main guys" part because they're always on about casual consumers and kids getting into the line and those guys are the hook and always making them better, that whole yadda-yadda. As for the other part about the Solo children, try to avoid what we got with this on ActionFigs.com, here was the exchange:

Hasbro's answers about making EU figures based on the novels have suggested one of the reasons they're not as likely is because there are no singular visual representations of the characters. However, one of the licensed reference books currently out is "The Essential Guide To Characters" which use Lucasfilm-approved artwork of character likenesses from the novels that are not in the comics, such as many of the Yuuzhan Vong and the Solo Kids. Also, the Japanese cover art likenesses has been claimed as canon by Lucasfilm Licensing executive ficton & comic editor Sue Rostoni, these likenesses being used even on the StarWars.com EU main page as graphic elements. Will Hasbro consider using these sources for the inspiration for future Expanded Universe action figures?
We will look at all possibilities to bring popular EU characters out wherever they originate, including novels. The challenge is that novel characters can really only slot into the basic figure line right now and those slots are for the most part driven by the movies and Clone Wars. The comic packs will all have comics, which will house most of the EU this year and next, and is a comic-based format. So that's where we will continue to concentrate our efforts. For the EU characters that are relatively unfamiliar to the larger Star Wars audience, this is important as our strategy has been to tell some of that story (via their comic appearances) so the context is understood and appreciated. Kids like comics too, so that is a great medium for them, as well as for collectors. Novel characters unfortunately have little visual reference and their story is tough to convey in context so they are at somewhat of a disadvantage. All that said, there will likely be some novel-based characters in the comic line either based on the novels Dark Horse has done, or because they are cross-over character who are in other comic stories. Keep in mind that we are aware of the interest and are looking for opportunities to get novel figures in where it makes sense and where they would be positioned for success, rather than failure.

JediTricks
09-07-2007, 02:14 AM
My votes:
22 octupt droid
25 better bds
31 titanium repaints
38 lando cape
39 new pilot
41 jabbaI had 7 more I wanted to vote for. :p

jediguy
09-07-2007, 07:53 AM
19
22
24
27
32
41

DarkJedi5
09-07-2007, 09:41 AM
9 snowspeeder
22 Octuptarra droid
25 Battle Droids
27 Pilot height
35 Vintage rerelease
41 Jabba (also, since Hasbro says there's no way to get this figure onto shelves would it be possible to suggest it in a package that could fit in with the vehicles? Seems like that way we could get around that argument they always seem to make)

Droid
09-07-2007, 10:36 AM
41 Jabba (also, since Hasbro says there's no way to get this figure onto shelves would it be possible to suggest it in a package that could fit in with the vehicles? Seems like that way we could get around that argument they always seem to make)

A properly sized Jabba would probably be as big as their Sith Infiltrator!

JediTricks
09-07-2007, 03:34 PM
41 Jabba (also, since Hasbro says there's no way to get this figure onto shelves would it be possible to suggest it in a package that could fit in with the vehicles? Seems like that way we could get around that argument they always seem to make)That's a good suggestion, I'll include it in parenthesis at the end.



A properly sized Jabba would probably be as big as their Sith Infiltrator!The current Jabba we have is properly-sized. The Sith Infiltrator's small, but not THAT small! :D

JediTricks
09-07-2007, 03:35 PM
Well, that's it for this round. Thanks to everybody who participated!

Here are the questions we're asking this round:

In releasing the new Cantina bar curve sections, several issues have arisen for fans' cantina setups: The first is that the sharp curve of those sections is too close to allow for any future release of the drink dispenser. For that issue, if there ever is a dispenser made, would you consider including a shorter straight section to go between the curves? (Shorter because the current straight seems too long for this purpose, it would break up the look of the curve too much.)
The second issue is that there is a mismatch between the look of the curved sections and the previously-released straight sections due to a number of paint and even sculpted detail differences. What about releasing more straight sections with a deco and sculpt to better match up to the curves, as well as add the removable barstool feature they have (perhaps with plugs to make a flat floor)?
The Titanium Series 3" Star Wars vehicle collection is growing larger and larger. When counted against the Galoob's Star Wars Micro Machines line (the expansive original, not their die-cast), the math shows that there were 87 Micro Machines covering the OT, EU, and Episode I, if we subtract the reissues like battle-damaged, speederbikes with new characters, etc., there were 72 unique vehicles. Meanwhile, Hasbro's Titanium line has 101 Star Wars vehicles including single packs, exclusives, and 5-packs (but not gold or silver versions) counting up to 2007 wave 4. However, if we subtract reissues like repaints, there are just 48 unique Titanium vehicles - and 19 of those are reissues from the old Galoob Die Cast line. While we are thankful just to have any line of small Star Wars vehicles, one does wonder if 53 repaints out of 101 may have a negative impact. What does Hasbro think about this issue?
With the success of the latest Jawa sculpt, might Hasbro consider creating a Jawa/droid-themed multipack or battle pack? One possible suggestion could be 2 or 3 Jawas perhaps with cloth capes, an ANH/Kenner vintage Gonk droid repaint, R1-G4, and perhaps R5-D4 that uses the R4-G9 retractable leg body. Has there been any thought given to creating such a set already?
While the last Jabba we got (Saga Ultra) looked nice, his limited articulation and hard plastic body don't lend him to many alternate poses, so he's a bit boring. What about the idea of doing a new Jabba with an internal skeleton/under-frame for more articulation underneath a rubber skin similar to the Jabba Glob Ep I figure which had a decent look and much more mobility? It seems a shame that action figures of Jabba - who is such a major character - can never be able to move his mouth, arms, and tail at least somewhat like he does in the film. (It could even be released in a special battle pack, or in the $20 vehicles wave, with a full throne and more, even possibly a resculpted sitting Slave Leia.)
At Comic-Con, you showed off '08 basic 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?
In regards to the Indiana Jones line, what types of ideas are being considered? Would it be safe to assume that characters like Mola Ram, the giant Thugee guard, Temple of Doom "wear & tear" Indy with torn shirt and missing sleeve, Henry Jones Sr., Willie Scott, and Short Round are good possibilities? After all, they do all seem like logical choices. Will the Star Wars Battle Pack and Comic 2-Pack concepts be used in the Indiana Jones line? How about Indy role-play accessories?
Look for a new round of voting in a few minutes!