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JediTricks
12-01-2007, 03:29 AM
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, December 14th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 41 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=583312#post583312).

Current questions (vote for up to 6):

- Canadian 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- With Commander Neyo from the Treachery on Saleucami set being among the winners of the Saga Legends fan choice poll, would you please pack in a second, generic belt with him 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.
- Why are nearly all of the Galactic Heroes figures smiling, even bad guys like Tarkin and the AT-AT Commander?
- With the awesome VOTC Boba Fett figure released in the Saga Legends line, might we get an ESB-themed repaint with the green gauntlets, darker jumpsuit, brown cape, and green rocketpack?
- Is Hasbro considering continuing the Galactic Heroes line with more figures from Jabba's Palace (like Tessek, J'quille, Oola, the band etc.) and the Mos Eisley Cantina (like Elis Helrot, Kitik Keed'kak, Muftak etc.)? Also, bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Zam Wesell would be round out the bounty hunter set nicely.
- Since Hasbro is showing some interest in SW: Battlefront, releasing the multipacks and the Rebel Vanguard figure, will the rocket launcher from the Battlefront II Clone pack be included if a blue ARC Trooper is ever released on single card again? (It's the weapon he carries in the first Battlefront game.)
- Will you ever release any Neimoidians & Separatist Leaders in the Galactic Heroes line?
- Will you please shed some light on rumored vehicles for next year? The rumored Homing Spider Droid and V-19 Torrent (clone starfighter), and any new developments in the AT-TE department, what about those?
- Do you have any plans to release the V-Wing Fighter in Imperial colors as seen at the end of ROTS?
- In the past, Hasbro's stated that main characters should always be available to casual collectors, which makes sense, and Lucas has stated that the saga is about Darth Vader. That said however, there are currently 9 different Vader figures available on shelves - TAC Vader, 2 Saga Legends figures, 2 different battlepacks, the TAC coin album, 2 different comic 2packs, and the McQuarrie Concept version. Out of those, all but the McQuarrie version are pegwarming in many areas; some areas also have older Vader figures from as far back as 2005; and there are more Vader's on the way. Have you considered that such oversaturation may be problematic to the line, as collectors are less likely to buy the same character over and over (especially when most are rereleases of earlier molds) while casual collectors (who might only need 1 or 2 Vaders) might find the sheer number of them confusing?
- Back in October, Hasbro said that getting a Corran Horn figure in the comics 2packs line was unlikely because he "only appears in one comic series (X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties) as a security officer, well before his most iconic stores in later novels." However, that's not accurate as he's in the SW:Union mini-series, in at least 3 different outfits - training gear, civilian clothes, and trademark green robes during Luke & Mara's ceremony (which would also be a great way to sneak in a Cilghal figure). Does this up the odds at all for Corran Horn?
- With collectors clamoring for playsets the last few years and Hasbro's take being that there's no market for them at this time, might the Ultra Battlepack concept be used to get us a little closer to playsets by including larger environment elements instead of vehicles? We could have Dagobah with Yoda's hut and the tree (where Luke battles his demons); and a Death Star with trash compactor, corridors & doors, and cellblock. So, might the Ultra Battlepack line be purposed for this need?
- Seeing Titanium Series 2008 wave 1, will Hasbro correct the paint application on the Saesee Tiin Jedi Starfighter? The photo shows the incorrect 6-spoke Imperial logo instead of the proper era-specific 8-spoke Republic logo which is found on the other versions of this vehicle released so far, Obi-Wan's and Kit Fisto's.
- Often with the basic figure line, Canada does not get the final wave or 2 of any given series. Is there any truth to the rumors that the last 4 TAC waves won't be available in Canada - waves 6, 7, 8, and 7.5?
- Although Hasbro has stated that plants aren't high on the potential accessory list, Hasbro's also shown interest in completeing the cantina scene. With that in mind and the increased focus on producing figures of concept art, has there been any consideration of doing a figure of the plantlike Revwien alien developed for the cantina scene, maybe as an accessory or pack-in figure due to its unique design? Would he/she/it be given a proper name?
- We understand your current stance on playsets, but if you go back to making beasts, would you consider a Sarlacc pit? It's got a big gross mouth, tentacles, and the special editions have added a large beak (which, should you make this figure, we'd hope could be a removable aspect), yet this is one Star Wars creature that's always gotten the short end of the merchandising stick despite being a major part of ROTJ. It could be done as a beast pack, maybe an ultimate battle pack, or even part of a boxed set with a Tatooine Skiff.
- We understand the need for exclusives, but isn't it too much when 1 store has multiple exclusives all at once? Target having the 2 Ultra Battle Packs, 2 vehicles (TIE Bomber and ARC-170), a regular Battle Pack, the AT-RT 2-pack, and 2 Galactic Heroes battle packs all coming out in roughly a 30 day period - and that's just 1 of the 3 major retailers with exclusives! What happened here? And could next time, you get them to space out their exclusives' releases a little better please?Vote now, and suggest new questions too. Thanks for participating!

Neuroleptic
12-01-2007, 07:28 AM
2,3,4,5,6, and 8.

Darth Windu
12-01-2007, 09:38 AM
20, 21, 23, 25

Cane_Adiss
12-01-2007, 09:50 AM
17, 19, 22 for now. And a new question:

Hasbro has stated in the past that they were not interested in doing plant accessories, and Hasbro has also stated that they wish to complete the cantina scene. With Hasbro's interest in concept art recently, have you considered doing a figure of the plantlike Revwien alien developed by artist Ron Cobb for the cantina scene, maybe as an accessory or bonus figure due to its unique design? And could he/she/it be given a proper name?

jediguy
12-01-2007, 01:03 PM
9, 11, 14, 22, 23, 24

master J
12-01-2007, 01:12 PM
New question:
I know your stance on playsets, but if you do go back to making beasts, have you ever considered a sarlacc pit? I truly believe, this is the one beast that has always gotten the short end of the stick! It is a major part of the last chapter of the star wars saga and FINALLY should be given a nod! You could have a removeable head so the original film purists can have the original pit without the "little shop of horrors" head. This can be done where it is not a playset! PLEASE give this beast consideration!!!

obi-dad
12-01-2007, 05:57 PM
New question:

Has it been long enough since the last exclussive reissue of the Tie Fighter with larger wings to consider releasing it again? Both times it's been an exclussive and hard to find. I also believe the price point has been $39.99 for both the Target and TRU versions, which confuses me if I remember the price correctly of the original, smaller scaled wing version. Was that not $19.99? If so, why double the price for the new wings? I believe it would sell much better around a $24.99 price, which seems more in line with past incarnations of the Tie.

Kidhuman
12-01-2007, 09:16 PM
24, 22, 13 for now

Cane_Adiss
12-02-2007, 02:22 AM
New question:
I know your stance on playsets, but if you do go back to making beasts, have you ever considered a sarlacc pit? I truly believe, this is the one beast that has always gotten the short end of the stick! It is a major part of the last chapter of the star wars saga and FINALLY should be given a nod! You could have a removeable head so the original film purists can have the original pit without the "little shop of horrors" head. This can be done where it is not a playset! PLEASE give this beast consideration!!!

If this question is added to the list I will vote for it! We definitely need a Sarlacc. The only problem with the Sarlacc is that its design would only function well as a play environment and not a stand-alone toy. If they re-release the Skiff like they said they were going to eventually, they should seriously consider doing the Sarlacc as well.

RENDAR LIVES
12-02-2007, 03:40 PM
I vote for 20, 21, 23

and I'd like to re submit my question of wether or not we can expect to see Obi-Wan and Siri Tachi in a 2-pack based on the Jedi Quest comics within the next couplke of years.

Battle Droid
12-02-2007, 04:00 PM
For now,

19 - Will you ever release any Neimoidians & Separatist Leaders in the Galactic Heroes line?

20 - Will you please shed some light on rumored vehicles for next year? The rumored Homing Spider Droid and V-19 Torrent (clone starfighter), and any new developments in the AT-TE department, what about those?

21 - Do you have any plans to release the V-Wing Fighter in Imperial colors as seen at the end of ROTS?

JediTricks
12-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Question 27 added.


17, 19, 22 for now. And a new question:

Hasbro has stated in the past that they were not interested in doing plant accessories, and Hasbro has also stated that they wish to complete the cantina scene. With Hasbro's interest in concept art recently, have you considered doing a figure of the plantlike Revwien alien developed by artist Ron Cobb for the cantina scene, maybe as an accessory or bonus figure due to its unique design? And could he/she/it be given a proper name?Fine, added, you have 2 votes remaining, now never bother me about the revwein again. :p



New question:
I know your stance on playsets, but if you do go back to making beasts, have you ever considered a sarlacc pit? I truly believe, this is the one beast that has always gotten the short end of the stick! It is a major part of the last chapter of the star wars saga and FINALLY should be given a nod! You could have a removeable head so the original film purists can have the original pit without the "little shop of horrors" head. This can be done where it is not a playset! PLEASE give this beast consideration!!!As interesting a proposal as it is, ultimately you're describing a sand playset with a toothy hole in the middle, and their stance on playsets is so strong that I can't see them answering it any other way but negatively.


New question:

Has it been long enough since the last exclussive reissue of the Tie Fighter with larger wings to consider releasing it again? Both times it's been an exclussive and hard to find. I also believe the price point has been $39.99 for both the Target and TRU versions, which confuses me if I remember the price correctly of the original, smaller scaled wing version. Was that not $19.99? If so, why double the price for the new wings? I believe it would sell much better around a $24.99 price, which seems more in line with past incarnations of the Tie.TRU's was $45 and not HTF in any area I've heard of, it sat on shelves for a very long time in fact. The pricing is partly because it's an exclusive but mostly the oversized, complex box which is expensive in its own rite and then means they can't ship as many and retailers can't put as many out on the shelves, all of which raises the price. It'd be a $30 vehicle for sure though, those wings are really big. I can't think of a good way to convince them to put it out at mass retail (basically, a way to convince retailers since Hasbro I'm sure would want to) which is the key here, if you can, LMK.



I vote for 20, 21, 23

and I'd like to re submit my question of wether or not we can expect to see Obi-Wan and Siri Tachi in a 2-pack based on the Jedi Quest comics within the next couplke of years.Remind me after next Friday's answers, it'll depend on how they respond to our other questions.

Darth Windu
12-02-2007, 11:27 PM
I'd just like to say that if anyone has votes left over, please vote for #25. Sure, it's my question, but it's also time-sensitive and I would like to make sure Hasbro is at least aware of the problem.

Thanks folks.

Cane_Adiss
12-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Fine, added, you have 2 votes remaining, now never bother me about the revwein again. :p


l o l ! Thanks JT :pleased:

Sinscia Fat'o
12-03-2007, 02:40 PM
9,23, and 24 for now...

darth_robb
12-03-2007, 10:22 PM
#8, 13, and 24. I also concur on the question about making the Sarlac Pit.

Cane_Adiss
12-04-2007, 09:46 AM
#8, 13, and 24. I also concur on the question about making the Sarlac Pit.

Thank you! We definitely need to ask about the Sarlacc. It would work perfectly in one of those Ultimate Battle Packs Hasbro's doing now. Add the Skiff, Slave Leia, Han, Chewie, Lando, Luke, Pote Snitkin, and a few skiff guards and you'd have the perfect set!

Battle Droid
12-04-2007, 01:45 PM
New question,

It was recently revealed that the Porax-38 starfighter from ROTS would make an appearance in the new Clone Wars cartoon, is there a possibility that it will be made?

Here it is for anyone who doesn't know the ship,

http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/p38starfighter/index.html

master J
12-07-2007, 06:15 PM
I dont think it would hurt to ask the sarlacc question, at least we would know where they stand on the subject. Like I said, we can phrase it so it would not be done as a playset, but maybe a beast or battle pack.

JediTricks
12-09-2007, 03:48 AM
Question 28 added.


New question,

It was recently revealed that the Porax-38 starfighter from ROTS would make an appearance in the new Clone Wars cartoon, is there a possibility that it will be made?

Here it is for anyone who doesn't know the ship,

http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/p38starfighter/index.htmlI hate to ask that one at this point because I'm fairly sure the answer's gonna be their stock material saying it depends on how much it's featured in the series being the contributing factor.



I dont think it would hurt to ask the sarlacc question, at least we would know where they stand on the subject. Like I said, we can phrase it so it would not be done as a playset, but maybe a beast or battle pack.Fine, you guys want to ask about a hole in the ground, I'll put it up. Master J, you have 5 votes remaining. Cane_Adiss, you have 1 vote remaining. Darth_robb, you have 2 votes remaining.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-09-2007, 01:31 PM
2, 9, 12, 21, 22, 24

obi-dad
12-10-2007, 01:30 PM
New Question:

In a previous Q&A, you stated that one of the vehicles you would most like to see updated is a more accurately scaled Snowspeeder. I realize an accurately scaled AT-AT, Falcon, Star Destroyer, etc are out of the question, but what are the chances of seeing an accurately scaled AT-ST anytime soon? With ROTJ's 25th anniversary coming up, it would seem like an ideal time and a vehicle in which proper scaling (or minimally a properly scaled 2 driver top half of the AT-ST) would still be within reason.

obi-dad
12-10-2007, 01:40 PM
TRU's was $45 and not HTF in any area I've heard of, it sat on shelves for a very long time in fact. The pricing is partly because it's an exclusive but mostly the oversized, complex box which is expensive in its own rite and then means they can't ship as many and retailers can't put as many out on the shelves, all of which raises the price. It'd be a $30 vehicle for sure though, those wings are really big. I can't think of a good way to convince them to put it out at mass retail (basically, a way to convince retailers since Hasbro I'm sure would want to) which is the key here, if you can, LMK.


Remind me after next Friday's answers, it'll depend on how they respond to our other questions.

Just curious... what if the box were redesigned? They don't sell the X-Wing with the wings attached. What if the wing(s) is/are on the bottom flat, the middle sits long ways on the wing(s) and possibly the second wing is on top (at least to give the allusion of 2 wings on each side of the middle). That way, the box would only be about 5 inches tall and as long & wide as the wing (probably not taking up much more space than the X/Y-wing boxes). That way they could fit more on on the shelves, reduce the cost due to the box since it wouldn't be as large and complex (they wouldn't have to cut/size the box to fit the wing, but just make the box retangular).

Droid
12-10-2007, 02:36 PM
10, 24, 27, and 28

decadentdave
12-10-2007, 02:43 PM
New Question:

Is there any chance we'll see a re-tooled AT-ST at some point? The old Kenner mold just isn't screen accurate. It needs a larger head with roll-bars around the top hatch, remove the top gun (no pun intended) make the side cannons a little smaller and retool the chin guns. Also, instead of the push-button walking feature add manual articulation to the leg joints and feet.

Kidhuman
12-10-2007, 03:10 PM
New Question:

In a previous Q&A, you stated that one of the vehicles you would most like to see updated is a more accurately scaled Snowspeeder. I realize an accurately scaled AT-AT, Falcon, Star Destroyer, etc are out of the question, but what are the chances of seeing an accurately scaled AT-ST anytime soon? With ROTJ's 25th anniversary coming up, it would seem like an ideal time and a vehicle in which proper scaling (or minimally a properly scaled 2 driver top half of the AT-ST) would still be within reason.


New Question:

Is there any chance we'll see a re-tooled AT-ST at some point? The old Kenner mold just isn't screen accurate. It needs a larger head with roll-bars around the top hatch, remove the top gun (no pun intended) make the side cannons a little smaller and retool the chin guns. Also, instead of the push-button walking feature add manual articulation to the leg joints and feet.

Isnt there a new one being released next year? I thought I read it somewhere

Mr Burns
12-10-2007, 05:50 PM
15 16 17 22 :thumbsup:

Devo
12-10-2007, 06:09 PM
10, 22, 24 and 28...and the AT-ST question should it become one.

Kidhuman
12-10-2007, 10:43 PM
New Question:

I understand the need for exclusives, but isnt it too much when one store has multiple exclusives all at once? Target having the 2 Ultra BP's, Arc-170, 2 Battle Packs, TIE Bomber, AT-RT set and the Galactic Heroes X-Wing and Jabba sets all coming out with in one month of each other. Maybe next time you can space them out a bit, please.

bigbarada
12-10-2007, 11:46 PM
Isnt there a new one being released next year? I thought I read it somewhere

The AT-ST question was already asked of Hasbro (I remember because it was my question) and they said that they knew there was a demand for a proper ROTJ AT-ST and it was something they were hoping to make at some point.

I don't know about correctly scaled, though, since that would probably be about 2 feet tall.

Sinscia Fat'o
12-11-2007, 10:56 AM
28,24,23,9,14, and 16

Droid
12-11-2007, 10:57 AM
New Question:

Is there any chance we'll see a re-tooled AT-ST at some point? The old Kenner mold just isn't screen accurate. It needs a larger head with roll-bars around the top hatch, remove the top gun (no pun intended) make the side cannons a little smaller and retool the chin guns. Also, instead of the push-button walking feature add manual articulation to the leg joints and feet.

And room in the cockpit for two pilots or one Wookie and two Ewoks!

RENDAR LIVES
12-11-2007, 01:33 PM
9
16
20
21
23
25

JediTricks
12-12-2007, 01:30 AM
Question 29 added.


New Question:

In a previous Q&A, you stated that one of the vehicles you would most like to see updated is a more accurately scaled Snowspeeder. I realize an accurately scaled AT-AT, Falcon, Star Destroyer, etc are out of the question, but what are the chances of seeing an accurately scaled AT-ST anytime soon? With ROTJ's 25th anniversary coming up, it would seem like an ideal time and a vehicle in which proper scaling (or minimally a properly scaled 2 driver top half of the AT-ST) would still be within reason.
New Question:

Is there any chance we'll see a re-tooled AT-ST at some point? The old Kenner mold just isn't screen accurate. It needs a larger head with roll-bars around the top hatch, remove the top gun (no pun intended) make the side cannons a little smaller and retool the chin guns. Also, instead of the push-button walking feature add manual articulation to the leg joints and feet.Back on March 2nd, we asked them for a new AT-ST and this was the response:
Q:The only versions of the AT-ST to date have been the ESB Kenner mold, while at first glance it appears to be the same shape as the ROTJ version, in reality the ROTJ version is actually a significantly different design. Understanding that a Return of the Jedi AT-ST would require an all-new mold to be made which likely lessens its chances, is it a vehicle that Hasbro might be considering making at any point in the future?
A: We'll look at it at some point, but with the animation coming up-to-speed, the slate is certainly getting more crowded. We know the demand for AT-ST is out there though.

And on Sept 22nd, 2006, ActionFigs.com asked it this way:
With Hasbro concentrating on mid-sized vehicles, will we ever see an AT-ST with more accurate details, ie: opening eye windows?
That is high on our list, but there is no specific time planned for it. It's almost a certaintly slated for an update like that some time.
Just last Friday they said:
BobasBounty.net: The new AT-ST battle packs at Target are fantastic. However, for those looking for an AT-ST by itself...any chance we'll see them alone in the future?
Hasbro: Right now, we do not have plans to release them (or an other version) of the AT-ST separately.


Just curious... what if the box were redesigned? They don't sell the X-Wing with the wings attached. What if the wing(s) is/are on the bottom flat, the middle sits long ways on the wing(s) and possibly the second wing is on top (at least to give the allusion of 2 wings on each side of the middle). That way, the box would only be about 5 inches tall and as long & wide as the wing (probably not taking up much more space than the X/Y-wing boxes). That way they could fit more on on the shelves, reduce the cost due to the box since it wouldn't be as large and complex (they wouldn't have to cut/size the box to fit the wing, but just make the box retangular).The only other way to do the box without redesigning the wings is to lay it sideways, the box fits the wings exactly to their form, there's no way to make it smaller. Upright or sideways, it still takes up a LOT of real estate for something with less product than an Ultimate Battle Pack-type idea. Grab the X-wing and try to put it somewhere around your house, then imagine trying to stack another 5 to 10 of them there, that's what's got to be dealt with on this one.



New Question:

I understand the need for exclusives, but isnt it too much when one store has multiple exclusives all at once? Target having the 2 Ultra BP's, Arc-170, 2 Battle Packs, TIE Bomber, AT-RT set and the Galactic Heroes X-Wing and Jabba sets all coming out with in one month of each other. Maybe next time you can space them out a bit, please.Added. I don't know which 2 BPs you mean though, I only know of the ARC-170 BP, so I modified the question for that. You have 2 votes left.

Gothiczartan
12-12-2007, 08:22 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, December 14th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 41 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=583312#post583312).

Vote now, and suggest new questions too. Thanks for participating!

I have new questions:

if there will be a new snowspeeder pilots figures of Wez Janson, Wedge Antilles and Hobbie, will there be a whole enitre new sculpt figures and movie accurate?

if there will be a new B-Wing and A-Wing pilot figures, will there be all new sculpt figures?

I notice Biggs Darklighter X-Wing pilot figure but he is not movie accurate with that chest box hose and leg band. will be be corrected just like he look in the movie (ANH)?

if there will be new a wing pilots will they have the TAC Tycho figure mold with new helmet and head sculpts?

if there is going to be a Wedge Antilles figure as X-Wing pilot will he be movie accurate with the chest box hose attach on left side of torso and leg band on right leg or will VTSC Luke X-Wing pilot figure can be re used for Wedge figure?

if there are going to be a new TIE pilot figure will it be a re used of the OTC TIE pilot figure with retooling for ball jointed shoulders and elbows with a retooling head for removable helmet?

obi-dad
12-12-2007, 09:26 PM
The only other way to do the box without redesigning the wings is to lay it sideways, the box fits the wings exactly to their form, there's no way to make it smaller. Upright or sideways, it still takes up a LOT of real estate for something with less product than an Ultimate Battle Pack-type idea. Grab the X-wing and try to put it somewhere around your house, then imagine trying to stack another 5 to 10 of them there, that's what's got to be dealt with on this one.

No, you're wrong. I was hoping I'd get my Tie from ebay this week so I could take it apart and take a pic to show you what I mean. Obviously, my description of what I as talking about didn't work. Yes, it would still take up a lot of real estate, but not as much if the box is redesigned. Not that it will make you add the question, but the box could be much smaller, but still, no smaller than the wing size. So, I will try again using characters to illustrate. Also, remember I mentioned in my description that the wings should not be attached to the body, to make the box the smallest it can be. I described two possible ways to pack the Tie, but only one way minimized the box to the smallest size:

--0-- <-- the body
==== <-- the 2 wings

this way, the width of the box is the same, but it is much shorter, enabling stacking of the boxes to fit more. Again, the X-wing did not come with it's wings attached.

obi-dad
12-12-2007, 09:30 PM
if there are going to be a new TIE pilot figure will it be a re used of the OTC TIE pilot figure with retooling for ball jointed shoulders and elbows with a retooling head for removable helmet?

answered in last week's Q&A on some site or at least VERY recently. Hasbro is happy with the OTC sculpt, but will at some point (not next year) look to make a SA Tie pilot. (summarized... JT can find the exact quote).

Gothiczartan
12-12-2007, 11:15 PM
answered in last week's Q&A on some site or at least VERY recently. Hasbro is happy with the OTC sculpt, but will at some point (not next year) look to make a SA Tie pilot. (summarized... JT can find the exact quote).

a vintage style TIE pilot with a removable helmet just like they did for hoth trooper?

if there will be another line of vintage era figures in the future.

clone157
12-13-2007, 11:03 AM
8, 9, 14, 18, 28, 29

obi-dad
12-13-2007, 08:24 PM
a vintage style TIE pilot with a removable helmet just like they did for hoth trooper?

if there will be another line of vintage era figures in the future.

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

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

We also already know that Hasbro won't do a Vintage line in 2008, so 2009 is the earliest this would come up. They definitely won't be commenting yet whether it will be with a removable helmet for something they "don't have plans right now for another one, we will put it up there on 'the list'".

Gothiczartan
12-14-2007, 12:37 AM
I have new question about luke skywalker snowspeeder pilot from ESB

in 2009 if there will be a new luke skywalker snowspeeder pilot figure

will be come with all the weapons and accessories he used in the film?

will his helmet will have a working visor or just have a removable helmet in new sculpt with no visor and another one with visor?

will he be a whole entire new sculpt figure and movie accurate also?

JediTricks
12-14-2007, 03:23 AM
I have new questions:

if there will be a new snowspeeder pilots figures of Wez Janson, Wedge Antilles and Hobbie, will there be a whole enitre new sculpt figures and movie accurate?

if there will be a new B-Wing and A-Wing pilot figures, will there be all new sculpt figures?

I notice Biggs Darklighter X-Wing pilot figure but he is not movie accurate with that chest box hose and leg band. will be be corrected just like he look in the movie (ANH)?

if there will be new a wing pilots will they have the TAC Tycho figure mold with new helmet and head sculpts?

if there is going to be a Wedge Antilles figure as X-Wing pilot will he be movie accurate with the chest box hose attach on left side of torso and leg band on right leg or will VTSC Luke X-Wing pilot figure can be re used for Wedge figure?

if there are going to be a new TIE pilot figure will it be a re used of the OTC TIE pilot figure with retooling for ball jointed shoulders and elbows with a retooling head for removable helmet?This is the same thing over and over again. We have answers to the A-wing Pilot, improper X-wing pilot outfits, and TIE Pilot questions - they like the Tycho figure and will use that body for future A-wing pilots; they will look into the X-wing pilot incongruities next time it comes up for them; and Obi-Dad's quote about the TIE Pilot is correct. The rest is just not going to get added right now, it's very specific and very similar to questions we've already asked in the past, and it's certain to get the same stock answers we get every time.


No, you're wrong. I was hoping I'd get my Tie from ebay this week so I could take it apart and take a pic to show you what I mean. Obviously, my description of what I as talking about didn't work. Yes, it would still take up a lot of real estate, but not as much if the box is redesigned. Not that it will make you add the question, but the box could be much smaller, but still, no smaller than the wing size. So, I will try again using characters to illustrate. Also, remember I mentioned in my description that the wings should not be attached to the body, to make the box the smallest it can be. I described two possible ways to pack the Tie, but only one way minimized the box to the smallest size:

--0-- <-- the body
==== <-- the 2 wings

this way, the width of the box is the same, but it is much shorter, enabling stacking of the boxes to fit more. Again, the X-wing did not come with it's wings attached.I did understand, but what I think you're not considering is that the wings aren't flat pieces, they have center hubs which are around a 3rd the width of the main body each. You can see that here: http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/ROTS/sw05TIEfightercrash.jpg
So they won't stack on top of each other, they'd just wobble and fall off with a couple inches of space between, the closest you could get is back-to-back yet now your box has points, which is not much smaller and no good for stacking.



My votes:
2 vader chain
10 jerjerrod sucks
13 g.heroes at-at
14 neyo belt
22 too many vaders
29 too many exclusives

Gothiczartan
12-14-2007, 09:23 AM
This is the same thing over and over again. We have answers to the A-wing Pilot, improper X-wing pilot outfits, and TIE Pilot questions - they like the Tycho figure and will use that body for future A-wing pilots; they will look into the X-wing pilot incongruities next time it comes up for them; and Obi-Dad's quote about the TIE Pilot is correct. The rest is just not going to get added right now, it's very specific and very similar to questions we've already asked in the past, and it's certain to get the same stock answers we get every time.

I did understand, but what I think you're not considering is that the wings aren't flat pieces, they have center hubs which are around a 3rd the width of the main body each. You can see that here: http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/ROTS/sw05TIEfightercrash.jpg
So they won't stack on top of each other, they'd just wobble and fall off with a couple inches of space between, the closest you could get is back-to-back yet now your box has points, which is not much smaller and no good for stacking.



My votes:
2 vader chain
10 jerjerrod sucks
13 g.heroes at-at
14 neyo belt
22 too many vaders
29 too many exclusives

did I ask about a new sculpt grand moff tarkin for ANH?

JediTricks
12-14-2007, 04:15 PM
did I ask about a new sculpt grand moff tarkin for ANH?
Not yet, I guess.

JediTricks
12-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Well, that's it for this round.

Here are the questions we asked in this round:

With collectors clamoring for playsets the last few years and Hasbro's take being that there's no market for them at this time, might the Ultra Battlepack concept be used to get us a little closer to playsets by including larger environment elements instead of vehicles? We could have Dagobah with Yoda's hut and the tree (where Luke battles his demons); and a Death Star with trash compactor, corridors & doors, and cellblock. So, might the Ultra Battlepack line be purposed for this need?
Back in October, Hasbro said that getting a Corran Horn figure in the comics 2packs line was unlikely because he "only appears in one comic series (X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties) as a security officer, well before his most iconic stores in later novels." However, that's not accurate as he's in the SW:Union mini-series, in at least 3 different outfits - training gear, civilian clothes, and trademark green robes during Luke & Mara's ceremony (which would also be a great way to sneak in a Cilghal figure). Does this up the odds at all for Corran Horn?
With Commander Neyo from the Treachery on Saleucami set being among the winners of the Saga Legends fan choice poll, would you please pack in a second, generic belt with him 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.
We understand your current stance on playsets, but if you go back to making beasts, would you consider a Sarlacc pit? It's got a big gross mouth, tentacles, and the special editions have added a large beak (which, should you make this figure, we'd hope could be a removable aspect), yet this is one Star Wars creature that's always gotten the short end of the merchandising stick despite being a major part of ROTJ. It could be done as a beast pack, maybe an ultimate battle pack, or even part of a boxed set with a Tatooine Skiff.
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?
In the past, Hasbro's stated that main characters should always be available to casual collectors, which makes sense, and Lucas has stated that the saga is about Darth Vader. That said however, there are currently at least 9 different Vader figures available on shelves - TAC Vader, 2 Saga Legends figures, 2 different battlepacks, the TAC coin album, 2 different comic 2packs, and the McQuarrie Concept version. Out of those, all but the McQuarrie version are pegwarming in many areas; some areas also have older Vader figures from as far back as 2005; and there are more Vader's on the way. Have you considered that such oversaturation may be problematic to the line, as collectors are less likely to buy the same character over and over (especially when most are rereleases of earlier molds) while casual collectors (who might only need 1 or 2 Vaders) might find the sheer number of them confusing?
Thanks to everybody who voted, and look for a new round soon!