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JediTricks
11-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Please post your VOTE for up to 4 {four} of the questions provided in this thread, letting us know which ones you most want to see asked in January. Keep in mind that your votes in round 88 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=2665); and from other sites (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=2676). The questions we asked last round can be found here (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?p=738407#post738407).

Current questions (vote for up to 4):


- The initial Force Unleashed figures were released well before the actual game, and many of the cooler figures sold quickly and were hard to find by the time the game was released. Of the major characters, the Jumptrooper, Evo Trooper, Vader, and Galen Marek have seen a few re-releases, while Juno Eclipse (sadly) still languishes on store shelves in many areas. One figure that was never re-released though is Rahm Kota, who was one of the first figures to vanish upon the initial release, and has since appeared in other Star Wars media, including a different video game. Given that he is likely to appear in a major role in The Force Unleashed II later this year and the 2 exclusive TFU 5-packs were released in May, are there any chances Kota might be re-released as a Greatest Hits figure, or perhaps even updated with a new, more actor-accurate and 'blinded' head sculpt, as well as a deactivated saber hilt for his shoulder scabbard?
- Force FX has entered a new phase with the removable blade series, and so far we've seen the first couple waves. Thanks to Clone Wars, female characters are back on the rise in Star Wars and bringing in more female collectors - Ahsoka especially has been selling very well. What does the future of Force FX look like? What are the chances of Ahsoka's lightsaber being added to the Force FX line, better opening that market up to female consumers and getting Clone Wars main character recognizability?
- In the upcoming Battle Over Endor multipacks, you've included a figure of Lt. Yong, the Y-wing pilot from ROTJ that flies (and dies) under the handle Gray 3, but the torso used on the figure is the existing B-wing pilot design rather than a Y-wing pilot torso. On the ROTJ Y-wing pilot costume, the collar is different and the chest box and apron are more like the POTF2 Lt. Yong figure (at the time he was misidentified as Arvel Crynyd, but it was Yong's helmet, face, and Y-wing pilot torso and apron just in the wrong color - red instead of gray). Is this new Lt. Yong using the B-wing pilot torso a mistake, or just a cost-saving measure? In either case, if there are future ROTJ Y-wing pilot figures down the line, will we get a new movie-accurate torso for them with the unique costume chest box and apron, and closed collar?
- You have this nice new Qui-Gon Jinn figure that came out in the Jedi Evolution set, and has been re-released in the nifty Eopie mail-away set, yet both times the figure has been marred by including the blobby 1999 lightsaber accessory. Luke Jedi keeps coming out with either repaints of the ROTS Obi-Wan's lightsabers (which has different details), or worse, the blobby Obi-Wan POTJ saber from 2000. Both the '99 Qui-Gon and '00 Obi-Wan as Luke Jedi sabers also have the old smooth blade design without the flare on top of their soft hilt sculpting, and both Qui-Gon and Luke Jedi actually had better saber accessories designed during the Saga line, yet we never get them. And what about one of the most iconic lightsabers in recent SW memory, Darth Maul? There is no modern-quality version at all, the closest is the '02 Saga metal hilt with removable blades, but the blades break easily, so we haven't seen it in a while, and it's a bit long. We don't have a deactivated one to hang on a belt, don't have a 1-blade-activated version, don't have a "cut in half" version, Maul is pretty lacking for his weapon. Why are we getting old junky saber accessories with the modern versions of these guys? Why aren't we seeing better, more accurate lightsaber accessories for some of these fairly major, recognizable Jedi characters? And will these issues be addressed soon?
- With TVC, fans have been anticipating figures that should have been included in the classic Kenner line but didn't get done. One of these highly-anticipated additions was the Sandtrooper, however the actual carded figure that we received in TVC wave 2 leaves a lot to be desired, beyond the clean paint job issue. For one, the choke warning box not only cuts off the top of the iconic Luke & Leia image that was a signature of the early card designs, but it actually cuts into the main Star Wars logo itself. Then there is the problem with the orange field behind the figure being significantly too short and not lining up properly with the bubble. Finally, fans are disappointed at the decision to use an image from the Special Edition of ANH for the card photo (where the trooper is covering up his face with an accessory that isn't even included with the toy), instead of a picture from the original release of the film. Can the choke warning box be moved or made less intrusive so it's not interfering with the artwork, and can we expect to see future rereleases of this figure with a better, non-Special Edition, card photo (with maybe different pauldron colors for the figure itself)?
- Yavin ceremony Han Solo is finally coming soon, and it's long overdue. Hasbro imagery has come out for the figure, and unfortunately what's shown isn't remotely accurate. In the film, Han is wearing a different shirt for the ceremony than he wears the rest of the time - it has no seam anywhere on the front all the way up to the top, and the collar is flipped down under the pressed vest. However, this upcoming figure is shown using the '04 VOTC body with rumpled vest, the shirt with the open collar and shorter sleeves, and it's using the unfortunate recent Death Star likeness which is a different expression and hairstyle, meaning Han's going to look like a schlub at the ceremony. It's understandable that this figure was put together quickly, using existing parts to get it out fast, but it's regrettable and disappointing. Is there any hope that the figure will get a more-accurate update at some point in the future - if not a running change, then some other release down the road?
- A couple of POTF2-era favorites now have the opportunity to get updated to modern quality without a significant investment, that of Orrimaarko and the Mon Calamari officer. Orrimaarko really would be easy based off the recent Major Panno figure with an eyepatch and slight changes to the deco, and the third and final briefing room Dressellian would be an even easier recolor. The Mon Calamari officer would mainly just a new helmet, deco, and rank badge change to the new Admiral Ackbar figure - there's even room for multiple deco changes since the Mon Cals had different skin patterns in the film. These updates would go a long way towards filling out the Death Star 2 briefing and the Home One bridge during the battle while minimizing tooling costs. Would any of these ideas be in our foreseeable future?
- Vader's TIE Advanced X1 has been using the same POTF2 mold for over 13 years now, and the design is showing its age. The cockpit hatch is all wrong, the window is too small, the implementation of action gimmicks hurts the movie-accuracy and just aren't that fun, the cockpit isn't terribly accurate or sized that well to modern Vader figures, and the color is the blue-gray color of ESB and ROTJ rather than the proper gray color of ANH - the only film it was in. This is Vader's signature vehicle, it should at least live up to the quality of the other vehicles in the line, much less represent one of the brand's top characters - especially since the Hasbro SW team's vehicle designs have been so good lately too. What are the chances of seeing something done to address those issues on Vader's TIE Advanced X1 in the foreseeable future?
- A few years ago, we asked about the chance for updating the role-play Han Solo Blaster and Stormtrooper Blaster accessories, and your response was a not at that time because they weren't supported by then-current entertainment. The existing role-play Stormtrooper and Han blasters are molds from the late '70s, now technically 5 decades old. While they do have some pretty decent design for items from that era, compared to Hasbro's newer role-play blasters, they come up a bit lacking in accuracy and features. We don't expect all-black movie accuracy due to safety concerns, but on those 2, the seams are a bit uncomfortable to hold, the lights and sounds don't deliver all that effectively and don't rapid-fire nicely; and on the Stormtrooper blaster, the stock is still missing in action, and there's never been a clip. With ANH being re-released next year on Blu-Ray, and in theaters in a few years, it seems like there are going to be opportunities to deliver updated versions of those 2 iconic blasters in the role-play lineup, so is there any chance of seeing that happen?
- In late 2010, you released 2 new TIE Fighters, the small-wing ESB-color TIE Fighter in vintage box, and the updated Walmart-exclusive TIE Bomber, neither of which came with a packed-in pilot figure - the Bomber is the first above-starfighter-pricepoint TIE exclusive to be released without a pack-in pilot figure. At the time of these latest TIE Fighter releases, the only TIE Pilot figure available was in the limited edition Target-exclusive 9-pack, with later opportunities being just the 2 TRU-exclusive Endor Pilots 4-packs scheduled for January 2011 - those are fairly limited avenues for the backbone of the Imperial Navy, many casual collectors won't even know about those sets and thus will have no pilots for their TIEs. The most current TIE Pilot figure is from the Evolutions mold, which has awkward hips and no ankle articulation, and the wrong jumpsuit texture design; meanwhile, your recent Imperial Scanning Trooper figure is nearly perfect for the TIE Pilot needs since they're the same costume in the films and that figure looks better, it just needs gloves, chest armor, a different head and a helmet, and maybe a slight retool of the left upper arm to remove the code cylinders. Will there be a less limited way to get Pilots for the recent TIE Fighters coming up, specifically a basic-carded release like TVC or Saga Legends? And what about that being a new figure using the Scanning Trooper body?
- We understand the need to anchor the Vintage line with core characters in order to preserve the longevity of the toy line, but what about at least changing up the cardback images to give the longtime collectors something to get excited about? For instance, we know we don't have to twist your arm very hard to get you to rerelease a Darth Vader figure; but would you consider repacking the current TVC figure on a Star Wars card or, even better, on a ROTJ card with a Sebastian Shaw 'Vader Unmasked' reference photo (the figure could be packed in the bubble with his helmet off)? We know you're doing this with the Luke Jedi figure, but that's more a case of expressing the right version of the character to match that figure; this would serve the dual purpose of keeping the core characters in circulation for the casual collectors while giving the hardcore collectors something else to look forward to. Package variations existed back in the original line with different backs, and under different movie lines, and a few even had different pictures, so there is classic justification for it.
- With themed waves going away, what will be the general method for planning new waves? It used to be a school of thought that said "1 army builder, 1 alien, 1 main character" et cetera, but that was when the choices for that wave were merely from a single movie scene rather than the entirety of Star Wars. What aspects will upcoming wave planning keep from the last 3 years, and what will change?
- Sgt. Bric's initial cartoon outing turned out to be kind of a bust. The character was an unmemorable jerk and didn't really add anything to his storyline. In fact, if not for the action figure you guys did, he'd be a complete nobody in 2010. And on top of that, the postage on his set when it arrived in Los Angeles was a whopping $5.15, so after the cost of the box and the handling, just getting it out the door probably ate the entire $6.99 right there. Combine that with the fancy packaging and the battle mat, and the fact that he's 100% new tooling with some pricey-looking (for CW) paint, and it seems like Bric's quite an expensive promotional venture for Hasbro to have undertaken... all for a minor jerk of a character. What is it about Bric that made you choose him for a big Clone Wars mail-away promo figure?
- From early pictures, it appears the upcoming R5-D4 figure will not have the painted red panels on his back. That might sound like a minor issue, but the panels are clearly visible in the film when the droid's motivator blows up, and they help give the little guy a bit more visual pop. Neither the 1996 nor the 2006 versions of R5-D4 had these painted either, so it's disappointing to see that the third time is not the charm (though it remains a detail that the original vintage figure got right). Given the number of running changes we've seen so far in The Vintage Collection, is it at all possible that this oversight might be changed on future shipments?
- The Force FX lightsabers are targeted at adult collectibles, for a group who generally desire accuracy in their prop collectibles, and yet the latest ROTS Obi-Wan's lightsaber with removable blade suffers a big inaccuracy due to the blade needing to be securely anchored. However, with your removable-blade designs, you've started using dummy parts to fill in the removed blades, and we wonder if you'd consider for future thin-necked lightsabers like Luke ROTJ and Obi-Wan having the removable blade take the entire thick "neck" with it and having a more accurate thin-necked dummy design replace it. That much weight anchoring has been accomplished before in the thick metal coupler for the Maul saber halves that screwed together, on these thin-neck sabers the neck could screw down to the top part of the grip. That would let collectors have their cake and eat it too by giving an accurate hilt prop display with the thin neck, while still having the light-up blade play using the thick neck. So has there been any consideration for that sort of thing, and might it be seen in future Force FX sabers when needed?

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

bigbarada
11-09-2010, 06:04 PM
I can only vote for 4 of them? But there are so many to choose from.;)

Anyways, just #3 for now.

Here's an idea for a new question:

With the expansion of the Vintage line to include figures that were never actually offered in Kenner's original lineup, fans have been greatly anticipating the inclusion of figures that "should have been" included in the vintage Kenner line, but were left out for one reason or another. One of these highly anticipated additions was the Sandtrooper. However, the actual carded figure that we received in wave 2 leaves a lot to be desired. For one, the warning label not only cuts off the top of the iconic Luke & Leia image, that was a signature of the early card designs, but it actually cuts into the main Star Wars logo itself. Then there is the problem with the orange field behind the Sandtrooper figure being too short and not lining up properly with the bubble. Finally, many fans have expressed disappointment at the decision to use an image from the Special Edition of ANH for the card photo (where the trooper is covering up his face with an accessory that isn't even included with the toy), instead of a picture from the original release of the film. Can the warning label be moved to a different part of the card so it's not interfering with the artwork and can we expect to see future rereleases of this figure with a better, non-Special Edition, card photo (with maybe different pauldron colors for the figure itself)?

It's almost two separate questions, so I can reword it that way if you want.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-10-2010, 12:37 AM
A question I had when the wave 5 pictures came out:

*Yavin ceremony Han Solo is finally coming soon, and it's long overdue. That said, it isn't completely accurate. In the film, Han throws on a different shirt for the ceremony than he wears the rest of the time - close to what Lando wears at the end of ESB, but with the collar under the vest. However, the figure appears to use the same body from the 2004 Vintage release, with the open collar and bunched-up sleeves meaning Han's going to look like a schlub at the ceremony. It's understandable that this figure was put together quickly, using existing parts to get it out fast, but it's regrettable. Is there any hope that the figure will get a more-accurate update at some point in the future - if not a running change, then some other release down the road?

jberlin
11-10-2010, 01:28 PM
#3 and I'd like to add these. Repaint/head swap city! We might be able to combine these into one mega question.

1. Now that we have a new Admiral Akbar in the line, what are the odds of a Mon Calamari Officer repaint complete with helmet. This new mold seems like one you could get a lot of mileage out of if you keep sending us Mon Calamari officers in different paint schemes to help populate the bridge of Home One as well as the Attack on Death Star 2 debriefing.

2. On a similar note, when are we getting a new Orrimaarko (preferably on vintage card back for obvious reasons)? The recent Major Panno was excellent, and with minor tweaks to paint and tooling we should be able to complete our Dressellian ranks with little additional overhead for Hasbro.

3. With the BAD BG-J38, we're 5/6ths of the way to a super articulated IG-88 (vintage card back please). When can we hope to see this iconic figure (hopefully with some tighter knees)? And while we're at it, all new EV-9D9 anyone?

JediTricks
11-10-2010, 05:21 PM
Questions 5 - 7 added.


I can only vote for 4 of them? But there are so many to choose from.;)

Anyways, just #3 for now.

Here's an idea for a new question:

With the expansion of the Vintage line to include figures that were never actually offered in Kenner's original lineup, fans have been greatly anticipating the inclusion of figures that "should have been" included in the vintage Kenner line, but were left out for one reason or another. One of these highly anticipated additions was the Sandtrooper. However, the actual carded figure that we received in wave 2 leaves a lot to be desired. For one, the warning label not only cuts off the top of the iconic Luke & Leia image, that was a signature of the early card designs, but it actually cuts into the main Star Wars logo itself. Then there is the problem with the orange field behind the Sandtrooper figure being too short and not lining up properly with the bubble. Finally, many fans have expressed disappointment at the decision to use an image from the Special Edition of ANH for the card photo (where the trooper is covering up his face with an accessory that isn't even included with the toy), instead of a picture from the original release of the film. Can the warning label be moved to a different part of the card so it's not interfering with the artwork and can we expect to see future rereleases of this figure with a better, non-Special Edition, card photo (with maybe different pauldron colors for the figure itself)?

It's almost two separate questions, so I can reword it that way if you want.Very long, but not 2 questions. That said, there's nowhere the choke hazard can be moved where it won't interfere with ANY artwork - the only other place the choke hazard box can go is the lower right corner. I just realized that the warning box same thing shows up on the mail-away vintage-style Fett card, but less so. I'll rework it and add the question for now. Don't forget to vote for it if that's what you want to do.



A question I had when the wave 5 pictures came out:

*Yavin ceremony Han Solo is finally coming soon, and it's long overdue. That said, it isn't completely accurate. In the film, Han throws on a different shirt for the ceremony than he wears the rest of the time - close to what Lando wears at the end of ESB, but with the collar under the vest. However, the figure appears to use the same body from the 2004 Vintage release, with the open collar and bunched-up sleeves meaning Han's going to look like a schlub at the ceremony. It's understandable that this figure was put together quickly, using existing parts to get it out fast, but it's regrettable. Is there any hope that the figure will get a more-accurate update at some point in the future - if not a running change, then some other release down the road?The shirt is different even than that, I just cued it up, it's got no seam down the front at all. I'll attach screenshots and alter the question, then add it.
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#3 and I'd like to add these. Repaint/head swap city! We might be able to combine these into one mega question.

1. Now that we have a new Admiral Akbar in the line, what are the odds of a Mon Calamari Officer repaint complete with helmet. This new mold seems like one you could get a lot of mileage out of if you keep sending us Mon Calamari officers in different paint schemes to help populate the bridge of Home One as well as the Attack on Death Star 2 debriefing.

2. On a similar note, when are we getting a new Orrimaarko (preferably on vintage card back for obvious reasons)? The recent Major Panno was excellent, and with minor tweaks to paint and tooling we should be able to complete our Dressellian ranks with little additional overhead for Hasbro.

3. With the BAD BG-J38, we're 5/6ths of the way to a super articulated IG-88 (vintage card back please). When can we hope to see this iconic figure (hopefully with some tighter knees)? And while we're at it, all new EV-9D9 anyone?I'm entirely confused by #3 there. We have an IG-88 on vintage card, the VTAC version. And what does BG-J38 have to do with it? Wait, EV-9D9... you mean 8D8, not IG-88. That was just asked in the last round:
DroidsAndEwoks.weebly.com: It's been a long time since we've had a new EV-9D9, 8-D8 or an Original Trilogy 2-1B. Are new figures of these droids anywhere on your radar? The ROTS 2-1B figure from a few years ago is nice, but we still need a droid that looks like the one from The Empire Strikes Back.
Hasbro: Thanks for the question. Yes, these droids (especially the first two) are on our radar screen but have yet to be slotted into the lineup through 2012. All three, being in the original Kenner line, have that extra cachet of being figures we want to see updated for the modern line. It's a matter of time before we get to them; ideally it will be on a Vintage card should the Vintage line continue past 2012.
As for questions 1 and 2, I've rolled them into 1 question and added it. Make sure to vote for it if that's what you want to vote for.

jberlin
11-10-2010, 05:51 PM
Yeah, sorry about the confusion. I meant 8D8, and it looks like the folks at droids/ewoks already got that one answered. I'm so embarrassed by my epic fanboy failure. Any way; I definitely want to add #7 (the combo of my first 2 questions) to my vote.

bigbarada
11-10-2010, 05:55 PM
Add my votes for 5 and 7.

I want to vote for #6, but are we sure that this is really intended to be a "Yavin Ceremony Han Solo" and not just a regular Han Solo with the medal as a bonus accessory?

But before I vote for 6, I want to propose another new question:

So far in 2010, we've received two new TIE vehicles: the Target exclusive TIE Fighter in the vintage-style box and the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber. However, neither of these vehicles comes with a TIE Fighter Pilot figure included and the only TIE Fighter Pilot made available this year is a part of the Target exclusive Vintage 9-pack. Since we haven't seen a single carded TIE Fighter Pilot since 2004, do you plan to rerelease the existing Evolutions figure in the Saga Legends line or, seeing as how the 2009 Imperial Scanning Crew Trooper seems to be a good base for a new TIE Pilot, can we look forward to seeing another update to the backbone of the Imperial Navy?

JediTricks
11-10-2010, 06:18 PM
We're getting TIE pilots in the upcoming pilot 4-packs:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/panel/p36612-star-wars.html

I'm not seeing how the scanning crew guy is usable as an update, can you explain? The Evo pilot's articulation is the same as the scanning guy except for the ankles.

bigbarada
11-10-2010, 07:25 PM
We're getting TIE pilots in the upcoming pilot 4-packs:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/panel/p36612-star-wars.html

I'm not seeing how the scanning crew guy is usable as an update, can you explain? The Evo pilot's articulation is the same as the scanning guy except for the ankles.

Oh yeah, forgot about those. I'm still kind of wondering why they don't seem to want to release TIE Pilots individually carded anymore.

The Scanning Crew Trooper's uniform is identical to the TIE Pilots, just without the gloves, chest armor and helmet (obviously it's also grey instead of black). Otherwise all the TIE Pilot elements are there, even the little wrist commlink. With a bit of retooling, it would make a pretty decent TIE Fighter Pilot and not have the feminine wide hips and tiny feet of the current figure.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-10-2010, 09:41 PM
I want to vote for #6, but are we sure that this is really intended to be a "Yavin Ceremony Han Solo" and not just a regular Han Solo with the medal as a bonus accessory?
Well, giving him the medal certainly leads me to believe that they want this to be a medal ceremony version. The pose in the slideshow image backs this up as well. If the assumption is wrong, then hopefully they'll reply and say, "Yup, this is just a holdover until we get the proper Yavin Han released next year." But that's really likely not the case.


The shirt is different even than that, I just cued it up, it's got no seam down the front at all. I'll attach screenshots and alter the question, then add it.
Nice work, sir.

As to the Dressellian question, can it be modified to ask about the other random one from the briefing room? He's not too visually distinct from Orrimaarko or Panno, but I'd rather have him before (or in addition to) an Orrimaarko update.

sebillba
11-11-2010, 05:39 AM
We've recently got the alternative Rebel Soldier in the Defense of Hoth BP, and somebody asked in the last round when the "running change" Scanning Crew Tech might be coming out... might it be a good time to ask about the second version of the Utai, or is it too specific? It's really frustrating to have a much wanted (for me) figure dangled in front of our noses, only to have it shelved indefinitely. It would be easy enough to slot into a BP, along with Obi-Wan, Cody, a Utapau Clone, and maybe the other Utai - it would be perfect for kids, with a hero, clones and an alien or two, plus collectors would pick it up for the exclusive figure.

Perhaps we could also throw in about Ratts Tyerell (or use it as a separate question) - another figure that was shown at a toy fare, and never seen since. I've a feeling this might've been asked a while back, and they said he might be coming out on a vintage card (though I'm not sure about this) - if that's the case, maybe we could ask what he would come with, since I believe he was originally replaced by Clegg Holdfast, because he didn't offer good vfm on his own.

One more potential question... Three of the most anticipated figures from TVC are Bom Vimdin, and the updated Dr Evazan and Ponda Baba. Could you tell us yet which wave these will be included with, and when that's scheduled to be released? Might you also have any proto-type photos you could share with us, to keep us Cantina fans satiated until we can finally buy these long-awaited figures? (I know this may be a bit of a wasted question, seeing as these have already been confirmed for next year, but other sites get exclusive photos, and it's always exciting to see these.)

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Perhaps we could also throw in about Ratts Tyerell (or use it as a separate question) - another figure that was shown at a toy fare, and never seen since. I've a feeling this might've been asked a while back, and they said he might be coming out on a vintage card (though I'm not sure about this) - if that's the case, maybe we could ask what he would come with, since I believe he was originally replaced by Clegg Holdfast, because he didn't offer good vfm on his own.
I'm relatively sure that they did indeed say he's coming on a Vintage card. I bet he'll come with a pit droid, or something similar. They also said that most of the TPM figures are being held back until 2012 to coincide with the 3-D release.

jberlin
11-11-2010, 02:21 PM
The tie pilots question reminded me of another I wanted to add and vote for:

Considering all the recent tie fighter updates we've gotten of late, isn't it about time we got the iconic Tie Advanced X1 in screen accurate gray, and possibly with a new hatch and cockpit? The last three releases of this vehicle still had a bluish cast, in spite of the package art on the last two that showed a gray version. Seeing how this is the signature ship of the main Character of the entire saga, it seems like a definitive version is long over due.

sebillba
11-11-2010, 02:39 PM
I'm relatively sure that they did indeed say he's coming on a Vintage card. I bet he'll come with a pit droid, or something similar. They also said that most of the TPM figures are being held back until 2012 to coincide with the 3-D release.

Mmm, yeah, I'm sure you're right - I forgot about the 3-D release. The reason I wanted to ask about the pack-in, is that I remember some speculation that he might come with his family.... obviously that wouldn't work for a vintage card, so I guess a pit droid would make more sense.

JediTricks
11-11-2010, 05:13 PM
Oh yeah, forgot about those. I'm still kind of wondering why they don't seem to want to release TIE Pilots individually carded anymore.

The Scanning Crew Trooper's uniform is identical to the TIE Pilots, just without the gloves, chest armor and helmet (obviously it's also grey instead of black). Otherwise all the TIE Pilot elements are there, even the little wrist commlink. With a bit of retooling, it would make a pretty decent TIE Fighter Pilot and not have the feminine wide hips and tiny feet of the current figure.The Scanning Trooper's left arm has the coding cylinders that the TIE pilot doesn't, as well. It's pretty specific, but you do make a good point that there are no pilots with the latest TIE outings which is fairly unusual (not for the small-wing, but the TIE Bomber it is). I keep going back and forth in my head on this, the main point is that there's no really available TIE Pilot right now, but there's about to be in the TRU exclusive 4packs, and that sorta undermines the whole thing. I want to add something, but it's not right yet. I dunno... Got any other angles on this one?



Nice work, sir.Thanks. Han wears a similar shirt on Endor, but it has no collar, so can't make the "2 birds, 1 stone" argument.


As to the Dressellian question, can it be modified to ask about the other random one from the briefing room? He's not too visually distinct from Orrimaarko or Panno, but I'd rather have him before (or in addition to) an Orrimaarko update.The question really hinges on them both being existing POTF2-era figures (the mon cal being a POTJ stretches it to "-era"), and the other Dressellian is visually identical to Panno except with a different color of hooded cloak from what I can tell. If you can figure out a way, LMK, but for now I'm keeping it as-is.



We've recently got the alternative Rebel Soldier in the Defense of Hoth BP, and somebody asked in the last round when the "running change" Scanning Crew Tech might be coming out... might it be a good time to ask about the second version of the Utai, or is it too specific? It's really frustrating to have a much wanted (for me) figure dangled in front of our noses, only to have it shelved indefinitely. It would be easy enough to slot into a BP, along with Obi-Wan, Cody, a Utapau Clone, and maybe the other Utai - it would be perfect for kids, with a hero, clones and an alien or two, plus collectors would pick it up for the exclusive figure.I don't know about "dangled in front of our noses", it was in the case at SDCC only BEFORE anybody saw it, and it was only a sneaked pic that showed it. The first Utai sold horribly as well, which doomed the second's chances as a basic. The last time they were asked about the Utai was in April of this year, they said they were working on a home for it, so right now I'm not feeling it.


Perhaps we could also throw in about Ratts Tyerell (or use it as a separate question) - another figure that was shown at a toy fare, and never seen since. I've a feeling this might've been asked a while back, and they said he might be coming out on a vintage card (though I'm not sure about this) - if that's the case, maybe we could ask what he would come with, since I believe he was originally replaced by Clegg Holdfast, because he didn't offer good vfm on his own.Asked only a month ago, they said most likely 2011 - though that was before the announcement of Ep 1 3D in 2012.


One more potential question... Three of the most anticipated figures from TVC are Bom Vimdin, and the updated Dr Evazan and Ponda Baba. Could you tell us yet which wave these will be included with, and when that's scheduled to be released? Might you also have any proto-type photos you could share with us, to keep us Cantina fans satiated until we can finally buy these long-awaited figures? (I know this may be a bit of a wasted question, seeing as these have already been confirmed for next year, but other sites get exclusive photos, and it's always exciting to see these.)Already confirmed for spring 2011 for the former and fall 2011 for the latter 2, and we saw proto photos of Evazan at Celebration V in August. I'm not adverse to asking such things, but we have a lot on these 3 at this point.



The tie pilots question reminded me of another I wanted to add and vote for:

Considering all the recent tie fighter updates we've gotten of late, isn't it about time we got the iconic Tie Advanced X1 in screen accurate gray, and possibly with a new hatch and cockpit? The last three releases of this vehicle still had a bluish cast, in spite of the package art on the last two that showed a gray version. Seeing how this is the signature ship of the main Character of the entire saga, it seems like a definitive version is long over due.They were asked that back in June and said LFL was adamant it was "gray" which they approved on the current blue-gray scheme. That said, the mold is pretty mediocre compared to the newer TIE pod design and has a lame gimmick that holds it back, and the gray it was given doesn't really work and no longer matches wings to body anyway. I'll craft a new question about all of that and add it.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-11-2010, 05:41 PM
The Scanning Trooper's left arm has the coding cylinders that the TIE pilot doesn't, as well. It's pretty specific, but you do make a good point that there are no pilots with the latest TIE outings which is fairly unusual (not for the small-wing, but the TIE Bomber it is). I keep going back and forth in my head on this, the main point is that there's no really available TIE Pilot right now, but there's about to be in the TRU exclusive 4packs, and that sorta undermines the whole thing. I want to add something, but it's not right yet. I dunno... Got any other angles on this one?
Aside from wanting an upgrade, I'm not sure this question needs to be asked. The reason they haven't sold an individually carded TIE Pilot since 2004 is that they've been putting them with the TIE Fighters themselves; if not, then they're in other sets, like the Imperial Pilots Evolution set or the aforementioned upcoming TRU sets. I don't know what anybody needs TIE Pilot figures for other than to sit in the ships or maybe walk around the Death Star.


The question really hinges on them both being existing POTF2-era figures (the mon cal being a POTJ stretches it to "-era"), and the other Dressellian is visually identical to Panno except with a different color of hooded cloak from what I can tell. If you can figure out a way, LMK, but for now I'm keeping it as-is.
I understand what you mean, but I just figured that this was as good a time as any to ask about the third Dressellian. Howsabout:

- A couple of POTF2-era favorites now have the opportunity to get updated to modern quality without a significant investment, that of Orrimaarko and the Mon Calamari officer. Orrimaarko really would be easy based off the recent Major Panno figure with an eyepatch and slight changes to the deco, and the third and final briefing room Dressellian would be an even easier recolor. The Mon Calamari officer would mainly just a new helmet, deco, and rank badge change to the new Admiral Ackbar figure - there's even room for multiple deco changes since the Mon Cals had different skin patterns in the film. These updates would go a long way towards filling out the Death Star 2 briefing and the Home One bridge during the battle while minimizing tooling costs. Would any of these ideas be in our foreseeable future?

It's not hugely important, but I figured we might as well squeeze that in there.

bigbarada
11-11-2010, 07:29 PM
I don't know what anybody needs TIE Pilot figures for other than to sit in the ships or maybe walk around the Death Star.

Well, these are toys, nobody really NEEDS any of this stuff; but if there is a demand, then necessity is irrelevant.

But then you're assuming that only people who have been collecting these figures for years AND have access to the "big three" retailers (Walmart, TRU, Target) will be buying the new TIE Bomber and TIE Fighter. What about a kid who gets the TIE Bomber for Christmas, but there isn't a TRU anywhere within 50 miles of his house, so he won't get a chance to get a Pilot for his Bomber toy? Of course, he'll make due like all of us did from 1978-1982, but that shouldn't be necessary when Hasbro has a nearly perfect TIE Pilot figure already ready to go.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-12-2010, 02:57 PM
Well, these are toys, nobody really NEEDS any of this stuff; but if there is a demand, then necessity is irrelevant.

But then you're assuming that only people who have been collecting these figures for years AND have access to the "big three" retailers (Walmart, TRU, Target) will be buying the new TIE Bomber and TIE Fighter. What about a kid who gets the TIE Bomber for Christmas, but there isn't a TRU anywhere within 50 miles of his house, so he won't get a chance to get a Pilot for his Bomber toy? Of course, he'll make due like all of us did from 1978-1982, but that shouldn't be necessary when Hasbro has a nearly perfect TIE Pilot figure already ready to go.
True, I suppose. I think your point ties into what they've been asked about before, involving trying to sync up the releases of the vehicles and the figures who pilot them. The Clone Wars astro droids for Jedi starfighters are the most glaring current example, in my book. I think sometimes this works better than others, but it could always get better. So if that part is included in any sort of question, we'd have to insure against them just saying "we're working on it."

sonofsokol
11-15-2010, 05:34 PM
I have a question about the upcoming Clone Wars waves. Maybe this has already been addressed, but if it has I missed it compeltely so I will ask it here.
The Hasbro Slideshow from Celebration V showed Clone Commander Jet from the "Landing at Point Rain" episode as being in the same wave as Cato Parasitti as seen here. (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/panel/p36554-star-wars.html). However, he is not listed in being in that wave (wave 6), it's revision (6.1) or wave 7 on Entertainment Earth. Do we know what happened to him?

Tycho
11-15-2010, 11:20 PM
I'm not sure the 2009 Utai sold poorly. I thought the 2005 Polis Masan was the pegwarmer that could have discouraged Hasbro from making 'the fat one' of his species. I always thought the ROTS assortment was supposed to go on, possibly including that one.

My new question is:

Will Hasbro repaint the Clone Wars Aurra Sing to make her in her dark bodysuit that she wears as an assassin on Alderaan?

rickantel
11-16-2010, 01:39 AM
my question is

are we going to get a vintage style slave 1 ship (boba fetts ship) ever?

The Space Outlaw
11-16-2010, 04:22 PM
#8 for me; I've been praying for a new x1 since the new TIE with the updated ball and cockpit first surfaced.

Also, I have three more to suggest:

1. Is there any truth at all to the rumors we will see an all-new OT Y-wing? Confirm? Deny? If confirmed, what can we expect in terms of features and when could we expect it to be released?

2. Last year I saw prototype pics of a new A-wing (which could have been just a test of the old Droids mold; there was no real context for these photos aside from test shots of newly-released or soon-to-be-released vehicles such as the Swamp Skimmer, so I assume it's for a near-future release of some kind). Will we see a new A-wing and if so, will it be a new mold or another slight retool of the existing one? The A-wing would seemingly fit nicely into the existing $24.99-price-point vehicle line, so I'd think this would be a shoe-in for the ROTJ anniversary. What's the word?

3. I love Cad Bane. That said, I HATE the Clone Wars figures of him, mainly because i can't stand the cartoony style of the CW figures. Is there any chance at all we might get some "realistic" versions of some of the more popular CW figures (especially Bane), perhaps on Vintage cards (since we're seeing ROTS and AOTC "Vintage" figures, none of which are really "Vintage")?

bigbarada
11-16-2010, 06:41 PM
My last vote goes to #8. I've wanted a new toy of Vader's TIE Fighter ever since 1997. It's nice to see that other people are finally starting to recognize how crappy the POTF2 toy is.

Rik Duel
11-18-2010, 07:44 PM
Not sure if this has been covered already but:
Will hasbro ever put out more accurate role play toys for the Han Solo blaster and Stormtrooper blaster? (I know the all black color isn't possible, but apart from that)

DarkArtist
11-22-2010, 02:01 PM
hey JT cast my vote for #1... that's the only question I'm interested in for the moment

JediTricks
11-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Questions 9 and 10 added.


I understand what you mean, but I just figured that this was as good a time as any to ask about the third Dressellian. Howsabout:

- A couple of POTF2-era favorites now have the opportunity to get updated to modern quality without a significant investment, that of Orrimaarko and the Mon Calamari officer. Orrimaarko really would be easy based off the recent Major Panno figure with an eyepatch and slight changes to the deco, and the third and final briefing room Dressellian would be an even easier recolor. The Mon Calamari officer would mainly just a new helmet, deco, and rank badge change to the new Admiral Ackbar figure - there's even room for multiple deco changes since the Mon Cals had different skin patterns in the film. These updates would go a long way towards filling out the Death Star 2 briefing and the Home One bridge during the battle while minimizing tooling costs. Would any of these ideas be in our foreseeable future?

It's not hugely important, but I figured we might as well squeeze that in there.I'm not in love with it, but ok.



Well, these are toys, nobody really NEEDS any of this stuff; but if there is a demand, then necessity is irrelevant.

But then you're assuming that only people who have been collecting these figures for years AND have access to the "big three" retailers (Walmart, TRU, Target) will be buying the new TIE Bomber and TIE Fighter. What about a kid who gets the TIE Bomber for Christmas, but there isn't a TRU anywhere within 50 miles of his house, so he won't get a chance to get a Pilot for his Bomber toy? Of course, he'll make due like all of us did from 1978-1982, but that shouldn't be necessary when Hasbro has a nearly perfect TIE Pilot figure already ready to go.I rewrote it, it feels like a big confusing mess though now.



I have a question about the upcoming Clone Wars waves. Maybe this has already been addressed, but if it has I missed it compeltely so I will ask it here.
The Hasbro Slideshow from Celebration V showed Clone Commander Jet from the "Landing at Point Rain" episode as being in the same wave as Cato Parasitti as seen here. (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/panel/p36554-star-wars.html). However, he is not listed in being in that wave (wave 6), it's revision (6.1) or wave 7 on Entertainment Earth. Do we know what happened to him?Hasbro just gave an answer that they had production problems with him and he's been postponed until spring, most likely.



I'm not sure the 2009 Utai sold poorly. I thought the 2005 Polis Masan was the pegwarmer that could have discouraged Hasbro from making 'the fat one' of his species. I always thought the ROTS assortment was supposed to go on, possibly including that one.

My new question is:

Will Hasbro repaint the Clone Wars Aurra Sing to make her in her dark bodysuit that she wears as an assassin on Alderaan?They're still both pretty specific, I'm not inclined to ask either.



my question is

are we going to get a vintage style slave 1 ship (boba fetts ship) ever?This has been answered, right now they're considering it based on the sales of the CW set out now, but if so, it won't be in 2011.



#8 for me; I've been praying for a new x1 since the new TIE with the updated ball and cockpit first surfaced.

Also, I have three more to suggest:

1. Is there any truth at all to the rumors we will see an all-new OT Y-wing? Confirm? Deny? If confirmed, what can we expect in terms of features and when could we expect it to be released?

2. Last year I saw prototype pics of a new A-wing (which could have been just a test of the old Droids mold; there was no real context for these photos aside from test shots of newly-released or soon-to-be-released vehicles such as the Swamp Skimmer, so I assume it's for a near-future release of some kind). Will we see a new A-wing and if so, will it be a new mold or another slight retool of the existing one? The A-wing would seemingly fit nicely into the existing $24.99-price-point vehicle line, so I'd think this would be a shoe-in for the ROTJ anniversary. What's the word?

3. I love Cad Bane. That said, I HATE the Clone Wars figures of him, mainly because i can't stand the cartoony style of the CW figures. Is there any chance at all we might get some "realistic" versions of some of the more popular CW figures (especially Bane), perhaps on Vintage cards (since we're seeing ROTS and AOTC "Vintage" figures, none of which are really "Vintage")?#1, the last answer about the updates on the Y-wing (it wasn't all new, just partly new) was in April, said they didn't get retailer support so they were working on it for 2011 or 2012. I am hesitant to use a question on this right now with Toy Fair February looming. If a Y-wing doesn't show up by then though, please remind me of your question and I'll gladly add it.

#2, I have those pictures in my computer, the one that was shown at the same time as test shots for the Droid Gunship, Swamp Speeder, Cloud Car, and Snowspeeder, is merely a test shot of the existing A-wing tooling, not a new mold. It still has the dummy battery door, the lever canopy and landing gear, and the most recent version's new cockpit.

#3, it's been asked a lot and still gets a "no plans at this time", the last on Sept 14th.



Not sure if this has been covered already but:
Will hasbro ever put out more accurate role play toys for the Han Solo blaster and Stormtrooper blaster? (I know the all black color isn't possible, but apart from that)I'll rework and add this. But I'm not sure what exactly needs updating on the Han blaster, I don't have it, so what's wrong with it? I didn't mention the scopes being crappy, could that be an issue?

Make sure to vote for it if you want to, I don't automatically count votes for added questions anymore.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-22-2010, 06:56 PM
Let's go with 3, 4, 6, and 7.

bigbarada
11-22-2010, 08:07 PM
I rewrote it, it feels like a big confusing mess though now.

Sounds fine to me. Go ahead and pull my vote for #7 and replace it with a vote for #10. Thanks!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-24-2010, 01:20 PM
As for #6, Han's Hideout asked a somewhat similar question:


2) Ooh look - Han! We were happy to hear that our favorite made the cut for 2011 Wave 1. Then, we were a bit sad when we saw what we were getting... it's just the recent Death Star Escape Han with a different belt and a medal. Why no leg strap for the holster? Why no upgrade to the torso to give us a screen-accurate buttoned-up shirt? We appreciate the effort to give us a 'new' Han, but we have to admit that we're a little disappointed with the end result.

** Sorry that the end-result did not measure up to what you had hoped to see for this figure. We cannot get to all of the tooling we want to every year, and we felt we could do a great version of Medal Ceremony Han with the tooling we had available.
So I don't know if there's much juice left in our question. It would probably end up with a "we'll get an update out there, but not for a few years" so I don't know if it's worth it.

bigbarada
11-24-2010, 05:35 PM
I hate the disrespectful and "spoiled brat" tone of this question, but Hasbro's answer is great and prompts me to ask another question:


Rebelscum: The latest lineup announced for TVC WAVE 5 is TIRED to say the least! You say this is a "Collector's" line... but where is the "Collector's" love?? Surely you realize "Collectors" own these already (Times 10!) The product seems out of sync with the target.

Everyone I know believes that the Vintage line would fare much better if we finally started seeing NEW CHARACTERS on Vintage Cards!!! Wasn't that the whole point? We need more Cantina Aliens! And more faces that fans should have saw back in 78 / 79 - the slimmest lineup of Vintage backs ever!

Please tell me more unproduced faces from ANH are on the way! Or at least faces new to these card back stylings??? Enough with the re-repacks! We demand FRESH faces on Vintage Cards. C'mon!!! You guys are burning up all the good will fans have towards repacks. We must see NEW CHARACTERS on the CLASSIC black and silver card back!!! And SOON or else this line is DOOMED.

Hasbro: We understand your passion for seeing new figures, but we also have to say that, almost four months into the re-release, that the best decisions we have made are including the highly recognizable repack figures as the anchors of the line. The response has been phenomenal to say the least.

We have to be careful, as always, with how many of the more obscure and non-iconic characters that we do because they, and not the repacks, are the ones that risk "dooming" the line if not properly waved in with the more recognizable characters.

Long-time fans know that Bom Vindin, Weequay Skiff Master, Fi-Ek Skirch, and Bariss Offee (all of whom will be out in several months) owe their existence to the more popular characters that we leverage to keep line productivity at a high level.

If we just focused on new and obscure characters, this line would be dead in a hurry, and we love it too much for that to happen. Patience will be rewarded.

Translation: "It's your stupid figure choices that are going to doom the line, idiot!" lol but they just phrased it more tactfully.

Anyways, the question this raises:

We understand the need to anchor the Vintage line with core characters in order to preserve the longevity of the toy line; but how about at least changing up the cardbacks to give the longtime collectors something to get excited about? For instance, we know we don't have to twist your arm very hard to get you to rerelease a Darth Vader figure; but would you consider repacking the current TVC figure on a Star Wars card or, even better, on a ROTJ card with a Sebastian Shaw 'Vader Unmasked' reference photo (the figure could be displayed with his helmet off in the bubble for maximum coolness)? This would serve the dual purpose of keeping the core characters in circulation for the casual collectors, as well as giving the hard core collectors something to look forward to.

Slicker
11-24-2010, 05:44 PM
That definitely was a VERY di**head way to ask that question.

As I've stated many, MANY times before I personally believe that they should only do the "vintage" figures that were actually released on vintage cards. Otherwise they're just bastardizing and, in my opinion, insulting the original line-up.

Cane_Adiss
11-25-2010, 10:40 AM
How come we haven't gotten our answers back from hasbro this time around? I was looking forward to the answer about Cane Adiss!

BTW Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

bigbarada
11-25-2010, 12:49 PM
How come we haven't gotten our answers back from hasbro this time around? I was looking forward to the answer about Cane Adiss!

BTW Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I was wondering the same thing. Rebelscum even did the Q&A round-up already and still no answers posted here. :confused:

Tycho
11-25-2010, 10:51 PM
BigBarada, I too think that some new cardbacks for the re-releases are cool, but as I understand it, they are re-offering the traditional cardbacks from the 80's, so that's why there's not a Sebastian Shaw Vader card.

It is a great idea for the future, most likely. But since I do not buy stuff to keep carded, I don't really think I should be the one saying so.

bigbarada
11-27-2010, 07:27 PM
BigBarada, I too think that some new cardbacks for the re-releases are cool, but as I understand it, they are re-offering the traditional cardbacks from the 80's, so that's why there's not a Sebastian Shaw Vader card.

Well, they never had a Darth Vader figure with a removable helmet in the vintage days, so of course they wouldn't have released a Sebastian Shaw Vader card. However, we do have a removable helmet Vader today. So, since they are going to undoubtedly continue to rerelease that figure, then why not package it in such a way as to make it feel somewhat new to longtime collectors? This way it keeps the figure in circulation for casual collectors and kids (which is going to happen anyway) AND puts something out there for carded collectors to get excited about. I would buy one just to have a removable helmet Vader on an ROTJ card, which would fulfill a major childhood want for me.

If nothing else, they could at least repackage Vader on one of the other 3 vintage cards that he was originally sold on (not counting POTF or Tri-Logo). Instead of giving us yet another Vader on an ESB card (which we already got in 2004).

DarkJedi5
11-27-2010, 07:35 PM
We understand the need to anchor the Vintage line with core characters in order to preserve the longevity of the toy line; but how about at least changing up the cardbacks to give the longtime collectors something to get excited about? For instance, we know we don't have to twist your arm very hard to get you to rerelease a Darth Vader figure; but would you consider repacking the current TVC figure on a Star Wars card or, even better, on a ROTJ card with a Sebastian Shaw 'Vader Unmasked' reference photo (the figure could be displayed with his helmet off in the bubble for maximum coolness)? This would serve the dual purpose of keeping the core characters in circulation for the casual collectors, as well as giving the hard core collectors something to look forward to.

Hey BigB, would you be game for a slight rewording? I know the gist of your question is really aimed at the cardback more than the figure but I would really like to see the TVC Vader slightly retooled so that the right hand can hold his lightsaber. Heck, they could even just take the hand from TAC-16 and kitbash it but I am so sick of Vader not being able to hold a saber in his right hand!

bigbarada
11-27-2010, 08:17 PM
Hey BigB, would you be game for a slight rewording? I know the gist of your question is really aimed at the cardiac more than the figure but I would really like to see the TVC Vader slightly retooled so that the right hand can hold his lightsaber. Heck, they could even just take the hand from TAC-16 and kitbash it but I am so sick of Vader not being able to hold a saber in his right hand!

Well, that's kind of a separate question and I would hate to tack on a side query only to have Hasbro address that and completely ignore the gist of the question which is adding some variety to the TVC Vader cardbacks.

Tycho
11-27-2010, 09:08 PM
NEW QUESTION:

Will Hasbro work on a retailer to carry a Clone Wars Exclusive set with the NON-action* figures, (like the Senators)? Maybe with Entertainment Earth, who carried the Death Star Briefing scene.

Padme Amidala
Satine of Mandalore
Ocanda Farr of Rodia
Bail Organa of Alderaan
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

*Actually, all these characters+ used weapons in action scenes (Farr on Rodia when he captured Nute Gunray)

+OK, Palpatine didn't use a weapon as "the Chancellor," but he IS the Chancellor anyway - and could come with a hidden lightsaber, just for the fun of it.

Don't name the figures I just did, JT, if the question is too specific. :rolleyes:

Or leave it like it is, and accidentally send it to the Transformers Team.

I bet they WOULD answer this question:

"Since these are not Transformers characters, we have no plans to make them into action figures at this time." They might even use the characters' names. OR, they might think they refer to Star Wars Transformers, in which case, they DO make Palpatine (Emperor turns into his ROTJ shuttle) and Padme could turn into one of her Naboo ships, while Bail Organa would become the Blockade Runner. Meanwhile, Satine could become a Mandalorian vehicle, but for that, Pre Vizla is a better choice.

Darn it. I meant the last part of my post to be a joke. In my personal opinion, it turned out some cool SW Transformers suggestions. :rolleyes: That was unintentional. I don't even collect SW Transformers personally.

JediTricks
11-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Question 11 added.


As for #6, Han's Hideout asked a somewhat similar question:


So I don't know if there's much juice left in our question. It would probably end up with a "we'll get an update out there, but not for a few years" so I don't know if it's worth it.Frustrating answer. I'm going to leave the question up for this round, see if people really want to ask if we'll see a better one, but if it doesn't get the votes I'll pull it at the next round.



I hate the disrespectful and "spoiled brat" tone of this question, but Hasbro's answer is great and prompts me to ask another question:



Translation: "It's your stupid figure choices that are going to doom the line, idiot!" lol but they just phrased it more tactfully.

Anyways, the question this raises:

We understand the need to anchor the Vintage line with core characters in order to preserve the longevity of the toy line; but how about at least changing up the cardbacks to give the longtime collectors something to get excited about? For instance, we know we don't have to twist your arm very hard to get you to rerelease a Darth Vader figure; but would you consider repacking the current TVC figure on a Star Wars card or, even better, on a ROTJ card with a Sebastian Shaw 'Vader Unmasked' reference photo (the figure could be displayed with his helmet off in the bubble for maximum coolness)? This would serve the dual purpose of keeping the core characters in circulation for the casual collectors, as well as giving the hard core collectors something to look forward to.Yeah, the tone in that question was very jarring IMO.

Interesting idea, I'll add it.



As I've stated many, MANY times before I personally believe that they should only do the "vintage" figures that were actually released on vintage cards. Otherwise they're just bastardizing and, in my opinion, insulting the original line-up.Their thinking is that they're continuing it, that this is "what would have been" had Kenner kept going. As long as the card backs look the way they do, I don't think there's any confusing the modern vintage-style figures with true vintage.



How come we haven't gotten our answers back from hasbro this time around? I was looking forward to the answer about Cane Adiss! We don't yet know where the answers are, the PR department that mails them was on vacation when we tried to get back to them as to the status of our missing Q&As. We'll know tomorrow what's going on, I hope, but I get the feeling that we've been skunked yet again.
EDIT: Just got word, Hasbro says they never got our emailed submissions, so we have missed this round as well as the missing Transformers Q&As. That also puts this current thread into a tailspin, not sure what to do yet.


Hey BigB, would you be game for a slight rewording? I know the gist of your question is really aimed at the cardback more than the figure but I would really like to see the TVC Vader slightly retooled so that the right hand can hold his lightsaber. Heck, they could even just take the hand from TAC-16 and kitbash it but I am so sick of Vader not being able to hold a saber in his right hand!

Well, that's kind of a separate question and I would hate to tack on a side query only to have Hasbro address that and completely ignore the gist of the question which is adding some variety to the TVC Vader cardbacks.Yeah, BB's right, that's something entirely else.



NEW QUESTION:

Will Hasbro work on a retailer to carry a Clone Wars Exclusive set with the NON-action* figures, (like the Senators)? Maybe with Entertainment Earth, who carried the Death Star Briefing scene.

Padme Amidala
Satine of Mandalore
Ocanda Farr of Rodia
Bail Organa of Alderaan
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

*Actually, all these characters+ used weapons in action scenes (Farr on Rodia when he captured Nute Gunray)

+OK, Palpatine didn't use a weapon as "the Chancellor," but he IS the Chancellor anyway - and could come with a hidden lightsaber, just for the fun of it.

Don't name the figures I just did, JT, if the question is too specific. :rolleyes:
It's not about specifics in this case, it's the fact that it's like asking for a new pack-in that's a bar of gold. Your idea is "we know these figures are too unpopular to be able to make their money back at main retail market, so could you just make them anyway and then sell them through an even smaller retail venue, thus guaranteeing them less sales and thus less chance of making their money back?" You're asking for an entire wave's worth of new tooling budget shoved into figures that aren't going to sell, so your idea is to make them a multipack which further lowers the chance of sales AND raises the price, and then make it an exclusive which further lowers the chance of sales and raises the price AGAIN. Hasbro is saying there's not enough market for these, collector-only sales aren't going to return their investment, your idea only gets sucked into that void.

DarkJedi5
11-28-2010, 04:35 PM
Well, that's kind of a separate question and I would hate to tack on a side query only to have Hasbro address that and completely ignore the gist of the question which is adding some variety to the TVC Vader cardbacks.



Yeah, BB's right, that's something entirely else.


Please allow me to explain my thinking; because BigB mentions the TVC Vader specifically, I am concerned that they will think that we have decided it is a flawless figure and that they have attained some sort of "Vader perfection." Let me know if that sounds crazy, I just feel like it's a figure that could still use some work and if we ask about it specifically then they may think we really like it. If BigB had never cited that specific figure I never would have asked to piggyback my question. That's all.

JediTricks
11-28-2010, 06:22 PM
I've added 2 more questions that came to me while I was gathering the other sites' Qs.


Please allow me to explain my thinking; because BigB mentions the TVC Vader specifically, I am concerned that they will think that we have decided it is a flawless figure and that they have attained some sort of "Vader perfection." Let me know if that sounds crazy, I just feel like it's a figure that could still use some work and if we ask about it specifically then they may think we really like it. If BigB had never cited that specific figure I never would have asked to piggyback my question. That's all.I do see your point, and from that persepctive it's a different matter. If I start down that path though, I'll also need to mention the removable right hand/stump needed for that figure. I will need to think on this, I may pull the example from the question because these points are valid for that Vader yet aren't germane to the existing question.

bigbarada
11-28-2010, 07:13 PM
Question 11 added.

Thanks! Now I just have to decide which question I want to un-vote for so I can vote for this question. I'll get back to you on that or maybe just wait until next round to vote for it.


Please allow me to explain my thinking; because BigB mentions the TVC Vader specifically, I am concerned that they will think that we have decided it is a flawless figure and that they have attained some sort of "Vader perfection." Let me know if that sounds crazy, I just feel like it's a figure that could still use some work and if we ask about it specifically then they may think we really like it. If BigB had never cited that specific figure I never would have asked to piggyback my question. That's all.

Well, my question is more like, "Since you are going to continue to rerelease this figure anyway...." and I think asking for modifications to the figure itself (not just how it's displayed in the packaging) would risk completely missing the point.

However, your concern could be easily worded into a completely new question, because it does bother me as well:

Why is the TVC Vader figure unable to hold his lightsaber in his right hand, even though the character was clearly right-handed in the films? We understand that this figure is based on the 2005 Evolutions mold, which had the problem of the right hand being too open and unable to hold onto any accessories, however that problem seemed to be fixed when the figure was retooled for the 2007 30th Anniversary collection. So would it be possible to just replace the hands on the current figure with the ones from the 2007 figure and get us at least one step closer to having the "perfect" Darth Vader action figure?

El Chuxter
11-28-2010, 07:17 PM
For #11, you could also mention the variant of ROTS Anakin with the Vader name. (Sorry, to me, Vader is a hulking machine of mass destruction with a heart of gold somewhere in the lump of coal. Anakin is a whining emo brat who cuts up kids when he has a bad dream.)

Cane_Adiss
11-29-2010, 12:13 AM
So are we going to get answers for the questions you submitted or are they going back into the list to be voted on?

Tycho
12-02-2010, 12:00 AM
NEW QUESTION:

Will Hasbro make a Zombie Clone where you take his helmet off and he has a worm sticking out of his face, and blank eyes?

It'd be original and an army-builder possibility!

Gothiczartan
12-03-2010, 04:38 AM
6 and 7

can you add a question about a possible bigg darklighter x wing pilot to get a better articulation with a use of other x wing pilot figures either from target wedge or the evolution pilot figure. in 2007 Bigg x wing pilot only use the dutch vander body and he's less of a on screen accurate (like the leg band on the right leg in the movie and on the left leg as a figure)?

Rogue II
12-04-2010, 02:28 PM
New question:

In a time where everyone is going green by reducing packaging, how do you justify all the extra cardboard on the Target 9-figure exclusive? That is an awful lot of cardboard for 9 figures.

Tycho
12-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Well, they "recycled" all the figures..... :D

(but it's a good question)

bigbarada
12-11-2010, 06:47 PM
New question:

In a time where everyone is going green by reducing packaging, how do you justify all the extra cardboard on the Target 9-figure exclusive? That is an awful lot of cardboard for 9 figures.

I think they said that Target actually requested the set to be packaged like it is. So it wasn't really their call.

Tycho
12-12-2010, 05:11 AM
My Target seems to have sold out of their giant 9 packs, the last time I looked.

I wonder if just one guy bought them all, or if sales went to a diverse group of customers?

bigbarada
12-12-2010, 08:42 AM
My Target seems to have sold out of their giant 9 packs, the last time I looked.

I wonder if just one guy bought them all, or if sales went to a diverse group of customers?

Or if they just stashed them in the back to make room for a toy that's actually selling?

Tauntaunt
12-19-2010, 07:39 PM
10 and 12 :thumbsup:

Tycho
12-21-2010, 07:27 PM
I want to vote for question 13, "Does Hasbro think Sgt. Bric is a jerk, too?"

I'll vote for question 2, as well, but I'm more interested in the future of Force FX. I hardly see it marketed except in TRU, and think it's pretty much a specialty sale. That's curious because it's not what Hasbro usually does (mass market -"Let's sell Jedi Starfighters everywhere!")

I'll vote for 6 - can we respect Han Solo, or what?

I like question 12 also. How are they going to choose random waves?

El Chuxter
12-21-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm not sure about wording, but I'd like to ask something about the availability of the Vintage line. I think maybe stores need more info, or employees more training. I see pegs clearly marked for all three lines in every store, and most stores have a mix of Clone Wars and Legends (Greatest Hits, whatever) on all the pegs. They're not even putting out Vintage, because they see them all as SW figures and see all the pegs full (and when I've tried sorting them so someone gets a clue, they merely spread them back out).

For adult movie-only collectors, this is turning into a pretty bad dry spell. The figures exist, but they're not getting out due to a glut of old figures and cartoon stuff.

Tycho
12-22-2010, 03:20 AM
That's not happening here, Chux. Maybe your stores could use an influx of Fun With Phonics, or those pre-school toys where you fit the square and circle in the right spaces - I mean for Employee Training purposes?

One of the great things about the vintage collection is how distinctly different they appear from Saga Legends and CW now. I'm loving it! The cards and their shapes, everything, really makes it clear which line is which.

They might just be out-of-stock on vintage, or sold it by the case to a scalper?

Or the actual shipping boxes (the brown ones) look so much alike that they aren't bothering with those? Sad but possible.

This time it is CLEARLY not Hasbro's fault. I'd say so it it was.

Even using brown cardboard and bright pink cases for the vintage won't help. This is Target / Wal-Mart / TRU's issue - whichever store is giving you troubles.

El Chuxter
12-22-2010, 11:31 AM
If they're out of stock, they've been out of stock for almost three months at some stores. I'm just wondering if Hasbro could "nudge" them a bit, maybe by mentioning how the Vintage line is the only way to get new figures.

Mister Roboto
12-22-2010, 11:45 AM
You are just begging for another non-answer with that question.

El Chuxter
12-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Probably, but sometimes the questions can let them know what's up. I'd rather get a total non-answer and have them realize that stores aren't stocking the Vintage stuff.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-22-2010, 09:42 PM
Is anyone else having that problem? I'm not. Is that at every store you visit, Chux?

El Chuxter
12-22-2010, 10:46 PM
All but the TRU's and two Targets. Unfortunately, the Targets still have a lot of ROTS and some 4-LOMs on the pegs.

Tycho
12-23-2010, 07:20 AM
My stores are stocking, Chux. There's a good variety of ESB (some), ROTS (some), and ROTJ (some).

DarkJedi5
12-24-2010, 12:34 PM
I'm not seeing this issue either. In fact, I saw the opposite at my local Target where Vintage had taken over the whole SW section with an entire end cap just of the ROTJ stuff. I think those stupid mega packs sold through so they just gave the sap to vintage figures.

DarkJedi5
12-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I vote for 2, 3, 4 and 6.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-24-2010, 01:54 PM
Another question:

*From leaked pictures, it looks like the upcoming R5-D4 figure will not have the painted red panels on his back. This might sound like a minor issue, but the panels are clearly visible in the film when the droid's motivator blows up, and helps give the little guy a bit more visual pop. Neither the 1996 nor the 2006 versions of R5-D4 had these painted either, so it's disappointing to see that the third time is not the charm (though it remains a detail that the original vintage figure got right). Given the high number of running changes we've seen so far in The Vintage Collection, is it at all possible that this oversight might be changed on future shipments?

Gothiczartan
12-26-2010, 04:48 PM
Next year I hope this answers the questions for numbers 3 and 6.

Gothiczartan
12-27-2010, 02:51 AM
I have a question that you would like to add.

We are going to see Luke Skywalker - Death Star Escape soon.

Will this figure (include a soft good skirt) to be re use once as Luke Skywalker M Falcon Gunner with a new head sulpt for headset and cord or a removable headset? We knew there is already Han Solo as the MF pilot having a molded headset and cord. will Luke have the same similar thing sometime?

DarkJedi5
01-05-2011, 11:12 AM
A new question (which I'll vote for next round, I just wanted to write it out before I forget it):

The Force FX lightsabers are targeted at adult collectors, a group who generally desire accuracy in their prop collectibles, and yet the recent Obi-Wan's lightsaber with removable blade is pretty far off the mark. I understand that certain allowances must be made because of the nature of the collectible (such as the thin part at the "neck" of the hilt being widened to accommodate the electronics and to provide durability) but I wonder if you haven't considered making this whole section removable. If you were to allow the piece to unscrew just below the thinnest part, we could screw in the sturdier piece for bladed play or screw in the thinner piece for a more accurate hilt to display. These new removable blades are a great way for us collectors to "have our cake and eat it too" but Obi's ROTS hilt (and presumably Luke's ROTJ hilt down the road) just doesn't look that much like the prop.

mtriv73
01-05-2011, 02:17 PM
8,12,13, and if you add it, JJL's R5 question.

JediTricks
01-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Questions 14 and 15 added.



Well, my question is more like, "Since you are going to continue to rerelease this figure anyway...." and I think asking for modifications to the figure itself (not just how it's displayed in the packaging) would risk completely missing the point.

However, your concern could be easily worded into a completely new question, because it does bother me as well:

Why is the TVC Vader figure unable to hold his lightsaber in his right hand, even though the character was clearly right-handed in the films? We understand that this figure is based on the 2005 Evolutions mold, which had the problem of the right hand being too open and unable to hold onto any accessories, however that problem seemed to be fixed when the figure was retooled for the 2007 30th Anniversary collection. So would it be possible to just replace the hands on the current figure with the ones from the 2007 figure and get us at least one step closer to having the "perfect" Darth Vader action figure?The gloves on those figures are of different designs, I think. The ANH gloves are a bit different from the ESB/ROTJ ones.



So are we going to get answers for the questions you submitted or are they going back into the list to be voted on?At this point, it looks like we're locked in to what we sent in before, but once we hear from Hasbro about the schedule it'll be easier to figure out what if any options we have.



NEW QUESTION:

Will Hasbro make a Zombie Clone where you take his helmet off and he has a worm sticking out of his face, and blank eyes?

It'd be original and an army-builder possibility!Not a bad idea, but too specific for our Q&A at this point.



can you add a question about a possible bigg darklighter x wing pilot to get a better articulation with a use of other x wing pilot figures either from target wedge or the evolution pilot figure. in 2007 Bigg x wing pilot only use the dutch vander body and he's less of a on screen accurate (like the leg band on the right leg in the movie and on the left leg as a figure)?Too specific.



I'll vote for question 2, as well, but I'm more interested in the future of Force FX. I hardly see it marketed except in TRU, and think it's pretty much a specialty sale. That's curious because it's not what Hasbro usually does (mass market -"Let's sell Jedi Starfighters everywhere!")Force FX isn't their line, they wouldn't have created something like that, they don't do collector-themed lines. Because it's a different thing, it's not a toy, you don't find it marketed at normal Hasbro retailers, but they do market it online, and there are lots of catalogs and specialty stores. So it's not like they're holding it back, they're just aiming it to different outlets.



I'm not sure about wording, but I'd like to ask something about the availability of the Vintage line. I think maybe stores need more info, or employees more training. I see pegs clearly marked for all three lines in every store, and most stores have a mix of Clone Wars and Legends (Greatest Hits, whatever) on all the pegs. They're not even putting out Vintage, because they see them all as SW figures and see all the pegs full (and when I've tried sorting them so someone gets a clue, they merely spread them back out).

For adult movie-only collectors, this is turning into a pretty bad dry spell. The figures exist, but they're not getting out due to a glut of old figures and cartoon stuff.This is not what I'm seeing on the larger scene. I personally see employees properly shelving product on the pegs for TVC, and then customers just tearing it all up, and the employees then straighten TVC back up and let CW and SL stay jumbled. I don't know of a lot of people reporting the problems you're seeing.



Another question:

*From leaked pictures, it looks like the upcoming R5-D4 figure will not have the painted red panels on his back. This might sound like a minor issue, but the panels are clearly visible in the film when the droid's motivator blows up, and helps give the little guy a bit more visual pop. Neither the 1996 nor the 2006 versions of R5-D4 had these painted either, so it's disappointing to see that the third time is not the charm (though it remains a detail that the original vintage figure got right). Given the high number of running changes we've seen so far in The Vintage Collection, is it at all possible that this oversight might be changed on future shipments?I haven't seen the pics of the figure's back, but I'll take your word on it, and as you point out, it's been missed in every modern figure so far.



Next year I hope this answers the questions for numbers 3 and 6.You already voted for #6 earlier, so I can only count 1 vote for it. You have voted 3, 6, and 7 now.


I have a question that you would like to add.

We are going to see Luke Skywalker - Death Star Escape soon.

Will this figure (include a soft good skirt) to be re use once as Luke Skywalker M Falcon Gunner with a new head sulpt for headset and cord or a removable headset? We knew there is already Han Solo as the MF pilot having a molded headset and cord. will Luke have the same similar thing sometime?Again, really too specific.



A new question (which I'll vote for next round, I just wanted to write it out before I forget it):

The Force FX lightsabers are targeted at adult collectors, a group who generally desire accuracy in their prop collectibles, and yet the recent Obi-Wan's lightsaber with removable blade is pretty far off the mark. I understand that certain allowances must be made because of the nature of the collectible (such as the thin part at the "neck" of the hilt being widened to accommodate the electronics and to provide durability) but I wonder if you haven't considered making this whole section removable. If you were to allow the piece to unscrew just below the thinnest part, we could screw in the sturdier piece for bladed play or screw in the thinner piece for a more accurate hilt to display. These new removable blades are a great way for us collectors to "have our cake and eat it too" but Obi's ROTS hilt (and presumably Luke's ROTJ hilt down the road) just doesn't look that much like the prop.I do like this idea, but there's still the issue of blade-anchoring. The removable-blade sabers are anchored pretty deep into the hilts (the non-removable ones are the same system internally, I think), so they'd be concerned about that. But there is the precedent of the iron coupling used to hold the Maul saber halves together securely, and that's just a screw system - it's a thick one though. I'll do a little tweaking to the question and add it.

DarkJedi5
01-10-2011, 10:48 AM
I changed my mind, I'd like to vote for 15 instead of 2. Sorry.

JediTricks
01-10-2011, 05:42 PM
I changed my mind, I'd like to vote for 15 instead of 2. Sorry.
Since you included the vote you're swapping out, it's no problem at all.

Neuroleptic
01-11-2011, 12:39 AM
I have a question I'd like to see if Hasbro has any suggestions about, and was wondering if it qualified as useable for our list.

After purchasing the At-At, the neck cover is noticably some kind of flexible rubber. Is there a chance that over time this matirial will split, crack, or other wise degrade with age? And if so, is there a way to preserve it or prevent that from happening?

I'd also like to throw my vote in with number 11. If they're going to re-release a figure for several waves such as Darth Vader, it would be nice to see some package variety. It would also be an interesting way to convince people to buy more of the figure. After all, many figures where released on many different card backs in the 80s, and it'd be interesting to have a darth vader on a vintage card back from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, the Return of the Jedi alternate back, and even a new version highlighting the unveiling of Anakin skywalker.

And 14. Red doors are a must!

JediTricks
01-11-2011, 04:43 PM
We asked them at Comic-Con about the AT-AT's rubbery neck surviving the long haul, I'm not sure if it was during the interview or just hanging around the booth, specifically citing the Yoda Furby-style figure as an example of it going wrong, and they said that they had long since addressed that problem and this shouldn't suffer the same failure.

TheDarthVader
01-11-2011, 07:02 PM
3 6 8 and 14

Neuroleptic
01-12-2011, 08:03 AM
We asked them at Comic-Con about the AT-AT's rubbery neck surviving the long haul, I'm not sure if it was during the interview or just hanging around the booth, specifically citing the Yoda Furby-style figure as an example of it going wrong, and they said that they had long since addressed that problem and this shouldn't suffer the same failure.


Ah ok thanks!

Hm. Maybe the next time they decide to make plastic cloaks, long coats etc, they could make it in this stuff if that's the case?

Gothiczartan
01-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Now we know that Luke Dagobah Landing has been revealed and without the thermal cap and without the gloves.

http://jediinsider.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Finds%2FDagobah_Luke%2F&pic=03.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

Will we see another Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder pilot with gloves on and no thermal cap as he was seen the echo base getting a hug from Chewbacca and luke was also seen getting in a snowspeeder while dack is on board?

Can we see at least a simple tooking just a head swap by hasbro?

Head: TVC Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)
Body: TLC Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot/TVC Luke (Dagobah Landing)

or can we just see a retooled Dagobah landing luke with just the hands from TLC luke snowspeeder pilot (gloved hands)?

DarkJedi5
01-12-2011, 11:02 AM
Now we know that Luke Dagobah Landing has been revealed and without the thermal cap and without the gloves.

http://jediinsider.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Finds%2FDagobah_Luke%2F&pic=03.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

Will we see another Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder pilot with gloves on and no thermal cap as he was seen the echo base getting a hug from Chewbacca and luke was also seen getting in a snowspeeder while dack is on board?

Can we see at least a simple tooking just a head swap by hasbro?

Head: TVC Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)
Body: TLC Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot/TVC Luke (Dagobah Landing)

or can we just see a retooled Dagobah landing luke with just the hands from TLC luke snowspeeder pilot (gloved hands)?

Why do you want the head on the Dagobah landing body? That version is sculpted with the holster on the belt and would be inaccurate for the scene you're trying to create and accuracy seems to be your goal. It seems like just the headswap would probably be all you need.

JediTricks
01-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Ah ok thanks!

Hm. Maybe the next time they decide to make plastic cloaks, long coats etc, they could make it in this stuff if that's the case?It's too thick to scale down to a 3.75" figure's cape, I'd think.




Now we know that Luke Dagobah Landing has been revealed and without the thermal cap and without the gloves.

http://jediinsider.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Finds%2FDagobah_Luke%2F&pic=03.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

Will we see another Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder pilot with gloves on and no thermal cap as he was seen the echo base getting a hug from Chewbacca and luke was also seen getting in a snowspeeder while dack is on board?

Can we see at least a simple tooking just a head swap by hasbro?

Head: TVC Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)
Body: TLC Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot/TVC Luke (Dagobah Landing)

or can we just see a retooled Dagobah landing luke with just the hands from TLC luke snowspeeder pilot (gloved hands)?I'm not going to add this, you are asking for a headswap simply to have a gloved version, which you could just as easily do at home since it's the same neck peg.

Gothiczartan
01-12-2011, 06:46 PM
I don't want to do a custom figure yet. It would be nice if they have a luke snowspeeder pilot with no thermal cap head as a exclusive with figure or a vehicle. anyway I'm hoping to see him gloved hands no thermal cap head luke snowspeeder pilot figure someday if the dagobah landing and snowspeeder pilot thermal cap head luke sells well in the future.

I got another question about Zev Senesca

he was released with a snowspeeder and later as a single pack and he has not thermal cap and less of a movie accurate.

will we see Zev with better articulation with a thermal cap head sometime in the future?

Bre77
01-16-2011, 07:38 AM
so far I like questions 1 and 8, but I have 2 further questions:

1) as the snowspeeder pilot has been mentioned, any chance of a Dash Rendar snowspeeder pilot? (simple head swap on the Zev body?)

2) any chance of an updated Ewok village playset? Where you can add extra buildings such as a lookout tower / houses or weapons towers (sold seperately), but design it so you can attach 2nd or 3rd villages to expand it using walkways or clips.

JediTricks
01-16-2011, 05:17 PM
I don't want to do a custom figure yet. It would be nice if they have a luke snowspeeder pilot with no thermal cap head as a exclusive with figure or a vehicle. anyway I'm hoping to see him gloved hands no thermal cap head luke snowspeeder pilot figure someday if the dagobah landing and snowspeeder pilot thermal cap head luke sells well in the future.It would be nice if each figure came with a free bar of gold too, but I'm not going to ask for it. It's a headswap, a very simple one, for a VERY specific use, 99.9% of the collectors out there aren't going to want to buy a 3rd Luke Snowspeeder when they can recreate that scene with the 2 figures they already own. That's what makes it too specific.



I got another question about Zev Senesca

he was released with a snowspeeder and later as a single pack and he has not thermal cap and less of a movie accurate.

will we see Zev with better articulation with a thermal cap head sometime in the future?Very specific for a figure of a character we already have of a guy who's barely in the film.



so far I like questions 1 and 8, but I have 2 further questions:

1) as the snowspeeder pilot has been mentioned, any chance of a Dash Rendar snowspeeder pilot? (simple head swap on the Zev body?)

2) any chance of an updated Ewok village playset? Where you can add extra buildings such as a lookout tower / houses or weapons towers (sold seperately), but design it so you can attach 2nd or 3rd villages to expand it using walkways or clips.
Wow, Dash Rendar Snowspeeder Pilot, that is definitely the rarest request I've seen in a while. I'm quite sure they haven't thought much about it. But I'm curious, what visual source material is there? I don't remember him in the outfit in the comic or game.

They've been very consistent on answers saying playsets having no traction in the market right now, so they are concentrating on vehicles.

Tycho
01-16-2011, 05:43 PM
I like Bre77's idea of a customizeable Ewok Village. I did that with 2 of the old vintage Ewok Village Sets.

But I too have heard Hasbro's playset answer too many times.

JediTricks
01-16-2011, 05:50 PM
Yeah, it's not that I don't want to see it happen, it's just that we already know what the answer will be, and it won't be a positive one.

Bre77
01-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Dash was a bit of a stretch but seemed a simple EU/ pilot figure to make! (more pilots always a good thing!). Though he is in canon to have flown at the battle of hoth and I did find this pic (not great but you get the idea) -
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rendar_Snowspeeder.jpg

The Ewok village playset, agreed unlikely given Hasbro's current policy and a shame - never sure why Hasbro has abandoned playsets for Star wars (though why rumours have the big Republic Attack Shuttle being part playset I am not sure).

Had an even crazier idea for a sail barge playset (and no before you say it, I wont even suggest this madness for a question):
1) take a hull the size of the Pirates of the Caribbean Deluxe Black Pearl playset (imagine it upside down for the basic hull of the sail barge) but have the outer layer forward of the bridge bit slide to extend outwards so it increases it's length so it can take the cannon from the POTF set (princess leia set)

2) add clip in fold up sails (soft goods?).

3)The hull can have a walk the plank feature, electronic voice sounds (eg Jabba and C3PO), deck gun positions for the Potf cannons (including railing points for the legacy Nikto heavy gunner feature), a swing on one of the sails for Luke to swing to leia's rescue, open hatchs for crew members to pop out and if you are really clever have the side compartment open up (in the main hull bit under the bridge) to allow Jabba and a few party guests to reside or to store the cannon and sails when not in use.

If designed well this could be nearly double the length of the black pearl playset but once closed up be a similar size, while maintaining many play and diorama features needed to make it fun without looking goofy size wise when in use.

Tycho
01-17-2011, 10:09 AM
Bre77: every single one of us (generally speaking) agree with you and want that Sailbarge!!!

Your thoughts about the Black Pearl and the size of the vehicle have echoed across this site for years.

2013 is the 30th Anniersary of ROTJ.

ESB has the BAT-AT.

ANH has the BMF.

ROTS has the TurboTank - and the ARC 170 is pretty big.

AOTC has the AT-TE - and the Republic Gunship is pretty big.

TPM could have the Federation MTT, and there was the Royal Starship in its past (for re-release?)

ROTJ does have the shuttle, but Hasbro could re-release it and make more money off the tooling, investing a profit into the Sailbarge. Re-release the skiffs or improve them, and the Sarlaac at the same time. There you go.

I am eagerly awaiting news about a Sailbarge.

SirStevesGuide has repeatedly polled for new vehicles and the Sailbarge won first place (most wanted) every single time - and by huge margins!

bigbarada
01-17-2011, 10:51 AM
never sure why Hasbro has abandoned playsets for Star wars (though why rumours have the big Republic Attack Shuttle being part playset I am not sure).

It's not that Hasbro doesn't want to make playsets, it's that there simply isn't enough demand for them to justify the massive tooling costs that they would require. Hasbro is a business first and foremost, so they will only make a toy if they can be reasonably certain that it will produce a certain percentage of profit (known as the profit margin). If the bean counters at Hasbro predict that a new toy will only make 10% or 15% profit (or even worse, break even at 0% profit), then they would wisely refuse to greenlight such a project, since an unexpected decline in sales (like what happened across the line in late 2008) could very easily cause them to lose money instead of make money. So they want to be sure that a potential new product would be successful enough that they would continue to make money even if they experience a sudden drop in sales.

Playsets have consistently proven to be poor sellers for the modern line. So we, as collectors, can claim that we want playsets all day long, but Hasbro has over 15 years of sales data proving that we don't buy playsets even when we claim to want them.

Sure those early POTF2 playsets were pretty crappy, but we didn't support them back then (or at least not enough of us did) so we are suffering the consequences of that decision now.

Tycho
01-17-2011, 02:22 PM
I buy the real vintage playsets to use with my modern figures:

The original cantina was too small. But a display environment, plastic, with foot pegs, would be awesome!

The Death Star Battle Station (I own 2 complete ones) is easily the most awesome. I had hours of fun with that thing as a kid and it makes a great display today.

The Imperial Attack Base (actually the Hoth Rebel Trench if used correctly) is a worthy piece.

The Turret and Probot Playset was relatively simple and has since been offered - the most recent incarnation, probably the best one - this past Christmas' Target Exclusive. You just need to add a Probe Droid which have been available in multiple formats in the base. However, the vintage set had a large snowscape base and your best chance of recapturing that today is to paint an Ultarama white, perhaps.

The Dagobah playset was just about perfect. A little larger might have been cool, but I don't see why Hasbro just doesn't re-use the Kenner molds and update the foot pegs to fit the modern figures? The package and materials cost, and the shipping and retail shelf space rental rates are all factors. But perhaps tooling would be minimal.

Modern Hasbro tried to do a cool carbon freezing chamber playset. I didn't buy it because it was too small for displaying all the figures - almost the entire cast of ESB (except Luke, R2, and Yoda) were in that scene when Han gets frozen. With the tooling done on the main freezing toy part, why don't they just make a larger "stadium" around it, so you can fit more stormtroopers and Bespin Guards, Ugnaughts, etc? That's a simple one or two additional pieces of newly tooled plastic. If it sold well, they could expand the set much like the Micro-Collection Bespin sets of the 80's.

Jabba's Palace needs something big done - so there's a palace level above a trap door to a rancor holding pen. But it also has to be large enough to accomodate all the figures, the band, the dancers, and the throne.

Home One might get the mission briefing center, part of the flight deck - maybe big enough for the A-wing, and Ackbar's command center, I suppose.

The vintage Death Star might be re-done for the Emperor's observation tower. Then you could combine the ANH one with the ROTJ one to make a bigger Death Star.

The Ewok Village could be re-issued as it was, with some small improvements that I could not suggest off the top of my head at the moment. - Maybe large AT-ST smashing logs swung from an additional tree that might or might now be connected to the rest of the playset?

The Prequels could also have playsets, Theed Palace and the Invisible Hand being two obvious ones. They DID make Mustafar and I bought it. A re-issue of Mustafar should contain more Separatist control room props, but I added the Geonosian War Room tactical table to mine and it worked well. Oh - and AOTC offered the Arena playset but it needed the Reek's gate adjusted to being a gate and not doors - a simple fix. And more Droid Factory sets should be added to it, hopefully connecting physically to the Arena set. Combining a few Arenas makes a circle. Just like the Death Star sets.

Battle Droid
01-25-2011, 04:38 PM
Not sure if this has been asked beore but,

Any chance of the droid proton cannon from the Ryloth & Geonosis trilogy being released in the Clone Wars line?

Gothiczartan
01-26-2011, 10:51 PM
I got question if you like to add

will we see a anakin skywalker from the phantom menace with more articulation comes with a podracer helmet?

When will there be figures with more and better articulation of

Ki Adi Mundi (TPM/AOTC/ROTS)
Jar Jar Binks (AOTC)
Captain Panaka w/removable cap
Captain Typho as the pilot (AOTC)
Naboo Palace Guards (TPM)
Naboo Pilot w/jacket (TPM)
Ric Olie (TPM)
Princess Leia Ewok Celebration/Ewok Village dress (ROTJ)

Gothiczartan
01-27-2011, 01:16 AM
It would be nice if each figure came with a free bar of gold too, but I'm not going to ask for it. It's a headswap, a very simple one, for a VERY specific use, 99.9% of the collectors out there aren't going to want to buy a 3rd Luke Snowspeeder when they can recreate that scene with the 2 figures they already own. That's what makes it too specific.

Very specific for a figure of a character we already have of a guy who's barely in the film.



Wow, Dash Rendar Snowspeeder Pilot, that is definitely the rarest request I've seen in a while. I'm quite sure they haven't thought much about it. But I'm curious, what visual source material is there? I don't remember him in the outfit in the comic or game.

They've been very consistent on answers saying playsets having no traction in the market right now, so they are concentrating on vehicles.

So what about the comic pack of luke and han?

the luke in his white pilot gear is use of the TLC luke snowspeeder except he gots a new head or maybe the same head sculpt without a cap. so is this a canceled comic pack of luke and han?

Tycho
01-27-2011, 05:54 AM
Not sure if this has been asked beore but,

Any chance of the droid proton cannon from the Ryloth & Geonosis trilogy being released in the Clone Wars line?

I'd like this set made - perhaps with the TX-20 Droid packed in.


When will there be figures with more and better articulation of

Jar Jar Binks (AOTC)
Captain Panaka w/removable cap
Naboo Palace Guards (TPM)
Naboo Pilot w/jacket (TPM)


I like these 4 from GothicZartan's list.

JarJar had 2 outfits in AOTC - the one from Padme's apartment / Palpatine's office has never been made. JarJar's Senate outfit was made for AOTC, but very unarticulated and pre-posed.

Capt Panaka could use a removeable hat, and soft-goods effects so he can sit in the Royal Starship. This figure might want to be held off on until the Royal Starship sees a re-release, perhaps for TPM's 15th anniversary in 2014. But getting it on Hasbro's radar NOW would be a good idea, so they can start planning for it.

The Palace Guards (Naboo Royal Guard) came out in 1999 depicting a Latino actor with a mustache. They could make a white guy, perhaps from AOTC, wearing this uniform (Corde's Senate ship - when she was killed as Padme's decoy).

The Naboo Pilot with jacket is self-explanatory. He should have soft-goods effects so he can be placed in a re-release of the N-1 starfighter. This ship could probably be offered again before 2014 to prepare a SW audience for the 15th Anniversary, since the public mind is very pre-occupied with the Clone Wars / post AOTC right now.


Anniversary Reminders:

2011 - 15th SOTE (at least new figures - rumored Guri, but IG-2000?)*
2012 - 35th ANH - Super Jawa Sandcrawler (rumored)
--------10th AOTC - (Dooku's solar sailor?)
2013 - 30th ROTJ (sailbarge?!)
2014 - 15th TPM (MTT finally?! Gungan Sub? Radiant VII? Could be CW release though)
2015 - 10th ROTS (Wookiee catamaran? Palpatine's shuttle? Invisible Hand?)
--------35th ESB

*The IG-2000 could be brought into Clone Wars. They're on IG-86 droids, so how long until the creation of IG-88?

If SOTE is appreciated at all - perhaps with even a new game update for current platforms??? - maybe Xizor's Virago or a larger Dash Rendar Outrider might be possible for 2016 - the 20th Anniversary of SOTE? Plus Bothan Spy Koth Melan, using Borssk Fey'lya's sculpt as inspiration, plus Swoopers Big Gizz and Spiker, Vader's assassin Jix, Snoova's update, etc.

Battle Droid
01-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Another question,

Can we expect any new Battle Droid repaints or perhaps even a new sculpt with more articulation in 2011 in the Clone Wars line?

Gothiczartan
01-27-2011, 07:51 PM
We've know there is Luke snowspeeder pilot figure as dagobah landing with no gloves and cap is coming soon.

I have a question about a possible luke x wing pilot with no black gloves from ANH with just a small retooling by adding new hands are gloveless based on star wars ANH and ROTJ (seen him putting on glove to cover of his gun shot hand while on his way to dagobah).

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(http://img816.imageshack.us/i/lukexw01yavin.jpg/)

Battle Droid
02-02-2011, 05:35 PM
And yet another question,

Any chance of the Separatist boarding craft aka Pod Hunter to be released in the Clone Wars line?

Bre77
02-08-2011, 04:42 AM
Hi

I wonder if there are any possibilities of doing a special edition Marvel cross over with the R2 units? I found this while looking for custom R2's (Iron Man R2 or even an R2 in Captain America or Thor colours?):

http://comicbooks.tumblr.com/post/688204423/iron-r2-by-mike-verta

I can never have enough R2 units!

Thx

Tycho
02-08-2011, 10:07 PM
That's cool, Bre77. And it's not obtrusive. Like an R2 with spider-webbing all over it, or USA colors (Capt. America) would be kind of too gaudy for my tastes. But the Iron Man concept works very well in the Star Wars universe.

Tycho
02-09-2011, 02:23 PM
NEW QUESTION:

Why do some of the missile launchers on Hasbro's vehicles fire spontaneously?

Is there anything that can be done so that those of us who like to display our ships "locked and loaded" aren't always chasing down our plastic ordinance? Specifically, my new large Slave-One is firing all on its own, as has been my AT-TE since I got it in 2008.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Do we know yet when the next round is coming in? It feels like it's been forever, and now with Toy Fair I'm worried it will take even longer.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Well, even with all the delays, I do have a question . . .

*In the Vintage Collection, the sandtrooper and plain white ROTS Clone Trooper have been released in just about every case assortment since wave 2, and it looks like they will continue on for the forseeable future. Army building is all well and good, but it seems that these two figures are lingering around beyond their demand from fans. There are any number of reasons for this - there are only two plain white clone troopers in ROTS, meaning collectors wouldn't really want to build them en masse; the clones are available in Saga Legends and have been for several years, meaning anyone who really wants them probably already has several; the helmets on the clones have been turning green while still in the package, making them look cheap; the sandtrooper has already been released in numerous incarnations over the last few years; the "clean" look doesn't match up with what's seen in the film (even if it does make it look more like a vintage release as has been explained); the white pauldron doesn't match the card art, and so on. Why are these two specific figures chosen to be in so many case assortments? Will we see this slow down soon? And isn't it a somewhat bad idea to keep releasing the same characters in Saga Legends at the same time as the Vintage Collection, even if the Vintage ones are superior in some way?

That ended up being really long, but there were several points I wanted to address.

mtriv73
02-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Well, even with all the delays, I do have a question . . .

*In the Vintage Collection, the sandtrooper and plain white ROTS Clone Trooper have been released in just about every case assortment since wave 2, and it looks like they will continue on for the forseeable future. Army building is all well and good, but it seems that these two figures are lingering around beyond their demand from fans. There are any number of reasons for this - there are only two plain white clone troopers in ROTS, meaning collectors wouldn't really want to build them en masse; the clones are available in Saga Legends and have been for several years, meaning anyone who really wants them probably already has several; the helmets on the clones have been turning green while still in the package, making them look cheap; the sandtrooper has already been released in numerous incarnations over the last few years; the "clean" look doesn't match up with what's seen in the film (even if it does make it look more like a vintage release as has been explained); the white pauldron doesn't match the card art, and so on. Why are these two specific figures chosen to be in so many case assortments? Will we see this slow down soon? And isn't it a somewhat bad idea to keep releasing the same characters in Saga Legends at the same time as the Vintage Collection, even if the Vintage ones are superior in some way?

That ended up being really long, but there were several points I wanted to address.

Don't forget that the first few waves containing the ROTS clone had it with a horribly incorrect paint application for the helmet. Many of these are still sitting around on the pegs here (along with newer clones and sandtroopers.)

bigbarada
03-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Have we even gotten a new round of answers in 2011 yet? It's starting to feel like Hasbro has given up on the Q&A entirely.

JediTricks
03-07-2011, 03:56 PM
We haven't heard back from them, which is very unusual. Not about Transformers either. I suspect they may have thrown in the towel on Q&A.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-07-2011, 04:03 PM
From what I've heard, Derryl is giving some of his job responsibilities to the new guy, Jeff. Then there was Toy Fair, which put them off the schedule. Hopefully everything will get back on track soon, but those two things make me wonder.

El Chuxter
03-07-2011, 04:08 PM
I propose the following question:

"Are you still answering the Q&A questions?"

bigbarada
03-07-2011, 09:07 PM
We haven't heard back from them, which is very unusual. Not about Transformers either. I suspect they may have thrown in the towel on Q&A.

It's not as evident here as it is on other sites, but the level of nitpickiness and collector vitriol towards Hasbro has been reaching record heights since the Vintage line started last year and especially since the price increases this year. The overall quality of Star Wars figures is better than it has ever been at any point since 1978, but fans seem even more unhappy and unsatisfied than ever.

Add to that the level of disrespect and unprofessionalism that many sites were beginning to display in the Q&A (again, not this site) and it wouldn't really surprise me if Hasbro has given up on direct interaction with the fans.

RENDAR LIVES
04-04-2011, 10:59 PM
Man, it's been awhile! I had a really nice rant going but I dislike re-writing all over again. In short, I know for my part I can't justify $9 for every new Jedi Luke Hasbro pushes out let alone troop building at that price. And from where I sit it's mostly clones and troopers taking up the pegs. maybe at the SL/CW prices I could swing it but that extra $2 a figure isn't gonna fly. Also we know why Hasbro has to bend over for retail but it's frustrating when 2 whole waves get passed over by retail like AOTC and ANH/ROTS in the first quarter because of all the resets. And online retailers don't help when they are asking $18 for a single figure or $90 for a set of 6. I love my Star Wars but that is just too much for a basic figure no matter how cool they are now days.

That being said, I vot for...

2- Ahsoka Fx
15- Thin Fx necks
4- Luke, Qui-Gon, and Maul sabers. I'd hoped this would have been brought to Hasbro's attention by now as we are getting another luke and I'm sure iether repacks or new versions of Qui-Gon and Maul are bound to show up with TPM in 3-D. Time is of the essence!

Speaking of wich, I wonder if now is the right time for them to do an update of the Naboo fighter?

EDIT: Just read my post and realized it doesn't make a lot of sense. Basically my frustrations with collecting are at the retail level. We've complained about it for years and JT has done interviews that help us understand that Hasbro's hands are tied cause they gotta bow to Target and Walmart for shelf space and pushing out a line at years end knowing that it's gonna hurt first quarter sales with consumers missing out on whole waves. Then people like BBTS and Brianstoys try and capitalize on that misfortune wich I think is only gonna hurt everyone in the long run. It smacks of politics where the goal is to suck everyone dry and worry about the consequences later.

JediTricks
04-05-2011, 01:10 PM
I wish I could ask questions like that, but it appears that Q&A has quietly been discontinued. I guess I shall un-sticky this thread. Too bad, Q&A was really keeping me going the past few years.

El Chuxter
04-05-2011, 02:07 PM
A simple "We're not doing the Q&A anymore" would have worked wonders. :(

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-11-2011, 01:26 PM
Fret not, my pretties! Yakface (http://www.yakface.com/) just posted this note:


Good news everyone! Those who were fearing that the Hasbro/Star Wars QnA program was D.O.A., I received confirmation from Hunter PR that they are putting the final tweaks on the program and a new schedule will be released ASAP.
"I never doubted you for a second! Wonderful!"

I still assume it has to do with the reorganization at the company (like I know Vickie has moved to Marvel, and Jeff is taking over some of Derryl's jobs, so I don't know how widespread this goes - and unfortunately my trip there has been, much like the Q&A, postponed indefinitely while my friend deals with some things). I wouldn't be surprised if we got to ask fewer questions, or they did it less frequently, due to the massive number of sites participating. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

El Chuxter
04-11-2011, 01:34 PM
I don't know if it's a possibility, since the sites are technically business competitors, but I wonder if it might be possible to organize some sort of contact between as many sites as are willing to compare questions going into the Q&A so we don't always get the same question repeated thirty times...?

Blue2th
04-11-2011, 02:12 PM
So...is anybody going to ask about the giant you know what? :lipsrsealed:

El Chuxter
04-11-2011, 02:26 PM
I'd rather ask them to re-release the EU Cloud Car in black, with wheels, at 1/3 the size, so it's film accurate. :D

Blue2th
04-11-2011, 02:42 PM
At least a mama MD, with a little ramp in the back for all her baby MD's to ride and hide from walking carpets in case they get a-scared.

JEDIpartner
04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
What a crock!!

El Chuxter
04-12-2011, 11:20 AM
Hate to get back on the proposal bandwagon, but is there any way we could rephrase this to get it past the rules? (I'm trying to make it as general as possible, when it's really about the Green Pig himself.)

"Although we know the blame rests mainly on the retailers, many of the earlier Vintage figures have sold less than spectacularly, and still take up a lot of space in stores. The recent across-the-board price increases made these figures even less likely to sell. However, many of these figures were re-releases of figures who were released, cheaper, very recently--some were even simultaneously available in the Legends line or in exclusives at a lower per-figure price--things that Hasbro can control. In the future, how do you plan to balance the 'cool' factor of putting figures on vintage-styled cards with the 'I bought that a year ago for $2 less' that seems to be hurting the sales of figures that simply don't need updating? And do you plan to re-release some of the figures who have been much tougher to find, partly as a result of fewer of the later figures making it to retail shelves (especially the Gamorrean Guard, who still has never been seen by quite a few collectors)?"

JediTricks
04-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Fret not, my pretties! Yakface (http://www.yakface.com/) just posted this note:


"I never doubted you for a second! Wonderful!"

I still assume it has to do with the reorganization at the company (like I know Vickie has moved to Marvel, and Jeff is taking over some of Derryl's jobs, so I don't know how widespread this goes - and unfortunately my trip there has been, much like the Q&A, postponed indefinitely while my friend deals with some things). I wouldn't be surprised if we got to ask fewer questions, or they did it less frequently, due to the massive number of sites participating. I guess we'll have to wait and see.I saw that report from Yak and have asked Steve to get our own confirmation from Hunter before moving forward. No other SW site I know has publicly mentioned this news, and Yak was the site that did the Q&A april fools gag, so I want to make sure our ducks are in a row before getting folks excited about doing this again.


I don't know if it's a possibility, since the sites are technically business competitors, but I wonder if it might be possible to organize some sort of contact between as many sites as are willing to compare questions going into the Q&A so we don't always get the same question repeated thirty times...?Chux, it's been suggested before, but ultimately it's a lot of logistics and personalities that don't come together. Keep in mind though, I publish all of our question votes, I publish the winning votes 12 hours or more ahead of time, so I do as much as I can to make sure anybody who wants to know what we're asking knows.

JEDIpartner
04-19-2011, 12:24 PM
And? And? And?!!!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-25-2011, 09:10 PM
Yakface (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2011/04/25/hasbro-qna-relaunch/) had this post:

From Hasbro:

Finally, we’ve fixed the hyperdrive, and we’re ready to jump into lightspeed! And by lightspeed, I mean, Hasbro’s 2011 Star Wars Q&A! The first round of submissions are due this Friday, April 29nd at 10:00AM EST.

Do we have something similar?

JediTricks
04-25-2011, 09:53 PM
Yes, and I'm trying to figure out what we're going to do, it turns out we have a whopping 5 questions outstanding at this point. One of them is TOTALLY useless though, asking about a new Luke Death Star Escape. :p I'll let you know more in a minute when I have it all figured out.

JediTricks
04-25-2011, 10:12 PM
It's only been 15 minutes? Feels like an hour easy. Anyway, the 5 questions weren't vital enough to warrant it, so I'm starting a "part 2" to this round, erasing all votes in this thread and starting over. Keep in mind though, several questions have been cut because we're now down to just 1 site for this, ActionFigs has been cut from the roster, they're slimming the types of sites and amount. So, here's the new voting thread, only 4 months late:

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php/44176-QUESTIONS-FOR-HASBRO-round-89-pt-2?p=748600