Attachment 25022Every month, we get to ask Hasbro 2 questions, and back on May 27th, we sent in 2 questions. Today, Hasbro has sent us back the answers.
SSG: Any thoughts on pulling back certain collector-targeted figures that have built up at retail over the last year, such as the Sandtrooper, Dengar, 4-LOM, the Endor Trooper, the Cloud Car Pilot, and especially the Vintage Collection ROTS Clone? While in the past with some figures like Yarna it was just that they were ordered hard and didn't sell through, with this particular Clone you've also got a Legends ROTS Clone next to it on the pegs that is less expensive, and many of the Vintage ROTS Clone have a defective, discolored helmet (even after the missing paint problems were addressed). While there is the usual peg warming status of a few figures causing a lack of new figures for the last 6 months, in many areas the build up of the TVC ROTS Clone is reaching an even more alarming rate. While future assortments of Legends may not have the ROTS Clone, and we would hope that future Vintage Collection ROTS Clone Troopers released have this discoloring problem resolved, as a collector based item with a more discerning collector willing to pay extra for a collector item, these Clones are not selling through and will still remain even if there is a lack of Legends Clones available. Any plans to resolve the pegwarming problems in TVC, and especially the portion of that issue caused by the defective Clone?
Hasbro: We are in the process of looking at a range of options to help address inventory issues of certain figures at retail. We recognize that sometimes you can have too much Dengar and 4-LOM.
Attachment 25023SSG: Given previous answers from Hasbro that a Cane Adiss figure was not off the table, and then the character showing 10th in the most recent Fans Choice poll, it certainly seems like eventually we'll probably get a Cane Adiss figure at some point down the road. With that in mind, has the Hasbro Star Wars team given any thought to how Cane, the largest character in the Fans Choice poll, could be realized as a product since he undoubtedly wouldn't fit on the current basic card - would it be a battle pack, a mail-away, an exclusive for Toys R Us (a good tie-in to the giraffe-themed retailer)? And has there been any discussion on a "whole creature" design for Adiss similarly to how the team extrapolated a fully-realized design for aliens like Dice Ibegon that were only prop puppet heads? Obviously we're not expecting Lucasfilm approval on any ideas you guys might have yet, but preliminarily, what does the Hasbro team feel a Cane Adiss figure would look like?
Hasbro: Cane Adiss is not currently in the plan, but if we were to tackle him maybe he could look something like a stick held by a hand…or maybe not….
Well, that's it for this round's questions and answers. Thanks to everybody who participated in picking these questions, and to Hasbro for the answers. Feel free to let us know what you think of this round by replying below!