Hasbro has sent word to us that they wish to correct a misconception about the new Star Wars product launch date, that the Jan 30th, 2012 street date still stands. In their words...
"We wanted to take a moment and quickly clarify a discrepancy in the retail launch date of Hasbro's first 2012 items that began popping up online over the holidays. January 30, 2012, is the date for Hasbro's STAR WARS product to go on shelf in all countries except the U.K., which
Here's a list of other site's questions Hasbro answered for the week of December 6th, 2011. Don't forget to check out our Q&A as well. And if you know of any other questions we've missed, drop me a line and let me know.
EchoBaseForums.com: The recent "Umbara" arc on the Clone Wars series has provided many interesting characters and designs. Can we expect to see any 501st Clone Troopers, Umbarans or a General Krell figure based on this arc in the Clone Wars line? Hasbro: We do have plans for a tremendous General Krell figure in the Clone Wars line.
EchoBaseForums.com: Some collectors are very excited about the retooled cockpit on the upcoming Trade Federation AAT vehicle. Are any pictures of that cockpit available? Hasbro: Not yet, but we will share when they are available.
ImperialShipyards.net: Throughout the Star Wars: The Clone Wars line, there has been a distinct lack of Separatist characters being
Every month, we get to ask Hasbro 2 questions. Back on November 11th, we sent in 2 questions, and Hasbro has just sent us back the answers. This will be the last Q&A for 2011, with details for the 2012 program coming soon.
SSG: At the SDCC panel, Hasbro talked about the new Battle Droid and even a new ROTJ Speeder Bike in the works. Both these items are ones that previous iterations have suffered significant wilting on, their plastics were too soft to support their long, thin designs for any real amount of
Here's a list of other site's questions Hasbro answered for the week of November 11th, 2011. Don't forget to check out our Q&A as well. And if you know of any other questions we've missed, drop me a line and let me know.
16bit.com: Are there plans for a Clone Wars-themed Mail-In in 2012? (Yes or no would be great if you can't give hints!) Hasbro: Not at this time.
16bit.com: Will any of the "Movie Heroes" features (light-up weapons, slashing actions) be added to the Clone Wars line? Hasbro: Not at this time.
BanthaSkull.com: We very much appreciate you sending your representatives to purge pegwarmers from retailers. Unfortunately, it appears only the sales floors were impacted, while backrooms and the distribution pipeline were still full of Sandtroopers & ROTS Clones and Wave 5. We have personally witnessed one high volume Target store which was replenished with a single case of Wave 5 on 10/6 and, as of the time of this submission (10/21), only the Grievous has sold. Wave 5 (which appears to not be particularly popular) has been in constant rotation
After a break in the schedule for September, Q&A is back. Every month, we get to ask Hasbro 2 questions. Back on October 21st we sent in 2 questions, and Hasbro has just sent us back the answers.
SSG: Since the release of the ROTJ wave Fall of 2010, there really wasn't much product for either line making a big appearance on shelves at any major retailer up until this September. Many waves have come and gone in very small, sporadic, scattered numbers. Your recent answers about some figures slowing things
We've just received word from Hasbro that the questions we sent them back on September 16th will not be answered, as Hasbro has scuttled that entire round of Q&A. Hasbro sent word hours after the submission deadline for the October round, so we couldn't redirect the previous questions back. Here's how Hasbro puts it:
Thank you for your continued participation in Hasbro's Star Wars Q&A program. Hasbro understands that you've been waiting patiently for your outlet's responses
Here's a list of other site's questions Hasbro answered for the week of September 8th, 2011. Don't forget to check out our Q&A as well. And if you know of any other questions we've missed, drop me a line and let me know.
16bit.com: You guys seem to have a lot of easter eggs lately-- are these hints at toys to come? Attack Cycle Grievous has a lightsaber similar to Sha'a Gi's, while Seripas comes with what appears to be Rumi Paramita's sniper rifle. Are there any others we're missing out on? Hasbro: We all certainly love to drop the Easter Eggs in when we can. Another fun one coming up is that the Clone Wars Chewbacca comes with a Trandoshan Shotgun. Things like that are one of the most fun things about our jobs. Whether it's something more obvious like Ponda Baba's flippers or something more subtle like a figure coming with an updated version of their Vintage or POTF accessory, we love doing our part!
16bit.com: The newest Clone Wars figures like Savage Opress literally shove the
For the first time at New York Comic Con, Hasbro, Inc. will attend the convention at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 to present many of its iconic brands and meet with fans. Hasbro will have a significant booth presence featuring current and upcoming products from its TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and KRE-O brands and BEYBLADE, MARVEL and STAR WARS lines. Additionally, Hasbro will host panels for several of its properties and action figure lines as well as offer for sale several HasbroToyShop.com special edition products made for New York Comic Con convention goers.
After a hiatus in the program, Q&A is back. Every month, we get to ask Hasbro 2 questions. Back on August 18th we sent in 2 questions, and Hasbro has just sent us back the answers.
SSG: Last fall, Hasbro finally had to bite the bullet and raise pricing across the line, both movie product and Clone Wars. Retailers seemed to take an odd approach with the raised prices, showing many instances where they'd set a price even a dollar or two higher than what Hasbro was aiming for. Now the main line Vintage Collection figures go for