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    QUESTIONS FOR HASBRO - round 25

    Please post your VOTE for up to 6 {six} of the questions provided in this thread, letting us know which ones you most want to see asked on Friday, February 16th 23rd. Keep in mind that your votes in round 24 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 from previous SSG questions; and from other sites. And here are the questions we asked last week (note - due to low voter turnout and Hasbro not answering our Jan 19th questions, we only asked 2 new questions from the last round, and resubmitted the Jan 19th questions with them to avoid further backlog):
    • With the recent addition of the Comic Book Two packs, and the thoughts of EU Figures being shipped in future waves, will we ever see a new sculpt of Kyle Katarn, perhaps as he appears in either Jedi Knight or Jedi Outcast ? This would be great way also to release perhaps the Dark Jedi in the game as well as other characters in the games like Jan Ors or Rahn or even an older version of Luke Skywalker.
    • With you knowing that collectors have been asking for new versions of movie accuarte Han and Luke in stormtrooper disguises for a while, why did you go and make them only in the comic 2 packs which are chiefly for EU fans? Will this further delay us getting movie accurate versions of these two now, or perhaps hasten it?
    Current questions (vote for up to 6):
    1. - What is the status of Playskool's Jedi Force line?
    2. - Having met some of you at SD Comic-Con, where I've been able to talk to you and learn all sorts of things about the struggle involved in making these toys, I wonder if maybe you'd consider sharing a lot more of that with collectors in general? If not, why? - asked by Plasticfetish
    3. - Back when you were posting updates about the Fan's Choice figure development on your site, it did a lot to generate interest. Any chance that you'd go back to doing something like that? If not, why?
    4. - I've seen the Kenner and Galoob logos on a few things lately. Is that just a "special" thing, or are we looking to see a relaunch of some old brands?
    5. - Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?
    6. - With each figure in The Saga Collection line having at least 6 different "exclusive hologram figure" pack-ins, some collectors think these were created solely to sell multiples of the same figure to completists. What was the thinking behind these "exclusive hologram figure" pack-ins, and why change the color from blue to red when there were no red character holograms in the movies?
    7. - Canadaian collectors miss out on a many of the US-only store exclusives. Any chance Canadians could have every exclusive figure/vehicle/combination made available on shop.starwars.com after their shelf runs in the US stores?
    8. - Is there any possibility of seeing a 7" Unleashed Clone Wars Animated wave?
    9. - What is the status of the Holiday line? Any thoughts to a release of a Padme & Anakin with baby Luke manger type of scene?
    10. - With talk about the Expanded Universe figures returning in 2007, are the EU figures going to be short-packed like TSC's Scorch or will there be enough for everyone?
    11. - If Hasbro feels that mid-sized vehicles is the way to go, then will we be seeing more airspeeders and landspeeders in the forseeable future? Some of the airspeeders are pretty much snubfighter sized.
    12. - Eventually will all the Episode III Clone Commanders be released as an entire set?
    13. - With the release of the George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise and the Lucas Family Collection, can we expect to see a George Lucas the Director action figure in his trademarked flannel shirt and perhaps variations of old and young Lucas?
    14. - Has Hasbro considered taking figures that were released in the original Kenner vintage line that have already been remade with modern VOTC quality (example: OTC Cloud Car Pilot) and packaging them on VOTC-style packaging, perhaps for a lower price than new-mold VOTC go for (msrp $10)?
    15. - Are there going to be any more silver 'raw metal' Titanium 3" ships like the silver Slave I, 5-pack Millennium Falcon, 5-pack Death Star, etc.?
    16. - Since we've seen Star Wars crossovers with Transformers done in the Star Wars Transformers line, the Attacktix line, and even some might argue the Titanium Series line; and Marvel Superheroes now have Titanium and Galactic Hero-styled entries, will we get other kinds of crossover entries, perhaps GI Joe Galactic Heroes? Star Wars, Transformers, and GI Joe all had their first comic ties to Marvel, so it'd be... uh... "perfect"!
    17. - Though you said you wouldn't be releasing any new Separatist Leaders or Neimoidians in 2007 does this include repaints and retools of existing ones?
    18. - What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?
    19. - Since the upcoming Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter is an orange version of the AOTC ship, does this lower the chances of getting the green & gray (with yellow droid) ROTS version of his ship as seen in the Clone Wars cartoon episode 23, or is it possible that we will still see one in the future?
    20. - Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was even used for both Republic and Imperial troops in Battlefront II.
    21. - Any chance of ever seeing the Ultra Battle Droid made that appears in the Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1 comic story Heavy Metal Jedi?
    22. - Understanding you don't want to divulge specific figures, can you tell us how many (if any) figures in the 30th Anniv. line will have running-change variant figures, a la The Saga Collection Endor Rebel Soldiers?
    23. - The images released of the 30th Anniv. wave 2 carded and loose Death Star Trooper show him coming with the standard E-11 Stormtrooper blaster, however in A New Hope these troopers are shown sporting the DH-17, the blaster most often used by the Rebels (this blaster is even represented in this same wave with the Rebel Honor Guard and Biggs figures). Will the Death Star Trooper figure ship with the correct DH-17 blaster or continue with the E-11 shown in the photo sample, and if it's the latter, why?
    24. - In the past, figures have included interlocking bases that can create larger diorama pieces. Will we see more of these in the future?
    25. - Any chance that Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast will get together and pack in WOTC's Star Wars minatures with Hasbro basic figures?
    26. - Any chance that we could get a new Rancor, perhaps packed with a Dathomir Witch or Sith Witch instead of Luke?
    27. - In recent years, many Darth Vader figures have included a silver piece of material around the neck to represent the chain that holds Vader's cape on. However, every time this feature has been included, the "chain" ends up looking too big and out-of-place, while Vader figures that do not include this chain end up looking much better. In the interest of accuracy, could the chain either be scaled down (to better match its look in Episodes III, V, and VI), or done as sculpted plastic (as on earlier incarnations), or simply left off (as in Episode IV) on future Darth Vader figures?
    28. - In a future release, would it be possible to re-release Dannik Jerriko with the holes in his face (the ones caused by the removable proboscises) filled in?
    29. - What are the chances of getting the Scorpenek Annihilator Droid from the New Essential Guide to Droids?
    30. - With the excitement generated by Sideshow's 12" figure line, does Hasbro have any regrets about cancelling their 12" line, especially since it's clear that there is a strong market for high-quality 12" Star Wars figures? Did Hasbro recognize a deficiency in their 12" Star Wars product which didn't meet consumer's expectations of quality leading to a lack of success, and was that a chief factor behind the decision to end it? Is there anything that in hindsight Hasbro would have done differently with the 12" line to keep it in-house?
    31. - With 2007 being focused on the 30th Anniversary Collection, what plans if any are being made for 2008?
    32. - In the Betrayal on Felucia Battlepack, why wasn't the corrected or more movie accurate variation of Commander Bly with brown accents used?
    33. - In the carded and loose sample photos for the upcoming ANH Ceremony Luke, the figure has Darth Vader's lightsaber hilt plugged into his belt? (The carded photo it's even clear-banded onto his waist.) Is this merely an example of sample images with the wrong accessories, or if not, why does Hasbro keep giving the incorrect lightsaber hilt accessories to some figures? The VTSC X-wing Pilot Luke also had the Vader hilt on his belt. At the very least, shouldn't you paint the incorrect saber to match the correct one?
    34. - Will you ever be rereleasing the Geonosian Starfighter, perhaps as a repaint? The ship had only a small release in a non-movie line and could use a rerelease. If so, is there anything you can do to strengthen the droopy dual-nose issue? This is a great mold with a very nifty exclusive pilot figure, but that droopy nose thing detracts from this cool set.
    35. - In the Ambush on Ilum Battlepack, the C-3PO figure is gold, but during this sequence in the Clone Wars cartoon he was the same gray colors he was in Attack of the Clones. Why was the figure chosen to be in the inaccurate gold? The vac-metallized gold costs more to make even so this seems to run counter to a main goal of the battle pack line. Will we see a running change in the correct colors, or will it stay wrong? If this is just another example of "it's what we had on hand", could you walk us through the decision-making process that ok's something inaccurate like this?
    36. - Some collectors missed out on the Vintage-style figures and now must look to ebay and other wretched hives of scum and villainy for these fine figures. What is the likelihood of seeing any or all of those Vintage-style figures rereleased and getting more of collectors' money directly? (They'd prefer to give it to you rather than overpriced after-market guys.)
    37. - Back in October, Hasbro told us "fear not about the last few of the Titanium Ultra vehicles..., they will be made available to fans after all, just not at mass retail. Look for details on that soon." Since they're not going to be mass-retail items, they won't be at Toy Fair, so are there any new details available yet?
    38. - Will the Battle Droid Commander in the Saga Legends line have a backpack or just the antennas? And will we be getting a Geonosis Battle Droid Commander in the Saga Legends line like the regular colored Commander?
    39. - Why do hologram figures come with weapons when they're almost never shown using weapons in the holograms in the movies?
    40. - Now that we've seen photos of the new Jedi Luke figure with cloth vest, what can you tell us about him? Is it an all new sculpt? Is his Death Star 2 costume on underneath the vest, is the vest and outer belt removable? What accessories will he have? What are the chances of seeing him repacked without the vest?
    41. - Concerning Titanium Series 3" repaints, will the Titanium AT-RT get another release with a green & brown repainted driver the way the repainted Clone Swamp Speeder did with its pilots? And will we be seeing the Titanium AOTC Jedi Starfighter repainted in all the color schemes the figure scale one has come in (Clone Wars teal, Saesee Tiin's, Kit Fisto's), the way it is currently slated for a Plo Koon repaint?
    42. - The Galactic Heroes line has recently seen a release of multipacks where the package can double as a play enviroment, any chance of a similar multipack-as-play-environment concept being used for the Titanium Series 3" vehicle line? (ie: Trench run, Battle above Endor, Battle above Coruscant, etc.)
    43. - The movie scene photo on the back of The Saga Collection #50 Naboo Soldier's card shows characters in red versions of the same uniform, was this considered for a variation during production, or perhaps will we be seeing it in an upcoming year?
    44. - The Snowspeeder has only been an exclusive item in the past two releases for it where prior releases were regular mass-retail. Why the exclusivity and accompanying higher pricepoint on this vehicle? If it's due to its somewhat large size compared to other vehicles, could it be scaled down to accurate proportions (since it is actually a little too large as-is) and released in the $20 line?
    45. - When Episode II came out, there was a big fuss made about Hasbro using Realscan technology as an advanced guide assisting in the sculpting process - especially for heads and accessories. In the 5 years after, how often has Realscan been used since then, how helpful has it been, what are some of the most common drawbacks when using it for you, and what is the figure or figure's accessory that is closest to the Realscansource data?
    46. - Many fans feel that the Super Articulated Clone Trooper mold from the ROTS line is the best version of this figure, however there are several problems with the sculpt that continue to show up including: upside-down belt packs, one elbowpad strap smaller than the other, different-heights on the knee joints and a 1mm variance from the left to right upper leg leading to leaning figures, and an asymmetrical "cheek" sculpt on the helmet. Will these issues ever be addressed on future figures?
    47. - Will Hasbro be re-releasing the straight sections of the cantina bar in the near future to coincide with the release of the curved end pieces coming out? If so, please consider re-releasing the blue Snaggletooth from the K-Mart exclusive as well.
    48. - Last time we asked this question in October, you said " We won't be answering any more specific questions on the 2007 line at this time. However, she is definitely a possible future figure. Not out of the question." However, now that Toy Fair has come and gone, can you tell us what the odds are that we will see Yarna D'al Gargan in 2007?
    49. - Will the moisture vaporator be available only with this upcoming Luke figure so those who want multiples of this accessory will need to buy multiple Lukes, or will there be other ways to get it in the foreseeable future? (One possibility is to reuse the accessory with Ep 2 Owen Lars, Beru Whitesun, and Cliegg Lars figures.)
    50. - Will Academy outfit Biggs from wave 3 have his cape, and if not, why?
    51. - Recently, several unique figures and accessories have been released in boxed sets (multi-packs, vehicles) - for example: Zev Senesca, removable-helmet Snowtrooper, white AT-RT Driver, the Geonosian energy binders, etc.. As many collectors who have been with the line for 12 years haven't wanted to purchase (for example) yet another Snowspeeder they already had just to get a new figure, have you given any thought to releasing these figures separately, either carded or as hasbrotoyshop.com exclusives?
    52. - The Galactic Heroes line has really taken off with kids and collectors alike, however the most "kid-friendly" film in the saga - Ep I: The Phantom Menace - is heavily underrepresented with the only offerings being re-releases of the now-defunct Playskool line and 1 new Maul set. Characters like Jar Jar Binks, Sebulba, and Qui-Gon Jinn seem like obvious choices for the line. Will there be more Episode I offerings in the future?
    53. - Since Boba Fett from the Holiday Special has now been revealed, and POTJ Zutton is actually taken from the Holiday Special as well, is there a possibility for other figures from the show, most notably the cantina scene?
    54. - Why didn't the Kashyyyk Elite Corps Clone Trooper from The Saga Collection come with the long blaster rifle the figure is shown holding on the figure photo on the back of the card? That is the weapon the majority of this trooper sported in the movie, yet the figure only comes with the Biker Scout pistol and the Clone Trooper blaster pistol.
    Vote now, and feel free to add new questions too. Thanks for participating!

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    5. - Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?
    14. - Has Hasbro considered taking figures that were released in the original Kenner vintage line that have already been remade with modern VOTC quality (example: OTC Cloud Car Pilot) and packaging them on VOTC-style packaging, perhaps for a lower price than new-mold VOTC go for (msrp $10)?
    23. - The images released of the 30th Anniv. wave 2 carded and loose Death Star Trooper show him coming with the standard E-11 Stormtrooper blaster, however in A New Hope these troopers are shown sporting the DH-17, the blaster most often used by the Rebels (this blaster is even represented in this same wave with the Rebel Honor Guard and Biggs figures). Will the Death Star Trooper figure ship with the correct DH-17 blaster or continue with the E-11 shown in the photo sample, and if it's the latter, why?
    20. - Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was even used for both Republic and Imperial troops in Battlefront II.
    37. - Back in October, Hasbro told us "fear not about the last few of the Titanium Ultra vehicles..., they will be made available to fans after all, just not at mass retail. Look for details on that soon." Since they're not going to be mass-retail items, they won't be at Toy Fair, so are there any new details available yet?
    41. - Concerning Titanium Series 3" repaints, will the Titanium AT-RT get another release with a green & brown repainted driver the way the repainted Clone Swamp Speeder did with its pilots? And will we be seeing the Titanium AOTC Jedi Starfighter repainted in all the color schemes the figure scale one has come in (Clone Wars teal, Saesee Tiin's, Kit Fisto's), the way it is currently slated for a Plo Koon repaint?


    JT, do you think question #8 should be modified? We know they're not going to be releasing any brand new sculpts for a long time (if ever again), so should it be changed to asking if they have plans for Clone Wars creations from existing sculpts (like modifying the Clone body by adding Obi-Wan's head and a cloak)?
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    24 - Bases
    25 - WOTC Minis
    36 - VOTC

    Wasn't the first half of question 9 answered already (holiday figures)?
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    39, 37, 31, 42,


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    Quote Originally Posted by LTBasker View Post
    JT, do you think question #8 should be modified? We know they're not going to be releasing any brand new sculpts for a long time (if ever again), so should it be changed to asking if they have plans for Clone Wars creations from existing sculpts (like modifying the Clone body by adding Obi-Wan's head and a cloak)?
    I don't want to go that route, it's too specific and that's where Hasbro usually ends up burning us, the question can be applied to new sculpts or rehashing old molds, the ball will be in their court (should it ever get enough votes to be asked, or if the Unleashed line survives beyond next week).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue II View Post
    Wasn't the first half of question 9 answered already (holiday figures)?
    They touched on it, but really didn't answer it definitively: Jan 12th
    SWcollector.com: The past Holiday Edition figure sets, such as R2 and 3PO, Yoda, the Jawas, and then Vader, were great. Since the Vader didn't seem to sell that well, and wasn't very well received by many collectors, is that why the line has been canceled? Just a personal note, just because the Vader didn't sell well doesn't mean people don't want these Christmas figs. Maybe if the Vader would have been the one shown on the card enclosed, you probably would have sold out.
    Hasbro: We have not pursued one for '06 or '07 simply because we didn't really find any concepts we felt strongly enough about to pursue (one of the reasons we tried something different with the red Holiday Vader). however, there will be a holiday pack in '07, but it won't be Christmas. Hmmm!
    Alright, we're off and running. Thanks for the votes guys, keep 'em coming!
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    19, 24, 27, 35, and:
    Many fans feel that the Super Articulated Clone Trooper mold from the ROTS line is the best version of this figure. However, there are several problems with the sculpt that are still being used, including: upside-down belt, elbow pads being the wrong size when viewed from the front (the right one is too large, the left one is too small), and poorly-done upper legs leading to leaning figures (as well as just looking bad all around). Will these problems ever be addressed on future figures?

    I'll save a vote for later.

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    Put me down for #'s 18, 24, 25, 40 & 33.
    Looking for CW 2010 Sidious and TX-20...if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Also I have a new question for Hasbro:

    "Any chance of re-releasing Anakin's Clone Wars Starfighter from the animated cartoon or perhaps even the Clone Starfighter from the same series?"
    Looking for CW 2010 Sidious and TX-20...if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Due to Toy Fair, Hasbro may be pushing the schedule back on this Q&A 2 weeks, in which case I will simply extend the deadline in this thread.

    Question 46 added.

    Mr. JabbaJohnL, you have 1 vote left.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
    Many fans feel that the Super Articulated Clone Trooper mold from the ROTS line is the best version of this figure. However, there are several problems with the sculpt that are still being used, including: upside-down belt, elbow pads being the wrong size when viewed from the front (the right one is too large, the left one is too small), and poorly-done upper legs leading to leaning figures (as well as just looking bad all around). Will these problems ever be addressed on future figures?
    I cut the part about the elbow pads for now, you'll have to show me an example of this since they're the same size as each other on the toy. I also soft-sold the upper leg issue since I'm not convinced of it yet. However, I did add the asymmetrical helmet "cheeks". If you want to hit me up with some links showing what you mean with your examples, that'd be cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkArtist View Post
    Also I have a new question for Hasbro:

    "Any chance of re-releasing Anakin's Clone Wars Starfighter from the animated cartoon or perhaps even the Clone Starfighter from the same series?"
    Can you hit me up a link to the "Clone Starfighter"? I'm not aware of the vehicle and cannot find reference to it. If you mean the V-19 Torrent starfighter, LMK: http://www.starwars.com/databank/sta...ent/index.html
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