Emailed Hasbro again yesterday (addressed to Customer Services Manager), with a link to this thread. Got this response.......
At 11/28/2001 04:32 PM we wrote - Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your interest. The promotional items used for "in store" displays, television commercials and prototypes are not available for resale. If an employee were to sell these things, they would be in violation of Hasbro's code of conduct. We appreciate your understanding.
Consumer Affairs Department
Once again, how can I thank you for your efforts, Hasbro.