Hasbro steps up to the plate again with another week of a mental game of Battleship - it's time for Hasbro answers to SSG's questions for June 16th, 2006.
Thanks again to all the folks who sent in questions and the handful that actually voted last week. Let's get to Hasbro's answers, and remember to check out ActionFigs.com for their weekly Hasbro Q&A as well.
Hasbro Q&A for the week of June 16th
Q: What are the chances of seeing Vintage-Style figures for prequels characters?
A: Right now, there are a lot of OTC characters yet to be done in Vintage. In the future, if the series continues, we'll look at doing prequel figures in Vintage style after we have covered off more of the key vintage Kenner figures.
Q: Will there ever be the curved Cantina bar end piece, and if so, when will it be made available and what will it come with?
A: Yes. The specifics on when it will be available aren't ready for announcement yet.
Q: Why does Hasbro not want to discuss specifics in regards to possible upcoming products when Hasbro has no competition for making Star Wars action figures?
A: Excellent question. We manage the flow of information for a variety of business reasons. One advantage to the plan is that we always have upcoming news and collectors don't get bored. When the public knows the line too far in advance, there's a tendency for items new to the shelf to seem old if the line list has been out there for months (case in point last Toy Fair, when our line list was well-known, and the criticism was that there was "no new news.").
You can find previous answers in SSG's weekly Hasbro Q&A archive.