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    QUESTIONS FOR HASBRO - round 16

    Please post your VOTE for up to 4 {four} of the questions provided in this thread, letting us know which ones you most want to see asked on Friday, November 3rd. Keep in mind that your votes in round 15 do not count in this round, so if your question is still on the list, you may want to vote for it again.

    Also, when submitting a new question post it separately from your votes, a moderator will later add it to the list and edit if needed. Try to keep new questions as clear and concise as possible, and keep in mind Hasbro is not answering questions about potential specific 2007 figures at this point. Here are Hasbro's answers from previous SSG questions; and from other sites.

    Questions we asked from the last round:
    • In a recent Q&A you stated it's important that Cantina patrons have bendable knees because many were sitting. With that said, why don't the figures in Death Star Briefing pack have bendable knees? If I remember correctly these guys were all sitting down, besides Vader and maybe Tarkin.
    • Would Hasbro consider changing the Greatest Hits-style line to have packaging different from the regular basic line, the cardback graphics being more different than they currently are, so both it and the regular line draw unique attention from each other?
    • Is there any way that HasbroToyShop.com could be better-stocked than it is? There's rarely any new Star Wars product on the site. And could HasbroToyShop.com's ordering system be augmented with an active preorder system on all items listed as "coming soon"? Currently they cannot be preordered if they're still listed as "coming soon". And/or how about an email-notification system on "coming soon" and "out of stock" items? All the pages say now are "check back soon" which isn't too handy, especially for high-demand items that sell out quickly once they go online.
    • With Hasbro now producing 6" super articulated Marvel figures, could we eventually see a special line with 6" super articulated Star Wars figures?
    • Will you ever release the Trade Federation PK Droid seen in The Phantom Menace? You could use the Star Wars Saga SP-4 figure mold for the body since they have the same design, and just make a new head.
    • What is with the somewhat recent practice of putting the faces of clone template actors Temuera Morrison and Bodie Taylor on helmeted troopers that we never see unmasked in the movies, especially those in the Original Trilogy who likely are not clones (and if they are clones wouldn't be clones of Jango Fett since the DNA source was killed in Episode 2)?
    Current questions (vote for up to 4):
    1. - What is the status/future of Action Fleet under its original concept - minifigure interaction and true play features? And what is the status/future of actual Micro Machines (the smallest vehicles Galoob regularly made in plastic)?
    2. - What is the status of Playskool's Jedi Force line?
    3. - 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
    4. - 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 somethig like that? If not, why?
    5. - 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?
    6. - Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?
    7. - 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?
    8. - What are the chances of seeing a relauch of the Collector Fleet series (the larger, electronic starships of the Rebel Blockade Runner, Imperial Star Destroyer, & the very-rare Super Star Destroyer from '96), with new entries such as ROTS ships like the Venator Class Star Destroyer and The Invisible Hand?
    9. - Any chance of getting a figure of "Heater", the character name given to the human actor stand-in for Jabba in for A New Hope played by Declan Mullholland?
    10. - What's the chance of re-releasing older, harder-to-find figures (such as the Sio Bibble wave, the Admiral Motti wave, etc.)?
    11. - 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?
    12. - Why were there only 5 Vintage-style figures this year, and why was Empire Strikes Back left out of the line-up when there are such candidates as Snowtrooper, Bespin Luke, Bespin Han, the Hoth incarnations of Han, Luke, & Leia, and even ESB style Boba Fett waiting to be made?
    13. - Is there any possibility of seeing a 7" Unleashed Clone Wars Animated wave?
    14. - Removable lightsaber blades so Jedi figures could have saber accessories that were "on" or "off" and could be worn on their belts was a good concept, but this made the blades more fragile. Are there any plans to release Jedi figures - both main characters and secondary - with both solid one piece ignited lightsaber and "off" lightsaber hilt accessories?
    15. - What is the status of the Holiday line? Any thoughts to a release of a Padme & Anakin with baby Luke manger type of scene?
    16. - With talk about the Expanded Universe figures returning in 2007, are the EU figures going to be short-packed like Scorch or will there be enough for everyone?
    17. - Would Hasbro willing to create a catalog of replacement parts for those parts that break or get easily lost on vehicles and playsets so consumers can always get replacements even long after the toy has stopped manufacturing? If not, why not?
    18. - 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.
    19. - Eventually will all the Episode III Clone Commanders be released as an entire set?
    20. - 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?
    21. - Will there ever be a Fan's Choice Titanium Series Forged Figure?
    22. - 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. - 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.?
    24. - Since two recent Neimoidian figures (Neimoidian Warrior and Lushros Dofine) were extremely heavy pegwarmers, how does that affect the chances of more Neimoidian figures being made in the future?
    25. - Since the Saga Collection was extended, will the miniature hologram figures change color once again, stay red, or go back to blue?
    26. - Is Hasbro considering doing a mail-away promotion for a complete set of the 60 basic figure coins in 2007 like Kenner did with the original POTF coins?
    27. - Will the final 22 The Saga Collection figures be available in Canada?
    28. - Vacuum-metallizing is nearly always used for C-3PO and R2-D2 even though it seems to be more troublesome to work with, makes the parts more fragile, is difficult to keep paint applied to, limits the amount of articulation & gimmicks that can be have, and the chromed-look doesn't scale down very well. The only time R2's vac-metallized dome has looked right is on the Episode I figure where a dull-coat was applied over it, and unfortunately this technique was never used again. And painted R2-D2 domes generally aren't painted shiny enough even though Hasbro has used shinier paints in other items. Why use vac-metallizing so often with these figures, why not use shiny metallic paints instead, and for remaining vac-metallized elements what about using dull-coat again?
    29. - Knowing you can't (or won't) divulge any specifics - has pre-production begun on any of the new toy products that will come out in support of the 2 Star Wars tv series that are currently being developed?
    30. - Will fans have a chance to vote for any never-before-made figures in 2007?
    31. - Was it intentional for the recent Target-exclusive Rogue II Snowspeeder to be without stickers and the spring-loaded landing gear? (The landing leg in previous releases had a spring which held it in the down position when the door holding it was slid open.)
    32. - Will the Rebel Troop Transport or Tantive IV vehicles ever be offered?
    33. - Any chance of getting a TIE Defender, Moldy Crow, or other Expanded Universe vehicles? EU figures need EU ships to fly around in.
    34. - In the Episode I line, the "Naboo Pilot" Anakin figure came with a "flight simulator" accessory that was really the panel with control sticks and actually fit in the Naboo Fighter vehicle. Would you consider reissuing this accessory in more accurate colors, and making similar "flight simulator" control stick accessories for the X-wing, Snowspeeder, Y-wing, TIE Fighter, Jedi Starfighters, etc.? These control stick accessories add a welcome layer of realism to the toys and could be released with future pilot figures or with the vehicles themsleves.
    35. - Why go with the full card-width bubble and figures displayed in poses via the tray? Have you thought about going back to side-bubble, neutral-posed figures for basic figures a la the Vintage, POTF2, and Episode I lines which were easier to store carded and could fit more units into cases?
    Vote now, and feel free to add new questions too. Thanks for participating!

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    New Question:

    Will you ever go back to nuetral posed packaging for the 3 3/4 line? They are easier to store for carded collectors and it beats preposed statue scen specific figures.


    If it has been asked please disregard
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    11, 14, 17.

    I think 10 has been answered, based on the voting going on over at that other Ridiculous Site.

    New: Knowing you can't (or won't) divulge any specifics - has pre-production begun on any of the new toy products that will come out in support of the 2 tv series that are currently being developed?

    New: Are the pictures of the new Battlepacks (incl. Padme on Ilum) that are floating around the internet legit, or are they concept photos?

    New: Will the EU figures planned for next year all be related to the upcoming video game, or will they be drawn from various EU sources? I'd love to see some figures from the "Tales of the Jedi" comics, particularly the final "Redemption" story line. (Sorry, not sure if that one has been asked or not).

    New: Will fans have a chance to vote for any never-before-made figures again in 2007?
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    I Would like to ask if the plans for the release of the Target Shuttle have been scrapped all together. And also, was it intentional for the Target snowspeeder to be without sticker and spring loaded landing gear (unless some had found one the does). Thirdly, I've heard that Hasbro didn't change the mold of the Endor Luke to reflect the lack of the tunic he wore on Tatooine. I would like to know if they realize that this displeasing to fans and inaccurate!

    Is this where I would post these questions for consideration?

    Also, I'm curious if the question about putting Jango's likeness under the helmet of Imperial troops was actually asked of Hasbro. It's seems a little silly to me, and not likely to get a straight answer. Just because we never saw any of their faces doesn't mean that they weren't clones! how do we know that Lucas didn't intend for them to be? He made reference to the clone wars in the first movie, maybe he actually meant for them all to look the same! Either way it doesn't take away from the accuracy of the figure! Just leave the helmet on! Don't ruin it for the fan's that like it! I for one think it's a cool idea! I think it would be better to use our questions to get answers to questions like "why do you guys feel you have to cram the "Sith Infiltrator" into a $20 vehicle size scale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacta Beast View Post
    I Would like to ask if the plans for the release of the Target Shuttle have been scrapped all together.
    This very site reported a couple of days ago that it was listed on target.com briefly, so I would assume it's forthcoming soon.
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    QUESTIONS 29-31 ADDED. QUESTION 10 STRICKEN.

    jjreason, you have 1 vote left, since you added multiple questions but had only 1 vote slot, I did not include any votes for them yet.

    Bacta Beast, you have 3 votes left.



    Quote Originally Posted by Kidhuman View Post
    New Question:
    Will you ever go back to nuetral posed packaging for the 3 3/4 line? They are easier to store for carded collectors and it beats preposed statue scen specific figures.

    If it has been asked please disregard
    I'm not sure what you're asking, do you mean narrow-bubble POTF2-style packaging?

    Quote Originally Posted by jjreason
    I think 10 has been answered, based on the voting going on over at that other Ridiculous Site.
    Rats, I pulled one of the questions about that, forgot to pull the other. I'll strike it.

    New: Are the pictures of the new Battlepacks (incl. Padme on Ilum) that are floating around the internet legit, or are they concept photos?
    They're legit, production samples at least, so I won't add this one.

    Will the EU figures planned for next year all be related to the upcoming video game, or will they be drawn from various EU sources? I'd love to see some figures from the "Tales of the Jedi" comics, particularly the final "Redemption" story line.
    I think they're the comic 2packs and such, not sure what upcoming video game you mean.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bacta Beast
    I Would like to ask if the plans for the release of the Target Shuttle have been scrapped all together.
    Why would you think they are? Target took down their page with them, but it wasn't an ordering page, Hasbro suggested they were just jumping the gun with the news.

    I've heard that Hasbro didn't change the mold of the Endor Luke to reflect the lack of the tunic he wore on Tatooine. I would like to know if they realize that this displeasing to fans and inaccurate!
    Luke doesn't lose his vest until he turns himself over to the Imperials on Endor, so it's not inaccurate.

    Also, I'm curious if the question about putting Jango's likeness under the helmet of Imperial troops was actually asked of Hasbro. It's seems a little silly to me, and not likely to get a straight answer. Just because we never saw any of their faces doesn't mean that they weren't clones!
    It was asked on Friday. The question addresses the clone issue in saying "especially those in the Original Trilogy who likely are not clones (and if they are clones wouldn't be clones of Jango Fett since the DNA source was killed in Episode 2)". If they don't answer it straight, they don't, but with so few votes last week it left the field wide open.

    I think it would be better to use our questions to get answers to questions like "why do you guys feel you have to cram the "Sith Infiltrator" into a $20 vehicle size scale!
    Well, you didn't vote in the last 2 rounds, the votes were VERY close in both, your vote could have swung it out of the running - I thought it was an interesting question, it's tied more than once and not been included, so when it tied yet again I found it to be among the most interesting of that tie group.
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    I'm gonna go with 9, 27, 30, & 28.

    We have have a few Action Fleet questions. I know there are a lot of die hard fans but from there responses thus far have pretty much stated there are no plans and for the foreseeable future will be no plans. If people are voting for them cool but if not I would suggest ditching them.
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