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    QUESTIONS FOR HASBRO - round 20

    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, December 8th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 19 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, it will be added to the list later 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:
    • The 3" Titanium series X-Wing mold is being rereleased as a Dagobah version soon but the S-foil wings are stuck open on this mold which doesn't look right for the paint scheme. Will Hasbro eventually make a new X-Wing that has opening/closing wings? How about a new 3" Titanium Millennium Falcon with retractable landing gear, or other Galoob die-cast molds that could use updating?
    • The Battle Packs Unleashed line recently had a Snowspeeder vehicle set as part of the Battle of Hoth assortment. Will we see more ships in the line? How about taking larger ships from other Hasbro lines (like the 3¾" line's Millennium Falcon for example) that are close to the line's scale and retool them into the Battle Packs Unleashed line?
    • 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?
    • Why do some pack-in figures with vehicles and multi-figure sets use older or less-popular sculpts of the character when better-quality ones exist? Examples include the large-wing TIE Fighter being packed with the POTF2 TIE Pilot figure rather than the vastly-superior Saga TIE Pilot, or Battle Packs that use the ROTS #06 Quick-Draw Clone Trooper or Deluxe Jetpack Clone rather than the #41 Super-Articulated Clone, or the upcoming Tantive IV Battle Pack using the Evolutions Sandtrooper mold that doesn't have mid-torso articulation over the VOTC Stormtrooper. (This question isn't looking for answers to those specific examples, but to the general "why" of this practice.)
    • If and when you decide to make a Battle Droid Commander 2-pack, will you make one figure in the regular color and one in the Geonosis color, or are all of the Battle Droid 2-packs going to be 2 of the same paint application?
    • Any possibility of releasing a super-articulated IG-100 Magnaguard (aka General Grievous' Bodyguard)?
    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. - 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?
    9. - Is there any possibility of seeing a 7" Unleashed Clone Wars Animated wave?
    10. - What is the status of the Holiday line? Any thoughts to a release of a Padme & Anakin with baby Luke manger type of scene?
    11. - 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?
    12. - 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.
    13. - Eventually will all the Episode III Clone Commanders be released as an entire set?
    14. - 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?
    15. - Will there ever be a Fan's Choice Titanium Series Forged Figure?
    16. - 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)?
    17. - 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.?
    18. - 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?
    19. - 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.)
    20. - Considering it is the very first spaceship we see in Star Wars and plays a significant role in the first part of the movie, as well as appearing in ROTS, will the Tantive IV (aka Rebel Blockade Runner) vehicle ever be offered?
    21. - 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"!
    22. - 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?
    23. - What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?
    24. - 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?
    25. - In the pictures we've seen for the Ambush On Ilum Battlepack, it appears that the C-3PO figure is gold. In the cartoon, during the Ilum sequence, C-3PO is the grayish color he was in Attack of the Clones. Will the figure in the Battlepack be repainted to reflect this, or will he remain the inaccurate gold?
    26. - What other toy lines do you see as the Star Wars line's chief competition, both in-house and across the market?
    27. - What kind of articulation do the Chameleon Droids have in the Ambush On Ilum Battlepack?
    28. - Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was used for both Republic and Imperial troops.
    29. - What happened to the scale when you made the previous Hoth Rebel Trooper (Saga 04-01), which is very short next to other figures even taking his pose into account? Can we expect a more definitive Hoth Rebel anytime soon to go with that great Major Derlin?
    30. - Any chance of ever seeing the Ultra Battle Droid made that appears in the Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1 comic story Heavy Metal Jedi?
    31. - Can Hasbro give us an idea of how many waves and figures there will be in '07? And roughly how many from each movie or EU source?
    32. - Other than the Comic 2-packs and Battle Packs, will there be any sub-lines for the 3¾" figures (Deluxe, Evolutions, Tins, etc.) next year?
    33. - In an earlier Q&A, Hasbro said they wanted to put larger accessories in the packages such as the Moisture Evaporator and the curved bar section for the cantina. Can you elaborate on some of the other larger accessories we may see?
    34. - With basic figures waves, why is it that some waves will show up in such small amounts that there is never a trace of them, yet the next wave shows up soon afterwards in findable quantities?
    Vote now, and feel free to add new questions too. Thanks for participating!

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    New question,

    What kind of articulation do the Chameleon Droids have in the Ambush On Ilum Battlepack?

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    5. - Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?
    9. - Is there any possibility of seeing a 7" Unleashed Clone Wars Animated wave?
    16. - 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)?
    17. - 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.?
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

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    New question- Since the AAT has been released with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similar-sized TX-130 tank for Clones seen in the Clone Wars games and Battlefront ever be made?
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

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    The only one that I like now is #8.

    I may reconsider but the questions that are left are kinda pooey and I can't think of any others.




    I also think that the recent lack of enthusiasm for the questions is because of Hasbro being sooooo damn circumspect in the answers. I, for one, am getting sick of them not giving real answers to the questions therefore I've skipped a couple of them I think.
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

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    New question: What happened to the scale when you made that last Hoth Rebel Soldier? Can we expect a more definitive Hoth Rebel anytime soon to go with that great Major Derlin?
    Yo momma. That's right, I said "yo momma".

  7. #7
    Questions 27-29 added.

    Battle Droid, Rogue II, you each have 5 votes left.

    LTBasker, you have 1 vote left.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  8. #8
    since i forgot to vote last week.

    13 - clone commanders set
    20 - blockade runner
    21 - gi joe galactic heroes
    26 - competing lines

  9. #9
    New question,

    Any chance of ever seeing the Ultra Battle Droid made that appears in the Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1 comic story Heavy Metal Jedi?

  10. #10
    Question 30 added.

    Battle Droid, you have 4 votes left.

    We need more votes guys, and we need less questions about specific figures, we need more policy questions - I don't care how angry or outrageous you want to get about these things, put your questions out there and I'll see what I can do.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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