I've come accross Hasbro's Q&A answers to the Sandtroopers.com questions and the last question addresses the fate of the pegwarmers recently pulled by Hasbro's retail reps. Hasbro's answer was somewhat disturbing to say the least:
3) Now that Hasbro has "supposedly" went around to some stores in some areas and removed the "peg warmers" of Yarna, Trinto Duaba, etc. - how long will it be before we can expect those figures to ship in the Legends line?
It is not "supposed" - we *did* have our legions of retail folk pull back a number of slower moving figures including Yarna, Ak-Rev, the Organas, and Cantina aliens in order to remove them from retailer inventory and stimulate shipment of new waves. They are being destroyed and will never ship, in any form, again. Was the comment about Legends just poking fun, or did you think we actually repacked poor-selling figures onto new cards?
I wonder just how they go about destroying them, and if they are recycled in any way? In the past I assumed figures that were collected in this manner were distributed to bargain/ discount chains such as Big Lots or Ollie's. I guess not this time. It seems like a tremendous waste in any case. Perhaps this is something we can bring up in a future Q&A. What do you guys think about this?