Posted by Curto on October 7, 2006 at 09:34 AM CST
So many questions, so little space... Many other Star Wars collecting sites also submitted questions you need answered, so if you want to know the latest answers from this week's Hasbro Star Wars Weekly Q&A Session, here's a handy guide to help you get all the info.



From Action Figs:
1) What are the chances of Hasbro producing a Millennium Falcon vehicle that's actually in-scale (1/18th) with the action figures? If not, what about at least an all-new, larger Falcon with more interior play areas?

2) Will the 501st Clonetrooper using the Super Articulated body ever be made available on a basic card?

3) In light of Hasbro making an ethnicity variation on the upcoming Endor Rebel Soldier figure, is there a possibility of ethnic variations for other figures that warrant it like a Black Bespin Guard or Rebel Pilot, especially since there was a Black Bespin Guard figure in the vintage Kenner line?

4) What is the selection process for characters to be made into figures, and what is the best way for fans to increase the chances of the release for a certain figure?

5) Is it an objective of Hasbro's to eventually make every character that had a speaking role in the films - whether or not they interacted with core characters - into action figures? Nearly all these characters have been given names by Lucasfilm or EU authors.

6) What are the chances of seeing more "battle-damaged" human characters (such as Qui-Gon, Shmi, and Owen & Beru Lars)? Assuming the chances are slim, why is that, are they considered too gruesome for release?


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From FFURG.com:
1) What's stopping the production of a Bothan figure like Koth Melan, Borsk Fey'yla, or Asar Seil'lya? We know that's it's the standard EU debate all over again but we'd love to see who Mon Mothma is all shook up over.

2) One of the best parts resources for a customizer is one of your other successful lines, GI Joe. With the sculpts and resources of all Hasbro lines at your disposal, we'd love to see more army-builder type figures using GI Joe heads and parts to reduce production costs, while allowing us to have a Rebel army that isn't populated by clones! Any chance we could ever see something like this?

3) On Hasbro.com, there are several Star Wars items that have replacement parts order forms, like the Ultimate 12" Anakin/Vader and the Clone Commander #33. Why aren't more parts available on the website? Although I'm sure you don't mind customizers buying up peg warmers for individual parts, I'd bet if more replacement parts were available online, customizers would be buying them in bulk. Personally, I could use more Ewok weapons, POTF2 Stormtrooper blasters, and Senate Pods...nudge...nudge...


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From Galactic Hunter:
1) Will there be any difference between the upcoming Celebration 4 exclusive figure(s) and Celebration Europe's, be it a packaging difference or a difference in the figure itself?

2) Is the upcoming Galactic Marine's helmet removable? Are the flames on the 2007 Super Battle Droid removable, and are his hips ball-joints?

3) What type of material are the 2007 Collector Coins made from? (Metal or plastic?) Will the Collector Coin Album be available at big box stores?


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From Jedi Defender:
1) Have you considered incorporating Remote Control features into ground vehicles for the Star Wars line? It's a vintage Kenner tradition that we haven't seen brought back yet and a few other toy companies working in the 3.75" scale have done this with tanks and things. It produces a pretty cool result and added play value - any chance of a new RC Sandcrawler or landspeeder or something?

2) Zev Senseca from the Target Rogue Two Snowspeeder is creating a lot of buzz because he's a pretty nice pack-in figure in his own right. Since people seem to really love the X-Wing and other Rebel Pilots in the line, do you intend to make a definitive "generic" sculpt of the X-Wing Pilot or Snowspeeder Pilot gear? Then you can just swap new heads/helmets and paintjobs to give us a few new pilots every year! It seems like an easy way to put out different pilot figures for a fair price. The 3.75" line fans would get in line to buy them if the sculpts were poseable and just right at an average scale.

3) Are there any INCREDIBLY rare figures that only you Hasbro "insiders" have in your personal collections? We don't necessarily mean prototypes or unproduced mock-ups so much as something that was made as a gift/promo for people working on the Star Wars brand internally.

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From Jedi Temple Archives:
1) We've seen the coin holder on Entertainment Earth for the 30th Anniversary line coins that will be packed in with various figures. The description mentions it will hold all of the coins from the basic line (60) as well as for promotional and convention coins (and I would suppose other exclusives as well). What is the total number of coins we can expect for the 30th Anniversary line?

2) Which items are the official end of the Saga Collection toys and which are the beginning of the 30th Anniversary Collection toys?

3) The George Lucas Mail-away figure redemption form stated that the offer is available 'while supplies last'. How limited is this figure? What is the approximate production run? Is there any chance this figure might run out before the December 31 mail-in deadline?


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From Sandtroopers.com:
1) Will Hasbro ever consider making a case for the titanium series small ships, something similar to the matchbox and hot wheels cases that were released back in the 80's? Maybe they could release a few exclusives with the case too boost consumer appeal.

2) I'd love to see the Tie Interceptor make a comeback. Any plans for 2007?

3) The M & Mpire figures were a lot of fun, and there were rumors once that there were plans for a second series. Seeing as there are plenty of characters to use still, such as Yoda, different troopers, etc, can we hope to ever see these fun little figures again? Do sales dictate second editions?

4) I remember when I was a kid and played with G.I. Joe's that you had a really awesome promotion, as a matter of fact, my all-time favorite promotion that you have ever done. The promotion was that you make your own G.I. Joe of yourself. I remember that everyone got the same Joe but what was really neat was that the toy was named whatever you wanted it to be named and you got to create your own battle stats for it. Any chance we will see this done for Star Wars, maybe as an awesome Fan Club exclusive. All you really need to do is mail out a Stormtrooper with a piece of paper with the selected stats and name.


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From Sir Steve's Guide:
1) Zizzle has released a 2.5-foot-long Black Pearl pirate ship for their Pirates of the Carribean 4" figure line for MSRP $50. In light of this, why hasn't Hasbro done Jabba's Sailbarge yet, especially when Star Wars is the more popular brand?

2) Could we get a US release of the Eopie Creature from the Episode I line which to date has only been released in non-US countries?

3) Why doesn't Hasbro include basic figure pack-ins that we can actually use (eg: clear stands; Mouse Droids; Senate Cams; Sith Probes; extra accessories like on and off lightsabers, commlinks, scanners, pilot headsets, oxygen masks, backpacks) instead of gimmicks like holo-minifigs and coins?

4) What are the chances that Hasbro will make Yarna D'al Gargan (Fat Dancer in Jabba's Palace) in 2007, after 2007, or if definitively not, has Hasbro actively decided that she will never be made?

5) Which version of the Jedi Starfighter will be offered in the Titanium Series Ultra 6" Vehicle line, the Episode 2 or Episode 3 version? Will this or any other new 6" vehicle be released before the line is ended?

6) If a figure made the top 25 of the ToyFare magazine Fan Choice Poll, does that give the figure more of a chance to be made?

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From SW Collector:
1) Is the 30th Anniversary Darth Vader with STAR WARS Coin Album and Exclusive Coin currently available for pre-order online going to be an Internet exclusive, or will it also be available in stores?

2) Army-builders and collectors alike were ecstatic over the San Diego Comic-Con 501st Stormtrooper exclusive figure, but some were a bit dismayed that it had English characters on both the figure and the banner, instead of the STAR WARS in-universe characters of Aurebesh. Any chance of a future re-release of this figure with Aurebesh lettering?

3) With the comic book 2-packs being released with figures and comic book pack-ins, could we see a two-pack featuring new Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade figures, as they appeared in the comic book "Union"?


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From The Jawa:
1) The VTSC Scout Trooper seems to be quite the success. Collectors are raving about it still, and the figure has been out for the better part of the year. The same goes for the new Sandtrooper. With that success in mind, has Hasbro explored the possibility of reissuing slightly modified versions of these figures (with ball-jointed hips) along with a new speeder bike or Dewback?

2) Accessories have progressively been getting more and more detailed and interesting. Witness Ben Kenobi's chest which was packed with the most recent Tatooine Luke Skywalker. Has there been a concerted effort made towards coming up with accessories like these, and what is the methodology behind the design and inclusion of said accessories?

3) With the QnAs, it's clear that many collectors have a two track mind: Playsets and vehicles! What kinds of things are on Hasbro's wish list? Can you tell us about any of the cool things you've worked on, but didn't (or can't) release?


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From Yakface:
1) I have a two-part, snowspeeder-related question. Now that we have Zev Senesca in the recently released Target Exclusive Snowspeeder, is it safe to assume that a Luke in Snospeeder Pilot gear (As well as other pilots) isn't far off? (Note, the boots are wrong though, sorry, just wanted to mention). Secondly, the Snowspeeder toy is the only one (that I know of) that has the distinction of being TOO big in relation to the figures. Do you think Hasbro will ever create an all-new sculpt of this classic vehicle in the correct scale? (It really shouldn't be much larger than the Expanded Universe Airspeeder from a few years ago).

2) The new 07 figures look great, especially the redeco of the McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper. My question is that since his card/packaging is part of the "Signature Series" will we see concept figures from other talented Lucasfilm artists like Joe Johnston, Doug Chang, Trisha Biggar or Ryan Church?

3) I have heard for a long time that Hasbro has shied away from doing more than a few Ewoks since among Star Wars fans there has been much Ewok bashing due to their "cuteness" factor. I haven't counted recently, but I believe there are only about 5-7 different Ewoks ever made (not counting generic ewoks including the one with that globe thing several years ago and whoever came with the glider). I believe we also still have at least three vintage Ewoks (Warok, Lumat & Paploo) that have never been remade. I know I have read repeated requests/suggestions on various collector sites for a mother ewok & wokling and other prevoiusly non-sculpted ewoks. I say all this as background for 2 questions: 1). Is it true that Hasbro backs away from doing several different ewoks? [and if so, how have sales been for ewoks?] 2). Can we someday expect to see the previously mentioned vintage ewoks (including the freeze frame Wicket & Logray) figures resculpted?

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