Posted by Curto on October 22, 2006 at 11:18 AM CST
As part of Hasbro's new weekly Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 3 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.

Rebelscum: In the pursuit of movie accuracy, why doesn't Hasbro improve the light-sabre for 3 3/4" action figures, i.e. if you notice the actual sabres are "white hot" with a characteristic colour surround, not transparent as are the current sabres. I would consider this a marked improvement in both play and display modes.

Hasbro: Interesting suggestion..we'll take a look at that.

Rebelscum: Given the recent Lucas Family set that was a StarWarsShop.com exclusive, How does Hasbro feel about future exclusives that utilize all new tooling? Has it become more feasible now that the Internet is more prevalent in the home compared to the days of the B'omaar Monk and Oola online exclusives from years past? Could this be the avenue through which we might see the really obscure fan-requested characters in the future?

Hasbro: That pack was the rule rather than the exception, but we will be exploring some new tooling in exclusives to provide a point of differentiation from things we've done in the past. But it won't be mostly new figures, as the Lucas Family Pack was.

Rebelscum: With the popularity of the LEGO Star Wars games, would Hasbro ever think of making a similar game, starring action figures? With the graphics capabilities of for next-gen systems like xbox360, ps3, and Wii, they could make near perfect copies of HASBRO SW action figures and a game could be made with a good sense of humor like the LEGO games. The games background could be set in different locations like a person's living room, backyard, toy store, comic book shop, Comic-Con, etc. The whole concept would be based on fun, action, and collecting. Hasbro could also make exclusive figures and etc to go along with the game, and it could help bring more people into the hobby. Just a thought.....

Hasbro: We have already been doing some of this, mostly tongue-in-cheek, in the European commercials. The fan community has also shown that great things can be done with action figures and we would like to cultivate that for the future. But a game? You need a strong stand-alone IP for that, and I don't think we're there yet. Maybe down the road, but not there yet.


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