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: Several years ago, during one of the past Fans' Choice competitions, you offered as one of the possible voting options a Rebel disguised in as a Scout Trooper. While this figure did not win, it certainly seems to have been a precursor to the recently released Flip-Visor Scout Troopers. Was this figure the basis for the current Scout Troopers? Any chance we'll get out Rebels in Scout Trooper disguise figures as well?Hasbro:
It was not the basis for the current flip-visor Scout Trooper, as that was a new concept. We currently don't have plans do to a Rebel disguise Scout Trooper, but it's certainly a cool idea for down the road. Rebelscum: Since you aren't giving specifics on figures for next year, how about answering this: We've heard you want to do an updated version of Luke Skywalker from the second Death Star, however would you offer a variation to this character? He fights Vader and his flap is closed, and after the battle and after the Emperor's lightning, his flap is open. Which version of Luke would we see? Would we get both? Next year maybe?! (I know you said no specifics, but I have to inquire, just this last time tell us when well see this guy!)Hasbro:
When we do this figure (and it's a matter of when, not if, since he needs to be done) we'd probably do just one version, then come back at some point and do the other. Since a torso tool is significant (as compared to a head) we'd have to do it this way.Rebelscum: In terms of the Comic Packs, is this going to be the only series of action figures looking solely on the Expanded Universe? Because that leaves a massive hole in everyone's collection. Especially seeing that, apart from Splinter of the Mind's Eye and The Thrawn Trilogy very few, if any, Star Wars books have been made into Comic Series. Do you intend to do a wave of EU figures in next year's or even 2008's series of figures based entirely on figures that couldn't possibly be included in the Comic Packs? Hasbro:
Admittedly, books that do not have visual representation are very low in consideration for us, simply because we can't pack in a story as a way to convey the context for a figure that otherwise the broader audience may not be familiar with. We do not intend to slight the novel fanbase, but we do think we have some figures that will keep them very satisfied over the next couple of years. As we look to the future, we want to evaluate how we can better take advantage of the characters from the novels.NOTICE:
--The Hasbro Q&A will be taking a few weeks off for the holidays. Look for its return on Friday, January 12, 2007.
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