As part of Hasbro's bi-weekly Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 3 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you. Rebelscum: Will the McQuarrie droid exclusives be available on Hasbro.com or Star Wars Shop or eventually in retail but in non-exclusive packaging? Please say yes and say it won't be too long after the end of May 2007! Hasbro:
There are no plans, right now at least, to make the droids available other than at Celebration IV, (the same goes for the Europe version). Gencon (the group organizing Celebration), not Hasbro, is the actual retailer for this product, so they are setting the strategy for their own exclusive. However, the McQuarrie Luke is a HasbroToyShop.com exclusive, so we have more control over that. If we do make it available online through HasbroToyShop.com, it won't be for some months after the Convention unless there is leftover Convention inventory.Rebelscum: Will future Ewok releases focus on individual characters or two-packs to add more value? As covered previously, sometimes money goes into accessories and/or additional articulation. Since these characters are so small with limited accessories, would you seriously consider 2 packs to help collectors build their furry armies? One cost-saving measure might be a newly sculpted Ewok packaged with a significant repaint of an existing mold. This repainted figure can be given a generic title such as "Lumat and Ewok Warrior" or the generic figure could be given a random name not yet established in Star Wars films or literature. Since these figures are so small, this would seem a great way to get more value, to keep costs low, to get out more Ewok figures and to keep collectors and army builders happy.Hasbro:
It'll probably be a bit of both. We can't always afford 2 new sculpts or even the cost of 2 whole figures. We may have a cool accessory we want to do so can't promise that they will always be 2-packs either. What we can promise (and hopefully we can stick to it) is that we won't be putting out single Ewoks without an important accessory like we did for TSC. The exception, possibly, would be if we ever did Vintage Ewoks....then we'd pretty much be tied to the format.Rebelscum: Thanks for producing the amazing Battlestar Galactica Titanium starships. Just wondering if you would ever consider producing an Ultra Battlestar Pegasus, the Blackbird Stealth Ship, the Cylon Heavy Raider, a Cylon Basestar, classic Battlestar Galactica or Cylon Base Ship, or any of the ships seen in the fleet?Hasbro:
Two of those (Classic Galactica
and Cylon Heavy Raider
) are in development for 2008. The Ultra will not come out, unless it becomes part of a future exclusive, because demand for the Ultra line was much softer than anticipated. The other two are probably not likely to happen due to the complexity of production for our price point.
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