Posted by Curto on April 27, 2007 at 04:45 PM CST
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 Luke Skywalker still be in wave 5? Is the C4/CE exclusive just a packaging variation? Or will you be releasing some other character in wave 5, like maybe McQuarrie Han Solo, Ben Kenobi, or perhaps (dare I say it) the female interpretation of Luke Skywalker?

Hasbro: There was never a McQuarrie Luke slated for Wave 5. He will be the HasbroToyShop.com convention exclusive with the possibilty of stock also being available online. Yes, the C4/CE versions will differ in the coin (exclusive to each show) and sticker. That's it. The McQuarrie figure in Wave 5 will be announced at Celebration IV...stay tuned!

Rebelscum: What, if any, was Ralph McQuarrie's role in the McQuarrie concept figures? Did he select which figures would be made, did he recommend which artwork to base the figures on, or did he just get samples of the figures and approve or disapprove them?

Hasbro: Ralph did not select/reject the figures, that was done between ourselves and Lucasfilm. But he did provide input, reviewing every sculpt and making comments.

Rebelscum: We army-builders love you, but there's one battle you've largely neglected: the Battle of Naboo. Of course we had plenty of Battle Droids in 1999, and a few more over the years, and you did produce some Gungan Warriors, but your basic Gungan Warrior was relatively scarce. Is there any chance you will revisit this figure? Also, since you're growing more flexible about battle packs (including a great big Bantha in your latest), might you retool a basic Gungan Warrior so he could ride a Kaadu and then include a few in a Battle of Naboo battlepack? I could see one or two Gungans on Kaadus, a Battle Droid or two, and a Jar Jar Binks making up a solid set. I know our Gungans could sure use some cavalry.

Hasbro: The time will come when we will do new Gungans, but it won't be for a while. Probably in a couple years.


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