Posted by Curto on May 15, 2007 at 10:26 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 Bi-Weekly Q&A Session, here's a handy guide to help you get all the info.



NEW: From 4-Inches.de:
1) A possible new Jedi Starfighter with hyperspace ring has been not confirmed until now, just has been rumored. If you look at it at some time which one would you more likely concentrate on, the smaller Episode II or the bigger Episode III one?

2) The medium vehicle assortment is widely accepted among fans and surely everyone hopes the line will continue for a certain time. On the other hand you just noticed that larger vehicles won't be much likely in substantial numbers because of various reasons. But there are a number of smaller vehicles from the Classic Trilogy that would perfectly fit into the battle pack assortment like the Rebel Ground Vehicles (Hoth and Yavin) or a Vehicle Maintainance Energizer (produced in the Vintage Line). Earlier battle packs that contained accessories like these vastly referred to the new trilogy. An "Arrival on Yavin" Battle Pack could contain a rebel ground vehicle with some main characters and would be perfect with a Rebel Technician figure. What about it?

3) A Rebel Technician figure presumably holds a kind of "boring" to the production team for some time. With the production of a Rebel Honor Guard or a Naboo Technician in the Basic Figure line has the Rebel Technician in the meantime becomes more conciderable? There is a variety of accessory that could packed with this guy.


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From Action Figs:
1) Now that we've seen photos of the new Jedi Luke figure with cloth vest, what can you tell us about him? Is it an all new sculpt? Is his Death Star 2 costume on underneath the vest, is the vest and outer belt removable? What accessories will he have? What are the chances of seeing him repacked without the vest? (editor's note: this is the question that Hasbro needed clarification on in the last round -JT)

2) Might we ever get the Mustafar hovering lava harvesting platform for the Mustafar Lava Miner, Obi-Wan, and Anakin as Vader to ride on, perhaps also coming with the lava panning droid for Vader to ride on top of? Granted, the hovering platforms were done in the Mustafar playset, but those seemed too small and lacking in accurate detailing.

3) The Titanium Series line has shared its space with Battlestar Galactica license for some time now with much success. Can you give us a hint as to your plans for the future of this license? You were recently quoted as saying the Cylon Basestar and the classic Cylon Base ship were not likely to happen due to "complexity of production", what does that mean and how would they be different from something like the recently-released classic Cylon Raider? Also, what happened to the plans for the Titanium Forged Figure of the Cylon Centurion, is there a future release here?

4) Can we please have a new, more accurate Dr. Evazan figure? The original POTF2 Cinema Scene figure has been repainted a few times, but the sculpt is still among the least-accurate likenesses of any figure that's never enjoyed a full resculpt. After all, he's got dialog in the movie and an action scene, and it is Star Wars' 30th Anniversary.

5) Why are basic carded figures so much more expensive in relation to battle packs that have 5 figures in them? A battle pack which MSRPs for $19.99 and has 5 figures, or 4 plus a larger accessory of some kind, costs less than 3 carded figures (who MSRP at $6.99 a piece). Any chance that the MSRP might be dropping on the single basic carded figures in the near future?


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From Jedi Defender:
1) A follow up question - if the 30th Anniversary Collection Darth Vader's TIE Advanced really is just "the same vehicle from last year carried forward in a new package" then why does the 30AC box art say it now has "ejecting wing panels" when this vehicle has never had them in the past?

2) The image that accompanied the Star Wars Figure Stand 40-Pack News on hasbro.com/starwars showed the name 4-LOM. Can we expect a new super-articulated 4-LOM in 2007? Whole new sculpt or does he share parts with either the new 30th Anniversary C-3PO or CZ-4 sculpts?

3) By the time these questions are answered, we'll be less than two weeks from Celebration IV. We know we'll see a pile of new goodies revealed at the show, so how about a nice tease to get us through those two weeks? The door is wide open for you here. Something we don't already know from a previous Q&A and something that will wow us with anticipation for the Hasbro C-IV panel!


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From Jedi Insider:
1) Will we ever see Star Wars Build-A-Figures like those done with Marvel Legends? Maybe something like Jabba The Hutt?

2) We've hear rumors of a Luke/Mara Dark Woman/A'sharad Hett & Darth Batman/Leia. Can you confirm this and possibly provide our online readers with hi-res images of them?

3) This one is in regards to Titaniums and a little off topic, its about Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships. We have had a alot of people as if there will be a release of the Classic Battlestar Galactica ship released for the Titanium line.


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NEW: From Jedi Temple Archives:
1) The McQuarrie Concept figures are a big hit, and actually finding one on the shelf is a treat. Using them as exclusives for the 30th Anniversary was also a great idea, especially the iconic ones. Any chances that trend will continue with future exclusives for SDCC or maybe hasbrotoyshop? Can you give us some hints on the SDCC exclusive?

2) We've seen alot of multi-pack style offerings in the TAC line, from the standard battle packs to the Order 66 sets. One thing lacking this year and last has been the Deluxe figures. Will we see any Deluxe sets in the TAC line?

3) Are the Saga Legends straight repacks from their originals, or are they going to have upgraded paint schemes or retooling?


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From Sir Steve's Guide:
1) A number of questions about the possibility of seeing specific figures & vehicles realized as toys have met with answers about their chances largely hinging on whether or not they appear in the upcoming Star Wars tv shows. Hypothetically, if Lucas changed his mind tomorrow and decided the Clone Wars and live action Star Wars shows were just not going to happen at all, what would happen with those potential toy concepts, and how would Hasbro's general outlook on the future of the Star Wars line change?

2) She's been one of the most consistently-requested figures since the modern line began, she has far more screentime than Dengar and Bossk and IG-88, a prototype of her was even made for the original Kenner line. She was second runner-up in the ToyFare Fan Choice poll by only a small margin, she had more votes than any other movie character in the poll, and the 2 above her in the poll have already been confirmed to be made (as have Darth Malak, Hermi Odle, ROTJ Luke, Mara Jade, Kir Kanos, Clone Commander, Padme Ilum, and Commander Neyo who all got significantly less votes than Yarna, half of those 4 poll-losers there have even already been released). You obviously recognize some level of demand, based on your April Fools-style joke at 2006 San Diego Comic Con. So why is it that you will joke about collectors wanting a Yarna d'al Gargan figure, but have been unwilling in the past to produce this figure and will not confirm that you are committed to releasing this figure in the foreseeable future?

3) Anakin, Padme, R2-D2, C-3PO, and now the moisture vaporator.... We have everything we need to make killer AOTC Lars homestead displays with one glaring exception: the Lars family itself - Cliegg, young Owen, and young Beru. Is this something that you plan to correct soon? If not or you can't talk about it yet, why the continued vagueness about these 3 characters for so long?

4) Will you ever be rereleasing the Geonosian Starfighter, perhaps as a repaint? The ship had only a small release in a non-movie line and could use a rerelease. If so, is there anything you can do to strengthen the droopy dual-nose issue? This is a great mold with a very nifty exclusive pilot figure, but that droopy nose thing detracts from this cool set.


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NEW: From Star Wars Action News:
1) This question may be going back a bit, but... Yakface recently reported that the Royal Guard TIE Interceptor titanium you made was originally from the game Star Wars Galaxies. This made me wonder about what I feel is the oddest item ever released by Hasbro--the Cruisemissile Trooper. Did this have any source from a game, book, comic, or anything, or was it a "Hasbro Original"? If the latter, is there any remaining memory of if Lucasfilm had any questions about it being created, etc.?

2) With the success of the concept art figures, has any consideration been given to concept art vehicles in the Titanium line? If so would this be a 2007 possibility or would it be 2008 and beyond?

3) Also with the success of the concept art figures, is there a chance this line may continue beyond the originally planned figures in 2007, either as part of the regular line or in some other form like multi-packs or exclusives? There is a wealth of art from design contributors like Joe Johnson, Nilo Rodis Jamero, or Phil Tippett, or even something from the well of art created for the prequels. Might we see any of this in plastic in the future?


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From SW Collector:
1) Will there be any way to purchase the 30th Anniversary coins seperately from the figures? Maybe some sort of mail-in offer?

2) Now that Hasbro has gained the Marvel license and build-a-figures are all the rage, could we see something like that apply to a playset or larger vehicle for Star Wars? With fifteen or so vehicles in 2007, either confirmed or rumored, would it be profitable enough to include pieces with each vehicle to build, say an AT-TE, Jabba's Palace, or Star Destroyer?

3) Could we see a picture of the McQuarrie Signature Series Concept Darth Vader with the second optional helmet on the figure? I believe the one based on the painting used for the December 1976 paperback is the one being used in current promotional images.


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From Yakface:
1) With the most recent release of the TAC #15 Concept Boba Fett, and previously the ROTS #35 Palpatine figure, Hasbro has shown the ability of producing figures with swapable heads. It seems that the next possible step would be to offer the same type of ability to non-descript soldier type characters by offering alternate heads packed with one common body.

Take for example the current #13 Death Star Trooper: He includes a head to use with the removable helmet, but what about also including a head with the Officer's Cap molded on? This scenario would work on the Rebel Honor Guard as well.

This could provide a way for collector's to bolster the variety of their Imperial and Rebel Alliance ranks without the need for producing running variants, thus saving in packaging costs and it has the potential of freeing up a slot in later case revisions for other characters that would be slated to be packed one per case.

Am I on to something here or have I been hitting the "Jawa Juice" too hard?

2) Will the Bespin Torture Rack included with the upcoming Han Solo figure include any electronics? It really should have some orange or blue LED's to give it that creepy glow. Do you have any pictures to share of it yet?

3) I love Battle Packs and I love Comic Packs so how about a Comic Packs Battle Pack to cover some of the more epic moments from Star Wars comic history? Legacy, Republic, Empire, Tales of the Jedi, there's an unlimited number of themes to draw from. I understand EU doesn't possess the mass-market appeal you're looking for when releasing a new product so you could even make it a new online excluisve similar to the Republic Commandos or Death Star Breifing sets


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