Posted by Curto on July 23, 2007 at 07:32 PM 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.
1) Darth Vader's just unnamed Human Apprentice, who is said to be the main protagonist of the Force Unleashed is just not confirmed to be made as an Action Figure. Will he be produced sooner or later as an Action Figure or do we have to wait a longer time to get that character?

2) At Celebration IV you announced the two Battle Packs "Betrayal on Bespin" and "Stap Attack". Both comes with repacked figures (and a silver Super Battle Droid with the Stap Attack Battle Pack). Both Battle Packs would be predestinated for pack-ins of the just unreleased Action Figures of Darth Vader (Bespin Dinner Table) and Nute Gunray (Holograph). In an earlier Q&A session you said that both figures won't have a chance to be released as Basic Figures ('cause their molds would be old-fashioned in some way) but could come with a Battle Pack. Well, these two Battle Packs would be the best chance to get these figures. Molds exists for both. Could you think about it to pack in both of the figures exact as they are molded (the Darth Vader in the Betrayal on Bespin Battle Pack and the Holographic Nute Gunray in the Stap Attack in exchange of the Silver Super Battle Droid)? The Silver Super Battle Droid would be better with another Exclusive Multi-Pack.

3) What is the deal with the rights of making an Action Figure of an actor playing a human character in the Star Wars films? Does Lucasfilm have all rights by all characters or does it works just for the new trilogy? What has to be done in questions of rights before Hasbro getting green light for producing an Action Figure of an human character? Do the actors getting any kind of payment for their agreement and could it be possible that some characters would never be produced as Action Figures 'cause of refusing authorisation by the actors?

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From Action Figs:
1) With all the recent editions of the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes, might we get one for Endor as well? It would be cool to include a Leia on Speeder with the set as well as some more Ewoks.

2) Over the past few years, you've offered several shared online exclusives which provided figures that otherwise may not have been produced due to a perceived lack of appeal to kids/casual collectors, figures such as Delta Squad, Wulf Yularen, and Baron Papanoida. Would you consider a similar exclusive set where characters are related only by their desirability among collectors, a "Cult Figures" type of set, drawing from the large number of figures that are consistently requested by collectors but you are wary of releasing as carded figures, such as Yarna d'al Gargan, Wilrow Hood, Sim Aloo, Tey How, Wald, Jocasta Nu, Wioslea, Teek, etc.?

3) Any chance that we could get a new Rancor, perhaps packed with a Dathomir Witch or Sith Witch instead of Luke?

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Boba's Bounty:
1) With the popularity of both Star Wars and Transformers, will we be seeing more new Star Wars transformers released in addition to the incredible Vader/Death Star you have announced?

2) Is the larger scale Star Wars Unleashed line continuing?

3) I am really excited about the upcoming Holiday Special Boba Fett. Any plans for similar releases? Maybe redoing the Droids or Ewoks lines?

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From Jedi Defender:
1) In your Marvel Heroes line, you guys are doing a few large scaled Marvel characters (Sentinel, Galactus). Is there any chance of carrying the idea over to Star Wars for a Rancor or a Bantha pack in the Galactic Heroes line? Our Galactic Hero Wampa and Taun-Taun need some more friends!

2) The Entertainment Earth "Mystery Pack" has many fans talking. It seems like there is a back story developing with the figures announced thus far. Just who is behind the back story to the "Mystery Pack" figures? Is it Lucasfilm's doing completely (perhaps based on some upcoming or existing EU continuity) or are the creative minds at Hasbro writing up all the background on the figures in the "Mystery Pack"?

3) Pictures of the upcoming AT-RT Patrol battle pack have surfaced, but it's hard to tell from the picture exactly what we're getting. More specifically, the sculpts on the AT-RT Drivers included in the pack - are they the original AT-RT Driver pack-in figure sculpt or are they based on the basic carded AT-RT Driver sculpt (RotS #54)?

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From Jedi Insider:
1) Why didn't the VTAC Bespin Luke come with a lightsaber hilt and place to put it on his belt?

2) Will we ever see a re-release of the Toys R Us exclusive Anakin and Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighters with the blue & green color schemes?

3) The Republic Gunship had been put out under many different colors/designs, and under the AOTC, Clone Wars, and ROTS lines. Any chance we will be seeing this ship again any time soon (especially since you are going
to re-release the 'Hunt for Grievous' pack)?

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From Jedi Temple Archives:
1) The Saga Legends figures have been storming the pegs, almost to the point of over-running the new TAC figures. With the huge amount of Saga Legends figures on tap, will this affect how and when we see future waves of the TAC figures? Some stores won't refill their pegs unless they are empty, and if they are filled with Legends figures I can see this affecting how the newer TAC figures are stocked.

2) We were wondering how you came up with the case assortments for the UGH figures. Right now, you will start off with a wave 4 case assortment that contains all 7 of the wave 4 figures plus a few more favorites. Then there are 4 UGH case assortments that contain 3 UGH figures per case and is then rounded out by wave 4 figures (and a few others). It seems that this is going to create a backlog of CZ-3s and his pals since there will be 4 or 5 of each of the wave 4 figures for only 1 of each of the UGH figures. On the surface it looks like it will be harder to find these than last years UGH figures (and as you know, there were a lot of collectors left wanting!) Can you tell us why these case assortments were chosen instead of spreading them out over a few waves and if the UGH will be found in any other waves?

3) Due to the problem with the coins we have seen very little of waves 1-3...and the McQuarrie figures (Stormtrooper, Boba Fett & Chewbacca) have been the first to dissapear. Many people are still looking for these three figures and would love to add them to their collection. Will these three waves start shipping again with the better coins (and the McQuarrie figures)?

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From Sir Steve's Guide:
1) With several figures from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series and an entire wave dedicated to SW: Force Unleashed coming in the next year or so, as well as rumors of multipacks dedicated to the SW: Battlefront series, and 2006's popular Scorch figure which led to an entire SW: Republic Commando boxed set, video games seem to be back on the radar. With that in mind, is there any possibility of getting figures from older video games such as SW: Bounty Hunter (Roz, Montross), SW: Clone Wars (Cydon Prax), SW: Revenge of the Sith (Claw Droids, Cin Drallig), SW: Jedi Knight (any of the Dark Jedi), even going back to SW: TIE Fighter (Marek Stele) or even Masters of the Teras Kasi (Arden Lyn, Jodo Kast)?

2) Why have there been so few Ep 2 & 3 Anakin figures with accurate likenesses of Hayden Christensen?

3) Ten years ago, Hasbro produced the Cruisemissile Trooper- although not a very exciting toy, the vehicle's design is quite interesting and looks like something the Empire would conceivably use in combat. However, the design has never appeared in any comic, novel, videogame, or reference work before or since. Details as to its genesis seem to be nonexistent. Can you provide a brief history of how this toy came to be (you can omit its later entry in the 'Batman & Robin' toy line ;) ), and why it's never been seen elsewhere in Star Wars?

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From SW Collector:
1) After seeing Hi Res pics of TAC series 6 and 7, will Han Solo: Bespin Torture Rack's belt and gun holster be included? What about including an interchangeable head of older Anakin actor Sebastian Shaw with the Spirit of Anakin figure? Is this something that's being considered?

2) Figures like Han Solo: Bespin Torture Rack and Tycho: A-Wing Pilot seem misproportioned in the shoulders and neck, respectively. Is this something that will be able to be fixed before production? Also, will General Pharl McQuarrie's helmet fit the figure's head, as the VTSC Hoth Han's did not?

3) Now that a trailer for The Force Unleashed has been unveiled, has there been any thought to developing a second wave of action figures based on the game?

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1) Will we ever see Captain Fordo in his Commander Neyo type helmet from the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon from Chapters 23 & 25?

2) Over the years Hasbro has made some significant updates to some OT vehicles that were originally produced by Kenner. Some of those include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Vader's TIE, Luke's Landspeeder, Slave I, etc. Are there still some OT/Kenner vehicles that Hasbro would like to revisit with more of a modern/accurate presentation? And could we eventually see major updates to vehicles like the Snowspeeder or AT-ST?

3) In 2005, 2006 and now 2007, demand for Star Wars figures has exceeded Hasbro's initial production plans. As a result, you have released extra waves consisting of repainted or minorly retooled figures to round out the year. Given the likelihood we will see these types of waves in the future, what is the best way that we as fans can let you know what repaints/ minor retools we would like to see?

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