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: Having seen an image of the upcoming Jedi vs. Sith and ARC Troopers Unleashed Battle Packs, I must say that I'm very pleased. Great work on both sets! (Dooku is definitely a highlight.) But as for the Jedi Generals pack, can you confirm whether there's anything new regarding those figures or are they intended as straight repacks from the Order 66 and Battle of Kashyyyk series? I'm a bit disappointed that you didn't take the opportunity to do up an Agen Kolar in place of Saesee Tiin so that the arrest scene could be completed, but I understand these things aren't always possible. Thanks for your time! (And might I just add that the large-scale Unleashed line was easily my favorite SW merchandise ever. It's certainly missed.) Hasbro:
We're glad you like the upcoming Unleashed 2" sets, Dan. The generals are all based on existing hero figures. Good news is that there is an Agen Kolar coming later in the Fall (in a pack with Shaak Ti, Plo Koon, and Aayla Secura) so that scene can be completed.Rebelscum: My Question you are going to release Power Rangers (a reference to the Crimson Empire training set), but you wont Release Jaxxon or any of the other Marvel Star Wars Characters with good sculpts, what gives?Hasbro:
We're not sure what you are referring to regarding the Marvel run. We have announced already that we are producing a Lumiya figure and will be looking to some of the better characters created during the Marvel run for consideration in future packs (not to mention the cool K-3PX in the Wal-Mart droids exclusive sets and upcoming Marvel #94 Ewok 3-pack). We also hope that you give the Crimson Empire set ample consideration. We feel the Crimson Empire storyline and its sequel, Crimson Empire II, written by Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley, is an exceptional, lasting
storyline worthy of attention. CE not only tells a great "origin" story for the Royal Guards, explaining why they are supremely skilled and unfailingly loyal to the Emperor, but also introduces important and
memorable characters in Kir Kanos, Carnor Jax, and Mirrith Sinn.Rebelscum: With all of the new figures coming out, do you plan to release a carrying case for the figures? As of now, my 4 year old son is using one of my vintage Vader cases, and a beat up C-3PO case. I would love to buy a new one for him,but there has not been anything in stores for a while.Hasbro:
We don't have anything coming up but it's something we're always looking at. There are reasons we aren't releasing the Vader (or other recent) cases that we won't go into to, but the opportunity always exists to do a "regular" case and we'll look into it for sometime down the road.
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