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. The Big 6-0!
Welcome to the 60th Hasbro Star Wars Q&A Session
(hard to believe, but it's true....trust me, I've been keeping track!). I wanted to send out a special thanks to everyone at Hasbro and Hunter PR that's been involved with these sessions over the years. This has been a great way for the collecting community and fans around the world celebrate Star Wars
(and Indiana Jones
too!) and get an inside look at the process behind the various toy lines that collectors love to collect.
For this special edition, I've included three questions that were included as part of our own "Hasbro Wishlist Poll" from Comic-Con. Stay tuned for more details on that meeting over the weekend.
Anyway, on with the show! Rebelscum: We know that ANH is wave five, will the 2009 waves continue on with six, etc. or will the number be reset for 2009. Will the case numbering match to the numbers that you use in the promotional materials (we probably just saw some in the presentation). How about the figure numbering? Will they continue with 29 and so-forth, or will they reset to 1?Hasbro:
We will continue with the figure numbering as it has been set out for this Fall. The waves, though, will reset to 2009 so the first wave of 2009 will be "Wave 1 '09."Rebelscum: We often hear that you like to release certain genres (such as Padme Amidala figures) at the rate of one per year so as to not overconcentrate them in a given year. But in many cases, with only ten years left before the license runs out, we'll get nowhere near to completing a genre "in time." This becomes even more concerning when we consider that there's a whole live action TV series coming that will further remove the focus from older "not yet covered" materials.
Taking the example of the Padme figures, this year not withstanding (with five releases) - how do you foresee handling the 20+ variations of Padme that have yet to be made in only ten years time - at the rate of one per year? Obviously we can't expect an Evolutions set every year, but is there EVER a chance that we might see more collector oriented sets that would cover the non-action variations of the character?Hasbro:
We really don't know how to answer that one because we haven't thought that far out - we pretty much take it a year at a time, thankful that the collector interest in Star Wars remains very high and we can get to another full year of figures! What will the future hold? We can only wait and see ourselves, hopeful that we can keep spreading the excitement across all of the various sub-genres collectors and we have come to love.Rebelscum: We feel obliged once again to question your use of the "old style" comic book art coloring for the Marvel series of comic packs. We've read your various answers on the topic, and for whatever there seems to be a gap between your customers and your vision. Given that the Marvel comic packs are designed for the "older EU" crowd, harkening back to the nostalgia of the comic books - the older fans are the very ones that are complaining about the colors on these. How is asking for realistic coloring on these different from getting realistic styling on the Clone Wars micro series figures like Yoda and the Kybuck or Roron Corobb? Those were all "interpretations" of the characters, how would realistic coloring be different for these?Hasbro:
Fair point. Next time we are faced with a choice from Marvel, we will discuss the issue with Lucasfilm. We do not anticipate changing the current releases, however, since those production runs are done.
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