As part of Hasbro's tri-weekly Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 3 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you. Rebelscum: Star Wars Mighty Muggs seem to be getting increasingly more popular. Han seems to be a favorite choice but there are a few versions missing. Is there a chance we will see a Bespin or Endor version anytime soon? Thanks and keep up the good work! Hasbro:
We don't have either of these Han versions in our release plans.Rebelscum: Thanks for all the updates in the recent Q&A, that filled in a lot of blanks, however, after releasing the details about the Imperial Pilots Legacy Set #2, we're now VERY curious as to what we might see in the Rebel Pilots Legacy Set #3, and while specific character names would be greatly appreciated, we'd be most interested to know whether or not the set will follow the current pattern of female X-Wing Pilot, Male Snowspeeder Pilot and Male/Alien B-Wing pilot - and if it WON'T follow those selections, and you're not yet willing to tell us specific character names, can you at least let us know what types will be included? Hasbro:
We have an important update on the wave of Evolution packs that includes this pack as well as Rebel Pilots #3 and Imperial Pilots #2.
Originally scheduled as a continuation of the Evolution Packs lineup in Spring '09, development schedule delays have pushed this wave out and as such it will not receive distribution at all retailers. Once we nail down which retailer(s) will be carrying these packs, and the expected on-shelf time, we'll get an update out to all of the Star Wars sites. As for the characters in Rebel Pilots #3, they will be John D. Brannon (Red 4, Battle of Yavin), Jake Farrell (as Green Squadron Commander, Battle of Endor), and from the EU will be Shira Brie.Rebelscum: I, and many other Titanium collectors, are very disappointed to hear that after months of promising fans to make a BSG Cylon Basestar, all of a sudden, this dream has been shattered with the news that this fantastic looking starship - an integral vehicle within the lore of modern BSG - will now only exist as an unproduced toy, never to see the light of day...
Considering its production was pushed back further and further until the reason for it's demise is down to Hasbro license to produce Battlestar Galactica Titaniums ending at the end of 2008 - Why did this occur, and do you see it as good business strategy to advertise products months before their release, and then cancel them at the eleventh hour?
A Very Disappointed Titanium Collector... Hasbro:
Unfortunately, this happens often with toy lines. Development schedules or demand changes constantly, and we adapt to the schedules as best we can. On a brand like Star Wars, because of the high demand, usually (but not always) shelved toys find their way to general release. Our Spring 2008 release quantities were lowered due to decreased Titanium demand, and we basically were put into the position where we skipped over an entire wave. It was too late at that point to slot them into the lineup for 2009. As the Battlestar contract was ending, this mean that there was no way to get it out. The Star Wars vehicles are a different matter as we are able to get them into the lineup in subsequent Titanium waves.
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