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: Fanboys director Kyle Newman has an interesting suggestion regarding an exclusive: bring back the classic cardbacks! This has worked well for G.I. Joe in recent years, and the former "vintage" line from 2004-2007 was somehting that longtime collectors really enjoyed, and one you've stated that you'd like to bring back one day. As a promo, maybe we could even see an exclusive figure of the long-ago promised firing jetpack Boba Fett? That could spark a lot of interest and get collectors very excited! Hasbro:
There is one way to ensure that Vintage cardbacks could make a return, and that is if Kyle comes to Rhode Island. With Kristen Bell. Then we are pretty sure that we could figure out how to get them back into the lineup. No Ben Quadinaros, though - he is off the table even if Kyle himself would buy ten of them.Rebelscum: You've stated a number of times that there will be 4 concept figures this year. We know the first one is the Anakin concept figure in the AOTC wave. Without mentioning which figures you have on tap for the other three, could you let us know which waves they will be in and can we expect to see the other three concept figures this year, or have any been pushed back to 2010? Hasbro:
The three will be coming this year, in the last three waves slated for 2010 (EpIV, EpIII, and EpV respectively). The first two red/white line look waves (EpI, followed by the epic EpVI wave) will not have concept figures.Rebelscum: I am very impressed with what you have managed to accomplish with the comic-packs line since it has become available. That said, there is one modern comic that has been ignored so far: Dark Times. Do fans of this series have some hope on the horizon?Hasbro:
We have our eyes on one Dark Times #6 pack for 2010 (pending final tooling allotment, which has run way over our prediction and as a result some items have been delayed, dropped, and shifted around). Once we get settled down, we hope to get that first one out there and then see where the series leads us. We know there are a couple more we'd like to do longer term if we can ever get to them as well.
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