Posted by Curto on August 20, 2009 at 03:50 PM CST
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: A very big lack of Marvel Star Wars Comic Packs, although the one you are bringing out Lumiya/Luke Skywalker rocks and I am glad to have the chance to pick this one up, can I also ask if you are going to bring out any of the following characters from the Marvel Star Wars Comic Packs - Crimson Jack and Jolli, Jaxxon and Amaiza, Cody Sunn-Childe and Demon - also when will the next Marvel Star Wars Comic Pack be available after the Lumiya/Luke one and what will it be.

Hasbro: There are no plans for any of those characters, but there is an opportunity for them to appear in the Fans' Choice Poll and if so, we will consider them. Although, given each of their extremely brief appearances in the Marvel run, we wouldn't expect them to be higher on the rankings of most fans than, say, Valance the Hunter, Rik Duel, Dani, or even Kiro (none of which are in the upcoming lineup, either). There *are* two Marvel packs slated for next year, the next one appearing in late spring as a Wal-Mart exclusive, which will be revealed at Toy Fair.


Rebelscum: Thanks for showing so many new figures at SDCC. What went into your decision to make Nien Nunb a B-Wing Pilot? Fans are much more anticipating a badly needed update of Nien Nunb as seen in ROTJ as a co-pilot to Lando in the Millennium Falcon. Can we expect this movie-accurate version soon please?

Hasbro: It was our intention to make a red-suited B-wing pilot as a follow-up to Ten Numb who came in the Evolution packs. We needed to character using existing tooling, so we decided to just go ahead and slot in another Sullustan, thinking that there would be an Episode VI reference to support an appearance of a red-suited one. However, as we got further into the figure, and got ready for package art, we all realized that there was no on-screen support for one. It was too late to pull the figure out of the wave without seriously jeopardizing our schedule. So, with Lucasfilm agreeing, we kept on schedule and looked for a name. We decided that rather than make up a new pilot name (Eleven Nunb?) we would instead pick a name that seemed to make the most sense - reasoning that at some point Nien Nunb would have been a B-Wing pilot and it's something that we can imagine as off screen, prior to him being reassigned from the B-Wing squad and becoming Lando's co-pilot where he would not need to wear his B-Wing flight suit. We hope collectors will look past this one and appreciate him for what he is - a cool version of Nien Nunb. Imagine him as a generic red-suited B-Wing to fill out their pilot ranks. Either way, we think he's pretty cool and we're glad we could bring out a red-suited Sullustan. As for an updated, definitive version of Nien, he's not in the 2010 plan, but he's on the short list of candidates that we'd like to get to in 2011.


Rebelscum: Would it be possible to revisit the 7" Unleashed line for Darth Revan, and Vader's Secret Apprentice maybe as a TRU, Target, or online Exclusive?

Hasbro: We will not be revisiting the 7" Unleashed. It is a format that was unfortunately embraced by relatively few collectors compared to our other lines, plus, the extraordinary costs for development and tooling for a very small run don't justify going back to the format. Other brands (Marvel and Transformers) have tried the large Unleashed since then, with similar results, so the format does not look like it's coming back anywhere any time soon.



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