Firstly, here is a letter from Derryl DePriest, of Hasbro:"On behalf of the Star Wars team, we want to thank all of the Star Wars collector-fan media, and all of the fans, who have shown tremendous support for Hasbro's Star Wars lineup this year. We hope that you have found delight in playing with your toys, just like we have in working to bring them to you this past year.
"In addition, the tremendous work that all of the fans and sites have done to deliver another great Fans' Choice Poll will result in not one, but many great inspiration for years to come. We have a lot of excitement in store for next year, and we think 2010 is going to shape up to be one of the most exciting years ever for fans of Hasbro Star Wars.
With the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back to celebrate, we think it's going to be a big year as well. Happy Holidays to everyone!"
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: It's been awhile since we asked about this...any new info regarding the drink dispenser centerpiece for the cantina bar? Last we heard, it was said to be coming with an updated Wuher. Hasbro:
Unfortunately, we looked at this but could not produce it for a basic figure card due to its extraordinary depth. If we do proceed with the dispenser, it would have to be part of a Cantina-themed Battle Pack-type set, which right now is low on our priority list given the niche nature of a set like that. We'd like to do it though, so we will try and look for an opportunity perhaps as an exclusive.
Wuher is not in the two-year horizon; don't think we announced him except on a list of potential resculpts we'd like to get to someday. Several others are ahead of him, though.Rebelscum: Can you share what, if any, the replacement pack-in will be once the Droid Factory Build-A-Droid series ends? For the record, I would like to thank you for the B-A-D promotion. As a collector, I have been able to add a nice handful of diverse droids to my growing ranks. I just wish the B-A-D pack-in would continue to allow even more variations on the models/molds you have already created.Hasbro:
We're glad that we could bring out as many buildable droids as we did. We are not at liberty yet to reveal what the basic figure line following the Legacy/Droid Factory will be just yet. It will be announced at Toy Fair.Rebelscum: With the recent long-awaited announcement of Celebration V finally here, word has come out that there won't be an exclusive Hasbro action figure. Please say this isn't so! Surely there's SOMETHING that can be whipped up in time for August 2010!!Hasbro:
Thanks for the chance to correct that statement. There definitely *will*
be two CV exclusive sets. One of them will be a Comic Pack with two new figures originally slated for the main line that has been redirected to be a CV exclusive. The other set will have an EpV theme, although it will not necessarily debut new characters. Details of both sets will be announced at a later date as we get closer to CV.
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