As part of Hasbro's Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 2 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you. Rebelscum: Now that the final B-A-D waves are getting ready to ship and we know all of the droids from the Droid Factory series, can you tell us if there was any specific plan as to which part came with which figure? How did you choose to give each figure the part they came with?Hasbro:
There was no deliberate assignment of any particular part with any figure with the one exception of ensuring that if we had a "remix wave" that we didn't create new variations where a specific figure came with a different part of a droid for which that figure already had a part assigned (for example we didn't want Jedi Luke to come with different parts for U-3PO....if we created a remix of the U-3PO wave we would keep the same Luke/part combo).
We managed a production plan that ensured that all of the new figures came with parts to build complete droids, and the rest of the figures (whether "greatest hits" type figures, or carry-forwards from a previous wave) came with "redundant" parts. Beyond the need to make sure that complete droids were packed out in each case pack, specific part assignments were not considered.Rebelscum: Recently Sideshow Collectibles stated in a Q&A session (January 22, 2010) that they are planning to release the Max Rebo band with the original 1983 Sy Snootles. This is a figure in high demand with many adult collectors of your line so the question is this: With Sideshow moving ahead on an '83 Snootles, would you give any consideration to producing the 1983 version of the character as a single release in the future, or at all? Hasbro:
We have not given any thought to making carded versions of the Max Rebo band members. When we released our Max Rebo band multi-packs a few years ago at Wal-Mart, they proved to be extremely slow sellers. While some fans no doubt want us to re-release them on single cards, we think there is a long list of all-new or high-priority refresh characters ahead of them.
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