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: The three 2010 Clone Wars waves have been unusually difficult to come across at retail. It seems that if we didn't see the Aayla wave or Thi-Sen wave in January or february, we completely missed out on these figures, and the troop-builder figures from the Snow Gear Obi-Wan wave were not rereleased with the case revision. Are these figures all sold through, or are there still some cases from these waves that didn't make it to retail due to the glut of pre-Christmas figures hogging shelf space? Most stores' Star Wars sections are mighty thin these days, and it seems hard to believe that Hasbro would prefer all that empty shelf space for the next 6-8 weeks when kids are out of school and may be actively hunting for figures that they see on the back of their Snow Gear figures. Hasbro:
There will be no more releases of Clone Wars figures in the red/white line look, so effectively these waves are done unless we re-release them at a later date (right now, there are no plans). The reason the figure pegs are bare in many places is because Hasbro and our retail partners have been heavily promoting Star Wars figures to clear out the inventory of the red/white packaging prior to the shelf-set of the new blue/black line at the beginning of August. As the new line is a "total reset," all of the old red/white assortments are being discontinued. In some cases, like with basic figures, the promotional activity over the last couple of months has depleted retail and Hasbro inventory ahead of schedule, and some shelves will remain dry until the new line resets.Rebelscum: As I look at my collection, I notice I've got the entire Jedi Council - which means you already have sculpts for them all. The original Jedi Council sets were impossible to find, and mixed council members from episode to episode. What are the chances of a Jedi Council playset, battle pack, or failing that, a Jedi Council wave with a chair pack-in for each member? Ep. I would be awesome, but if that's too collector-centric, I'm sure that the Ep. III council is recognizable enough to get picked up by kids and collectors alike. Hasbro:
We have systematically re-released or updated a lot of council members over the last few years, although not as many of the early ones. We had not been thinking about releasing Jedi Council sets, with chairs, but the thought is an interesting one and we'll pass the idea around. Multi-figure sets make the most sense, as chairs would not fit on individual (Vintage) figure cards which is where we still have our focus. It certainly has been a while since those last sets came out, and a new series would be a fitting tribute to the iconic Council. Thanks for the suggestion.
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