Posted by Curto on August 13, 2006 at 12:32 AM CST
As part of Hasbro's new weekly Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 3 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you. Keep in mind, these questions were submitted before Comic-Con.

Rebelscum: Will we be seeing more vehicles (like Boba Fett's Slave 1, Jango Fett's Slave 1, Y-Wing, B-Wing, or A-Wing Fighters) repacked as non-exclusives in the next line. For people whom have just started collecting or even are just kids missed them in the past an theses are extremely favored by many.

Hasbro: These vehicles are all larger than the "standard" mainline vehicle footprint which we are working to maintain, so the answer would be no. These larger vehicles will remain exclusives candidates until such a time comes, if ever, that we are able to get a larger vehicle scale to mass retail.


Rebelscum: Regarding the Fan's Choice Figure poll...who are the remaining 5 (or 6) characters coming out this year? Will all of them be all new sculpts?

Hasbro: We never said that 5 or 6 characters would be coming out this year. We did say that 10 of the 25 would be produced in 2007. All of them will be new sculpts.
Dan's Note: Since Kir Kanos, Quinlan Vos, Darth Revan, & Galactic Marine are already confirmed, basic math says that leaves 6 characters that are still unknown. I guess "produced in 2007" does not mean "released in 2007."

Rebelscum: Will the EU 2-packs be solely based on comic books? How about characters from the novels and/or video games? Even some of the fringe characters from the Miniatures game would make for great-looking action figures.

Hasbro: The 2-packs are going to be built around comic reprints, so novels are fair game if Dark Horse has done a comic version of it; the same holds true for the video games. Central to the idea, for the kid audience too, is to provide a great bite of the story so folks can get acquainted with it. Now most of the Dark Horse stories run over multiple issues so it won't be the complete picture, but it will be enough to introduce the characters and interest fans and kids in picking up the rest of the story if they haven't read it already. So that's the idea behind the comic and why we'll stick to that format. It doesn't mean that we can't do novel or video game figures elesewhere in the line, though.

Announcement:
Our friends at Hasbro will be enjoying a shortened work week, next week (8/14-8/18), as they are closed on Monday for a state holiday (Victory Day). As a result, there will not be a Q&A next week. It will return on August 25th.

Got any burning Star Wars questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, post your questions in this thread in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next week!
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