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: It's been great fun watching the new season of The Clone Wars, especially the first episode "Clone Cadets". The "American Gladiators" style training hall was very cool and that seems like an easy thing to recreate, perhaps as a Battle Pack...or a series of Battle Packs? Might there be a chance of something like this...even packed with multiple clones or droids (essentially using the same sculpt repeatedly to keep costs down), this would be a LOT of fun! Hasbro:
By now, word has leaked out. We will be doing Hevy in training gear in basic figures in Wave 1 '11. We don't have a place for any of the other characters in the lineup and no plans to do more. There is likely to be a Battle Pack in Fall '11 with some of the other characters (non-Domino Squad) in the episode. Stay tuned. Rebelscum: About your "parking lot"...Is your parking lot just one big list of figures you'd like to make or is broken down into categories? If it's broken down into categories, is it ROTS, ANH, AOTC, etc. or is it broken down even more, like, Jedi, Rebel Officers, Imperial Officers, Jabba's Goons, Cantina, etc...
I was also wondering about your EU parking lot, if its separate, is it broken down by source material, Novels, Comics, Video Games, etc. or is it just one big EU category?
Thanks and keep up the good work Hasbro:
It is broken down by film but that's about it. We keep track of the specialty figures in our collective noggins for the most part, until some specialty gets too big and we decide to start tracking it, like "Kenner figures updated on Vintage", "Vehicles" or "Rebel Pilots and their droids." We have a category for EU that is just general, as well a detailed spreadsheet with specific ideas drawn up after reading every Star Wars comic. That last one is a long spreadsheet, but one of the most fun to create and was instrumental in helping us architect the huge number of Comic Packs we were able to bring out over the last few years.
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