Posted by Curto on July 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM CST
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 seems that Star Wars, Marvel Universe, Marvel movies (Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America), and G.I.Joe all have line specific design elements despite all lines having the same 4 inch scale. Is it taboo for designers to cross-over design elements despite the opportunity to make a figure look/work better?

Hasbro: No, it is not taboo. But, it is not common practice since each brand tends to maintain a certain design language that balances aesthetics vs. function differently. For instance, Star Wars tends to have more human realistic proportions vs. exaggerated.


Rebelscum: With many new action figures featuring "light-up" suits and accessories, would you consider putting this feature into the rumored upcoming 2-1B to make his torso light up? The body cavity has more than enough room for a battery compartment and still allows for the rest of him to be articulated. Also, would that open doors for a Jawa or C-3PO with light up eyes, or perhaps light-up sabers or blasters? PS a light up R2-D2 with the proper "light port" would be welcome as well, especially if it's not lit Orange!

Hasbro: We think you'll like what you see when we reveal the the 2012 Episode I 3.75" movie figure line later this year. The best and brightest designers and engineers here at Hasbro have thought long and hard about how to incorporate some light-up features into action figures without compromising the overall appearance of the figures.


Reminder: Be sure to stay tuned later today for the Hasbro panel at Comic-Con, where they will showcase the latest and upcoming toys, and possibly even have a live Q&A afterwards.



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 time!
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