Posted by Curto on June 9, 2006 at 01:44 PM CST
As part of Hasbro's new weekly Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 3 (well, 3.5) of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.

Rebelscum: I combined all questions that asked "will you make __ ?" into the following:
Figures - Quinlan Vos, Padme, Tonnika Sisters, EU characters, Death Star II Luke, Hermi Odle, Animated style, army builder packs
Vehicles - Cloud Car, AT-TE, Sith Infiltrator
Modular Playsets - Tantive IV, Death Star, curved Cantina bar section

Of course there are many more such question. Not sure if you can even answer these, but the bottom line is fans want to see more female figures, EU figures, and new vehicles and diorama/playsets. But you probably knew that. :)

Hasbro: In response to your question about EU figures -- there are a lot of great characters created in the EU and we plan to include some of these for 2007. And, in regards to playsets/dioramas: as the saying goes, "great minds think alike." There has been a lot of discussion internally on whether this could be successful in today's market. However, we continue to see diminished demand for playsets. If we ever see the landscape changing, it's something we could take a look at in the future.

Rebelscum: Related to the above, but also different. Regarding the VOTC/VTSC line - how are characters chosen for this line? Will it continue?

Hasbro: Not in 2006. We're looking at bringing back a Vintage assortment in Spring of 2007 just like we did this year. We choose characters based on their popularity. There are still many fan favorites to be done in the Vintage style

Rebelscum: All things end eventually, how long will the action figure line continue? Is there an end date?

Hasbro: Hasbro holds the Star Wars license through 2018, so I hope basic figures will continue at least through then!

Rebelscum: Will there ever be a subscription service/one-of-every-figure club/opportunity for fans to purchase convention exclusives, possibly through Whatever happened to the subscription program announced at Celebration III?

The 501st San Diego Comic Con figures will be available on, but it's not possible at this time to set up the type of large-scale subscription service that I know you're referring to. Maybe down the road.

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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