Posted by Curto on July 27, 2006 at 12:00 PM CST
So many questions, so little space... Many other Star Wars collecting sites also submitted questions you need answered, so if you want to know the latest answers from this week's Hasbro Star Wars Weekly Q&A Session, here's a handy guide to help you get all the info.



From Action Figs:
1) Will Hasbro be doing more 3-figure, movie-accurate diorama Cinema Scenes/Screen Scenes sets?

2) What are the chances of seeing some or all of the A New Hope holochess pieces done as action figures?

3) Will we ever see a Moisture Vaporator in toy form?

4) ESB vehicles - are there any plans to make a new Rebel Transport ship from Hoth? What about a Bespin Cloud Car?

5) Will there be a 5th wave of Star Tours figures?

6) In light of the recent Lucas Family boxset, has there been any consideration given to making other production crew movie cameo figures like Rick McCallum and Ben Burtt from the end sequence on Naboo in The Phantom Menace?


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NEW: From FFURG.com:
1) As customizers, we often get a pretty intimate look at a figure. Usually while swapping parts, we get to see how the figure was produced, why a certain joint was used for an arm or leg, and why a certain part was sculpted a certain way. One thing that's puzzled us in recent years is the use of much softer plastic in the limbs of the newer figures when compared to Episode I and POTF2 figures. Why did you change to the softer plastic, which we feel is less durable?

2) We understand and appreciate the reuse of existing molds for new "kitbashed" figures but how often, if ever, does Hasbro look at customizing websites, like FFURG, for new ideas on how to re-use existing parts for new figures?

3) In customizing, we often use the term "head swap" when a custom consists of simply changing one head for another. One of the most common "head swaps" is a Rebel Pilot custom, which can turn a VTSC Luke or SAGA Dutch Vander into the rest of Rogue Squadron. Would you ever consider producing a group of Rebel Pilots using the same figure base, possibly as a retailer exclusive, with new unique heads and helmets?


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From Galactic Hunter:
1) While we know that Hasbro doesn't take requests per se, does 'the team' consider input from fans who post ideas in the various forums (e.g. people who want a Battle Pack with an Eopie in it)?

2) What concept would 'the team' most like to revisit in the future? (Cinema Scenes? Deluxe/Ultra? Beasts? Princess Leia Collection?)


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From Jedi Defender:
1) Figures like the battledroids from the last couple years have been criticized a lot lately due to the choice of plastic used in their construction. They're prone to falling over due to how flimsy it is, and fans are wondering what the reasons are behind those plastic choices? Any chance we'll see that improved upon in the future?

2) Accessory packs seem to have some popularity from the collector base, and people are always happy to get small accessories that look great in scenes and dioramas I believe (Scanner tech box, or the "Hoth" box for instance). Is there a possible chance we'll see the "accessory set" format revisited in the future to include perhaps some pieces that make up a scene like the Scanner Tech boxes, Cantina Tables/Chairs perhaps, or the Outlander Bar and Stool pieces?

3) With the all new super articulated Biker Scout (Kudos to you Hasbro, that's some super fine work you did), fans are now anxious to know if an all new Speederbike is in the works? The original's sculpt is detailed, however the bike isn't particularly sturdy and it's a bit oversized. A smaller (properly scaled) bike with maybe a clear stand for a hovering effect would be incredibly popular given how many Biker Scouts a lot of us own I'd imagine.


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From Jedi Insider:
1) Do you still have the old Kenner mold to re-release the classic Death Star playset?

2) Any chance of seeing a VOTC Bespin Luke Skywalker or Han Solo figure in 2007?

3) After the George Lucas Stormtrooper figure, are there any plans to do more mail-away figures? If so, can you tell us what they would be?


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From Jedi Temple Archives:
1) Does every character cost the same amount of money to produce (i.e. from concept to finish) or do some figures have some features “cut out” in order to invest money in other figures?

2) Do you sometimes use head sculpts of figures that didn't turn out so well as 'generic' heads for soldiers? Some of the soldier heads look like they could've been Luke, Han, etc. heads that did not work out as planned.

3) How much will the SDCC Exclusive 501st Stormtrooper cost and what will be the limit on the number you can purchase?


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From Sandtroopers:
1) What details can you tell us about the planned television series - which known and unknown characters will be in it?

2) The Jedi Master Points auction still left quite a few collectors empty handed. Is there another project to look forward to for turning in our thousands of Jedi Master Points?

3) I don't collect sports cards but do know how they are sold and how popular some lines of cards are. There are some sports cards that come packaged randomly with small 1" squares of a baseball bat or a game worn jersey or something along those lines to make the cards rare/popular. I also realize that Mr. Lucas is tight with letting his original props get out. But is there any chance that Hasbro and George Lucas would do a promotion similar to the sports cards that I mentioned above? Maybe have the packaging of the figures hide a small piece from a shirt or pants or even a "You Win" piece that the winner would send in for a prop of some kind; just something different that the Star Wars collectors could look to get in their collections.

4) I realize that the 7" Unleashed line is limited and somewhat at a standstill, but if the line gets going strong again, is there any chance of maybe seeing an Expanded Universe sculpt such as Mara Jade or even Thrawn?


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From Sir Steve's Guide:
1) What's up with the female action figures? Some of the most collectible figures have been Padmes and Leias, yet it seems like Hasbro's policy is that there's no demand for female action figures such as other Padme outfits, AOTC Beru, Yarna d'al Gargan, Toryn Farr, etc.. Why is that?

2) Could troop builder figures be made available (indefinitely if possible) on Hasbro Toy Shop after they're taken out of regular circulation?

3) The "Ewoks" tv-movies and cartoons were released on DVD last fall. Is there any chance of getting figures based on the Ewok movies and cartoons, especially Teek, Princess Kneesa (realistically-styled if possible), the Marauders, and the number of Ewoks who did not appear in ROTJ?


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NEW: From Star Wars Action News:
1) I really like the display bases that come with the saga figures. Does Hasbro plan to continue using them past the 06 line?

2) Since we have so many clones is there a chance for a separatist droid battle pack as well?

3) After the long pause in figure production starting in the mid 80s, what spawned the resurrection of the line in 1995?

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From SW Collector:
1) Will there be another mail-in offer for the 2007 Vintage line?

2) Are there more non film-based Clone Troopers (Expanded Universe) planned as either part of the basic line or as exclusives for 2007?

3) Are there any plans at this time to release a figure of the "Darth Plagueis" character that will tie in to the book being written by James Luceno for release in 2008?


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From The Jawa:
1) With collectors very much interested in playsets as is evident in the previous Q&A's, would Hasbro consider outsourcing a line of playsets to another Star Wars licensee? Pride Displays is making some very interesting display pieces at this time. Is there the potential that a sub-license could be worked out with Pride or another similar company much in the same way that the 12" figure line was licensed out to Sideshow Collectibles?

2) The news that there are some starfighter sized new vehicle sculpts on the way has been very encouraging. Is there the possibility that we may see the release of new large vehicle sculpts, such as the AT-TE, Clone Turbo Tank, Tantive IV or Jabba's Sail Barge?

3) Have there been any surprises (good or bad) from the Hasbro perspective to come out of the Q & A?


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From Yakface:
1) Will we ever see a Tantive IV playset?

2) Now that you have crossed Star Wars into the Transformers line, would Hasbro ever in the forseeable future be consider making Deluxe sized Star Wars Transformers large enough to actually fit the 3'3/4 figures inside as pilots, and have other character transformers be the arms, legs, and head, creating a huge transformer robot?

3) Will there ever be a vehicle made of general grievous' starfighter? Will there ever be a General Grievous figure made of him before he got into the crash caused by Count Dooku.


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