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Hasbro's Questions & Answers #35

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2007 at 07:29 PM ET

    The Latest Hasbro Q&A is in! Check out our latest questions, and Hasbro's responses...

     Don't forget, you can submit questions in our forums and we'll try to get as many as possible submitted to Hasbro. We can send only three questions per week, so make sure they are good ones! Now, on to this weeks Questions and Answers directly from Hasbro.

Q. The Saga Legends figures have been storming the pegs, almost to the point of over-running the new TAC figures. With the huge amount of Saga Legends figures on tap, will this affect how and when we see future waves of the TAC figures? Some stores won't refill their pegs unless they are empty, and if they are filled with Legends figures I can see this affecting how the newer TAC figures are stocked.

A. They are managed separately, just as the TSC and Greatest Hits lines were managed separately last year.  Replenisment is automated, which means that as one sells down, it will be reordered and shipped out for restock. The two SKUs (87500 and 85770) were created expressly for the purpose of separate inventory management.

Q. We were wondering how you came up with the case assortments for the UGH figures.  Right now, you will start off with a wave 4 case assortment that contains all 7 of the wave 4 figures plus a few more favorites. Then there are 4 UGH case assortments that contain 3 UGH figures per case and is then rounded out by wave 4 figures (and a few others).  It seems that this is going to create a backlog of CZ-3s and his pals since there will be 4 or 5 of each of the wave 4 figures for only 1 of each of the UGH figures.  On the surface it looks like it will be harder to find these than last years UGH figures (and as you know, there were a lot of collectors left wanting!) Can you tell us why these case assortments were chosen instead of spreading them out over a few waves and if the UGH will be found in any other waves?

A. You do not know the quantities we are releasing of any one figure, which is the other part of the equation.  Once CZ-3 ships, for example, he may be "done" and never be packed in another case pack for the rest of the year while the other figures, seeing subsequent volume to bring them up to their full potential, may be.  In figuring out how much is too little/too much of any figure, we take all aspects into account.

Q. Due to the problem with the coins we have seen very little of waves 1-3...and the McQuarrie figures (Stormtrooper, Boba Fett & Chewbacca) have been the first to dissapear.   Many people are still looking for these three figures and would love to add them to their collection.  Will these three waves start shipping again with the better coins (and the McQuarrie figures)?

A. Many of the figures will be released again in subsequent waves throughout the year, so hang in there.

Check back in a few weeks and we'll post the next round of Questions (and answers) as soon as Hasbro offers them.


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