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Hasbro's Questions & Answers #80

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 06:01 PM ET

The latest round of answers are back from Hasbro! Click here to find out what they are!

Our Questions... Hasbro's Answers!

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 Target exclusive Geonosis Arena 2-packs seem to be selling through nicely. The character choices in these 2-packs give us a nice mix of army builders, core characters and some fan requested Jedi.

Since the revelation of these sets we have already heard some rumblings that a second series of Geonosis Arena 2-packs may be in the works, and that either Jedi knights Sarissa Jeng or Sar Labooda might be in consideration for that release. But first it seems worth asking how has the response been to the first round of Geonosis 2-packs? Does it seem likely that we might see a second round of Geonosis 2-packs? And might a second such wave give us the opportunity to get Anakin Skywalker with his green lightsaber from the arena, or perhaps a new arena battle Padme?

A. We won't know the fate of the second wave of Geonosis Arena figures until after the holiday.  There is a long way to go still with these figures and we won't have a clearer picture until sometime in January.  If there is another wave, there is a good chance that we will announce the details at Toy Fair in February.

Q. Looking forward to 2010, we've been seeing indications about potential wave themes for the Legacy basic figure line.  Particularly, that there will not be a wave of figures representing A NEW HOPE.  Will the Legacy Collection and the following movie based figure line that's set to launch next summer continue to follow an individual movie theme for each wave?  And can you give us an indication of which movies will be represented in these waves for 2010?

A. The EU wave that was shown at Comic Con will be the last of the red/white Legacy series for Spring 2010. The Legacy-type basic figure line scheduled to launch next Fall will follow a wave theme to ensure that each movie gets one focused wave, then we will change to a non-wave based system. The way it looks currently, there will be Fall 2010 waves for EpII, III, V, and VI (not in that order) with EpI and IV getting waves at the beginning of 2011.

Q. A number of collectors expressed disappointment with the recent news that a Bespin Han Solo figure, which had been previously confirmed, has been pushed back in the pipeline.  The news from Comic Con seemed to indicate that THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK would be a core theme for 2010's line as the 30th anniversary of that movie.  Can we perhaps expect a different Episode V Han Solo in place of the Bespin version?  And might that be an update of Han Solo in carbonite?  We have not seen a TESB version of Han in carbonite since the POTF2 days.

A. We don't think we will disappoint, as there will be a different EpV version of Han Solo in next Fall's figure lineup.  It will not be an EpV Carbonite version. A new Bespin Han is slated for 2011.

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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