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Hasbro's Questions & Answers #94

Posted by Chuck | June 14, 2011 at 06:29 PM ET

Hasbro checks in with the latest answers to our questions. Sadly, they completely lost our first round questions and didn't bother to answer them when I resent them. So, enjoy this round of Q&A!

Hasbro's Q&A

 

JTA: OK, Hasbro. You're doing great and marvelous things with The Vintage Collection (if we could only find them in stores – we digress), but there are many glaring omissions that really need the 'vintage treatment'. Four are weighing on our mind heavily. Could you let us know if a super-articulated Jawa (in the style of the 1978 figure with a full soft-goods cloak), the blue Power Droid, Snaggletooth (blue and red) or Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Outfit) are coming any time soon for us? These are four figures that must absolutely see TVC release! You could even throw in for good measure a few chase plastic cape Jawas to make hardcore collectors very happy. We would like to see many others as well, but these seem mandatory for The Vintage Collection and we want all-new sculpts. Also, instead of repacking figures like Zuckuss, Snowtrooper, IG-88, and AT-AT Driver in the Saga Legends line, can't you just throw them into TVC packaging and use them as "carry forward" figures in The Vintage Collection? You have to stop putting the Clone Trooper (VC15) and the Sandtrooper is every case assortment. They're clogging the pegs!

Hasbro: We have good news...Leia is planned for single card but the others are not currently in the plan for single Vintage card release.

JTA: We're slightly worried that the Special Action Figure Sets are going to lose steam quickly. Is there any possible way you could include one all-new or significantly retooled figure in each pack? How hard would it have been to take the 2008 Surgical Droid 2-1B figure and retool its arms and legs to make it Episode V specific? (We're not being sarcastic, we're actually quite curious.) And again we ask how much time and money could have been really wasted by slightly altering the 2007 Death Star Trooper by including a new ranking badge and a headset with a cord to make him the true vintage Death Squad Commander. These reproduction packs are wonderful to see available in 2011 with updated figures, but if you don't start giving us a little bit more for our money than straight repacks, people will wait for clearance prices and this exclusive program will likely go extinct. And we really want to see all of them updated. (Please make at least one figure exclusive to this set, please?)

Hasbro: Many times with exclusives our timelines are extremely tight and we need to make tough choices.  We would have liked to add new parts but the timing did not allow for this.  The upcoming 3-packs will contain a good amount of newness.

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

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