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Hasbro's Questions & Answers #98

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM ET

We've received our answers to last months questions from the Hasbro Q&A! Check out all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

JTA: Your presentation at NYCC was excellent and although we were really itching to see more of what’s up your sleeve for The Vintage Collection, we’re believing that we’ll really be treated to what you have reserved for NY Toy Fair in February. Our question surrounds the newly revealed Imperial Navy Officer and Darth Vader figures. After years of collectors’ begging for a modern update to the Death Squad Commander (the gray outfit and unique helmet with communications cord that was one of the original 12 Star Wars figures ever released), why have you decided to go with the all-black outfit again? We’ve noticed there are some new details not seen on the 2007 30 (77-07) Death Star Trooper figure, so we’re hopeful a variation is in the works to make the gray outfitted figure. But how do you plan to release the Imperial Navy Officer? Is this figure meant to update the Death Squad Commander so you’ll put him on a Star Wars card back, or are there other plans. Also, the Darth Vader figure seems to be the definitive update to an Episode IV Darth Vader, but the Q&A session at NYCC seemed to indicate that we wouldn’t be seeing Darth Vader on a Star Wars TVC card back. Please clarify these points for us?

Hasbro: The Death Squad Trooper is meant to be an update for the Death Squad Commander. We currently have no plans to release him in a grey uniform. The Darth Vader will be on an Episode IV TVC card back.

JTA: Since you have confirmed that The Vintage Collection will see 55 figures for the 2012 product year, we would assume that you have already started to consider what 2013 may look like. Is it a good guess that The Vintage Collection will continue into 2013? We heard in an interview where Derryl DePriest stated that Hasbro doesn’t want The Vintage Collection to wear out its welcome and other line looks are necessary to keep the line fresh at retail. But we feel that this may be true with any other collection EXCEPT for The Vintage Collection. We hope you are able to keep this line going as long as possible. There are so many figures that need to be packaged in this line look. Can you give us any insight at all about this?

Hasbro: We appreciate your question (and thank you for your interest!), but unfortunately we are not yet able to comment on the 2013 product line.

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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