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Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:33:04 PM »
Sandtroopers will have a short Q&A session with the Hasbro Star Wars team.  Comment in this post with your questions before 10:00PM PST Friday July 19, 2013.*  We will try to get in all the questions from our forum members here.

*Note: I will close this thread on the deadline.

« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 05:53:48 PM by Darth Spice »
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 04:34:17 PM »
Just curious if Hasbro is going to distribute this new line better than the Vin lines or CW figs..
Did they learn ANYTHING? Can we expect better this time?
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 05:21:47 PM »
Will the B.S. 41st Elite Clone be corrected prior to release or as a running change? Based on the photos (loose and carded), 75% of the paint apps, including the grey shoulders, belt, and calves/shins, are missing.
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 06:18:54 PM »
Will we still get vintage style vehicles throughout the next couple of years?  Any chance Kmart gets an Ewoks village exclusive or more two packs?   Will the new cartoon be represented next year?  If so how?
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 09:42:21 PM »
When do you plan to bring back The Vintage Collection? To be 100% candid, if The Black series were on Vintage cards, I'd have bought every single one of them. As it currently stands, I'm only buying never before made characters or new outfits of existing characters. I assume this Black series is geared more towards collectors since the 5 PoA figures are geared for kids. I'm a hardcore collector and I'm telling you, you'd sell more figures on a vintage card than these black cards. I've got more than my share of loose Padmes, Anakins and Obi-Wans. I'm not going to buy figures in this series to keep them carded.

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 08:35:07 AM »
For your foreign customers, are the imperial scanning tech 2-packs going to be available outside the US?  We'd like them as well.

Also, what are the chances of seeing OT vehicles, like the X-Wing or TIE Fighter in the Class II vehicle line?  I like the new Class II line and would love to buy some for my kids, but only OT vehicles.

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 10:44:50 AM »
It's July 17th, 2013 and I have not seen any new Star Wars figures since Nov 2012, the assortment with Darth Malgus in it.  Why are the pegs empty or stuffed full of TPM wave figures?  Where is Shae Vizla & Starkiller?



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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 04:47:36 PM »
It's July 17th, 2013 and I have not seen any new Star Wars figures since Nov 2012, the assortment with Darth Malgus in it.  Why are the pegs empty or stuffed full of TPM wave figures?  Where is Shae Vizla & Starkiller?


EXACTLY!!! It will not matter what Hasbro produces if we never see them on shelves..
Hasbro please address your distribution issues for past 3-4 years now...
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 02:42:59 AM »
Will 2014 have a larger OT presence in the TBS line (figures, vehicles)?


Will we see the return of the Class I line in 2014?

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 04:53:25 AM »
With the cancellation of Clone Wars cartoon & with final season still to come..
Will we see CW characters be intergrated into any "New" fig lines.. either animated style or realistic.
In my opinion there were many characters that deserved figs & hope to see them in future in with the other lines..
We still have 1 more season & hope to continue CW characters in fig assortments from all 5 seasons.
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 03:46:00 PM »
more details on the Amazon exclusive Droid Factory set please

how many?  who?
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 07:27:01 PM »
Can we also ask about Jabba's sail barge or a new improved and larger skiff?  New rebels from OT?  Stae of EU figures coming out in more frequency? 
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 04:59:10 AM »
If you need case fillers in the TBS line, have you thought about repacking the Imperial Navy Commander and the Emperor's Royal Guard? 

Last year it was asked why certain army builders like the Imperial Navy Commander and especially the ERG could not be packed 2x per case.  Hasbro answer was that it wasn't possible.  Now, we see that Biggs is being packed 2x in wave 1 and being carried forward into wave 2.  Why is it now possible to carry forward a unique "only need one" figure, but it's not possible to carry forward or double a troop building figure?  Is there that much demand for Biggs?

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 02:38:01 PM »
Would it be possible to get a single carded C3PO using the U-3PO BAD mold?

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 09:02:29 PM »
How about will they have more to show at upcoming events since SDCC seemed to be lacking?
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 10:40:16 PM »
I am wondering why on earth Hasbro is using such oversized helmets on the phase 2 clones.  Until they fix this, I'm not buying any more.  If they would make the helmets properly, I would be army building these figures again.

So, can Hasbro consider updating the helmet, and offering some sort of multi-pack with several clones using the new VC 45 body sculpt, but with an accurate helmet (it doesn't even have to be removable!)? 

- white clone x 1
- 501st clone x 1
- shocktrooper x 1
- Utapau clone x 1

...there are tons of collectors unhappy with the current helmet, but this would resolve that and allow us to order several sets.

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2013, 10:49:08 PM »
Hasbro, how about offering up some sort of environment walls to meet the ever growing demand of the diorama market? You could start with a couple Death Star wall sections (no floor necessary) and each set could come with a different 2-sided plastic wall that we can use to build our own scenes, and toss in a couple army builders. Then follow up with other areas too, like the Tantive IV.

And the best part? The people who really want these would buy multiples upon multiples so we can create extensive playsets out of them. This would be an all around winner for Hasbro, your retail partners, kids and collectors. Everyone would be happy. Do it. The attached mockup shows an example of this.  This has been shown to the fan community and the overwhelming consensus is people want these... lots of them!


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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2013, 10:49:57 PM »
Hasbro, what's going to be your main focus in 2014?  Will we see a priority for the Original Trilogy?  What about Rebels? 

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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2013, 05:11:22 AM »
Will we ever see a "New" AT-ST in a larger scale to go with BIG AT-AT's?

or any other larger scale items,vhx or figure packs or Ultimate Battlepacks with both this year?
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2013, 08:03:16 AM »
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Re: Hasbro Questions: SDCC 2013 Edition
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 08:14:35 AM »
Morning troopers, I am having some technical difficulties with posting the Q&A.  I will try to get this up today.  Sorry for the delay.
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