Here is the latest!
1) This question is to follow up on an answer you gave on the individual figure card art. Back in late 2007, someone in a QNA had commented on how great the card art was for the Thirtyth Anniversary Collection and wondered if you guys could somehow post that card art to where we could download some of it for wallpapers and such. Your reply stated that sounded like a good idea; maybe a little way down the road. Now, Since recently, after seeing pics of the Expanded Universe wave due out later this year (which again, the card art is great!), it got me to thinking. Would you guys ever consider releasing a book (maybe that could be ordered at Hasbro online) containig the awesome card art done over the years? I don't know if you have the characters drawn full body or not, but with some fullbody, page spreads of each character done over the years. Also, you could include some unreleased art (like from the Clone Wars series that was moved to the Legacy Collection), and the Unleashed series. I think this would be really cool. What do you think? Could this be a possibility?
Thanks for the comments on the artwork Troopers; the team does knock themselves out to bring out the best in every character no matter whether they are from the movies or from the EU. As to a book, aside from Insight, our tribute to the photographic work of Gianni Lopergolo, this is not really our realm of expertise. Perhaps if someone were to work on a book through Lucasfilm this could happen one day.
2) Why do you find it neccessery to repack the following Battle packs and ship them in mass quanities:
Jedi Vs Sidious
Sheild Generator assualt(granted this one came out last year but it is still warming the shelves)
Just to name a few.Why do you repack battle packs that didn't do well the first time?I barely have seen the Geonosis assault,the one with the gun turrets as well as a few other folks.It doesn't make sense.
Despite what you may be seeing at your local store, nationally these are some of our best and make sense to re-release. We select our Battle Pack repacks based on what sells the best. Jedi vs. Sidious is one of the best-selling Battle Packs of all time, and it's not hard to see why: all of the key players of a great scene (well, almost, missing only Anakin) for a good price....perfect for the kids who come into the franchise every year or who otherwise want to play this iconic scene. Dagobah is also a great seller with Luke, Yoda, Vader (of sorts), and R2-D2...all some of the most popular characters. More Geonosis are on the way.
3) Why are the eyes of the folding battle droids not painted on the Target Geonosis 2 packs.. was this to show they were powered off?
This was a mistake on our part. If/when the droids are ever re-released we'll make sure to correct this. However, there will not be a correction in the Geonosis pack run as all production is already at Target.