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Hasbro Star Wars Q&A Answers for July 2010
July 15, 2010

The Hasbro Star Wars team has answered the latest round of  Star Wars questions submitted by AFi readers. This is the first round of answers for 2010,and there’s plenty more to come.   Check the end of this post for how you can submit a question for the next round.  

 

Q1) Lucasfilm recently announced in Star Wars Insider that Lt. Gavyn Sykes / Bravo 6 was basically responsible for Darth Vader existing.
Here we see how Lucasfilm explain that Gavyn Sykes destroyed the Nemoidian ship’s shield generator, allowing young Anakin Skywalker to destroy the ship from within and therefore thousands of lives, thus starting his journey down the path to the dark side.  I loved playing the Battle for Naboo video game which Gavyn Sykes is the lead character in, and have also played the Gavyn Sykes adventure in Star Wars Galaxies (as a promoted Captain Sykes) at the Keren Spaceport.
Click here for a full character bio on Gavyn!
 Yet for some reason there is no action figure (presumably to be based on the likeness of actor Christian J. Simpson who plays Sykes in The Phantom Menace – http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Christian_J_Simpson) to add to all our collections. Is this in the works?

A1)  A Lt. Gavyn Sykes figure is currently *not* in the works, but we do have our sites set on additional Naboo soldiers/pilots in future years.  With time and patience, and maybe a few years wait, we are confident that Sykes will make it into the lineup somewhere.

 

 Q2)  An image of the SW Vintage Wave II showed up on EntertainmentEarth.com and shows the addition of characters from Episode 3.    Do you have the order/lineup on what films/episodes each wave of the vintage figures will represent?  Since Wave 1 is Episode 5 ESB based and wave 2 looks to be Episode 3 ROTS based it doesn’t appear that you are cycling waves in order of the films.

A2)  We are not doing the waves in film order, and through the end of ’10 they remain grouped by wave.  Starting Spring ’11 they are mixed (note: this may contradict previous Q&A and reflects the latest "locked" lineup for Spring ’11).  Wave 3 is EpVI, and Wave 4 is EpII.  Below is the lineup for all figures through Wave 2, which is all that we are releasing prior to Comic Con in a couple of weeks.  (check the wave numbering as it may be off….)

HASBRO STAR WARS VINTAGE LINE

Wave 1:
VC01) DENGAR™
VC02) LEIA™ (HOTH™ OUTFIT)
VC03)HAN SOLO™ (ECHO BASE™ OUTFIT)
VC04) LUKE SKYWALKER™ (BESPIN™ FATIGUES)
VC05) AT-AT COMMANDER™
VC06) C-3PO™
VC07) DACK RALTER™
VC08) DARTH VADER™
VC09) BOBA FETT™
VC10) 4-LOM™
VC11) CLOUD CAR PILOT™

Wave 2/3:
VC12) DARTH SIDIOUS™
VC13) ANAKIN SKYWALKER™
VC14) SANDTROOPER™
VC15) CLONE TROOPER™
VC16) OBI-WAN KENOBI™
VC17) GENERAL GRIEVOUS™
VC18) MAGNAGUARD™
VC19) CLONE COMMANDER CODY™

Specials:
VCP01) 4-LOM™ (C5/JediCon exclusive)
VCP02) ZUCKUSS™ (C5/JediCon exclusive)
VCP03) BOBA FETT™ (Redemption item)
 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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