Hasbro Star Wars Q&A Answers for June/July 2010
June 28, 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) Will we see more video game chars, or reissues, like Delta Squad reissued, KotoR’s Darths reissued, that sort of thing?
A1) As a matter of fact, yes.  Delta Squad will be reissued at some point, hopefully in 2011 and wil new upper torso/arm articulation to match the new Evolutions-upgraded lower torso.  The KotOR Darths are not currently on the re-release schedule but it is something we want to see happen over the next could of years, but we just need to find the right approach to it. 


Q2) Will Hasbro ever re-issue the ULTIMATE HOTH PLAYSET (debuted at Target) or will we they just re-issue the HOTH REBEL TURRET?
A2)  The Ultimate Battle Pack as it was originally released will not be coming back.  Instead, there will be a new configuration including the Turret and some other new bits.  Don’t get your hopes up for an Ion Cannon, though…we looked at this a few years back and it was simply too massive to be done for something that was not a vehicle.

 If you have a question you would like the Hasbro Star Wars team to answer you can submit them in the ALL NEW FOR 2010 Hasbro SW Q&A thread! We have already submitted for the this round, but we are taking questions for the next batch.   Hasbro has changed the submission rules for 2010 and they only allow two questions from each site, so get your questions in early! 

Do you have any pre-Comic Con Questions?   Just ask and we’ll pass them along!

Our thanks to the Hasbro SW team!




  

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, 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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