Hasbro Star Wars Q&A Answers for March 2010
March 24, 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) What happened to the Darth Vader Funeral Pyre set you showed at Comic Con? That was a really great looking set and I thought we’d see it at Toy Fair this year.

A1) As of yet, we still have not found a retailer interested in carrying the set.  We haven’t given up on the idea, though – we just have to find the right fit for the opportunity.

Q2) Congratulations on the awesome showing at Toy Fair. There are some great SW toys coming this fall! There was one thing no one got at picture of – can you give us a look at the back of the card of the upcoming Vintage Rocket Fett figure?

A2) Here you go! 

[Editors Note- Clearly the Hasbro team misread the question and sent us an image of the back of the figure instead of the back of the card, which was the original request.  We have resubmitted the question and asked for the correct image, but at the time of publication we have not received the corrected image.]

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! And if you submit a question in the month of April you will be entered to win a Clone Wars figure! (Watch for details soon)

Do you have any post- Toy Fair Questions?   Just ask and we’ll pass them along!

Our thanks to the Hasbro SW team!

 

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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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