It's Friday, that means it's Hasbro Q&A time! This week we get the skinny those Comic Book 2-Packs, the #65 Elite Clone Trooper (Kashyyyk) and we find out just how likely we are to see some stuff from the really Expanded Universe. (Fans of Bea Arthur, sit down before you read this.)
GH: Will the Han Solo (Stormtrooper) and Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) figures from the Comic Book Asst. be released in non-comic coloring down the road? (Question submitted by reader Since1978.)
HASBRO: No plans right now.
GH: Is the #65 Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Kashyyyk), as shown at Comic-Con, the final product, or a mock-up? Collectors have noted that the image shown is a repaint of the Vintage Saga Biker Scout, and the helmet and armor scheme isn't movie accurate. Is this figure likely to be revisited down the road? (Question submitted by reader Doug.)
HASBRO: It is a repaint of the vintage Biker Scout. If we do revise him down the road, it won't be for a long time…so this is the only version of this figure we are able to do right now.
GH: EU us the big topic of the moment. Is there anything that is off-limits, like The Star Wars Holiday Special?
HASBRO: Generally, there is nothing off limits. However, we select figures based on the overall desirability and interest we think they will have. The Holiday Special has a few cool elements, but overall I don't think most collectors want to see us do too much with it. Nor does Lucasfilm!
That's it for this week, readers. If you have questions, feel free to post them in our handy-dandy forum. We'll pass them along, and cross our fingers with you while we wait for the answers!
See you next week, same time (roughly), same site.