Y-Wings, Sith Stuff, and Vintage! Oh my! This week's Hasbro Q&A asks a few of the questions you've all been dying (er, posting) to have answered. So get the scoop straight from Darth Tater (er, Hasbro) itself.
Galactic Hunter: During the beginning of the recent Greatest Hits (now known as Saga Legends) campaign, there was an indication that the Y-Wing Starfighter is in the running to become an exclusive. May we firmly encourage Hasbro to use the classic, vintage mold with a functioning droid port, rather than the less-functional modern refreshed version? If Hasbro isn't open to this expandable playability, why not? Is there a reason that the classic mold hasn't been used?
Hasbro: Adam, good question. We don't have the vintage tool available to us, so we're looking to the modern one. While we will be doing some tooling mods, adding a functional droid can't be among them due to the way the tool is structured.
[Editor's Note: Bummer!]
Galactic Hunter: Do you ever put into consideration that a figure might sell twice if you do some simple things to it. I bought two of the Imperial Gunner (one to have the vest on and one to have it off), I also bought two of the VTSC Han Solo, because I could have one with the jacket on and one with it off. These both made sense movie wise. The rumored Endor Leia would have a removable poncho I assume too. That would be another fig that I would buy two of. From a marketing point do you consider this? (From reader MikeCT.)
Hasbro: Well that's an interesting question, Mike. Thanks for letting us know how you like to use the figures in your displays. The answer is that we do consider this for some figures (like running hair changes in Imperial Officers or face changes in Rebel Troopers, where we actually created a physical difference). In the Solo you mention, the soft goods is a play feature that happens to work well for your display needs, an unanticipated but welcome second purchase. Thanks!
Galactic Hunter: Now that we've seen Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter, might we see Lord Vader's Sith Speederbike, his own personalized Sith Infiltrator, or other toys that can be tailored around our favorite Dark Lord?
Hasbro: We were inspired by the Vader Starfighter when we heard that it was going to appear in publshing, so we had to know more. If these concepts spring from other published sources, we will certainly look at new opportunities for Vader.
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