This week's questions come from our wacky readers and forum dwellers who want to know about Splinter of the Mind's Eye action figures; Jedi Starfighter Hyperspace Rings; and the geometry of assembling a table fit for scum and villainy. Or something like that. Read on to see what this is all about.
Galactic Hunter: Even though not all of the rumored EU Comic Book 2-packs have been confirmed this year, it's looking like we aren't going to get a Splinter of the Mind's Eye Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia 2-pack. I'm surprised by this because it seems like such an obvious choice for this line for two reasons: First, it consists of two main characters that would appeal to both collectors and casual buyers, which makes sense from a marketing standpoint. Second, it's based on the very first Star Wars EU novel. That kind of significance shouldn't be ignored in the EU line, and the fact that Splinter of the Mind's Eye has a comic adaptation also opens the possibility of including it in your EU line. Many fans would love to see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in their Mimban miner jumpsuits with a Kaiburr Crystal accessory. Would you please consider this pair for the EU line if it continues into 2008? — Reader "Shabby Blue"
HASBRO: The line will continue into 2008 (and hopefully well beyond), but this pack is not in the works for 2008. These are pretty good suggestions and already on our list of things we'd like to do, but there are a lot of new character figures we want to get to before them, many from more contemporary or stronger stories like Heir to the Empire, Shadows of the Empire, etc. before we get to Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Eventually, we hope to do them. Besides, how cool would it be to have a Yuzzem?
(Editor's Note: We'll assume that Yuzzem is a hint?)
Galactic Hunter: Can you confirm/deny the new rumor of a Jedi Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring coming this year as a store exclusive? If you can't specifically confirm the exclusive, can you at least tell us if there's still hope for getting the Hyperspace Ring itself at some point? — Reader "Shabby Blue"
HASBRO: We can't reveal anything concrete because details are not final yet, but there is still some hope for this year.
Galactic Hunter: If you buy four figures containing the curved bar piece, can you connect the four curved pieces together to make a round table? It looks to me like you can with a little center hole in the table. I think it would be a heck of a great table though. Now, not specifically movie accurate, a table like this would look great with a few figures around it. It would be great if this works and would be VERY appreciated if you continued packing in the round pieces with future cantina pieces.
On that same note, how making booths that could assmble the same way and including pieces with three or four different figures to make a full booth for two figures (Han Solo and Greedo) to sit at. I think that would rock. — Reader "Roswell Sun"
HASBRO: We don't have enough pieces on hand to test your idea, but in theory it will work. Great idea! We also like your idea of creating the "alcove" eventually too. However, we have to say that these big set pieces have really been challening us from a cost standpoint and going forward we will not be able to do as many of them as collectors will enjoy this year. Yet we are hopeful we can do this someday.