Once in a while the stars align just right, and we get the right combination of Q and A. If that indicates good luck, then play the lotto, because this week we have some potential dirt on upcoming figures. (Cue "The Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.) Yes, we live for this stuff, and we need a regular fix to keep us from thrashing and wailing like a spoiled heiress being sent to jail. (Told you, today's a lucky day!) Read on...
Galactic Hunter: The team at Hasbro knows that their FX-7 was a triumph of the action figure art, and we all love droids. (We know you do. There's no shame in it!) Are we likely to see an FX-6 Droid and a Revenge of the Sith style 2-1B any time soon to complement our cool Chopper Droid and Rebuild Darth Vader figures?
HASBRO: Droids do rock the world, don't they? What would the citizens of the Galaxy do without them? There would certainly be more lost limbs, a lot more missing starships, and a lot less protocol. We see their place alongside the humans and aliens of the Star Wars universe, and won't forget them come time to create the balanced figure line-up. The onces you cite are definitely on the "short list" of figures that will probably be done before too long, with a strong chance of one of them coming out next year.
Galactic Hunter: If Hasbro were planning on doing the Sultry Fireside Padmé Amidala from Attack of the Clones (and this is hypothetical, of course, since we never believe rumors lists) would she be entirely plastic, or a mix with soft goods?
HASBRO: Hypothetically, if we did such a figure, which we may or may not, we might try an all-plastic approach because of the need to really get the look of the garments juuuuust right. Hypothetically, of course.
Galactic Hunter: The Disney exclusive Star Wars Weekends Cantina Band figures, do their stands connect together, and are we likely to see that particular "set piece" (either with or without the electronics) packed in with other sets so that collectors who can't make it to Walt Disney World can add it to their scenes?
HASBRO: The bases do link together, although they are all the same and do not form any kind of completed larger base. We don't have any plans to use it, either with or without sound, in a future offering. Disney does allow over-the-phone ordering of their Park merchandise. If you are interested in getting all five instrument versions, we recommend that you order a full, unopened case (each case contains 2 sets of instruments variations)and split the case with a friend. If you try and get just the five, there's no certainty you will get them plucked from the case just the way you want them.
[Editor's Note: The telephone number for Disney DelivEARS is (407)363-6200.]
Please note that these are actually Galactic Hunter's "Week 30" questions, which were missing from the Q&A prior to Celebration IV. We hope to have "Week 32" questions answered with the next update. Check back later for more!
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