Have you ever wondered if Hasbro has a green initiative? (Neither did I!) Can older Star Wars playsets find new life as Galactic Heroes vehicles (er... concepts to sell toys?) There's also one doughnut question, but them's the brakes. Toss your questions into the ring for the next round in our forums.
Galactic Hunter: Just wondering if Hasbro has a "green" initiative. Are the plastics used in the manufacturing of Star Wars figures recyclable? And if so would it be feasible to do a mail-in redemption using action figures instead of UPCs? I know I wouldn't mind shipping off three or four figures to receive a new one, especially if it was helping to save the planet. (Question from MisterPL, resident hippie.)
HASBRO: We do have a green initiative related to reducing the materials we use whenever possible. On the figure question - while it's a very interesting and appealing suggestion - there are many issues surrounding doing something like that. Foremost would be the overall carbon footprint of shipping back/providing a new figure for replacement, which would not result in a significant amount of material that could be recycled (figures in general do not use large amounts of plastic themselves). Second, since we do not do domestic figure manufacturing, we would need to get the the figures back to Asia which would further defeat the purpose. In short... it would consume more resources than would be saved. Very interesting thought, though... thanks.
Galactic Hunter: Is there any chance you can give us a look at what the new Darth Vader's 3-piece helmet looks like when disassembled? (Question from Shabby Blue, roving reporter.)
HASBRO: Sorry, but we still don't have our pre-production samples to send you any updated pics.
Galactic Hunter: More an observation and a couple suggestions than a question for Hasbro: My 6-year-old daughter enjoys playing with my vintage Ewok Village playset using her Galactic Heroes figures. The two generations of product are surprisingly compatible.
Very recently she discovered the Ewok Battle Wagon and has added that to her list of favorite toys. (She loves the working winches and knocks over block walls with the battering ram.)
My suggestions: 1) Offer more Ewoks in the Galactic Heroes line and 2) reissue both of these toys under the Galactic Heroes brand not only for the younger demographic but for the older collectors who just want to get their hands on these fun toys. (Question from MisterPL, stay-at-home Mom.)
HASBRO: Those are great suggestions. We hadn't considered using these old toys as part of the Galactic Heroes universe, but we will take a look. Great ideas. Please tell your daughter that more Ewoks are on the way, and first up is a special Cinema Scene available at Target including three Speeder Bikes, one with Paploo.