1. Things have been awfully quiet on the mid-sized vehicle line. We got a couple of great new additions this past summer (still loving the Droid Tank), but nothing since then. Any chance that you can spot us a couple of hints on upcoming starfighters/ships we'll see on the shelves this Spring?
** Unfortunately, there won't be any new ones this Spring. The Starfighters are doing well, but the new wave that was planned for Spring won't make it out at this point and has been pushed out to Fall '10. When the new assortment starts up, it will be chock full of newness. We can confirm that both the new Snowspeeder and a new Cloud Car will be in the line. Stay tuned for official looks at this at Toy Fair.
2. With Comic Packs and EU basic figure waves seemingly headed for a hiatus, we'll have to postpone our crusade for a Marvel Star Wars #15 Han Solo & Crimson Jack Comic Pack for a while. But before we move on, we thought we'd give the pack one last plug in case you get a chance to bring the Comic Packs back. Staying on the theme of "comics that would have made sweet, sweet Comic Packs if you'd had the chance to do them", which comic issues/series do you guys regret not being able to sneak into the line?
** We can confirm that the Comic Pack line has indeed come to a close and the final figures to make it out will likely be the Fall '09 wave shown at Comic Con, which has been pushed out to March at this point. A few others have been slotted for exclusives and we are hopeful that we can do exclusive Comic Packs into the future. It's doubtful that it will return to the mainline; the cost of comic packs, including the tooling required and the comic book itself, coupled with the collector decline, make a return very unlikely. There were many packs that we had hoped we could get to. Some of our favorites included getting to more Shadows of the Empire (Guri), being able to get to some Jango Fett: Open Seasons packs, our first KotOR pack, and, of course, more Rogue Squadron pilots and Legacy Sith.
3. A question from one of my boys - Will you make a new Galactic Heroes "TIE Fighter with the bendy wings" [aka a TIE Interceptor]? Liam, Age 3.
** That's a great question. We don't have one in the works, but it does fit the profile of a vehicle that would make a great impact in the Cinema Scene assortment. We'll discuss it with the team. Thanks for the suggestion…tell your boy it was an excellent choice and that we hope we can make him happy. Just make sure he stays into Galactic Heroes for a few more years!
On December 4th, we sent our twenty-first batch of questions to Hasbro to once again take part in their Star Wars Question and Answer sessions. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!