1) Looking back at Toy Fair, what items (besides that new AT-AT) generated the most buzz? Anything that you didn't get a chance to mention during the hectic collector event that you'd like to share with us now? (the pulpit is all yours!)
** Aside from the AT-AT and return of the Vintage figure line as the new "Legacy" line, the item that got the most interest from the general media was the General Grievous Lightsaber. This amazing new lightsaber won Role-Play Toy of the Year at the U.K. Toy Fair two weeks before the New York show, and is quickly becoming one of the most hotly anticipated toys for this Fall. It looks to be a fantastic year for both kids and collectors, and August (when everything new hits the shelves in the blue/black packaging) can't come soon enough.
2) In addition to being a huge Han Solo fan (I hope you're still working on a way to get me that Marvel Star Wars #15 Space Suit Han), I'm also a huge Cantina Alien nut. Looking over my cantina, it's apparent that a few figures are in dire need of some attention. Above and beyond the often requested Evazan/Ponda duo, what are the chances of seeing these guys upgraded in 2011/2012 - Snaggletooth (Red and/or Blue), Labria, and Lak Sivrak?
** We're huge Cantina fans ourselves, so can relate to your unrestrained delight when these cool creatures make their way to shelves. Since there are few slots go around to devote to new/upgraded Cantina denizens, it's a balancing act to make sure the 2-3 that we do per year on average scratch that itch. As such, Bom Vindin will be out in 2011 along with upgrades to Evazon and Ponda Baba.
Snaggletooth (along with Wuher and generic Bith) would be priorities after that and 2012 may see them, but right now we don't have the 2012 lineup done so they are only in the parking lot and not confirmed. Labria and Lak Sivrak are extreme long-shots for upgrade given at that point the characters which have yet to be produced (including many humans like Yerka Mig and cool aliens like Reegesk, Arleil Schous, etc). We Cantina fans have been patient for many years, so stick with us and we'll keep bringing out these cool paragons of scum and villainy.
On February 5th, we sent our twenty-third 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 our two questions!