You asked the questions and here’s the answers to the 6th batch of questions we sent Hasbro. Thanks to Hasbro (and Marc and Joseph) for giving the UK fans a chance to get their voices heard and their questions answered here at Jedi News, the UK’s premiere Star Wars fan site.
Thanks for sending in your questions and please keep them coming for the next Q&A (take the link above or on the left hand menu), we need your questions by next friday please!
1. We must be somewhere between the magic 750 and 1,000 figures and we wondered if we’re likely to see a commemorative figure along the lines of the 300th Boba Fett and 500th Darth Vader anytime soon, is so any indication of who it might be?
Great question, and one for which we aren’t ready to talk about yet. You will have to stay tuned as we figure out exactly how to mark our next milestone.
2. The Ultimate BattlePacks look awesome [I can’t wait to get my hands on them]. The UK Brand Manager is currently away and I really hope you can put us UK fans at bay by letting us know that we will be seeing these on this side of the pond – pretty please with bows on? Also, these Ultimate BattlePacks would be a great placement for an upcoming Jabba set featuring the long awaited and much needed Jabba on throne.
I have no comment whatsover on any such items.
UPDATE: We’ve spoken to the Hasbro UK Brand Manager (who’s just got back from holiday) – it’s expected that these sets will be available in the UK at Toys R Us. We’re waiting for confirmation on which ones – watch this space!
3. A few weeks ago we were told of talks between Hasbro and Sideshow about creating playsets in the 3¾” scale . As you’re aware a lot of fans seem interested in these and we wondered if there’s any more news you can share on your talks with Sideshow and are the Ultimate BattlePacks, with multiple figures, vehicles & accessories, a way of trying to determine a favourable price point with a link to a proposed playset line?
There are no further updates on any more Hasbro and Sideshow collaborations. While we have had some good discussions, it has been only that to this point.