Hasbro Q&A – The Answers (Week 69/Jedi News Week 31)

You asked the questions and here’s the answers to the 31st batch of questions asked by Jedi News and our fourth for 2009.

Thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for giving fans around the world a chance to get their voices heard and their questions answered especially here at Jedi News, the UK’s premier and favourite Star Wars fan site.

Thanks for sending in your questions and keep them coming for the next Q&A (take the link above or on the left hand menu), we need your questions by midday on Friday 1st May please. 

Read on for the Questions and Answers…

1) I know we asked this a while ago but it’s been almost 4 years since the 500th figure of Darth Vader.  I’m sure we’re at/close to/or may have even surpassed the 1000th figure mark; do you have any plans to mark this very special milestone and if so what can we expect?

We do not have any plans to commemorate a 1,000th figure.  We’ve been so busy making sure that we’re getting everything out that we have not taken a breath to see where we are against that auspicious milestone.  One of these days we hope to be able to get to a count, but it’s likely that we have or will miss it.

2) We’ve had several requests about some of the older Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes such as the Hoth, Mustafar, Bounty Hunter and Naboo sets (to mention a few).  Are there any plans to re-release these in the future in current packaging?

For the most part we’ve been concentrating on new sets, but re-releasing some “classics” is a good idea.  We’ll take that into consideration.

3) Will we see any more foil figure ‘1st Day of Issue’ figures released this year or are we all done on that and the Ultimate Galactic Hunt idea?  If not, can you tell us what waves will be included in this year’s promotion?

We don’t have any plans for either idea this year, but there’s a strong chance that one or the other will be back for 2010.

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.