Hasbro Q&A – The Answers (Week 75/Jedi News Week 36)

You asked the questions and here’s the answers to the 36th batch of questions asked by Jedi News and our ninth for 2009 – these answers include the promised confirmation of the Eopie and Qui-Gonn coming to the UK!

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 TOMORROW 22nd August please. 

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Read on for the Questions and Answers…

1) Will we ever see any more Pod Racing Vehicles or Drivers in the 3.75″ line or is what’s been produced it?  Have you considered scaling these down for Galactic Heroes?

There will be more Pod Racers – we would like to get to one a year, if we can, until we’ve gotten to all the majors (we could see doing 3 or 4 more years at least).  As for 3-3/4″ Pod Racing vehicles, we do not have any in development, but haven’t ruled out every getting to more of them. As the collector ranks are swelled by the generation of kids who first saw Episode I in theaters as kids, there will be increased interest in all things Episode I, including Pod Racing vehicles.  That time is still a few years off, so hang in there and we are confident you will see some eventually.  As for Galactic Heroes, that’s an interesting idea and one we’ll discuss internally.  Thanks!

2) There are so many Clone Troopers in the 3.75″ line… how about giving us some sets of Clone Troopers in the Galactic Heroes line, say a squadron of Troopers from Utapau or Coruscant packaged as a Cinema Scene; there are so many different environments to choose from and this would be a great way to give the younger (and older) collector a way to army build rather than just getting one trooper in each two pack every now and again?  Also, will we see the Republic Gunship in the Galactic Heroes line anytime soon?

Interesting thought on Galactic Heroes, James.  We have done a couple of sets like this and they have been popular, so we would not rule out doing more of these. A Republic Gunship is not likely within the next couple of years.

3) The Eopie mail away was confirmed for the UK, US and Canada after the US Toy Fair in February, but we’ve now been told that the offer will only be available in the US and Canada, why the change of heart? UK collectors were very much looking forward to being able to get this, will it be made available another way, if not why?

It has been delayed due to a heavy slate of other promotional activity this fall.  We confirmed with the U.K. team that it will be offered in the 1st quarter of 2010, at Toys ‘R Us.

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.