Hasbro Q&A – The Answers (Week 87/Jedi News Week 47)

Hasbro Questions & Answers

You asked the questions and here’s the answers to the 47th batch of questions and our 6th (of 12) for 2010. 

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 which we’re due to send to Hasbro on Thursday 24th June…

Read on for the Questions and Answers…

1)  Given the reasoning for pulling the original vintage rocket-firing Boba Fett, what prompted the decision (of which we’re eternally grateful for) to offer this figure again, when it still (presumably) poses a choking hazard to children (and some adults too)?

Actually, the new figure poses no choking hazard whatsoever and is completely safe.  While toy standards have not relaxed in the ensuing years, we decided that we could deliver a figure that both fired and was safe by making the projectile up to today’s standards (it has a long tail) and providing a display one that does not fire at all.   As such, the figure does not have a short projectile like the one that originally caused the firing Fett to be scuttled, but it gets as close as can be allowed by today’s standards.

2)  Season 2 of The Clone Wars was great and we understand the child centric nature of this line.  With that in mind will we be seeing the characters from the Bounty Hunters episode (featuring Embo, Casiss and others which children really seemed to enjoy) and for us adults/collectors (big children) will we see Shaak Ti as she was shown in the Season 3 trailer of The Clone Wars?

Yes, we will do some (but not all) of the new bounty hunters that were introduced.  In addition, we are glad to announce that we will be doing Shaak Ti, in fact she is coming later this year (Fall 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.