The latest answers for Hasbro’s Star Wars Q&A have come in from Hunter PR, and by now you should also have read the special note from Derryl DePriest along with the answers to the UK’s batch of questions.
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1) During one of the Force-Cast collector’s editions with Derryl DePriest, it was suggested that Slave 1 being released in the ESB colour scheme at a later date would be dependent on the success of the Rise of Boba Fett battle pack. Is it too early to say how well sales of this set are going, and in the event that we do see a repainted version come to market at some point, on the back of the vintage packaged AT-AT, Snowspeeder and TIE Fighter all being well received by collectors, what are the chances that we would see that in its classic vintage packaging too?
Right now, it’s too early to speculate on how the Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack will do, since Toys ‘R Us has really made this a focus of their holiday marketing. If it moves through well, it will open the door for a new version. A Vintage Collection box would certainly be an exciting look and the one we would prefer to do, assuming that the Vintage Collection was still an ongoing line look for us at the time we would bring out the Slave I. It’s likely that we would not line up another version until Fall ’12, in any case, given the price point.
2) With the disappointing news that Steve Sansweet will be leaving Lucasfilm next year, might you consider honouring the great man by producing a figure in his likeness to allow the fans to show their appreciation for all he’s done in the Star Wars universe?
Steve’s departure did take us by surprise (we heard of it at the same time you did). It’s very unlikely, though, that we would do a figure of Steve as a widespread tribute. Outside of George Lucas, our tributes have been more of the personal one-of-a-kind nature.