Expanded Universe Fans: We’re Doomed!

    Paul Harrison over at our The Force United allies Jedi Temple Archives has posted this piece detailing Hasbro and Lucasfilm‘s decision to cease production on any Expanded Universe characters.

    The Expanded Universe is dead folks. Hasbro has been directed by Lucasfilm, Ltd. (the culprit in many of Hasbro’s bad business decisions) to avoid the Expanded Universe like the plague. Not only is it next to impossible that we’ll see a brand new Expanded Universe figure in the near future (we’re talking years folks), older and hard to find figures will NEVER see re-release either.

    So far there is already an exception. Hasbro has received permission to get Bastila Shan, Darth Malgus, the Republic Trooper and Starkiller out into the line again, but that’s only because of the distribution nightmare surrounding The Vintage Collection which have been planned way in advance to the recently announced “No EU” directive.

    Hasbro said, and I quote, to “not expect to ever see Jaina Solo or Jacen Solo or any other older Comic Packs figure re-released in any way to get out to collectors”.

    Sorry to be the bearer of tragic news, but that’s what’s going down.

    On a related note, we will see a huge cutback on the characters from the Prequel Trilogy as well. They’re not off limits, but the focus will be on the Original Trilogy and Star Wars: Rebels for the foreseeable future.

    Read into that what you will, but we are definitely approaching new and uncharted waters as Episode VII draws nearer. Watch this space