Hasbro Q&A Celebration IV – 25th May 2007

Hasbro hosted a Q&A session yesterday at Celebration IV and revealed most of the their 2007 plans.  They showed the first 54 of 60 figures, announced some new vehciles, Galactic Heroes, Transformers and Exclusives.  There was a lot to take in and we’ve compiled a detailed list of everything they said below.  Take a deep breath before showing the full story, but just before you do…

Towards the end of the session they confirmed the pink R2-KT droid as part of a ‘very important project’.  Katie wanted a droid of her own to watch over her… R2-KT was born!  Katie passed away in August 2005 but her spirit lives on.  Hasbro and Lucasfilm are supporting Make-a-Wish of San Diego with a $100,000 donation in Katie’s memory to the Make-a-Wish foundations of San-Diego and South Carolina.  In additon, fans can also remember Katie with their very own 3.75″ R2-KT available at Comic Con in July and also at HasbroToyShop.com and StarWarsShop.com

Galactic Heroes
New Galactic Heroes two packs… Wave 5 (the first wave for 2008) will feature four new 2 packs inc. Endor Luke and Leia; Luke with Yoda and Holo Obi Wan from Dagobah; Imperial Officer and Tarkin; Two Skiff Gaurds from Jabba’s Palace.  Plus the 6 new packs detailed a few days ago.

Unleashed Battle Packs
Total of 14 this year (6 still to come)
Wave 3 – Rebel and Imperial Commanders, Death Star Troopers and Rebel Flight Crew
Wave 4 – Mygeeto Clone Battalion, Mace Windu Clone Battalion and Battle Droids #2

Star Wars Transformers
Star Wars Transformers Showdown (Wal*Mart exclusive for July) featuring Darth Vader (Tie Fighter) and Obi Wan Kenobi (Starfighter) both with new deco
Wave 4 (November) – AT-AT Driver (AT-AT), Orange Clone Trooper (Turbo Tank) and Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder)
Deluxe Darth Vader (Death Star) available in October

3.75″ – 30th Anniversary Collection
All 60 figures will be available by Dec/Jan
Free C4 Exclusive Coin for Coin Album

Wave 4 available early August – 7 figs
    22 M’iiyoom Onith with curved Cantina Bar
    23 Elis Helrot with curved Cantina Bar
    24 Boba Fett Animated Debut
    25 Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight
    26 CZ-3
    27 Umpass-Stay
    28 McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader
Wave 5 available mid August – 9 figs
    29 Hermi Odle
    30 C-3PO with Salacious Crumb
    31 Roron Corobb (Clone Wars)
    32 Yoda & Kybuck (Clone Wars)
    33 Anakin Skywalker with tattoos (Clone Wars)
    34 Darth Revan Fan’s Choice Winner from KOTOR
    35 Darth Malak (KOTOR)
    36 Qymaen jai Sheelal (pre-cyborg General Grievous)
    37 McQuarrie Concept Starkiller Hero
Wave 6 available early October – 5 figs
    38 Han Solo with Bespin Torture Rack
    39 Lando Calrissian Smugglers Outfit (from end of ESB)
    40 Hoth Rebel Trooper with Ralph McQuarrie likeness
    41 4-LOM
    42 McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper
Wave 7 available early November – 5 figs
    43 Ewoks 2-pack
    44 A-Wing Pilot (Tycho Celchu)
    45 Spirit of Anakin Skywalker (from ROJ) – Hayden likeness
    46 R2-D2 from ROJ with Net
    47 McQuarrie Concept Han Solo

Wave 7.5 available early December – 7 figs
    48 Holographic Darth Vader from ESB
    49 Clone Trooper
    50 Clone Trooper with Poncho
    51 R2-B1
    52 Naboo Soldier Red Suit
    53 McQuarrie Concept Rebel Trooper
    54 Pax Bonkik (Rodian Podracer Mechanic)

There’s another six figures to come – Hasbro haven’t said what they are but we expect some of them to be these: –
    Padmé Amidala AOTC Fireside
    Jango Fett
    Destroyer Droid (w/ ½-Shield)
    Voolvif Monn (Wolfman Jedi)
    Rebel Vanguard (Star Wars: Battlefront)

Saga Legends
Wave 1 and 2 available in July
Fans Choice Wave 3 available in September – Pit Droids, Imperial Officers, Dark Trooper [Fans Choice Winner] and AOTC Clone Troopers
Fans Choice Wave 4 available in October – Scout Trooper, TC-14, Imperial R4 Droid

Vintage Figuresavailable now!

Comic 2-Packs
18 this year!!! Inc. an exclusive wave of 3
Wave 2 available now!
Wave 3 available early August – Heir to the Empire #1: Mara Jade and Luke, ESB: Infinities #2: Leia and Vader and Star Wars #31: Dark Woman and A’Sharrad Hett
Wave 4 available early November – Republic #52: Anakin and A-Series Assassin Droid, X-Wing RS #21: Hobbie Klivian and Baron Fel and Purge: Bultar Swan and Koffi Arana
Wal*Mart excluives available ealy October – Revenge of the Sith Part 4: Obi Wan and Bail Organa with Twins; Marvel #81: Boba Fett – Sarlaac Goo and Death Star Droid and Republic #79: Commander Keller and Galactic Marine

Battle Packs
Re-releases of some of the ‘greatest hits’ in 30th Anniversary Packaging including Jedi vs Sith (September), Clone Attack on Coruscant (September), Jedi vs Darth Sidious (October) and The Hunt for Grievous (October)

Four new Battle Packs for October/November: –
    STAP Attack – 2 x STAP with Battle Droids and Super Battle Droid
    Hoth Patrol – Taun Taun, Wampa, Luke and Han
    Capture at the Droid Factory – Jango Fett, Anakin, R2-D2, C-3PO (two heads) and Destroyer Droid
    Betrayal on Bespin – Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Han Solo and Leia Bespin

No more new vehicles unril December and then… General Grievous Starfighter, AT-TP

Exclusives – 3.75″
Toys R Us – Bantha Pack (2 variants) available now, Y-Wing with Lt. Lepira and R5 Astromech Droid available in August, 181st TIE Interceptor with Pilot available in August, Episode II Obi Wan Red Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring available in December
HasbroToyShop.com Battle Pack Stand pack (40 stands)
Disney Star Wars Weekends – Cantina Band Exclusive with 5 Instruments (one with each, 5 variants).  All have identical bases with light and sound and the bases do not connect together
Celebration Europe Exclsuives – same as Celebration IV but with different coins and logo cards/stickers
Wal*Mart – “I Am Your Father’s Day’ 2 pack available 1st June
Comic Con – McQuarrie Obi Wan and Yoda (also available at HasbroToyShop.com) and Stealth Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike (also available at StarWarsShop.com)
StarWarsShop.com – Concept Art General Grievous available in October
Internet Retailers and Diamond Comics – Battlefront II Multi Packs (2 available) both with 7 figures.  The first features various Clones and the second features Battle Droids (4), Super Battle Driod, Destroyer Droids and a Gonk Droid
Target – ARC-170 Clone Wars Deco Vehicle and exlcusive ARC-170 Battle Pack

Exclusives – Others
Internet Retailers and Diamond Comics – Unleashed 7″ ARC Trooper available in September


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