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February 2009 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

February 2009 - Every couple of weeks, Hasbro will answer three questions per web site about their Star Wars products. Here are the questions and answers for the latest round:

1. Why isn't the upcoming Emperor from 2009 Legacy Collection wave 2 using the same paint app method as the Ghost of Obi-wan or Ghost of Anakin? This figure would greatly benefit from, and appear more screen-accurate with, the same multi-color transparent/translucent paint method used for those characters.

Answer: Those figures were translucent to begin with, which is a very different effect since the plastic has a tendency to glow automatically when it catches light and the paint applications could be very light. To achieve a luminous appearance on the emperor, it had to be done using paint itself, which would have a different appearance no matter how we finessed it. We trust you will like the final version in any case... It is a great figure.

2. It seems Clones keep getting army building battle packs. Yet, the droid army doesn't receive the same love. Will you be making any droid army building packs?

Answer: We do not have any plans to do strictly droid-building army packs. The reason is that Clones occupy a unique space in kids' minds and they have shown an eager appetite for getting a squad. The same is not true for droids, and such packs would struggle to reach kids compared to sets that concentrate on Jedi, Clones, or a battle scene.

3. Can you translate the Kota the Triceratops technology into something Star Wars? Maybe a Bantha or a Hutt?

Answer: Sure, we could easily do something like that. However, we have no plans to - those sorts of experiences are not core to the audience that we target with Star Wars.

Be sure to check out the previous Q&As as well.

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