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August 2009 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A (Round 2)

August 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. What happened with the Boba Fett in the Wal-Mart Droid Factory Wave? All the press materials showed him to be a repaint of the going to be a repack of the animated version. Why the change? Will we be getting that cool repaint of animated Fett in the near future?

Answer: Per Lucasfilm direction, we went with the animated Boba Fett from the holiday special rather than a deco that was true to the movie or Droids series. Right now we don't have any plans for additional versions of Fett using the animated figure tools (which includes different forearms, gloves, and belt) but we do acknowledge that there is interest in seeing this, and given Boba's popularity it's certainly something we'll consider. Thanks!

2. The fan's vote contest is coming up and all types of characters are going to be thrown into the hat. However, there are a few characters (Tonnika Sisters for example) that we have been told are "off-limits" for various reasons. Could you please publish a list of these so we don't waste our votes on these characters?

Answer: We purposefully decided not to publish a list of the characters that Lucasfilm has deemed "off limits" in order to get the purest data on what fans want to see. However, the list of figures that cannot be made is a very short list. In the very unlikely event that one of these comes in first place in the poll, we will discuss with Lucasfilm. If it's still not possible to produce that figure, we'll have to go to second choice.

3. I saw the Darth Vader funeral pyre in action at Comic Con. How do we go about letting you know that we DO want this scene?

Answer: You just did! We got a pretty good idea at the show that a good number of fans want to see it, and reading the various reactions in the forum show that while not every fan may be willing to add this to their collection, it seems like there is a significant level of interest. The challenge now is to find a willing retail partner, and to find the right number to release to make everything work out. Thanks for the interest!

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

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