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December 2009 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A (Part Two)

December 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. Looking over all the "action-oriented" vehicles from the six movies, the Gungan Bongo is conspicuously absent. Why was this vehicle left out the first time around and are there any plans of having it in the future?

Answer: This vehicle would struggle to find much of an audience. The bongo is pretty much an escape craft and not as compelling as starfighter or attack craft. It's possible that someday we'll get to it, but there have been more aggressive selections in the $24.99 assortment.

2. Will we see any figures from the old Droids cartoons? An updated Thal Joben would be awesome!

Answer: Right now, there are no plans for any characters from the Droids cartoons. We will be slowing up on the EU for a while while we concentrate on the films, so it's highly unlikely we'll do anything with Droids.

3. Which character has been bumped from wave list to your "parking lot" the most times?

Answer: Interesting question! Currently, there are three of them. For basic figures, it has been Ann/Tan Gella (the Twi'lek masseuse from EpI) and Fozec (one of Jabb's guards from EpVI). Each of them has been bumped for four successive years now. It's only a matter of time until they make it in - we really want to see these someday but just have not been able to fit them in.

Also, Hasbro has sent a special note from Derryl DePriest:

On behalf of the Star Wars team, we want to thank all of the Star Wars collector-fan media, and all of the fans, who have shown tremendous support for Hasbro's Star Wars lineup this year. We hope that you have found delight in playing with your toys, just like we have in working to bring them to you this past year. In addition, the tremendous work that all of the fans and sites have done to deliver another great Fans' Choice poll will result in not one, but many great inspiration for years to come.

We have a lot of excitement in store for next year, and we think 2010 is going to shape up to be one of the most exciting years ever for fans of Hasbro Star Wars. With the 30th Anniversary of Empire Strikes Back to celebrate, we think it's going to be a big year as well. Happy Holidays to

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

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