April 2010 - Every couple of weeks, Hasbro will answer two questions per web site about their Star Wars products. Here are the questions and answers for the latest round:
1) There has been talk of "another" Boba Fett figure due out this year as part of the Vintage Collection. Will this be Fett in his Empire or Jedi colors? Will he have a firing rocket like the mail-away figure?
Answer: we showed this Boba at Toy Fair - an EpV-themed Boba. He does not come with a rocket-firing backpack - that is the exclusive domain of the mail-in figure.
2) There has not been a newly-sculpted kid Anakin from Episode I in nearly a decade. As Anakin is the main character of Star Wars, it seems strange that we have never gotten an "ultimate" figure of this version of him. Is there a sculpt of Episode I Anakin that is considered by Hasbro to already be "perfect", or is a newly-sculpted, super-articulated version being held back for another reason?
Answer: We are not holding back a new super-articulated version of little Annie. Actually, we feel the current sculpts are very good, and we don't see super-articulation as that significant an upgrade. we would not rule it out, since he is such a major character in EpI, but he is not high on our list of priorities. On the same topic, we are at a point where many of the more niche characters from EpI/EpII won't ever be getting an upgrade, because the sculpting aesthetics are already great and not all characters need a great deal articulation (such as Queen Amidala, senators, aliens, etc). We want to give these slots over to as yet-unmade characters as much as possible, rather than re-tread ground when there is an already perfectly good sculpt available.