January 2008 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A (Part Two)
February 2008 - 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. Are we going to see DROIDS (yes the 80's cartoon) versions of R2 and C-3P0?
Answer: That is a cool thought, but right now we don't have any plans to do anything specifically around Droids in the near future. It doesn't mean we couldn't at some point, if Lucasfilm agreed, but right now our priorities are elsewhere including the new Clone Wars animation.
2. Any chance of releasing Jaxxon, the big green bunny?
Answer: We have to admit that Jaxxon is very, very far down our list of priorities. While a large number of comic fans remember the big green bunny, his role in the Marvel storytelling was very minor and he did not appear in many issues, and at a fairly low point in the Star Wars comic storytelling at that. We think there are much better characters to look to from that series and look forward to getting to some exciting ones over the next couple of years.
3. Any possibility of a new Jabba the Hutt playset (complete with throne)?
Answer: Someday we hope to get to either a new Jabba or a new set with Jabba and throne, but just don't have any news to announce.
Be sure to check out the previous Q&As as well.
(A note from the Hasbro Star Wars brand team...)
We have previously announced that there would be three waves of our 30th Anniversary basic figures in Spring. That has now been changed - there will be only two. The last wave (on shelf approx. early March) will be The Force Unleashed wave. Due to some last minute delays, the previous third wave has been picked up and moved to the new Fall basic figure line. Nothing will be bumped from the Fall line....these will just be added in.
Fans should not worry as all figures will be coming to the shelf, including General Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Saesee Tiin, Clone Scuba trooper, and more. More details on this assortment will be released at Toy Fair. Similarly, due to production delays, we are pushing back the debut of the next wave of comic packs (including Anakin/Durge and Asaaj/Tol Skorr) until fall as well, but all announced packs *will* be coming out.
Also, previously we announced that the new Obi-Wan and Darth Vader/Anakin figures from our Wave 1 '08 30th Anniversary Wave (now shipping to retail) would not have new articulation. In fact, they do indeed have enhanced hip articulation (ball and socket) and are great upgrades over the original. Collectors should look to these for their increased poseability.