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Hasbro Star Wars Q&A October 29, 2010

Hasbro and Hunter PR joined forces to let us ask questions. Here are two of them.

Question #1

In 2008, you guys released a Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure with a helmet, but rather than making a traditional rubbery removable helmet, you included a second, swappable head.? It looked better, it felt better, and it stayed on really well-- is there any chance we can entreat you to consider trying this sort of head-swapping on future figures?? Since we're on the subject, can you let us know why one style of helmet/head-swapping might be preferable over the other way of creating these characters?

For sheer play value, having an extra helmet accessory is fun and we usually prefer to include a helmet. We will look at a full extra head on occasion when it makes sense, and that's when we can manage the deco needed for two heads; heads are the most expensive part of a figure because of the extraordinary precision and paint ops needed.

Question #2

Big vehicles have been something you guys have really been cranking out lately.? In 2008, we got a giant Millennium Falcon and an AT-TE.? In 2009, we got a new Y-Wing Bomber as well as the Turbo Tank.? In 2010, there's a new Slave I and an AT-AT.?? You can probably guess where this is going-- does Hasbro have plans to reveal another big-ticket ($75+) exclusive and/or non-exclusive vehicle in 2011??? (And because it's our webmaster's birthday this week, he wants to know if he can weasel out of you if the ship may be Rebel, Imperial, Bounty Hunter, or Clone related.)

Yes, there will be one new ship next year, and it will be less than $99.99 - that we have been focused on. It will be Clone Wars related, and that's all we'll say until Toy Fair. Happy Birthday, webmaster!

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