I just went through the Q & A compendium here and found these answers from Hasbro concerning the comic packs:
A very big lack of Marvel Star Wars Comic Packs, although the one you are bringing out Lumiya/Luke Skywalker rocks and I am glad to have the chance to pick this one up, can I also ask if you are going to bring out any of the following characters from the Marvel Star Wars Comic Packs - Crimson Jack and Jolli, Jaxxon and Amaiza, Cody Sunn-Childe and Demon - also when will the next Marvel Star Wars Comic Pack be available after the Lumiya/Luke one and what will it be. (RS, 2009-08-20)
There are no plans for any of those characters, but there is an opportunity for them to appear in the Fans' Choice Poll and if so, we will consider them. Although, given each of their extremely brief appearances in the Marvel run, we wouldn't expect them to be higher on the rankings of most fans than, say, Valance the Hunter, Rik Duel, Dani, or even Kiro (none of which are in the upcoming lineup, either). There *are* two Marvel packs slated for next year, the next one appearing in late spring as a Wal-Mart exclusive, which will be revealed at Toy Fair.
Seems hopes are pretty high at Hasbro if they plan on revealing more at the 2010 Toy Fair!!
I know you don't want to get into financial figures, but I'm wondering how well the comic packs are doing and if they will be around for the foreseeable future. I hope they are here for the long term since there are so many great characters left to make. Knights of the Old Republic and Invasion need their first figures, and dark side Leia from A New Hope Infinities could be a cool one too (hint hint)! (SWC, 2009-08-20)
We have a lot of heart for the Comic Packs, since some of the most exciting stories from the EU have been told in comics and there are somany exciting characters to draw from. That said, the line does need a boost as it's been a little sluggish versus expectations. We have beenworking on a lot of new and exciting figure tools (see this fall's lineup for an example!) and hope that fans share the same excitement we have. Right now, we are planning comic packs to run through 2010 at least, but we really do need fan support for all the packs to ensure that we continueon a healthy pace through 2010.
Ok so Hasbro plans to run the comic packs through 2010 at least, awesome I'm so excited. Now if Hasbro would actually get the new comic packs sent out to the stores I could support the comic pack line
How many figures can we expect to see in 2010 for the non Clone Wars collectors, and how many Comic 2-packs? (TPU, 2009-09-10)
There will be approximately 45 figures in the Legacy basic figure lineup for 2010, about the same number of basic figures that will be available in 2009. As for Comic Packs, we don't want to make release any numbers right now as the exact number is still up in the air.
WHAT?!? Why don't you know Hasbro? Is it because there are so many awesome characters to choose from? Is it because you still have a ton from this year to release? Is it because distribution sucks so bad that fans can't even find the most recent wave at retail?
I'm trying to hold on to the hope that the comic packs continue. They are alot of figures that I want for my own collection. I could easily see these become an exclusive line though as well. I love how it's up to us to keep this line going even though distribution for the comic packs sucks. I haven't even seen the newest wave at all, ever. Now I can go out and buy Leia/Xizor and the Marvel packs anywhere, but the stuff I really want, not at all. Hasbro needs to realize that fans don't want their Mandalorians in pastels and Sexy-time Leia should never have come with Xizor. Better choices Hasbro, better choices and this line wouldn't be suffering at all.