« on: May 17, 2007, 07:23 AM »
Ok, Amy from MR held a chat in the MR forums last evening on this subject. Of course she could not give us details about the talks and why they couldn't come to agreement, but she did talk product line.
There will be no MR booth at C4, but they will still have their booth at SDCC. Wedge Helmet ($55) and Mini Medal of Yavin ($15) will be sold on the website. No mention if CS members will get first crack or not. All items that are currently up or have been up for preorder are being made, in addition, the following items are definately being made:
Mara Jade Lightsaber Limited Edition
Shadow Trooper Helmet (CS Exclusive)
Luke Ep. VI V2 Limited Edition
Boba Fett Helmet Limited Edition
Boba Fett Helmet Signature Edition
The Shadow Trooper helmet has been bumped up to 500 units, is CS exclusive, and the lottery system has been scrapped...it will be the normal ordering procedure.
This list does not mean other items will not be made from their planned 2007 list. It will all depend on time. They cannot produce anything past Dec. 31, 2007...and then have 90 days after that to sell any remaining inventory. They had some nice prototype picture of the Studio Scale X-wing (cockpit and engines light up!). Also, they can develop new products if Lucasfilm approves. They mentioned Dooku FX and ROTJ Vader mini and TPM Kenobi mini...it will all depend on time. They first priority are finishing the above mentioned items.