« on: January 31, 2012, 08:17 AM »
For awhile I bought into the idea that Hasbro just didn't want to make them because of potentially low sales. But not after they made Yarna and ICMG and others. No offense to those characters as I wanted them. There have been many pegwarmers over the years and the line has still thrived with them. They know we want them or at least there is a core group that does and they have a myriad of ways to get them to us if they got the green light.
It must be something do legalities or the whore thing. However, Lucas could always state "No, no. They were never meant to be whores. Just chicks at a bar getting a drink." I mean he went all PC with Han shooting Greedo first. They can come up with a non-whore angle with no problem. Heck they can even come up with a novel turning them into beloved charity founders of some kind if they are really worried about it. They could them into Girl Scout den leaders trying to sell Wuher their cookies and such. They can get around it with no problem.
I think it really does come down to money and being sued. I don't really get what the issue is. Even if they did not sign anything it's Lucas' film. I don't know what power an actor would have over that? But it must be legit enough for them not to make money from it. The bottom line. If there is money to be had this property would get in on it ASAP. They have not for years now. So, that's why I think there is something to the whole legal issue. I do find it odd that they would stick those 2 characters in a TV spot with all of the characters that could have been used from that scene they pick them fi they are worried about the whore angle? Weird, but there it is.