Here is the box from the Han Froot Loops. I actually saved it at the time... little small to see the details. Look slike it says "only available on specially marked packages of Froot Loops cereal."
I don't think it claims anywhere that there will never ever be another Han Stormtrooper figure... that would be pretty darn silly of Hasbro to do that.
Thanks, "poddie." All I'm saying is, I think I have a very faint memory of reading something like that a long time ago. It may have been in some other Kellogg's literature; it may have been in one of the collecting magazines back then; it may have been pertaining to some other figure; and it may have never happened at all, and my brain's just making it up to have a good explanation of why there hasn't been one in the basic line.
You're right: It does seem silly for Hasbro to make some agreement like that, but who's to say there's not some truth to it? I mean, think about all of the goofy, non-speaking, one-second-of-screen-time characters we've gotten as single-carded figures over the years, and then think about Han Stormtrooper: a main character in a different outfit who we've gotten three (soon to be four) times in eleven years, all in obscure packaging schemes, and never in the basic line.
So, I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's some legal mumbo-jumbo behind it, as conspiracy-theorist as that may sound.
Now. . . what's the latest on the Tonnika Sisters?