Well if you can pass on a favor. If anyone has the time, can they possiby try to get some info on Yarna?
We asked 'em (again), and yes, she's indeed coming, but obviously not this year. It'll be tight for '08, but if she doesn't squeeze in there, then definitely in '09. You'll get her eventually, but you'll just have to be patient a little longer...
Even moreso with the Tonnika Sisters, who still aren't quite out of the "issue" that they've been embroiled in for years now, unfortunately, despite what Christine Hewitt said at C3 a couple years ago.
Cantina distillery coming (which we already knew). Hopefully '08.
ICMG IS coming. Probably '09. Serious debate between two of the main Hasbro reps on whether it'll be carded, or kitbashed into a BP (hence our conflicting news with 'Scum's). Quite entertaining to watch them argue over it in person (after I asked them about the conflicting info). Nice to see Scott's original idea is finally going to make it to fruition! We joked that they should include him as the pilot figure in a new Cloud Car...
That AT-PT is surprisingly supposed to be at the mid-sized vehicle price point of only $20, and not more like that AT-ST was a few years ago... It'll hold 3 figures.
The coins from Waves 1 and 2, many of which were badly scratched up, can be returned to Hasbro for better quality replacements soon.
Grievous actually FITS into his Starfighter (as will Obi-Wan).
Serious discussion on the direction of the vintage line, which could be all over the place at this point. It might have prequel figures in it (god forbid), which we said should be put into the basic line, but still be highly articulated. It might be the exact original vintage Kenner run, which would be hard, after putting recent vintage-esque figures into the basic line (like the upcoming 4-LOM). Might just be popular select key characters not redone yet. Might include OT figures that should've made it into the original Kenner line, but never did (Tarkin, Slave Leia, RFT, Sandtrooper, etc.) It might include re-released figures on new cards (ANH/ESB/ROTJ). Who knows where this line will wind up? Hasbro certainly isn't sure yet, since they're handing out questionaires at C4 on it's future, and running the polls on RS right now as well. But they're definitely listening to our thoughts! Even if they're practically evenly split across the board at this point...
It sounded pretty solid that Hasbro's finally realized that at the very least they need to pump out a POTF carded vintage wave. Pretty good bet they will.
They weren't sure what the currently MIA 12th (and final) concept figure was, though it's likely to (unfortunately) be the Greivous, which is obviously not a McQuarrie design, though it'll be on the same "Concept artwork" styled cardback.
I know there were several other tidbits of interest from some of our private discussions, but my brain is mush right now and I can't remember any more. Post any additional (intelligent) questions in here and I'll try to get them asked/answered down at their booth this weekend.