I know everyone enjoys bashing the hell out of playsets (and Justin) around here for whatever reason, but what happens once they finally come out in 2 - 3 years?
Speaking of which, I'm a bit surprised that no one's commented on this little blurb from one of GH's Hasbro Questions this past round (unless I just missed it elsewhere here)
. Indeed, I did miss it, as it's all lumped into the Q & A thread.
Galactic Hunter: At Dragon*Con 2007 this [past] weekend Heath Hammond from Sideshow Collectibles stated (to the audience) that Sideshow and Hasbro are in talks to produce playsets/environments in the 3 ¾" scale. Can we get any sort of official comment from Hasbro on this?
HASBRO: We can confirm that we have had discussions with Sideshow but any public confirmation beyond this is premature.
Interesting. I was yelling at the Hasbro guys several years ago (and ever since) to pass the playset portion of their license along to Sideshow, GG or MR, and they said "never". Heh.
I'm curious now as to exactly who is working on the OT playsets that they've said they're already developing (Cantina, Jabba's Palace, Death Star), including one that was supposedly already in, or pretty close to, production - Hasbro, or Sideshow. I guess if the Sideshow deal's not quite complete yet, it couldn't be them, unless they were just in the proposal stage so far. Either way, we'll be set up with some nice dioramas pretty soon here, so that's a major relief. I'd probably prefer to see Sideshow produce these sets, since they're geared more toward higher-end collectibles, and are more detail-oriented than Hasbro is, not to mention they wouldn't be messing around with silly action-feature oriented playset kinda crap. Of course, that means exclusivity could be a negative factor, along with the price, so who knows. Can't wait to see how this plays out...