Check the front page of Jedi Defender and follow the jive till you find the URL Textfull story link
So what are your thoughts on the answers...
I personally STILL find the "flimsy weapons are a choice for child safety" answer a bit bogus.
Hasbro said at one time that it was the industry standard, but when people called them on that they've now changed their tune once again. Now the industry standard has changed I guess, and Hasbro does it from the kindness of their heart?
I also question the "Kids like action poses" answer... Why would G.I. Joe do so extremely well with kids AND adults, even in a year when Star Wars was to be the dominant line under Hasbro's umbrella, and they're made for poseability and "fun".
I believe these 2 issues to both be cost-cutting ones, plain and simple, and we've been given run-around answers. Not what I like to see...
The interview is a good read, and I highly recommend you check it out... The Sandcrawler sounds to be an almost-go right now, so good news for you Sandcrawler fanatics (not MY thing personally, but I did want the droid from it, haha).