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Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 23, 2004, 12:16 PM »
Well,

Today's the day for the Hasbro Q&A...

11:30 to 12:30 (in Room 9) - Hasbro will host a Star Wars presentation with a Q&A session.

Think anything good will come out of it?  Anything more yet to be revealed?  Will we find out what's to come after OTC?  Will some putz waste Hasbro's time with a dumb question like: Is it hard to make figures?

I'll start the specululation and say that I hope we get some solid confirmation of the Coruscant wave and plans for the Oct04-Apr05 time frame.  Will there be new stuff or just nothing until the sneak preview stuff?  I'd also like to hear if there are any plans for more vOTC figures...

Just a few more hours until we find out I guess.

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 01:07 PM »
Maybe we'll find out if VOTC R2's middle leg is retractable, since none of the star wars collecting sites took a picture from anywhere near underneath so we could find out.  :-\

I'd also like to know why it was ever conceived as a good idea to include the POTF2 Obi-Wan with the new Cantina set. I think I'll gladly keep my collection BlueSnaggle-less than buy that crap-sandwich Obi-Wan and yet another Ponda Baba.
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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 01:15 PM »
I've been looking forward to this Q and A session, and hope that we do get some news out of it.  When it was first mentioned on StarWars.com, they said "and there might be a surprise or two".  I hope that actually means something.  I would like to hear if they have any future plans for VOTC, or VOTC style figures.  I'd also like to hear what the post-OTC plans are, what we can expect for late 2004 and the first part of 2005.  I just hope we get some tidbits here and there, and not just "we've looked at this, it is a possibility" or "no comment" type of answers.  Its toys guys, not national security, just let us know  ;).  Anyways, I hope we see a full report somewhere on the net here in a couple of hours.

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 03:36 PM »
[Homer Simpson]
Ohhhhh... it's 4 minutes past the end of the Q&A, why isn't anyone posting any info yet :(
[/Homer Simpson]

Looks like Scum has already posted a little nugget from Hasbro prior to the Q&A regarding the end of OTC... and confirmation of "something" between now and Ep3.

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2004, 03:39 PM »
GH has a little report up on the Q and A, more to come later hopefully.  Some interesting bits though...."Four waves of figures will transition us between the end of OTC and the beginning of Episode III. A Naboo Wave  will bring us Padme Celebration and Handmaiden Rabe from The Phantom Menace. A Cantina Wave will bring us Feltipern Trevagg (the Goatal), Dannik Jerriko, and Myo (the Cyclops) from A New Hope. A Coruscant Wave will bring us Sly Moore, Pablo Jill, and Wookie Senator Yarua. Finally, there will be a Sneak Preview Wave."

Also news on Animated Clone Wars, Galactic Heroes, Unleashed...check it all out HERE

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2004, 03:57 PM »
Wave 1

Coruscant Wave

Sly
Yarua
Pablo


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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2004, 03:57 PM »
Wave 2

Naboo

Padme Celebration
Rabe

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2004, 03:58 PM »
Wave 3

Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2004, 03:58 PM »
Wave 2

Naboo

Padme Celebration
Rabe

 :o

Padme AND HAND MAIDENS?

:)

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2004, 03:59 PM »
Matt said

No Fan Choice until 2006
Clone Wars Animated Wave 3 (Greivous Anakin and Arc Trooper)
Modular Playsets are being considered

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2004, 04:00 PM »
Wave 3

Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico

 :o

AWESOME.  I'll GLADLY take more Cantina dudes...
but no Hem Dazon  :'(

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2004, 04:10 PM »
Wave 1

Coruscant Wave

Sly
Yarua
Pablo

Wave 2

Naboo

Padme Celebration
Rabe

Wave 3

Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico

More Tidbits

No Fan Choice until 2006
Clone Wars Animated Wave 3 (Greivous Anakin and Arc Trooper)
Modular Playsets are being considered but not in the immediate near future.  A Death Star Playset was considered for OTC but scrapped.
No Versus Packs in the near future but its a good idea
No plans for more George Lucas Figures
Action Feature WILL be making a Come Back for 2005
OTC packaging will be going away and reevaluated in 2006
Ephant Mon was huge price loss, doesn't look good for him making a comeback
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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2004, 04:25 PM »
Wave 1
Coruscant Wave
Sly
Yarua
Pablo


Excellent!  Bring on the pictures at Wizard World Chicago?  Maybe?


Wave 2
Naboo
Padme Celebration
Rabe


TWO Female characters in one wave?  Both based on TPM?  Both highly-requested fan choices?  Hasbro must definately be trying to make up with us old-school collectors!  (now watch, they'll each be 1per case and short shipped :()


Wave 3
Ccantina Wave
Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico


I would have preferred Bom Vimadin or Hem Dazon instead of Dannik because I prefer ALIENS over HUMAN figures, but I can't complain about the other two choices (Felti and Myo)...


More Tidbits
No Fan Choice until 2006


Well, most of the figures on this list are all-new fan picks anyway!  And not a Han/Luke/Vader in sight so far :)


Clone Wars Animated Wave 3 (Greivous Anakin and Arc Trooper)

I didn't really need any more of these, but I guess I understand why they are doing it with more cartoons coming.


Modular Playsets are being considered but not in the immediate near future.  A Death Star Playset was considered for OTC but scrapped.

Dang.  Wonder why they dumped it?  Cost?


No Versus Packs in the near future but its a good idea
No plans for more George Lucas Figures


Eh.  One Lucas was more than enough.  No need for Jedi Luc Georgeas or anything else like that.


Action Feature WILL be making a Come Back for 2005

No surprise.  They claim kids like them and it is a big movie afer all, lotsa kids will be buying again :(

OTC packaging will be going away and reevaluated in 2006

:(

Ephant Mon was huge price loss, doesn't look good for him making a comeback

No surprise there... they haven't really got a way to do it cheaply.  They missed the chance to stick him in a TRU Jabbas set instead of those old skiff guards.

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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2004, 04:25 PM »
F'n pack him in a 4-pack you cheap bastages.   ::)  He'll become at least an even break eventually.  This doesn't bode well for the esteemed apple eater we all want.

God Dammit.  :(

Anyway, nice that they liked the "Versus" 2-pack idea, you hear that Bob?  It could be a reality for us yet!

Nice assortments comning up, and that Cantina Wave is awesome.  While I'm in the minority, Dannik Jerricho has been on my list for a while.  Too Human, sure, but I dig anyone smoking a bong in a bar.

The others are cool too, especially Myo.

The Handmaidens are a godsend to a lot of you, I know.  not my thing, but I'll happily buy em.

I hope Pablo Jill isn't scrimped on and he's really poseable.  Cool Jedi should be.

Oh Matt, thank yee for the news!
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Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2004, 04:30 PM »
And fear not...he's on his way to the Hasbro booth with our list of questions to ask the reps!!! :-*  He said he'll call if he has more