Jared also says that someone just STOLE the Commander Bly paint sample right out of Hasbro's display cabinet, when a Hasbro rep had it opened to rearrange a few of the figures inside. The Hasbro folks are saying it's going to probably take a couple months to get the figure repainted and reapproved by Lucasfilm now, as that was apparently their only copy.
(no pun intended)
Such class acts out there... Sheesh.
Hasbro needs to just shut up, repaint the damn thing, and expedite the process. I've always found their license BS to be a bit of just that... bull****. I think they like to feed you a line to appease people. It's just like their lines on using cheap plastic being for any myriad of excuses they've made (and remade) over the years. They're playing PR moves with the masses trying to make themselves out to be the innocents in the whole thing.
Without a doubt the stealing of the figure is nothing but a dickhole maneuver though. No question about it. Have some respect for other people.
That said, Hasbro would've done best to not address the issue at all... Learn from your mistakes and work hard to get the figure out on time. I don't buy all the Lucasfilm BS either, and think this is just Hasbro poo-pooing over the theft.
Like they'll punish everyone by delaying this figure because they have to now... Like we NEED to be pushed towards looking down on the peckerhead who stole the figure, ya know? Sheesh... Yes, he's a moron, now put the figure out in the proper timeframe and stop with the "months and months" bull****.
. He'll repaint that goddamn thing in a day. And probably better than Hasbro did in the first place.