I was able to get in some more questions today, so here they are:
Question 1) There is a rumor of a 6” Jabba’s Throne Room accessory pack. True or false? The rumors are claiming that this set will include Crumb, Han Solo Carbonite, Jabba’s Hooka and Dias. If this set is true, could this possibly be a exclusive?
Hasbro: Just a rumor. We would like to get to that, but have done Han in Carbonite and Crumb already. Defiantly in the future we could look into producing Jabba’s Dias and other pieces of the Throne Room. But nothing is planned right now. Good idea though.
22 questions asked. 20 questions answered, 2 no comment.
Question 1) I thought the whole idea behind the Rebels and Saga Legends figures was to cut cost by reducing articulation which is fine, but whats going on with the quality i.e. paint applications? They look Terrible!
Hasbro: To keep the $5.99 price point Hasbro has to pick and choose what paint applications are done to each figure to keep the cost down.
Star Wars Collector: We are not to concerned with the lack of paint applications, but the quality of what paint is being applied. There are lots of figures with sloppy paint applications. i.e. Eyes, mouth, and etc.
Hasbro: We will check and see whats going on. We want to do our best and maintain the quality of our products. Even at the lower $5.99 price point you should not expect anything less then a quality product from Hasbro.
At the end of the day Hasbro is making toys for the kids and fans like us. Our goal is to make a product with a price point that kids can afford. If you look at these cheaper figures they are the same or if not better then the Kenner figures we used to play with as kids and thats what Hasbro is going for with this line.
StarWars.com has posted a LiveBlog that breaks down all the new Star Wars toys that were just announced at the 2014 SDCC Hasbro Product Panel this afternoon. There was some great surprises, be sure to check it out.
StarWars.com has posted a new Star Wars Rebels Trailer called "A Look Ahead". You can get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the first season of Star Wars Rebels, including the appearance of a certain droid duo.
Toys R Us has sent out Emails yesterday, reminding us that their 2014 SDCC Exclusives will be available today at 10am ET on ToysRus.com. You can also buy them at the SDCC at Entertainment Earth's Booth #2343.
The Walgreens Exclusive TBS 6" Boba Fett Prototype is now listed as "Temporally out of stock" as of 9:50pm PST on 7/23/14. I really hope you guys were able to get your pre-orders in, when we first reported them being available.
If you missed out on the pre-order, be sure to keep checking Walgreens throughout this week. Also I would like to mention that these are suppose to be available at brick and mortar stores as well in the future.
Curious on how Hasbro created its 6-inch Jabba the Hutt Action Figure for the 2014 SDCC? A website called mental_floss has the behind the scenes and processes used to create this set. I actually first came across this story from a post on JediDefender. Pretty interesting read.
Couldn't sleep last night, so at about 4am, I grabbed my iPad and was surfing the net and decided to check the status on the Walgreens Exclusive TBS 6" Prototype Boba Fett and what do you know its available for pre-order (See screen shot above). After seeing that it was available on my iPad, I turned on my Desktop and it still showed out of stock. I cleared the cache and checked again. Still out of stock. Tried on my iPhone and it allows you to update quantity, but there is no add to cart button. Went back to my iPad and successively placed 2 orders. First order was around 4am and a second at 5am. The orders went though and I got a confirmation email for both already. I don't own any Android products, so I am not sure if you can order on that platform or not at the moment.
Boba Fett has a estimated ship date of 10/15/14.
Remember you heard it here first!
Update: Ordering using a Laptop and Desktop is now working. Only issues seem to be with moble browsers as we first reported. If you have the option on your mobile phone to view Walgreens.com as a "Full Site", this will fix the issue. As of 11:15am PST, these are still available for pre-order, but are now limited to 2 per order.
Thank you for submitting your questions for our Q&A session with Hasbro at the 2014 SDCC. Here are the final 20 questions we will try and ask within our allotted 10 minutes.
1. I thought the whole idea behind the Rebels and Saga Legends figures was to cut cost by reducing articulation which is fine, but whats going on with the quality i.e. paint applications? They look Terrible!
2. Please tell us that Hasbro has given up on the reduced sized 3.75" vehicles and is going back to the normal sized ones. My kids hate them.
3. Whats with all the sloppy paint applications on all the Star Wars Toy lines? You guys are demanding a premium price for a subpar product. Do you not care about quality control anymore?
4. How come the updated Black Series #12 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper never seen a US release? It only got released in the UK.
If your heading to the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, be sure to check out StarWars.com as they have posted a complete guide of exclusive merchandise that can be found there from art, clothing, and action figures!