Hasbro's INDIANA JONES Q&A: The Answers!|
As part of Hasbro's tri-weekly Star Wars Q&A session over at Rebelscum, we've been allowed to pass on 3 of your burning Indiana Jones questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this session.
Cool Toy Review: Have you considered teaming with the Disney theme parks as a shared (Disney/HTS.com) exclusive outlet for keeping new and old figures out there for fans? The "entertainment support" will be there 24/7, and I believe the Disney Park stores have been selling Indy merchandise and action figures for the better part of fifteen years now. Also, there have been quite a few exclusive Star Tours figures that seemed to be pretty popular as theme park only items...
Hasbro: This would not be an effective way to merchandise in the relatively limited space available for the Disney Parks. Instead they have better success with the current mix and select exclusives. While a lot of Star Tours figures were produced, the ones at the end were struggling in popularity and proof that the idea may only be able to be extended so far.
Cool Toy Review: Since the Indiana Jones line is ending after the TOD wave, there will be some MAJOR gaps in the collection- such as Toht and Walter Donovan. What is the chance of seeing some of these gaps filled as starwarsshop/indianajonesshop exclusives? You already have both Toht (as seen at SDCC) and Donovan (Cobra Commander body from SCDD Exclusive with a new head) in the works, so why waste the effort already put into these figures and leave collectors upset with incomplete collections?
Hasbro: Online, unfortunately, only reaches a fraction of the collecting audience. For the IJ figures to really succeed and hit our volumes, we need to have national distribution, and that will happen only when there is more IJ entertainment news. If there is another movie, Toht (and the entirety of the shelved Raiders wave) will be in the lineup.
Cool Toy Review: Since the 3 3/4" wave with the melting Toht has been cancelled...does this mean that the Last Crusade wave of Adventure Heroes has been cancelled as well? I need a cute Sean Connery!
Hasbro: All of the Adventure Heroes that were previously announced will ship this year.
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