Hasbro Updates Fans on Star Wars Toy Lines
It looks like we will finally be seeing a line of toys based on The Force Unleashed. Hasbro has delayed many releases due to the delay of The Force Unleashed actually making it onto the shelves for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and Sony PS3. It’s fairly obvious at this point that The Force Unleashed is the biggest thing to happen to the Star Wars universe since Episode III was in theaters. Here’s the Hasbro Update (without pictures):
We have previously announced that there would be three waves of our 30th Anniversary basic figures in Spring. That has now been changed – there will be only two. The last wave (on shelf approx. early March) will be The Force Unleashed wave (See images below). Due to some last minute delays, the previous third wave has been picked up and moved to the new Fall basic figure line.
Nothing will be bumped from the Fall line….these will just be added in. Fans should not worry as all figures will be coming to the shelf, including General Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Saesee Tiin, Clone Scuba trooper, and more. More details on this assortment will be released at Toy Fair. Similarly, due to production delays, we are pushing back the debut of the next wave of comic packs (including Anakin/Durge and Asaaj/Tol Skorr) until fall as well, but all announced packs *will* be coming out.
Also, previously we announced that the new Obi-Wan and Darth Vader/Anakin figures from our Wave 1 ‘08 30th Anniversary Wave (now shipping to retail) would not have new articulation. In fact, they do indeed have enhanced hip articulation (ball and socket) and are great upgrades over the original. Collectors should look to these for their increased poseability.
Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Team
Via Toy Bender