So we heard about the Lucasfilm Story Group changing a few things in order to bring us a more pure canon, but fans may not like to hear what bit of news is spreading around now that came out of the New York Toy Fair. According to Jedinews, we’re no longer going to be seeing any of the Hasbro Expanded Universe figurines produced by Hasbro. This is what came from the New York Toy Fair.
The Expanded Universe is dead folks. Hasbro has been directed by Lucasfilm, Ltd. (the culprit in many of Hasbro’s bad business decisions) to avoid the Expanded Universe like the plague. Not only is it next to impossible that we’ll see a brand new Expanded Universe figure in the near future (we’re talking years folks), older and hard to find figures will NEVER see re-release either.
So far there is already an exception. Hasbro has received permission to get Bastila Shan, Darth Malgus, the Republic Trooper and Starkiller out into the line again, but that’s only because of the distribution nightmare surrounding The Vintage Collection which have been planned way in advance to the recently announced “No EU” directive.
Hasbro said, and I quote, to “not expect to ever see Jaina Solo or Jacen Solo or any other older Comic Packs figure re-released in any way to get out to collectors”.
Sorry to be the bearer of tragic news, but that’s what’s going down.
So no more Jacen and Jaina solo or any of the other beloved characters that we’ve come to know and love. Although there is mixed love about the thrashing of the Expanded Universe and what the movies would draw from, it’s sad to see it affecting the toy line as well. So the question is, is Disney destroying Star Wars or making it better? Only time will tell as we draw nearer to the release of Episode VII.
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