No TIE Interceptor… Yet

Jeff at Han’s Hideout asked a great question of Hasbro in their Q&A regarding a possible TIE Interceptor in the future.  Unfortunately, it’s not in the works yet.  But they liked the suggestion, so hopefully this will bode well for my own personal interest in a TIE Fighter!

Here’s the quote:

A question from one of my boys – Will you make a new Galactic Heroes “TIE Fighter with the bendy wings” [aka a TIE Interceptor]? Liam, Age 3.

** That’s a great question. We don’t have one in the works, but it does fit the profile of a vehicle that would make a great impact in the Cinema Scene assortment. We’ll discuss it with the team. Thanks for the suggestion…tell your boy it was an excellent choice and that we hope we can make him happy. Just make sure he stays into Galactic Heroes for a few more years!

Toys R Us Sets Are Still Coming!

It was nearly a year ago at Toy Fair 2009 that Hasbro announced two upcoming Cinema Scenes exclusive to Toys R Us: Kamino Showdown and Purchase of the Droids. In July, Han’s Hideout received images of the loose figures, but since then there has been little word on when they would be released and it had been feared they were cancelled altogether.  Thankfully, Yodasnews was able to confirm with Hasbro through the Q&A that these sets are indeed still coming and will likely be seen on shelves in March!  Thanks so much to Brian for the tip.

The question and answer went as follows:

YN: Any word as to when we might see those missing Galactic Heroes sets? The “Kamino Showdown” and “Purchase of Droids” sets were supposed to show up at TRU stores in August hit the shelf? So far we have neither heard nor seen anything. Have these sets been cancelled? Please say NO. Thanks!

Hasbro: It’s taken a while for the previous TRU Galactic heroes Cinema Scenes to move through retail, but right now we are looking at March on-shelf. We have packaged samples ourselves so they should be shipping soon if all goes well.

The following images are courtesy Han’s Hideout:

Kamino Showdown

Purchase of the Droids

Watch for the Photo Guide…

News has been rather quiet lately for the Galactic Heroes line, so it looks like I’ll have to get my butt in gear and create my own interest in the blog. When the new year arrives, I’m going to start creating the photo guide — after all, Galactic Heroes are enjoyed most by actually seeing them!

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