As part of Hasbro's Q&A session, Rebelscum passed on 2 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you. Rebelscum: It seems that Star Wars, Marvel Universe, Marvel movies (Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America), and G.I.Joe all have line specific design elements despite all lines having the same 4 inch scale. Is it taboo for designers to cross-over design elements despite the opportunity to make a figure look/work better?Hasbro:
No, it is not taboo. But, it is not common practice since each brand tends to maintain a certain design language that balances aesthetics vs. function differently. For instance, Star Wars tends to have more human realistic proportions vs. exaggerated.Rebelscum: With many new action figures featuring "light-up" suits and accessories, would you consider putting this feature into the rumored upcoming 2-1B to make his torso light up? The body cavity has more than enough room for a battery compartment and still allows for the rest of him to be articulated. Also, would that open doors for a Jawa or C-3PO with light up eyes, or perhaps light-up sabers or blasters? PS a light up R2-D2 with the proper "light port" would be welcome as well, especially if it's not lit Orange!Hasbro:
We think you'll like what you see when we reveal the the 2012 Episode I 3.75" movie figure line later this year. The best and brightest designers and engineers here at Hasbro have thought long and hard about how to incorporate some light-up features into action figures without compromising the overall appearance of the figures.Reminder: Be sure to stay tuned later today for the Hasbro panel at Comic-Con, where they will showcase the latest and upcoming toys, and possibly even have a live Q&A afterwards.
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