Question from the most recent round of Hasbro Q & A’s:
What’s going on with Comic Packs? There seem to be rumors that these are going away or converting to exclusives only. Can you comment on that, and maybe update us on some of the packs that we thought were coming, particularly wave 3 (with the TOTJ pack and the Tholme pack), the WalMart exclusives, the 2010 Wave 1 packs, and the Camie/Fixer pack that had been pulled out of the lineup?
Yes, here’s the latest. We can confirm that the Comic Packs will be discontinued after Spring 2010 (meaning no packs for Fall 2010). The Wal-Mart exclusive Comic Pack program has been cancelled after the last ones ship this Fall. Wave 3, including the pack with Tholme and T’ra Saa, will now be on shelf approximately March in the U.S. along with the rest of the Fall Comic Packs shown at Comic Con. This schedule should hold unless there are further delays. The Spring 2010 Wave 1 packs shown at Comic Con, including the Darth Nihl & Deliah Blue pack, may not make it out at all based on the current rate of sale, but we remain hopeful. The Camie/Fixer pack will be a convention exclusive next year.