By: Dominic Jones
Despite not having one for last week's Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Hasbro is promising there will be one this July at San Diego Comic Con. MakingStarWars.net chatted with Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi at Celebration and asked about the lack of an exclusive, here's what Ninivaggi had to say,
"Yeah you know…next time we definitely will. We’re going to have an exclusive at San Diego for sure. You know, it’s just the time – what we can and can’t do, what we can and can’t show – we’re really ramping up for the fall. We just opted not to, but I think in the future we will for sure."
As for what the SDCC exlcusive will be, Ninivaggi isn't quite sure yet. He told MSW,
"I don’t know yet. I’m not sure. We’re still working on what our reveal plans will be but stay tuned it will be out soon. San Diego is around the corner!"
Could the SDCC exclusive be our first The Force Awakens figure? I doubt it. It still seems rather early for something like that. And while it was somewhat disappointing not to see a Hasbro exclusive at Celebration, it does make sense. Episode VII is still so far out that Hasbro is probably still in the early stages of working on the figures. As Ninivaggi said, the fall seems to be the time when The Force Awakens merchandise will hit shelves. SDCC may be close enough to that that perhaps Hasbro will make its big reveals there.
Plus, it sounds like we'll be getting a Hasbro exclusive at Celebration Europe in 2016!
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