Ask Jakks Q&A With Craig Drobis – October 2016

Ask Jakks Q&A With Craig Drobis – October 2016

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Craig Drobis is the SVP of Marketing for boys action figures and collectors for Jakks Pacific. Craig will be answering your questions moving forward for all Ask Jakks submissions. ToyHypeUSA will be sending him monthly questions and we will have your answers back on or around the 1st of each month. Send us your questions to [email protected] by October 28th.

1. The Megazord shown at Toy Fair looks awesome.  Any updates for the big guy?  Also would you consider a Deluxe version with shield and sword in the future?

Unfortunately there are no update on the Megazord at this time.  We would like to do it in a variety of configurations, including more deluxe versions, but have not gotten the support we need thus far on the originally presented version.

2. Besides the Mighty Morphin Megazord,  are there plans to include more mechs in the line?  Perhaps a Dino Charge Megazord Big Fig?

At this time there are no additional plans.

3. Will any of the Star Wars: Rogue One Big Figs include an accessory  not previously shown as it might had given a spoiler that could ruin a particular plot in the movie?

There are no spoiler reveals like the lightsaber and Rey was with the Force Awakens.  Of course, if there were, I wouldn’t be able to announce them before the movie release anyway.

4. Do you have any intentions of making any large scale vehicles for Big Figs?

This is a concept we have tried to make a reality.  Unfortunately, the scale works against us because our figures have to fit on or in the vehicle.  We tried a TIE fighter and when a foam model was brought in to a meeting, it looked like a table.  It was huge.  Awesome, but huge.  I think the size and cost will continue to work against us, but it is a nice dream to have.

5. Do you have the rights to do a 1966 Batman Adam West Big Fig?

DC is great to work with and they give us a lot of flexibility as far as character selection.  The 1966 Batman is one we always have an eye on.  As I have mentioned before, we always try to keep an eye out for what appeals to both kids and collectors.  With the original series out on DVD for almost 2 years now, we continue to track whether this is the Batman that meets the interest of both camps of consumers.

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