Forbes recently spoke to Hasbro Star Wars marketing director Joe Ninivaggi at SDCC, and his article had a couple of interesting snippets that were not revealed or discussed at SDCC or via any of the fan interviews.
Firstly, concerning their Black Series Hera Syndula figure...
"The newly revealed action figure of Hera from the animated show Rebels might even do something the character on the show never has – include goggles that go down over her eyes! Engineering, he says, is still trying to figure out if that’s workable."
Not sure if that adds a great deal of value to the figure, although the fact they are looking at it should give collectors hope that where possible, these details are still in consideration.
The second snippet was around the Black Series 6" scale vehicles
"Fans of vehicles might be happy to note that Hasbro does not consider the 6-inch scale Black Series TIE Fighter a failure, and more vehicles in that scale are planned, though they won’t say if future vehicles will stay smaller, like Rey’s Speeder, or go big again like an X-Wing. One that they won’t be making any time soon in any scale, however, much to many fans’ chagrin, is the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels. “I wouldn’t keep your fingers crossed for the Ghost, unfortunately,” says Ninivaggi, but adds “I would love it.”
And as a verification on the location and ETA on Episode 7 Luke Skywalker?
"the air of mystery is what has kept two major characters from even appearing in toy form yet: arch-villain Snoke, and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. But rest assured, both are coming. “The reality is we actually saw Luke for the first time when we watched the movie!” says Ninivaggi, who adds that it was the same for Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke. “So we quickly got the reference from Lucasfilm; we’ve been working on it. He’s absolutely coming, in multiple scales. It’s just not out quite yet.” For a figure with all original parts, he notes, it can take up to 18 months from conception to release."
And as a final hint for 3.75" Super Articulated fans...
"they plan to make a big announcement in the near future regarding the super-articulated 4-inch figures that are currently exclusive to Walmart"
You can read the FULL Forbes Article HERE