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Hasbro Star Wars Team confirms no pre-orders for newly announced products

Hasbro's PR Team have sent out some additional information following the Star Wars Fan Stream on Wednesday. On the Live Stream, the Hasbro team indicated that nearly all the new Star Wars product revealed would not be listed for pre-order and would simply arrive on shelves. Today's PR update confirmed this new approach and quoted "earlier feedback on the number of pre-orders" as a driver for this new approach. Only Clone Commander Jesse will open up as a pre-order, most likely due to its exclusivity with Walmart in the US.

This apparently updated approach from Hasbro is limited to Star Wars for now, there is no word on other brands taking the same approach although it seems highly likely that some, if not all will. The full press release from the Hasbro PR team is as follows, confirming also that much of the new product arrives in Spring and Summer 2023 apart from Ki-Adi Mundi who will be a Spring 2024 release

"Following the Star Wars fanstream on Wednesday, we wanted to clarify the availability of the revealed items. We’ve heard your earlier feedback on the number of pre-orders, and we have decided to adjust the number of them in the new year. With the exception of the Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II Clone Commander Jesse, all of the items revealed on February 1 will not be going on pre-order. The products will be available on shelf and online during the scheduled dates. Please see those dates below and note they are subject to change."

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