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Kurt Mitchell
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I was under the impression that FFG did not have the rights to Star Wars board games, hence why IA is listed as a miniatures game. It appears that even FFG is classifying this specifically as a board game. Any insight into the possible change?
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Michael Carter
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It's probably like IA where they have to go through Hasbro for the distribution. That's why IA is hard to buy in Australia.
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Any information here will be speculation.

My speculation? FFG is making a ton of money, so Disney exerted some pressure to get Hasbro to free up some space in the licensing agreement to let FFG make even more money.
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mlcarter815 wrote:
It's probably like IA where they have to go through Hasbro for the distribution. That's why IA is hard to buy in Australia.
It is? I've had my copy for ages. Purchased from an Australian store. Just got back from PAX and there were copies everywhere.
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170 miniatures in this game, they might have use the miniature gaming license, even if it is not a real miniature game.
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Idaho11 wrote:
Any information here will be speculation.

My speculation? FFG is making a ton of money, so Disney exerted some pressure to get Hasbro to free up some space in the licensing agreement to let FFG make even more money.
This would be my guess as well.
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At the box of the new core set of the X Wing, they have also the logo of Disney printed on it. So they must have made some kind of agreement.
 
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They make no attempt to call this anything other than a "board game" so they've obviously worked out some kind of agreement with Disney and/or Hasbro to be able to get past the previous board game licensing problem.

This is a great thing, as far as I'm concerned.
 
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Oranje25 wrote:
At the box of the new core set of the X Wing, they have also the logo of Disney printed on it. So they must have made some kind of agreement.
They've always had an agreement. Disney owns Star Wars. Anyone releasing Star Wars stuff has to sign with Disney.
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Benzy311 wrote:
mlcarter815 wrote:
It's probably like IA where they have to go through Hasbro for the distribution. That's why IA is hard to buy in Australia.
It is? I've had my copy for ages. Purchased from an Australian store. Just got back from PAX and there were copies everywhere.
It certainly was when IA first launched. They must have opened new distribution channels.
 
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