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The Vintage Collection / Re: Defender Wishlists 2012: A New Hope
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:08 AM »
#01 Danz Borin
#02 Mosep
#03 Death Star Gunner (leathery suit look, not the cloth jump suit)
#04 General Willard (the ANH rebel generals get no love)
#05 Solomahal (Or whoever, one of the Lutrillians....make it so you can make both by removing the ascot)
#06 Baniss Keeg
#07 Tzivvzt
#08 Arleil Schous
#09 Reegesk (Ranat)
#10 Del Goren (The Yavin Base Rebel Guy with the headset.)

I'd probably not buy any of those if they made them, because I'll never see them.   :(  :'(  >:(


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Of course, you know you'll never find the Ewok set. There will be a ton of pilots however.

They'll do the Yavin Rebel Transporter/Geonosian Speeder  packing ratio. What was that, 1 transporter per 15 Geonosian speeders?

*Slight exagerration*

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 1516
« on: June 23, 2012, 09:18 PM »
That's a better number than Adam Pawlus's estimate of "Go to hell!"

Yeah, his Q&A responses have been rather terse lately.  :D


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They should've toss in a recolored Wokling.

With the Yavin set...just to confuse us.  :P

I wonder how much arm twisting was required to prevent a Vader from being included in the Yavin pilots set?


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The Vintage Collection / Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:48 PM »
Which is why they'll make Tusken Raider, Boba Fett, Snaggletooth.

Wal-Mart Tusken, repaint of Snags (I forgot his EU name) and the current battle pack Fett.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:30 AM »
Reissue city. Slight repaint on the power droid, different colored  front lights/buttons and less paint ops than the Battlefront 2 version. Could've been an actual vintage repaint.

Why not a bronze Death Star Droid?

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Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: Speederbike
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:02 PM »
A tripod cannon on Endor? Wha?

If they had to toss in something else, toss in the Ewok catapult, and not that teeny one from POTF2/Dragonheart.

But maybe it's a new sculpt, not a big spring loaded reissue?




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In the past have they announced actual production numbers before? I almost get the idea that's a marketing ploy to get people to buy them ASAP, so they won't linger around shelves too much.

 

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 16, 2012, 05:19 PM »

The tools exist.  Hasbro is going to want to recoup some of that investment.  That means selling units.

The Droid Gunship showed up in trailers, too.  The tools for that exist as well. 

Hasbro made the bulk of their investment in tooling for both vehicles, and the only way to see the rewards of those investments is to sell the toys. 

Yeah, and how many other scarce/low distribution items were 100% new tooling that have never seen reissue? A few actually. Probably not just from Star Wars, too.

And Hasbro's willingness to make new tooling for convention exclusives (not just for Star Wars) put their past "cost of tooling" comments to doubt. 

We might see the Droid gunship next year or it might be for 2014 for Revenge of the Sith. Or never if they don't think it's a viable seller. I mean, it's a pretty safe bet that the Falumpa set, Queen's Starship and Fambaa will never be reissued. (With those, we can assume those molds paid for themselves a decade ago or were written off.)

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You say that there's a lack of confidence in Clone Wars toys.
 

Me? Hasbro has all but said that. They said Clone Wars is becoming a sub-line...with limited numbers of new items released...that started this year.  Focus is down to leading character and clones and recognizable baddies, articulation has dwindled to worse than when the whole CW line began. Will that change next year? Who knows, since Episode 1 product seems to be a big dud for the most part (maybe they should've made half the figures in the episode 1 vintage cases Darth Maul...seriously....okay, a quarter of the case.)

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Because I see plenty of OT & PT vehicles from the SOTDS line still lingering on shelves, too.  I can still get an AT-AT pretty easily at retail.  The same goes for the Trench Run pack with the X-Wing & Darth Vader TIE at TRU.  Sales across the whole boys toys sector are DOWN. Attempts to pin this just on the Clone Wars line are misdirected, and you're simply not looking at the bigger picture.

I agree.  That's why I'm surprised by rumors of more Vintage boxed exclusive vehicles. But again, last year, Hasbro  said their focus on Clone Wars would be reduced, and it is true.  This has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with their brand strategy and whatever sales figures they were looking at.


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 16, 2012, 10:10 AM »
Got the EE cancellation email, too.  I suspect that these may wind up being offered in the next CW line look.  Especially since the Mando's were featured prominently in the CW season 5 trailer.

Wouldn't even bet a nickel on that. In theory that and the Droid gunship should return, but with Hasbro's lack of faith in CW toys and their inability to get their #$^% together...I doubt it.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Fisher Price Advetnture People
« on: June 14, 2012, 11:49 AM »
Yeah, Adventure People were great.

Yes, the parachute were quite good.

We had the safari family with the great truck, animals, cages.

I remember getting the space shuttle for a birthday. It found its way into the Star Wars universe.

Despite the non-violent themes, we'd always work them into violent scenarios giving them GI JOE and Sgt. Rock guns.

Adventure People was ahead of its time in its frequent inclusion of female figures.


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This deal is getting worse all the time.

The deployable droids have stands  permenantly attached to their feet...blech. And no backpacks. Suprisingly their guns aren't molded on their hands.

From Jedi Temple Archives:

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The battledroids: 16 pcs. stationary ones without backpacks and 4 "pilot battle droids" with backpacks. The other 4 stationary droids are with Obi-Wan in the box window. Speaking about Obi-Wan, he is the Ep.1 version Obi-Wan without the soft goods tunic from 1999 replaced with plastic. His head still comes with the soft braid. He has no wrist articulation. The bottom of the feet has the 1999 stamp on it.

The 4 battle droids are newly made. The backpacks are molded together to the body. These droids only have 5 points of articulation, just like a potf2 figure would have. The 20 other battle droids all have molded bases (makes it easy to stand) bear 2011 LFL stamp markings. The biggest surprise for me is that they have only 1 point of articulation LOL. Only the right arm can move. The left hand is molded to the hip.


That's right the pilot droids suck, too.

Really for $160, all the droids should be at least 5 points of articulation.

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I recall them talking about the Flying Wing from ROTLA, but I wonder if it even made mock-up stage. It sure seems like they'd have had more vehicles planned.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:57 AM »
I guess Alderaan is one the planet they hadn't fought on yet.

Apparently it's Onderon, which is almost as close to sounding like Alderaan as it gets.  Another comic book EU planet makes its CW debut.

This season's almost obligatory warrior chick who will never see toy form.

Not much Nothing seen featuring other non-lead Jedi.

Major plot points that probably happen next spring.

So business as usual.  :P

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 11, 2012, 01:50 PM »
Freeco speeder without canopy for 25 cents at a yard sale. Never owned one, very tight leg room.

And POTF2 AT-ST, Speeder bike with scout, wicket and logray for $10 total. (different sale).

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