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Offline Brian

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Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2006, 10:06 AM »
Although many of the battle packs haven't exactly been real popular, particularly with collectors, it seems like they will be a part of the line for the foreseeable future.  We've also seen indications that the "exclusive" ones will be more collector-friendly, while the basic battle packs will be more for the kiddos.  With that in mind, and knowing what Hasbro's been doing with the packs this year, what would you like to see put out next year?

Even though it might not be real popular with those of us who already have them - for some reason I thought it might be cool to have some sort of "Cantina" battle pack.  Aside from the big name characters, one of the coolest things about Star Wars - for collectors and kids alike - are all the goofy aliens.  If you had a battle pack with assorted Cantina aliens (Hammerhead, Greedo, Myo, Feltipern Trevagg, etc.) and maybe a new - never before done - Cantina alien might be kind of neat.  If they need more appeal, Hasbro could always pack in a VOTC Han Solo and/or Chewie or a TSC Sandtrooper.  Like I said, it might not be a big seller with collectors, but for some reason a "box o' aliens" sounds kind of neat to me.

Of course, I think the packs with several troops are always welcome - and we have or will seen a few of those this year with clonetroopers.  I think Hasbro would have a gold mine if they started packing out 2-3 VOTC Stormtroopers into various packs, but we'll probably never see that.  It would be a good opportunity to stick in a fan-demanded character that maybe wouldn't sell as well as a basic figure (or they don't think it would), by sticking it in a pack with some Stormies and a main character or two.  Anyways, there is some potential to make these battle packs kind of neat - even if some of the packs are repacked figures.  Is there anything you would like to see, keeping in mind the basic formula for a battle pack (a few repacks or retooled figures, maybe 1-2 new figures)?

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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2006, 10:22 AM »
What I hate about the Battle Packs is that they started off really cool (the first 2 actually Hoth and Imperial Sets) and actually mixed in a few repaints and retools...then it suddenly switched to hit and miss either straight repacks or some cool repaints (Clone Sets) and maybe 1 new figure set each year (The Clone Wars Pack)

If and when the Ilum pack surfaces, I'd like to see if the tune is actually changing a wee bit.  Because I'd pay $20 for a new figure, a cool larger accessory and some repacks/repaints.  I won't pay $20 for 4 or 5 repaints.  Pretty easy...

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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2006, 04:47 PM »
I'm with you OCB, these things bore me to tears.  Many of the figs can ba had on Ebay for around or under 5.00 each.
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2006, 09:00 PM »
for some reason I thought it might be cool to have some sort of "Cantina" battle pack. 

I can see it now: "The Cantina Battlepack: featuring 4 of fans' greatest figures: Cantina Han, Cantina Han, Cantina Han, and Tonikka Sister #1." To get the second Tonikka Sister, please purchase the second Cantina Battlepack which contains 3 more favorites!! Cantina Han, Cantina Han, and Cantina Han!!

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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2006, 10:56 PM »
whats a catina han?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2006, 10:57 PM by 212th Battalion »
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2006, 08:59 AM »
Hasbro's bread and butter. ::)
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2006, 12:13 PM »
Cantina Han is the exactly what he is... he comes repack in a variety of names and incarnations, like Flight to Alderaan (IIRC). As Gatillo pointed out, he is Hasbro's favorite repack!

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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2006, 12:15 AM »
do u have a pick of catina han?
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2006, 09:12 AM »
are you serious?  That figure has had 8 or 9 incarnations without talking about repacks.  Currently there is one warming the pegs at a store new you under the name "Escape from Mos Eisley".
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2006, 11:16 AM »
Cantina Han:



Hmm... It's not showing up. Oh well: linky
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2006, 12:14 PM »
Battle Packs should be troop builder packs. 5 troopers, plain and simple.
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2006, 03:39 PM »
true that anton true that
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2006, 04:19 PM »
Defense of Geonosis:
X 3 Battle Droids (POTJ re-paints)
X 1 Battle Droid Commander (POTJ re-paint)
X 1 Super Battle Droid (TSC re-paint)

Defense of Kashyyk:
X1 Wookiee Warrior (SP re-pack)
X 2 Kashyyk Trooper (TSC re-pack)
X 1 AT-RT Driver (ROTS re-pack)
X 1 Clone Commander Gree (New,SA)

Search for the Droids:
X 4 Sandtroopers (TSC re-pack)
X 1 Sandtrooper Commander (Evo re-paint)

Rescue of the Princess:
X2 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Chewbacca (EB re-pack)
X 1 Han Solo (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Luke Skywalker (VOTC re-pack)

Battle on Endor:
X 2 Ewok Warriors (TSC Chirpa re-paints)
X1 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Scout Trooepr (VTSC re-pack)
X 1 Rebel Trooper (TSC re-hash w/ New Head)

Escape from Cloud City:
Lando Calrissian (VOTC re-pack)
Boba Fett (VOTC re-paint)
X 2 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-packs)
Han Solo Carbonite Block (TSC re-paint)
KAY-BEE STANDARD RESPONSE:  "All we have is 1990's 'Robocop' toys."
WHICH MEANS:  "Holy ******* ****, please shoot m

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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2006, 03:17 PM »
Defense of Geonosis:
X 3 Battle Droids (POTJ re-paints)
X 1 Battle Droid Commander (POTJ re-paint)
X 1 Super Battle Droid (TSC re-paint)

Defense of Kashyyk:
X1 Wookiee Warrior (SP re-pack)
X 2 Kashyyk Trooper (TSC re-pack)
X 1 AT-RT Driver (ROTS re-pack)
X 1 Clone Commander Gree (New,SA)

Search for the Droids:
X 4 Sandtroopers (TSC re-pack)
X 1 Sandtrooper Commander (Evo re-paint)

Rescue of the Princess:
X2 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Chewbacca (EB re-pack)
X 1 Han Solo (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Luke Skywalker (VOTC re-pack)

Battle on Endor:
X 2 Ewok Warriors (TSC Chirpa re-paints)
X1 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-pack)
X 1 Scout Trooepr (VTSC re-pack)
X 1 Rebel Trooper (TSC re-hash w/ New Head)

Escape from Cloud City:
Lando Calrissian (VOTC re-pack)
Boba Fett (VOTC re-paint)
X 2 Stormtrooper (VOTC re-packs)
Han Solo Carbonite Block (TSC re-paint)
i would by all of those battle packs if hasbro would ever make them
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Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2006, 10:25 PM »
More-
Battle of Mustafar:
X 1 Anakin Skywalker (Mustafar Duel, Evo re-paint)
X 1 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Mustafar Duel, Evo re-paint)
X 1 Emporer Palpatine (Evo  re-hash w/ New Head)
X 2 Shock Trooper (SITS re-pack)

Battle of Coruscant:
X 5 501st Trooper (ROTS #41 re-paints)

Battle on Felucia:
X 1 Clone Commander Bly (ROTS re-pack)
X 1 Clone Commander Deviss (ROTS re-pack)
X 1 Aayla Secura (ROTS re-hash w/ New Arms)
X 2 Clone Trooper (Evo re-pack)
KAY-BEE STANDARD RESPONSE:  "All we have is 1990's 'Robocop' toys."
WHICH MEANS:  "Holy ******* ****, please shoot m