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The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« on: June 14, 2006, 11:14 PM »
Ok here goes this is my first thread:

Being that 2006 was somewhat a mixed bag for collectors what are your hopes and expectations for the 2007 line. What would you like to see from Hasbro?
And what do you expect they will do for the Anniversary press time blitz?

Let Hasbro know what you want and want improved.

Some stuff I would love to see get some plastic love:

VOTC
1. Luke Bespin
2. Han Bespin
3. Walrusman
4. Gammorean Guard
5. Luke Stormtrooper
6. Yakface
7. Zuckuss
8. Jawa
9. Admiral Ackbar
10. Leai Poncho

Basic Figures
1. ICMG
2. Yarna D'al Gargan.
3. Tonnaka Sisters
4. Dr. Evezian
5. Horn head dude from Cantina
6. SA Qui-Gon
7. SA Mace Windu
8. Cin Drallig
9. Mr. 90's himself Dash Rendar
10. KOTOR: HK-47, Bastilla, Revan, Malek, Mandalore
11. Generic ewoks repainted a few times
12. That white Funky protical droid who roams Mos Eisly
13. Black Bespin guard and Foo man Chu version
14. Rebel mechanics
15. Roran Corobb

Re-release

1. EVO ROTS Anakin
2. EVO AOTC Anakin
3. EVO Maul
4. EVO Sidious
5. Grevious Body gaurd from Arena set
6. MYO
7. ROTS Plo Koon


Vehicles
Rebel Troop Transport
Bespin Cloud Car
Hanger set with Xwing ladders, fuel station

What I really do not want:

1. Blue Holograms
2. Lighter on the rehashes
3. No UGH
4. No more ROTS Starfighter after the next 2. You milked it enough.
5. Same goes for the Gunship, give it a rest.
6. No more way jacked up exclusive pricing. Be fair.

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 12:00 AM »
Well actually Bespin Luke. Jawa, Endor Leia are rumored for VSTC wave 2 with Hoth Stormtrooper, and another Vader. so some figure on your list might come true. and the hasbro questions said that they will expect some EU figures in 2007. The Cloud car will never be release because no retailers want it, Target would probably the only ones who will picks it up. my list (just Vintage)

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 04:31 AM »
I'll play along some Jack and see what I'd like...  Especially with it being a non-movie year and the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, there's a lot I'd like...  I'm really hoping to see Hasbro step things up a notch in quality that trailed off in 2006 as compared to 2005... 

-Articulation minimums increase on ALL figures (save for those where a "skirt" piece prohibits leg articulation or whatnot) to a minimum of 12 points at least...  (ball/socket knees & elbows, wrists, hips, shoulders, neck, waist).

-More "set-pieces" as accessories...  Small bits, nothing huge, just little stuff really.  Dropping stands and "holographic minis" for something the character USES and is from his/her scene.  Not all figures need this too btw, just certain ones, but I'd prefer this stuff sporatically than stands and minis all the time...  I don't know about you.

-Evolutions returns for a brief assortment...  Hasbro's answer last week was COMPLETE bull**** since no figure has rivaled the Evolutions levels of articulation in 2006, so it's really frustrating, but I'd love more Evolutions that I'll list.  Evolutions is an amazing vessel for army builders (GREAT for main characters too but I think a 3-pack for $20 of SA figures is a better suited format for army building).

-VOTC/VTSC Returns half the year but "Deluxe" also comes back into the scene in the second half.

-Re-releases use only the best of the best, and Hasbro tries to change things up and make it appealing for collectors too...  If they're going to be out in DROVES like the H&V collection has been, I think then that the figures need to appeal to more than people who just missed out in 2005...  The collector needs incentive to buy here too so we're not running into the problems with H&V we're seeing.  Smart choices and paint variances where it would "help".

So with that, here's some things I'd love to see...

Basic Figures (ANH Focus for my wants  right now):

-SA Rebel Fleet Trooper...  My signature says it all, this figure needs redone in 2007 and the rebels need to get their due in plastic.
-SA Death Star Trooper...  Again, army builders need the articulation galore, and this figure is in desperate need of an ultimate resculpt.
-Chief Bast...  Imperials are cool, but Bast is the man with his big sideburns.
-Biggs Darklighter Resculpt...  Luke's got his ultimate X-WIng look, I need Biggs now to chill with him prior to take off.
-Bom Vimdin...  The last Cantina Alien I am truly desperate to get, I'd love to see this freak put out with perhaps 2 other aliens from the bar...  One of the ones I'm thinking of just below.
-Dr. Evazan...  Momaw Nadon didn't REALLY need the resculpt like this key Cantina freak did.  He nees poseability and a holster for certain.
-Han Stormtrooper
-Luke Stormtrooper

Re-Releases:

-Saga '06 Sandtrooper (flavored Pauldrons)
-VOTC STormtrooper
-VOTC Han Solo (Repainted) w/Stormtrooper Belt Accessory
-VOTC Leia w/"hood up" headsculpt
-Early Bird Chewbacca
-R2-D2 (repaint of the ROTS Preview Astromech Sculpt) w/pop-off restraining bolt
-ROTS C-3PO w/silver shin & dirty paintjob
-Dianoga Monster from Cinema Scene (I'd buy it in a heartbeat)
-Astromech Repaint (Light Blue R3 Unit on Death Star)

I'd also dig seeing non-ANH stuff like Evolutions Anakin E3 released with Sith Eyes clean and a "mustafar" battledamaged version too...  I'd dig the Pilot Obi-Wan with Mustafar battledamage released too, to accompany the Anakin.  A VOTC Stormtrooper released with Endor damage would be cool (brownish mud on the feet and lower legs, some scuff marks on the armor from melee damage).

Vehicles:

-T-16 Re-release w/new paintjob...  I'd dig a Biggs Yellow/black checkerboard one too maybe as an exclusive, but Luke's should be general release I think.  Include a Womprat.
-New Swoop w/Rider from the Special Edition (I'd love an accurate swoop w/rider)
-Target TIE FIghter in light grey deco (Death Star Squadron) w/OTC TIE Pilot
-Vader's TIE Fighter in light grey deco w/500th Vader pack-in pilot figure & Damaged 3rd wing
-Bantha w/Rider re-release.

Evolutions Assortment:

-Rebel Soldier:  RFT, Hoth, Endor...  All "ultimate" versions...  If the RFT is resculpted in the basic line, a head variant in the Evo set would be great.  This thing is a dream but man it'd be a great set.
-Imperial Soldier:  VOTC Stormtrooper, new Snowtrooper, VTSC Biker Scout...  Straight forward and I'd buy it in bulk.
-Luke Skywalker:  Tatooine Luke, Bespin Luke, and Jedi Duel Luke all ultimate versions...  Fantastic.
-Jedi Order:  Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan).

I could think of these all day. :)

Other non-ANH stuff would come out in the year but there has to be some kind of ANH focus to me at least for a small portion of the year, or the beginning half of the year or something.

Of course, a year's worth of stuff can be a lot or a little...  I'm just thinking sort of unbridled with that list.  Lots of stuff would get cut.  For me my biggest wants are the army builder resculpts...  Especially the rebels.  They get the shaft tremendously.

I try to kee optomistic for upcoming years on stuff, and I really hope things improve back to levels like 2005.  I really was loving Hasbro's work for MOST of 2005...  They trailed off towards the end some (Antilles comes to mind as them dropping the ball badly), but at the same time 2005 had amazing stuff throughout most of it...  Evne the waves leading INTO it had really good stuff for the most part (Cantina Wave still goes down as one of the greatest single waves of basic figures to me).

I hope 2007's a big hit for collectors though and that either prices go down and figures stay the same, or prices stay the same and we see the standards upped a bit...  $7 is a bit for a little action figure who has legs that move like a figure from 1983. ;)
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006, 07:30 AM »
5. Horn head dude from Cantina Labria

12. That white Funky protical droid who roams Mos Eisly CZ-3



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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006, 08:33 AM »
What I really do not want:[/b][/u]
1. Blue Holograms

You have your wish there. The Big H has blessed use with red ones... unless you don't want pack-in holos altogether?

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2006, 08:35 AM »
5. Horn head dude from Cantina Labria

12. That white Funky protical droid who roams Mos Eisly CZ-3



Not Labria, the single Horned dude with the black eyes.
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 08:47 AM »
5. Horn head dude from Cantina Labria

12. That white Funky protical droid who roams Mos Eisly CZ-3



Not Labria, the single Horned dude with the black eyes.
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 08:52 AM »
Looks like his head's taking a poop  :P
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006, 11:02 AM »
I guess that is what they call a brain fart :P
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2006, 01:55 PM »
LOL, nice one. I was thinking about sculpting his head, but hopefully hasbro does it next year so I don't have to. :-\

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2006, 04:01 PM »

-More "set-pieces" as accessories...  Small bits, nothing huge, just little stuff really.  Dropping stands and "holographic minis" for something the character USES and is from his/her scene.  Not all figures need this too btw, just certain ones, but I'd prefer this stuff sporatically than stands and minis all the time...  I don't know about you.

-Re-releases use only the best of the best, and Hasbro tries to change things up and make it appealing for collectors too...  If they're going to be out in DROVES like the H&V collection has been, I think then that the figures need to appeal to more than people who just missed out in 2005...  The collector needs incentive to buy here too so we're not running into the problems with H&V we're seeing.  Smart choices and paint variances where it would "help".

try to kee optomistic for upcoming years on stuff, and I really hope things improve back to levels like 2005.  I really was loving Hasbro's work for MOST of 2005...  They trailed off towards the end some (Antilles comes to mind as them dropping the ball badly), but at the same time 2005 had amazing stuff throughout most of it...  Evne the waves leading INTO it had really good stuff for the most part (Cantina Wave still goes down as one of the greatest single waves of basic figures to me).

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Nice list. Pure Poetry.
You are dead on. More "set-pieces" as accessories is the reason why I bought that  "new" Bespin Vader. Just for the boxes. The Figure will become a designated pilot for the new Starfighter when it hits, thats how I justified it. The background cache really bring the world and diorams alive. The Euro pit droid packs had really cool boxes and junk, Teemo had that really cool pod engine (which looks great in the Sandcrawler). I wish Hasbro would give us that.

And repaint where it counts is right: Saga Grevious - Loved it they should make that the norm for upgrading. Even the Boba with the VOTC legs and better paint job was a worthy rehash.

I also agree with the Tatooine wave being my favorite this year, very solid. I am optimistic with the 30th coming this should give Hasbro incentive to justify spending on new tooling in regards to articulation and acessories.

This can go on forever but I had to ask...........

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2006, 04:04 PM »
Looks like his head's taking a poop  :P

Its totally poop, the turtle is literally sticking his head out. Or bad constipation.
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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2006, 10:07 AM »
What I'd like to see for the 30th Anniversary collection...

BASIC FIGURES:  Two waves from each film, one every month with 5 figures each.

THE PHANTOM MENACE, WAVE ONE:
-SA Qui-Gon Jinn
-SA Jar Jar Binks
-SA Battle Droid
-SA Naboo Royal Guard
-Queen Amidala in Purple Travel Gown

THE PHANTOM MENACE, WAVE TWO
-SA Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Evolutions Darth Maul (with SG cloak and new ball-jointed elbows)
-Unreleased Trophy Edition OOM-9
-SA Gungan Warrior
-Queen Amidala in White Pre-Senate Gown (Palpatine's Office)

ATTACK OF THE CLONES, WAVE ONE
-SA Obi-Wan Kenobi
-SA Jango Fett
-SA Clone Trooper (white; Clone Wars version)
-Taun We (new, in-scale sculpt) with Clone Youth
-Padme Amidala in Peasant Gown

ATTACK OF THE CLONES, WAVE TWO
-Evolutions Anakin Skywalker with SG cloak
-SA Padme Amidala (White Battle Outfit)
-SA Super Battle Droid
-Evolutions Count Dooku
-SA Mace Windu

REVENGE OF THE SITH, WAVE ONE
-SA Emperor Palpatine (Senate Duel)
-Evolutions Anakin Skywalker (with switchable heads-Sith Eyes and Normal)
-SA Galactic Marine Clone Trooper
-SA IG-100 MagnaGuard
-Nute Gunray with Mouse Droids

REVENGE OF THE SITH, WAVE TWO
-SA Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS #55 with Mustafar Deco)
-Padme Amidala in "Peacock" Gown
-SA General Grievous (in scale)
-SA Kashyyyk Clone Scout Trooper
-SA Utapau Airborne Trooper (repaint the Windu Squadron one?)

A NEW HOPE, WAVE ONE
-SA Obi-Wan Kenobi
-VOTC Stormtrooper
-SA Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise
-SA Owen Lars with SA Jawa
-Early Bird Chewbacca

A NEW HOPE, WAVE TWO
-SA Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise
-SA Death Star Trooper
-SA Biggs Darklighter (with Removable Helmet)
-Battle Damaged R2-D2 (post-Death Star dogfight)
-SA Rebel Fleet Trooper

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, WAVE ONE
-SA Admiral Piett with Mouse Droid
-SA Snowtrooper
-SA Princess Leia in Hoth Gear
-SA Zuckuss
-SA Luke Skywalker in Bespin Fatigues

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, WAVE TWO
-SA Hoth Rebel Soldier
-SA Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear
-VOTC Boba Fett (ESB colors and Removable Helmet)
-SA Han Solo in Bespin Fatigues
-SA Ugnaughts 2-pack

RETURN OF THE JEDI, WAVE ONE
-SA Princess Leia in Endor Gear
-SA Gammorean Guard
-VTSC Biker Scout
-Ewok 2-pack
-SA Admiral Ackbar

RETURN OF THE JEDI, WAVE TWO
-SA Luke Skywalker (Death Star Duel)
-Ewok 2-pack (2 different ones than before)
-Hermi Odle
-Spirit of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) with Spirit of Yoda
-SA Klaatu (with the skirt, non-Skiff Guard)


DELUXE FIGURES:  One from each film
-THE PHANTOM MENACE:  Ultimate Destroyer Droid
-ATTACK OF THE CLONES:  SA Dwarf Spider Droid (not the wind-up)
-REVENGE OF THE SITH:  BARC Speeder with Commander Neyo
-A NEW HOPE:  SE Swoop Bike with Swoop Rider
-THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK:  Tauntaun (new sculpt)
-RETURN OF THE JEDI:  2 Ewoks (different from others) with Catapult

TROOP BUILDER FIVE PACKS:  Each would include five figures (obviously) and would be availabe throughout the year and easily available.

-THE SEPARATIST ARMY:  Battle Droid (POTJ Security), Battle Droid (TPM, Pilot), Destroyer Droid (Episode I with new head), SA Super Battle Droid, and SA Battle Droid (in Geonosis colors)

-THE CLONE ARMY, VERSION 1 (all utilizing the Evolutions sculpt with RH):  Clone Trooper (AOTC, White), Clone Trooper (AOTC, Blue), Clone Trooper (AOTC, Red), Clone Trooper (AOTC, Green), and Clone Trooper (AOTC, Yellow)

-THE CLONE ARMY, VERSION 2 (using the #41 sculpt or even the Evolutions AOTC sculpt with RH):  Clone Trooper (ROTS, Gray Coruscant), Clone Trooper (ROTS, 501st Blue), Clone Trooper (ROTS, Shock Trooper), Clone Trooper (ROTS, Green Conceptual), and Clone Trooper (ROTS, Orange Utapau)

-THE REBELLION:  SA Rebel Fleet Trooper, SA Hoth Rebel Soldier, SA Endor Rebel Soldier, 2 x SA X-Wing Pilots (with switchable heads and helmets)

-THE EMPIRE:  2 x VOTC Stormtrooper, VTSC Biker Scout, SA Death Star Trooper, SA Death Star Gunner, and SA TIE Fighter Pilot

VEHICLES:  Each film would have one vehicle released at the least.

THE PHANTOM MENACE:  Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator
ATTACK OF THE CLONES:  Republic AT-TE Walker
REVENGE OF THE SITH:  V-Wing Fighter with Clone Pilot
A NEW HOPE:  Imperial TIE Fighter with TIE Fighter Pilot
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK:  Bespin Cloud Car with 2 x Cloud Car Pilots
RETURN OF THE JEDI:  Tatooine Skiff (new mold) with Skiff Guards (?)

As a side note, there would be NO:
-SW Transformers
-SW Choppers
-SW Attacktix
-SW Force Battlers
-SW Kitchen Sink Collection

Titanium vehicles and Galactic Heroes would continue to be released as normal.

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 06:56 PM »
Add make those Clone packs variants and have the most seen ones be straight white packs, and i'm ALL over that plan right there.  :o

Same could be said with an All White Votch Stormie too I suppose.

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Re: The Star Wars 30th Anniversary collection
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2006, 04:51 PM »
What I'd like to see for the 30th Anniversary collection...

As a side note, there would be NO:
-SW Transformers
-SW Choppers
-SW Attacktix
-SW Force Battlers
-SW Kitchen Sink Collection


But I really loved teh SW Kitchen Sink Collection!!!!!!
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