I was putzing with my Geonosian army tonight (I've come in at a surprising # of them, almost 20, which shocked even me... Guess I just lost track), and I was kind of thinking about them...
There's already 4 versions of this figure, with a 5th on the way (the pilot pack-in who appears removeable with an oxygen mask! Way to go Hasbro!), but I was curious what YOU guys would like?
Would you want a new one? Or re-release a specific one that's already out?
The Geonosian wasn't particulary hard to find, and while I liked them, they're not really poseable.
What'd I'd like is to see the Deluxe one that came with slashing Anakin to be released on a card with a pike, and snap on body armor/skirt.
That one is my favorite, it's the most sturdy, has the best pose, and it pops apart for a sliced and diced version. The wings would be removeable for customizers to make a wingless version, and I think the limbs would be poseable in a boil/freeze to make them able to hold rifles or electro-pikes.
The 2 carded ones just left me wanting more, as I felt the warrior, and warrior with Massif figures were flimsy (Mine are either deformed, or fall over), and their poses were awkward.
The deluxe one with the hive and gun has an ugly mechanism on his back to make the wings flutter, and his pose is specific to the plasma rifle they used.
My other idea, instead of re-releasing the pack-in one from the Anakin/Geonosian 2-pack is to make an all new one using the armored body and give the NEW Geonosian bendable arms/legs ala the new Gollum figure in the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers line of figures.
This way our Geonosians would pose any which way we wanted. Pack in a rifle and pike, and make the wings removeable off the back... Instant uber army builder.
There's something about that slash-a-part one though, that REALLY is neat, and I would love a big pile of hacked up Geo's lying about.
On an unrelated note, those sample shots of the Geonosian fighter really looked great. The ship looks 100% to-scale, the pilot appears like it's gonna be removeable and it may even have a removeable oxygen mask. I really still can't get over that. Why's the Clone Wars line getting such kick-@$$ attention to articulation and detail? WOW!