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Target "The Battle of Hoth" Battle Pack
« on: August 17, 2007, 10:48 AM »
The JediDefender Spy Network has uncovered a bit of news this AM...  it seems as though a new Hoth Battle Pack just might be headed our way later this year or early next.

No official details just yet, but it's very likely that this pack will include -

Hoth Han Solo (2007 Vintage Repaint with Blue Coat)
Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker (using the Zev body with new head/helmet)
Rebel Officer (a gray colored Derlin repaint)
Hoth Rebe Trooper (don't get too excited, it's the tiny 2004 sculpt)

Details are a bit sketchy on what that 5th figure will be, but we should have more details later today hopefully... :)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 12:04 AM by Jeff »
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 10:53 AM »
This might be cool. It'll get the Han in brown/blue coat debate going again. I wonder if this one will come with Han's hood up version... just to irk us off.

Snowspeeder Luke ! Awesome! Though without much leg artic.  :-\

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 11:16 AM »
This is potentially cool. My perfect Hoth BP, however, would look like this:

Han Solo-(REPAINT w/blue coat)
Princess Leia-(NEW, SA)
Chewbacca-(REPACK from tin set)
2x Snowtrooper-(VOTC REPACKS)

But if Derlin has a new head in this BP, and the fifth figure is the snowtrooper or something decent, then I just might get this. Bummer that the 2004 Hoth Rebel is being re-released, his sculpt needs to be atomized.

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 11:19 AM »
Although it could be better, this does sound kind of cool.  I'd pick it up for the Han and Luke alone, so hopefully the other figures turn out to be pretty good as well.  Man, it just reminds us again how badly we need an all-new, SA, VTSC-style Hoth Rebel Trooper.  That stubby Saga one was terrible - I passed it then when I saw it, waiting for a better one, which we still haven't gotten.

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 11:38 AM »
What I Hope We'll Get

NEW Snowspeeder Luke w/ Helmet, Lightsaber, Hilt, Blaster, Detonator And Harpoon Gun
NEW Princess Leia (Echo Base) w/ Scanners, Headset, Console, And Blaster
REPACK Chewbacca (ESB Tin)
REPAINT Han Solo (Hoth Gear, Repainted Blue, w/ Hood Up)
REPACK Snowtrooper (V30AC)

What Hasbro Will Probably Give Us

« Last Edit: August 17, 2007, 11:46 AM by Jeff »

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 11:53 AM »
I'd actually be okay with three of the four figures you listed, Jeff (the 2004 Saga HRS being the obvious problem with this set).  It would be nice if they gave the Derlin figure a new head to make a generic Rebel Officer (maybe Treat Williams' head as an easter egg, although I don't know if he signed his likeness over for them to go that far), and give Han the "hood up" head. 

I'd much rather Hasbro drop the 2004 HRS and include two V30AC Snowtroopers with some modifications made to the chest ranks, or even include a Snowspeeder Wedge using the Zev body as well.

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 01:47 PM »
HAHAHA... I actually laughed out loud at the post Reid, well said!!!  Hopefully we dont get Chancellor Valorum in this set!   
If the set truly has snowspeeder luke and another Han Hoth...  SIGN ME UP for 2!!!

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 01:51 PM »
I could see myself buying this one. Not too bad.
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 02:01 PM »
It would be nice if they gave the Derlin figure a new head to make a generic Rebel Officer

Norm Rebel, anyone?  ;)
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 02:07 PM »
Bah, how dare they try to get me to buy a battlepack for one figure.
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 07:25 PM »
They look like customs to me,  I mean the Hoth Han looks sweet with that Blue coat but Hasbro would put the Hood Up variant in it for collectors to buy it and an tauntaun. I hasbro would at least give Luke Snowspeeder some articulated arms and or legs and the harpoon gun.
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007, 07:40 PM »
I could be mistaken but apparently the lightsaber that Luke is holding looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber from Revenge of the Sith.

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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007, 07:56 PM »
That's a cheap way out of a Snowspeeder Luke, Hasbro!  >:(
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Re: 30AC Battle of Hoth Battle Pack?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2007, 08:05 PM »
This BP looks like a cheap and easy way to get some Hoth Rebels for my Snow Troopers to fight. Put me down for one set.