$300 Falcon? No thanks, I'll pass. I paid that much for the 6ft TRU Falcon display from years ago. That one lends itself to being a huge playset.
If this "new" one isn't freakin' HUGE, it doesn't stand much of a chance at doing well at retail, especially at that pricepoint.
Also taking this all into account, this new Falcon for $300 better include:
Cockpit big enough to fit FOUR SITTING action figures
Gunner stations that fit a Luke and Han figure
Smuggler units that actually fit the figures
Totally decked out interior as a playset, most importantly the chess table area and Han's computer termianl area.
Be at least TWICE as long as the previous version
Seriously well done pack in figures. Han at the least.
Anything short of that and I can see this being a flop at retail.
One last thing, if it's 3ft long, what retail store will carry it? It won't be a mass retail item. So that leaves us with either Target or TRU. I can see TRU taking this, but they are notorious for not putting stuff on clearance, so there it will sit for months or longer.
I really don't hold out much hope for this.
Yes, we may be wow'd at ToyFare, but it remains t be seen if the collecting community as a whole will get behind this, given all the possible shortcomings it can have.