According to one of SSG's questions this week, a repaint wave is upon us again this year, and again due to some production issue/delay that's pushed a decent wave of figures out for a wave of figures we probably didn't want or need...
So, with that in mind... What do you want? What could Hasbro possibly redeco that we'd care about?
Me, I don't have a clue at the moment... Repaints aren't necessarilly all bad, but if you're like me, a lot of them aren't real high on the list of wants... Some maybe, like the Hawkbat Batallion Clone was really cool and desired (to me at least), but R2-B1, Red Naboo Dude, Pax Bonkik and stuff just seemed meh... Some ones I could stand though?
-Imperial Techie... A kitbash of the "Imperial Officer" from the waist up, with the bendable knee legs of the POTJ/etc. TIE Pilot pack-in figure. The legs fit PERFECTLY and are the correct sculpt even for the jumpsuit! How can you go wrong here? Sure it's not perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than a non-poseable leg version.
Give him a light grey deco with the silver/black Impy Logo patches on his shoulders, and you have a pretty rockin' figure for your Destroyer bridge, or just hanging around in your Imperial hangar you don't have. Include the scanner box as an accessory, as it is a cool box, and a gun, and you're set.
-E or U-3PO... Would it be so wrong to get Endor C-3PO in simple silver chrome? Include some kind of junk accessory, and that'd be neat I think. A Bespin Sculpture would be equally cool for whichever one of those two was on Bespin. All I know is, silver protocol droids are cool, and cooler when they dont' have the TC-14 sculpt disadvatnages.
-Ewok 2-pack... Simple logic would tell you to put the Romba/Graak pack out with radically different decorations. Instant new Ewok figures. Hasbro is dumb not to do this, I have deemed it so.
-Wookiee Warrior... I may be in the minority, but I love the Preview Wookiee and I'd take a new one. If they could slip the new battlepack belt/gear on him and maybe whip up a new gun (headsculpt?), that'd be simply outstanding. Not likely, but outstanding.
-Orange R5 Droid... The ANH Mos Eisley R5 that rolls by during the Sandtrooper questioning. I love that push pop colored R5, as it's so 70's Retro.
-Light Blue Power Droid... Make it a 2-pack Hasbro! Pack the light blue Power Droid from Mos Eisley in with the R5. Instant awesomeness. Or, tickle the balls of vintage fans by making a dark blue "vintage" repaint of the gonk droid... That would make people cry with joy.
-White IG Droid... Another Bespin lame-o, take the vintage IG-88 and give him the worn white deco of the junk IG droid on Bespin whose name currently escapes me. I'd dig that, and so would Jesus.
Now, things NOT to do...
-Stormtrooper, Scout, or Snowtrooper repaints... Don't do it, please.
-No Clone repaint you made up Hasbro, please... Stop ruining Clone fun for us all.
-No Vader's... Enough with Vader already. It's offensive at this point.
I'm pretty open to most anything else, but the above would just make me groan I think. As it is, a repaint wave bumping something possibly OT-oriented, is annoying. It's already a fairly OT-dry year, or at least feels that way, so the thought of a repaint wave is just a little bit of a bummer. Repaints at $8 are even bigger bummers too.