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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #30 on: August 2, 2008, 03:21 PM »
For me the 2 most important would be an SA Endor Rebel and and SA generic Dresselian.

Anything else is gravy, could never hurt to make more ewoks.  Ackbar and Nien Numb SA would be stellar as well.

I'd be cool with either of those, and you're right that a SA Endor Rebel should be a top priority. And while I'd love a new Dresselian figure, I doubt Hasbro considers it so important.

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #31 on: August 2, 2008, 04:02 PM »
Revising my previous speculative list...


-Luke Skywalker - Death Star 2 duel
-Slave Leia - SA
-Malakili
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-AT-ST Driver - SA, removable helmet
-Nien Nunb - SA, removable cap
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« Reply #32 on: August 4, 2008, 09:57 AM »
Pegwarmers rejoice, you will have company soon!

From the Jawa's Q&A:

2)  There was previous mention by Hasbro of a ROTJ style Rancor based on the recent TFU Target exclusive Rancor mold. Is this still coming, and will it come with a newly sculpted Malakili, the Rancor Keeper? This figure is long overdue for an update and packing him in with the Rancor seems to be the best way to prevent him from pegwarming.

By now, you have seen the Rancor based on the new TFU mold (with new molded parts for EpVI).  He (she?) will come with Luke, but we can confirm that a new Malakili will be coming in 2009 in the EpVI wave.


Yakface, Skiff Guards, Gammoreaons, Ree-Yees so many great characters that need updates. The Rancor Keeper, in my opinion, still holds up enough. I find this an odd choice to have on the short list given his ghastly peg warming status of years past. While I welcome any new OTC offerings, I am not saying "YES!" to myself for this figure confirmation.

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #33 on: August 4, 2008, 05:02 PM »
A resculpt of the rancor keeper, but still no Jabba's Palace Klaatu? Criminal.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #34 on: August 4, 2008, 05:09 PM »
A resculpt of the rancor keeper, but still no Jabba's Palace Klaatu? Criminal.

When they finally do produce Klaatu, I hope they give him the fabric "loincloth" skirt/wrap like the vintage figure had - none of that limiting plastic shite.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #35 on: August 5, 2008, 09:16 AM »
Agreed. I think they'll do a good job on him when they do get around to it.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #36 on: August 5, 2008, 08:50 PM »
The repaint I gave to Yakface makes him sufficient for me in terms of resculpt need, and I've never felt the Gamorreans were poorly done.  The weequays though could desperately use a resculpt.

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #37 on: August 5, 2008, 09:21 PM »
The Gamorreans weren't *bad*, but some added articulation in the arms and two non-fist hands would be nice.  I'd also like to see the pike weapon they use when Luke chokes the pair of them at the gates, or maybe a different pose more like in the publicity shots.

...but yeah, the Rancor Keeper is an interesting choice.  The only reason I could see to do it is because there's an easy repaint in there-- Flailos from the arena in the Clone Wars cartoons.  Which, while I admit is stupid, is something I would run out and push people out of the way to get.  (I LOVE the realistic toys based on the show.  Get me a Dulok from #21 and I'd probably break an international law or two.)
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #38 on: August 5, 2008, 09:25 PM »
For me, the Yakface is alright, though I wouldn't might a rework similar to how they transitioned the Momaw Nadan figure from POTF2 to TSC. Though some soft good would be nice upgrade perhaps.

Adam, I total agree on the Pig Guard. The arms are in need of a major rework for the pike holding ability. Hope that'll be taken into consideration.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #39 on: August 6, 2008, 09:27 AM »
Although the POTF2 Gamorrean Guard isn't too bad of a figure overall, its one that I've always looked forward to being redone.  Part of it might be that it was one of the first vintage figures I can remember buying, so I've always liked them, but I also think it would be one of those re-dos that we'd be surprised how much better they could do these days.  There have been a few figures the past couple years that we've said "the POTF2 one is good enough", and then we're really surprised how much better they can do now.  I think the Guard would be a great update, and one I hope we see before too long.

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #40 on: August 6, 2008, 09:37 AM »
I could get behind the Gamorian Guard as well. Weequey too. All of those POTF2 one should get a resculpt - but not necessarily before we get a Jabba's palace Klaatu.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #41 on: August 6, 2008, 11:41 PM »
I think the following resculpts are needed from POTF2 (and while Malikali is a dumb choice, he did need a resculpt):

Ackbar
Nein Nunb
Gam Guard
Orimarrko
Weequay
AT-ST Driver
Ree Yees

Outside of Ree Yees though, almost every one of those guys was a HUGE pegwarmer, I mean gigantic...I think they finally worked through a lot of the case ratio issues that plagued the line for a lot of years but still, I think they are gunshy of these guys for that reason

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #42 on: August 7, 2008, 08:15 AM »
Outside of Ree Yees though, almost every one of those guys was a HUGE pegwarmer, I mean gigantic...

I have to take issue with you there, brother. I wouldn't call something released in overly obscene amounts a pegwarmer so much as a huge marketing screw-up on Kenner's part. The only reason these guys "pegwarmed" back in the day was because Kenner went from solid cases of them in '97 on the green cards to more solid cases of them in '98 with the freeze frames while the '97 figures were still plentiful. More than a case ration problem, it was a matter of "people will want to buy all the old figures again now that they have slides, let's make twice as many!"

Prune Face was certainly a casualty of that mess, but being a new figure in '98, I never saw him on a peg until the deep discount of 2000 that cleared out all the old crud (alongside Mon Mothma, Lobot, and Prisoner Chewie.)

ReeYees barely saw a peg. A very few cases made it to retail but the majority of those figures were sold via the Fan Club.
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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #43 on: August 7, 2008, 02:09 PM »
I'd note the AT-ST driver is an army builder and if done right I think he'd move really well at this point.  Lots of demand for that one...  Sure he pegwarmed back when, but so did other steaming piles regardless of what character they were.  AT-ST Driver would do good today I think.

I personally think any of those could do well today in that waves are so crammed together anymore and demand just seems higher today than 97, 98, etc.  Those were fun times in one way, but in another the line was really screwed up on various levels.  From the sculpting, to the articulation/playability of the toys, to the mass glut of stuff we were getting, and so on. 

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Re: Legacy Wave ? - Return of the Jedi (2009)
« Reply #44 on: August 7, 2008, 03:09 PM »
I'd note the AT-ST driver is an army builder and if done right I think he'd move really well at this point.  Lots of demand for that one...  Sure he pegwarmed back when, but so did other steaming piles regardless of what character they were.  AT-ST Driver would do good today I think.

Jesse, how close is the AT-ST driver to the Imperial Scanning Tech in terms of outfit? Could a base figure be created to essentially give us both characters?
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