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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #450 on: August 7, 2010, 03:03 AM »
Who knows what the brain-trust at Hasbro thinks sometimes, Rob.  Although the small infiltrator did sell pretty good.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #451 on: August 7, 2010, 07:21 PM »
I'm almost certain the reason Hasbro balked at the Twilight was because of the association with the super-popular vampire movies.  Perhaps in a few years when the movies are all done and gone we'll get that vehicle.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #452 on: August 7, 2010, 08:25 PM »
I'm almost certain the reason Hasbro balked at the Twilight was because of the association with the super-popular vampire movies.  Perhaps in a few years when the movies are all done and gone we'll get that vehicle.

That's actually more plausible to me than any of the other lame excuses they have given.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #453 on: August 7, 2010, 08:36 PM »
I think if the $70 vehicle assortment had been more successful then we might have one day gotten a larger Sith Infiltrator and possibly even a Twilight.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #454 on: October 29, 2010, 10:02 PM »
From the Q&A at 16bit.com:

QUESTION:  [snip]...does Hasbro have plans to reveal another big-ticket ($75+) exclusive and/or non-exclusive vehicle in 2011? [/snip]

ANSWER:  Yes, there will be one new ship next year, and it will be less than $99.99 - that we have been focused on. It will be Clone Wars related, and that's all we'll say until Toy Fair.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #455 on: October 30, 2010, 02:00 AM »
Either a Clone Shuttle or Twilight...  I cannot fathom anything else unless it's something yet to be revealed in the series.  The weird deal with the Twilight is that it's been oddly written out of the series lately.  Kinda like they missed their golden chance with that one when it was brand new and in steady use in the show.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #456 on: October 30, 2010, 04:47 PM »
It has to be some type of a shuttle.  IIRC they ditched the Twilight after season 1 so it doesn't really have much relevance anymore.  Kinda wished they would have kept that as their ride though.  That ship really grew on me.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #457 on: October 30, 2010, 05:08 PM »
Either a Clone Shuttle or Twilight...  I cannot fathom anything else unless it's something yet to be revealed in the series.  The weird deal with the Twilight is that it's been oddly written out of the series lately.  Kinda like they missed their golden chance with that one when it was brand new and in steady use in the show.

It's okay, the Twilight sucked. I'm glad it wasn't made. I'm hoping this new ship is a clone shuttle, preferably the one with the flip-down ramp under the cockpit. While there are plenty of vehicles in TCW, it's hard to identify ships that fit with Hasbro's "requirements."

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #458 on: October 30, 2010, 06:41 PM »
Republic Shuttle is a solid bet. I'd like a Twilight though as well.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #459 on: October 30, 2010, 09:09 PM »
Either a Clone Shuttle or Twilight...  I cannot fathom anything else unless it's something yet to be revealed in the series.  The weird deal with the Twilight is that it's been oddly written out of the series lately.  Kinda like they missed their golden chance with that one when it was brand new and in steady use in the show.

I can't recall exactly which one it was, but I listened to a ForceCast somewhat recently where they had Dave Filoni on and they asked him about the Twilight.  I don't remember the exact wording, but he basically said that he/they weren't crazy about the design, and thought they could use something better from now on.  It made it sound like it wouldn't be back, at least anytime soon, but I could be wrong.  I do think a Clone shuttle is fairly likely, I can't think of much else we'd see in that larger scale from CW unless it is something we haven't already seen.  Honestly, I think I'd rather see one of the OT starfighters redone instead, but oh well :).

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #460 on: October 30, 2010, 09:16 PM »
I'm on record as a BIG proponent of the Twilight, but even I'm not holding my breath for it anymore. As time goes by it seems increasingly unlikely.

If you want clues, it's always helpful to survey the Lego offerings, and they do have a big-ass Separatist shuttle out there. B-o-r-i-n-g but a possibility.

Thing is, there are some really cool ships out there they could create that have actually figured into the series. I love that Republic ship with the rotating section around the canopy, like a B-Wing prototype almost.

Or even one of the heavy attack cruisers!
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #461 on: November 1, 2010, 04:36 PM »
With the focus on clones, my guess is the attack shuttle.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #462 on: November 2, 2010, 11:07 AM »
Attack Shuttle is my guess too... and it's a welcome addition if it's indeed coming.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #463 on: November 3, 2010, 01:51 PM »
"NU" class attack Shuttle.


http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nu-class_attack_shuttle



I REALLY want this one. It's one of the last few SW ships I really have any desire for.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #464 on: November 4, 2010, 10:36 AM »
That shuttle would be a pretty good choice.  I always liked the design of that ship, and it could make for a cool toy.  Plus, I'm not sure what else could be done from CW that is very likely - at least that we've seen so far.  Sure, there are Seperatist ships, but those just don't seem too likely to get made.  One thought I had - and I'm sure it probably won't happen - is a possible re-do/upsizing of the Gunship.  I know it has been done, and repainted/re-released several times, but it is does fit the bill as far as being recognizable, used in CW a lot, and also clone-centric (which Hasbro/kids like).  Again, maybe not too likely, but I could see it happening at some point.