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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #525 on: July 18, 2012, 04:25 PM »
Oh yeah, it is an awesome toy...I can pretty much overlook the scale issue just based on how cool it is.

I'm not debating the opening in the floor (and it's probably not best to discuss the practicality of how the toy's floor operates), I just think it would make more sense to have an opening hatch, rather than basically losing the floor altogether. Something similar to the torpedo hatch doors on the ARC fighter make more sense to me.

I think speeder bike deployment is supposed to happen via a hatch in the back. At least according to the cross sections book. If they give us a larger version of the gunship, I would love to have that feature.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #526 on: July 18, 2012, 06:16 PM »

I think speeder bike deployment is supposed to happen via a hatch in the back. At least according to the cross sections book. If they give us a larger version of the gunship, I would love to have that feature.


That feature of the Gunships was shown in the Umbara trilogy.  The Gunships deployed AT-RT's from that rear ramp as they were landing their troops.  I didn't recall seeing speeder bikes deployed that way, but it would definitely make for a cool play feature.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #527 on: July 18, 2012, 06:43 PM »
Here's the cross sections pages. You can see the speederbike deployment on the second gunship. I'd love to see something similar to the speederbike deployment on the BAT-AT.

Edit: I forgot to add the link. Fixed.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #528 on: July 18, 2012, 06:49 PM »
I'll be surprised if AOTC 3D is released and there's not a Republic gunship reissue at least.

I think we are more likely to see a re-release of the AT-TE.  That was very popular.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #529 on: July 18, 2012, 08:02 PM »
IF AOTC gets any push next year I can fully see the AT-TE again at retail once more...at a much higher price though.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #530 on: July 18, 2012, 10:39 PM »
I'm hoping for a Gunship myself.  I'm sure it will be $75 this time around though. 

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #531 on: July 19, 2012, 12:48 PM »
I missed the Turbo Tank.  That's the one I want re-released.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #532 on: February 9, 2013, 06:05 PM »
I've seen a few tweets suggesting that the postponement of the 3D films means any chances we had of "big" stuff to go with them is gone too...

Also saw a few tweets that indicated that Hasbro pretty specifically said retail can't handle a $200 Sail Barge (re: #bringonethebarge petition).  :(
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #533 on: February 9, 2013, 06:14 PM »
Tell that to TRU with their $250-$280 Vintage BMF  :P
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #534 on: February 9, 2013, 06:20 PM »
Maybe general retail can't, but how about exclusives?  As Jay mentioned, the Falcon is TRU...and now that Amazon is in the game, who knows?

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #535 on: February 9, 2013, 07:51 PM »
I think with teh Falcon you already had it tooled you're just trying to capitalize on the nostalgia...  Exclusives usually mean lower production runs.  I just don't see it for new stuff if it's big.  Small new stuff seems to do well, especially if they can repackage and repurpose it.  I think the Speederbike, for instance, will be back at some point.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #536 on: February 9, 2013, 08:40 PM »
I've seen a few tweets suggesting that the postponement of the 3D films means any chances we had of "big" stuff to go with them is gone too...

Also saw a few tweets that indicated that Hasbro pretty specifically said retail can't handle a $200 Sail Barge (re: #bringonethebarge petition).  :(

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #537 on: February 9, 2013, 08:44 PM »
I've seen a few tweets suggesting that the postponement of the 3D films means any chances we had of "big" stuff to go with them is gone too...

Also saw a few tweets that indicated that Hasbro pretty specifically said retail can't handle a $200 Sail Barge (re: #bringonethebarge petition).  :(

You look at today's presentation and it's VERY CLEAR.  We need to look at 2013 as a year to essentially reset the line and Star Wars as a whole.  Until Episode VII gets into production and the Disney hype machine can get things rolling, I think we're looking at a pretty bleak year.  Meaning no large vehicles.  Especially when you don't have media to support the release of that large vehicle.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #538 on: February 9, 2013, 09:52 PM »
You look at today's presentation and it's VERY CLEAR.  We need to look at 2013 as a year to essentially reset the line and Star Wars as a whole.  Until Episode VII gets into production and the Disney hype machine can get things rolling, I think we're looking at a pretty bleak year.  Meaning no large vehicles.  Especially when you don't have media to support the release of that large vehicle.

That's exactly what Hasbro was saying.  Without the movies, there was no media support for the movies.  And now with the movies coming out soon, they are gearing things up for that.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #539 on: February 9, 2013, 09:57 PM »
I've been told that's an edict that's going beyond just Hasbro, and coming from Disney/LFL...  Every licensee is pretty much being refocused from previous plans to put efforts into the new films.

Seems everything but the new films is sort of in a limbo state, including Clone Wars, 3D movies, etc.
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