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TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« on: January 2, 2008, 05:26 PM »
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Star Wars Action Figure Battle Packs Wave 5 Description:
Star Wars Action Figure Battle Packs Wave 5. Includes 4 individually packaged action figure gift sets, including: 1x Battle on Mygeeto Battle Pack, Battle Pack, 1x Clone Attack on Coruscant, 1x Betrayal on Bespin, and 1x Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol Battle Pack. (Subject to change.)
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #1 on: January 2, 2008, 06:04 PM »
Great, POTF2 speeder bikes painted with snow.


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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #2 on: January 2, 2008, 06:23 PM »
Hmmm... if one doesn't like the Hoth set, they can pass.  But if these are VATC Snowtroopers packed in, I'll grab a couple.

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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #3 on: January 2, 2008, 06:47 PM »
In the OT Incredible Cross-sections book there was a drawing of a speeder bike on Hoth with some sort of cold-assault trooper wearing a combo of scout and snowtrooper armor. As I recall it was snowtrooper armor with the scout helmet.

No telling if that's what will be in this set though.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #4 on: January 2, 2008, 07:52 PM »
Good Choices. The Mygeeto BP is obvious who is in it. Ki-Adi-Mundi, Bacara, 2 Galactic Marines. Maybe we will get an kit-bash Bacara with using the SA Clone body. The Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol sounds great, just has long it comes with 2 VTAC Snowtroopers but I think its an error because I think its the delay Hoth Patrol BP that comes with Luke, Tauntaun and Wampa that was announced at the Comic Con last year.

Well, Hasbro called this new item (assortment 87504 number 87788) "HOTH SPEEDER BIKE PATROL" so take that as you will.  I mean, I guess it could be an elaborate red herring.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #5 on: January 2, 2008, 07:54 PM »
if these are VATC Snowtroopers packed in, I'll grab a couple.

I could always use more Vintage Anniversary Thirtieth Collection snowtroopers! JK.  ;D The Hoth pack sounds interesting. I will also probably end up buying the Mygeeto pack for my bridge diorama. I'm guessing the Mygeeto one will include Ki-Adi, two Galactic Marines, the crappy Bacara, and an octuptarra droid.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #6 on: January 2, 2008, 07:56 PM »
Hoth speeder bikes?  Sounds like an easy pass.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #7 on: January 3, 2008, 01:32 AM »
I agree with Sal about what I think I'd prefer...

I'm not a fan of the Speederbike.  Besides the sculpt inaccuracies, the bike itself is too large and has needed an update.  A smaller bike would also be a great help since you could adapt it to fit the VTSC Scout so he rides the bike and sits properly with his feet on the pedals and things.  Add in the "clear" stand I've been clamoring for now for years, and it'd be such a sweet piece.  I'm assuming though, that we'll get repacked, repainted speederbikes...  Meh.

The figures though, could make/break my desire to buy the set as well.  Like Sal, I'd prefer a mishmashed Hoth Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper, and Biker Scout.  The design was used in the Incredible Cross Sections to give the "Hoth Bike" look...  It's pretty cool, but would require new tooling I'm afraid.  It's doable with some existing parts though...  So I'm hoping that's what they go for.  I'd dig the figures, maybe try selling the bikes.  It's a cool looking design if you see it...  I can't find a pic online though.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #8 on: January 3, 2008, 08:56 AM »
You mean this pic Jesse?


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This can be readily done with:
Biker Scout Helmet
Snowtrooper body
Biker Scout legs
Biker Scout backpack-this would be the only special tooling here and would fit into the hole already made for the traditional Snowtrooper backpack. So it's a very easy figure to be made.

And of course a white speederbike.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #9 on: January 3, 2008, 10:05 AM »
That figure would be a dream. Using the POTF2 bike would stink though.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #10 on: January 3, 2008, 10:09 AM »
Looks like other mods would have to be done to the SB as well to allow for the hoses to plug into it and the Trooper
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #11 on: January 3, 2008, 10:33 AM »
Looks like other mods would have to be done to the SB as well to allow for the hoses to plug into it and the Trooper

True enough, but I wouldn't expect that from Hasbro. We know they want to skimp on things, so those would be the first to go.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #12 on: January 3, 2008, 11:19 AM »
I'm expecting the Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol to look just like the Titanium Blizzard Force Speeder Bike that just came out.

Essentially it's a Snowtrooper on a white/gray speeder bike.

We'll probably get a pair of them with General Veers (who has been identified as commanding Blizzard Force).
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #13 on: January 3, 2008, 01:34 PM »
Great, POTF2 speeder bikes painted with snow.



Actually, the POTF2 speeder bikes are made of much sturdier plastic than what we've been getting in the bikes lately and these will more than likely suck just as much.   We are WELL overdue for SpeederBike retool but I'm not holding my breath (lost my rebreather the other night)
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #14 on: January 3, 2008, 03:16 PM »
That's the one Sal, thanks for posting...  If the figures are THAT guy, I'm happy.  I'll deal with crummy bikes repainted.  It's the figure that I'm more interested in.  However, if it's a new bike...  Well, that'd be a dream come true.
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