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The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« on: October 3, 2009, 09:32 PM »
With all the talk that the end could be closer than we thought, I was just curious which figs from the OT that people most wanted resculpted before the line dies.  Not new figs, just existing figs updated.  Pick around 10 figs for each of the 3 films.  For me this list ultimately would sum up how well Hasbro handled the line since '95.  Although I am fine with the line dying, I would be pretty upset if these figs were not updated before the demise of the line. Give or take a fig or two that are more obscure.

ANH
 1. Ponda Baba
 2. Dr. Evazan
 3. Uncle Owen
 4. Aunt Beru
 5. Princess Leia Ceremonial
 6. Rebel Trooper
 7. Jek Porkins
 8. Lak Sivrak
 9. Cantina Band Member
10. Grand Moff Tarkin

ESB
 1. Luke Skywalker Dagobah
 2. Darth Vader Dagobah Apparition
 3. Princess Leia Hoth
 4. Luke Skywalker Hoth
 5. Han Solo Bespin
 6. Captain Piett
 7. Dengar
 8. Zev Senesca
 9. Dak Ralter
10. 2-1B

ROTJ
 1. Gamorrean Guard
 2. Nien Nunb
 3. Admiral Ackbar
 4. Ree-Yees
 5. Yakface
 6. Wicket & Logray
 7. Royal Guard
 8. Endor Soldier
 9. AT-ST Driver
10. Weequay



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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #1 on: October 3, 2009, 11:59 PM »
Good (but sad) topic...

(Revised, because I never read instructions)

ANH
1. Dr Evazan
2. Ponda Baba
3. Tonnika Sister 1 Wuher
4. Tonnika Sister 2 Snaggletooth
5. Grand Moff Tarkin
6. Uncle Owen
7. Aunt Beru
8. Rebel Fleet Trooper
9. Bom Vimdin Cantina Band Member
10. Mosep Leia (ceremonial)

ESB
1. Han Solo (Bespin)
2. Luke (Dagobah)
3. Leia (Hoth)
4. Captain Piett
5. Dengar
6. Han pre-carbonite (with carbonite block)
7. Leia (Bespin escape)
8. 2-1B
9. Luke (Hoth)
10. Spirit of Obi-Wan (done in the new "spirit" style)

ROTJ
1. Ree-Yees
2. Yakface
3. Oola
4. Nien Nunb
5. Emperor Palpatine with throne (I'm counting this as a resculpt, since we've technically gotten this before, in a cinema scene)
6. Gammorean Guard
7. Spirit of Yoda (done in the new "spirit" style)
8. Jess (palace dancer with blue-streaked hair) Jabba the Hutt
9. Skiffmaster Weequay Endor Rebel Trooper
10. Woof (is he supposedly coming soon?) Admiral Ackbar

 
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #2 on: October 4, 2009, 12:07 AM »
Lando I was just looking for figs that needed resculpts and not any new figs.  It seems from the rumors I have been seeing that most of the possible figures coming in the next few years will be comprised of many of these.
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #3 on: October 4, 2009, 01:16 AM »
While I think the line is far from dead I will play along because it's fun:

ANH
1. Dr.Evezian
2. Ponda Baba
3. Labria
4. Lak Sivrak
5. Bith
6. Leia Yavin Ceremony
7. Tarkin
8. Motti
9. Rebel Fleet Trooper
10. Uncle Owen

ESB
1. Han Bespin (Confirmed)
2. Luke Hoth
3. Leia Hoth
4. 21-B
5. Dak/Wedge Hoth Running Change (Remeber Wedge counts as the first was in Hoth Gear)
6. Piett
7. Taun Taun
8. Probot
9. I am donating this slot to ROTJ
10. I am donating this slot to ROTJ

ROTJ
1. Ackbar
2. Yakface
3. Gammorrean Guard
4. Nien Numb
5. Wicket/Logray
6. Weequay
6. Barada
7. Jabba the Hutt
8. Ree Yess
9. Ishi Tibb
10. Klaatu
11. Nikto Skiff
12. Oola
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #4 on: October 4, 2009, 01:37 AM »
I agree with nearly all the POTF2 figures you've all named, but I'd personally like to see one vintage figure remade that never received a modern resculpt - Sim Aloo, the original Imperial Dignitary.

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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #5 on: October 4, 2009, 10:37 AM »
Who's saying the end is closer than we thought?
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #6 on: October 4, 2009, 11:45 AM »
I'm going to cheat and include vintage resculpts :P

1. Lars Power Droid
2. Death Squad Commander
3. Porkins
4. Wuher
5. Ponda Baba
6. Dr Evazan
7. Tarkin
8. Uncle Owen
9. Aunt Beru
10. Leia Ceremonial

1. Luke Hoth
2. Leia Hoth
3. Hoth Rebel Deck Officer
4. Admiral Piett
5. Han Bespin
6. White Bespin Guard
7. Spirit of Obi-Wan
8. Lando Super Articulated
9. Leia Bespin Escape
10. Luke Bespin Head

1. Sim Aloo
2. Kithaba
3. Vintage Nikto
4. Admiral Ackbar
5. Nein Numb
6. Klaatu Jabba's Palace
7. Ree Yees
8. Weequay
9. Wicket/Logray
10. Mon Mothma

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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #7 on: October 4, 2009, 12:07 PM »
A NEW HOPE

1. Dr. Evazan
2. Walrusman
3. Rebel Fleet Trooper
4. Princess Leia - Yavin Ceremony
5. Jek Porkins
6. Death Squad Commander
7. Grand Moff Tarkin
8. Uncle Owen
9. Aunt Beru
10. Wuher


EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

1. Princess Leia - Hoth
2. Han Solo - Bespin
3. Luke Skywalker - Hoth
4. Hoth Rebel Soldier (Deck Officer)
5. Lando Calrissian
6. Princess Leia - Bespin Escape
7. Admiral Piett
8. Dak Ralter


RETURN OF THE JEDI

1. Admiral Ackbar
2. Sim Aloo
3. Yakface
4. Endor Rebel Soldier
5. General Lando Calrissian
6. Nien Nunb
7. Oola
8. Wicket/Logray
9. Spirit of Yoda
10. Ishi Tib
11. Barada (with Kithaba variant)
12. Mon Mothma
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #8 on: October 4, 2009, 01:27 PM »
Who's saying the end is closer than we thought?

Yeah I was wondering the same thing.

What evidence is there that the line is going to end?  As far as I can tell it's as popular as it ever was.
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #9 on: October 4, 2009, 02:13 PM »
Who's saying the end is closer than we thought?

Yeah I was wondering the same thing.

What evidence is there that the line is going to end?  As far as I can tell it's as popular as it ever was.

Not saying the line is dead. It seems that the Figures from the 6 films may start drying up over the next 1-3 years.  Clone Wars and the New TV show will be the cash cow for Hasbro in the next 4-5 years. There seems to be a general opinion from alot of folks and the fact that Hasbro has been giving us alot of subtle clues IMO.  In all honesty there really arent that many new OT figs left.  There seem to be more resculpts needed at this pont then the new figures.

From past Q&A Hasbro believes that alot of the figures over the last 3-4 years are definitive versions and would be highly unlikely for them to revisit.


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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #10 on: October 4, 2009, 02:27 PM »
Like I just posted in the other thread on this general topic, I think there will be some scaling back.  And a look at the numbers is very much a significant part of that discussion.

As for OT figures I'd like to see resculpted?


A NEW HOPE
-Grand Moff Tarkin
-Ponda Baba
-Dr. Evazan
-Owen Lars
-Rebel Fleet Trooper


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
-Luke Skywalker - Hoth
-Leia - Hoth
-Han Solo - Bespin
-Dack Ralter
-Leia - Cloud City escape
-Luke Skywalker - Dagobah training
-Admiral Piett


RETURN OF THE JEDI
-Gamorrean Guard
-Jabba the Hutt
-Saelt Marae (Yakface)
-Weequay skiff guard
-Oola
-EV-9D9
-Nein Nunb - Millenium Falcon co-pilot
-Admiral Ackbar
-Mon Mothma
-Wicket W. Warrick
-Logray
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #11 on: October 4, 2009, 09:48 PM »
When you look through these lists, and this hasnt been the first, you see  the same figs requested over and over.  At times I am bafflled why some of these have not been released sooner. Some Collectors wine about the same figs being released over and over.  Hasbros response is that kids want the core characters and that is why they keep releasing them. Vader, Chewie and R2 really stand out.  What about Han, Luke and Leia? Like someone else said. It is no more than a ploy for Hasbro to drag this line on longer than it should be. And as a collector it becomes really frustrating.


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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #12 on: October 5, 2009, 01:29 AM »
Trying to limit myself to 10, and only resculpts (I'd count vintage resculpts as resculpts though, even if they dont' have a modern version yet)...

ANH:

1 ) Rebel Fleet Trooper
2 ) Grand Moff Tarkin
3 ) Dr. Evazan
4 ) Captain Antilles
5 ) Ponda Baba
6 ) Generic Rebel Pilot (OK, not a "resculpt" per se, but I'd take a redeco of an existing army builder headsculpt and a "blue emblem" with black visor helmet...  Seriously, I'm easy on this one folks)
7 ) Death Star Trooper (I'm looking for perfect here)
8 ) Ceremony Leia
9 ) Uncle Owen
10) Aunt Beru

ESB:
1 ) Dengar
2 ) Hoth Luke Skywalker
3 ) Hoth Princess Leia
4 ) Capt./Adm. Piett
5 ) General Veers (more articulation, full removable armor/belt, and a removable hat and helmet this time)
6 ) E-Web Cannon (collapsable would be dandy, to-scale a must)
7 ) Snowtrooper Officer
8 ) Bespin Escape Leia
9 ) Carbon Freeze Han (the works)
10) Dak Ralter (a nice generic Rebel Pilot on Hoth)

ROTJ:
1 ) Endor Rebel Soldier (Sergeant...  This would be a resculpt of the vested Trooper with a cloth trenchcoat)
2 ) Endor Rebel Trooper (Original Vintage figure in the open Camo coat)
3 ) Gammorean Guard
4 ) Palace Klaatu with fuzzy skirt
5 ) POTF2/Vintage Weequay Guard
6 ) Endor Han Solo (a figure that could be vastly improved upon IMO)
7 ) Wicket
8 ) Admiral Ackbar/Mon Cal Officer (a cheating way to get 2 figures with a "paint variation", haha)
9 ) "Y-Wing Pilot" (The red and underarticulation ain't cuttin' it)
10) General Lando Calrissian
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #13 on: October 5, 2009, 10:23 AM »

 the fact that Hasbro has been giving us alot of subtle clues IMO. 


Examples? I think they forthrightly acknowledged that sales have dipped, but also said that the way they market and distribute will be adjusted accordingly. The guys at Hasbro a huge fans. I don't think they'll give the line up without a fight.
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Re: The End is Nigh, Pick Your Top OT Resculpts Needed
« Reply #14 on: October 7, 2009, 02:10 AM »
Here we go...

ANH
1. Dr. Evanza
2. Pomda Baba
3. Ceremonial Leia
4. Upgraded Rebel Trooper
5. Captain Antilles
6. Grand Moff Tarkin
7. Upgraded Princess Leia (Yep, cinammon buns/white-dress Leia!)
8. Wuher (even though it wouldn't do well at retail)
9. Uncle Owen
10. Aunt Beru

ESB
1. Dagobah Cave Darth Vader (yes, another Darth Vader, but with Luke Skywalker face)
2. Hoth Fatigues Luke Skywalker
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi Spirit
4. Upgraded Dengar
5. Hoth Princess Leia
6. HOLOGRAPHIC Palpatine (as seen in revised DVD)
7. Dagobah Luke (with lightsaber and Yoda w/ backpack)
8. Lando
9. Bespin Escape Leia
10. Carbonite Han Solo

ROTJ
1. Emperor Palpatine
2. Royal Guard
3. Upgraded Boussh/Leia
4. Yoda Spirit
5. Gamorrean
6. Ishi Tib
7. General Lando w/ soft-goods cape
8. Oola
9.  Admiral Ackbar
10. Barada
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