Reading through the rumor finally.
According to the report, this updated BMF-style vehicle will double as a playset and will include lights, sounds, weapon racks, cargo areas, opening cockpits, troop holders!
There are only a handful of vehicles that come to mind that might include these features.
-Imperial Landing Craft
Out of the three I think there's only one solid contender. The Landing Craft only appears briefly in the Special Edition of A NEW HOPE
. Even though it's got that Imperial tie-in that might make it seem like a contender, and it could have a lot of potential action features, I have to think that it's incredibly limited screen time DOOMS the Imperial Landing craft.
And on numerous occassions in Q&A sessions with Hasbro they have explicitly stated that the Rebel Transport is NOT happening. Don't believe me? READ
. Either Hasbro has been planning a Rebel Transport and gleefully lying to the collecting community, or they had a huge change of heart if this is going to happen. In this case I take Hasbro at their word. The Rebel Transport is a cool vintage find, but would probably make a terrible modern vehicle.
A revamped Imperial Shuttle is the only vehicle that makes sense to me. It's got a proven track record at retail, but the modern releases have been based on a 1983 vintage toy. And the interior of that vintage vehicle (and the modern re-releases) has always been kind of lame. Especially when you compare it to the BMF Falcon and AT-AT. Plus, it features significantly in ROTJ with Vader, the Emporer and our Rebel friends.