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Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: July 24, 2012, 08:59 AM »
I was reading through the "Figures Making the Cut" thread, and started thinking about smaller vehicle/beast/Other items that I'd really like to see made before the line ends. I'm really happy with the updates to the Dewback and Tauntaun, but there are some other spots in the line that I'd really like to see refreshed...

Jabba's Prisoner Skiff: We may never get a sail barge...it's just a truth that we'll need to face eventually. But what we could get is an updated skiff. The one we have now looks really nice, but it's just a bit too small. It would be great if we could get a skiff that's about 15-20% larger. Most collectors would buy two, to house all the skiff guard figures Hasbro's been pumping out in the past couple years, and match what's onscreen.

Acklay: While I'm happy with the size of Hasbro's Acklay, the articulation is completely wonky. Some legs move one way, while others move in the opposite way, with no rhyme or reason. For this reason, the Acklay always has a turning to side look to him...at least on mine. Also, the head is always turned down. I'd love to see this beastie resculpted, with the leg articulation reworked.

Vader's Meditation Chamber: This thing is just plain cool, and really went a long way in adding to the creepiness of Vader when I was a kid. We see his scarred flesh for the first time, and Imperials have to come to him to discuss what's going on. He kills an Admiral over the viewscreen while sitting comfortably in his seat, for **** sake...badass. The thing is just creepy looking in general. We got one in the modern collection, but it's undersized and needs a top cover.

What about you guys? Are there any smaller scale (not "B" size) vehicles/beasts/other items you guys want to see before the end of the line?

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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 09:39 AM »
I've had one wish for a long time: Yavin Death Star Map Table


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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 10:12 AM »
Gorax!

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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 11:53 AM »
Blurggh or however you spell it.
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 01:31 PM »
I've had one wish for a long time: Yavin Death Star Map Table



Good choice! And is the hologram in the middle a bluray addition, or am I seeing things?
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 02:07 PM »
No I think that is from Fan Edit somewhere...it was the only larger pic I could find

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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 03:44 PM »
Space Slug.  Seriously.
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 09:32 PM »
Space Slug.  Seriously.

To scale?
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 10:45 PM »
Yes, with floating mynocks inside its throat.
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 11:52 PM »
Would a giant sock puppet count?
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 11:58 PM »
Only if the sock puppet came with suspended potatoes hanging on strings as an accessory to create an asteroid field.
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 11:59 PM »
Jabba's Prisoner Skiff: We may never get a sail barge...it's just a truth that we'll need to face eventually. But what we could get is an updated skiff. The one we have now looks really nice, but it's just a bit too small. It would be great if we could get a skiff that's about 15-20% larger. Most collectors would buy two, to house all the skiff guard figures Hasbro's been pumping out in the past couple years, and match what's onscreen.

With the Speedebike on it's way, I think the skiff is my current "most wanted OT update" vehicle.  A souped-up X-Wing would be grand, but I'd prefer a new Skiff that could actually hold all the characters that were on it in the movie.

I'd also really like to see them give us an updated Yavin War Room table or the Home One holo-table as well.  Either of those would be nice set-pieces for a battle pack that could offer up some much needed figures or resculpts:
- Yavin Table with Dodonna, ANH Leia, 3PO, Hudsol and Headset Tech guy
- Home One Table with Madine, Mothma, General Leia, Mon Cal Trooper, and Ishi Tib dude
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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 12:13 AM »
I will say that Hasbro has gotten some cool set pieces over the years...Obi Wan's table and chest, the Hoth Boards, the Vaporator, the Bespin weather vane thing.  I think the tables almost need a return of the Cinema Scene.  Jeff's idea are cool...for figure sets it would be cool if they did Death Star Conference set they did a few years back.

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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2012, 02:26 AM »
With the new Speeder Bike, I wouldn't mind seeing Hasbro revisit the Swoope Bike, even if it is a little bit EU. Model it after the one in the ANH Special Edition, or the one in the Shadows of the Empire video game. Either way, they're like podracers, there's a big variety of them so Hasbro could go wild.

I also want a throne for Palpatine... and a really nice ROTJ Palps to go with it of course.

Maybe a Hoth version of the Yavin ground transport thing?

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Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012, 10:16 AM »
I will say that Hasbro has gotten some cool set pieces over the years...Obi Wan's table and chest, the Hoth Boards, the Vaporator, the Bespin weather vane thing.  I think the tables almost need a return of the Cinema Scene.  Jeff's idea are cool...for figure sets it would be cool if they did Death Star Conference set they did a few years back.

Very true, and it's something I'd like to see them continue.

Some small and not-so-small set pieces I'd really like to see...

Death Star computer stations (the circular ones with computer "petals")
Emperor's Throne
Spider web window behind the emperor
Protocol droid torture rack from Jabba's palace
Jabba's barbecue
Home One holo display
Yavin holo display
Cantina Bar (better curved section)
Cantina bar drink dispenser
 Cloud City/Jawa Sandcrawler/Watto's shop droid junk
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