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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2014, 07:25 PM »
Spring would be sweet, maybe take advantage of the finale buzz, but I could also see them rolling this out in the early Fall when the next season kicks off. Either way, I am hoping for something on the larger side but not prohibitively expensive. Maybe like between the MTT and the Republic Attack Shuttle in terms of overall mass.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2014, 11:59 PM »
Idej, are there dimensions out already?  8', you sure? 

Yuppers. 43.9m long. 95" using 1:18 scale.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2014, 02:30 AM »
Wow that's bigger than I thought it looked, but in the last video they did that cockpit's as roomy as the Falcon's which I figured it wasn't nearly that large from earlier images... 

So it's bigger than the Falcon.  I can't see Hasbro doing ANYTHING as big as the BMF, so this I would guess will almost surely be smaller than that ship was.  And if the MTT's any indication it'll be interesting to see what direction Hasbro chooses to go with the toy since price matters, but subject matter is a bigger player here.

I have to think they're playing their cards close to the vest to see how the show's launch goes.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2014, 08:34 AM »
What if The Ghost is both?  A Rebels ship AND an Ep7 ship. 

Thought about that the other day... based on the era of the show, it wouldn't be impossible for The Ghost to be around in Ep7... or any of the Rebels crew for that matter.  Even something as simple as the same ship type/class showing up in both.  Help it sell both ways - cartoon and movie.   ;D

Yeah I was thinking the same thing:  that maybe the Inquisitor could be the bad guy... or that there is overlap between Rebels and E7.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #34 on: March 3, 2014, 12:39 PM »
I was thinking that too...  Certainly possible.  It's like the Falcon was around at the dawn of civilization in Star Wars.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #35 on: March 3, 2014, 08:14 PM »
I remember being at the Q&A at Celebration 2 with Hasbro and someone asked about how do you keep doing the same figure over and over again (12 years ago!!!) and they were very adamant about wanting to see costume changes and somewhat deflated on the lack of them in the PT. Outside of Padme, these never materialized in the PT, even when they begged for it (Jedi pilots wear nothing but headsets? What?). The CW micro-series got into this somewhat, and produced probably the two most famous 'alt-modes' of the era in Clone Armor Obi-Wan and Snow Bunny Padme. I think Lucas definitely created a big cast of characters to generate toys, because that's Star Wars, but if he had his mind completely on it he would have been more deliberate about the main characters.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« Reply #36 on: March 3, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Yeah that's slightly tongue-in-cheek, but it's tough to say all the flavors of Clone weren't somewhat a matter of, "Kids will go ape**** for this", coming into play...  Otherwise, what was the point?  They didn't even play up individuality in the movies...  The toon got more of that being a legitimate story angle.  If you're talking about the films though it's a very subtle point.

I think Lucas just wasn't as deep-thinking on it, but I think if something obvious came up like that Clones he jumped on it.
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