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Title: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2008, 02:00 AM
Taking this one off the "rumors" thread, basically because of our story Right Here (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1199516114,27593,)!

$150 for a new Millenium Falcon?  Hmmm...  Well, the speculation that it was a retooling of the original one's insides seems to be a little less likely at that price.  At least I'd hope it's something much more spectacular for $150...  I'm sort of torn on buying it.  If sections of the ship are to-scale, like say the cockpit for instance, I'd be compelled to buy it for that...  But if that's all that is, I'd be hesitant at the same time.

It's such a large ship (like the AT-AT), that hoping for scale is just not realistic/practical, so it really tests my spending habits, haha. 

I'm anxious to see what is being delivered though.  Either way, a Falcon overhaul is long overdue...  The trademark series ship has been outdated since it came back in 95/96.  Kudos to Hasbro for recognizing that about 12 years later.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on January 5, 2008, 02:13 AM
HOLY *I'M GLAD THERE'S A PROFANITY FILTER*!!!  Hasbro has been talking about things like "Well, if we get around to re-doing the Falcon, we want to do it right, blah blah blah..."  Could this really be it?!?!  I'm now waiting for Toy Fair with baited breath!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2008, 02:17 AM
$150.!!!! Holy crap!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: bikerscout1 on January 5, 2008, 03:50 AM
The ship that made the Kessel run.........i'm excited.  Another ship in the pantheon of SW vehicles I do not own.  I'll definitely being scoping out this one though.  I was thrilled to get the Shuttle in '06, and y-wing last year.  2 ships i've wanted since i was a kid.  If they update the Slave 1, I'll probably grab one. 
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on January 5, 2008, 08:06 AM
At that price it had better be an all new Falcon.   I am definately interested and kind of salivating as to what it may look like.   I am very surprised Hasbro is putting out this and the AT-TE in one year though.  I hope it does not bite them.  But if 2 items were to ever sell it would be those.  I just hope it is at Toy Fair!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: evenflow on January 5, 2008, 08:52 AM
I am interested to see this but really don't see myself buying it. Again i hope the pack-in figures are not anything too cool.  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 5, 2008, 09:26 AM
Another item that sounds too good to be true. As long as it's 100% new, I don't mind plopping down some serious cash, especially for the Falcon.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 5, 2008, 11:28 AM
The MOST important thing to me is proportion.  If the cockpit stays the same size and the rest of the ship is brought up to proportional size, that would rock.  But I'm afraid they will increase the cockpit to fit 4 figures, and the rest of the ship will only go up 25% or something, having a grossly oversized cockpit.  Either way, I'm anxiously looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on January 5, 2008, 11:44 AM
It's probably the GH version.  They're going for around $100 these days.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 5, 2008, 12:08 PM
I am genuinely excited to hear about this. Depending on size among other smaller issues, will make or break if for me to buy this again.

But as of this new report, I'm leaning heavily towards getting it.

Though I really should because I've got one of those 6ft long TRU display Falcons from years ago. I have always wanted to convert that into one huge diorama. But this new Falcon may actually help in that regard. Either I'll be blown away by it won't have the need to convert my 6ft one, or I'll use it as a springboard to developing the 6ft one into what I've always dreamed it could be.

Regardless of all that, this is promising news for big vehicles.

Now where are the playsets???
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on January 5, 2008, 12:40 PM
I am hopeful this sucker is BIG. Space is already an issue for the collection, but if I'm going to buy another falcon, it is going to have to be a 50% jump in size for me. I just hope it isn't $150 because it has 8 figures we have 4 versions of each already.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2008, 01:42 PM
Definately going to wait and see pics of this one because like everyone else said, if it's not too much different than the POTF2/Vintage one then it's not worth it. I'd like for the cockpit to at least be able to hold newer figures (one of the problems with the POTF2 ship, not even the POTF2 figs fit inside), being able to sit 4 would be awesome. For the body I'd hope that the whole ship is playable, not just a sliver like the old one. I'd like to see maybe a hallway from the Dejarik (or however it's spelled) table to the cockpit and maybe a ladder to one of the turret stations. Oh, and smuggling floors that actually hold figures. :)

And having this thing set at $150... that can be both good and bad. Based on price alone, I'm guessing that it'll be released in the fall so that casual fans/moms will improve the sales. Let's face it, if it were released at any other time of the year it would sit because nobody except us would want to buy it.

If the pics impress me, I'll definately give up the cash and buy it. If not, I'll either save my cash or spend it on the AT-TE.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darby on January 5, 2008, 03:37 PM
Holy.  ****.  Wow.  For that much, I expect a completely brand new toy that should also serve as a small dining table.  Can't wait to see if it's for real.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on January 5, 2008, 07:03 PM
The Falcon has always been my favorite SW vehicle since I was a kid so I'm eagarly awaiting to see what they've got going for us.  I find it amazing that Hasbro is finally giving us some new larger vehicles, but we'll wait and see what pans out.

Thank you   :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on January 6, 2008, 12:15 AM
Regarding the price tag, I wonder if this might be an attempt to broach the higher-end market?  Plenty of collectors have illustrated over the past 5 years that they were willing to spend a good deal of money on lines like Sideshow, Master Replicas, Gentle Giant and the like.  There are a good number of items being offered by those companies in this price range.

And then there's the prospect of parents buying it, too.  This price tag is less than a Wii, PS3 or X-Box 360.  It might seem like a bargain in comparison.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Greg on January 6, 2008, 12:39 AM
I'll most likely buy this despite how it looks, mostly due to the fact that I don't own any of the earlier Falcons, so I might as well start with the most expensive version.

I'm going to be completely broke this year... I really need a full time job. 
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 6, 2008, 09:23 AM
There are a few people over at scum that are claiming to have inside knowledge that this is just a re-tool. First, I can't vouch for these people's accuracy, but how on Earth can you add $100 to the price tag without making the thing bigger?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on January 6, 2008, 03:25 PM
I agree Darth Anton.  Unless they are going to fill the whole thing with electronics and pack-ins?   I more than likely won't buy it if it's just a elaborate re-tool and new electronics.  We'll see I guess.  I won't be ashamed with their little warning about "you better buy it or Hasbro won't make anything big again."  Well make something brand new that justifies the price and maybe collectors will buy into it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on January 6, 2008, 06:25 PM
I'll most likely buy this despite how it looks, mostly due to the fact that I don't own any of the earlier Falcons, so I might as well start with the most expensive version.

I have five and I'd glady buy one more provided it's got some "upgrades"
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on January 6, 2008, 06:46 PM
What if the thing turned out to be a large cross section playset and not an actual full ship? Would you still buy it?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2008, 12:04 AM
What if the thing turned out to be a large cross section playset and not an actual full ship? Would you still buy it?

No, I doubt I'm buying this under any circumstance.  'Nuff with the Falcon, and everyone in it, for a long time.

Now the AT-TE, bring 'em on.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2008, 12:17 AM
There are a few people over at scum that are claiming to have inside knowledge that this is just a re-tool. First, I can't vouch for these people's accuracy, but how on Earth can you add $100 to the price tag without making the thing bigger?

If they want to actually sell it, I don't think they can.  :-\  I can't imagine they could come up with enough electronics to justify the same size ship for $150.  At least not to me, anyway. 
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on January 7, 2008, 01:31 AM
There are a few people over at scum that are claiming to have inside knowledge that this is just a re-tool. First, I can't vouch for these people's accuracy, but how on Earth can you add $100 to the price tag without making the thing bigger?

There's been a number of folks over there talking out their collective asses for quite a while...  The new ones aren't really all that "new". ;)  I'll take anything anyone's "claiming" with a grain of salt...  Hate to be that way, but there's just been an influx of people claiming they know this or that, and then turning out to know nothing, of late.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 7, 2008, 03:07 AM
There's been a number of folks over there talking out their collective asses for quite a while...

Totally, both on the boards AND by the staff. My favorite example is from a recent addition to the photo archive:

CLONE TROOPER
(Hawkbat Battalion) (http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC50hawkbat.asp)


Quote
Although it appears that the helmet is missing a black line on the front (as seen in other Clone Trooper helmets), closer inspection of the cartoon reveals that there isn't a stripe in the animation either!

Here's a screen shot from the cartoon which I found on the Wookiepedia...

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/8/87/Jabiim-SWCW.JPG)

If you look at the two flanking the lead clone, you can see that the black stripe is indeed present. On the lead clone if you look at the right side of his helmet (his right, your left) you will see that the black stripe is there, it appears to be absent from the front of the helmet due to the reflection of light from the gunfire.

A "closer inspection" indeed.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JangoTat on January 7, 2008, 06:42 AM
oh wow. I didnt even notice that. good eye man!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 7, 2008, 09:03 AM
What if the thing turned out to be a large cross section playset and not an actual full ship? Would you still buy it?

Sure, nothing wrong with a full on playset.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 7, 2008, 09:07 AM
If retail price is indeed $150 (heck, even $100) then we're talking a price 3 or 2 times more than previous incarnations of the thing than many or most collectors already have.  That's just too much cost for it to be the same thing but with better electronics or more pack-ins.  Since the AT-TE is being released at a similar time (an all-new mold), it seems to me that Hasbro wouldn't disrespect the most iconic vehicle of the saga by releasing the old tool.  I'm cautiously optimistic about this- it could be a fantastic toy!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2008, 09:20 AM
I'm really excited about this possibility as well.  The Falcon has always been my favorite, and I've been hoping for an upgrade eventually.  Like others have mentioned, I don't see how they can triple the price without making it larger (or really, an all new ship).  If it is new, I'm definitely hoping to pick one up.  I always wanted the last improvement (with the light up engines), but couldn't afford it at the time.  This time, I'm looking to save up so I can hopefully pick this up.  If this and the AT-TE are both on the way this year though, yikes.  Its going to be quite an expensive year (again).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on January 7, 2008, 11:49 AM
What if the thing turned out to be a large cross section playset and not an actual full ship? Would you still buy it?

Yes, and in fact, I think I'd like it better that way.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2008, 09:22 AM
I was just thinking about this yesterday, and wasn't the reason the VOTC Han Solo (ANH) was removed from the Fan's Choice voting is that he was coming out "in another form" next year?  I know we speculated it was in a battle pack or something (and maybe that is the case), but perhaps he is a pack in with this pricey new Falcon.  Maybe they will go the Ultimate Battle Pack-type route and pack a retooled Falcon with a VOTC Han, EB Chewie, VOTC Leia, VOTC Luke, etc.   Probably not, but maybe the Han is a pack in.  If it is indeed $150, its going to have to have more than pack in figures, and actually, its going to have to be pretty much all-new to sell at that price I would think.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 8, 2008, 09:25 AM
Maybe it's an all new AI Han, fully articulated, full automated, full intelligent. That would justify the extra 100 bucks. ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on January 8, 2008, 01:25 PM
I'm tellin' ya - Hasbro is taking advantage of the secondary prices and repacking the Galactic Heroes version with 'retooled' Han and Chewie.

It's actually been confirmed*.







*sort of
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ctonra on January 9, 2008, 08:36 AM
maybe they are taking the 3 3/4 scale ship and retooling it to be the GH ship/playset.      wouldn't that be a kick in the pants
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 10, 2008, 09:13 AM
It's funny how doubtful and cautious we're all being!  No one wants to get their hopes up, because Hasbro has been known to crush our hopes and dreams  :P.  I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one; they bashed many preconceived notions for me this past year.  C'mon leaked pics!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 10, 2008, 09:19 AM
That is so true Daigo-Bah. I guess that's why I'm trying to look at it from a logic standpoint. How can they screw this up by retooling the existing mold and justify the price point? I just can't see it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2008, 10:03 AM
Here's a thought - since it's so early, what if Target has things entered backwards in the computer?  What if it's the AT-TE that is supposed to be $150 (like the RS report) and the Falcon that is going to be $100?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 11, 2008, 09:10 AM
Could be, but it still don't think it justifies a retooled Falcon. At least I hope not.  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 11, 2008, 03:41 PM
Yeah, and even at $100 it must be larger, right?  That's still double (roughly) the cost from the last release; plus their figure pack-ins are usually no greater than about 3 in number.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 11, 2008, 06:04 PM
From the rumors report it appears to be a 2005 reissue. I'm now starting to doubt it being a 3 3/4 ship, but rather it being a Galactic heros ship. The sticking point is the price, otherwise I'd be convinced of it being a GH product.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt on January 11, 2008, 06:11 PM
Hasbro confirmed a re-release of the Galactic Heroes Falcon in the most recent Q & A:

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Any plans for more vehicles in the Galactic Heroes line? (RTM, 12/21/07) (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/9903.shtml)

Yessir! First up, we will be getting the Millenium Falcon back into circulation in a special "Cinema Scene"-inspired window-boxed style package with Han, Chewie, R2-D2 & C-3PO. Look for this exclusively at Wal-Mart in approximately February.

The original Playskool/GH Falcon sold for $29.99, I believe it was.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on January 12, 2008, 07:38 AM
In the recent rumors list (http://www.theprivateuniverse.co.uk/cgi-bin/showarticle.pl?section=news&articleid=2464) the leaked, it shows the MF at Ł149.99 which currently is about $300 US. I can't imagine Hasbro having a 300 price point item on the shelves and not taking a bath on it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 12, 2008, 09:00 AM
Wow, so much speculation. Toyfair can't get here fast enough.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Artoo on January 13, 2008, 02:00 AM
$300 bucks. Hell, no one will buy that.
I'd rather see a slightly larger Falcon I could afford than a new Falcon I can't afford.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 13, 2008, 09:42 AM
$300 bucks. Hell, no one will buy that.


I would, if it's cool enough, but I don't think the conversion isn't quite what it seems. Although this might be Ł149, everyone outside the US still pays more for SW product when all is said and done, so this sill could end up being $150 US dollars.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2008, 10:30 AM
I realllly realllly want this, but I don't have space on the shlelves for one more reg sized falcon.   :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 13, 2008, 07:02 PM
$300 Falcon? No thanks, I'll pass. I paid that much for the 6ft TRU Falcon display from years ago. That one lends itself to being a huge playset.

If this "new" one isn't freakin' HUGE, it doesn't stand much of a chance at doing well at retail, especially at that pricepoint.

Also taking this all into account, this new Falcon for $300 better include:
Cockpit big enough to fit FOUR SITTING action figures
Electronics
Gunner stations that fit a Luke and Han figure
Smuggler units that actually fit the figures
Totally decked out interior as a playset, most importantly the chess table area and Han's computer termianl area.
Be at least TWICE as long as the previous version
Seriously well done pack in figures. Han at the least.

Anything short of that and I can see this being a flop at retail.

One last thing, if it's 3ft long, what retail store will carry it? It won't be a mass retail item. So that leaves us with either Target or TRU. I can see TRU taking this, but they are notorious for not putting stuff on clearance, so there it will sit for months or longer.

I really don't hold out much hope for this.

Yes, we may be wow'd at ToyFare, but it remains t be seen if the collecting community as a whole will get behind this, given all the possible shortcomings it can have.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on January 13, 2008, 07:13 PM
Wow, people see the Falcon on a UK order sheet and all of a sudden we're talking about a ship that's double the price?  Wow.  I think some rumor control might be in order.  But I doubt Hasbro will handle this particular hot potato in the Q&A's before Toy Fair.

I don't think the Falcon will be $300 in the US.  The price is currently in the Target computer system, and it's set at $150.  The UK pricing of 150 GB pounds might just be a case of our friends in the UK getting hosed, or Hasbro trying to cash in on the weak dollar by setting what seems to be a high price in Britain.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 13, 2008, 10:28 PM
I still stick by my comments even if the price is $150. That's what 3X the price of the previous version? Close enough that for that much more, it really requires all those new upgrades.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2008, 11:12 PM
At $300, if it were actually to-scale, I'd gladly buy it...  It would need to be to-scale though, full interior...  I don't know where I'd put it, what I'd do with it, or how I'd even fit it in here, but I would buy that.  I perhaps would make it into a piece of furniture.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2008, 11:31 PM
For that price, it should be something like the TRU Falcon display.  :-X

6ft STAR WARS MILLENIUM FALCON (http://cgi.ebay.com/6ft-STAR-WARS-MILLENIUM-FALCON-EXTRAORDINAIRE-DISPLAY_W0QQitemZ320206162274QQihZ011QQcategoryZ37887QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 14, 2008, 12:44 AM
Exactly. That's why I'm glad I got one of those a few years back. I paid $300 for my 6ft Falcon, so that's why I'm struggling with the notion of buying something much smaller for that price.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 14, 2008, 09:23 AM
Yeah, but that TRU Falcon is just the toy Falcon all super-sized, out of proportion and pretty much a solid piece (don't get me wrong, I'm jealous of you.) For me, gadgets and moving parts add financial/mental worth to me. But then again, the point is moot since this isn't going to be $300.  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 14, 2008, 11:28 AM
Ah, but my plans for the 6ft Falcon are to create the interior of the ship, making it one huge playset.

In fact while I had a general idea of how I wanted to do this, this weekend I sat down and thought it out and put it to paper how I would go about it.

In basic order (as we know things can change), I will build the interior of the Falcon:
Cockpit
Hallway to cockpit
Landing gear (Important to do this before the ramp)
Ramp/entry lobby
Smuggler storage units
Dejarik table/couch area
Han's computer terminal ("simple tricks and nonsense")
Lightsaber training area
Gunners station

Then from there I'll research the rest of the ship and start doing parts of the ship that were never seen.

I know that will take me a long time to do, but the end result should be awesome, so it will make the project well worth the time. I figure on it taking a couple of thousand to do right, so this is one piece that will become an investment. Tha's not a word I use lightly regarding my collection. 

Now some might say then why not buy a $300 (or $150) Falcon? Well because we just know Hasbro isn't going to do it 100% right. And I can't ever see them making a 6ft long decked out Falcon. Mine would be darn near one of a kind in that respect. Besides, I have a degree in Industrial design, so it will be nice to make use of it for something I really like for a change.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JediJman on January 14, 2008, 11:56 AM
If you decide to actually make this, you should check out a book called something like Star Wars Cross Sections.  I think this lays out every piece of the Falcon and would likely make a good blueprint for you.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 14, 2008, 01:18 PM
If you decide to actually make this, you should check out a book called something like Star Wars Cross Sections.  I think this lays out every piece of the Falcon and would likely make a good blueprint for you.

Already have it and planned on using that as one of the references for this project. Thanks for the suggestion just in case though.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2008, 06:00 PM
The Falcon, ironically, "doesn't work" in the real world...  The sets coupled with the models and things don't really match-up properly.  You have to do some fudging for it to work.  The Cross-Sections is definitely a good starting point, but there's about 30 other deck layouts for it too that will help you too Sal.  I suggest looking into old RPG sources on the matter for some help as it lays it out in actual scale...  It's by no means perfect either.

The Falcon's one of those things that's tough to make ultimately perfect.  I dont' think I've ever seen someone do one to-scale with a full interior.  Untackled territory, probably because it's the size of a coffee table.

At the "Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit they have the Falcon that's just about to-scale to the figures...  A sight to behold, let me tell you.  Well worth a stop too for the "details".  I'd also suggest getting the $200 kit from Japan, as it's the most accurate model of the ship to-date, and is actually based (piece-by-piece) on the actual film prop of same scale...  Really it's unmatched for authenticity, even by things like MR's Falcon IMO.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2008, 11:19 PM
The Falcon's one of those things that's tough to make ultimately perfect.  I dont' think I've ever seen someone do one to-scale with a full interior.  Untackled territory, probably because it's the size of a coffee table.

I'd still be perfectly happy with one of these:

(http://www.sisco78dvd.com/store/images/newa1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2008, 11:45 PM
Who wouldn't be?

It's a sweet piece for a price that goes beyond what I've paid for most cars I've ever owned...  Hell, it's more than a few of them combined!  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on January 14, 2008, 11:54 PM
I came pretty close to commissioning the non-Falcon parts of that set from Owen... really close.  If this upcoming Falcon is anything at all like that, I think I'll have to go ahead and talk with him about it. 

What would everyone think if the Falcon came like that - one half, then later on the second half was released?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 15, 2008, 12:44 AM
Truth be told, I'd rather it be like that diorama set.  You can push it against the wall to save space, and I'd rather it serve as a static scene for figures than a vehicle that I could fly around the room  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2008, 01:36 AM
I must have spent half an hour almost drooling over that Falcon set at Toy Fair last year.  OMG, it is FANTASTIC!  As it should be for costing over $2,000, and weighing over 200 pounds.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Rob on January 15, 2008, 10:43 AM
Truth be told, I'd rather it be like that diorama set.  You can push it against the wall to save space, and I'd rather it serve as a static scene for figures than a vehicle that I could fly around the room  ;D

As long as it's not more than 12" wide (the width of my shelving) I'd love it too.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 15, 2008, 12:28 PM
The Falcon, ironically, "doesn't work" in the real world...  The sets coupled with the models and things don't really match-up properly.  You have to do some fudging for it to work.  The Cross-Sections is definitely a good starting point, but there's about 30 other deck layouts for it too that will help you too Sal.  I suggest looking into old RPG sources on the matter for some help as it lays it out in actual scale...  It's by no means perfect either.

The Falcon's one of those things that's tough to make ultimately perfect.  I dont' think I've ever seen someone do one to-scale with a full interior.  Untackled territory, probably because it's the size of a coffee table.

At the "Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit they have the Falcon that's just about to-scale to the figures...  A sight to behold, let me tell you.  Well worth a stop too for the "details".  I'd also suggest getting the $200 kit from Japan, as it's the most accurate model of the ship to-date, and is actually based (piece-by-piece) on the actual film prop of same scale...  Really it's unmatched for authenticity, even by things like MR's Falcon IMO.

Heh, I've got 30 years worth of resource material. In the end, I'll have to decide my own interpretation I think. Unless Lucas sanctions ONE specific layout as the true Falcon layout, we're just not going to know. It's kinda like the Simpsons house. No one knows the true layout, because it keeps changing...lol

I've seen the exhibit you mentioned back in D.C several years ago and am going again in Feb to see it in Philly. You can bet I'll get tons of pics. It's a GREAT model.

I'd consider that model somewhere down the road, just not right now. Though the longer I wait the chances of me getting it get slimmer.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 10:33 AM
Just noticed this answer from Hasbro's Q and A at 4inches.de this week:

2) If Hasbro would redesign the Millennium Falcon which dimensions would the Falcon have? Would the vehicle be completely "new" or would you re-use parts from the POTF2-vehicle? What could fans expect for a given price, say $ 150,00, electronics, one or more added figures?

A: We will not be taking any questions on the Millenium Falcon.

Seems kind of snippy, or at least short and sweet. :P  The fact that they won't talk makes me think some of the rumors of a Falcon this year may be true.  Deny, deny, deny, then its released in stores.  As much as I'd like a new Falcon, I sure hope it isn't released anywhere near the same time as the AT-TE, or I don't know how I'm going to be able to afford them :).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on January 21, 2008, 11:07 AM
I agree - snippy response, makes me think they're trying to hide something.  If it's made, I hope it's a 2009 release - I could use the break with all the stuff that's coming in 08.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ctonra on January 21, 2008, 11:19 AM
Chewie
         I wouldn't worry that much it they release the falcon and the AT-TE both this year. Odds are we will see them both again in 2009, 2010, 2011 etc.

I my self am looking foward to the Shadow At-te, Mace Windu At-te, 501st At-te,  Battle damaged At-te.   

And you know the falcon will be released at Sam's Club or costco with some packin figures like Han and Chewie.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on January 21, 2008, 11:25 AM
Well, if it's released in 2008 even on the same day as the AT-TE, I'll be coming home with both.  I just can't help it... but I'm a little more worried about explaining it to my wife than anything else.   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ctonra on January 21, 2008, 11:38 AM
I hear you on that one Chewie, I am praying they are both 4th quarter realeases so they can be Christmas Presents.  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on January 21, 2008, 12:42 PM
Christmas presents to you, from you?   ;D

I'm thinking the Falcon will be a 2009 release... it seems odd if it came out in 2008, where the theme seems to be anything but OT related...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on January 21, 2008, 04:17 PM
Honsetly, if you put away one dollar away each day (go without a cup of coffee, or a soda, or a candy bar) you'll have plenty of cash to buy the AT-TE and the (rumored) Falcon by the time October gets here, you'll have about 300.00 bucks!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 21, 2008, 11:40 PM
Haha, great point, but who has that kind of discipline these days?  :P
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 22, 2008, 07:48 PM
Actually that's kind of a good idea. I might try to do $20 each time I get paid, then it doesn't seem like so much of a burden.

I can see the You Tube parody commercials now...

"Collecting Star Wars can be expensive, but for just a dollar a day, you too could realize your dream of purchasing an AT-TE vehicle this October. Don't leave your inner child wanting this October, contribute today to the 'buy yourself an AT-TE (or two) fund' - you'll be glad you did!"

 ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 11, 2008, 09:10 AM
Members over at 'scum are taking about some sote of European catalogue or web-site conformation that the new Falcon is longer than the At-te. :D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on February 11, 2008, 05:22 PM
Oh man- I don't mind the secrecy if it's panning out to be true  :-*
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: DSJ™ on February 11, 2008, 05:32 PM
Here is the link from euro.rebelscum.com (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/euro/French_News_New_Toys_Available_At_Toys_R_US_For_2008_112127.asp)

Quote
French News: New Toys Available At Toys "R" US For 2008
Posted by Stéphane on February 7, 2008 at 06:56 AM CST:
TSC/TAC-2007

87283 - Imperial Shuttle - €129,99 - 02/08 --> CANCELLED
87475 - Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive - €39,99 - 02/08
87388 - ARC-170 Battle Pack - €29,99 - 06/08
87754 - Battle Pack Assortment - €29,99 - 06/08
00000 - Evolution Pack - €29,99 - 03/08
87700 - Aayla Secura's Starfighter - €29,99 - 03/08

TFU

00000 - Sabre Electronique "Force Unleashed" - €34.99 - 04/08
87383 - Force Unleashed Jungle Rancor - €59,99 - 06/08

TAC-2008

00000 - Evolution Pack - €29,99 - 03/08
87700 - Aayla Secura's Starfighter - €29,99 - 03/08
87764 - B-Wing - €39,99 - 06/08
00000 - Fig Basique + Droďd - €12.99 - ??/??
00000 - Millenium Falcon 80cm!!! - €249.99!!! - ??/??

Clone Wars

87118 - Clone Lutte Cannoničre - €59,99 - 02/08
00000 - Casque Clone - €49.99 - ??/??
00000 - Figurine Basique - €12.99 - ??/??
00000 - Sabre Electronique - €39.99 - ??/??
00000 - Sabre Ultimate - €49.99 - ??/??
00000 - ATTE 70cm - €149.99 - ??/??

Others

00000 - Sabre FX - €99.99 - ??/??

Ahhh, 249.99 EUR is roughly $363.00 US.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on February 11, 2008, 05:42 PM
I don't think that any US or Canadian collectors need to worry about that European price.  It looks more like Hasbro is trying to bolster profits from the international sales.  And having spoken with friends who are collectors that lived in Europe, Hasbro product is considerably more expensive in EU countries.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on February 11, 2008, 05:56 PM
Agreed - the other sku prices listed (for products we are familiar with) are completely out of line.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JangoTat on February 11, 2008, 06:26 PM
Agreed - the other sku prices listed (for products we are familiar with) are completely out of line.

that bad thing is all those prices match what figures and BP and such sell for in Canada  :-\
if the Falcon is anywhere close to $200(cdn) then im out.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2008, 06:35 PM
Falcon's size sounds interesting, but I'm not expecting to be "in" on that one.  Nice if it's true though for the people who want something sizeable and more impressive for their collections.  The vintage mold is just as its name suggests.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on February 11, 2008, 09:30 PM
Maybe me and some buddies will fill an 18 wheeler with big new Falcons and drive up to Cananda and sell them for a better price.  Just like Smokey and the Bandit, but without the beer!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2008, 09:36 PM
On the bet  of a midget and his giant father that dresses just like him?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JediJman on February 13, 2008, 12:23 AM
The vintage mold is just as its name suggests.

Um...the vintage mold is um...vintage mold?  ???
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2008, 01:42 PM
Vintage...  Old.  Outdated.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on February 16, 2008, 03:22 PM
According to Scott, according to Jeff, there will be no Falcon this year.  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2008, 03:24 PM
With the AT-TE, I'm not shocked at this news.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 16, 2008, 03:26 PM
Neither am I - I wouldn't be surprised to see it for at least another year as well - perhaps 2010 when it's the 30th anniversary of ESB.

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of TPM - I could see them trotting out the Queen's Starship as an exclusive to someone next year - which wouldn't be a bad thing since it really is a great toy.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on February 16, 2008, 03:30 PM
I'm pretty glad it's not coming out this year. 2008's gonna be expensive enough as it is.  :P
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 16, 2008, 07:43 PM
I'm pretty glad it's not coming out this year. 2008's gonna be expensive enough as it is.  :P

Agreed.

I'm already committed to:
3 AT-TEs (maybe 5)
3 AT-APs
3-4 Homing Spider droids
1 General Greivous Starfighter

Expensive enough.

So I'm happy for the wait on the falcon. Besides, it gives Hasbro more time to do this one right!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on February 16, 2008, 07:47 PM
Good, now I can concentrate on the AT-TE, Homing Beacon Spider Droid, V-19, and Indiana Jones stuff. 
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2008, 02:39 PM
I'm pretty glad it's not coming out this year. 2008's gonna be expensive enough as it is.  :P

Yep, I feel the exact same way.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2008, 09:36 AM
I'm in the same boat as you guys.  As much as I'm looking forward to something like this (and I hope it is indeed coming sometime in the future), I was sort of relieved when I saw it wasn't on the way this year.  I'd really like to pick up an AT-TE, and the rest of the line looks pretty spiffy too (plus exclusives, comic packs, the smaller vehicles, etc.) so there's more than enough to try to save up for the way it is.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 18, 2008, 09:47 AM
While I'm bummed it's not coming out, I can understand everyone else's relief.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 18, 2008, 04:15 PM
While I'm bummed it's not coming out, I can understand everyone else's relief.

Ditto.
This will give me time to sort through my collection to see what can be thinned out to make room for all of this crap, it getting tough to army build. I really want two of the AT-TE's but I have a feeling only one will be opened and the other will stay boxed until we move. If the Falcon were coming I would make the room in a heartbeat!

Hopefully we will get some news on it come SDCC time.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on March 21, 2008, 10:21 AM
Time to fire up the Falcon rumormill again.  I saw this over at the other site in the forums.  http://jedinews.co.uk/  It's going to get expensive this year if the following pans out. 



Also there is a poster ROTSToys who apparently has some info regarding it as well.  Anyway you can read it all in this link...  http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2962681&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=9&vc=1
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ctonra on March 21, 2008, 11:00 AM
Did anyone catch the reply on sir steves Q & A about the falcon.
They can't comment about something that may be in a retailer's stratagy plan.
Like the UBP of last year or something that may be in the works for this year.

Hasbro: We have no comment on anything to do with a Millenium Falcon item, other than to say that it is not our policy to comment on certain rumors especially as they pertain to items that may appear in the Target (or any other retailer's) computers. Often, there is a reason for this secrecy because some items may be part of that retailers promotional tactics such as the Ultimate Battle Packs at Target. Whether or not there is another such concept in development will not be commented upon for this reason.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2008, 11:04 AM
I'm both excited and scared by this :).  Going by more of this retailer information, and Hasbro's cryptic answer at SSG, it really sounds like this might be a possibility for this year.  If so, I'm surprised, because it seems like a lot for Hasbro to put out one $100 vehicle (AT-TE), let alone two in the same year.  Big risk on their part I would guess.

I just hope we can get some confirmation one way or the other so we can plan for it.  Unfortunately, it looks like it could be another "no comment" type thing right up until its released, like the Shuttle and UBPs.  If its an all-new Falcon, packed along with a VOTC Han and EB Chewie, its going to be tough for me to pass up.  I might have to start looking into selling off stuff so I can afford it.  Trouble is, I don't have one of those carded collections to part with like some of you.  Either that, or I'll have to pass on other stuff to get this.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on March 21, 2008, 11:12 AM
What happened to the comments by Hasbro at TF to the effect that if you didn't see it here I won't be coming out this year?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2008, 11:35 AM
It's going to be a looooong summer if they keep up this "no comment" stuff, especially after saying "not this year" at Toy Fair.  :-\

At this point it could be anything really....
- Maybe it was indeed planned for 2008, but then pushed back?
- Maybe the Falcon is in the new cartoon and it's a huge spoiler to tell us about it at this point?
- Maybe they are being coy to give us something to talk about from now until 7/26?
- Maybe they want to leave a big surprise for SDCC?

Time will tell I guess...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Rob on March 22, 2008, 12:30 AM
What happened to the comments by Hasbro at TF to the effect that if you didn't see it here I won't be coming out this year?

I stopped trusting Hasbro after they told us that the Imperial Shuttle would be limited to 5,000 and would only be available at FAO Scwartz for that limited time.  I was a broke college kid and I shelled out something like $155 to get one shipped to me from Orlando.

A year or so later they were at Kaybee for $60.   >:(
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2008, 01:18 AM
Well since the DPCI # we leaked, I think it's been a pretty solid lock it was coming personally...  It'd be pretty odd for Target to put a # in the computer and not have something coming out to accompany that number...  So I'm not personally surprised by this. 

Whatever Hasbro had planned was the question...  JedinewsUK says they've seen something on this semi-concrete and that falls in line with the price.  I'm not sure I'll buy it personally as I'd really need to be wow'd by it I think, but still a new Falcon has to be a big deal to the majority of the collecting world if it's something big/special ala the AT-TE.

Sounds neat enough.  Good for...  well, everyone I guess?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2008, 02:52 AM
I stopped trusting Hasbro after they told us that the Imperial Shuttle would be limited to 5,000 and would only be available at FAO Scwartz for that limited time. 

Great point.  That's the first time I can recall them giving us false information like that, but it hasn't been the last time... sure, things can change, but you know there are times when they knowingly mislead the fans.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 22, 2008, 10:00 AM
Back on this year's slate again? I'll have to file that under - believe it when I see it, but I kind of want it this year.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on April 8, 2008, 08:07 PM
Anyone been to Galactic Hunter today yet?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2008, 08:07 PM
Wowzers (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=1), courtesy of Galactic Hunter - a pic of the new Falcon apparently.  EDIT: Oops, Adam beat me to it. :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 8, 2008, 09:04 PM
Holy ****.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darby on April 8, 2008, 09:29 PM
Holy **** squared.  Wow.   :o
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 8, 2008, 09:30 PM
OMG, that looks big!  We really need many shots and multiple angles, but I'm really pleased at the proportions from that one pic.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jeff on April 8, 2008, 09:37 PM
BMF Falcon = Awesome. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 8, 2008, 09:46 PM
WOW.  This is something so many people NEVER thought would happen... and so is the AT-TE...

What's next, awesome playsets?   8)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 8, 2008, 09:54 PM
A worthy upgrade to the iconic ship of the films...  Looks like a fun toy and something I'd have died to get as a kid really.  Big, full of "play" features that are appealing, lots of detail and fun...  Kudos to Hasbro for giving it a go. 

I wonder if those multitudes of Falcon re-releases helped pay for this? ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 8, 2008, 09:55 PM
That is just FAN-TASTIC!  Well done Hasbro, and I rarely say that on seeing a lone photo.

Just looking at it close-up.  WHOA! 
-I count at least 6 electronic sound/light buttons.   
-A turn knob that looks like it will rotate the radar dish
-3 firing missiles from the cargo loading hatch
-Some kind of compartment on the portside hatch (probably for batteries)
-A slide switch of some kind near that portside hatch (power on/off perhaps?)
-opening cockpit with seating for 4
-engineer station in the main hold
-Dejarik table couch
-topside gunner station
-boarding ramp

Not sure if there's a walkthrough passage into the cockpit, but that seems kind of inconsequential looking at everything this Falcon DOES have.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 8, 2008, 10:08 PM
Woah.  I wasn't going to spend the money on this since I bought the revamped OTC version, but that photo may have changed my mind for me. 

BMF Falcon = Awesome. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

Amen.  :D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 8, 2008, 10:10 PM
Good god!

 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e022.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif) (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif) (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e030.gif)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 8, 2008, 10:31 PM
SOLD!!!!!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 8, 2008, 10:42 PM
Good god!

If we ever needed proof of him, this is it.   ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: evenflow on April 8, 2008, 10:50 PM
Looks good and i am not a vehicle guy. I have to admit though i am now considering this as well at the AT-TE
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Muftak on April 8, 2008, 10:51 PM
I've been analyzing that pic too, JOT, and it seems to me the Medical Bay is hanging out behind the gangplank (just behind the cannons in the pic.) GH seemed to indicate that was behind the round doors at the bottom right...I am kind of hoping they put an escape pod in back there, to launch out of the flip-up docking ring on the port side. Not that I would complain if it's not. On the same page, I kind of hope the interior stuff is removable in some way, you know, to display and actually play with.

Judging by the scale, how is someone gonna zoom this around the bedroom except in a bear hug? This is definitely a parked vehicle...in other words, a playset.

Mark me down for my first modern Falcon!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 8, 2008, 10:56 PM
This is definitely a parked vehicle...in other words, a playset.

Thank you.  Even if some might not admit it, that's what this is.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Ben on April 8, 2008, 11:30 PM
Oh my. Where will I put this inevitable purchase?  :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 8, 2008, 11:35 PM
I didn't think it looked that much more huge than the original, actually...  It's bigger, but I'd say the AT-TE is an overall more substantial toy, at least by my eyeballing of the Falcon...  It seems still like something you can pick up and pretend-fly it.  I don't know that it'll be quite as easy as it used to be though... ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JediJman on April 8, 2008, 11:44 PM
Looks sweet, but hard for me to really get a handle on it without seeing in person, or at least with some figs for ratio comparison.  I saw a few chairs and they look tiny compared to the whol ship, but not really the same thing.  cool as it looks, I don't think I can fit it into my collection from a space perspective.   :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 8, 2008, 11:45 PM
I do not know what to be more impressed with: the Falcon or the fact GH got the scoop before anyone else. Way to go GH!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 8, 2008, 11:53 PM
I didn't think it looked that much more huge than the original, actually...  It's bigger, but I'd say the AT-TE is an overall more substantial toy, at least by my eyeballing of the Falcon...  It seems still like something you can pick up and pretend-fly it.  I don't know that it'll be quite as easy as it used to be though... ;)

I don't think we're going to be able to get a grasp on the actual size until we see a figure next to the ship or in it.  That would at least give us some sense of scale.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 12:02 AM
Why wouldn't the chair give a sense of scale?  Just imagine seeing a VOTC Han sitting in it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 9, 2008, 12:10 AM
That's what I'm going by...  Chairs, hatchways, etc.  It gives an eyeball estimate...  It's big for sure and bigger than the original for sure.  I don't think it's anything a child couldn't pick up unless there's something weighty in the back though.

Just another observation...  The medical bed can be seen there off the side where the entrance hatch would be normally.  Assuming it fits a figure laying on it, I think the "size" of this Falcon is more in the depth of the vehicle than the overall width...  It's definitely deeper to fit figures standing and things, but I really think the circumference isn't gonna dwarf the original by a lot.  It's definitely better proportioned to look more realistic and believable too...  Took that "vintage stubby" look out of the original that the AT-AT also suffers from.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 9, 2008, 01:21 AM
Wow!  Looks like there are three firing missiles just above the cargo  access, a gunner station just behind the console with the chair (accessed through the medical bay?) a lever to lower the ramp possibly?

This is a must have (even though I have two falcons displayed in my collection room now!)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 9, 2008, 01:28 AM
Why wouldn't the chair give a sense of scale?  Just imagine seeing a VOTC Han sitting in it.

But how tight of a fit is that chair?  Can Early Bird Chewbacca step through that archway?  Seeing a figure in those settings makes it much easier to get a sense of scale.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 9, 2008, 08:15 AM
All I can say is WOW, how broke am I going to be.
I don't suppose anyone wants to buy several older Falcons?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 9, 2008, 09:05 AM
I sincerely hope it sells as well as the enthusiasm for it. This looks truly outstanding and I hope the time and effort by Hasbro turns into a good investment.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2008, 09:29 AM
This looks great to me as well, and I'll definitely figure out some way to pick one of these up.  I'm wondering what the timeframe for this thing will be, since the back half of the year is super pricey the way it is.  If the rumored $150 pricepoint is true (which, after seeing the picture it could be), it may be time to start selling other stuff or passing on "other" line purchases.  Either way, this is one collectible I really have to get.  I would guess it is on the way this year sometime, since this picture was leaked already (and such a high quality one at that).  The next round of Q and A's should be interesting.  "We don't know anything about that Falcon" "No comment" :).

It looks loaded with features, and I really like all the interior details.  Its tough to tell from the one picture, but does it look like the removable rear panel is gone now (that the previous versions had)?  I'm sure this is spiffier regardless, but that's one part of the old one I really liked.  As a kid, when it was time to play I just tossed everyone in the Falcon and off I went :).  Anyways, this really looks nice, and it does make me wonder what other ideas Hasbro is open to at this point.  We've seen the big bad AT-TE, now this new Falcon.  After these, the larger winged TIE, and the newer sculpted X-Wing/Landspeeders over the past years, I wonder if we'll continue to see the vintage molds of the OT vehicles upgraded.  I know vehicles like the AT-ST and Snowspeeder have been mentioned by Hasbro themselves in the past, so maybe those will be next on the list.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 9, 2008, 09:30 AM
Wow, I'll be the first to admit I didn't see that coming.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 9, 2008, 09:35 AM
I don't know it might be the picture but does it look slightly distored in shape? Like it's too round? I can't put my finger on it. I really like what I see though. Our first real playset since the vintage death star.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 9, 2008, 09:45 AM
Wow. That looks like lots of fun.  I actually like the fact that it still looks toyish.  A little chubby too!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth Broem on April 9, 2008, 09:46 AM
Wow!  That is nice looking.  I hope Hasbro releases it sometime 2009.  I can not buy both the AT-TE and this at the end of 2008.  The wife would destroy me.  LOL!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Muftak on April 9, 2008, 10:07 AM
The medical bed can be seen there off the side where the entrance hatch would be normally.  Assuming it fits a figure laying on it, I think the "size" of this Falcon is more in the depth of the vehicle than the overall width...  It's definitely deeper to fit figures standing and things, but I really think the circumference isn't gonna dwarf the original by a lot.

I think the medical bed back there is leading your eye astray then. A figure that fills up that bed would stand a head or so taller than the archways in the front section of the ship. Maybe that's Chewie's bunk then? :D

If a 3 3/4 figure can stand in those archways with its head scraping the top, then this is a 2 1/2 foot wide x 3 foot long playset.

Also noticed what looks to be a thumb-tab to pull up the floor of the hall between the main hold and the cockpit...a hidden smuggling compartment to hide figures in?

I agree on the depth, it is probably going to have a disproportionate "beer belly" look from the outside.

The topside cannon now has my main attention as I try to figure out what is going on there. I may be completely off base but it looks like it may flip up 90 degrees, presumably bringing the gunner station below with it...it would end up looking like the figure is sitting on the top of the ship with the cannons facing the back, but its more playable than the upside-down chair of the vintage version.

I just love how they basically took the vintage version as a prototype and fixed what didn't work. Here's hoping we have yet to discover a light-up holo table and cool training remote feature. Heck, the removable top panel could even still hold a "top hatch."

Fun stuff to speculate on!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 9, 2008, 10:23 AM
I'm thinking the back part comes off too. There doesn't seem to be wall at the end of the bunk so it seems to continue on. There is a latch on the right side that seems to pull down to free the back half. I don't think the gun chair flips up but is in a normal standing position in the back. Turning the chair turns the canon left and right. To me the chair doesn't seem to have enough depth to hold a figure. It seems tall enough though. I wonder what the knob on the side of the ship does? I assume the buttons make different sounds.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 9, 2008, 10:32 AM
Ok, I can not stop looking at this pic and drooling
We have 5 sound buttons (three near the rear rap side and two towards the front left)  below the two is a turn nob (for the defelctor dish?? or is there a hidden training remote under the dish section it controls?  or both?)  further back on the upper haul is a lever (landing gear? ) also look at the side of the falcon between the turn nob and lever does that look like a flip up hatch exposing that back room?   agh I need more pics    
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 10:40 AM
Wow, I'll be the first to admit I didn't see that coming.

It really is amazing how Hasbro has started to show interest in these larger scaled items all of a sudden.  I think seeing the fans drool over the Attakus set has had some influence on them; I remember then stating somewhere that they were suprised at how much the fans seemed to like it (which shouldn't be any shock to them, but I digress)... I think their research in the past has been flawed - they've produced a few semi-large items in the past that didn't do well, but most of them were not quality items.  This appears that it is very high quality, and with that going for it, I suspect the Falcon will do pretty well at retail... and we probably have to also thank items like the UBP's and countless rehashed versions of vehicles selling well to thank for this... and probably fans inquiring about it over and over hasn't hurt it either.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Rune Haako on April 9, 2008, 10:42 AM
If the Falcon and AT-TE sell well I hope they make the MTT next. ;D

With opening door, and the droid rack comes out and lowers by itself.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 9, 2008, 10:45 AM
If the Falcon and AT-TE sell well I hope they make the MTT next. ;D

With opening door, and the droid rack comes out and lowers by itself.

i would be hoping if these two sell well we would be seeing a Death Star.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 9, 2008, 10:54 AM
It didn't look bigger to me at first, than I realized the seat in there and that quickly put it to scale! That will be a huge playset of a vehicle. I can't wait to check out one of the local guys' MF when they get one.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 11:50 AM
I thought it was pretty much the same size as the vintage version, but that chair is pretty key as to how freakin big this thing may be.  I also agree with others about the playset thing.  Looks like Hasbro killed two birds with one stone.

Good Job Hasbro  :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: evenflow on April 9, 2008, 12:32 PM
GH has posted a blog and is answering questions, it seems that the chess table included lights up and there is also a training remote. Very cool!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 9, 2008, 12:49 PM
The next round of Q and A's should be interesting.  "We don't know anything about that Falcon" "No comment" :).

I'm hoping against hope that Hasbro comes out with some sort of statement about this between today and Friday (when the next round of questions are due).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 9, 2008, 12:53 PM
It was quite obvious that Hasbro wanted to keep the secret until later this year...I almost feel sorry for them.

An item this great deserves an official annoucement from the foks who worked on it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 9, 2008, 01:00 PM
Yep--I imagine there are some unhappy folks up in Pawtucket this morning.

Eh, such is the age of the internet.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Diddly on April 9, 2008, 01:12 PM
It was quite obvious that Hasbro wanted to keep the secret until later this year...I almost feel sorry for them.

An item this great deserves an official annoucement from the foks who worked on it.

True. I guarantee this leak cost somebody their job.

However, I have absolutely no complaints. I shall buy.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 01:46 PM
I think Hasbro should know by now that this is the communications age and if they want to be the ones to make official announcements, they need to get the ball rolling quicker.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: David on April 9, 2008, 02:04 PM
 :o
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Scott on April 9, 2008, 02:08 PM
Well, if this is indeed some sort of exclusive, they have to make sure that the store is for sure going to buy it/sell it.  Which is probably why they have played this so close to the vest
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 02:10 PM
I don't think this is going to be an exclusive... not being an all new sculpt.  But, who knows.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 9, 2008, 02:12 PM
Wow, what a thing of beauty.

She's definitely got it where it counts!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 02:20 PM
This would have been right up FAO's alley and they would have probably charged double provided they didn't go bankrupt.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 9, 2008, 02:21 PM
I agree that if Habso wants to be the ones to reveal this stuff, they can't be so sectretive.  They need to post pictures and info and say  "NOT FINAL PRODUCT" in the photos so that if changes occur, it's not thier issue.  The real question is, when is this thing coming out?  The AT-TE will be the big Fall toy.  And they can't relase this in winter, so will it be next summer (09?)

I aslo think that Hasbro is starting to get a better understanding of what peple will spend for quality stuff, and I think that the Master Replicas lightsabers, selling well at TRU for 120.00, are giving them some courage to create some pricier items.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 02:48 PM
Yeah - there's a market for higher priced items - Sideshow, MR, etc. all have proven that.  There's been some pushback from some collectors it seems who think that big items like this aren't on Hasbro's agenda, but I think we're starting to see a new strategy towards larger items from Hasbro - and a welcome one at that.  IF these two items do well enough, we COULD see them experiment with a large playset or two... it can happen folks... it can happen!

Regarding the AT-TE being a Fall release, I thought it was coming out on July 26?

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 9, 2008, 02:51 PM
July is fall to the mass retailers.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 9, 2008, 02:54 PM
I really don't think there is such a thing as an unauthorized leak. If a site shows an upcoming product that is nicely photographed with a white background, then the picture came from Hasbro and was given to the web site. Hasbro wants to know what you think about the product without making an official annoucement.  Your comments help them determine if this thing should or shouldn't be released and what should be changed on it. If you hate it, then they don't have to do damage control because the picture was "leaked". Also, watch what you say about price. They are listening.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 9, 2008, 02:56 PM
Someone is getting fired over this leak. I have a friendly Hasbro connection and from what I heard they are not happy. At least they know the fan reaction is good. I cannot wait to see more pictures. There showpiece for SDCC is up in smokes, this was suppose to be there big unveil.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2008, 03:02 PM
I can see the point of almost feeling sorry for Hasbro that this got leaked, but I'm also not complaining becuase I'm happy to see it.  If they would be a little more forthcoming with their news releases on their site, it would help alleviate a lot of these leaks I would think.  Heck, if it wasn't for the rumors reports and everything, I don't think we'd know of anything outside of Toy Fair and Comic Con.

I'm wondering when this will be released.  If this was to be their big reveal for SDCC, maybe it will indeed be a 2009 item.  I'm probably looking forward to this as much as anything in the modern line (along with the time we first saw the VOTC line unveiled), but it would probably serve me (and others) better if it was out next year since July to Dec of this year is so packed the way it is.  Plus, as mentioned, with the AT-TE and likely some more Ultimate Battle Packs, there's a lot of bigger ticket items on the way this year.  That said, if its out this year, I'll figure out a way to pick this up - even if it means passing on other things :).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2008, 03:08 PM
A few more updates from the blog at GH:

-retractable landing gear, so it stands taller than a tall figure (say Chewie)
-Price unknown at this time
-Overall size is over 2 1/2 feet long
-docking ring is hinged for a vehicle (not an escape pod) to dock
-small gray button above canopy apparently activates lights and sounds in the canopy
-release date guess is late this year

A few more details at the blog (http://www.galactichunter.com/blogger/?p=111).

Boy if all this stuff holds true, this is going to be one heck of an item.  It sounds like they went all out with this, similar to the AT-TE.  Hopefully both will do well, and we'll see more of this in the future.  I guess this could be a Christmas-time item, if the AT-TE is in the fall, but man - that's still a heck of a budget crunch for the 2nd half of the year :).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 9, 2008, 03:14 PM
For the record as well...

When we broke the DPCI # for the Millenium Falcon here on the site, it was a full number with name.  The name's been removed, however the number still works and just lists the price now.  The name's replaced with "TBD 13"...

I'd be hard pressed to imagine an all-new tooling of a Falcon would be exclusive, especially at $150.  Not that stranger things haven't happened, it just seems really odd.  Either way though, the DPCI never left Target's system, someone just took the name down. ;)

So now we have numbers, pictures, and at least we know it's at one store...  Imagine asking the employee to bring you that from the back though?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 03:19 PM
Heh heh... isn't this whole topic just awesome!   ;D

I'm thinking if a pic has already leaked here in April, that we'll be seeing this late in '08.   :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 03:31 PM
Imagine asking the employee to bring you that from the back though?

Imagine all the bitching we're going to be hearing when everybody tries to do this and gets knocked down.  I'm glad I live in the land of Target   :)

I'm thinking if a pic has already leaked here in April, that we'll be seeing this late in '08.   :)

That's what I'm thinking too, but Hasbro should know better as there's already way too much stuff coming out this Fall + the unknown UBPs and what not that we don't know about yet.  I am very excited about owning this piece, but I would hope that they're not planning on shooting themselves in the foot because there's already enough on our plate this year.   :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 9, 2008, 03:39 PM
Heck, if it wasn't for the rumors reports and everything, I don't think we'd know of anything outside of Toy Fair and Comic Con.


I think that's the point.  To keep the fan base hungry.  When everything is leaked early in the year, there's nothing to keep the collectors excited in regards to news and anticipation.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2008, 03:45 PM
Heck, if it wasn't for the rumors reports and everything, I don't think we'd know of anything outside of Toy Fair and Comic Con.


I think that's the point.  To keep the fan base hungry.  When everything is leaked early in the year, there's nothing to keep the collectors excited in regards to news and anticipation.

I can see that too.  I just miss the days when Hasbro's site actually had "news".  I think I've mentioned it before, but I'm pretty sure the first time we actually saw any of the VOTC was when Hasbro released the news on their site.  We may have heard rumors of them, but as far as actually pics and all that, I'm pretty sure that's the first place I saw them.  I don't mind if Hasbro keeps a few things under wraps for the major conventions, but its nice to have some sprinkles throughout the year - especially with this big lull coming up with the wait for July 26.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 03:46 PM
No kidding... they don't utilize their site at all...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 9, 2008, 03:47 PM
"The docking ring is hinged for a vehicle (not an escape pod) to dock. (It’s an aggressive style fighter vehicle.)"

Soooooo What kind of aggressice style fighter vehicle ever docked with the Falcon?????  
Could our beloved icon appear in the new CW cartoon?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 9, 2008, 03:48 PM
No kidding... they don't utilize their site at all...

Aren't they starting to do some kind of message board thing there, though?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 9, 2008, 03:49 PM
Anyone know how long the current Falcon is, so we can compare it to 2 1/2 feet?  Mines in the attic.

I've een wondering about the Falcon appearing in the CW 3D as well.  Who knows, maybe it will play a part in the Live Action series, so Hasbro has just gone ahead, knowing there will be demand in 2010.

Also, if this and the At-Te do well, it really might be time for some bigger items.  Now I'm dreaming of a giant Death Star set that is made of 3 50.00 dollar playsets.  
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 9, 2008, 04:01 PM
I think we will see this for Christmas
The AT-TE is for the movie release (3rd quarter) and will probably sell well through Christmas
But the falcon will be a fall release for the holiday season(forth quarter)  
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: evenflow on April 9, 2008, 04:25 PM
Well if this does well at 150.00, my hope is for a $300.00 Jabba's Sail barge
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Diddly on April 9, 2008, 04:28 PM
"The docking ring is hinged for a vehicle (not an escape pod) to dock. (It’s an aggressive style fighter vehicle.)"

Soooooo What kind of aggressice style fighter vehicle ever docked with the Falcon?????  
Could our beloved icon appear in the new CW cartoon?

The X-Wing docked with the Falcon in the ANH Infinities comic, and I believe in the Shadows of the Empire comic as well...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 04:36 PM
Five landing gear (four around the circumference, and one at the front). Yes, it has lights and sounds engines.

Five is much better than three..
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 04:43 PM
Well if this does well at 150.00, my hope is for a $300.00 Jabba's Sail barge

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Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2008, 04:44 PM
No kidding... they don't utilize their site at all...

Aren't they starting to do some kind of message board thing there, though?

I have no idea... if they do, I wonder how they'd moderate people complaining?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2008, 04:45 PM
Another short update from the blog:

-Han does sit in the chair, his headset does plug in as well
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 9, 2008, 04:49 PM
You guys are all wrong...in 1979 there was a Star Wars "Wookie Storybook" in which Chewie piloted a small ship that was housed in the Falcon.  It looked like a little space shuttle with red stripes.  Again, mines in the attic!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Muftak on April 9, 2008, 04:57 PM
I would not doubt the inclusion of a little ship like that at all, Speedermike. Same sort of thing they did with the Royal Starship. If kids are supposed to play with this, anyway.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 05:21 PM
Wasn't there some type of vehicle that fit inbetween the front "forks" of the ship?  I don't remember where I heard it from, be it a conceptual toy or EU.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 9, 2008, 05:35 PM
Yes. (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=49129)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 9, 2008, 06:22 PM
If the Falcon and AT-TE sell well I hope they make the MTT next. ;D

With opening door, and the droid rack comes out and lowers by itself.

I'm not as hopeful about the MTT.  That's why I'm trying to get an MTT Pepsi cooler.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: evenflow on April 9, 2008, 06:39 PM
Yes. (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=49129)

I would buy that
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 9, 2008, 06:42 PM
First of all, after seeing the photo of this, I need a change of underwear.  THAT is just incredible.  And reading Adam May's blog about it has me even more excited.   ;D

Oh, and for the record, since someone asked earlier, the vintage/POTF2/OTC mold is 22 inches long from its longest points (less than 2 feet), so we're talking another 8 inches in length, and probably a bit in width to even it all out.  By way of comparison, the Naboo Royal Starship (currently the longest SW vehicle) is 3 feet long from the front tip to the back of the ship (not including the fins on the engines), so there you go.

This post has "Quote your fellow posters out of context" thread written all over it.  :P
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 9, 2008, 06:43 PM
I just ran and got a tape measure to get the dimensions of my POTF2 and OTC Falcons.

Length: 22 Inches

Width: 16 Inches

This new one has to be huge!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 9, 2008, 06:55 PM
So according to the GH blog we can expect to get Han Solo and Chewbacca with this Falcon.  I think a VOTC Han Solo and Early Bird Chewbacca would be perfect complements to the set.  But I would be just as happy to get a new TESB Han Solo in this set.

As for the docking ring for a starfighter?  Who saw that coming?  I thought that was just an oversized battery compartment.  But it does look big enough that the nose of an X-Wing might fit into the docking ring.  I think that an escape pod might have been truer to the design, but I see the play value in this feature.  And if there's some all new vehicle involved?  It could certainly be interesting.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on April 9, 2008, 08:16 PM
I just ran and got a tape measure to get the dimensions of my POTF2 and OTC Falcons.

Length: 22 Inches

Width: 16 Inches

This new one has to be huge!

"Over 2 1/2 feet long!"
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2008, 08:38 AM
Quote
So according to the GH blog we can expect to get Han Solo and Chewbacca with this Falcon.  I think a VOTC Han Solo and Early Bird Chewbacca would be perfect complements to the set.  But I would be just as happy to get a new TESB Han Solo in this set.

That's what I thought of right away when I read that too.  I remember the reason that the VOTC Han was pulled from the Legends voting because "that figure may be used in another way next year", or something along those lines.  I think the VOTC Han and EB Chewie would be perfect compliments to this set.  Man, I can't wait for this.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 10, 2008, 09:07 AM
I don't know it might be the picture but does it look slightly distored in shape?

I was thinking that too. Hoping it's the angle of the photograph.


Yes. (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=49129)

I always loved that concept.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 10, 2008, 09:20 AM
This just in:

back of the box picture. (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=2)

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Rune Haako on April 10, 2008, 09:25 AM
The little fighter looks like the ship from the old Planet of the Apes or Alien.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2008, 09:34 AM
Well, after seeing that boxed shot, I am totally sold on this BMF. I guess this will be my Christmas present to myself.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 09:35 AM
So just in case Hasbro is reading, what is everyone willing to spend?

I'd say $150 max.

$200 is pushing it.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2008, 09:47 AM
Wow, I didn't need more convincing - but this back of the box shot with all the details has definitely sold me.  This is the one collectible I have to get this year (or next, whenever it is released).  This looks like one of Hasbro's best efforts yet across the entire line.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 10, 2008, 09:47 AM
Oh, that new pic is stunning!  This is truly a wonderful upgrade  ;D, and looks like it does indeed come with VOTC Han and EB Chewie.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 10, 2008, 09:49 AM
So just in case Hasbro is reading, what is everyone willing to spend?

I'd say $150 max.

$200 is pushing it.



If we are going to talk price and Hasbro is listening then your should say something low. I'd say $99 max simple because we are talking about parents buying this thing for their kids. Anything over $99 for a toy gets too expensive for a christmas or birthday present.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 10:12 AM
Of course $99 would be ideal but is it realistic?

 :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 10, 2008, 10:31 AM
my son and I are definately gonna want this, so I'd hope for a price just under a 100, $99.98. That this is Sweet!  ;D
He already wants the atte, so I might have to make him decide, just like with the target hoth/endor sets last year, pick ONE cause daddy aint made of money  ;)
But I agree with what someone else ssaid, now can we please get a NEW death star playset, maybe from both ANH and RotJ, plus a cool Star Destroyer playset er uhm, "vehicle".
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2008, 10:39 AM
Oh, that new pic is stunning!  This is truly a wonderful upgrade  ;D, and looks like it does indeed come with VOTC Han and EB Chewie.

I think that's the recent Smuggler Han (with the gloves and headset).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 10:43 AM
Anyone still think this looks like it's not an all new mold?

(http://chewie34.250free.com/cockpit.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 10:46 AM
So just in case Hasbro is reading, what is everyone willing to spend?

I'd say $150 max.

$200 is pushing it.

$100 would be great.

$150 seems more realistic.

$200 and I'd still get it... wouldn't let $50 keep me from being happy.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 10, 2008, 10:46 AM
Hmmm.  The Luke with the blast shield helmet makes me wonder if that might be a new figure that's on the way.  I'd find it a little weird to have the helmet included as an accessory with the ship.  But stranger things have happened, I suppose.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 10, 2008, 10:52 AM
The only downside I see is the quad laser shooting missiles. Aren't the Falcon's missiles elsewhere? Nonetheless, a cool item for those of you buying it.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 10, 2008, 10:55 AM
Too bad the new Falcon still doesn't have a belly gun.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: evenflow on April 10, 2008, 11:05 AM
I know i said this earlier but as someone who normally does not buy vehicles, I am very excited for this. I love little extras they inlcuded. Great item, i will be buying one.  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2008, 11:12 AM
Hmmm.  The Luke with the blast shield helmet makes me wonder if that might be a new figure that's on the way.  I'd find it a little weird to have the helmet included as an accessory with the ship.  But stranger things have happened, I suppose.

I think it's just the VOTC Luke with the POTF2 Blast shield helmet. My guess they probably cobbled it together for the packaging photography.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 10, 2008, 11:35 AM
This just in:

back of the box picture. (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=2)



Ok, I just jizzed myself!

Christ that's awesome!!!! THIS IS THE FALCON WE ARE LOOKING FOR!!!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 10, 2008, 12:06 PM
As to what I'd buy it for:
$99 Oh hell yeah!
$150 yes, and that's the most I'd care to pay for it.
$200 or more, unrealistic, even if it is a Bad Mother Falcon! (But I'd still prolly get it at that price since it's a single purchase.)

Really though, I can't see parents buying this at the $150-200 price point. Hovering around $100 seems like the right price.

I'm so damned excited about this. Wow, Hasbro trumped the AT-TE! And before it even hit retail. The AT-TE was enough to make my year, but now this....WOW. I really hope it's a fall releasr for Christmas AND there is no way in hell I'm waiting for this bad boy to clearance. Besides doing so would be a disservice to all of us who have asked for the Ultimate Falcon, as well as sending the wrong message to Hasbro about big ticket items.

I truly hope all of you who want this will get it right away and not wait for clearance. (But something tells me this isn't going to hang around on shelves either.)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 12:18 PM
I really don't see this thing selling for $150.  I can't even see why this would be $50 more than the AT-TE.  Can't quite seem to pinpoint that for some reason.  I also can't see parents shelling out more that $99 on a toy.  You have to remember that this is still a toy for the kiddies and I'd be damned if I spent $150 on a toy for my kid.

I wonder if GH will treat us to the front of the box tomorrow.  Can you imagine all of the "exciting phrases" that could be plastered on there?   ::)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 10, 2008, 12:37 PM
I am buying 2! One to keep packaged and one to open. This is hands downs Hasbro's ultimate triumph. I even love the toyetic features of the shuttle, I think it is really cool and intergrated perfectly so the ultra purest do not whine. I am a bit surprised that there are some people still complaining about some aspects of this. Lights Sound, size and features with 2 figures to boot. It does not get much better than that.

I wish I was a kid again to enjoy my toys for real! (Role playing the adventures)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: darthchuckmc on April 10, 2008, 12:39 PM
I also can't see parents shelling out more that $99 on a toy.  You have to remember that this is still a toy for the kiddies and I'd be damned if I spent $150 on a toy for my kid.

I've seen this mentioned on several forums, and I can tell you, there are plenty of parents that have no problem dropping over $100 on a toy around Christmas. Target had "Butterscotch" the pony for $250, and my store sold at least 30 by Christmas. After Christmas we had 4-5 left, that eventually made it to Clearance, but even those sold at 50% off (still $125).

....not to mention the $250 (or more on eBay) people are STILL spending on Nintendo Wii.....plus the extra $40 for each Wii-mote, $20 for an extra nunchuck, and $40-50 per game.

Don't underestimate the spending power of an adult when it comes to high dollar items. Just because you wouldn't drop that kinda cash, doesn't mean some other Mom or Dad wouldn't.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Diddly on April 10, 2008, 12:57 PM
I was all set to wrap up my hardcore figure collecting, but I'm thinking that this will be my last "major" Hasbro purchase. If it comes down between me having to buy either this or the AT-TE, then I'm going with the Falcon all the way.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 10, 2008, 01:10 PM
GH has another pic up, this time it appears to be the back of the box
and answers some much needed questions
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 01:13 PM
GH has another pic up, this time it appears to be the back of the box

Really?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 10, 2008, 01:18 PM
http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=2

enjoy
but no drooling
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 01:19 PM
Don't underestimate the spending power of an adult when it comes to high dollar items. Just because you wouldn't drop that kinda cash, doesn't mean some other Mom or Dad wouldn't.

Agreed... not everyone is going to be willing to shell that sort of dough out for themselves or for their kids (or both, ha ha)... I remember, my parents didn't have a problem getting me large items when I was a kid (Defiant Space Shutte... wow... didn't get much else that Christmas, but that sucker was so huge and awesome that I didn't care)... even though they really couldn't afford it, they still found a way to do it... my mom worked, and my dad worked two jobs to be able to provide for the family.  

I know that when my kid's a little older, I'll do my best to be able to do the same thing for him to when it's something he really wants.  Of course you don't want to overly spoil your kids, but I want my kid to have just as good, if not a better childhood experience than I had.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 01:20 PM
http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=2

enjoy
but no drooling

iFett's just being sarcastic... Anton posted that link earlier today...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 10, 2008, 01:46 PM
I like the one photo of Leia on her knees while Luke's on the bed.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2008, 01:53 PM
I like the one photo of Leia on her knees while Luke's on the bed.

Sicko

I won't buy this now - the box is WRONG!!!!  ::) She's wearing the wrong outfit for that scene.  ::)   Hasbro sucks!

 ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2008, 02:03 PM
Box front (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=3) is up now at GH as well.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 02:06 PM
OK, now we have three production quality photos - was this an intentional leak?

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 10, 2008, 02:07 PM
Photoshop trickery.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 02:17 PM
That's a big freakin box.   :o
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 02:58 PM
No kidding!  That box is ginormeous!!!  Looks how little Han and Chewbacca look!   :o
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 03:00 PM
I wonder if GH is purposely releasing pics slowly on this...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 10, 2008, 03:04 PM
I wonder if GH is purposely releasing pics slowly on this...

If your website went for months and months without any big scoops, and then one day you had one like this, wouldn't you want to spread it out as long as possible, to keep people coming back?  You wouldn't want to blow your load all at once, would you?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 10, 2008, 03:19 PM
I think the $150-ish range is fair...  Ultimately is this really something that far surpasses the AT-TE though?  I don't believe so, so to me $100's ideal...  $150's fair.  $200 is overpriced IMO.  AT-TE's similar in size with just as many features, and $50 less (the Target DPCI # for this is still active, just the name's removed, so I'm banking on the $150 price being accurate).

I was just going to post today that I figured the Han w/Headset made more sense as a pack-in since it's something that actually functions with the ship (very cool), so kudos to Hasbro on that one.  It makes more sense than the VOTC basic Han unless they did a headset accessory.

As far as my buying habits.  I might buy one...  I'm not totally sold on it honestly, but only because I don't buy all vehicles because I'm picky about scale.  This I might cave in on, but it'll just depend come time I suppose.  I'm more anxious for the AT-TE though, personally.  This is really still an outstanding toy though with lots of good features and fun stuff.  The question is though, will kids give two hoots about the Falcon come holiday season?  I see more kids giddy for the prequal era stuff and not clamoring for Lukes, Hans, Leias and the like.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2008, 03:25 PM
Quote
The question is though, will kids give two hoots about the Falcon come holiday season?  I see more kids giddy for the prequal era stuff and not clamoring for Lukes, Hans, Leias and the like.

I'm getting a little off topic here, but that's something I've often wondered about as well.  The kids I see in the aisles seem to go for the PT stuff more often as well.  I don't know how popular it would be, but a re-release of the OT in theatres at some point would probably help that a little - or maybe having the films on Spike TV now will too.  I just don't think kids these days notice/care about anything unless its in the movie theatres or on TV, and unless their parents are fans/have the DVDs, I don't know how much kids are exposed to the Original Trilogy these days.  Heck, I look at our nephews - who are totally into Star Wars right now, and I don't think they would have seen any of the movies if it wasn't for us (and LEGO Star Wars), and certainly wouldn't know characters beyond the ROTS ones (from the hype).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 03:25 PM
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The question is though, will kids give two hoots about the Falcon come holiday season?  I see more kids giddy for the prequal era stuff and not clamoring for Lukes, Hans, Leias and the like.

Good point Jesse and one that Hasbro has constantly reiterated.  The kids do gravitate towards the prequels and I agree with them completely based upon my own experience.

Similarly, I showed my 5 year-old an image of the new Falcon last night.

His reaction was a little disappointing; he swears we already have it.




Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 03:31 PM
Well, I'm more excited about the Falcon.  But I think it's a given that more kids are into the prequels.  Hopefully this will still do well enough however.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 10, 2008, 03:42 PM
AT-TE and Falcon the shelf...  Mom and dad willing to buy one, not both...  WWTKD?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 03:52 PM
At least Hasbro didn't go crazy with the "exciting phrases" on the front of the box as I thought they would.  Definately want one of these to open as with the AT-TE, but having an extra of each to keep boxed at $200-$250 is going to be very painful.  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 10, 2008, 04:09 PM
These "leeks" are so intentional its sad. It looks like Han and Chewie will be very easy to pillage. I'm glad they are nothing special.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 10, 2008, 04:15 PM
I like the one photo of Leia on her knees while Luke's on the bed.

Sicko

I won't buy this now - the box is WRONG!!!!  ::) She's wearing the wrong outfit for that scene.  ::)   Hasbro sucks!

 ;D


And so does Leia.  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2008, 04:25 PM
I see that GH has updated their information again, saying this is a July release.  I'm excited its on the way soon, but if this holds, something (AT-TE or other collectibles) are going to have to be put on the back burner I think - or I start selling/saving up big time :).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 04:28 PM
JULY????  MY BIRTHDAY'S IN JULY!!!!    ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2008, 04:29 PM
JULY?!?! This is truly insane. At this rate, we're getting a year's worth of merchandise in one month.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 10, 2008, 04:29 PM
Cool
  My birthday is in July :)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 10, 2008, 04:49 PM
If it is July, it might be an exclusive...because they seem to keep them pretty well guarded until closer to release dates...

This thing is awesome.  The only thing wrong, I think, is that the hall to the cockpit doesn't look like it's open.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 04:50 PM
I know what I'm doin with my cherry bombs!

This is just crazy...  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/rolleyes003.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 04:53 PM
JULY?!?! This is truly insane. At this rate, we're getting a year's worth of merchandise in one month.

Doesn't make sense, does it?  Why put two $100+ vehicles on the shelf at the same time?  

Surely, most consumers will choose one or the other in contrast to releasing one at a time; thereby increasing the possibility of two purchases separated by at least six months.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 10, 2008, 05:01 PM
HEY!  The little fighter thing looks just like the escape ship at the end of ALIEN!  Now I need Ripley!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2008, 05:13 PM
If these two kick arse vehicles are going to be available in July... is anyone actually going to want to buy the animated figures?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jeff on April 10, 2008, 05:17 PM
Wow, I've been away all day and I come home to find front and back of box shots?!?  Very nice... :)

I'm buying one.  I don't care if it's $100 or $150 or $200.  This falcon is, without a doubt, my very most favorite-ist modern Hasbro item ever.

Goodbye Hoth Diorama table, hello Docking Bay 94 display.   ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 10, 2008, 07:25 PM
This is the most excited I have been for a Star Wars toy EVER.  Seeing the front and back photos of the box and knowing just how cool this thing is going to be just adds to the excitement of seeing the loose photo yesterday.  Kudos, Galactic Hunter, for showing the photos to us all. :)

And how is Hasbro going to deny this now?  If they go into "WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AND CAN NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY FALCON EXISTS IT IS ALL ONE BIG JEDI MIND TRICK BEING PLAYED BY THE INTERNETS AND YOUR GRANDMOTHER" mode with the next Q&A (when I'm sure a lot of "We've seen the picture, har har har" questions will slip in), can we pretty much confirm that it's going to be a Target exclusive given the track record of their "NO REPLY TO THIS ITEM CTRL-ALT-DEL ERROR!" responses regarding the Shuttle and UBPs?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 10, 2008, 07:55 PM
I am pretty damn excited by these shots on GH.

I don't mind spending $150 on this. This isn't the Falcon you suspend from the ceiling with spare figures in it (do that with the POTF2 release!) - this is the Falcon you leave out on display with your VOTC figures in it.  ;D

I'm kinda confused with the smaller ship that's hidden inside the Falcon. I can't imagine that it cost them less to develop this ship than it would have to develop another compartment for the figures to reside in. I guess this is Hasbro throwing a bone to the kids who will use it as a "base" and then go on "adventures" with the smaller ship.

I am surprised that they are going to have this on the shelves at the same time as the AT-TE. Seems like a big gamble Hasbro is taking here. I can't help but think that sales would have been better on both if they had staggered them by 6 months.

Seems kinda weird that they said NOTHING about this at Toy Fair. Perhaps that's just me.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darby on April 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
This is a lot more than I expected (I wasn't expecting anything, really) and you really have to hand it to Hasbro for what looks like a knock out.  I'm a little suprised it is coming in July, and wondering if it's exclusive.  I can't see it being one, but I can't see two such large pieces being available at the same time either.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on April 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
<snip>
can we pretty much confirm that it's going to be a Target exclusive given the track record of their "NO REPLY TO THIS ITEM CTRL-ALT-DEL ERROR!" responses regarding the Shuttle and UBPs?

There is absolutely nothing to indicate this item is an exclusive to Target.  Hasbro denies all sorts of things, like the Delta Squad pack for example.  It doesn't have to be a Target exclusive to warrant verbal smoke-and-mirrors.  Target will carry it, but they carry almost everything.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
I'm kinda wondering if this thing was slated for 2007, but didn't quite make it.  It would have been the perfect 30th Anniv. centerpiece.  Now we've got tow 100.00 items in one year?  Was this really the plan? 

Do I really care?  I want that ship!

Just looking at the hi-Rez pics...if you look under Luke in the Training Remote shot, there's a floor panel that's the shape of the one that Han is in when the hydrospanners fall on him.   Could this come offf?

Also, in the Gunner Station photo, there looks to be a hinge on the circular door to the left, which would lead under the engine section.  Maybe this is the little repair area for Chewie and R2?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Diddly on April 10, 2008, 10:28 PM
Addressing two issues here...

1. I don't know where you guys see these kids that gravitate towards prequel figures. During ROTS, I heard kids constantly asking "Where are the Luke figures?" and last year I saw lots of kids buying Stormtroopers and other OT main characters.

2. I HIGHLY doubt this will be out in July, otherwise we would have heard something. No way Hasbro would sneak something like this onto the shelves. If it does come out then, I will gladly eat my words. I'll also be skipping on the AT-TE.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 10, 2008, 11:08 PM
I have all but stopped collecting...but I am so getting this!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 10, 2008, 11:56 PM
Didly, just the other day I saw a kid with Gree in his hands.  As I was digging through figures I came acros the Kasyyyk trooper, and showed him.  He went nuts, and ran off to ask mom if he could get both.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Nicklab on April 10, 2008, 11:58 PM
Addressing two issues here...

1. I don't know where you guys see these kids that gravitate towards prequel figures. During ROTS, I heard kids constantly asking "Where are the Luke figures?" and last year I saw lots of kids buying Stormtroopers and other OT main characters.

My nephews who are 4 and 7 are much more into Anakin, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul than any of the OT characters.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 11, 2008, 12:49 AM
Some kids like the OT, some PT, some both, some neither.  But overall most prefer the prequels I think.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 11, 2008, 09:24 AM
I'll be very curious to see the next round of Q and A responses (because you know they'll get questions on this) regarding this Falcon.  We've gotten a DCPI, price, release date info, front and back box pictures, and a nice hi-res loose shot of this - is Hasbro still going to deny it?  Also, if it isn't an exclusive (which would be surprising anyways), and it is coming in July, why are they being so hush-hush about it.  Obviously, almost everyone is excited about this, and with an item this big (and pricey), you would think it might be a good idea to get the word out about it.  We all like this Hasbro, and want to buy it, just tell us about it "officially" already :).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 11, 2008, 02:06 PM
I'll be very curious to see the next round of Q and A responses (because you know they'll get questions on this) regarding this Falcon.  We've gotten a DCPI, price, release date info, front and back box pictures, and a nice hi-res loose shot of this - is Hasbro still going to deny it?  Also, if it isn't an exclusive (which would be surprising anyways), and it is coming in July, why are they being so hush-hush about it.  Obviously, almost everyone is excited about this, and with an item this big (and pricey), you would think it might be a good idea to get the word out about it.  We all like this Hasbro, and want to buy it, just tell us about it "officially" already :).

I couldn't agree with you more. It's not like we can or would do anything to them if they continued to deny it, but come on.... With all of this evidence, if they were a criminal put to trial, they'd have been found guilty the moment it went to the jury for a verdict.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 11, 2008, 02:17 PM
I'll be very curious to see the next round of Q and A responses (because you know they'll get questions on this) regarding this Falcon.  We've gotten a DCPI, price, release date info, front and back box pictures, and a nice hi-res loose shot of this - is Hasbro still going to deny it?  Also, if it isn't an exclusive (which would be surprising anyways), and it is coming in July, why are they being so hush-hush about it.  Obviously, almost everyone is excited about this, and with an item this big (and pricey), you would think it might be a good idea to get the word out about it.  We all like this Hasbro, and want to buy it, just tell us about it "officially" already :).

I couldn't agree with you more. It's not like we can or would do anything to them if they continued to deny it, but come on.... With all of this evidence, if they were a criminal put to trial, they'd have been found guilty the moment it went to the jury for a verdict.

What if the "evidence" was ill-gotten? Would said "evidence" be admissible by the prosecution in your fictional toy trial?  :P

Da dum dum..... da dum dum....
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 11, 2008, 02:45 PM
I'll be very curious to see the next round of Q and A responses (because you know they'll get questions on this) regarding this Falcon.  We've gotten a DCPI, price, release date info, front and back box pictures, and a nice hi-res loose shot of this - is Hasbro still going to deny it?  Also, if it isn't an exclusive (which would be surprising anyways), and it is coming in July, why are they being so hush-hush about it.  Obviously, almost everyone is excited about this, and with an item this big (and pricey), you would think it might be a good idea to get the word out about it.  We all like this Hasbro, and want to buy it, just tell us about it "officially" already :).

I couldn't agree with you more. It's not like we can or would do anything to them if they continued to deny it, but come on.... With all of this evidence, if they were a criminal put to trial, they'd have been found guilty the moment it went to the jury for a verdict.

What if the "evidence" was ill-gotten? Would said "evidence" be admissible by the prosecution in your fictional toy trial?  :P

Da dum dum..... da dum dum....

Well since this isn't a court of law, those rules do not apply herein.

The info was leaked that we all know of and not ill-gotten.  But the fact remains for Hasbro to pony up and say if it's real or not.

Problem is they will deny everything like this as they've done in the past, only find 6 months later said item becomes a reality.

Since we know it takes a year or better to bring something to market, if we see the Bad Mother Falcon ANY time this year, then we know they are lying. It wont really change anything other than we just will keep not believing what Hasbro says and will continue to bug the hell out of them for answers to our questions.

The ship and package looks way to genuine to be fake. If it were, I'd have to seriously tip my hat to the person(s) responsible for the biggest joke on SW fans ever.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Paul on April 11, 2008, 03:02 PM
I have all but stopped collecting...but I am so getting this!

Me too.  It may be the only OT item available this year...gotta support the "sub-line".

I am proud of Hasbro for keeping a secret personally.  Good for them. 
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 11, 2008, 03:03 PM
The info was leaked that we all know of and not ill-gotten.  But the fact remains for Hasbro to pony up and say if it's real or not.

Just to clarify I wasn't implying that the images and info was ill-gotten (hence the "What if" in my post) - if it was, it would have been pulled long ago.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on April 11, 2008, 04:11 PM
<snip>
2. I HIGHLY doubt this will be out in July, otherwise we would have heard something. No way Hasbro would sneak something like this onto the shelves.
<snip>

That big wings white TIE Fighter went from rumor to available at a Toys "R" Us on my way to work in no time flat.  This is really impressive to see them pull off.

Hasbro absolutely can sneak something by the collector community if they have partners which can keep their mouths shut in the world of retail, and Target's a freaking open book.  If it weren't for the pictures at Galactic Hunter (or some other toy site if we just didn't happen to have them) and Target's ridiculously open systems, it's entirely possible this could have made it to retail under the radar.  Unlikely, given the size, but certainly Hasbro has proven that it is possible.

...in 1996, nobody saw what POTF2 Dagobah Luke looked like until it hit Hong Kong about 2-3 weeks before the USA.  (We knew it was coming though, there just weren't any photos until final packaged product surfaced.)   It was a pretty big deal then, too, as aside from these two items, I can't name something that basically went from a mystery to part of my collection in such a short period of time.  Hasbro and the toy media together rarely can keep a secret.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 11, 2008, 05:19 PM
I'm interested in seeing the "belly" of the BMF. In that rear inset photo on the back of the box, there seems to be a large protrusion there - probably to make room for the electronics and the hidden smuggling compartments. But I was curious to see if there is another quad cannon and the small gun that drops out and blasts the Snowtroopers during the escape from Echo Base.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedipurge on April 11, 2008, 06:45 PM
I'm interested in seeing that rear large protrusion there

 :P Watch yourself Jayson with the misquote your fellow JD'er in the Watto Junk area.   ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 11, 2008, 09:43 PM
I like big butts and I can not lie...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 12, 2008, 10:06 AM
Too bad the new Falcon still doesn't have a belly gun.

I was commiserating over the same thing.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: speedermike on April 12, 2008, 10:12 AM
Maybe we should ask Hasbro why they need to be secretive.  There might be a really good, concrete reason.  Maybe if they were still in talk about it being a possible exclusive, they couldn't discuss it.  They're not evil, they're just a big business that is trying to please many diffferent groups of people.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 13, 2008, 10:41 AM
I think they've claimed it's because they want to keep excitement high throughout the year by releasing things slowly, and just in case something falls through we don't all protest and burn down their offices  ::).  I think that's dumb, and frankly I think they'd strengthen customer loyalty by letting us in sooner.


 It may be the only OT item available this year...gotta support the "sub-line".


Great statement.  Never thought I'd see the day where OT WAS a sub-line  :'(
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 13, 2008, 10:51 AM
The info was leaked that we all know of and not ill-gotten.  But the fact remains for Hasbro to pony up and say if it's real or not.

Just to clarify I wasn't implying that the images and info was ill-gotten (hence the "What if" in my post) - if it was, it would have been pulled long ago.

no worries
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 14, 2008, 09:18 AM
I think they've claimed it's because they want to keep excitement high throughout the year by releasing things slowly, and just in case something falls through we don't all protest and burn down their offices  ::).  I think that's dumb, and frankly I think they'd strengthen customer loyalty by letting us in sooner.


I agree. With all the EU stuff coming out, my interest is collecting is waning. I need something to look forward to.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 14, 2008, 10:21 AM
Look at it this way, if you knew what figures were coming out over the next 18 months would you buy the first very expensive release of the figure or wait until the second cheaper release comes out?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2008, 12:58 PM
I think part of the reason this wasn't officially announced is because they want us to spend our money on Indy figures first.  That's my reasoning as to why so little new Star Wars product will be even released the next few months.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 14, 2008, 01:16 PM
Look at it this way, if you knew what figures were coming out over the next 18 months would you buy the first very expensive release of the figure or wait until the second cheaper release comes out?

I'm not sure I understand, Phrube.  The only example I can think of are a few of the vintage-styled going into the Legends waves or into battlepacks, and that's usually later than a year or two not to mention only a fraction of the product lineup.  I personally don't expect Hasbro to show us every stage of the development process, but as soon as completed pics are approved by Lucasfilm, we should be shown imediately  :-*.  How long will it be from those GH pics surfacing that Hasbro will admit to making it?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ctonra on April 14, 2008, 01:52 PM
Daigo-Bah,  You got to rememeber that above all esle Hasbro is a Business!  Competing with other toy companies and even other Star Wars Licencese holders competing for your dollars (YES THEY WANT YOUR MONEY) and the dollers of the consumers (with short attention spans) Myself included.  Many times companies hold info back to keep competitors from knowing what they got in the pipeline, or for marketing plans that may be in motion,  And to get you to buy what is on the shelf today.   If you have ever worked for a Corperation, think about how many layers of Managers. VP's, Directors and Presidents there are and all The BS redtape you need to go through to sharpen a pencil, now add in if they are working with other Comapanies to bring you those products.  how much waiting for simple answers when each department needs to sign off on it.  Now if someone throughs in a date and says MUMS the word until DATE X.  reguardless of if the product is ready to ship.  Guess what we MUM.   to give you an example I work for a garment company that sells to imprintables and promotions that has six warehouses across the US.  with more BS redtape then you could even imagine.  When ever a new catalog comes out, it is like I am holding the holy grail.  No one can see it, We don't have them for customers, they need to be held until date x and all warehouse must have them ship on the same date so that no one customer receives it too early.  (yet the guys on the loading dock look throught as they move em). And for what the next seasons wearables?  It is all because they do not want people and compeditors knowing what we as a company is planning,  I receive truck loads of merchandise that sits for months they no one outside the company can see.   All this for T-shirts, sweat shirts and work uniforms. 

       Sure Habro is the only company selling Star Wars figures so who cares if everyone knows what is coming out.  well Star Wars is competing with evey toy out there for your Money and the money of every kid.  As well as Electronic, games, DVD, CD, Crack, Comic books,. and evey business needs to keep an edge to survive.   Just look at us we find out the we "Might" be getting a NEW BMF Falcon and we are all ready wonder what we are getting next the Sail Barge or Turbo Tank.   these two haven't even hit retail yet.   
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JayDouble on April 14, 2008, 06:37 PM
MSRP is $229.99.

Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: iFett on April 14, 2008, 06:56 PM
MSRP is $229.99.

 ???
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JayDouble on April 14, 2008, 07:19 PM
Here's the info my distributor got from Hasbro:

 Measures over 2 1/2-feet long!
* Includes Han Solo and Chewbacca action figures!
* Electronic lights and sounds!
* Firing rockets!
* Secret smuggling compartments!
* Medical bay!
* Light-up dejarik table!
* Lightsaber training probe!
* Bonus mini-fighter vehicle!
* Canopy seats 4, room for 18 figures!

Ships happen! The fastest ship in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon has amazing speed and firepower that helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire in numerous batteles including Yavin and Endor. Piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca, the Falcon packs powerful secrets and special modifications inside and out - and they all came in handy on that fateful day when Han and Chewie agreed to fly Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, and C-3PO to Alderaan and ended up battling the evil Empire for the first time. As Han Solo says, "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid." Ages 4 & up, requires 3 "AA" batteries, not included.

This set includes 2 action figures. Han Solo, pilot of the Millennium Falcon, is here in all his gear as a pilot. The figure has gloves, a communications headset, a working holster, and all the articulation you need to get this ship halfway across the galaxy! He's joined by Chewbacca, his hairy first mate, who is armed with his giant bowcaster. (Collectors may recognize Han Solo from the 2007 30th Anniversary Collection figure, and Chewbacca from the 2005 mail-away Early Bird Kit release.)

When it's all said and done, this massive toy-- a perfect gift for fans of any age-- includes 6 firing missles, 2 action figures, a mini-fighter vehicle, and more action features than any Star Wars toy vehicle ever made.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JangoTat on April 14, 2008, 07:21 PM
MSRP is $229.99.



whats that?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2008, 08:28 PM
MSRP is $229.99.



whats that?

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Paul on April 14, 2008, 08:39 PM
MSRP is $229.99.



Is that Canadian or AUS Dollars?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: JangoTat on April 14, 2008, 10:12 PM
MSRP is $229.99.



whats that?

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price.

Interesting. If thats what it comes out to then I am defiantly NOT buying this item. Time to cross my fingers and hope its $150 in the end. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 14, 2008, 10:39 PM
Yeah, that would be ridiculous.  Half that amount is till a touch high.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 15, 2008, 08:31 AM
I won't believe that price. It's not much bigger than the AT-TE. Even with all the bells and whistles we could ever want I can't believe that it would cost $130 MORE than the AT-TE. Iconic vehicle or not, exclusive or not, every shread of evidence that's been presented about this has it selling for $150 retail or less.

Perhaps this is your distributor's price JayDouble.

I'm going to call an e-tailer I frequent, to see if he's got the price locked down. I'll report it back here when I get that info.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 15, 2008, 09:06 AM
I think part of the reason this wasn't officially announced is because they want us to spend our money on Indy figures first.  That's my reasoning as to why so little new Star Wars product will be even released the next few months.

That's a great bit of reasoning. I'd buy that as an explanation any day.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2008, 09:23 AM
I really hope that the price isn't approaching $230, that's starting to get steep.  $150 is bad enough, although it does look to be worth it.  As others have mentioned, as cool as the Falcon looks from pics, it doesn't look $130 better than the AT-TE.  I'd really like to get this ship either way - whatever price might turn out to be - but if it is $200 or above, I'm either going to have to skip quite a bit of other stuff or start selling lots of stuff.  There's no way I can see the Mrs. giving the "ok" to a $200+ toy :).  Plus, $200 or more might be pushing it if they want to sell to parents for holiday gifts as well.  I know that gift spending seems to have gone way up these days, but that might be a bit much.  They'll look at that and think "well, we can just get Timmy a Wii for that price". ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: ruiner on April 15, 2008, 09:35 AM
I guess I could see $230 if you consider they did okay with the 'real pony' at that price. 

Problem is the size isn't there if you compare the two toys.

This will be a disaster at that price IMO.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 15, 2008, 10:21 AM
There is no way I can justify $230 for this ship. It's bad enough I have to find space for it but like Brian said, I'd rather go buy a Wii.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2008, 10:54 AM
If it's $230, I'll still get one for full price.  But I'm pretty sure that they'll end up hitting clearance then, at which point if they go low enough I'll consider getting a second one.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 15, 2008, 10:56 AM
Ouch! If that's price is in pesos then it doesn't sound so bad ($15-23).
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 15, 2008, 10:59 AM
I just got word that that price is not in US dollars but in GB pounds!!!
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2008, 11:22 AM
Are you joking Phruby?  If that's the case, aren't we looking at about $450.00?  I don't see that as being possible at all.  That's triple or even quadruple of what seems likely...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Matt on April 15, 2008, 11:34 AM
Yes, Chewie, Hasbro is going to sell the new Falcon for four-hundred and fifty dollars.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 15, 2008, 11:44 AM
(http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/64/06/23210664.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Morgbug on April 15, 2008, 02:03 PM
MSRP is $229.99.



Is that Canadian or AUS Dollars?

Better hope it's AUD, CAD is back worth more than USD again.  :-X
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jesse James on April 15, 2008, 03:08 PM
Uh, like I said...  The Target DPCI # still works for the Falcon and it's still $150.

I love Jayson's pic that got posted.  I can't stop laughing.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 15, 2008, 03:13 PM
He needs to use it as his avatar.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jayson on April 15, 2008, 03:20 PM
Uh, like I said...  The Target DPCI # still works for the Falcon and it's still $150.

I love Jayson's pic that got posted.  I can't stop laughing.

Thanks  ;D It's my "go-to" pic when things get a little nuts in here.

He needs to use it as his avatar.

Nah, the little girl is special. I'll stick with my purple helmeted Sith Lord.   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 15, 2008, 04:04 PM
Nah, the little girl is special. I'll stick with my purple helmeted Sith Lord.   ;)

Be careful how you say that, you might come off as a pedophile.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 15, 2008, 05:57 PM
Nah, the little girl is special. I'll stick with my purple helmeted Sith Lord.   ;)

Be careful how you say that, you might come off as a pedophile.

Or be quoted out of context...
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Darth Broem on April 17, 2008, 09:55 AM
At the other site Kay-Bee has this new Falcon priced at $179.99 in their computer system.  I imagine it will be at least $150 everywhere else.  Nothing really new but at least there is some confirmation about the price range now.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Brian on April 17, 2008, 10:04 AM
I saw that too, and like you said, hopefully that lends more to the $150 pricepoint we originally heard about.  Its nice to see it pop up in another system as well, as further confirmation.  I really hope Hasbro just lets us know for sure about this now (new Q and A's this week, right?).  They'll just look foolish (or jerky) if they don't cop to it at this point.  Its obviously not a store exclusive, so there goes that excuse.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jeff on April 17, 2008, 10:09 AM
(new Q and A's this week, right?). 

No.  :(

Hasbro sent out an e-mail last Friday which said:

"due to the schedules of the different Star Wars team members over the next few weeks, responses to this round of questions will be returned one week later than scheduled on Friday, April 25."

Go ahead and interpret that however you want... is it the "schedules of the different Star Wars team members" or do they need an extra week to figure out what to say about the Falcon?   :D
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Phrubruh on April 17, 2008, 11:33 AM
How many people do they need to answer five simple questions?
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2008, 11:42 AM
How many people do they need to answer five simple questions?

I often wonder that.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 17, 2008, 03:34 PM
(new Q and A's this week, right?). 

No.  :(

Hasbro sent out an e-mail last Friday which said:

"due to the schedules of the different Star Wars team members over the next few weeks, responses to this round of questions will be returned one week later than scheduled on Friday, April 25."

Go ahead and interpret that however you want... is it the "schedules of the different Star Wars team members" or do they need an extra week to figure out what to say about the Falcon?   :D


I'd tend to go with the latter explanation. But of course they'd never fess up to that.
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2008, 12:50 PM
Looks like the Falcon has popped up for $159.99  in the TRU computer.  To recap, that's...

Target = $149.99
TRU = $159.99
KB = $179.99

Hopefully this third piece of evidence will put all the "OMG it's $230!" fears to rest.  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade?
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2008, 01:01 PM
Looks like the Falcon has popped up for $159.99  in the TRU computer.  To recap, that's...

Target = $149.99
TRU = $159.99
KB = $179.99

Hopefully this third piece of evidence will put all the "OMG it's $230!" fears to rest.  ;)

What about those of us with the OMG it's $149.99 fears?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 20, 2008, 01:27 PM
I don't know....$150 seems like an ok price to me.  Of course this is coming from a guy that will probably only get the Falcon.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2008, 06:23 PM
$150 doesn't bother me either.  The reason I probably won't buy one is lack of space. 

And you know we'll see this thing for less than $150 later on anyway.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 20, 2008, 06:28 PM
Does anyone know what the Target card will do as far as a discount?  I mean, if you sign up for one?  That first purchase is discounted, isn't it?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on April 20, 2008, 06:41 PM
I think that 150.00 is an okay price.  The toy does seem to be about 6-7 times the plastic than any of the recent Starfighter assortment toys.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 20, 2008, 06:57 PM
$150 doesn't bother me either.  The reason I probably won't buy one is lack of space. 

And you know we'll see this thing for less than $150 later on anyway.

I hear you about the space....but for this I'll make room.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on April 20, 2008, 07:31 PM
Does anyone know what the Target card will do as far as a discount?  I mean, if you sign up for one?  That first purchase is discounted, isn't it?

Yes, it is a 10% discount on the first purchase. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 21, 2008, 09:18 AM
Any price above free is too much, but, in the long run, $150 seems reasonable given the product. Above that, I might gripe a little as I'm walking out the store with it eagerly waiting to get home to bust it open.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 21, 2008, 02:15 PM
Any price above free is too much, but, in the long run, $150 seems reasonable given the product. Above that, I might gripe a little as I'm walking out the store with it eagerly waiting to get home to bust it open.

I hear ya Ant. I more than dismayed (being civil here) with people on other forums poo-pooing this and the AT-TE. As toys, these things are freakin' outstanding. I'm more than happy they have finally been made and will be coming out. And it shows promises for other large toys we've been wanting.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 21, 2008, 03:28 PM
I'd definitely like to throw in my agreement. This thing is a ******* beauty. The Millenium Falcon is almost as much a character in the saga than any of the main characters, so I'm thrilled to see it finally getting its recognition!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on April 21, 2008, 03:37 PM
Hypothetically speaking, if you only had room for ONE new +$100 vehicle this year, which one would it be?  The Falcon or the AT-TE?

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 21, 2008, 03:40 PM
Well, clearly if I had to choose one, it would be the Falcon. But I'll be getting both.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on April 21, 2008, 03:56 PM
They both look amazing, and I hope to get both too, but if I had to choose one it would definitely be the Falcon as well.

Its always been my favorite ship, and the hand-me-down vintage one I had/have was my only ship aside from the snowspeeder as a kid.  If for some reason I had to sell most of my collection (or just pack it away), I'd want to keep one of these new Falcons and the VOTC/VTSC figures.  I'm really looking forward to it - I've been hoping they would do something like this.  That said, the AT-TE looks awful spiffy too - and I hope I'm able to get both of these.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2008, 04:07 PM
I agree Sal... to see people whining about the price of this thing... or saying it's too big, too small, etc. is pretty irritating.  If collectors aren't happy with this, then they'll never be happy and quite frankly I don't know why they even collect this stuff.

In regards to ruiner's question... I'd have to go with the Falcon.  As much as I love the AT-TE, and really want one, I'd get the Falcon over the AT-TE... not because it's OT, but because I just love what a huge role in the films that it has.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2008, 04:31 PM
Hypothetically speaking, if you only had room for ONE new +$100 vehicle this year, which one would it be?  The Falcon or the AT-TE?

Good question Ruiner...

I'd go with the AT-TE...  The Falcon is obviously underscaled, while the AT-TE's pretty damn close if not spot-on to-scale, and $50 cheaper.  Those two factors would swing my vote and I'd live without a new uber Falcon because, as it is, I'm on the fence on getting it anyway.

Part of me thinks it's too iconic to pass up despite my collecting habits, but at the same time I've stuck to my guns on the scale issue in the past and may do so with the new Falcon.  It'll mostly depend come time how badly I want it when I see it I suppose.  The AT-TE's a must-buy for me though.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on April 21, 2008, 05:13 PM
I'm with ya on the AT-TE. 

The boys love clones and have a nice little army compiled so the AT-TE makes perfect sense in contrast to the Falcon.  As Hasbro says, the kids love the prequels moreso than the OT, and in my house, that holds true.

The Falcon just isn't cool to the kids - and really, I can't blame them for thinking that.  They see no difference between the new one and the one from 1977. 

But that's not to say that if I had the cash I would splurge for both the Falcon and AT-TE.  I most certainly would. 

But as of today, it's looking like the AT-TE will be the only vehicle purchase for 2008.

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Rob on April 21, 2008, 06:25 PM
Does anyone know what the Target card will do as far as a discount?  I mean, if you sign up for one?  That first purchase is discounted, isn't it?

Yes, it is a 10% discount on the first purchase. 

The real question is whether or not you want a new line of credit to save $15.00

If it were me, I'd only consider that if I was wanting the card anyway.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 21, 2008, 06:35 PM
Well for me, it's the AT-TE as well. As much as I love the Falcon and the new features that this version has, the AT-TE is a vehicle I don't have in a scale for my 3.75" figures yet.

Also, I'm still convinced that the original prediction of a July release for the Falcon is off. Either that or SOMEHOW Hasbro has convinced stores like TRU (if the recent Rebelscum report is to be believed) to commit to a space for the Falcon from July through the Christmas season. That seems like an awfully long time.

Although, now that I write this, it almost makes sense, perhaps the reason WHY Hasbro was willing to do the big vehicles is because the box stores ARE willing to devote the shelf space to them for an extended period of time, extending the selling opportunity window.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 22, 2008, 09:16 AM
Hypothetically speaking, if you only had room for ONE new +$100 vehicle this year, which one would it be?  The Falcon or the AT-TE?



Good one. I've been waiting for a larger Falcon for a long time, so it'll have to be the Falcon.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on April 22, 2008, 01:35 PM
Hypothetically speaking...it'd have to be the Falcon, as much as I like the AT-TE.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 22, 2008, 04:51 PM
Hands down the Falcon!

I was planning on two AT-TE's but now all I care about getting is the most iconic SW vehicle - The Falcon. I lost a lot of interest in the AT-TE (I will still get one, don't get me wrong). The BMF looks like an all around cooler to with better play value. If I was a kid who had the ability to still play wit toys I would still have gone for the Falcon. In fact most of my army building habits is based on my childhood wants when I played with toys....25 Cobra troopers, 50 Stormtroopers.........
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on April 23, 2008, 12:24 PM
I just saw the front and back box pictures over at Rebelscum forums.  Well apparently the photos are from Galactichunter.com but I could not see them on that site?  Anyway, holy smokes it looks fantastic! 

Love all the little stuff they put into it.  A light up Dejaric table, escape pod vehicle, medical bay, gunner station, han's chair & computer console thing, 2 rows of chairs, remote training ball and string, smuggling compartments, lights, sounds, phrases, landing gears, radar dish, and on and on.  I never did buy the 30th anniv Han Solo and it looks they packed that in with a VOTC Chewie I believe.  I did not see the underneath turret gun.  So, not sure if that is even included or not? 

Well suffice to say I need to start saving up a lot of money for this and the AT-TE.  The wife is gonna be furious at me this year.  Ha-ha-ha.  Maybe I can get my parents to pitch in a bit because this 34 year old needs his expensive toys! 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 23, 2008, 02:24 PM
Oh yeah, I'm all over this thing. I'm going so far as to rethinking my office set up to accommodate the Falcon and the AT-TE.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 24, 2008, 05:16 PM
I'm definitely going to buy this one, but the cheap-ass in me would sure like to find a way to discount the price somewhat (like a 20% coupon or something).  I should just start a savings fund for it, because that would be the easiest way for me to justify plunking down 150 for a toy all at once.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JangoTat on April 24, 2008, 05:46 PM
I'm definitely going to buy this one, but the cheap-ass in me would sure like to find a way to discount the price somewhat (like a 20% coupon or something).  I should just start a savings fund for it, because that would be the easiest way for me to justify plunking down 150 for a toy all at once.


I know how you feel. Thats why I am gonna be saving all my tonnies ($2) and see how much i can get before this thing comes out. I was initially saving up the money for the At-Te but this falcon just looks ten times better, however that doesnt mean I am going to completly pass on the AT-TE. Ill probably just ask my parents if I can take some money out of my bank account to help though...considering i have been working for 2 years now without touching any of it...

but again it all depends on how much this thing will cost up North if its more then $160 then I will be forced to pass...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on April 24, 2008, 06:50 PM
Let's see...does opening a Target or TRU credit card acount get you 10% off the first purchase?  I may try that, and buy both at once.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 25, 2008, 12:32 AM
As cool as the AT-TE looks, the Falcon wins hands down for me.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2008, 09:18 PM
It's Official.  :)

Straight from Hasbro, via the Q&A this week:

The elephant in the room:
Can we say we held back confirmation because we really couldn't believe it ourselves that it was happening, and didn't want to dash hopes if it somehow fell through? No? OK then, it is time to come clean. As most people have seen by now, pictures did get leaked of what we were hoping would be the biggest secret we ever held onto - the massive, new 3-3/4" Millennium Falcon. We can confirm that it *is* real, and it *is* spectacular! Please trust us when we say that our intentions were truly in the right place - we wanted to surprise fans everywhere with the biggest secret we had ever tried to hold back leading up to the massive 7/26 launch date for Clone Wars/Legacy. We do expect the first availability to be 7/26 at the same time as everything else. We have been working against a reveal plan, including a world debut in Wired Magazine (June issue, on sale in May!), followed by some very key celebrity reviews and additional exposure prior to the public debut at Comic Con. At least that was our intention...with something like this, as big as it is, and as intense the interest is in Star Wars, it proved impossible to hold. Look for additional details to roll out as per the schedule above, and look forward to the full public debut at Comic Con.  


Yes!   ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: P-Siddy on April 25, 2008, 09:27 PM

We can confirm that it *is* real

I don't believe it.  ;)

Hmm, put the full quote in there
Quote
We can confirm that it *is* real, and it *is* spectacular!  
and it appears they have been watching a bit much Seinfeld.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 26, 2008, 12:22 AM
Kudos to Hasbro for not trying to deny its existence and instead relish the chance to let us know when we can see it in stores.  July 26th is going to be one hell of a great day!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JangoTat on April 26, 2008, 12:52 AM
any one else bummed about the ****** looking underside that can be seen on the new picture on scum?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 26, 2008, 12:58 AM
I'm really pleased with how they worded that statement.  They almost forgave whoever it was that leaked the pic because of the coolness of the item!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on April 26, 2008, 12:01 PM
Jangotat---I noticed that too.  Not only is it oddly shaped, but it looks very undetailed.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Resurrection Bob on April 26, 2008, 02:02 PM
I think that's there for two big reasons: 1) To accommodate the fun smuggling compartment action feature, and possibly more importantly, 2) To give the huge thing something more to rest on than a few tiny bits of retractable landing gear.  My Y-Wing can't hold itself up, so I can see how a much larger ship could have a problem too.  I think this is first a playset and second a ship you can fly around.  Assuming you CAN fly it around.  And assuming you'd want to.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on April 26, 2008, 06:23 PM
leading up to the massive 7/26 launch date for Clone Wars/Legacy.

Perhaps the Falcon does hold a key role in the cartoon?  I've stayed away from trailers and spoilers so I have no idea.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 26, 2008, 07:52 PM
I really hope not.  One reason I doubt it is that the box graphics and toy features are completely focused on OT scenes.  But if it is, it would be another gratuitous and nonsensical attempt at connecting things from one trilogy to another.  It would have made more sense to me if we had never seen the droids or Chewbacca in the prequels, considering the size of the galaxy and all that.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 27, 2008, 09:43 AM
The only bummer is that this is out the same day as the At-Te. I'm gonna have a hard time selling this day to the wife. :-X
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on April 27, 2008, 01:12 PM
I really hope not.  One reason I doubt it is that the box graphics and toy features are completely focused on OT scenes.  But if it is, it would be another gratuitous and nonsensical attempt at connecting things from one trilogy to another.  It would have made more sense to me if we had never seen the droids or Chewbacca in the prequels, considering the size of the galaxy and all that.

That never really bothered me in the prequels.  The execution of the droids and Chewie could have better though I will admit.  If they throw the Falcon in the animated series it will not bother me either.  It is supposed to be an old ship with many different captains.  If it pops up I won't care really.   
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on April 27, 2008, 02:33 PM
I really hope not.  One reason I doubt it is that the box graphics and toy features are completely focused on OT scenes.  But if it is, it would be another gratuitous and nonsensical attempt at connecting things from one trilogy to another.  It would have made more sense to me if we had never seen the droids or Chewbacca in the prequels, considering the size of the galaxy and all that.

I agree that the prequels could've done without Chewie. But I think the droids are just one of many elements in there to show the similarities between Luke and Anakin's lives, and because they were destined to go through everything they did to eventually end up with Luke.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing the Falcon in the series, as long as its role makes sense. Like Darth Broem said, it's an old ship that has a long history.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on April 28, 2008, 10:59 AM
Personally, I don't want to see the Falcon in the series... there's no need for it in my opinion.  The galaxy is so expansive that the odds of it ever appearing in a significant battle or whatever before ANH is too far fetched for me. 

The whole idea of Chewbacca being in ROTS was ok, but I didn't need to see that either... and considering Chewbacca's seemingly calling Obi Wan and "old fossil" in ANH, given his obvious respect for Yoda in ROTS, is puzzling.

3PO and R2?  Those were a must in my opinion.  I think it works perfectly with those two.  Though I think having 3PO being made by Anakin, and living on the Lars homestead for a while is a bit too convenient.  I'd rather him have been Bail Organa's droid or something.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 28, 2008, 03:33 PM
Personally, I don't want to see the Falcon in the series... there's no need for it in my opinion.  The galaxy is so expansive that the odds of it ever appearing in a significant battle or whatever before ANH is too far fetched for me. 

The whole idea of Chewbacca being in ROTS was ok, but I didn't need to see that either... and considering Chewbacca's seemingly calling Obi Wan and "old fossil" in ANH, given his obvious respect for Yoda in ROTS, is puzzling.


You got it, Chewie.  That's exactly my thinking.  The problem with a retcon (retroactive continuity) is that it exists to capitalize on the popularity of the original without considering every problem.  The reason for Chewbacca's reaction was simply because at the time, George (if he even had basic details of what the clone wars were) would not have involved him in it.  Chewbacca was meant to be introduced to audiences right there in the Cantina.  I have similar problems with Boba Fett/Slave 1, jawas and Tuskens in Ep 1, and even the plans for the Death Star all showing up in the prequels.  Better had it been a completely isolated trilogy I think.  As for the droids, I credit Anakin's construction of C-3PO and use of R2 as his droid co-pilot as the beginnings of non-acceptance of the prequels into my own personal canon.  In Ep 3, Obi-Wan worked intimately with R2 yet he doesn't know him in Ep4 (because he never was supposed to know him- retcon!).  You know what, though- I actually don't care whether the Falcon shows up in the cartoon, based on my personal stance of anything outside the OT.  I'll enjoy almost any of it without making it a part of my canon and collection.

But back to the toy: 8 inches longer than the vintage mold may not sound like much, but when the entire thing is upscaled to consider those extra 8 inches, it really will look huge compared to the old one.  I can't WAIT to see side-by-side shots!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on April 28, 2008, 04:51 PM
Odd question here...have we actually seen the panels that cover the front half? And, um, do they exist?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on April 28, 2008, 04:57 PM
I don't think we've seen it covered up yet...

But, a cover(s) must exist because if you look at the pics, you can see the various notches and tabs that look like they are used to put the cover on it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on April 29, 2008, 09:20 AM
Just thinking out loud here, but this would be a great item (along with the AT-TE) to buy via HTS.com when they run their 20% off / free shipping coupons.

Falcon = $120 shipped
AT-TE = $80 shipped

This assumes, of course, that they use the same prices as WM / Target; $149.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2008, 11:08 AM
Great call ruiner... wow, great call.

BTW, look at This Image (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=62&pos=2) - you can see that it has the front cover if you look at the little insert pics (bottom left front view, and top right w/ the quad cannon).
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 29, 2008, 01:38 PM
I can't get over how woefully small the 2 pack-in figs look in the boxed shot!  This item, and the shelf space required for it, completely contradict Hasbro's recent responses to Q and As and their business model, and I'm thrilled about it!  It sorta makes anything a possibility, based on this item and the other different themes such as the BAF droids and the 2-pack droid factory stuff.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2008, 01:48 PM
I agree... it does contradict what Hasbro's been saying.  I think they've been saying the "same old thing" for a while now in order to try and surprise us.  Hopefully you're right, that this means much more is possible.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 30, 2008, 09:26 AM
I agree... it does contradict what Hasbro's been saying.  I think they've been saying the "same old thing" for a while now in order to try and surprise us. 

Absolutely. And I'm not upset on bit. In fact, I'm disappointed the cat is out of the bag.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 30, 2008, 01:18 PM
I agree... it does contradict what Hasbro's been saying.  I think they've been saying the "same old thing" for a while now in order to try and surprise us. 

Absolutely. And I'm not upset on bit. In fact, I'm disappointed the cat is out of the bag.

I'm not disappointed the cat is out of the bag. For me, it makes it that much easier to budget for (especially for something of this size and cost) to know in advance as far as possible. In today's US economy, I think it's a plus for we US consumers to have this info. Just my opinion of course.

-Sal
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 1, 2008, 03:05 PM
I don't think we've seen it covered up yet...

But, a cover(s) must exist because if you look at the pics, you can see the various notches and tabs that look like they are used to put the cover on it.

Now we have!!  Check this out:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/IMG_3420wtmk.jpg)

And just check out that cockpit space:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/IMG_3421wtmk.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 1, 2008, 03:15 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Spacey on May 1, 2008, 05:33 PM
Mini-fighter? lolwut  :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 1, 2008, 06:02 PM
Ya know - 8" longer didn't really seem like this would be a lot bigger than the vintage mold, but after seeing the freaking girth of this thing with Han & Chewie in the cockpit....WOW!    :o    I haven't really put this thing into perspective I guess.

Thanks Butterscotch!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 2, 2008, 08:56 AM
8 more inches? That's it? Yeah, the really didi make it look a lot bigger.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on May 2, 2008, 09:11 AM
Is there another play area inside the ship or is it just the space we've seen already?  In other words, is the 'back' cover removable?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on May 2, 2008, 09:49 AM
I get the feeling that it probably isn't.  First off, that part of the Falcon doesn't really get seen in the movies.  And secondly, that back top looks like it's structurally important to the stability of the toy.  Plus judging by the seams on the front cover, it looks like you would be able to tell whether or not that back top would come off or not pretty easily.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on May 2, 2008, 10:18 AM
If you look at the pictures, where is the gunner chair? The show a picture of the gunner chair but its not in the front half of the ship. It has to be in the back half.
Title: Re: TLC Millennium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 2, 2008, 10:29 AM
If you look at the pictures, where is the gunner chair? The show a picture of the gunner chair but its not in the front half of the ship. It has to be in the back half.

I think the gunner station is in the open area, opposite the medical bay and boarding ramp.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/IMG_3423wtmk.jpg)

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 2, 2008, 11:32 AM
I agree that the gunner station appears to be in the medical bay area. I am thinking the very back half will not open up at all. The Electronics/Batteries/Speaker are placed back there.

If it actually opened we would have seen it by now. The back of the box would have showed at least some of the area as well even it was just a open area with no features. There may be a small nook to repair wall panels and such but I am not holding my breath.

Still a great work of art!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on May 2, 2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah, after seeing these pics I think it's clear that what we've seen is all there is.

Still a great looking toy.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 4, 2008, 01:46 PM
I was looking at my collection shelves last night, wondering where in the hell I'm going to put this thing.

Do you think my wife will mind if it takes her spot in the bed the first couple nights?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Greg on May 4, 2008, 02:32 PM
CHEWIE, you might end up on the couch if you bring that up.  :P

I, too, need to find room for this sucker. I'm thinking about leaving it in the box in my bonus room until August, and then move the ship and some other OT stuff into my brother's room when he goes back to school. Too much stuff coming out... this, AT-TEs, more Indy stuff, probably another Gunship, Cloverfield Monster, Spider Droids, Rancors.... yikes. It's gonna be a rough one.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 4, 2008, 03:33 PM
I was looking at my collection shelves last night, wondering where in the hell I'm going to put this thing.

Been thinking the same thing.  I really want to display both the AT-TE and the Falcon, but I have no idea where to fit them.  I'd hate to throw both of these immediately into storage as I do with most of my stuff.  Yes - I'm one of those collectors. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on May 4, 2008, 07:33 PM
I think I'll be hanging mine on the way in "Empire" style, as well ast the At-Te in wall climbing style.  But I want to make sure they can come down easily, as they will be fun pieces to show off.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Greg on May 4, 2008, 07:55 PM
I really want to hang this sucker from my bedroom ceiling with a couple of TIE Interceptors in pursuit, but I don't know how to go about doing it. I know many people use fishing wire when hanging a ship, but I don't know how to make it sturdy yet still be able to play with it when I'm bored.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 5, 2008, 09:06 AM
Just make sure it's load bearing fishing wire...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 5, 2008, 03:29 PM
Mine's going on the floor in place of the older version, in a sort of Docking Bay 94 "scene".
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2008, 03:31 PM
Mine will most likely find its home in a Yavin IV hangar bay diorama.  But we need some new Rebel Fleet Troopers to hang out next to it. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on May 5, 2008, 03:38 PM
Over the past few weekends, I have taken down my "Geonosis Arena" display table and will be turning it into a "Mos Eisley" display table.  Gone are the Hailfire Droids, Clones, etc.  All vehicles put away, all figures moved to the Billy cabinets.

Now I've got plenty of room for a nice Hangar Bay 94/Mos Eisley display table to set up around this beast...  I just have to wait the 8 weeks to get one.  :)

Unfortunately though, no Arena display table means I need to find someplace to put the AT-TE now...  ::)  but at least the Falcon will be out.   ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2008, 03:47 PM
I'm seriously considering hanging the AT-TE "climbing" the wall...  If you anchor a strong hook into a ceiling beam and used some decent gauge wire for floral/craft stuff, it will be surprisingly strong and in my collection room that may be my only option for that item. 

I'm debating on the Falcon still but if I get it I have absolutely no clue where it will go.  Not one idea yet.  My display shelves aren't near big enough for it...  At least width wise.  I could maybe build an extension, but it'll jut out into the room a little.  The AT-TE's likewise huge though, so two is just mind-boggling to figure out how these big things are gonna fit in somewhere when your collection room is seriously limited space.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on May 5, 2008, 07:22 PM
I have a cantina diorama on a small table so I'm probably gonna put this under the table and create some kind of Docking Bay 94 diorama around it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 5, 2008, 10:33 PM
I'm considering on moving the kitchen table into the living room.   :P   Seriously though - we all need to find room for these monsters and I still have no idea where I'm going to put them.   :-\   I bet Hasbro wasn't planning on that....at least from a collector's standpoint - rather than a "centerpiece" for the average collector or kid?  Not that I'm upset about these larger vehicles (which will be cherished) but after soooo many years of collecting - I've simply ran out of room, and I'm obviously in the same boat as most of you guys.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2008, 10:35 PM
I can attest to your storage issues  ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/hosted/minnesota/mikespace_old.jpg)

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2008, 10:55 PM
Egh... that's just sick!!!   ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on May 5, 2008, 11:21 PM
I agree... storing live Tropical Fish in a cardboard box in a storage unit is just sick.  >:(
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2008, 11:33 PM
Do you go out and feed them every day? :-[
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2008, 12:07 AM
I was just hoping that Jayson knew all those guys looking at his **** incase it was some kind of surveilance footage of people lifting his stash.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on May 6, 2008, 12:11 AM
Those guys look really, really shady to me.  Buncha wierdos, especially the bald one on the far left...  :-\
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2008, 12:19 AM
No doubt.  Nobody I'd want to work with.

All I know is he's eyeing up Jaysons stuff like it's destined to be in his Ebay Store.  Bet that guy's giving a hardy "Haha" Nelson laugh right now.  Go check your stuff Jay, and make sure it's ok.  They probably pissed in your fish bowls too.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 6, 2008, 06:00 AM
Actually that is all Mike's (ifett) stuff. I was witness to his "toy cavern" and was instrumental of relocating it down the hall to a LARGER unit. With the aid of "top men" he can fit 4 or 5 times as much stuff in his new warehouse.  ;)

(http://www.sullivanclinton.com/gallery/albums/album06/Raiders_Of_The_Lost_Ark_Government_Warehouse_new.jpg)

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 6, 2008, 09:20 AM

(http://www.jedidefender.com/hosted/minnesota/mikespace_old.jpg)



I can do that. However, once I do, that's the line.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 6, 2008, 10:00 AM
I was looking at my collection shelves last night, wondering where in the hell I'm going to put this thing.

Been thinking the same thing.  I really want to display both the AT-TE and the Falcon, but I have no idea where to fit them.  I'd hate to throw both of these immediately into storage as I do with most of my stuff.  Yes - I'm one of those collectors. 

So am I, so am I... :(
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 6, 2008, 10:02 AM
I can attest to your storage issues  ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/hosted/minnesota/mikespace_old.jpg)



Looks like my old storage unit. I'll have to put up a pic of my sometime. It's grown way to big. I really need to go through my stuff and 'cull from the herd' stuff I either don't want or just plain don't need any longer.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: P-Siddy on May 6, 2008, 10:46 AM
All I know is he's eyeing up Jaysons stuff like it's destined to be in his Ebay Store.  Bet that guy's giving a hardy "Haha" Nelson laugh right now. 

Maybe we should change Justin's screen name to Ebay Store Guy. He does look a little shady.  ;D I'm barely in the picture... a shoulder, chin, and a nose.

Those were good times. Getting cracked in the back by that metal gargantuan tower really felt good.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: ruiner on May 6, 2008, 03:58 PM
Is a goatee required to live in MN?

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: P-Siddy on May 6, 2008, 04:11 PM
Is a goatee required to live in MN?

No, you just need to keep live fish in boxes. Jeff sure looks eager.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 6, 2008, 04:14 PM
Is a goatee required to live in MN?



It's part of our winter coat.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2008, 04:29 PM
Then what happened to Jeff?  He shaved part of his winter coat off it appears...  Or it's going into Spring and he's shedding.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2008, 05:00 PM
If I ever get to the point where I have that much stuff in a storage garage... I think I'd just have to call it quits.   :-X
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2008, 05:29 PM
If I ever get to the point where I have that much stuff in a storage garage... I think I'd just have to call it quits.   :-X

I've been trying.  :-\  That unit was only half full in 05 and I ran into some obvious space issues a few months back.  I just couldn't bring myself to start opening/selling stuff so my "temporary" solution was to go to a larger storage unit until I get a better focus on my collecting habits.  I do collect other toy lines so it's not all Star Wars, but the majority of it is.

It looks bad when you see the whole thing, and I'll admit that I even get disgusted with the amount of crap boxes I have.  Please note that no live fish were harmed in this process.

Sorry for derailing this thread - but I didn't post the picture.   ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 6, 2008, 05:37 PM
If I ever get to the point where I have that much stuff in a storage garage... I think I'd just have to call it quits.   :-X

I've been trying.  :-\  That unit was only half full in 05 and I ran into some obvious space issues a few months back.  I just couldn't bring myself to start opening/selling stuff so my "temporary" solution was to go to a larger storage unit until I get a better focus on my collecting habits.  I do collect other toy lines so it's not all Star Wars, but the majority of it is.

It looks bad when you see the whole thing, and I'll admit that I even get disgusted with the amount of crap boxes I have.  Please note that no live fish were harmed in this process.

Sorry for derailing this thread - but I didn't post the picture.   ;)

Heh, you sound exactly like me. While I LOVE having a large collection, it does often suck that most of it remains in storage. I've got to make a point of it this summer to decide what the hell I'm going to do with it. Sell of what I will, display what I can, and store only what I have to. Wait look, I just decided.....lol!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 6, 2008, 08:31 PM
I'm in a similar boat as I'm setting up my office/collection room.  I have a bunch of rubbermaid bins in a spare bedroom that are in the process of being opened for display.  Much of it will probably be sold off though.

As far as displaying this new Falcon, I have a table in the middle of my collection room (actually two TV stands I bolted together) and it will be the centerpiece!  I think the best parts are the inside playset sort of features.  My plan is to set up the cockpit as a scene in ESB when they are trying to escape from the Empire, and in the center, I plan on setting up the ANH scene where Chewie's playing chess with the droids and Han is talking to Ben and Luke as he practices with his lightsaber.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on May 6, 2008, 09:21 PM
I can't really tell...is the cockpit an open room in which Han and Chewie can sit while other figures stand around behind them, like in the movies? Or is it pretty much just seating for two and nothing else?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 6, 2008, 09:24 PM
I can't really tell...is the cockpit an open room in which Han and Chewie can sit while other figures stand around behind them, like in the movies? Or is it pretty much just seating for two and nothing else?

Nope there's seating for four (like in the movies).

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/IMG_3421wtmk.jpg)

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on May 6, 2008, 09:25 PM
Excellent. :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Oboewan on May 7, 2008, 04:06 PM
And here I was thinking I'd use my GW gift to get the LEGO Falcon....  no WAY i'd be able to display BOTH of them...

Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on May 7, 2008, 05:28 PM
I can't really tell...is the cockpit an open room in which Han and Chewie can sit while other figures stand around behind them, like in the movies? Or is it pretty much just seating for two and nothing else?

Nope there's seating for four (like in the movies).

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/IMG_3421wtmk.jpg)



Hopefully the rumored ANH Obi-Wan Kenobi will be able to fit in the Falcon's cockpit.  The VOTC version probably won't fit.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 7, 2008, 05:31 PM
He should if you remove the robe. He didn't wear it riding in the cockpit anyway.  :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on May 7, 2008, 06:46 PM
Yes, but the knees on that figure aren't articulated.  It looks like the fit for the rear jumpseats might be a little snug.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on May 8, 2008, 07:25 AM
I'm glad the falcon is coming out. I'm depending on it actually, as I decided to sell my OTC version a little ahead of its' ineveitable price drop. But if the TIE, X Wing, and Falcon are signs of eventual "supersizing" of a bunch of ships, we are all headed for storage lockers. Maybe to live in, so we can afford both the products and the storage.
Actually, the Falcon was a straw on my collection camels back. I recently sold every prequel toy except 3 ships and a contingent of clones. It cleared out some space, brought in some cash, and now there is less I intend to buy of the new product coming out, as I can claim something of an "OT" focus. I will however, collect the prequel kubricks. I just couldn't give up the kubricks...

Back to topic- Falcon looks incredible. I have a large white laminate cabinet (home depot) that has a large top shelf 48" by 20" with a Hoth display, and the Falcon will have a home below it in the "ice cavern" as it is trying to take off with snowtroopers swarming in.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 8, 2008, 08:39 AM
Yes, but the knees on that figure aren't articulated.  It looks like the fit for the rear jumpseats might be a little snug.

Geez, I totally forgot about that with Ol' Ben.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: efranks on May 9, 2008, 04:20 PM
Anyone else read Adam May's Galactic Blogger entry today over at GalacticHunter.com?  Sounds like the gods have been angered over the leak of the Falcon photos.  And I'm not surprised since the press release, after the leak, mentioned Wired as having first dibs on breaking that news.

I'm assuming that the "prominent" site is RS and, if so, I could make a guess on who they think leaked the photos.  But I could be wrong.  Either way, it's interesting to actually hear about this from a site as normally this sort of thing seems to get swept behind the scenes and we only hear about it after the fact and in even more vaguely written forum posts or in whispers at conventions.

   E...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 9, 2008, 04:22 PM
Yes, but the knees on that figure aren't articulated.  It looks like the fit for the rear jumpseats might be a little snug.

Geez, I totally forgot about that with Ol' Ben.

...customizing time.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 9, 2008, 04:53 PM
Anyone else read Adam May's Galactic Blogger entry today over at GalacticHunter.com?  Sounds like the gods have been angered over the leak of the Falcon photos.  And I'm not surprised since the press release, after the leak, mentioned Wired as having first dibs on breaking that news.

I'm assuming that the "prominent" site is RS and, if so, I could make a guess on who they think leaked the photos.  But I could be wrong.  Either way, it's interesting to actually hear about this from a site as normally this sort of thing seems to get swept behind the scenes and we only hear about it after the fact and in even more vaguely written forum posts or in whispers at conventions.

   E...

I read it and I'm in agreement with GH.

Hasbro is just POed because they didn't get to break the info the way they wanted to do it. Hell if you ask me, it was BETTER to have been broken by a SW collecting site than some mag that many of us don't buy.

Having this info come out early HAS enabled many a collector to BUDGET for it.

At the hefty $150+ price, not every collector who would want one could save that much in a months time (the perceived time of the "official" release of info had Hasbro had their way).

These extra few weeks have helped those folks to save up for it. Otherwise it could have been a matter of people picking either the AT-TE OR the Falcon. And that would have had some serious negative repercussions to it for future large items.

The buzz created by the release of the pics has been overwhelmingly positive (regardless of those few who are naysaying the toy).

So Wired didn't get to release the info first. So WHAT!

It's the people who mattered and yes by that I mean we collectors, who should have gotten this info first.

If we'd have been blindsided by this, while we would have been excited, again the short amount of time for many to save up for it, would have hindered sales.

I don't blame Adam for not disclosing his source. It's not some government secret. IT'S A TOY!!!

Get over it Hasbro and be glad we the FANDOM have accepted this toy. It's a great product to be sure from what we've seen, yet it IS pricey.

You tok a risk on producing it, and with just a little bit of effort to check all the major collecting sites, you can see that it's going to pay off.

In today's world, it's rare for things to stay secret. And a toy from the most popular movie franchise in history is not one of those secrets that is going to be kept. It's ridiculous to even think so.

So don't be mad Hasbro. Consider it an early test market and that it's a success. You're going to reap the benefits from this come July.

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on May 9, 2008, 09:08 PM
From the Yak Q&A session (http://cgi.denpetersen.com/YAK1/viewtopic.php?p=42395#42395) this week...

Quote
Q3: With Hasbro's "official" acknowledgment of the existence of the BMF (Big Millennium Falcon) can you answer a couple questions regarding it. Does it have the quad cannon on its underside? Is the panel on the rear of the ship (above the engines) removable like the vintage mold? Does it have a handle on the bottom to aide in the recreation of those epic space battles? Can the escape pod/shuttle be plugged/docked in between the Falcon's freight mandibles (forked forward section)?

A3) "Answers are: 1. It does have a non-firing quad cannon on the underside. 2. The rear cover is not removable, except for the battery access hatch, as the electronics and other mechanical components are housed in this area. 3. No, there is not a dedicated handle - the size and weight of this version would really not allow you to “fly” it around like the original – as you stated above – this truly is a BMF!!! 4. Space restrictions (especially the width) in the interior docking bay dictated the overall dimensions of the escape pod. Unfortunately, the distance between the mandibles are too wide for the escape pod to dock.

A quad cannon on the underbelly = cool.  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 10, 2008, 09:32 AM
That is cool. Glad someone asked that question.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on May 10, 2008, 11:03 AM
as BIG and as expensive as this thing's gonna be, as a grown up collector who fondly remembers playing with my vintage (still have it) Falcon, I'm really excited over this. Now my son who is also big into SW thanks to me, leans more towards the at-te,  and since they BOTH are coming just before his birthday in late July, I'm thinking I might have to get both, he gets ONE for his Bday then I stash the other one til xmas. that way he gets TWO big SW toys this year. I like the falcon for obvious nostalgia reasons, all they room to play with the figures in, re-create so many scenes in the cockpit with FOUR figs plus scenes from ESB and RotJ.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth Broem on May 11, 2008, 06:59 PM
I am not sure why Hasbro really thought they were going to be able to keep that a secret up until the Comic Con?  I mean the retail computer systems seem to confirm everything practically a half year or more before items are released anyway.  I am not sure about that time frame but it seems like it.  That was just too big an item to not get leaked out.  I give them an A for effort but someone is always willing to spill the beans about anything toy related.  I think they should just bite the bullet and tell it how they want to a long time in advance.  Obviously they knew for awhile now when they were going to release this.  The prime time would have been at the Toy Fair in New York. 

Oh well, not big deal I guess.  I just find it kind of funny. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 13, 2008, 03:20 PM
Guys,

Don't be easily fooled by this "GH is being targeted and angered Hasbro's God's" ploy.  All pictures of that nature are Watermarked, Hasbro can easily trace something if they want to because only select people have access. Each watermark is different and Wired would have there own.

The packaging department has control of pictures like this, they are eventually responsible for all final product photos for use with the package and marketing. This is a dog & pony show to make this item more legendary with collectors for an underground grass roots approach. Hasbro Marketing purposely leaks stuff out to keep you talking and build buzz around the item. I have friends there and they tell me Hasbro is not mad at all, in fact they love the hype. GH has had no worthy news in ages, while I do like them unlike Sandlosers.com, this is helping their site rep and building traffic for them. They will milk this for what is worth and keep the story alive.

Take all of this with a grain of salt and do not believe everything that's being spoon fed to us. I can believe that Hasbro is mad at the Lars homestead BP leak. Unfinished mock ups are not something they want shown, that is a real leak and not good for business. The Falcon mock ups shown are finished models that represent the actual product. That's how you will tell the difference between what's really "leaked".
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
Guys,

Don't be easily fooled by this "GH is being targeted and angered Hasbro's God's" ploy.  All pictures of that nature are Watermarked, Hasbro can easily trace something if they want to because only select people have access. Each watermark is different and Wired would have there own.

The packaging department has control of pictures like this, they are eventually responsible for all final product photos for use with the package and marketing. This is a dog & pony show to make this item more legendary with collectors for an underground grass roots approach. Hasbro Marketing purposely leaks stuff out to keep you talking and build buzz around the item. I have friends there and they tell me Hasbro is not mad at all, in fact they love the hype. GH has had no worthy news in ages, while I do like them unlike Sandlosers.com, this is helping their site rep and building traffic for them. They will milk this for what is worth and keep the story alive.

Take all of this with a grain of salt and do not believe everything that's being spoon fed to us. I can believe that Hasbro is mad at the Lars homestead BP leak. Unfinished mock ups are not something they want shown, that is a real leak and not good for business. The Falcon mock ups shown are finished models that represent the actual product. That's how you will tell the difference between what's really "leaked".

Well, I had thought this too, but didn't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist (not that you are Jack-that's not what I'm saying). It most certainly would be within Hasbro to do something like this. Hell the infamous April Fool's day figures should be a clue that they are not beyond trumping up something like this to hype up their product. It never jived with me that they would give this info to a magazine. Just doesn't fit with the norm.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2008, 10:47 PM
One thing the big H avoids by not leaking things too early is the expectation that they will make changes based on people's opinions. I would think that if they told us in 2010 that a 42" high AT-AT was coming, it would be 2 years of:
1- WOOOHOOO posts
2- Why not 44"? posts
3- "Not another supersized ship" posts
4- "Quit taking my money out of my Wallet!" posts
5- "I hope it's a Target exclusive so I can get it for 30% off in 40 days" posts

I don't mean to be quite as sarcastic as the post looks, take it as self directed sarcasm. It is just that with the fan community wanting so many different things, ANY product is bound to be targeted with negatives. By waiting until the retail launch window is nigh, they can avoid months or years of "constructive criticisim" by 4,755 people who want 3,642 different things.

And I would pay $220 for the AT-AT. In less than a heartbeat.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 13, 2008, 10:50 PM
42" AT-AT's almost to-scale.  I'm with you thus far.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: clonebuyer111 on May 14, 2008, 03:40 PM
i cant wait to buy the new Millenium Falcon!
it will be exciting!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 15, 2008, 03:12 PM
Well, I had thought this too, but didn't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist (not that you are Jack-that's not what I'm saying). It most certainly would be within Hasbro to do something like this. Hell the infamous April Fool's day figures should be a clue that they are not beyond trumping up something like this to hype up their product. It never jived with me that they would give this info to a magazine. Just doesn't fit with the norm.

I know what you meant Sal (I appreciate the gesture) I am not into conspiracy theorists, I have a "friend" with direct connections, so I am basing it on that. GH needs some traffic and attention, I do not blame them for that. It's just that it is old news, we are excited, it's confirmed and we are all ready to plunk down the cash for it. Next story please, no more milk from it. As I said earlier if this was Sandtroopers I would unleash the hate.

Dan is right on the too early leak, some people are too hard to please. A 42" AT-AT sounds really sweet. Any leaks on that one LMK.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 20, 2008, 02:32 PM
Jayson mentioned this over at Yak...  I'm curious to see what everyone's thoughts over here are on this? (http://www.galactichunter.com/blogger/)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on May 20, 2008, 02:56 PM
Adam's getting his own figure?! Cool! I've always wanted an Adam figure.  ;)

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 20, 2008, 03:09 PM
Ouch.  That's kinda harsh, but at least he won the WoworNever contest.  I wonder how that would have floated with Hasbro/Lucasfilm had this image been posted before the winners were drawn.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on May 20, 2008, 03:18 PM
That is just a steaming pile of bull****!  For Hasbro to take that kind of action against Galactic Hunter is complete BRAVO SIERRA.  Especially with the way information manages to make it's way out of the othe(R) site.

The fact is that Adam's reporting has done more to promote the upcoming Millenium Falcon than Hasbro has done.  The article in WIRED just came out and it was completely lame!  If I hadn't gotten the magazine for free with my Borders reward points, I would have felt genuinely cheated.  But the response to Adam's reporting?  Countless posts in numerous forums that are very positive, and with numerous people saying that they're going to buy more than one of them...even though it's priced at $150.  

And then factor in that the genie was out of the bottle regarding the actual news.  Once someone found the Falcon in Target's computer system a couple of months before we even saw an image, collectors knew something was up.  Not a cool way to handle things on Hasbro's part.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on May 20, 2008, 03:35 PM
Agreed.  I think its kind of lame for Hasbro to be taking this type of action against Galactic Hunter.  I get that they wanted to "surprise" collectors, but with as much stuff that is out there these days - and money tighter than ever for just about everyone - popping a $150 "surprise" on us maybe wasn't the best idea.  Plus, like Nicklab mentioned, all the news at GH has done is generate some big excitement for the Falcon.  A lot of us started saving the moment we got the info, and its even generated lots of talk about what other "large items" we'd like to see - and how much we'd be willing to pay for them.  Like it has been said before, its free (and good) market research for Hasbro.

Plus, the thing is, leaks are just a part of the game these days.  All of the sites have them, and to be honest, GH hasn't had much for awhile now until this big Falcon news.  So, if anything, if GH is going to be punished there are some other sites around that have had a lot of news over the past few years as well.  Are you going to "ban" all of the fan sites?  Kiddos aside, this group is your bread and butter, whether they want to admit it or not - particularly for items that are $100 or more.  If they would start updating their web site in a more timely manner, they could probably avoid things getting leaked before they can debut it.

Sure, it would be nice if things could be a "surprise" like in the vintage days.  I kind of liked the days as a kid where the only way I knew what was out or coming out was by going by the cardback.  It would be nice if that could still be done, but the age of the internet, scalping, and lots more people "collecting" this stuff has really done away with that.  I'm sure it stinks from their side of things that this got "spoiled", but they could have done a big debut themselves if they had brought the news out at Toy Fair, or even on their website.  Just think of the excitement they could have gotten, and traffic to their website, if in the middle of March or something there is just a big post of the "BMF Falcon" at the Hasbro Star Wars site.  They tried to hold out too long I'm afraid, and things (Target computer, KB computer, TRU computer, GH pics, etc.) beat them to the punch.  Plus, on the GH side of things, its not their fault someone sent them the pictures.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: efranks on May 20, 2008, 03:42 PM
So, if this was all a leak on Hasbro's part to boost GH's readership, why the continued blog posts about fallout from it?  I don't know Adam May personally, but would he fabricate this much drama just because?

If Hasbro really sanctions them because of that post it's pretty ****** on Hasbro's part.  What advertising have they really had to pay for on the SW line for the last 2 years?  How about any year when there's no movie?  Practically none.  They get it all for free from the fan sites.  Up till recently they didn't even update their own web site on a regular basis.

We know that Hasbro sends out perks to otheR Sites and it would be interesting to see who is on that mailing list, see what it takes to get that special treatment.

   E...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 20, 2008, 04:00 PM
Hasbro really needs to come out and post an official response on their website. 

And if they're really blackballing GH, they're going to be pissing off a lot of people (including myself)... I mean, WTF is the point in there even being fan sites if this is how Hasbro's going to treat them?

Also pathetic how the article by Wired hints that the previous Falcon cost $100.00.  Pathetic.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2008, 06:08 PM
I don't understand Hasbro's response to this at all. Maybe Wired is fussing at Hasbro for having been promised a big exciting unveiling and basically printing a lame afterthought.

And is Hasbro punishing Target for putting it in their computer system before they were told to?

We probably don't know the whole story, but what we do know smells like s*** on Hasbro's collective shoe.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 20, 2008, 06:23 PM
Hasbro's going to need to do damage control, and FAST, if they expect to keep themselves from feeling collector anger over the treatment of GH.  As everyone else has already said at length, what GH did is show a photo of an item that excited a lot of people from all over the collector spectrum, did not make money off of the showing of said photograph, and it has generated a lot of excitement and enthusiasm and (one would suspect) a lot of potential purchases.  As opposed to Wired, who were going to be showing it to primarily a lot of folks who don't collect toys to begin with, charge a few bucks for the magazine and make money off the photograph, and then subsequently go back to bashing SW for being "too kiddie" within a year. 

And what does it come down to, really?  Adam won't reveal his source, and *that* has Hasbro punishing him and GH as a whole, for showing a photo that leaked out of (most likely) their own company?  So, Hasbro is against freedom of the press and confidentiality of sources?  So, because Adam is standing by his story and not hanging someone else out to dry, Hasbro is going to now (openly rather than covertly) suck the otheR Site teat and make GH (and one would assume, the rest of the fan community eventually) sit in the corner?  It's only a matter of time before they start charging a licensing fee for photos of their toys, as they are copyrighted by LFL and Hasbro, after all.   ::)

Hasbro built up a lot of goodwill from the collecting community by doing this item (and the AT-TE) to begin with, and unless they drop this matter completely, there's going to be a lot of ill will that not even a BMF Falcon is going to make up for. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2008, 07:23 PM
I dunno, to be honest I don't think there's going to be any repurcussion felt by Hasbro over this, regardless of the facts of the matter...  Are collectors really going to boycot?  I doubt it...  Maybe I just have less faith in the solidarity of the hobby's die-hards than you, Dr. P.  I just don't think they'll boycot the Falcon or any Hasbro products really unless they simply don't want them.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: CHEWIE on May 20, 2008, 07:34 PM
Hmm... GH took down the blog link from the main page.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on May 20, 2008, 08:10 PM
Actually, if the fan base really wanted to support Adam and show some solidarity, NO SITES should send in Q&A next week.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: P-Siddy on May 20, 2008, 08:45 PM
And is Hasbro punishing Target for putting it in their computer system before they were told to?

Bingo. Is hasbro going to bring down the hammer on Target because they put items in their system before they release an image? Lame for hasbro to go after a fan site for a problem with their own internal security.

If they punish GH for this, I can't think of a way for solidarity on this. Boycott the BMF? That wouldn't look good for future release of big vehicles (and a lot of people want the Falcon). Not sending in Q&As? That's a priviledge as far as the Big H is concerned. They can quit doing them but I think a lot of people like this format.

I think Hasbro needs to step back and let GH free. It wasn't GH's fault for announcing breaking news. It's someone within their own company.

Cool that Adam won.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: evenflow on May 20, 2008, 09:29 PM
I personally dont see the point of everyone not sending in questions. We are just screwing ourselves even more. I dont agree with Hasbro if indeed they are being this ridiculous over the leak, but there is no need to mess with soemthing good they do for us.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 20, 2008, 09:54 PM
Are collectors really going to boycot?  I doubt it...  Maybe I just have less faith in the solidarity of the hobby's die-hards than you, Dr. P.  I just don't think they'll boycot the Falcon or any Hasbro products really unless they simply don't want them.

I wasn't referring specifically to a boycott, Jesse, but just a decrease in positive things to say about the company/team/etc.  I will be the first to admit that I'm a loudmouth when it comes to making fun of Hasbro and questioning the logic of their decisions, but in the last year, they had seemingly made an effort to listen to feedback from collectors, they were considering everything in terms of product selection, and even though I made a habit of poking fun at them whenever possible, there wasn't really much to point at and say, "that was ridiculous."  Hasbro, and the SW team over there especially, had made big inroads in terms of relations with the collecting community, but I wonder if this situation has put a huge dent in that for a lot of people.

Boycott the products?  Absolutely not, as I think even Adam would say "no" to that strategy, what with his vocal and persuasive support of the BMF to begin with.  All I'm saying is that Hasbro's being completely asinine about this whole situation, blaming a guy who does unpaid work for a (I would assume) not-for-profit website who is a fan and loyal collector for the stupidity of whoever their employee was that screwed all this up (in their eyes) to begin with, as Darth Vlad said.  Threatening fans and fan sites with legal action isn't going to make people think Hasbro is all sunshine and lollipops, nor should it.  The only people who wind up looking bad in this situation are Hasbro, period.



Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 20, 2008, 10:43 PM
I personally dont see the point of everyone not sending in questions. We are just screwing ourselves even more. I dont agree with Hasbro if indeed they are being this ridiculous over the leak, but there is no need to mess with soemthing good they do for us.

Do you like reading into smoke and mirrors every other week as I do?  That's pretty much all I get out of most of Hasbro's answers.  Not to say that we shouldn't send in questions, but Hasbro treats these toys as top secret military stuff, and I think that needs to stop.

This whole thing is just a mess - the way it turned out, and I really dislike Hasbro for puninishing GH for the image.  As others have mentioned already - I wouldn't have the funds available for a $150 purchase outside of the AT-TE and all the other **** that's going to be hitting on 07/26.  Mark this date on your calanders boys and girls.  This *should be* the most expensive SW launch date that we've seen in some time.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: evenflow on May 21, 2008, 06:40 AM
I personally dont see the point of everyone not sending in questions. We are just screwing ourselves even more. I dont agree with Hasbro if indeed they are being this ridiculous over the leak, but there is no need to mess with soemthing good they do for us.

Do you like reading into smoke and mirrors every other week as I do?  That's pretty much all I get out of most of Hasbro's answers.  Not to say that we shouldn't send in questions, but Hasbro treats these toys as top secret military stuff, and I think that needs to stop.

This whole thing is just a mess - the way it turned out, and I really dislike Hasbro for puninishing GH for the image.  As others have mentioned already - I wouldn't have the funds available for a $150 purchase outside of the AT-TE and all the other **** that's going to be hitting on 07/26.  Mark this date on your calanders boys and girls.  This *should be* the most expensive SW launch date that we've seen in some time.

I agree about the GH thing. If this is really the way they are handling it, its just ridiculous and even childish. The leak happened so they should should just deal with it and continue to promote it.

As for the Q&A's, i dont think we are entitled to know everything so i don't have a problem with the smoke and mirrors. For the most part they are vague but they do give us some info and if anything allows Hasbro to know what we are thinking. I think that for some reason we have a sense of entitlement to know everything we have planned. We really don't. I am sure there are reasons why things are held back, and although the magazine article for the falcon was probably something we would have never known about, they probably had a contract and would have announced it after that. We don't know all the inner workings. They probbaly also have stuffed saved for SDCC. If the casual fan knew everything then perhaps they wouldnt stop at the booth to see new items or go to a panel. (We dedicated and insane fans would go anyway) I just don't see it being as simple as why don't they tell us everything.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on May 21, 2008, 09:47 AM
Actually, if the fan base really wanted to support Adam and show some solidarity, NO SITES should send in Q&A next week.

Or just every question could be...

Hasbro--WTF!?!--Name of Site

 :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on May 21, 2008, 09:51 AM
Wired has a online article about the Falcon. It has just one picture and is really brief. No information about what makes it new except its about a foot bigger, the cockpit is bigger and the original Falcon designer worked on this one. All this fighting over a small paragraph. Phillip Wise just wishes it was his site that got the leak instead of Adam.

Wired allows you to leave a comment. I put mine down. I think we should all do the same in support of Adam.

Wired's Playlist: A New Millennium Falcon, the Small Olympius E-420 DSLR, Virgin America (http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/multimedia/2008/05/pl_playlist?slide=1&slideView=4)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on May 21, 2008, 10:01 AM
I saw that article yesterday afternoon as well, sure wasn't anything all that spectacular.  The pics (and descriptions) at GH were much better, and this Wired exclusive sure didn't amount to much.  Like it was mentioned, one paragraph and not much detail.  A new/different pic, which is nice, but it does make you wonder why Wired gets this type of an exclusive and the "official" Star Wars Insider magazine's toy section usually shows toys we've known about for 4-6 months.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on May 21, 2008, 10:08 AM
I left my comment. Thanks for the link! :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 21, 2008, 10:10 AM
LOL- I just read your comments over there!  They were great!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jayson on May 22, 2008, 09:30 AM
Officially official (http://hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsID=0CF4393B-D56F-E112-4F75D3D570D34100)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 22, 2008, 10:32 AM
I guess Hasbro was embarrassed about promising exclusivity to Wired for this, and felt like a bitch when it was leaked! 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 22, 2008, 12:49 PM
Officially official (http://hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsID=0CF4393B-D56F-E112-4F75D3D570D34100)

Meh, only about a month or so late, huh?

I've got my money saved up for this BMF. Greatly looking forward to having it in my collection!

[Edit] I forgot to add...THANK YOU GH FOR POSTING THE PICTURES. Because of this early notice I was able to budget for this AND 3 AT-TEs and 2 Homing Spider droids and 2 V-wings. Had this waited until SDCC, I most likely would have had to wait 2-3 months longer before I could have bought it. With the early-bird holiday toy shoppers, it might have been hard by then. So again THANKS GH!!! [end edit]
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Diddly on May 22, 2008, 01:58 PM
Hmm, so from what I got from that article, it sounds like the Falcon was originally supposed to be revealed at SDCC, which is what, roughly a week before the July 26? Yeah, those Falcon sales would be skyrocketing if that ended up happening (they'd all sale but not all initially, as people need time to save up money). So the leak was for the best, but it still sucks about GH.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 23, 2008, 09:11 AM
it sounds like the Falcon was originally supposed to be revealed at SDCC, which is what, roughly a week before the July 26?

Not even. Three days before it's release. Some of us will still be at SDCC when this stuff comes out.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on May 23, 2008, 09:48 AM
Of course the dealers at SDCC will already have it at a hefty markup.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: speedermike on May 23, 2008, 09:02 PM
Y'know, if Hasbro realy wants to get us excited, they should show a side-by-side with the Kenner mold!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2008, 12:11 AM
I agree, why aren't they showing it off next to some figures in a cool display?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 24, 2008, 03:08 AM
I'll have that picture for you on 27 July.   :D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 24, 2008, 10:04 AM
Of course the dealers at SDCC will already have it at a hefty markup.

I'd like to see all the Target and WM stores that morning with unusually high concentration of collectors in the area.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Phrubruh on May 26, 2008, 10:21 AM
Of course the dealers at SDCC will already have it at a hefty markup.

I'd like to see all the Target and WM stores that morning with unusually high concentration of collectors in the area.

...and everyone of those stores will have absolutely nothing put out. (just like they did for Indy)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on May 26, 2008, 10:42 AM
I don't know about that.  I think Indy is a completely different case.  There hadn't been an Indiana Jones presence in stores for decades, and hence no shelf space.  Star Wars is already in the stores and has planogram space.  It's just a matter of expanding that.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 27, 2008, 08:28 AM
I also think that with Indy there was a street date, but it really wasn't a big deal, there wasn't a major launch like was done with ROTS.

I think Hasbro is pushing the big-box stores to have major launches like with ROTS. I could see the marquee area at all of our TRUs switching over to Clone Wars in July.

I'm really surprised that they are still set up as Speed Racer (boy did Mattel blow a lot of money on that movie) - I would have thought that the area would have converted over to the Dark Knight at this point, but instead it seems that the Dark Knight, Hulk, Iron Man, Prince Caspian and Indy all seem relegated to a smaller area across from Speed Racer.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: iFett on May 27, 2008, 04:36 PM
Just got caught up today on the QnA's.  I can't believe this thing weighs 16 pounds.  Perhaps that's with the weight of the 18 D size batteries?

Yak Bonus: How much does the BMF (Big Millennium Falcon) weigh?

Answer: Believe it or not, the Millennium Falcon weighs in at about 16 lbs, at least according to our material specs. That's one heavy MF!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 28, 2008, 09:17 AM
I donno, with all the features and electronics, it's weight should be noticeable. Heck, i'll bet most of it is in the motorized ramp feature.  :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 5, 2008, 02:40 AM
Here's the link for the pack in instructions for the Falcon:

http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/87591.pdf
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 5, 2008, 08:51 AM
Here's the link for the pack in instructions for the Falcon:

http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/87591.pdf

In the infamous words of Pinky, "Narf!"
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on June 5, 2008, 09:22 AM
Thanks for passing that along Ghost of QG - looking through those it really reinforces to me how awesome this toy is going to be.  The sounds/features/etc. are just great, and its amazing how many are included in this toy.  Its going to be one heck of a Falcon, and I can't wait.  If I could only buy one thing this year, I'm pretty sure this would be it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 5, 2008, 09:31 AM
Talk about spoilers! Very impressive. Thanks for posting that info.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 5, 2008, 12:03 PM
13 switches!  Oh, this is going to be fun.  8)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jesse James on June 5, 2008, 03:22 PM
Shows all the guns too...  Looks like they tried to include Han's hidden anti-infantry blaster as well there. :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Nicklab on June 5, 2008, 03:29 PM
It's very cool to see so many more details from those illustrations.  The main smuggling hold/maintenance hatch in the main hold is cool to see.  And those other doors near the medical bay apparently open, too.  The battery location is pretty well disguised as well.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 6, 2008, 12:41 AM
This Falcon just gets better and better with each look!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 6, 2008, 09:20 AM
I got through the entire document, there's some nicely designed stuff in this thing. Hasbro really needs a huge pat on the back.

EDIT: There's a Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udR4uK_TfL0) for this!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Brian on June 6, 2008, 12:16 PM
Thanks for posting that video.  Man, I'm looking forward to this.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Jeff on June 6, 2008, 01:17 PM
Man, I need that Falcon so bad...   :-[
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 7, 2008, 12:06 AM
Man, I need that Falcon so bad...   :-[

Agreed - both of these vehicles really convey that you're getting your money's worth with them. Just the size of this one alone is phenomenal.

I wish we would have know that all it would have taken to get us this version of the Falcon sooner was for the old Kenner tools to break, I think we as a collector community could have easily paid off a Hasbro factory worker to "accidently" drop the molds. Hehe.

I would have rather had this before now instead of buying the three packaging variations of the old Kenner mold.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 7, 2008, 10:04 AM


I would have rather had this before now instead of buying the three packaging variations of the old Kenner mold.

Especially with gas budgets eating into SW budgets. :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: David on June 7, 2008, 11:41 AM
This is AMAZING, it may end up being the best thing in the 3.75" line ever!!!! :o ;D

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Dan on June 8, 2008, 07:22 AM
It will be the reason to get out of bed July 27th, no doubt about it. My only paranoid concern is the plastics used. 16 pounds and doors/compartments everywhere you look- I hope it is well supported and those doors are made to open and close many times without breaking.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon Upgrade
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 8, 2008, 10:00 AM
It will be the reason to get out of bed July 27th, no doubt about it. My only paranoid concern is the plastics used. 16 pounds and doors/compartments everywhere you look- I hope it is well supported and those doors are made to open and close many times without breaking.

Well, one thing I did note in the video was that the guy giving the demonstration was being (IMHO) rather rough with the toy. Popping off panels with force, hitting buttons multiple times, swinging doors open and shut with speed. So that leads me to believe that the toy is made sturdily. The last thing you would want is the thing to break while you're giving a demo, that's being video taped.

The other way to look at it is that it does nothing to help Hasbro's standing with the retailers if the retailers have to take them back from angry parents who feel that after they just shelled out $150 + tax the cockpit or gangplank should NOT have just broken.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 12, 2008, 08:17 PM
It has been found locally to me. I wanted to check it out today but my dad refused and since I don't have my license there was no way I could get there. I'm going tommorow but considering I wont be getting back till around 5pm I doubt I will have any luck.. :'(
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 13, 2008, 03:11 AM
Saw that Canada had them on the shelf. $260 Canadian dollars including tax ? Pretty cheap. What is that, $25 in the US? Wish I could get one that cheap ;D ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: DSJ™ on June 13, 2008, 04:02 AM
I feal sorry for the people that want this in the other Canadian province's. In Alberta, we only have the one GST tax of 5% so for that sucker it comes out to $209.98 CDN.  :-*
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 13, 2008, 09:13 AM
I suppose that means that it could start getting leaked in the US. Interesting.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 13, 2008, 10:00 AM
I feal sorry for the people that want this in the other Canadian province's. In Alberta, we only have the one GST tax of 5% so for that sucker it comes out to $209.98 CDN.  :-*

after tax it is basically $226 :o ouch! This thing is going to commit overkill on my wallet. I am gonna call the TRU that it was found at, see if I can have one reserved for me. *crosses fingers*


edit: I called in and they are holding one for me 8) Now I just hope I can get a drive their after my unversity appointment. If I do end up buying it I will post pictures as soon as I can. If I can get this purchase out of the way it will definatly make july 26 a lot easier on both my mind and wallet. And there really is no point in going down to the states to get this thing for $50 cheaper just because I would get nailed to pay taxes at the border anyways, besides maybe this will show Hasbro Canada that there are serious collectors up here too.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 13, 2008, 11:34 AM
I'm surprised that this hit Canada before the US.  Has something similar ever happened before?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 13, 2008, 11:40 AM
I'm surprised that this hit Canada before the US.  Has something similar ever happened before?

TAC wave 1 hit here first as well.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 13, 2008, 03:09 PM
I'm surprised that this hit Canada before the US.  Has something similar ever happened before?

Quite often.  I believe Transformers Animated saw distribution in Canada about a month and change ago, and we're just starting to see it in the USA (outside Ohio) as of the last two weeks.

If there's no communicated embargo date printed on the shipping cases, or an aisle reset to coincide with the new product release date, it's VERY possible these could show up anywhere between now and the big street date.  If the store doesn't know what the story is with these items, they're just going to sell them, and that's probably going to happen more frequently as stores so decide.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: CHEWIE on June 13, 2008, 03:36 PM
I called in and they are holding one for me 8) Now I just hope I can get a drive their after my unversity appointment. If I do end up buying it I will post pictures as soon as I can. If I can get this purchase out of the way it will definatly make july 26 a lot easier on both my mind and wallet. And there really is no point in going down to the states to get this thing for $50 cheaper just because I would get nailed to pay taxes at the border anyways, besides maybe this will show Hasbro Canada that there are serious collectors up here too.

Good for you that they're holding one (very cool!!). 

I agree that getting it early will make July 26 a LOT easier.  Hoping they leak early down here too. 

Please do take pics if you can.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 13, 2008, 09:10 PM
Well I went the TRU and low and behold the BMF was sitting on the counter waiting for me. this thing is kick@$$ and HUGE, for the time being I have to keep it in my collection room but I know for sure it wont be able to stay in their for long as it takes way to much space. The inside is really well detailed but the figures do have a hard time sitting in the chairs. And it really does make the old one look bad.
As I said here are some pictures, I could not get to many of them though cause my camera kept dying. Ill post more of the interior when I get the chance. (mind you Ill be studing for exams though this weekend)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/P1031143.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2043.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Greg on June 13, 2008, 09:54 PM
JangoTat, I'm truly jealous of you. Stop studying and take more pics. Exams are for nerds.  8)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth Broem on June 13, 2008, 11:44 PM
Wow!  That thing is a beast! 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 14, 2008, 12:19 AM
I can't believe how puny the old one looks!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on June 14, 2008, 01:36 AM
Wow that's a big friggin' toy...  Thanks for the pics JangoTat, now piss on those books and get to some interior shots.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 14, 2008, 02:04 AM
Nice score Jango....looks like I'm going to have to clear some MORE room off the table I plan to display this Falcon on.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 14, 2008, 10:24 AM
I can't believe how puny the old one looks!

Seriously. Really gives perspective. Well done, Hasbro!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: David on June 14, 2008, 12:40 PM
 :o

Thanks for the pics. I am so so jealous. I want to go to Canada just to get that beautiful toy NOW! :-\
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: evenflow on June 14, 2008, 01:39 PM
When you get to taking the pictures can you try to get a good shot of the Jedi Training remote and the Dejarek table?  ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2008, 04:01 PM
Wow, that looks fantastic! And congrats on the coup of continental sw shopping- 43 days more for the rest of us...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 14, 2008, 04:52 PM
Hey guys my internet has been down all day, something about Bell shuting down in my area >:(. But I was able to get some pictures, I have pictures of the remote but I missed the table in the shots, mind you I my camera also had its final moment last night and it no longer gets past the welcome sequence in turning on so I had to use a video cam for these pics which will explain the blurryness in some of the pictures.

I'll start off with a popular seen, thats how big the outside is compared to figures.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT0001.jpg)

**** pit is huge, a little tough to fit the figures on the seats but in the end it is great with working lights inside as well
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00012.jpg)

With secret compartment hatch
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00013.jpg)
without
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00015.jpg)

Medical bay and storage room. the storage room is just that an empty space with a a ledge that looks like it is intended to sit figures on
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00016.jpg)

Secret compartment 2/Hall way
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00017.jpg)
no hatch
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00018.jpg)
Really dark image but this is the turret chair it is cool but hard to sit a figure on it
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT00019.jpg)

the miny fighter
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT000110.jpg)

The opened up BMF!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/PICT000111.jpg)

Hope you guys like the pictures, it was the least I could do in short notice considering I still have these damn exams and I still got to enrol into the rest of my university courses cause for all I know the internet can shut down AGAIN.

Hope you guys like the pictures, if you guys have any questions about this sucker just go ahead and ask ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 14, 2008, 06:15 PM
Well I was on that otheR Site and noticed a lot of people complaining that my side by side comparison was no good, SO after some time smackingfixing my camera I was able to squeeze out some more life out of it. Hope this shot gives you guys a better idea of just how much bigger this beast really is!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2044.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 14, 2008, 07:02 PM
My word!  Jangotat, thanks for the awesome pics!  Geez, you can fit the old one inside the new one!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Nicklab on June 14, 2008, 07:04 PM
Look at the size of that thing!




;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2008, 08:31 PM
Fantastic set of shots, blurry or not! Thanks!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Greg on June 14, 2008, 09:04 PM
What a hunk of junk!

But I'm still gonna buy at least one. Maybe up to four. I could use some new coffee tables.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jeff on June 14, 2008, 10:47 PM
JangoTat, thanks for all the pics!

I cannot believe how excited I am to get my hands on one of these...   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/n040.gif)


if you guys have any questions about this sucker just go ahead and ask ;)

Can you take a picture of the underside so we can check out the detailing and the guns on the bottom?  Thanks in advance if you can!  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 14, 2008, 11:26 PM
Well with the state my camera is in I tried to get the best detailing I could get, but as you may notice the bottom corner is well brighter for some reason. I have been having troubles with this thing for a couple years though. But here are the requested shots, along with one that someone from snowtroopers was asking me about, the storage room.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2055.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2056.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2057.jpg)
 And lastly a better shot of the game table, I beleive evenflow requested that one earlier.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/hockey_77/HPIM2058.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jeff on June 14, 2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks again!  I still can't believe they got the little pop-down "anti-stormtrooper" cannon from ANH on the underside... fantastic!  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 15, 2008, 12:39 AM
The old Falcon is completely dwarfed by the new one!  I'm definitely going to hit Toys R Us tomorrow and hope that Western Canada is blessed with the early arrival on the shelf too.  Thanks a million for providing those pics!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: boba fett 1967 on June 15, 2008, 12:52 AM
The "Flying Hamburger" (B.K.A. The Falcon) has never looked better. I have been waiting 30 years for this. The force is truly with us. ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Diddly on June 15, 2008, 01:28 AM
Crimany, I am so excited to get this. Storage issues be damned!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 15, 2008, 01:52 AM
Awesome pictures Jango!  Thanks!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: bikerscout1 on June 15, 2008, 07:53 AM
She's got it where it counts, kid.

Never owned a falcon, but glad I waited until now.  I better start making some room.  Serious room.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 15, 2008, 11:27 AM
Thanks for taking and posting the pics Jango!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: evenflow on June 15, 2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks for the pics!  ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Diddly on June 15, 2008, 01:15 PM
Jango, you don't need to take a pic of this, but is there room at the front of the ship for Han to stand and make repairs, like he was when he said goodbye to Luke in ESB?

Also, how much assembly was required out of the box?

Thanks again for the pics!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 15, 2008, 01:50 PM
Jango, you don't need to take a pic of this, but is there room at the front of the ship for Han to stand and make repairs, like he was when he said goodbye to Luke in ESB?

Also, how much assembly was required out of the box?

Thanks again for the pics!

Its hard and will not look the same way as done in the movie but it is possible to get Solo to stand there.

In terms of assembly, there are around 25-30 stickers, attaching the two front "mandables" (which snap in place without any effort) the two cannons, and the radar dish. Its basically all really assembled and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to put the stickers in place depending on how careful you are.

No problem about the pictures, gives me an excuse to take a break while I study :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on June 15, 2008, 05:08 PM
magnific shots. congratulations for your BMF!!

Hasbro must made the big At-at with most detailed elements
in that case the BATAT cockpit should hold 4 up to 6 action figures. :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: speedermike on June 15, 2008, 07:09 PM
Wow.. That little room looks like it's made for gettin' some, not just storage..  "If the Falcon's a rockin'..."
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on June 16, 2008, 12:17 AM
The Falcon as it needed to be.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2008, 09:04 AM
JangoTat, thanks for the great pics.  I got a chance to check them out over the weekend, but wasn't able to post until today.  As others have said, this thing continues to look amazing.  I knew it was supposed to be larger than the original, but the difference is a lot more than I thought it would be.  I haven't looked forward to a collectible like this for a long time, but I really have no idea where its going to go.  I'm pretty certain I don't have any shelves nearly deep enough to hold this new Falcon.  It looks amazing though, and a great centerpiece for a collection.  I wonder if the price would keep parents away (although it looks like it might be worth it), but could you imagine having one of these waiting for your Christmas morning as a kid?  Fun stuff.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: BrentS on June 16, 2008, 09:22 AM
Impressive...  Most Impressive...

Thanks for taking the photos.  I wasn't going to get one of these as I'd be scaling back my Hasbro figures but I'm really, really tempted now.  That side by side comparison is stunning.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 16, 2008, 10:05 AM
That's no ship, that's a playset!

Great pics Jangotat!

You are offically the man (until the second person finds and buys this,then it's old news, lol)

I'm envious, but only jovially so. You pics are just making me want this ship more and more!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedipurge on June 16, 2008, 11:45 AM
Well I'm glad he made the right choice.  Posting pics of this Big MF over studying, Thanx Jango.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on June 16, 2008, 01:04 PM
Well I'm glad he made the right choice.  Posting pics of this Big MF over studying, Thanx Jango.

Well I still got a lot of studying done, although apperently I studied for the wrong things because the UN did not have as big of a part on the exam like my teacher said it would :-\ 1 exam down 3 to go.

In terms of the pictures, I took them all during my "breaks". To keep my self from going bored I had to find something to do for 20mins, and besides I thought you guys would like to see what Hasbro has to offer before dropping the cash for this BMF.

Glad you guys like the pictures, next exam..History :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 16, 2008, 03:46 PM
Something tells me this is going to be a hard toy to get this summer......I know this is the first thing on my 7/26 list.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2008, 03:50 PM
Something tells me this is going to be a hard toy to get this summer......I know this is the first thing on my 7/26 list.

Yeah, I'm wondering how difficult the two big vehicles are going to be to get a hold of as well.  You have to figure they can only fit a few out on the shelves/endcaps at a time, so they might be a premium buy.  I've already told myself that this is the first thing I'm looking for that day, and if its all I can get, that's ok.  I'd like to get the AT-TE as well, but I'm not sure if I can afford both that day or not (along with figures, etc.) - so I'm hoping it will be more readily available with the ongoing Clone Wars series and all of that.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Muftak on June 16, 2008, 04:05 PM
I was talking about the reality of this purchase with my wife yesterday (JangoTat's pics got me thinking and I had to make sure my display spot for it would work...it will), and I told her it's the only thing I'm really looking for Star Wars-wise this summer, but at the same time I don't really expect to see it right away. I'm not going to be combing the stores for it like I did years past for other must haves (POTF2 Rancor and Bantha come to mind as such hard targets), and if stores are getting 2 or 4 in per shipment, these will be gobbled up quickly in the beginning.

I don't want to imagine it being that scarce all the way through the holiday season, but the dice could roll the right way and this could be the next Elmo or Wii...or just an item scalpers realize they can buy all of knowing they can profit on eBay.

If I completely miss out on this version, (I am not going to pay above retail or shipping costs!) I know I can wait for the redecoed/new voice chip-ed  ESB's 30th anniversary version circa 2010. You heard it here first...

Either way I am not going to sweat getting it...but when I see it, it will be mine.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: starhorse on June 16, 2008, 04:09 PM
JangoTat thanks for the great pictures!  It looks like the landing gears don't retract into the vehicle itself like the original Falcon.  This is probably good in the end since that sort of mechanism might not support the weight of the toy forever.  I was curious though, do the landing gears pop on and off very easily?  I remember that the landing gears on the Royal Starship were kind of a pain to get back off.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2008, 07:56 PM
As someone who customizes big ships, and who buys 1:18 vehicles, I can attest to the "issues" of weight.  A lot of the 1:18 planes I have actually have weight issues when their gear is down.  Others have this fixed through a mechanism that "locks" the gear in place, but it's not terribly sturdy so you have to be careful when putting the gear down or up...

Likewise making big ships, the weight can really cause a vehicle to buckle under itself.  Often times, bigger vehicles need a skeletal structure to keep them sturdy overall, not just at the landing gear, so it's a pretty significant issue the larger the vehicle gets.  Of course the skeletal structure inside is less a problem with injection molded toys like the Falcon here, but I'd imagine the weight certainly would be.  Even the original Falcons from the vintage years, often have "loose" gear that don't suppor the craft's weight well.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: speedermike on June 16, 2008, 08:24 PM
I don't think these will be hard to find at all.  150.00 items (aside from game consoles) just don't fly off the shelf.  They are planned purchases.   I've never had a hard time finding a vehicle.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 16, 2008, 09:43 PM
Passing for a few reasons:

1.  I don't feel like dropping that much loot on a single toy.
2.  Never been in love with the Falcon much.
3.  This will be released and re-released about ten times, I can always get it later.
4.  Where the **** am I gonna put this thing?

AT-TE is a must get for me though.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on June 16, 2008, 10:28 PM
Passing for a few reasons:

4.  Where the **** am I gonna put this thing?

AT-TE is a must get for me though.

Where the **** are you going to fit that thing if you have no room for the Falcon   ???

I have no room for either, but I'm still buying both and this is probably the last big hoorah I have with SW toys.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Artoo on June 17, 2008, 12:07 AM
Awesome too bad I'll have no money or room for it. I might get the AT-TE though.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 17, 2008, 12:46 AM
2.  Never been in love with the Falcon much.

You commie bastard!   >:(

4.  Where the **** am I gonna put this thing?

I have a few suggestions!   ;)

Seriously, I can see where people will have space issues and cost.  For me though...this might be the only Hasbro thing I buy for my collection, apart from a few random figures.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: evenflow on June 17, 2008, 08:24 AM
I was pretty much all about getting one of each (Falcon and AT-TE) but i am thinking about passing on both becuase of the space issue. As stupid as it may sound, i really want the stupid Jedi training remote.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 17, 2008, 08:53 AM
I have no room for either, but I'm still buying both and this is probably the last big hoorah I have with SW toys.

I hear ya. The whole of last year was my big hoorah. July will be my last big toy event. I have no room for either the Falcon or AT-TE, but I've wanted the AT-TE since I first saw it and this one is done right. And there is no way in hell I'm passing up on the Best MF ever to have been made. Sure it will get rereleased, but possibly at a higher cost, what with oil continuing to go up in price and all.

Get it now if you even think you're going to get it later. You'll be much happier for it in the long run, IMO.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Morgbug on June 17, 2008, 10:46 AM
I don't want to imagine it being that scarce all the way through the holiday season, but the dice could roll the right way and this could be the next Elmo or Wii...or just an item scalpers realize they can buy all of knowing they can profit on eBay.


Respectfully disagree.  Shipping rates in the US have gone up too much to make this a palatable item to sell on ebay.  What're you looking at to ship it in the US now?  Well over $20 I'd guess, if not $40 based on other stuff I'm seeing on ebay.  That's got to factor in. 

I think it will sell well and it's ginormity makes it tempting, but not at the Canadian price.  It'd be cheaper for me to wait and pick it up in the US anyway. 

As for the rarity, maybe in this packaging version, yeah.  But they spent the money on the mold to build it... 

3.  This will be released and re-released about ten times, I can always get it later.

Yurp. 
Title: What to do with Mini-Fighter
Post by: JediSpyke on June 17, 2008, 12:14 PM

First off, what more can I saw about this ship that hasn't already been said? One thing I think they should have waited on (and nobody shoot me over this!) was releasing the AT-TE along the same time. Two HIGH ticket items at one time? I know I'll have to choose one over the other and for me, the Falcon is the obvious choice.

Now for that little fighter. I saw a video (like everyone else) that said the fighter was to give kids something to 'play' with since the ship is so big. Personally, I plan on having that spot as a cargo bay, so what do I do with the small ship?

Here's an idea: Take one of the older Falcons (that will be flooding eBay if nothing else) and modify it. Cut the current cockpit off and cover it over, then mount this little fighter between the mandables. It should give a nice new look to the ship and create a new light freighter.

You could also get one of the small 'submarine' toys and mount the gripper arms on the front of it and create a small work-bee type craft.

I'm sure there are lots of other uses for this nifty little feller... ;)

Spyke
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 17, 2008, 03:15 PM
Not to sound too much like a cheapskate, but does anyone have any ideas about discounts?  We've already mentioned opening a Target card and getting, what, 10% off?  That's $15 right there.  Any other ideas?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Diddly on June 17, 2008, 03:22 PM
Those Target coupons work until October 1 right? That's another $5 off right there.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Muftak on June 17, 2008, 09:48 PM
Respectfully disagree.  Shipping rates in the US have gone up too much to make this a palatable item to sell on ebay.  What're you looking at to ship it in the US now?  Well over $20 I'd guess, if not $40 based on other stuff I'm seeing on ebay.  That's got to factor in. 

All right, I'll keep up the debate in all due respect.

If it is hard enough to find, what parent (and fan of Star Wars back in the day themselves) is going to skimp out on little Johnny's "it" toy of 2008? All they have to do is be willing to dump $250 on it (not out of the question if it gets a little buzz going) and even including shipping the scalpers will make fifty bucks per unit. It beats selling Hot Wheels.

I'd like to think Hasbro will make enough to meet demand, but I have to also believe they are a little scared of the investment involved and may under-produce. Agreed upon future reuses of the mold being the great equalizer in all this, but I believe there is every possibility of this thing being the gotta-have item of the year.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 17, 2008, 11:36 PM
As far as rereleases...I could see a more weathered version down the road.  I'm not waiting though.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: ctonra on June 18, 2008, 02:35 PM
I see four versions rereleased down the road,   ESB-Hoth with Chewie Mechanic and either Repair Droid or  Han Hoth,  ESB- Bespin with Lando and Luke Bespin  ROTJ- Death Star II Assult with General Lando and Nein Numb
And then Cameo appearence Falcon from ATOC.   Or if they go into EU the amount of falcons could go through the roof.   not to mention the shadow falcon. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: obi-dad on June 18, 2008, 02:50 PM
I see four versions rereleased down the road,   ESB-Hoth with Chewie Mechanic and either Repair Droid or  Han Hoth,  ESB- Bespin with Lando and Luke Bespin  ROTJ- Death Star II Assult with General Lando and Nein Numb
And then Cameo appearence Falcon from ATOC.   Or if they go into EU the amount of falcons could go through the roof.   not to mention the shadow falcon. 

I see them rereleasing this vehicle, but the "versions" listed above aren't really different versions, but simply different figures from different scenes.  If that was the case, they could totally repackage the current box and add Luke, C-3PO, R2 with Obi-Wan or Leia.  But I wouldn't be surprised to see a more weathered version, as mentioned by Matt.  I just hope people don't wait on this vehicle, so that we send a strong message to Hasbro to both large size vehicles and playsets (hey, the bmf is really just as much a large playset as it is a large vehicle).  I'd love to see Jabba's Sail Barge, a larger AT-AT and larger AT-ST come out.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Phrubruh on June 18, 2008, 07:42 PM
The new little shuttle included in the BMF reminds me of the little shuttle that Kenner was going to make for the Falcon back in '85.

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/85LineExt/85LineExt31CargoHandler.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millennium Falcon
Post by: Jayson on June 18, 2008, 07:56 PM
I thought the same thing when I first saw the new version. We even asked (http://www.yakfaceforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2987) Hasbro a couple weeks ago if the new escape pod/shuttle dealie was able to dock between the mandibles as a nod to the vintage unproduced shuttle.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: manglord on June 18, 2008, 09:17 PM
My stimulus check could not have come at a better time!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: RichardTheBloody on June 20, 2008, 12:35 AM
re: the side by side comparison


The BMF makes the old one look like a toy!  :P ;D

Seriously tho, that is so many different kinds of kickass it's not even funny. Anyone know how it'd work with Kubricks?

Maybe it'd be even more in scale!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on June 20, 2008, 12:37 AM
Without a doubt, a Kubrick is what, half the size of a SW figure?  The original Falcon works decently with Kubrick figures actually.  If you're looking for that kind of display. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: RichardTheBloody on June 20, 2008, 12:46 AM
Without a doubt, a Kubrick is what, half the size of a SW figure?  The original Falcon works decently with Kubrick figures actually.  If you're looking for that kind of display. 

Heh, if i HAD han and chewie Kubs, i would totally go for a Falcon, but the only ones i have are Royal Guards and a ghost of Anakin (I have another japanese figure line eating up my cash flow LOL)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: superleia on June 23, 2008, 12:41 AM
Holy crap...first one of these just went up on ebay and its freakin huge! Price is high, but I'm tempted...my buddy at TRU told me they are only getting a handful per store in late July and some stores won't be getting any. Confirmed the shipping at $40-$50....what to do...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 23, 2008, 09:41 AM
Don't give into the dark side, don't go e-bay. I wouldn't panic based on what your buddy says and I don't know how he would know what other retailers are getting.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: superleia on June 23, 2008, 11:05 AM
My friend works at TRU and my sis works at K-mart...they usually do a pretty good job of warning me of what's coming down the tracks...gonna check my bank account and then decide...happy hunting everyone
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 23, 2008, 11:53 AM
IIRC, Hasbro has said that the BMF will continue to ship through the holiday season. So we should not have a problem finding this between all of the big box stores. We might have a problem at first as I expect this to sell well early. But a month or so after release it should start popping up again.

It's just that "gotta have it now" tude that most of us have that makes us excitable about something like this.

Patience, soon you will have your Falcon.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: manglord on June 26, 2008, 07:32 PM
Wow! Can't believe the "Buy it now" asking price on the new Falcons. Ebay is despicable.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: speedermike on June 26, 2008, 10:47 PM
Ebay is not despicable.  The people who sell on Ebay take adavantage of over eager buyers.  It's the buyers' fault for giving in.  I've had many good deals and purchased great stuff at nice prices on Ebay.  Patience is the key.

Superleia...DON'T get this off ebay.   The BMF will be everywhere.  In fact, if you can't find one at reatil by Sept 26 (2 months after launch) I'll buy one for you!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on July 2, 2008, 04:09 PM
The Front Page (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1215029188,36194,) has an official press release from Hasbro regarding the upcoming BMF Falcon.  Nothing new really, just a little more extended write up about it.  From this (and the YouTube video) it sounds like we have the old mold breaking to thank for this new version.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: ruiner on July 2, 2008, 04:11 PM
I would almost bet that the 'old mold' had been recast once or twice since 1977.

Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 2, 2008, 04:39 PM
The mold breaking sounds like a convenient excuse, and I'm perfectly fine with that... heh heh.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2008, 12:02 AM
Hasbro should break the mold(s) apart and auction them for charity.  I'd buy a piece of it gladly.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth Broem on July 3, 2008, 10:38 AM
They probably did break the mold.  They pumped out a lot of Falcons with it over the past 30 years.  Anyway I am just glad they made a new version.  I probably will not run out on 7/26 to buy it but at some point this year I will.  The problem is getting BOTH the AT-TE and Falcon.  I have to strategically get this approved by my wife.  Unfortunately with the higher gas prices and other things like mortgage, bills, etc it may be a tough sell.  But I will get it done somehow!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2008, 10:41 AM
Quote
The problem is getting BOTH the AT-TE and Falcon.  I have to strategically get this approved by my wife.  Unfortunately with the higher gas prices and other things like mortgage, bills, etc it may be a tough sell.

So true.  I'm trying to figure out how to get that done as well.  I've got the Falcon approved I think, and hope to get that on "opening day", but I haven't even mentioned the other $100 vehicle that is coming out.  I'd like to get that right away as well, but have a feeling that isn't very likely.  A lot depends on what is all released that day, and how tough it is to find.  I'm hoping the AT-TE will be available for the rest of the year, and I can get it a month or two later or something.  We'll see.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 3, 2008, 10:55 AM
Ouch both Broem and Brian having the whip cracked on them....j/k kidding fellas

I'm SO glad my fiancee is a (former) collector as she gets it. She KNOWS I've ben waiting and wanting an AT-TE since first seeing it in AOTC. And even got excited at the new BMF.

It helps too that I made the decision myself to cut my budget in half. So she's benefitted from that with dinners out, I'm paying more than my "share" of bills, etc. So it's all good.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedipurge on July 3, 2008, 11:45 AM
Ouch both Broem and Brian having the whip cracked on them....j/k kidding fellas

I'm SO glad my fiancee is a (former) collector as she gets it. She KNOWS I've ben waiting and wanting an AT-TE since first seeing it in AOTC. And even got excited at the new BMF.

It helps too that I made the decision myself to cut my budget in half. So she's benefitted from that with dinners out, I'm paying more than my "share" of bills, etc. So it's all good.

WOW Sal's marrying a former collector, Jeez we should all be so lucky.  But it looks as if she's turning you over to her darkside, cutting your budget!?!? it's SUPPOSED to increase not decrease.  :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 3, 2008, 01:45 PM
Ouch both Broem and Brian having the whip cracked on them....j/k kidding fellas

I'm SO glad my fiancee is a (former) collector as she gets it. She KNOWS I've ben waiting and wanting an AT-TE since first seeing it in AOTC. And even got excited at the new BMF.

It helps too that I made the decision myself to cut my budget in half. So she's benefitted from that with dinners out, I'm paying more than my "share" of bills, etc. So it's all good.

WOW Sal's marrying a former collector, Jeez we should all be so lucky.  But it looks as if she's turning you over to her darkside, cutting your budget!?!? it's SUPPOSED to increase not decrease.  :P

She had nothing to do with me cutting my budget. I've actually been planning on this for two years now. The idea is that I cut my budget this year in half, then in 2009 half again, then in 2010, down a total of 10% of what my spending was in 2007. I'll be 40 next year, so I thought for myself that it was time to draw back on collecting. Hasbro's slim pickings in the past couple of months has made this easy so far. That and the animated line I'm NOT collecting will help me stay on target.

Again she had nothing to do with my decision, even though it has benefitted her.

As for increasing....I spent $6K in 2007 on SW stuff. I don't have the room nor funds to increase how much I spend. (I've already got a 10X25 storage unit that is 90% filled.) It's time for me to slow down. I've had my fun and will continue to, just in a decreased capacity.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth Broem on July 4, 2008, 06:55 PM
Unfortunately, my wife is correct in this case.  I must admit.  LOL!

But all monetary sense will leave my brain when I see these beauties on the shelves.  I am banking on the Clone Wars movie being a hit with my young son.  I think I will at least be able to smuggle the AT-TE out of her for a "Christmas" present ...you know...for my son...yeah...that's it...my son.  Then somehow I can get the Falcon charged up.  Damn economy is screwing up my collecting  :'(
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 5, 2008, 09:40 AM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 7, 2008, 02:44 AM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?

well there have already been some in Canada. But if you're not counting our friends to the north, then I'd say by next weekend.

some stores will no doubts look to get the jump on others.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Billy Ray on July 9, 2008, 01:00 AM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?

I picked one up today at Target!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 9, 2008, 11:30 AM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?

I picked one up today at Target!

Where at? (Just the city, you don't have to be specific, in case the Big H is watching, heh heh.)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Billy Ray on July 9, 2008, 02:15 PM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?

I picked one up today at Target!

Where at? (Just the city, you don't have to be specific, in case the Big H is watching, heh heh.)

San Antonio.  Haven't gotten to open it yet as it is my birthday present...tomorrow.  Just happy that I got it in time to actually have on my birthday instead of having to wait two more weeks.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 9, 2008, 03:49 PM
It's starting to get to be leak time. I wonder how soon until someone scores one of these babies?

I picked one up today at Target!

Where at? (Just the city, you don't have to be specific, in case the Big H is watching, heh heh.)

San Antonio.  Haven't gotten to open it yet as it is my birthday present...tomorrow.  Just happy that I got it in time to actually have on my birthday instead of having to wait two more weeks.

Excellent! and Happy B-day.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 10, 2008, 05:09 PM
Check this out; a few pics from a guy on RS who bought it:

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=69291)

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=69299)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2008, 04:20 AM
I found three of these tonight at my local WM. If someone could tell me how to get pics off of a Verizon-powered RAZR, I'd be happy to share photographic evidence.

BTW, WM wants $149 for this bad boy, and damn, the box is heavy.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 11, 2008, 09:25 AM
Did you elect not to buy it or were you prevented from buying it?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2008, 04:55 PM
I elected not to buy it. $150 is a little too much right now.  :-\ Though I was very tempted to buy it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JediJman on July 11, 2008, 07:33 PM
I'm anxious to get one of these and worried about the supply given all of the demand on here.  That being said, anyone foresee these as going on sale?  Even 10% off is a $15 savings...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 11, 2008, 08:55 PM
I'm anxious to get one of these and worried about the supply given all of the demand on here.  That being said, anyone foresee these as going on sale?  Even 10% off is a $15 savings...
Hell no. I think there is going to be a shortage of these.

Stores aren't going to stock too many of these. Many collectors seem to want one. Kids are going to flip for this.

I really think this is going to be a big toy for the year. (meaning sales not just size)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: smartsoccerbb on July 11, 2008, 09:16 PM
I'm not going to get it because I wouldn't be able to get anything else. :-\
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2008, 11:07 AM
I'm anxious to get one of these and worried about the supply given all of the demand on here.  That being said, anyone foresee these as going on sale?  Even 10% off is a $15 savings...
Hell no. I think there is going to be a shortage of these.

Stores aren't going to stock too many of these. Many collectors seem to want one. Kids are going to flip for this.

I really think this is going to be a big toy for the year. (meaning sales not just size)

Well, I have to disagree. They will use this mold like they have the jedi starfighters, over and over again- It is coming at a time when there is going to be so much new product, it will be too much for many to absorb. And with the number of people that already have falcons, the new stuff may very well take priority (especially the AT-TE). While stores may not plan on stocking too many, they are going to be at every store- Wally, TRU, Target, Kmart, and who knows where else. Even if each store only orders 10-20 units, that is huge pile of these things on the market. With many kids wanting things from the new movie, the figures, GH, comic packs, etc etc etc will eat up the parent's budget in a hurry.

But, I will get the first one I see. Because I would hate to be wrong, and this thing looks killer.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on July 12, 2008, 01:01 PM
I def want to get one of these since it's a toy from my childhood but it'll be awhile, just can't afford it right now.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: smartsoccerbb on July 12, 2008, 01:03 PM
I might try to get it for my birthday or Christmas.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 12, 2008, 08:13 PM
I saw these at the Maple Grove, MN Wal-Mart early this morning but the sale was blocked at the register. 

More pictures (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/5392211_XvEi6/1/330099971_2HMc6)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/330099971_2HMc6-S.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 12, 2008, 10:24 PM
Nice.  So that floor display holds about 6-8 Falcons...pretty good number for such a large item.

Too bad they block the sale...I understand it's pre-release date, but it sucks that it's out on the sales floor and you cannot purchase it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 12, 2008, 11:47 PM

Too bad they block the sale...I understand it's pre-release date, but it sucks that it's out on the sales floor and you cannot purchase it.

Exactly.  How stupid is that?  Is there any single other item in the whole durned store that is on the sales floor but not able to be purchased?  I swear if that was my store I'd demand to be able to buy it or have them remove the display.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 13, 2008, 01:38 AM
The Wal-Mart display had 6 on each side.  So 12 per pallet.  Not a lot to go around. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2008, 01:47 AM
$1800 worth of Falcon's out on display and the registers won't let them sell one.  Very ironic.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 13, 2008, 02:27 AM
The Wal-Mart display had 6 on each side.  So 12 per pallet.  Not a lot to go around. 

That's all they could display.  Not necessarily all they had in stock.  I'm not worried about finding this.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on July 13, 2008, 02:58 AM
That's all they could display.  Not necessarily all they had in stock.  I'm not worried about finding this.

My WMs suck ass so I'm more likely to see $2.37 bouncy balls over $149 Falcons if any.   >:(

Thank god this isn't a WM exclusive.    ::)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 13, 2008, 10:20 AM
I saw these at the Maple Grove, MN Wal-Mart early this morning but the sale was blocked at the register. 


That's been happing a lot. I've heard reports from all my local Wal Marts of employees putting this stuff out only to have it blocked in the computer. Pretty annoying.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 14, 2008, 09:13 AM
Best. Toy. Ever.

Picked this up and put it together yesterday. Pictures just don't do the thing justice. It is well designed and worth every penny it cost.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 14, 2008, 05:36 PM
My local Wal Mart doesn't have a floor display, but a shelf in the toy section with the planogram already set up with all the new stuff.  Now I just need them to fill the shelves.   :D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth Broem on July 14, 2008, 10:46 PM
You got to love it when the store puts an item out on the floor and will not let you buy it.  LOL!  That could only be the largest retailer on the planet that would get away with it.  Any other store in the world would be like "Oh, you want to give us money...okay!!!"  But not Wal-Mart. 

I could understand if it was in the back of the store.  Or you use the DPCI or whatever those are called and they put it out on the sales floor and it can't be bought?  Makes sense to me.  That would be enough for me to go buy it at another retailer. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Nicklab on July 14, 2008, 11:01 PM
I think it's just a result of how WalMart does business.  They're not paying their employees a lot.  And they almost bully the workers in order to keep them from unionizing.  The end result is employees who really don't care a lot about a job that's barely paying them enough to subsist on.  So if that means putting out some product a week or two early and displeasing us fanboys...so be it. 

As for WalMart's corporate management?  They've succeeded so much in bullying their suppliers that it seems unlikely that any kind of protest from Hasbro about breaking the street date would go nowhere.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jayson on July 14, 2008, 11:06 PM
I think it's just a result of how WalMart does business.  They're not paying their employees a lot.  And they almost bully the workers in order to keep them from unionizing.  The end result is employees who really don't care a lot about a job that's barely paying them enough to subsist on.  So if that means putting out some product a week or two early and displeasing us fanboys...so be it. 

As for WalMart's corporate management?  They've succeeded so much in bullying their suppliers that it seems unlikely that any kind of protest from Hasbro about breaking the street date would go anywhere.

Maybe it's an elaborate plot between Hasbro/Wal-Mart to drive up demand and increase store traffic, then allow the random customer to purchase a morsel of the forbidden fruit thus propagating the cycle.

Or what Nicklab said.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 15, 2008, 09:19 AM
Regardless, WM lost my $150 sale to Target.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 15, 2008, 03:28 PM
Regardless, WM lost my $150 sale to Target.

Nearly the same for me.

I found it at WM, but had always planned to buy it at TRU. However had WM let me buy it, I'd have it and they'd have my money...So I go back to the original plan and Wal*Mart loses the sale. Stupid Wal*Mart.

In this case at each store, they should go ahead and sell the one to the customer who first brings it up, then when they realize they aren't supposed to be selling it yet, take the rest back to the stock room. One ship per store isn't going to raise to many flag, and you'd think they'd quickly send a corporate wide e-mail stating to take them back into the stock room after seeing this mistake happen over and over again.

Then again, it IS Wal*Mart...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2008, 03:42 PM
NOt nearly so early as others, but local Walmarts have these (and the lightsabers is CW packaging) out now.  No figs anywhere yet though, at least not locally.  Canadian Walmart retail on the Falcon is $188 at the moment. 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2008, 03:59 PM
I forgot this and can't believe I did, but it had me laughing...

So there really hasn't been many leaks around Pittsburgh, but I did see the island thing of Falcons at Wal-Mart, and when I was done looking at them, I wandered along but a guy and his kid came up and started looking at them.  So I sorta stopped just to hear the conversation about it.  I thought the kid was pretty excited.

He looked at it real quickly and said to his dad, "That's too much for that", and left...  The dad agreed and walked along.

I still find that funny when I think about it...  Rare you hear the kid actually bitch on price.  He was maybe 8 too, not even very old at all.  Pretty amusing.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 23, 2008, 09:43 AM
That definitely stems from parents grilling into their kids that everything is too expensive. I hear that all the time in toy isles. I find it kind of insulting to the kids as it tells them that money is more important than them.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth Broem on July 23, 2008, 12:38 PM
Well in this case it is justified I think.  But yeah, it depends on how you tell the child about money.  If the kid really, really, really wanted it then I might go into the entire "maybe for Christmas/Birthday" line but not right now and have a little discussion/negotiation about the topic.    They do have to learn you can't just go into the store and buy whatever you want anytime you want it.  Until you "grow up" and get your own job and become an addicted toy collector and just eat noodles.  Then it's fine.  LOL! 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 23, 2008, 12:51 PM
That's a funny story, JJ.  You know, I have to admit that I sometimes feel possessive about SW in general and the OT in specific when it comes to kids having an interest in it.  I SHOULD be someone who encourages kids to check out the saga, and thereby help the life of merchandising based on it, but I often don't understand how a kid could be interested in something like the Falcon when it's "mine" (or ours  ;D).  That is, something 30 years old that you can't just watch a dvd of and automatically be interested in it.   Don't they have Ben 10 or some other recent concept to buy toys from?!  :P
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: CHEWIE on July 23, 2008, 02:14 PM
That definitely stems from parents grilling into their kids that everything is too expensive. I hear that all the time in toy isles. I find it kind of insulting to the kids as it tells them that money is more important than them.

I don't know if it's "insulting" that a parent might not buy this for their kid. 

Parents know best in my opinion and understand the spoiling of children factor as well as their money situation a lot better than most children could ever comprehend.  Plus just because a kid "wants" something doesn't mean they should necessarily get it.  As a kid I wanted EVERY SINGLE Star Wars and GI Joe toy.  Never got over half of them.  Doesn't mean in any way whatsoever that parents value their money more than they value their kids. 

When I was a kid, my parents were pretty generous with what I got for toys... but I really didn't get too much outside of my birthday and Christmas.  The Falcon would have been something in their price range as a Christmas present, but not for my birthday.  Not everyone can or should spoil their kids to get them everything they want.


EDIT - I read this again, and realized that I really came off as seeming to attack Anton here - that's not my intention at all.  Just a different perspective, that's all.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 24, 2008, 12:18 AM
No attack read into it. But I'm not saying that the parent is being insulting by not buying a toy for their kid, I'm saying that the parent is being insulting by saying that it's too expensive to buy. There's a difference.

When I was a kid, I got the "it's too expensive" line all the time. When I hear it in the isles, it's that same dismissive tone. When the tables were turned and my kid started asking me for stuff, I remembered how I felt and how mean all those other parents sounded. Therefor, I never once told my kids that anything is too expensive. We just talk it through - why do you want that? Where are you going to put it? Do you still play with that other toy we bought you? Joking - what are you gonna buy for me? Keeps my kids engaged, not disrespected. Sure, not all parents are being insulting or disrespectful, but I sure hear a lot who are.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2008, 03:30 AM
I have yet to open it, but it's huge, just the boxes/trash alone will take up half my room. More thoughts possibly towards the end of the weekend after work/partying/drowning in my own regret for buying such a huge toy.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 26, 2008, 07:51 PM
This thing definitely does not disappoint!  I've been pressing all the buttons to hear all the sounds and see the lights...it's like when I was a kid!

My only gripe (and this is really minor) is I wish the lightsaber remote/chess area was a bit larger.  I set up figures in there to have 3-PO, R2 and Chewbacca playing chess, Han sitting in the chair and Obi-Wan training Luke and it's a bit crowded in there.  Also, you cannot get both Chewbacca and C-3PO to sit at the table...so my diorama looks a little awkward.  Still, very cool to play with and I'll be setting up various scenes throughout!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2008, 10:21 AM
I picked mine up last night and busted it open. I am very impressed with all the detail, I have to imagine this is the last Hasbro Falcon mode we are ever going to see.

But for all the excitement this thing generated on the boards, I don't think they are selling too many yet. This thread only has a handful of buyers so far, and the Wal Mart I bought mine at seemed to have only sold the 1 all day. I don't think any of the AT-TE's sold. Many Wal Marts and Targets here didn't put them out, so I was thinking the one store with a pallet full would sell them pretty well. I suppose the media blitz that is sure to hit in the next week will make a dent, but myself and another JD'er were the only two collectors at opening for this particular store.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Sprry75 on July 27, 2008, 10:51 AM
I also think that's a hell of a lot of money for a non-rabid, non-geek consumer to plop down in the middle of summer, especially with fuel and grocery prices hitting records.

I expect these things will start moving like crazy closer to Christmas, though, as it really is a fantastic piece.

The thing about both the BMF and the AT-TE is, they reflect a pretty major investment by Hasbro, so they're not going anywhere for awhile, and should continue to be readily available.  I'm personally waiting until they pull a Costco deal or something where you buy the Falcon or AT-TE and get a set of five extra figures or something.  We all know it's coming....
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on July 27, 2008, 02:29 PM
<snip>
The thing about both the BMF and the AT-TE is, they reflect a pretty major investment by Hasbro, so they're not going anywhere for awhile, [...]

Yeah, about that-- I hit up some places on the way back from San Diego and basically saw Falcons everywhere, but not a whole bunch of AT-TEs.  Has anyone not been able to find more than enough Falcons to stuff your vehicle of choice?  Has anyone noticed them selling out?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Rob on July 27, 2008, 02:55 PM
I went to 3 Targets and a Wal-Mart yesterday and only saw one Falcon total. 

Hasbro will make their money eventually... if not now, around Christmas, and then again and again as they re-release it for the next 15 years.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on July 27, 2008, 03:42 PM
Outside of collectors - I don't think many people were aware that a new line was launching so I really doubt that the general public is willing to fork over $99-$150 on new vehicles all the sudden after all these years of lower priced vehicles.  These are going to be ultimate Christmas gifts - not just a random purchase.  I stocked up on the lower priced figures and will gradually make my way into the larger vehicle purchases.

I made another round today and TRU actually sold through a bit more Falcons than WM.  I find it silly that Target is only stocking these one at a time on their endcap, but I'm pretty sure that's what they did with Buttercup or whatever its name was.

btw - it's only day 2    ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 27, 2008, 04:33 PM
Has anyone not been able to find more than enough Falcons to stuff your vehicle of choice?  Has anyone noticed them selling out?

The first Wal-Mart I went to yesterday was completely sold out of both AT-TE's and the new Falcon.  I went to another store just up the road and they had plenty.  Another JD'er in Colorado Springs hit more places than me and he saw similar sights....sold out at one place, full at another.

I think it's selling quite well for only being available for 24 hours, but it's not impossible to find either.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 27, 2008, 10:13 PM
My local Target, a very busy one, had no BMFs yesterday, but had 2 AT-TEs.  The WM where I bought most of my stuff nearby had about 4 or 5 BMFs and a couple AT-TEs.  It's probably too early to see any overwhelming trends...
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: AmanaMatt on July 27, 2008, 11:03 PM
Well, I put my BMF together today, and I have but one thing to say,

"impressive....most impressive"

Hasbro has truly done an incredible job with this one - I have been smiling ear to ear all day!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 28, 2008, 09:42 AM
I actually saw BMF's everywhere I went yesterday, and a lot of 'em.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2008, 09:43 AM
I got to our TRU about five after on Friday night/Saturday morning and their Falcons were all gone already at that point, although I'm not sure how many they had.  Actually, pretty much the majority of the new stuff was sold through already at that point.  I headed to WM and they had one of those floor displays with quite a few on there.  I think I actually bought the first one there.  I hit Target on Saturday morning, and they had one on an endcap.

Anyways, got a chance to open this up yesterday and get all the stickers/etc. put together, and like others have mentioned, it definitely does not disappoint.  I will admit that the Falcon is one of my favorite parts of Star Wars, if not the most favorite, and has been since I was a kid - so I may be a bit biased.  But, to me, it is every bit as cool as the pics online led us to believe.  All the features, the detailed work, its all great.  Also, to me, even though we've all seen the pictures online...you really don't understand how big this thing is until you get it all opened up and put together.  Its a behemoth (and tough to find space for :P).  One of the best toys (at least SW toys) that I've seen, and the centerpiece to my collection.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2008, 10:59 PM
I put my Falcon together tonight...  and my wife had to leave the room because she got tired of me interrupting her TV show with all the quote/sounds/phrases/effects.   ;D

It's fantastic.  There is no way I can truly put into words how much I love this thing.  I've pushed all the buttons/switches 50 times and I still can't get enough.  I've been playing with it for the last hour.  Han, Chewie, R2, 3PO, Luke, Ben, Leia, and Lando have all had a turn in the cockpit.  Obi-Wan's guiding Luke with his training.  VOTC Han is all cocky and disbelieving in his chair.  I've got my little Dejark game all set up inside.  Pure, unadulterated awesome.

It is, hands down, my all-time favorite Star Wars toy ever.  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 29, 2008, 09:21 AM

It is, hands down, my all-time favorite Star Wars toy ever.  :)

I told that to the guy who designed the thing (at SDCC) and he gave me a t-shirt.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2008, 09:45 AM
I put my Falcon together tonight...  and my wife had to leave the room because she got tired of me interrupting her TV show with all the quote/sounds/phrases/effects.   ;D

It's fantastic.  There is no way I can truly put into words how much I love this thing.  I've pushed all the buttons/switches 50 times and I still can't get enough.  I've been playing with it for the last hour.  Han, Chewie, R2, 3PO, Luke, Ben, Leia, and Lando have all had a turn in the cockpit.  Obi-Wan's guiding Luke with his training.  VOTC Han is all cocky and disbelieving in his chair.  I've got my little Dejark game all set up inside.  Pure, unadulterated awesome.

It is, hands down, my all-time favorite Star Wars toy ever.  :)

I can totally relate Jeff.  Its my favorite SW toy ever as well, alongside the VOTC Han and Chewie, which makes the perfect trifecta.  I put this together on Sunday, and my wife was on the phone and had to move as well since I was messing with all the features as well (it is a pretty loud ship).  Just so much fun, and a really nicely put together toy.  I still can't get over how much larger it is than the previous version.  Kudos to Hasbro on this, I hope they get nominated for "toy of the year" for this one when those types of polls start showing up.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2008, 11:13 AM
This BMF is the greatest SW toy EVER!

I have one question for all who opened it, how is your landing gear? On mine they pop off fairly easily. Just wondering.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2008, 11:21 AM
This BMF is the greatest SW toy EVER!

I have one question for all who opened it, how is your landing gear? On mine they pop off fairly easily. Just wondering.

I've had that happen as well when I was putting it together.  A couple of them pop off fairly easily as well, but things have been fine since I've just let it "sit" while I find somewhere for it to fit :).  But yeah, some of the landing gear (2 of them I think) were a little bit loose on mine as well.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2008, 11:28 AM
Mine pop off some too.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks Guys, I'm glad it was not just mine. I have an idea how to fix the problem, I will share when I am done.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 31, 2008, 07:24 PM
Mine had that same problem at first, but the second time I put them in (after nearly all fell out during decal application) it didn't seem to happen...actually only the two furthest aft seemed to be loose at all.

I haven't exactly been flying this behemoth around so I don't really have any problems with the landing gear.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 31, 2008, 10:10 PM
FINALLY got to open this thing and put it together... and it's just astonishing how big and beautifully sculpted it is!  Every time I walk into my collection room I can't help but grin and remark on the thing  ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Oboewan on August 1, 2008, 01:44 PM
Mine had that same problem at first, but the second time I put them in (after nearly all fell out during decal application) it didn't seem to happen...actually only the two furthest aft seemed to be loose at all.

I haven't exactly been flying this behemoth around so I don't really have any problems with the landing gear.

Just remember to initiate the take off sequence whenever you do move it  ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 5, 2008, 03:38 PM
This seems to be out pacing the AT-TE right now. (Time will tell when the CW Movies comes out, a sure fire inspiration for the kiddies X-Mas lists.)
 I have been noticing these things are really clearing the shelves in all the big box stores pretty fast. I am thinking that come this Xmas this puppy could be fetching some serious cash like the Wii last year.  Anyone waiting may not want to wait that long. In Chicago most Targets are out of stock, TRU has only 2-3 and Wal-marts are hit or miss. GH posted an interesting story about how China is shutting down factories for the Olympics and this could mess us this years X-Mas shipments for all toys. I may invest in 2 more BMF in the next month to put away just in case, so tempting.......I feel the darkside coursing in my veins.......

I do want an extra one for myself boxed to put away.  ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: David on August 18, 2008, 11:29 AM
Woo hoo! I finally bought this last night. It is without doubt the coolest Star Wars toy ever made. There's really not much else I can say, other than it's worth every cent. ;D
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2008, 12:10 PM
I actually bought one yesterday. Got it home, looked at the box and got right back in the car and returned it. I owned one for a total of 30 min. I am just not a vehicle guy and dont have the room for it. A Sail barge i would find the room for though.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Daigo-Bah on August 23, 2008, 12:03 PM
Scum is reporting a $25 off sale at a WM in Washington.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/IMG_0022.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on August 23, 2008, 08:22 PM
Just use the TRU 20% off coupon.  Same price, same crappy service.  I like how they use those electronic alarm gizmos on the boxes....Like you're really going to be able to stick this thing in your pocket or under your shirt   ???

I really dig the trash can in front of the display.  Nice touch.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: David on August 23, 2008, 08:27 PM
I like "save even more." How much was being saved at the original $149.96 price? Three cents less than Target?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jayson on August 23, 2008, 09:52 PM
I like "save even more." How much was being saved at the original $149.96 price? Three cents less than Target?

$10 less than TRU  ;)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2008, 09:52 AM
That's kind of nice to see a price break on the Falcon (although I already have mine, its still good to see for others).  I heard rumors of the AT-TE being dropped to $75 at another WM, so it will be interesting to see if that happens nationwide.  Maybe it is the early start on Christmas price slashes or something.  One thing I did notice this weekend is that the Falcons are sort of drying up in our town.  TRU doesn't have any (and hasn't since MM I think), both Targets I went to were sold out, and our WM (which had a ton on opening day) is down to three I think (on an endcap).  Hopefully these are selling as well as it appears.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on August 28, 2008, 06:52 PM
Question - can she be put back in the box after assembly?  Picking one up tonight and I plan on displaying it (for awhile) but I would like to save the box for storage purposes.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jeff on August 28, 2008, 08:01 PM
Question - can she be put back in the box after assembly?

Maybe?

The right and left forward mandibles (the things on the front of the ship) are "one time fit" meaning they are meant to be attached and then left that way.

I'm not saying it's impossible to get them off once they are on there, but you would be taking the risk of breaking it if you tried to disassemble it to get it back in the box after you've already put it together.   :-\
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedipurge on August 29, 2008, 12:23 PM
Has anyone else seen it for $125, from the Walmarts I've been to around my neck of the woods, S. Calf, they're all still $149.  I haven't opened mine yet still hoping to see a price decrease in the slightest.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on August 30, 2008, 08:41 PM
What´s the lowest and the highest price you have found for a TLC BMF?

I think 125$ is reasonabel, but 200$ is excessive

Good luck for all and beware of speculators.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JangoTat on August 30, 2008, 09:21 PM
$200 is the selling point up in Canada. And given the detail and work put into this ship I would say anything betweem $150-200 is just about right. Its worth it.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 31, 2008, 09:49 AM
I haven't seen it for any other price than $150.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: David on August 31, 2008, 11:50 AM
I was a little surprised to see that EE is selling it for $199.99.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2008, 05:37 PM
I'm assuming the $125 thing at WM was a freak/bunk sighting since nobody else has seen it at that price unless the dude was bored and was playing with the numbers.  Got mine last week for $136 after taxes and that still seems high to me, but I haven't cracked her open yet.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 1, 2008, 10:07 AM
As far as I know, WM store managers have discretion to adjust prices based on need. That's why there's no consistent clearance apparatus with that chain. I'm sure the $125 price thing is isolated to that store.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on February 24, 2009, 04:02 PM
Wow....Dusty thread, but I have a question.  Have all of you guys replaced your old Falcon(s) with the BMF?  I've yet to take mine out of the box, but the old version/size of the toy is very near and dear to me.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 24, 2009, 04:09 PM
My TLC Falcon sits proudly next to me on an end table next to my couch in the living room. It's smack in the center of the room. Considering I've never displayed the old Falcon mold like that, yeah, I suppose it has taken over.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2009, 04:12 PM
Mine's in its box and I have absolutely no room to open it at the moment.  Doing some home improvements to the old collection room, specifically because of all the large toys this past year, so the Falcon basically sits idle till I can open it and maybe get it hung from the ceiling.

I honestly have no idea what I'll be able to do with it otherwise.

The only smaller Falcon I'll ever own is an original in SW box.  Otherwise I never really saw a need to rebuy it, honestly.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 24, 2009, 05:42 PM
Yes and no.  I have both my old versions on top of some organizers where I keep all my Jedi Starfighters and similar ships.

My BMF Falcon is displayed on a table in the middle of the room as part of my "Alliance Hangar" display.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2009, 06:27 PM
I have the BMF on "display" on some shelves that our in our office closet (where most of the vehicles are for now).  It fits on there, but just barely, and has to sit sideways for now.  I hope to some day have a better display option for it.  I also have the vintage one from my youth (that was handed down from two cousins, and then handed to my brother - so its a bit "weathered") and the POTF2 one, but those are currently stashed away in the basement.  I think I'll always keep them though, if our daughter ever wants to play with one she can "fly" around :).
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Theta 288 on February 24, 2009, 10:57 PM
Mine's in its box and I have absolutely no room to open it at the moment.  Doing some home improvements to the old collection room, specifically because of all the large toys this past year, so the Falcon basically sits idle till I can open it and maybe get it hung from the ceiling.

Hi Jess, why I can't find a thread of your cool collection?

BTW: My BMF is in the attick untill I update my basement or one of the rooms. I think my son will live in the finished attick after I make a line from the furnace, cuz the electrical heater make our bills go crazy  :P

I will like a simple display in glass or just hanging somewhere...



Talking about that, I remember when I saw this 6' MF Extraordinary edition at TRU's on display, the malaka manager didn't accepted my over $500.00 offer  :P

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Comerus/Collection-37.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2009, 12:56 AM
Because I have no photos of it. ;)  Nothing's displayed nicely anyway right now.  I'm trying to get things done up nicely first...  even then I'm so lazy I doubt I'd photograph it anyway.  :-\  I don't consider it that great.  I'm not much of a super collector I guess as I really only buy figures for the most part...  Nothing real special in my room to show off I suppose.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Theta 288 on February 25, 2009, 09:45 PM
Because I have no photos of it. ;)  Nothing's displayed nicely anyway right now.  I'm trying to get things done up nicely first...  even then I'm so lazy I doubt I'd photograph it anyway.  :-\  I don't consider it that great.  I'm not much of a super collector I guess as I really only buy figures for the most part...  Nothing real special in my room to show off I suppose.

Got ya!  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: ruiner on February 25, 2009, 10:49 PM
Is that a Batmobile bed?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Theta 288 on February 25, 2009, 11:09 PM
Is that a Batmobile bed?

Yep, its a custom. I dont have that & the cabinets yet, but I know where to look, I think it was $800 just for the large cabinet  :P

 
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 3, 2009, 10:52 PM
I finally cracked on one of these things, I've been to many of the local brick and mortars lately and they only had one left at a TRU at 30% off, so I figured I should grab it now before they're gone forever. Man oh man this thing is a beauty, huge, detailed and fun to play with! I feel like I'm a 10 year old in 1977! This is easily the crown jewel of my collection, well worth every penny!
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 4, 2009, 04:38 PM
Good find, these things are long gone from around here. I was eying a second one waiting for it to go on clearance at WM (hey had 9). I went everyday and then one day they disappeared. WM slashed them down to $60 and an employee bought all 9. If I see now under a $100 I will buy it to store away.

This is the best SW vehicle ever made in my opinion.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on June 5, 2009, 12:52 PM
I finally cracked on one of these things, I've been to many of the local brick and mortars lately and they only had one left at a TRU at 30% off, so I figured I should grab it now before they're gone forever. Man oh man this thing is a beauty, huge, detailed and fun to play with! I feel like I'm a 10 year old in 1977! This is easily the crown jewel of my collection, well worth every penny!

Nice pick up.  It may be a behemoth to display, and was a bit pricey initially, but I think this is one of the best items Hasbro/Kenner has ever produced.  I'm actually a little surprised that it doesn't get quite as much buzz as it does, but some of that may be due to the CW/PT focus lately - as well as the fact that many of us have seen a number of Falcons come and go throughout the years.  Personally, I haven't seen any of these locally since the end of 2008 if I remember correctly (WM had some on clearance for $99, and they went in a week or so).  Like you, it is the crown jewel of my collection as well.  If I had to pack or away and/or sell the majority of my collection stuff, I think this (as well as the VOTC or VOTC-equivalent OT figures) would be the last things I'd hang on to.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 8, 2009, 03:24 PM
I went to my local TRU to pick up another Lars pack and to my surprise they had one but it was $159.99 so I passed. If it was 30% off I may have bitten.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on June 8, 2009, 03:47 PM
I went to my local TRU to pick up another Lars pack and to my surprise they had one but it was $159.99 so I passed. If it was 30% off I may have bitten.

My local TRU has been sitting on one for several months at full price.  Same with one of my WM's, but it's one A-Wing they've been sitting on since December.

clearance?  hello?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: ruiner on June 8, 2009, 04:07 PM
I went to my local TRU to pick up another Lars pack and to my surprise they had one but it was $159.99 so I passed.

And I thought it was overpriced at $49.99. . .
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 8, 2009, 05:10 PM
I went to my local TRU to pick up another Lars pack and to my surprise they had one but it was $159.99 so I passed.

And I thought it was overpriced at $49.99. . .

I went to my local TRU to pick up another Lars pack and to my surprise they had one BMF but it was $159.99 so I passed.  :)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: King_Maul on June 8, 2009, 06:35 PM
I stopped off at my local TRU after lunch, and they had one BMF for $159.99 as well.  I didn't see any Lars packs, but I did see a Daggar B-Wing for $30, and the TRU mini clone busts 3 packs on clearance for $10 each.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on June 28, 2009, 02:12 PM
I bought and assembled recently the BMF, is awesome
but I need some advice please

How can I open gently the cannopy of the mini freighter (bmf escape pod)? I couldn´t open it yet and I have to label it with its 2 stickers.

I am afraid If I open it the wrong way it could be broken.

Thanks in advance to all readers.

truly yours Epic Gon
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 28, 2009, 10:06 PM
Epic,

The mini fighter opens back-to-front, not front-to-back.  If you put your fingers just under the back, above the engines, and pop it open you should have no problem.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on June 28, 2009, 11:52 PM
Thanks you very much Matt, I´ll try that way

best wishes

EpicGon
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JabbaJoe on September 7, 2009, 07:55 AM
Picked this up on Sunday at Toys R' Us for $79.99.  I am very happy to finally own this, since I missed out on them on clearance after Christmas. :)  I was worried that I had missed my chance at getting one of these for a reasonable price.  This thing is very awesome! 8)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2009, 12:04 PM
Yeah, that $80 price really is a great deal for this vehicle I think.  $150 may have been a little steep (although possibly worth it), but getting this for $100 or less feels like a nice deal.  It may be a pain to find display space for, but I think this may be one of my favorite pieces from the entire Star Wars line.  I've told my wife before that if I have to pack up (or sell off) much of the collection as our daughter grows up, I think I'd always try to at least keep out this Falcon and the VOTC/VTSC/other OT figures.  Definitely a nice piece, and it is as much a playset as it is a vehicle really.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 7, 2009, 04:34 PM
I picked up my second BMF today at TRU. I always wanted a second one to store away but only wanted to pay a clearance price. Back in spring I stalked a WM every day waiting for clearance, they had eight in stock so I was waiting for the right time. Low and behold the day they hit clearance I was 10 minutes off my usual schedule and saw some scalper cart the eight away at $50 a pop.

Hands down this is the best SW of all time for me. :)

I had to take advantage of today sale, ?I even picked up a third AT-TE that I will most likely give away as a gift this Christmas. I almost feel ripped off about the Turbo Tank, I paid full price with $5 Clone Cash Coupon.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2009, 09:41 PM
Ya gotta love London Drugs! 1st piece of modern SW I have bought in quite awhile & I'm sure glad I waited. The price was to good to pass up ($83.99 with tax, $80.35 US), I even got the store price card.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LondonDrugsBMFSale.jpg)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Theta 288 on December 1, 2009, 11:14 PM
I own three of these babies;one opened/displayed two sealed.

just noticed at the instructions if you set the two frontal bridges, its a one life time fix, u wont be able to put the ship  back to its original box (sigh).

@ BTW: if some one is looking for one, and it happens to have the new Target & TRU Tie fighters extras an a 30th anni TIE INTERCEPTOR w/ 181st Squadron, am willing to trade one of my  BMF for those, if not I will get them later thanx.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: I Am Sith on December 4, 2009, 07:58 PM
Ended up missing out on this one.  Couldn't find it in any of the stores in my area and it never showed up 'in-stock' on-line when I looked.  Oh well, I'll have to wait until the next iteration to get it for my kids.  This would have been a helluva Christmas gift for them this year.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2009, 12:08 AM
Yeah, I missed out too. Kinda sucks, but it happens. I did find an AT-TE at TJ Maxx for $50, so my big vehicle lust is sated for a while.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 21, 2009, 05:35 PM
So has the BMF finally ended its production run for 2009?  ??? Sorry, I'm just in the dark about this vehicle... I would have liked to score it, but it's just WAAAY out of my budget range.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 8, 2010, 08:10 PM
Still in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-millennium-falcon?BR=495&SBR=95&ID=22310)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: iFett on November 8, 2010, 09:31 PM
Still in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-millennium-falcon?BR=495&SBR=95&ID=22310)

For $179?  Screw that...I'd dig a second at $42 the guys at Scum were getting, but I have no room, so screw that plan as well.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 15, 2010, 11:15 AM
down to $169.99 on HTS if that sweetens the deal   :P   does not qualify for free shipping  ::)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: darth punkinhed on November 15, 2010, 01:33 PM
This was also available on the TRU site and according to the TRU site it should be available in TRU stores. I've not seen it myself but it took awhile for all of the TRU stores in my area to finally stock the ESB version AT AT.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: darth punkinhed on January 5, 2011, 01:30 PM
Just FYI, this is in stock and on sale on TRU.com for $139.99 with free shipping.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on January 20, 2011, 07:52 PM
Screw $139...  Check the front page.  K-Mart.com (http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_004W712375110001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1) has them for $42 and can even ship it to a local store if you have KM in your area.

THAT is some cheap BMF right there folks.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Greg on January 20, 2011, 08:14 PM
Screw $139...  Check the front page.  K-Mart.com (http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_004W712375110001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1) has them for $42 and can even ship it to a local store if you have KM in your area.

THAT is some cheap BMF right there folks.

I hate to **** on the parade, but the toy is currently out of stock. I checked four or five stores for the pick-up option, but all were listed as unavailable. So you can't order it at the moment, but it might be worth leaving the window open and hitting F5 repeatedly.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2011, 02:37 AM
Wow, that was fast!  IT was in stock when I reported the story.  I even put one in the basket thinking about pulling the trigger.  Didn't take long for that to disappear.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: EpicGon on January 23, 2011, 12:37 PM
Wow! Incredible reduction, the fourth part of the original price; it´s time to buy it for collectors who wait for this chance.
An expected effect from global crisis, and a hard strike for especulators, who wanted to sell BMF´s at exorbitant prices overseas.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Sybeck1 on April 14, 2012, 04:43 PM
I have one of these on the way. Any good storage ideas? I would like to be able to slide under the bed in a plastic tub or something.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2012, 03:34 PM
It'd fit in its box under the bed I think.  Dunno about a storage tub.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Jayson on April 18, 2012, 12:31 AM
Vacuum seal it in one of those Space Bags and slide her under the bed and you're golden.  8)
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Sybeck1 on April 18, 2012, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the help. I have it coming to one of my freinds house now. I am going to have to think of a way to break it to my wife with it being so big. I mean its not a figure you can slide in the back of the shelf, this is like a peice of furniture. And also this is mine and my six year old hobby, so with no birthday and Christmas up soon the wife might go ballistic, but it was such a good price and I had the money after me winning the bracket at work.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Dave on November 29, 2014, 10:24 AM
Finally cracked my BMF open yesterday.  The kids are getting big enough, and with Star Wars Rebels are interested enough to warrant opening this puppy.

Its awesome!

I did have to get out the glue stick to apply the stickers as the sticker sheet had completely dried up.

My one complaint is that the landing gear are *always* falling off.  It would be fine if I played with it, but its not solid enough for 5-7 year olds moving it around on the carpet.  Has anyone figured out a way to keep those landing gear in place better?
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 29, 2014, 07:55 PM
Just move them around, once they are in the spot they are designed for, you won't have that problem.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: 77Skywalker on December 7, 2014, 09:25 AM
I actually got now only the Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon for Christmas in 2008.
Title: Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
Post by: Ben on August 10, 2018, 07:59 PM
Just scored one of these off of Craigslist for $100. Has all the pieces except the floor panel that goes next to the training remote and one of the landing skids. I couldn’t believe my luck today.  :)