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Title: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Greg on October 30, 2013, 03:05 PM
I found these listings on Hasbro's Customer Service page:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/ScreenShot2013-10-30at123827PM_zps5974e87c.png) (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/mister_palpatine/media/ScreenShot2013-10-30at123827PM_zps5974e87c.png.html)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/ScreenShot2013-10-30at123929PM_zps338ec6a9.png) (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/mister_palpatine/media/ScreenShot2013-10-30at123929PM_zps338ec6a9.png.html)

Notable listings are the Hero Series Inquisitor and Hero Series Kanan from the first picture, and the Rebels Blaster and Rebels Stormtrooper from the second picture.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2013, 03:39 PM
Hmmmm, interesting...  :)

THanks Greg!

Sooooo, wonder who Kanan is?  We know who the Inquisitor is.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: P-Siddy on October 30, 2013, 03:57 PM
I'm guessing Holo Grievous must be an E3 thing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2013, 04:01 PM
That Holo Grievous is the Clone Wars (http://www.rebelscum.com/TCWexGrievousHolo.asp) one from 2008. (item #88560) and is not new...

New stuff has item/assortmen numbers in the Axxxx format now for the most part. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2013, 04:18 PM
Yeah there's BF 2 Multi-packs listed...  etc.  Lots of old stuff mixed in, but all the new seems to have that A before it.  It may not ALL be new though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jayson on October 30, 2013, 05:26 PM
I wonder if the HERO listing are the "soap bottle" figures. I think Marvel refers to those at Titan Heroes for their brand.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Scockery on October 30, 2013, 06:11 PM
There goes my theory that Grievous would be an interactive hologram that guides the rebellion.

I'd guess the "REBELS STORMTROOPER" is the old kid-sized stormtrooper blaster toy again.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2013, 06:34 PM
Yeah I'd imagine some roleplay stuff will be repaint/repackage junk for sure...  Seems likely I guess.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: McMetal on October 31, 2013, 12:07 AM
I'm getting more excited for this line, wish there had been hints of vehicles or battle packs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Darby on October 31, 2013, 09:51 AM
Almost positive the Hero figures are the soap bottle figures. Kanan must be one of the protagonists.
Title: Re: Upcoming Rebels items?
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2014, 01:51 PM
Seems that Mission Series will see at least one Rebels set...  And then mains out in the Legends style for the most part.  Pretty standard guesses there, but good to know.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Nicklab on February 18, 2014, 12:36 AM
Part of the JTA report indicated that a large vehicle may be in the works for 2015.  Will that be the Ghost?  That's certainly debatable.  But with Episode VII on tap for a December 2015 release, I think that spot in the line may be for an Ep7 vehicle.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2014, 10:20 AM
I disagree, I think The Ghost is an absolute no-brainer for late 2014/2015, especially if the show takes off. It's the iconic ship of the whole series and an interesting enough sculpt to appeal to kids and collectors alike. That one has to be in the works...
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2014, 03:47 PM
The Twilight was too so I don't think its a lock at the moment...  I think they may wait to see if the shows popular before committing to a big ticket toy.  There are still sdcc and such to go though.  I just could see them go conservative this time around is all.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Darby on February 18, 2014, 07:05 PM
I agree with Jesse it would seem they're playing it a little safe. I would think the window for this would be in the fall, since Fall '15 is going to be pretty much 100% Episode VII. Toy lines typically don't hang a big ticket item like this out in the spring or summer, but you never know. Maybe we will see it at SDCC. That would be cool, since I do think it would be a great toy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2014, 08:47 PM
By most of what I've seen of the ship's design the BMF might actually be about what a scale one of this would need to be...  Given prices rising though I'd guess they'd aim for something fairly smaller...  MTT at best, in terms of size.  And that, everyone bitched about price.  I think Hasbro's generally dismayed with collectors and what they claim they'll pay for stuff.  You can tell by the way they're juggling prices and how they make things.  Vehicles are made far different now than they were just 5 years ago.  Lots of "hollow" parts and whatnot.

Collectors like to talk big, but wallets rarely open.  I'm as much a part of this as anyone, except the "talk big" part. ;)  I know what I want and what I'll pay for.  Give me a scale Y-Wing, you'll see my purse strings loosen.  Give me anything underscale, and I'll pick and choose, wait for sales...  It's nature of the beast.  I don't fault anyone for that either, but I think Hasbro's just well aware these days most collectors talk out their ass when they say, "I'll pay X for Y", when in reality they're probably pitching a fit if Hasbro makes it and it's not their perfect dream of what they claim they wanted.

The ones willing to shell out obscene money are few and far between.  Most I think consider it financially irresponsible even, at our age anyway, to just go nuts over toys...  I know I'm not in my early 20's anymore and I'm shelling out every year for trips to football games for the kids, or upkeep on 6 or 7 cars at a time, two houses, college, college soon for another...   :-\  Hell just feeding two boys trying to gain weight, and who are both bigger than I ever was at their age, is straining.  So toys just take a backseat for me and I try to aim for sales unless it's something I really want or know won't be there again.  Figures are about all I don't mind shelling out for when I see them or by the case. 

Big vehicles?  If it's not ideal, why pay full price?  And rarely is anything "ideal" to me.  The fact sales and clearances are so predictable makes you just know Hasbro's viewing these things as high risk, low reward situations.  Not even big vehicles, but look at $40 sets at TRU...  We'd have gone nuts over stuff like those Jedi closer to 2005, but once multi-packs got up to $40?  Collectors take the stance that TRU has sales, usually stocks well, so why commit to the full retail?  Me too, but it just goes to show the typical collector price threshold is low...  I think really 6" is a sign that $20 for a figure is tough for many to swallow even.

Everyone's different of course, but there's clear trends too where collectors will abandon anything no matter how awesome it is if they get even a sniff that they can get it cheaper at some point.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2014, 11:32 PM
I'm not averse to paying a lot out of pocket up front for a big vehicle if it's something that's part of my focus. (The only exception being the Republic Attack Shuttle which is literally the only Clone Wars I didn't buy immediately upon sight, I did get two eventually though) I know there is a tendency to wait things out sometimes and I get that, $$$ are tight nowadays, but I do think they could crank this thing out under the $100 range and still do it justice.

I also don't begrudge them for playing it safe out of the gate, but I think if the show gets a warm reception this thing has a good shot at a holiday release, which would mean it's already in development. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Nicklab on February 19, 2014, 12:37 AM
The Twilight was too so I don't think its a lock at the moment...  I think they may wait to see if the shows popular before committing to a big ticket toy.  There are still sdcc and such to go though.  I just could see them go conservative this time around is all.

+1

Even at SDCC we're still going to be at a point where we haven't even seen a single episode of REBELS air on Disney XD.  The series premieres in the fall of this year.  So does Hasbro go for a 2014 Holidays release for the Ghost?  That seems incredibly optimistic for Hasbro to plan the release of a $100 vehicle that's sourced from a TV series that may have only been on the air for 2 months.  If Hasbro is playing things conservatively, would they really take a risk on a vehicle that's pretty costly to develop?

So what are the other options?  Release it in the summer of 2015, after a full season of REBELS has aired?  That release schedule gives the show a chance to gain some traction with viewers and demand for the Ghost to build.  But then there's no direct entertainment support if the show is on summer hiatus.

There's also the matter of the promotional rampup to the release of Episode VII.  Does the release of a $100 Ghost vehicle fit into that scheme?  Or will there be some other $100 vehicle associated with Episode VII that requires that space in the line?

Keeping that kind of strategy in mind makes the release of a Ghost vehicle over the next year or so seem unclear.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Muftak on February 19, 2014, 12:56 AM
I think the Ghost is gonna be a victim of the timing, as Nicklab spelled out. No way we're getting one this year. It's only hope would rest in the off chance that the Millennium Falcon makes it into EpVII as the hero vehicle, which would allow Hasbro to rehash the Falcon and develop the Ghost for release in the same window.

Oh, and the show will really need to perform. Like, make new Star wars fans.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2014, 02:02 AM
TCW steadily declined in ratings...  Cite what you want, it still did.  I'm not sure Rebels can do better than TCW did, it just has a home that's less likely to off it because its home is its parent company ultimately.

And I think a $100 tag's even optimistic given the MTT's cost, which wasn't very big in the BMF world...   :-\  Let's say it's BMF sized, which would make a darn nice Ghost I think...  I forget the last Falcon's price, but it was more than the AT-TE at the time, so I just cringe.

This is a show falling at a weird, weird time...  I am not counting on much obscurity being made from it, honestly.  I think obscurity may happen for "Troopers" types of figures, but stuff like Whorm Loathsome from TCW I think is a pipe dream for this show right now.  Depending upon how wildly popular it may or may not be...  It's all hinging on that right now, but big ticket anything I think has less a chance than ever of coming out till the new movies are here.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2014, 12:09 PM
I was just starting to listen to the Rebel Force Radio Collector Cast (with Curto/Burns) today, and while discussing Hasbro - and specifically the new Rebels vehicles - James Burns said that Hasbro told him that we wouldn't be seeing the Ghost in 2014, but it was on its way in 2015.  Grain of salt and all that, but it sounded - at least to him - as if it was confirmed.  He also said we'd be getting a new Rebels TIE Fighter that was an all new sculpt.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2014, 10:01 PM
You guys make some good points to be sure, but I think the up front commitment they have shown for the show already is a pretty good indicator of what we can expect going forward. Those three big ships were legitimate class II efforts, not like those horribly out of scale things they were trawling out earlier. That's at least as much tooling, etc if not more than the Ghost would require, so it's not that big a jump, IMO.

The whole timeline thing just seems to me like it old be more conducive to getting this out than anything from ep. 7, at least for this year and next. They have known about the Ghost for awhile now, have all the specs, finalized art, dimensions, etc. Have they even started shooting ep 7 yet? JJ is notoriously secretive with his projects, I wonder how much he would let out of the bag at this stage simply for merchandising considerations. Maybe there is no iconic big ship from the next film?

Plus who knows if that thing even comes out on time...I still think it gets pushed back to the following spring. Gotta fill that lull somehow!
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2014, 07:13 PM
Not to say I think they're "poor quality" items by any means but I think these Class-II are probably not on par in terms of complexity, compared to the old vehicles of similar size...  Like say the old Jedi Fighters and things.  I wouldn't personally say I'd compare 2 Class II ships to 1 bmf really...  Just personal experience they're way far apart.

I think if you took apart a "bmf" type vehicle you'd see its REALLY complex compared to even the old class II stuff which, by my eye, I can see corners cut on even these Rebels ships that didn't happen on old class II.  They're definitely better than 2013's midget ships tho but I see some of the recent vehicle tricks to save on tooling are being used.  Still look good to me but they're also open to more interpretation than say the cloud car or something.

Since Burns is saying he was told 2015 I believe that.  Fall maybe?  Be surprised if its earlier.  But The Ghost seems destined for next year at this point.  It may not be ATTE sized though...  Maybe it'll be fairly small?  Maybe it'll be the only big ship all year?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jedi Idej on February 21, 2014, 08:49 PM
To scale is around 8' long. :o

I can picture them marketing a 30" version.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2014, 09:10 PM
I dunno, seems to me that in Fall 2015 would be a weird time to release a big item from Rebels... Seems by October-ish it will be Ep7 time for the toy focus.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on February 22, 2014, 09:24 PM
I dunno, seems to me that in Fall 2015 would be a weird time to release a big item from Rebels... Seems by October-ish it will be Ep7 time for the toy focus.

It seems unlikely they would release a big ship before the movie even comes out though? If it even gets released on time, so much can happen between now and then to potentially create delays.

I think people will like this ship when it comes out, it's a cool design.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 22, 2014, 09:30 PM
Idej, are there dimensions out already?  8', you sure?  That's bigger than the Falcon and the ship looks on par or slightly smaller just eyeballing it.

I think toy lead-ups for Episode 7 will hit closer to its release...  November I could see a big toy blitz.  I could see an August release for a Rebels ship, but then again I think the timing doesn't bode well for its release at all.  Burns is saying he heard it is so I'm taking that as a solid rumor that it'll happen but none of the timing jives with anything, to me.

I suspect any Ghost ship is going to be grossly underscaled...  It's certainly bigger than I originally thought it was.  I doubt they even go BMF in terms of it size...  I'd guess smaller.  AT-TE, MTT...  I'd be shocked if they went as small as the Republic Shuttle though.  That's really a small toy that relied a lot on "opening up" to look bigger than it actually is.

Assuming it does come out, I'd think it'd have to come out late Summer.  Just my guess.  I suppose it could come out Spring, but it's not a very good toy buying season for something big.  Then again, maybe it won't be very big at all?  Maybe it'll be small, simplistic, designed for small hands and not collectors at all.  I'd not be shocked to see something along those lines.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2014, 09:45 PM
What if The Ghost is both?  A Rebels ship AND an Ep7 ship. 

Thought about that the other day... based on the era of the show, it wouldn't be impossible for The Ghost to be around in Ep7... or any of the Rebels crew for that matter.  Even something as simple as the same ship type/class showing up in both.  Help it sell both ways - cartoon and movie.   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 23, 2014, 12:29 PM
I was thinking that too...  Certainly possible.  It's like the Falcon was around at the dawn of civilization in Star Wars.

How do ya sell more different toys though!?  - George Lucas
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Nicklab on February 23, 2014, 12:56 PM
Nice to hear that Burns got word of a Ghost release for 2015.  If it's happening then, I'm thinking it would be a Spring '15/Q2 release.  Because the rest of the release calendar for 2015 would probably have Episode VII previews come Q3, and the Episode VII line would launch in Q4.  So perhaps April or May of next year, when REBELS is still airing episodes?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on February 23, 2014, 07:25 PM
Spring would be sweet, maybe take advantage of the finale buzz, but I could also see them rolling this out in the early Fall when the next season kicks off. Either way, I am hoping for something on the larger side but not prohibitively expensive. Maybe like between the MTT and the Republic Attack Shuttle in terms of overall mass.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jedi Idej on February 23, 2014, 11:59 PM
Idej, are there dimensions out already?  8', you sure? 

Yuppers.  (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ghost_(starship)) 43.9m long. 95" using 1:18 scale.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2014, 02:30 AM
Wow that's bigger than I thought it looked, but in the last video they did that cockpit's as roomy as the Falcon's which I figured it wasn't nearly that large from earlier images... 

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

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

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

Yeah I was thinking the same thing:  that maybe the Inquisitor could be the bad guy... or that there is overlap between Rebels and E7.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: speedermike on March 3, 2014, 12:39 PM
I was thinking that too...  Certainly possible.  It's like the Falcon was around at the dawn of civilization in Star Wars.

How do ya sell more different toys though!?  - George Lucas

Yeah, I'm a Lucas apologist, but I never believed he was only out to sell toys for one reason.  If you wanted to sell more toys, your main characters would change clothes every 15 minutes.  In the prequels, Obi-Wan wore essentially one outfit.  No disguises, no formal wear, no casual wear, no climate specific clothes, just his Jedi stuff.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Darby on March 3, 2014, 08:14 PM
I remember being at the Q&A at Celebration 2 with Hasbro and someone asked about how do you keep doing the same figure over and over again (12 years ago!!!) and they were very adamant about wanting to see costume changes and somewhat deflated on the lack of them in the PT. Outside of Padme, these never materialized in the PT, even when they begged for it (Jedi pilots wear nothing but headsets? What?). The CW micro-series got into this somewhat, and produced probably the two most famous 'alt-modes' of the era in Clone Armor Obi-Wan and Snow Bunny Padme. I think Lucas definitely created a big cast of characters to generate toys, because that's Star Wars, but if he had his mind completely on it he would have been more deliberate about the main characters.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2014, 08:29 PM
Yeah that's slightly tongue-in-cheek, but it's tough to say all the flavors of Clone weren't somewhat a matter of, "Kids will go ape**** for this", coming into play...  Otherwise, what was the point?  They didn't even play up individuality in the movies...  The toon got more of that being a legitimate story angle.  If you're talking about the films though it's a very subtle point.

I think Lucas just wasn't as deep-thinking on it, but I think if something obvious came up like that Clones he jumped on it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2014, 09:04 AM
Saw this morning that the Class I vehicles will be making a return this Fall. Great news, because these were some of the coolest sets Hasbro ever did for the Clone Wars. I hope we get quite a few for Rebels too. I always felt like these were a better value somehow too...esp with the extra figure added.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jayson on July 22, 2014, 11:18 AM
I want those new/old Imperial Speeder Bikes for sure :)


I'm guessing we'll get:
Imperial Speeder Bike (unique sculpt)
Ezra Speeder Bike (Imperial bikerepaint)
Kanan Speeder Bike (unique sculpt)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2014, 01:02 PM
On the new DPCIs that popped up...

#1 - Funny how many people forgot about the army men style Star Wars Command (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=23349.0) line and start freaking out about the possibility of a Rebels Star Destroyer playset or new 3.75" Rebels Battle Packs or something.

#2 - On the "Class I making a comeback" stuff...  seems odd that there would be a DPCI planogram slot for the Class I (which we haven't see confirmed yet), but there is no spot for the Class II vehicles (which we did see at Toy Fair - TIE, walker, Phantom). 
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jayson on July 22, 2014, 01:10 PM
On the new DPCIs that popped up...

#1 - Funny how many people forgot about the army men style Star Wars Command (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=23349.0) line and start freaking out about the possibility of a Rebels Star Destroyer playset or new 3.75" Rebels Battle Packs or something.

 ;D

#2 - On the "Class I making a comeback" stuff...  seems odd that there would be a DPCI planogram slot for the Class I (which we haven't see confirmed yet), but there is no spot for the Class II vehicles (which we did see at Toy Fair - TIE, walker, Phantom).

Maybe class II has been upgraded to Class I and that's all there is?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2014, 02:36 PM
That seems unnecessarily confusing, but this IS Hasbro we are talking about, so who knows.

Yeah, i saw a ton of that 2" crud among those listings, as if Angry Birds and Fighter Pods weren't big enough space-wasters.

If the sales of the GOTG 2" figs are any indication, this Command line is already in trouble. (Cause who doesn't want to buy their kids tiny toys that are easy to lose, vacuum up and choke on?)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2014, 02:47 PM
I'm planning on picking up some of those Command figures for my kids.  $5 for a bag of 9 figures isn't terrible.

When I was little, my brother and me and our friends wasted tons of hours playing army men outside.  I love the fact that the Hasbro guys tried to replicate some of the "classic" army men poses with some of the Star Wars figures.

Plus, they're great fun to tie to firecrackers/bottle rockets, shoot with a bb gun, or melt with a magnifying glass in the hot summer sun. ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2014, 03:47 PM
I learned to shoot by shooting little plastic army men...  Had a lot of good men die that way.

I've said this before about Angry Birds, and the same applies here.  People complain, but that line probably netted you a figure you otherwise wouldn't have gotten, like Plagueis or something.  Angry Birds were on clearance?  That means little without you having a sales sheet to know what was paid, what sold, what it sold for, how fast it sold, how much overall sold, etc.

Angry Birds, and this command line of figures, are cheap...  That's the bottom line (no pun intended), and cheap can take a hit like a clearance, so long as an acceptable number of them sell, ultimately. 

Given how many kids I see with Angry Bird Star Wars t-shirts on just anywhere you go, I'm not surprised Hasbro tried toys tied to the game.  They seem (according to Hasbro) to have done ok too.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2014, 09:14 PM
Yeah, I do get that, it's not an arbitrary dislike for either of those products, I just wish they were placed elsewhere on the toy aisles where they are not competing for peg space with the action figures. I think Hasbro sees it as a chance to increase their real estate, but all too often it seems like the 3 and 3/4" stuff feels the pinch.

And yeah, the SW army men analogy is probably better, now that I recall those early Command photos, moreso than the 2" GOTG figures. Still seems like something that is destined for 5 Below but I won't begrudge them their chance to try.

I just want them to crank up making action figures again for Pete's sake!  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2014, 09:15 PM
maybe these will help with that?  I think with Rebels the action figure cranking is coming regardless.  There's something new supporting it again, and that always helps.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on July 23, 2014, 08:12 AM
I think the only thing I really want to know for this line coming out of SDCC is WHEN. (!?!?)

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jayson on July 23, 2014, 09:49 AM
I think the only thing I really want to know for this line coming out of SDCC is WHEN. (!?!?)

Theoretically, August
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2014, 09:27 AM
Looks like Bantha Skull has an image (http://banthaskull.com/story/news_imperial_troop_transport_confirmed_for_rebels/) of the Imperial Troop Transport as it's supposed to appear in the REBELS series.  It looks like it's been updated, but the overall design is very much in line with the vintage Kenner vehicle.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 24, 2014, 09:35 AM
Now it needs some buttons for voice.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2014, 10:22 AM
"There's one! Set for stun!"

Classic.

I wish I could look at these pictures from work.  :(
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2014, 02:45 PM
Seeing the Imperial Troop Transport in the Rebels line is going to have me wishing for the Rebel Transport to make an appearance next...  though it's probably too large for the Class II line. 8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on November 23, 2014, 02:00 PM
Saw an interesting listing over at Walmart's website for this Rebels two-pack:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Rebels-Ezra-and-Rebels-Stormtrooper-Action-Figure-Battle-Pack/40138492

At first glance I thought these were just repacks of the 12" figures, but the item description clearly states 18". They have previously announced there would be a Rebels style Stormtrooper in this scale, so this makes sense. I just hope he ends up coming single carded too as I don't need another Ezra.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on November 28, 2014, 06:40 PM
Saw an interesting listing over at Walmart's website for this Rebels two-pack:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Rebels-Ezra-and-Rebels-Stormtrooper-Action-Figure-Battle-Pack/40138492

At first glance I thought these were just repacks of the 12" figures, but the item description clearly states 18". They have previously announced there would be a Rebels style Stormtrooper in this scale, so this makes sense. I just hope he ends up coming single carded too as I don't need another Ezra.

I actually found this set at Walmart today, and since it was on sale for $15 I went ahead and picked it up. Hope we see the rest of the crew in this scale soon.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 3, 2014, 02:06 PM
Bought that set for my son for Christmas.  He really likes Rebels quite a bit and this seemed like a good buy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
Post by: McMetal on March 26, 2015, 03:33 PM
I finally found listings on Target.com for the 19" Zeb from Jakks Pacific, as well as the Hero Series 12" version with funky helmet. (I guess the latter is part of Wave 2 and due to hit this month)

Have been on the lookout for info on these since they were rumored/teased @ Toy Fair. Now let's get the gals out! And Chopper!
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Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2015, 04:26 PM
Pics of the new Inquisitor up on Twitter out there on our front page.  Check them out.  They'll also be in our galleries once all the editing and uploading is complete.
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Post by: McMetal on July 10, 2015, 10:08 PM
Glad we got to see Rex too...he looks great to me.
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Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2015, 10:10 PM
Will be interesting to see if Rex and S2 Inquisitor are singles, together in a 2-pack, or two halves of two new 2-packs.

Anyway you look at it, we're up to 4 new Rebels figures now for Fall 2015, so that's something at least.  3.75" isn't totally dead yet. ;)
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 10, 2015, 10:25 PM
Anyway you look at it, we're up to 4 new Rebels figures now for Fall 2015, so that's something at least.  3.75" isn't totally dead yet. ;)

The other two being Asohka and Vader, right?  Otherwise, I missed two somewhere.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2015, 10:27 PM
Clearly you've not ventured off this forum.  ;D  It was confirmed when 6" figures were shown, that 3.75" is dead, and Hasbro killed it intentionally because they just hate us.
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 10, 2015, 10:38 PM
Clearly you've not ventured off this forum.  ;D  It was confirmed when 6" figures were shown, that 3.75" is dead, and Hasbro killed it intentionally because they just hate us.

 ;D  Oh, okay... nothing to see here, then.  No, I've seen the calamity on some other sites.  The worst reaction on JD is pretty tame compared to what I've seen on others.

By the way, Satan confirmed with me through a Black Sabbath album that Hell has not froze over yet... nor have pigs learned to fly.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2015, 10:41 PM
Indeed.

I'd been going about this all wrong.  If I'd known we were facing the forces of darkness, obviously I wouldn't have put rational thought into it.
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Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2015, 11:06 PM
Anyway you look at it, we're up to 4 new Rebels figures now for Fall 2015, so that's something at least.  3.75" isn't totally dead yet. ;)
The other two being Asohka and Vader, right?  Otherwise, I missed two somewhere.

Yeah - Ahsoka, Vader, S2 Inquisitor, and Old Rex.

It was confirmed when 6" figures were shown, that 3.75" is dead, and Hasbro killed it intentionally because they just hate us.

Yeah, I must have missed that... :-\
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 10, 2015, 11:10 PM
I'd been going about this all wrong.  If I'd known we were facing the forces of darkness, obviously I wouldn't have put rational thought into it.

Did you forget to play the record backwards again, Jesse?
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Post by: Nicklab on July 11, 2015, 09:47 AM
I think we're probably going to see some of the REBELS figures from the Season 1 line carried forward into the Star Wars Universe line.  Hasbro had the entire REBELS 3.75" figure line on display at their booth. And it makes sense to keep the crew members of the Ghost in circulation.  And Chopper was so scarce that it makes sense to get him reissued.
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Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2015, 06:54 PM
I'd been going about this all wrong.  If I'd known we were facing the forces of darkness, obviously I wouldn't have put rational thought into it.

Did you forget to play the record backwards again, Jesse?

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Post by: McMetal on August 7, 2015, 10:31 PM
I've started to ponder the upcoming 9/4 product launch more frequently as we get closer. I am very curious what sort of presence the Rebels line will have, if any. The show won't be back on by then, but the first season DVD gets released earlier that week.

I guess it is fair to assume we may see the Vader/Ahsoka 2-pack, although it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't there either.

But what about new single carded figures or vehicles? Seems as though there will be a few different price point options for them. I'm not holding my breath for the Ghost (yet) but I'd sure like that imperial speeder bike we saw last season. The regular TIE Fighter is overdue as well.

I'm not sure if I see them mixing in 5 POA rebels figures with the 5 POA TFA stuff, but anyyhings possible I suppose.

Outside of the 6" stuff, these will be my only other focus for FF. Hope there is some good stuff to surprise us, and no hard to find exclusives.  :)
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Post by: Scockery on August 9, 2015, 02:26 AM
I think we're probably going to see some of the REBELS figures from the Season 1 line carried forward into the Star Wars Universe line.  Hasbro had the entire REBELS 3.75" figure line on display at their booth. And it makes sense to keep the crew members of the Ghost in circulation.  And Chopper was so scarce that it makes sense to get him reissued.

I think you over estimate their chances!

Remember clone wars characters you'd think they'd have kept in circulation or reissued, but didn't.
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Post by: McMetal on August 30, 2015, 03:13 PM
Per the JTA report on their front page, it sounds like we may be getting repacks of Ezra and (sigh) Kanan on TFA cards. Sure would be nice of them to throw in Ezra's light saber this time around. Enough already with the Kanans. Between those 2 and the Zeb/chopper 2-pack, it seems like the ladies are being underserved yet again.
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Post by: Captain Piet on August 30, 2015, 06:43 PM
Don't forget Kanan with scout Y-wing pack on Force Friday too.
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Post by: McMetal on November 17, 2015, 12:49 PM
I was just thinking how cool it was when they used to make Star Wars Rebels action figures. That was a fun couple of months.  ::)

At this rate the %$^&* season is going to be over before those 2 Inquisitors and Rex make it out, if ever.

I get the focus on the new movie but they are letting the current media die on the vine as a result. Those new figures should have been in the latest TFA waves instead of repack swag like Kanan and the Inquisitor.

So much squandered potential...
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Post by: Pete_Fett on November 17, 2015, 07:42 PM
I get the focus on the new movie but they are letting the current media die on the vine as a result. Those new figures should have been in the latest TFA waves instead of repack swag like Kanan and the Inquisitor.

I said pretty much the same thing over on the TFA Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert thread - there was absolutely ZERO reason to subject us to more Kanan and Inquisitor figures. Instead of getting them, that's where the "Old Man" Rex and Seventh Sister figures should have been slotted in - would have made for MUCH MORE compelling assortments.

I get the need to repackage Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtrooper - but the remaining 5 figures in each assortment should have been 100% new - these are supposedly "cheaper" and more "cost effective" there should be ZERO need for them to have carry-forwards beyond wanting them out to meet demand.
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Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2015, 09:57 AM
Yeah, I'll give them a pass on Ezra since he's the "main" character and they gave him his lightsaber this time...  but Kanan and Inquisitor (who is dead and gone from the series) should have been Rex and Fifth Brother for sure since those appeared ready to go at SDCC. 
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Post by: Nicklab on November 18, 2015, 03:31 PM
Seriously?  I totally missed that this new version of Ezra came with a lightsaber.

I would have to think that the new Rebels figures are probably going to come out After the big TFA push.  Which probably means that they may not be out until some time in January or February.
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Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2015, 11:15 AM
No better place to stick this, but I saw a recent report about a 12" Fifth Brother figure. This was a pleasant surprise as I assumed Hasbro/Jakks were done with larger size Rebels figures. I liked the previous ones, wish they had seen fit to do Sabine or Hera.
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Post by: McMetal on January 21, 2016, 08:09 AM
Hey, there's a Princess Leia figure coming! Based on how long it's taking to even get the 5th Brother figure out, I would expect this sometime in 2018.  :-\
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Post by: Nicklab on January 21, 2016, 08:15 AM
New pictures seem to indicate that the REBELS version of Rex is hitting retail now.  So, perhaps the Fifth Brother Inquisitor is going to hit in the next month or two.
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Post by: McMetal on February 13, 2016, 09:27 PM
7th Sister looks great. Super awesome we are getting removable helmet Sabine, although it looks like a poor sculpt of her face. Stormtrooper Kanan had to happen, thank you.

Maul looks like a cool figure but wtf retire this clown already.