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shinakuma43
07-07-2002, 09:00 PM
I'm sure this is of no interest to anyone, but here are the images of the E2 AFs:

Solar Sailer
http://www.actionfleet.com/images/SolarSailer.jpg

AT-TE
http://www.actionfleet.com/images/At-te.jpg

Naboo Fighter BD
http://www.actionfleet.com/images/NabooFighter.jpg

Later,
S43

shinakuma43
07-07-2002, 09:06 PM
The hasbro links didn't work, so I saved them and uploaded them to my server.

Later,
S43

Beast
07-07-2002, 09:09 PM
Wow, I like all three of those. It looks like Hasbro may be drawing me back into the collecting of Micro Machines/Action Fleet. I especially have to get the AT-TE and Dooku's Solar Sailer. I love both of those vehicles in the movie, especially the Solar Sailer. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

SWAFMAN
07-07-2002, 09:18 PM
thanks for those, S43.

it's hard to get a feel for scale on the AT-TE, due to the unique stand, but I hope it is bigger than it looks to me.

The Dooku sailer looka kinda small on its regular AF stand, too. But nice. Well, I guess maybe not too small, with that sail.

LTBasker
07-08-2002, 03:27 AM
I dunno if this anything to be alarmed about, but I lightened up the picture of the Sailor and I couldn't see any indention in the stand for a place to put the figures if you wanted to display them loose...

I love the AT-TE and the Sailor though, I can't wait to see the Gunship, unless it comes with no figures. We really need it come with the two pilots and then have a Clone Trooper Battle Pack.

good shot jansen
07-08-2002, 08:38 AM
and it looks like micro machines is out of the figure business.:(

jeddah
07-08-2002, 08:52 AM
yeah, and why Dooku's SS can't have foldy-outy umbrella-type wings is beyond me. Look what they did with the TF DS from EP1......:rolleyes:

jeddah

britcit3
07-08-2002, 01:35 PM
I seem to recall that the sail is diamond shape when fully extended - I am right?

BC3

haggie
07-08-2002, 07:30 PM
The Solar Sailor is not exactly impressive but at least the AT-TE makes up for it.

Darth Trymybestus
07-08-2002, 07:31 PM
check out this pic.. it looks VERY cool, I've only got one action fleet vehicle.. Shuttle Tyderium. I think I will be buying this one.
I wish they would show the mini Dooku figure. Do you think this will come with the pilot droid?

fourtwo
07-08-2002, 07:45 PM
wrong section, but holy cow!

short4astormtrooper
07-08-2002, 07:49 PM
I'm pumped about the tank, but also hope it's bigger than it looks. I'm Dissappointed there are no mini figures being produced, but at least I'll get a chance to collect what I really want!

corporal AMF
07-08-2002, 07:55 PM
nice, really nice!!:sur:

Jargo
07-08-2002, 08:06 PM
Why is that jellyfish attacking the locust? I don't understand these National Geographic documentaries, they're so full of aggresion and death...... :stupid:

Kinda cool to have that on yourr window sill to freak out your Mom. :)

hango fett
07-08-2002, 08:15 PM
hehe! good one jargo! anywho....good vehicle! will buy it for sure!
hango

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 08:23 PM
Where can I find these pictures of the latest Action Fleet vehicles?

evenflow
07-08-2002, 08:26 PM
Its alright, it reminds me too much of a ship from Star Trek.

Darth Trymybestus
07-08-2002, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by DeadEye
Where can I find these pictures of the latest Action Fleet vehicles?

you can find them at www.starwars.hasbro.com there are sections for the new toys that were unveiled at Wizards :)

Jangu Fett
07-08-2002, 08:31 PM
I think both look great. I think maybe Hasblow is going to release the mini figs in Battle Packs. Like Galoob did for the original AF. I hope they do anyway:confused: It would mean more money in their pockets:greedy: :greedy: :greedy:

Does anyone know Glitch? Maybe he knows whats up with the figures?

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 08:55 PM
And where would that section be?

Unit-01
07-08-2002, 09:02 PM
http://starwars.com/collecting/news/2002/07/news20020708.html

Darth Trymybestus
07-08-2002, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by DeadEye
And where would that section be?

oops, I'm sorry... here's the link: http://starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=69

and this one too: http://starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=70

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 09:08 PM
Thanks! :)

JediTricks
07-08-2002, 10:01 PM
Well, the AT-TE looks OK, though I don't see where figures are going to go on the stand or in the vehicle, but I think the Solar Sailer needs work - not only do I see no way for figures to interact with it, but it is tiny even including that sail. Nice to see the line isn't dead, but I'm hoping Hasbro will give us some straight answers on the issues of minifigures and MMs soon.

Lord Tenebrous
07-08-2002, 10:02 PM
The AT-TE is nice, that gives me hope that they'll get the 4" scale vehicle right. A seemingly great miniature army-builder.

But the Sailer, that's a different story. They should have supported both the ship and the sail on the stand, and thinned and elongated the plastic between the sail and the ship. Horribly out of scale, too...the ship should be tiny.

hango fett
07-08-2002, 10:13 PM
hey! that does look like the ship from star trek insurection! ha! lucas copied!
just kiddin'
hango

Geonosian
07-08-2002, 10:22 PM
Looks AWESOME!

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 10:25 PM
The AT-TE looks great, and I'll get it since I doubt they'll make a Saga one.

And the sail on Dooku's ship needs to be about four times larger!

Dar' Argol
07-08-2002, 10:28 PM
This should really go in the MIcro Machines section . . . . . . so . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *POOF*

Tycho
07-08-2002, 11:11 PM
OK - I'm actually in the MicroMachines section and posting - but it's not exactly about MicroMachines, but IS about the Solar Sailer.

How does this thing work? I mean what's in the front of it that comes out and forms up -and how?

I think it's a cool ship - but it looks better with the sail deloyed and is kind of dull with it tucked in.

Now I know all about the theories of it catching solar energy and using the energy for silent, untraceable propulsion. I'm not talking about the mechanics of how the ship travels, I'm asking about how the sail is deployed.

JediTricks
07-08-2002, 11:29 PM
Slightly bigger, sharper pics are now on sw.com:

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2002/07/img/afsolarsailor_bg.jpg

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2002/07/img/afatte_bg.jpg

Wookiee
07-09-2002, 11:29 AM
the new ships look cool, but man, I can't tell you how disappointed I am that there are no more AF figures. That is really a bummer.

LTBasker
07-09-2002, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Tycho
OK - I'm actually in the MicroMachines section and posting - but it's not exactly about MicroMachines, but IS about the Solar Sailer.

How does this thing work? I mean what's in the front of it that comes out and forms up -and how?

I think it's a cool ship - but it looks better with the sail deloyed and is kind of dull with it tucked in.

Now I know all about the theories of it catching solar energy and using the energy for silent, untraceable propulsion. I'm not talking about the mechanics of how the ship travels, I'm asking about how the sail is deployed.

Looks like you will just pop the parts down on the ship, then unhook the solar sail, then when want it deployed, those things pop up then you rehook the solar sail which is connected to the ship by a clear plastic strut.

Or it could be non-removeable...

Glitch
07-09-2002, 03:15 PM
It's about time they release some damn pics! I took a bit of a lashing a few months back when I posted some pics of the first protos before they made their grand debut on the Hasbro site.

All I can say right now is that there have been some changes made between the first protos and these models.

First, the scale. Dooku's Sail, in particular, is quite a bit smaller. The sail itself was originally designed as four identical parts that could be packaged stacked inside each other and assembled into a much larger scale. They would be packaged behind the ship allowing a much larger scale for the entire ship. It looks as though this version has the sail permanently attached and the scale has been reduced to fit the entire ship in the package. It now looks to be about a third smaller.

Second, it has always been the plan to include one figure. All ships and vehicles were designed with opening cockpits to accommodate AF figures. I still see signs that this may still be the case with the tank, but, at this new scale, it looks doubtful for the sail.

It is good to see these finally made public, but I'm not very happy with the changes.

I would hate to think that these are the last two AF ships to to be made with AF figures...

haggie
07-09-2002, 03:31 PM
Wow, that Solar Sailor would have rocked! Unfortuantely I'm not very impressed by the final version.

Final versions of the old unproduced podracers?! I noticed the new Saga figures in the photo. The last time i saw these toys was when one of each was sold on eBay. Glitch, are these from your personal collection or were these shown at Wizard World or somewhere? I guess you got my hopes up slightly about these podracers actually seeing production at some point. What's the story with these?

DarthBrandon
07-09-2002, 03:35 PM
I really like these MM Vehicles, but sadly I'll have to stick with collecting 3 3/4 figures and some of the 12"lines. Just too many things to look for and buy for that matter. Cool stuff though.

good shot jansen
07-09-2002, 03:46 PM
wow!:eek:

those photos of the mythical neva kee and boles roor pod racers look fontastique!

i am sooooo hoping that those two gems see the light of day.

c'mon hasbro! r&d's been done, these beauties can easily be rolled out on to the showroom floor in no time!

as fer the scale of dooku's sailer, it wouldn't surprize me at all to find out that the larger af sized version was scrapola'd in favour of utilizing a tiger mold that was being considered for that ridiculous key chain line that's currently gathering dust coast to coast.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:frus: :mad: :cry:

Glitch
07-09-2002, 04:11 PM
Quick note:

The Neva Kee and the Boles Roor are from my personal colletion. It is just a quick n' crappy vidcap I took of them on my work desk, so they are not something from the show floor. I doubt they will ever see release, but my fingers are crossed!

Sorry, I hope I did not get your hopes up on these.

SWAFMAN
07-09-2002, 04:16 PM
Sorry, I hope I did not get your hopes up on these.

Glitch, "sorry" won't cut it here, buddy. I'm afraid you'll now have to send the Boles & Neva pods to GSJ, in order to make amends.

;)

Yoda Likes Golf
07-09-2002, 05:01 PM
Hi Glitch
i was wondering do you know if there will be any aotc battlepacks???
Thankyou for any help

shinakuma43
07-10-2002, 01:21 AM
Glitch: Would you happen to still have the original images of the Sailer and any others you might have posted and withdrawn? I'd really like to see what it would have been.

Also, I'm sure the Neeva and Boles Pods do nothing but detract from what I'm sure is an awesome collection. So, I'd be glad to do you a favor and take them off your hands :) :)

Seriously though, if you ever decide to sell them I want them.

Later,
S43

JediTricks
07-10-2002, 02:26 AM
Glitch, I'm really sorry to hear of such a defacement of the AF Dooku Sailer. Sounds like that original one had a lot more creative design in it, the one Hasbro is showing seems like a small lump.

Wookiee
07-10-2002, 12:44 PM
is it just me or does the solar sailer remind you of one of those little series alpha vehicles?

Wookiee
07-10-2002, 12:48 PM
I wish they'd quit goofing around and just make the Republic Gunship and the Jedi Starfighter already!

Sakay
07-10-2002, 05:10 PM
Although, I am very elated to finally see some steps to reintroduce Action Fleet, I am also alittle weary of the final product. I mean thankfully someone is listening to the fans of Action Fleet but, in the same context, I can't help but notice short cuts that may affect the quality of the series. Clearly Hasbro is somewhat confused with which seems tobe somewhere between Micromachine and Action Fleet scale. I am also concerned that they have left out an important part of the series, that being the play options, opening canopy/hatches, folding landing gear, some things that really make this series playable. Detail looks great but at the cost of losing its playability, I think Hasbro has forgotten that before this is a collectible, its also a toy. The saddest part of what I have to remark, is, I will still by this series, with welcoming arms, but in the same, it will also lose the appeal that made this series one of a kind.

britcit3
07-10-2002, 05:57 PM
The Cargo Bay......

http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/browse/351

..........now has pics and release dates for most of the new AF's (although it lists the release date of the 1st 3 as 1 June - ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?).

It also lists an AF Snowspeeder (no pic) - don't recall seeing this listed before.

Anyway, nighty-night (it's late here).

BC3

Jangu Fett
07-10-2002, 06:42 PM
Yeah, they added the snowspeeder, but did anyone notice they removed the Republic Gunship and Clone Transport?

LTBasker
07-10-2002, 07:06 PM
They also added an AT-AT.

Man they better not sacrifice the Gunship and Transport for re-hashes of the AT-AT and Snowspeeder. :mad: Especially since we definitely don't need figureless versions of those.

SWAFMAN
07-10-2002, 07:25 PM
if so, it would explain their using the weasle-words "hero vehicle" and "villain vehicle" on the SKUs recently sent to the retailers, instead of the actual names of the vehicles. We're all thinking "hero vehicle" might be a gunship, anakin speeder or (gasp!) jedi starfighter, but now they can dump a repaint snowspeeder into the slot.

jeeze, I hope that's not what's happening. what happened to my "Enthusiasm!!!!" Ack!!

Jangu Fett
07-10-2002, 08:14 PM
No the Gunship and Transport were listed. By name. And the AT-AT has always been on there.

r2dee2
07-10-2002, 09:08 PM
For easy links to the Cargo bay:
VEHICLES
Republic Gunship
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4521

Slave I
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4520

Slave I with Jango Fett
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7272

Jedi Starfighter with Obi-Wan Kenobi
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7271

X-Wing with R2-D2 (Exclusive)
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4523

Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4524

MICROMACHINES
AT-AT
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4629

Dooku's Solar Sailor
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4627

Millenium Falcon
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4623

Naboo Fighter
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4626

Republic AT-TE
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4624

Snowspeeder
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4628

Tie Fighter
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4622

X-Wing
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/4621

BATTLEPACKS

Dune Sea Ambush (Exclusive)
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7261

Imperial Endor Pursuit (Exclusive)
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7263

Mos Eisley Encounter (Exclusive)
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7264

Tatooine Droid Hunter (Exclusive)
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/7262

Yoda Likes Golf
07-11-2002, 06:01 AM
This is getting stupid they cant just release 2 aotc action fleet :-(
I say we all put some money together and hire a few bounty hunters to get some answers from hasbro head office!!!!!

britcit3
07-11-2002, 08:34 AM
FAO BRITS (sorry Yanks)

Just been chatting to a very nice man at TRU in Preston this morning.

He told me that they SHOULD (not guaranteed) be getting a delivery of Action Fleet vehicles on Tuesday and will be on the shelf on Wednesday.

Looks like I'll be working around Preston next Wednesday.

BC3

Yoda Likes Golf
07-11-2002, 11:56 AM
Do they include aotc action fleet , unfortunetly ive got no money until i get a job

britcit3
07-11-2002, 12:04 PM
Probably the re-hashed classic 3 first.

BC3

jeddah
07-11-2002, 01:18 PM
Thanks BC3, I'll pop in next Wednesday (after rehearsals , of course :D)

We also get our first episode of Enterprise next Wednesday, so it'll be a double day for me :):):):)

tra la la la laaaaah

jeddah

britcit3
07-11-2002, 01:46 PM
Hey Jeddah

Enterprise ? sorry, I'm one of those people who line that Aussie snakes pockets by having Sky - so already seen 'em all.

Pretty good show - not as good as Next Gen though - characters a bit wet.

T'Pol & Neeli....., erm, Phlox arhe best in it. Oh & Porthos.

BC3

SWAFMAN
07-27-2002, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Wookiee
is it just me or does the solar sailer remind you of one of those little series alpha vehicles?


I've decided it's really Countess Dooku's I.U.D. !!! (http://www.actionfleet.com/images/SolarSailer.jpg)

r2dee2
07-28-2002, 01:29 AM
I found the new MM Action Fleet today at Walmart in Pueblo, Colorado. I was only able to get 2 sets and I've already opened one set:( If I see more, I'll get another set or two. I have a few pics here Saga Action Fleet (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/sagamm.htm) . I was curious to see if the date on the bottom of the X-wing was an "old" one, but was surprised to see that it is dated 2002. I really like the new Saga AF box..it's "cute" :p

I also put up a page of the Battlepacks, if you're interested...
BATTLEPACKS (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/sagabattlepacks.htm)

I thought it was "mildly" interesting that the Action Fleet vehicles have the MicroMachines logo on them and the Battlepacks do not?

Wookiee
08-05-2002, 05:26 PM
If they are so hot on re-releasing Action Fleet instead of making new ones, why not re-release all the Episode I ships !?
Seems like they only produced about a dozen Action Fleet Sith Infiltrators.
I'd love to see some more Episode I action fleets hit the stores. They wouldn't even have to paint them any differently, I bet sales would be great.

haggie
08-05-2002, 05:55 PM
I think they were scared off by the failure of the first wave of TPM AF. Those ships collected dust on the shelves which caused the low production of the later waves (especially the Royal Starship, Tank, Infiltrator wave and the Alphas). It seems that they think the classic vehicles will have a much broader appeal (which is probably true) and will sell well enough to build a collector base to buy the AOTC stuff. If they brought out the AOTC AFs first there is a good chance that only the existing collector base would buy them (becuase Jo Schmoe collector already has a Jedi Starfighter and Slave I, etc that they bought a few months ago). Right now, AF is the only line where you can buy the classic vehicles (except for the TRU X-Wing) which is definitely a selling point to collectors who haven't already collected AF and are looking for something other than AOTC stuff. All of the existing AF collectors already have these vehicles, of course, but Hasbro knows that a lot of us will buy them again and those who don't will certainly buy the AOTC AFs when they come out. Right now there is some kid or collector who is experiencing AF for the first time because he/she had to buy that cool Millennium Falcon they saw at the store.

I know it's frustrating to all of us established AF collectors (Ifeel your pain, Wookie!) but it does make sense from a marketing standpoint (even if not including figures makes no sense). Not everybody loved TPM, unlike the original trilogy. The person out there who has never bought AF would be more willing to buy a Millennium Falcon than a Sith Infiltrator or Solar Sailer. Once they buy the one ship, they are bound to buy more so you give them what you know they will buy first to hook them. Anybody who posts in this forum is already hooked. :) They don't really need to market to us in the initial wave.

good shot jansen
08-06-2002, 11:12 AM
i agree with you on every point you raised. as fer it being frustrating to us long time collectors, i'm just glad to see af on the shelves again.

now that star wars is once again a current product (remember, star wars micro machines started in 93, and the af began in 96, all well before even the release of the special editions), by offering the familiar x-wing and falcon, new time buyers to the line will hopefully enjoy the outstanding toys that they are (even without the figures, these things are great), and will then buy the new product lines when they come out.

well said haggie! :)