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gsr-jedi
07-17-2002, 07:42 PM
we all know that 2007 is the 30 year anniversary of Star Wars. Maybe that year they could rerelease all 6 movies in theatres 2 at a time, and they could be watched as a double feature show. At the same time, Hasbro could start a new definitive Star Wars universe line, that would encompass all 6 movies plus the EU. The first year toys would probably have to be like the new Saga toys are, meaning they are more for the kids than collectors, but the 2nd year and subsequent years would strictly be for us. There will unfortunately probably be a time, when Hasbro stops making Star Wars toys. :( But this new line could be a "thank you" of sorts to those of us that collect. They would make EVERYBODY, the line doesn't end until everyone is made. They would be careful, have no errors, no variations (no bloody arm Luke and Ponda, and then no bloody arms, make em all bloody), make the figures look accurate, and they'd have to be scaled accurately (all Chewbacca figures should be taller than all Hans, etc.) Everybody completely resculpted. All the vehicles, beasts, playsets.

They should allow us to vote on the packaging and possibly the design of the figures.

The Jedi could come with robes that come off, and be articulated to hold their lightsabers with both hands. The council members could come like the new Cantina bar sets, they'd all have their chair, and could sit in them. The figures would fit in their vehicles.

I think that'd be great, plus we could still collect the Star Wars figures for a long time.

What do you guys think?

187-Maul
07-17-2002, 07:48 PM
they shouldn't wait with perfect figures till 2008 but should start making them from NOW on

Lord Tenebrous
07-17-2002, 11:38 PM
I'm reminded of a particular Yakface Q&A...



7. My buddy and I were talking recently, trying to predict how much life is left in the Hasbro figure line based on the original Star Wars trilogy. I said a year, maybe two. I can hardly come up with a list of 10 action figures that haven't been done yet: General Dodonna, the Tonnika Sisters, Hem Dazon and a handful of other droids and aliens. What's your thought? How much life is left in the line based on the original trilogy and who would you like to see made?

--Joe


Well, that depends on your own point of view.

Right now, Star Wars seems somewhat sluggish. Sure, we're getting more figures faster than before, and we're getting stuff we ask for that we never would have expected back in 1995. But these things aren't selling like they were a few years ago, and that's not necessarily a good thing. If the interest always drops right off shortly after the new movie, there's a very good chance the line will be dead by 2006.

However, there are some other variables to look at. Episode II is in 2002, Episode III is in 2005, and Episode IV's 30th Anniversary is in 2007. Depending on how much Hasbro spreads out classic releases, and how much stuff they crank out initially for the final new movie, there's really no reason why the line couldn't last until 2008 or 2009, depending on how long Hasbro wants to keep making these things.

Of course, there's always the wild cards-- made-for-TV projects or toys based on the Expanded Universe could always take off, and that could inject a little more lifespan into the line, but it's hard to tell. At any given time over the past few years, I think a fan would have said exactly what you said: it's hard to come up with 10 action figures that haven't been done. But depending on how much you like your obscurity, I can come up with dozens. Pod Racers, Jedi Masters, Cantina Aliens, Jabba's Palace residents, Rebel Pilots, Imperial Officers, the Jedi Luke resculpt everybody is asking for, new Ewoks, General Madine, Imperial Dignitaries, background characters from Episode One... there's a bunch. Many of which actually stand a chance of being made, and more surprisingly, selling. I mean, if they're willing to do BoShek, there should be more Ewoks in the next few years.

If Hasbro manages Star Wars properly, asks the fans the right questions, sells them at the right prices, and doesn't scare us off by releasing too much junk at once or hard-to-find items, there's a good chance it could be around at the end of the decade instead of being given the axe after Episode III is finished.

http://collectibles.echostation.com/qa010910.htm



So it could go long, or it could fall off right around the 25th anniversary of ROTJ in 2008. It all depends on prolonged success and if Lucasfilm's licencing plans are flexible. But I agree that the success of the line is balancing the main and obscure groups of characters. Keep it fresh, rehashing things will send the line to an early grave.

2-1B
11-18-2007, 12:53 PM
Saga Legends should keep things afloat for awhile.

jedi master sal
11-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Saga Legends should keep things afloat for awhile.

Wow, nothing like digging up an old thread...lol

bigbarada
11-19-2007, 06:44 PM
Yeah, this guys not asking for too much. He just wants everything made and made perfectly. While I think about 99% of fans could agree with this, it's just not something that's possible in the real world.

2-1B
11-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Wow, nothing like digging up an old thread...lol

Someone has to keep the dream alive. :)

bigbarada
11-19-2007, 10:38 PM
I can hardly come up with a list of 10 action figures that haven't been done yet...

I'm not sure if I could come up with 10 never-before-made figures that I would actually be excited to buy:

1. ROTJ Y-Wing Pilot
2. Kithaba - Skiff Guard
3. Vedain - Skiff Guard
4. Yarna
5. Giran - Skiff Guard
6. Mother Ewok with Wokling

The other human Skiff Guards would be cool. I'll also buy any other Ewok that Hasbro makes.

The rest of the droids from the "Purchase of the Droids" scene are too small to be individual figures. They'd be better as pack ins with other figures.

As for the Cantina, I'm pretty satisfied with what Hasbro has made. It would be nice to have an honest attempt at Dr. Evazan and a new Walrusman, but that's really all I can think of.

Which brings me to resculpts. There are several figures that I would love to see 100% all new versions of:

1. Admiral Ackbar
2. Gamorrean Guard
3. DS2 Luke
4. Mon Calamari Officer
5. Barada
6. Wicket
7. Human B-Wing Pilot

My list is ROTJ heavy but that's because that movie has been the most neglected of the films in recent years.

Case in point, let's look at vintage remakes:

Of the 21 original Star Wars figures only one has not been updated in the last 10 years: Walrusman

From ESB, the list is a little bit longer at two figures:
1. 2-1B
2. Black Bespin Security Guard

From ROTJ the list gets even longer:
1. Admiral Ackbar
2. Weequay
3. Nien Nunb
4. Gamorrean Guard
5. Rancor Keeper
6. Klaatu
7. Nikto
8. B-Wing Pilot
9. EV-9D9
10. Warok
11. Yak Face
12. Lumat (although Graak is really Lumat)

Gothiczartan
12-12-2007, 11:27 PM
snowspeeder pilot luke
wedge x wing pilot
snowspeeder pilot hobbie

all of them new sculpt!

Gothiczartan
12-12-2007, 11:28 PM
nien numb
b wing pilot
y wing pilot

all of them new sculpt!

Mad Slanted Powers
12-13-2007, 01:04 AM
I
Of the 21 original Star Wars figures only one has not been updated in the last 10 years: WalrusmanHe was done 5 years ago with the cantina bar pack-in, and rereleased in 2004 in the bigger cantina 3 pack. I thought that was a decent figure.

bigbarada
12-13-2007, 01:24 AM
He was done 5 years ago with the cantina bar pack-in, and rereleased in 2004 in the bigger cantina 3 pack. I thought that was a decent figure.

Wasn't that just a retool of the POTF2 figure? It wasn't a head to toe resculpt like the 2006 TSC Hammerhead or VTSC Greedo. I would love to see a completely resculpted, SA Walrusman.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-13-2007, 02:18 AM
The RS archives say it was based on the POTF2 figure with a new right arm and articulated legs, so not as different as I thought. I think the head looks like more than just a repaint, but hard to say. I guess I was just impressed with the articulated knees, since those weren't too common at the time. Compared to all the Saga statues of 2002, it was a welcome change. I guess he could use another update since he was one of the cantina aliens the main characters actually interacted with.

vader121
12-13-2007, 08:52 AM
"Of the 21 original Star Wars figures only one has not been updated in the last 10 years: Walrusman"

Isn't Ponda Baba really Walrusman and he was made in 1996 (not quite 10 years). He was also in the Cantina Showdown 3pack set that was a little different sculpt than in the POTF2 line.

However, I do agree 100% that this figure deserves a resculpt. How about in the next VOTC line (if they're doing this).

I am also a big fan of ROTJ figures and agree that they've neglected this line for the most part. I really like the whole Jabba sequence and there are many figures they could do or maybe redo.

Here's my list of figures I would like them to do or redo (some are new and some are resculpts)...

ANH
-Ponda Baba/Walrusman (VOTC line?)
-Wuher
-Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru (they are boring but they were significant figures)
-Imperial Scanning Crew tech
-1 or 2 other Rebel Pilots. Maybe one from Gold group & one from Red group
-1 or 2 other Cantina goons

ESB
-Rebel briefing room tech (male or female) maybe packed with a small droid
-Zuckess (VOTC line) - I still have trouble calling them this since the Vintage line had them reversed
-Dengar (VOTC line?)
-Black Bespin guard or Alien Bespin Guard
-Ugnaughts (2 pack)

ROTJ
-Ewoks (maybe a few 2 packs)
-Skiff guards (please!)
-Klaatu (palace)
-Yellow bee-like droid from Jabba's dungeon
-Ree-Yees
-Anything else they want to make from Jabba's palace.

At this point I don't care about figures for ep4-6.
I also don't care for or want any more Luke, Han, Leia, Vader, Lando, Palpatine, R2 or C3PO figures. I know they will still make these but I just don't want anymore.

bigbarada
12-13-2007, 10:20 AM
"Of the 21 original Star Wars figures only one has not been updated in the last 10 years: Walrusman"

Isn't Ponda Baba really Walrusman and he was made in 1996 (not quite 10 years). He was also in the Cantina Showdown 3pack set that was a little different sculpt than in the POTF2 line.

However, I do agree 100% that this figure deserves a resculpt. How about in the next VOTC line (if they're doing this).

Yes, Walrusman=Ponda Baba and that figure was resculpted for the POTF2 line in 1997. That same year, we got the Cantina Showdown 3-pack version.

So, that was 1997, this is December 2007.... yep, sounds like 10 years to me.:D

El Chuxter
12-13-2007, 11:52 AM
The Cantina Showdown has different legs. The later version had a removable arm. The figure is still out of date, but I suppose we need another seventy Vaders before Hasbro realizes that.

As bad as Ponda is, Evazan's worse, though.

Sinscia Fat'o
12-14-2007, 02:21 PM
I think the line is safe, for another five years at least, espically if the Clone Wars cartoon takes off, and with the live action TV series coming after that, everything should go fine as long as quality in the stories being told remain true to the OT (Espically) Basically the line isn't in our hands, or Hasbro's, it's in Lucasfilm's hands. Basically to keep us all in love and our attention spans focused on this saga.

Ponda needs a new sculpt so bad, but with Yavin Luke being made in the TAC line, this figure will get made. All hasbro needs to do is maybe resculpt a new head and make his arm removeable, then presto Ponda is reborn with SA.