View Full Version : Deluxe Imperial Probe Droid with Hyperspace Pod.
09-19-2002, 02:41 PM
Make the Probe Droid with stiff articulation in every joint so it'll be able to stand, and electronic if possible (Blaster Sounds, the Code it sends back to the Empire, and maybe a light up eye.)
Make the Hyperspace Pod just be big enough for the Probe Droid to fit in.
09-19-2002, 04:35 PM
The POTF2 version was nice when it came out, but I think you are right. It's time for a new Probe Droid.
09-19-2002, 09:38 PM
I too agree with a remake of this figure.
The POTF2 Deluxe line was a fine example of Hasbro's history of hits and misses with the Star Wars lines. The first Deluxe figures (Han, Luke, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper) nearly killed the line before it began! Then came Wave 2 and an indication that Hasbro was begining to realize what a Deluxe line SHOULD be - a venue for those figures that require acessories that are too large for the traditional (at the time) blisters, or characters that were just too large in general. And this time they nearly got it right.
However, the Probot was a near-hit or a near-miss depending on your perspective. The scale was dead on, however, the lack of articulation in the legs and the addition of the bright orange accessories and aspects detract heavily from what might have been one of the best figures. The finished product lies somewhere between the limp-legged prop that accompanied the vintage Turret and Probot Playset and the proposed new version presented by Battle Droid.
Such a figure could mark a return of the Deluxe line as a line containing figures that are DELUXE in nature. Not simply a regular carded figure with ill thought out acessories at a price that is too high for the product. The Deluxe format would be ideal for Cinema Scenes-like sets (only without the expense of bases and four color backdrops). A "purchase of the Droids" follow up set containing all droids offered except 3PO, R2, R5-D4, and perhaps R1 (whic could act as a regular carded figure with a Jawa). This would allow collectors to display all of the droids offered by the Jawas as quality figures.
Certainly the Deluxe line has many possibliities that Hasbro again has begun to miss.
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