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Battle Droid
10-23-2002, 07:25 PM
From,
http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=273&zoneid=7

2003 Store Exclusives
- Reported by Mike

An anonymous source sends us information on the following exclusives for 2003:

Wal-Mart

Sandcrawler with 2 figures (May)

Target

Accessory Sets (January)
Yavin with Rebel Technician
Naboo with Gungan Warrior
Jabba's Palace with Gamorrean Guard

A-Wing with Pilot (June)

Kaybee

TIE Fighter with TIE Fighter Pilot (TBD)

This list looks pretty promising and unofficially reaffirms our earlier reports on the Sandcrawler and A-Wing. We want to remind everyone that these have not been officially confirmed by Hasbro. Stay tuned as we follow up on this and much more!

Death Star Gimp
10-23-2002, 07:37 PM
A new Gamorrean Guard would be OK, however, I am excited at the prospect of a rebel technician. This has always been on my wishlist as has an imperial technician. I do hope this list turns out to be correct.

Sith Lord 0498
10-23-2002, 07:44 PM
I love the idea of a new TIE Fighter coming out--especially with the potential re-release of the TIE Bomber. Finally, we'll have all four TIE Fighters introduced in the OT. Besides, it's about time they revisited that ship. Maybe a new Millennium Falcon will come our way in 2003 as well?

Beast
10-23-2002, 07:45 PM
Sweet on the Sandcrawler going to Wal-Mart. It couldn't have happened to a nicer store. Especially since I can't stand Target most of the time. I was hoping to hear about a 3rd Cantina Sets release, maybe they just don't have news yet. :)

Nice to see a second asst. of the Accessory sets. I wonder if there is a 4th one that we don't know about yet. I love the fact that we are getting a rebel technician. I'm hoping the Gungan Warrior is the Scout/Musician one. They could include things like the Farseein, the War Horn, and the Drum from the parade. The Gamorrean Guard kinda blows away the hopes of a new carded one in 2003 though. I wonder if he'll still come with the rumored Bubo as a pack-in. That would be great. :)

Sucks that Target is getting the A-Wing, I was so hoping the rumors of Wal-Mart were going to hold. But oh well, I am sure I will be able to find it. I doubt that many people will want to buy a repainted A-Wing for $30-$40. I think it looks cool though, so I'll be buying one. :)

I hope that the KB TIE Fighter has resculted larger solar panal/wings. That and the removal of the battery compartment/handle would be cool. I'll definatly be picking one of these up. Though I hope they don't play cheap and just throw another of the same retooled TIE Pilots from the last 2 exclusive TIE ships. :p :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Lord Tenebrous
10-23-2002, 07:49 PM
Interesting, but for me, anything with 'Anonymous' tacked on it also gets 'Rumor' tacked on it. Just the rules of the 'Net.

Beast
10-23-2002, 07:54 PM
Lord Tenebrous, Galactic Hunter is one of the most trustworthy sites on the net. Plus they have been breaking alot of news that ends up confirmed lately, so I would put it just a tad higher then rumor. But I understand where your coming from. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jargo
10-23-2002, 09:23 PM
Galactichunter said themselves it's rumor. Not confirmed by Hasbro.

However, if at all accurate in any tiny way, the rebel technician accessoryt set would fit in with current trends in figure releases and accessory sets. What would he come with but the x-wing ladder among other things. You've got this Imperial 4-pack coming out right? so to counter all the imperials we've had in the accessory packs they do something a little different and give us two previously released figures and one new one. I would have thought there would be a fourth set there somewhere but if this replaces cantina sets then three would be right. I can always use another Gamorrean and a Jabba's palace accessory set sounds good. Gungan warrior doesn't sound too promising unless he comes with new accessories, hopefully that little waist pouch for carrying round energy balls. Farseein binoculars would be cool too as well as the horn they use as a signal.
Could the tie fighter be with larger wings? god we can hope and pray.
like i said though all runor until more information solidifies into fact. Stil fun to speculate on rumor though. Builds up the excitement - or not.
Is it just me or does next year seem mighty full of releases already? I'm really going to go broke soon trying to get a hold of all this. Will it be worth it to be broke but have lots of toys to play with? Course it will. Who needs clothes or food or electricity when you have star wars toys? :crazed:

Beast
10-23-2002, 09:38 PM
Yeah, I know that they say that it's a rumor as well, but so far their rumors are panning out about 100% true. And I don't think that they would be the place to post outlandish rumors. Sure, I'll take it all with a skeptical eye, but I think it's probably fact. :)

X-Wing ladder, the cargo crates from the TRU X-Wing, maybe a set of those handheld light up directional flags (I can't recall the name, they use them for directing which way the pilots should go?). It's to bad that the Vehicle Matinence Energizer wouldn't fit in the package. Either that or the little pilot golf carts. Hope that there is a 4th one, but I won't even venture a guess as to what it would be. :)

I agree with everything else you said Jargo. Including the fact that 2003 seems chock full of stuff. More then I would expect so far in an off movie year. Maybe Hasbro learned that the best way to stop pegwarmers is change the cases and the stuff shipping often. :)

MTFBWy and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Old Fossil
10-23-2002, 09:46 PM
All of this sounds great. I agree that a new TIE Fighter is needed, though I am (incredibly) satisfied with the POTF2 version. But my pocketbook is so empty it echoes when I open it, and my shelves are full. I'll probably just settle for a Sandcrawler.

Or two.

gsr-jedi
10-23-2002, 10:18 PM
They all sound great especially the Yavin & Jabba's Palace accessories. Maybe, just maybe this is some tip off of a new Jabba? Hopefully, they'll also make a new Falcon next year or early '04.

Darkross
10-23-2002, 11:00 PM
I knew it...the Tie Fighter is what I've been waiting for! I can hardly wait! I too hope it is with the larger wings...that would be cool.

Battle Droid
10-23-2002, 11:05 PM
Hopefully, they'll also make a new Falcon next year or early '04.

I'd hate to see what they'd price the Falcon at, $200.00 wouldn't surprise me, look at the Imperial Shuttle.

Darkross
10-23-2002, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by Battle Droid


I'd hate to see what they'd price the Falcon at, $200.00 wouldn't surprise me, look at the Imperial Shuttle.

Yes that would suck! Especially converted into Canadian dollars for us old Canucks! Let's see...$200.00 x 1.75 = $350.00 + HST = a big hole in my wallet!

Prince Xizor
10-23-2002, 11:18 PM
As long as FAO doesn't get it, the Falcon wouldn't be more than $100.

This list sounds really promising. A new Tie Fighter is a great idea, as long as it has bigger wings (like everyone else has mentioned).
And I know people hate action gimmicks/features, but I would love to see it explode, BUT only if it hold together well.

Out of those three sets, I think I will be picking up the Yavin and Jabba's sets. I don't really think there is anything in a Naboo set I could use, but maybe they will surprise me. And what do you bet that the Jabba set will have Salacious Crumb?

jedihunter25
10-23-2002, 11:46 PM
I'm glad that Walmart got the Sandcrawler instead of someone like $FAO$. As far as The KB Tie Fighter, I'm thinking that it might be like the Jedi Starfighter w/ Obi Pilot that they have now- I could be wrong, but Hasbro is known for taking old items and tossing in a new gimmick to get them to sell again- like they did with the Target Accessory Sets.

bigbarada
10-24-2002, 01:45 AM
Well, I guess I can scratch any hopes of a completely resculpted Gamorrean Guard off of my want list (which is getting smaller everyday). I guess I am the only person who thought the POTF2 version was total crap.:(

Now all we need to find out is that the rumored Jabba with Throne is simply the Ep1 Jabba Glob version slapped on a cheap plastic base.:mad:

jedihunter25
10-24-2002, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by bigbarada


Now all we need to find out is that the rumored Jabba with Throne is simply the Ep1 Jabba Glob version slapped on a cheap plastic base.:mad:

I wouldn't doubt it- look what they did with the new Yoda that's sappose to come out (repainted Ep.1 Yoda).:eek:

darth chuck
10-24-2002, 09:27 AM
Great, more target exclusives. I still can't find the accessory sets that are supposedly out now. Target's "one case per geographic region" policy just isn't working for me.

Rogue II
10-24-2002, 09:43 AM
I wonder how the Rebel Tech will turn out. It should be just a re-paint of the Rebel Fleet trooper, right? It will be cool to get the goodies out of the new X-Wing since I didn't buy one.

I'm looking forward to the Gammorean Guard Set as well. It will be interesting to see what they put in there. Budo and Some of the Skiff Guard's weapons would be nice. I hope they leave out S. Crumb from Amanaman and Oola because it is a worthless piece of plastic (and I already have 2). I bet they include binders for Luke and Han.

I've never had any trouble finding exclusives at Target. I have seen all the exclusives they have. I saw the Y-WIng a couple times, but passed on it. I never saw the Snowspeeder or the Tie Bomber at Walmart, but I didn't try to hard to find them.

stad
10-24-2002, 01:58 PM
I've never had a problem finding any Wal-Mart or Target exclusive, although the latest Target ones DID take a bit longer than usual. But I seen the Snowspeeder at a couple different Wal-Marts in the past two weeks-still with the original Dack figure too!

Battle Droid
10-25-2002, 06:14 AM
Here's some other Exclusives that were listed at www.rebelscum.com

New one's in Bold.

2003 Store Exclusives
Jeremy: According to KinkyJohn these are the exclusives being offered to US toy retailers for next year:


12" Speederbike with Leia (Endor)


Naboo Fighter with Pilot (repack)


TIE Fighter with Pilot (repack)


Hoth figures 4-pack set


Wal-Mart A-wing with Pilot (repainted/repack)


Sandcrawler


12" Gamorrean Guard


Bounty Hunter figures 4-pack set


Imperial Force figures 4-pack set


This is not an official Hasbro list so there is no guarantee that these items will appear on shelves next year.

Beast
10-25-2002, 10:18 AM
Hmmm, Rebelscum is saying Wal-Mart for the A-Wing, and Galactic Hunter is saying Target. Guess we'll see who ends up having the hotter and more correct scoop.

I hope that those 4-packs get made, I love the look of the Imperial Set that we have seen. I'd rather see the Bounty Hunter's get done as re-sculpted newly carded figures. But if they improve them enough for the 4-Pack it won't be so bad.

I assume the Bounty Hunter set is going to be Zuckess, 4-Lom, Dengar, and Bossk. Since we already had a POTJ IG-88 and the 300th Boba Fett figures that are perfect. Zuckess is perfect, no need to change anything. 4-Lom's head can be put on a retooled and repainted TC-14 body. Dengar just needs his backpack. And Bossk would be great using Bo Shek's body as a base. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Old Fossil
10-25-2002, 10:29 AM
Are you kidding, JJB? Dengar warrants a totally new sculpt, from the head down. Dengar was one of the LAMEST of the POTF2 figures. A bounty hunter should look intimidating, not like a slouching Archie Bunker with a bandaged head.

"BOSSK! Stifle!!!"

Rogue II
10-25-2002, 10:34 AM
If they do make the bounty hunter 4-pack, I hope it is from ESB and not something like Jango Fett, Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and Zam Wessell.

I'm more interested to find out what is in the Hoth 4-pack. Hopefully they are new figures like General Reikaan or maybe include Dak from the POTJ Snowspeeder.

Sinister Lord
10-25-2002, 10:34 AM
Who will be in the Hoth four pack? Will it be Han, Luke, Leia, and a Snowtrooper?

Beast
10-25-2002, 10:40 AM
Like I said, I would rather they got totally new sculpts. But I'm not going to hold out hope for it. If they do it, I'll be pleasently suprised. Dengar I didn't think looked all that bad, he just needed his backpack. Maybe a new headsculpt as well. :)

As for the Hoth Set, I would like to see it include General Veers (using the POTJ Imperial Officer as a basis), Snowtrooper, and maybe Luke Skywalker: Hoth, and a Rebel Soldier like the other vintage figure with the vest. I would love seeing a General Rieeken, but as a regular carded figure. Not an exclusive. :)

A Cloud City set would be a nice idea for a set as well. A retooled Lobot with regular legs. A variant black headsculpt on the Bespin Guard, an Ugunaught, and maybe a Cloud Car Pilot. That way if the Cloud Car comes out, if they only include 1 pilot you could use the second pilot from the Cloud City 4-pack. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Simdog
10-25-2002, 01:14 PM
I don't think HASBRO should change anything about Bossk other than a slight re-paint. I think Bossk is the best and most accurate POTF2 figure they made. I'd hate to see Bossk in that lame Boshek pose.

As for the Hoth set, (considering that they will be all repaints or rehashes) I'd like to see the Red protocal droid, an R3 astromech, and a Rebel soldier (retooled). I can't think of a major character form Hoth that is at least POTJ to now? It'll probably be a LUke Hoth.

Old Fossil
10-25-2002, 11:07 PM
All o' these rumors, surrounding me every day...

I just need some time, some time to get away...

bigbarada
10-26-2002, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Simdog
I don't think HASBRO should change anything about Bossk other than a slight re-paint. I think Bossk is the best and most accurate POTF2 figure they made. I'd hate to see Bossk in that lame Boshek pose.


I agree 100%!! All the POTF2 Bossk figure needs is a more detailed paint job and a more accurately sized blaster rifle. He's the best figure from the POTF2 line, and still holds his own standing next to the last few waves of POTJ.

Now Dengar is the one that needs a complete overhaul.

A 12" Gamorrean has been on the rumor list for a while now. It would be such an easy figure to screw up, I don't know if I really want to see it made.

Beast
10-26-2002, 10:54 AM
Maybe, but using the Bo Shek body would make him a more accurate height and his uniform more detailed. All they would have to do is resculpt the legs and arms. Hell, they probably could slap the old Bossk arms and legs on the Bo Shek torso and bam. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

SNAYSON
11-07-2002, 02:16 PM
the sand crawler looks great! that is one peice i would get right away.

A re-tooled tie fighter would really be cool to have also. The oringal POTF2 tie looks good but a more correct replica of it would be even better.

mark2d2
11-07-2002, 06:11 PM
The Sandcrawler is the one that I can't stop drooling over. The street date for that one can't get here soon enough.