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Tycho
07-28-2003, 03:37 AM
Check out the proposed TIE Fighter Playskool set! (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6360)


Many fans at Comic Con and on our message boards have voiced their praise for the Playskool line. I dare say our staff here has made it our mission to see Hasbro's Playskool division help the Empire strike back!

The Playskool line has great hero ships and vehicles like the N-1, the X-wing, and the Falcon, each with at least one 'baddie' figure packed in. Now we'd like to see a toy Empire for the tots - and those of us who just love these cute little action sets.

1) You can't lose their pieces or put them so carefully in a diorama that you're afraid you'll never get them set up that cool were you to ever move them again.
2) You can throw these toys across the room, drop them off the 2nd story, and they stay good as new!
3) You can shove them all in a box just like you did with your first Kenner figures, only this time you're not panicking that your abusing "fine collectibles."

Playskool has brought the fun back into Star Wars and the kid back into all of us. They also make great gifts if you buy a 2nd set for your youngsters to start them on their very first Star Wars toys for themselves. So while Hasbro has stated they have no plans to offer more items in this line, we want to demonstrate to them that their is demand!

It's a 2-step process, so don't forget that SirStevesGuide.com is running a letter writing (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20369)campaign to Star Wars retailers where all you need to do is print out the pre-adressed letters, then sign and send them - and you can adapt them and let stores know what specific Star Wars products you want them to stock (Playskool!).

So now take step 1 by voting and let Hasbro know if you'd like to see this Playskool set and others like it.

(special thanks to Grand Admiral Thrawn for the image)

Rogue II
07-28-2003, 10:45 AM
That's a pretty darn cool sketch. I like how R5-D4 was slipped in there.

Edit: I just bought the Falcon playset and the Hoth set for my daughter's birthday. She already has the X-wing.

haggie
07-28-2003, 10:46 AM
I love the Playskool line but while you're at it, let Hasbro know how angry we are about the cancellation of Action Fleet!

Darth Jax
07-28-2003, 07:02 PM
playskool is absolutely fave part of my collection. would more sets to be made. tie fighter would be as good a place to start as any. and yes bring back action fleet as well.

JediTricks
07-28-2003, 08:57 PM
Of the modern SW line, these sets have been the most satisfying to collect for me. And to think, if Thrawn hadn't told me how good they were, I would have not even bothered.

I would definitely like a TIE Fighter in the line!



I am curious, how many of the "no" votes were people who don't collect the line? On the last Playskool poll, there were 3 options: I would buy this item if they made it I would not buy this item if they made it I don't collect the lineNearly all of the negative votes were of the last selection, only 4 voters went with the middle one, which was 1 percent in that poll! That's a fantastic approval rate for interested parties.

UPDATE - 3rd voting option added.

Kidhuman
07-28-2003, 10:54 PM
That looks great. I would buy any of the sets they make.My kids love em and so do I.

shortcat
07-29-2003, 10:33 AM
I agree with all. ANY new Playskool sets would be mine as soon as I saw them. I love this line, much more than even the 12" line (my primary collection), and certainly more than the 3 3/4 line, which is plagued by errors and poor sculpting. The only new sets I would not buy would be re-packaged versions of what is already on shelves. Aside from a stormtrooper or two, and maybe another tauntaun, I DON'T WANT MORE OF WHAT I ALREADY HAVE! Hasbro seems to think that sticking the same figure on a different card will generate sales. What they don't seem to realize is that only the completists will buy it. And it still makes them angry and less likely to buy other things. I love that there have been no duplications in the Playskool series. Even the characters who have been reproduced in more than one set are different in each set. Lets keep it that way.

I think that's all I have to say.

bobafrett
07-30-2003, 12:20 AM
I'd love to see a playset that represented the Empire. The TIE fighter is the perfect piece to start the Playskool line of Star Wars back up. I mean they have an X-Wing, and how are kids supposed to recreate the battle over the Death Star if they have no bad guy vehicle to handle the job? You really can't make a Star Destroyer for the PlaySkool line, so why not a TIE fighter? I have all the other first wave including the Falcon, and I would definitly buy any other items they put out for the Playskool line, over any of the ships that they pput out for the 3 3/4 inch figures.

JediTricks
07-30-2003, 02:53 AM
Shortcat, if the original sets were re-released into other chains besides Kmart and KB to bolster sales and continue the line, I'd forgive packaging changes. I agree with you though, in general packaging changes come off very desparate and certainly wouldn't work with this line.

The TIE Fighter really should have been put out with the first wave, a modification of the ol' pop-off wings (let's face it, it's a classic ;)), another stormtrooper, pilot, droid: instant seller.

shortcat
08-11-2003, 01:43 PM
How hard do you think it would be to get Hasbro to make a Sir Steve's Guide exclusive Playskool set???

Just a thought. :crazed: :D

Tycho
08-11-2003, 02:03 PM
Personally, I think SirSteve, JediTricks, and Thrawn would look funny sculpted that way.

I myself could pass on getting my own action figure, but tha'ts just me.

:D

mtriv73
06-09-2008, 04:36 PM
I'd like to change my vote to I'd buy one of these (assuming I ever voted in the first place.) My 10 month old needs something for his Daddy to play with while he's playing with his Galactic Heroes Falcon.


I love the Playskool line but while you're at it, let Hasbro know how angry we are about the cancellation of Action Fleet!

Grrrrr Hasbro, Grrrrrrr! (Is that mad enough?)

JediTricks
06-09-2008, 10:26 PM
Not even remotely mad enough.

Darth Metalmute
06-12-2008, 09:04 AM
Now that we are getting the Darth Vader TIE, I need 2 TIE Fighters.

Darth Acroyear
07-27-2008, 03:51 PM
TIE Fighter would be nice, an Interceptor would be even better. Once can never have too many of either.;)

bobafrett
07-27-2008, 06:06 PM
I thought I saw Darth Vaders TIE fighter in the galactic heroes coverage from SDCC.

Tycho
07-31-2008, 05:27 AM
Yeah. Vader's TIE is coming. Now we need the regular ones to accompany it.

I'd totally collect almost all the vehicles over again in the Galactic Heroes format!

JediTricks
08-01-2008, 11:42 PM
2 regular TIEs, we do need that. Flank the Vader TIE, assault the X-wing, and attack the Falcon.