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Tycho
09-21-2003, 08:09 PM
JediTricks provided this thorough interview with Hasbro (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/news/?m=show&id=29598) and I recommend you CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCUSSION HERE (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21269) but I thought we'd want a show of numbers:


Who wants metal parts
Who wants playsets
Who wants extra figures and small accessory packs
and who wants it all
and who completely does not care


VOTE NOW and then go to the discussion thread posted above.

bobafrett
09-21-2003, 08:47 PM
I rather liked when they came with the two small figures. So that is what I voted for, but it all is for naught since it seems the line has been cancelled for now.

Turbowars
09-22-2003, 01:18 AM
I could care less. The line gets in the way of bigger and better things. I'm happy to see it go. While your at it, get rid of the 12" also Hasbro since you have no clue on how to make them!:cry:

RussUAE
09-22-2003, 07:40 AM
I thought they had put this line "On hold" now anyway.

I only ever bought one of them - the AT-MT (if that's what it's called, you know, the clone tank), and that was because it seems unlikely to get made in a bigger scale.

OC47150
09-22-2003, 07:57 AM
I'm picky when it comes to the AF. I only buy the ones that I like.

I have several of the late '90s AF sets, and bought the new X-wing. The blue-colored A-wing intrigues me!

LusiferSam
09-22-2003, 10:27 AM
Seeing is how I'm not big on Action Fleet, I could care less. But for the people who collect it I'm sorry its been canned.

good shot jansen
09-22-2003, 12:51 PM
i would love to see action fleet (as well as the entire galoob line) released exactly how how it was before hasbro bought galoob.

each action fleet vehicle released with 2 figures, the vehicles designed and built with play functions (such as landing gear, opening cockpits and compartments, as well as missle firing mechansims, just as galoob had designed and released the line.

in addtion to the vehicle line itself, battlepacks should be released containing at least five addtional figures not included with the ships in order to fully compliment the vehicle line.

if the line can't be released as originally intended, and hasbro insists on releasing the vehicles without figures, then battle packs containing at least 5 or 6 figures should be released in conjunction with the ships.

this is the way i voted on the poll "With extra figure and accessory packs that compliment the line"

action fleet was always meant to be played with. i remember when i gave my son his 1st action fleet when he was almost three. i purposly took out the figures before giving the ship to him, for fear that he may swallow the figures. he looked at the a-wing, noticed that there was no pilot, and was quite upset by that. it wasn't until i then gave him the pilot to be put into the ship that his eye's lit up with joy, and he began to fly the ship all over his room, laughing with delight.


viva micro machines!

banthafodder43
09-22-2003, 03:32 PM
I voted with the all of the above, although, I don't particulary care for metal parts one way or another. I see a lot of potential for this particular line and do not agree that it should be done as Galoob originally produced it. If they made an effort to scale the ships a little more closely, then we could have a very decent scaled version of the Falcon with great playability and with a decent sculpt and MOST importantly in an affordable price range.
I would love to see Hasbro release some of the ships in multipacks now that they are doing beautiful packaging on the 3 3/4" scale ships and the 12" line. Who wouldn't drool over a pod race diorama multipack with Anni and Sebulba but also the Mars Guo and Dud Bolt which were never evident on the shelves of my stores? How about a Hailfire AT TE and Geonosian ship?
The packaging wouldn't take up much of the precious shelf space and it would be an affordable way to collect these ships?

Banthaholic
09-22-2003, 11:07 PM
I was so hoping that this year would have been the year AF acessory packs focused on Hoth creatures. A wampa would be awesome, as would a Taun-taun, open belly taun-taun, & probe droid.

I honestly thought I'd finally get the Mon Calamari ship I've always wanted as well. Hasbro killed this lines relaunch before they even launched it. They re-released too many vehicles, and then they wonder why items had poor sales. I didn't see AT-TE, orRepublic 'star destroyer-like ship', or Gunship shelfwarm anywhere.

bobafrett
09-23-2003, 12:05 AM
I just realized the other night after I had voted for "With at least 2 figures that can utilize the vehicles" that they also made the little helmet playsets that fold out and each one has a mini playset. They also made those large playsets with the Hoth, and the Death Star and the Yavin Rebel base. I bought 2 of each of those sets. I guess if I had payed closer attention I would have gone for "With extra figure and accessory packs that compliment the line", or "All of the above".

stillakid
09-23-2003, 10:35 AM
Personally, most of the line hasn't been attractive enough to me to pick up. However, the value in that scale for me is when they can interact successfully with something from the 3 3/4" line. For instance, the older Snowspeeders are nearly perfect for the large AT AT. The little tiny Galoob Jawas are a decent size next to the Vintage Sandcrawler. I think you get the idea.

I mean, it's nice to have toy versions of all the ships and characters, but practically, it's obviously impossible to have consistent scaling across the board. This alternate "action fleet", while inadvertant, offers a way for some cross-play to happen on occassion.

gasmask sith
09-23-2003, 09:14 PM
action fleet is a great toy line, its classic, and its tragic whats happen
to it!
Hasbro shouldnt throw away the chance for this line. To come back from
the brink would be great and all star wars fans should like it, hasbro
should really look at the big picture, theres not really any star wars line
vehicles that look that good, action fleets the perfect chance.
And battlepacks please hasbro, come on!

jedi master sal
09-25-2003, 09:17 AM
I really loved this line myself.

Most of the sculpts were fantastic.

I was REALLY looking for ward to buying the new wave, which according to the interview was never produced...

I foresaw that I would have had 2-4 Jedi Starfighters, a couple of Mon-Cal Cruisers, a couple of the blue A-wing, and as many Star Destroyers as I wanted... at least 6 if not more.

This is a big mistake for Hasbro. If they would poll some of the sites like SSG, they would undoubtedly get findings that show there is a big interest among collectors. I sure also that kids would have also bought those ships too.


I pleading to Hasbro to bring back this line. Not when EPIII comes out but by end of this year or at the latest begining next year.

I wish the question would have been ask- What number consitiutes MOQ (Minimum Ordering Quantity)

If it's like 25,000 or so, I think that can easily be done. Shoot I'd wager anywhere upwards of a quarter million stateside or at least the world, would sell.

OC47150
09-25-2003, 09:47 AM
Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen the last wave of AF vehicles, the ones that came in the almost all plastic box? It contact ATOC vehicles. My local Target had them for a week or two in April but none since.

Turbowars
09-28-2003, 12:44 AM
Man, from the amount of posts in this thread you can see why the line ended. There's only a hand full that care enough to post.

JediTricks
09-28-2003, 08:09 PM
part of that might be because Steve never changed the poll section of the front page to link to this poll.

Personally, I think Action Fleet deserved so much better than what Hasbro did to it and I am still awaiting its true return. Without it, we're never going to have good toys of most of the Star Wars ships.

Billy_Dee_Binks
10-05-2003, 10:46 AM
We should all make our own plans, have our ideas collected,
maybe even have Glich or Jim Fong rate it and then start a pedition on it......sum it up and send it to Big H.
Maybe THEN they´ll get an idea what exactly WE WANT. :frus:

JediTricks
10-05-2003, 04:57 PM
Hasbro refuses to take unsolicited ideas for toys.

stillakid
10-05-2003, 05:01 PM
Hasbro refuses to take unsolicited ideas for toys.

What if we take them down to Sunset Blvd. tonight? :kiss: