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Lobito
08-20-2001, 04:09 PM
I sure like the idea of more EU figures, but i would also like to see EU creatures...like the Kryte Dragon (i dont know if it's spelled correctly) the womp rat, etc...u get the idea.

PloKoon2385
08-20-2001, 04:33 PM
VEHICLES! I want more vehicles. Like the Virago, Z-95, Aurra Sing's ship/fighter, and all the rest of 'em! By the way, it is Krayt Dragon.

evenflow
08-20-2001, 04:38 PM
I would love to see things like Aurra Sing's swoop bike. I also remember reading the Tales of the Jedi and there was this one beast, some what like a rhino i guess. He was a Jedi Master. Pretty cool in my opinion.

Lobito
08-20-2001, 04:47 PM
Yes, i think the rhino is Master Thon...now that would be a cool beast Jedi...!!

The Virago...is that XizorŽs ship? That would be awesome too!!

badtaste
08-20-2001, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Lobito
I sure like the idea of more EU figures, but i would also like to see EU creatures...like the Kryte Dragon (i dont know if it's spelled correctly) the womp rat, etc...u get the idea.

Euh... what does 'EU' mean, and what is the womp rat??:confused:

Lobito
08-20-2001, 05:03 PM
EU stands for expanded universe. Figures that are not in the movies, but they appear in comic books, videogames and novels.

A womp rat is a creature that lives in Tatooine. Luke makes a comment about a womp rat before the battle in the death star trench. Now, i'm not sure if we see womp rats in the special edition of a new hope (when Luke, Ben, C-3PO and R2 arrive to Mos Eisley).

Anyway, Hasbro should make a figure so we know exactly how a womp rat looks like.

JediCole
08-20-2001, 05:12 PM
This was not my thread but I'm happy to help out and answer the pressing questions of Bad Taste.

EU = Expanded Universe, the blanket term for all elements of the Star Wars Universe that occur outside of the four (soon to be five) feature films. Argueably the two Ewok TV movies, the Holiday Special, the Droids and Ewoks cartoons, and certainly every single novel from Splinter of the Mind's Eye to the present series fall neatly into this category. Also, non-movie items like "Cold Weather" Obi-Wan, Darth Maul Sith Aprentice, and the Air Speeder produced by Hasbro are part of the Expanded Universe. As far as JediCole is concerned, these are the apocrypha of the Star Wars Universe. In other words, they never happened. But to some fans these things serve to enrich George Lucas' vision and that is certainly a valid position in its own right. I have nothing against the so-called Expanded Universe, however I feel that every EU toy that comes out is produced to the exclusion of a genuine move character, beast, or vehicle that should have been produced instead.

The Womp Rat is a native animal of Tatooine that does not appear on film (though I, like so many fans, thought that it had when the Special Edition of A New Hope was released. Unfortunatly the animals seen running riot through the outer edges of Mos Eisley were officially labeled "Scurriers" instead of Womp Rats as they should have been. Why do we need a new species name for these creatures when one already existed with no prior on-screen appearance.) Luke mentions Womp Rats during the briefing before the Rebel attack fleet makes its fateful assault on the first Death Star. You see, the Star Wars Universe is rich enough on-screen without the need of the Expanded Universe.

badtaste
08-20-2001, 05:18 PM
Thank you very much JediCole, you're to kind.

So...this makes Zutton an EU-figure too, doesn't it? And the Womp Rat not.

evenflow
08-20-2001, 05:37 PM
Very cool. Master Thon is who I would like to see then. Thanks for the name.

JediTricks
08-21-2001, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by JediCole
Why do we need a new species name for these creatures when one already existed with no prior on-screen appearance.Because the scurriers outside of Mos Eisley were creatures smaller than Yoda, while Womp Rats are bigger than 2 meters according to Luke. For those who don't know the metric system, Han Solo is about 1.8 meters tall, so if the animals getting out of the way of the landspeeder were Womp Rats at over 2 meters each, they'd have to be around half the size of the landspeeder itself.

Starfig873
08-21-2001, 07:27 AM
I smell a Deluxe Womprat! Eh hee hee hee! Besides creatures THAT large hangin' round, noone would be in Mos Eisley streets! Besides don't Womprats have a huge temprement on them?

I think a new and more accurate Outrider would be great!

Also I would want the Moldy Crow. Kyle Katarn's ship. Now that'd be cool!

Eternal Padawan
08-21-2001, 09:56 AM
I sort of agree with JediCole about making film characters before EU characters, but that's not what this thread is about. SO...


Wild Karrde Action VI Transport playset/carry case with exclusive Talon Karrde figure.

Hound's Tooth freighter with Bossk figure.

Punishing One with Dengar.

IG-2000 with IG-88.

Mist Hunter with Zuckuss and or 4-LOM (technically, this isn't EU because it shows up in the Alliance fleet at the end of ESB)

Corran Horn's X-Wing with green color scheme.

Prince Xizor's Virago

Guri's Stinger

A Chiss "clawship" TIE fighter hybrid.

A Yuuzhan Vong "coral skipper"

Z-95 Headhunter.

E-Wing.

V-Wing.

Lando Calrissian's Lady Luck Sorusuub 3000 Luxury Yacht.

Suncrusher with Kyp Durron figure.

Jade's Fire with new Mara Jade figure.

And more...

Lobito
08-21-2001, 01:27 PM
Since the Trash compactor monster from ANH only shows his/her face, then the whole monster would be an EU beast.

So i would vote for the Dianoga creature.

Mike Troxell
08-21-2001, 02:07 PM
I don't even want to think about EU beasts and vehicles until the film lines run out of possibilities (i.e. Jabba, articulated Falumpaset, articulated Fambaa for beasts, Podracers, Sith Infiltrator, Sandcrawler, Shuttle, Various Speeders for vehicles).

However, a Moldy Crow with JK Kyle, Weegee, and Who's-her-face would be pretty sweet.

PloKoon2385
08-21-2001, 02:11 PM
The Bounty Hunters' ships would be awesome! Great idea!:D

Rollo Tomassi
03-22-2002, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by PloKoon2385
The Bounty Hunters' ships would be awesome! Great idea!:D Yes! :D Who wouldn't want a Hound's Tooth with a resculpted Bossk figure? E-Wings and V-Wings sound cool too.