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JediCole
08-22-2001, 06:13 PM
Well, we all now know that Ephant Mon won the Fan's Choice #3 poll and that means we can expect a second wave of Deluxe figures in our future. What three characters do you think need the Deluxe treatment to join Ephant Mon in the second wave (assuming Hasbro repeats a four figure cycyle)?

Here are my picks for those characters that would best complement Ephant Mon and give us some much needed figures and accessories:

Death Star Gunner - I'm not the first to suggest as much, but if the new Princess Leia shows us anything, it is that a carded figure with a huge gun is a possibility. Naturally this new incarnation would feature articulated knees to sit at the controls of his gun. I think a vital further adaptation would be articulated elbows and biceps like the new Imperial Officer. This would give a greater range of poseability at the controls.

Queen Amidala (Theed Throne) - I've offered this one up before, but I suggest that the approach taken should be the same as that with the Emperor in the Cinema Scene pack, permanantly seated. If you just have to have Queen Amidala watching pensively at the window as Battle Droids and tanks fill the public avenue, I suggest you get out and buy one of the readily available Theed Throne Room Amidalas that presently litter the store pegs. The throne for this figure would feature a slide-back panel to reveal a compartment containing a pair of stubby pistols for Amidala and Panaka to foil Nute Gunray's nefarious plans. The set would be rounded out with the large, circular view screen featuring the Trade Federation Viceroy's image on one side and the mysterious swirl pattern on the other (so you don't always have to look at Gunray's ugly mug).

Torryn Farr - She's the communications officer of the Hoth Rebel base and in need of a figure. Her accessories would include a removeable headset which is tethered to a command console (preferably with string for greater flexability) which is complete with at least one chair. Ms. Farr's legs would of course be jointed at the knee for sitting. And the translucent blue command screen would finish out the set, complete with a tethered pointer so Torrynn or K-3PO could monitor potential activity in the system.

Well, there you have it, my wish list for wave three. Remember, Ephant Mon counts as the fourth figure in the wave because we know he is coming. And no, I did not forget Hermie Odle, I just felt he is an obvious choice for the Deluxe line. I wanted to look at other types of characters who's accessories do as much to define their presence in this line as Ephant Mon's ponderous bulk. Do you agree with these choices? Do you have any of your own? Come on, help me let Hasbro know what we want with our Ephant Mon!

evenflow
08-22-2001, 06:32 PM
Well,

1. Ephant Man w/ Bubo - They have to include him. It would be awesome.

2. Yareal Poof - He should come with his Jedi chair and Light Saber.

3. Yarna D'al Gargan - she can come with Hoover.

4. Trash Compactor Monster w/ trash & compactor

bigbarada
08-22-2001, 10:21 PM
1. Bespin Han with Torture rack

2. Jabba with throne, pipe and bowl

3. Han Hoth with dead TaunTaun, unconscious Luke and shelter

Since Hasbro would probably never include two Han Solos in one assortment, here's a fourth option:

4. Yoda's hutt with Yoda, cooking pot/fire, table and snake

evenflow
08-23-2001, 09:28 AM
I think a ROTJ Jabba the Hutt would be the ultimate deluxefigure. I just didn't include him on my list thinking that he would be too big? I don't know. If he would fit, then he is on the top of my list. :D

JediCole
08-23-2001, 12:10 PM
I'll have to say at this point that to suggest sqeezing Jabba into a Deluxe figure package is to risk something along the lines of the Jabba Glob figure. Too small and all wrong. I think that Jabba should be released as a stand alone (like say any of the recent vehicles, a full case contains only one item) in a case of 6 or 8 figures. He needs a boxed, "Super Deluxe" treatment rather than being relegated to a card. I have posted my version of an ideal Jabba the Hutt (ROTJ) set to another thread, but to make a long story short, a set should include Jabba done to propper scale with the figures, his tail curled and featuring the minute wound site pecked by Salacious Crumb. A new SEATED Salacious Crumb, a slime-stained C-3PO and a SEATED Princess Leia (with a chain Jabba can hold) would round out the included grouping of figures. The throne would be to accurate scale to the figures and feature hidden wheels to roll forward and sculped or attached features like all ornamentation, hides, pillows, the hookah and bowl (with tasty creatures), the brazier and spit with removable Bantha (?) roast, and the arch behind Jabba with the Wol Caba****e, its long tongue jutting out into the air.
This, for my money, would be the ultimate Jabba the Hutt set and could easily hit a retail price point of under $20.00, $25.00 tops. I know that everyone wants Bubo, Yarna, and any number of other characters too, but I left them out because I think they are better as carded figures while a slimed 3PO and a seated Leia make poor carded figure fodder while also rounding out the set. See my other posts to find my thoughts on Yarna, Bubo and others.

JediCole
08-23-2001, 05:59 PM
Another obscure choice for the Deluxe line would be Gragra, the Chuba vendor from Episode I. I think she would be ideal because by herself she is not as interesting a figure as she would be in a Deluxe form. As a deluxe figure she could have her cookstand and lots of overhanging racks of attached and removeable Chuba. This would be great for diorama builders as well as general collectors. Gragra is unusual looking enough in her own right to warrant figure treatment and would be a good counterpart to such figures as those in the Mos Espa Encounter Cinema Scene.

Fulit
08-23-2001, 07:49 PM
I'd definitely say that if we don't get a new Jabba the freakin' Hutt SOON, I am going to lose it. This figure is long overdue, I just hope the delay is due to the fact that they're trying to get it RIGHT.

Jargo
08-23-2001, 08:41 PM
They aint Chuba Starfig, they is Gorgs. Chuba is a word meaning 'you'. :) Hasbro got it wrong with Sebulba.

JediCole
08-23-2001, 11:12 PM
Right you are Jargo. It appears Decipher followed Hasbro's lead. The card I used for reference refered to the tasty froggies as chupas too!

buba-fatt
08-23-2001, 11:32 PM
1. rebel tech. with 4 seater transport 2. wampa (not s.e.) 3. ?senator with floating council chair 4. ewok with catapult 5. paploo with speederbike 6. spirit of hamerhead hologram stormtrooper jedi in carbonite....with removable helmet! oops! better leave that one to the customizers

evenflow
08-24-2001, 09:21 AM
What I don't understand is why Hasbro is not making the ROTJ Jabba the Hutt. They know the fans want it and that we will buy it. If they put it on a fan choice, it would win without any question. (That's what I think)

AmanaMatt
08-26-2001, 05:04 AM
well, I'd love the next deluxe line to include:

Ephant Mon w/ Bubo!

Gargan - with huge amounts of articulation!

Hermie Odel - hey, this would end a sort of Jabba aliens triumvirate! How better a way to compliment Amanaman and Ephant Mon with anything other than Odel himself!

An all new Darth Vader w/ Rem helmet - as cool as this POTF2 version is/was, a newer, more deluxe version would kick butt. Have the helmet separate in two places: dome and inner mask - like in the movie and on the 12"er. Include massive articulation at the: neck, arms, elbows, wrists, waist, legs, and knees... give him a saber with rem handle and blade and a little hook when your Vader fig is not in the middle of a lightsaber duel!

Utinni
08-26-2001, 12:47 PM
Tatooine Luke with moisture vaporator

Ewok with Stormtrooper helmet Xylophone

Bespin Han Solo with interrogation chair

Ephant Mon Fan favorite #3


...and for god's sakes Hasbro...PLEASE give us a Super Deluxe Jabba!!!

humsup
08-27-2001, 03:33 AM
I would like to see C3PO in his "Flying" chair with a couple of Ewoks included.

The 2nd Deluxe I would like to have is a Cantina table with 2 Cantina Aliens that never make it to the blister. That'll be very cool :D

bigbarada
09-22-2001, 09:44 PM
1. The Emperor relaxing in his chair, with that giant window behind him. A small section of stairs for Luke and Vader to stand before him.

2. General Madine with Rebel Briefing Room holo-projector. With spaces for Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma. It'd be cool if Hasbro could somehow simulate a hologram of the incomplete Death Star without making a giant chunk of clear plastic sitting on the projector; but that would probably require some kind of electronics.

3. Admiral Ackbar with his command chair on the Mon Calamari ship.

GNT
09-23-2001, 01:20 AM
C-3po on his wooden chair with A couple of Ewoks :)

Captured r2-d2 in wooden harness with a couple of Ewoks :)

Captured Han Solo,Luke Skywalker,Chewbacca attached to the log that the Ewoks tie them to :)

Rollo Tomassi
09-23-2001, 01:48 PM
So what are you trying to say, GNT? :p :)

Obi-Dan Kenobi
09-24-2001, 12:28 AM
I like a lot of these ideas, but something like a Han with a dead Taun Taun AND unconscious Luke or a Jabba would be too big. I think the Bacta Luke is about as big a toy we're gonna get in this assortment.

My hopes are:

1. Seated Queen Amidala. (Any one of the outfits or thrones would be cool. Theed would be my favorite, but we just got that one in a standing position.)

2. The vendor (Is it Gragra, or Swokes Swokes?) from Episode I.

3. Toryn Farr OR Rieeken with the console or sgreen from Echo Base.

4. Kick-*** Emperor with a cloth cape and throne, able to stand and sit and including lighting bolts.

5. Ewok two-pack with catapult (and maybe another with a new Glider?)

For a Super Deluxe Line, Jabba would be a must and also I would add a dianoga with a Trash Compactor and lots of trash. (Plastic trash, not that foam nonsense!)

I don't see why everyone wants to include two or three figure with Jabba and with other things. Would Hasbro actually do this? And if they did, don't you think the price would get jacked up? And is it really necessary? Especially when people suggest resculpts, I have to disagree.

Sith Worm
09-24-2001, 01:46 AM
You know if good 'ol JediCole worked for Hasbro the Star Wars universe would be A better place! I would have to go with Nute Gunray with his nifty walking thrown! or the walking projector with Sidous holo!

GNT
09-24-2001, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by Rollo Tomassi
So what are you trying to say, GNT? :p :)

That I'd like to see them made :)

Rollo Tomassi
09-24-2001, 08:37 AM
You seem to have a thing for...um.... ewoks......

JediCole
09-25-2001, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Rollo Tomassi
You seem to have a thing for...um.... ewoks......

It could be that the near lack of Ewoks in the current POTF2/POTJ line up has driven some collectors to become crazy for Ewoks. Even though I was about sick of the Ewoks by the end of the vintage line (I even missed one because I lost track), I do kind of miss those little guys now that we have only three.
Oh, wait, one more on the way!

GNT
09-26-2001, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by JediCole


It could be that the near lack of Ewoks in the current POTF2/POTJ line up has driven some collectors to become crazy for Ewoks. Even though I was about sick of the Ewoks by the end of the vintage line (I even missed one because I lost track), I do kind of miss those little guys now that we have only three.
Oh, wait, one more on the way!

What JediCole said :), The modern day figures have been going for 6years now and we have a total of 3 EWOKS!!!!!!!!WE NEED MORE EWOKS!!!!!!!!!I WANT MORE EWOKS,you hear me Hasbro! EWOKS!

Teebo is on his way so thats a start :)

Lobito
09-28-2001, 12:50 PM
Hermie odle with Jawa
General Madine with Holo Death Star
Rebel Woman from hoth base with communication center

So far...

Rollo Tomassi
03-21-2002, 04:36 PM
Hey hasbro! Look at all these cool ideas! Instead you come up with Obi Wan on a flippy base and magnetic feet! there's a winner...:rolleyes: