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Beast
12-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Hope the Mods don't mind this. RS posted up what we're likely to see in 2008.

A Star Wars 'Droid Factory' Build-A-Figure? I bet it's the big flying droid from AotC! :cool:

The 411: Hasbro's 2008 Plans
Posted by D_Martin on December 16, 2007 at 03:24 PM CST:

As we know, Lucasfilm will be releasing the first three episodes of their new Clone Wars Animated Epic theatrically in the late summer before it begins on television. Hasbro will be ready with the following:

Clone Wars 3 ¾” Basic Figures
Needless to say, based on the very warm reception the character designs have received from the Star Wars collecting community, this is a line that will be very successful. While we can expect to see 17 figures in 2008, don’t be surprised to find even more coming out after that.

Clone Wars Clone Trooper Helmet
This roll playing helmet will feature a voice amplifier and pre-recorded phrases from the show. It will be package in an interactive try Me box.

Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsabers
Basically, a repackaged, and possibly retooled build-your-own Lightsaber set. Packaged in a clone Wars themed window box.

The Force Unleashed Basic Figure Assortment
The other big sub-collection for 2008 will be Force Unleashed. Based on what we’ve seen so far, this collection will not let us down in design or character variety. Beyond what we’ve seen, collectors can expect additional waves to be released throughout the year.

Star Wars 3 ¾” Basic Figures Assortment
Pushing the action figure pack ins in an altogether new direction, Hasbro will be offering the first build-a-figure promotion in the 3 3/4 “ basic line. The Droid Factory waves is currently planned to include 30 figures in 2008, each with an additional piece that together will create one big droid. Let the speculation begin on this one.

Star Wars Evolution Packs
The popular Evolutions collection is finally coming back in 2008, and we couldn’t be happier. While there have been a lot of rumours as to what could possibly come out, all we can say at this time is that Hasbro is currently planning 8 different sets for 2008.

Star Wars Comic Two packs
For 2008, collectors should be seeing 15 new two packs. Following the themes we’ve seen so far, chances are good most, if not all, will be based on the modern comics.

Star Wars Battle Packs
Hasbro wants to give us 18 new 3 ¾” action figure Battle Packs in the new year.

Star Wars 3 ¾” scale Vehicles Assortments
Now here’s some exciting news that should get Star Wars collectors excited for 2008…

Star Wars 3 ¾” Vehicle Basic Assortment
For 2008, Hasbro plans on releasing 10 icon vehicles.

Star Wars AT-TE
This bad boy is going to be big. Packaged for the Clone Wars Series, Collectors can expect to see a vehicle with lights and sounds that can fit no less than 20 clone troopers!

Star Wars Millenium Falcon
You’ve demanded it, and Hasbro will deliver! (Assuming enough retailers order this at Toy Fair). The current plan is a retooled Falcon that cannot only has lights, sounds, and firing missiles, it also has character sound bites and can fit 20 figures! Want to insure this one happens? Here’s the soundest advice in the world: Ask your local retailers to get it and buy it at full price when it comes out. Waiting for large vehicles to hit discount will close the large vehicle and playset opportunities forever

Galactic Heroes Two Pack Assortment
This line will explode with another 28 two packs planned for the new year.

Galactic Heroes Vehicle Assortment
There are currently 5 vehicles planned for 2008.

Star Wars Roll Play Blasters Assortment
Hasbro will be repackaging their Clone Trooper, Rebel Soldier, and General Grievous blasters in the new year.

Exclusives
Amongst the exclusives being offered in 2008, collectors should be on the look out for the following:

The Force Unleashed Jungle Rancor Battle Pack
Jabba’s Palace Rancor Battle Pack
Jabba’s Skiff Guards Battle Pack
The Force Unleashed Battle Pack
Aayla Secura Jedi Starfighter
Clone Wars Battle Pack

Beyond that, collectors can also expect 18 new Unleashed Battle Packs, some new Star Wars Transformers, and 5 waves of Mighty Muggs that will give us 22 figures in 2008.

Head on over to Cool Toy Review to see what Hasbro is planning for their G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Transformers, and Marvel Comics lines.
http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/The_411_Hasbros_2008_Plans_110912.asp

Tycho
12-16-2007, 06:18 PM
The big flying droid from AOTC (that catches C-3PO) would be very cool!


Clone Wars 3 ¾” Basic Figures
Needless to say, based on the very warm reception the character designs have received from the Star Wars collecting community, this is a line that will be very successful. While we can expect to see 17 figures in 2008, don’t be surprised to find even more coming out after that.

I don't think I'll buy 17 figures. There are some I won't need:

Anakin (except perhaps a single-carded figure of him from the Jedi v. Sith pack)
Obi-Wan (except in Clone Trooper Armor)
Yoda
Mace
Many of the Jedi I already have: Roron Corob, Voolvif Monn, etc.

I'd likely ONLY go for figures-never-made-before.



The Force Unleashed Basic Figure Assortment
The other big sub-collection for 2008 will be Force Unleashed. Based on what we’ve seen so far, this collection will not let us down in design or character variety. Beyond what we’ve seen, collectors can expect additional waves to be released throughout the year.

I'll buy characters I can use for my existing dioramas, such as randoms in Club Outlander and on the streets of Coruscant. I don't think I'm going to get into the whole Force Unleashed hype. But time will tell.


Star Wars 3 ¾” Basic Figures Assortment
Pushing the action figure pack ins in an altogether new direction, Hasbro will be offering the first build-a-figure promotion in the 3 3/4 “ basic line. The Droid Factory waves is currently planned to include 30 figures in 2008, each with an additional piece that together will create one big droid. Let the speculation begin on this one.

Crap. The next Darth Vader figure they release will likely contain the droid's head or something. I won't count on being able to complete this build-a-droid figure then. I didn't collect the coins and I'm not likely to go for this gimmick. As a stockholder though, I applaud the strategy. Uh yeah guys: you SHOULD buy all the pieces.... :lipsrsealed:


Star Wars Evolution Packs
The popular Evolutions collection is finally coming back in 2008, and we couldn’t be happier. While there have been a lot of rumours as to what could possibly come out, all we can say at this time is that Hasbro is currently planning 8 different sets for 2008.

3 repeats, 2005's Sith, Anakin, and Clones - no thanks.
Padme - yes, you hope!
C-3PO - that's one rumor I've heard - and no thank you if true.
Imperial Pilots? - I don't know. V-wing, TIE, and Baron Fel? That has possibilities.
Sith Evolutions #2 (with Bane) - no, but I might try to buy Bane by himself
Mandalorian Evolution - no Fetts, just Mandalore
Jedi Evolution - Baltar and Luke, cool - Qui-Gon, no thanks


Star Wars Comic Two packs
For 2008, collectors should be seeing 15 new two packs. Following the themes we’ve seen so far, chances are good most, if not all, will be based on the modern comics.

There are some I'm very excited about, but others I've heard rumored that I will not buy. We'll see how this evolves.


Star Wars Battle Packs
Hasbro wants to give us 18 new 3 ¾” action figure Battle Packs in the new year.

Whatever floats their boat. I rarely buy battle packs.


Star Wars 3 ¾” scale Vehicles Assortments
Now here’s some exciting news that should get Star Wars collectors excited for 2008…

Star Wars 3 ¾” Vehicle Basic Assortment
For 2008, Hasbro plans on releasing 10 icon vehicles.

AT-AP - I want 3!
Homing Spider Droid - I want 4!
Grievous' Fighter - I want 1
V-19 Torrent - I want 2!

I bet you many of the rest will be re-releases and repaints. We already heard about Aayla Secura's starfighter. No thank you. But that would make 5 different vehicles right there.

6. A-wing re-release
7. white repaint of TIE Bomber or Interceptor, or Vader TIE :rolleyes:
8. N1 re-release
9. Geonosian Fighter re-release
10. Droid Tri-Fighter re-release

The Above is SARCASTIC speculation

I am not expecting things we really would get excited for like:

Gungan Submarine
Padme's star yacht (from either movie)
Clone Swamp Speeder
Wookiee Catamaran
etc.

(the AT-TE is covering the large vehicle category I'd think, as might the Falcon. Other large vehicles that we will not be getting re-releases of, I think, are the AT-AT, the Imperial Shuttle, the Naboo Royal Starship, and the Republic Gunship. The TurboTank will have to wait for another year I presume).


Star Wars AT-TE
This bad boy is going to be big. Packaged for the Clone Wars Series, Collectors can expect to see a vehicle with lights and sounds that can fit no less than 20 clone troopers!

Somewhere, JediMasterSal just passed out!

I'll take 2. I hope they re-release the AT-TE Gunner figure. I am not going to buy 40 Clones for my 2 vehicles however. I'll just display it with the doors shut. But uh, you guys go on and get 20 clones per vehicle....:lipsrsealed:


Star Wars Millenium Falcon
You’ve demanded it, and Hasbro will deliver! (Assuming enough retailers order this at Toy Fair). The current plan is a retooled Falcon that cannot only has lights, sounds, and firing missiles, it also has character sound bites and can fit 20 figures! Want to insure this one happens? Here’s the soundest advice in the world: Ask your local retailers to get it and buy it at full price when it comes out. Waiting for large vehicles to hit discount will close the large vehicle and playset opportunities forever

"Re-tooled?" It would be best were it completely RE-DONE. We want a 4 seat cockpit, right?

When were there ever 20 people on board the Falcon anyway? In ANH, on the Death Star...

1. Han (replaced by Lando during Bespin escape)
2. Chewie
3. Ben (replaced by Leia during the escape)
4. Luke
5. C-3PO
6. R2D2
7. Stormtrooper who couldn't find the droids they were looking for
8. Stormtrooper following the fool he followed in (also known as "You Down There," or TK421 Not At His Post.

When Lando flew against the Death Star in ROTJ, there were also probably only 6 aboard.

Since these figures already fit in the Falcon we have, and all in the back in a diorama I made aboard her, we can put 2 more in the cockpit - that's 10, I in the gunner chair, that's 11 total. Mabye 2 if we used and covered the smuggling compartment - that's 13. And you could make it fit 20 if you put everyone in there shoulder-to-shoulder.

However, if Hasbro wants us to be impressed with this toy, maybe it is a totally re-done Falcon from a new mold? That would be awesome!


Galactic Heroes Two Pack Assortment
This line will explode with another 28 two packs planned for the new year.

Hmm. There are already a few I don't plan on buying - like Order 66 Galactic Heroes. If Jabba and Bib Fortuna come out, JarJar and Qui-Gon, etc. packed without having to buy the current exclusive cinema scenes, then I'll be quite happy.


Galactic Heroes Vehicle Assortment
There are currently 5 vehicles planned for 2008.

Hmm. Re-leases could take it up to 5: X-wing, N-1, convertable landspeeder, convertable sandcrawler or whatever it was, and the Falcon.

If they're all-new, we could get:

TIE Fighter
Slave-One
Republic Gunship
AT-AT
ARC 170 or others! This could be cool!

I may be spending some money.

Sinscia Fat'o
12-16-2007, 06:42 PM
Aayla's Star Fighter...I guess I know which ship i will be buying in 08...(I only buy one a year). If this Falcon is redone to have gunner stations, smugglers compartments, engine room, cockpit that holds four people...i'm on board and will buy this thing...

As for the BAF. It's about time, i wonder which droid it could be, i'm expecting that really, really big spider/crab droid from AOTC, though i could be wrong since the droids like this don't really excite me as much (At least the PT ones)

Damn Hasbro and their Exclusives! Damn them straight to hell!!! I want all of those.

DarthBrandon
12-16-2007, 06:56 PM
I'm not holding my breath on a lot of this stuff, a Falcon that hold 20 figures is most likely a rumour or someones sick idea of a joke. Same applies to the AT-TE. I would buy one Falcon however if it were totally re-done & possibly 3 AT-TE's if they were done right. It all seems a little too good to be true, if you know what I mean.

Battle Droid
12-16-2007, 07:49 PM
Star Wars 3 ¾” Vehicle Basic Assortment
For 2008, Hasbro plans on releasing 10 icon vehicles.

1. AT-TE
2. Millenium Falcon
3. Homing Spider Droid
4. V-19 Torrent Fighter
5. Aayla Secura's Jedi Starfighter
6. General Grievous' Starfighter
7. AT-AP
8. Obi-Wan's Blue Jedi Starfighter Rerelease
9. Anakin's Green Jedi Starfighter Rerelease
10.?

jjreason
12-16-2007, 07:55 PM
I'm pretty excited about the possibility of an "All-New" Falcon. The revelation that the AT-TE has shown up in Target computers is also interesting, and corroborates what we're reading here. All in all, this is a plausible bit of news.

Tycho
12-16-2007, 07:55 PM
BattleDroid, I wondered about the vehicles and whether they'd have more Classic OT vehicles in the mix, thus balancing it a little.

plasticfetish
12-16-2007, 08:01 PM
A Falcon that can hold 20 figures? What... they're putting lights on the old carrying case?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-16-2007, 08:16 PM
This all sounds fantastic, but I bet much of it goes under the heading of "too good to be true." I really can't see them doing two giant vehicles in one year, and any all-new Falcons better be damn fantastic.

There are quite a few typos in the descriptions, so it's hard to tell just what some of them mean. For instance:

The Droid Factory waves is currently planned to include 30 figures in 2008, each with an additional piece that together will create one big droid.
I assume they meant "are" instead of "is" unless there's going to be a giant 30-figure wave? At any rate, this could be cool. I hope it's not the droid from the factory that you guys have mentioned; I never liked the design of that one very much, it's very "Duplo" to me. A build-a-figure thing will be more interesting than coins or holograms, though.

As for the 10 vehicles, I wonder how many will be new and how many will be old and or/repaints?

I never got the Rancor the first time, so the Battle Pack could be cool. But, then again, what would they put in there? The most recent Luke and a Gamorrean Guard is all I can think of. If that's the case then I'll just track down the old one, since I'll still need the Luke anyway.

I thought I remember them saying that they wanted to release the skiff again in the next few years, and the Skiff Guards Battle Pack would be a good way to do this (in Ultra format). It'll probably mostly be re-releases but I'm sure it'll make BigBarada happy. :thumbsup:

Again, though, I bet that most of this is wishful thinking.

dindae
12-16-2007, 08:23 PM
Well it looks like they are possibly putting more out next year than this year so I think I will wait and see what I will buy. I don't really need another Falcon. I have two already. It would have to really blow me away. AT-TE will be a must have. Hopefully 20 Battlepacks will involve a lot I can pass on as usual. As for the build a figure idea, I can't think of any I would want and having to commit to buying 17 figures to get one is pretty lame because you know they are going to plop a Vader and Obi Wan in there.

Snowtrooper
12-16-2007, 08:35 PM
I really doubt I'll be buying another falcon(I already have 2). A retool just sounds like they are modifying the old one to maybe make some more space for figures. I would much rather they make a huge playset with all the various rooms and cockpit. You could get proper scale and alot more detail in one of those.

The AT-TE however sounds like a must buy.

bigbarada
12-17-2007, 01:04 AM
The Skiff Guards Battle Pack will most likely be the same 3 Skiff Guards we got 9 years ago, packed with the 2004 Skiff Lando, the 2007 TAC Jedi Luke, and the 2006 Han Carbonite. I highly doubt there will be an all-new figure in the bunch.:cry:

Are the Clone Wars basic figures going to be in the animated style?

jedi master sal
12-17-2007, 09:05 AM
Okay, after having picked myself up off the floor....

Holy crap! That's a lot of shi-crap for next year!

I still sticking to my budget for next year, but man will it be tempting to buy everything. One thing I'm cutting out completely for 2008 is Galactic heroes. In fact I think I'll be selling off that portion of the collection.

Lots of really good news in this report if it's all true.

Of course the AT-TE is the biggest news for me. I couldn't even imagine it having lights and sounds, let alone being able to hold 20 Clones. That's WAY over the top and more than I could have hoped for. I REALLY hope that's true. But if not, I won't be disappointed with an AT-TE with no electronics and room for only 7 clones (2 drivers, 4 interior gunners and the top side gunner). So long as the scale size is right.

However if it really can hold 20 clones, I can't see how it could be underscaled.

Damn, I want to see some pics of this!

JT and/or Steve, take MANY pictures of this at toy fair. Every freakin' angle you can get, every detail, etc.

If I could only get ONE SW thing in 2008, this would be it.

Okay, while I could go on and on about the AT-TE and other offerings for next year, I better stop now and start planning my budget....(Looks like I might not be able to stick to it, but I'm going to try darn hard.)

Droid
12-17-2007, 12:03 PM
What will happen is they will do a big retool of the Falcon, but it won't be big enough, won't have a four person cockpit, won't have the two gunner stations, and people won't buy it. Hasbro will then say that people must not be interested in big vehicles when people are actually not interested in terrible underwhelming products.

Devo
12-17-2007, 01:00 PM
When they say it will fit 20 figures I'm sure they mean 'if you cram them in, with their arms in the air and don't close the door'. Anakin's AOTC airspeeder and the current Falcon cockpit are Hasbro's idea of a 2 seater (cramped) so I'm sure we could apply the same rationale here if its even true in the first place - therefore an AT-TE is likely to be underscaled as usual - as is the case on any vehicle other than the STAP or speederbikes.

A new Falcon would be nice but that does say 'retool' not revamp. Maybe it just means they're opening up the interior of the old one a bit more and including a few more details.

Tycho
12-17-2007, 01:00 PM
Thank you Droid. I worry that you posted the truth.

Devo could also be right, as they can make electronics and battery storage much smaller now, so that could also be the case.

CaptainSolo1138
12-17-2007, 01:09 PM
The Droid Factory waves is currently planned to include 30 figures in 2008, each with an additional piece that together will create one big droid.I hope its Ultron. What? Oh, this isn't the "Marvel Legends" thread? My bad.

jedi master sal
12-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Hmm, my fear about the AT-TE holding 20 clones is this:
Okay, only one driver in the cockpit, though it should be two
One gunner on top-makes sense.
Then... 3 clones per section on each the port and starboard sides (18 total), but standing! They would be inserted into slots, kind of like the vintage Imperial troop carrier
( http://www.potf2.com/files/aaron/ANH%20Imperial%20Troop%20Transporter%20Front%20and %20Back.JPG )

If done this way, then it could be underscaled fore to aft and even tall wise. Giving it some distorted look, having a large body top to bottom and short stubby legs.

If this is done right then clones should EASILY be able to stand underneath the AT-TE AND have their arms upstretched and STILL not be able to touch the underbelly of it. However, I'd be happy if they could just stand under it, without having their arms up. That would be close enough for me. Just a little extra room, so there not knocking their fins off their helmets...

Jangu Fett
12-17-2007, 03:28 PM
Well aside from the Spider Droid, Aayla Secura's JSF, and V-19. I think everyone will see the Rogue Shadow as a exclusive. It was on a list of items to retailers. I hope it's true, I'm really startng to like the ship.

bigbarada
12-17-2007, 04:06 PM
If the Falcon is just the vintage toy again with a new interior, then I might pass on it. I'm hoping the "retool" portion of that report is wrong and Hasbro is rebuilding it from the ground up. It's what this ship deserves, because it's more than a mode of transportation in the films, it's a character with a personality all it's own.

As long as the AT-TE is accurate and not overly deformed (like the vintage AT-AT), then I don't care if it's underscaled. In fact, I don't see how it can NOT be underscaled.

Speaking of the vintage AT-AT, if we are really getting a new, better Falcon and an AT-TE next year, then a completely new AT-AT is the last big vehicle I'm interested in.

So, if the rumor is true, then I hope these two do well so we can get a new AT-AT.

dindae
12-17-2007, 07:43 PM
Are the Clone Wars basic figures going to be in the animated style?

They stated in one of the Q & A that they would be regular figures.

Ji'dai
12-18-2007, 09:08 AM
While I like the fact that Hasbro is dropping the pack-in crapola and redirecting the resources needed to make that junk into something I want (i.e. more toys or accessories), I dislike BAF promotions. I'm probably going to end up with a bunch of useless parts since I tend to pass on more figures than I buy these days.

I don't want an AT-TE, but I hope you guys get it. The Falcon sounds more like wishful thinking than a real possibility. My vehicle-collecting days are behind me now but I'd still like to see the Cloud Car again.

jedi master sal
12-18-2007, 09:35 AM
While I like the fact that Hasbro is dropping the pack-in crapola and redirecting the resources needed to make that junk into something I want (i.e. more toys or accessories), I dislike BAF promotions. I'm probably going to end up with a bunch of useless parts since I tend to pass on more figures than I buy these days.

I don't want an AT-TE, but I hope you guys get it. The Falcon sounds more like wishful thinking than a real possibility. My vehicle-collecting days are behind me now but I'd still like to see the Cloud Car again.

Use those "useless parts" for trade. Likely there will be plenty of people that will want to build the figure and might need those parts. If not here, then I'd say eBay those parts. I don't see that part of it as scalping, since you'd be buying the figure for the figure and not needing the BaF part. Of course offer it in trade/sale here first would be my first course before eBaying it.

Just some suggestions.

Ji'dai
12-18-2007, 10:19 AM
If I wasn't such a pack rat Sal, it'd be a lot easier to get rid of the stuff I don't really like or want. But I end up keeping everything: cardbacks, inserts, catalogs, pack-ins, etc.

jedi master sal
12-18-2007, 02:53 PM
If I wasn't such a pack rat Sal, it'd be a lot easier to get rid of the stuff I don't really like or want. But I end up keeping everything: cardbacks, inserts, catalogs, pack-ins, etc.

Heh, don't I know it.

This has been my problem. I'm using this year to not only cut back on spending, but to cull that from my collection that I don't want anymore as well as throw away all that useless cardboard...lol.

Sinscia Fat'o
12-18-2007, 03:55 PM
Heh, don't I know it.

This has been my problem. I'm using this year to not only cut back on spending, but to cull that from my collection that I don't want anymore as well as throw away all that useless cardboard...lol.

i used to have the same problem, but after i quit once before getting rid of boxes and bardbacks was the first thing i did, you would be amazed how much room stuff like this takes up.

TheRealDubya
12-18-2007, 04:22 PM
Incidentally, in the wake of this "411 Report", Hasbro has issued the following release:

Reminder on Product Information Releases from Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsID=EA11ECA7-D56F-E112-41042A9CD713E663)


The coming year is going to be very exciting for Hasbro’s boys properties. We realize that fans are anticipating 2008 as much as we are, and that speculation on our line is a large part of the excitement. Fans of Hasbro’s boys brands may be noticing some information circulating on the web. While you may be tempted to believe that this information is accurate, we want to remind our fans, that unless product information or images are posted on an official Hasbro brand site, brand Q&A, or released by Hasbro’s Corporate Communications team, the information is not authorized and therefore not official. We do not want to get consumer hopes up when rumors turn out to be unfounded.

We can’t wait to share great information, images and products with fans of all ages at the appropriate time as determined by Hasbro and, as appropriate, our licensors.

jedi master sal
12-18-2007, 04:39 PM
I read this, this morning.

Sad really. They should just address this by saying yea or nay. I don't get what the big secret is. In this day and age one secret can spread like wildfire. Gone are the times for them to conveniently wait for Toy Fair or San Diego Comicon to release news.

In fact I think now they are making a mistake by not coming out with the news first.

Fact is they will deny something is coming out, then bam 6 months later there it is.

We all know they claim it takes a year or longer to develop a toy. If that's true, then how can it be we get a toy in 6 months from the claim that the toy isn't being done?

So if we are to believe what Hasbro says, then the AT-TE is not coming out and if it were we'd have to wait until December at the minimum of 2008 before we get it. Again going on their usual claim to product developement, manufacturing, shipping etc.

I think they are just a little PO'ed because the info slipped and now there is a frenzy of anticipation.

Heck if anything this should be a great FREE gauge for them to know what it is we want.

Every major site is talking about this report and most often the AT-TE.

All Hasbro need do is throw us a bone and admit the AT-TE is coming out. A smaller bone to say if the specifics of the report were true or not (but be truthful in that too).

Again, I don't really care if the AT-TE holds 20 clones or has electronics.
If it holds 7 figures and no electronics, but is 85-100% scale sized to the figures, I'll be MORE than happy.

It should be abundantly clear to Hasbro we want this toy.

Even if this is a publicity stunt by RS, the point has been made.

WE WANT AN AT-TE!
and some of that other stuff too...

plasticfetish
12-18-2007, 08:13 PM
Incidentally, in the wake of this "411 Report", Hasbro has issued the following releaseWhich is why... **cough, cough** ...we don't do a lot of... **cough, cough** ...rumor reporting here at this site.

Beast
12-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Which is why... **cough, cough** ...we don't do a lot of... **cough, cough** ...rumor reporting here at this site.
Cause things change. And Hasbro doesn't like people getting their hopes up and being ticked off when they do. Reminds me of the old days, when they got crabby with Sir Steve for showing a leaked picture of Aunt Beru. Ahh, the memories. :D

plasticfetish
12-18-2007, 09:06 PM
Cause things change.Exactly. Things change during production, problems happen at the factory, delays happen during shipping...

Beast
12-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Exactly. Things change during production, problems happen at the factory, delays happen during shipping...
It's still fun to get some early info, and start speculating.

But taking all info with 'A Grain of Salt' is always wise.

pegger
12-18-2007, 10:18 PM
I read this, this morning.

Sad really. They should just address this by saying yea or nay. I don't get what the big secret is. In this day and age one secret can spread like wildfire. Gone are the times for them to conveniently wait for Toy Fair or San Diego Comicon to release news.

In fact I think now they are making a mistake by not coming out with the news first.

Fact is they will deny something is coming out, then bam 6 months later there it is.

We all know they claim it takes a year or longer to develop a toy. If that's true, then how can it be we get a toy in 6 months from the claim that the toy isn't being done?

So if we are to believe what Hasbro says, then the AT-TE is not coming out and if it were we'd have to wait until December at the minimum of 2008 before we get it. Again going on their usual claim to product developement, manufacturing, shipping etc.

I think they are just a little PO'ed because the info slipped and now there is a frenzy of anticipation.

Heck if anything this should be a great FREE gauge for them to know what it is we want.

Every major site is talking about this report and most often the AT-TE.

All Hasbro need do is throw us a bone and admit the AT-TE is coming out. A smaller bone to say if the specifics of the report were true or not (but be truthful in that too).

Again, I don't really care if the AT-TE holds 20 clones or has electronics.
If it holds 7 figures and no electronics, but is 85-100% scale sized to the figures, I'll be MORE than happy.

It should be abundantly clear to Hasbro we want this toy.

Even if this is a publicity stunt by RS, the point has been made.

WE WANT AN AT-TE!
and some of that other stuff too...

Yes - what Sal said.

If this turns into another "April fool's" joke in December, I will be seriously POed. Plus Sal won't be getting his trip to Canada.

jedi master sal
12-19-2007, 07:42 AM
Yes - what Sal said.

If this turns into another "April fool's" joke in December, I will be seriously POed. Plus Sal won't be getting his trip to Canada.

Yeah! I want my trip to Canada too! lol

On a related note, there is a blurb in the 411 report about a Build a Figure. It's reported that it will be a 30 figure run. So thirty figures, one extra "BAF" piece each. It's being reported as a Droid factory wave or figure. So the only logical conclusion I come to is the droid who carries 3PO after he falls onto the platform the droid is carrying.

This is the one I'm talking about:
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/0/0c/SRT-droid_negtd.jpg/586px-SRT-droid_negtd.jpg

This makes sense according to how the report states it. However, it's not really an exciting figure. I'll probably still shoot for getting it though if the report is true and my guess is correct.

Tycho
12-20-2007, 09:27 AM
With a cargo tray, I can only imagine that droid breaking up into about 15 pieces, not 30.

Hopefully, that will mean some droid parts are available with multiple figures, that way I can get the whole droid without having to buy Darth Vader again (which I won't do).

So 30 figures, down from 60 this year? But add maybe 9 or so Force Unleashed, and 9 or so Clone Wars (there were 9 figures in the Wave 5 assortment this year), and we have 48 figures. If there are 12 or more Saga Legends types, there will be at least 60 carded items out there again.

TheRealDubya
12-20-2007, 10:45 AM
If they are going to do a BAF, I sure wish they would use the Marvel Legends/DC Classics/Legendary Comic Book Heroes model and do one LARGE character/creature BAF per Wave. So the ROTJ wave would have the 6 parts needs to make Jabba...a Hoth wave would have Wampa parts...ROTS wave could have the Mustafarian Lava Beetle (or whatever it's called)...an ANH Wave could have a new Muftak, or a Dewback...whatever. This Build A Droid thing does not entice me at all. Especially if it requires thirty parts.

Sinscia Fat'o
12-20-2007, 05:56 PM
If they are going to do a BAF, I sure wish they would use the Marvel Legends/DC Classics/Legendary Comic Book Heroes model and do one LARGE character/creature BAF per Wave. So the ROTJ wave would have the 6 parts needs to make Jabba...a Hoth wave would have Wampa parts...ROTS wave could have the Mustafarian Lava Beetle (or whatever it's called)...an ANH Wave could have a new Muftak, or a Dewback...whatever. This Build A Droid thing does not entice me at all. Especially if it requires thirty parts.

I agree totally, why won't they chose something iconic to launch this gimmick like marvel did with Galactus? Jabba would be the smartest choice for this and this could give us collectors something to go crazy over, and we would buy vader again more than likely if we got a new Jabba...but a droid? A freakin droid...I don't know if i'm willing to shell out 7-8 bucks a figure to build a 15 dollar droid...it's just not getting me there, but dont get me wrong i think BAF is a great idea for star wars, just not something stupid.

And we all know the AT-TE (Or whatever it's called) is coming out Hasbro just wanted this piece to be a surprise for us, since kids and collectors would want this thing. Though i really didn't buy the Falcon thing coming out as something new...

El Chuxter
12-21-2007, 12:32 AM
I'm not sure a BAF Jabba wouldn't look like butt, though.

TheRealDubya
12-21-2007, 10:17 AM
I'm not sure a BAF Jabba wouldn't look like butt, though.

Since the best one we currently have is from 1983, I'm willing to take the chance.:thumbsup:

joe-da
12-26-2007, 02:35 PM
If they did a BAF for EP IV, I'd like to see a jerba, as I doubt it'd get made otherwise. Also, I'd like to see the skeleton for the krayt, which you could make as long as you wanted, if you collected enough spine pieces. I'd love to see the nos monster, deleted from EP III, but don't know if it could look right in this format - maybe tail, 2-piece head, 2 or 3 parts of main body & flippers.