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Tycho
04-09-2008, 12:48 AM
Hasbro is coming out with Leia and Xizor in a 2-pack. A recent Q&A recognized that fans want Guri and our own polling for figures-most-wanted backs that up.

A recent Q&A with Hasbro suggests that Guri is either confirmed already, or on the short-list for EU figures. With Xizor coming out with Leia in a comic 2-pack, I'd suspect that Guri would be released with Luke (Tan Vest) in a 2nd SOTE Comic 2-pack. It's the most sensible thing to do. Chewie (as Snoova, but appropriate height this time), a Dash Rendar resculpt, possibly a Lando / Luke trooper disguise 2-pack with better articulation could also be on the horizon. Hasbro also said they wanted to do a Bothan. While Borssk Fey'lya is an excellent choice (HTTE, NJO), Koth Melan is as well (SOTE spy master). Leebo would make an excellent package with Dash Rendar, so I'd recommend

Leia / Xizor (already done)
Guri / Luke (Tan Vest)
Luke Trooper / Koth Melan
Dash / Leebo
Chewie as Snoova (right height) / Lando Trooper
Big Gizz / Spiker (Jabba's Swoop Gang)


There were 6 issues of the comic adaptation to SOTE in its original release anyway. This works out perfectly.

While I'd like new Black Sun thugs to answer to Xizor, you can use random alien figures of course.

Other players in SOTE, like Boba Fett, IG-88, and Darth Vader do not need yet another action figure. :rolleyes: Use what you've already got!

Man, except for the Virago, IG-2000, and a correctly scaled and featured Outrider, maybe a re-release of the SOTE Swoop and Slave-One, this whole deal wraps up SOTE nicely - after 12 years, too! Well, it'd be 14 because Hasbro couldn't come out with all this stuff until 2010 anyway (if they started right now). But man would it rock!!!

DarkArtist
04-09-2008, 06:34 PM
I totally agree with you Tycho. however I would like two different Guri's one of each from Shadows of the Empire (yellow dress) and one from Shadows Evolutions (Purple and Yellow Jumpsuit). would love a Luke with the Tan Vest - actually had a custom figure of this till my dog decided that Luke looked tasty. used a Comm-Tech Han Solo and a Comm-Tech Luke Head, figure looked great. might have to try and make him again using the VOTC Han and VOTC Luke Bespin or Jabba's Palace Han

would also love to see a new sculpt of the Outrider (maybe in scale of the falcon with something along the play ideas of the current falcon.

Sinscia Fat'o
04-09-2008, 07:43 PM
I love SOTE and i would welcome any and all figures from that novel or series. I really want Guri, and Lando in trooper disguise, though Gizz and Leebo would also be nice. Though of all the Guri concepts and outfits i want the Purple Jumpsuit just because she looks cooler in that than the dress.

JediTricks
04-10-2008, 09:40 PM
I'd like to see new SOTE stuff come out, but I do want the Virago at this point. I think the Outrider's not going to happen "right" so I've given up there.

Guri and Dash and Leebo I think are the ones I want most.

2 Guris is a good idea.

Banthaholic
04-10-2008, 09:47 PM
I'd be happy with some new SOTE figures. The upcoming Comic Pack has me excited but as cool as the new Xizor that could have been Guri or Leebo in that pack. Hopefully we'll se another Comic Pack, and if we can get Vector vehicles why not the Virago?