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Tycho
07-10-2008, 12:56 PM
These are pretty much a way for Hasbro to rehash older figures for those who don't have them, or like the battle pack format. We'll see these at Comic Con.

First: these 2 might be out by or shortly after July 26 to go with the vehicles:

AT-TE Assault Squad - probably trooper pack for AT-TE
Millennium Falcon - the standard crew from ANH or ESB, no doubt

Battle of Theed - most likely Naboo Officers and Battle Droids, possibly Padme
Battle of Naboo - probably Gungans being BomBad!
Jedi vs. Dissidents (Separatists) - maybe re-release with Clone Armor Obi-Wan (old version)
Jedi Training - Yoda and Younglings. Maybe with new Padawans.
Assault on the Shield Generator - Return of the Jedi
Scramble on Yavin - really curious here - Rebel Pilots? General Dodonna again?
Muunlist - probably Cartoon Network's Clone Wars related when Obi-Wan fought Durge

The Jundland Wastes - likely Tuskins, Obi-Wan first meeting Tatooine Luke, or this is the Galactic Heroes set with the Dewback

The Darth Vader TIE Fighter Adventure - I think this is also a mistake and it's the Galactic Heroes pack with Vader's TIE vehicle. I can't imagine a 3 3/4" set (from ANH obviously) being that interesting as compared to getting the vehicle with a pack-in Vader pilot figure.

mtriv73
07-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Where were these confirmed?

If true, I'm all over the scramble at Yavin pack and will probably buy the others that aren't animated style.

jedi master sal
07-10-2008, 02:18 PM
Okay so IF these are REALISTIC, I'll get the following:

AT-TE Assault Squad - probably trooper pack for AT-TE-meh, maybe. I have enough clones now...(did I really just say that?)
Millennium Falcon - the standard crew from ANH or ESB, no doubt-PASS

Battle of Theed - most likely Naboo Officers and Battle Droids, possibly Padme-Only if the figs are new and SA, most likely a PASS
Battle of Naboo - probably Gungans being BomBad!-SA Gungans and EPI Battle droid sculpt yes, anything else-PASS
Jedi vs. Dissidents (Separatists) - maybe re-release with Clone Armor Obi-Wan (old version)-PASS
Jedi Training - Yoda and Younglings. Maybe with new Padawans.-If enough NEW Padawans yes, otherwise PASS
Assault on the Shield Generator - Return of the Jedi-PASS (though I can see Hasbro finally making the rebel in scout armor for this. THat would tick me off.
Scramble on Yavin - really curious here - Rebel Pilots? General Dodonna again?-Hmm maybe ground crew finally and the hangar shuttle? Most likely a yes for me.
Muunlist - probably Cartoon Network's Clone Wars related when Obi-Wan fought Durge-Maybe

The Jundland Wastes - likely Tuskins, Obi-Wan first meeting Tatooine Luke, or this is the Galactic Heroes set with the Dewback-pass if realistic, YES to Galactic heroes.

The Darth Vader TIE Fighter Adventure - I think this is also a mistake and it's the Galactic Heroes pack with Vader's TIE vehicle. I can't imagine a 3 3/4" set (from ANH obviously) being that interesting as compared to getting the vehicle with a pack-in Vader pilot figure.-Yes. I have the other vehicles. I wouldn't mind getting this one. Though it wouldn't be a priority.

Tycho
07-10-2008, 02:50 PM
Where were these confirmed?

If true, I'm all over the scramble at Yavin pack and will probably buy the others that aren't animated style.

I have a new info source but cannot reveal it. I will just have to establish credability. So for now, I'd say just let Comic Con "test me." The info should prove accurate and be backed up by photos of the actual product.

Anyway, while there are Animated Style battle packs, NONE of these listed in this thread are. I made a thread over in the Clone Wars forum for that.

These are all realistic, and I, like you, are really curious about the Scramble at Yavin pack - and if we'll get ladders for the fighters (X-and-Y- at least) or maybe even that pilot transport cart vehicle as a bonus pack-in.

I'm thinking it might come with some older pilots that weren't recently available like Luke (VOTC and Biggs TAC) so maybe Antilles, Porkins, Vandor, with Dodonna or an Astromech, and / or Yavin Honor Guard (variant color?)

It might be very useful with all-new pilot figures, too. (I don't intend to replace POTJ Porkins or 3-pack Antilles w. Removeable Helmet, etc. - I don't need them Super-Articulated or something).

To JediMasterSal regarding the Vader TIE Adventure. If 3 3/4", I mean the main characters that flew with him are 2 generic TIE Pilots, who almost anyone would rather have with their vehicles. There was an Imperial Officer and an Astromech in the hallway, but that's about it. Seems kind of boring. Tarkin and Motti might be added for the scene just prior to when Vader takes off for his fighter ship. But still WE (most long time collectors) have these figures and it's uninteresting.

A large battle pack with the vehicle inserted, like how the AT-ST was put into those big Target BPs with the speederbikes or the Hoth Turret, might be crafted for this.

Heck then: the Scramble at Yavin might include a '95 mold X-wing or the Y-Wing fighter - if these are huge $50 battle packs in the same vein as last year's Hoth and Endor. Then I guess it will have the 3 3/4" Vader TIE.

However, I'm not in the market for anything like that. (But I'd be all over the Galactic Heroes one). But let me say that Yavin might tempt me: the '95 X-wing, a ladder for it, AND the Pilot Transport Cart, plus Han's "reward" containers. That could be very sweet.

The thing about the $50 battle packs are that they make for great self-contained dioramas that you don't even really have to open. That's pretty cool. And YES THEY ARE HUGE!

LTBasker
07-11-2008, 06:07 AM
I dunno about the transport cart, but ladders and such would be pretty awesome. They already had us salivating from the image years ago of the pieces from the canceled accessory pack, I just hope if they're taking the accessories and such from that that they make a new Rebel mechanic. IIRC, the one in the picture was made from the body-builder AT-ST driver/Scanning Crew Member body.

jedi master sal
07-11-2008, 09:19 AM
I dunno about the transport cart, but ladders and such would be pretty awesome. They already had us salivating from the image years ago of the pieces from the canceled accessory pack, I just hope if they're taking the accessories and such from that that they make a new Rebel mechanic. IIRC, the one in the picture was made from the body-builder AT-ST driver/Scanning Crew Member body.

Gawd, not that wretched sculpt... If they have to reuse a sculpt I'd rather them use a repaint of the Imperial officer. (The black outfit) Sculpt a new head on him maybe consider the Death Star trooper's legs (because they are SA) and their done. In fact they could use the Rebel Honor Guard figure for the head. So all parts would be reused.

I WANT that hangar bay shuttle. Boxes and ladders don't excite me but most certainly would be a welcome addition and would be great filler for any diorama. Plus they would be very cheap and easy for Hasbro to make.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-11-2008, 02:29 PM
Hasbro said recently that there were going to be younglings in a "very special set" or something like that, so this could be true. Hopefully there are a lot of new younglings and not just the old ones . . . well, I actually hope none of the old ones are in there, but I bet they will be.

Jargo
07-11-2008, 05:38 PM
Yavin scramble for me would have to contain the transporter sled and ground crewman. some pilots and access/egress ladders for both the Y-wing and X-wing. if there's a droid in there it better not be R2-D2. something like R5-K6 (the red with white and black markings one) would be far better. Commander Willard would make a nice addition too.

if the jundland wastes set is 33/4 scale it'll probs have the landspeeder, Luke, Ben, C-3PO, R2-D2 and vintage saga collection tusken raiders. three of them to be correct. if it's entirely accurate it needs the cowling from the speeder engine as a small accessory. and a broken rifle for luke. and Ben needs to be given SA legs so the damn figure will fit in the speeder.
and the speeder needs much better more accurate paint apps. and bigger clear wheels to raise it higher off the ground.

needless to say these will turn out to be nothing like we imagine them to be.

Adam
07-12-2008, 01:02 AM
Jedi vs. Dissidents (Separatists) - maybe re-release with Clone Armor Obi-Wan (old version)




Good god, I sure hope not.

DarkArtist
07-12-2008, 08:29 AM
These are pretty much a way for Hasbro to rehash older figures for those who don't have them, or like the battle pack format. We'll see these at Comic Con.

First: these 2 might be out by or shortly after July 26 to go with the vehicles:

AT-TE Assault Squad - probably trooper pack for AT-TE
Millennium Falcon - the standard crew from ANH or ESB, no doubt

Battle of Theed - most likely Naboo Officers and Battle Droids, possibly Padme
Battle of Naboo - probably Gungans being BomBad!
Jedi vs. Dissidents (Separatists) - maybe re-release with Clone Armor Obi-Wan (old version)
Jedi Training - Yoda and Younglings. Maybe with new Padawans.
Assault on the Shield Generator - Return of the Jedi
Scramble on Yavin - really curious here - Rebel Pilots? General Dodonna again?
Muunlist - probably Cartoon Network's Clone Wars related when Obi-Wan fought Durge

The Jundland Wastes - likely Tuskins, Obi-Wan first meeting Tatooine Luke, or this is the Galactic Heroes set with the Dewback

The Darth Vader TIE Fighter Adventure - I think this is also a mistake and it's the Galactic Heroes pack with Vader's TIE vehicle. I can't imagine a 3 3/4" set (from ANH obviously) being that interesting as compared to getting the vehicle with a pack-in Vader pilot figure.

if these packs are true I'm going to be one broke husband with a very ****ed off wife. (well she knows I love Star Wars but just doesn't understand why i have this addiction of getting every figure of the same character for a simply little extra detail. prime example I already have about 10 Tatoonie Lukes but have to pick up the TAC Tatoonie Luke for the new sculpt and moisture vaporator.)

jedi master sal
07-12-2008, 09:44 AM
if these packs are true I'm going to be one broke husband with a very ****ed off wife. (well she knows I love Star Wars but just doesn't understand why i have this addiction of getting every figure of the same character for a simply little extra detail. prime example I already have about 10 Tatoonie Lukes but have to pick up the TAC Tatoonie Luke for the new sculpt and moisture vaporator.)

I don't think that's too far a stretch though. The moisture vaporator made the purchase worth it. I got 5 or 6 of that one, just for the vaporators. In fact my fiancee encouraged me, knowing that I'd want to use them in various Tatooine dioramas.

Tycho
07-12-2008, 10:39 AM
And that's the only figure of Phil Collins wearing a Star Wars costume made as of yet, to this date!

JetsAndHeels
07-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Hey, since we are mentioning celebrities, don't forget about the John Travolta Captain Antilles figure!! (http://i18.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/f2/04/a39a_1.JPG)

Tycho
07-12-2008, 10:46 AM
He's "Stayin' Alive! Stayin' Alive! Eye-eye-eye-eye S-T-A-Y-I-N' A-L-Yyyy- V-E! - Aaaay-VEe. Yeah!"

JetsAndHeels
07-12-2008, 10:48 AM
He's "Stayin' Alive! Stayin' Alive! Eye-eye-eye-eye S-T-A-Y-I-N' A-L-Yyyy- V-E! - Aaaay-VEe. Yeah!"

You could take the Captain Antilles figure and a Mace Windu and have a set of Pulp Fiction figures lol

El Chuxter
07-12-2008, 11:06 AM
Directed by the Rebel Honor Trooper! :)

Jargo
07-12-2008, 11:29 AM
or General Veers

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-12-2008, 04:38 PM
Hasbro confirmed today in a Q&A that they're making a Millennium Falcon pack with Luke, Obi-Wan, and the droids, perhaps lending credibility to Tycho's list . . .

Tycho
07-12-2008, 07:03 PM
Hasbro confirmed today in a Q&A that they're making a Millennium Falcon pack with Luke, Obi-Wan, and the droids, perhaps lending credibility to Tycho's list . . .

Thanks for seeing and posting that! Since BPs usually have 5 figures or a larger accessory, I wonder what else is on board?

We have 4 figures and that Falcon certainly doesn't need anything.

So will there be Imperial Scanning Crew members? Stormtroopers?

I guess it could be Mos Eisley and re-issue Garindan and a Sandtrooper. That'd actually be smart.

Banthaholic
07-12-2008, 08:21 PM
The ROTJ shied generator set sounds interesting. Lots of potential they could do, but will they?

Tycho
07-12-2008, 11:00 PM
The ROTJ shied generator set sounds interesting. Lots of potential they could do, but will they?

Doubtful. If it's big, there will be an AT-ST with Chewbacca in it.

There might be several Ewoks.

VTAC Leia Endor for certain. Han will either be the Saga version or the AT-ST Driver disguise one.

Stormtroopers or maybe other Imperials (officers, DSTs) and Endor Rebel Soldiers from Saga2 (2006).

And they'll repackage that 1997 Endor Shield Bunker playset, which ammounted to just the double doors.

R2D2 could be the blown-up version (new figure) that we've all been looking for - but that would be the chase piece (or another new Ewok - perhaps Paploo on a Speederbike).

C-3PO might not offer anything special.

Anyway, I have these figures and the Shield Generator Door (since 1997) so nothing here makes me salivate. If you weren't collecting or didn't get everything in 1997 and some since then, you're welcome to really dig this set.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this, but have you seen the new headsculpt (http://www.rebelscum.com/TLCBPShieldGeneratorAssault.asp) for Han in the Assault on the Shield Generator set? It looks like they've finally, finally gotten it right (the sandstorm one is close but has that goofy hair). He even has the lip scar! This set just went from "good" to "freakin' sweet!"

DarkJedi5
09-22-2008, 06:05 PM
Yeah, I was impressed. Is it out yet?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-22-2008, 06:23 PM
I haven't seen it, so I'm not sure.

dindae
09-23-2008, 03:06 PM
I was looking at the new pictures for the bunker set. I guess I missed it from the Comic Con picture but the fact that the arms for the R2 are just attached to the lightning effect that slapped on a VOTC R2 really chaffs my arse. I will still get the set but it went from a 10 to about a 6 real fast.

jedi master sal
09-23-2008, 05:52 PM
Okay, what the fark is wrong with Hasbro? Lt. Renz should only have 2 blue/red pips, NOT three. LT's only have 2 each, commanders have 3 each....

In actuality, this specific Imperial officer wasn't wearing his pips as he should have been... See here (he's the one on the far left as you are looking at it):

http://www.thebothanspy.com/images/interview/3/gallery/LtRenz8.jpg

So, either he shouldn't have ANY pips at all, or at most 2 blue/red pips to denote his LT rank. Hasbro messes it up again...

I'll get the set for sure, but I was hoping for a LT this time. I'll want to get a second figure of him to carefully shave off the extra pips. (Gladys Knight won't be happy...okay, am I showing my age with that reference?)

DarkJedi5
09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
When was the last time Hasbro tried to accurately denote the rank of Imperial officers? In the DS Breifing set Tagge, Yularen, Bast and Cass all have the same pips (albeit painted differently) because they all use the same torso sculpt. I'll be glad to have this fig but I'm still dissapointed and not surprised that Hasbro is still cutting corners where ever possible.

Snowtrooper
09-23-2008, 06:08 PM
I'll probably be passing on this set. The only figure I'd want from it is the rebel in scout gear.

obi-dad
09-23-2008, 06:21 PM
Okay, what the fark is wrong with Hasbro? Lt. Renz should only have 2 blue/red pips, NOT three. LT's only have 2 each, commanders have 3 each....

In actuality, this specific Imperial officer wasn't wearing his pips as he should have been... See here (he's the one on the far left as you are looking at it)

We sure are a picky bunch. The pips don't bother me so much as by the size of the bulge in his front right pants pocket, you can tell they didn't sculpt what Barrie Holland actually had in his pocket the day they shot that scene!!! :D

DarkJedi5
09-23-2008, 06:23 PM
Actually I'm really excited about the Rebel Scout trooper in this one. I really don't like the flip-up visor and I'm not sure how that became cannon (or is it?) but I love the removeable helmet!

JetsAndHeels
09-23-2008, 06:36 PM
I'm buying it....no doubt about that. This set looks awesome.

bigbarada
09-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Actually I'm really excited about the Rebel Scout trooper in this one. I really don't like the flip-up visor and I'm not sure how that became cannon (or is it?) but I love the removeable helmet!

I think the flip-up visor was based on the ROTJ concept art.

I'm buying this set for the Rebel in Biker Scout disguise figure, I've wanted this guy for almost ten years now when I first spotted him in the background of ROTJ (it's amazing what widescreen will reveal).

I wasn't too interested in any of the other figures until I saw that headsculpt on Solo, that's awesome! It's just too bad his hips are still too narrow.

I don't care about the other two.

jedi master sal
09-24-2008, 09:41 AM
I think the flip-up visor was based on the ROTJ concept art.

I'm buying this set for the Rebel in Biker Scout disguise figure, I've wanted this guy for almost ten years now when I first spotted him in the background of ROTJ (it's amazing what widescreen will reveal).

I wasn't too interested in any of the other figures until I saw that headsculpt on Solo, that's awesome! It's just too bad his hips are still too narrow.

I don't care about the other two.

Hey BB, I'll GLADLY buy the Imperial officer from your set. Let me know. Consider that deal solid bro.

JEDIpartner
09-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Wasn't sure where to put this, but have you seen the new headsculpt (http://www.rebelscum.com/TLCBPShieldGeneratorAssault.asp) for Han in the Assault on the Shield Generator set? It looks like they've finally, finally gotten it right (the sandstorm one is close but has that goofy hair). He even has the lip scar! This set just went from "good" to "freakin' sweet!"


I saw that and I'd like to get this set as well. I'm not too crazed about how they did all of Artoo's freaked out mechanisms though. They should've just made a new body sculpt of something. *shrug*

Still, I'll probably get this and the MF passengers sets.

Tycho
09-24-2008, 11:27 AM
I agree with the criticisms leveled at R2D2.

I don't buy battlepacks to get just one new figure. But I guess I do have to take Endor Shield Bunker Battle Damage R2 off the "voted to be made list." Or do I?

I think most people who voted for this figure wanted to see what Hasbro would sculpt all-new for a carded figure. What to do?

I myself am still hoping for a brand new sculpt droid on a single card. That is one way a new R2D2 could totally rock!

bigbarada
09-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Hey BB, I'll GLADLY buy the Imperial officer from your set. Let me know. Consider that deal solid bro.

If I can find this set, then consider it yours.:thumbsup: