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Tycho
06-17-2010, 05:00 PM
I was looking over Hasbro's posters of all their figures they distribute at Comic Con each year.

Since TAC (2007) there have been the following waves (of all-new figures):

4 Expanded Universe
4 ROTS
4 ANH
4 ESB
4 ROTJ
3 AOTC
1 TPM

What 20 or so all-new figures from TPM would you like to see made?

For me:

1 Queen Amidala black gown post-senate / Nute Gunray's arrest
2 PK-worker droid
3 Tey How
4 Daultay Dofine
5 Ithorian Senator
6 Senator Aconda Far (Rodia)
7 Sei Teria (Chancellor Valorum's aide)
8 Wald
9 Kitster
10 Mahonic
11 Ben Quadrinaros
12 Wan Sandage
13 Aldar Beedo
14 Handmaiden (dark robes)
15 Ark Bumpy Roose
16 Rats Tyrell

Bel-Cam Jos
06-17-2010, 06:39 PM
A Wald/Kister two pack would be so wizard, and I can't think of any other figures yet to be made that I would want, because I doubt Sen. Griebleps [sp?] will ever become plastic'd. Aside from a super articulated Sio Bibble, of course! :thumbsup: ;)

Tycho
06-17-2010, 06:54 PM
There's a few other Senators like Mot Not Rob and Edcel Bargin that might make interesting looking figures.

I imagine the vintage treatment will surely have the principals carded:

Darth Maul
Qui-Gon
Obi-Wan

Amidala will likely be only represented by the new AOTC Peasant Disguise figure or others from that source.

However, all of the above could supply their Evolutions editions (Obi-Wan was the latest carded figure from Ep1 that was originally going to go in an Obi-Wan Evolutions set with the Ep2 figure and the ANH wave Old Ben one).
I'm not sure, but Qui-Gon might still be improved upon.

JarJar might get a new update, but I'd prefer his never-made-before appearance in Padme's apartment.

Kid-Anakin is not likely to be released again for a while, Hasbro said in some Q&A. But 2-packed with Sebulba?

The Battle Droid is always useful as an army-builder and doesn't change much. We'd all just appreciate stronger legs on a re-issued mold.

Nute Gunray could be done with softgoods and come with the Mechno Chair, but they're not carding large accessories.

There's also a Destroyer Droid that could be useful.

A new Naboo Pilot with softgoods trenchcoat, or Panaka with softgoods and removeable hat?

Watto again? On the new card, that is. Maybe Captain Tarpals or the latest Gungan Warrior re-carded.

But the figures up for re-carding don't interest me that much. I completely prefer the list in my first post of never-made-before figures.

ChukhaTrok76
06-17-2010, 10:51 PM
Okay. This is my list, so you know it will be extra-dorky. I actually like The Phantom Menace as a movie, and the whole Anakin beginning and even the (don't shoot mesa!) Gungans. So:

1. A new Captain Tarpals. Super Articulated with his Gungan spear and a "boomba".
2. A re-release of Sio Bibble, since I never found him.
3. A super articulated Darth Maul with a better sculpted hood or a soft goods hood.
4. A new Gungan warrior, maybe a re-release of the Fambaa one.
5. A new Boss Nass witha better sculpted suit (One that doesn't resemble hollow chocolate) and the "Globe of Peace"
6. Kitster and Wald! (Fo shizzle!)
7. A new Qui-Gon
8. A new Jar-Jar
9. A Gungan kid (What. They're cute.)
10. The remaining Pod Racers

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-18-2010, 01:04 AM
4. A new Gungan warrior, maybe a re-release of the Fambaa one.
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7. A new Qui-Gon
Did you not like the 2009 Gungan Warrior? What about Evolutions Qui-Gon? I love the Gungan, so much that I bought four of them. But I would like to see it retooled without the protrusion on his belt that holds the horn, and perhaps they could replace it with different weapons, like a shield or cesta, and possibly spruce up the deco a bit. Then I'd also love to see it repainted with a blue tone to make a Gungan parade band member. :D I know it's not likely to happen, but it would be awesome.

With the ending of the movie-themed waves, hopefully that means we'll see more TPM figures more often. I think I'll end up getting a few Vintage Collection figures to keep carded, probably including Darth Maul and maybe Qui-Gon, depending on how the final result looks.

For now, here are some I really want to see made:
*G8-R3 - The yellow R5 droid who tries to repair the shield generator on the Queen's Royal Starship. We have all the others, so it'd be a shame to not get one of the coolest-looking ones.
*Queen Amidala - The unmade black outfit, which would be the final one, unless you count . . .
*Padmé - . . . the orange handmaiden costume. It was made as Rabé, but I'd love a Padmé in the same outfit.
*Mawhonic - The jock from Hok! :D The remaining pod racers are on my list, but he's the most noticeable out of the bunch. In the film, he looks like a normal-sized Gran, but some sources claim he's tiny; I'd be interested to see Hasbro's take on it.
*Kitster and Wald - It's a no-brainer at this point.

bigbarada
06-18-2010, 09:15 AM
There is not really much that would get me excited when it comes to new Ep1 figures.

Although I would like to see resculpts of these characters just to get them on vintage style cards:
Anakin Podracer Pilot
Sebulba Podracer Pilot
Queen Amidala Senate Gown
Darth Maul
Jar Jar Binks
Watto

vger
06-18-2010, 09:40 AM
Obi-Wan (can just put the 2009 version on a vintage card with an unlit hilt like he was shown with in the prototype pics)
Qui-Gon (needs a new sculpt)
Darth Maul (ball joint elbows, cloak, unlit hilt)
Ric Olie (removable softgoods long coat)
Anakin (include podrace helmet, backpack, naboo helmet)
Tatooine Padme
Final Battle Padme/Queen
Jar Jar (SA update)
Tarpals (SA update)
Boss Nass
R5-A7/G8-R3
R5-X2
Gungan Warrior with shield
Battle Droid (best mold on a vintage card)
Droideka (best mold on a vintage card)
C-3PO (knee joints, podrace flag)

El Chuxter
06-18-2010, 10:18 AM
Tey How and some more Naboo Pilots are the top of my list.

Darth Metalmute
06-18-2010, 03:56 PM
The Phantom Menace Is Most Lacking In New Figures

I'm thinking there is a reason for this. Most of the exciting figures have been done (and in some cases done to death). There's really only eight characters that do anything and two versions of droids, so I imagine it hard for them to throw in the random background character.

DarkArtist
06-18-2010, 03:57 PM
I'd like to see:

SA Anakin Skywalker
Jar Jar Binks
Senator Palpatine (news to be updated)
Naboo Starfighter Pilot (trenchcoat version)
SA Captain Panaka
Queen Amidala - black dress
SA Darth Maul - soft goods
Battle Droid - one that folds like in the movie
Holographic Nute Gunray
Holographic Rune Harko
Kitster and Wald 2 packs
Darth Sidious - the first was great at the time but needs an update
Sebulba - needs to be SA
Padme Amidala - Theed Battle SA

JediTricks
06-20-2010, 02:57 PM
Tycho, I don't think you've qualitatively quantified the "most lacking" status of TPM very well. You've documented its lack of new figures, but considering you don't even buy updates, I don't see how you can claim it has the most need. With your same data provided, I could argue there is the least demand for the items and therefore is the least lacking. Your list is almost half podracers to begin with, characters who add nothing of value to the story whatsoever, and several of which weren't even seen in the film proper, I suspect you just want them on principal or as filler in other scenes. And some of the others are so unimportant you didn't even get their movie right, "Senator Aconda Far" seems to mean Rodian Senator Onaconda Farr who was first seen in AOTC, not TPM.

Tycho
06-21-2010, 02:39 PM
Tycho, I don't think you've qualitatively quantified the "most lacking" status of TPM very well. You've documented its lack of new figures, but considering you don't even buy updates, I don't see how you can claim it has the most need.

Well, my interest with the hobby is in buying figures of characters that I have zero representation of in my collection as it now stands - like most of the ones I listed.

For example, I did not buy that new-and-improved Ep1 Obi-Wan Kenobi which I can still readily find. I have no desire for it. I bought the accessory packs in 1999 for Jedi robes and stuck them on '99 Jedi Duel figures for Obi-Wans I want to post sitting in vehicles (which is the Royal Starship - twice - and not anything else I can readily think of).


With your same data provided, I could argue there is the least demand for the items and therefore is the least lacking. Your list is almost half podracers to begin with, characters who add nothing of value to the story whatsoever, and several of which weren't even seen in the film proper,

Well, as a fan of "toys" or "the figure crafting art as sculpted by Hasbro artists," I'd like something like Ark "Bumpy" Roose I guess, because it's different and more diverse than even a resculpt of Sebulba, and especially another Qui-Gon Jinn.


I suspect you just want them on principal or as filler in other scenes.

Definitely. "Creating scenes" is the reason for my interest in the hobby. I'd like to collect different "action figure art" representing different characters (or stage dressing as you sort of view some creatures like Ephant Mon). So they serve both as filler, but also as something different that I appreciate all for itself, like Kitick Keed Kack for example.


And some of the others are so unimportant you didn't even get their movie right, "Senator Aconda Far" seems to mean Rodian Senator Onaconda Farr who was first seen in AOTC, not TPM.

Well, I want to set up 3 dioramas of the Galactic Senate. There are Rodians seen in their Senate box in TPM. I figure to put Onoaconda Farr in at least the E1 and E2 Senate scenes. By E3, the evolving Imperial Senate is moreso populated by humans rather than aliens (especially in terms of the action figures that Hasbro has made) so I'd like to show the changes by varrying my 3 Senate displays - with Valorum as Chancellor, then Palpatine as Chancellor, then Palpatine as Emperor.

It appears Onaconda Farr was murdered in Clone Wars, so Rodia must be represented by someone else by ROTS - probably a Palpatine-brought-to-power lackey that would support the Republic becoming an Empire no doubt. I think Onaconda revered the Jedi (as demonstrated by his hope that JarJar was a Jedi before he knew any better in the CW cartoon episode) and Palpatine didn't want Jedi-friendly-Loyalists holding rank in the Imperial Senate once he established that and sought to become the Emperor.

The Space Outlaw
06-23-2010, 08:25 PM
I definitely wouldn't mind some well-sculpted and highly-articulated Naboo soldiers and pilots, especially with soft-goods accessories. I actually really liked their outfits (and their planes), even if I can barely stand to watch the movie itself.

A fully-articulated Darth Maul with a soft-goods cape would be excellent. I realized just in time before I bought it that the last release was basically still the same figure that came with the Bloodfin in 1999. Bummer. I need a new Maul (with a shirt this time) to fly the Infiltrator.

I wouldn't mind a new version of The-Precocious-Brat-Who-Would-Be-Darth-Vader, either, and a well-articulated Sebulba would be welcome on my shelf (mainly because I think the Dug morphology is so cool, and I want to make some custom characters).

I'd also like to see a new version of Nekkid Threepio, maybe with a pack-in soft-goods flag to wave.

Senators, meh. Maybe the Wookiee delegation.

Most of the rest is junk to me. I despise the Gungans and the Neimoidians equally, and there's already enough Battle Droids out there for me to never want to see one again.

El Chuxter
06-23-2010, 09:09 PM
Giving this more thought:

Tey How
Old Lady Naboo Pilot
Effeminate-voiced Black Naboo Pilot
Ric Olie (resculpt)
Porkins Lookalike Naboo Pilot
Mawhonic
Ratts Tyrell (wasn't this one semi-promised already?)
Anakin resculpt
Qui-Gon resculpt (Evolutions was an improvement, but there's still room for more improvement for the single best character introduced for the Prequels)
Senator Grebleips
Jar Jar resculpt (not scene specific, and with super articulation or close to it)
Gungan Female and Kid
Kitster
Wald
Ben Quadinaros
Ark "Bumpy" Rose
Evan Malek
Wan Sandage
Aldar Beedo
Weazel
that giant who has a name I can never remember (Erdan?)
Jira (maybe make her fruit stand transform into a war droid of some sort to justify making her)
TPM-styled Royal Guard resculpt (IIRC, the AOTC/ROTS version had an opaque visor, right?)
transforming Droideka resculpt (really--you make the TRANSFORMERS! why has this not been done?)
Watto resculpt (wouldn't be a top priority, but would be nice)

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-24-2010, 12:29 AM
Giving this more thought:
Old Lady Naboo Pilot
Effeminate-voiced Black Naboo Pilot

Geez, how long has it been since you've seen TPM? :p The lady isn't that old, and I've never thought that guy to sound feminine.


Evan Malek
Elan Mak


that giant who has a name I can never remember (Erdan?)
Yup, Erdan.


TPM-styled Royal Guard resculpt (IIRC, the AOTC/ROTS version had an opaque visor, right?)
I'm fairly sure the ones from TPM and AOTC are the same - the opaque visor is in ROTS only. That said, the rumor is that there will be a new Senate Guard in the AOTC vintage wave this fall, which could fill this requirement.


transforming Droideka resculpt (really--you make the TRANSFORMERS! why has this not been done?)
They did one (http://www.rebelscum.com/potjmegaddroid.asp) in the larger-scale line that also produced an Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul, but I sort of don't think it's going to happen in the basic line. I sort of get the impression that they fudged the design a little to make them transform in the films, though the Mega Action one looks pretty good overall (if a bit off). I just sort of doubt that they could pull it off in this scale, even though it would indeed be awesome.

JediTricks
06-24-2010, 12:48 AM
The Mega Action one transforms with a few cheats, but it pays off in that it actually does what it claims. Part of the problem is that in the movie, the "wheel" is completed by the thinnest part of the head connecting to one of the legs, which is simply not something you can replicate on a toy that also transforms, it's too thin. So the Mega Action has that part of the "face" extend out and lock into the figure's bottom without bending, and there's also locking into the other side of the head by using clear supports, but this too would probably be unusable in 3.75" format. I'd like to at least see a prototype of them trying it though.

sebillba
06-27-2010, 02:54 AM
Old Lady Naboo Pilot


Geez, how long has it been since you've seen TPM? :p The lady isn't that old

Celia Imrie was 46 when Ep1 was made... maybe we should just call her Miss Babs (Acorn Antiques anyone?).... she is comedy royalty in Britain! :D

El Chuxter
06-27-2010, 05:37 AM
Well, to paraphrase King Arthur, I can't just call her "lady"!

Tycho
06-27-2010, 07:29 AM
What about Bea Aurther?