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Tycho
01-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Last night on Clone Wars the slavers fought the ARCs and Gunships with their own fighter craft.

If those tail wings swiveled flat, and I have to remember how they were when the ships took off, they were Skipray Blastboats - the craft that Luke flew when he first met Mara Jade on Myrkyr in HTTE!

They could make this ship and get a vehicle done for HTTE as well!

If it included a pack-in figure:

1st issue - the slaver pilot

2nd issue - Mara Jade (the old one as that was the outfit she wore, Luke is available, and Hasbro will save $$)

Toy ship features:

1) swivel wings
2) cockpit holds up to 2 figures and R2-D2 (inside, not a droid socket) if possible
3) 2 launching missiles
4) manual landing gear
5) box with window for pack-in figure to be seen

I'd sell this as a store exclusive, then a year later, make it a different (or the same) store exclusive with a different figure.

Packaging changes: Clone Wars ; Vintage Expanded Universe

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Not to burst your bubble, but they're actually quite different. The HH-87 Starhoppers (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/HH-87_Starhopper) used by the slavers were based on ROTJ concept art. The Skipray blastboat (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skipray_blastboat) is a different ship entirely.

mtriv73
01-08-2012, 06:44 AM
The exciting thing for me was that the republic fighters looked a lot like z-95's (another ship Mara is associated with.) I really hope those see production.

Tycho
01-08-2012, 07:52 AM
I wondered about that myself Mtriv.. Were they? Or were they ARC170's that just didn't open their s-foils?

mtriv73
01-08-2012, 01:18 PM
They looked like single seaters, so I don't think they were arc 170's

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Man, you guys really need to be reading the episode guides. :p They are indeed Z-95 Headhunters. The guides originally said that they were Z-85 Headhunters, but that was soon changed and every subsequent mention has called them Z-95s.

It's a nice design, and a cool nod to EU, but I don't know how interesting a toy would be since they could only pack so many features into its small frame. Maybe the laser cannons could fire projectiles, or something. I liked the way they spun, though. It was a good trick. :D

JediTricks
01-08-2012, 05:16 PM
I thought the Starhopper looked like Lando's ship, the Lady Luck: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Luck

Honestly, seeing the Wookieepedia image makes the Starhopper look really awkward as a single-man fighter, the wings are all over the place and all wrong for atmo, and the guns are placed in a way that limits their ability to aim upwards. IMO, this would have been a less odd design as a shuttle than as a tiny fighter.