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JediTricks
10-16-2012, 12:03 AM
Let's broaden the question while making it even more personal: why are you still collecting Hasbro Star Wars, what realistic hopes do you have for the next year or so of this line?

This can be anything, basic figures, vehicles, beasts, whatever you really think there's a chance they're going to do --- so long as it matters to you and there's a reasonable chance they might do it (so like, the Tonnikas are not really going to make this list unless you're self-delusional; no fantasy-land stuff like Death Stars and Super Star Destroyers).



I am hoping for more vehicles, vehicles have been keeping me in the game for the last few years and then they petered out this year. I don't want anything to do with the new $20 vehicle line, that looks like a crapfest. But stuff like the Naboo Fighter keeps me interested, hoping that'll actually make it to retail in one way or another. A Y-wing that looks better maybe, that '78 mold needs to be fully retired. I'm not sure how I feel about the ESB Slave I at this point but I think I can drum up excitement.

Can't think of any small vehicles at all, which is pretty bad since Hasbro keeps trying to force small vehicles into being a big thing - they just delivered the one I really wanted, the Speeder Bike. Oh, I'd want Luke and Leia Speeder Bike sets though.

I'd like a new Force FX ROTJ Luke saber, and not the kiddiefied "ultimate FX" one - chances are poor but not outlandish.

At this point, I'm take-it-or-leave-it on basic sized figures except for a few core looks like ANH Leia, Han and Luke which really are lagging behind (Luke got a figure but there are issues that hold it back a smidge), ESB/ROTJ Vader, a better Stormtrooper to match the quality of the new Clonetrooper, a better sandtrooper, the ROTJ Emperor, and I can't actually think of any second stringers or background guys that I'm holding a torch for, I'd buy Uncle Owen but I'm not dying to get one at this point because then he'll just be there and he won't be exciting because he's an old boring man action figure.

I keep trying to find passion for Clone Wars again, I really liked that line, but the life has been sucked out of it.

So hopefully Hasbro can figure out a way to attract buyers like me again before we slip through their fingers, because I can't actually put together another year of line on my own wants.

El Chuxter
10-16-2012, 12:15 AM
Realistically, I don't mean to sound like a downer, but I'm expecting maybe as many as eight figures, sets, or vehicles that actually excite me this year.

A few Ewoks would be nice, but we sorta lucked out on those in 2012, so I won't hold my breath.

I'd love something from the pre-Clone Wars/Legacy EU, aside from EH Mara Jade. I'm not expecting anything, though.

I'd really love to see Cliegg Lars or Tey How.

bigbarada
10-16-2012, 12:38 AM
Realistically? I'd like to see a larger, more accurate Tatooine Skiff without all the crappy play features. I think it was one of the Q&As here were they hinted that it was something they had the heart to do, but needed to find the proper window of opportunity.

If they do that, then I don't think getting Vedain and Velken Tezeri would be outside the realm of possibility. Once Weequay is released next month, then those will be the last Skiff Guards to do on the Prisoner Skiff. I know that Velken Tezeri is just a boring human, but he is also wearing an outfit that is nearly identical to Nizuc Bek's. So Hasbro could potentially get two figures out of that sculpt. After those guys, then Fozec and Taym Dren-garen. They've mentioned Fozec being on their short list before and Taym has a lot of support from fans.

Next an update of the "Klaatu Barada Nikto" figures from the 1999 POTF2 3-pack. They could even release it as a battle-pack. After all that, then getting any other Skiff Guards would be a minor miracle.

Hasbro's recent comments about a Sail Barge and asking collectors if they'd be willing to pay $200 for it seemed promising. I'm not sure how realistic that is, though.

If Hasbro scrapped the current Darth Vader's TIE Fighter mold and rebuilt the entire vehicle from scratch, I'd be pretty excited about that. I would also like to see them go back to the drawing board on the TIE Fighter, get the wings right this time and remove the blow apart feature once and for all (I'm tired of the droopy wings)... oh wait, we're talking about realistic ideas here...

The longer the line goes on, the more likely updates of the Stormtrooper and TIE Pilot become and I'll always be up for more accurate versions of those guys. In fact, I wish Hasbro devoted as much energy and resources to Stormtroopers as they do to Clonetroopers.

Finally, perfect, non-gimmicky versions of C-3PO and R2-D2 and I'd be happy.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-16-2012, 01:16 PM
I often find that the items I enjoy most are the ones I didn't expect. Some of the highlights for the year were the Ewok sets and figures like ANH Darth Vader and Aayla Secura that, even though they'd been done before and weren't at the top of my list, absolutely knocked it out of the park (in my opinion). Maybe it's an expectations-vs.-reality kind of thing, I dunno. There have been a lot of items from my big wish lists that have been done in the past five years or so, such as Jabba, a good Grievous, and Jedi Luke. I like when they pick a subject and really tackle it, like Rebel pilots or skiff guards, so it would be nice to see the remaining characters from there.


I keep trying to find passion for Clone Wars again, I really liked that line, but the life has been sucked out of it.
I agree. It's not nearly as exciting now that it's just annual updates to Anakin and Obi-Wan and simultaneously too many and not enough clones (too many compared to the secondary characters but not enough grunt clones or individualized clone armor to keep variety more interesting). I have to say that I'm a little frustrated by the realistic TCW figures that are coming down the pike - I'm fine with a few, like the core team, but after starting an entirely new and separate figure collection with different aesthetics in 2008 and buying well over 200 figures in that style, only to have them completely slow down on that line, start remaking pre-existing TCW figures in realistic style, and apparently start making new TCW characters in realistic style only (as is evidently the case for spider Maul, according to NYCC chatter), it's somewhat annoying, especially when the line seemed to be moving just fine when it wasn't overloaded with main characters and repacks (which is the same problem in the realistic lines as well). So maybe I'm starting to feel what the fans with continuity boners feel when something gets changed. :p :D TCW still consistently brings out interesting new designs that would make for cool figures

Umbra
10-17-2012, 10:16 AM
I find most of the figures I want now fall into the Expanded Universe category and I know I cannot expect too much from this. My top want still remains Jedi Master Corran Horn with his green cloak.

I have also been realizing lately, that its about time I updated some of my core figures, from Mr. JabbaJohnL's post sounds like I might need to look out for the newer ANH Vader, but in particular I'd like a new Stormtrooper, one without any yellowing helmets like that last release.

I don't think an anniversary release of the Knight of the Old Republic figures in a box set is too far fetched, and would love to see it as I missed most of those figures.

One last thing I'd like to see for this line: No wave's of figures getting shunted to online only. Definitely missing out on some figures because of that debacle =/

mtriv73
10-17-2012, 10:26 AM
Hasbro has a huge opportunity coming up with the 3D release of a new hope in a couple years. I'd love to see a BMF size Tantive IV, a droid factory set with parts to make various astromechs and other droids (with booster packs of parts coming out consistently,) a completely redone TIE advanced, a cantina playset with the bar and a few built in tables (could be done the way mattel is handling the castle grayskull right now; pre-order and without enough orders it gets scrapped.)

As far as individual figures:
A properly colored Tarkin
a definitive ANH leia
I know many people like the vintage C3PO we got a few years ago, but I don't so I'd like to see him redone.

I don't care if I ever see another clone wars figure. Just when they started getting interesting I ceased being able to find anything. Since I've missed so much of what I had wanted, it's soured me on the whole line. The same thing happened for me with G.I. Joe.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Hasbro has a huge opportunity coming up with the 3D release of a new hope in a couple years. I'd love to see a BMF size Tantive IV, a droid factory set with parts to make various astromechs and other droids (with booster packs of parts coming out consistently,) a completely redone TIE advanced, a cantina playset with the bar and a few built in tables (could be done the way mattel is handling the castle grayskull right now; pre-order and without enough orders it gets scrapped.)
I really wonder how they'll treat the remaining 3D releases. AOTC and ROTS are coming out around this time next year, so it's much better gift-buying season than a month after Christmas (as was the case with TPM). If they look at the releases as a way to celebrate the individual films instead of hoping they'll bring in a bunch of new fans, and they really take a hard look at what went wrong this year (which I believe they have done), then they should go much more smoothly and product won't be rotting on the shelves for at least nine full months afterward. Even though TPM is generally one of people's least favorite SW films, and that definitely had something to do with it, I don't necessarily see Hasbro going as all-out for the next releases as they did for this one. So while I'm hoping for cool new pieces and important remaining figures - and, even among all the crud, we did get those two things for TPM 3D - I'm not thinking that there will be nearly as many focused items for each re-release.

That said, I would have to think that Hasbro is looking pretty seriously at a Death Star playset for ANH and a Sail Barge for ROTJ. AOTC, ROTS, and ESB have all been pretty well covered in terms of big items as well as character selection, so I'm looking forward to what they'll be showing in February.

Oh, and if they don't bring back the Vintage Collection for ANH and release a case full of the original 12 1978 characters to coincide with the re-release, they're nuts.

LTBasker
10-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Realistically... Hmm... Is wanting the rest of the Vintage Collection reproduced with modern counterparts realistic? IIRC, they're somewhere around 30-40 out of 90-some that need to be done. Although even some of the ones they've done I would like to be done again, and done right, such as the Hoth Rebel Soldier. Changing the cardbacks like that still bugs me. The POTF figures not being on POTF cardbacks I've gotten over, though, I believe it was BigB who changed my mind on that one.

Aside from that, any Skiff Guards or similar characters from Jabba's Palace that have yet to be done. These are about the only two criteria I'm looking for in new releases: modern vintage counterparts and Jabba's Palace. I was also counting Mos Eisley aliens, but the Cantina's kind of gone stale.

Outside of figures... there are a few vehicles I would like to see done. Mostly echoing sentiments for Luke and Leia on Speederbikes, a new Skiff, and a new Darth Vader's TIE/TIE Advanced. Since we now have a good and decent OT speederbike, my new holy grail for a vehicle is a new and 'big' version of the Imperial Shuttle. Although I'm not sure how realistic that is.

What I'd MOST like to see is also the most unrealistic, which is figures from Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, and maybe Jedi Outcast. But I've accepted that nothing else from the Dark Forces series is going to be released, unless they feel like finding another infuriating way to release a Dark Trooper.

As for why I'm still collecting... I technically haven't been for the vast majority of this year since NOTHING has shown up past the TPM/Deleted Scenes ROTJ wave. Absolutely NOTHING. But, I hope to be able to continue collecting Vintage Collection and Jabba's Palace figures. I think the Vintage Collection is just such a neat set and it gives a unique, almost profound (to me), perspective to the evolution of Star Wars action figures. Jabba's Palace remains interesting to me because of the skiff guards and whatnot. ROTJ was my favorite of the three when I was kid mostly because of that, and the space battle, since the interesting armor and costumes of the skiff guards adds a more exciting aspect than something like the Cantina aliens have. Even though I've been able to appreciate ESB more and more over the years, ROTJ continues to be my favorite SW movie. So that's why I want to collect those. Any vehicle I want pretty much just falls under 'vehicles are cool.'

Tycho
10-18-2012, 09:22 PM
I agree with JediTricks that the vehicles keep me in the game. However, I want Clone Wars and Expanded Universe vehicles mostly. Those can be made in the $30 price point range and I'd go $30-$40 to get some new fighter-craft sized vehicles in the realm of how the V-wing was delivered, and I'd pay a little more for something on the Republic Gunship's size of scale.

I did not see where Hasbro asked collectors if they'd pay $200 for Jabba's Sailbarge.

Yes, I'd gladly pay almost $300 for it. If I have to make a custom, which I will have to in the absense of Hasbro's, the cost for mine will exceed $700 possibly, like my Blockade Runner I built.

I would like to get incredibly large vehicles for which I'd pay a premium for, especially if Hasbro made them big enough for my expectations (the Sailbarge, a Star Destroyer, an official Blockade Runner, the Republic cruiser ships, and more).

With Hot Toys, my friend paid something like $500 for a 1/6 scale Batman tumbler vehicle. And it's huge! I'd love it if Hasbro made a collector grade item like that (but for the 3 3/4" line) and I'd support it with my wallet so I could keep buying those.

As to small vehicles? Yes they can make them: the small hovering vehicles on Kamino could be made with Kaminoan laborers that fit inside them for one.

With Clone Wars, there are many small vehicles they could do like the Trandoshan hunting vehicles.

They could also hit the $20 price point with Hondo's flying saucer fighter-craft and his pirate tank.

I would love to see a broad base of characters, especially aliens or senators, come out in the Clone Wars style.

Finally, I started another thread discussing the figures I'd like which have a lot of EU options. I won't support the choice for making the mainstays like Vader and ANH Leia, but I understand their importance for nooBs.

I realistically could get some of what I want, but if I see none of it, I have a lot of other things I like to spend money on and I'll see more baseball games, rock concerts, editing sessions for my fledgling career as a novelist, live theater performances, and I'll have more money to be generous with my friends.

I don't realistically think Hasbro will excite me too much. I own five N1's that I purchased in 1999. I barely acknowledge that there are pictures of a new one. It's not something I'd be interested in.

Have you ever seen pictures of the K-Wing Bomber from the Black Fleet Crisis books? Now THAT SHIP I'd be turning cartwheels over!

JediTricks
10-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Another piece I'm looking forward to getting is the updated X-wing they released last year in that horribly overpriced 2-pack with the very old and moldy Vader TIE Fighter. But the X-wing itself had better landing gear, better proton torpedoes, and other upgrades while using the Power FX-derived rear.


I often find that the items I enjoy most are the ones I didn't expect. Some of the highlights for the year were the Ewok sets and figures like ANH Darth Vader and Aayla Secura that, even though they'd been done before and weren't at the top of my list, absolutely knocked it out of the park (in my opinion). Maybe it's an expectations-vs.-reality kind of thing, I dunno. There have been a lot of items from my big wish lists that have been done in the past five years or so, such as Jabba, a good Grievous, and Jedi Luke. I like when they pick a subject and really tackle it, like Rebel pilots or skiff guards, so it would be nice to see the remaining characters from there.I hear ya, but that's really a different issue, that's about what they are able to do, that's the quality of the brand managers and their ability to bring special product to market. I'm asking about what keeps the fans going, what is on their horizons.



I'd love to see a BMF size Tantive IV, Is that something you've really been expecting, realistically? Something you've been holding onto the line to get? I know Tycho has big dreams about it, but other than him I've never seen a lot of folks actually say they're just waiting for Hasbro to deliver it.
a cantina playset with the bar and a few built in tables (could be done the way mattel is handling the castle grayskull right now; pre-order and without enough orders it gets scrapped.)I believe Hasbro's license prohibits that sort of thing. Also, Hasbro doesn't have the online infrastructure to handle it the way Mattel does. I'm still waiting for Hasbro to deliver that cantina center bar section they promised so long ago.



I really wonder how they'll treat the remaining 3D releases. AOTC and ROTS are coming out around this time next year, so it's much better gift-buying season than a month after Christmas (as was the case with TPM). If they look at the releases as a way to celebrate the individual films instead of hoping they'll bring in a bunch of new fans, and they really take a hard look at what went wrong this year (which I believe they have done), then they should go much more smoothly and product won't be rotting on the shelves for at least nine full months afterward. Even though TPM is generally one of people's least favorite SW films, and that definitely had something to do with it, I don't necessarily see Hasbro going as all-out for the next releases as they did for this one. So while I'm hoping for cool new pieces and important remaining figures - and, even among all the crud, we did get those two things for TPM 3D - I'm not thinking that there will be nearly as many focused items for each re-release.I think Hasbro isn't going to do much for these 3D releases after the drubbing they took on TPM's. TPM's 3D release had no impact on audiences, and I suspect no Star Wars 3D release will now that the 3D fad is pretty much over.



Realistically... Hmm... Is wanting the rest of the Vintage Collection reproduced with modern counterparts realistic? IIRC, they're somewhere around 30-40 out of 90-some that need to be done. Although even some of the ones they've done I would like to be done again, and done right, such as the Hoth Rebel Soldier. Changing the cardbacks like that still bugs me. The POTF figures not being on POTF cardbacks I've gotten over, though, I believe it was BigB who changed my mind on that one.How do you get to 30-40? I was going to say it's realistic but that number sounds higher than I was expecting, so it comes down to perception. I'll wager that you're being reasonable though as it is in your nature.

The cardback thing is pretty much a non-starter though, can't have every figure on a vintage cardback from a realistic marketing believe, it's either the line continues under a fresh look or it doesn't continue and dies yet again under a vintage look.


my new holy grail for a vehicle is a new and 'big' version of the Imperial Shuttle. Although I'm not sure how realistic that is.What would you be looking for in a new shuttle? I can't imagine them scrapping the existing tooling - which looks great from the outside except for the landing legs - so I'd guess you're right that it's not terribly realistic, but I'm curious as to what is dissatisfying.


What I'd MOST like to see is also the most unrealistic, which is figures from Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, and maybe Jedi Outcast. But I've accepted that nothing else from the Dark Forces series is going to be released, unless they feel like finding another infuriating way to release a Dark Trooper.Yeah, too much water under the bridge, I've also had to curb my wants for those Dark Forces 2 characters.

El Chuxter
10-30-2012, 07:17 PM
Nothing, since we'll now have plenty of Episode VII-IX Gungans clogging the shelves. :crazed:

Tycho
10-31-2012, 07:28 AM
Well I built myself a Tantive IV because I never thought Hasbro would do it, or make it large enough for my taste (to set up a diorama of the opening fight in the coridoors between the Rebel Troopers and the Imperial boarding party.

While maybe the Sailbarge is happening now? (fan petition a result of some prior knowledge that they are ALREADY making it? So the fan sites can gain support back by saying their support made it happen - though realistically it helps a lot!) I have plans to make a custom sailbarge if whatever Hasbro turns out isn't big enough and to my liking.

The Imperial Shuttle does NOT need a re-do. It's very good as is. They could re-release it every so often. I own two (1 vintage Imperial and one modern Rebel Tyderium) and have my Tyderium out on display now. It's great as is, though Luke and Leia sit on the floor of the front ramp so they can be seen in the cockpit behind Han and Chewie. In the back, I get 2 Endor Rebel troopers with C-3PO and R2D2.

I don't need it to fit a 12-man strike team back there.

Couldn't even name all the characters I'd put there:

1. General - Han
2. Colonel - ? Cracken was the one named and has a figure now, but he was not on Endor, but in the space battle.
3. Major - Panno, a Desselian, has a figure
4. Captain - ?
5. Lieutenant -?
6. Sergeant - SideShow made a figure of a white guy with facial hair
7. Corporal - the black guy?
8. Private - another white guy? without facial hair?
9. Private - another black guy? with facial hair?
10. Another Dresselian (what rank was Prune Face / Orimorko?) - or was he a captain?
11. ?
12. ? With these ranks, you'd have at least another corporal leading a fire team.

Leia is supposed to also be a General - but she wasn't in the direct chain of command.

Luke - what was his role there? He is either a Commander (not a Captain yet, I think) in the Rebel Space Navy or just along for the ride as the "Jedi Advisor."

Chewie - I'm pretty sure he was outside of the chain of command as well.

Anyway, I'm not sure what good having all those figures fit in a shuttle and just sit there will do anyone?

IN THE BLOCKADE RUNNER - you have an action scene

ON THE SAILBARGE - you have an action scene

ON A STAR DESTROYER (Republic or Imperial) you have battle stations and smaller fighter launch and recovery.

ON A SANDCRAWLER - you have build-a-droid

ON AN IMPERIAL LANDING CRAFT - you have troop deployment, which might include speederbikes, and I see no reason why the Empire would stop using AT-RTs after ROTS. They seem very useful for stormtroopers as well as clone troopers.

JediTricks
11-02-2012, 05:51 PM
The Imp Shuttle is a nice-looking toy from the outside, but its interior is pretty poor, the cockpit is a let-down considering how many characters were shown there interacting, its landing legs are inaccurate, its engines are just stickers, and the wings have wobble issues and don't sit symmetrically in the up position.

LTBasker
11-03-2012, 02:15 AM
How do you get to 30-40? I was going to say it's realistic but that number sounds higher than I was expecting, so it comes down to perception. I'll wager that you're being reasonable though as it is in your nature.


Thank you. :D I've had the exact number at one point, but haven't thought about it too much as of late since thinking about the Star Wars line just reminds me of what I've missed this year while having to stare at TPM pegwarmers like it was 2000 all over again. But, we're definitely at 30-40, if not maybe into the 50's. Doing a quick count... There were 12 VOTC figures to start it with; 5 VTSC figures; 6 VTAC; 26 so far released for the current vintage line (counting up to Bespin Leia); and 5 in this upcoming last wave. So actually by this count we're at 54. That is including ones that have had their cardback picture changed to something more favorable, but excluding either of the Jedi Lukes. The Deleted Scene one would be fine to see rereleased on a proper vintage cardback, which was wasted with the previous release of Endor Capture Luke.


The cardback thing is pretty much a non-starter though, can't have every figure on a vintage cardback from a realistic marketing believe, it's either the line continues under a fresh look or it doesn't continue and dies yet again under a vintage look.

Yeah, unfortunately true. Hoping they continue to get them out, but... they've hit 54, give or take a couple, in 8 years from 2004 (from VOTC). They have about 40 to go. That seems pretty unlikely.


What would you be looking for in a new shuttle? I can't imagine them scrapping the existing tooling - which looks great from the outside except for the landing legs - so I'd guess you're right that it's not terribly realistic, but I'm curious as to what is dissatisfying.


The Imp Shuttle is a nice-looking toy from the outside, but its interior is pretty poor, the cockpit is a let-down considering how many characters were shown there interacting, its landing legs are inaccurate, its engines are just stickers, and the wings have wobble issues and don't sit symmetrically in the up position.

That's a good list there. Definitely want it to be a bit taller so that figures can be displayed beneath it and so the boarding ramp can be overhauled with a more accurate appearance, ala the BMF; a better cockpit with actual seats rather than slots; a rear interior where numerous modern figures can actually stand around; electronics would be absolutely wanted especially light-up engines, lights for the boarding ramp, and a light feature or two in both interiors.

Although I never managed to get either of the rereleases of the Imperial Shuttle, I know it still makes an impressive display piece by itself since Kenner did a great job. But, it's such a great vehicle that holds so much potential that it deserves a massive overhaul.

Tycho
11-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Yes but Jabba's Sailbarge is in such demand that celebrities are starting to promote the petition (Daniel Logan amongst many).

I hear that even Jon Bon Jovi and Bono are going to do a benefit concert to promote the Sailbarge's cause.

LTBasker
11-07-2012, 12:42 AM
I'm not saying the Sail Barge shouldn't be made, calm yourself. I'm just saying I want to see a new Imperial Shuttle done with similar treatment to the BMF. At some point.

bigbarada
11-07-2012, 03:46 PM
I'm actually planning to sell my BMF and BAT-AT in order to make sure I have room for a Sail Barge. I guess that means I must really want one.

JediTricks
11-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Thank you. :D I've had the exact number at one point, but haven't thought about it too much as of late since thinking about the Star Wars line just reminds me of what I've missed this year while having to stare at TPM pegwarmers like it was 2000 all over again. But, we're definitely at 30-40, if not maybe into the 50's. Doing a quick count... There were 12 VOTC figures to start it with; 5 VTSC figures; 6 VTAC; 26 so far released for the current vintage line (counting up to Bespin Leia); and 5 in this upcoming last wave. So actually by this count we're at 54. That is including ones that have had their cardback picture changed to something more favorable, but excluding either of the Jedi Lukes. The Deleted Scene one would be fine to see rereleased on a proper vintage cardback, which was wasted with the previous release of Endor Capture Luke.So you are thinking about this as the cardback issue, which obviously makes more sense at that 30-40 number than only 8 or 9 to go in terms of the figures themselves. I know Derryl had the cardback thing be a goal of his as well, but I do think this is very unlikely to happen now that the TVC line is over. That said, your hopes are your own, you'd know best what you're driving at.


That's a good list there. Definitely want it to be a bit taller so that figures can be displayed beneath it and so the boarding ramp can be overhauled with a more accurate appearance, ala the BMF; a better cockpit with actual seats rather than slots; a rear interior where numerous modern figures can actually stand around; electronics would be absolutely wanted especially light-up engines, lights for the boarding ramp, and a light feature or two in both interiors.

Although I never managed to get either of the rereleases of the Imperial Shuttle, I know it still makes an impressive display piece by itself since Kenner did a great job. But, it's such a great vehicle that holds so much potential that it deserves a massive overhaul.I hear ya on the height of the ship and the ramp, those are 2 dear to my heart, but since it's such a passive vehicle I doubt they'll get to doing it, but everything's in flux now thanks to 3D and Disney so who knows.

clone157
11-12-2012, 10:40 PM
I would like to see the other animated members of Delta squad.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-13-2012, 12:19 AM
In all honesty, I am approaching 1,138 individual Star Wars figures owned. I may just stop there out of OCD-ness. There's very little SW toy-wise that excites me anymore. I buy what looks cool, if it's not too pricey, mainly if it's a new figure (I am finally sick of repacks and resculpts). Therefore, EU figs would probably be my biggest draws. But if 2012 doesn't end the world, :rolleyes: I would likely buy Episode VII-IX toys.

Tycho
11-13-2012, 12:21 PM
I've debated NOT buying Ep 7-9 (and then on) figures.

I'm out of room and I even considered how I'd set up my toy collection (SW, ST, Termntr, TFs) if I could display it all on my uncle's big estate and you know what? - It wouldn't fit!

So in my plan to start selling 3rds of my collection (as dioramas) beginning 10 years from now, and then every 10 years after that (since I can't take it with me and I'd like to meet the buyers I first pass my things down to out of just great appreciation for the hobby), I may only purchase a very limited amount for 7-9 and then on.

When I do make to sell something, I would say:

1. bidding for anything starts at $0.99 - as I don't care about the money but would like to know what it's worth to someone.
2. for personal pick-up by the auction winner only - NO shipping by seller (me) - which will limit it to local SoCal buyers.
3. put advertisement in newspapers here with pictures.
4. accept a personal visit appointment (see it before you bid higher) - by approved auction bidders only.
5. have my computer on so people can register a higher bid on the spot when they view the stuff, or bid on other things
6. sell things as such:

3 3/4" battle of Endor - 2 vintage Ewok Villages, 4 AT-ST's, 3 speederbikes, 11 stormtroopers, 51 Ewoks (I'd name 'em and describe the customs which are hood switches so folks would know that the originals are complete actually), Han (Carb), Leia Ewok Princess, Luke Jedi, Spirit Obi-Wan, Spirit Yoda, etc. etc. ($0.99 starting bid for ALL). I will probably include the 6 foot heavy display case or say it is available for an additional $200 if the buyer transports it. (I will have a case there for my Transformers by either buying another or using the same, minus the Endor backgrounds which should come with the auction).

1/6th scale pod race: Anakin, Padme (Tatooine), C-3PO (TPM), R2-D2, Watto, Sebulba, Pit Droid, Pit Droid (all Hasbro, but I wish they'd have made Shmi Skywalker for this group of mine - but I doubt SideShow will ever make her). Anyway, the bids would start at $0.99 for all and we'll see what it's worth - however, it was worth it to me to have them set up and enjoy them for 10 years.

You can't take this stuff with you when you die. Toys for Tots only accepts packaged, new toys, and I don't want to donate these. They're for collectors. I can always donate the money I get for these displays or buy new toys (for donations).

7. Coordinate the sale with the presumed release of Episode 11 (yeah, Disney said there'd by more than just one trilogy set post-ROTJ I think.



Now it would be very hard for me to not collect Jaina and Jacen Solo or some cool Skywalker descendants that do NOT negate the estabished expanded universe. I'm invested in that and have enjoyed it for decades now. So that's how Disney can hook me.

Maybe Anne Hathaway as Jaina Fel?

But when I sell 1/3 of my collection:

GONE: PT Tatooine, Geonosis, Utopau, Mustafar, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Naboo, OT Endor, Coruscant, CW Christophis, STrek Enterprise

NEXT 3rd: OT Tatooine, PT Otah Gunga, OT Dagobah, OT- SOTE Coruscant, Death Star, Transformers, Terminator, STrek Voyager

Then after I liquidate that in 2033 or so, I go to displaying mostly Star Trek and Hoth / Bespin. I might have room for new Disney Star Wars, but by 2043 I might be re-visiting real medical issues with age and looking towards the nursing home in another decade or so (depends on medical advances - I will be taking great care of myself - but at least I won't have to liquidate a whole collection when I'm in my 70's and can enjoy meeting more SW, ST, Termntr, and TFs fans during this lifetime process).**

** I have a life to include baseball, music, writing, acting, sailing, travel, etc. but I like toys in the variety mix, that's all.

JediTricks
11-16-2012, 11:32 PM
Did that first animated Delta Squad figure come out? I have not been able to pay attention to the CW line since they shifted to nearly all repacks.


Obviously this thread wouldn't cover future films' figures. Dude, I would HATE trying to stop my collection at 1138 figures, it's brilliant but I'd be too worried that a figure would get lost/broken or that I'd end up with 1 too many. I'm that kind of crazy. :crazed:

Tycho
11-17-2012, 01:27 AM
I've seen the first Delta Squad CW figure in stores. I turned him down hoping I won't regret that later - but uncharacteristically not worried about it. At Target, BTW.

I haven't seen the episode yet and wouldn't know if I'd like to make even a small figure arrangement from it.

I know I'd rather have Echo, Fives, Heavy (they made him - think it's the guy I have), and Cut-Up, and I think there was one more - in their Clone Training Gear (with the Numbers on their chests).

Want to have that whole squad.

I guess I'm concerned that Hasbro will start Delta Squad and then not finish it.

It's like making First Season Picard and never making First Season Riker (Playmates).