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mark2d2
03-14-2002, 12:14 AM
Have I missed something? Or are there really going to be no carrying cases this time around?

As I loose collector, I not only enjoy, but also use these. And the Episode I Artoo case actually came with the best playset for that film. Still, I wish they'd do a new vinyl one kind of like the old vintage ones. But no dice.

Then again, many of the Episode II figures are in such way out there poses -- they probably wouldn't fit into a case.

Has anybody heard anything about this? Will there be a case?

pthfnder89
03-14-2002, 12:22 AM
Maybe down the road.

But none of Hasbros carrying cases sell so they probably aren't in a big hurry to make one for AOTC. Can't really blame Hasbro for it though, they've tried eveything to get people to buy them.

Reissued C3PO case w/electronic voice
Falcon case w exclusive Wedge figure
Ep1 R2D2 case that they actually made into a playset

But all of those tend to languish on the shelves.

LTBasker
03-14-2002, 06:01 AM
I heard the gunship was supposed to double as one, but judging by the ToyFair proto, I doubt it.

I'd like to see a $100 giant Republic ship that's a playset/figure holder with a lift off top. :cool:

JEDIpartner
03-14-2002, 09:38 AM
"Strange... no cases this time around..."

I, too, think it would be difficult to get some of these outlandishly extreme figures into a case... I'll tell you... It's hard enough to get all of the figure to fit onto one of those RealStands!

yaddle yodas love pu
03-14-2002, 09:38 AM
Carrying cases are boring. I sure dont want them. And from the lack of sales, it appears that very few people are interested in buying them. I hope Hasbro never makes another carrying case again.

evenflow
03-14-2002, 12:26 PM
I don't see them making one for a while. I think that the ones they made all flopped. I bought them, but i remeber seeing them on the shelves for a long time.

Obi-Don
03-14-2002, 01:42 PM
I never had too much for carring cases. I don't pack my figures with me so I never wanted one. Also with these new figures the carring case would have to be as big as a suit case for the one pose figures to fit.

LTBasker
03-14-2002, 05:01 PM
Carry cases don't really seem for collecting but are really just there for a kid to have an extra place to store his figures. That's one reason why I liked the R2-D2 Carry Case, had a nice foldout droid playset with some nice suprises, especially with the moveable lower grates, that was unexpected. :eek: And I even liked the pack-in for it...to an extent, it's fun to throw onto the floor in the hallway and have contests on how far it'll roll. :p

I think a giant Republic ship toy for even $100 would be awesome, especially if the carry case option was just a bonus feature.

mark2d2
03-14-2002, 07:31 PM
The Artoo case is definitely the best of the bunch. Way cool playset feature.

But it's a little small. Doesn't hold much in the way of figures.

Heck, if Hasbro keeps cranking out Astrodroids, soon I'll be able to fill it with just those . . .actually, that'll be pretty cool.

PS -- I don't carry my figures around with me either. But they're great for storing loose figs.

Jargo
03-14-2002, 09:14 PM
Well that R2 carry case was 30 over here. What's that to you - about $45? They're just so damned expensive we don't want them. TRU had tons of them just sitting there. The Falcon carry case got ridiculously expensive if you could find it at all because the scalpers got wind of the figure variant and suddenly the whisper got round that the damned case was 'rare' so the price hits the ceiling. Who wants to pay 80 for a carry case? not me. I don't want to pay 10. They just aren't worth the money. Now, if they put out a case that was made properly and resembled the scanning crews blue case from ANH, I'd buy that. Just trays inside to lay the figures in and layers of trays you just lift out. Kinda like a fishing tackle box. With maybe a spwecial layer for accessories. That'd be cool. You could try any of the cases from the movies. Amidalas storage trunks from the starship, Those white hexagonal things from docking bay 94, the credit cases that Han gets paid off with in ANH. You could make one out of a mouse droid. Or even a power droid. Anything in star wars that's square or rectangular-ish. Well i like the idea but obviously Hasbro don't give a monkies about carry cases either or else they'd have thought of this too.

Lord Tenebrous
03-14-2002, 09:52 PM
I thought the Gunship was supposed to be the suggested carrying case, too, but there's a much better idea...


It doesn't really have to be to scale, but they could make a carrying case out of the Confederate Core Ship. Or, if you really want a to-scale item, they could use the AT-TE as the case.

Beast
03-14-2002, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by Lord Tenebrous
I thought the Gunship was supposed to be the suggested carrying case, too, but there's a much better idea...
You are correct, the original in house catalog said that they Republic Gunship would double as a carry case. Here is a picture of the mock-up toy from that catalog. Of course things change, as the same catalog showcased Shaak Ti as a preview figure. :) For those of us that were worrying about the RG's gunner pods, they are attached on the prototype, so they probably just didn't have them for Toy Fair.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

JediTricks
03-14-2002, 10:10 PM
With the extreme poses on these figures, I don't think they'd fit in carrying cases. Preview Jango's legs certainly wouldn't fit in a spot in the Falcon case, and might only fit in the R2 case if you turned his waist sideways because the slots on that case are meant for 2 figures.

I think the days of action figure carrying cases are over in general, but I still like the R2-D2 playset!

Yoda'sMaster
03-15-2002, 12:12 AM
I think these carrying cases was a real blow out i bought the 1st 1 that was a C-3PO case and that thing was just so ****ING hard to open i nearlt blistarded my fingers just tryen to whip out my figure to do some serious battling

Jayspawn
03-15-2002, 12:21 AM
Even though the Carry Cases aren't that good, I kinda like them. Especially if the have a pack-in. But since the AOTC figures are so wildly posed, it's hard to see them fitting in a case.

Sinister Lord
09-12-2002, 08:41 PM
I've been thinking about this issue and was looking for a thread... and I finally found one. I think this is a legitimate question. Will there be a new carrying case for the Saga figures? There hasn't been one for while. Do you guys want to see a new one?

thespar
09-12-2002, 10:28 PM
when you think about it there was not one for the potj line so hasbro migth has just nucked the idea of carry case.

Sinister Lord
09-13-2002, 10:03 AM
It's a shame... what about the kiddies? Without a carrying case, how are they going to carry all their figures to a friend's house to "play" Star Wars, like we did in the good old days?

gibbspaulus
09-13-2002, 10:57 AM
In their SW lunch boxes - surely the ultimate carry case? You acn take a dozen figures, and your sandwich!!

Sinister Lord
09-13-2002, 11:47 AM
Yeah, maybe... perhaps Han could be stuck in the thermos with some ice water, frozen for safe keeping.;)

QLD
09-14-2002, 01:29 PM
I used to just chuck my figures in a plastic bag or bucket, and go over to a friends house. Although I rarely played with figures with other kids, that was something I preferred to do alone. Rarely did other kids and I agree on how to play with them, and the rules. Much better when I controlled everything.

On subject, I have no use for a carrying case, since I always have them displayed, like most of us do. ANd half of us don't even OPEN them. Carrying cases are pretty much worthlessn now, as they are too expensive, no one needs one, and the figures won't even fit. I like my Vader one when I was a kid, but I haven't had a use for one since then.

Bib Forlobster
09-15-2002, 10:39 AM
I liked the basic square cases with the original artwork when I was a kid. I even remember some kind of cheesy, Star Wars rip-off type of case with characters on it similiar to the main characters, but altered just enough to prevent lawsuits. Anyone know which case I'm talking about?

Anyway, the idea is pretty good. I remember having similiar cases to store my Matchbox cars, but they were basically the same size and stored neatly. With all the pre-posed and bulky figures today, generic cases just won't work.

Unless they made specific cases for the different waves. With the numbering systems they use on the figures, it might work. For example, they could have a spot specifically designed to hold Ephant Mon, and another for R2, etc. This might also motivate people to fill in the blanks that they might otherwise not purchase.

Turbowars
09-15-2002, 01:13 PM
Let Hasbro concentrate on figures, we really don't need these.

Sinister Lord
09-15-2002, 04:04 PM
The trouble is they aren't concentrating on figures... instead they are giving us rehashed stuff and Cantina Bar sections. I rather have a carrying case than a piece of a bar, that's for sure.

Bib Forlobster
09-15-2002, 07:17 PM
I really couldn't care less about carrying cases either. I was just suggesting some ideas for those who are interested. Rubbermaids and ziploc bags get the job done for me.

I'm annoyed at the Cantina bar pieces, also. Why can't Hasbro make a nice, molded plastic cantina bar set (not cardboard) instead of trying to screw us with rehashes of pegwarmer figures and bits of the bar. The current assortment is already cluttering the aisle at all the Walmarts around here. I'm sure the upcoming unreleased figures will sell better, but they'll still come with the same pieces of bar. It's just another way Hasbro can try to rip the collector off by charging double for something that we already own 50% of.