A little word to introduce myself : my name is Cyril and i'm an Action Fleet (and other stuff) collector based in Paris in France. I collect AF since 1997.
My website is : www.sicqnus.com
Here in Europe and especially on the german retailers listings from HK we have the announcement of an Action Fleet SAGA version of the Tie Fighter for the end of the year.
Wave one : Falcon, X-wing, damaged X-1 Tie.
Wave two : damaged Naboo fighter, AT-TE, Solar sailer.
Wave three : AT-AT, Snowspeeder, Tie fighter (damaged ?).
As many of you, i hope Hasbro will produce in the future new Micromachines and Characters for the Action Fleet. I noticed that at the last Comic Con, Hasbro's staff answered the question "Why not anymore figure with the ships?" by "for security purpose"... To my opinion, the economical purpose is closer to the truth. Since 1998, Hasbro's is trying not to do the same mistakes they did with the Phantom menace toy line : some figures overproduced, too much lines (6" mega action, 2" asian exclusive, etc...), too much production in general and a great loss of money for the company.
Nowadays, i understand they didn't want to make too much toys without the assurance that the first waves are selling well but i hope they will make much more interesting things in the future or they'll risk a new bunch of unsold products...
Well i hope the big "H" designers will read the SSG forum topics. This could maybe help them to find some good ideas !