Hello Hasbro, it's only me. Just popped in here again to ask if you'll consider some other small speeders since the current ones seem to have sold rather well.
With this next year and the following being non movie years I thought perhaps you could have a crack at fleshing out the tatooine environment with some speeders that don't belong to the heros. I've included some starter images here just in case you really don't have a clue haha about what it is I'm talking about.
Firstly there's the cantina speeders: The Mobquet A-1 deluxe floater, a hardy little number just ripe for a firing mechanism with those tubes along it's side, the funky color scheme and cockpit canopy make it visually quite an interesting little ergonomic number. There's also the vents on the nose of the craft that could if required double as projectile firing mechanisms.
Then we come to the Ubbrikkian 9000-Z001 globe like speeder right outside the cantina entrance. While not the best of speeders in terms of design it's compact enough to fit the deluxe line and with a small cantina patron as pilot it'd be perfect. No weapons but nice shape and a fair spot of movie time onscreen.
Next there's the Void Spider TX-3 which is the spider shaped speeder parked across the street from the cantina. It isn't pretty but it's a nice design because it's so different to conventional speeder design. It's a two seater and it has large engines out back. Those legs needn't be mobile just strong enough to support its weight. The canopy isn't the best looking but opening canopies are cool. What this lacks on the exterior could be made up for in the interior with sporty looking seats and funky controls. Since we never get to see the interior you could go to town on this interior.
Next up is my personal favourite the V-35 speeder. I'd have a hard choice picking which color scheme to do this in - yellow and white as seen rolling past the cantina or black and white as seen in the Lars' garage. You've made a mini one already for the action fleet line so it can't be that hard to sculpt, give this the same floating base Luke's speeder has and make the canopy opaque plastic so it's nice and dark. It would hjust be the coolest addition to get the other main Tatooine speeder we see.
Then there's the swoop used by the guy who spooks the Ronto as he rides by in the special edition version of ANH. This is a bright looking speeder and the design s well funky. The previous swoop from the shadows of the empire line was too clunky and not very detailed. You could do so much with this swoop bike, it's like the Harley D of the star wars galaxy. Pack it with that coneheaded rider and this would definately sell in bucketloads.
Finally and not illustrated because I guess you already have the pics floating round, is the rickshaw speeder from AOTC. This again could easily fit the deluxe line. The droid is the selling point as a cool figure but the rickshaw itself isn't that big. The seting part is the crux with clear plastic wheels for simulated floating action and the canopy as a seperate piece that clicks into place plus the long poles either side used to pull the speeder. This thing could be self assembly required and pack fairly flat in a blister. On it's own it's highly unimpressive but with the droid it becomes really unique and sort of curious as a star wars vehicle but also kinda cute and cool. Give the droid a turning head, shoulder articulation and a functioning wheel and this will go like hot cakes from the pegs. Apart from the current C-3PO's and the battle droids the droids have been selling exeptionally well as usual.
This is just food for thought. I'd love to see all of these made. Not everyone will agree as usual and as I would expect, but I wanted to ask if you'll at least consider some of them. They are all fairly small which means most can be packaged like the Coruscant speeders. Vehicles always sell well. So how about some new stuff besides the AOTC Geonosis stuff. Satisfy the Original trilogy fans too.
Lots of love,
*apologies for the apalling quality of the pics, if the system allowed for larger files it would have looked nicer, I just didn't want to clutter up a thread with millions of pictures and not much else besides.*