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    If the 12" line was ending. . .

    Since there's nothing new happening in these parts, I always think its fun to put together wish lists. Let's consider the very real possibility that the 12" is finished in the next couple years. If you knew there would only be 20 more figures produced, who would you want made (knowing that we're not getting a jabba)?
    Here's my list ranked by most wanted:

    1. Imp Dignitary 2pack with the vintage dignitary & dignitary #1 from the saga
    2. line. Imagine the purple robes in that scale next to the emp & royal guard.
    3. Leia Bespin
    4. Lobot
    5. Lando General
    6. 2-1B
    7. Weequay
    8. Hammerhead (rumored)
    9. Teebo & Paploo (2 for 1)
    10. Nien Numb

    Okay, now for the 2nd ten:
    11. General Veers
    12. FX-7
    13. Droopy
    14. Max Reebo (band still rumored)
    15. Sy
    16. Gonk
    17. Snaggletooth (to finish of the original 21 vintage figs)
    18. Squidhead tessek
    19. Dr. Evazan
    20. Any rebel soldier. It would be great to get generic soldiers with different head sculpts. From that base figure, hasbro could sell different outfits for hoth trooper, endor trooper, rebel fleet (tantive IV) trooper, and even bespin security and imperial officer outfits in gray & black (DS troopers as well). Heck, how about different rebel pilot outfits? The green a-wing or red b-wing flight suits would look great in 12" scale. I wish someone with sense was running things in Hasbro. They could make a fortune with this, and in the process give collectors loads of new figures.
    Also with the 12" dignitaries, hasbro could rerelease the royal guard for those that wanted more. With the hoth trooper, the snowtrooper could be reissued for army building.
    As far as rehashes go, I would still like to see a decent chewbacca. One that could carry the masterpiece 3po on his back. A new & improved stormy would be great, too, and it would be an easy transition to a sandtrooper which could be released in a package with all 4 shoulder pauldrons, backpack, binoculars, and the 3 different style guns we see the sandys with on tatooine. But I'll still take new figures over rehashes any day.

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    I'd actually be happy with a fraction of this list.

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  4. #4
    I love everyone's suggestions, especially Hammerhead and the Imperial Dignitaries! But every figure the three of you above mentioned would be simply awesome - I'm glad there are other 12" collectors who have the same wish lists as me. I think the additional following 12" figures would be interesting and good for the line too:

    Uncle Owen
    Aunt Beru
    Ep. 1 Senator Palpatine (he was planned, so what happened?)
    Ep. 2 Dexter Jettster
    Ep. 2 WA-7 (Dexter's Diner waitress droid)

    I really don't understand Hasbro. If a toy maker like Mattel can produce hundreds of Barbie dolls or more a year, why can't Hasbro produce more Star Wars "dolls" for us die-hard collectors?! Granted Barbie dolls are usually rehashed with different outfits, but so are most of the Star Wars 12" figures with simply different heads, hands, and outfits. Lucas, dump Hasbro! They're no longer Kenner anyway, so go with a better toy maker! Face the facts, kids are fickle buyers, so the focus should be on adult collectors anyway. Hasbro should reduce quantities to prevent future shelf warmers and more variety. And what about a 12" figure fan's choice for once?!

    Oh well, enough of my rant. Thanks for listening fellow collectors, since obviously HasBEEN won't!

  5. #5
    Excellent choices, all.
    Does anyone know how hasbro decides which characters to make 12" figures from? I mean, it was obvious in 96 with han, luke, vader, etc. But looking at the last 2 waves, it seems as though the biker scout was the only figure people wanted. I thought a PT yoda was a good choice; of the ewoks, logray was a good choice, but why make the obscure-is-he-even-in-the-movie ewok when more popular paploo or especially teebo would have made for a great 2pack? Why the 3rd or 4th version of luke jedi (each inferior to the previous). With the endor themed wave, maybe adding the poncho & helmet would have made available the luke endor figure to those who didn't get the speeder set.
    As far as the next wave goes, I still don't understand why they made kenobi a month after a ssg poll voted him as one of the best done 12"ers. hasbro obviously pays no attention to what collectors want. I won't even go into the jawas, and Garindan, although excellently done, was not in the top 10 of any wish list I've ever seen. So why was he the one new figure? Who makes these decisions? Why doesn't hasbro do some research to see what collectors are interested in?
    While I'm ranting, one more thing, no more rehashing main characters! It's okay for the 3 3/4 line because the figures are generally improvements. But each rehash for the 12" line is usually cheaper than the previous version. Plus, anyone can acquire the previous versions for less than market value on ebay -- if, in fact, there actually are any new collectors of the 12" line. As I've said before, if we have to get rehashes, make them improvements. A stormy could look way better and sell for all those army builders. A chewy that actually looks normal 16" with realy fur.
    Enough said. But seriously, what are the decisions for 12" figures based on? Certainly not public demand.

  6. #6
    1. Ugnaught
    2. Bespin Leia
    3. 2-1B
    4. F-X7
    5. Chewbacca (fur over hard shell - no stuffed animals, no tree bark)
    6. Nute Gunray
    7. Chancellor Palpatine
    8. Droideka
    9. Hoth Rebel Soldier
    10. Weequay

    Save the last 10 for Ep. III figures

  7. #7
    I'd have to reserve a few slots for Ep. III characters. I'm sure we'll get another cool clone/stormtrooper that will be itching to be made into 12" figure.
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