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    What other 25th Anniversary Figures Do You Want?

    I was thinking about this at least 3 or 4 different days, different times.

    I am assuming that with the 25th Anniversary of ANH and Luke-Leia, Han-Chewie, Vader-Ben that they are done with ANH.

    Will Empire and Jedi have these 2 packs as well? What will they be? I assume that Hasbro will want to represent all the main characters, so Lando, Yoda, R2 and C-3PO, Boba Fett and Palpatine will have to make their way into Anniversary Sets for the later two movies. Possibly Wicket, too.

    The Droids are easy

    ESB #1 (R2 fixing Threepio after the escape from Cloud City)
    ESB# 2 (Yoda standing on Luke Dagobah's feet? with Spirit Ben?)
    ESB # 3 (Lando rescuing Luke from the Falcon's roof?)

    Vader's "I am your father" scene with his cape sculpted blowing (like Maul's Tatooine duel) and a battered Bespin Luke would be keen! (so would the duel, but the Dark Revelation is so cool - with the weather vane prop in the 2 pack??? Yeah!)

    Lando could also be shown being choked by Chewie (which would also include 3PO on his back) but that is not showcasing Lando in the best light - a heroic moment. Maybe saving him until ROTJ is wisest?

    Fett could be posed with Vader blocking his blaster when the bounty hunter scum goes to shoot poor Chewbacca. Or Fett could be posed in the scene where they first enter the carbon freezing room, cut so that you only see Han as Fett's prisoner, being marched in to the chamber...

    Han firing while protecting Leia is a possibility, as is Lando covering Leia in their escape (posed under a segment of the Falcon) but these ideas seem weaker to me...


    Moving on to ROTJ I think the best one for the Emperor is

    ROTJ #1 Vader E.W. lifting and hurling Palpatine with his lightning flowing over Vader (the Redemption of Anakin Skywalker) - a shoe-in everybody would want!!! (I hope they do a Palpatine 'final seconds' anyway)

    ROTJ # 2 Luke Jedi should probably be fighting Boba Fett - another way to get Fett in there, while allowing for the fact that a cinema scene of the Final Jedi Duel was already done. (but Luke holding his lightsaber at his father's throat would be cool - The Defeat of Darth Vader...)

    ROTJ # 3 Wicket could be with Leia Endor while she's shooting, or he could be chopping the Bikerscout's leg. A random army-builder like the scout trooper doesn't seem as practical as a regular or sub-regular character though, and Wicket is one of the hardest characters to justify even putting in a two-pack. Plus he's been in one with Leia. Wicket peering into R2's eye port is a possibility, but another boring one. I really want more Ewok action figures, but not another Wicket -and he is a boring possibility here.


    Oooo - I just thought of Vader's funeral pyre scene for a two-pack and I would drool all over that and applaud it even if we were getting Vader with Palpatine already.

    Jabba the Hutt is deliberately left out of all this, as he is just too big for a carded Anniversary box.

    Lando could be with Nien Numb in the Falcon cockpit, but then you have the fact that Nien Numb is not even an important sub-character. He's an extra less-promoted than Wicket...

    But Lando destroying the Death Star II is something of a little importance to his character. Him with Leia Boussh unmasked as his prisoner is another possiblity. Leia unfreezing Han is one, too.

    What are your movie two-pack suggestions for the eventual 25th Anniveraries of ESB and ROTJ?

    Which suggestions of mine did you like? (if any)
    Last edited by Tycho; 12-22-2001 at 03:33 AM.

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    I want the R2 fixing 3PO scene. I always stick that one in my wish lists because I think it would make a fantastic display piece. £po with removable pieces and R2 actually doing something instead of just molded in a rolling pose. Hasbro have had plenty of chances to do something decent with R2 but never have IMO. 3PO is great but he always comes ina standing pose with a stupid legs wide apart stance (apart from the flashback version which also has a rotten face sculpt) but a sitting 3PO would be so cool.

    torture of Han with han in the torture machine and Vader standing close by. Maybe this is the way we could get this as a collector's piece because Hasbro certainly wouldn't make it for kids and LFL wouldn't license it for kids either. But with the 'emerging teen market' and the preference of that market fo figural representations of pain and suffering in the heroes. This would surely appeal?

    Dagobah arrival Luke and R2. Luke would of course be in his padded collar flight suit which would be muddy and dirty. R2 would be dirty and muddy also. I think Luke should be posed eating rations as he was when Yoda appeared. I know Hasbro has a problem with sitting figures normally but as this would be primarily for display purposes I can't see why a decent sculpt of Luke sitting couldn't be achieved.

    A brand new version of Han abd Chewie hoth. The right details and colouring on Hans coat, with his hood up and with some decent articulation in the legs and arms. Chewie with windblown fur and perhaps snowflakes in his fur but not the dandruff flakes of the flashback chewie Hoth. It wouldn't really need to be a pose directly from the movie as the figures would look cool either way but just to get decent sculpts of both would be enough. As long as the base was some kind of snowy texture and not just a flat base.

    I'll think of more ands add them later.

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    I'd just want the ESB Bespin Revelation 2-pack and the ROTJ Vader Unmasked 2-pack.

    Not saying I don't think others should be made, but I only have a real interest in buying the two I mentioned above.

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    I'd have to say I'd like to see at least 6 more packs:

    Chief Chirpa and Teebo in the forest
    Han and Luke as Stormtroopers
    Vader and Moff Jerjodd (I know misspelled that)
    A Bounty Hunter series of 3-packs with 2 Bounty Hunters each from the ESB scene. (Hey, we'd finally get resculpts of'em all)
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  5. #5
    I want to have Tusken Raider with a raised G-Stick surprise attack on a realise-it-too-late Luke.

  6. #6
    The 25 Anniversary of ESB is 2005(which is when EP3 will be released) and the 25th Anniversary of ROTJ is 2008(which is when Hasbros Licence runs out for the making the toys)

    So its along wait I must say,we might not even get ROTJ 25 Anniversayr 2 packs but we have to wait another 7 years to find out
    GNT
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    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

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    While SW was born with ANH, I think this should be an ANH-first anniversary. There are so many fabulous scenes to recreate, but I would definitely want these:
    • Tarkin threatening Leia (I was gonna say "tarkin & vader", but we've got a lot of Vaders already)
    • Luke & Han as "Death Star pilots" (the concept is, the box is a split-screen deal with an X-wing cockpit with Luke sitting on one side and the Falcon's cockpit with Han on the other side. Luke would have that "use the Force" look on his face while Han would have that "yahoo!" look on the his)
    • R2-D2, C-3PO, and R5-D4 at the droid sale (R2 could be a redesigned version of the Holo Leia one, 3PO could be all-new, and R5-D4 could have a pop-out motivator and retractable 3rd leg)
    Others I can think of are Ponda and Evizan knocking Luke on his butt, though that would be a cinema-scene 3pack; Luke & Han as stormtroopers with Chewie in binders, another 3pack; come to think of it, there are a ton of new cinema scenes I'd love to see.
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    Don't forget the 30th anniversary of ANH is in 2007. Who knows what Hasbro has planned?

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    I'm with you on the cinema scene thing JT. I was finding it hard to think of double acts instead of trios. Cinema scenes offer the most possibilities but the quality on some of the existing ones was a bit suspect IMO.
    It would however offer the opportunity to release some of the lesser characters with the more well known ones.
    For instance, Bom Vimdim, Hem Dazon, Feltipern Trevag and a ickle pack-in of Dice Ibegon. Which is no bigger a pack than the Mynock hunt CS.

    I can see Hasbro's reticence in creating more cinema scenes as many have sat in warehouses for years gathering dust or sat in stores stock rooms gathering dust, because the price point has been ridiculously high and retailers have been lumbered with unending stock piles of the things they just can't shift. Thus they haven't re-ordered and the returns figures at Hasbro HQ have been poor meaning that technically Hasbro believe that demand is low and don't bother to make more.

    If the cinema scenes were cheaper to begin with then maybe we would see a few new ones and be able to afford them instead of gazing longingly at the things in comic stores and then walking away broken hearted because at some unearthly pricepoint they are far and away out of the reach of our wallets.

  10. #10
    ESB:

    #1: Han and Leia embracing on the Falcon - it's mushy but powerful.

    #2: Vader/Luke "I am your father" revelation scene.

    #3: Artoo repairing Threepio's leg near the end of the film.

    ROJ:

    #1: Vader and Luke on Endor - the "touching" father and son scene.

    #2: Leia and Wicket on Endor.

    #3: Han pulling Lando away from the Sarlaac's mouth.

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