Okay, so the idea has been tossed around of late among the forums and other SW collecting sites.
We'd love to see this possibility for SW action figures.
The Gorax from the Ewoks movies has been mentioned and this would be a great way to include some much needed Ewoks and other Endor characters, notably Teek.
Along this thought, you (Hasbro) could also do a "Build a Beast" program.
Build the Rancor wave:
• New updated and better articulated Malakili (Rancor keeper)-comes with head and torso.
• Nikto rancor keeper-comes with abdomin
For the other parts you can choose various Jabba's Palace denizens that haven't as yet been produced, like Hermi Odle a much desired figure.
Each of these other figures would include an arm or leg to help complete the Rancor figure. This new Rancor figure would be super poseable. Not like the previous versions.
Both the Gorax and Rancor waves give you an opportunity to release figures never before seen, plus the added bonus of the build a figure piece. These could easily retail for $10.
Beyond the "Build a Figure" or "Build a Beast" waves, you could also consider a build a vehicle line. There's tons of vehicles and ships we'd like to see done. Having them pieced together with a figure might just be a way to get some of the larger vehicles done. But even the smaller vehicles would be welcome albeit smaller waves and not so many pieces to complete the vehicle.
Yavin Hangar transport: This is the cart seen transporting our heroes around the Yavin base. This can be accomplished with 2-3 figures and vehicle parts. For the figures include a transport driver, Rebel Sentry, X-wing pilot. The Pilot can be a named pilot as yet not done, or just a generic pilot.
Larger vehicles can make good use of army building figures.
Clone Turbo Tank (AKA Juggernaut):
This massive vehicle can easily be built using many of the same parts, hence why you'd include troops as your figure pack-in.
• Kashyyyk trooper (look like Biker Scout from the original trilogy)-includes Set of wheels (Since there are 5 sets of wheels for each jueggernaut, anyone wanting to build this vehicle would need to buy 5 sets of these)
• AT-RT driver-includes Front cockpit
• AT-RT driver-includes Rear cockpit
• AT-TE gunner (battle damaged)-includes middle section
• Commander Gree (movie accurate)-includes observation tower
• Chewbacca (here's your chance to re-use an old mold-if not then pick one of the Wookiee warriors)-includes front section wheel base
• Wookie Warrior different color than from above-includes mid section of wheel base (since this would be the same for three sets, then a person wanting to build the vehicle would have to get three sets for each)
• Quinlan Vos-includes back section wheel base We would go NUTS for this figure and since he was written to be in this scene it would be a neat way to get him made and again assuring that you would sell this set.
Each set for the larger ships could cost $12. In the case of the Clone Turbo tank this means it would cost $144 to complete the set. You would make use of no less than 5 previous figure molds and the new mold of the Kashyyk trooper would be purchased 5 times over at least. You'd only have to develope two new figures, the aforementioned Kashyyyk trooper and Quinlan Vos. Then it's just the vehicle itself. This is a veritable slam dunk. Small packages mean retailers would buy/sell them. Low cost per sets means we consumers can afford to build it, even if it takes a month or longer to do so, rather than being hit with a cost of $144 up front. TROOPERS SELL and you know that.
So what say you Hasbro? (and my fellow forumites?)