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    Finishing up the Battle of Hoth - GH style!

    Well, assuming that the GH AT-AT actually does get released next year the Hoth sequence from ESB is actually one of the more "fleshed out" environments from the OT films in Galactic Heroes format (I don't collect PT/CW Galactic Heroes, so I can't speak for those).

    In the area of vehicles and beasts/large figures, we've already got:
    Wampa
    Tauntaun
    Probe Droid
    Snowspeeder
    AT-AT (keeping fingers crossed for 2010)
    Millenium Falcon
    X-Wing

    So that would just leave the Scout Walker and Rebel Transport as far as vehicles that were actually visible on Hoth. I think the Transport would be cool to double as a carrying case (just like the vintage toy). However, neither of these would be considered absolutely critical to the Hoth scene.

    That would just leave large accessories and playsets/environmental set pieces:
    Turret Cannon
    Radar Laser Cannon
    Vehicle Maintenance Energizer
    Tripod Cannon (they could include a special reposed Snowtrooper with it)
    Hoth Trench (done in the same style as the vintage Imperial Attack Base)
    Ion Cannon playset
    Shield Generator playset (with exploding shield action)
    Wampa Cave
    Medical Chamber with Bacta Tank and Luke in a diaper

    Since this line is more of a true, kids toy line, most of these playsets could be combinations of molded plastic parts with cardboard backdrops (in the same style as the original Kenner playsets).

    Many of those accessories could be made fairly cheaply and released in "troop builder" battle packs. For instance, make the Tripod Cannon with a special Snowtrooper, and maybe 3 or 4 of the current Snowtrooper. Throw in a Wampa and Threepio and you got yourselves a battle pack (most people will know what cutscene I'm talking about here).

    Same with the Turret and Radar Cannons. The Tripod Cannon doesn't need to be huge, but preferably not made of cardboard. Include the Radar Cannon and maybe a few different variations of the Hoth Rebel Trooper and Hasbro would have a pretty decent little "Hoth Trench" BP.

    OR the Tripod Cannon, Radar Laser Cannon, and Vehicle Maintenance Energizer (which really should have been included in the Snowspeeder BP) could just be included in the standard 2-pack figure line (similar to the Anakin with STAP set).

    As for figures, well there aren't really that many left to do:
    2-1B
    FX-7
    Rebel Commander

    They could get specific and make characters like:
    Major Derlin
    General Rieekan
    Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge
    Snowspeeder Pilot Jansen
    Snowspeeder Pilot Zev
    Snowspeeder Pilot Hobbie
    K-3PO
    R-3PO
    Torryn Farr
    assorted Astromechs, Power Droids, etc.

    But I'm not sure how far they would get with those (maybe a future rerelease of the Snowspeeder BP could include Wedge and Jansen, instead of Luke and Dak). Most of the figures from this list have "battle pack filler" written all over them, though.

    Anyways, just some thoughts about the Hoth sequence after combining my Snowspeeder BP with the previous Battle of Hoth BP.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    I like your idea with the transport doubling as a carrying case. That would be pretty cool.

    I would like to see something done that incorporates the Hoth trench. If done correctly, it could be quite a nice piece for a Hoth scene.
    "You know I love the guy but I swear he writes like freaking Yoda."-Dean Winchester
    R12:2-Be Transformed

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    Yeah, I think a carrying case Rebel Transport would be a nice little nod to the vintage line and simultaneously be something that would make sense to kids. I doubt it would ever happen, but I would definitely buy one.

    In fact, I think most of the stuff on my list has a slim to zero chance of being made; but it doesn't stop me from thinking about how cool it would be. Probably the Tripod Cannon with a new Snowtrooper, 2-1B and FX-7 are the only things I feel are almost guaranteed to be made within the next 4-5 years.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    I've been thinking about that Hoth trench idea since you first posted it. I would love to see Hasbro try something that incorporated it...a cinema scene/battlepack with hoth soldiers would be great.
    "You know I love the guy but I swear he writes like freaking Yoda."-Dean Winchester
    R12:2-Be Transformed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsAndHeels View Post
    I've been thinking about that Hoth trench idea since you first posted it. I would love to see Hasbro try something that incorporated it...a cinema scene/battlepack with hoth soldiers would be great.
    I think it would be an awesome idea and a great companion piece to next year's (fingers crossed) AT-AT. It wouldn't even have to be true trench, it could be like the vintage Imperial Attack Base (sort of a raised trench or a wall-fort).
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbarada View Post
    I think it would be an awesome idea and a great companion piece to next year's (fingers crossed) AT-AT. It wouldn't even have to be true trench, it could be like the vintage Imperial Attack Base (sort of a raised trench or a wall-fort).
    I would buy that in a heartbeat.
    "You know I love the guy but I swear he writes like freaking Yoda."-Dean Winchester
    R12:2-Be Transformed

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    I really like the snowtroopers, they are cool. But i bet we see a Captain Rex in his snow gear first. which would be pretty cool, if they packed it with the speeder bike (like the endor bike 2 packs).

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