I'm going to start a new thread series.
This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case Dooku's Solar Sailor from AOTC and The Clone Wars).
I will cover several unmade vehicles for the action figures per week, choosing them from a rotating schedule through the movies and the Expanded Universe (I guess - we'll see how that goes).
I'll order it TPM, AOTC, ROTS, ANH, ESB, ROTJ, EU, and then keep going back through the order in that manner.
So here I'm only asking you if you'd buy Count Dooku's Solar Sailor vehicle from Attack of the Clones.
I envision this vehicle for the $30 price range most likely. I think it will start out as a larger version of a ship simiarly shaped like the Geonosian Fighter vehicle, but have spring open struts in the front from which will hang a cloth "solar sail." This feature might have to come assembled but stored inside the vehicle, as it is packaged.
Hidden missile launchers might be required to make this Sith Lord's ship more fun for the kids.
Dooku's Pilot Droid might also be in the box as a pack-in as it's probably a cheap, limited articulation, prop figure, and General Grievous could be packed-in with the Hailfire for the $20 range, so I don't see a problem here, as the Solar Sailor would be pretty basic overall. It's "weakness" to Hasbro would be its requiring new tooling, but maybe no extensive parts.
The back hatch might open like in the movie to reveal a storage or "prisoner area," but to put Dooku and the droid in the cockpit, you'd have to just swing the cockpit bubble up in the front.
Do you want it made? How about for a $20 price range and slightly less accurate and smaller?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
How do you think it would sell if produced?
Does the ship being a Clone Wars tie-in do any good for sales here?