I am continuing my thread series.
This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case the Mandalorian Basilisk War Droid From KOTOR). PICTURES BELOW.
I will cover several unmade vehicles for the action figures per week, choosing them from a rotating schedule through anything from the movies that still has not yet been polled for and primarily the Expanded Universe.
I'll order it TPM, AOTC, and the EU, and then keep going back through the order in that manner. All possibilities from the Original Trilogy and ROTS have now been polled for and the results can be reviewed in the OT Vehicle Poll Discussion Thread in this forum. I'll create a PT Vehicle Poll Discussion Thread when the remaining choices left have all been covered.
So here I'm only asking you if you'd the Mandalorian Basilisk War Droid From KOTOR?
This ship (see pictures below) could be made for the $24 starfighter assortment which has successfully sold EU vehicles.
The combat chasis should be super-articulated and hold one Mandalorian Warrior in the saddle astride it. We'll need a Mandalorian with ball-jointed hips as a pack in for sure.
Other action figures that have now been made which would go with this droid include:
Mandalore (Fett Evolutions Box Set)
Ulic Qel Droma
Bastilla Shan (upcoming for 2011)
More might be:
Gryph (the Snivvian)
more... (from TOTJ and KOTOR comics, and the KOTOR video games)
The War Droid could fire two spring-loaded missiles from its front.
The legs and grasping claws should be articulated and able to support the vehicle and pose it, as well as have the front pinchers grab enemies for destruction or live capture.
Do you remember the old Kenner Mini-Rig, the CAP-7 (I think it was named) ?
The Mandalorian Basilisk War Droid could be very similar, though about 75% larger so that it is starfighter assortment size.
Do you want the Mandalorian Basilisk War Droid From KOTOR to be made?
What other features would you want on this?
Why would you NOT want it?
Would you like to see more figures from KOTOR, TOTJ, or both that interact with this piloted War Droid?
How do you think it would sell in light of the Clone Wars Animated Show featuring more Mandalorians? The cartoon characters could discover one or more of these War Droids as antiques and use them in battle. I could almost see Anakin riding one like a STAP.