I'm going to start a new thread series.
This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case a Rebel Blockade Runner from ANH).
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 a Rebel Blockade Runner from A New Hope.
I envision this vehicle for a $150+ price range. I built my own, off-scale, just large enough to set up the original opening scene from the first Star Wars and I ended up with a 5 foot long ship. Off-scale, this is larger than the BMF by more than 2 feet!
There will be a cockpit with a pilot and navigator station and a command chair, and perhaps two "aides' chairs" laid out as you saw the ship's cockpit in ROTS. A blast door separates the cockpit from the neck.
Then there is a gunner station (or upper and lower ones) where a crewer can sit in a gun chair and control the direction of the twin-barrel turbolasers.
Beyond that, on either side of the ships by the docking rings, there are boarding hatches that are accessable by action figures.
Further back, under the radar dish (which turns), there is one escape pod that can jettison from the ship, carrying R2-D2 and C-3PO, or other figures as you see fit.
In the back of the ship, the engineering section has hidden passageways for Princess Leia to hide within.
This ship can be filled with Fleet Troopers, Stormtroopers, Captain Antilles, Darth Vader, U-3PO, R4-M9, R2-D2, C-3PO, Princess Leia, Imperial Officers, and have red sticker applications.
Or it can host Bail Organa, Captain Antilles, Pilot Colton, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, C-3PO and more prequel characters and have blue sticker applications.
Do you want it made even larger so Grievous' fighter can dock with it? How much would you price the vehicle at then?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
How do you think it would sell if produced?
I took my prototype with me to Comic Con in 1999 and had Hasbro and Steve Sansweet both look at. Back then I got it estimated that the thing could only retail for $250 minimum!
Maybe costs could be cut back from that? I don't know.
But look at what some of you are spending on your Hot Toys, SideShow, and even the BMF.
This is the Tantive IV - the very first ship seen in ANY Star Wars movie ever!
What are your thoughts?