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    And now...SUPER Deluxe!

    The forthcoming Deluxe line is great and long overdue idea. And as I've said before, Ephant Mon insures that there will be at least two releases. Also, as I've said before, we need a "Super Deluxe" Jabba the Hutt Playset". Not to beat a dead TaunTaun, I have none the less repeated the description of my dream Jabba the Hutt here along with a few other "Super Deluxe" line selections. Feel free to make your own recomendations...

    Boss Nass/Falumpaset - From the final celebration on Naboo, a seated Boss Nass would be accompanied by a larger Falumpaset (than the one that came with the poorly realized battlewagon) with ARTICULATED head, neck, legs, and knees (so it can stoop). Nass' traveling howdah/couch would be included as well as a Gungan musician and the (I believe Don Madsen) little person of Naboo who took the animal's reigns.

    Luke/Wampa - A better rendition of the Wampa both in scale and sculpt. With an ARTICULATED neck, as well as jointed elbows and knees (plus a removable lower arm). The pair would come packaged in an ice cave enviornment (what would be cool is to have the icecicles cast in translucent plastic and overpainted in white and attached to the solid white plastic ceiling. A pegged section in the ceiling would accomodate Luke for hanging and this improved Wampa-cave Luke would feature better range of motion in the arms (for lightsabre reaching), articulated elbows and knees, and the articulated streamers as in the original. A lightsabre hilt w/removable blade is included with a spot in the floor into which the hilt can be slotted. TaunTaun bones and a big, meaty drumstick round out the accessories. Perhaps even a "Spirit of Obi-Wan" figure would be a nice touch as well (but not in blue, but rather a light tan translucent plastic with light overpaint to give color to the face, beard, and cloaks and a look accurate to the shot in Empire. This figure could be cast in a single piece with no articulation as it would be more of a cool pack-in than an actual figure.

    Yoda/Luke - Yes, you guessed it, a Yoda's hut interior complete with Yoda, Luke, cook pots, fire place, snakes, and a very muddy R2-D2. Luke would have articulated elbows and knees plus the Cantina Han-style legs so he can sit down in Yoda's house. There would even be a litte bunk with a cloth blanket so Yoda can pass away upon Luke's return. The Luke would of course be decked out in his Bespin fatigues and have a pistol and lunch box of terrible food.

    And the jewel in the crown...
    Jabba the Hutt Deluxe Playset - I'm probably not the first to suggest as much, but i have an idea of what would make this far superior to the original. The playset should include as its centerpiece, Jabba's throne. But not just the throne itself, include the brazier and spit (with removable roast) behind Jabba as well as the arch from which a removable (perhaps magnetic) Wol Caba(censored)e can attempt to lick C-3PO.
    Of course Jabba is a must, in repose as in ROTJ with a SEATED Salacious Crumb. Be sure not to cut corners on Jabba, make him as accurate as possible and avoid gimics!
    The playset would be rounded out with the inclusion of not one but TWO additional figures, C-3PO (slime stained, be fair this would not make a good stand alone figure, but as part of a playset it is quite appropriate) and, of course, a seated Princess Leia (she would have to be designed to be forever in a seated position, but then that's how most of her time as Jabba's prisoner was spent, and there is already a standing version anyway).

    Well, that's all I've got...
    "Does the name "Dingo" mean anything to you?" - Jedi Boulton to DingoDad at the October Dallas ComiCon.

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    Great ideas, JediCole, I have one more:

    Threepio and Artoo with Escape Pod and a large sandscape base with sections of that giant dino skeleton. Give Threepio articulated elbows, knees, wrists and waist along with the standard articulation. Artoo would be much the same as the COMMTECH version articulation wise, but with a laser-scanned sculpt for ultimate accuracy. Same with Threepio.

    I know many would see this as just another resculpt, but this way Hasbro could make the ultimate droids figures and be done with them.

    Why the droids aren't being made as one of the 25th anniversary two-packs is beyond me.
    "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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    Yeah, some cool ideas, but aren't things like the Luke/Yoda set and well, almost everything else in the realm of vehicles or playsets and not really deluxe figures? And does everything have to come with like three pack-in figures? I mean, let's be somewhat realistic. I could see a Jabba as a super-uber-deluxe figure, with a seated Salacious, but including C-3PO and Leia is something I don't see Hasbro doing, nor is it necessary.
    Last edited by Obi-Dan Kenobi; 09-06-2001 at 11:28 PM.

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    What about the Owen Estate? that could come with a new POTJ Owen and Beru and could come with more droids?
    GNT
    ''
    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

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    Thumbs up

    I too am growing tired of asking for a ROTJ Jabba the Hutt. Still this would be the greatest thing. I would like a Yarna Da'l Gargan pack in though.

    Another idea that I want is a Trash Compactor w/ Dianoga. I think this would make a cool super deluxe thing.
    "It can't rain all the time."

    "Quote the Raven, Nevermore."

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    I just came up with another cool idea for a Super Deluxe Han Hoth. Pack him with an unconscious Luke and a dead split-belly Taun Taun on a Hoth snowscape. Accesories galore! Lightsaber, blaster, survival pack, tent, life sensor, binoculars. It doesn't even have to follow the movie exactly and could be just called Hoth Rescue. Maybe even pack in a new improved Wampa, since the Taun Taun and Luke would be more like accessories.
    Last edited by bigbarada; 09-08-2001 at 04:06 PM.
    "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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    Thumbs up Super Deluxe Han Hoth

    Here's a picture to illustrate just how cool a Super Deluxe Han Hoth could be:
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    "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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    There are alot of really cool things Hasbro could do, but for some reason are staying away from doing beasts. The one's we mentioned would sell. Only if they read these posts about the super-deluxe. This would be my vote for the first assortment of four:

    1. ROTJ Jabba the Hutt - everything and anything you could imagine being included with him. Yarna D'al Gargan pack-in.

    2. Trash Compactor w/ Trash compactor monster (Dianoga) - filled with trash, garbade, tubes, wires, and all that other stuff thatcan be seen in the movie. The walls would have to be able to open and close.

    3. Escape Pod w/ R2 & 3PO - not much to be said here.

    4. Hoth w/ split belly Taun Taun - this would include a very beat up Luke with all his scars and everything that could fit in the belly.
    "It can't rain all the time."

    "Quote the Raven, Nevermore."

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    Thumbs up

    Besides all that was mentioned above....give us the SARLACC!!
    As always...........L

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    Re: And now...SUPER Deluxe!

    Originally posted by JediCole
    Boss Nass/Falumpaset - From the final celebration on Naboo, a seated Boss Nass would be accompanied by a larger Falumpaset (than the one that came with the poorly realized battlewagon) with ARTICULATED head, neck, legs, and knees (so it can stoop). Nass' traveling howdah/couch would be included as well as a Gungan musician and the (I believe Don Madsen) little person of Naboo who took the animal's reigns.
    Its a pretty cool idea but wouldn't it be huge enough?, It would be bigger or around the size of the Ronto from a few years back!!!

    Some cool ideas,BigBarada's Snow rescue sounds like a cool idea
    GNT
    ''
    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

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