Snaketibe wrote:Making Grand Moff Tarkin instead of the Death Squad Commander! As a child playing with my figures, I always had to pretend the boring DSC was the far more interesting (and evil!) GMT!
Also, when Kenner scrapped the frankly terrible double-telescoping lightsabers which broke if you so much as looked at them, they definitely should have redesigned the sabers to be one thickness along their entire length, rather than keeping a thinner tip which was only fractionally strongly (it didn't break until you looked at it twice ).
I could go on and on and on with this thread, Lars!... But I'll stop here and let others have a go
reddogblues wrote:I am still baffled to this day why they never made the Rebel Fleet Trooper. Surely kids would have wanted to re-enact the opening scene from ANH and they would have sold multiple units for "troop building".
They could also have then added a Tantive playset - with corridor for shoot-outs, the escape pod, Darth strangling scene, Leia getting stunned etc.
Frunkstar wrote:This old chestnut eh, great subject matter though Lars
1st for me has to be the switch from the pin head to fat head han - biggest re sculpt mistake ever, fat heads so fugly & the pin head looks loads more like Mr Ford IMO
Tarking, yes we all wanted him, but as Lars pointed out he did not wish to be made into an action figure & from what I understand of things never thought SW was much of a serious role & dismissed it totally
Fleet trooper was the biggest figure boo boo IMO,we needed more rebel troops to fight the imperial forces a plenty & had what?? hoth rebels till ROTJ & then only got rebel commandos, what a total bloody blunder! I am sure fleet troopers would have sold in similar numbers to stormtroopers & there they made a huge loss on the toy line IMO
Something I have never really seem brought up before, but something I have frequently considered - towns & action sets rather than the crappy cardboard play sets - why did we never get things like buildings (doll houses), building mos eisley / the hoth bunker / the lars homestead / jabbas palace & say sections of the death star to name a few would have IMO been a huge money spinner for the franchise & I have no doubt kids would have loved to build larger play scapes one part at a time to a plan - this would have been awesome & given the figures more scope & play-ability -am I the only one thats considered this??
Full size tie bomber -I so wanted to see this vehicle, we barely got a glimpse of the interceptors but we got those but yet no tie bomber, sure kids would have loved playing strafing runs bombarding their figures.
More accessory packs (replacement weapons packs), lets face it we all came home from school to see mum with the hoover in hand & freaked the fuck out as we'd been playing with everything the previous night in the living room & knew mum had just hooverd up half our weapons stash =( I think they would have sold like hot cakes.
Droids - we / I wanted more of them, lots more of them, they were everywhere in the films.
Wookies rather than ewoks in ROTJ, I was like 13 at the time & in all honesty, ewoks killed my love for SW right there & then at that age, loads of different wookies would have been great to collect, ewoks - meh! but this really did all depend on what age you were at the time so I sort of get why they did it, but that does not mean I have to like it.
Banthas - we needed them
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