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What could Kenner have done better ?

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm

subzero wrote:Vader without his helmet, would have been a nice figure for the POTF line. They made an Imperial Dignitary ffs who had 5 seconds of screen time, so why not a 'no helmet' Vader for kids to recreate that final important scene after the epic Vader / Luke fight?, plus he looks awesome without the helmet.

A 'Stormtrooper disguise' Han, makes no sense to just have a Luke.

Oh and a slave Leia, for err, for research purposes! :?


I have never thought about vader without his helmet, but then again they did luke stormie :D

Imperial Dignitary should never have been made :evil:

I think they should also have made Solo stormie, that could have been cool and why the fuck did they make them for potf and not sw :roll:

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:35 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
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We could have had an ordinary one and a battle damaged one, keeping in sync with the rest of the line :lol:


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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:39 pm

Survival kit Chris wrote:
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Survival kit Chris wrote:Y wing pilots uniform was the same as the x wing .


But in ROTJ they changed the Y-Wing pilot uniforms :?

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Is that an a wing pilot ?


No Y-Wing pilot, A-Wing pilot is here Image

Y-wing uniform looks grey :?

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:39 pm

mr_palitoy wrote:download.png

Logo needs a little work...

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Perfect...

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Never thought about that jason, but I must say the blue and red looks better 8)

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby TK-7785 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm

They could have done better by not stopping the line in '85. :D

Seriously though, one thing that always bugged me was the wrong weapons with some figures. Han Bespin not having the smuggler blaster, Luke Hoth not having a saber, Luke Endor not having a saber etc.

I wish they'd made an Endor bunker playset too. :)
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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Survival kit Chris » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:16 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
Survival kit Chris wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
But in ROTJ they changed the Y-Wing pilot uniforms :?

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Is that an a wing pilot ?


No Y-Wing pilot, A-Wing pilot is here Image

Y-wing uniform looks grey :?

Never knew a y wing pilot existed until now . Seriously though , I wouldn’t change a dam thing about the toy line . Kenner nailed it big time with what they did . I compare vintage to modern and I realise just how good they was , don’t criticise classics it brings bad karma.

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pulsar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:47 pm

SublevelStudios wrote:Make the sodding figures hold their weapons properly for a start.

LUKE BESPIN
LUKE JEDI
TIE PILOT
LEIA BESPIN
AT AT COMMANDER
LUKE ENDOR
LANDO GENERAL...

the list goes on.

Also, whilst watching Jedi again it occured to me what a mistake it was taking a bright gold droid and a bright white one on a covert mission in dense forest...everyone else was camo'd up but not the droids - they missed a trick here and could have done a CAMO THREEPIO and R2 figure.


Camo droids is an excellent idea.
Yep, I'm another one who always wanted Tantive IV Rebel Troopers but i always desired the full array of the Lars homestead Jawa sale droids.

Also disagree with some, i loved the DSC and had a few 8)
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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:32 am

SublevelStudios wrote:Make the sodding figures hold their weapons properly for a start.

LUKE BESPIN
LUKE JEDI
TIE PILOT
LEIA BESPIN
AT AT COMMANDER
LUKE ENDOR
LANDO GENERAL...

the list goes on.

Also, whilst watching Jedi again it occured to me what a mistake it was taking a bright gold droid and a bright white one on a covert mission in dense forest...everyone else was camo'd up but not the droids - they missed a trick here and could have done a CAMO THREEPIO and R2 figure.


I agree the hands on some figures could 100% be better, lando general is one of the worst :roll:

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:37 am

TK-7785 wrote:They could have done better by not stopping the line in '85. :D

Seriously though, one thing that always bugged me was the wrong weapons with some figures. Han Bespin not having the smuggler blaster, Luke Hoth not having a saber, Luke Endor not having a saber etc.

I wish they'd made an Endor bunker playset too. :)


Yes stopping the line in 85 was bad, I wish they had started the production of the 2nd series droids and ewoks figures.

I also agree that some figures had wrong weapons, farmer luke and luke bespin yellow saber :roll:

Oh yes an endor bunker playset could have been cool 8)

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 am

Survival kit Chris wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
Survival kit Chris wrote:Is that an a wing pilot ?


No Y-Wing pilot, A-Wing pilot is here Image

Y-wing uniform looks grey :?

Never knew a y wing pilot existed until now . Seriously though , I wouldn’t change a dam thing about the toy line . Kenner nailed it big time with what they did . I compare vintage to modern and I realise just how good they was , don’t criticise classics it brings bad karma.


In SW the Y-wing pilots used the x-wing uniforms, but for rotj they used a new uniform for the y-wing pilots.

I agree that the new star wars toy has many more errors and the old is much better, but there is also some new cool figures :D

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:31 am

Update

So guys now we have

Vehicles that should have been made earlier:

Y-Wing Fighter should have been made for SW

Figures that should have been made earlier:

Tie Fighter Pilot should have been made for SW
Imperial officer should have been made for SW

Better weapons:

DT sabers should have been made better.
telescoping sabers should have been made better.

Errors on figures:

Death Squad Commander should have black uniform
Fat head han
To many ewoks
LUKE BESPIN better hands for weapons
LUKE JEDI better hands for weapons
TIE PILOT better hands for weapons
LEIA BESPIN better hands for weapons
AT AT COMMANDER better hands for weapons
LUKE ENDOR better hands for weapons
LANDO GENERAL better hands for weapons
Han Bespin not having the smuggler blaster
Luke Hoth not having a saber
Luke Endor not having a saber

New Figures:

Y-Wing pilot
Grand Moff Tarkin
Rebel generals and officers for SW
Rebel Fleet Trooper
More Droids
different wookies
Vader without his helmet
Stormtrooper disguise' Han
slave Leia
CAMO THREEPIO and R2 figure

New Playsets:

Tantive playset
mos eisley
the hoth bunker
the lars homestead
jabbas palace
sections of the death star
Endor bunker playset
full array of the Lars homestead Jawa sale droids

New vehicles:

tie bomber

New Creatures:

Banthas

Other Things:

More accessory packs
A better Kenner Logo
not stopping the line in '85

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Robstyley » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:44 pm

Not got the license to make Star Wars toys :lol:

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby lejackal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:50 pm

Made stuff harder to fake......Too soon? :lol:
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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 am

Robstyley wrote:Not got the license to make Star Wars toys :lol:


:shock: I guess you wanted the license ? :lol:

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Re: What could Kenner have done better ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:19 am

lejackal wrote:Made stuff harder to fake......Too soon? :lol:


I don't think they thought about that, the time was different in the 70s and 80s


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