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Why don't they ever make the real important playsets?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by StormChewieJedi, Nov 4, 2002.

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  1. StormChewieJedi

    StormChewieJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Alright, what I wanna know is why Kenner/Hasbro doesn't make any of the really big important vehicles, like the Republic Gunship or Star Destroyer or the Tantive IV. I mean, yeah, they made the Millenium Falcon, Outrider, and AT-AT, but there's a lot I would give to own a 1/2 to full scale Star Destroyer. Sure, it would cost like a million bucks, but I swear Santa, I'll be a good boy...
     
  2. Darth_Ignant

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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    "Republic Gunship or Star Destroyer or the Tantive IV"

    I wouldn;t let sithman catch you saying that about the Gunship :p. And the other two have been made as well ;)
     
  3. StormChewieJedi

    StormChewieJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    When were a Star Destroyer and Tantive IV made?
     
  4. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You know, I could be wrong, but [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8660947&replies=178]for some reason I thought they had released teh gunship already.[/link]


    [link=http://apeatevader.tripod.com/StarWarsColletion.html]Of course, I could be wrong.[/link]


    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  5. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    They never even made the Sith Infiltrator... :(
     
  6. LittleGreenMaster

    LittleGreenMaster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    TheStar Destroyer & Tantive 4 were made 4 or 5 years ago, but they weren't to Scale with figures. They were to scale with Action Fleet. :) Actually I think they were Action Fleet. :) I think they were about 1 to 2 feet long and had Electronics. ;)
     
  7. StormChewieJedi

    StormChewieJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    oh, yeah, I know what you're talking about...yes they were Action Fleet, but that was Micro Machines, they were made by Galoob. I'm talking about Hasbro's 3 3/4" scale figures, and yes, the Sith Infiltrator would have been cool too, Princess_Tina...
     
  8. Darth_Ignant

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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    Someone did make a custom Tantiv, to scale with the 3 3/4" figs, and it was...I don;t remember, tens of feet long. So forget those two getting made to scale. The ones released (which were not in scale to action fleet) are as close as we're likely to see.
     
  9. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I remember the Star Destroyer playset being made with the vintage line. We had it and it had Vader's chamber that you could put him in and lower it, it would even light up.

    Now as for the newer lines, I don't remember seeing them.
     
  10. khairul_azwan

    khairul_azwan Jedi Youngling star 1

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    it may not be scaled to 3-3/4's but the collector's fleet by kenner (not action fleet by galoob) rocked - they're quite big (tantive iv is about 2 feet long, plus they had electronics!), there's 3 of em, leia's correlian, a star destroyer and an SSD, check pitchers at sicqnus.com, damn the french!
     
  11. MichaelFright

    MichaelFright Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 6, 2002
    I agree with you STORM. Hasbro never makes any vehicle or playset to scale with the 3-3/4 inch action figures. On top of that, they're never realistic enough for me.
    Personally, I got tired of standing my collection on plain ole shelves so I started building 3-3/4 inch scaled vehicles.

    I've made the Sandcrawler, The AT-AT Walker, Jabba's Sailbarge and the Rebel Blockade Runner also known as the Tantive IV. The Tantive IV ended up being 35ft long.

    At the moment, I am working on 2 AT-TE's from AOTC.

    check out my webpage for pictures if you'd like:

    http://michaelfright.homestead.com/michaelfright.html


    I also created a rig that looks like Darth Maul. It's called..., the Darth Hauler.
     
  12. Goo_Child

    Goo_Child Jedi Padawan star 4

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    that's you!

    I remember seeing Darth Hauler in INSIDER.
     
  13. MichaelFright

    MichaelFright Jedi Youngling

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    Hey Goo_Child,

    Yeah, I'm the one. I'm currently trying to enlist as many FanForce Members and 501st Members as I can to participate in a New Year's Day parade in Philadelphia. The Darth Hauler and the 35ft Tanive IV model are already registered to be in the parade which is localy televised. We also get one minute to perform in front of the judges for a cance to win prizes, so an act needs to be rehearsed before then.

    If anyone is interested in participating in the parade, e-mail me. I need to get a list to the parade comissioners of people who are going to be involved.

     
  14. BushiFox

    BushiFox Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Michael: One word: Wow.
     
  15. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    Michael, I admire your work! I don't know how you can afford to build them, but I love 'em! ;)
     
  16. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Actually the Star Destroyer and the
    Tantive VI weren`t Action Fleet and they weren`t Action Fleet scale as well.

    They were made by Kenner. They `re called Collector Fleet. The Super Star Destroyer was the last of the three and
    is pretty rare and has a high market value because of that.
    There was also a Mon Calamari Cruiser
    and a Death Star planned, but cancled
    since the line didn`t sell that well.

    They`re scaled with Micro Machines, not Action Fleet ships.
    The Tantive ( which I don`t have ) is in scale with the Micro Machine`s Escape
    Pod. The Micro Tantive is in scale with the Star Destroyer and the Micro SD with the Executor.
    I think those ships are way cool.
     
  17. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 9, 2002
    That would have been cool
     
  18. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    Well, at least we're getting a LEGO Star Destroyer... :)
     
  19. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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    They need to make Dooku's hangar, complete with Solar Sailor and light-up effects!
     
  20. dinoX

    dinoX Jedi Youngling star 3

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    i think they are focusing WAY too much on making playsets for lego owners and not enough for the 3 3/4" action figure owners these days. I also don't want some stupid micro machines playset. There were no giant Anakin or Vader in Star Wars.

    The OLD star wars figures had some nice playsets though. Rebel Base on Hoth (and 2 or 3 other good ones for Hoth), a few jabba's palace things and it was all great.

    But ever since Kenner was bought by Hasbro, they just got lazy. Granted the figures look cooler than ever, but now all they do is repackage and retool and just release alot of the stuff that some of us people who have been collecting for a few years already have and need - and aren't catering to ALL their buyers, just the niche that is just now collecting around Ep. 2's release time frame. That sucks.
     
  21. Bandit-Jedi

    Bandit-Jedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I use to love playing with the vintage Star Destroyer playset. It had Vaders Meditation chamber, as mentioned above, and you could strap it to your arm and fly it around. lol. It had a big gun turrent on the front of it. It had the raised platform that vader always walked on and the lower platform where all the personnel would be to fly the SD. There was also pegs on the ceiling where you could hang a figure from them, don't know why? Dont remember that in any of the movies. lol I miss that playset so much, think I ll go to ebay and see if I can find a loose one and get it for xmas. lol
    May The Force Be With You!
     
  22. Orange_Sith

    Orange_Sith Jedi Youngling star 3

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    my favorite playset was the carbon freezing chamber thingy
     
  23. The_Goblin

    The_Goblin Jedi Master star 2

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    I want a Goblin fortress.
    I even asked Hasbro,but they said if it wasn`t in the movie`s it couldn`t make it.
    Hey I could still take over an EU writer`s body!
    [face_devil]
     
  24. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    It seems from various lists circulating on rebelscum, that we may be getting more playset-type of things in the coming year. The Geonosian War Room is one that I am definitely looking forward to! :D
     
  25. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    The Geonosian War Room is not going to be a playset. It is more like a cinema scene with 3 figures.

    The only playsets for the saga line listed at rebelscum.com are the Arena and the Emperor's Throne Room.
     
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