Monday, January 2, 2017

Hasbro Star Wars 40th Anniversary Wishlist



In May of 2017 Star Wars will celebrate its 40th anniversary! And Hasbro, as they did for the 30th anniversary in 2007, will [hopefully] be releasing a new toy line in honor of the momentous milestone. In anticipation of a new line, I began pondering what Hasbro may include and surprise collectors with? Theoretically speaking, the options are plentiful. Realistically however, Disney/Lucasfilm’s; “new canon”, shelving of the prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars, and senseless murder of the Expanded Universe, will most likely net a near-exclusive concentration on the original trilogy, The Force Awakens, Rebels, and Rogue One. I’m not being negative, and I’m not privy to any inside information from Hasbro or Lucasfilm however, so I could be completely wrong. But, if I had to put my credits on it…

Regardless, I put together a list of what I would love to see included in a 40th anniversary line. And while I have no illusions about this being anything other than an exercise in futility, my intention was never for it to be more than just something fun for me. Wishful thinking about pieces I’d like to see come into existence. My expectation is that only one specific item on the list will ever appear on the shelves (a 6” Hera, as it’s too much of a fan favorite not to). Thus, if more pieces do, it will be a welcome and pleasant surprise.

The pieces on my list focus primarily on the applicable areas of my personal Star Wars collections’ three tiers:

Tier 1
*Ahsoka Tano
*Stormtroopers

Tier 2
*Biker Scouts
*Clone Troopers
*Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker
*Novels
*Select Female Characters

Tier 3
Lightsabers and Blasters
Books
Various

Working off the tiers, the bulk of my list comes from The Clone Wars and the Expanded Universe, mainly because those are the two areas I feel were never fully explored from an action figure standpoint. Years ago, on my old blog, I wrote a few articles on the empty shelf plague and the Hasbro distribution issues of 2012-2014, as well the unrelated 2012 sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, which led to the 2014 end of the Expanded Universe and start of the “new canon” era where the prequel trilogy, The Clone Wars, and “Legends” aren’t really welcome in the Magic Kingdom. Long story short, a plethora of characters never made it to plastic. I’m obviously bias when it comes to Ahsoka Tano, but I feel she is one character that was hit the hardest, and not just in terms of Hasbro, but all types/brands of toys and collectibles. But as I have an article on that topic coming soon, I’ll skip the details for now. The remainder of the list then covers the original and prequel trilogies, Clone Wars ’03-’05, and even a few pieces from Rebels. I could have added another hundred or so items to the list; more figures, packs, vehicles, etc., but instead just went with the pieces I desire most.

3-3/4” Figures – The Clone Wars
Ahsoka Tano (re-pack of #CW44)
Ahsoka Tano (slave girl outfit)
Ahsoka Tano (cold weather gear)
Ahsoka Tano (future Ahsoka)
332nd Legion "Ahsoka Loyalist" Clone Trooper
Clone Trooper Jesse
ARC Trooper Echo
ARC Trooper Fives
Clone Trooper Echo (501st Legion armor)
Clone Trooper Fives (501st Legion armor)
501st Legion ARF Trooper
Clone Stealth Pilot
Darth Sidious (S5 EP16: The Lawless)
Son (Mortis)
Daughter (Mortis)
Sugi
Asajj Ventress (Nightsister)
Asajj Ventress (Bounty Hunter)
Rig Nema
Tiplee
Tiplar
Embo with Marrok (The Lost Missions)
Kamino Security Trooper
501st Legion Clone Trooper (The Lost Missions)
Mother Talzin
Riot Control Clone Trooper (Phase I) re-pack
501st Legion Clone Trooper (Phase I) re-pack
Commander Hound
Shocktrooper

3-3/4” Figures – Expanded Universe
Darth Bane (non-orbalisk armor)
Darth Zannah
Darth Malgus (The Old Republic)
Shae Vizla (The Old Republic)
Eleena Daru (The Old Republic)
Satele Shan (The Old Republic)
Kao Cen (The Old Republic)
Jace Malcom [Republic Trooper armor] (The Old Republic)
Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)
Zen Zallow (The Old Republic)
Starkiller TFUI (The Force Unleashed)
Starkiller TFUII (The Force Unleashed)
Lord Starkiller (The Force Unleashed)
Stormtrooper Commander (The Force Unleashed)
Shaak Ti (The Force Unleashed) re-pack
Darth Talon
Darth Pleagous
Luke Skywalker (Legacy of The Force)
Mara Jade Skywalker (Legacy of The Force)
Jaina Solo (Legacy of The Force)
Tenel Ka Djo (Legacy of The Force)
Darth Caedus (Legacy of The Force)
Lumiya (Legacy of The Force)
Tahiri Veila (Legacy of The Force)
Alema Rar (Legacy of The Force)
Vestara Khai (Fate of the Jedi)
Saba Sebatyne (Fate of the Jedi)
Allana Solo with Anji (Fate of the Jedi)
Winter
Guri (Shadows of the Empire)
Laranth Tarak (Coruscant Nights)
Jax Pavan (Coruscant Nights)
I-5YQ  (Coruscant Nights)
Death Trooper (Death Troopers)
ARC Captain Ordo (Republic Commandos)
Mara Jade (Allegiance)
Nida Korsin (Lost Tribe of the Sith)

3-3/4” Figures – “New Canon”
Ahsoka Tano as Ashla (Ahsoka novel)


3-3/4” Figure Packs

The Clone Wars Squad 5-Packs
501st Legion (Rex, Jesse, Tup, Hardcase, Kix) Phase II
Wolfpack Squad (Wolffe, Boost, Sinker, Comet, Tracer) Phase II
212th Attack Battalion (Cody, Waxer, Boil, Trapper, Longshot) Phase I
41st Elite Corps (Gree, Draa, Buzz, Green Leader, infantry) Phase I
Coruscant Guard (Thire, Thorn, Stone, Rys, Jek) Phase I
Coruscant Guard (Fox, Thire, Thorn, Acklay, Hound) Phase II

Legacy of The Force Family Pack (Luke, Mara, Ben, Han, Leia, Jacen, Jaina)

Republic Commandos – Omega Squad

Evolutions
Ahsoka Tano (TCW S1-3, TCW S3-5, Rebels)
Captain Rex (Phase I, Phase II, Rebels)
Asajj Ventress (Assassin, Nightsister, Bounty Hunter)

Build Your Army 5-Packs (Super Articulated)
Stormtroopers (Original Trilogy)
Sandtroopers (Original Trilogy)
Snowtroopers (Original Trilogy)
Biker Scouts (Original Trilogy)
Clone Troopers (EPII - clean)
Clone Troopers (EPII - battle scoring)
Clone Troopers (EPIII - clean)
Clone Troopers (EPIII - battle scoring)
Clone Troopers (The Clone Wars - Phase I - clean)
Clone Troopers (The Clone Wars - Phase I - battle scoring)
Clone Troopers (The Clone Wars Phase II - clean)
Clone Troopers (The Clone Wars Phase II - battle scoring)



3-3/4” Vehicles – The Clone Wars
Ahsoka Tano's Jedi Starfighter (re-pack)
Twilight

6” Figures – The Clone Wars
Ahsoka Tano (seasons 3-5)
Ahsoka Tano (seasons 1-3)
Ahsoka Tano (future Ahsoka)
Commander Fox (Phase I)
Commander Fox (Phase II)
Captain Rex (Phase I)
Captain Rex (Phase II)
Captain Rex (Cold Assault Gear)
Commander Gree (Phase I)
Commander Cody (Phase I)
Commander Wolffe (Phase I)
Commander Wolffe (Phase II)
ARC Trooper Echo
ARC Trooper Fives
ARF Trooper (jungle camo)
Asajj Ventress (Assassin)
Asajj Ventress (Nightsister)
Hondo Ohnaka
Aayla Secura
Shaak Ti
Plo Koon
Anakin Skywalker (seasons 3-6)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (seasons 3-6)
Commander Thire (Phase I)
Riot Control Clone Trooper (Phase I)
ARF Trooper (Rancor Battalion)

6” Figures – Clone Wars
Padme (Snow Bunny)
ARC Trooper Fordo (Phase I)
Hawkbat Battalion Clone Trooper

6” Figures – Expanded Universe
Darth Malgus (The Old Republic)
Shae Vizla (The Old Republic)
Satele Shan (The Old Republic)
Starkiller TFUII (The Force Unleashed)
Lord Starkiller (The Force Unleashed)
Shaak Ti (The Force Unleashed)
Darth Talon
Darth Pleagous
Luke Skywalker (Legacy of The Force)
Mara Jade Skywalker (Legacy of The Force)
Jaina Solo (Legacy of The Force)
Vestara Khai (Fate of the Jedi)

6” Figures – Imperial Troops (OT +)
Stormtrooper Commander
Shadow Stormtrooper (single pack)
Shadow Scout (single pack)
Snowtrooper Commander

6” Figures – Clone Troopers (EPIII +)
501st Legion
212th Attack Battalion (Utapau)
41st Elite Legion (Kashyyyk)
Homeworld Security Command / Shocktrooper
91st Reconaissance Corps
187th Legion
9th Assault Corps
21st Nova Corps
Commander Gree (Kashyyyk)
Commander Bly
Commander Neyo
Commander Thire
Commander Appo
Shadow Clone Commander
Airborne Trooper - 212th Attack Battalion (Utapau)
Scout Trooper - 41st Elite Legion (Kashyyyk)

6” Figures – Prequel Trilogy
Padme (Geonosis Arena)
Anakin Skywalker (Mustafar)
Aayla Secura (EPIII)
General Grievous (EPIII)

6” Figures – Rebels
Hera Syndulla
Stormtrooper
Stormtrooper (Squad Leader)

Lightsabers
Ahsoka Tano Force FX Lightsaber (TCW S1-3)
Ahsoka Tano Force FX Lightsaber and Shoto Set (TCW S3-5)
Ahsoka Tano Ultimate Force FX Lightsaber (TCW)
Ahsoka Tano Force FX Lightsaber Set (Rebels)
Ahsoka Tano Ultimate Force FX Lightsaber Set (Rebels)  

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