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GNT
05-12-2017, 04:43 AM
Please use this thread to discuss any potential Han Solo (2018) movie toys.

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RS member Coreworld posted a link to a page (https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2017/05/new-concept-art-featuring-ship-designs-from-the-han-solo-movie-have-surfaced-on-ebay.html) that has designs of new vehicles even a rough sketch of the new Han Solo, while we don't know what they'll be used for, what do you think the chances of seeing them in the basic toyline are?

Trooper31
05-12-2017, 05:23 AM
Han looks like his clothes are too big for him. Very TESB, though.

That ship looks interesting. It has a bit of AT-AT head to it.

DarkArtist
05-12-2017, 07:55 AM
Han looks like his clothes are too big for him. Very TESB, though.

That ship looks interesting. It has a bit of AT-AT head to it.

that AT-AT ship look bad*** I want one! Han's outfit looks way to similar to ESB and TFA. I was hoping for some all new kinda look for Han

Masterfett
05-12-2017, 10:29 AM
Yeah, I was going to say that design looks very familiar. Also looks like a couple older concepts will be reused again.

I feel the same, he couldn't have worn that outfit all his life. Just because he isn't wearing the same clothes doesn't mean we wont know it is supposed to be Han.
I hope this isn't another instance of "confusion". lol Be nice if we could see him in something different early in his career.

DarkArtist
05-12-2017, 11:04 AM
I'm wondering if they are going to pull from the EU and give us Imperial Han rescuing Chewbacca ?

Coreworld
05-12-2017, 12:23 PM
I'm wondering if they are going to pull from the EU and give us Imperial Han rescuing Chewbacca ?

I'd hope so, hopefully they won't meddle too much with established lore, but then who knows? Seeing that speeder/pod mashup, I'm hoping to see Hans time as a swoop jockey explored and maybe feature an altercation with a scarred and bandaged future bounty hunter...

Lobotscomb
05-12-2017, 12:30 PM
nobody pointed out yet that two of the pics are the underbelly of the AT-AT upside down?:whistling:

Masterfett
05-12-2017, 05:31 PM
While I would like the Imperial background story as well, i feel they would want to distance themselves from that. And try something new(their own) take on it.
Keep him as a smuggler type all his life, and one time while transporting for the Empire he frees Chewy. Considering it would essentially take place between ROTS and ANH, it would be plausible for him to be on Kashyyk when he witnesses the brutality of the Empire. Thus decides to help somehow, freeing Chewy and his Family. Which leads to Chewy's life debt. Plus, by introducing the family, we might get to see them again! Or for the first time as Canon.

There is plenty of possibilities for this movie beyond just Han Solo, IMO.

my_kind_of_scum
05-12-2017, 06:23 PM
So, with the new Vintage collection hitting around the same time as this movie, will the Solo figures just be released in that line? Or do you think they will do a "budget" line as well? I've seen conflicting reports as to whether TVC will be the main 3 3/4" line when it is released.

Masterfett
05-12-2017, 09:45 PM
I imagine it will continue just like it has, with 5POA being the focus and SA being what it is. The only difference now, is that we'll find them at more places than just Walmart.
So for Han Solo, I'm guessing it will be just like the Rogue One release. 3-5 key characters in SA, with the rest being in 5POA line.

Unfortunately the new casting may cause some issues, particularly what versions will be released where. Many have been after a Lando update for years, but will Hasbro offer two different figures of two different actors? And which one would get the SA treatment first? Seems like that would be in the "confusion" territory. lol

In the old days before 5POA, we know what we'd be in for. Now it's not so clear. Personally, I don't need anymore figures of Han or Chewy regardless of who's likeness it is. However, if some of the secondary cast have an interesting look or part in the movie. I mat want them, who knows. I would have like an SA Chirrut...

That said, it's probably way too early to be speculating on this line. TLJ will be the focus going forward.

ReturnoftheJedi
05-13-2017, 02:02 PM
While I would like the Imperial background story as well, i feel they would want to distance themselves from that. And try something new(their own) take on it.
Keep him as a smuggler type all his life, and one time while transporting for the Empire he frees Chewy. Considering it would essentially take place between ROTS and ANH, it would be plausible for him to be on Kashyyk when he witnesses the brutality of the Empire. Thus decides to help somehow, freeing Chewy and his Family. Which leads to Chewy's life debt. Plus, by introducing the family, we might get to see them again! Or for the first time as Canon.

There is plenty of possibilities for this movie beyond just Han Solo, IMO.


Didn't we already meet them in the Holiday Special?

ReturnoftheJedi
05-13-2017, 02:09 PM
I imagine it will continue just like it has, with 5POA being the focus and SA being what it is. The only difference now, is that we'll find them at more places than just Walmart.
So for Han Solo, I'm guessing it will be just like the Rogue One release. 3-5 key characters in SA, with the rest being in 5POA line.

Unfortunately the new casting may cause some issues, particularly what versions will be released where. Many have been after a Lando update for years, but will Hasbro offer two different figures of two different actors? And which one would get the SA treatment first? Seems like that would be in the "confusion" territory. lol

In the old days before 5POA, we know what we'd be in for. Now it's not so clear. Personally, I don't need anymore figures of Han or Chewy regardless of who's likeness it is. However, if some of the secondary cast have an interesting look or part in the movie. I mat want them, who knows. I would have like an SA Chirrut...

That said, it's probably way too early to be speculating on this line. TLJ will be the focus going forward.


Think Kenner, only their legacy lives on through the traditional 5-POA on all their figures. Also, we want the return of the new massive Millennium Falcon. Why did I give away that big Millennium Falcon? I still have the original instructions, though.

Masterfett
05-13-2017, 08:48 PM
Didn't we already meet them in the Holiday Special?
Yep, but I wasn't 100% sure that was Canon. Plus it would give them the chance to expand upon their back story and relations.

darth_sidious
05-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Anyone else have mixed feelings about buying a Han Solo figure that isn't in the likeness of Harrison Ford? To me, Harrison IS Han just like he's Indiana Jones - it will be hard to see an action figure with the likeness of another actor. I honestly have reservations about this movie and its product line right now...

Sith_Dreamer
05-13-2017, 09:34 PM
Anyone else have mixed feelings about buying a Han Solo figure that isn't in the likeness of Harrison Ford? To me, Harrison IS Han just like he's Indiana Jones - it will be hard to see an action figure with the likeness of another actor. I honestly have reservations about this movie and its product line right now...

I know the feeling. Not so much the toy because, well, there's several Han figures that don't exactly resemble Ford. :P Seriously though, since it's a young Han, I'm going to give it a shot, but I want to see him in action, and see if he can embody Han. I thought I was only going to be cautious with Rogue One, as the first spin-off, but I ended up loving it, and yet, now I realize that with each spin-off being it's own thing, I'm not sure what to expect each time. Though I'm kind of expecting something like the Han Solo spin-off to end up becoming a trilogy if it does well.

bob_solo
05-14-2017, 01:29 AM
Personally, I would love to see them begin & end this one in a similar fashion to a "special" episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, in that the movie is bookended by "current day" scenes of Harrison Ford as Old Han telling the story of his adventures to Rey & Finn aboard the Falcon - sort of a "deleted scene" from TFA during their trip to Takodana. I think it would really add credibility to the movie if they could get Ford to do it.

And seeing the pic of the bike, I agree - could it be we'll get the EU scene of Han and Dengar's swoop race? Would love to see that, although if any bounty hunters are present, Fett is a must in some capacity. Hopefully they can get Daniel Logan to play the part if he is in it.

Masterfett
05-14-2017, 05:36 PM
Anyone else have mixed feelings about buying a Han Solo figure that isn't in the likeness of Harrison Ford? To me, Harrison IS Han just like he's Indiana Jones - it will be hard to see an action figure with the likeness of another actor. I honestly have reservations about this movie and its product line right now...
Same here. However, I don't have mixed feelings at all. I have no interest in anything non Harrison Ford concerning Han, It's just how i feel about it. That said, i wont hate on the new Actor who portrays him. It just isn't my cup of tea, or meant for me.

I may buy a figure of him for customizing though, If he's SA.

R1G4R3PO
05-14-2017, 08:30 PM
Anyone else have mixed feelings about buying a Han Solo figure that isn't in the likeness of Harrison Ford? To me, Harrison IS Han just like he's Indiana Jones - it will be hard to see an action figure with the likeness of another actor. I honestly have reservations about this movie and its product line right now...

No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.

Sith_Dreamer
05-14-2017, 09:52 PM
No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.

I would like to say, I could barely tell the difference between the Mon Mothma actress in R1 and the original, so that might be a bad example. That said, I actually didn't really think of it that way. I was fine with Boba myself, since I saw AotC as a teen and it just always ended up clicking that Boba was always a clone, so he was always Daniel Logan as a kid and Temura Morrison as an adult (even though he wasn't when Empire was made.).

bob_solo
05-14-2017, 11:02 PM
No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.

As far as Anakin and Tarkin go, Old Anakin and Young Tarkin were onscreen for such a small amount of time, there was nothing jarring about it. There's a reason they went the CGI route in Rogue One though, and to me, it worked fine. Now, in the case of Obi-Wan, I can see the point, although Alec Guinness as Kenobi, big as it was, is still not nearly as iconic as Harrison Ford/Han Solo. Add to that the amazing job Ewan MacGregor did - from the moment you heard his voice in the first teaser for TPM, you knew it would work. To me, young Kenobi has become one of the more popular characters of all the movies, never mind the prequels, and Ewan's performance was so good, I would have no problem with them aging him up to play a Force Ghost in Ep. VIII or IX if the plot calls for it.

KypDurron420
05-15-2017, 01:35 AM
I hope we get a really great Falcon with all the interior.

And maybe even an AT from the pics.

I see a bit of X-wing PC game in the design of one craft. It looks like a Stormtrooper transport.

And I here that woody and emilia's roles are based off of characters from the Han Solo Trilogy novels

I hope we also see the Lady Luck at some point in the film. They used the ship model in Rebels. Maybe it will show up here too? :{D

Masterfett
05-15-2017, 06:36 PM
No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.
Never said I was okay with those switcheroos/recasts either. Boba Fett doesn't matter, no one ever saw under the helmet and he only had 10 minutes of screen time.

GNT
05-15-2017, 07:29 PM
No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.

No problems with it here, the film is set before the OT so recasting is necessary. You can't expect Harrison Ford who's 74 to play a young 25 year old version of himself or Billie Dee Williams to play young Lando, it's just not going to work and CGI would cost millions to fix every single bit of frame, not only that health issues have a major problem for the OT cast, I think the last time I saw BDW he could hardly talk.

We're in a new era where the newer actors will take on these roles for this film and beyond. Which is great news for collectors - we'll get lots of new action figures of the main cast.

DarkArtist
05-16-2017, 08:53 AM
I have no issues with the recasts of the actors playing the characters that we grew up with. I thought Ewan played a great Obi Wan Kenobi. until we see the film and how the actors embrace the characters it's too early to decide.

darth_sidious
05-16-2017, 10:02 AM
No offense, just playing devil's advocate here as I see and understand your point, but what is difference for Han Solo and Lando for that matter, getting a new younger actor vs Obi-Wan, Anakin, Tarkin, and Mon Mothma having younger actors portraying them. I would include Boba Fett but I kinda agree with you w/ Boba Fett in AOTC.

For me, it boils down to how iconic the character has become because of the actor. Likewise, whether an actor played a character in the same era / age range is important. Harrison was fairly young during ANH - so that's burnt into my memory. Not to mention, Harrison just played Han Solo in TFA, which remains fresh in many fans minds. With characters like Kenobi, decades had gone by between the OT and PT, and the previous actor was long gone. I don't mind them telling new stories with different actors, but I generally feel that Han's storyline is told and the prospect of a new likeness for an iconic character makes me wonder whether I'll want to collect for that movie. I honesty wish they'd step away from OT characters for these non-trilogy movies. I'm excited to collect TLJ figures, but I have no real excitement for the Solo movie as of yet...

R1G4R3PO
05-16-2017, 10:19 AM
^ that's fair. I somewhat feel same way w/ recasting Batman and Spiderman etc. Part of me is thinking before Disney is done w/ sw, they'll redo the IT and i swear I hope I am wrong. But that seems to be the biggest MO in movie making now..reboot, and redo over and over

R1G4R3PO
05-16-2017, 10:20 AM
So casting a young actor for classic characters is a way to cast that remake of it happens but again I HOPE NOT

darth_sidious
05-16-2017, 10:39 AM
^ that's fair. I somewhat feel same way w/ recasting Batman and Spiderman etc. Part of me is thinking before Disney is done w/ sw, they'll redo the IT and i swear I hope I am wrong. But that seems to be the biggest MO in movie making now..reboot, and redo over and over

Another icon for me would be Sigourney from the Alien franchise - I cant imagine anyone else playing Ripley, so I'm happy they aren't jumping back in the timeline with her character in these new movies. Sometimes an actor so perfects embodies the character that they are attached to that character for the rest of their lives by fandom. Harrison has that with both Han Solo and Indiana Jones in my opinion. I'm not judging this new movie before I see it, it could end up entertaining - but the thrill simply isn't there for a recast.

Oddball_Fett
05-16-2017, 04:40 PM
Seeing that speeder/pod mashup, I'm hoping to see Hans time as a swoop jockey explored and maybe feature an altercation with a scarred and bandaged future bounty hunter...

I cannot emphasise enough how much I am NOT hoping to see this. (Some ideas are best left non-canon)



And I here that woody and emilia's roles are based off of characters from the Han Solo Trilogy novels


Brian Daley trilogy I hope, rather than the cheesy later trilogy.

GNT
05-16-2017, 04:48 PM
So casting a young actor for classic characters is a way to cast that remake of it happens but again I HOPE NOT

They wouldn't be bothering with using the same OT actors in TFA/TLJ if they were ever going to remake the OT, in fact they would've done a whole reboot first before doing any other Star Wars films so I believe we're all safe, the only thing they'll do is splice movies here and there within the trilogy and beyond.

Masterfett
05-16-2017, 09:48 PM
No problems with it here, the film is set before the OT so recasting is necessary. You can't expect Harrison Ford who's 74 to play a young 25 year old version of himself or Billie Dee Williams to play young Lando, it's just not going to work and CGI would cost millions to fix every single bit of frame, not only that health issues have a major problem for the OT cast, I think the last time I saw BDW he could hardly talk.

We're in a new era where the newer actors will take on these roles for this film and beyond. Which is great news for collectors - we'll get lots of new action figures of the main cast.
Hence why they shouldn't be doing this. :rolleyes:

Yes, we are in a new era. An era where I thought we'd get actual NEW movies, about NEW characters. Not new Female versions of Luke, along with him as the torch passer...

When they decide to do something set n the KotOR era, or 100 year post TFA call me!

phasmasboytoy
05-17-2017, 10:26 AM
This is just gonna be a bullet point of the character's pre-OT milestones with some callbacks and expendable new characters thrown in. Maybe the trailer will be brilliant and change my mind but who knows. I would rather Disney save the prequels and side stories for Netflix.

Sith_Dreamer
05-17-2017, 11:34 PM
Hence why they shouldn't be doing this. :rolleyes:

Yes, we are in a new era. An era where I thought we'd get actual NEW movies, about NEW characters. Not new Female versions of Luke, along with him as the torch passer...

When they decide to do something set n the KotOR era, or 100 year post TFA call me!

I'll at least give the Han movie this: I don't know what to expect. I unfortunately am already predicting we'll see the Kessel Run or some other major reference point from Han's past, but with Rogue One, we knew it involved a group of people that somehow gained the Death Star plans. We knew they got them and where they ended up. I did love Rogue One though for having some good characters that were well fleshed out for not having any previous time in any media. I'm at least hoping this spin-off can impress and surprise me.

Coreworld
05-18-2017, 12:52 PM
I'll at least give the Han movie this: I don't know what to expect. I unfortunately am already predicting we'll see the Kessel Run or some other major reference point from Han's past, but with Rogue One, we knew it involved a group of people that somehow gained the Death Star plans. We knew they got them and where they ended up. I did love Rogue One though for having some good characters that were well fleshed out for not having any previous time in any media. I'm at least hoping this spin-off can impress and surprise me.

But how does he end up on the kessel run? Is he being pursued? Taking part in a race? I hope to be surprised as a number of givens are turned on their head to give a new spin on the Solo mythos.

Masterfett
05-18-2017, 06:41 PM
The "Kessel Run" is merely a hyperspace route, in which he made good time. Most likely on the "run" from the Empire, or en-route to a delivery where time was an issue.
So if it is used, I would guess that is how it will play out. He's been hired to deliver a shipment, but it's time sensitive. Thus he needs to make the "Kessel Run".

At least i hope so. I have no interest in it turning out to be a 50K run, in support of Wookiee mistreatment! lol

Sith_Dreamer
05-18-2017, 10:49 PM
The "Kessel Run" is merely a hyperspace route, in which he made good time. Most likely on the "run" from the Empire, or en-route to a delivery where time was an issue.
So if it is used, I would guess that is how it will play out. He's been hired to deliver a shipment, but it's time sensitive. Thus he needs to make the "Kessel Run".

At least i hope so. I have no interest in it turning out to be a 50K run, in support of Wookiee mistreatment! lol

That'd certainly subvert my expectations.

GNT
05-19-2017, 08:50 AM
New pictures have surfaced of some land vehicles including Han's "Hanmobile" which is what I'm calling it that could be made into a toy. Very 1966 Batmobile like on the right side (Must be filming from one side)

DarkArtist
05-19-2017, 10:11 AM
But how does he end up on the kessel run? Is he being pursued? Taking part in a race? I hope to be surprised as a number of givens are turned on their head to give a new spin on the Solo mythos.


The "Kessel Run" is merely a hyperspace route, in which he made good time. Most likely on the "run" from the Empire, or en-route to a delivery where time was an issue.
So if it is used, I would guess that is how it will play out. He's been hired to deliver a shipment, but it's time sensitive. Thus he needs to make the "Kessel Run".

At least i hope so. I have no interest in it turning out to be a 50K run, in support of Wookiee mistreatment! lol

The "Kessel Run" is the route taken to transport the "Illegal Spices" that are mined in the spice mines of Kessel. Han was a smuggler who was hired by Jabba to deliver the spice. He's pursued by the Empire and in an effort to same Chewbacca and himself from being captured by the Empire he dumps the spice. that's the Cargo that Jabba is furious about with Han for losing and that's why Jabba places a bounty on Han.

it's not a race or anything like that

Masterfett
05-19-2017, 11:33 AM
According to old EU now Legends, but we don't know what Disney has planned. I just didn't feel like writing the whole Wiki article on the subject.

War_in_The_floor
05-19-2017, 04:13 PM
Yeah I just saw those as well G, I LOVE The look and feel of those! My sons are into cars and racing now AND Star w2ars and are at the age this could really set them off, I will want every speeder they make!

DarthPete
05-19-2017, 05:19 PM
New pictures have surfaced of some land vehicles including Han's "Hanmobile" which is what I'm calling it that could be made into a toy. Very 1966 Batmobile like on the right side (Must be filming from one side)

Link to the pictures?

ReturnoftheJedi
05-19-2017, 05:32 PM
Who here thinks Han Solo at some point would make it into Rebels?

GNT
05-19-2017, 06:21 PM
Pics are up at TMZ or makingstarwars.net

DarkArtist
05-22-2017, 09:43 AM
Who here thinks Han Solo at some point would make it into Rebels?


it's possible. I mean we already have both Lando and Leia in Rebels as well as Luke running on Tatoonie. Han is sure to follow I'd imagine.

ReturnoftheJedi
05-22-2017, 01:20 PM
it's possible. I mean we already have both Lando and Leia in Rebels as well as Luke running on Tatoonie. Han is sure to follow I'd imagine.


Yeah, we haven't seen Lando in years...except in parodies mostly by Robot Chicken.

DarkArtist
05-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Yeah, we haven't seen Lando in years...except in parodies mostly by Robot Chicken.

well so far on Rebels we've had the following characters from ANH:

Grand Moff Tarkin
Darth Vader
Princess Leia
Luke Skywalker - seen running across Tatoonie being called by either Owen or beru (can't remember)
R2-D2
C-3PO
General Dodonna
Wedge Antilles
Bail Organa
Obi Wan Kenobi
Stormtroopers
Yularen

ESB:
Yoda
Lando Calrissian

the next logical step would be to include Han and perhaps a few of the Imperial Officers from the movie like Motti and Tagge. I'd also love to see an episode introducing Biggs Darklighter and his defection from the Empire and maybe Luke and friends racing through Tatoonie in their T-16's.

if it was up to me the last episodes of Rebels would be about tying up the loose ends with the main characters from the show (what happens before the events of ANH?? do they get killed etc.. me personally I like the idea of them landing on Alderaan to deliver something to Bail Organa just minutes before the DS blows up the planet), and maybe have the ending of RO/beginning of ANH blend into Rebels with a young Luke seeing the battle through his macrobinoculars (deleted scene from ANH)

bob_solo
05-22-2017, 03:46 PM
Supposedly Hera and Chopper do survive, as I heard there's a story coming out in which they are on a mission for Leia sometime after ANH, and I think Han is involved as well (would love to see Han & Chewie have a cameo in Rebels, the way Lando did - does make sense). And I wouldn't be surprised if something in TLJ will clue us in to the fate of any of Ezra, Kanan, or Ahsoka before Rebels actually ties it up.

Masterfett
05-22-2017, 10:46 PM
TBH, I could do without i'm appearing. But I'm sure it will happen.

DarkArtist
05-23-2017, 08:53 AM
TBH, I could do without i'm appearing. But I'm sure it will happen.

Han's cameo doesn't have to be a whole episode like with Leia and Lando... I'd be fine with Han as a background smuggler or a shot of the Falcon flying over Lothal or something. I could even go for something along the lines of Han and Chewie sitting in a cantina on Lothal when the main cast (or who's left) walks in and then you see a shot of the Falcon flying off over Lothal.

VideoViper
05-23-2017, 02:21 PM
I don't really want to see main movie characters show up, (except maybe as nods to viewers) But we also got Chewie in the Clone Wars, so at this point Han showing up is only a matter of time (unless his movie is keeping him out of it for some reason)

Masterfett
05-23-2017, 09:32 PM
I wouldn't mind a brief cameo, with him being an old close friend to Hera. Which might make Kanan a tad jealous.

Trooper31
05-24-2017, 12:19 PM
Who here thinks Han Solo at some point would make it into Rebels?

Oh, my. I hope not. They've made the universe so small already and we really don't need Han in Rebels.

In my opinion, if the show can make it interesting enough without all of the OT characters, then they should have never made it.

CHEWIE
05-24-2017, 12:21 PM
Oh, my. I hope not. They've made the universe so small already and we really don't need Han in Rebels.

In my opinion, if the show can make it interesting enough without all of the OT characters, then they should have never made it.


Agreed 200%. I'm so tired of the watering down of everything holy in Star Wars.

War_in_The_floor
05-25-2017, 12:52 PM
Watering down and milking. watery milk

Deak_Starkiller
06-03-2017, 08:20 AM
But you can't help with them (TPTB) toying with the idea over the years, i.e. the young Solo concept art in the prequels and actually getting away with it in LEGO SW ('Ian' Solo).

DarkArtist
06-05-2017, 08:31 AM
But you can't help with them (TPTB) toying with the idea over the years, i.e. the young Solo concept art in the prequels and actually getting away with it in LEGO SW ('Ian' Solo).

you beat me too the "Ian" Solo comment... lol. I like the idea of Han being a rival smuggler to Hera or an old ally, or someone that owes Hera a debt. he doesn't have to be a huge part of the story arc.. maybe a few shots of him sitting in a cantina in the background, talking with Hera about a smuggling job and than maybe showing up at the last minute in the Falcon saving the Ghost crew's butt and saying something like "our Debt is square"

Coreworld
09-14-2017, 01:16 PM
!Possible spoilers!

Expect the Millennium Falcon to sport a slightly different look in the upcoming movie, you know the drill:

https://makingstarwars.net/2017/09/falcon-look-like-untitled-star-wars-han-solo-story/

Masterfett
09-14-2017, 01:41 PM
I heard about that, but I'm not letting it bother me. There are far more important aspects about this movie being done right, than a ship being a different color.
Or whether it's new or old.

Besides they're just going to repaint the TFA falcon, so don't get your hopes up for a new one! lol

Since this ship won't likely be seen much until the end, I'm curious if they plan to make the ship he'll actually be using throughout the movie? And I wonder what that looks like? Considering this movie comes out 6 months after the bigger TLJ, will it get much at all in the way of toys? Or just a dabbling, before they move onto the next one. In movie terms it come right on the heels of TLJ, compared to the now year and a half away EP9.

Coreworld
09-14-2017, 04:26 PM
I heard about that, but I'm not letting it bother me. There are far more important aspects about this movie being done right, than a ship being a different color.
Or whether it's new or old.

Besides they're just going to repaint the TFA falcon, so don't get your hopes up for a new one! lol

Since this ship won't likely be seen much until the end, I'm curious if they plan to make the ship he'll actually be using throughout the movie? And I wonder what that looks like? Considering this movie comes out 6 months after the bigger TLJ, will it get much at all in the way of toys? Or just a dabbling, before they move onto the next one. In movie terms it come right on the heels of TLJ, compared to the now year and a half away EP9.

After recently getting the BMF, it would take an out of this world, screen accurate down to the last nook and cranny Falcon to make me buy another, lol! I too am most curious on what amount of merchandise we are going to get-for this movie, now the release date of IX has shifted, Hasbro must have virtually finished all of what is coming out for this one. I foresee Han's Speeder car, Imperial pursuit vehicle (the Speeder seen chasing Hans Speeder) as you mention a repainted TFA Falcon (with Force Link tech instead of the NERF crap).

R1G4R3PO
09-18-2017, 12:09 PM
Joker at jta, they are speculating what the launch day theme for the HS line could be like force friday, rogue Friday and ff2. They came up w/ "wookie weekend" but i was thinking since disney and lucasfilm and hadbro like to repeat that this is a kids line and all but comtinuously have a mm event on a school night, why would they go w/ "weekend" might as well stay w/ the backward logic theme and go w/ " wookie wednesday" ( but tell wm it's the Friday b4 so that they'll get stuff out by WW lol.)

R1G4R3PO
09-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Over..not "joker" although some here will think that was intentional, but it wasnt

DarthPete
09-18-2017, 01:33 PM
I heard an interesting theory that Lor San Tekka from TFA will have a younger counterpart in the Han Solo film and we'll find he's related to or connected in some way to Han Solo. Like he's Uncle Lor, Han's mom's brother, lol. Thus how she knows Ben and Leia but is absent from the OT.

Julythrunov
09-18-2017, 02:42 PM
Thank goodness because there aren't enough people connected to other people in the Star Wars universe.

Masterfett
09-18-2017, 08:38 PM
I hope it's jut a theory. That sounds too absurd, or trying too hard to connect TFA to the OT. Especially when they already have 6 main characters that do that.

Maverick10126
09-18-2017, 08:46 PM
Does everything have to be connected?? *sigh*

Deak_Starkiller
09-19-2017, 01:55 AM
Maybe Han's the one he encountered when he flew from one side of the galaxy to the next, seeing a lot of strange stuff. Hey, there's got to be an origin to his 'hokey religions' and 'ancient weapons' comment, right? :P

JVM
10-12-2017, 03:44 AM
I don't think it's a problem for Tekka to know Han and Leia, but it would be a big stretch if they were related. We really don't need to keep trying to replicate the 'I am your father' moment.

GNT
10-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Does everything have to be connected?? *sigh*

Yes because that's how Star Wars rolls - everyone is related and the same themes always reoccur.

Nicklab
10-17-2017, 05:32 AM
I heard an interesting theory that Lor San Tekka from TFA will have a younger counterpart in the Han Solo film and we'll find he's related to or connected in some way to Han Solo. Like he's Uncle Lor, Han's mom's brother, lol. Thus how she knows Ben and Leia but is absent from the OT.

Count me as yet another who is not a fan of things being too connected. Something that's been said from inside Lucasfilm is that they're trying to make the universe bigger, not draw it closer together. Personally, I don't see the story linkage for Lor San Tekka to be involved in the Han Solo story. Most notably because of his dialogue in TFA where he says about Leia "To me, she's royalty". That line says to me that he might be from Alderaan and was probably off-world when the Death Star destroyed Leia's home planet in ANH.


As for the Han Solo line? I'm definitely looking forward to it. I wonder if the Falcon might have some of those blue markings that we saw on the YT-1300 that was a ROTS easter egg. And given one of Ron Howard's most recent reveals on Instagram? Oh PLEASE make figures of Tag & Bink!!!!!

DarthPete
10-17-2017, 08:45 AM
In my opinion the greatest offenses of things being too connected are Yoda getting a piggy back ride from Chewie, and the crowing moment--- Darth Vader builds C3PO. I will never, ever be able to get past that. Just have 3PO as a palace droid on Naboo. Done. And it preserves the 3PO and R2 running around having adventures well before the skywalkers, mythos.

HothHan
10-17-2017, 10:37 AM
Vader building 3PO is by far the worst subtraction by addition in the entire PT. Ugh...

Nicklab
10-17-2017, 11:19 AM
Principle photography has wrapped, and director Ron Howard has this message for fans (https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/920320502320771073). We also have a title:


SOLO - A Star Wars Story

indysolo007
10-17-2017, 12:41 PM
Someone needs to take clips of Han in the existing movies and add Ron Howard arrrsted development voiceover.

DarthPete
10-17-2017, 01:32 PM
I'm kind of indifferent on the title. Solo. Sure, works, makes sense I guess.

DarkArtist
10-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Principle photography has wrapped, and director Ron Howard has this message for fans (https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/920320502320771073). We also have a title:


SOLO - A Star Wars Story


this has to be the most unoriginal film title in history lol

bob_solo
10-17-2017, 05:34 PM
Someone needs to take clips of Han in the existing movies and add Ron Howard arrrsted development voiceover.

Better yet, get Harrison Ford to film an opening and closing scene on the Falcon. Perhaps with Rey & Finn as he tells them the story of his life while in Hyperspace on the way to Takodana. Similar to the way The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles used to go.

indysolo007
10-17-2017, 06:31 PM
Better yet, get Harrison Ford to film an opening and closing scene on the Falcon. Perhaps with Rey & Finn as he tells them the story of his life while in Hyperspace on the way to Takodana. Similar to the way The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles used to go.

with a saxophone...

Masterfett
10-17-2017, 07:02 PM
Obvious title tough, we knew it would be named after him and also include the "star wars story". They have to make sure everyone knows that it's a Star Wars movie, even if you don't know who Han Solo is!

DarthPete
10-17-2017, 07:08 PM
It almost sounds like it was the working title and they just decided to roll with it.

Rushie
10-18-2017, 05:24 AM
Would a more ambigious title have been better though?
Something like Corellian Scoundrel: a SW Story or Spice Smuggler: a SW Story ?

I know character names as titles are pretty much new when it comes to Star Wars, even counting most games, but comics and books have done this before. The recent Comic Book movies also tend to go for character titles. It's short, simple and what most people will use in reference, even if they'd chosen a more poetic name.
It also doesn't need yet another acronym for the toyline, just Solo

bob_solo
10-18-2017, 03:31 PM
Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder....A Star Wars Story

"Hey, only WE can call each other that!" - Peter Griffin

Masterfett
10-18-2017, 07:27 PM
They could have simply called it Han Solo, and left of the SW story part. Now if they had named it the "Corellian Scoundrel", i could see hte need for a "SW" reference.
It would be like making a movie about Luke's youth, and Calling the Dunes of Tatooine or something.

I kind of like The Corellian Affair or The Kessel Incident. Lets be just tad more creative, than titular names. Especially with the SW story afterwards.

darth_sidious
02-04-2018, 12:13 PM
https://twitter.com/StarWarsJunk

Spotted this on Yakface - a guy posted some "leaked" images of a few Solo figures, including some 3.75... The Lando 2-pack does not look good...

jabbabon
02-04-2018, 12:36 PM
The character by 12 inch lando looks cool but that falcon play-set looks dumb. Probably end up being only one or two things I buy.

bigbarada
02-04-2018, 12:40 PM
I can't tell if those are the 12" "Hero Series" figures or the 6" dollar store versions.

That Chewbacca looks like a scaled up version of the TFA Armor-Up Chewie, so I will likely buy that one.

Masterfett
02-04-2018, 12:46 PM
Not bad looking outfit for Lando, though not really digging the head sculpt. Nor Kessel Guard look. At least not in 5POA form. While it looks bleak now, I'm sure there's got to be more, like 3.75" Han, Chewy and the Girl. I hope that they at least make Han and her in the TVC line!

PotatoFighter
02-04-2018, 01:18 PM
I can't tell if those are the 12" "Hero Series" figures or the 6" dollar store versions.

The box makes me guess it's a 12" "Hero Series" figure.

expedestrians
02-04-2018, 01:55 PM
The character by 12 inch lando looks cool but that falcon play-set looks dumb. Probably end up being only one or two things I buy.

Which Falcon playset? Only saw one Falcon but not clear what scale it is or features it has (the one under the TIE fighter)

jedimasterc
02-04-2018, 02:02 PM
Yeah, I don't think I will get getting anything form the Solo Movie. Though I will wait to see what NYTF has in store. The Nuremberg toy fair never really shows a lot of stuff. Not sure why.

Vatta
02-04-2018, 02:12 PM
I am very glad to see we're getting a TIE Fighter, can't tell though if it's new or just a reissue. It kinda looks new, maybe it's just the low quality of the picture. But the wings while small, look better portioned than the old Kenner wings.

PotatoFighter
02-04-2018, 03:43 PM
I'm going to be honest here, I loathe how that Millennium Falcon looks.

Goldleaderone
02-04-2018, 04:08 PM
I'm thinking the Falcon and TIE Fighter shown might be from the Value Line we saw for TFA and Rogue One.

DarthPete
02-04-2018, 04:22 PM
https://imgur.com/xdIhjWX

Here's a link to the pic with the falcon and tie. The tie certainly looks 3.75"... the falcon I think GL1 called it that its probably from the value line. At least I hope it is.

I'm not big on the Falcon design. I'm assuming this is pre "...I've made a lot of special modifications..." which naturally they had to do to because while else would we want to buy another falcon. Right? RIGHT?!

Goldleaderone
02-04-2018, 04:31 PM
I'm not big on the Falcon design. I'm assuming this is pre "...I've made a lot of special modifications..." which naturally they had to do to because while else would we want to buy another falcon. Right? RIGHT?!

#Notmyfalcon

Internets
02-04-2018, 04:31 PM
Jabba's palace to the right...

Internets
02-04-2018, 04:33 PM
Does this mean that the Falcon in ROTS is not the Falcon?

DarthPete
02-04-2018, 04:54 PM
I had exactly that thought when images of it first popped up.


Does this mean that the Falcon in ROTS is not the Falcon?

jedimasterc
02-04-2018, 05:10 PM
I'm thinking the Falcon and TIE Fighter shown might be from the Value Line we saw for TFA and Rogue One.

you know I though the same thing. I can't see putting figures in the Falcon that was shown.

bigbarada
02-04-2018, 05:49 PM
Does this mean that the Falcon in ROTS is not the Falcon?

Y'know I never once assumed that the freighter we saw in ROTS was THE Millenium Falcon. Since these are supposed to be mass produced vehicles, then it's just one of tens or even hundreds of thousands of that particular model of freighter produced. Kind of like when you see a Plymouth Roadrunner in Michigan then, thirty years later, you see another Plymouth Roadrunner in Connecticut, you don't just automatically assume that it was the exact same Plymouth Roadrunner.

That being said, I think this redesign of the Falcon is stupid.

indysolo007
02-04-2018, 05:57 PM
I kind of like it. Han made a lot of special modifications, so we knew it was different at some point. Plus Lando is a bit of a dandy, do you think he’d fly around in a hunk of junk?

RogueKnite
02-04-2018, 05:59 PM
#Notmyfalcon

Please tell me you're joking.

ReverendStrone
02-04-2018, 06:18 PM
LOVE the Falcon. This is clearly Lando's Falcon, not Han's. He was never going to bum around the galaxy in a hunk of junk. This looks like a ship that a man of sophisticated tastes like Lando would own. :) Gives new meaning to his words to Han at Cloud City, 'What have you done to my ship?'

Overall, I love that the design choices of this whole film so far make it feel like it was made in the 70s. :D

Goldleaderone
02-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Please tell me you're joking.

Haha yes I'm joking lol.

jedimasterc
02-04-2018, 06:40 PM
I'm thinking the Falcon and TIE Fighter shown might be from the Value Line we saw for TFA and Rogue One.

I did see the Value TIE Silencer at Big Lots as well.

R1G4R3PO
02-04-2018, 06:53 PM
I did see the Value TIE Silencer at Big Lots as well.

How did it's size compare to the 3.75 fig version? The new the looks maybe 3.75 fig scale or at least designed for 3.75 figs not nessessarily to scale for 3.75 figs.

Just saw teaser. Looks interesting. Personally it was hard to compare to any previous movie as we recently got a 4k tv and pic clarity is so vastly different. Returning to watch TWD marathon, those s3 episodes look very different in 4k. Lol.

Vatta
02-04-2018, 07:24 PM
unless the picture has some kinda forced perspective going on, it's not value line. It's 3.75 scaled, you can see some of the figures laying on the diorama below it. It's hard to tell with the quality of the picture if it's a totally new TIE or just an old one. The wings look different though compared to the old Kenner small wings, these look like they may be better scaled to the cockpit. Although it looks like the wing connector may be the same old 40 year old part. Also it looks like there is a third gun on the chin of the cockpit. But thats all just speculation, it's a small grainy picture and it's hard to pick out any solid details. Hopefully better quality ones will surface soon, or at the very least it'll be at Toyfair in a few weeks.

anyhow here is a link to the picture that is floating around, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cb77f11f172bc3feb41601b451eb48a9c9bc367a8ede0e7e3 6f86eca3919cf4.jpg

bigbarada
02-04-2018, 07:35 PM
I'm hoping it's just a cheap toy and the Falcon in the movie looks much better.

I do kind of like the look of the boxy speeder, though.

RogueKnite
02-04-2018, 09:09 PM
After seeing that 45 sec. teaser, for the first time, I'm excited for this film!

YavinTemplePilot
02-05-2018, 12:55 AM
I didn’t know my decision to not see any more Disney SW movies could be more cemented until I saw the Solo commercial.

saddestmoon
02-05-2018, 06:15 AM
The teaser looks great! :) love the new TIE variant, and seeing the SD in the gaseous space cloud tunnel thingee!

This looks like it’s going to be a fun adventure romp of a movie! I’m buckling up for the ride!

Cant wait for the second trailer tomorrow!

Ps: the falcon looks great - love the gleaming white interiors also!

HothHan
02-05-2018, 08:43 AM
The trailer from GMA was amazing. I had NO expectations for this but based on what we have seen it's gonna be a fun movie.

On the other hand the trailers from TLJ had me hyped and that movie was terrible.

HothHan
02-05-2018, 08:45 AM
The trailer from GMA was amazing. I had NO expectations for this but based on what we have seen it's gonna be a fun movie.

On the other hand the trailers from TLJ had me hyped and that movie was terrible.https://youtu.be/dNW0B0HsvVs

Billy_Ray
02-05-2018, 09:11 AM
Just watched the full trailer. I have to say, I wasn't too excited about the prospects of a Han Solo movie, even though he is pretty much my favorite character, but this actually looks pretty darned good! I am now officially excited. Interesting that the "teaser" shown during the Super Bowl is pretty much all different footage than the one shown on GMA. After so long without a trailer, we have now gotten two within the space of less than a day!

Favorite shot in the GMA trailer has to be that quick shot of Han unsnapping the strap on his holster.

VideoViper
02-05-2018, 09:17 AM
We will finally be getting a different looking chewie,

I thought it was a missed opertunity not to give him some grey hairs in the new trilogy.

DarkArtist
02-05-2018, 09:36 AM
Solo is going one of those movies where you either like it or not.. I don't think it will garner the same angry hate that TLJ still gets but I think it will be a 50/50 split on the fans. I was always more of a Luke Skywalker fan myself so Solo was never really my favorite character of the trio but I'm still loving what has been shown so far in the teaser and the GMA Trailer

HothHan
02-05-2018, 09:53 AM
I'm looking forward to Lando "Childish Gambino" Calrissian. From the few snippets it looks like he will give us a better glimpse of how Lando from the OT become the intergalactic lady killing entrepreneur that we all know and love.

Nighthawk
02-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Seems like the image of that Falcon is actually going to be the toy. Looks like that's how it looks like in the movie.

bigbarada
02-05-2018, 12:27 PM
After seeing the full trailer, I think I can learn to accept Alden Ehrenreich in the role of a young Han Solo (even though I'm not sure if I will ever be able to type his name out without Googling the proper spelling). I don't think Ehrenreich is any worse of a match for young Han Solo than River Phoenix or Sean Patrick Flanery were for young Indiana Jones.

It's funny reading comments on Youtube where people are already complaining about the existence of humor in this film. Humor and subverting drama with jokes have been a part of the Star Wars franchise from the beginning. If it doesn't have humor in it, then it's not a Star Wars movie. It's also weird how suddenly people think putting humor in a film makes it for "babies" and movies made for "adults" have no humor or lightheartedness in them whatsoever and are just a completely dreary and joyless slog to watch. Well, if that's how it works, then I guess I'll just be a baby until the day I die, because I want movies that are fun and entertaining, not completely miserable viewing experiences that take themselves too seriously.

But I digress, overall Solo looks pretty good. Definitely much better than I was expecting and I already want a toy of Han's scamp speeder from the start of the trailer. Still not sold on the redesign of the Falcon, though.

Jabbaman
02-05-2018, 01:14 PM
I want to like the movie but after hearing about all the bad news about it i'm not sure. I feel like it'll be another movie filled with Kathleen Kennedy's meddling and Emilia Clarke's character will actually be the lead due to this and her top-billing.

bigbarada
02-05-2018, 01:56 PM
I want to like the movie but after hearing about all the bad news about it i'm not sure. I feel like it'll be another movie filled with Kathleen Kennedy's meddling and Emilia Clarke's character will actually be the lead due to this and her top-billing.

All of the drama behind the scenes of this film has been pretty major and is probably common knowledge among Star Wars fans, but you just need to keep in mind that the last time a Star Wars movie had this many production issues and chaos so close to its release was the original Star Wars in 1977. That's not to say that the Han Solo movie will be great, but it just means that production problems are no guarantee that the movie will be horrible either.

I'm willing to give Solo a chance based on what I've seen in the teaser trailer and the Superbowl TV spot. That's far more positive than I was about this movie a week ago, where I was hoping that it would fail so hard that Kathleen Kennedy gets fired.

jedimasterc
02-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Solo is going one of those movies where you either like it or not.. I don't think it will garner the same angry hate that TLJ still gets but I think it will be a 50/50 split on the fans. I was always more of a Luke Skywalker fan myself so Solo was never really my favorite character of the trio but I'm still loving what has been shown so far in the teaser and the GMA Trailer

Again, as I said in my post I didn't understand the hatred The Last Jedi got. What am I stupid that I was the only one who enjoyed it? The Solo movie looks interesting visually but as said I will have to see the film to make my judgement. I walked out of TLJJ with a smile on my face. Is that what a movie is suppose to do?

DarkArtist
02-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Again, as I said in my post I didn't understand the hatred The Last Jedi got. What am I stupid that I was the only one who enjoyed it? The Solo movie looks interesting visually but as said I will have to see the film to make my judgement. I walked out of TLJJ with a smile on my face. Is that what a movie is suppose to do?


I loved TLJ...I thought it was a great movie...were there parts I didn't like... absolutely (canto bight, Luke's milk drinking scene, Leia still being alive at the end and Luke dying) but all in all I loved it.

and NO you are not stupid for liking the film... and don't let anyone tell you that or believe that.

HothHan
02-05-2018, 03:27 PM
Just noticed Han's dice hanging from the speeder he is driving in with Khaleesi around the .10 sec mark of trailer.

ZiggyStarkiller
02-05-2018, 06:23 PM
I don't know, maybe it's because my expectations were nonexistent, but I didn't think the trailer was that bad. I still don't think it'll be anything above average, but it certainly doesn't look like the dumpster fire I was expecting.

Vorax
02-05-2018, 07:17 PM
The trailer looked mediocre, my impression was Rogue One crossed with American Graffiti & Guardians of the Galaxy. Looks like typical Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm formula.

bigbarada
02-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Looks like typical Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm formula.

And you expected anything different?

I'm just in this for the action figures now. As long as the movies aren't too terrible and create some potential for some cool new toys, then I'm happy. I stopped expecting cinematic greatness from Star Wars films after about 2002.

Masterfett
02-05-2018, 07:54 PM
I kind of feel the same way. Problem is they don't seem to want to make hardly any anymore...


Jabba's palace to the right...
TBH, that's the first thing I noticed! Seems like the perfect (and last) time for the Sail Barge. :whistling:
I would have also possibly taken a Jabba's Palace Playset too!

The falcon definitely looks very cheap, and under scaled. Will not be getting that at all.

Also, that blue Speeder look dreadful. Did they cut up a Cigarette carton for it, like I used to do to make vehicles?! :rolleyes:

As for to the conversation about the changed Falcon, isn't it Canon that it's basically the same as any other freighters of that Class? Just that Han made "slight" modifications engine wise? Changing it too much visually just makes it seem weird and unnecessary. IMO

BlackSquadron
02-05-2018, 08:58 PM
I want to like the movie but after hearing about all the bad news about it i'm not sure. I feel like it'll be another movie filled with Kathleen Kennedy's meddling and Emilia Clarke's character will actually be the lead due to this and her top-billing.

We should just kill the internet. I've been with Star Wars since the start, I was 5 when Star Wars came out. And for Empire and Jedi we didn't have to worry about leaks and behind the scene rumblings.

Jaws had a terrible shoot thanks to the shark. Now imagine had the net been around back then and word had gotten out about the troubled shoot.

Imagine had the net been going strong like today and we found out that James Cammeron replaced James Remare with Micheal Beihn in the middle of shooting Aliens!

Imagine had the net been around when they were shooting From Dusk til Dawn and word had leaked that production was going to be halted because of the film union. Oh wait, it was. Nobody cared. You know why?

Because it wasn't Star Wars. Every year, tons of movies come out. And I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that at least 80% of these movies have some sort of issue, some sort of problems. Probably about 20% have major issues (I've worked in film, I speak from experience).

But because it's Star Wars, it's a big deal. Because Star Wars is held to much higher scrutiny than any other property. In the end, everyone forgets that these are just people trying to make a movie. No body is infalible. (Mods, can we please get a spell check installed). :grin:

What ever happened to just watching a Trailer and deciding whether or not it's a movie you want to see?

gijigsaw
02-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Loved the Super Bowl teaser and the full trailer. Definitely like the design of the ships and costumes. One of the reasons I loved Rogue One so much is the costume design. Very excited about this movie. Hope they have a decent line up of toys. I don't expect great - just decent at this point. I filled a Darth Vader carrying case with Rogue one figures: http://gijigsaw.blogspot.com/2017/12/rogue-one-carrying-case.html

And several vintage vinyl carrying cases for Force Awakens and Last Jedi - so there is hope. http://gijigsaw.blogspot.com/2018/01/force-awakens-last-jedi-and-rogue-one.html

Lance_Quazar
02-05-2018, 09:13 PM
We should just kill the internet. I've been with Star Wars since the start, I was 5 when Star Wars came out. And for Empire and Jedi we didn't have to worry about leaks and behind the scene rumblings.

Jaws had a terrible shoot thanks to the shark. Now imagine had the net been around back then and word had gotten out about the troubled shoot.

Imagine had the net been going strong like today and we found out that James Cammeron replaced James Remare with Micheal Beihn in the middle of shooting Aliens!

Imagine had the net been around when they were shooting From Dusk til Dawn and word had leaked that production was going to be halted because of the film union. Oh wait, it was. Nobody cared. You know why?

Because it wasn't Star Wars. Every year, tons of movies come out. And I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that at least 80% of these movies have some sort of issue, some sort of problems. Probably about 20% have major issues (I've worked in film, I speak from experience).

But because it's Star Wars, it's a big deal. Because Star Wars is held to much higher scrutiny than any other property. In the end, everyone forgets that these are just people trying to make a movie. No body is infalible. (Mods, can we please get a spell check installed). :grin:

What ever happened to just watching a Trailer and deciding whether or not it's a movie you want to see?

This should be required reading before anyone logs onto the internet.

ReytheJedi
02-05-2018, 11:21 PM
We should just kill the internet. I've been with Star Wars since the start, I was 5 when Star Wars came out. And for Empire and Jedi we didn't have to worry about leaks and behind the scene rumblings.

Jaws had a terrible shoot thanks to the shark. Now imagine had the net been around back then and word had gotten out about the troubled shoot.

Imagine had the net been going strong like today and we found out that James Cammeron replaced James Remare with Micheal Beihn in the middle of shooting Aliens!

Imagine had the net been around when they were shooting From Dusk til Dawn and word had leaked that production was going to be halted because of the film union. Oh wait, it was. Nobody cared. You know why?

Because it wasn't Star Wars. Every year, tons of movies come out. And I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that at least 80% of these movies have some sort of issue, some sort of problems. Probably about 20% have major issues (I've worked in film, I speak from experience).

But because it's Star Wars, it's a big deal. Because Star Wars is held to much higher scrutiny than any other property. In the end, everyone forgets that these are just people trying to make a movie. No body is infalible. (Mods, can we please get a spell check installed). :grin:

What ever happened to just watching a Trailer and deciding whether or not it's a movie you want to see?

thank you!

DarkManX
02-06-2018, 12:27 AM
Came to the realization after seeing the pristine Falcon that Han Solo is the Ricky of Star Wars

HanSano
02-06-2018, 01:32 AM
With the Teaser and the pics of Lego & Nuremberg Toy Fair arriving, Isn`t it time to to create a own "Solo" Thread with its specific Sub-threads in the Forum now...???

BTW i loved the Official Trailer with its Heist / Magnificent Seven Touch... i loved it because again no Jedi in sight (There werent many "Jedi Moments" in the OT you know) .. i loved that there are many references (by purpose or not) to the old canon even the books of Neil l. Smith & Brian Daley..i loved that i didint see a Design so far that is lazely copied by an old Ralph McQarrie sketch ... Im exited for the things to come..

Lance_Quazar
02-06-2018, 01:42 AM
With the Teaser and the pics of Lego & Nuremberg Toy Fair arriving, Isn`t it time to to create a own "Solo" Thread with its specific Sub-threads in the Forum now...???


Yes. Yes, it is.

Lance_Quazar
02-06-2018, 01:45 AM
I loved TLJ...I thought it was a great movie...were there parts I didn't like... absolutely (canto bight, Luke's milk drinking scene, Leia still being alive at the end and Luke dying) but all in all I loved it.

and NO you are not stupid for liking the film... and don't let anyone tell you that or believe that.

After having read way too much about TLJ over the past two months in the form of reviews, blog posts, articles and countless forum posts, I feel very confident in my assessment that the people that like TLJ are smart and the haters are, well.....not. I know this comment will bring me nothing but cheers of enthusiastic agreement in this forum.

RigoTheDamnJedi
02-06-2018, 04:29 AM
I personally love what Hasbro been doing with the 5 POA 3.75 figures (minus useless missle lunchers) however been mix on the 3.75 vehicles the Tie looks great but that falcon looks disappointing was hopeing Hasbro would improve on the crappy TFA falcon but this just terrible.

RogueKnite
02-06-2018, 06:08 AM
After having read way too much about TLJ over the past two months in the form of reviews, blog posts, articles and countless forum posts, I feel very confident in my assessment that the people that like TLJ are smart and the haters are, well.....not. I know this comment will bring me nothing but cheers of enthusiastic agreement in this forum.

As someone who reads the TLJ Rotten Tomatoes user reviews every week for a SW podcast, I can definitely understand/appreciate that perspective.

Internets
02-06-2018, 06:30 AM
LOVE the Falcon. This is clearly Lando's Falcon, not Han's. He was never going to bum around the galaxy in a hunk of junk. This looks like a ship that a man of sophisticated tastes like Lando would own. :) Gives new meaning to his words to Han at Cloud City, 'What have you done to my ship?'

They're going to have to reconcile some notable dialogue:

LANDO
Why, you slimy, double-crossing,
no-good swindler! You've got a
lot of guts coming here, after
what you pulled.


Han points to himself innocently, mouthing, "Me?"


Lando moves threateningly toward Han. Suddenly, he throws his arms
around his startled, long-lost friend and embraces him.


LANDO
(laughs)
How you doing, you old pirate?
So good to see you! I never thought
I'd catch up with you again. Where
you been?

So presumably, they part after Han obtains the Falcon ("what have you done to my ship?") on terms that are neither amicable or disagreeable (or both simultaneously).

HothHan
02-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Came to the realization after seeing the pristine Falcon that Han Solo is the Ricky of Star Wars

What acronym will be used for Solo? I think ARM may have won...

DarkManX
02-06-2018, 12:13 PM
What acronym will be used for Solo? I think ARM may have won...

HSSS, it's almost a cobra tank of an acronym


lol good to see someone caught the joke

Lance_Quazar
02-06-2018, 03:22 PM
As someone who reads the TLJ Rotten Tomatoes user reviews every week for a SW podcast, I can definitely understand/appreciate that perspective.

:)


p.s. -
That sounds like a miserable job. My sympathies.

Bothan42
02-06-2018, 11:37 PM
The Solo trailer was great. Beautiful cinematography and costume designs, I’m going to buy a figure of that weird alien bounty hunter with all the bones on him day one.

mandalore9998
02-07-2018, 06:56 AM
The Solo trailer was great. Beautiful cinematography and costume designs, I’m going to buy a figure of that weird alien bounty hunter with all the bones on him day one.

He's a very cool looking character. I'm hoping L3-37 comes out in the first wave as well. There's good potential for a few new trooper designs, and if we get the main humans seen in the trailer: Tobias, Val, and Qi'Ra., I'll be happy.

Jabbaman
02-07-2018, 03:24 PM
I think it would be quite cool if they could incorporate Han becoming a smuggler for Jabba, the swoop race with Dengar and possibly an early meeting with Greedo into the film.

Billy_Ray
02-07-2018, 03:42 PM
Found this over at JTA:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/landokessel.jpg

Masterfett
02-07-2018, 10:34 PM
That almost looks like an out of proportion Funko sculpt. :weeabooface:

Considering the cutback even further than TLJ, there's no way we'll get half of those cool looking characters!
:(

Wookieman26
02-08-2018, 03:39 AM
Eh, not too pumped for this toyline. Unlike TFA/R1/TLJ, I will not buy anything except any OT/PT/R1 stuff they might throw at us until after the movie’s out. It’s not like I’ll miss anything . After all, it’s always on sale after the fact!

darth_sidious
02-08-2018, 10:13 AM
I'm hoping that the first wave contains some TLJ characters, because I don't plan on buying anything Solo related before seeing the movie.

keknivek
02-08-2018, 05:54 PM
The thing that I hate about collecting now is that I will buy a figure in 5POA if it isn't a character I expect in SA eventually, and yet I end up with a 5POA Jyn just because I wanted Saw and Edrio. I end up with a 5POA Cassian because I got the U-Wing when it hit $20. I bought figures like Siddon Ithano and Quiggold and Sefla and Sarco because I highly doubt they'll get another figure.

Now I'll end up with a 5POA Lando because that 2nd figure with him is weird enough that I want it. I keep telling myself I'm not buying 5POA... but I've got more than 20 of them anyway.
Siddon Ithano, Quiggold, Sarco, PZ-4CO, Sefla, Rey(from speeder), Cassian(from U-Wing), Bala Tik, Saw, Edrio, Trooper, Jyn, Pao, Deathtrooper, stormtrooper, Moroff, K-2SO, Ground Crew, Unkar's Thug, Teedo,

DarkManX
02-08-2018, 06:20 PM
The thing that I hate about collecting now is that I will buy a figure in 5POA if it isn't a character I expect in SA eventually, and yet I end up with a 5POA Jyn just because I wanted Saw and Edrio. I end up with a 5POA Cassian because I got the U-Wing when it hit $20. I bought figures like Siddon Ithano and Quiggold and Sefla and Sarco because I highly doubt they'll get another figure.

Now I'll end up with a 5POA Lando because that 2nd figure with him is weird enough that I want it. I keep telling myself I'm not buying 5POA... but I've got more than 20 of them anyway.
Siddon Ithano, Quiggold, Sarco, PZ-4CO, Sefla, Rey(from speeder), Cassian(from U-Wing), Bala Tik, Saw, Edrio, Trooper, Jyn, Pao, Deathtrooper, stormtrooper, Moroff, K-2SO, Ground Crew, Unkar's Thug, Teedo,

When they first announced that the main line was going to be 5 points of articulation, I was adamant I wouldn't buy them and that I was Team Super Articulated. Then I saw them and a lot of them are great looking and fit my display style. I'm still going to get super articulated figures since they'll actually be available now but I personally find the 5 points of articulation line to be superior and will be the primary focus of my collection going forward.

JynForce
02-08-2018, 09:00 PM
I'm actually way more excited for this line (no matter how small it is) than I was for TLJ. Han and Lando look cool, and Qi'ra I really want a figure of. TLJ line looked boring from the get go, and the mediocrity of the movie didn't help. But this, the movie looks good, and the characters/figures excite me much more. Can't wait for April!

DarkManX
02-08-2018, 10:49 PM
I'm actually way more excited for this line (no matter how small it is) than I was for TLJ. Han and Lando look cool, and Qi'ra I really want a figure of. TLJ line looked boring from the get go, and the mediocrity of the movie didn't help. But this, the movie looks good, and the characters/figures excite me much more. Can't wait for April!

The Last Jedi was the least toy friendly movie in the saga simply due to the film not taking place years later like the rest of the main films

Trooper31
02-09-2018, 05:41 AM
I'm actually way more excited for this line (no matter how small it is) than I was for TLJ. Han and Lando look cool, and Qi'ra I really want a figure of. TLJ line looked boring from the get go, and the mediocrity of the movie didn't help. But this, the movie looks good, and the characters/figures excite me much more. Can't wait for April!


Han's speeder and the speeder bike look promising. I'm actually excited about TF, under the assumption Disney actually allows Hasbro to show the Solo stuff.
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keknivek
02-09-2018, 08:30 AM
When they first announced that the main line was going to be 5 points of articulation, I was adamant I wouldn't buy them and that I was Team Super Articulated. Then I saw them and a lot of them are great looking and fit my display style. I'm still going to get super articulated figures since they'll actually be available now but I personally find the 5 points of articulation line to be superior and will be the primary focus of my collection going forward.

I won't tell anyone they are wrong to like the 5POA stuff. I just see it as a huge step backwards. I was steadily replacing any 5POA (or any of the older figures that may have had swivel arms or something) with figures that were much more poseable and, in my eyes anyway, better and more advanced figures. SOME of the 5POA are really nice looking. I'd put the Siddon Ithano figure up there with any sculpts we have. He'd simply be better if he at least had elbows to hold a gun properly. That's all I'm saying. I don't need that character to do the splits.

I think some of it is the paint too. I saw someone repainted some of the sculpts we received from TFA and they are so far beyond what we got.

HothHan
02-09-2018, 08:36 AM
I won't tell anyone they are wrong to like the 5POA stuff. I just see it as a huge step backwards. I was steadily replacing any 5POA (or any of the older figures that may have had swivel arms or something) with figures that were much more poseable and, in my eyes anyway, better and more advanced figures. SOME of the 5POA are really nice looking. I'd put the Siddon Ithano figure up there with any sculpts we have. He'd simply be better if he at least had elbows to hold a gun properly. That's all I'm saying. I don't need that character to do the splits.

I think some of it is the paint too. I saw someone repainted some of the sculpts we received from TFA and they are so far beyond what we got.Agreed. We need functional articulation. Across the board.

keknivek
02-09-2018, 08:48 AM
Agreed. We need functional articulation. Across the board.

Is there a forum for that? If not, we should start the 3 3/4" FA action figure thread. I'd say troopers and main characters need the most. Background characters or "non action" figures need very little. If the character gets in on the action, let them have the ability to show action. 5POA is an inaction figure.

Trooper31
02-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Agreed. We need functional articulation. Across the board.

Yes, yes, and again, yes. You hit the nail on the head. I really wish Hasbro would see your post and take it to heart.
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DarkArtist
02-09-2018, 02:58 PM
I really want an action figure of Lando's droid Vuffi Raa . I'm hoping the droid in the trailer is Ruffi and we get him.

R1G4R3PO
02-09-2018, 03:24 PM
I really want an action figure of Lando's droid Vuffi Raa . I'm hoping the droid in the trailer is Ruffi and we get him.

I forgot about ruffi, I was hoping to see bullish and blue max in the movie. By chest design though, the droid in trailer can't be bullox unlrss disney redisigned him and blue max (like they did jaina & jacen lol)

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:45 PM
the swoop race with Dengar

No.

No no.

Nope.

No.

.

No.

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:49 PM
SOME of the 5POA are really nice looking. I'd put the Siddon Ithano figure up there with any sculpts we have. He'd simply be better if he at least had elbows to hold a gun properly. That's all I'm saying. I don't need that character to do the splits.

Yes.

Yes yes.

Yep.

Uhuh.

.

Yeah.

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:49 PM
Found this over at JTA:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/landokessel.jpg

Designs look good, execution looks awful.

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:52 PM
5POA is an inaction figure.

Which is why this cool Samurai guy is gonna be a real shame as a figure. It'll look great but he'll be stiff as a board.

bigbarada
02-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Yeah, I thought the exact same thing when I saw someone mention the swoop race with Dengar. That's one of those elements of the old EU that I was glad to see flushed down the toilet where it belonged.

bigbarada
02-09-2018, 04:54 PM
No.

No no.

Nope.

No.

.

No.

This was the post I should have quoted with my previous reply.

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:56 PM
I forgot about ruffi, I was hoping to see bullish and blue max in the movie. By chest design though, the droid in trailer can't be bullox unlrss disney redisigned him and blue max (like they did jaina & jacen lol)

Bollux.

But none of them will be in it. They might throw in vague tips of the hat to some things in those books, but nothing more than that. Anyone hoping they'll do what they did with Thrawn in Rebels will be disappointed.

Oddball_Fett
02-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Yeah, I thought the exact same thing when I saw someone mention the swoop race with Dengar. That's one of those elements of the old EU that I was glad to see flushed down the toilet where it belonged.

Aye, some good stuff in there. Some outright garbage.

Billy_Ray
02-09-2018, 05:38 PM
I really want an action figure of Lando's droid Vuffi Raa . I'm hoping the droid in the trailer is Ruffi and we get him.


I forgot about ruffi, I was hoping to see bullish and blue max in the movie. By chest design though, the droid in trailer can't be bullox unlrss disney redisigned him and blue max (like they did jaina & jacen lol)

It's neither one of these, the droid is L3-37...apparently the first "female" droid in the films (please no obligatory "KK's agenda" comments, I don't think I can take any more of that), though I always thought TC-14 was "female".

Internets
02-09-2018, 05:45 PM
W-A7 was surely the first female droid in the films.

jabbabon
02-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Ummm ev9d9 is female although the idea of a droid being male or female seems ridiculous

PotatoFighter
02-09-2018, 06:16 PM
It's all about the programming, man. They can be programmed to act more feminine, or more masculine.

Masterfett
02-09-2018, 08:16 PM
Exactly. Droids should be Gender neutral. Though I always thought them having a feminine or masculine voice depended on what the owner preferred.

But yeah, "first Female Droid"? Hardly...

Now, if they want to cross that line of simple Droids to Androids with full functionality. Then that's a very different scenario. Then they would be dealing with AI's not, pre-programmed computers.

HothHan
02-09-2018, 08:38 PM
I thought the blue Droid from TFA (with that weird neck) was "female"?

HothHan
02-09-2018, 08:40 PM
Also the Droid from Dexter's Diner was female and I was always under the impression that the ooooba Droid mid-wife was female.

DarkManX
02-09-2018, 09:47 PM
Betty bots

OxnardMontalvo
02-10-2018, 07:14 AM
I've only read the press release in one way. That it's the first female droid PRIMARY Character thats front and centre in the storyline.

HothHan
02-10-2018, 10:17 AM
I've only read the press release in one way. That it's the first female droid PRIMARY Character thats front and centre in the storyline.Well it's more annoying that way.

PotatoFighter
02-10-2018, 05:33 PM
My question is, who really cares about the gender of the droid?

It doesn't really matter or affect anything in the story that I can think of.

Idpullthecurtain
02-11-2018, 02:36 AM
My question is, who really cares about the gender of the droid?

It doesn't really matter or affect anything in the story that I can think of.

Mans actually it doesn’t mean really gender at all in the true sense. It’s a machine.

bigbarada
02-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Mans actually it doesn’t mean really gender at all in the true sense. It’s a machine.

Yeah, droids are manufactured products. Biological gender exists for procreation. Since droids don't procreate and are assembled in a factory, then gender is completely meaningless for them. It's makes about as much sense as asking if my toaster is a boy or a girl.

HothHan
02-11-2018, 09:08 AM
My question is, who really cares about the gender of the droid?

It doesn't really matter or affect anything in the story that I can think of.The only people that care are the SJW pack leaders that make it a point to remind us that it's the first female Droid.

Captain_Piet
02-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Back on track, Toy Fair this coming weekend. Be nice to get a sense of the Solo rollout.

lordtyrannus
02-11-2018, 10:20 AM
I'm curious as to whether there will be a "Solo" reset in stores or if they'll casually start mixing the new merchandise with TLJ stuff, since none of the items from TLJ were designated as such.


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bigbarada
02-11-2018, 11:04 AM
I'm curious as to whether there will be a "Solo" reset in stores or if they'll casually start mixing the new merchandise with TLJ stuff, since none of the items from TLJ were designated as such.


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With the movie coming out so close to TLJ, I'm guessing that the release of the Solo toys will be similar to how the MCU toys have been coming out over the last couple of years. With a small reset of that section of the toy aisle a few weeks before the movie comes out, without much fanfare, then clearance it all out to make room for the next movie's toys.

I definitely hope they don't try to do another "midnight madness" type of event, because those get old quickly. Just let the toys surprise us when they arrive in the stores.

HothHan
02-11-2018, 11:52 AM
With the movie coming out so close to TLJ, I'm guessing that the release of the Solo toys will be similar to how the MCU toys have been coming out over the last couple of years. With a small reset of that section of the toy aisle a few weeks before the movie comes out, without much fanfare, then clearance it all out to make room for the next movie's toys.

I definitely hope they don't try to do another "midnight madness" type of event, because those get old quickly. Just let the toys surprise us when they arrive in the stores.Yea agreed on the MM events. I've been saying since this movie was officially announced that there would be no MM for it. Highly doubt they will announce one.

SWfanSean
02-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Yea agreed on the MM events. I've been saying since this movie was officially announced that there would be no MM for it. Highly doubt they will announce one.

Was there a midnight release for Rouge One? I just remember the whole "Rogue Friday" thing but cant remember if there was a midnight release. As for Solo, I agree. I'd be shocked if we got any type of midnight release. Especially since Toysrus is closing so many of their stores, it just seems rather pointless. Just keep the midnight events for the episodic films.

RogueKnite
02-11-2018, 03:19 PM
TRU did a midnight event for Rogue One. So far, TRU has done a midnight event for every toy launch of the modern era of collecting, sans TCW (08) movie.

HothHan
02-11-2018, 03:48 PM
I should have clarified - IF there is a MM for Solo...I'll be there lol

bigbarada
02-11-2018, 05:08 PM
I should have clarified - IF there is a MM for Solo...I'll be there lol

I'll definitely be there too, but that's mostly because I will likely have to work and be the guy putting all the new toys out on the shelf. :hmm:

There are actually a couple of items, from the little that we've seen so far, that I am excited about. Namely that new TIE Fighter, that looks to be in 3.75" scale, and that Hero Series Chewbacca.

I really want a new OT era TIE Fighter that shares no parts in common with the original Kenner TIE Fighter, so I'm hoping that's what this new release is. Not that I hate the Kenner TIE Fighter, it's just that I've owned so many versions of that toy since getting my first one on Christmas day in 1980, that I simply want to see a new version.

The Hero series Chewie looks like a scaled up version of the TFA Armor-Up Chewbacca and that's still my favorite Chewie figure from the last 12 years.

Outside of those two items, everything else (that has been revealed so far) is a wait and see.

DarthPete
02-11-2018, 05:21 PM
I'm not crazy about the design of the Falcon and just how clean and new looking it is from what we've seen so far, but it's what I'm most looking forward to seeing.

Masterfett
02-11-2018, 06:09 PM
It doesn't really matter or affect anything in the story that I can think of.
Unless the Female lead character has a romantic relationship with it. That seems like the next step in breaking down borders.

DarkManX
02-11-2018, 06:11 PM
I'm not crazy about the design of the Falcon and just how clean and new looking it is from what we've seen so far, but it's what I'm most looking forward to seeing.

It all makes me think of the Trailer Park Boys christmas flashback movie where Julian gives Ricky the car and it's all brand new and beautiful looking. Of course Ricky trashes the hell out of it in no time.

DarkManX
02-11-2018, 06:14 PM
Back on track, Toy Fair this coming weekend. Be nice to get a sense of the Solo rollout.

I'm actually kind of hyped for Toy Fair to see the Han Solo movie stuff and hopefully some vintage card figures. I don't expect to see many of the latter but it'd be cool if they showed a couple of new figures coming out after the 1st wave of primarily repacks.

bigbarada
02-11-2018, 07:37 PM
I'm not crazy about the design of the Falcon and just how clean and new looking it is from what we've seen so far, but it's what I'm most looking forward to seeing.

I've seen Lucasfilm try to justify it by saying, "It's based on the early Ralph McQuarrie design!" Well, I said this when they started recycling old concept art for the Prequels and I'll say it now: some of those designs were rejected for a reason.

RogueKnite
02-11-2018, 10:15 PM
I've seen Lucasfilm try to justify it by saying, "It's based on the early Ralph McQuarrie design!" Well, I said this when they started recycling old concept art for the Prequels and I'll say it now: some of those designs were rejected for a reason.

I completely agree. I've never understood why certain people worship the discarded/rejected concept art.

keknivek
02-11-2018, 10:36 PM
I'm not crazy about the design of the Falcon and just how clean and new looking it is from what we've seen so far, but it's what I'm most looking forward to seeing.

I've seen a lot of posts about not liking the falcon design, but I like the idea of the Falcon being a "hunk of junk" in ANH because of all it's been through. Lando is clearly not the type to fly around in a barge. He'd have cleaner lines like a sports car with his ship. Han is more of a hauler and brawler. I think it's great.

Billy_Ray
02-11-2018, 11:55 PM
I really want an action figure of Lando's droid Vuffi Raa . I'm hoping the droid in the trailer is Ruffi and we get him.


I've seen Lucasfilm try to justify it by saying, "It's based on the early Ralph McQuarrie design!" Well, I said this when they started recycling old concept art for the Prequels and I'll say it now: some of those designs were rejected for a reason.

Yeah, but it's not based on the early Ralph McQuarrie designs because the early Ralph McQuarrie designs for the Falcon are what wound up being the Blockade Runner:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554a2d9de4b026eda634d25f/t/55e5e462e4b0a8b31d2ae405/1441129571715/

Even the McQuarrie designs after they changed it still looks more like the Falcon in ANH, with the separate mandibles:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dd/4f/72/dd4f728c2875ce3d3d20e96ea7e02ab2.jpg

Coreworld
02-12-2018, 04:28 AM
This is the concept they were referring to:
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_20180212_084735_kindlephoto-83091042.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_20180212_084735_kindlephoto-83091042.jpg)

Trooper31
02-12-2018, 07:53 AM
Back on track, Toy Fair this coming weekend. Be nice to get a sense of the Solo rollout.

I'm actually excited about TF. I hope we get a good idea of where Hasbro is going with Solo and the gap until E IX.

I think they'll release the Solo stuff about a month before the film hits. I have a feeling the line will be rather small, though it would be great to see Hasbro surprise us.

Billy_Ray
02-12-2018, 08:18 AM
This is the concept they were referring to:
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_20180212_084735_kindlephoto-83091042.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_20180212_084735_kindlephoto-83091042.jpg)

Yeah, I watched the Star Wars show where they talked about this and it seems they were really only talking about the radar dish and single cannon.

keknivek
02-12-2018, 08:47 AM
I'm actually excited about TF. I hope we get a good idea of where Hasbro is going with Solo and the gap until E IX.

I think they'll release the Solo stuff about a month before the film hits. I have a feeling the line will be rather small, though it would be great to see Hasbro surprise us.

I feel like it's really impossible to be too excited about a convention at this point. I've been there and been totally bummed because Hasbro was a total no show. Man, what I wouldn't give to have a full presentation of what is coming through 2018!

Hasbro could've spit in a jar and I'd have bought it as Naboo sea water back in 2012. Now I don't even have main characters like Baze and Chirrut because the 5POA just isn't good enough and I'm not buying everything 3 or 4 times while they get it right like the POTF/POTJ/30th Ann days.

mandalore9998
02-12-2018, 09:20 AM
I'm actually excited about TF. I hope we get a good idea of where Hasbro is going with Solo and the gap until E IX.

I think they'll release the Solo stuff about a month before the film hits. I have a feeling the line will be rather small, though it would be great to see Hasbro surprise us.

Solo products are apparently coming out on April 20th. I'm looking forward to seeing what ships are released by Hot Wheels and what figures come out before the film.

Trooper31
02-12-2018, 09:24 AM
I guess I'm excited about the looks the Solo toys have. 5 POA is not interesting to me, but I'm interested in the vehicles. I'd really love to see some TVC Solo figures, but Hasbro will probably follow their SOP and put out 6" Solo figures and 5 POA Solo figures first, and then wait about 6 months for any 3.75" SA Solo stuff, just to try and fool collectors again into buyng the kinds of figures they may not want first because the don't think there will be SA versions and then buying the SA versions later on once they get released.

I am also waiting for SA versions of Baze and Chirrut. I doubt we'll see them in 2018, though.

keknivek
02-12-2018, 10:13 AM
I guess I'm excited about the looks the Solo toys have. 5 POA is not interesting to me, but I'm interested in the vehicles. I'd really love to see some TVC Solo figures, but Hasbro will probably follow their SOP and put out 6" Solo figures and 5 POA Solo figures first, and then wait about 6 months for any 3.75" SA Solo stuff, just to try and fool collectors again into buyng the kinds of figures they may not want first because the don't think there will be SA versions and then buying the SA versions later on once they get released.

I am also waiting for SA versions of Baze and Chirrut. I doubt we'll see them in 2018, though.

The Disney purchase gave Hasbro the break they needed to go full 5POA (they actually started this before Disney). I've said it before, but honestly where was Hasbro going to go to improve the SA figures they were putting out since 2004? The new paint apps on the faces we've seen now with the 6" figures would be great to see on the 3 3/4" figures, but I wonder how possible that is? Buy them if you like them I say, but for me, I'll save money until the better version comes out... and if it doesn't, I'm sure I won't miss it that badly.

At this point I should have TFA [Leia (General), Han (reg outfit), Hux, Flametrooper, Snowtrooper, Finn (Stormtrooper), Poe (non-pilot), FO Tie Pilot, Resistance Trooper, and a handful of aliens like Unkar Plutt, Maz, etc.]

I should have TLJ [Leia, Poe (non-pilot), Kylo (new), Rey (new), DJ, Luke (exile), Snoke, Ackbar, and I'm sure I'm missing someone]

RO:

[B]I HAVE NONE of these characters in my collection. That's 25 named characters... and I know I would have bought others if they had been Functionally Articulated as well. [Haask Thug, Guavian Enforcer, Tasu Leech, Asty, etc]

DarkArtist
02-12-2018, 10:39 AM
do we have a street date on these? with the movie out in 3 months I'd expect to see these hitting the shelves in mid march

Goldleaderone
02-12-2018, 10:41 AM
do we have a street date on these? with the movie out in 3 months I'd expect to see these hitting the shelves in mid march

I could have sworn I saw somewhere there was an April 20th Force Friday for these figures.

Can anyone confirm?

mandalore9998
02-12-2018, 11:29 AM
I could have sworn I saw somewhere there was an April 20th Force Friday for these figures.

Can anyone confirm?

According to Yakface.com, the date is April 20th.

RogueKnite
02-12-2018, 11:31 AM
I could have sworn I saw somewhere there was an April 20th Force Friday for these figures.

Can anyone confirm?

It's unofficially April 20th. At this point, there's no reason to believe it's otherwise.

DarkArtist
02-12-2018, 11:42 AM
I was curious if it was going to be another Force Friday type event. I'm shocked that it's so close to the release of the film. normally these events are a good 2-3 months earlier to help build up sales etc.

indysolo007
02-12-2018, 12:11 PM
I think having them too far out proved detrimental to Sales according to a recent article.

HothHan
02-12-2018, 04:48 PM
I was curious if it was going to be another Force Friday type event. I'm shocked that it's so close to the release of the film. normally these events are a good 2-3 months earlier to help build up sales etc.Thus far having the events and release dates too early have proven to do the exact opposite of building up sales.

I would much rather new stuff come out 4-6 weeks before the movies. That way it's not just collecting dust on shelves weeks before the movies hits. I have felt that September was always felt waaay too early for these December movies.

Just think back to ROTS. Midnight Madness was April 2 2005 and ROTS came out May 19 2005. That was a perfect merchandise to movie release ratio.

Trooper31
02-13-2018, 05:53 AM
Agreed. I think the biggest problem Hasbro has had with the December films is that the stores are gearing up for Christmas and Hasbro was stuck in the situation of putting stuff out in September or having a hard time getting shelf space closer to Christmas. To me, the December film schedule really hurts the merchandising side of things.

However, I agree, a 4-6 week on-street date as opposed to 3 months before would be a lot better. I remember back then Hasbro would show us some stuff that was coming out at the launch and then they had waves planned to hit around the time the film hit, or just after. I don't know if the initial wave 1 runs were lower than they are now, but knowing they had to get the follow wave out a few weeks later, probably played a factor on how much of wave 1 was produced.

Nicklab
02-13-2018, 09:36 AM
I think having them too far out proved detrimental to Sales according to a recent article.

Hasbro's CEO mentioned as much during their corporate earnings conference call. The launch for the past three toy lines have been about 3.5 months in advance of the theatrical releases. Sure, Disney and Lucasfilm start ramping up the hype machine in advance of a Star Wars movie release, but the bulk of that promotion is usually about a month or so prior to the movie release. Releasing the toy line closer to the theatrical release *SHOULD* be good from a cross-promotional standpoint. And in the case of SOLO coming out in May, the options are a little more open.

The Christmas release for a movie complicates the merchandising. And that's because the retailers generally want to have their displays and shelf layouts set from around October through the holiday season. You've got to think that this impacted the decision making process for Hasbro, Lucasfilm licensing and the retailers about the early September launches for the TFA, RO and TLJ lines. But I can definitely see how the big gap in time from the line launch up until the movie release may have led to some fatigue for the brand, and sales that would be less than enthusiastic in late November through December.

Trooper31
02-14-2018, 06:50 AM
Hasbro's CEO mentioned as much during their corporate earnings conference call. The launch for the past three toy lines have been about 3.5 months in advance of the theatrical releases. Sure, Disney and Lucasfilm start ramping up the hype machine in advance of a Star Wars movie release, but the bulk of that promotion is usually about a month or so prior to the movie release. Releasing the toy line closer to the theatrical release *SHOULD* be good from a cross-promotional standpoint. And in the case of SOLO coming out in May, the options are a little more open.

The Christmas release for a movie complicates the merchandising. And that's because the retailers generally want to have their displays and shelf layouts set from around October through the holiday season. You've got to think that this impacted the decision making process for Hasbro, Lucasfilm licensing and the retailers about the early September launches for the TFA, RO and TLJ lines. But I can definitely see how the big gap in time from the line launch up until the movie release may have led to some fatigue for the brand, and sales that would be less than enthusiastic in late November through December.

I agree. Personally, I would have preferred May releases for all of the new films. Since Disney is being super secretive about characters, Hasbro doesn't have the Christmas season to support later waves of merchandise. I'm not trying to say the merchandise should be more important than the film, but SW has always earned more money through merchadising and when you cut out a huge portion of the year for said merchandise, you're adding to part of the sales problem.
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HothHan
02-14-2018, 08:57 AM
Wasn't TLJ originally slated for a May release?

R1G4R3PO
02-14-2018, 09:14 AM
^ I believe so

Nicklab
02-14-2018, 09:20 AM
Wasn't TLJ originally slated for a May release?

I think that you might be mistaking that for Episode 9, which was originally slated for a May 2019 release. But that got pushed back to Christmas 2019 following the replacement of Collin Trevorrow as director by JJ Abrams.

HothHan
02-14-2018, 09:30 AM
I think that you might be mistaking that for Episode 9, which was originally slated for a May 2019 release. But that got pushed back to Christmas 2019 following the replacement of Collin Trevorrow as director by JJ Abrams.Ah that's right. Thanks

Captain_Piet
02-14-2018, 09:51 AM
There's a new Entertainment Weekly article with official pics of two Han figures, Qi'ra, Chewie, the redesigned Falcon and repacked re-Force Link'd figures.

my_kind_of_scum
02-14-2018, 09:55 AM
TFA was also originally planned for May.

There's an article up on EW this morning regarding the Solo 5poa toys. Only shows the falcon and a couple of the figures (and rereleases of K2, Luke, and Maz because every new toyline needs to be full of rereleases....).

bonoferox
02-14-2018, 10:06 AM
I like that the Falcon has a reasonable-ish MSRP at $99.99 and I do like the included Han and the break away parts. I told myself I wouldn't get another Falcon but this one is honestly tempting.

darthchewie
02-14-2018, 10:17 AM
New Black Series figures revealed. (https://io9.gizmodo.com/exclusive-here-are-the-first-solo-a-star-wars-story-a-1822974071)They look great!

indysolo007
02-14-2018, 10:43 AM
Those are 6 inch

indysolo007
02-14-2018, 10:51 AM
What is sad about the Falcon is what once could fit a bunch of figures comfortably now can hold 1 figure...laying flat.

bonoferox
02-14-2018, 11:14 AM
A friend pointed out that the seat is big enough for 2, but yeah the fact that it's one big one is just weird. Like Lando preferred having a swanky cockpit couch.

ZiggyStarkiller
02-14-2018, 11:59 AM
Weren't they using that vintage mold up until 2004? Why not just use that as a basis and modify it? The past two falcons have been pitiful. My Falcon as a kid was the POTF2 carrying case, not even a real falcon, and I still would have preferred that to these new ones.

DarthPete
02-14-2018, 12:13 PM
I like the idea of the cover panels coming off thus 'revealing' the OT falcon that we see, I think that's pretty clever. And it's nice to see the price point crawling downward for ships like this. But the no rear area for figures kills it for me. And no, I don't count a removable panel with a bed in it as an area for figures.

Lol, it's like if they merged this one with TFA one they might have a pretty decent ship/playset on their hands.

The sculpts on the 5POA figures look nice as we've come to expect.

DarkArtist
02-14-2018, 12:17 PM
Weren't they using that vintage mold up until 2004? Why not just use that as a basis and modify it? The past two falcons have been pitiful. My Falcon as a kid was the POTF2 carrying case, not even a real falcon, and I still would have preferred that to these new ones.


because that would make too much sense and the price tag would be $$$ instead of $$...


at least there is no NERF feature in the new Solo version. so that's plus

the figures look nice so far.

DarthPete
02-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Weren't they using that vintage mold up until 2004? Why not just use that as a basis and modify it? The past two falcons have been pitiful. My Falcon as a kid was the POTF2 carrying case, not even a real falcon, and I still would have preferred that to these new ones.

Actually I believe that mold broke or was destroyed or something after the OTC release.

Nicklab
02-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Weren't they using that vintage mold up until 2004? Why not just use that as a basis and modify it? The past two falcons have been pitiful. My Falcon as a kid was the POTF2 carrying case, not even a real falcon, and I still would have preferred that to these new ones.

I think the last release of the Kenner Falcon was probably around that time, during the OTC line. And when the BMF Falcon got developed back around 2007 or so, Hasbro stated that they needed to make a new Falcon in large part because the vintage tooling had simply worn out. At the time I couldn't make a whole lot of sense of that because I thought that the materials must have been something like steel or a ceramic. Something durable that they could make more molds so that they could more molds for the purposes of production. I didn't read much more into it at the time since the BMF Falcon was such an amazing leap forward in terms of design and tooling, and I figured Hasbro just really wanted to give us a proper modern Falcon that would be the centerpiece of any collection.

But when the Netflix documentary THE TOYS THAT MADE US aired, we gained a little more insight into how Mark Boudreaux helped design that vintage Kenner Falcon. Mark did the design work, and Kenner had sculptors who actually carved a complete Millennium Falcon out of wood (mahogany, specifically). That wooden version would be the master mold from which all of the production tooling would be made. They used mahogany because it's a very hard wood that would be reasonably durable. But I suppose after 30 years even that original mahogany Falcon master mold had worn down to the point of not being usable

darth_sidious
02-14-2018, 02:43 PM
The basic figures look pretty good, just not sure i can get into them. Shame there arent more TLJ characters slated, or Rebels for that matter. Really wish they'd do mixed assortments more often.

Lance_Quazar
02-14-2018, 02:47 PM
Those are 6 inch

Ugh. I don't even want to hear about 6" figures basically ever. Let's see some REAL action figures, please, in the PROPER scale.

Billy_Ray
02-14-2018, 03:26 PM
C'mon Lance, don't be like that! The galaxy is big enough for both scales ;)

Does anyone know of a site with photos other than Entertainment Weekly? That slideshow won't run here at work. All I can see is the first image with the mini Falcon.

Billy_Ray
02-14-2018, 03:49 PM
NM, found them over at Yakface. The Solo figures look good, even if 5POA. Dat Falcon doh! Yeesh. It doesn't look BAD, just tiny. Is it just me or does it look like the filled in section between where the mandibles should be is removable? It also looks like there are some little flip out cannons on the nose too. Definitely something going on there they aren't revealing. I will say, it is better than that TFA piece of crap but for $99 I'll pass. Also odd that K2-SO comes with a blaster this time around. his first release didn't have one right? I remember initial pics of the 6" K2 showed him with one, but then when he hit stores it was gone. Wonder if that was supposed to be secret or something? He's kind of an odd repack, so is Old Man Luke, who can still be easily found on pegs.

lordtyrannus
02-14-2018, 04:01 PM
I'd like to see the K2 have added joints at the knees and elbows, much like they've added wrist joints on some of the basic figures lately.


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Lance_Quazar
02-14-2018, 04:02 PM
C'mon Lance, don't be like that! The galaxy is big enough for both scales ;)



I wish it was. But, sadly, they give all their love and attention to 6" while shafting the 3.75" scale. If we had 3.75" SA versions of General Leia, the Rebels crew, TLJ Poe Dameron, etc. etc. I'd say, "Hey, both scales can exist and flourish!" But clearly 6" is getting all the love and 3.75 gets the scraps.

HothHan
02-14-2018, 04:05 PM
I'd like to see the K2 have added joints at the knees and elbows, much like they've added wrist joints on some of the basic figures lately.


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At first glance I thought maybe they did add joints based on that promotional image.

darth_sidious
02-14-2018, 04:20 PM
I wish it was. But, sadly, they give all their love and attention to 6" while shafting the 3.75" scale. If we had 3.75" SA versions of General Leia, the Rebels crew, TLJ Poe Dameron, etc. etc. I'd say, "Hey, both scales can exist and flourish!" But clearly 6" is getting all the love and 3.75 gets the scraps.

Yes, where is the 3.75 TFA General Leia?! I hope the Solo line or TVC has one, we've waited long enough.

Billy_Ray
02-14-2018, 04:22 PM
I wish it was. But, sadly, they give all their love and attention to 6" while shafting the 3.75" scale. If we had 3.75" SA versions of General Leia, the Rebels crew, TLJ Poe Dameron, etc. etc. I'd say, "Hey, both scales can exist and flourish!" But clearly 6" is getting all the love and 3.75 gets the scraps.

Well TVC is coming back this year so there is hope...and rebellions were built on hope. I feel you though. I only pick up the occasional 5POA figure, I'm hoping for more love once TVC gets past the first wave of mostly repacks. The new figures in the TBS 3 3/4" line have all pretty much been fantastic. I'm hoping for a return to 3 3/4"s former glory...but I'm also not holding my breath.

PotatoFighter
02-14-2018, 04:33 PM
http://ew.com/movies/solo-a-star-wars-story-hasbro-toys/hasbros-toys-for-solo-a-star-wars-story

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet, but this toyline is looking really good.

DarthPete
02-14-2018, 04:35 PM
The press release blurbs on JTA says there's a mini ship with the Falcon, so I assume that front part between the mandibles that looks detachable is that.

The paint apps look better on K2 than the R1 release of him.

I like the Chewie sculpt, and the Han that comes with the Forcelink set. I'm not crazy about Qi'Ra's outfit though.

PotatoFighter
02-14-2018, 04:50 PM
Yeah, you can see the line in-between where the mini-ship and the mandibles connect.

Lance_Quazar
02-14-2018, 05:49 PM
Well TVC is coming back this year so there is hope...and rebellions were built on hope. I feel you though. I only pick up the occasional 5POA figure, I'm hoping for more love once TVC gets past the first wave of mostly repacks. The new figures in the TBS 3 3/4" line have all pretty much been fantastic. I'm hoping for a return to 3 3/4"s former glory...but I'm also not holding my breath.

I think the line is just going to continue to get smaller with each passing year. I don't think returning to SA is going to be Hasbro's default, even if the new vintage line is slightly larger than the current meager offerings from the black series. The market just doesn't support a big toyline anymore and it will only shrink more in the days and years ahead.

I think we'll be lucky to get a handful of SA figures a year at this point.

Lance_Quazar
02-14-2018, 05:51 PM
http://ew.com/movies/solo-a-star-wars-story-hasbro-toys/hasbros-toys-for-solo-a-star-wars-story

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet, but this toyline is looking really good.

Good looking figures, but call me when we get SA.

Qi'ra's outfit is a trifle.....terrestrial for my taste.

indysolo007
02-14-2018, 06:20 PM
The press release blurbs on JTA says there's a mini ship with the Falcon, so I assume that front part between the mandibles that looks detachable is that.

The paint apps look better on K2 than the R1 release of him.

I like the Chewie sculpt, and the Han that comes with the Forcelink set. I'm not crazy about Qi'Ra's outfit though.

they could just be referring to the ship itself *rimshot*

indysolo007
02-14-2018, 06:21 PM
I wish it was. But, sadly, they give all their love and attention to 6" while shafting the 3.75" scale. If we had 3.75" SA versions of General Leia, the Rebels crew, TLJ Poe Dameron, etc. etc. I'd say, "Hey, both scales can exist and flourish!" But clearly 6" is getting all the love and 3.75 gets the scraps.

like!!!!!!!

Julythrunov
02-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Well looks like I’ll be saving money by not buying any of this......

I guess that money can go to completing my 2008-2012 (Legacy Collection, Vintage collection) on EBay.

jedimasterc
02-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Yeah, I not getting to get any of it. The Falcon is way under scaled where it's not even funny. If they did it in the size of the BMF I would be tempted.

ZiggyStarkiller
02-14-2018, 07:25 PM
I might actually buy the Chewbacca. I like Chewbacca with the parted hair. Also Luke with the Wampa is coming out with these too I assume so I'll pick that up.

Masterfett
02-14-2018, 08:18 PM
I agree, if they were equal in the treatment of all scales. I'd be fine with it. But they aren't, it will be a focus in 6"and 5POA. Then somewhere on about very late Summer, we might get a bone tossed at us in the form of new Han, and maybe Lando. The Girls? Who knows after Rose pegwarmed.

All I know, is that if this had been pre-2012, We'd be getting 4 versions of Han in all his different outfits. The Girl, Lando, Chewie, 4 Droids and half a dozen cronies. Heck, maybe even Chewie's Son, nephew and Cousin! Han's ship w/all bells and whistles. Anything else I'm forgetting?

Qi'ra does look a bit too Doctor Who'ish. But I can't say that i don't like the look.
The sad part for me and a few others, is that we'll be sitting here with glum look waiting for SA while everyone else is having fun.