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CHEWIE
10-20-2005, 11:39 PM
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Another year goes by, and another severe lack of good playsets for us to display our figures. What if SAGA surprised us with something like that? How much would you be willing to pay if TRU carried it?

This particular one was made by www.owenscustoms.com (http://www.owenscustoms.com), who I commissioned to make it for me, along with dozens of other playsets the past year and a half.

Just wondering what kind of interest there would be in something like this... I know we get people wanting to get an AT-TE or something, but then they say they'd only pay $30.00... well, if you're gonna be that tight, keep dreaming and quit complaining.

Thoughts on this, or similar sized playsets?

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Victor_Von_Doom
10-20-2005, 11:51 PM
I'd pay at least $50+ for a well done one.

Ya just gotta keep flaunting that dio in front of us, dont ya CHEWIE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CHEWIE
10-20-2005, 11:56 PM
Just can't help it... and this thing that Owen made is just pure quality (along with everything else he's made).

Obviously I paid a lot more than $50.00 for this, being a one of a kind item that cost more than that in just the materials to make it and all the hours one has to devote to a project such as this... but I would think that Hasbro could do something like this in the $60.00 range. But they'd probably use really cheap plastic, and it would be way too shiny.

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lordofthesith
10-21-2005, 12:31 AM
something like this would be really sweet. and i would dish out up to 50 or 60 bucks for one if it was big enough.

Lord_Sidious
10-21-2005, 12:48 AM
I dream of an Executor Diorama playset from Hasbro-all official. I have bene creating a large 3 metre long-yes thats right 3 metre long diorama. It started as a Trade Federation bridge deck-with the corridor. It evolved then into a custom EU bridge of something-prehaps a communications ship-but then and finally, it has become the Executor. Much demonlition and reconstruction has taken placed over the last few years.
But if Hasbro made one-well it would probably be too small and pathetic!

Zombie_F_Body
10-21-2005, 01:31 AM
I think I would pay up to 80 bucks for something that awesome. If they could give us a cool Emperor's throne room I'd give them whatever they wanted.

GNT
10-21-2005, 03:44 AM
That's a very sweet Diorama which would look even better with the black space in the windows http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Would I love to see it made? Yeah sure but we all know Hasbro is a cheap ... company and wouldn't even make anything close to what is pictured above, nor would it be cheap.

CaptainJack
10-21-2005, 07:51 AM
A $60 playset wouldn't sell. The best we could hope for is some kind of smaller plastic base/cardboard walls kind of thing in the $25-$30 range. Hasbro knows their market.

The_Kilted_Fett
10-21-2005, 08:00 AM
Even if they did it in smaller connectable sections: doorway, windows, comm. stations, etc. limited editions, $20 each, quarterly releases; less shelf space, less shelf time.

CaptainJack
10-21-2005, 08:10 AM
I could see something like that. The could re-sue parts to save some cost. Maybe even pack-in a figure with ech section, like the Jedi council and War room sets.

GNT
05-25-2006, 08:34 PM
Not only could they release an OT version but Hasbro could market it as a ROTS set from the scene where Vader, Palpatine and Tarkin look out at the death star. Might have a few different walls so you could change it around. I's consider getting a product like this if Hasbro ever made one. Wishfull thinking!

JediJman
05-25-2006, 10:32 PM
If Marvel Legends can do build a figure sets, I don't see why Hasbro couldn't add in pieces of a death star or star destroyer to make your own playset...

The_Truth
05-25-2006, 11:19 PM
$30 I'm poor.

Trooper31
05-26-2006, 02:04 AM
I'd buy one, although I think the best way to do this is to make several small connecting pieces.

Darth_Anton
05-26-2006, 08:21 AM
If Marvel Legends can do build a figure sets, I don't see why Hasbro couldn't add in pieces of a death star or star destroyer to make your own playset...



Exactly what I've been saying for years. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

darthzabu
05-26-2006, 08:40 AM
I think Hasbro will fall back on the Kids vs Collectors argument.

I might be wrong (feel free to correct me, not that you all need encouragement), but the play sets that Hasbro makes all have to deal with action. There isn't a lot of action happening on the bridge.

"Watch this Son, we can act out the part in the movie where they look out the windows!" Oooohhhhh! Or "Here comes Vader! What's he gona do? Talk the Bounty Hunters!" Yeah!

That being said I would like one for myself please. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

ortiz34
05-26-2006, 09:07 AM
Those owen sets are amazing.
What kinda dough are we talking?
Hasbro has no excuse that they couldnt make these, they would charge far too much im sure though...

saddestmoon
05-26-2006, 09:08 AM
So instead we get really lame playsets like the Mustafar playset, which have zero interest and detail, in my opinion.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Sets like the ones being customised (As Chewie showed us) are fantastic and are far-more interesting and of a higher quality than those that are simply made for "action".

I would shell out huge dollars for a decent, detailed Star destroyer bridge, or any other well-crafted playset, like the detention block set that Chewie posted on another thread about playsets. That image blew me away, as did the SD bridge image - Hasbro needs to be hiring some of these customisers, because the customisers are putting Hasbro to shame, in many instances, I feel.

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Toonimator
05-26-2006, 11:18 AM
I might be wrong (feel free to correct me, not that you all need encouragement), but the play sets that Hasbro makes all have to deal with action. There isn't a lot of action happening on the bridge.

"Watch this Son, we can act out the part in the movie where they look out the windows!" Oooohhhhh! Or "Here comes Vader! What's he gona do? Talk the Bounty Hunters!" Yeah!



You're forgetting one very important moment kids can gleefully recreate until their toys break & their parents have to buy 'em new ones: Crashing Arvel Crynyd's A-wing into the bridge at the Battle of Endor! CRASH! BANG! POW! Super action!

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iamjangofett75
05-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Anyone else see those Galactic Marines?

I've refused to consider customizing or purchasing customs... but those guys are really tempting. How would I go about getting a price quote?

iamjangofett75
05-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Oh yeah, I was referring to the website for that customs guy, when I mentioned the Marines.

Hasbro hasn't really made any quality playsets that I can recall. I've gotten nearly all of them, and they've got some interactive stuff that's nice though inaccurate (don't remember seeing a missile launcher along the catwalk in the Theed Hangar, do you?), but none are nearly as detailed as those this guy made. That's got to be a price issue, because those hyperdetailed sets cost more and people won't pay that much just for a movie scene. I'm stupid with money, so I'd probably buy whatever for the basic figure line at whatever price, but a high quality $50 playset just sounds like a poor seller.

This reminds me, though. About nine years ago, I was in junior high, and I made a custom Sarlacc Pitt. It came out kinda nice, and it's worn down now, but I pulled it out of the closet recently. Maybe I'll post pics. It's really beat up, tentacles have been dislodged, and plaster from the sand dunes have chipped away, but you'll get the idea, and you can see what a 13 year old can do! I was going to make a Dagobah set up next, but never got to it.

tk7569
05-26-2006, 03:08 PM
Very nice display of the executor bridge!

TK_842
05-26-2006, 06:47 PM
I'd rather have another company creating dioramas instead of Hasbro carrying new playsets. They would certainly add some action features and i only need a relatevely accurate environment (like the one in the pics)to display my figures and no gimmick geared toward kids for play value.

Devo
05-26-2006, 08:15 PM
I'd rather have another company creating dioramas instead of Hasbro carrying new playsets. They would certainly add some action features and i only need a relatevely accurate environment (like the one in the pics)to display my figures and no gimmick geared toward kids for play value.



Agreed. However in the unlikely event that Hasbro made something like this I'd pay whatever extortionate price they demanded probably. That looks fantastic. I'm sick of having all these figures just lined up on shelves in mock dioramas - I want something real.

Captain_Sparrow
06-03-2006, 11:28 PM
OK WOW, to the executor, love it, but you have to remember this hobby isnt just for people who dont care about money and can spend what they like, some people are on budgets and need to prioritise alot of the time, I do however like the idea about the modular pieces.

Now if Hasbro say charged 15.00 to 30.00 a piece depending what piece it was, bigger pieces costing 25.00 upto the 30.00 dollar mark, smaller pieces costing 15.00 upto the 20.00 dollar mark, and medium sized pieces being between 20.00 to 25.00 dollars, then I think it would be a seller.

EeChooTaa
06-04-2006, 12:43 AM
I posted my thoughts on modular playsets in a post in the Weekly Hasbro Q & A thread.

For those of you out there who really want playsets, especially inexpensive, build-em types, I encourage you to bring it up in that thread. I have read through most of it and this aspect of collecting community is under-represented.

Like I mentioned in the question to Hasbro, I would be satisfied with simple Rebel and Imperial "Command Center" type playsets that aren't scene-specific. And released 1-3 apart at $19.99, we could have a full-scale playset within a year.

If they chose to do Star Destroyer or Death Star or Hoth playsets that would be wonderful but even a G.I. Joe kitbash would be greatly welcome at this point.