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We now have a new Dak Ralter announced - apparently to be released as a basic figure. So we'll title the thread accordingly at this point, but will obviously adjust if new information comes to light.

This leaves only a couple of good Snowspeeder pilot choices left!
 
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I'd figure it about time for Dak. When was his last figure made? Pack-in right?
 
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So out of the Pilots and Gunners from the Battle of Hoth, what do we need the most next if Dak is truly coming out?

Luke Skywalker (Rouge Leader) - LEGACY 09
Dak Ralter (Luke’s Gunner) - VINTAGE 10

Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Wes Janson (Wedge’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kesin Ommis (Hobbie’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

I would argue that we have 1/2 of the Snowspeeder Pilots up to snuff. In order of importance for the next ones released/updated I would say:

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced
Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08

Anyone else we need?
 
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I would expect it to be Wedge. In fact it'll be ironic, as the first release Wedge may ever get in the basic line will be as a Snowspeeder pilot, and not as an X-Wing pilot.

Kinda sad...

'78
 
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TatooineSandworm said:
So out of the Pilots and Gunners from the Battle of Hoth, what do we need the most next if Dak is truly coming out?

Luke Skywalker (Rouge Leader) - LEGACY 09
Dak Ralter (Luke’s Gunner) - VINTAGE 10

Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Wes Janson (Wedge’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kesin Ommis (Hobbie’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

I would argue that we have 1/2 of the Snowspeeder Pilots up to snuff. In order of importance for the next ones released/updated I would say:

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced
Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08

Anyone else we need?

I would be happy if they made Wedge and Hobbie.
 
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Agreed - and even just Wedge, as the others will all look too generic. Maybe a re-do on Zev, as he has a speaking roll. But the others, only if they're really scratching.

Although there was the one Snowspeeder pilot with the same helmet deco as Red Leader....
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I think that '78 was referring to my question on what we expect the next snowspeeder pilot to be released would be.

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Since1978 said:
Agreed - and even just Wedge, as the others will all look too generic. Maybe a re-do on Zev, as he has a speaking roll. But the others, only if they're really scratching.

Although there was the one Snowspeeder pilot with the same helmet deco as Red Leader....
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I would hope that they would at least update Wedge, and then do Hobbie and Kit...just for the sake of having complete snowspeeder crews.

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I tend to think this won't be a basic figure. Maybe it will be in the battlepack with the beardless Hoth trooper.

Also, you know Hasbro will put out a Snowspeeder Biggs before they get to snowspeeder Wedge.
 
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I tend to think this won't be a basic figure. Maybe it will be in the battlepack with the beardless Hoth trooper.

Also, you know Hasbro will put out a Snowspeeder Biggs before they get to snowspeeder Wedge.

a bit unlikely Hasbro would release a vehicles' pilot, as part of another pack, dont you think.
 
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CaptainJack said:
I tend to think this won't be a basic figure. Maybe it will be in the battlepack with the beardless Hoth trooper.

Also, you know Hasbro will put out a Snowspeeder Biggs before they get to snowspeeder Wedge.

But Biggs died in ANH, and the Snowspeeder suits are in ESB
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"Snowspeeder Biggs" HA! That's a good one. I eagerly await a Dak update.
 
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CaptainJack said:
I tend to think this won't be a basic figure. Maybe it will be in the battlepack with the beardless Hoth trooper.

Also, you know Hasbro will put out a Snowspeeder Biggs before they get to snowspeeder Wedge.
Ha!! Yeah. Heck, they'd probably justify it as the Marvel Comics version of Snowspeeder Biggs (there was a story in the comics where Wedge, "an old friend of Luke's from Tatooine", was stranded on Hoth for a time after the battle, and eventually made his way back to the Rebels. And I do believe he had a 'stache in that story (IOW, Marvel screwed up and gave Wedge a bit of Biggs' look and backstory)

Dak in the Beardless Rebel Trooper BP? I'd go for that.

Definitely need a Snowspeeder Wedge (last one was over a decade ago, and--like the first Dak figure--based on the POTF2 Snowspeeder "X-Wing" Luke sculpt and thus a big pile of fail). And a proper Hobbie. The Too-Tall Comic Pack X-Wing Hobbie doesn't cut it.

Zev can wait, IMO... yeah, he's super-tall and has limited arms, but he still LOOKS very good and can probably sit in the new Snowspeeder pretty well. Much rather see never-made Hoth Hobbie and POTF2-upgrade Wedge before decent-TSC-upgrade Zev.

And way down the line, I'd like Kesin Ommis updated... Horrible "repurposed swivel-head" head, wobbly 'bootleg' helmet (in terms of paint quality AND deco design)... Janson's fine, tho his head can't move much cuz of the crappy neck-stub on that sculpt, but Kesin's tiny noggin and day-glo "Star Battlers" helmet are just awful.
 
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It is good to hear that Dak is on his way. You cannot have Lukes snowspeeder without a lifeless Dak in the gunner chair.
 
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Dak coming is some of the best new I've heard all year!
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I'd have to say that technically Kit Valent is the only one we still need made IMO, as the rest have already been release. I would say that all you have to do to get Snowspeeder Wedge is swap his head over to the new Snowspeeder Luke, but unfortunately he's a $40 figure!
 
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A must buy, twice even. Because I know for sure one will get wore out from being repeatedly stomped into a pink smudge in the snow by the BAT AT
 
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What I like best about this news, and can't believe no one has mentioned it, is that with Dak we will finally get the generic "blue insignia" Rebel helmet. I'll buy a few of these to head swap with other pilots and have the extra helmets to boot!

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Great news about Dack, I agree with you guys Wedge is a must, and dont forget that Dash Rendar flew a snowspeeder at Hoth too.
 
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Jedipostmaster said:
Great news about Dack, I agree with you guys Wedge is a must, and dont forget that Dash Rendar flew a snowspeeder at Hoth too.

Cool! We got ourselves another SOTE fan. Whew, I was beginning to believe that I was the only one.
 
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Best news from this weeks Q&A so far. I did not think they would release Dak this year I remember in a Q&A far back that Hasbro said they did not know when they would actually get to him but I'm glad there going to make him this year.
 
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rook said:
Jedipostmaster said:
Great news about Dack, I agree with you guys Wedge is a must, and dont forget that Dash Rendar flew a snowspeeder at Hoth too.

Cool! We got ourselves another SOTE fan. Whew, I was beginning to believe that I was the only one.

But what did he wear while in the Snowspeeder? Was it the usual gear, or was it just his normal outfit with a helmet like some people suggest? To me, it would be the normal gear like everyone else.
 
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I want a Hobbie Klivian snowspeeder pilot. For some obscure reason I always had a soft spot for the POTF2 redos of Dack and Wedge, probably because they were some of the first ones and back then it was novel instead of nauseating
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TatooineSandworm said:
So out of the Pilots and Gunners from the Battle of Hoth, what do we need the most next if Dak is truly coming out?

Luke Skywalker (Rouge Leader) - LEGACY 09
Dak Ralter (Luke’s Gunner) - VINTAGE 10

Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Wes Janson (Wedge’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kesin Ommis (Hobbie’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

I would argue that we have 1/2 of the Snowspeeder Pilots up to snuff. In order of importance for the next ones released/updated I would say:

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced
Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08

Anyone else we need?

I'll be passing on Dak and the other snowspeeder pilots on that list if they are ever produced. I couldn't care less about pilots that only got a second of screen time.
 
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I assume this also means that the recent snowspeeder Luke will probably be a repack in the vintage line so that one could buy Dak and Luke to fill their new snowspeeder.

If this Dak *is* on an individual card, though, does that mean a second Empire wave is coming out later in the year or that there will be more than 6 figures in the ESB wave?
 
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AdmiralScreed said:
I'll be passing on Dak and the other snowspeeder pilots on that list if they are ever produced. I couldn't care less about pilots that only got a second of screen time.
Dak? He had a few lines, and far more than 'a second' of screen time. Other pilots on the list, your reasoning works... but not Dak!
 
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Will go nicely with my custom SS Luke ( DSII Luke head + SS pilot EVO 2 Body. Man, I NEED ESB)
 
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Love rebel pilots, and I love vintage cards. Two great tastes that taste great together! Will buy two on sight. I kinda hope they repack snowspeeder Luke on a vintage card too.
 
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War_in_The_floor said:
A must buy, twice even. Because I know for sure one will get wore out from being repeatedly stomped into a pink smudge in the snow by the BAT AT

Lol. I can't wait to recreate that scene.
 
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TatooineSandworm said:
So out of the Pilots and Gunners from the Battle of Hoth, what do we need the most next if Dak is truly coming out?

Luke Skywalker (Rouge Leader) - LEGACY 09
Dak Ralter (Luke’s Gunner) - VINTAGE 10

Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Wes Janson (Wedge’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kesin Ommis (Hobbie’s Gunner) - EVOLUTIONS 08

I would argue that we have 1/2 of the Snowspeeder Pilots up to snuff. In order of importance for the next ones released/updated I would say:

Wedge Antilles (Rouge 3) - POTF2 Carry Case Pack-In
Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rouge 4) - Unproduced
Kit Valent (Zev’s Gunner) - Unproduced
Zev Senesca (Rouge 2) - SAGA 2 Pack-In/SAGA LEGENDS 08

Anyone else we need?

Ha ha ha..."Rouge" leader makes them sound like female impersonators.
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Normally I wouldn't sweat a typo, but that one would make for a funny parody.
 
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This is dumb. he was never one a vintage card. I'll get a loose one.
 
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Hahaha...you are right...them the best dressed pilots in the galaxy!

I can't believe no one else caught that today. Well, I guess a little dyslexia goes a long way when a post gets quoted over and over again eh?

Thanks for the heads-up! From now on it will be Rogue Leader, and not the very cute Rouge Leader.

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Blight said:
This is dumb. he was never one a vintage card. I'll get a loose one.
Methinks you fail to grasp the new line's core concept.

Vintage-only updates on vintage cards leads to a dull, dull line with zero surprises.
 
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Toonimator said:
Blight said:
This is dumb. he was never one a vintage card. I'll get a loose one.

Vintage-only updates on vintage cards leads to a dull, dull line with zero surprises.

Boring characters like Dak "whatshisface" can do the same thing.
 
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EmperorPalpitate said:
Love rebel pilots, and I love vintage cards. Two great tastes that taste great together! Will buy two on sight. I kinda hope they repack snowspeeder Luke on a vintage card too.

A Men!
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Dak is long overdue, and hopefully it'll inspire a Wedge down the road. (And I think it'd be cool to see a Dash Rendar Snowspeeder Pilot too!)
 
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I'll buy Dack, but only for my Luke and Snowspeeder. I could care less about owning all the Snowspeeder Pilots I just want Dack for his association with Luke by being his gunner and his gruesome death.
 
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I am happy we are getting Dak and want the rest of the Snowspeeder Pilots (plus a proper version of Kesin Ommis - he doesn't have a tash).
 
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