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Besides Hasbro’s horrible attempt at a Bad Batch 4 Pack, what figures from The Bad Batch tv show would you love to see made in the Vintage Collection?
 
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I wouldn't say that set is horrible at all. And why is Bad Batch getting a separate Thread, I thought all D+ show were condensed to one thread?
Being as I have not yet seen the show I cannot fully say what I'd like to see, I can only base my list off of what's been leaked so far.

Which is basically whatever TBS line is getting! I will assume that it's obvious we'll get CF99, unless the only reason we got the Rex set was due to reuse and we'll be waiting for the "stars" of the show for another year or so...

My main wants are Caleb Dume and Depa Billaba, probably more so than CF99 themselves. TBH
Saw Gerrera, and maybe Cut Lawquane as well as possibly Admiral Tarkin.

That's about it for now until I've seen the show, though Hasbro could always work in some old TCW figures in just to expand the line.
 
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Other than the Bad Batch themselves (both with Crosshair and Omega), there's not really anything I'm hurting for here. I'm sure Fennic will be coming in the Mandalorian, so that'll work fine.

If that other clone form that 4 pack becomes someone of note, then I'll hope he gets a single-pack release.
 
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So many vehicles and figures need to be made or reissued from E11 - Devil's Deal. Juggernaut, BARC Speeders, LAAT Gunship, Blurrgs, any of the proto-'Free Ryloth' Twi'leks like Cham Syndulla, Eleni Syndulla, Hera Syndulla, or Gobi Glie to name a few. Not to mention Vice Admiral Rampart since a BS version is already coming this Fall.
 
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I'd say the Blurrg is now the single (action oriented) beast represented in the most forms of combined media, without a 3.75 scale action figure. It has now made an appearance in Bad Batch as well, so this TVC box format needs to be utilized ASAP toward its inclusion in the line. A beast / creature assortment could really inspire creative world building for another generation of collectors.
 
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There were a lot of fun potential figures in that last episode. But I agree with @darth_sidious -- my main takeaway was that we have another label that could go on a Blurrg.

I appreciate that the people running these shows keeps up the pressure for the toy to come out. If Hasbro doesn't finally announce one, they're going to have to create a Tatooine trader who imports them for both Boba Fett and Obi-wan.
 
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And there in lies the problem, while on one hand it's good to get cross merchandising with characters etc. It also become a problem for Hasbro to choose which content to release it under I think, because it's no secret that certain individuals will want it from a certain source. I mean what if they do release a Blurrg and it's labeled Bad Batch? Yet most of the fans want it labeled The Mandalorian? For a lot of us it doesn't matter because we open it up so what it says on the packaging is immaterial, but for others it's everything.

I for one love when a character, creature or vehicles gets cross promoted in various media because I feel it increases the chances of a release/reissue. Which is why I've long wanted Clone Wars era like Gunships reused in current media because I'd like to see some of those pulled out of mothballs. Especially the mini rigs that I never saw!

I've wanted a Cham Syndulla since TCW days as well as Hera Syndulla, so it would be nice if this helped get us those figures though I suspect it wont. Hera may likely show up in Ahsoka though so there's hope. While I have no interest in Rampart, at least it would get a Imperial Officer sculpt out again after a decade of being MIA. When I look at VC05 AT-AT Commander I see a great base for IO's with them just needing to redo the lower belt/tunic, redesign the rank badge so it's not quite so bulky looking and they could makes update several figures like Jerjerrod, Motti, Needa(?) and a few others. As well as remold in all black plastic for a few ANH characters. They could literally update almost all of them at this point, not that it will happen at least not without multipacks. Then make an all new mold for Tarkin, Thrawn, Piett.

If bad Batch were a show that was going to span a few seasons then could see Hasbro possibly making a dedicated line for certain characters and vehicle reissues would come into play for that era.
 
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Wow, I just found out this show is 16 episodes instead of 12. I already binged the first six and had planned to finish it off on Friday. lol Looks like I'll have to accommodate 4 more episodes into my overall story arc and wait on the ultimate want list. I have to say that the list has grown significantly since I started watching the show, originally just wanted Depa and Caleb for the obvious reasons but after delving into this series I find my with needs that will likely never be satiated in our time. I don't believe I've ever been this expectant/excited for new action figures since the old TCW days and post ROTS, at least not until Mando came along and this show while not great still has some cool looking characters. I admit I like the show more than I thought I would and it really takes me back to those good old days that I never knew I missed. At least now any figures made from the combination of shows will be realistic.

I would like the blueish Astro droid from the episode where they visit Cut Lawquane seen when they're heading into town, as well as his Family but that will never happen. Droids at least are easy repaints of existing molds. There were also a lot of tertiary characters of familiar Aliens that would be cool, though those are about as likely as Cut's Family. Why Saw doesn't get any love is beyond me, he was rumored to have had 3 different figures back when R1 promotion was going. Seeing all the familiar vehicles was nice too, nostalgic for them now. lol Obviously a cost issue unless those molds were lost too being that they ran parallel to TLC? They could have totally cashed in on some Republic mini rig reissues, as well as the Gunship.

After all the molds already exist and being that those were some of the most popular ships from TCW so I can't see why they wouldn't at least do an Exclusive. Maybe they're fearful that no one would pay $150 for a 20 year old sculpt? I certainly would consider it being that the turret pods run that by themselves! Also wouldn't minds a second shot at the V-19, V-Wing, Swamp Speeder. As well as the Magnaguard Fighter that was a very cool design that I never saw, plus Cade bane appearance in EP 6 &7 could tie that in? I did notice a Y-Wing Bomber in the Episode where the meet up with Rex, they could always paint that blue and include another Rex as I'm assuming that's how he arrived?

IDK, I guess watching this how had me lamenting the good ole days from 07 and got me to thinking how great it would be if this show revitalized a more stable presence for action figures based on a certain media. Not that each show having their own specific line would net more figures per year, it just feels like it might create a sense of a more complete line within itself.
 
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I didn’t have high expectations after being underwhelmed with the BB in TCW season 7. But I have really enjoyed the show and willing to buy a number of figures when/if made. And hope future figures are actually purchasable unlike this current 4 pk.
I guess at this point I’d just be happy to see the main crew of 6
 
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Give me the bad batch crew and I will buy them all in TVC form. I like to collecting both 6 inch and 3.75 figures that I like so this pairing works well.
 
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The Bad Batch 4-pack on Amazon is fine. I’d rather that the repaints of minor characters are an exclusive set so that the primary characters can receive new tooling in the main line.

The obvious wants are Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, Wrecker, Echo, and Omega.

More odd-ball choices might be Cad Bane and his droid, Kaminoans, Cyd (spelling?), Caleb Dume, and especially Depa Billaba. Every Jedi Council member deserves the premium articulation treatment. But her only figure was a salt-shaker with no lightsaber, in a Jedi Council screen scene, even though she can’t sit in a chair.
 
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And there in lies the problem, while on one hand it's good to get cross merchandising with characters etc. It also become a problem for Hasbro to choose which content to release it under I think, because it's no secret that certain individuals will want it from a certain source. I mean what if they do release a Blurrg and it's labeled Bad Batch? Yet most of the fans want it labeled The Mandalorian? For a lot of us it doesn't matter because we open it up so what it says on the packaging is immaterial, but for others it's everything.

I for one love when a character, creature or vehicles gets cross promoted in various media because I feel it increases the chances of a release/reissue. Which is why I've long wanted Clone Wars era like Gunships reused in current media because I'd like to see some of those pulled out of mothballs. Especially the mini rigs that I never saw!

I've wanted a Cham Syndulla since TCW days as well as Hera Syndulla, so it would be nice if this helped get us those figures though I suspect it wont. Hera may likely show up in Ahsoka though so there's hope. While I have no interest in Rampart, at least it would get a Imperial Officer sculpt out again after a decade of being MIA. When I look at VC05 AT-AT Commander I see a great base for IO's with them just needing to redo the lower belt/tunic, redesign the rank badge so it's not quite so bulky looking and they could makes update several figures like Jerjerrod, Motti, Needa(?) and a few others. As well as remold in all black plastic for a few ANH characters. They could literally update almost all of them at this point, not that it will happen at least not without multipacks. Then make an all new mold for Tarkin, Thrawn, Piett.

If bad Batch were a show that was going to span a few seasons then could see Hasbro possibly making a dedicated line for certain characters and vehicle reissues would come into play for that era.

I don't believe for a second that a Blurrg would be in BB packaging, I just think this is yet another appearance that warrants its coverage in 3.75 scale. I imagine Hasbro would go with the most popular media at the time, which likely continues to be Mando. It would be awesome to see a repaint & reissue in Ewoks: Battle for Endor packaging though!
 
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The Bad Batch 4-pack on Amazon is fine. I’d rather that the repaints of minor characters are an exclusive set so that the primary characters can receive new tooling in the main line.

The obvious wants are Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, Wrecker, Echo, and Omega.

More odd-ball choices might be Cad Bane and his droid, Kaminoans, Cyd (spelling?), Caleb Dume, and especially Depa Billaba. Every Jedi Council member deserves the premium articulation treatment. But her only figure was a salt-shaker with no lightsaber, in a Jedi Council screen scene, even though she can’t sit in a chair.
Yeah you would think Clone Force 99 is a must considering it's their show. lol And I'm sure they're coming and that this 4-pk was likely just something they threw together quick with with they had available to get some type of coverage on the show. Part of me want them to come in a multipack though so as to not take up so darn many slots in TVC proper, not to mention how long it will take to actually complete said team. Based on how many new sculpt come out yearly I suspect it would take almost 3 years to get them all as singles, that is if you still want new character from other media as well.

One thing is for sure, at least the new articulation style should fit Clone Commando sculpt quite nicely! Being as the older sculpt had split torso even back in 09, and I can only imagine how having the new hips will increase range of movement in addition to having improved shoulders. As much as I like the old Clone Commando mold it does lack in a few areas. Though I wouldn't say no to seeing it reissued interim.
 
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Realistically, I feel like they could release (eventually):
Hunter
Wrecker
Tech
Echo
Crosshair
Omega
Cid
 
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Nice to see some old faces, again. lol Though at least it does seem more feasible for Gregor to appear as he was a of an odd duck from most Clones, and the fact he'll join Rex and Wolffe for Rebels. So I assume that we'll indeed see Wolffe before the show ends? It does beg the question though why he's not activated since he still does have a chip, interesting.

It was kind of cool to see Scorch again despite the memory lane this show has been for past characters. While I don't think his brief appearance necessarily warrants a new Scorch figure, I certainly wouldn't be against one that has proper BH shoulders this time around along with removable helmet. I think I'd rather just have an all white random Commando versus another "unique" character since I already have 6 unique Commandos.

That said I'd be up for a multipack of various Commando repaints, as well as a reissue of the McQuarrie Stormtrooper. I don't see Hasbro making the upgraded Imperial Commando as it would be all new mold, but I wouldn't be against it. If they actually plan to release CF99 in TVC, then they could just repaint Hunter for Scorch and the standard Commando and ruse that mold for my suggested multipack idea. As well as all of Omega Squad. I mean once the mold is made might as well milk it as there is plenty of uses for it.
 

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No spoiler tag needed. I want everything in War-Mantle, which was fantastic.
 
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[SPOILER="War Mantle"]Possibly the best episode since the premiere. Hopefully this means the series is picking up speed, at last. Up for that new transition armor Stormtrooper and Clone Commando.[/SPOILER]
 
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I feel a spoiler tag is a courtesy within the first 24 hours of premiering as this particular section is about action figures and not TV show discussions.
 
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I'd say just slightly more than 24 hours just since it's a digital release. Someone kind of spoiled a reveal on a Marvel show for me by posting something basically the morning the show went live. People work or wait to watch with a friend/spouse/child. But agreed, there should definitely be a courtesy buffer.
 
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It’s a discussion thread. If you haven’t seen it yet, why are you in the thread? I’m actually asking.
 
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Because this is the toy discussion section forum where people come to talk about possible figures, not the TV show thread where people can talk about plot. For example a person might have literally just seen EP 11 or 12 and came here to post about wants from said episode, not expecting anything to be spoiled for EP14 which they haven't seen yet. Or maybe they're just responding to a previous post.

And I don't think it's that difficult to put in the spoiler tag when posting, no different than a link or photo. Judging by the lack of discussion in this thread it leads me to believe they are avoiding it until they've watched the show, or not that many people are interested in seeing figure from it. I just know there have been dust ups before regarding spoilers so I try to be courteous to those who haven't yet seen it, despite my opinion on what a spoiler really is. Personally I do stay away from threads that relate to the sow I've not watched yet for that very reason.

Some people feel listing a character you want made from the show that they haven't seen happen yet is a spoiler. Even if we were merely saying we wanted a certain Republic Commando made who has already appeared in previous media. I am curious just how much coverage Hasbro plans to give this show beyond that Amazon 4pk? I'm hoping that it selling out in 10-20 minutes has told them we're definitely interested! Then again they should know that Clones sell, so why a set like that had to be an Exclusive I'll never know. So I'm gonna guess that they only plan to do CF99, as well as any other Clones they can repaint.
 

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I suspect that set is an exclusive because it was a last minute decision. They planned nothing for Bad Batch, saw TVC taking off and the show doing well, and threw it a whipped up bone as quickly as possible.

That bone sold like gangbusters so I would expect a slight uptick in Bad Batch representation presuming there is a Season 2. CF99 requires new tooling so I wouldn't expect anything beyond that not to be a repaint/repack.
 
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I feel like they should have known at least doing the main clones squad was a safe bet. Interested people would have already had familiarity with them from the last clone wars series. I think they'd also be a safe bet because of customizers. If they view it as "clones sell" the same way "Mandalorians sell", then i don't think there would be too much hesitation on their end.

The Amazon set is kind of baffling though that it was announced and availavle for preorder this early. They'd committed to some new tooling and printing the cardback far enough in advance to be too far along when (at the latest) the lines were recorded for the show. It would make even less sense than anything that THAT is the only release they plan for one of the only two star wars releases for the whole year.
 
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Well they must have known something about the show in advance unless Mission Fleet takes a lot less lead time than TVC, or even TBS since two of the group are already in people's hands with the other two coming soon. Not to mention the Imperial version of Crosshairs from Walmart in March.

Mission Fleet is also getting Bo-Katan's Gantlet.
 
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I guess that makes sense. I want to post Episode 12 character X and the whole gang is talking about Episode 14 characters. But I don’t blame the 14ers. I’d say keep up.
 

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Bad Batch officially got renewed for Season 2, coming next year. This increases the odds of actually getting the core team in TVC.
 
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Well, I can't exactly say I'm that excited for the show itself because for me it's been hit or miss. However, if it increase the chances of getting CF99 which should have been the first figures made from the show, then great! Though I do hope that it increases the chances of getting "other" character that aren't really front and center, like Depa, Caleb, Rampart(very easy repaint/kitbash), a couple Droids that appeared. And while I'd like to get Cut and his family that's likely not ever happening.

In fact the only reason I was actually hoping this show continued with more season was to hopefully get a broader selection of the characters made. Because with continued presence comes continued attention by consumers. In fact it would be nice if it was successful enough to warrant its own line.
 

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For TVC it boils down to how Hasbro views the brand's buyer base. Right now they lean more toward us being the old fogies that want primarily classic figures. When in fact the Bad Batch 4-pack selling out instantly proves we want it ALL, not just the classic stuff.

I expect more Bad Batch in TVC. But I don't expect it anytime soon.
 
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Exactly, and we've been dealing with that cluelessness for the past 3 years. I'm rally hopeful for next year with Patrick's new media focus, but have to state that if it doesn't pan out as I hope it's going to be saddening/maddening. But at least if that's the case I can finally put this hobby to bed and try to move on. Though it was really on me for getting excited when they announced the Barge, I foolishly thought we might be getting this line back and it really hasn't turned out like I was wanting.

That's not to say that there haven't been a few great things released since then because there has, I'm just admitting that I neve came to grips with the glory days being gone and never coming back. And I need to constantly remind myself or I wind up making long Wishlist again whenever a cool new figure is announced. lol
 

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It's hard not to compare to TVC 1.0. Patrick even said in an early TVC 2.0 q&a that the line won't return to those glory years. The market simply isn't the same.

But it's grown since the early 2.0 debacles, and I feel like the Razor Crest's huge success was the first clue Hasbro got to step things up on the new media front. These upcoming waves, Clone Wars 50th wave and Bad Batch 4-pack prove they got the message.

What I somewhat fear is what comes after the holiday wave i.e. the Bo-Katan wave. Historically that wave has been solid and this upcoming one is no exception. Let's see what the spring 2022 wave looks like.
 
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Glad the show will be back for season 2. It's wild to think just how much new Star Wars there will be next year. Even if it's possible that Book of Boba Fett doesn't spill over into January and that season 3 of Mando, which starts filming at the start of the year, won't be ready to air by the end of it, we're going to have 12 episodes of Andor, 6 of Obi-wan Kenobi, and perhaps another 16 of The Bad Batch. Just with those shows, we could have 34 weeks of new content coming to our screens. Or almost two-thirds of the year giving us new Star Wars.

The danger, of course, is that there won't be much room on the Hasbro release schedule to cover all of these. But the plus side is, even if they are scared that the TVC audience doesn't like "new" stuff...all of these shows are tied deeply to either the OT era or The Clone Wars. So hopefully they can spread their wings a little without fear of collectors not embracing their efforts. (Of course, almost all TVC figures get snatched up regardless these days, but I'm sure the bean counters don't think like that.)
 
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It’s a challenge for them, I’m sure. But these shows are released far enough apart that the Hasbro design team should be able to put together small waves of four or even quarterly waves of six without being overwhelmed by too many simultaneous demands.

I’m sure that we all realize that the “glory days” expectations to get every backgrounder are over; getting the BB with Omega and maybe one other (perhaps Sid) shouldn’t be too hard to muster, or Boba, Fennec, and two others from that show, or Cassian and three or four others from that show. All would be months apart. It seems doable, unless I’m just way out of touch!
 
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It’s a challenge for them, I’m sure. But these shows are released far enough apart that the Hasbro design team should be able to put together small waves of four or even quarterly waves of six without being overwhelmed by too many simultaneous demands.
Something that Marvel seems to be able to pull of very smoothly, just look at their D+ shows and how soon Pre-orders go up after the final episode!

Surely the Star Wars team could learn a thing or two from them and have stuff ready to go, then drop when the final episode airs. Rinse repeat for each show regardless of how close they are to one another, or even if they overlap by a week. One show's figure reveal has nothing to do with the other show.

Given their track record though I don't see this ever happening, not with all the secrecy LFL seems to employ. Besides, it's not exactly like what Obi-Wan looks like is going to be a major surprise. Or at the very least be a spoiler if the figure images leaks prior to the show's ending, by that time almost everyone will have seen what he looks like.
Now an obvious spoiler would be if Hasbro has made Luke from S2 Finale of Mando and either images leaked early on or the figure itself made it to stores before the finale aired. However, if they cannot schedule simple things like that then they shouldn't even be in the business. It's not rocket science on how to delay the release of a figure, you simply plan it for a later release than the other main characters.

IMO, they should have at least have Obi-Wan ready to go by the 3rd episode with possibly any of the other main cast. The "unknown" or "reveal" characters you have scheduled for later after the show is over. Same thing for Ahsoka, we know wat she looks like already as well as technically Thrawn. I mean he can't change that much, white Imperial Uniform, the facial look will to obviously match the live action actor. But we all know he's blue skinned, red eyed character and shouldn't veer too far from that. If he's wearing anything else, then well IDK...

Cassian, well we all know what he looks like too, and we already have a figure of him as well. So I imagine only his clothes might change to suit the time, and maybe he'll lose beard. My point is that there isn't a lot of "unknown" with these shows as they're all based on characters we already know, aside from Acolyte that is. So there shouldn't be that much secrecy, specifically in what the main characters look like.
 

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Based on the season finale, and the shot with Nala Se meeting someone wearing a familiar uniform, my suspicions are highly elevated that Season 2 or beyond of the Bad Batch will deliver...

Grogu and young Gideon

I think it's also time we get a Kaminoan in TVC.
 
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Hasbro would probably just repaint Taun We as Nala Se and then give it to Walmart because that's they only way it would be possible.
 
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It's hard not to compare to TVC 1.0. Patrick even said in an early TVC 2.0 q&a that the line won't return to those glory years. The market simply isn't the same.
that was before mando. things have changed dramatically over the last couple of years.
 

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that was before mando. things have changed dramatically over the last couple of years.
True, which is why we're seeing strides in the right direction.

The biggest reason I don't think we'll see a return to TVC 1.0 is no more TRU.

But I do think 2.0 can greatly outlast 1.0 if Hasbro plays their cards right.
 
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