In one of the Q and A's, Hasbro said they had the go-ahead from LFL to do that if they wanted, but it would likely be a couple of years before they did Rebels characters in the SA line.I'd be very interested in a big Ghost ship, and my interest would rise to a "no-doubt purchase" if Hasbro ever gets the go-ahead from Lucasfilm to release SA/realistic Rebels figures to crew her.
I think they're hoping that collectors buy the 5 POA versions first as well as the fact that they don't want to scare parents by having the cheaper priced 5POA line sold out at a store and a higher priced TBS Rebels figure being their only option for their kid that wants a Rebels figure.In one of the Q and A's, Hasbro said they had the go-ahead from LFL to do that if they wanted, but it would likely be a couple of years before they did Rebels characters in the SA line.
You know what? That's not a bad idea.After seeing the Hero Millennium Falcon get made, I don't see why they couldn't release the Ghost in a years time in a similar basic version. I'd rather a basic version then nothing at all.
Fixed.Hasbro can't sell.
that would be an interesting and possibly decent crossover if Rebels met up with Rogue 1I would really be interested in the Ghost, but not in that awful Hero form. A Hero form Ghost would just be a hunk of plastic with a dart to shoot out of it. I'd rather see a BMF type Ghost.
However, it's also possible that Disney told Hasbro not to make certain things because they don't want it to get in the way of the new films. I have a Feeling that season 3 will probably be it for Rebels anyway, so if Hasbro knows that, it could be the reason for not making the Ghost.
However, if there is some Connection between Rebels and RO, then Hasbro might have the Ghost planned for the fall.
I couldn't have said it better.Fixed.
On the real though, they really can't sell anything (especially big) until they fix their distribution and the product/market understanding.
Remember when we used to get a big vehicle every year? Surely a Ghost in line with the BMF, AT-TE, BAT-AT, Turbo Tank, and the like would've been possible back then.
There was a level of trust in Hasbro's direction and overall quality. Far from perfect, but they made things we wanted and looked forward to. I laughed as soon as I saw the Nerf Falcon. I get that kids are different now and are bombarded with stimuli from electronics and such, but I think most kids who'd want a toy like the Falcon would've been fine pretending to shoot with their ship. Not actually shooting. And parents would've been happy with a slightly lower price point with that silly gimmick stripped out. Although yes, I know some kids like it. But I hated gimmicky shooting features even as a child.
Were I Hasbro, I would've re-released the small wing TIE, released the Legacy A-Wing in blue, and thrown an X-Wing out there in a configuration we haven't seen yet. Lots of small vehicles, too. Kanan with bike, Ezra with bike, trooper with bike, probe droid, and some mini rigs. Then I would've used all that as a foundation to release a Ghost and Phantom set later.
Also, SA figures on vintage cards to go with the 5POA for the kids. Something for everyone. But those days are gone.
It's not difficult, Hasbro. Just stop making **** no one wants. **** your Hero Mashers.
I'd like to tell whoever's in charge of the 3 3/4" line to shoot it out their own back hole.I can understand why no Twilight, as stated it was only in a fraction of the episodes. But for Rebels, where that ship is pretty much showcased in every episode. Then maybe they should do something about it. Oh but don't worry, Hasbro showed the love by releasing the shuttle that shoots out its back hole!
I suppose a Ghost would need to be even bigger. Even with the severe size reduction of the Phantom, docking it in a vehicle the size of the vintage Falcon would look ridiculous. At the size of the BMF, maybe... but let's remember that the Falcon has only one deck, where the Ghost has two full decks (living quarters and cockpit, plus freight deck) and FOUR partial decks (entry ramp, front gunner station, Phantom docking level, upper gunnery dome). This would be really difficult to compress to BMF size, considering that some of these decks are stacked.The offerings for both the TFA line rollout and this Toy Fair showing have made me extremely pessimistic about the possibility of any meaningful release of The Ghost. Why? Well, during the Toy Fair Q&A Hasbro stated that if they were to reissue the BMF Falcon, a vehicle that has already been designed, engineered, tooled and produced, the new offering would retail for several hundred dollars. And it previously retailed for about $130 - $150, IIRC.
A Ghost vehicle that would be able to dock with the previously released Phantom would have to be comparable in size to the vintage version of the Millennium Falcon. And it would also have to be an all new design along with the new tooling. Given Hasbro's recent remarks I can't see a Ghost vehicle like that selling for less than $250. But would it sell in significant enough volume to merit the development costs? It seems like the 6" scale TIE Fighter is sitting to a degree because of the high price.
All of that being said, would I like a Ghost vehicle? Absolutely! I think it's a tremendous ship design. But the pragmatist in me finds it very unlikely that it's going to actually happen.
I'm actually looking forward to this one. It's not figure scale but the FF miniatures look quite nice, and it will fit together with a large number of the other miniatures.Honestly I think the best Ghost is gonna be the Xwing Miniatures game expansion pack.
I've decided to make my own. It will be underscaled to the extreme, but I have it worked out to be about 22" front to back and 22" side to side. The vertical height will probably be about 7" or 8" (maybe less). The cockpit will seat two on the top and one in the lower turret. It will have the dorsal turret, and a small section for the living quarters much like the vintage falcon (with Dejarik table and some seating). The section between the cockpit and Phantom dock (which is seven inches long and can only hold the Phantom with its forward end sticking out the back) will be where the inside can be accessed. My goal is to have a spot for at least six figures to fit into this. Basically, I'm thinking like a designer of the vintage line.
I already have the cockpit canopy engineered and the Phantom dock constructed, based on the Phantom toy. It's going to be a big project.