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Oh, well. Guess I can cross my fingers and hope for it to come out at NYCC.
 
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Rune_Haako said:
Anyone remember/have that big micro machines one that turns into a playset?
Absolutely! Galoob always had the best toys!

Glitch said:
Back when I worked at Galoob, it was the first Episode 1 Action Fleet vehicle I designed, so it TOTALLY crushed me to see loads of this thing warming the shelves.
Don't blame yourself. It's an awesome toy. I bought it for a small fortune at a comic store who got it early back then, together with the Action Fleet Mos Espa diorama. Both absolutely stunningly detailed toys with lots of features.
Hasbro and every other license holder just WAY overestimated their return on this phenomenon. But who can really blame them? No one could predict the demand with the return of the most commercial franchise after a 16 year pause.

Anyway, just saying brillaint job on this, and all the other Galoob toys, Glitch! If only Galoob had never merged with Hasbro. Given they'd have survived the overproduction on their own, we would still have them around now. R.I.P Lewis Galoob Toys.


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That said, give us the Sail Barge - it's gray!



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Well, the TCW Separatist version is white with blue markings. They could release that deco first.
 
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Yes, Yes, Yes. Do the TCW version then TPM version. Kid's would love the diversity in the two. I did when I was four.
 
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I'd rather have TPM version first.
 
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Yes, the TPM version should be done first. Though for the Kid's being TCW fans. I think Hasbro will do a study, to see if it sells under TCW.
 
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I have a huge gundam vehicle I customized into sort of an MTT type thing.. I'll have to dig it out and post pics.
 
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Don't stop replying to this post, let Hasbro know we want it more than anything.
 
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I do man! I really want this thing. Ever since I've seen TPM. I mean as a clone collector, who wouldn't want the Republic forces to be overwhelmed by this thing dropping off a couple dozen BDs?
 
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I might consider it if they included several of the new Battle Droids with it - with different paint schemes (officer markings, battle damage, etc.).
 
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this is one of the big vehicles going forward that I would consider buying... if it happens.
 
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I think a MTT would be awesome. However, it's not iconic, and I am not sure if TPM 3D could push sales of this in December, 10 months after TPM. By then, several other movies would have came and went, and TPM 3D will be a distant memory. A Feburary sale is not feasible - Kids spending $100 on a toy right after X-Mas? Ain't happening. Heck, this thing doesn't even have CW support - it hasn't appeared (yet).
 
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It appeared in Clone Wars, at the Battle of Ryloth.
 
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Rune_Haako said:
It appeared in Clone Wars, at the Battle of Ryloth.
Yeah, it did, and it was even sort of significant in one episode...
 
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Rune_Haako said:
It appeared in Clone Wars, at the Battle of Ryloth.
Yeah, it did, and it was even sort of significant in one episode...
Okay, it was 'kinda' important in one episode 2 years ago. Kids aren't going to remember that. In general, it is not supported by CW.
 
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If nothing else I'd be amused to see the toy, since I assume it'll be decked out with gunner stations and all that to appeal to kids. Having all that stuff deployed on it would be pretty funny to me.

I wouldn't mind it, of course...as long as they didn't hamper its ability to store a bunch of droids much.
 
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My only problem with this is that if it didn't include a bunch of Battle Droids with it, Hasbro would basically be asking customers to buy an expensive brown box and then turn around and buy X number of $9+ Battle Droids to stock it with. Because let's face it, no matter how many gunner stations you throw on this thing, it's main job is to deploy a crap-load of Droids on a battlefield. If Hasbro skipped the droid delivery part, how would they market it?

It's not like the Falcon where action takes place inside or the AT-TE where the vehicle itself is the weapon. It's also a vehicle that's basically only associated with deploying droids, it's not like the Falcon with multiple people using it or the AT-TE where you can man it with Clones, or Anakin and Ahsoka or Saesee Tiin. And if Hasbro were to make it more like a tank than personnel carrier, why not just make a tank instead?

Could Hasbro do this? Sure. Will they? Highly doubt it. The mention of this at the show doesn't even rise to the level of "rumor" in my opinion. Just because someone from Hasbro makes mention of a character, vehicle or playset in a conversation doesn't make it a rumor. If it did then EVERY ship ever seen on screen is "coming soon."

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I don't really think it's that great an idea, to be honest. Are kids really going to want to spend half an hour loading the droids into the rack, then another half hour getting them all back out and setting them up to 'attack' the clones? I can just imagine the battles kids would have with this thing.

Kid voicing random clone #1: "Oh no, an MTT! There's gotta be a full battalion in that thing! We can't fight that many droids!"

Kid voicing random clone #2: "Okay...so why don't we just blast it while it spends a week unloading the droids?"

Kid voicing random clone #1: "Uh...cool! Suck laser, clankers!" *makes blaster noises and smacks droids all over room*

Not a real practical toy, is it?
 
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Well the Lego version sold real well in NC. So I expect it to in Hasbro form. Plus it's a vehicle with two aft cannons and it has a compartment for droid pilots. So while it may be a brown box, it's still a brown box of death.
 
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JAG said:
I can just imagine the battles kids would have with this thing.

Kid voicing random clone #1: "Oh no, an MTT! There's gotta be a full battalion in that thing! We can't fight that many droids!"

Kid voicing random clone #2: "Okay...so why don't we just blast it while it spends a week unloading the droids?"

Kid voicing random clone #1: "Uh...cool! Suck laser, clankers!" *makes blaster noises and smacks droids all over room*
I demand to see this in an upcoming episode of Clone Wars!
 
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A week deploying droids? It looked like it did it pretty fast in TPM, plus it has 4 cannons to blast back, and is usually escorted by AATs.
 
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Well the Lego version sold real well in NC. So I expect it to in Hasbro form. Plus it's a vehicle with two aft cannons and it has a compartment for droid pilots. So while it may be a brown box, it's still a brown box of death.
You can't compare sales of a Lego set to a Hasbro toy. A Hasbro MTT will always be an MTT. A Lego MTT can be an MTT, Chalmun's Cantina, a tree or Darth Vader's outhouse. Lego also has crossover collectors, people that buy a set just because it's Lego and don't care if it's a SW set, Harry Potter or City.

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Well, I see your point. Though in a Customizers point of view I see an MTT, pasted together with plumbers pipe in the inside would make a nice cannon, and many more ideas.
 

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Rune_Haako said:
A week deploying droids? It looked like it did it pretty fast in TPM, plus it has 4 cannons to blast back, and is usually escorted by AATs.
Well, yeah, but I'm talking about doing it by hand with the actual toys. Take each droid out, give it a gun, pose it, stand it up, stand it up again after it falls over...at least ten times. That seems like it would get old fast.
 
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Building a lego set for me back when I was 7 took more than an hour to build and it didn't get boring. So loading up BDs in a MTT shouldn't be boring.
 
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This would sell just as well as a new Sandcrawler, and everyone seems to be wanting one of those.
 
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While I would love to have one of these badboys to carry around my droids into battle.... I'll believe it when I see it. I mean this is a vehicle that has what a few minutes of screentime in the TPM and yet we can't get Hasbro to give us a Sailbarge (which has a major battle sequence in ROTJ) or the CW Twlight (another major vehicle from the CW movie and the first 2 seasons of CW)

I mean if it's a real deal and we get this I'm totally on board for one.
 
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Well for Hasbro to make one they need L, W, and H. So the Length is 29', Width 1 is 11', Width 2 back towards the rear is 9', Height 1 for the cockpit is 10', and Height 2 towards the rear is 7 1/2'.
 

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DarkArtist said:
While I would love to have one of these badboys to carry around my droids into battle.... I'll believe it when I see it. I mean this is a vehicle that has what a few minutes of screentime in the TPM and yet we can't get Hasbro to give us a Sailbarge (which has a major battle sequence in ROTJ) or the CW Twlight (another major vehicle from the CW movie and the first 2 seasons of CW)
A sail Barge would be way to big and very costly to make and sell. As for the Twlight we didn't see that one because according to Hasbro it doesn't pop up enough to warrent a release.
 
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...yeah. No thanks. I don't know whether I want the next big one to be this or not. If it is, it saves me having to make some financial decisions and saving. If it's something OT-related, I get a vehicle I want!
 
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I think everyone would enjoy BDSL's more... (big death star w/ led lights).

I wouldn't mind seeing a BSD either...(big star destroyer).
 

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I'm sure this would sell fine. And I'll probably get hate for saying this, but a vintage box would be fantastic.
 
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The MTT is also appearing in Season 4 of SW:TCW.
 
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The MTT could make for a really cool toy. Just the deploying feature for the Battle Droids would be a great play feature. But when it comes down to it, I think the chances of the MTT being made are on the slim side. I've seen the video, and I think that people are reading far more into those statements than they should.

Dave Vennemeyer has done some great work with figure sculpting at Hasbro, but that seems to be his domain. Vehicles are much more the domain of guys like Mark Boudreaux. He was the one behind the new incarnation of the Millenium Falcon. And he would also have the discretion to dodge that question in a pretty deft manner.
 
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CIS said:
I'm sure this would sell fine. And I'll probably get hate for saying this, but a vintage box would be fantastic.
I agree with you. This is a new vehicle and a vintage box always catches people's attention.
 

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Obi_Han said:
CIS said:
I'm sure this would sell fine. And I'll probably get hate for saying this, but a vintage box would be fantastic.
I agree with you. This is a new vehicle and a vintage box always catches people's attention.
I was thinking of packaging somewhere along the lines of the Vintage packaged AT-AT. Maybe 2 or 3 rolling over a hill ready to deploy the Battle Droids.
 
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Rune_Haako said:
The MTT is also appearing in Season 4 of SW:TCW.
I don't remember seeing it in any trailers, care for a link?
 
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It can be seen in the background on Naboo when Grievous is fighting the Gungans.
 
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