You punch that hole out when you put together the cardboard, so you could just leave it in there. It's the same colors as each side of the playset.I don't know about you guys, but I'm likely going to put my amateur model making skills to the test again and maybe make create a plug for that hole ('wormhole') on the side of the mountain and make it blend in. The feature is cool and everything, but I can't help unthink those images of the old ILM matte paintings with the hole in the middle for the live-action composites.
What we need is the Special Special Edition of A New Hope. Special effects are at the point where they could fix Han's line of sight and put in a good Jabba. Han shoots first. And for poops and giggles, a group of tusken warriors fighting and decimating a stormtrooper patrol that had spotted Luke's speeder racing back to the Lars Homestead.Oh joy, now we get to recreate tail-stepping Solo. And BTW, we don't have '2004' Jabba yet, IIRC.
I would love most of those changes, I always thought it was very cool that at least the Han/Jabba scene was original. I think all the other CGI needs to stay out. They could crush it with a new Jabba and a better rendering of Han that isn't so jerky. I also think they should reinstitute a version with all the deleted scenes, but with them cleaned up and digitized in the best quality possible. The Biggs scene alone is one of my favorite of the deleted scenes. Sure, it makes Luke look even more cheesy, but it gives a great dynamic and essential background on their friendship and how it seems everybody doubts him. Biggs' outfit in Tatooine is 100% Star Wars. He was rocking capes like a boss before Lando! (and I love me some Lando). Would be cool to incorporate more of the Cantina aliens and Han's gf Jenny. Again, would just like their to be 2 versions, the original Lucas cut and the restored deleted scenes cut.The only (major) things I still want fixed in the ANH:SE are the front Falcon cockpit window....still showing 3 window panels instead of 4 in the cockpit scenes (dagnabbit), and the Falcon's missing dish during the 'first reveal' in Docking Bay 94. They fixed Piett's badge in ESB:SE, so how were those NOT obvious? And the flop shot of Artoo waddling on Yavin is still annoying to me.
IIRC, I made these same comments when I first joined here.....16+ YEARS ago....and still not addressed.
That's kind of what I was thinking. I assume Hoth wasn't the ONLY cold weather system that the Rebels/Imps would have fought on lolI like the use of the Hoth soldiers....kind of reminds me of Rebel cold weather commando squad. I'm thinking of putting my Imperial Attack Base next to it to simulate a sort of Conveyex defense outpost.
Not to go off the rails too much in this thread, but there is behind the scenes footage of the landspeeder stopping. It's actually on a turnstile type of device, so it is indeed going around in a circle with someone off camera stopping it. I guess they used that to make it look like it was floating when people were getting in and out of it, or touching it.What I always found funny about that scene was that Luke appeared to turn a corner when he stopped and spotted the homestead on fire. When you could actually see the smoke for miles
I'll quickly chime in and say that Luke was probably go around the last vaporator lining the homestead before stopping. Sure, he could have made a straight line course on the speeder's computer, but his mind could have been going a million parsecs the whole trip.Not to go off the rails too much in this thread, but there is behind the scenes footage of the landspeeder stopping. It's actually on a turnstile type of device, so it is indeed going around in a circle with someone off camera stopping it. I guess they used that to make it look like it was floating when people were getting in and out of it, or touching it.
I gotta say, when I was in high school and saw this, I couldn't believe they were still making awesome playsets. This is such an underrated gem, from pile of dung movie. It's such a shame that this type of playset isn't still being made today. That is epic, I think this playset actually makes me like the movie more haha. Just for it's sheer existence, scale and really decent accuracy. Hasbro just never got the idea that the new media never sells like the OT. If they make a Hoth set like this, a Dagobah one, a Mos Eisley one, etc. they would FLY off the shelves. They might not eve TOUCH the shelves. Very cool to see it again in all it's glory though on Geonosis.
You didn't like this Geonosis Arena?
These ARE cool (the new sets), but I really would never want to see any OT area done without full plastic. Although a great nod to the past, the quality of figures today in TVC demand the finest of environments. For 5POA, I get that it kind of works, but I just feel like they'll get lazy if they ever do OT and say here are your playsets you've been asking for!That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.
I really hope Hasbro will go all out on cardboard playsets in the future to test the waters and know which ones are so popular they should be turned into elaborate plastic Haslab sets.
Playsets I want to see the most:
-Trade Federation Droid Control Ship
-Theed Palace (Throne Room, Hangar, Generator)
-The Invisible Hand
-Order 66 Montage
-Star Destroyer Bridge
-Death Star II
I'd be all for environment pieces and stands to be repacked in the figures too. Wat Tambor was just a great figure and had a great accessory to boot. I'd even love to see a return of the 3 packs like the Screen Scenes figures:I wish they'd start coordinating figure accessories with the deluxe line, playsets, and vehicles. The Geonosis playset was just about as good as it gets - it interacted with everything. Some of my favorite figures from that era were ones like Wat Tambor, that had pieces that were coordinated with the playset and the screen scenes:
I wish they'd start doing this again, and ditch the Force Link.
I didn't know so much stuff interacted with this playset and could be added on. Def. a sleeper in the collection of Star Wars toys. I know many love the prequels, but this particular one was the worst for me. The cheesy dialogue and terrible CGI made it a dud, probably why I didn't collect any of the figures from it or this fantastic playset.The Saga 02-04 line did alot of stuff like this - taking small bits of scenes that came with figures and the ability to combine them. That bit in the front is meant to attach to a deluxe set environment where Yoda and Dooku fight. And there was a droid factory production line set that attached to the Super Battle Droid maker deluxe set. It was all interactive and pretty amazing stuff.
These locations are either 'enclosed' locations or locations attached to large exteriors...in other words, playsets which Hasbro seems to be hands off up to this point, but already done in some form by others such as Galoob, Mattel or MPC (Model Products Corporation).Give us a location we actually care about (Death Star, Cantina, Cloud City, Hoth Rebel Base, Jabba's Palace, Emperor's Throne Room, etc…)