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Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

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Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby localgotal » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:08 pm

The Cantina is the scene that hooked young impressionable me onto Star Wars. The variety of exotic aliens and monsters in one scene was a sensory overload of greatness. It showed how massive and diverse this galaxy far, far away really was and we just like Luke felt like a small fish in a very big pond.

Hasbro has released some really fantastic Cantina figures in the past, however I think it's time for them to release a "battle" pack detailing some of this great scene with some updates, repaints, and never before done patrons. With the limited budget of ANH a lot of the patrons share clothing, making many of the characters we haven't received yet a simple repaint or retool away. It would also be the perfect opportunity to re-release the cantina table packaged with Pons Limbic.

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Kitik Keed'kak is a simple repaint of the existing figure in film accurate shades of light green. I was always disappointed that Hasbro painted her incorrectly.
Lirin Car'n the "less famous" Bith would be a great Alien to add to our collection. It would also be an excuse for Hasbro to give us a brand new Bith head sculpt/hands which could be reused whenever they decide to finally update the Cantina Band. He would use the lower body of the comic pack Owen.
BoShek A super articulated update to everybody's favorite smuggler (second only to Han). BoShek would be an extensive retool and repaint of the fantastic VOTC/Saga Ledgends Bossk. He would include new human forearms, new booted lower legs, a new head sculpt, and finally a new collar piece that would allow his space helmet *not pictured* to sit comfortably on his shoulders.
Jenny Han's sweetheart would be a repaint of Camie from the Camie/Fixer comic pack. She would also include a new head sculpt.
Sai'torr Kal Fas Rounding out the pack, this Saurin patron is a repaint of Hrchek Kal Fas. She has a lighter green shirt with dark green detailing- opposed to her cousin who's shirt is the reverse. This would also be the perfect opportunity for Hasbro to correct the inaccuracies - lighter skin, black eyes, and if the tooling budget would allow it new booted lower legs.

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Baniss Keeg The second pack would finally give the last Duros, Ellorrs his drinking partner. This figure would utilize the comic pack Owen body and a new head/hands sculpt.
Spacer This guy's the posterboy for obscure characters; he doesn't even have an official name yet. The spacer would share the retooled Bossk body created for BoShek in pack #1. This time he would include gloved forearms, yellow paint job, and his signature helmet. If we can get "ice cream maker" man, why not him???
Mosep is one of the more iconic patrons yet to be made. He would be a repaint of the recent Imperial Navy Commander with a brand new head. Easy!
Zutton would be a simple repaint of last years Target 3-Pack Snaggletooth. He would be painted blue as a nod to the elusive vintage figure.
Swilla rounds out the second pack with a new head on the existing Camie body.
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Something like this is our best chance for the more obscure Cantina characters. Swilla, Spacer, and Jenny I feel wouldn't fair too well on a single card - but in a pack like this with some long awaited figures, Baniss/Mosep I think Hasbro would have a real winner. :D
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:41 am

When Hasbro released the TRU Podracer set a couple years ago, I viewed that as a sign that once ANH was back in theaters, we would see sets just like this. These rock and I really hope these Concept Series updates you have been sharing have Hasbro's attention by now... it would be a true shame if they overlook these wonderful ideas.

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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby DarthDaddy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:53 am

Love these mock ups. I'd be alright with Hasbro replacing Kitik Keed'kak, BoShek, Sai'torr Kal Fas with other Cantina aliens though. Characters like Twizzit, Tawss Khaa, and Cane Adiss would fit nicely. I could always paint both Kitik Keed'kak and Sai'torr Kal Fas as needed. With Bo Shek, I love him, but I'm happy with my POTF2 figure. For me Cantina aliens only need to be super articulated if they were sitting down in the movie. As a customizer, I would want new and unique alien parts THAT CUSTOMIZERS CAN BUY IN LARGE AMOUNTS to have for fodder and build up the street walkers in my dioramas. Beautifully done and said though. I'll never take that away from you. My opinion is totally based on my own selfish desires. I'd even pass on the Zutton and swap him for a Colonel/Solomahal :D
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby YAK_Jayson » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:57 am

Another excellent entry.
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby darthmac » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:51 pm

I like both of these sets. Neither one has that jaw dropping combination of figures to get me excited, but solid figures that I would have a really hard time passing on. Great work.
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby darthmac » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:59 pm

My favorites from these two packs in order:

BoShek
Mosep
Lirin Car'n
Baniss Keeg
Sai'torr Kal Fas
Spacer
Zutton
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby darth_sidious » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:51 pm

I love cantina characters - just not the humans so much - from the first set, I'd be interested in the Bith. From the second set, I'd like all the aliens - if they combined those 4 it would make a decent battlepack.
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby localgotal » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:57 pm

DarthDaddy wrote:Love these mock ups. I'd be alright with Hasbro replacing Kitik Keed'kak, BoShek, Sai'torr Kal Fas with other Cantina aliens though. Characters like Twizzit, Tawss Khaa, and Cane Adiss would fit nicely. I could always paint both Kitik Keed'kak and Sai'torr Kal Fas as needed. With Bo Shek, I love him, but I'm happy with my POTF2 figure. For me Cantina aliens only need to be super articulated if they were sitting down in the movie. As a customizer, I would want new and unique alien parts THAT CUSTOMIZERS CAN BUY IN LARGE AMOUNTS to have for fodder and build up the street walkers in my dioramas. Beautifully done and said though. I'll never take that away from you. My opinion is totally based on my own selfish desires. I'd even pass on the Zutton and swap him for a Colonel/Solomahal :D


I agree there are a good many cantina Aliens I'd like to see before some of the obscure human types in this set. These sets were meant to mimic the ewok/pilot/Jedi sets at toy's r us. So mostly old tooling with some repaints and a few new parts. Characters like Solomahal would require a brand new sculpt. Good news is nearly every character you mentioned I have mocked up and ready to go for future concepts of the week. Stay tuned... :wink:
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:25 pm

For every few fans who would only want 1-2 figures from each set, there's someone like me who would buy 3-4 of each set.

If Hasbro made these, within a year, each set would be going for over $100 on ebay.

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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby Evilivo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:20 am

These would be great diorama fillers for every collector, you did wonderful "kitbashes" once again :)
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Postby UKHistory » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:03 pm

I love these sets. The Camie figure really can be used for great customs (and the more we review pictures the more we see how Lucas used and reused costumes and sets).

Mosep is a very great figure for me. All the aliends and certainly a few of the human from Star Wars are great additions to anyone's collection.
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:52 pm

UKHistory wrote:I love these sets. The Camie figure really can be used for great customs (and the more we review pictures the more we see how Lucas used and reused costumes and sets).


Very true, and I love how Lucas did that out of budget constraints so much in ANH... things like that forced him to be so much more creative than he was with the prequels!

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Postby Rogue82 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:31 am

I've been lurking around Yakface for a while now and this new concept series has finally got my ass into gear to register and post something. These mock ups are amazing. Thank you for the idea's and basic parts lists Local. When I get the time these will be on my to do list.
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Re: Concept #9: CANTINA BATTLEPACKS

Postby localgotal » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:11 am

Thank you, and welcome to yakface!
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:01 pm

Rogue82 wrote:I've been lurking around Yakface for a while now and this new concept series has finally got my ass into gear to register and post something. These mock ups are amazing. Thank you for the idea's and basic parts lists Local. When I get the time these will be on my to do list.


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