I’ve expressed my doubts about third-party toys in the form of licensed characters, but I have far fewer qualms about third-party add-ons. There are some really cool third party projects going on for MOTUC right now, such as Kevin Kosse’s Horde Trooper helmets or the upcoming conversion kits by Mat Vige O’Toole, a.k.a. Zombihamma (who’s also a special effects make-up, prosthetics and storyboard artist with a pretty badass resume) – plus of course Joe Amaro‘s great stuff.
Of course, it took a few years for any sort of third party add-ons to appear. But what about newer lines? Where is the emergent third-party add-on market for Star Wars Black 6″? Let’s skip the 2-3 year delay and get going on that now.
My first suggestion is a 1/12th scale cantina environment for Han and Greedo to have their shootout (so that I can have Han shoot first again and again and again and again. Yes, I’m still bitter).
The flying gloves that were included with Han Solo were great, but they’re incomplete without a headset for Han. Nemo Eight thinks a set that just goes over the regular Han head would look bad, and that it should be a separately-sculpted head with the headset sculpted on. Personally I think a separate headset could work; the one that came with McFarlane’s Scott Evil didn’t look too bad.
And finally, I’d love to see Boba Fett’s concussion grenade launcher (which doesn’t look much like a grenade launcher obviously, but I digress). Of everything on this list, I’d say this is the one most likely to be made by Hasbro – they made one for the 300th-edition 3.75″ Fett in 2000, even though the character never actually carried the gun in a movie (only in pre-production photos). Hasbro has already shown they will include weapons with figures that never actually used them (such as the Stormtrooper’s DLT-20A), so they could include the grenade launcher with a future ROTJ-style Fett, which I think is nearly a lock for the line.