Do you guys think the remaining unknown sets will have hoth rebel troopers? Or maybe they'll show up in the minifigure packs. Are we gearing up for another snowspeeder?
Before any leaks I had (admittedly unrealistic) expectations for this wave that we'd at least get more sets from the newer shows. Every episode of The Bad Batch I thought to myself: "Ah man, that'd be such a cool set", maybe the battle packs for the winter wave will be plain P2 clones. Surely we'll get a bunch of stuff from tBoBF and The Mandalorian. They waited a year and a half to do a Maul vs Ahsoka set, maybe they'll go back and do more season 7 sets and we'll get new supercammandos. It's the 20th anniversary of AotC maybe they'll do something for that, new bounty hunter chase? Hailfire droid? Anything from Geonosis? They could literally boost the sales of a microfighter tenfold by putting in some sort of special class trooper like a death trooper or an incinerator trooper and fans would go crazy.
Now I'm just hoping Lego actually gives some incentive to buy the new sets by giving customers the ability to get vehicles and troops from both factions of a major battle, and I don't know if even that'll turn out.
And I know we're getting Boba's palace but in terms of battle packs, I don't think it's really set in for people just how crazy Lego's maneuvering is with this new snowtrooper battle pack and the accessory packs. They didn't put out a new battle pack for 2021, and then gave everyone relief that they would return, hiked the price to $20USD and only made one instead of two. Now we have these accessory packs that'll be the same price battle packs used to be with realistically only 3 figures and likely undesirable ones.
This wave could've been even better than the summer wave and it's looking like another disappointment.