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Tycho
09-03-2002, 11:07 AM
I wished I had the money to buy that. I WOULD drive it!

JEDIpartner
09-03-2002, 11:13 AM
If I owned it... it would probably get vandalised. :cry:

It IS cool, though.

Mandalorian Candidat
09-03-2002, 01:44 PM
I'm surprised that someone who has put so much work into making something so unique and street legal is selling it. If I were him I'd look into making a kit to make more.

Whoever buys that thing should get a trashcan, paint it like R2, and stick it on the back.

"Hang on Ben, we're turning right."

icatch9
09-03-2002, 02:15 PM
Where is this for sale at? Not as if I'm going to buy it, but I'd sure as hell like to see it :D. Any help hear would be hot :D.

rynobot
09-03-2002, 02:19 PM
Its on E-Bay.

LTBasker
09-03-2002, 02:20 PM
It's for sale on ebay.

Well, the detail is kinda boring, and the side engine pods aren't very detailed because for some reason they just go to a flat slanted piece on the back. There's no popping hood, no gun rack (didn't have to have a gun), where's the CD player for playing Duel of the Fates? Theres no cargo spot for new toy finds, theres no attachable hood for them rainy days.

I know, I complain alot. :D

All in all..... I WANT IT!!!! ;) 'Course I be happy with just a car...

hango fett
09-03-2002, 03:02 PM
i must have it! but, i have about 9 dollars...not enough for the landespeeder at TRU!
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Tycho
09-03-2002, 03:04 PM
1) Read the news on this website. Steve posted the article with a picture and a link (just says E-bay, but it goes directly to the auction) and there are more pictures there - plus a description.

2) It does have trunk space and even an option to make back passenger seats available.

3) most people like to install their own stereos anyway.

4) You don't drive it when it rains. It never rains on Tatooine, so if you live there or Southern California, its pretty safe to own.

5) It probably would (could) get vanalized if parked and not watched anywhere. So would a Ferrari or Lamborghini if any of you could afford one. You'd still be paranoid to drive one. Others who are jealous act badly. They are of the Dark Side.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-04-2002, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by Tycho
4) You don't drive it when it rains. It never rains on Tatooine, so if you live there or Southern California, its pretty safe to own.

"It never rains in southern California
but girl, don't they warn ya
man it pours, man it pours"

So that singer (Howie something if I recall) was yanking our crank then?

Check back with me when they advertise "a landspeeder that you can fly.":D

stillakid
09-04-2002, 01:22 AM
Freakin' A, I wish I had the money! It needs to be "dirtied" up a bit (bash in a couple spots with a hammer), but how cool would that be?! But would it get me into Skybar? Hmm?

Emperor Howdy
09-04-2002, 02:37 AM
You guys ARE kidding, right?


There's THE NERD: he loves Star Wars, collects Star Wars, and discusses it with other people, like girlfriends, who could care a less and thinks he's a nerd. I am a nerd.

Then there's the SUPERNERD: he's does everything the nerd does, except he dresses up like a jedi or some other SW character for movie premieres.

Next there's MEGA-NERD: he does everything nerd and supernerd does, except he dresses up like that when NOT at a movie premiere. Incidently, supernerd and mega-nerd don't HAVE girlfriends.

Finally, there's ULTRA-NERD: he does everything nerd, supernerd, and mega-nerd does, except he wants the Landspeeder car. He deserves every beating he gets. Incidently, ultra-nerd has no friends at all.

notafinga
09-05-2002, 02:59 AM
You mean i deserve all of these beatings?

heck... i just wanted to go down to the Toshi Sation to pick up some power converters.

Face it, Howdy, you'd be my friend if i drove a Landspeeder (and still owned the Million Dollar Man action figure with the hole in his head.)

Emperor Howdy
09-05-2002, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by notafinga
You mean i deserve all of these beatings?

heck... i just wanted to go down to the Toshi Sation to pick up some power converters.

Face it, Howdy, you'd be my friend if i drove a Landspeeder (and still owned the Million Dollar Man action figure with the hole in his head.)


Ok. You got me with the Steve Austin.

** jumps in landspeeder **

plasticfetish
09-05-2002, 03:58 AM
Here's what I'm imagining ...

You get your notice from the DMV and it says that this year you have to get your Landspeeder smog checked. So, you hop in ... you roll down to the local smog check station and after they manage to fit it on the rollers ... you end up failing your smog ... 'cause frankly it's an '88 Ford Escort with nearly 90 thousand miles on it. "Darn", you say "I'll have to drive my Landspeeder over to the local mechanic and see why I failed smog." The local mechanic wets himself because the biggest sucker in the UNIVERSE just rolled in and you say ... "Hey can you take a look at my Landspeeder and see why I failed my smog check?"

Here's another parallel dimension version ...

Your Landspeeder sits in your driveway/backyard where it is constantly mocked by all of your neighbors. It is enjoyed most by a family of opossums looking for a place to nest for the winter. After sitting for a year or more, the tires go flat and you decide that the best way to deal with the situation (OMG ... the bidding is up over $14,000 ... hahahahaha) is to turn your entire home and yard into a realistic recreation of Watto's junk yard. Needless to say ... your town's newspaper writes a funny story about you in the "Local" section when the county has your Landspeeder and all of your garbage hauled away for being an eyesore.

Tycho
09-05-2002, 09:46 PM
OK, I'm the "Ultra-Nerd" (I just don't have my Star Wars costume yet).

But how the heck did you know I was going to build a life-size diorama with it if I won the car?

Dude! But you have it all wrong: first, this is LUKE'S LANDSPEEDER - you can't build Watto's junkyard.

See *Sniff-Sniff [Tycho takes a whiff of his Mouse Droid]* - I was going to get some mannequins, you know from like Department Stores, and dress them up like Luke and Ben. My karate uniforms from my lower ranks should help for Luke's shirt, and I have a white bathrobe to help me start on Ben's. An Old-Man disguise kit will furnish one mannequin with the beard.

But here comes the beauty of the whole thing: maybe you heard that in Escondido (near San Diego where I live) a man kept a hippopatamus in his backyard for 11 years. If I could get my hands on an ELEPHANT, I could dress it up as a Bantha, just like George Lucas did!!!

The R2D2 Cooler would make an excellent source for the elephant's fresh water container. No need to paint a trash can! And maybe I'd have to spend some cash to get that Don Post life-size C-3PO (or sneak off with one from Star Tours, with the excuse that I was just trying to get their exclusive droids in the first place).

But of course I need to have some Tuskens making camp. California has no shortage of illegal immigrants, and the homeless all live like transients. With the right medical wraps and a story convincing them they're getting good medical attention, they could also live in my backyard with my landspeeder and my elephant!

Now come on guys. All of you should have already thought of that!

plasticfetish
09-05-2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Tycho
But here comes the beauty of the whole thing: maybe you heard that in Escondido (near San Diego where I live) a man kept a hippopatamus in his backyard for 11 years. If I could get my hands on an ELEPHANT, I could dress it up as a Bantha, just like George Lucas did!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

That is so funny. I haven't heard that one. I have heard a lot of funny/crazy stories about things that happened in and around San Diego but that one wins.

They used to have this Bantha thing at the Marine World up in the Bay Area when I was a kid ... way back when there was that "post a picture of yourself" thread, I was going to post the photo of me standing next to the "Bantha" but I can't find it.

Hippopatamus ... hahahahahahahaha!!

You could probably get away with all of that in your area. That's what's so funny.

TylerD
09-05-2002, 09:56 PM
I saw that in the newspaper Tycho...I can't believe it took 11 years before SOMEONE even found the hippo. I am glad the hippo was taken though, because it is not fair for the animal to be kept in a back yard swimming pool.