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jedi master sal
02-23-2004, 11:23 AM
Of the toys ships from AOTC already produced which one do you like the most?



Gunship
Command Gunship
Hailfire Droid
Geonosian Fighter
Jedi Starfighter (original red)
Jedi Starfighter (New Turquoise blue)
Anakin's Starfighter
Please give your thoughts as to why you like them.


I am torn between the Gunship (original) and the Hailfire droid. The gunship is big and a cool design while the Hailfire (though technically a droid) is a VERY cool design though no figures can ride on it-well they're not supposed to anyway. I choose the gunship. The Jedi Starfighter is cool but I didn't like the exploding wing trick. The Geonosian fighter has a nice design, but I didn't like the rubbery tips. It's understandable though for safety for the kiddies.

I deliberately left of Zam and Anakin's speeder as well as Jango's Slave One. The thought is what War ship not personal ship. (Though I did put Anakin's fighter on there because presumably he uses it for many space battles whereas Slave One (now presumably under Boba's control) would not be.

The Spider droid was figure size so that is why that was left off. Too bad we couldn't have added AT-TE and the Homing Spider droid to this list though...

-Sal

Kidhuman
02-23-2004, 11:27 AM
I voted for the Hailfire Droid. It is the only one I purchased. I love them fromthe movies. I even have the Lego one put together. I want to get more of the Lego ones, and am waiting for the clearance price to drop a little bit more before I get another one.

B'Omarr Monkey
02-23-2004, 06:27 PM
I picked the hailfire droid as well, though the command gunship was a close second. Is there any difference between the original release and teh clone wars version? I only bought the original.

The reason I picked the hailfire droid is the design, plus, if I were a kid setting my stuff up on the floor, all those firing missiles.

I still haven't seen Anakin's starfighter, though apparently they are in abundance everywhere else.

I like the Jedi Starfighter (red) though was disappointed that it doesn't come with the hyperspace ring attachment. The ring will be silly packaged alone, and I doubt they'll release them together as a more expensive version, though I would probably buy it if they did.

JediTricks
02-23-2004, 06:41 PM
I still don't have the Hasbro Hailfire Droid, but I suppose I'll be picking that up tomorrow probably if I don't find new figures because I've been on the fence about it. I really dig my Lego one, it rolls very nicely, but I've heard the Hasbro one doesn't which is why I've held back till now.


I don't think you voted for the Gunship JMS since I just voted for it and am currently the only person who did so. ;) The Gunship has but 1 vote and the Command Gunship has none.

Anyway, I voted for the Republic Gunship even though I waited until I found it for half price on clearance mainly because it's not just a good likeness of the movie version, but also has a lot of areas for the figures to hang out. Most of the features on this are better than normal for Hasbro vehicles, the top missiles are supposed to be there, the lower ones can still rotate, the cockpit opens, the wing laser pods rotate, the doors open nicely, and it's just a slick craft. I don't care for the snap-on pods from the Pilot figures all that much, the drop-out floor doesn't work too well, and the speederbike situation appears to be made for the vintage design rather than the Saga version. But all in all, I can display a lot of figures on it, there's a carrying handle, and it looks pretty accurate.

dr_evazan22
02-24-2004, 08:36 AM
I voted for the original Gunship, although the Hailfire was a very close second. I think I like the LEGO Hailfire better because it doesn't have orange missiles.

bobafrett
02-24-2004, 10:02 AM
I voted for the Gunship, since it is one of only two of the ships that I have opened. I am not a big fan of the ships, mostly because of the scale size with the figures, especially the larger ships like the Falcon or the Sandcrawler (I know those are OT ships, just using them for an example). I also got a second Gunship since they were sold for dirt cheap at KB's online site a while back, I believe.

jedi master sal
02-24-2004, 10:48 AM
D'oh, I had that open as another window and apparently I closed it before I registered my vote. Done now though.

I have both the Lego and Hasbro versions of the Hailfire droid and they are both awesome but I think the Lego one edges the Hasbro one out. Main reason is for the ease of rolling, but also I dig the immense round Lego wheel. I reported some time ago when this came out that I believed it was the biggest piece produced for mass distribution to date. Now I could be wrong but I haven't seen any that would come close to those wheels. The Lego park rides and custom pieces don't count.

I haven't opened the Command Gunship yet so I dont' really know if there are any discernable differences. Mostly paint application. Same thing between the red/blue Jedi Starfighters.

-Sal

JediTricks
02-24-2004, 04:57 PM
Well, there are the Lego baseplates, especially the mountainy ones that are about 3" tall, they're probably bigger, but except for baseplates, I think you're right. The wheels were the reason I was so torn about getting another one at clearance last month, I just didn't have the extra money but wanted those wheels, eventually I ended up passing even though it was $12.22.


BTW, I might have voted for the Geonosis Fighter if the nose sections weren't so floppy, it's a great ship and I hope some day that Hasbro rereleases it with better nose pieces.

Hey, wouldn't the Dooku on Speederbike set count as a vehicle here? I dunno if anybody would vote for it, but it's a battle of Geonosis vehicle.

plasticfetish
02-24-2004, 05:48 PM
I liked all of these really. I voted for the Gunship because it's turned out to be such a great toy to actually play with. It looks cool too. I bought one for my son and when it's not hanging from the ceiling, he's playing with it, loaded with soldiers and Jedi.

I liked the Geonosian Fighter a lot. It's got the bendy rubber tips, yeah, that make it less than perfect, but it's so cool looking. I also really like the Jedi Starfighter a bunch. Having gotten it on sale, it was a solid buy.

Haven't picked up the Hailfire Droid yet, but I will and I'm sure I'll dig it. Anakin's Starfighter looks fun also, maybe I'll buy that one for the kid to play with at some point.

In all, I'd have to say that I'm a fan of the whole vehicle thing. They're never perfectly movie accurate, but I'd rather they ended up being FUN toys, rather than miniature movie props.

Reefer Shark
02-24-2004, 07:01 PM
I voted the republic gunship. It just looks too cool when it's loaded up with clones! Also, all the moving parts are a big plus in my book. This thing would be perfect if it was just a little bigger, and had correctly scaled side laser turrets (don't know what those are actually called). The command gunship would count as a duplicate to me (since the only difference is the paint scheme). Ditto on the blue starfighter.

My second choice would be Anakins starfighter. That's one great little ship, lots of play value + it looks really nice busted open. I'll admit to liking this ship a lot more after seeing it in action in the CW cartoon though...

Honestly though, I really like all the vehicle offerings from ATOC & CW so far. Hopefully we'll get more down the road!

JediTricks
02-24-2004, 08:12 PM
What play value does the Ani Starfighter have over the regular Jedi Starfighter? I'd be awfully surprised if you said those fold-out wingtips or the pivoting nozzle.

Reefer Shark
02-24-2004, 08:47 PM
I wouldn't say that Ani's fighter has more play value than the regular one, probably about the same really. I was just saying that the high play value, combined with the fact that I really like the way it looks = would make it my second choice.

I dig the regular versions too. They would probably be next in my mental list :crazed:. I currently have 2 red, 1 blue, and 1 Ani busted open, now I just need a good spot to hang 'em!

JediTricks
02-24-2004, 08:55 PM
You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but I'm a little surprised since it seems like the regular Jedi Starfighter has more play value than the Ani one. It has the pop-off body panels, the keen landing leg, more guns, a fully-rotating droid dome, and 2 spring-loaded missiles.

Reefer Shark
02-24-2004, 09:10 PM
It's all good. I would agree that the lack of landing gear, non-rotating R2, and the pivoting thruster (or whatever that thing is) are all downsides to the ship, but the kid in me just goes for Ani's version. If I was younger and still flying ships around the house, I would probably grab for Ani's over the regular. :cool:

Lazer Brain
02-25-2004, 09:46 AM
I voted for the hailfire driod, just because i liked the design of the piece and the mutiple missle firing. the gunship was a close second, I have my gunship on display loaded with clone troopers and ob1, the hailfire driod is known to attack it on occasion.
later

skeeziks22
02-25-2004, 11:44 AM
I am surpirsed at how many people chose the gunship(s). I think they are alright, but they are out of scale... (and I don't mean way out of scale like the naboo royal starship or the falcon which have to be or no one would ever be able to afford one, let alone fit it in their house). The command ship is just a little out of scale. The easiest way to tell is that the turret gunners are supposed to be inside the turrets. The fact that they look to scale when attached shows that the whole thing could be a little larger to fit scale sized turrets, without being too overly large as to not be able to afford it.

I voted for the Geonosis ship rubber noses notwithstanding. It is a cool ship (not droid) and is unique (Gunship and Command gunship are the same, as are all three jedi fighters for the most part)

Tycho
02-25-2004, 12:12 PM
I voted for the Hailfire because I love firing missles.

However, where is Slave-One? I still would choose JANGO Fett's ship over any of these for play value and fun. The Coruscant Speeders were missing too (not that it would matter in the long run).

Overall, each of these vehicles are really cool. It's one main reason I love to collect Star Wars: all the toys and vehicles the figures interact with.

Good poll.

jedi master sal
02-25-2004, 12:17 PM
I voted for the Hailfire because I love firing missles.

However, where is Slave-One? I still would choose JANGO Fett's ship over any of these for play value and fun. The Coruscant Speeders were missing too (not that it would matter in the long run).

Overall, each of these vehicles are really cool. It's one main reason I love to collect Star Wars: all the toys and vehicles the figures interact with.

Good poll.

I believe I explained this in the first post but I'll mention it here again.

The idea was for combat related ships. While Anakin has a personal ship it is used mostly for war, while Jango's is not just a combat ship, but his personal convience (transport) and "home". Dooku's speeder, BTW, JT was left off for the same reason. His was not a combat vehicle but a personal transport.

Reefer Shark
02-25-2004, 01:04 PM
Y'know, I love the hailfire droid too, but I just can't consider it a vehicle. To me, it's just a big droid figure.

Though since it is in the vehicle assortment, and it is used in combat I can see why it's on the poll :) .

bobafrett
02-25-2004, 01:16 PM
I believe I explained this in the first post but I'll mention it here again.

The idea was for combat related ships. While Anakin has a personal ship it is used mostly for war, while Jango's is not just a combat ship, but his personal convience (transport) and "home". Dooku's speeder, BTW, JT was left off for the same reason. His was not a combat vehicle but a personal transport.

Um, I bet if Mace hadn't sliced Jango's head off, he would have climbed aboard the Slave I and gone into combat. Plus he also used a whole arsenal of weapons trying to knock out Obi-Wan, instead of just flying by and flipping him the middle finger. The only question is, did he leave the keys in the ignition?

But since the Slave I was never used in the clone wars combat, it makes the ship not worthy of a war time vehicle.

CaptainSolo1138
02-25-2004, 01:35 PM
I went with the Gunship. I like this vehicle based mainly on it's appearance. It's got plenty of room for Mace to block shots and it's got room for two pilots! I only wish the ball-turret gunners were more accurate :cry:

Mandalorian Candidat
02-25-2004, 01:44 PM
Anyway, I voted for the Republic Gunship even though I waited until I found it for half price on clearance mainly because it's not just a good likeness of the movie version, but also has a lot of areas for the figures to hang out. Most of the features on this are better than normal for Hasbro vehicles, the top missiles are supposed to be there, the lower ones can still rotate, the cockpit opens, the wing laser pods rotate, the doors open nicely, and it's just a slick craft. I don't care for the snap-on pods from the Pilot figures all that much, the drop-out floor doesn't work too well, and the speederbike situation appears to be made for the vintage design rather than the Saga version. But all in all, I can display a lot of figures on it, there's a carrying handle, and it looks pretty accurate.

Ditto. (Sorry, just too lazy to type much today.)

Silent Chazz
02-25-2004, 01:58 PM
I voted for Anakin's Jedi Starfighter. I only did so because its the only CW ship I have and I like it a lot.

JediTricks
02-27-2004, 06:42 PM
It's all good. I would agree that the lack of landing gear, non-rotating R2, and the pivoting thruster (or whatever that thing is) are all downsides to the ship, but the kid in me just goes for Ani's version. If I was younger and still flying ships around the house, I would probably grab for Ani's over the regular. :cool:Well, I'm not sure that's technically "play value", but ya can't argue with results either. :D


Dooku's speeder, BTW, JT was left off for the same reason. His was not a combat vehicle but a personal transport.We don't actually know that for certain, and it was in the battle of Geonosis, but ok, I see what you're getting at.


So I picked up the Hailfire Droid the other day to see what all the fuss is about, and I suppose it's ok, but I'm not seeing it here. It's too narrow, those little red missiles stand out like 32 sore thumbs, it seems like the launchers wer designed to all have springs but Hasbro went cheap and only put in half, the wheels really don't move all that nicely when connected (which is strange since they move ok on their own, I guess it's the angle), and the gun at the bottom swings around loose. The riffle-fire missile gimmick is cute, but cleaning up this mess is a beast and the missiles are too easily triggered. All in all, I wish I had saved my $20 and just stuck with the Lego one.

fishyfett
02-29-2004, 08:58 PM
Love the Gunship. I just wished it's a little bigger so the pods can be the right size as well. But I especially dig the way the side panels open. Looks like it works w/ gears, just plain cool. Close second is the Hailfire Droid. Never thought Hasbro will make this war machine just like in the movie.

I got all the AOTC/CW vehicles and I like everyone of them. Of course, some stand out, hence our poll. One thing I noted. I wish Hasbro would included a hyperspace ring for the Jedi Starfighter Obi-wan piloted. I would make a nice companion display piece for this craft. :)

plasticfetish
03-01-2004, 05:18 AM
...but the kid in me just goes for Ani's version. If I was younger and still flying ships around the house, I would probably grab for Ani's over the regular. :cool:
Eye candy counts for a lot I think. The other day I was in Target with my 6 year old, he spotted Anakin's fighter again and said, "Hey! I'm gonna need that I think." (Of course you do :rolleyes: ) It looks cool, and the cartoon helped to sell it.

All in all, I wish I had saved my $20 and just stuck with the Lego one.
Hmmm. (That's why I've been holding out for a markdown.)

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Imagine how this poll would have gone if we'd gotten an AT-TE.

JediTricks
03-01-2004, 03:30 PM
Yeah, but there are a lot of folks who don't care for the AT-AT, so I think you'd get the same mixed results unless Hasbro really made it super-nice, though I bet the Command Gunship wouldn't have gotten any votes at all. ;)

I also was planning on waiting for clearance for the Hailfire Droid, but they've been selling out in my area lately, there was nothing else to buy last week and I didn't want to miss out.