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Tycho
02-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Next, if Hasbro will make Grievous' starfighter (and I'm glad they did) why not the Twin Pod Cloud Car already (from a new mold if need be)?

Why not? (Hasbro's probable answer):

"Grievous' fighter is a hero / villain vehicle, used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie, and available for play-use by General Grievous himself for Clone Wars action. By comparison, barely-seen, random nobodies from Bespin fly the Cloud Cars." - OK, I agree with that assessment, but not that the TPCC wouldn't sell if they made it.

Tycho's response: "Movie-wise, Grievous' starfighter is a non-action vehicle also. It never fired in the film, while the TPCC actually did fire 2 warning shots across the Millennium Falcon's bow. A new mold for the TPCC could include pull-out side missle launchers (similar to the Geonosian fighter's) that conceal for ESB movie authenticity, but can be extracted like Grevious' fighter's, for fun kid action. Kids can pretend that Han and Luke use the TPCC if 'random Bespin dude' isn't exciting enough - but how about Wilrow Hood using the ship to save the galaxy's supply of ice cream, or hadn't you thought about that, Hasbro? In any event, a pack-in figure of a black ethnic CC Pilot variation could also be chase-bait to buy the vehicle for the exclusive figure and make it different from the CC pilot figure most of us already got in 2004. TRU could also carry it as an exclusive if they need to bump the price to $30 like the Hyperdrive ring Jedi Starfighter, but then they should include two CC pilots, of different ethnicities (easily done with only a headsculpt change)."

JediTricks
02-09-2008, 07:22 PM
The Cloud Car is boring and the vintage version is very easy to get still. Grievous and Obi-Wan have a whole battle next to the GG Starfighter, while in ESB you barely get a look at the cloud car.

JON9000
02-11-2008, 12:01 PM
When I was a kid I thought the Cloud Car was the lamest vehicle out there. I doubt kids today would feel any different. The Cloud Car sucks, it's orange, it's ugly, just no.

Grievous' fighter is much cooler.

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 12:03 PM
Paint two potatoes orange and put a stick in-between them! LOL

Kidhuman
02-11-2008, 01:02 PM
Paint two potatoes orange and put a stick in-between them! LOL

Welcome back JP. LOL

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 01:08 PM
Welcome back JP. LOL

It's good to be back!!!

Neuroleptic
02-11-2008, 01:16 PM
I always thought the cloud car was cool when I was a kid. I never did own it, but I liked that two people fly it. I always wondered how that worked out. My thought being when I was a kid: What if the one guy wants to turn left and the other guy wants to turn right? or one gose up and the other wants to go down? Course the obvious answer is that one of them is the pilot and the other is the co-pilot.

And yea, it's ugly. But then, the landspeeder that luke uses is ugly and they have re-released it at least once that I know of in the modern line (back in 96 or 97). And it's ugly as sin.

I think it's about time the cloud car got re-released. Though, I still wouldn't buy it because I just don't have anywere to put it.

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 01:26 PM
Here's my simple take on the problem.

Neuroleptic
02-11-2008, 01:58 PM
Mwahahahaha!

. . . ok I do see your point. Though you left out a canopy for the two pilots!

Sinscia Fat'o
02-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Wow i would actually buy a Cloud Car but i'll pass on the Greivous fighter. The Cloud car looks cool and is one of my favorite fighters in the film of the OT actually, so if they remade this vechile i would be on board with it...and why does everyone seem to think the Vintage one is easy to find? I just got back from Wal-Mart and i didn't see any warming the shelves...:shocked:

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 02:01 PM
Mwahahahaha!

. . . ok I do see your point. Though you left out a canopy for the two pilots!

LOL

They're Free-b*llin'. :shocked:

:D

Jedi_Kal-El
02-11-2008, 02:15 PM
I wouldn't mind having the Cloud Car, but I won't cry if they don't do it.
Hey JP, how much for one of those sweet lookin tater customs? :D

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 02:41 PM
I wouldn't mind having the Cloud Car, but I won't cry if they don't do it.
Hey JP, how much for one of those sweet lookin tater customs? :D

Mmmmm... whaddya say we call it $3.00 without the figures? ;)

JediTricks
02-11-2008, 03:42 PM
and why does everyone seem to think the Vintage one is easy to find? I just got back from Wal-Mart and i didn't see any warming the shelves...:shocked:http://search.ebay.com/twin-pod-cloud-car (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1467700&loc=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2e%65%62% 61%79%2e%63%6f%6d%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2f%31%2f%37%31 %31%2d%31%37%35%31%2d%32%39%37%38%2d%37%31%2f%31%3 f%41%49%44%3d%35%34%36%33%32%31%37%26%50%49%44%3d% 31%34%36%37%37%30%30%26%6c%6f%63%3d%25%36%38%25%37 %34%25%37%34%25%37%30%25%33%61%25%32%66%25%32%66%2 5%37%33%25%36%35%25%36%31%25%37%32%25%36%33%25%36% 38%25%32%65%25%36%35%25%36%32%25%36%31%25%37%39%25 %32%65%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%36%64%25%32%66%25%37%3 4%25%37%37%25%36%39%25%36%65%25%32%64%25%37%30%25% 36%66%25%36%34%25%32%64%25%36%33%25%36%63%25%36%66 %25%37%35%25%36%34%25%32%64%25%36%33%25%36%31%25%3 7%32)
http://search.ebay.com/star-wars-cloud-car
They can literally be had for $10. Here's one so popular they had to throw in a vintage Landspeeder to get bids: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370021175789 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1467700&loc=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2e%65%62% 61%79%2e%63%6f%6d%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2f%31%2f%37%31 %31%2d%31%37%35%31%2d%32%39%37%38%2d%37%31%2f%31%3 f%41%49%44%3d%35%34%36%33%32%31%37%26%50%49%44%3d% 31%34%36%37%37%30%30%26%6c%6f%63%3d%25%36%38%25%37 %34%25%37%34%25%37%30%25%33%61%25%32%66%25%32%66%2 5%36%33%25%36%37%25%36%39%25%32%65%25%36%35%25%36% 32%25%36%31%25%37%39%25%32%65%25%36%33%25%36%66%25 %36%64%25%32%66%25%37%37%25%37%33%25%32%66%25%36%3 5%25%34%32%25%36%31%25%37%39%25%34%39%25%35%33%25% 34%31%25%35%30%25%34%39%25%32%65%25%36%34%25%36%63 %25%36%63%25%33%66%25%35%36%25%36%39%25%36%35%25%3 7%37%25%34%39%25%37%34%25%36%35%25%36%64%25%32%36% 25%36%39%25%37%34%25%36%35%25%36%64%25%33%64%25%33 %33%25%33%37%25%33%30%25%33%30%25%33%32%25%33%31%2 5%33%31%25%33%37%25%33%35%25%33%37%25%33%38%25%33% 39)
Here's a beater, but it has the box, yet it's $5: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150213743329 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1467700&loc=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2e%65%62% 61%79%2e%63%6f%6d%2f%72%6f%76%65%72%2f%31%2f%37%31 %31%2d%31%37%35%31%2d%32%39%37%38%2d%37%31%2f%31%3 f%41%49%44%3d%35%34%36%33%32%31%37%26%50%49%44%3d% 31%34%36%37%37%30%30%26%6c%6f%63%3d%25%36%38%25%37 %34%25%37%34%25%37%30%25%33%61%25%32%66%25%32%66%2 5%36%33%25%36%37%25%36%39%25%32%65%25%36%35%25%36% 32%25%36%31%25%37%39%25%32%65%25%36%33%25%36%66%25 %36%64%25%32%66%25%37%37%25%37%33%25%32%66%25%36%3 5%25%34%32%25%36%31%25%37%39%25%34%39%25%35%33%25% 34%31%25%35%30%25%34%39%25%32%65%25%36%34%25%36%63 %25%36%63%25%33%66%25%35%36%25%36%39%25%36%35%25%3 7%37%25%34%39%25%37%34%25%36%35%25%36%64%25%32%36% 25%36%39%25%37%34%25%36%35%25%36%64%25%33%64%25%33 %31%25%33%35%25%33%30%25%33%32%25%33%31%25%33%33%2 5%33%37%25%33%34%25%33%33%25%33%33%25%33%32%25%33% 39)

Derryl's right about this one, they ARE easy to get on the aftermarket.


JP, awesome work! That stick should be further back though, for accuracy's sake. ;)

JEDIpartner
02-11-2008, 03:56 PM
JP, awesome work! That stick should be further back though, for accuracy's sake. ;)

I wanted to put it further back but you wouldn't have been able to see it from that angle! LOL

JediTricks
02-11-2008, 04:58 PM
I actually knew that's why you did it! :D

Tycho
02-11-2008, 05:45 PM
I think it's awesome when you can play with your food.

Or you can pretend your a rancor monster that attacks Cloud City and eats the Twin Pod Cloud Car.

Not that I'd do that. I'm just saying a kid could pretend that and all. You know. A young kid that needs to eat his vegetables. That sort of thing. Because I bet lot of kids would like to fly their baked potatoes. I mean, maybe I would if I was a young kid or something. Yeah. Right. I have to go now...

Kidhuman
02-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Here's my simple take on the problem.

Awesome stuff as usual JP. :thumbsup:

JEDIpartner
02-12-2008, 08:43 AM
JT and I are working on some sweet ideas for fruit and vegetable Star Wars toys! We're going to use broccoli for Endor and Kashyyyk, a cantaloupe for the Death Star, three bananas for the Naboo N-1, a pumpkin for Yavin. Maybe we should just expand the line to ALL food and make TIE Fighters from two slices of toast and a hard-boiled egg!!! LOL

Kidhuman
02-12-2008, 09:32 AM
The landspeeder could be a potato also. B-Wing as a piece of celery.

JEDIpartner
02-12-2008, 10:11 AM
Uncle George already prepped the Falcon to be a hamburger! LOL

JediTricks
02-13-2008, 01:06 AM
The landspeeder I figured was a potato cut in half.

Cloud City could be a turnip (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Turnip.JPG).

X-wing could be a parsnip plus 2 celery stalks.


And the Falcon is a hamburger with an olive on the side (the cockpit).

JEDIpartner
02-15-2008, 09:56 AM
The landspeeder I figured was a potato cut in half.

Cloud City could be a turnip (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Turnip.JPG).

X-wing could be a parsnip plus 2 celery stalks.


And the Falcon is a hamburger with an olive on the side (the cockpit).


Ooooh... and you were worried about Tycho taking this too far! Look at US!!! LOL

JediTricks
02-15-2008, 02:33 PM
You have to admit though, that turnip was inspired. :D