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Tycho
10-13-2009, 12:11 AM
I am continuing my new thread series.

This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case the Radiant VII Republic Cruiser from The Phantom Menace).

I will cover several unmade vehicles for the action figures per week, choosing them from a rotating schedule through the movies and the Expanded Universe.

I'll order it TPM, AOTC, ROTS, ANH, ESB, ROTJ, EU, and then keep going back through the order in that manner.

So here I'm only asking you if you'd buy the the Radiant VII Republic Cruiser from The Phantom Menace?

I envision this vehicle for the $100 price range possibly. At least it should be. This ship doesn't need to be too elaborate and they can make it way underscale.

However, the bridge should hold 4 figures, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and 2 Republic Officers, or whomever one sees fit. The cockpit doesn't need to be any larger than the BMF's though.

This vehicle could come with electronics and the engines in the back might light up and make noise, and a landing ramp might come down like the BMF's does.

The "salon pod" underneath the cockpit should hold 4 or more figures and maybe have a strategy table like Admiral Yularen comes with for Clone Wars.
Moreover, it could detach as an escape vehicle.


Do you want it made? How about for a $70 price range if Hasbro cuts out the electronics?

What other features would you want on it?

Why would you NOT want it?

How do you think it would sell if produced?

This vehicle was again seen in Clone Wars. So kids might recognize it with future appearances.

Is it cool enough that you want to see the animated series feature it more?

DarkJedi5
10-13-2009, 12:31 AM
At first I thought yes, but that ship sounds huge. I had always imagined something smaller the original Falcon with a two seater cockpit and room for a couple figures in the back. But this is a ship where little happens and even scaled down I still think I'd have to pass.

bigbarada
10-13-2009, 01:13 AM
Probably one of the coolest looking prequel vehicle designs because it would fit almost seamlessly into the OT. However, no, I would not buy a toy of it. Like so many of these other choices, it's just too big and too expensive.

Darth Jax
10-13-2009, 08:53 AM
if it gets us closer to getting the tantive IV made, i'd buy one.

pbarnard
10-13-2009, 10:16 AM
This is one time where I think I'd prefer for them to sacrifice scale, severely. Make it about the size of a Y-wing with a price point of around the basic vehicles now. 2 seater cockpit, no other interior. I would probalby only buy it to make a custom Corellian Gunship or YV series transport anyways.

Devo
10-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Are these the ships that take off from coruscant at the end of AOTC? Thats all I really remember. ROTS is just a mindless blur of colours.

My answer would be probably no unless it had some seriously cool detailed interiors. All these huge ships really need to have great figure interaction since they're all going to be so hugely scaled down as to be useless for representing the capital starships which are supposed to dwarf everything else. With all of these I would bank on and accept no possibility for realistic interraction with other vehicles - only loads of figures.

But anyway I would favour the big OT ships over any of the big PT ships. They had more screentime for one.

Tycho
10-13-2009, 06:55 PM
No. Remember, this is a Phantom Menace poll question's turn. An AOTC vehicle will be in the next poll.

The Radiant VII is the ship that Qui-Gon Jinn and young Obi-Wan arrive in at the beginning of Episode One. It's destroyed shortly after landing in the Trade Federation ship's hanger. However, the same make and model of ship has been seen in Clone Wars, as these ships are still in service only 10 years later. Star Destroyers were their upgrade for Republic mission ships after the war began at the very end of AOTC.

Again, this is the red ship from the start of TPM.

And yes, a scaled-down version of this - but I'd still prefer a 4-seat cockpit and hold room for troops or Jedi or other Republic officials - would be about right. Maybe they could pull this off for $70, but I doubt it. For $100, we'd get something the size of the Queen's Royal Starship.

Old Fossil
10-13-2009, 08:46 PM
No thanks, though it would be interesting to see.

morpheus282
10-13-2009, 08:52 PM
I'd have to see it built before I could make a call. It sounds great, but it also sounds like something that could be buggered very easily.

Darth Metalmute
10-13-2009, 09:01 PM
I don't think I would buy it. It's a neat ship but outside of exploding, it really doesn't do anything in the movie.

Devo
10-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Sorry Tycho, you did say it was from TPM in your opening post.

Hmm, I do like the look of that ship and it has a certain nostalgia being the first ship we see in the PT.

As this one was seen docked in a hangar bay and in the proximity of battle droids, which really gave a sense of its size, I think this vehicle would be pointless if made barely above starfighter size. For me it would have to be in the large vehicle range otherwise it couldn't represent what we saw onscreen just as the Sith Infiltrator toy cannot represent the Falcon-sized craft we saw in the film (and was therefore not purchased by me).

If made big and detailed inside I think I'd buy.

clone157
10-13-2009, 10:56 PM
I would probably buy it. But let's really look at it. The cockpit for 4 I like. Detatchable Salon pod, cool. Big enough for a table, doubt it. Size it around the size of Kenner's proposed Blockade Runner, cool. Maybe If one could flip open the top and it could be a communications tower/ small base, that could be cool. Not a lot I can think of specificly to make it a really amazing ship. Can hardly wait to tell my ideas for the next proposed ship.

morpheus282
10-13-2009, 11:18 PM
I don't think I would buy it. It's a neat ship but outside of exploding, it really doesn't do anything in the movie.

Sounds like a great action feature to me!

DarkArtist
10-14-2009, 08:18 AM
so loved this ship and wouold love to see a 3.75" scale version. that would rock. perhaps one of my favorite starships in the prequel trilogy

Snowtrooper
10-14-2009, 05:36 PM
I'd buy one, but only in a midsized vehicle range. I think it would sell very poorly as a large vehicle, but might have a chance as a midsized vehicle. If it gets some Clone Wars air time, it might do alright.

clone157
10-14-2009, 06:13 PM
I was just re-watching "Ambush" from Season 1. This is the type of ship Yoda and his clones were using. So, I figure if you put in 2 escape pods(CW style), it may help the sale of this ship. Throw in a pilot in Bridge uniform, you got a cool ship.

Tycho
10-15-2009, 12:59 PM
As you continue to vote and comment on the Radiant VII, I'm going to use IG 8D8's poll thread about Nute Gunray's Shuttle for the next AOTC offering. (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41337) Why not? The thread's already started. I'll discuss that ship further over there in IG 8D8's thread.

Tycho
11-03-2009, 08:33 PM
Well this ship is winning here with a small majority being in favor of it being made into a 3 3/4" vehicle 9-5, "yes."

I'm excited for it myself, having seen more of these ships in The Clone Wars.

I suggest you make it "armed" like these ships are in The Clone Wars.

The weapons could be removeable to simulate the Radiant VII from TPM.

JediTricks
11-08-2009, 01:08 AM
No way I'd buy this. It made for a boring Action Fleet, a boring Titanium Series, and it'd make for a ridiculously boring figure vehicle. It has NOTHING going on, it's just a stick with engines.

Tycho
01-27-2010, 11:37 PM
The Radiant VII saw support and I gotta admit, I'd like this one, too!

It would add a nice bright "off-red look" to the colors of the prequel vehicles collection (besides strength in size).