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JediTricks
12-04-2009, 05:47 AM
A buddy called me up and found these pics of test shots:

Droid Gunship...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b59/bear78/IMG_0269a.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b59/bear78/IMG_0270a.jpg

And the Swamp Speeder...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b59/bear78/IMG_0273a.jpg

Sources on both:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Droid_gunship
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Swamp_Speeder

Test shots are runs of the molds using leftover alternate-colored plastics without paint to see if the mold is going to work as intended.

I'm quite surprised to see the Swamp Speeder, it's just not talked about much anymore, looks like a couple armchairs with a fan in between. :p This appears to be a faithful rendition of that though.

The Droid Gunship looks like a $20 size, but does seem to have an opening cockpit in the head. It looks fairly faithful, but they definitely took a hit on size.

bigbarada
12-04-2009, 09:42 AM
I'm not too interested in the prequel vehicles, even though they look extremely well done, but the Swamp Speeder does raise my hopes that Hasbro has some all-new, SA Wookiees planned for next year. Prequels or not, Wookiees are always cool.

LTBasker
12-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Don't care too much for the swamp speeder, the design in general looks oversized for a speeder, and this really highlights that with a lack of apparent features to use up that space. I want to see it try to tackle Dagobah - they'd need an entire squad ahead of them cutting down the trees. :p

The gunship I think looks great, and would be incredibly fun to swoosh around while launching the barrage of missiles all the time. The only bad part is that it looks like it will be awkward to hold, and reloading all of those missiles could get tiring.

Tycho
12-04-2009, 01:24 PM
The swamp speeder looks awesome, even though I wasn't clamoring for it. However, it's not surprising given that it fits in the starfighter vehicle assortment size and price range. It's also smart timing because of the TurboTank being out there and a focus on Kashyyyk - versus say Anakin's Jedi airpseeder - if only for this particular time and moment. But I think the Republic Forces are overwhelming on Kashyyyk, now with the TurboTank.

I'm glad to see the Droid Gunship make it! I really wanted this one!

Republic:

Turbo Tank
AT-RT
AT-TP
Swamp Speeder

Wookiees:

Wookiee flyer

Separatists:

Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
Dwarf Spider Droid
Droid Gunship

I think I'm using a Homing Spider Droid and the swamp colored Hailfire Droid here as well to give them more firepower. Don't remember what else was in the movie. I'm not remembering something Hasbro has made already. Maybe there was an AAT Tank colored correctly for use in this environment?


They really need to make the Wookiee Catamaran!!!


I want to see it [the swamp speeder] try to tackle Dagobah - they'd need an entire squad ahead of them cutting down the trees.

Buy an Indiana Jones KOTCS jungle cutter vehicle on clearance and put the clones on it.

Ando
12-04-2009, 02:00 PM
In a surprising move for me and my GAR centric collection, I will pass on the Swamp Speeder and get 2 Droid Gunships.

DarkJedi5
12-04-2009, 02:28 PM
I like the look of these so far, but I want to see how these look all painted up. I think if the swamp speeder ends up being too clean that might be a problem for me. Probably in for one of each though.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Nice find! I wasn't expecting these at all. The movie designs are a little plain, but the Hasbro versions look nice. I know about the swamp speeder, but I can't find it in the film.

Anyway, with all the recent prototype findings, and looking at the top 30 from the most wanted vehicle poll, we now have or soon will have seven of those, which is pretty good (including the Cloud Car, new snowspeeder, and droid gunship).

morpheus282
12-04-2009, 07:26 PM
Before seeing the pictures, I would have turned down either of these. Now I'm not so sure. Both look pretty good and will probably be really fun for the kids.

JediTricks
12-05-2009, 04:25 AM
I'm not too interested in the prequel vehicles, even though they look extremely well done, but the Swamp Speeder does raise my hopes that Hasbro has some all-new, SA Wookiees planned for next year. Prequels or not, Wookiees are always cool.I hadn't thought about that, but these are both Kashyyyk vehicles, so it seems like some good supposition there.


The gunship I think looks great, and would be incredibly fun to swoosh around while launching the barrage of missiles all the time. The only bad part is that it looks like it will be awkward to hold, and reloading all of those missiles could get tiring.I think the rear landing leg that folds down looks like it could also be intended as a handle.

clone157
12-06-2009, 03:11 PM
I am pretty happy to see these come up. Although it does seem like they are running out of ideas for smaller vehicles. I can't think of any other starfighter sized vehicles for them to do, other than Anakin's speeder.

JediTricks
12-07-2009, 05:26 PM
I agree, it does feel like they're scraping bottom with these.

Ando
12-07-2009, 05:39 PM
Although it does seem like they are running out of ideas for smaller vehicles. I can't think of any other starfighter sized vehicles for them to do, other than Anakin's speeder.

I don't think Hasbro's finished milking the Delta 7B mold for repaints. How many repaints did they get out of the Eta 2 Actis Interceptor model? 7 including Vader's Sith Starfighter.

I predict we'll get at least 3 more within the next year as long as they use them on the show.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-07-2009, 05:42 PM
I don't think Hasbro's finished milking the Delta 7B mold for repaints. How many repaints did they get out of the Eta 2 Actis Interceptor model? 7 including Vader's Sith Starfighter.

I predict we'll get at least 3 more within the next year as long as they use them on the show.
Already they could do Plo Koon's ship and Kit Fisto's ship from the show. Hell, they might as well, even if they are similar to vehicles that have already been released.

Ando
12-07-2009, 05:48 PM
Already they could do Plo Koon's ship and Kit Fisto's ship from the show. Hell, they might as well, even if they are similar to vehicles that have already been released.

Don't forget a purple version for Mace Windu (I had PK and KF down for a new/repainted JSF for the show...).

Val Da Car
12-08-2009, 11:29 AM
someone at another website (coreplanets.com) had these plus a snowspeeder & Cloud car but the pics got pulled....spoilers for Toy Fair '10

Ando
12-08-2009, 12:06 PM
someone at another website (coreplanets.com) had these plus a snowspeeder & Cloud car but the pics got pulled....spoilers for Toy Fair '10

RS had an update on these stating "removed by request" as well.

DarkJedi5
12-08-2009, 03:49 PM
The good news is, no one asks fakes or home made versions to be taken down, only the real deal. So these are or were definitely in the works at some point.

JediTricks
12-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Wow, they got pulled, that's crazy. I haven't heard anything yet, but I guess it's only a matter of time now.

Toy Fair is going to be vehicle city!

DarkArtist
12-09-2009, 05:31 PM
i like the Swamp Speeder but not entirely sold on either...it all comes down to finances and how much they are selling for