View Full Version : Would You Buy The TechnoUnion Starfighter From ROTS?

05-20-2010, 09:15 AM
I am continuing my 3 3/4" vehicle thread series.

This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case The TechnoUnion Starfighter From the Battle of Utapau in ROTS). Pictures are below.

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 TechnoUnion Starfighter From the Battle of Utapau in ROTS?

This would have be for the $24 star fighter assortment.

The vehicle would hold one Pau'n pilot, or more typically for movie scenes, a battle droid or Magna Guard droid (though the last favored their own specialized star fighters that Hasbro already makes toys of).

The interceptor might fire two missiles from hidden side compartments, much like the upcoming Twin Pod Cloud Car will.

It's small and adds to the Separatist attack fleet.

Do you want this made?

How do you think it would sell if produced?

Do you want to see it featured again in The Clone Wars to create further recognition?

This will be the last vehicle poll from ROTS. PT polls will continue for only a couple more weeks at the most, with the remaining options from TPM and AOTC. The Expanded Universe Polls still have a lot of exciting options.

05-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Don't think I've ever been able to spot one on film, but I'd buy it. We're running out of real candidates for the starfighter assortment anyway so why not. It's a great looking ship with a real classic/WWII vibe like Greivous' fighter or the Magna Guard fighters so it really fits that aesthetic.

Darth Metalmute
05-20-2010, 10:48 AM
I might buy this one. It would have to appear in the Clone Wars though.

05-20-2010, 11:05 AM
Didn't we already buy something very similar about 12 years ago in the form of the concept cloud car?

I'm not interested in one anyway.

El Chuxter
05-20-2010, 12:22 PM
mtriv73 beat me to the snide remark about the EU Cloud Car. Pass.

05-20-2010, 02:41 PM
I wouldn't buy one, but it would probably be a good entry for the Starfighter assortment since it has a large body to hide a lot of action features in (so that's an approval).

05-20-2010, 03:09 PM
It was funny that while I was posting this poll and researching the vehicles seen during the Battle of Utapau, I just learned that the Magna Droid starfighters were in the ROTS movie.

I'd never been able to identify them they are so small in actual scale to the Republic Gunships they were firing on when Cody brought his men in.

But now I'll have to buy another one of these and check Toys R Us' sale for a good deal (Target is running them at $19.99 again).

I only got one of these thus far. I didn't want to do the Clone Wars scene but use the ship for a stand-in for the IG-2000 so IG-88 would have his own ship in my Battle of the Bounty Hunters / SOTE diorama. It would figure that IG-88 has access to the IG Magna Guards' ships. I'll poll for the IG-2000 in some later EU poll for sure though.

On a side note, the IG-2000 would be the easiest bounty hunter vehicle for Hasbro to market besides Slave-One, as the 2000 is the smallest.

Bossk's Hound's Tooth is the largest, with Dengar's Punishing-One and Zuckuss' and 4-LOM's Myst Hunter being smaller, but not as small as the IG-2000. I will cover the bounty hunter ships in the EU polls definitely. (Please wait and we'll discuss each's merits when we get there.)

Anyway, I only own one Magna Guard Fighter (for IG-88) and thus I may have to buy another. The ship is cool.

I have reason to think that if Hasbro made the Utapau TechnoUnion Fighter we're polling for here, it would be a nice addition to our fleet of fightercraft in our Star Wars collections.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-20-2010, 04:25 PM
I've never seen it in the film, and it's not the most interesting design ever, but it's pretty cool, so it'd be okay if they made it.

05-20-2010, 04:41 PM
That's a pretty lazy design, so I'm going to say no and, unless it gets featured heavily in the Clone Wars show, I don't think anyone would buy it.

05-20-2010, 08:00 PM
I think I'd buy one, but probably only as a deluxe vehicle. If it was packed with features, then I might buy it at the starfighter price. The design is nothing spectacular, but there are worse vehicles out there.

The Space Outlaw
05-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.


Darth Jax
05-21-2010, 12:21 AM
No. Looks more like a drone fighter or the detachable nose from a larger fighter from the Joe universe.

05-21-2010, 02:44 PM
No. It's pretty blah and I certainly don't remember it from the movie.

05-25-2010, 10:25 AM
would make a great EU ship so yes. not sure if it was even in ROTS. still a nice design though.

06-07-2010, 02:43 PM
ROTS' final installment is a winner (7-6) in the Techno Union's Starfighter!

This one barely skips in there, but it's another starfighter we could add to our fleets.

These could be piloted by Paun'ns or Grievous' Magna Guard Droids.

Build your starfighter fleets!