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Tycho
06-06-2010, 12:55 PM
This poll is being done in light of preliminary but probably reliable reports of Padme (and Anakin) Outland Peasant Disguise Figures being announced for the new Vintage Style line (wave 4 2011, I think).

So 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 Naboo Speeder Taxi From AOTC).

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 Naboo Speeder Taxi From AOTC?

This would have to be a deluxe vehicle. I don't think it's necessary to pack in a figure. The Crab Droid doesn't include one.

I think this would retail for the $15 pricepoint.

The shuttle would have opening doors and seat 2 in the rear, and perhaps have either a driver's seat in the front for another figure (perhaps a Naboo Royal Security Officer) or an astromech droid. Maybe R2-D2 was the pilot and they rented the speeder?

I don't know. We never actually saw the two of them inside it during the movie.

I'm polling every vehicle seen in every film, and a lot of the EU until genres like NJO are voted down and out of the voting line-up.

So do you want The Naboo Speeder Taxi From AOTC made?

How do you think it would sell if produced?

Would you buy it to put the new Outland Peasant Disguise Padme and Anakin figures in it? (with R2-D2, I'd guess)

El Chuxter
06-06-2010, 01:51 PM
You know where any pics are, or exactly where in AOTC it appears? I have no idea what you're talking about.

2-1B
06-06-2010, 02:10 PM
It's the ship Ani and Padme get on when they leave Coruscant after the attempt on her life with those kouhouns.

El Chuxter
06-06-2010, 02:13 PM
The thing that looks like a subway car, or the one they take to the subway? If the subway, hell no. If the other one, I'll have to look it up to refresh my memory. Probably not, unless it's unique and hella cool.

2-1B
06-06-2010, 02:50 PM
I'm going to say "the subway car" because it looks like a subway car to me and because I can't picture "the one they take to the subway" so I don't know what you're talking about.

bigbarada
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
I'm drawing a complete blank on what this thing looks like. Was it seen on Coruscant or Naboo? The simple fact that I can't even draw up a single memory of the vehicle from the film makes it a definite 'no' for me.

2-1B
06-06-2010, 05:17 PM
Are we also talking about the same subway car from ROTS, when Ani and Obi get dropped off to meet Palps and Mace after rescuing the Chancellor?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-07-2010, 02:04 AM
The Wookieepedia page for Naboo speeder bus (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Naboo_speeder_bus) has no images, other than to say it looks like a small version of the Magnaline 3000 airbus (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Magnaline_3000_airbus), which is what Anakin, Padmé, Obi-Wan, Typho, Dormé, and R2-D2 ride to take Anakin and Padmé to the refugee ship, Jendirian Valley. 2-1B, the Jedi shuttlebus (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jedi_shuttlebus), which takes Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Palpatine to greet the senators, looks very similar but has some differences.

So it sounds to me like the one being polled in this thread takes Anakin and Padmé to the royal palace in AOTC when they go to see Queen Jamillia, presumably before the "I wasn't the oldest queen ever elected" discussion. I don't remember it from the film, but I assume it lands or passes by really quickly in a shot? If that's the one, then I don't want it. And there's no way they'd make a two-seater passenger bus in the $15 vehicle line.

Darth Jax
06-07-2010, 08:27 AM
NO.

seems to be we're scraping bottom with these choices.

Darth Metalmute
06-07-2010, 10:05 AM
I don't think there is another item that I would buy of the AOTC.
Maybe a really great Jango, maybe a SA SBD. But nothing else.

DarkJedi5
06-07-2010, 10:06 AM
Nope, no interest.

Tycho
06-07-2010, 12:33 PM
So it sounds to me like the one being polled in this thread takes Anakin and Padmé to the royal palace in AOTC when they go to see Queen Jamillia, presumably before the "I wasn't the oldest queen ever elected" discussion. I don't remember it from the film, but I assume it lands or passes by really quickly in a shot? If that's the one, then I don't want it. And there's no way they'd make a two-seater passenger bus in the $15 vehicle line.

Yes. Exactly.

Anakin and Padme were never seen aboard this craft.

It is behind them when they are walking up the stairs on Naboo, R2D2 following them.


Just before the "I wasn't the youngest Queen ever elected," conversation.

I polled for it because:

1) it is in the movie and we are almost out of options for AOTC (there are 3 more left - though at least one is very cool).

2) The Outland Peasant Disguise Padme figure is on its way. We're likely going to see her at Comic Con. Padme had some kind of throw-over she wore on the refugee freighter (already polled for and failed) and then she removed it when they met with Queen Jamilla. (If you can display both versions of her from these scenes, I'll buy 2 of her action figures).

BTW - I presume Anakin Peasant Disguise is being updated so there's not a vintage style slide-out lightsaber in his arm. I don't really have a desire for a resculpt of this figure, but I can see why many would want it. I'll just display the two originals I own from 2002, as they hold nostalgic value to me; memories from Midnight Madness.

But anyway, back to the vehicle - I presume it's a taxi or a rental, as they get off the freighter at Naboo's commerical airport (where you see two Y-class (Millennium Falcon style) freighters on landing pads as well) and then they get to downtown Theed by way of this smaller personal vehicle. It sort of looked like a mini-Star Tours transport, too - though much smaller than a Star Tours vehicle.

I don't really want this vehicle and don't plan to do the scene at all. However, I'd vote "yes I'd buy it," as it can also augment my Coruscant sky or street traffic in a large diorama that will use a lot of vehicles.

I will make 2 scenes with the rumored Padme figure:

1) on the freighter, to use with 2002 Peasant Anakin, R2, assorted aliens like the Gotal, a Wilrow Hood as a random passenger, and I hope (one-day) the 6 armed waiter droid.

2) meeting with Queen Jamilla - with (hopefully) a new Queen Jamilla figure, an older Sio Bibble figure, R2D2, some Naboo Royal Guards, and my other 2002 Peasant Disguise Anakin.

(I really don't need Anakin Super-Articulated for these scenes).

bigbarada
06-07-2010, 03:15 PM
1) it is in the movie and we are almost out of options for AOTC (there are 3 more left - though at least one is very cool).

Is it the SPHA-T? That's actually one that I would consider buying if Hasbro were gutsy enough to make it. It could potentially be a decent and "aggressive" carrying-case type of toy.

Tycho
06-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Is it the SPHA-T? That's actually one that I would consider buying if Hasbro were gutsy enough to make it. It could potentially be a decent and "aggressive" carrying-case type of toy.

Yes. I'm going to poll for the SPHAT (however you hyphenate it) the next time AOTC comes up. There is another cool vehicle in AOTC which is more obscure, but you guys might like it, too. One other as well - that might be another air bus - I'll have to check. I could have ruled it out since the one from ROTJ SE was a big failure (though the prequel one is smaller and significantly different).

TPM has one more non-podracer vehicle, but the next poll for that movie will be a requested podracer. I've been alternating podracers and will ultimately stop after all TPM possibilities are exhausted and no (zero) podracers have won a poll.

ROTS is done as I'm about to post the final results for its last poll.

ANH, ESB, and ROTJ are completely done - and there is a final results discussion thread in this forum for any of you who hadn't noticed it.

Darth Metalmute
06-07-2010, 04:03 PM
You pretty much only have EU left to do. I can see alot of EU vehicles winning. Any new TIE's, E-Wing, X-Wing versions, etc.

Tycho
06-07-2010, 04:14 PM
You pretty much only have EU left to do. I can see alot of EU vehicles winning. Any new TIE's, E-Wing, X-Wing versions, etc.

EU might go on for a little while.

I've gone backwards in the chronology for EU, with KOTOR and TOTJ being the last ones left.

Then I'll repeat the trip back in time beginning (or rather not) with Legacy.

However, if the most well-known ship from a genre (Cade's Mynock from Legacy) failed, then I'm not apt to repeat the genre - except in cases like Clone Wars, which may obviously have a lot of winners even though Hondo's ship failed. Obviously the Twilight must be polled for, but I didn't start with it because that ship would not be offered (correctly anyway) in the $24 price point.

It needs to at least hold Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme, C-3PO, and R2-D2 - or substitute in Rex and Ahsoka.

I'll discuss it further when we get back to a CW EU vehicle poll. Like I said, the next EU vehicle poll will be better for the $24 range and it will be from KOTOR.

Darth Metalmute
06-07-2010, 04:38 PM
You pretty much only have EU left to do. I can see alot of EU vehicles winning. Any new TIE's, E-Wing, X-Wing versions, etc.

I would love a Jaina Solo StealthX X-Wing.

DarkArtist
06-09-2010, 08:20 AM
Easy Pass for me. NO

Tycho
06-26-2010, 01:14 PM
In another low turnout, the Naboo Shuttle (that takes Anakin and Padme to see Queen Jamilla in AOTC) loses 1-7.

There's no interest here, not that I'd expect there to be.

I was the lone "yes vote," btw. I support almost any vehicle seen on screen so I may add "traffic" to busy spaceport dioramas - mostly representing Coruscant. A Naboo-made vehicle might turn up there, but I wouldn't use the N-1 as that's unique and exclusive to the Naboo military unless they are escorting their Senator to Coruscant.