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stillakid
09-08-2001, 10:48 PM
Ok, maybe I'm just slow or don't play with the stuff often enough, but I just discovered that that little steering wheel thing that comes with the carded Pilot Anakin actually fits in the Naboo fighter! Holy smokes, it was made to go into a ship that didn't come with the figure! Imagine my surprise. I mean, they don't even make figures to fit into the ships they come with but somebody was on the ball and included a cross-toyline accessory that is both useful and works! Holy Sh**!

Am I the only one that just figured this out or is this a surprise to others as well?

bigbarada
09-08-2001, 10:58 PM
After I crammed Tatooine Anakin's head into Ric Olie's helmet and put him in my Naboo Fighter I realized that he was too small to fit in the cockpit. Which is why Hasbro included the "Anakin Adaptor" with the Pilot Anakin figure. You're right, though, it is unusually insightful of Hasbro to do so.

2-1B
09-08-2001, 11:34 PM
When this figure was released, I too was surprised. Actually, I was downright suspicious.

It was neat, but I still waited to get him for $1.50 at TRU.

Obi-Don
09-09-2001, 05:23 AM
I always thought that the sterring thing that came with Anakin was pretty lame until after reading these post here found out that it does in deed fit the starfighter , I changed my mind.I believed that it was in a old forum. To whom the person who posted this ,my thanks.

evenflow
09-09-2001, 08:06 AM
I thought it was pretty cool, it showed that at least Hasbro was using their head's for something.

GNT
09-10-2001, 02:55 AM
Wasn't their a picture on the back of the card that showed that you could put it in the Naboo Cruiser? If so you guys missed it!

Pretty cool thing,IMO. Hasbro should do it more :)

JEDIpartner
09-10-2001, 11:02 AM
uhhh... Hul-LO! they told you that on the back of the card just like GNT said! (just kidding).

Yeah... looked at the back of the card, saw the picture of how to install the part and thought it was pretty clever of Hasbro to do that. They usually aren't that quick! Without the rest of the ship... it looks like little Ani's gonna ge running around with that thing out in front of him going, "Vrrrrrrrrrrttttt!!! Rmmmmmmmmmmmmm... frooooooooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Ptow! Ptow! Ptow! Rmmmmmmmmmm...!"

silly little boy! (or should I say "worthless (little) creature"?)

PloKoon2385
09-10-2001, 07:22 PM
If you had read the directions on the back of the card you would have seen that they clearly show that it does indeed fit into the fighter. It is rather clever of them though.......the guy who did it was probably fired for having a brain. I also read somewhere that people didn't know that the battle damaged Destroyer Droid exploded. Hello! It is shown on the back of the card! Gosh!:D

Jargo
09-10-2001, 09:16 PM
But if these things have never shown up in your neck of the woods how are you supposed to know what's on the back of the gonkin' card!!!!!!?
I bought two naboo fighters to escort my royal starship across my ceiling and therefore was forced to buy two Anakins for the controls. I love the idea but - shouldn't it have come with the ship in the first place? Gomnna burn the damn Anakins though. Little sacrificial pyres in the yard...... MWAHAHAHAHA!
The battle damaged destroyer is poo. just got one recently and it's made from even cheaper looking materials than the ordinary version. The exploding feature was well worth the pots of money I paid for it.............................................!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(:mad: :eek: :confused: :( :o

stillakid
09-10-2001, 10:27 PM
Quite honestly, I haven't paid attention to the back of Star Wars cards since the Eighties. Ever since they stopped listing the full product line back there I figured there wasn't any point. Besides, how was I supposed to anticipate such fore thought from Hasbro? Can you blame me?

2-1B
09-11-2001, 12:47 AM
Stillakid, I don't blame you. Maybe if those lousy Jedi Points were worth something, more people would have noticed the instructions while cutting the UPC out of the card back!

GNT
09-11-2001, 02:44 AM
For those that don't know about features of the Figures,you can also put the original Battle Droid's blaster in his Backpack :) :D

JediTricks
09-11-2001, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
But if these things have never shown up in your neck of the woods how are you supposed to know what's on the back of the gonkin' card!!!!!!?
I bought two naboo fighters to escort my royal starship across my ceiling and therefore was forced to buy two Anakins for the controls. I love the idea but - shouldn't it have come with the ship in the first place? Gomnna burn the damn Anakins though. Little sacrificial pyres in the yard...... MWAHAHAHAHA!
The battle damaged destroyer is poo. just got one recently and it's made from even cheaper looking materials than the ordinary version. The exploding feature was well worth the pots of money I paid for it.............................................!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(:mad: :eek: :confused: :( :o

The Naboo Fighter has stickers in the cockpit of the very controls you add on anyway, so not having them isn't a big loss if you don't mind that they're just images.

As for the Battle Damaged Destroyer Droid, its design is higher-quality than the original, except in the knee and spine which are not articulated. However, the "face" and paints are big improvements from the original IMO, and the plastic isn't different from the first release.

Lobito
09-12-2001, 03:00 PM
Quite honestly, I haven't paid attention to the back of Star Wars cards since the Eighties. Ever since they stopped listing the full product line back there I figured there wasn't any point. Besides, how was I supposed to anticipate such fore thought from Hasbro? Can you blame me?

Well said Stillakid, there seemed to be no reason to look at the back of the cards, i didnt know of the controls of Anakin pilot until reading this thread.

logam
09-17-2001, 09:18 PM
Still a kid, thank you for the tip, this is my first day here and this is the second thread I see, already learning a little bit. Thank for the info

Rollo Tomassi
09-18-2001, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
silly little boy! (or should I say "worthless (little) creature"?)


or "pathetic [little] lifeform"

bigbarada
09-25-2001, 11:11 PM
"Why do I suspect we've picked up another pathetic lifeform?"

"It's the boy responsible for getting us these parts"

I think that's how the lines go.

Jargo
09-29-2001, 03:42 PM
As for the Battle Damaged Destroyer Droid, its design is higher-quality than the original, except in the knee and spine which are not articulated. However, the "face" and paints are big improvements from the original IMO, and the plastic isn't different from the first release.


I re-checked my battle damaged destroyer and played with it and then played with my original one and examined it and quite frankly I stand by my earlier assertion that the quality is inferior on the battle damaged version. The plastic is of inferior standard and softer. It has a more transluscent quality I dislike. It seems to be a less robust toy because of this. The paint deco is much lighter and seems to consist of just one colour - blue, sprayed over the weird greeny tan plastic. The original destroyer was sprayed with two colours of gold and blue and looks more like it's film prop counterpart. IMO :) But then, that's why I only have the one battle damaged destroyer to the six original ones. Anyway JT, 'tis but a quibble when I am quite happy with the figures in general. They are by far the most innovative of the EP1 figures and I for one never imagined when i saw the movie that we would ever get a figure of them at all so, there you go - and where are you?