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Tycho
06-06-2002, 06:47 PM
Uh-oh! 2 Heavyweights have just entered the Arena!

What's going to happen next?

YOU DECIDE!

In tonight's exciting Battle of the Machines we have a terrible fight lined up for you tonight! The safeties on all the guns come unlocked and the heavy artillery is brought out!

Because tonight, it's the AT-AT versus the Millennium Falcon!

All things get a little crazy in war! And there's nothing crazier than the captain of the Millennium Falcon.

In one of the closer matches in the Battle of the Machines, Han Solo's freighter outran the Naboo Queen's Royal Starship, 41-29, speeding ahead of it with 58% of the votes. The Millennium Falcon sports a totally updated features list for its release in the modern line. The electronic effect is now electronic effects, plural: as the ship makes a cruise control sound, an incoming radar alert noise (from "A New Hope"), and let's you jump to light speed! And speed into battle the fastest ship in the galaxy does, with the Falcon's front dorsal and ventral blasters lighting up and featuring the sound effects from The Empire Strikes Back that were added to the movie for the hidden anti-personnel cannon on the ship's underbelly. More formidable for attack or defense, is the Millennium Falcon's turret cannon that boasts quad-lasers that an action figure can control while seated in the gunner chair. Speaking of seating, the Falcon seats 2 in the cockpit (if you can find a scrawny Chewie sculpt) and the ship can carry probably up to 10 more figures in the main hold. 3 can be positioned around the Dejerik Chess gameboard, while at least 3 others can smuggle themselves below deck in the Falcon's hidden contraband compartment. A boarding ramp raises and lowers, as do 3 manually and independently operated landing gear skids. The center one can be used as a "flight handle" to allow you to maneuver the Falcon in battle against other Star Wars vehicles.

And tonight this Rebel ship IS going to do battle! The Falcon takes on the Imperial Army's All-Terrain-Armored-Transport, or AT-AT!

This juggernaught crushed the Rebel Snowspeeder 100-25 or with 80% of the vote! With armor too strong for blasters, the towering Imperial Walker could probably carry over a half-dozen snowtrooper action figures into combat in its troop carrier section, while under the command of the exclusive packed-in AT-AT Driver and AT-AT Commander (as close as we've come to General Veers' proper figure) seated in the cockpit. From there they can command the fully poseable behemoth machine's 4 giant legs, jointed in three points of articulation on each. Covering them, are the remote operated chin guns that fire with the air-piercing sound effects and red "laser" flashes one would come to expect from the firepower of this war machine. But that's not all: side-mounted anti-aircraft cannons feature missle tubes with launching projectiles capable of descimating any Rebel defenses! A remote lever in the transport section controls the aiming and directional tracking of the metal beasts head, and a electronic, backlit communications and tactical station replays dialog from the movie, and features the bone-crunching thunder a walker's legs make in action, as well as the terror-striking sound of many needle-like barrages of the walker's smaller artillery cannons.

Well we've brought out to you some of the best of the best as we fight on to determine which Hasbro Star Wars vehicle IS the best?

Now, you're going to vote and then I'm sure you'll all post - because there's going to be a lot to talk about between the fans of each of these two giants!

So what do YOU think?

Hellboy
06-06-2002, 07:31 PM
I love the AT-AT but the Falcon is the coolest ship in the Star Wars universe IMO. The Falcon is like a playset and a vehicle in one and the electronics only add to it's appeal. I do wish they would have packed an exclusive Chewy or a maintenance droid with it though, but it still rocks.

Jason B
06-06-2002, 07:34 PM
Falcon all the way, who wants a slow-moving freakishly large cow of a land vehicle? :p

DarthBrandon
06-06-2002, 07:59 PM
The Falcon wins hands down, no contest at all. Simply the best ship in the Galaxy.

Darth Tornado
06-06-2002, 08:26 PM
The AT-AT is a cool toy. I dont have either but the AT-AT comes with 2 figures(one of which cant be had anywhere else), electronic sounds and it looks like the gun turrets move. The Millenium Falcon is my favorite in the movies but the toy is lacking especially in the cockpit design which cant even fit Chewie and Han. So my vote is for the womping stomping AT-AT.

JediTricks
06-06-2002, 09:25 PM
This vote is about the toys, so I have to go with the AT-AT.

The AT-AT has a cool audio system with a Vader comm signal, comes with 2 exclusive figures, and can allow figures to sit in the cockpit AND the roomy main hold. There's even a lever to move the head and neck around and it also got a much-needed weathered paint job.

By contrast, the Falcon toy feels like a tired old retread from '78 with NO improvements to me, and it doesn't even fit modern figures in the cockpit. In fact, I think Hasbro even removed a feature for the re-release - the Jedi training remote.

The Millennium Falcon deserves a much better toy than the one it got, after 3 decades, the original doesn't cut it in my eyes.

Tonywankenobi
06-07-2002, 12:10 AM
The Falcon is the best ship EVER!!!!!!!! I do like the AT-AT alot but nothing comes close to the Falcon!!!!

aharry
06-07-2002, 12:38 AM
I know its the Falcon, but in my humble opinion, the AT-AT is the one I would want to buy first. It talks, its big, it has legs that move, and had two pack-ins to boot. Its cockpit can easy sit two where the Falcon's needs some coaxing. Definitely more playability.

LusiferSam
06-07-2002, 12:42 AM
The POFT2 Falcon is lame. It shouldn't have made it past the first round. I have to go with the AT-AT by default. Now don't get me wrong I love the Falcon, is I just happen to hate the POFT2 version.

stillakid
06-07-2002, 02:02 AM
Once again, it looks like people are voting for the "movie" ship and not the toy.

AT AT hands down. I have the vintage and the update. While the original had the cool motorized front guns that the update lacks, the Falcon update fails the contest because of the lack of useful upgrades, particularly in the cockpit. Sound and light fx only go so far with playability, and the AT AT overall wins this contest.

2-1B
06-07-2002, 03:05 AM
AT-AT ! ! ! for all the reasons JT mentioned as well as the fact that I can pose the toy! :happy:

Sure, I agree that the Falcon is probably the coolest vehicle in the SW universe but the toy is almost useless to me unless I put in a vintage General Lando and Nien Nunb. :D

Mandalorian Candidat
06-07-2002, 10:14 AM
This is another toughie, but wouldn't have been if people had voted for the Queen's Starship instead of MF.

The AT-AT has the ad. when it comes to the electronic features, but the MF is much more fun to play with. You can pick it up and fly it around with a crap load of figures, while the AT-AT's legs are unwieldy and tough to get posed right.

What really does it for me is that it's much easier to get into the MF and move your figures around. The AT-AT's compartment is much smaller and harder to get your men poised for some rebel butt-kicking.

Although the AT-AT has an ad. in coming with two good figures, it doesn't overcome it's weaknesses (those head-mounted missile launchers crapped out in about a month, the door is tough to shut, and the grappling gun peg doesn't stay stuck to the side for long). Thus, MF gets my vote.

chrisc
06-07-2002, 05:39 PM
I like the AT-AT its alot cooler looking than the POTF2 MF. I especially love the pilot that comes with it.

sir wilbur copeland
06-07-2002, 08:11 PM
I can't believe this! The Millenium Falcon is BY FAR the best ship in the entire SW saga. How can you vote against the "hunk of junk that will make .5 past light speed."

I had many different versions of the MF growing up and they were always my favorites. Who could vote for that silly looking empirial rust bucket AT-AT. This shouldn't even be close.

The force is not with us!

For you families, for your sanity, for you life as a would be Jedi....
please vote Falcon!

SithDroid
06-07-2002, 10:06 PM
This one was by far the hardest to vote for so far. I voted for the Falcon but I won't mind who wins.

JediTricks
06-08-2002, 02:09 AM
SWC, it's called "a difference of opinion". While I believe the movie version of the Millennium Falcon is really cool, I think the POTF2 toy version is a huge let-down.

We're only voting on the POTF2 versions of the AT-AT and the Millennium Falcon here, not Micro Machines, Micro Collection, Lego, Action Fleet, Die Cast, X-ray, or model kits, just the POTF2 toys.

Eternal Padawan
06-08-2002, 08:51 AM
AT-AT comes with two cool figgies and lights and sounds galore. And I can't fit Chewbacca in the darn cockpit of the Falcon :p AT-AT wins.

bigbarada
06-08-2002, 05:44 PM
POTF2 AT-AT removed my favorite feature from the vintage release, the motorized chin guns. The big electronic sound box took up too much room in the cargo compartment and the oversized rocket-firing guns on the side always bothered me. This toy also had the same problem as the vintage one, the distortion necessary to make it into an affordable toy, and able to fit figures completely ruins the look of the AT-AT vehicle, especially the head.

The Falcon gets my vote, because even though it is distorted and out of scale it still looks good. While the POTF2 re-release got rid of the useless Jedi Training Remote, the addition of all the extra lights and sounds is worth it. All added in without taking up precious "cargo" space in the "playset area." I dig the paint job and the stickers (which take about an hour to apply, but look really awesome when you're done). The only downside is that it can't fit figures in it's cockpit very well, which is a serious complaint (even though I just put a vintage Han and Chewie in mine). But there are still enough pluses to put it above the AT-AT in my mind.

Thus, I choose the Falcon.

It doesn't help that these are two of my all-time favorite movie vehicles.

Rogue II
06-09-2002, 08:33 PM
Now if this was a poll on which machine I would like to operate if I was in a galaxy far far away, I'l pick the Falcon. BUT since we are talking POTF2 toys, I gotta go with the AT-AT (got mine for $20 at KB on clearance). No, I don't own the POTF Falcon, but I owned the vintage one back in the day (I loved that thing). I just think the AT-AT is a better toy.

Tycho
08-09-2002, 01:46 PM
I felt like I betrayed my favorite characters when I voted for the AT-AT in this poll. It's just more sturdy and I'm not losing pieces of it when I play with it (like when you want to fly the Falcon upside down). The electronics and lights and sounds are slightly superior in the AT-AT, as it interacts with actions you take with the toy, like moving the chin guns. You can also use it as a playset and have the Rebels assault it, using Luke on the grappling hook. 2 exclusive figures that actually fit in the cockpit, nicely round this one out.

I can't believe I'm actually going on record voting against the Falcon - my favorite ship in the whole Star Wars movie universe. But the AT-AT is a far cooler toy!