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    Twin Pod Cloud Car issue revisited, in light of Grievous' fighter

    Next, if Hasbro will make Grievous' starfighter (and I'm glad they did) why not the Twin Pod Cloud Car already (from a new mold if need be)?

    Why not? (Hasbro's probable answer):

    "Grievous' fighter is a hero / villain vehicle, used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie, and available for play-use by General Grievous himself for Clone Wars action. By comparison, barely-seen, random nobodies from Bespin fly the Cloud Cars." - OK, I agree with that assessment, but not that the TPCC wouldn't sell if they made it.

    Tycho's response: "Movie-wise, Grievous' starfighter is a non-action vehicle also. It never fired in the film, while the TPCC actually did fire 2 warning shots across the Millennium Falcon's bow. A new mold for the TPCC could include pull-out side missle launchers (similar to the Geonosian fighter's) that conceal for ESB movie authenticity, but can be extracted like Grevious' fighter's, for fun kid action. Kids can pretend that Han and Luke use the TPCC if 'random Bespin dude' isn't exciting enough - but how about Wilrow Hood using the ship to save the galaxy's supply of ice cream, or hadn't you thought about that, Hasbro? In any event, a pack-in figure of a black ethnic CC Pilot variation could also be chase-bait to buy the vehicle for the exclusive figure and make it different from the CC pilot figure most of us already got in 2004. TRU could also carry it as an exclusive if they need to bump the price to $30 like the Hyperdrive ring Jedi Starfighter, but then they should include two CC pilots, of different ethnicities (easily done with only a headsculpt change)."
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    The Cloud Car is boring and the vintage version is very easy to get still. Grievous and Obi-Wan have a whole battle next to the GG Starfighter, while in ESB you barely get a look at the cloud car.
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    When I was a kid I thought the Cloud Car was the lamest vehicle out there. I doubt kids today would feel any different. The Cloud Car sucks, it's orange, it's ugly, just no.

    Grievous' fighter is much cooler.
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    Paint two potatoes orange and put a stick in-between them! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIpartner View Post
    Paint two potatoes orange and put a stick in-between them! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidhuman View Post
    Welcome back JP. LOL
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    I always thought the cloud car was cool when I was a kid. I never did own it, but I liked that two people fly it. I always wondered how that worked out. My thought being when I was a kid: What if the one guy wants to turn left and the other guy wants to turn right? or one gose up and the other wants to go down? Course the obvious answer is that one of them is the pilot and the other is the co-pilot.

    And yea, it's ugly. But then, the landspeeder that luke uses is ugly and they have re-released it at least once that I know of in the modern line (back in 96 or 97). And it's ugly as sin.

    I think it's about time the cloud car got re-released. Though, I still wouldn't buy it because I just don't have anywere to put it.

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    Thumbs up

    Here's my simple take on the problem.
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    Mwahahahaha!

    . . . ok I do see your point. Though you left out a canopy for the two pilots!

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    Wow i would actually buy a Cloud Car but i'll pass on the Greivous fighter. The Cloud car looks cool and is one of my favorite fighters in the film of the OT actually, so if they remade this vechile i would be on board with it...and why does everyone seem to think the Vintage one is easy to find? I just got back from Wal-Mart and i didn't see any warming the shelves...

    Honestly, I don't get why someone would prefer a guy in a helmet with little or no back story over a EU character, and if this guy in a helmet does have a backstory it's EU!!!!

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