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    Would You Buy The Hoth Echo Base Ice Laser Drill?

    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 Hoth Echo Base Ice Laser Drill from ESB).

    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 Hoth Echo Base Ice Laser Drill?

    This vehicle is only noticed on the edge of the first scene I'm displaying a picture of below. I never noticed it in 30 years but JediTricks pointed it out to me when I was looking for the Hoth Echo Base Personnel Carrier.

    This drill was never used by Luke Skywalker in a cut scene that I'm aware of - I think the picture on the right (below) was made for a publicity shot.

    It could go in a battle pack with perhaps a pilot like Wedge or Hobbie in Hoth Pilot gear and an astromech or Hoth Gonk Droid.

    I don't think this vehicle would be deployed as a weapon at all, but is rather more like a construction tool.

    Do you want this made?

    How do you think it would sell if produced, at each price point ($15 or $24)?
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    Tycho, I'm not seeing any of the pics you mentioned....
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    Seems like your running out of ship options.

    The only way I would pick this up is if it was a pack-in with something. Snowspeeder, battle pack, etc. I woud not buy this if it was sold seperately. So I guess the answer is no. I don't think suggesting they put it in a battle pack is a good way to determine if a vehicle is wanted. If the figures with it sucks, then it will sit on the shelf.
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    I'd buy it. But I like transports/accessories because of their utility.

    I don't see the pic either. Must be the dillusions of grandeur again.
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    I like this thing, so yes, I want it. If Hasbro expands the figure and vehicle line beyond just Clone Wars and the one TRU Legacy exclusive, then I think this would be a good fit for that line with a Luke figure without the head wrap.
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    Wow, we really are scraping the bottom of the barrel here. I don't recall ever seeing this thing. I need to see some photos, but I'm pretty sure that my vote will be no.
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    If it's what I'm thinking of, I always thought it was a cannon, not a drill, but I'd buy it anyway, if it were $20 or less.

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    Chux, that is the gun attached to it, but it's part of a larger vehicle, the Laser Ice Cutter is its actual name:
    It's the vehicle far left in this pic:
    Here's another angle I've never seen before:

    My vote would be a yes, although in real life it'd be totally conditional. I could see buying it as a deluxe figure & vehicle thing, or part of a battle pack, but at $20 on its own, probably not unless it came with the Echo Base Rebel Troop Carrier as well (which wouldn't be a hot seller, but it would be a nifty set for us fans).

    You know, I wonder why Kenner never made a vintage toy of this. They were getting into mini rigs and weird stuff that was barely noticeable in the films at the time, this seems like it'd be right up their alley.
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    Wow, I never realized there was more to it! Thanks, JT. I would definitely buy this bad boy.
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  10. #10
    I would definitely buy this. Anything to fill up my favourite Star Wars set/location Echo Base.


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