I am continuing my thread series.
This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case Dud Bolt's Podracer Vehicle).
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 Dud Bolt's Podracer?
This racer is being polled for by request.
This racer is one of the limited number of racers you see and hear mentioned in The Phantom Menace - the Bolt 327. It's not actually involved in a higher level of action at all later, nor is it seen racing.
Dud Bolt qualified, but did not race to win. He was employed by Sebulba to shoot any dangerous competition. A bodyguard or hitman - whatever was needed.
Other than the racer being very cool-looking and having a pilot figure already made, there is little opportunity to have movie action features on the toy. You folks can make your own EU recommendations for what features the racer should have in your discussion below. But I would hesitate to say that electronics would be possible. I don't recall a distinctive sound effect for Dud Bolt's racer, and Hasbro would not put that much work into a vehicle for the $24 starfighter assortment.
In a podracer "battle pack," perhaps packaged with one other racer, this vehicle might also see release.
I'll state early that I would vote for it. The Bolt 327 would make a nice addition to a podracer arena diorama.
You could add firing missiles (really well-hidden) or something else EU to it for the kids, but I don't personally need that for this craft.
TPM is nearly out of vehicles-to-poll options and all the podracers will not be polled for - but there were certain ones that saw a higher level of involvement in the screen shots, and as I said, this podracer poll was requested of me.
So do you want Dud Bolt's Podracer Vehicle made?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
How do you think it would sell if produced?