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    Should there be a dedicated, carded Cruisemissile Trooper pilot?

    Given that the Cruisemissile Troopers, as the advance vanguard of the Imperial Navy and its most elite covert troops, see a lot of action outside their signature Cruisemissiles, would you buy a Cruisemissile Trooper on a card, without the inevitable improved Cruisemissile?

    Ideally, the pilot would actually be Captain Frassk, but I'm sure most of us could live with just a generic vintage-carded Cruisemissile Trooper. Just so long as there's no Jango head underneath, since Lucas has established that clones of Jango Fett lack the reflexes necessary to effectively pilot the Cruisemissile. I think it'd be funny to re-use the head from the 1995 "Monkey Face" Leia, sans the buns.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    I had actually thought of this. Seeing as he's only seen from the shoulders up in the original toy I would hope they'd give him much better treatment than they did Hem Dazon. We only saw him from the shoulders up and they ended up giving a body that looked like the wrestler Chyna's.
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    No offense Chuxter, but what is your deal with cruisemissile troopers? The first toy was probably the worst ever in the entire 33 year history of Star Wars. Granted, I am not real familiar with the CM Troopers, but aren't there many more characters you'd like to see done before these no-names?

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    Because, no matter how bad the initial toy might have been, the Cruisemissile itself is possibly the coolest vehicle devised for the EU, and the 417th is one of the most efficient and deadliest squadrons in the Imperial Navy. Not to mention that there have only been a few EU ideas that made it into the movie, which makes it special.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    First of all, the worst SW toy in history was the POTF2 rocket-launching R5-D4 followed by the sabre-launching R2-"look at my gigantic 3rd leg"-D2.

    The real question at hand is why Hasbro hasn't announced an updated Cruisemissle Trooper, if not a Captain Frassk/CMT Pilot 2-pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Because, no matter how bad the initial toy might have been, the Cruisemissile itself is possibly the coolest vehicle devised for the EU, and the 417th is one of the most efficient and deadliest squadrons in the Imperial Navy. Not to mention that there have only been a few EU ideas that made it into the movie, which makes it special.
    Which movie were Cruisemissile troops in? I must have missed that.

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    You're jokeing right? I remember when this absolutly stupid toy came out in 1996 or so. It sat on shelves everywhere in the area that I lived and I sure as heck didn't want it either. It's a retarded looking vehicle with a badly desighned character that can't come out of it.

    Even if they re-designed it, it would not sell because it has no screen time. Just about everything I'v seen that hasbro has made up souly to try to sell figures has flopped. (Crowd controll stormtrooper anyone?). And if I'm wrong and it did get screen time, it sure as H.E.double hocky sticks isn't iconic enough for hasbro to use the money and time on tooling.

    R5-D4 and the badly executed launching lightsaber R2 aren't the worst. They're in the same league as the peice of trasch cruse missle vehicle. All three of them are the worst. Along with the previously mentioned delux figures.

    Now that I think about it, didn't they all come out at the same time? Aside for the R2-D2, which was a good idea, just badly executed, I seem to remember all of them coming out at the same time and doing terribly at retail. I got the impression it was an experiment gone wrong by hasbro that they hopefully learned enough about to not try in the future.


    I keep thinking this has to be your idea of a bad joke whenever I see it posted and that you can't possibly be serious. Except I keep seeing it come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Given that the Cruisemissile Troopers, as the advance vanguard of the Imperial Navy and its most elite covert troops, see a lot of action outside their signature Cruisemissiles, would you buy a Cruisemissile Trooper on a card, without the inevitable improved Cruisemissile?

    Ideally, the pilot would actually be Captain Frassk, but I'm sure most of us could live with just a generic vintage-carded Cruisemissile Trooper. Just so long as there's no Jango head underneath, since Lucas has established that clones of Jango Fett lack the reflexes necessary to effectively pilot the Cruisemissile. I think it'd be funny to re-use the head from the 1995 "Monkey Face" Leia, sans the buns.
    I think I have to support Chux on this idea and say YES !!!!!!! I would love to see Captain Frassk on a Vintage Card with perhaps a cool looking Cruisemissle artwork card (similiar to the Vintage TIE Pilot card from Kenner). that would be awesome....

    plus this could pave the way for perhaps a whole new re-worked Cruisemissle toy.... Bring it on Hasbro
    Looking for CW 2010 Sidious and TX-20...if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    are we in a product lull right now since we keep bringing up cruisemissile trooper

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    I will agree with Chux on his most important point.. the rent is indeed too damn high!

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