The Millennium Falcon takes on the Naboo Royal Starship! You pick the best toy!
In perhaps one of the most brutal death matches in the SSG Battle of the Machines, the King and Queen of all vehicle / playsets in the entire Star Wars toy line's history duke it out tonight!
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.
As we are bringing up other vehicles, The Phantom Menace's heaviest hitter comes charging out ahead of the pack. The Naboo Royal Starship is quite a catch! Sleek, sexy, and chrome silver, the toy looks pretty authentic when compared to its movie counterpart. But this ship is more than meets the eye! Actually 3 vehicles and a pack-in red Astromech droid come in this package. The droid fightercraft that comes included with the Queen's starship plugs into an interactive handle that triggers the Royal Starship's huge aray of electronic features. 15 different sound-effects as well as action features are controlled by the droid fighter's attack pattern. This can cause protective armor panels to blast off the Queen's ship, effecting the need for repairs! Warning indicator lights tell you if the hyperdrive has been damaged, thus prompting you to send R2 units up the 2 level turbolift tube so they can effect repairs to the ship's shield generators. But beware: a droid can get blasted right off the surface of the ship too! Meanwhile, inside, the Queen can monitor the situation from her throne (if they made a figure of Amidala that could sit down in it), while at least 4 members of her crew can take stations in the cockpit's flight chairs. The droids can be placed in holding stations to recharge them, while there remains enough room for probably 7 more action figures on board. However, when closing the ship / playset up for flight, most of the figures cannot remain aboard. Fortunately, the Royal Starship also features an escape ship that is secretly armed with a concussion missle and can hold one pilot action figure as well as one astromech! Finally, a boarding ramp also lets figures exit or enter the starship.
Well, have you got all that? These two ships are without a doubt the most action packed bargains in the entire Star Wars toy line! But are they the most fun? One winner between the two of these powerful players will go on as you decide which will continue to take on the rest of the entire Star Wars vehicle collection to determine the one ultimate Machine.
Get ready to defend your choices now!
And the battle begins.......