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    Talking comparing vehicles across the galoob lines

    i got a few vehicles laying around my work surface, and decided to do a quick comparison of which vehicles from which line i like the best.

    In comparing the vehicles across the micro machines lines, i am ignoring the functional features (as this would be unfair, cause with the exception of a few, none of the mmís have functional features), and concentrating solely on the appearance curb appeal.

    X-wing

    1st release of the alpha red 3. This action fleet version wins hands down. The look is crisp, the white coloring around the engines, and the scarlet red paint scheme used for the striping makes this x-wing the leader of the pack!

    Millennium falcon

    action fleet version, although i fell that the mm versions paint scheme is closer to ďauthenticĒ the radar dish on mm, as well as the dc, and x-ray, is so clumsy, it takes away from the over all appearance.

    B-wing

    mm all the way. The overall appearance in terms of scale is just right. The action fleet version is.....ahhhhh, well jeddah, you can probably answer better than anyone else what the faults are with the af version.

    A-wing

    die cast! This one is soooooo cool! It even has the separated ring back part of the engine exhaust! Plus this ship feels so good in metal!

    Shuttle tyderium

    mm. The shape is accurate, unlike the af version. Iíd give it to the royal guard playset variant with the movable wings, except the wings donít fold beyond 90 degrees like they should. (Didnít i say something along the lines of not judging functional features....sheeesh)

    tie bomber

    die-cast. Everything about this version is perfect! The mm version is a close 2nd, but the die-cast version is truly a great toy!

    Tie fighter

    toss up between die cast and mm. I love the overall shape of the die cast, but the color of the mm version (the greyer version) is great! Call it a draw.

    Darth vader tie advanced

    mm version, right scale, right color, right everything!

    Slave I

    mm version, the af one is not bad, but the black cockpit on the mm, make this a truly menacing machine!

    sith infiltrator

    af is the clear winner here. from the paint scheme, down to the nitty gritty details, this is one incredible toy

    Thatís all for now, when i git home, Iíll do more comparisons.
    0 /// /// F=MA~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    X-wing: MM - this is the only version that has the proper scale. I think the AF one is too dumpy, especially in the nose. Plus, I like the wide open area of the wings on the MM, where the AF can't open that wide and the DC has wings that are sculpted wrong.

    Millennium Falcon: DC - tough choice here, all 3 versions have their own little joys, and I love the DC's feel and width/height (it's the most accurate MF toy I know in that department), and while the AF's retractable landing gear and more accurate radar dish really take the cake for me, features are not part of the equation. The AF one is like the giant movie set piece that's used for interaction with human actors, while the DC one is like the smaller model prop used to film outer space shots.

    B-wing: MM - the AF one is just so misshapen, this one isn't, so I'm going with this one. I'd actually choose the 2-seater B-wing from Epic Collection "Dark Apprentice", but I've only seen it in pics so I can't judge for sure.

    A-wing: DC - Gotta agree with GSJ on that! I also like how the cockpit looks closed better than the AF version with that lip.

    Shuttle Tyderium: MM - Not much competition from the X-ray one, it's wings are fixed at the wrong angle which really bugs me. And the AF one is like the AF B-wing, too much "massaging" of the shape to get it to hold figures.

    TIE Bomber: AF - The DC and AF ones are both great, but the DC is SLIGHTLY too squat for my tastes. The MM one is nice, but too blue IIRC. The AF one and the DC one also look very similar to my eyes, but the ultimate deciding factor comes down to the length of the body/bodies.

    TIE Fighter: DC - The Die Cast TIE Fighter is nearly perfect, and the [FONT=courier]only[/FONT] TIE Fighter toy I know with wings that are properly in scale.

    DV's TIE Advanced: Painted X-ray - I know, this one is pretty rare, but of all the DV TIE's that Galoob put out, this one has the perfect shape, color, and is even in the Die Cast size. This one LOOKS like a model used for filming.

    Slave I: DC - This is a perfect example of what the Die Cast line does best - fantastic, accurate looks, a clear windshield with a molded cockpit visable, and the heft of a real toy. I don't like the guns on the MM version being fixed, and while the AF one is really cool, I think the DC one is the king.

    Sith Infiltrator: AF - This one looks really nice except for the hatch hinge, everything else is much more precise than the MM or even DC versions.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    ooohhhhhhh i forgot about the fully painted jcp gift tie advanced

    you are soooo right jt! that one does take the cake
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    what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

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    • X-wing - A supreme AF but not necessarily because it is an accurate realisation but because after ANH, the ship became a cultural icon; I am consequently biased whenever I look on it as the only thing that it brings to mind is the nostalgia of '77. Apart from that, I love the removable astromechs; they llok great removed and lined up in thr Theed hangar playset. Compare the AF flagship of ANH with the flagship of Ep1, the N1; the rendtition of the latter is far inferior to the X-wing
    • B-wing - hmm, I could weep. I bought and made 3 of the ERTL goldtone models and repainted them to replace my AF B-wings in my dioramas. We've raked these coals so many times; the only voice I can remember being in dissent was Ackbar, who claimed it was his fave. Kudos for the revolving cockpit tho'. Lame landing gear to rival the lamanity of the Y-wings'. It is A Good Thing that the new Hasbro B-wing is out. We all hear ppl moan about what they want produced, how they are fed up of resculpts and why are Hasbro creating figs no-one wants but I wanted a B-wing and never got one until they produced the Guppy. I thought that attempt was all I'd get. Now, however the one thing I wanted has been produced, satisfactorily it seems, how many people get to say that?
    • A-wing - boring but adequate, I have one of each version, both opened. Never saw the 2nd Wave of DCs so can't comment. I llike the idea of the exhaust ring.
    • Shuttle Tyderium - Donald Duck. Ditto GSJ's 90 degree comments. Tragically and ironically (you guys do get the cncept of irony, right? ), the most graceful ship rendered in the most incongruous and ungainly way imaginable. Hell they shoulda gone the whole hog and painted it bright red with a smiley face on the front
    • Sith Infiltrator - inscrutable
    • Boba's Special Delivery - a hefty, Feelgoodinyourhands AF. Han plus Bobba mm figs are exceptional, the cockpit doesn't swivel and Boba's a baddie but it remains one of my faves
    • Millennium Falcon - Well worth the wait, my advice to any MF users is to immediately burn the red torp that comes with this
    • TIE Bomber - Another brilliant AF. I'm not really into the colour argument about the TIES as it's all just shades of the same, and I like to think of different design runs from Seinar Fleets or whoever designed these for the Empire to explain the colour discrepancy. In contrast to the MF, this torp feature is superlative in its execution. I really love these. I would've liked the bombs to be yellow instead of green tho'.


    jeddah

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    Yeah, I was lucky to get that JC Penny's set from another collector loose just recently, if he hadn't been liquidating his MMs, I'd have never known how good that DV TIE fighter was.


    Jeddah, I think you missed the point of the thread. I'm glad you're happy that you're finally getting the Hasbro B-wing though.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Exclamation oooops! my bad

    it's actually the jcp gift set a-wing, not the die-cast version which has the rear section of the engine exhaust, cast in the accurate seperated ring section.

    i have to say, after looking closely at all the vehicles which came with that jcp set, these are probably the most accurate of any of the classic vehicles. well worth tracking down if you don't already have this set.

    as an added bonus, it's the only way to get an x-ray version of the shuttle
    0 /// /// F=MA~~~~~~~~~~~~
    what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

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    Re: oooops! my bad

    Originally posted by good shot jansen
    it's actually the jcp gift set a-wing, not the die-cast version which has the rear section of the engine exhaust, cast in the accurate seperated ring section.

    i have to say, after looking closely at all the vehicles which came with that jcp set, these are probably the most accurate of any of the classic vehicles. well worth tracking down if you don't already have this set.

    as an added bonus, it's the only way to get an x-ray version of the shuttle
    D'oh! Now I look foolish because I agreed with you. I still choose the DC as my favorite, but here's the sad part, I SHOULD have remembered about the DC A-Wing's exhaust rings, I see that thing every time I go to sleep (it's right in my face on a nightstand).

    The JC Penny set is very nice, I wish all of it had been remolded to the DC line. I like X-rays, but I looooove Die Casts.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Smile

    In comparing the Action Fleet AT-ST to the mm one , I'd have to go with the mm AT-ST . It's so cool looking . I love that little toy . As for the Sandcrawler , I've never seen the AF one close up , but from the looks of it , the die-cast one is my number one choice for the time being .
    Get over here Leia , and stop making out with your brother !

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    Oh noooo, the AF Sandcrawler is very nice work. The MM and DC ones are good, but their lines aren't crisp, but the AF one has nice, crisp lines and an accurate aft-section, unlike the DC.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Lightbulb How many different models for the same vehicle are there to make comparisons?

    Hi guys,
    the title of this thread made me think about a question: Do you know how many different models of the same ship there are in the Micro Machines lines?

    I didn't, so I checked out and these are the results (if I am correct).

    I considered 7 different lines of products: Micro Machines (including SOTE and Epic Collections), Action Fleet (including Battle Packs and Mini Scenes), Die-Cast, X-Ray, Trilogy Gift Set (they are actually the X-Ray molds painted, but I considered them a separate product that can be compared with others), Podracing (they cannot be included in the Die-Cast because there is both a Die-Cast Sebulba's Podracer and a Podracing one, and there could also be a Die-Cast Anakin's Podracer if they had released the last wave of Die-Cast we are missing, sob!), AND Mini Micro Machines Special Edition Giveaway (they are just 3, but they deserve their own category, IMO).

    I did not considered all the possible variations (battle damaged, playset exclusive, etc.).

    Classic Trilogy is separated from Episode I because not all the categories are applicable to both Classic and Episode I vehicles.

    Here are the Classic Trilogy results;

    6 different models:
    * Boba Fett's Slave I
    * Millennium Falcon

    5 different models:
    * A-wing Starfighter
    * Jawa Sandcrawler
    * X-wing Starfighter
    * Y-wing Starfighter

    4 different models:
    * Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
    * Imperial AT-AT
    * Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
    * Landspeeder
    * Snowspeeder
    * TIE Bomber
    * TIE Fighter

    3 different models:
    * B-wing Starfighter

    All the rest (other 44 vehicles) 2 or just 1 model.

    Here are the Episode I results:

    4 different models:
    * Sebulba's Podracer

    3 different models:
    * Anakin's Podracer
    * Droid Control Ship
    * Mars Guo's Podracer
    * Republic Cruiser
    * Royal Starship
    * Sith Infiltrator
    * Trade Federation Droid Figther
    * Trade Federation Tank

    All the rest (other 17 vehicles) 2 or just 1 model.

    There could be a lot of considerations about these results, but one is the most important: Do you think that the number of different models dedicated to one ship reflects the importance of the ship in the story or its beauty? Otherwise why they decided to make more models of one vehicle instead of another?

    What do you think?

    JediGoofy
    (formerly known as Lord Fener)

    P.S. If you are interested I could post the excel file with the complete results. Ciao!

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