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Grand_Moff_Rob

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Bespin Cloud Car
« on: September 19, 2010, 07:59:57 AM »

Well, I was going to pass on this ship, but, this week's TRU sale landed me this vehicle. I wanted the Boba Fett Blaster Rifle, so, I got that and then picked up the Cloud Car for 50% off. It is normally $35. This, in my opinion is too much for this ship. I was, however, pleased to pay half. The price point on this should have been slightly over $20. Anyway, despite the price, it's a rather cool ship. VERY well detailed and chock full of 'action' details.

Pros
1) very detailed dual cockpits
2) nice thin glass canopies
3) detailed front landing gear on each pod front (a bonus would have been matching rear landing gear, as it simply sits on a slight skid in the rear)
4) pushing the pods towards the centre of the boom reveals hidden missle launching bays, this is quite cool and actually believable as a feature for this type of ship.
5) crisp panel lines and rear 'spoilers' on each pod
6) nice paint motiff
7) nice engine compartments to hide goodies

Cons
1) Expensive at $34.99
2) kooky break apart feature to have two attack pods
3) dual missiles in centre boom (maybe out of place for this ship, but they aren't too gaudy)


Now, I need to score 2 x pilots for this ship!
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 08:03:18 AM by Grand_Moff_Rob »
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Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 08:14:49 AM »

This was the only vehicle I got given to me as a kid for x-mas (previous to this I got the Falcon for a birthday once) so I have a soft spot for it. I really like it too and find that any cons it might have are easily ignorable. Even the centre missles can just be left out. My ONLY issue with it thus far is that the pilot's moustache makes it look like it's piloted by the Freddy Mercury Fan Club Brigade (which given the era it is from is quite possible!)

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Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 10:00:17 AM »

I love this vehicle as much as the snowspeeder. It too was one of the only vehicles I ever had as a kid, which I still have even, and the new features are very nicely hidden so that I can relive my youth. :D
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Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 01:00:31 PM »

I would love to pick up one of these - still have mine from childhood, but the canopies are long gone...

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Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 10:03:28 PM »

Bought two pilots for my ship tonite. Buy one, get the second for $1, good deal. I painted the second pilot with a darker complexion and scraped off the moustache to make him different than ole' Freddy Mercury. Looks cool to have both pilots in the ship.
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