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Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« on: July 3, 2006, 05:11 PM »
A review of the AOTC Republic Gunship clone wars Deco.

With the upcoming battlepack "the hunt for grievous" there's a new toy vehicle :

The Republic gunship clone wars Deco.


The blue tiger print and the sharknose are similar too the american WWII-fighter such as the P-51 Mustang and the F6 Hellcat.... I think they used it to scare the enemy, ehm.... droids that is. In the hunt for Grievous the ARC trooper had to have a quick, powerfull and agressive ship to get the job done, so they lost the Sideturrets, added extra rockets and painted it scary, and the moral of the troopers went up.



The options on this model:

- It has 2 rotating front guns that can be used as missiles... just push the middle of the ball and fire away. :P
- It has 2 massdriver missile launchers, at the rop of the launchers are 2 buttons... launches 0,5 meters. :P
- It has 2 doors that open like a pneumatic door, very slow and quite nice. The button is a big knob on top. :P
- Every door has 2 extra missiles that cannot be fired but can be removed, normal gunship don't have them. ;D
- Every wing has a ball-turret that can be rotated, but not be horizontaly moved. :-\
- Every wing has 4 AA-missiles, they can be removed, not fired. :-\
- It has a cargohold/deckplate that can be removed. The button is on the rear/below. :)
- It has a Tailgun that can be moved, not much, but it can be moved.... :-\
- It has a pilot and a frontgunner seat, but I don't know if the ROTS- pilot figures fit, i haven't tryed yet. :o
- It has a open entry that leads to the pilot-holl and cargobay, only the pilot-holl is not open. :-[
- You can store a Speederbike at the rearplate, but I don't have one, so I won't know if it will ever fit. :-[
- 2 grappeling hooks are mounted on the back/below the tailgun, you can hang figures on these. :o
- It comes with a small story that bonds with the Cartoon Network Starwars Clone Wars series.


Canopy with pilot/gunner seats                                                   Backside with tailgun and grappeling hook strings


Frontview doors closed                                                                 Frontview doors open


Upperwing with a Ball-Turret                                                        Underwing Ball-Turret with AA-missiles


Massdriver missilelaunchers with the gray button for the doors.  Door with 2 extra missiles, fire only when open!!!


The 2 massdriver missiles on display                                            The 2 grappeling hooks on display


Deckplate loose from the ship                                                      Deckplate occupide by 2 commanders and clone


One of the negative sides of this model, is that it doesn't have 2 side turrets. I hope that they will make a battlepack/weaponspack with at least one of the turrets (2 are better of course) and a speederbike than can fit in the back. They might think of placing a newer handheld weapon or 2 (or 3/4/5/6....) so that you can make you're troopers a little more agressive when they land the ship. "the hunt for grievous" battlepack has some of these weapons, so they make the gunship look a much more cooler than normal ;).

The positive side of this great ship is that it is big, really big and very good articulated. And also that's one the down sides, it doesn't fit in my display cabin >:(. If I put it on top of the cabin my birds will play with it and than I can throw it away, because it will be destroyed. Birds and Starwarstoys don't mix hey..... ;)
If you buy this toy, keep in mind that it is not made for a mid-sized glass-cabin, but more made like a toy for childeren than a collectors item. I simpely had to have one, because the titanium gunship was too small for me, and I had to order one before the price went up. The price was 77 Euro's( About 50 Dollars).

The price/quality ratio is quite good, i give it a 4 out of 5, the paint-job and the options are 5 out of 5 and the model overall is  4 out of 5.

Also, if I get the battlepack "the hunt for grievous" next week, I will be able too have sort of complete ship.  ;D
I think I will store it in another room upstares, with all of my vintage stuff and so. :D

For more details and better pictures:  REBELSCUM LINK


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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #1 on: July 3, 2006, 05:32 PM »
Good review! ;D ;D

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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #2 on: July 4, 2006, 12:40 PM »
Nice review! Well writen and good pictures.

The only thing I might disagree with is the price.  Since it's a re-paint that costs 50% more, I'd give it a 0 out of 5. :P
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #3 on: July 4, 2006, 03:13 PM »
That's somehow right...... right? :-\

But here in The Netherlands we cannot get all starwars vehicles for a good price....
I pictured the price about 100 Euro's (75 Dollars), our e-bay and other online places had about the same price as that. I do not know what the current Dollar/Euro index is.... :'(

My suplier has connections in Japan, so he ordered the ship there, with all the tax and shippingcost gone the ship cost about 30 Dollars. :P
With all the cost up too it, it cost me about 50 Dollars....


So when I mend too say that the price/quality ratio was pretty good, It was because of the good price I got for it. It's still cheaper than 75 Dollars and the model is a quite good repaint ;D

So somehow you are right. ;)
It's still darn too expansive, but afterall, I still own one.................
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 01:41 PM »
That was awsome!
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 03:32 PM »
Very nice review and gallery of photos! I dig this ship as well, and it makes a great centerpiece with all the animated figures around it.

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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006, 07:23 PM »
I have been putting off on picking one of these up forever but, now that I finally got my hands on the HFG Battlepack and due to the fact that these are currently warming shelves at TRU, I think I will have to ask for one of these for Christmas.  I have the original, AOTC release but skipped the first CW re-issue and the ROTS version (even though I actually saw them on shelves, in Korea no less!).  This is just a classic look for the Gunship and these pics don't help me in resisting any!

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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006, 05:42 PM »
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, it's my very first review ever. ;D

Two months ago I got the HFG Battlepack and I'm a little bit scared too open it, so I won't... ;)
I also received the BFC Battlepack and it's most promesing... so I won't open it too... :P

I also got a new digital camera (6 megepixal), so if someone want better pictures on this review, I can make it happen, with or without the HFG Battlepack (inbox) diplayed....

Oh, and Billy Ray, I'm from the the Netherland, so I don't quite get it... are you getting one or not ???
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006, 07:22 PM »
Yes, I will definitely be getting one!

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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006, 05:28 PM »
It cost me 2 months to get one over here... good luck getting yours... ;)
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 11:56 AM »
Actually, they are warming the shelves at my local TRU, along with Luke's X-Wing.  I made the right choice (which seldom seems to happen) in picking up the TRU TIE Fighter when I had a choice between the three...the TIE is gone form the shelves, but they have plenty of the other two.

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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2006, 09:28 PM »
I just got that Tie-Fighter too last week.... that's a very cool Tie hey...

Time for a Tie-fighter Review....
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2006, 09:56 PM »
i got the ship. its awsome. only problem was the BP wasnt out long enough for me to get it at my local TRU (one day...then got cancelled and sent back). it does make as a good merc. ship though..for a small group of bounty hunters or something.

i liked it though. a bit expensive but i think it was worth it.
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Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 02:53 PM »
I think I have the same problem with getting the vehicles/figures at the local stores. If you want one, there gone and nowhere to get afterwords.

I talked too a suplier in Germany (next to Holland ;)) in the past summer, and he said that Holland was somekind of deliver-country too the rest of Europe(for starwars-toys). So in his eyes "us Dutchmen" see and feel and divide every little toy of the starwars-line, before the rest of Europe gets it....


So why don't I see that stuff lying around somewhere in Holland?
And why do I have to go too Germany too get the best stuff???? >:(
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