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Offline Brian

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« on: April 19, 2007, 04:36 PM »
Sorry if there has been threads like this before, but I didn't see anything in the TAC section.  I was curious on your thoughts on the modern vehicle line.  I have a few, and really like them, but boy do they take up a lot of room.  I've gotten to the point where I might have to go OT-only, and have occasionally given thought to packing them all away to free up space for storage (with a little one on the way this summer, this becomes more of an issue for us).  I only had a couple hand-me down ships when I was a kid (Falcon, Snowspeeder), so I always wanted to get the rest when I had the means.  Anyways, which modern vehicles do you have?  Do you display them?  Are you continuing to collect them?  Here's what I have so far, and I'm considering what to continue with from here on out:

Millennium Falcon (POTF2)
X-Wing (POTF2 FX, TSC Dagobah)
TIE Fighter (SAGA, TAC White TIEs)
Landspeeder (SAGA)
Snowspeeder (TSC Rogue 2)
A-Wing (POTF2)
TIE Interceptor (POTJ)
Darth Vader's TIE (OTC)
Slave 1 (OTC)
Imperial Shuttle (TSC)
AT-AT (POTF2)
AT-ST (POTJ)
B-Wing (POTJ)
STAP w/Battle Droid (TPM Sneak Preview)
Anakin's Podracer (TPM)
Naboo Starfigher (TPM)
Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (SAGA/AOTC)
Republic Gunship (SAGA/AOTC)
Slave 1 - Jango (SAGA/AOTC)
Anakin's Speeder (SAGA/AOTC)
Zam's Speeder (SAGA/AOTC)
ROTS Starfighters (ROTS/TSC/TAC - Obi-Wan Red, Anakin Yellow, Mace Purple, Vader Black)
ARC 170 (ROTS)
Wookiee Helicopter (ROTS)
AT-RT (ROTS)

Most of these are on display, although things are pretty full between these and the beasts/deluxe stuff.  I hope to pick up any remaining OT ships I'm missing (Y-Wing, TIE Bomber, Sandcrawler, Skiff, Cloud Car) if they are re-released (or for the Cloud Car, redone).  But, then again, like I mentioned I look at how much space they do take up.  I don't think I could part with them though - at least OT ones.  What are your thoughts on modern vehicles?
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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 05:33 PM »
Good topic... I've had to start being a little more selective with my vehicles as of late.  Room is defintitely becoming an issue with a baby on the way for me (and I'm going to include creatures/beasts as they are often a means of transportation).

Over the past month I've sold some loose vehicles to a local friend; partially because of money issues but also because of space restrictions -

Vintage Rebel Transport x 2
POTF2 AT-AT x 2
POTF2 Large X-Wing x 3
POTF2 Snowspeeer x 3
POTF2 Vader's TIE x 1
POTF2 Milennium Falcon x 1
TPM Trade Federation AAT x 2
Clone Wars Hailfire Droid x 1
POTJ AT-ST x 1
ROTS ARC 170 x 1

I have some items in storage for now because of space that I might end up selling -

POTF2 A-Wing x 2
POTF2 Ronto x 3
POTF2 Snowspeeder x 3
EPI Naboo Fighter x 2
SAGA A-Wing x 1
SAGA Luke's X-Wing x 1
ROTS Tri Fighter x 1
POTJ TIE Bomber x 1
POTJ TIE Interceptor x 1
ROTS Gunship x 1
Clone Wars Geonosian Fighter x 1
TAC Hailfire Droid x 1
TRU TIE Fighter (Large Wings) x 2
Target TIE Fighter (Large Wings) x 2
Target Imperial Shuttle x 1

But, I still have a lot on display too in dioramas -

ANH - Rebel Hanger Diorama OTC Milennium Falcon x 1
SAGA Red Leader X-Wing x 1
POTF2 Y-Wing x 1
Custom Hover Transport (by Owen D) x 1
Custom Rebel War Speeder (by Owen D) x 1

ROTJ - Battle of Endor
POTF2 AT-ST x 4

ESB - Battle of Hoth
POTF2 AT-AT x 2
SAGA2 Zev Snowspeeder x 1

TPM - Boonta Eve
EPI Anakin Podracer x 1
EPI Sebulba Podracer x 1
EPI Eopie x 1

TPM - Naboo Hangar
EPI Royal Starship x 1

ESB - Echo Base
Saga2 Zev Snowspeeder x 2
Custom Hover Transport (by Owen D) x 1

AOTC - Battle of Geonosis
AOTC Gunship x 1
Clone Wars Geonosian Fighter x 1
TAC Hailfire Droid x 1
Custom Homing Spider Droid (by Owen D) x 1

ANH - Mos Eisley
SAGA Luke's Landspeeder x 1
POTF2 Custom Ronto x 1
Custom Trenchback Beast x 1
POTF2 Dewback x 2

Clone Wars - Army of the Republic
Custom Republic Walker x 1
ROTS AT-RT x 2

Clone Wars - Misc. Setup
SAGA Slave I (Jango) x 1
OTC Slave I (Boba) x 1
Custom Aiwha (by Owen D) x 1
POTF2 Rancor x 1

ESB - Dagobah
SAGA2 Luke's X-wing x 1

ROTS - Hangar Bay
ARC 170 x 1

ROTS - Battle of Utapau
POTF2 Sneak Preview STAP x 6
ROTS Boga x 1
ROTS Wheelbike x 1
ROTS Crab Droid x 2

TPM - Naboo Army
EPI Fambaa x 2
EPI Falumpaset x 1

AOTC - Geonosis Arena
SAGA Acklay x 1
SAGA Reek x 1
SAGA Nexu x 1
(ok these are just creatures)

ROTS - Battle of Kashyyyk
ROTS AT-RT x 2
TAC Federation AAT x 2
Custom Battle Droid Carrier x 1
ROTS Wookiee Flyer x 1

ANH - Purchase of the Droids
OTC Sandcrawler x 1

AOTC - Tusken Slaughter
POTF2 Bantha x 3

ROTJ - Rebel Hangar
OTC Y-Wing x 1
POTJ B-Wing x 1

ROTJ - Death Star
SAGA Imperial Shuttle x 1



...maybe more to come when I can take a look at it all, I recently moved my whole collection and am having a brain fart.  There's also a few dioramas that don't have any vehicles (like the Cantina, Jabba's Palace, a huge Coruscant gathering of figures, a Death Star custom playset, a Star Destroyer custom playset, stuff like that - those take a lot of space up too... I really need to take some new pics of all this stuff).

What am I going to do moving forward?  I don't know yet.  I might scale back a bit, or just start being more selective... I do have room right now since I got my basement finished and moved the collection down there.  But I have a little one coming too this summer - so I know what you're feeling about what to do.  Also, congrats!

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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 05:36 PM »
I have...

2005 Target Exclusive Imperial TIE Fighter
Episode 1 Sneak Preview STAP
Episode 3 Deluxe Vulture Droid
Episode 3 Clone BARC Speeder

Hoping to pick up either the 2006 TSC TIE Advanced x1 or the new upcoming 30AC one...

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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 07:40 PM »
I've widdled vehicles down to where, if it's not to-scale, I don't buy it...  It cuts down on what you have about, it really cuts out larger stuff Hasbro's done...  Works for me and makes me happier with how displays look on my shelves I think.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 11:03 PM »
The only vehicles I'm really displaying are the Mace Windu Starfighter I have, landing gear down, next to my loose Mace Windu and his 'battallion', and the very cool POTJ TIE Interceptor hanging from my ceiling.  8) I'd like to buy a bomber one day to display next to it, if I happen to have enough money for eBay, or if its ever re-released. I also may be interested in the V-Wings which I havent seen yet, and maybe, just maybe, the Sith Infiltrator.
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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 02:26 AM »
Jeeze, I'm afraid to think about it. I know I have one of each modern offering and picked up a few extras when they went on clearance. Most noteable are:

7 At-At's - 5 POTF2, 1 vintage and 1 Saga2
7 Large scale x-wings - 4 F/X (2 customized,) 1 Red leader and both Dagobah versions.
6 Large scale Tie Fighters - 5 Target, 1 TRU
6 A-wings - 5 POTF2, 1 Target
4 Y-Wings - 2 POTF2, 1 TRU, 1 Vintage
4 At-St's - 2 POTF2, 1 POTJ, 1 Vintage
3 B-Wings
2 Tie Bombers
4 Gunships - 1 of each
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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 09:22 AM »
I'm just going to go down the list of what's out on my shelves around the collection room:

TPM:
-STAP with Battle Droid (1998)
-Trade Federation AAT (2000)
-Gungan Ammo Wagon with Falumpaset (2000)
-Trade Federation Droid Starfighters (1999)
-Naboo Flash Speeder (1999)
-Kaadu with Jar Jar (1999)
-Kaadu with Tarpals (2004)
-Faamba with Shield Generator (2000)
-Vulture Droid (Green; 2005)
-Anakin's Pod Racer (1999)
-Eopie with Qui-Gon (2000)
-Darth Maul's Sith Speeder (1999)
-Sebulba's Pod Racer (1999)
-Opee with Qui-Gon (1999)
-Naboo Royal Starship with TF Droid Fighter (1999)
-Naboo N-1 Starfighter (1999)

AOTC:
-Anakin's Airspeeder (2002)
-Zam Wesell's Airspeeder (2002)
-Geonosian Battle Arena (2002) with Acklay, Reek, and Nexu
-Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (2002)
-Jango Fett's Slave I (2002)
-Geonosian Starfighter (2003)
-Hailfire Droid (2003)
-Anakin's/Owen's Swoop Bike (2003)
-Darth Tyranus' Speeder Bike (2003)
-Clone Speeder Bike (2002)
-Republic Gunship (2002)

Clone Wars:
-Jedi Starfighter (Blue Version; 2003)
-Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (2003)
-Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter (2007)
-Clone Speeder Bike (2003)
-Durge's Swoop Bike (2003)
-Hailfire Droid (2006)
-Trade Federation AAT (2006)
-Chameleon Droids x 2
-Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter (2006)
-ARC Trooper Gunship (2006)

ROTS:
-Droid Tri-Fighter (2005)
-Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (Red; 2005)
-Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (Yellow; 2005)
-Vulture Droid (Blue; 2005)
-BARC Speeder with BARC Trooper (2005)
-Wookiee Flyer (2005)
-Can-cell with Yoda (2005)
-Boga (2005)
-Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter (2005)
-Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (Blue; 2005)
-Grievous' Wheel Bike (2005)
-BARC Speeder with Utapau Clone
-BARC Speeder with Elite Clone Trooper
-Republic/Imperial Senate Pod (2006)
-CIS Spider Droid (2005)
-CIS Crab Droid (2005)
-BARC Speeder with Stass Allie (2005)
-BARC Speeder with Commander Neyo (2007)
-BARC Speeder with Saleucami Clone (2007)
-Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (Green; 2005)
-Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter (2006)
-ARC-170 (2005)
-Republic Gunship (2005)

ANH:
-TIE Fighter (Gray TRU Version; 2006)
-Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (2006 version)
-Dewback (1997)
-Jawa Sandcrawler (2004)
-Luke's Landspeeder (2002)
-Millennium Falcon (2005)
-Bantha (1998)
-Ronto (1997)
-Tantive IV Escape Pod (2004)
-Luke's T-16 Skyhopper (1997)
-Luke's X-Wing (FX Version; 1998)
-Y-Wing Fighter (Gold Version; 1999)

ESB:
-AT-AT (1998)
-TIE Fighter (Blue Target Version; 2005)
-TIE Bomber (2002)
-Tauntaun with Luke (1997)
-Tauntaun with Han (1998)
-Wampa with Ice Cave (2004)
-Luke's Snowspeeder (2002)
-Zev's Snowspeeder (2006)
-Boba Fett's Slave I (2004)
-Luke's Dagobah X-Wing with Dragonsnake (2006)

ROTJ:
-Imperial Shuttle (2003)
-Endor AT-AT (2006)
-TIE Interceptor (2001)
-Rancor (1998)
-Jabba the Hutt (2004)
-Tatooine Skiff (1999)
-AT-ST (1995)
-Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper (1996)
-Speeder Bike with Luke (1997)
-Speeder Bike with Leia (1997)
-Ewok Glider (2004)
-B-Wing Starfighter (2001)
-A-Wing Fighter (Red; 1997)
-A-Wing Fighter (Green; 2003)

God, what a mess.  ::)

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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007, 10:45 AM »
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I'd like to buy a bomber one day to display next to it, if I happen to have enough money for eBay, or if its ever re-released.

Well, according to this rumor list at RS, we might be seeing the Bomber again this year (for $24.99).  I kind of hope it is true, as it is one of the few OT ships I'm still missing.  I complain about the space issues, but part of me still wants to have one of each of the OT ships/beasts. ::)

Since I didn't mention the beasties/deluxe stuff earlier, I also have these currently on display:

Speeder Bike (from POTJ AT-ST set)
Neyo and Clone on Speeder Bikes (TAC)
Bantha with Tuskens (TAC)
Rancor (POTF2)
Dewback w/Sandtrooper (POTF2)
Reek and Nexu (AOTC/SAGA)
Ewok w/Glider (SAGA)
Boga w/Obi-Wan (ROTS)
BARC Trooper and Speeder (ROTS)
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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007, 10:49 AM »
I like how on their list they still consider the Vader TIE as a repack.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 01:56 AM »
Guess it's just read off the retail sheet and not looked into with the photo and all...  Definitely the most different Vader TIE we've seen since, well, the first "modern" one.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2007, 06:33 AM »
Due to the size of my collection and how I wanted to display it, I got (am still getting) rid of anything smaller than the land speeder. I think when I get to it I may buy Titanium ships or if we are ever lucky enough to have the micro-machine line make a comeback and do E2 & 3 ships...I was considering buying the miniatures game vehicles but they have no quality control as far as painting in many cases and the soft droopy deformed plastic they use makes the ships look like crap. Hasbro has had some gems, (even the repainted vintage things) I just didn't want to use the space to display them.   
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2007, 11:53 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2007, 04:20 PM »
I only get to-scale ships, but the film they're from is regardless.  Prequal or Original, it doesn't matter to me so long as the scale's right.  Also, this is actual scale, not what the Databank or "source" material quotes...  AT-AT's aren't 15m tall, they're more like 22m according to the films themselves...  Some actual dimensions have debatable sizes due to multiple models being used as examples of size and things.  The AT-AT is one of those vehicles that was really pretty well scaled throughout its various models, but the Falcon is not, for instance.

So with that in mind, I have:

-TIE Bomber
-TIE Interceptors
-TIE (Large-Wing) Fighter
-TIE Advanced X1 (soon to be replaced by the new one)
-T-16 Skyhopper
-Luke's Landspeeder (Saga resculpt)
-EU Concept Airspeeder
-EU Concept Cloud Car
-Jedi Starfighters (AOTC)
-Jedi Starfighters (ROTS)
-Tri-Fighters
-Geonosian Fighters
-A-Wings (both deco styles)
-Ani's Swoop
-Dooku's bike
-Aurra's swoop
-EU Swoop
-EU COncept Speederbike (though I don't display it because it's a crummy design)
-AT-RT (feet are "off" a bit but the craft itself is scale)
-BARC (non-action-featured)
-Wookiee Copter (surprise of '05)

These I have and am not too sure on scale as I never paid attention to it close enough:

-N1 Starfighter
-Flash Speeder

I also have AAT's though they are underscaled and Hailfire Droid though it too is slightly (veyr slightly) underscaled.

Ships I won't display...

-AT-ST
-Snowspeeder
-Speederbike
-X-Wing
-Y-Wing
-B-Wing
-Original TIE Fighter
-Falcon
-AT-AT
-Gunship
-ARC-170
-Infiltrator
-Royal Starship

SOme are great toys (the Gunship's probably the best toy that interacts with figures but is also a ship, surpassing even the Falcon), but just too toyish looking for my eyes.  The scale just bugs me is all so I don't buy or display them if I did happen to buy one.

There's probably some I'm forgetting too...  My favorites are the TIE Bomber, large winged TIE Fighter, A-Wing (amazing how a vinty sculpt like this holds up even today), and Luke's Landspeeder...

I'd most love to see the AT-ST, Snowspeeder, and speederbike resculpted to-scale.  The bike's too long and a little wide in the hips, plus the "pedals" are too thick/bulky.  It's just off in various ways.

The snowspeeder's too wide/long and really should be a much smaller craft...  especially witht he AT-AT toy being so undersized, it's sucky to know the snowspeeder's oversized making it that much worse putting them together visually.

The AT-ST though is not only off in scale but design/sculpt as well.  It's based (and very loosely at that) on the Empire Strikes Back AT-ST design, and it's not accurate to it actually, so the AT-ST really comes in as being a bit off and probably my most wanted resculpt of all 3 of those, to-scale, with full interior.

For Cloud Car fans though, the original is to-scale I believe if you're looking at picking one up, and while not a film design, I find that the Stormtrooper Transport cleans up nice with a paintjob to fit into a display.
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Re: Modern Vehicles
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2007, 11:10 AM »
Does anyone of you guys play videogames of starwars... because there are a lot vehicles and stuff I would like to see made...
For instance, the Tie-defender and the Imperial missileboat (both from the game Tie-fighter for the PC). Or some of the vehicles of the game Knights Of The Old Republic I and II.

Here's what I have so far:

- Millenium Falcon
- 3x Tie Fighter
- Tie Fighter with big blades
- Tie Bomber (POTF)
- Tie advance (POTF)
- Plo Kloon's Starfighter
- 5 x Jedi Starfighter (AOTC)
- Obi's Starfighter (red)
- Republic gunship (Clone Wars art deco)
- Speeder bike
- tri-fighter
- droid fighter
- crabdroid
- Slave I (AOTC)
- Snowspeeder
- 2x Rebublic walkers (1x smaler model)
- A metal Naboo Starfighter
- A lot of starfighters from Revell (models)
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2007, 01:15 PM »
Oh yeah I play Battlefront all the time. I would LOVE to see:

MAF (Droid army)
IFT-X (Republic army)
Homing Spider Droid (Droid army)
Rebel Assault Speeder (Rebel army)

Cloud cars and TIE Bombers are cool and theyre in Battlefront, too.  8) Ill see if I can find some pics of the ships I mentioned.
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