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Re: Hoth Speeder Bike
« Reply #30 on: April 5, 2008, 09:56 AM »
Bummer to have the Hoth one delayed, but I really hope it's because they're upgrading the speeder bikes.
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Re: Hoth Speeder Bike
« Reply #31 on: April 7, 2008, 02:12 PM »
Geez with all the delays everything is going to come out the 2nd half of the year.  Which is somewhat unfortunate because I will be forced to forego items in favor of others. 

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Re: Hoth Speeder Bike
« Reply #32 on: April 7, 2008, 03:56 PM »
Stupid delays.   :P

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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2008, 01:34 PM »
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2008, 02:01 PM »
I think it's safe to say that the Speeder Bike is a vehicle in most desperate need of a complete retool.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2008, 02:37 PM »
The Troopers look better on the back of the box.
They appear to be all white, but the back had the legs and arms grey with white armour.
hopefully this is a test sample and they are more like the box
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2008, 03:10 PM »
Definitely a weaker vehicle...  It's not sturdy, and really needs the clear floating stands we'd suggested in a Q&A with Hasbro.  They were seemingly receptive to resculpting the bike someday too, but unfortunately that wasn't in time for the bike to get back out again.

My top 3 needed ship resculpts are this, the AT-ST and Snowspeeder...  Beyond that I have hopes for larger ships, but I'm not really expecting it.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2008, 03:53 PM »
I'll get this set. If it's a $20 set then I'll get three of them.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 04:20 PM »
I'll pick up a "snow scout" or two on ebay (sans bikes), I love the current scout model and expect this one will be good too.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2008, 09:25 AM »
I think it's safe to say that the Speeder Bike is a vehicle in most desperate need of a complete retool.

At very minimum the handle bars.

I'm really disappointed that these weren't corrected.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2008, 10:01 AM »
Pass the figures look awkward. I wont regret missing this item for sure.
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2008, 02:55 PM »
I'm sure I'll get at least two of these maybe a few more.  Scouts are my favorite trooper by far, so I can't resist them.  I'd so much rather pay $15 and get no speeders though.   :-\
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2008, 10:28 AM »
I think it's safe to say that the Speeder Bike is a vehicle in most desperate need of a complete retool.

At very minimum the handle bars.

I'm really disappointed that these weren't corrected.

You know what? These guys should have skirts too.  >:(
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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2008, 01:02 AM »
I'm going to have to make my decision about purchasing this when I actually see it with my own eyes.  So far I'm thinking I'll be able to pass, it just doesn't do much for me.

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Re: TLC "Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2008, 09:18 AM »
Opened this up last night and I have to say, what a disappointment. The kit-bash doesn't work well together (looks awkward,) that speeder bike mold needs to be burned and to top it all off, they put the republic insignia on the bikes instead of the imperial insignia.  ???

Not that Hasbro is bound by the incredible cross-section book, but that kit bash would have been much more effective if they could have done it., bikerscout legs with a modified snowtrooper torso and bikerscout helmet.

In summery, this was one of the sets I was most looking forward to all year and it wound up hating it.
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