For fans of the movies, I guess this was a bigger hit... for fans of the cartoon and this as part of that line instead, I guess maybe not.
To me, it's an accurately detailed/scaled movie vehicle... No different than the Cloud Car really. Maybe some opening panels would've been cool to show electronic gadgetry inside, but beyond that I really felt it's accurate in every way so why gripe, ya know?
The vehicle's dullness is undeniable though... Then again, so is/was the Cloud Car. I guess this is maybe the Clone Wars equivalent of a boring vehicle like that.
For me, this just was like getting the AT-ST, Snowspeeder, Cloud Car, Landspeeder, or any other film vehicle they've done and "gotten right". A speederbike with a sidecar just wouldn't cut it since I was anxious to get what was actually on-screen... not to say I don't like a Speederbike with a sidecar as a concept. I think that's pretty neat in its own right.
The missles fire with a little pressure so they unhinge from the spring. Basically they push into the hole, a spring inside is compressed, and they "hook" over a lip of plastic. When you give the missile a push up in the back, the spring releases it. It's just like the original Hailfire's design and eliminates the need for a button mechanism where one is more noticeable and more difficult to put into the guns without increasing their size.