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I never noticed this before
« on: October 20, 2003, 09:03 AM »
I never really noticed the pic of the stormtrooper on the front of the landspeeder box.   If you look at it he is holding Chewies rifle and not a blaster. Odd but the strange part is i collect landspeeders and have a wide array of boxes and never noticed it. Thats what I get for focusing on condition  ;)
 
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2003, 12:28 PM »
Hello,

Please post a pic!  I'd like to see it.


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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2003, 12:55 PM »
I will snap a few pics tonight for ya
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2003, 10:44 PM »
Yeah, I would really like to see a picture of it too Wayne.
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2003, 08:52 AM »
I forgot to take a pic so heres one I snagged off of the net
 
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2003, 04:12 PM »
Sure enough!  

What happened to poor Chewie.  He got gaffled for his gat!  

Nice observation Wayne.


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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2003, 08:45 PM »
If I had to guess about this Kenner was probably trying to make that Stormtrooper look more like a Sandtrooper, and used Chewie's weapon which somewhat resembled a long Blaster Rifle.  Just a guess.
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2003, 09:05 AM »
Good eye Wayne. Interesting though, not all the boxes have the Stormtrooper holding Chewie's rifle.

I took alook on the archive & found that different manufacturers have the Stormtrooper with the rifle or blaster.

Kenner Landspeeder Rifle

Palitoy Landspeeder Blaster

Italian Harbert Landspeeder Rifle

Toltoys Landspeeder Rifle

French Meccano Landspeeder Blaster

I even checked Cloud City & they have a Landspeeder proof sheet with the rifle & also an original Kenner transparency with the rifle.

Landspeeder Proof Sheet

Original Kenner Transparency

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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2003, 10:38 AM »
Good dectective work Dale-   Its nice to see the other box types.
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Re: I never noticed this before
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2003, 11:24 PM »
I have noticed things like this too, like if you look on the back of some of the cards, some of the figures have different guns.  I forget which ones now though.