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What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

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What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby Cardbackkid » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:13 pm

What you do think is the most underrated Star Wars toy? ... I'd have to say it's the MTV-7 mini rig what a toy! Hours of fun playing with this when I was a kid :D

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby subzero » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45 pm

Imperial Dignitary :lol: :lol:

When you think of the possible backstory behind that guy it could actually be a cool figure 8)
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Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:11 pm

All the Mini Rigs (except PDT-8) were great IMO and are to this day massively affordable too as the love just doesn't seem to be there for them.
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Postby Dannywhiteley » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:33 pm

Ewok Village doesn't seem to get much love but I fucking loved it as a kid. Probably cos it's so damn big.

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Postby theforceuk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:37 pm

Slave 1 for me, suprised how unpopular that ship is.

Everyone will say how much they love it now. :lol:
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Postby Darth Bobby » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Always loved Rancor monster. Great sculpting, very cool. Love all things Jabba related. Liked the Ewok village too.
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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Both back when I was a kid in the 70's buying my first one, and still today to a certain extent, the Palitoy Land of the Jawas has always been the poor relation to the Palitoy Cantina and Palitoy Droid Factory. I've always loved it, but it was never as popular as the Cantina (obviously because of the cantina scene in Star Wars), or even the Droid Factory (which had the great selling point of letting you make a 3-legged R2-D2), and that seems to be reflected today in the numbers of each that come up for sale (and of course, finding a really good condition Palitoy LOTJ today is very difficult indeed). Perhaps it didn't do as much as the other 2 playsets (and certainly a whole lot less than the truly spectacular Palitoy Death Star), and you rarely hear people expressing a lot of love for it, but it has always been a favourite of mine :-)

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby chipsteak » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:15 pm

The Star Destroyer playset. As I've waffled at every opportunity, the playability was great. Vader's chamber that lights up, pits for the commanders to moan about the bounty hunters upstarts, two free clear stands. ... and, admitedly, a shite orange rectangle that's meant to be 'the grand viziar'

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:32 am

FX-7 I played with him a lot when I was a kid, head could turn and go up and down and a lot of extra arms could be used to beat bad guys :lol:

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby peekaygee73 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:52 am

My immediate thoughts were the Palitoy LotJ and Vader's Star Destroyer playsets, so I'm glad to see I'm not alone in this!

I think the Star Destroyer just edges it as I had it as a kid and loved it. Recreating the bounty hunter scene, having Rebels escape in and out through the trap door, Vader conversing with the Emperor or shouting at/choking officers, pretending he was taking off his helmet, and a huge gun at the front to shoot rebels... it really was hours of fun! I know one of the things it's knocked for is the doors at the back that lead to nowhere and it's not really a ship, just a playset, but that didn't bother me at all when I was a kid.

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby Cardbackkid » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:20 pm

subzero wrote:Imperial Dignitary :lol: :lol:

When you think of the possible backstory behind that guy it could actually be a cool figure 8)


Hmm not sure about this :lol:

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby reddogblues » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:28 pm

I always quite liked the Anakin Skywalker figure. Much maligned, but I think it is a nice sculpt and I enjoyed recreating the "ghost" scene at the end of ROTJ :)

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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby pizzathehutt » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:36 pm

the ISP-6 was the nearest I got to having an imperial shuttle, I played with it for hours!

boba fett is still the collest figure for me, was as a kid and still is.

i've never owned one but the star destroyer does sound very cool
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Re: What's the most underrated Star Wars toy?

Postby lejackal » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:54 pm

Cardbackkid wrote:What you do think is the most underrated Star Wars toy? ... I'd have to say it's the MTV-7 mini rig what a toy! Hours of fun playing with this when I was a kid :D

I'm with you on the MTV-7, I used to spend hours trying to see if it would jump up any higher than it's 1" max :lol:

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Postby poncho » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:15 pm

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