Simply Sci-fi wrote:Without any evidence to back it up, I've long suspected that the toy was designed as a Rebel trench and if that's the case it was a pretty poor move. One of the major play features is the fact that it can be destroyed (just as in the film). Young boys though prefer to blow up the enemy than their good guy figures. I can't think of another toy where boys are meant to destroy their own side. You can blow the wings off of a TIE Fighter but not the X-Wing!
The other playset from Hoth, the Turret and Probot always confused me as a child. Having watched the film, I knew that the Probot never came anywhere near the base and if you wanted to recreate the Hoth Battle, you had the robot sitting there. You could remove it but it left an ugly looking spindle there (maybe the spindle could have have been used to mount a gun as well). I always thought it should have been two separate play sets.
Simply Sci-fi wrote:Young boys though prefer to blow up the enemy than their good guy figures. I can't think of another toy where boys are meant to destroy their own side. You can blow the wings off of a TIE Fighter but not the X-Wing!
chipsteak wrote:I was confused by the Imperial Attack Base as a child too.
Like Craig, I think it was designed to be part of the Rebel Base. That grey doorway thing is like something we see at the entrance to the control room and later on Vader and the troopers go through it or one similar. Also, with there being a Turret set too it might have been a good idea to refassion it as a baddies playset along the way.
Sabreman wrote:The Rubik's cube, I just can't complete it
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