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Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby ChallengerFox » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:14 pm

So i'm wondering what's everyone's thought on the most underrated vintage vehicle is, I picked up a cloud car today in a lot I bought and I must say it's really good, i've owned a boxed one for ages but never really took it out to look at, the cloud car is pretty much 100% screen accurate and looks really good on display and also realistically displays 2 figures.

So what's your most underrated vehicle ?

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:03 pm

I always liked the Rebel Transport Vehicle but most people see it as nothing more than a glorified collecting case. Hence you can still pick them up boxed for £30 today. But it's got hidden compartments and detachable gun turrets just like the Millennium Falcon... That and the Imperial Troop Transporter.

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Mini99 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:32 pm

I know that it’s not under appreciated nowadays, but back in the day the A Wing was very underrated.
I would really like to own a boxed example.

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:37 pm

Possibly there's some childhood nostalgia influencing this choice, but for me I've always loved the Palitoy non-opening bonnet Land Speeder. It might not do an awful lot other than raise and lower its wheels, but I played with that thing an awful lot as a kid and I loved the fact that (to me at least!) it looked exactly like I remembered from the film :-)

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby bosk70 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:44 pm

I know there's no great love for the mini rigs but I have always liked the int 4
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:48 pm

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Got to be the AST-5
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Picked one up this weekend from a place in Scarborough along with a 77 C3PO and an 83 complete squid head
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby SAVORY100 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:54 pm

Rebel Transport for me... fantastic toy! I’ve always found it odd how malaigned it is. OK, it can be seen as a carry case, but it’s so much more. It’s part vehicle and part playset in its own right. It has a trap door, two pilot seats, removable gun turrets... I used to love racking all my figures up in it as well as flying it around. The panels at the front and rear exploded off in spectacular style in my games!
Even the ‘carry handle’ is in the shape of the transport itself too.
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:12 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:Rebel Transport for me... fantastic toy! I’ve always found it odd how malaigned it is. OK, it can be seen as a carry case, but it’s so much more. It’s part vehicle and part playset in its own right. It has a trap door, two pilot seats, removable gun turrets... I used to love racking all my figures up in it as well as flying it around. The panels at the front and rear exploded off in spectacular style in my games!
Even the ‘carry handle’ is in the shape of the transport itself too.


Nice vehicle and practical too.

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby theforceuk » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:50 pm

Slave 1 or AT-ST for me, both overlooked as collectables but were brilliant toys for me. To be honest all the vehicles are overlooked these days for me, it's to figure or MOC focused. And I'm one of the worst for it.
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:54 am

I loved the Snow Speeder as a kid, it was one of the more screen accurate vehicles and had room for two pilots like in the film. Hours of fun recreating the crushing scene :)

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby weasel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Vehicle maintenance energiser! 8)

It's just so good it does so much. It can sit there, and it can ehhh sit there and ehhh it can do ehhhh...........nothing.
Nah, it's fucking shite.
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:50 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:Ast-5.jpg

Got to be the AST-5


I agree there is something special about that vehicle.

A funny story about the AST-5, 2 months ago a dad and his 4 years old son was visiting my home for buying some star wars. They were looking at a x-wing fighter. But then the son saw 2 AST-5 on my table. He grabbed both of them and wanted them more than any of the other vehicles I had :lol: one in each little hand :lol:

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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
Ruby2511 wrote:Ast-5.jpg

Got to be the AST-5


I agree there is something special about that vehicle.

A funny story about the AST-5, 2 months ago a dad and his 4 years old son was visiting my home for buying some star wars. They were looking at a x-wing fighter. But then the son saw 2 AST-5 on my table. He grabbed both of them and wanted them more than any of the other vehicles I had :lol: one in each little hand :lol:


Brilliant :lol:
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Re: Most Underrated Vehicle

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:14 pm

weasel wrote:Vehicle maintenance energiser! 8)

It's just so good it does so much. It can sit there, and it can ehhh sit there and ehhh it can do ehhhh...........nothing.
Nah, it's fucking shite.


:lol: priceless :lol:

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