Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:18 pm

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Snaketibe » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:31 pm

OK Lars, this is another category you didn't choose to split between the Kenner and Palitoy versions. The difference between them of course is in the box and the bonnet / hood. The Kenner version of the Land Speeder has an opening bonnet with a (frankly ugly) button at the front to operate the feature, and whilst this does add a little extra play value to the toy, it's also not something we ever saw in the film.

By contrast, the Palitoy Land Speeder does not have this opening bonnet feature, and hence has what I personally consider to be a better aesthetic, with smoother, more movie-accurate lines.

As for the boxes, well everyone is going to have a favourite, but mine will always be the Palitoy one because that's the version I had as a boy. This one isn't that particular toy, as I foolishly sold my childhood collection whilst still a child, however the Land Speeder was one of the very first Star Wars toys I ever bought, and I distinctly remember walking into Ware Toy Shop as a 6 year-old boy and asking the lady assistant if I could see the toy before buying it. She obliged, and opened it in front of my admiring eyes! I fell in love with the toy, bought it, took it home, played with it and loved it!

I'll always have a soft spot for the Palitoy Land Speeder, but in case the Kenner version is your favourite, here are both:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by TheJabbaWookie » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:46 pm

The artwork on the Palitoy box is far better, but I have to say I prefer the Kenner pop-up bonnet version. I never had one as a kid but Jez’s enthusiastic reenactment of storing guns in the bonnet in the New Aquisitions section of the Vintage Rebellion that time far outgunned Rich’s go-faster stripe argument. I picked one up about 6 months ago and reckon it’s my favourite vehicle at the moment. It really does look like it’s hovering. Awesomely cool. 8)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:05 am

Snaketibe wrote:OK Lars, this is another category you didn't choose to split between the Kenner and Palitoy versions. The difference between them of course is in the box and the bonnet / hood. The Kenner version of the Land Speeder has an opening bonnet with a (frankly ugly) button at the front to operate the feature, and whilst this does add a little extra play value to the toy, it's also not something we ever saw in the film.

By contrast, the Palitoy Land Speeder does not have this opening bonnet feature, and hence has what I personally consider to be a better aesthetic, with smoother, more movie-accurate lines.

As for the boxes, well everyone is going to have a favourite, but mine will always be the Palitoy one because that's the version I had as a boy. This one isn't that particular toy, as I foolishly sold my childhood collection whilst still a child, however the Land Speeder was one of the very first Star Wars toys I ever bought, and I distinctly remember walking into Ware Toy Shop as a 6 year-old boy and asking the lady assistant if I could see the toy before buying it. She obliged, and opened it in front of my admiring eyes! I fell in love with the toy, bought it, took it home, played with it and loved it!

I'll always have a soft spot for the Palitoy Land Speeder, but in case the Kenner version is your favourite, here are both:

Pretty Bonnet - 01.jpg

Pretty Bonnet - 02.jpg

Pretty Bonnet - 03.jpg

Pretty Boring Bonnet - 01.jpg

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Thanks mate for all the great info :D and thanks for sharing all this amazing pictures of your 2 landspeeders 8) Sorry to read that you sold your childhood collection when you were a child :( and what a great story about buying your first landspeeder, cool that she took the speeder out of the box so you could see it before buying it :shock:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:12 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:The artwork on the Palitoy box is far better, but I have to say I prefer the Kenner pop-up bonnet version. I never had one as a kid but Jez’s enthusiastic reenactment of storing guns in the bonnet in the New Aquisitions section of the Vintage Rebellion that time far outgunned Rich’s go-faster stripe argument. I picked one up about 6 months ago and reckon it’s my favourite vehicle at the moment. It really does look like it’s hovering. Awesomely cool. 8)
Thanks mate for sharing pictures of your landspeeder, it looks great and I love the pictures of the catalog and the commercial 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:19 am

Here are some older pictures of my 2 landspeeders :D

1st the kenner landspeeder.
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2nd the kenner landspeeder collector series box.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Snaketibe » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:51 am

Pomse2001 wrote:Here are some older pictures of my 2 landspeeders :D

1st the kenner landspeeder.

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2nd the kenner landspeeder collector series box.

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Those are both great condition boxes and speeders, Lars! Thanks for sharing your photos :-)

I'm curious, do you have a Palitoy version in your vast collection, or is it one of the few items you're still looking for?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Snaketibe » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:53 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:The artwork on the Palitoy box is far better, but I have to say I prefer the Kenner pop-up bonnet version. I never had one as a kid but Jez’s enthusiastic reenactment of storing guns in the bonnet in the New Aquisitions section of the Vintage Rebellion that time far outgunned Rich’s go-faster stripe argument. I picked one up about 6 months ago and reckon it’s my favourite vehicle at the moment. It really does look like it’s hovering. Awesomely cool. 8)
That's a lovely example, Jay, and it's also nice to actually see a Luke sitting inside the Speeder driving it! :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:34 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are some older pictures of my 2 landspeeders :D

1st the kenner landspeeder.

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2nd the kenner landspeeder collector series box.

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Those are both great condition boxes and speeders, Lars! Thanks for sharing your photos :-)

I'm curious, do you have a Palitoy version in your vast collection, or is it one of the few items you're still looking for?
Thanks mate for your very kind words :D No I do not have a palitoy version, but I hope that I would get one in the future :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by TheJabbaWookie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am

All of the boxed items displayed here look lovely. Good work guys.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:01 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:All of the boxed items displayed here look lovely. Good work guys.
Thanks mate for the kind words :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:39 pm

OK, here's something I plan to do from time to time. I recently had reason to re-photograph my Palitoy Land Speeder box and toy, and so I thought I would cover all 6 sides of the box (I do LOVE the Palitoy Star Wars boxes!) as well as fresh shots of the toy, all taken properly with flash (unlike some of my other earlier efforts), and share the results with the forum.

As and when I have a reason (or the wish!) to re-photograph other toys or boxes in more detail than I have previously therefore, I will post the results in the appropriate TOTW thread for others to enjoy/hate/ignore as they see fit :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:40 pm

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Capetown » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:43 am

Mine:

Kenner

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Kenner Collectors series

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German Shrink Wrapped

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Palitoy

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Lots of variants still to find.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 31, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by spoons » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:46 am

Drooling at these speeders :shock:

Lovely examples
http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk for all your vintage die cast needs

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