I have 4 of them and never encountered this problem. I know the connection is a little weak and doesn't always stay in place but I've yet to have one break.I recently opened this Snowspeeder & while it's a great toy, I was disappointed that the mounted laser rifle almost immediately broke off from the base - not sure why this happened - this is very fragile, I guess. In any case, I'm going to try to glue this back with super-glue - if that will work.
Has anyone else had this piece break?! Just wondering if this is a common issue with this toy.
Good to know that this isn't a general problem with this part - Thanks for the post. It wasn't broken when I got this, and it's possible I was trying to be too forceful when putting it in it's place on the vehicle - which may have caused the break.I have 4 of them and never encountered this problem. I know the connection is a little weak and doesn't always stay in place but I've yet to have one break.
Too bad that this happened - but at the same time it proves that this wasn't just an isolated incident re: my Snowspeeder.My cannon broke off too!
Just went into my star wars room one day and found the gun mount was broken!
Lucky I still had the receipt so I just took it back to the store for a new snowspeeder.
The Walgreen's in the N/W 'burbs of Chicago have them marked down to $20.99. I finally grabbed one last week. ($17.84 with my mom's employee discount).Wish these would go down in price so I could justify (to myself) getting another one; $30 retail is a bitter pill to swallow re: this vehicle; it should be closer to $20 (which is the price I got this on Amazon for). I could always order it again online, but it would nice (and easier) to just get this at a store.
Yeah I know! I got the 2 extra figures off Amazon to get the weapon once I found out that it fits... they're on sale as add-on items so it wasn't so bad...That actually looks quite nice. Too bad those are the 2 BAW pieces I don't have from that wave as I never got those two figures.
That is exactly how I feel, I wanted the figure but not the vehicle until I saw it was actually in the movie and also and a deleted scene. Picked it up for $15 on clearance today at Wal-Mart. Score!!!!I bought one of these last October, when I first saw them in stores, but ended up returning it after seeing the movie, because $30 for a small vehicle that was almost completely cut from the film, just didn't seem like a good deal at all. However, now that I've seen the actual cut scene and one of the Walmarts in my area put these on clearance for $15, I went ahead and picked one up. I like the vehicle much better now that I don't feel like I overpaid for it.
No problem at all, hope u find it for $15Thanks for the info. about the Wal-mart discount; the last time I checked (within the past month) this Snowspeeder was still $30 at my local Wally world. However, it may be discounted now.
I have one from Amazon, and though it's an amazing vehicle I wouldn't pay more than $22 for this. But, I do want another one.
I don't even care that it was barely seen in TFA, since as far as I'm concerned this could easily be an EU vehicle...
Yeah, I don't think the fact that this vehicle was barely in TFA should be a deal-breaker re: whether or not you get this. Heck, I'm not even really collecting TFA toys to any great extent & this Snowspeeder was one of the only two vehicles I got I got from the line; the other being Rey's speeder. The reason I got this had nothing to do with whether or not it was in the film - I just liked the look of it; it didn't look like a re-hashed version of the OT vehicles - like most of the other TFA vehicles did...I bought one of these last October, when I first saw them in stores, but ended up returning it after seeing the movie, because $30 for a small vehicle that was almost completely cut from the film, just didn't seem like a good deal at all. However, now that I've seen the actual cut scene and one of the Walmarts in my area put these on clearance for $15, I went ahead and picked one up. I like the vehicle much better now that I don't feel like I overpaid for it.
No worries! Glad we could help out, it's a cool vehicle for $15 especially since it was in both the movie(briefly) and it had a deleted scene.Thanks again to those who posted that this Snowspeeder was on sale for $15 at Wal-mart; I went today and gone the last one @ that price. I would never have known about the sale price if it hadn't been posted here, since the shelf price still listed this @ close to $30; there was no indication it was on sale for $15...I had to have them scan this.
My main beef with this vehicle is that the gun is so ridiculously large that it ruins the aesthetics of the thing. I wish they had included a "toy" gun as well as a more in-scale version. One of the pack-in guns (I think it came with the TFA Wave 1 Stormtrooper) is right about the right size, but I need to figure out a stand for it.I finally broke down and got one from Amazon, they were down to nine something when I ordered mine monday, now they are at $8.56. I was surprised at how well this speeder is made, I really like it. The Snowtrooper Officer is pretty good too, glad to finally have all three of the Snowtrooper pauldron variants now. If I had the space I would buy more just for the Snowtrooper as low as the price is now.