- Apr 11, 2002
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Is the ITT going to be in the regular ship line, then? I'm assuming at that Price it will be part of the Class II or I ship line or whatever they're calling that line now.
Yes, it will be nice to get this - I don't like the display with the 5POA Stormtroopers either, but I'm not planning on getting any of those figures anyway. It's interesting that this is the first SW vehicle I'll be getting in 4 years (the last one I got was the excellent Twin Pod Cloud car back in 2010), and it's not even in the regular SW OT/PT line of vehicles....I was skeptical about this when I saw the hasbro presentation pictures of this transport with the horrible animated style 5poa stormtrooper figures. When I took a closer look at the gallery images, it looks a lot better. I do plan on getting one. Considering that this vehicle should be a lower price point as hasbro mentioned these less articulated, less realistic style figures and vehicles would be, people who customize should be especially excited about this. A little weathering and some added details could make this an awesome new vehicle and at a more reasonable price.
For what it's worth, there were actually two Vintage Imperial Troop Transports that came out back in the late '70's/early '80's. The first one did have the electronics with the buttons & the different voices from the film (I think); the second one was the same sculpt, but had no electronics at all - IIRC, the second non-electronic version was a Sears exclusive, but I haven't verified this...I opened the used vintage transport I bought, and found no electronics in the modern sense...just an old-school motor and a tiny plastic disc that played like an old vinyl LP when you press the buttons. The mechanism only needed a little persuasion to get it working again. Great that Disney and Hasbro have brought this vehicle into the new show, but for my money, the vintage toy is the greatest...:grin:
For what it's worth, there were actually two Vintage Imperial Troop Transports that came out back in the late '70's/early '80's. The first one did have the electronics with the buttons & the different voices from the film (I think); the second one was the same sculpt, but had no electronics at all - IIRC, the second non-electronic version was a Sears exclusive, but I haven't verified this...
I grew up during this Vintage OT era, and remember a friend had the electronics version; the batteries leaked all over the interior of the toy, ruining this.
Thanks for the clarification - glad I remembered this correctly. I do recall liking the non-electronic version better, since IMHO it wasn't as "gimmicky", and had more room in the back to store the figures.According to 12back.com:
"In 1980, a modified version of this vehicle was offered exclusively through Sears. Although often referred to as the "Imperial Troop Transport (non-talking)", the vehicle's actual title was Imperial Cruiser. The main difference in the newer version of the Transport was the lack of the talking feature."
I have no idea how it will be done in Rebels, but the Imperial Troop Transporter (the vintage vehicle this is based on) an Imperial Navy Trooper was pictured driving this -on the front of the box:So who drives this thing then ? a stormtrooper or does it have its own driver ?
Oh okay , thanks for that dude I wonder in the show it will have its own dedicated driver like for the AT-AT's and AT-STI have no idea how it will be done in Rebels, but the Imperial Troop Transporter (the vintage vehicle this is based on) an Imperial Navy Trooper was pictured driving this -on the front of the box:
Imperial Troop Transporter - Star Wars Collectors Archive
I hear that! I never had one as a kid (not sure how, as I had pretty much everything else), but always wanted one. My wife picked one up for me at a comic shop a few years back and I was ecstatic! It's one of the first real EU toys.This is just so absurd and reminiscent of the one I had as a kid that I absolutely must have one for us.
Just LOOKING at that thing brings back all kinds of memories.
Of course I would: I had TWO as a child, and like an idiot, I mildly mis-treated them until my dad wound up THROWING THEM AWAY. Go ahead: castigate me. Like, join the club. Will I buy the new one? Yes, yes I will, because it's a fine homage, as many have said already, to this iconic but under-valued original. After all, stormtroopers can't all ride around on dewbacks or in AT-ATs. In fact, the Star Wars universe, particularly the Imperial army, is characterized by a poor equipment list for ground transportation. The Clone Turbo Tank is by far the best land vehicle I've seen. It's not exactly the best vehicle for survivability, what with its big wheels, nor for presenting a low profile, but it's still a believable armored vehicle that could have some speed and endurance over land. The AT-TE is second, but its glass frontal ****pit and rocking turtle-like walking action suggest there'd be a lot of barf-cleanup to do on a daily basis.
Is this something that you'd buy?
Me too, brother. I'm afraid that shows our age...lol. I recently found a box of old Wars goodies in my parents attic including my old troop transport, sadly missing the battery cover and those odd "detention harnesses" but otherwise in excellent condition.This is just so absurd and reminiscent of the one I had as a kid that I absolutely must have one for us.
Just LOOKING at that thing brings back all kinds of memories.
I was also denied this as a kid. I asked for two vehicles for Christmas, but got one (parents said, "Santa doesn't have that much money") hahahaha! I'm really looking forward to this one from a nostalgia factor, and also since it got some great screen time on Rebels. I'm going to reserve this as early as possible with the local toy shops.Very, very, VERY curious to see this. I always WANTED this as a child but somehow never got one for myself. Friends had them, but not me. (B.o.o. H.o.o.) No, I kid, I kid. Sure, I had tons of great Star Wars toys, but this was one vintage item I truly did have to go without. The nostalgia factor -- coupled with this endless SW toy drought has me poised to snap one of these up! And how. it's such an oddball design and it will be fun to see it resurrected and updated for the modern era. Very excited to see what this all new tooling has to offer. Can't wait for the pics tomorrow!
Star Wars Rebels Class II Vehicle Series 02 - Case of 3 - Star Wars Star Wars Rebels VehiclesI haven't seen this up for pre-order yet. Any word on when it might be released?
And this oneStar Wars Rebels Class II Vehicle Series 02 - Case of 3 - Star Wars Star Wars Rebels Vehicles
That's the only Thing I've seen about what's coming next in the vehicle line. It seems that wave 2 in Rebels packaging is going to be Obi-Wan's ROTS blue jedi starfighter, Anakin's TCW yellow jedi starfighter, and Boba's Slave I (all which were in the Vader packaging before). Schedule for November.
I can't imagine there's much demand for those three ships, though. Maybe Hasbro overproduced them and decided to put them in Rebels packaging. If so, it might be a longer wait for the troop Transport then.