Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Star Wars Vintage Cloud Car Diecast


The Cloud Car made its first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. Unique to the Cloud City of Bespin, the twin-pod cloud car is a simple, fast vehicle, ideal for atmospheric flight in the singular environment of gas. A small fleet of these vehicles patrols the skies around Bespin, escorting unfamiliar vehicles to secure landing pads, and defending the city against occasional pirate attacks. They were a common sight in Cloud City on Bespin.


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The most overlooked Star Wars collectibles from Kenner’s in the 80's was it's eleven diecast metal vehicles. All the vehicles were from Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back movies. Most of these vehicles featured some moving or removable parts, making it difficult to find loose mint versions of tis toys. Quality wise, it’s not as realistic or detailed as those from the 90′s. But, I feel is a much cooler piece to have!

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The diecast series included:
Land Speeder
X-Wing
TIE Fighter
Darth Vadar’s TIE Fighter
Millenium Falcon
Star Destroyer
TIE Bomber
Y-Wing
Slave 1
Snowspeeder
Twin-pod Cloud car

1 comment:

John said...

Very nice addition to your collection. Most people seem to hate the Cloud Car, but I think it's pretty cool.

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