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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Twin-Pod Cloud Car:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:57 pm

First the pilot, then his ride, Lars? :-) OK, then!

When I was a boy, I remember eagerly buying a Twin-Pod Cloud Car. The Pilot hadn't yet been released, hence the somewhat odd artistic choices made by Kenner's box photographer!... I can't say I remember Luke Bespin co-piloting a Cloud Car with a Bespin Security Guard whilst on Hoth, as Lando, Leia Bespin, C-3PO and some of the Guard's clones looked on! ;-)

Despite that, I really wanted the ship and rushed home with my purchase and excitedly opened the box to find... well, the ship didn't really do anything. It had a couple of stickers to jazz it up, you could open both canopies (carefully, because they were really flimsy), and the landing gear descended... And that was it! A truly rubbish toy, if we're being brutally honest (so bad in fact, it was never reissued in Jedi packaging!), and yet today I'd never be without one in my collection. Poor it may be, but for some reason, I really, really love the thing! :-D

Here's mine:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby apack7229 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:19 pm

Here’s my two. The first one I found at a local flea market.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:04 am

Snaketibe wrote:First the pilot, then his ride, Lars? :-) OK, then!

When I was a boy, I remember eagerly buying a Twin-Pod Cloud Car. The Pilot hadn't yet been released, hence the somewhat odd artistic choices made by Kenner's box photographer!... I can't say I remember Luke Bespin co-piloting a Cloud Car with a Bespin Security Guard whilst on Hoth, as Lando, Leia Bespin, C-3PO and some of the Guard's clones looked on! ;-)

Despite that, I really wanted the ship and rushed home with my purchase and excitedly opened the box to find... well, the ship didn't really do anything. It had a couple of stickers to jazz it up, you could open both canopies (carefully, because they were really flimsy), and the landing gear descended... And that was it! A truly rubbish toy, if we're being brutally honest (so bad in fact, it was never reissued in Jedi packaging!), and yet today I'd never be without one in my collection. Poor it may be, but for some reason, I really, really love the thing! :-D

Here's mine:

Twin-Pod Do-Nothing - 01.jpg

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A real beauty Jeremy!
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:26 pm

spoons wrote:A real beauty Jeremy!

Thanks. I bought it (like much of my collection!) back in the 90's, and it's one of those toys that doesn't seem to appear with a good condition box very often, so I'm grateful that I picked it up when I did.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby peekaygee73 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Snaketibe wrote:First the pilot, then his ride, Lars? :-) OK, then!

When I was a boy, I remember eagerly buying a Twin-Pod Cloud Car. The Pilot hadn't yet been released, hence the somewhat odd artistic choices made by Kenner's box photographer!... I can't say I remember Luke Bespin co-piloting a Cloud Car with a Bespin Security Guard whilst on Hoth, as Lando, Leia Bespin, C-3PO and some of the Guard's clones looked on! ;-)

Despite that, I really wanted the ship and rushed home with my purchase and excitedly opened the box to find... well, the ship didn't really do anything. It had a couple of stickers to jazz it up, you could open both canopies (carefully, because they were really flimsy), and the landing gear descended... And that was it! A truly rubbish toy, if we're being brutally honest (so bad in fact, it was never reissued in Jedi packaging!), and yet today I'd never be without one in my collection. Poor it may be, but for some reason, I really, really love the thing! :-D

I'm completely with you on this one! The TPCC is one of the ships I remember most from my childhood. I remember loving it because it had two cockpits and was easy to hold and fly around. I realise now it's pretty naff as a toy but I still absolutely love it. The clips on the canopies were a pain, and I'm almost positive I broke one of them. For some reason I only got around to buying myself one last year - a nice boxed Kenner one (I'll dig it out for some pictures) - but I definitely had a Palitoy one as a kid. To me, the TPCC box with that image and the Palitoy logo on it sums up my memories of Star Wars toys more than almost anything else.

It's a lovely cloud car you have there Oh, and :lol: :lol: at the filenames you've given the pictures!!

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:10 pm

peekaygee73 wrote:I'm completely with you on this one! The TPCC is one of the ships I remember most from my childhood. I remember loving it because it had two cockpits and was easy to hold and fly around. I realise now it's pretty naff as a toy but I still absolutely love it. The clips on the canopies were a pain, and I'm almost positive I broke one of them. For some reason I only got around to buying myself one last year - a nice boxed Kenner one (I'll dig it out for some pictures) - but I definitely had a Palitoy one as a kid. To me, the TPCC box with that image and the Palitoy logo on it sums up my memories of Star Wars toys more than almost anything else.

It's a lovely cloud car you have there Oh, and :lol: :lol: at the filenames you've given the pictures!!

Thanks :-)

I know what you mean about memories of Star Wars toys. I certainly don't remember buying every toy I did as a child (although I can still remember a fair few of them), but for some reason the Twin-Pod Cloud Car purchase really stayed with me. I can still clearly see the box sitting on the shelf in Ware Toy Shop. The toy excited me and I wanted to own it! I remember saving up and eventually being able to pick it up off the shelf and buy it! 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:16 pm

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spoons wrote:A real beauty Jeremy!

Thanks. I bought it (like much of my collection!) back in the 90's, and it's one of those toys that doesn't seem to appear with a good condition box very often, so I'm grateful that I picked it up when I did.


I've been looking for a nice Palitoy one for years, but I want to pay 90's prices :)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby x-wingMark » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 pm

Love the cloud car but was a ship I never had as a kid. This is the one in my collection.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 pm

Snaketibe wrote:First the pilot, then his ride, Lars? :-) OK, then!

When I was a boy, I remember eagerly buying a Twin-Pod Cloud Car. The Pilot hadn't yet been released, hence the somewhat odd artistic choices made by Kenner's box photographer!... I can't say I remember Luke Bespin co-piloting a Cloud Car with a Bespin Security Guard whilst on Hoth, as Lando, Leia Bespin, C-3PO and some of the Guard's clones looked on! ;-)

Despite that, I really wanted the ship and rushed home with my purchase and excitedly opened the box to find... well, the ship didn't really do anything. It had a couple of stickers to jazz it up, you could open both canopies (carefully, because they were really flimsy), and the landing gear descended... And that was it! A truly rubbish toy, if we're being brutally honest (so bad in fact, it was never reissued in Jedi packaging!), and yet today I'd never be without one in my collection. Poor it may be, but for some reason, I really, really love the thing! :-D

Here's mine:

Twin-Pod Do-Nothing - 01.jpg

Twin-Pod Do-Nothing - 02.jpg

Twin-Pod Do-Nothing - 03.jpg

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I rally love the story from your childhood :D I never had one when I was a kid and I never saw it for sale in denmark :(

Your ships is a beauty, I love that palitoy box, thanks for sharing the pictures :wink:

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Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:42 pm

apack7229 wrote:Here’s my two. The first one I found at a local flea market.DB42932C-8CB5-4254-B4B3-23CF49879B61.jpeg4741A323-4FE9-4445-87D1-F40E072798EC.jpeg


Thanks mate for sharing pictures of this 2 vehicles :D where are the doors for the cockpit ? :lol:

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Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:46 pm

x-wingMark wrote:Love the cloud car but was a ship I never had as a kid. This is the one in my collection.

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Wow Mark, another palitoy cloud car with box. Now I also want one with that cool logo 8) thanks mate for sharing pictures of your cloud car :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby apack7229 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:26 am

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Thanks mate for sharing pictures of this 2 vehicles :D where are the doors for the cockpit ? :lol:


Beats me. :lol: You know I like them missing pieces. :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:32 pm

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Pomse2001 wrote:
Thanks mate for sharing pictures of this 2 vehicles :D where are the doors for the cockpit ? :lol:


Beats me. :lol: You know I like them missing pieces. :lol:


ok :lol: as long as the cloud car do not fly in space then I think the pilot is safe with no doors :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 38, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 pm

ok I am a little busy so here is some older pictures for my cloud car, I am still missing the instruction :roll:

Bought it many years ago on evil bay in usa, my first cloud car ever :D

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