Toy of the week 2, Week 3, 2024, Tri-Pod Laser Cannon

Tri-Pod Laser Cannon

  • The Tri-Pod Laser Cannon are okay, nothing special

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  • I hate the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon , it should never have been made

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Pomse2001

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Tri-Pod Laser Cannon:

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Damn I love this big Laser cannon.

Please help with the votes for it the next 7 days and please share your Tri-Pod laser cannon stuff in the thread, thanks for the support (y)
 

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Here's my one, with the instructions courtesy of Lars. Many thanks again for selling me some :)

This is a great little toy, with a neat firing mechanism, and is exactly the kind of low cost accessory / small toy that really helped those of us on a budget back when these toys first came out. It wasn't all about the AT-AT's and Millennium Falcons of the line (terrific though those were). More humble toys like the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon not only gave kids a cool toy of something they'd seen on screen, it did so at a more affordable price point. Well done Kenner!

If you also have one of these neat toys in your collection, please share them with the forum! :)

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Here's my one, with the instructions courtesy of Lars. Many thanks again for selling me some :)

This is a great little toy, with a neat firing mechanism, and is exactly the kind of low cost accessory / small toy that really helped those of us on a budget back when these toys first came out. It wasn't all about the AT-AT's and Millennium Falcons of the line (terrific though those were). More humble toys like the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon not only gave kids a cool toy of something they'd seen on screen, it did so at a more affordable price point. Well done Kenner!

If you also have one of these neat toys in your collection, please share them with the forum! :)

I do not even remember I have sold you the instruction, but I am happy that you remember it and that I could help you with one :)

Thanks for sharing this beauty of a laser cannon complete with box and inserts ;)

I agree it is a great little toy at a low cost. Kenner did a great work (y)

Any idea how many diffrent boxes that are out there of it ? :unsure:
 

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I do not even remember I have sold you the instruction, but I am happy that you remember it and that I could help you with one :)

Thanks for sharing this beauty of a laser cannon complete with box and inserts ;)

I agree it is a great little toy at a low cost. Kenner did a great work (y)

Any idea how many diffrent boxes that are out there of it ? :unsure:
I'm not sure how many different boxes there are for this toy, as I only collect 1st Issue boxes. However, I hope lots of other forum members can share pictures of theirs, and hopefully we will see lots of different ones there.

Jeremy
 

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I'm not sure how many different boxes there are for this toy, as I only collect 1st Issue boxes. However, I hope lots of other forum members can share pictures of theirs, and hopefully we will see lots of different ones there.

Jeremy
No problem mate. I did not know you only collect 1st issue boxes :) Yes I also hope we will see many more pictures from forum members (y)
 

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Since we last did toy of the week years ago, I have sold 3 of my Tri-Pod Laser Cannon boxes, but I have also bought one box more for my collection.

1. my ESB Kenner box, it is a real beater box but I am keeping it for my dnaish focus, because there are a danish price sticker on the right of the box.

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2. My much better Kenner ESB box, I am keeping it until I can upgrade it with a better esb kenner box with a danish price sticker on it. I am not sure where the price sticker on this box are from, but I am thinking maybe germany :unsure:

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3. My Kenner ROTJ box. The hose and power unit are still in a sealed baggie.

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4. Another ROTJ kenner box, this are my new one since we last did toy of the week. It is a beater box, but it has a danish price sticker on it that I had never seen before. Seller had a few diffrent boxes with that sticker type, but I was to late with the other boxes so they were sold. So I only got this box with that sticker.

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5. My Bi-logo box.

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6. and last another Bi-logo box that are more complete than the other box and it has a danish price sticker on it for my danish focus. The hose and power unit are still in a sealed baggie.

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Since we last did toy of the week years ago, I have sold 3 of my Tri-Pod Laser Cannon boxes, but I have also bought one box more for my collection.

1. my ESB Kenner box, it is a real beater box but I am keeping it for my dnaish focus, because there are a danish price sticker on the right of the box.

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2. My much better Kenner ESB box, I am keeping it until I can upgrade it with a better esb kenner box with a danish price sticker on it. I am not sure where the price sticker on this box are from, but I am thinking maybe germany :unsure:

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3. My Kenner ROTJ box. The hose and power unit are still in a sealed baggie.

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4. Another ROTJ kenner box, this are my new one since we last did toy of the week. It is a beater box, but it has a danish price sticker on it that I had never seen before. Seller had a few diffrent boxes with that sticker type, but I was to late with the other boxes so they were sold. So I only got this box with that sticker.

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5. My Bi-logo box.

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6. and last another Bi-logo box that are more complete than the other box and it has a danish price sticker on it for my danish focus. The hose and power unit are still in a sealed baggie.

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What an excellent mix of different Tri-Pod Laser Cannons! Tremendous stuff, Lars. Thanks for sharing your fantastic collection.
 

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I really like the tri pod laser cannon, it's about the only mini rig I have much love for bar the VME which also got screen time, the others were never in the films & I just never really gelled with any of them, I actually have a modest mini focus for the TPLC & also have plans in place to make a little custom special offer version & include a hoth trooper baggie, I already have the sticker made for it & really thought kenner missed a big opportunity never making a special offer version back in the day.

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What an excellent mix of different Tri-Pod Laser Cannons! Tremendous stuff, Lars. Thanks for sharing your fantastic collection.
thanks for the kind words (y) With your palitoy focus, are you not missing the bi-logo box in your collection since it is a euro box ? or do you only go after the palitoy logo ? :)
 

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I really like the tri pod laser cannon, it's about the only mini rig I have much love for bar the VME which also got screen time, the others were never in the films & I just never really gelled with any of them, I actually have a modest mini focus for the TPLC & also have plans in place to make a little custom special offer version & include a hoth trooper baggie, I already have the sticker made for it & really thought kenner missed a big opportunity never making a special offer version back in the day.

Great to see you write in the thread Frank (y), it has been a long time since I have seen you on the forum. Yes the VME are also cool, I also like the Radar Laser Cannon. Sounds like a cool project with that special offer sticker. Please share it when it is complete :) I agree, kenner missed a big opportunity with not making a special offer version of the TPLC. Do you have any idea why they did not do that ? do you know if any collectors have been in contact with some of the guys from kenner who made the special offer boxes ? :unsure:

I would love to see your TPLC collection if you have some in your fantastic collection ;)
 

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thanks for the kind words (y) With your palitoy focus, are you not missing the bi-logo box in your collection since it is a euro box ? or do you only go after the palitoy logo ? :)
I go for the 1st issue Palitoy packaging only in most cases, unless Kenner made their version first and there is no Palitoy equivalent (e.g. Star Wars boxed Millennium Falcon, ESB boxed Rebel Transport, ESB Rebel Commander boxed Wampa - although I also happen to have the Palitoy ESB Luke Hoth boxed issue as well in this particular case). I rarely go for multiple different Palitoy packaging of the same toy. The only example I can think of is that I have both the stickered and printed Palitoy logo solid belly tauntauns.
 

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I go for the 1st issue Palitoy packaging only in most cases, unless Kenner made their version first and there is no Palitoy equivalent (e.g. Star Wars boxed Millennium Falcon, ESB boxed Rebel Transport, ESB Rebel Commander boxed Wampa - although I also happen to have the Palitoy ESB Luke Hoth boxed issue as well in this particular case). I rarely go for multiple different Palitoy packaging of the same toy. The only example I can think of is that I have both the stickered and printed Palitoy logo solid belly tauntauns.
and I have always thought you have a palitoy focus :oops: so it is a 1st issue focus you have (y) any idea why palitoy did not make a esb box for the TPLC ? :unsure: I think it is strange since they made so many other palitoy boxes :unsure:
 

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and I have always thought you have a palitoy focus :oops: so it is a 1st issue focus you have (y) any idea why palitoy did not make a esb box for the TPLC ? :unsure: I think it is strange since they made so many other palitoy boxes :unsure:
My focus pretty much is Palitoy, but it's Palitoy 1st issue, unless Kenner got there first. Since Palitoy never made a box for the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon, I have bought the Kenner ESB one instead. Had Palitoy made one at the same time as Kenner, I would have the Palitoy one and not the Kenner :)

I have no idea why Palitoy didn't make their own box for the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon, Radar Laser Cannon or Vehicle Maintenance Energizer. Those 3 toys were available in the UK, but in their imported Kenner boxes rather than dedicated Palitoy ones. I can only guess it was either a production issue or simply a cost-saving one?
 

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My focus pretty much is Palitoy, but it's Palitoy 1st issue, unless Kenner got there first. Since Palitoy never made a box for the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon, I have bought the Kenner ESB one instead. Had Palitoy made one at the same time as Kenner, I would have the Palitoy one and not the Kenner :)

I have no idea why Palitoy didn't make their own box for the Tri-Pod Laser Cannon, Radar Laser Cannon or Vehicle Maintenance Energizer. Those 3 toys were available in the UK, but in their imported Kenner boxes rather than dedicated Palitoy ones. I can only guess it was either a production issue or simply a cost-saving one?

Maybe mr_palitoy from the forum know why :unsure: but it has been months since I have seen him on the forum. Maybe cost saving but then why make other small boxes with star wars :unsure:
 

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Great to see you write in the thread Frank (y), it has been a long time since I have seen you on the forum. Yes the VME are also cool, I also like the Radar Laser Cannon. Sounds like a cool project with that special offer sticker. Please share it when it is complete :) I agree, kenner missed a big opportunity with not making a special offer version of the TPLC. Do you have any idea why they did not do that ? do you know if any collectors have been in contact with some of the guys from kenner who made the special offer boxes ? :unsure:

I would love to see your TPLC collection if you have some in your fantastic collection ;)
I really need to start posting again my friend, it's been way to long, I have been lurking / reading & doing updates to the guide, but do need to get active on the forum again, I will try & find some time to get some images taken of the few tri pod's I have, I have 3 including a sealed example as well as a separate power block in a baggie I keep meaning to get cased, for me it's the only real stand out mini rig, the VME & RLC also got screen time, but did not have the same impact as the TPLC IMO, it's quintessentially real vintage SW goodness IMO, all mine are in the loft display so I'll try to get them down for pictures as I can't take a decent picture up there due to the lighting.
 

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I really need to start posting again my friend, it's been way to long, I have been lurking / reading & doing updates to the guide, but do need to get active on the forum again, I will try & find some time to get some images taken of the few tri pod's I have, I have 3 including a sealed example as well as a separate power block in a baggie I keep meaning to get cased, for me it's the only real stand out mini rig, the VME & RLC also got screen time, but did not have the same impact as the TPLC IMO, it's quintessentially real vintage SW goodness IMO, all mine are in the loft display so I'll try to get them down for pictures as I can't take a decent picture up there due to the lighting.
I look forward to seeing them! :)

Jeremy
 

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I really need to start posting again my friend, it's been way to long, I have been lurking / reading & doing updates to the guide, but do need to get active on the forum again, I will try & find some time to get some images taken of the few tri pod's I have, I have 3 including a sealed example as well as a separate power block in a baggie I keep meaning to get cased, for me it's the only real stand out mini rig, the VME & RLC also got screen time, but did not have the same impact as the TPLC IMO, it's quintessentially real vintage SW goodness IMO, all mine are in the loft display so I'll try to get them down for pictures as I can't take a decent picture up there due to the lighting.
Great to see you back again on the forum frank and I can't wait to see your pictures of your collection. The pictures do not need to be perfect, but you don't have to rush, just take your time (y) I guess it takes a lot of time to do research on baggies.
 

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Here we go...I Never owned one as a kid but i have a misb and a loose version of this and possibly a spare instruction sheet. I would eventually like to get the esb box version but thats a 'one day' purchase.

Sorry about the clutter in the pics, i have so many ongoing hobby projects im seriously running out of space!🤣
 

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