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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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!🤣

Thanks for sharing it with all of us (y) no problem with the pictures. The importen thing is to share a picture of the toy and have fun ;)

That MISB looks awesome, is it graded or is it a box to protect the box ? the ESB box you are looking for, do you also want that one as a MISB or just an open box ?

The cannon outside the box looks nice and mint (y)

Is it a trailer you are making in the background for the laser cannon, so the stormies can drive it around ? :ROFLMAO:
 

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Haha its even better than a trailer...its the back to the future delorean so the stormies can go way back!🤣 I'm up to issue 26 so still some way to go until its completed. I have the frame and engine just about done.

Yea, I will definitely be looking for the ESB version of this either mib or misb. I feel like i've gone a bit mini rig crazy atm, i cant stop buying them🤣. I do love this range, as mentioned earlier they were a good price point and really easy to play with as a child. I remember my INT-4 got loads of use.

The misb is just in a GW case not graded, its pretty nice tbf, a little edge wear and love the 'humpty dumpty' price stickers!😀 I wonder where that toy shop was🤔
 

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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!🤣
Excellent stuff! Thanks for sharing :)
 

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I learned something new today, I have 2 diffrent Power hose :oops: The plastic are much harder on one of them and it is more grey/black, all the others I have are more soft in the plastic and they are black. I have taken a picture of it.

Soft on top and hard in the bottom of the picture. What do you guys think or do you know anything about it ? :unsure:

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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!🤣

Now there's a thing, I don't actually have a loose one to display, one thing I really must sort out, though you saying space hmmm, I ran out a long time ago, I have to reshuffle if I want to display anything, 1st world problems eh
 

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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.

Time time time, there is just never enough of it is there, but it's not work on the guide holding me up, it's a disastrous shed rebuild going on that's eating up the hours right now, bit of rain again tomorrow so who knows I may get a chance to grab my TPLC's out of the loft as pictures up there are god awful & it's not like I've not tried.
 

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I learned something new today, I have 2 diffrent Power hose :oops: The plastic are much harder on one of them and it is more grey/black, all the others I have are more soft in the plastic and they are black. I have taken a picture of it.

Soft on top and hard in the bottom of the picture. What do you guys think or do you know anything about it ? :unsure:

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OMG don't let the variant guys know or we're in trouble :p but nope not something I've ever noted previously.
 

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Haha its even better than a trailer...its the back to the future delorean so the stormies can go way back!🤣 I'm up to issue 26 so still some way to go until its completed. I have the frame and engine just about done.

Yea, I will definitely be looking for the ESB version of this either mib or misb. I feel like i've gone a bit mini rig crazy atm, i cant stop buying them🤣. I do love this range, as mentioned earlier they were a good price point and really easy to play with as a child. I remember my INT-4 got loads of use.

The misb is just in a GW case not graded, its pretty nice tbf, a little edge wear and love the 'humpty dumpty' price stickers!😀 I wonder where that toy shop was🤔

Cool so it is the mcfly car ;) I can't wait to see stormies go back in time :ROFLMAO:

oh so it does not need to be a misb. I know, I had the same problem years ago when star wars was cheaper, I could also not stop buying. The importen thing is just to have fun and it makes you happy.

Have you tried to google the shop name on the stickers, I do that when I get some boxes sold in denmark where I do not know the shop. Sometimes I get some info about the shop, even if it has been closed for 40 years.
 

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Now there's a thing, I don't actually have a loose one to display, one thing I really must sort out, though you saying space hmmm, I ran out a long time ago, I have to reshuffle if I want to display anything, 1st world problems eh
The same here, frank I ran out of space a long time ago. I have room to have less than 5% on display. But I'm changing the display occasionally.
 

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Time time time, there is just never enough of it is there, but it's not work on the guide holding me up, it's a disastrous shed rebuild going on that's eating up the hours right now, bit of rain again tomorrow so who knows I may get a chance to grab my TPLC's out of the loft as pictures up there are god awful & it's not like I've not tried.

So it is a shed that take the time, I hope you get it fixed soon (y) We have had some days with sun and 22c yesterday. But now it is raining a lot.
 

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OMG don't let the variant guys know or we're in trouble :p but nope not something I've ever noted previously.

:ROFLMAO: I wonder where it came from. I have some spare parts that I have never sold of TPLC but all this have the black and soft hose. I do not remember where I have it from but I have a picture of the box it came with, the picture are taken in an apartment that I moved from in 2005 so I have had it since 2005 so I guess it is not a repro hose :unsure:
 

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So i had tried a quick google search a few weeks back but initially alot of results are for 'humpty dumpty' toys, etc.

A little more digging today and there possibly was a toy shop by that name in bromley and hayes on the high street....any members from that area that might know?🤔
 

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Here's my MISB Tripod Laser Cannon. I haven't got much to say about it really. It always makes me think of docking bay 94 and the Millennium Falcon leaving Tatooine. Cool little toy, would've loved it as a kid. Good play value.
 

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Here's my MISB Tripod Laser Cannon. I haven't got much to say about it really. It always makes me think of docking bay 94 and the Millennium Falcon leaving Tatooine. Cool little toy, would've loved it as a kid. Good play value.
That's a lovely example! Thanks for sharing :)
 

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So i had tried a quick google search a few weeks back but initially alot of results are for 'humpty dumpty' toys, etc.

A little more digging today and there possibly was a toy shop by that name in bromley and hayes on the high street....any members from that area that might know?🤔

Have you learned more about the store since this post ? :unsure:
 

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Here's my MISB Tripod Laser Cannon. I haven't got much to say about it really. It always makes me think of docking bay 94 and the Millennium Falcon leaving Tatooine. Cool little toy, would've loved it as a kid. Good play value.
Thanks rob for sharing your MISB Tripod. It looks fantastic, It has been a long time since I have seen a MISB. Do you have a MISB focus ?
 

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just a little update with the hose I found in my collection.

All of them I can press together the part that I stick up in the tri-pod gun like on the picture, but the hose that was made in harder plastic I showed in this thread a few post back there I can't press that part together, it is to hard. I have looked into when I have had bought it between 2001 and 2005. I do not know if it is a variant or repro. I do not know if there are repro hose or there was repro hose in 2005 :unsure: Any of you guys have a hard plastic hose and what do you think ? :unsure:

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So the hose on mine i can squeeze together and it fits perfectly into the bottom of the canon.

I noticed these toys arent stamped like most of the other mini rigs apart from a code inside the power unit and one on the underside of the main gun.

Has the plastic just become hard overtime? I've never heard of a repro hose for this toy🤔
 
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just a little update with the hose I found in my collection.

All of them I can press together the part that I stick up in the tri-pod gun like on the picture, but the hose that was made in harder plastic I showed in this thread a few post back there I can't press that part together, it is to hard. I have looked into when I have had bought it between 2001 and 2005. I do not know if it is a variant or repro. I do not know if there are repro hose or there was repro hose in 2005 :unsure: Any of you guys have a hard plastic hose and what do you think ? :unsure:

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I wouldn't have thought it would be a repro given when you bought it and how much that piece was worth back then. That said, I have no idea if it's a genuine variant either or perhaps just degraded plastic? :unsure:

Jeremy
 
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