Series 3 Ships

Slave 1

The Slave 1, as I’m sure you already know, was Boba Fett’s ship. The die cast version of the ship does a pretty good job of replicating the craft. The detail work in the metal of the body is quite good, as is the interior of the ship as viewable from teh cockpit.

Slave 1 has two moving parts, a rotating tail gun and rotating spoilers. The gun’s axis is fairly tight and requires you to position it. The spoilers rotate freely in their axis, so as you move the ship, the spoilers rotate into a level position.

Unless you’re a big Fett fan, this is one of the more dull of the die cast toys.

Rebel Armored Snowspeeder

Let me say up front that I have an irrational attachment to this toy. I don’t know what it is about Snowspeeders, I just like ’em.

The die cast version has almost nothing cool about it at all. There are two moving parts, the harpoon gun in the back rotates and on the bottom is a landing gear. The guns are plastic and have a tendency to bend out of shape. The detail in the die cast body is also pretty good.

Twin Pod Cloud Car

It seems like with the whole third series of die cast ships that Kenner just sort of gave up. The car looks nice, but the only moving part is a landing gear that never works. The detailing of the body is good, but it just doesn’t seem like the toy designer for this ship was too excited about his job.

Still, cloud cars are pretty easy to come by and look good as part of any collection.

2 thoughts on “Series 3 Ships”

  1. Hey,

    I am interested in knowing if your selling the collectables seperatley or all three.? What are you selling them for???


  2. I have series 1,2,and 3 all in the original packages. I also have the land speeder that was put out by JC Pennies before they were forced to remove it. My Landspeeder has Luke, C3PO and R2D2 on it.

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