It’s hard to find the right gift for someone or even yourself when you are avid Star Wars fan and probably already have all the new stuff (LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, Millennium Falcon, and Super Star Destroyer.) Why not step back into the 80s with two vintage Star Wars vehicles based on the original Kenner action figures. The Star Wars Vintage Vehicles (Tauntaun and Landspeeder) are modern replicas of the original Kenner vehicles made some 30 years ago and these officially licensed vehicles will make a great addition to any collection, even if you are lucky enough to have the originals.
Flashback to all the great scenes in the Empires Strikes Back as you and your Tauntaun help Luke battle the elements and the occasional AT-AT.
Star Wars Vintage Vehicles (Tauntaun and Landspeeder)
One of the coolest ways to travel across the Jundland Wastes of Tatooine, Luke’s Landspeeder is gorgeously detailed, with signs of wear and tear, blast damage, exposed engine pods and more. It even comes with a rifle that can be clipped onto the side of the cockpit. True, it doesn’t come with an antigravity system but at least its wheels are transparent. ‘Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren’t in demand.’
- Officially licensed Star Wars product
- Replicas of the original Kenner action figure vehicles
- Highly detailed with various accessories
- Come in vintage styled Kenner Box
- Sold separately
You can pre-order the Star Wars Vintage Vehicles (Tauntaun and Landspeeder) at Firebox for £19.99 each.
You are grossly misinformed, I fear, if you believe these sets are “exact replicas of the original Kenner vehicles made some 30 years ago.” They are in fact entirely new sculpts designed for the modern line, and vary greatly in detail, color, paint applications, and even play features. Of course, anyone familiar with the Kenner toys will know this simply by looking at the above photo.
Thanks Ted! I actually had both of these as a kid, and can definitely tell (at least with the Landspeeder) that they are quite different from the originals.
I updated the article to remove “exact replica.”