|Twin Pod Cloud Car|
The Cloud Car was really a low price point vehicle, sort of like the ESB version of the Land Speeder. It had no electronic features, wasn't too large and, umm....it was brownish. I know it was the first vehicle that I (Ron) convinced my notoriously penny-pinching mother to buy for me. I remember getting it for Christmas and saying to myself, "Oh great, I now command the dorkiest force in the galaxy."
Dorky or not, the Cloud Car inhabited store shelves for most of the ESB era. In 1980, Kenner offered their larger retailers a "Special Offer" version of the toy, which came packaged with a free Bespin Security Guard figure and featured a yellow sticker on its box. Like most of these "Special Offer" toys, it is exceedingly rare. Surprisingly enough, regular versions of the Cloud Car aren't so easy to find in unused condition. Loose, however, they're quite common.
First Issued: 1980 (ESB packaging)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles|