My Opinion: Today's Vehicle of the Day will begin with the POTF2 Luke Skywalker T-16 Skyhopper. Originally, I never picked this vehicle up when it was first released because I thought it was the lamest idea for a vehicle. Many years later I decided to visit eBay and pick one up cheap still brand new in the box. After opening the box up and removing this boring looking vehicle I had changed my mind on it. I actually find this ship interesting now. The design is superb and very durable for play. I like the idea of how it turns into two vehicles. The inner ship kind of resembles the Imperial Shuttle in a way. Doesn't it? Again for some reason in the beginning of its release I refused to buy one. At one time I only wanted to pick up the ships that looked somewhat real to the movies. It wasn't til they made a toy version of this ship for the POTF2 Luke figure that I had any true interest in it. I wonder if Hasbro would revisit this ship again one day and add more details and features to it. Nah.. I personally wouldn't wanna see this ship get made twice. I am barely liking it now. lol I do recommend that if you never bouught one of these to go out and hunt one down. They are cheap now on eBay. I rate this ship an 8 out of 10 for likeness.
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Description on the back of box:
Model: Incom T-16 Skyhopper
Top Speed: 1200 KM Per Hour (500 KM Per Hour In Open Air Mode)
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Crew: 1 Pilot
Weapons: Pneumatic Cannon
"Luke Skywalker spent a lot of time flying his T-16 skyhopper, a pleasure and utility airspeeder, during his youth on Tatooine. The skyhopper's cockpit is modeled directly after that of the fearsome T-65 X-wing starfighters (they are both manufactured by Incom), which helped Luke during his abrupt transition towards becoming a Rebel pilot capable of handling the high-powered X-wings. Luke's T-16 was a high-end model fitted with a belly-mounted laser cannon and stereoscopic laser sighting device that allowed Skywalker to bullseye womp rats while speeding through Tatooine's Beggar's Canyon at a cool 900 km per hour."
First Appearance: A New Hope
Year Released: 1997
Retail Price: $19.99
Pivoting Laser Cannon
Multi-Position Wings on Both Vehicles
Figure not included!