Photo Review: Star Tours Starspeeder 1000 Vehicle Playset
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Photo Review: Star Tours Starspeeder 1000 Vehicle Playset

Since 1987, fans of Disney’s popular STAR TOURS attraction have clamored for a full sized STARSPEEDER for their Hasbro figure’s travel needs.  Unfortunately for them, Hasbro never felt the desire or need to do such an exclusive but with this year’s revamped attraction, STAR TOURS: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE, Disney has pulled out all the stops and delivered the Starspeeder 1000 VEHICLE PLAYSET available at Disneyland’s StarTrader and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Tatooine Traders for $54.95.  (other figures sold separately)

 

The all new Starspeeder 1000 features authentic lights and sounds, functioning passenger doors, changeable destination screens, and concealed laser cannons.  The set also comes with two figures: R2-D2 and IC-360 Camera Droid.  R2 has articulated dome and can be swapped out with any astromech droid of your choosing.

The four plastic changeable destination screens when not in use can be stowed in the back of the cabin. Each one when plugged into the front activates a different sound effect:

  •  Tatooine – C-3PO dialogue: “Oh my, a Podrace! I always wanted to do this!”
  •  Hoth – C-3PO dialogue: “Hold onto your circuits!”
  •  Yoda Hologram – Yoda dialogue: “May the Force be with you.”
  •  Death Star – C-3PO dialogue: “I have a bad feeling about this.”

(l-r) STARSPEEDER 1000 R2-D2, Hasbro Vintage Collection R2-D2

Fully compatible with your Hasbro Star Wars action figures, the Starspeeder 1000 can hold up to ten standard figures; eleven if you count the astromech port on the exterior.  There are three rows that fit three figures each and a pilot chair that can fit one more.

The pilot chair is removable and can be substituted with RX-24 or Captain REX!

This Starspeeder 1000 playset is not messing around and is the most impressive toy that Disney has produced so far.

You can purchase the Starspeeder 1000 vehicle – playset and other exclusive Hasbro figure sets – “Star Tours Travel Agency” – “Ambush at Star Tours” – and “Star Tours Boarding Party” at Disney Theme Parks or try Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or send an email to merchandiseguestservices@disney.go.com

The Author: David Yeh

A long time fan of both Disney and Star Wars, he has a hard time resisting the temptations of Disney’s merchandising force. If you see pictures of the toys and pins, you can bet they are from Dave, our resident collecting guru.

Comments 16

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  4. Jason
    Dec 12, 2011

    When you take it out of the box, is the IC-360 in the spot where its supposed to be in? Because mine did’t come with the IC-360, I looked and looked and nothing. Let me know if he was somewhere inside or in the box, because mine is absent. Definitely need to exchange mine if thats the case.

  5. David
    Dec 12, 2011

    Jason, IC-360 definitely was in its little compartment when I opened mine up. That area is wrapped tightly in plastic so shouldn’t have fallen out.

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  7. robert starks
    Dec 13, 2011

    very cool.i like it.

  8. Jason
    Dec 13, 2011

    Well then, my STARSPEEDER did not have it then. I opened the compartent and no IC-36O. I’m gonna return it. No joke, this was very bizarre. Thanks for the info.

  9. Matthew
    Dec 14, 2011

    Don’t know If this has been asked but do you think they will repaint this eventually in the starspeeder 3000 colors? thanks

  10. Eric LeFeber
    Dec 14, 2011

    The photo of Ani and pregnant Padme had me cracking up. Nice review.

  11. David
    Dec 14, 2011

    Thank you, Eric, much appreciated!

  12. Jorge
    Dec 15, 2011

    Ani and Padme´s photo is hilarious. Congrats.

  13. David
    Dec 19, 2011

    I don’t know for certain if Disney will release a Starspeeder 3000 but we will certainly ask! I think if these sell well, I don’t see why they wouldn’t, given the proper anniversary or occasion perhaps.

  14. George
    Dec 22, 2011

    Received mine today! Took a week to ship from DL merchandise guest service. FINALLY the definitive starspeeder has landed and packed with lightyears of awesomeness. BRAVO!!

  15. Dom
    Feb 22, 2012

    Finally got mine. Horay!

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