“These are not the droids you are looking for…” I must have uttered that famous Jedi mind trick phrase by kenobi a million times while playing with Kenner’s Land Speeder. And pound-for-pound this may have been the best of the Kenner toy vehicles given how faithful it was to the film version. The crazy depressable shock system on this toy gave the illusion of the actual gliding of the land speeder, and I was extremely impressed with the hood opening to reveal the mechanical innards—I never tired of this one. And when you coupled it with the Creature Cantina, it was without question one of my favorites, if not my favorite, of the Star Wars vehicles.
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