Thanks to the Disney Store we have some fabulous Force Fridays finds as we take a look at ride vehicles straight from the Star Wars saga as we countdown to the release of The Force Awakens!
What is a Snowspeeder?
According to their own description, they were a vehicle of necessity. "When stationed on Hoth, the Rebel Alliance modified T-47 airspeeders to become snowspeeders, fast flying conveyances for patrol and defense of their hidden base. It took some doing to keep the crippling cold from permanently grounding their airforce, but Rebel ingenuity overcame the relentless Hoth elements. The T-47 airspeeder is a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable. The snowspeeder is a two-man vessel, with a pilot and rear-facing tailgunner."
This Rebel ship is prominent in The Empire Strikes Back but I think we might get to see it in the Force Awakens thanks to the Disney Store's description, "The First Order deploys these fast, maneuverable gunboats for combat in subzero climates." Wish I had one of these bad boys in my garage for piloting to work during the crazy New England winter!
Disney sent me one of these awesome die-cast models and they are beautiful, finely detailed, and perfect for the Star Wars lover in your life (both young and old) this holiday season! Click the picture below to check it out!