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    The Official Wind Raider Thread

    ***I searched and searched, but could not find any threads devoted to the upcoming Wind Raider. So, if one already exists I apologize. I could not find one.

    With that said....What are your thoughts and feelings towards the first vehicle set to go on sale in October? How about that box art? What about the $40.00 price? Please Discuss.....
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    the wind raider was the only vehicle I had as a kid so I am totally getting this new one. Very nostalgic in my old age LOL

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    The box art is mind-blowing. I love it.

    $40 seems like a very good deal, especially when you compare the level of detail & function to the giants.

    Looking forward to doing some flying. And crashing!
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    I hope, they don`t screw this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Poet View Post
    The box art is mind-blowing. I love it.

    $40 seems like a very good deal, especially when you compare the level of detail & function to the giants.

    Looking forward to doing some flying. And crashing!
    I can't find where it has been confirmed that it will be $40...only rumored. Know where I can find it?
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    I can't find where it has been confirmed that it will be $40...only rumored. Know where I can find it?
    No, I just assumed you knew what you were talking about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Poet View Post
    No, I just assumed you knew what you were talking about!
    Never do that with me...lol I have seen it discussed in several places, but never seen where ToyGuru confirmed it...so I assume $40 is correct
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Poet View Post
    The box art is mind-blowing. I love it.

    $40 seems like a very good deal, especially when you compare the level of detail & function to the giants.

    Looking forward to doing some flying. And crashing!
    YES! Crashing rules! I have always loved acting out crashes with my vehicle toys, and you know I will be crashing my Windraider!

    I'm so very tickled that we Re getting this toy so soon. I would love to get as many vehicles as possible, but I think Mattel nailed it in choosing the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I'm so very tickled that we Re getting this toy so soon. I would love to get as many vehicles as possible, but I think Mattel nailed it in choosing the first.
    I agree! I am tickled pink the Wind Raider is the first vehicle! It looks PERFECT!!!
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    The wind raider was my favorite vehicle as a kid, and still is. I still have the same wind raider I had when I was 5 in my room.

    I can't wait to get the classics version. I'm thinking of buying two.

    Vintage


    Classics
    Last edited by cobz1976; August 24, 2011 at 04:05pm.

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    The Classics version is soo awesome. I'll be highly disappointed if that is the only vehicle made.
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    i wish they had some way of showing the vehicle for MOC collectors; even if the wings are just positioned parallel to the vehicle, it would have been preferable. otherwise it is all great; art is sweet as.

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    I am absolutely giddy for the arrival of this, it is such an amazing piece. I am going to have to go in for three of them though, He-Man, MAA and Teela all need their own.

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    Wow, I love seeing that picture!

    So: is the flight stand removeable? & does the "anchor" function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHard View Post
    The Classics version is soo awesome. I'll be highly disappointed if that is the only vehicle made.
    I agree wholeheartedly. I am in awe of the Classics version
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Poet View Post
    Wow, I love seeing that picture!

    So: is the flight stand removeable? & does the "anchor" function?
    Yes and yes. Cool, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobz1976 View Post
    The wind raider was my favorite vehicle as a kid, and still is. I still have the same wind raider I had when I was 5 in my room.

    I can't wait to get the classics version. I'm thinking of buying two.

    Vintage
    http://www.poeghostal.com/wp-content...ndraider1a.jpg

    Classics
    http://www.poeghostal.com/wp-content...WINDRAIDER.jpg
    I have my old one too but the wings are missing - which is really odd! I never mistreated my old toys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Poet View Post
    Wow, I love seeing that picture!

    So: is the flight stand removeable? & does the "anchor" function?
    It not only winds back up like the vintage, but it also shoots out! You can see it in Pixel Dan's SDCC walkthrough video.
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    The placards and stuff at SDCC said it would be $40.

    I can't wait for it.

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    I'm over the moon about this one! The box art is killer and the toy itself turned out better than I could have ever dreamed, frankly.

    I never had the Wind Raider as a kid, but I first got into He-man when I was 5 and visited a friend of my mom's house. Her kid had Grayskull and the Wind Raider and all the other toys released at that point (That would have been 85) and I was totally entranced! So the vehicle kind of holds a special place in my heart. I always wanted the Wind Raider myself but I got a lot of my toys from garage sales and every Wind Raider I saw there had no wings.

    So it's kind of like a dream come true. I hope there are more vehicles, but if we only get one I'm glad it's this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    So it's kind of like a dream come true. I hope there are more vehicles, but if we only get one I'm glad it's this one.
    I couldn't agree more JonWes!!!
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
    ...a stable place sufficed.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him?....[I can] give my heart.

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    i could never get the wind raider as a kid. i thought that it never had made it as a toy cuz i never seen it in stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorrmann View Post
    It not only winds back up like the vintage, but it also shoots out! You can see it in Pixel Dan's SDCC walkthrough video.
    *Drooling*
    This has to be more than $40.....
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    It looks awsome!!! I cant wait to get it!!!

    I hope this opens the door for battleram!!!!!!

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    I'm also really excited about this one. I never liked this vehicle as a kid, but I like this version as it really feels like the box art style more than anything. That skull on the front looks so much more cool to me now.


    The price seems like a good deal to me, too. I think I need multiples. Wind Raiders for everybody! Even Stratos! I assumed it comes off the stand, but I didn't think to ask and haven't seen that confirmed anywhere. I'm hoping they do well with the raider so they can offer Battle Ram next.

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