(TWIN POD) CLOUD CAR PILOT Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
At the point The Vintage Collection 2010 VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot was released, there have only been four figures released of this character, and all four have had to take liberties in their design since all that ever physically existed were a couple of carved heads in the models ILM used to film the scenes on Bespin in The Empire Strikes Back. Of all four figures, the VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot is arguably the most authentic, as it was based on the design art for the film.

Hasbro revealed four of the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection at the UK Toy Fair in January 2010, but the first wave, which also included new figures based on Dengar, Leia (Hoth Outfit), Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit), Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues), the generic and very Kenner-esque AT-AT Commander, C-3PO (See-Threepio) with removable panels, the first ever single carded Dack Ralter and Darth Vader along with repacked 4-LOM and Boba Fett figures; wasn't fully revealed until the International Toy Fair the following month. This assortment began showing up in July 2010.

In the U.S., all eleven figures shipped with starburst stickers on the card front and pamphlets in the blister for a mail away Kenner style Boba Fett figure with a rocket-firing feature. In Canada, the initial release, which was found only at Walmart stores, didn't have the offer, so there were no stickers or pamphlets included. By the time the figures hit Toys "R" Us Canada, however, the offer was included. For whatever reason the stickers misspelled Fett's name as 'Bobba'.
 
U.S. Product Packaging
 
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 97584/97568
Placement Number: VC11
UPC Number: 6 53569 49863 6
What's In The Box?
  • Cloud Car Pilot Figure
  • Blaster Pistol
  • Removable Helmet
About This Figure
  • The VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot action figure contains no reused parts
U.S. Card Variations
  • Card Front: There was only one printed card front for the VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot figure
  • Card Back: There are two known variations on the back of the VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot card. The first version had the Age Warning logo beside the Warning logo on left hand bottom portion of the card and had "COLLECT THESE AWESOME CHARACTERS! (Each sold separately.)" and "Original figures and packaging illustrated here are not available." printed mid card. The second version moved the Age Warning logo to the bottom between the Lion Mark and the Hyperspace logo and did away with the above mentioned text in favor of "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available."
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were two versions of the VC11 (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot sold in Canada. The first, found only in the initial shipment to Walmart in July 2010 did not have the mail away offer, so the card didn't have a sticker of pamphlet. The second version, which was readily available did feature the offer, but the starburst sticker had a typo, so it promoted a special "Bobba Fett" figure offer.
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Photography by Rich Alot

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund and D. Martin Myatt

Text by D. Martin Myatt

U.S. Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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