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[Nerdsday] DeAgostini's Star Wars ships collection

You guys have pretty sharp eyes! More than one reader saw my Star Wars models in one of my photos, and there were a lot of requests. So, here we are!

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A bit of story: A not so long time ago, in a far away country (welp, far away from you, but it is my country), DeAgostini launched a new collection, of Star Wars ships and vehicles. Being an undergraduate student, without any income, I could only buy a few models, so I chose the most appealing ones. Why buy some vehicle/ship which appeared on the movies for 10 seconds in the background when I could buy a Millenium Falcon?

These models are all roughly the same size: Close to a 1:43 car model. They all came in little acryllic display boxes of the same size, the only exception being the AT-AT which needed a bigger display.

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They are incredibly detailed, and in a country where it's hard to find neat geeky stuff to collect, they were superb. And within the common DeAgostini price range! I recall paying R$34.99 each, which is a lot less than the current Carros Inesquecíveis do Brasil collection, which costs R$59.99 in the newsstands (but as a subscriber I pay a lot less ;) )

Like Doge said,

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... and beyond!

Naboo N-1 Starfighter

According to the Wookiepedia:

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"The N-1 Starfighter represents the pinnacle in Naboo military technology. Armed with twin laser cannons and proton torpedoes, the agile N-1 is designed for patrol and escort missions. Deflector shields protect the pilot while an on-board astromech aids in navigation and repair." ―Captain Quarsh Panaka"

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"The Naboo Royal N-1 starfighter, sometimes known simply as the Naboo starfighter, was a starfighter used by the government of Naboo during the late years of the Galactic Republic and early days of the Galactic Empire for defense, patrol, and escort duties. The sleek vessel was manufactured by Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps, the group responsible for manufacturing Naboo royal starships."

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All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT)

"We had the Battle of Gormen won, until the AT-ATs arrived. They came out of the fog and ripped apart the front lines. The locals ran in terror, but the experienced soldiers surrendered. We knew that you can't outrun an AT-AT." ―Major Bren Derlin, Rebel Alliance field commander"

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"The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walker, also known as the Imperial Walker, was a major part of the Galactic Empire's motor-pool. It was one of the most heavily armored land vehicles in the Imperial Army, but was also known for its relatively slow speed."

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Panty under shot, showing some nice detail there!

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The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy Millenium Falcon

"You know, that ship's saved my life quite a few times. She's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!" ―Lando Calrissian"

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"The Millennium Falcon, originally known as YT-1300 492727ZED, was a modified YT-1300 light freighter with a storied history stretching back to the decades before the Clone Wars and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation in 60 BBY, the light freighter was first owned by Corell Industries Limited and underwent several name changes before being bought by the smugglers Kal and Dova Brigger in 48 BBY, and the ship eventually ended up as the property of the secretive Republic Group under the name Stellar Envoy by 29 BBY. The Envoy was destroyed in a collision with a bulk freighter above Nar Shaddaa, but it was rebuilt and served various owners under different names before Quip Fargil named it after the bat-falcon, and it eventually fell into the hands of Lando Calrissian after a game of sabacc—but Calrissian himself lost the ship in another game of sabacc to the smuggler Han Solo several years later."

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X-Wing Starfighter

"The Incom T-65 X-wing is the fighter that killed the Death Star. An almost perfect balance of speed, maneuverability, and defensive shielding make it the fighter of choice for Rogue Squadron." ―General Carlist Rieekan"

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"The X-wing was a prominent series of multiple starfighters produced by Incom with a characteristic "X"-shape of four wings, known as S-foils, extending out from the fuselage. These starfighters were found in the service of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic, and also the Galactic Alliance. They were originally meant for the Galactic Empire but when the entire Incom design team defected with the prototypes to the Rebel Alliance this deal was over. Despite this, however, at least one X-wing was stolen by a Stormtrooper"

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TIE Advanced X1

"The TIE Advanced x1, or TIE/x1 was an advanced prototype starfighter touted as a replacement for the standard TIE Fighter tested by Darth Vader and X1 at the battles of Yavin and Mustafar respectively. While it never made it into production, many of its best design features were later incorporated into the TIE/sa bomber and TIE/IN interceptor. Further development of the Advanced continued, eventually leading to the TIE Avenger and TIE Defender."

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Obligatory recriation

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Imperial Class Star Destroyer

"The Imperial-class Star Destroyer was a type of Star Destroyer widely used by the Galactic Empire and the Imperial Remnant. There were two sub-classes of the line: the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer (also known as Imperator-class), and the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer."

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TIE Fighter
"You always hear them first. Twin ion engines make TIE fighters howl as they fly by on patrols." ―Ezra Bridger"

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"The TIE fighter was the signature starfighter of the Galactic Empire. They were instantly recognizable from the roar of their engines and carried locator beacons so as to be found by the Empire."

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