9678 Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin is a series two planet set and is the same as the series one ones in that it consists of a hollow planet, a minifig, a mini-model and a base to display them on. In the UK it costs £9.99 and in the USA it will be US$9.99.
The box can just about be flexed enough to remove the planet without tearing it. There's nothing in the box except the planet containing the parts, and the instructions booklet.
The Cloud Car is an interesting build that takes advantage of SNOT techniques to build its distinctive shape. The two Curved 4 x 1 Double No Studs pieces on the sides are new in orange in this set.
The planet sets are at a price point that makes them highly collectable: the planets themselves are not much use other than for Christmas tree decorations but the combination of an often unique (or rare) minifig and a well-designed micro-scale model make them irresistible.
The price is not too shocking, but I suspect Argos will have them in a 3-for-2 deal in the UK at some point which will make it an ideal time to pick up all three.
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