« on: July 27, 2014, 10:25 AM »
More Hasbro/SDCC thoughts...
We've seen the AT-DP, Phantom and Inquisitor's TIE prototype before. Still, it's good to get a better look at these now.
The AT-DP seems to be the best of the bunch. I think walker vehicles just have this amazing appeal in Star Wars, and this one is a nice addition. I'm certainly looking forward to it, although I don't think we really got a good look at the crew compartment.
The Phantom looks pretty plain, to be honest. But I think Hasbro felt the need to get SOME sort of vehicle out there for the Rebels who are the namesake of the new series. Again, I would have liked to have gotten a better look at the interior of this vehicle, but that just didn't happen. What I really want to know about the Phantom? In the event that the Ghost gets made as a large vehicle, will the Phantom dock in some way with that vehicle? Hopefully Hasbro is looking at that sort of compatibility.
The Inquisitor's TIE fighter seems cool. Although I have to wonder how those wings are going to hold up. It looks like they fold, and the hinges may be a weak point on this particular vehicle.
I'm also a bit puzzled by the Target exclusive versions of the TIE Prototype and the Phantom. Why would Target agree to this? And where is the motivation for people to get these version instead of buying the figures and vehicles separately anywhere else?
And the Imperial Troop Transport? The nostalgia fan in me really wants to like this. Especially since I never got a vintage Imperial Transport. But the execution on this one? I've gotta say.... it looks a little cheap. I know that tooling budgets are down. And I appreciate the sentiment, but I think I was expecting a little more. Still, in terms of the shaping? I think this design actually does a decent job of bridging the look of some of the PT Grand Army of the Republic technology and vehicles with that of OT Imperial equipment.
The big vehicle question with regards to REBELS? When does the Ghost come out? And on a similar note, what about Agent Kallus's cruisers that have been seen in some of the recent clips?