Well everyone reviews differently too... I know I didn't have any format for a while till I developed something that worked for me so I can see where Mr. Dylan's going with a style there.
His review's different and takes into account the "what if" which isn't always bad. I sometimes like to touch on that too... Because sometimes the what if shows an idea that is clearly better. It's all in how you view the toy though of course, and what points you hit (or avoid).
I think any effort to evaluate a purchase is a good one though.
But I appreciate the nice words DarthSlothus, that was way too kind but it's nice knowing you appreciate the reads. I like speaking the international language of "nerd" with the masses.
That's what the forums are all about I think and why I enjoy my time here. I'm just amazed JD wanted me on, haha... given my usual sunny disposition when they picked me up and all.
I like hearing you're digging the reads. It's appreciate for sure, so thanks man!
As far as this review... My only problem with them being a mail-in offer is that it would be aiming at some somewhat old toys. The OTC one isn't, but the POTF2 sorta is. That's not to say I WOULDN'T want to see this though either... I mean, now that they've got one out in stores, I think it would be nice if they said "hey, we've got the mold, we've made back the profit on it via the Target ship, let's try for offering the wings for older cockpits from TIE's for a slight cost + shipping". A problem there is the variations in the color though and just what that "slight cost" would be. These aren't little items...
Then again, like the review pointed out, the electronic snack bowls were pretty big too... I dunno. I can see it but I can also see it being blamed on cost as to why they wouldn't.
I'd buy a set for $20 though if it made my POTF2 TIE or KB TIE "whole", ya know?
I had a bigger beef with $40 for a 50% rehashed toy, plus a TIE Pilot that was excuseless at this point. Now, if they'd packed in say a grey color variant of the Imperial Officer then I'd be more into the final price, but not with that POTF2 sculpt pilot. That boggles my mind.