Alright, anyone seriously considering plunking down $185 or so with tax for this?!
I don't even know where I'd be able to put it if I did think the price was reasonable...
I am not a 6" collector, however... If I were, I would want one of these. Would I drop that kind of coin on it though? Well, I have a few thoughts on that.
First, I paid $159.99 for an Acid Rain toy and will be doing so again shortly when the other deco (of the same toy) is back in stock. So, am I willing to pay that much? Obviously I'm in that ballpark.
However, I have to REALLY like the toy. That said, I say if I were a 6" collector I think I'd consider it. However as a mass release toy, I'd also be tempted to play the waiting game because I always felt whatever it's real value is will be determined by the masses. If you want it bad enough, and want to pay full price, I think you should. People did with the BMF, the AT-TE... I got my BMF for under $60 though, and I got only one full priced AT-TE. Any other BM ship I got was WAY discounted though. I believe under $30 for my MTT and Turbo Tank (God, that name), and I think damn near $10 on that Republic shuttle. I mean, that thing was basement price. I also got 2 AT-TE's for $50 or less. I'd have bought more if I could've found them.
Of all those, I only truly wanted the AT-TE and even I was like, "meh, I want more of them but I'm cheap so I'll see how tihs goes". So the Acid Rain comparison is difficult I guess, is what I'm saying, but it says "yes I will spend a lot if I like something enough".
What would I personally do with that TIE? I'd go hanging from the ceiling. Just my take. I have 1/18 warplanes on the ceiling, and they're massive. I mean, you'd be amazed how close my Avenger is to that TIE, I guarantee it. Speaking of wingspan at least. And I'd dare say the fuselage is a hell of a lot more plastic than the cockpit of that TIE. And that's one of at least 8 hanging in half my collection room. So I can see something like that I guess.
I think the 1/6 TIE Sideshow may or may not be selling (I couldn't tell by the news) is absolute insanity though. I mean, Hasbro compromised on theirs some. Sideshow, didn't. Not a slight, just a fact. That's insane. Hell, that Falcon cockpit is 0 compromising on scale, and it's HUGE. Just huge. Those things are absurd, and I'm honestly debating that Falcon and a Han/Chewie for it now.
I wasn't gonna get Han/Chewie, till that cockpit got shown. Now... well, I need another car though, so who knows?
I'm wondering what the packaging will look like on this. I really want to see how they go about it. I can only imagine the ship will be broken down, at least somewhat. It may not make a nice presentation that way though.