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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Darth_Anton on Today at 11:34 AM »
I came across my first case of basic figures stocked on the shelves since force Friday at a Target. Flame trooper case. Picked up the Vader which I neglected initially.
Seconded. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us!
Great pics and review - thanks!
Other Toy Lines / Re: Other Lines That Have Tempted...
« Last post by McMetal on October 3, 2015, 08:48 PM »
Finally picked up something I have wanted for awhile now...a complete set of Warpo's Legends of Cthulhu figures, including the 2 Kickstarter exclusives. They are just as terrific as I imagined they would be...cannot wait for the 12" figures and playset!
Customizing Tips and Tricks / Where to buy?
« Last post by RyanMan12 on October 3, 2015, 03:15 PM »
Where do I get clear primer for plastic?  Every place has primer plus paint but not just primer.
Found the Black Series 6" First Order Elite TIE Fighter at the Clovis, California, Toys R Us this afternoon ;D  Price was $169.99 + tax.  Overall, this thing is massive, highly detailed, and way cool.  I've included a number of photos and review below.

Found one at the Clovis, California Toys R Us this afternoon ;D  Price was $169.99 + tax.  With California's high sales tax, it came out to a little over $183.  For those of you looking for this item, the item barcode is: 3050941288.  The SKU #, per my receipt is, 285603.

Overall, this thing is massive, highly detailed, and way cool.  I've included a number of photos and review below.

Boxed Item (Front)

Boxed Item (Rear)

Box/Item Barcode

Box Contents

Overall, not that many parts and assembly is a breeze with just snapping in the wings and inserting the antennas, hatch, and guns.  It should come apart pretty easily as well, meaning that if I get tired of it, I can put it back in the box.

Once assembled, this thing is gigantic!  You can see the 6" pilot figure for scale.  In the background, you can see how this compares to 1:18 scale and 1:6 scale items.  That's the 21st Century Toys 1:6 scale radio controlled M-5 Stuart tank in the background, being dwarfed by the TIE Fighter :o  Its a little wobbly when sitting on the wings, but is overall rather sturdy and does not seem to have used as rubbery of plastic as on the smaller Class III vehicles.  I can see some bending occurring with the wings the longer the item sits on them, though, which means you may want to hang it.  This will definitely look spectacular in hanging in flight!  The paint detailing is good and they even added some weathering.

Comparison shot with the 3 3/4" Class III toy of the First Order TIE Fighter

The interior is my favorite part of the model.  Probably one of the most detailed cockpits we've ever gotten on a Star Wars toy.  Lots of controls, levers, buttons, screens are intricately detailed and painted.

Cockpit Overhead View

Pilot's Station Interior Details

Gunner's Station Interior Details

The figure itself is pretty decent.  I like the red markings on the helmet.  It comes with a sidearm, but no holster to attach it.  I hope Hasbro eventually releases a single-boxed version of the TFA TIE Pilot so I can have the ship properly crewed.  But for now, the OT TIE Pilot will work well enough as the gunner

Its a little tricky getting the pilot figure into his seat, if anything due to its utility belt.  The headrest is removable (or at least I was able to easily remove it) making placement of the figure easier.  Would have been nice if the whole seat apparatus lifted out to put the figure on it, like on the recent 3 3/4" scale TIE Interceptor and TIE Bomber.  It was a little easier to get the figure into the gunner's station.

Pilot in seat (minus headrest part)

Fully crewed ship using an OT TIE Pilot figure

Overall, I'm very, very pleased with the Black Series 6" scale First Order Elite TIE Fighter.  Its simply an incredible ship and its awesome to see a Star Wars vehicle replicated on such large scale.  Its proof to me that Hasbro will still take on "big ticket" items, but it also has me thinking about future vehicles in the 6" scale...  I have a good feeling we may see a TFA X-Wing sometime down the road as after all the TIE needs an adversary.  Then what about other ships?  If they did the TFA TIE Fighter, why not an OT TIE Fighter or X-Wing?  Heck, the A-Wing, Snowspeeder, Luke's Landspeeder, TIE Interceptor are all "small" enough to be feasible in the 6" scale now - even some of the slightly larger ships like the Y-Wing and B-Wing.  Lots of possibilities. 

Still, if you have the cash to get this ship, don't miss out! 

I hit a few rural Walmarts on a business trip this week and found all five of the wave 1 figures on the pegs.  If you're trying to find these might be worth a little road trip to the country.
The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Disney Infinity
« Last post by JediJman on October 2, 2015, 05:11 PM »
My son got it for his birthday.  So far we have Ahsoka, Ben, Anakin, and Sabine.  All the characters are fun with new moves and loads of new playset options.  Our favorite is a random dispenser that gives out an enemy, new vehicle, landscape change, etc.  Also fun to see captain America battle Obi-Wan. Totally worth getting if you're a fan of the 2.0 stuff. 
The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Disney Infinity
« Last post by I Am Sith on October 2, 2015, 02:55 PM »
Has anyone gotten this release yet and started playing.  The boys were starting their Christmas lists and I was curious just how good it is.

I also noticed on Best Buy today that there are some Infinity 3.0 Expansion Packs.  I think they are still pre-order, but one pack looked like it was a cart-style racing game that utilized the Infinity characters.
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