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Offline Reid

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TRU Exclusive TSC TIE Fighter
« on: June 21, 2006, 11:21 PM »




Sports a sweet Kenner white paintjob, but still includes the POTF2 TIE Crewman. Hope it doesn't retail for less than $40, or I'll feel screwed that I shelled out that much for the 2005 one.

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 12:16 AM »
If it retails for less I might try to buy one. I don't have any tie fighters, and I'm itching to make Luke and Mara in tiefighter pilot disguise customs. :) I might do better to try to find some kind of used POTF2 Tie Fighter or some such for $20 or less, though.

It looks kinda gray to me, though. Is it whiter than it appears in the pictures, or is the brightness inaccurate to the films in some way?
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 12:52 AM »
If you're willing to spend $20 on an old one, and this one ends up being around $30, you ought to shell out an extra $10 and just get it, you'll be happy you did.

I was hoping for more of a white on this though, like the vintage white one.

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 12:53 AM »
I'm not a vehicle guy, but I'm starting to think if I have a gunship hanging in my room I really ought to have an X-Wing and a TIE.

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 01:00 AM »
Depending on price I'll probably end up picking up 2 since I didnt get the 2005 one.
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 02:25 AM »
That's nice and all - but seriously, throw in the better TIE Pilot and I'll consider buying one.

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006, 04:18 AM »
I'm gonna aim for two myself I think, perhaps three, but definitely two as I love this ship...  It's to-scale (depending on your POV of the models from the film and other materials on TIE's) and is really a nice ship...

The price is gonna be what determines how many I can buy though ultimately.  I never lucked into clearanced Target TIE's and only got two so this one I'm hoping is more abundant and (more importantly) cheaper.  For $30 I'd buy 3.

As far as the deco goes, it's a nice film accurate grey instead of white so I'm perfectly happy with that.  The Kenner TIE and X-Wing from 78 were never accurate in color so I don't prefer nods to a bygone time...  Accuracy is more important to me there.  The light grey paintjob isn't my favorite deco of the ship (I prefer the later blue-grey hulls) but still this means you need at least TWO to flank a (hopefully) grey Vader's TIE that gets out at some point. :)
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006, 09:27 AM »
Glad this one is the one their reissuing, but bummed they would even consider using the  POTF2 sculpt on the pilot. As for the price, I hope it lower because I'd like to see people who couldn't afford the earlier one pick one up.
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006, 10:14 AM »
I'm happy to see that this one will maybe be getting re-released as well.  I saw it once or twice the first time around at Target, but we were a little tight on the budget at the time so I had to pass.  Hopefully I can pick it up this time around, as it looks like an amazing ship.  I like the paint color as well.

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 11:00 PM »
Maybe it is me but it looks like the average blue/grey color to me.

I always thought the true white one was kool, though I have seen too many with the yellow plague.
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2006, 11:36 PM »
Yeah, oddly enough I actually like the white color on the TIE fighter.  Must be the vintage toy I remember playing with as a kid.  Kind of like the blue Hoth Han Solo. 

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2006, 12:36 AM »
I'll get becuase I don't have ant Ties,a Saga/OTC Pilot would of been better,thoe. :-\
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2006, 12:22 PM »
White? It really does not look white, its more of a greyish blue............

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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2006, 09:42 PM »
I'm colorblind for the most part and I don't think I see any white in the photos shown.
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Re: TSC White TIE Fighter
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2006, 10:08 PM »
I might pick this one up...I'm a little bummed on the POTF2 Pilot though, when they have the far superior SAGA TIE Pilot...
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