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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #90 on: May 5, 2007, 07:02 PM »





Jeez. That thing looks like a Micro Machines vehicle.

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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #91 on: May 5, 2007, 07:55 PM »
I wouldnt call it the WORST vehicle ever. It looks awesome, it looks really sweet next to Maul, the only problem is the scale, and we've seen worse scale probs before. I just appreciate that Hasbro finally bothered to make the infiltrator.

I for one cant wait to find mine!!!  8)
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #92 on: May 5, 2007, 09:20 PM »
It looks awesome, it looks really sweet next to Maul

Okay, go here, then look again


the only problem is the scale

And that's one hell of a huge problem.


and we've seen worse scale probs before

I really don't think we have.  The AT-AT maybe.


I just appreciate that Hasbro finally bothered to make the infiltrator.

Yeah maybe they will release the 1/16" inch figure to go with it someday.

But for now we can use this one, even though the figure is way too big:

« Last Edit: May 5, 2007, 09:22 PM by Dressel Rebel »
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #93 on: May 6, 2007, 12:52 PM »


 :P  :P  :P  :P

PS Thats a cool Maul holo repaint btw. Who did that?
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #94 on: May 6, 2007, 01:00 PM »
Well I went against my better half and actually cracked this sucker open....The ship is painfully out of scale, but it doesn't "appear" to be too bad as long as you keep any figures away from it - far far away.  I was also suprised to see how deep the cavity is inside for a fig.  And where are my labels for this and my V-Wing??  The box indicates that they're included, but not in my samples..

and the fact that it appears the front end fuselages don't completely seal at the nose of the ship. There's a small gap at the nose which is a bit bothersome to me. Has anyone else who owns the ship seen this happen on theirs?

Mine fits together quite snug actually, but I've had a problem with the right side "sticking" which requires some bumping and banging to get it to fit correctly.  Of which I don't mind as it feels good to take some aggression out on this toy....which should have been much larger.
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #95 on: May 7, 2007, 02:17 AM »
I saw this, passed...

I think it's a good toy, from what I've heard, but that's all...  I think kids'll dig it though and adults who don't mind scale issues, which are the majority ultimately.  We'd never have gotten anything remotely cloes to-scale on this.  Put it at a $30 pricepoint and you still couldn't get close to-scale guys, so it's not worth even debating...  It wouldn't have happened. 

There's far worse too...  Falcon comes to mind.  It's not proportional or remotely to-scale.  The AT-AT, Rebel Transport, Shuttle (it's really underscaled, trust me), AT-ST's grossly out of scale (I'd say %-wise it's as off as the Infiltrator actually), the Y-Wing's a little closer to it's scale size but it's still way off obviously... 

There are worse or equally bad out there obviously. :)
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #96 on: May 7, 2007, 08:31 AM »
If I wasn't jst going to hang it in a corner of my ceiling I would have passed. But my Maul focus got the best of me.

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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #97 on: May 7, 2007, 09:39 AM »
I saw this, passed...

I think it's a good toy, from what I've heard, but that's all...  I think kids'll dig it though and adults who don't mind scale issues, which are the majority ultimately.  We'd never have gotten anything remotely cloes to-scale on this.  Put it at a $30 pricepoint and you still couldn't get close to-scale guys, so it's not worth even debating...  It wouldn't have happened. 

There's far worse too...  Falcon comes to mind.  It's not proportional or remotely to-scale.  The AT-AT, Rebel Transport, Shuttle (it's really underscaled, trust me), AT-ST's grossly out of scale (I'd say %-wise it's as off as the Infiltrator actually), the Y-Wing's a little closer to it's scale size but it's still way off obviously... 

There are worse or equally bad out there obviously. :)

Yeah, what can you say.  Now by this era of 30 AC, they've gotten pretty good at figures, but are still really ****** at vehicles.

That's it in a nutshell.
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #98 on: May 7, 2007, 10:03 AM »
To me, it's no big deal.  I know Hasbro is in this to make toys - scale, in some cases, is not important. 

They've said that retail can only support a $20 PP for vehicles, so that's what they're doing.

I'd rather sell 50,000 $20 ships than 5,000 $100 ships.


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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #99 on: May 7, 2007, 06:04 PM »
Hasbro stated what the tradeoff was here:  It was either a $20 assault vehicle line Sith Infiltrator or there would be no Sith Infiltrator at all. 

Additionally, it cost so much to develop and tool that it was not feasible to do as an exclusive.  And a retail exclusive is the only way that the Sith Infiltrator could be done at a different/more accurate scale.  The window of opportunity for this vehicle to be done in a larger scale passed in 2000.
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #100 on: May 8, 2007, 03:06 PM »
Nice looking ship, crappy scale is the overall concenus to which I agree. I understand all the $20 size logistics but they could have designed landing that actully works. the limp landing feet needs some viagra real bad.....Darth Maul's Sith Limpfiltrater!
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #101 on: May 9, 2007, 12:41 PM »
Looking at the DPCI numbers had me wonder why Hasbro won't deviate from their "magic" $19.99 price point....

$24.99 Bomber
$29.99 ARC

I think that a $30 Infiltrator would have worked much better, not perfect - but better
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #102 on: May 9, 2007, 09:35 PM »
See I don't think it would have done well at all at the $30 pricepoint myself.  I think it may warm enough as is at the $20 price.  Obviously it would have done great around the time Ep1 came out, but oh well. 

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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #103 on: May 9, 2007, 10:46 PM »
See I don't think it would have done well at all at the $30 pricepoint myself.  I think it may warm enough as is at the $20 price.  Obviously it would have done great around the time Ep1 came out, but oh well. 

I think for the extra $10 in size (imagine it's the size of a Gunship instead of the size it is now) more people would be buying it because it'd suck less.
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Re: 30AC Sith Infiltrator
« Reply #104 on: May 10, 2007, 10:01 AM »
That extra $10=$2.25-2.50 in Hasbro's development cost they could have put in. That buys you alot more ship. they could have added a really cool pod section with a real probe droid launcher and room for his speeder bike. This really had the potntial to be more. I am not buying the price point crap when TRU is charging $45 a pop for vehicles. If this was exclusive it would blow of the shelves. Too bad, this vehicle is not horrible but is a not the frontrunner on display vehicles when your display area is limited.....
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