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30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« on: February 11, 2007, 12:00 AM »


Oh yeah, I'm all over this.

Since we don't seem to be getting a V-Wing Pilot figure to go with it, I think I'll use my Cloud Car Pilot to fly this ship since he still doesn't have a ship to fly.   :'(
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 12:43 AM »
oh i am soo buying this little bugger. ;D
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 12:46 AM »
Easily the best ship of he year. The designers really need a round of applause.
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 12:47 AM »
I've not been a huge fan of this ship since it reminds me of the AOTC Jedi Starfighters, which are much less interesting to me than the ROTS styled ones.  However, I must say that Hasbro has done a nice job of executing this ship, regardless of my bias against it.

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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 02:10 AM »
THE single vehicle I'm looking forward to most in '07 is this beast.  I'd say the best ship Hasbro's done since the TIE Bomber considering the level of work put into it (or so it seems).  I'll nab a nice little flight of these actually...  3 will probably be my cap but I could easily go further.

Fantastic ship and looking perfectly to-scale...  Little tough to judge that right now, but it's a tiny ship in general and fit perfect at this pricepoint.
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 02:33 AM »
I'm with Canuckian Jesse in that the V-wing is essentially a knockoff of a ship I always thought was terribly uninspired in the first place. Although, now that I think about it, for what it is, the V-wing ended up looking better in many ways than the Delta-7 itself: better proportioned, with the addition of nifty vanes and things.

Anyway, the toy looks super bitchin so it gets a thumbs-up from me.
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 10:35 AM »
They have pics of this over at YAK, where they got to handle it and open the air foils, etc. Once you see that its even more impressive.

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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 04:07 PM »
looks cool!
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 10:50 PM »
Boxed and loose pics...




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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 12:56 AM »
Super bitchin!
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 03:28 AM »
Does the ship animation from the film actually have those "missle" things?  I'm curious about that now...  Don't recall seeing those.
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007, 08:02 AM »
one of the few prequel vehicles i like (just after the gunship) : definitely a cool ship
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 08:26 AM »
Does the ship animation from the film actually have those "missle" things?  I'm curious about that now...  Don't recall seeing those.

yep, I didn't remember seeing those either V-Wing

Maybe I'll get a couple of these sweet fighters to escort my Imperial Shuttle, might look cool.  ;)
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007, 09:20 AM »
Definitely liking this.  And I can't believe it's going to be on shelves within a month or two.  But I have to wonder after reading the latest issue of Dark Horse's Dark Times if they'll do a repainted version in a grey/Imperial color scheme.
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Re: 30AC V-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007, 09:28 AM »
one of the few prequel vehicles i like (just after the gunship) : definitely a cool ship

Yeah, same here. Best designed fighter, easily.


Thanks for the new pictures Reid!
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