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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2007, 01:38 PM »
Jeez, this is going to bring me up to about 6 Y-Wings.  Glad to have the new pilot and astromech though.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2007, 02:37 PM »
If anyone doesn't want the astromech let me know.

I'm getting the ship and pilot on a deal from a friend.

Kevin

Presumably this is because your friend only wanted the Astromech.

So it must have been a hell of a deal for you to get involved and basically take over being the one who needs to find just the astromech... 

Otherwise, you might as well have just bought one.

It's for his kid, I think.

As it stands I was just doing a friend a favor.  :)

Thanks for the concern Rob.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2007, 03:57 PM »
The r5 could also pretty much double for the one aboard Padme's ship in EP1.  I looked through Wookpedia and it doesn't have any info/number on it.

According to the TRU listing info, the droid's name is R5-F7.

The one on Padme's Ep1 ship, R5-A7, was very similar.  That one was all yellow, with no red -

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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2007, 11:22 PM »
Man, I don't want more overpriced re-releases, and I've never bought a ship for the figure/droid, but that R5 unit looks pretty good. I wish this one had been a target deal-

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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2007, 11:25 PM »
I like the deco on the vehicle itself better than past releases especially those lasers mounted on the nose of the cockpit.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2007, 10:31 PM »
I really like this ship, and the new pics of the deco and figures seals the deal for me. The $30 price seems very fair, and if the R5 unit in the ship was removable, I'd be planning to buy two of these nice ships.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2007, 09:25 AM »
The new nose canons are huge plus for me as well. I might have to learn how to make molds so I could make replacements for the older models.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2007, 08:46 PM »
I really like this ship, and the new pics of the deco and figures seals the deal for me. The $30 price seems very fair, and if the R5 unit in the ship was removable, I'd be planning to buy two of these nice ships.

I hear you about the droid slot.  It's definitely a curious situation about that, but explainable.

I have a vintage Y-Wing.  The droid slot works, but only with the vintage R2-D2 and R5-D4.  But I got clever and decided to try to make a modern R2 unit fit.  I had custom painted some R2's from POTF2, and decided I wanted to get one of them into this Y-Wing.  But the legs/feet are just a little too wide to fit in the vintage droid slot.  So I shaved them down along the sides until finally it would squeeze into the Y-Wing.  Let me tell you, it's a tight fit!

So what are the practical solutions?  Hasbro would have to do one of two things to make a functional Y-Wing droid slot happen:

1)  Retool the vintage vehicle molds.  It's just not designed for a modern era astro droid figure.  This would be the ideal solution but also the most expensive.

2)  Come up with an R2 unit that is designed specifically to mate with the vintage size droid slot.  It's doable but would require a new basic figure tool.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2007, 11:26 PM »
I have heard from a few friends in the midwest that these have been found at TRU brick-and-mortar stores - Ohio and Illinois.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2007, 09:21 AM »
Please show up before Saturday so I can use a coupon!
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2007, 10:51 AM »
I like this description from the website:
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Rule the galaxy or at least your bedroom! with this detailed Y-wing Fighter vehicle.

Maybe my wife won't mind I get it with that kind of advertising.

Man, I don't want more overpriced re-releases, and I've never bought a ship for the figure/droid, but that R5 unit looks pretty good. I wish this one had been a target deal-

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2007, 11:10 AM »
Does someone have a link to the in store coupon?  I can't seem to find it on their site.


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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2007, 09:25 AM »
It's been removed. But here's thedirect link
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2007, 01:57 PM »
I went looking with coupon in hand and had no luck  :-[
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Re: TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2007, 12:28 PM »
The r5 could also pretty much double for the one aboard Padme's ship in EP1.  I looked through Wookpedia and it doesn't have any info/number on it.

According to the TRU listing info, the droid's name is R5-F7.

The one on Padme's Ep1 ship, R5-A7, was very similar.  That one was all yellow, with no red -

http://astromech.net/Lists/Galleries/astromechs/r5a7/images/TPM_003.jpg


Thanx Jeff I looked all through Wookiepedia for that droid and couldn't find it, never thought about the astromech site.  I'm diggin' the repaints we're getting with the R5 I hope they do Red leader R5 one day.
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