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Offline Brian

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2007, 08:34 AM »
It looks like the Y-Wing is now in stock over at TRU.com.  I got a shipping notice this morning for a preorder I placed "just in case" awhile back.

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2007, 06:24 PM »
Just got mine at TRU.  It's amazing how much better a deal this is than just about everything else on the market-- you get a ship and two figures for $30.  Unreal. Of course, the landing gear still seems to be saggy, so I'll be propping mine up with LEGO bricks or something else again.  But it LOOKS like a pile of awesome.

Here's hoping for a second red redeco patterned after the 1979 or so Kenner die-cast ship.  (Which is different than the 2004 version.)
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2007, 09:33 AM »
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2007, 11:05 AM »
I ordered one...you really can't beat that deal :)

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Just got mine at TRU.

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Yup, last one too.  Usually avoid that one, but I was feeling saucy.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2007, 09:13 AM »
I picked one up as well and cracked it open. I saw three and all of them had a mole type mark on the Pilot's cheek.

Overall, I think the dirt detail is a bit much, but those nose guns, they make quite a difference. I'm also a little disappointed, it seems like the "motivator" on the permanent ship R5 is non retractable. At least I can't get it to retract.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2007, 01:14 AM »
Overall, I think the dirt detail is a bit much

That has been my only source of hesitation about wanting this.  I like a little bit of battle damage, but it seems excessive, based purely on online pics.  However, I haven't added a Y-Wing to my collection since the early 80's, so I'd love to get one to add to my modern displays.  :)

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2007, 01:43 AM »
Overall, I think the dirt detail is a bit much

That has been my only source of hesitation about wanting this.  I like a little bit of battle damage, but it seems excessive, based purely on online pics.  However, I haven't added a Y-Wing to my collection since the early 80's, so I'd love to get one to add to my modern displays.  :)

I'll sell ya one. ;)
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2007, 02:44 AM »
Oh yeah... Add that to my list, k?  :-*

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2007, 04:14 AM »
I'm always irked at the desireable pack-ins with these ships, so that annoys me that I've gotta track down help to get the figures and not the ship (or bite the bullet on something I don't want).  Hopefully my ace-in-the-hole came through for me on this one. ;)  I dig getting such an obscure pilot and then getting a nice repainted R5 since they're thus far not too common.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2007, 09:14 AM »
I've been thinking that I should try to commission someone to make a mold of the new nose gun and run a replacement cast or two. I'd love to replace my older ones.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2007, 09:07 PM »
I'm bound to get one in the next week or two, and I don't think I'm going to keep the R5, so I'll put it up here to you guys  ;D
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2007, 08:17 AM »
I'm bound to get one in the next week or two, and I don't think I'm going to keep the R5, so I'll put it up here to you guys  ;D

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2007, 02:13 PM »
UPS just delivered the Y-Wing I ordered from TRU.com - just a notice to anyone else who ordered or is thinking of ordering online, the box of mine was pretty smashed up.  I don't necessarily care since I'm opening it anyways, and the ship/figures are just fine, but they just tossed this box in a larger box and shipped it out.  No packing whatsoever.

Aside from that, I'm quite happy to have it.  It was one of the OT ships I was still missing, and its nice to get a little closer to having them all.

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2007, 03:43 PM »
I had the same big box with no packing but my box somehow was flawless. I am an opeber so i did not care.

This is the best ship of the year. amazing paint job and value for $30! I will be getting a second of this puppy. A must have for your collection.
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