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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2007, 04:45 PM »
I went looking for this at retail over the weekend hopeing I could find it but all I could find was the Tie Interceptor. I can't believe the interceptor is $6 more. I ended up getting the lego hoth rebel base set instead since it was the last one they had.

I'm holding out, I thought the x-wing, big wing tie and AT-AT would be done deals by now but I still see those at retail. Hopefully these will show up in volume at some point and I won't have to worry about careless packaging in shipping. I'm not exactly a sealed collector but I keep boxes and I like them to be in good shape.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2007, 05:04 PM »
Found this today, and did a little bit of soul searching over whether or not I would actually buy it. The Y-Wing was one of my favorite vintage toy ships, so it really had that going for it, but having a modern one already (the Target exclusive one) I didn't really feel it was missing from my collection.

In the end I bought it because of the strength of the pack-ins, and I am glad I did. Neat to have Lepira and another R5. Love the more accurate new chin guns. A couple of "new" deco changes I see are the engine covering pieces being molded in a bright orange plastic (gives the interior of the enginge more of a glow) and the purple tint to the cockpit glass. The landing gear are not nearly the issue of the Target version--I remember having to take that one apart and put the pieces together correctly myself as it could not stand up on its own. Seems like that is corrected.

Overall, I feel this is more than a decent buy for the price. I am satisfied in the "value" of the ship.

Looking it over, I am still amazed at the level of intricacy of the sculpt that still doesn't seem to be done justice by the much-improved paint aps. The only gripe I have is the lack of attention to the parts of the astromech sculpted on the ship itself--these should be off-white but instead are the same gray/dark-gray wash as the rest of the ship. Perhaps having this Y-Wing will finally free me up to do a touch-up paint job on my other and see how well I can make it look.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2007, 07:07 PM »
I got mine from tru as well in the same big shipping box with no packing. Mine came up without a scratch luckily since i wont be opening it.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2007, 04:09 AM »
I got mine yesterday for my BD!

This is a nicely packaged ship. Set's itself up nicely for being a mini diorama.

The price is excellent at $29.99. For that you get a ship (mostly rehashed with large guns, new paint wash), pilot (again mostly rehashed, except the head and helmet), and a droid (a repaint of R5-D4). I'm not complaining either. While the pilot body chosen isn't the best, it does what it needs to for this set. The droid is a very welcome repaint. The ship is very nice. I especially like that Hasbro lengthened the guns in the fore section. The paint wash give the ship a more lived in feeling.

So if you look at it this way, for the $30 you got two figures for $7 each and the ship for only $16.  A great deal, IMO.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2007, 05:19 AM »
This is an excellent value.  And I hope that this kind of packaging for Rebel fighters becomes a standard.  A pilot, astro droid plus the vehicle make for a very nice set.  But the concern that brings up is that the Rebel pilot body that Hasbro has been using might be too large for the X-Wing that seems to be the new standard for that vehicle.  I personally haven't tried to fit Biggs or Wedge into the modern X-Wing, but I get the feeling they might be too big for that cockpit.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2007, 09:19 AM »
I've tried putting the "big" bodies into the x-wing. They really don't fit. It's mainly the right arm that's the problem.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #81 on: September 6, 2007, 05:56 PM »
This is an excellent value. 

Was an excellent value.

Their site now has a price of $34.99 and the guys in the Minnesota thread are finding brick and mortars have bumped the price up $5.


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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #82 on: September 6, 2007, 07:48 PM »
I'm having second thoughts about buying this, having 2 of the first re-release Y-Wing.  I really like the paintjob and the chin guns, but not sure if I like them for $30  :P
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #83 on: September 7, 2007, 09:12 AM »
This is an excellent value. 

Was an excellent value.

Their site now has a price of $34.99 and the guys in the Minnesota thread are finding brick and mortars have bumped the price up $5.



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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #84 on: September 12, 2007, 03:36 PM »
Anyone else notice TRU raised the price to $34.99! Bastards!
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2007, 03:48 PM »
Anyone else notice TRU raised the price to $34.99! Bastards!

Well...everyone kept "complaining" on how much of a good deal it was and that's just not TRU policy, but it's still worth it IMO.  I had the chance during the 1-2 week window to snag one at $29.99, but the boxes were mostly tore up.  I'm still happy with my $35 version.  :)
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2008, 06:47 PM »
These have been sitting at my local TRU for a while... Considering picking one up. What's the measurements on this thing, in inches? I'm seeing if I have space for it on my shelves.

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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2008, 06:51 PM »
Most of these left my TRU's a while ago though I did see one the other day.  At the holidays they seemed to blow out...  I think they're about 12" long or so.  not much more or less though.
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2008, 08:24 PM »
The box itself is 22" long with about 1" gap on either end of the ship, so it's roughly 20" L
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Re: TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2008, 07:52 PM »
Thanks guys.  :) Picked this up at TRU earlier today. Great vehicle, and nice pack-in figures. Even at the raised price of $35 it's still a good value.