Author Topic: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1  (Read 3302 times)

Offline Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20443
  • come join the murder
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:46 PM »

picture courtesy of R2dtoys


Do my eyes decieve me or is this a NEW Vader's TIE?   :o

I don't remember Vader's TIE having "ejecting wings" before.  In that picture, it definitely looks like the cockpit attaches to the wings differently than the older version.  Hmmm...


edit:
Here's a picture of the old wings for reference...



Oh, yeah - definitely new wings!   ;D
« Last Edit: April 11, 2007, 01:51 PM by Jeff »
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
Follow me on Twitter - @jedidefender / @jlsmentek

Offline Nicklab

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8400
  • Deceived? WHAT?!?!
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 01:54 PM »
It looks significantly redone.  Certainly, the ejecting wings have never been a feature on the Vader TIE that's been on the market since the POTF2 era.  The rear end of the fuselage doesn't look as long as the POTF2 era Vader TIE, but that could be due to the perspective from which this shot was taken.  If Hasbro holds true to form, they may have redone the cockpit hatch.  Plus the paintscheme seems much more like that of the TRU exclusive TSC TIE Fighter with properly scaled wings.
"You were entrusted to lead the Republic." - Vote for Ven Zallow from THE OLD REPUBLIC in figure polls!

Feedback

Offline Jayson

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 10171
  • DONT TREAD ON ME
    • View Profile
    • www.yakface.com
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 01:55 PM »
Good eyes Jeff!

 ;)

The mold for the fuselage/cockpit has several changes as well. Note: Center Guns, the greeblies and viewport.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2007, 02:03 PM by jedijaybird »
Yakface.com Owner/Content Manager
Follow me on Twitter - @yak_face / @JediJaybird

Offline Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20443
  • come join the murder
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 02:11 PM »
The mold for the fuselage/cockpit has several changes as well. Note: Center Guns, the greeblies and viewport.

Yeah, the more I looked at, the more subtle difference I thought I saw...

I started to think maybe it was just me hoping, but maybe just maybe it is a total revamp!   :o

I, for one, will welcome this revamped TIE x1 with open arms.   :)
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
Follow me on Twitter - @jedidefender / @jlsmentek

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31721
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 03:43 PM »
I'm pumped...  I have a couple of the POTF2 I'm going to be repainting now as basic X1's and gladly picking up Vader's retooled ride.  Finally the right color too...  I think the color and a damaged solar panel was a question we asked here at JD, and it appears the color at least has been addressed.

Now I wonder if we'll ever get an accurately damaged left solar panel? :)
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Diddly

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 4694
  • SECede
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 07:05 PM »
Now this I like. I never really liked the POTF2 one, it seemed too big and clunky IMO. This new one looks to be smaller and accurately colored. I'll have to pick one up.

Offline Reid

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3255
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 08:12 PM »
This looks pretty neat. I may pick this up in favor of the Sith Infiltrator.

Offline David

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3317
  • EchoBaseNews.com
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 08:34 PM »
It's cool I guess...

I might get it to hang from my ceiling in front of a couple of the new TIE Fighters that are shelfwarming in my area.
David Delgado
Owner
EchoBaseNews.com
Keeping Star Wars Cool Since 2008!

Offline Artoo

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1979
  • Lucky catch
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007, 08:41 PM »
I'm now glad I passed on the TSC Tie Advanceds. I'll pick one up.
KAY-BEE STANDARD RESPONSE:  "All we have is 1990's 'Robocop' toys."
WHICH MEANS:  "Holy ******* ****, please shoot m

Offline Daigo-Bah

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1240
  • What a desolate place this is...
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007, 09:31 PM »
Wow, there are considerable differences!  Just when you think Hasbro is going to pull another white TIE fiasco, we (hopefully) get a completely new sculpt Vader's TIE!  I'm in for one to replace my POTF2 version.
Greg Reeves

My *New* top 3 most desired figures: 1) Yerka Mig; 2) Uncle Owen; 3) Hoth Luke

Offline Nathan

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3994
  • Destroying the hobby one EU figure at a time.
    • View Profile
    • The Clone Wars Unofficial Site (in carbonite)
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 12:32 AM »
Niiiiiiice! I'm gonna have to pass, though. But not from any fault of the toy itself, which looks super bitchin'.
Twitter: @OKeefeNathan
Blog: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Fanboy (in carbonite since '09, back someday)

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31721
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007, 01:21 AM »
Here's a picture of an accurate scale model of Vader's TIE if anyone wants to do some comparison eyeballing of the two...





I'm pretty excited for any improvements to scale/accuracy.  Vader's TIE wasn't really off on the scale issue (by much) in the first place, so I'm curious to see if this is shrunk down much in length at all or if the base is mostly the same just modified from the POTF2 sculpt.

Not often Hasbro resculpts something like a ship only to resculpt it again...  As a matter of fact, I don't think that's ever happened to the best of my knowledge.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Nicklab

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8400
  • Deceived? WHAT?!?!
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2007, 01:32 AM »
This certainly makes me regret having bought the OTC version at Toys R Us a few years ago.  The POTF2 version would have been sufficient until this came out.
"You were entrusted to lead the Republic." - Vote for Ven Zallow from THE OLD REPUBLIC in figure polls!

Feedback

Offline Darth_Anton

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9838
  • Whatever
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2007, 09:50 AM »
At least they offered something different. Makes the purchase less painful.
"Snark is the idiot's version of wit."

Offline Dressel Rebel

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8442
  • En Sabah Nur
    • View Profile
Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 10:14 AM »
One of the few newer vehicles that I'm actually buying.  The TIE with new large wings was great, and this Vader's TIE is great too.  This vehicles should not even be mentioned in the same breath with the Sith Infiltrator, because Maul's ship is only the correct scaled for a 1" action figure.
This is what happens when you invade Wakanda