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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2007, 07:59 PM »
1. New pictures of the 30th Anniversary Collection Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Fighter recently surfaced. It appears that the ship is an all-new sculpt. Does it utilize anything from the POTF2 sculpt at all or is it totally new?

**It is the same vehicle from last year carried forward in a new package. It is not a newly tooled vehicle.

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Well, it looks like larger wings to me, by a lot.  What gives?

Looking at page 1 of this thread, we all saw significant differences.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2007, 08:12 PM »
I think someone in Hasbro's art dept used a model of the Vader TIE for the image on the box, with some obvious Photoshop manipulation. Strange that Hasbro would resort to showing another company's product like that to sell their own. I smell lawsuit...  :P

It still doesn't explain the "ejecting wing panels" callout on the box.


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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2007, 08:20 PM »
Well, something stinks.  That's for sure.

And now this has come full circle from an exciting purchase, to a definite PASS.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2007, 10:27 PM »
Eh... I'll still get it, as I was either going to wait for the new one or just buy the '06 one. Hopefully it'll have the vintage white paintjob. anyone know when it's being released?

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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2007, 02:19 AM »
If it's new, proper light grey deco, I'll still nab one...  I was just curious to see what possible "new" route they were going with a sculpt.  Guess not.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2007, 10:58 AM »
Ill get it only if its light grey.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2007, 01:27 PM »
Met too- the paintjob had better be stellar though.  Man, I was really looking forward to a slightly smaller and more accurate sculpt...
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2007, 09:32 AM »
I expected at least for the wing attachment areas to be new. I guess we need to ask a follow up question then: If the Vader TIE is the same as the others, then what's up with the box?
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2007, 04:55 PM »
I think someone in Hasbro's art dept used a model of the Vader TIE for the image on the box, with some obvious Photoshop manipulation. Strange that Hasbro would resort to showing another company's product like that to sell their own. I smell lawsuit...  :P

It still doesn't explain the "ejecting wing panels" callout on the box.

Thanks Jay, that covers that it seems... 

The ejection mechanism for the panels COULD simply be worked into them.  The attachment method they use now I think is modular and just screwed together, so it was perhaps designed with an ejection feature in mind but that got scrapped for the "clamps" that are screwed in the side.  Just theorizing...  Or the box picture could just be inaccurate/early and the ship will be nothing more than a (hopefully) grey repaint.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2007, 05:14 PM »
Easy pass for me... they'd really have to do a totally new sculpt in order for me to be interested.

The only TIEs to me that really are interesting are the regular large wing TIE Fighters.  Not sure if I'll pick up the upcoming Interceptor or not.

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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2007, 09:36 PM »
It still doesn't explain the "ejecting wing panels" callout on the box.

It's a mistake.   ::)

I am very disappointed with this one...  The 30AC package both shows and desribes a ship that you're not even getting inside the box.

Extremely lame.  >:(
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2007, 10:05 PM »
Well that's a letdown.  But I have to wonder if it might have been some kind of a trial balloon to see if the interest was there in the collecting community.
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2007, 09:46 AM »
It still doesn't explain the "ejecting wing panels" callout on the box.

It's a mistake.   ::)



Retail just lost a sale. :P
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2007, 10:03 AM »
I kinda see both sides to this.  Yes, I'm disappointed that it's not a new sculpt with ejecting wing panels, but also we are able to see early mock-ups that were never intended to leak out on the net and so we get our hopes up.  There was a time not long ago that a consumer wouldn't be able to see product until it was actually in stores.  To get angry about an advance pic that Hasbro never confirmed sort of makes me understand why they try so hard not to give advance info about an upcoming toy.  There are a few people in this thread who say they're not going to get it, and it sounds more like anger at being "deceived" than just disappointment  :P
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Re: 30AC Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2007, 03:01 PM »
I can't speak for everyone, but for me it's simply the lack of proper decoration that means I won't buy it.  I don't feel cheated, I just know they can give a better toy and aren't going to do so.

I will say, they should rethink the "art" style packaging images instead of the actual toy...  It is deceptive at best, and at worst it's simply false advertising that you'll get "this great new toy!" when you really are rebuying something.

A new sculpt would've been interesting. S cale of Vader's TIE Is debateable though so I wasn't ever really unhappy with it, but I see where people are coming from with that completely.  They should picture the toy, not what they chop together, especially when the color isn't even the same.
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