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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2008, 04:21 PM »
Crapped his pants before imploding:


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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2008, 04:21 PM »
I'm not sure what to do about this one, as I have the POTF2 A-Wing already, but I would like to add Arvel to the collection :).  I guess it will depend on how easy it is to find (and price), although I guess it wouldn't be horrible to have more than 1 A-Wing anyways.  We'll see.

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2008, 04:29 PM »
Arvel's the screaming one!?! (Sorry, besides Luke, Biggs, and Porkins, I really don't know my pilots  :-[ )

I was probably gonna buy this anyway, but now I'm sold for sure!  ;D

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How he died: Died when his ship crashed into the Super Star Destroyer Executor
Which film? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2008, 05:20 PM »
Arvel's the screaming one!?! (Sorry, besides Luke, Biggs, and Porkins, I really don't know my pilots  :-[ )

I was probably gonna buy this anyway, but now I'm sold for sure!  ;D

Chump!

Name:  Arvel Crynyd (Green Leader)
Occupation: Commander for the Green group during the Battle of Endor
How he died: Died when his ship crashed into the Super Star Destroyer Executor
Which film? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Last spoken words: "AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

Champ!

Name:  Mak Case
Occupation: A Rebel pilot
How he died: Died while attacking an Imperial Star Destroyer
Which film? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Last spoken words: "She's gonna blow!!"

I've got to disagree with the chump label... His scream was not a frightful "AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" it was more of a battle cry. He wasn't screaming cause he was terrified, he was scream to strike terror in the hearts of the people on that bridge (someone forgot to tell him that there was no way they could hear him though.)

That being said, Mak Case is probablly still on top of my wishlish of un-made Rebel pilots.
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 05:30 PM »
I thought that black pilot's name was Grizz Frix?

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 05:48 PM »

I have about 8 A-Wings, so this'll just be a happy single purchase.  :) 

Haha- wow, I just have one and it gave me pause to purchase; but the new headsculpt and accurate helmet are great, not to mention one A-Wing isn't enough for the collection.  Like you mentioned, it appears to have a different paint app of the same color scheme.
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 08:55 AM »
I have about 8 A-Wings, so

Yeah, me too. Got a bunch of 'em during the great TRU clearance of '98.

Still look forward to this one, if only for the pilot.
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008, 12:35 AM »
It's one of my favorite Hasbro ships...  Scale's right, the details are incredible for today, much less 1985, and the new pilot's outstanding...  I'm filling out the older ones as best I can with Tycho's and hopefully some good headcasts someday.  Gotta add some helmet casts now too vary it up a bit. ;)
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2008, 09:18 AM »
I'd just be happy to repaint some of my Tyco helmets.
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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008, 11:37 AM »
He wasn't screaming cause he was terrified, he was scream to strike terror in the hearts of the people on that bridge (someone forgot to tell him that there was no way they could hear him though.)

That being said, Mak Case is probablly still on top of my wishlish of un-made Rebel pilots.

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2008, 03:54 PM »
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School has been on strike all month. so much for the summer job I was hoping to get D:

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008, 04:08 PM »
He wasn't screaming cause he was terrified, he was scream to strike terror in the hearts of the people on that bridge (someone forgot to tell him that there was no way they could hear him though.)

That being said, Grizz Frix is probablly still on top of my wishlish of un-made Rebel pilots.

 :D

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #27 on: March 4, 2008, 02:56 PM »
How great would it have been had Hasbro given it this paintjob (courtesy of Ryan1982 at RS):

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Re: Wal-Mart A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #28 on: March 4, 2008, 03:31 PM »
I'd agree, if it were more accurate to a film prop...

 

Not to say it's a bad paintjob or anything though...  It's just excessive.  I think I've seen that custom elsewhere at some point and the maker used a new technique he'd learned to get the look he did (layered), and it worked pretty neat to heavily weather the fighter...  In ROTJ though the props weren't that heavily weathered/worn looking.  They had a used and worn look, but it was more one that also showed care/maintenance as well...

A good earth-ish example is decoing an early-war German fighter compared to a late-war German fighter.  In the early war the Luftwaffe took pretty good care of their planes, but the daily wear-and-tear of war was evident with a placed part showing discoloration, or a little grime...  By late in the war though, their airforce was so decimated and unable to function, that the few planes they could get in the air generally showed heavy wear...  Really only the new jets they put to the air as a last gasp of fight were taken good care of on the ground...  Other planes saw heavy neglect.

The A-Wing props pictured above show fighters that, while having seen miles of war through replaced armor and things, the ship seems to get a fresh coat of paint from time to time, or a wash down to clean it up a bit.

With this fighter being Crynyd's, I'm pretty happy (with the early shots anyway) to see Hasbro trying to be accurate to that fighter from the film.  I like seeing it different, but similar, to the fighter we got.  The paintjob on the original ship was really outstandingly accurate in every way, save for the cockpit detailing.  May be one of the best ships Hasbro's ever done in the line I think overall.

Of course that's not meant to put down the customizer's ship, it's pretty slick looking, but it certainly looks like a fighter that's been either neglected, or it's on the cusp of getting an overhaul in the hangars so it can return to the front lines some day. ;)
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2008, 03:15 PM »
A boxed look at the upcoming Wal-Mart A-Wing (courtest of fantofan.jp):



"New Cockpit"?  I wonder what modifications they made to it...   ???
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