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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2008, 06:32 PM »
I'd still like to see images of the new cockpit. 

Courtesy of a poster at The Galactic Senate (follow the link for more loose pics of the ship and pilot, including some comparison shots).



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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2008, 07:42 PM »
NICE!  A vast improvement over the POTF2 rendition of the A-Wing.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2008, 12:27 AM »
Very cool!
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2008, 01:30 AM »
Very cool...  No control yoke there that I see (those handles on the sides don't really look like flight controls to me), but still fantastic and detailed.  Looks almost like a cup holder on the left. :P
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2008, 10:28 AM »
I completely agree, that cockpit is outstanding.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2008, 03:13 PM »
I took a special trip out to Wal-Mart to look for this last night and came back empty handed. I'm really excited to pick up this latest version especiallu after seeing these new cockpit shots.

I wonder if we are ever going to see Crynyd on a basic card? I'd love more helmets like his to vary up my little A-Wing pilot squad a bit.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2008, 08:47 PM »
Just got mine-- looks a lot like the 1997 one, but 50% more expensive.  The new controls are neat but it seems it requires more finagling than I'm willing to do at the moment to get the pilot to grab on to them.  It looks cool, though.

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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2008, 09:06 PM »
Finally found one of these today and I have to admit it is pretty sweet.  I love the new pack-in pilots on these - light years ahead of the generic stuff we used to get with ships.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2008, 09:38 PM »
Saw a ton of these today.  They're neat looking, but not worth $30 considering I bought four of them for $5 each back in the TRU clearance days.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2008, 10:12 PM »
Nice pics, panels on computers must be depicted as part of the sculpt instead of stickers :)
I hope they´ll do the same for Vader Tie advanced one day; and for an ultimate Luke´s X-Wing Fighter.

Seems like Tycho´s body is the current point of evolution in A wing pilots.
Must serve as a model to improve other pilots bodies.


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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2008, 10:34 AM »


Seems like Tycho´s body is the current point of evolution in A wing pilots.
Must serve as a model to improve other pilots bodies.




Seems like this is the way they're going. All we need is a taller X-wing body and a new Y-Wing body now.
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2008, 01:41 AM »
Saw an endcap of these when I picked up the Indy 4 DVD tonight. I hope they stick around for a while, I want one but lack the cash at the monet (and to a lesser extent the space but that's a different story...)

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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #87 on: October 14, 2008, 01:21 PM »
I agree with Sprry.  I can't justify spending $30 on this.  No way... this ship will be on clearance before too long, I think.  It's just not that cool for the pricetag... especially considering how the POTF2 ones were so cheap on clearanance.

Considering this is $30, and the Gunship is $50, at Wal-Mart of all places, I'm beginning to think that TRU isn't the culprit for the high price on the Lars Homestead (which I contend the Lars Homestead is a better deal at $50 than the Gunship is since the Gunship has now been released FIVE TIMES).

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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2008, 02:02 PM »
I don't know, the Wal-Mart policy seems to be 'wait forever, and then when there is only one left in the store and its been opened w/ the figure stolen, we'll put it on "clearance ($0.50 off)" '
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Re: Wal-Mart Green Leader A-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2008, 04:03 PM »
Any some sucker will buy it!
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