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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2008, 07:19 PM »
So, how large is it?

*Must resist urge to take out of context*

I was actually wondering the same thing.  I didn't realize this would be in the $20 assortment, which makes me think its smaller than I first thought...

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2008, 09:08 PM »
I think someone said it was the largest of the starfighter line. I don't know if thats true.

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2008, 10:03 PM »
I think someone said it was the largest of the starfighter line. I don't know if thats true.

Well that wouldn't be hard at all unless you're including the Gunship and the Arc-170s.  No way is this bigger than an Arc.  If the wings fold out, its easily bigger than anything else I can recall in the mid size vehicles.  The TIE is probably the biggest of the $20 ships so far.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2008, 12:41 AM »
Just repeating what I heard.

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2008, 02:27 PM »
Just repeating what I heard.

And I'm just refuting what you heard.   ;)
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2008, 02:26 AM »
The V-19's an insanely small ship, so I'm not disappointed in the size at all.  Eyeballing it, I'd say it's pretty accurate to most drawings I've seen of the fighter.  It's really all wing as near as I can tell, and the "fuselage", for what it's worth, is inky dinky.

3 thin wings and a tiny thin body isn't much ship when you think about it, but the ship in the toons and comics is pretty much just that.  Seems it's more a cockpit with wings built around it.

The spider droid is kind of the same gig...  A ball with 4 spindly little legs can make for a "big" toy in a way, but ultimately you're buying a lot of air there too.  So the toy turns out a great size, but the vehicle really wasn't ever big to begin with overall, it's just its height.



The toon image isn't much of a deviation from this comic image.  In the comic shot there you can see it's really just a cockpit surrounded by the 3 wings, and even then they're not huge.  I think in SW terms it's pretty small for a fighter so that implies (generally) nimble, speedy, and fragile.  The toy looks pretty spot-on then besides needing a little more worn look to it.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2008, 02:33 AM »
I'm going to get the Imperial Pilots Evolutions and put the AOTC pilot in the cockpit, because I don't have a regular one.
How much are the Evolution packs?

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2008, 10:03 AM »

How much are the Evolution packs?

20 bucks.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2008, 02:38 PM »
hmmp, thought was lower. Oh well i can afford that.

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2008, 09:10 AM »
Despite my being on the fence, I picked one of these up and popped it open. Fun toy and when assembled takes up a lot of space. And like the spider droid, it's cardboard innards are also designed for 30AV style packaging.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2008, 11:40 PM »
See, that's what I'm talkin' about Anthony...

The wings are flat, but somehow still large and spacious, as is the "hull", and when combined they make a big awesome ship...  sorta.  It's mostly air, sure, but it's still seemingly bulky.  Same deal would work well to make scale starfighters of the Y-Wing and some others.  It's something I truly hope we see someday.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2008, 05:59 PM »
I can't wait to get it. ;D

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2008, 10:15 PM »
Has a price been announced on this? I saw a tag for it on the shelf (Torrent Fighter") at Target today and the price was something like $54.99. I didn't think it was THAT big.

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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2008, 11:01 PM »
It's a $20 vehicle.
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Re: V-19 Fighter
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2008, 04:35 AM »
Hmm, I wonder what price tag I saw then...