Does anyone have any opinions of Grievous' starfighter? I've seen it at retail a couple of times, but I've kind of been on the fence with it, so I've passed so far. Is it worth picking up?
I absolutely love it. The landing gear is a little tricky-- at first it seems like bad, saggy landing gear, but the truth is that the legs have to be pulled out until they essentially click into place. It's not so much a bad design as it is bad execution, as it almost feels like you need to employ Excessive ForceTM
to make it work properly. Oh, and it has this folding down fin thing on the back that really doesn't add anything to it.
The seating area is perfect-- you can remove part of the console to fit larger figures. I had no problem getting in the few Obi-Wans and Grievouseses that I tried. The pull-out firing cannons were pretty neat, although I just leave them hidden, and the deco is great. It feels good for what you pay for it ($25ish) and I can say that unlike some vehicles, I'm not sorry I own it.
That said, it doesn't do much. You have some landing gear, seating for one, and some pull-out firing cannons. It doesn't do anything a Jedi Starfighter doesn't do, the mean reason to pick it up is if you think it looks cool.
As far as new ship molds since 2007...
Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator < AT-AP < Grievous Starfighter < V-Wing
If you're the kind of person inclined to like vehicles, oh yeah, get this. If you're not a vehicle fan, this isn't going to convert you.