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Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« on: June 16, 2008, 02:37 PM »



A Previews Exclusive! Includes an exclusive Hobbie Klivian figure and Fighter Deco! These TIE Fighters were used by Biggs Darklighter and his mutineers to escape the Rand Ecliptic. Low on fuel, the group returned to the Ecliptic only to find it had been taken over by a Rebel cell led by Hobbie Klivian. The TIEs were then refitted with hyperdrives, astromech sockets, and ejection seats for a mission to steal X-Wings from Incom. Finally, in a bold statement of defiance, these formerly Imperial fighters were emblazoned with the Rebel Alliance symbol! Bigg's pilots then ejected from the TIE Fighters - with the astromech droids piloting the ships on their own - a tactic that drew off Imperial TIE fighters on patrol around the system, allowing Darklighter and his team the proper distraction to gain entry to the Incom facility! 
Product Number: HAS15497
Shipping Weight: 3.50 pounds 
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 02:53 PM by Jeff »

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Re: Previews Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 02:52 PM »
Ugh... I have no desire to drop $55 on another TIE, but I'll probably have to track down Hobbie to go with the Evo TIE Pilot Biggs.   :-\
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Re: Previews Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 02:59 PM »
Ugh... I have no desire to drop $55 on another TIE, but I'll probably have to track down Hobbie to go with the Evo TIE Pilot Biggs.   :-\


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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 03:06 PM »
I'm still on the fence about the current white one at TRU, but now this  ???

Hasbro is really going to town with this mold.  They must have gotten tired of repainting the Jedi Starfighter to death.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 03:42 PM »
I like this version more than the White one. I did not open the white TRU one yet and think I will return it one because I would rather buy this instead. At least there is some real newness in there. All these new EU paint schemes are starting turning me off. I wish they would redeco the X-Wing with Red Leader, Grizz Frix or something along those lines to make it a more valuable addition to the collection.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 03:51 PM »
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price? According to the description, the rebels retrofitted an astromech into the ship. Where is this astromech? Did they sculpt one in or is this just a lame repaint with no new detail?
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 03:53 PM »
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price?

Previews needs to make their margins which are higher than TRU, WM and Target. They are adding their cut. They probably have a 60% margin.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 03:59 PM »
I agree.  I really would like to get another TIE fighter with the long wings.  But Target's was $40, Toys R Us is $45 I believe, and now this son of a #$%^& is $55?  Why are the TIE's so high?  Anyway, I would just want the figure.  Maybe they will repack him someday? 

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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 04:01 PM »
Lame! Why would the Rebels paint their insignia on a stolen TIE? Way to be incognito there guys.

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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2008, 04:12 PM »
I believe they were basically decoys meant to anger the Imperials, but I digress...

Big pass for me. I still haven't picked up a big-wing TIE, but at 55 bucks I don't think this is in my price range at all for what it is. Hobbie is interesting and a great use of existing parts to get a good exclusive figure out there, but I only plan on having one TIE and this one obviously ain't gonna be it.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2008, 04:27 PM »
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price? According to the description, the rebels retrofitted an astromech into the ship. Where is this astromech? Did they sculpt one in or is this just a lame repaint with no new detail?

I agree, with all the script about modifying it for hyperspace and astromechs, it looks like a red splotch to me. Which I am pretty sure doesn't show up real well on long range scanning devices anyhow...

$55?  Huh? This is going to be the cost of more than THREE basic ships at retail by the time you get done with shipping?

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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2008, 05:16 PM »
Okay, everyone, time to write in Hobbie's name for the Fan's choice Legends repack!!!

I passed on the white TIE, no way I'm paying that much for this TIE. Like the rest of you, I just want the figure.

had the large winged TIE originally been $30, I'd have bought at least 5. To date, it's only 1 gray and 1 blue. Hasbro (and their retail partners) priced themselves out of this one.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2008, 07:16 PM »
As always i just want the figure.  ::)
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2008, 07:52 PM »
I actually want the TIE...  But at $55, I'm maybe just gonna pass.  Disappointed, but pass nonetheless.

I want 2 AT-TE's...  If they'd offer it for $30 or so, I'd be down for one and maybe even two so Biggs got one too.  AT-TE's are more important to me in '08 though.

You guys with a Falcon boner are experiencing the same thing I am over the AT-TE.  Every time I see it, I drool a little more.
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Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2008, 11:37 PM »
I actually want the TIE...  But at $55, I'm maybe just gonna pass.  Disappointed, but pass nonetheless.

I want 2 AT-TE's...  If they'd offer it for $30 or so, I'd be down for one and maybe even two so Biggs got one too.  AT-TE's are more important to me in '08 though.

You guys with a Falcon boner are experiencing the same thing I am over the AT-TE.  Every time I see it, I drool a little more.

If you (or anyone) seriously just wants the TIE, let me know.  I (like just about everyone here) would like to get Hobbie, but no interest in a $55 TIE.  Cripes, I wouldn't have room for it even if I did blow $55 + shipping.   ::)
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