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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #90 on: June 3, 2009, 05:05 PM »
I bet that buy the time Gold Squadron was in the Death Star trench they were wishing the second ball turret gunner was still on board!

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #91 on: June 4, 2009, 06:20 PM »
Jesse, I'd bet heavy on us seeing a Z-95 Headhunter in the future.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #92 on: June 4, 2009, 08:29 PM »
I bet that buy the time Gold Squadron was in the Death Star trench they were wishing the second ball turret gunner was still on board!

That depends...  The second turret would've definitely been a power drain for life support, the weapon itself, and its ability to function.  That removed ball turret probably was to add speed/maneuverability.  The YW maybe wouldn't have even been considered if it wasn't adaptable to "modern" combat like that.  That's the supposed backstory to YW's at least, in that they're relics, but were widely used around the galaxy (and apparantly in the CW) because they're cheap, easy to get/maintain, and much like the Z-95's EU storylines the YW is an adaptable craft.  When stripped down it's still one of the slower Rebel fighters, but it's also one of its toughest and most durable throughout the war...  The X-Wing games described it as the "backbone of the Rebel fighter corps", in numbers and in survivability.  Unmodified from its CW design, it perhaps isn't even fast enough to make it past the higher-level flak fire from the DS's surface and becomes an easier target for the stationary guns.  Kind of like comparing a fighter-bomber to a dedicated bomber, in some sense I guess.

Sorry for the ramblings, I love fighter shop talk though.

I don't know about seeing a Z-95 Sal.  I meant more in the EU (CW3D) than as a toy.  I think it has even less chance as a toy honestly.  Unless it's in the toon of course, and in some quantity there.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #93 on: June 5, 2009, 05:21 AM »
So we got some prototype images of this...  They're on the front page, go check 'em out!

The weird news is I have heard a preliminary measurement of this, and it may damn well be a to-scale Y-Wing fighter.  I'm wetting myself at the thought.  If it is I'm down for two I think.  If they do a OT sculpt, I'm down for 3 gold decoes and 1 of any other deco they may try.

This may very well be the best fighter Hasbro's ever done if those measurements hold true.

Anyhoo, check out the front page, and look the details of this behemoth over because they're a-plenty!  Opening hatches and whatnot, looks like a  little ordinance too.  Very neat toy regardless.  I'm giddy at the thoughts though, that this thing may be accurate.  Hasbro will have me totally roped in on it if they did it that nice.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #94 on: June 5, 2009, 10:13 AM »
Looks a little chunky to me. Not sure if I dig the parts above the nacelles either.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #95 on: June 5, 2009, 10:15 AM »
Looks a little chunky to me. Not sure if I dig the parts above the nacelles either.

I thought the same thing at first but I just think it's assembled incorrectly. Those nacelles should be rotated inward 90 to fit into the angled areas of the fuselage.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #96 on: June 5, 2009, 10:28 AM »
They're on the front page, go check 'em out!

I still seem to forget doing that.  Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #97 on: June 5, 2009, 12:06 PM »
Eh, the more I see this the more I'm turned off.  I think it makes me only like the OT design more.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #98 on: June 5, 2009, 12:58 PM »
I think it looks pretty cool, especially if it is as big as Jesse is hearing.  I keep trying to cut back on the PT/CW ships I buy, but so many of them look like nice (and fun) toys.  I might be tempted to pick one of these up, we'll see what the final product looks like (and the budget at the time).  I get more tempted by the CW vehicles that have an "OT vibe" ;).

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #99 on: June 8, 2009, 12:39 PM »
Wow, just wow....and not in a good way. When I first saw the prototype drawing for this before the cartoon I was excited about the ship. Seeing these new photos though, BLEH. I think I can easily pass on this now if those nacelles are like that. The price is still nagging me too.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #100 on: June 8, 2009, 12:42 PM »
Wow, just wow....and not in a good way. When I first saw the prototype drawing for this before the cartoon I was excited about the ship. Seeing these new photos though, BLEH. I think I can easily pass on this now if those nacelles are like that. The price is still nagging me too.

Looks a little chunky to me. Not sure if I dig the parts above the nacelles either.

I thought the same thing at first but I just think it's assembled incorrectly. Those nacelles should be rotated inward 90 to fit into the angled areas of the fuselage.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #101 on: June 8, 2009, 01:50 PM »
I'm starting to get excited about this.  It looks really big, at least 2' long, and I'm loving the fact that I'm getting a SW ship with a function ball turret!  That's super cool.  I always loved those on WWII bombers, and am really looking forward to playing with this thing (Dobn't shoot the astromech!  {Unless it's Goldie!})

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #102 on: June 8, 2009, 10:56 PM »
Are you sure this thing is two feet long?  That would put it at about the size of the BMF Falcon.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #103 on: June 9, 2009, 11:40 AM »
I don't know how long it is, I am just estimating on the size of the cockpit compared to the old Y-Wing cockpit.  Jesse James claims to know the length of this, but he is not saying.  There is a measuring tape under the ship, but it is a little too blurry to read the numbers.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #104 on: June 9, 2009, 03:40 PM »
The measurement estimate I was given is probably not exact, but puts it right around being to-scale to 1:18.  Slightly smaller, which actually SW figures are more in the 1:19 TO 1:20 range as 1:18 is a hair larger.  I consider it not a big difference and SW scale is all over the board at times too.  Look at Captain Needa or a DST for instance.  ::)

The measurement I was given could be off so I'm hesitant to say for sure it's to-scale, but if it was right then it's almost dead on.
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