I did enjoy the Y-Wings in the episode, and I love messing around with them in various video games. (Empire at War, Battlefront) It's easily one of my favorite ships from the Saga and in my collection. However, I can't say that I would buy a toy. I feel that the Y-Wing doesn't really mesh with the rest of the Republic armada. I almost think that it would've been coller to see as a Seperatist ship. The ARC-170 will fill the Prequel fighter/bomber role in my collection.
Good point Greg. It would have almost made sense to see them using ARC-170s in this episode instead - almost like "hey this is the first squadron of ARC-170s, let's try these things out"
I think it would have been much cooler to start to showing Seperatist forces as something other than Grievous and droids.
My biggest problem with the episode was that in ROTS, you get the sense from the dialogue between Obi-Wan and Grievous that when they face-off on Utapau, it's the first time they've ever fought, well now supposedly it isn't, so the dialogue doesn't really fit (IMHO).
Second, if a massive ship like the Malevolence had been taken out after only a short period of time in service, how did Grievous get such a stellar reputation? In fact, the movie realm of Star Wars would have seen Count Dooku or Darth Sidious rip Grievous apart with the force over this failure.
I would have been much better if the Malevolence had been commanded by a biological Seperatist General (like Whorm Loathsom) who employed a mix of droids and militia from his own world. The Y-Wings could have been ships from his world. Heck, make him a Sullustan, it would have much more sense to have them be the origin for the Y-Wing since we already know that (a) Sullust was part of the Confederacy of independent systems and (b) that Sullustans were active in helping the Rebel Alliance.
I like the show so far, but they really need to stop the whole Confederacy = 100% droid soldiers. Or coming up with the "new droid of the week" like they did with the Rookies episode.