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CW Super Vulture Droid
« on: December 1, 2008, 03:27 PM »
Entertainment Earth and BBTS have these up for preorder.

What are these?

My guess is we'll get a Droid Starfighter the size of Greivous starfighter that can fire more missles and perhaps have a cockpit for more play value.
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Re: SUPER VULTURE DROID
« Reply #1 on: December 1, 2008, 03:36 PM »
I think it'll be the Hasbro version of the Hyena Droid Bomber.


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Re: SUPER VULTURE DROID
« Reply #2 on: December 1, 2008, 03:39 PM »
That looks cool.

Is this something we're actually going to see on the TV show?
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #3 on: December 2, 2008, 09:19 AM »
I'd like to think it'd be a super articulated droid, but that key word "articulated" is missing.  :P
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #4 on: December 2, 2008, 06:24 PM »
I'm wondering is this might just be a large Vulture droid.  The ones that were in the "Bombad Jedi" episode were fairly large when they were in the walker mode.  Definitely bigger than any of the Vulture droids that were offered in the EPISODE I vehicle line or the ROTS Deluxe figure line.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #5 on: December 2, 2008, 07:12 PM »
The Hasbro Vulture Droids are pretty tiny actually...  Estes made one that's pretty much perfectly scaled and nicely detailed to boot, but it's somewhat rare.  It was a droid I didn't pay much attention to till E3 and then I realized how tiny Hasbro's figure is by comparison. :(
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 07:19 PM »
SWEET, though it's not the Hyena Droid Bomber, just a regular Vulture Droid.

Pic here,

http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=11455

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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 07:56 PM »
That's not bad at all. It's hard to say without anything to compare it to but it certainly looks like it is closer to scale, hopefully perfectly to scale. I'm not sure if I'll end up picking it up or not though. I've really cut back on all things PT and I do already have the Estes version that Jesse mentioned earlier, but this doe slook pretty spiffy.

If this one walks though, I'm down.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 07:58 PM »
If (and I stress IF here) we're getting a new to-scale Vulture Droid fighter, I'm all for it...  I'm surprised they'd even do it, but I'm sure Hasbro will pack some kind of punch in it like make it a poseable walker as well as a larger/bulkier droid fighter like it should be.  I'd imagine for $20 you're gonna get something large and properly scaled anyway.

If not...  I'm disappointed.

The Magna Guard Fighter looks quite impressive too...  Very nice.

The Estes ship will look quite nice as an E1 fighter for now. ;)
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 09:45 PM »
Very cool.  I'm wondering if Hasbro has tried to make this new Vulture droid so that it has a cockpit.  They engineered the Homing Spider Droid that way.  I'm assuming it's for more play value.  That's not totally movie accurate, but it makes for something of a more interesting toy.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 09:59 AM »
If it transforms well, I'll probably pick this up. I'm sure we'll see a non-CW version at some point.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 10:32 AM »
Well it looks like each wing is two pieces so a split laterally down the middle to have them become the four "legs" looks to be there based on the hi-res picture.

I actually hope they didn't make it so there is a "cockpit" - I'm hoping more for a articulated "robot" mode.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2008, 02:05 PM »
I think that what would really make the image of the Super Vulture Droid a little more informative is if there was a figure or something else in the image.  That would at least give it a sense of scale.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 06:02 PM »
For $21.99 - I'm pretty sure there's going to be a cockpit and a buzz droid or two....and they're going to repaint this thing to death in the years coming.
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Re: CW Super Vulture Droid
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 02:00 PM »
One of the things that I really ended up liking from Toy Fair was this thing.

It's bigger, it's better, it transforms - a very cool, very fun toy.  The Hasbro gang said the size/sculpt/design came from a deleted scene from the CW theatrical movie (which may be on the DVD, I can't recall now).

Before I wasn't sure I'd buy one, but now I'm looking forward to it. :)
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