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Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« on: February 6, 2009, 03:32 PM »
From UK etailer Forbiden Planet:



"The X-wing fighter has become the symbol of the Rebellion. Swift, reliable and highly responsive in battle, this rugged craft is capable of absorbing plenty of damage in combat. X-wings have flown in all the major battles against the Empire and are the preferred fighters of Rebel pilots. In the bustling Alliance hangars, X-wings are prepared for another battle with Imperial fighters, as pilots and technicians check engines, instruments and weapons. One Alliance pilot, Wedge Antilles, flew an X-wing in the Battle of Yavin as Red Two and as Red Leader in the Battle of Endor."
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #1 on: February 6, 2009, 03:58 PM »
Pretty cool looking, but is it me or did Wedge break off the landing gear (which is why the ladder is laying on the ground, he doesn't need it to get in?).
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #2 on: February 6, 2009, 04:16 PM »
Looks pretty good!  The included boarding ladders are a nice addition.  Although I have to wonder what the figure sculpt will be like, and whether or not it's going to fit in the snug cockpit of that X-Wing.

Another concern is unfortunately the price.  Forbidden Planet is listing that at 57 GBP.  That currently translates to over $80.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #3 on: February 6, 2009, 04:30 PM »
I don't recall well enough from the movies, but what is the second ladder for?  A groundcrewer to work on the R2 unit?  A neat looking set, too bad I'll only get to look at it longingly....
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #4 on: February 6, 2009, 05:13 PM »
Anyone want to buy it and sell me the ladders and the astromech droid? ;)
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #5 on: February 6, 2009, 06:20 PM »
Hopefuly I can get one  ???  like the ladders too  :)

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #6 on: February 6, 2009, 11:12 PM »
Pretty cool.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #7 on: February 7, 2009, 08:57 AM »
WEDGE!!!!  As someone who has been complaining for years for a decent Wedge, I am very pleased.  I will be buying.   :)

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #8 on: February 7, 2009, 09:28 AM »
Ladders - cool, Wedge - nice to get one with a chin strap helmet, but I don't know about VOTC Luke body.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #9 on: February 7, 2009, 11:52 AM »
Although I'm not one that usually buys a lot of the ship repaints (or has room for them), I have to say I'm sort of looking forward to this set.  Always a fan of Wedge, and its nice he gets his own X-Wing in the line.  I'm hoping its not too pricey, as I'd like to pick one up.  I only have the Dagobah X-Wing (and an FX one I got on clearance that is packed away), so I guess its not so bad to pick up another.  I bet if it does well though, we'll start seeing "Biggs w/X-wing, Porkins w/X-Wing, etc.".

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #10 on: February 7, 2009, 01:10 PM »
I don't recall well enough from the movies, but what is the second ladder for?  A groundcrewer to work on the R2 unit? 

Yep, the dark ladder is for the pilot and the yellow ladder was for the techie preparing the astromechs.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #11 on: February 7, 2009, 05:34 PM »
Nice!  Probably going to be $75 like the stupidly overpriced ARC.  I'd buy it at that price though if it came with some cool logs.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #12 on: February 7, 2009, 10:41 PM »
Wasn't there a post a while back about new Target DPCI's that had an unexplained starfighter for like $60-65?  Any chance this is it?
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #13 on: February 7, 2009, 10:57 PM »
Pretty cool, hope the astromech droid would be removable from its pit.
Decent wedge. I wonder if he is in a wide stance, doesn`t it prevent him to enter the cockpit?

Great 2 ladders! In the photo the x wing is with its landing gears coiled so we canīt look its real height.


Nice toy they must release a dagobah x wing with a dagobah or hoth Luke pilot.

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #14 on: February 8, 2009, 12:14 AM »
I do not get the massive inflation on vehicles. It would seem the AT-TE and BMF justified raising the price of larger vehicles in retailers eyes. This is will bend over for since it's OTC but man more than 30 than the TRU Dagobah one is getting out of hand.
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