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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #45 on: May 5, 2009, 10:41 AM »
Horrible front panel.  They need to clip that cannon from the wing.  It's obtrusive.


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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #46 on: May 5, 2009, 11:07 AM »
If anyone wants an extra X-wing let me know. I'll have one available - with the ladder.

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #47 on: May 5, 2009, 11:18 AM »
What is up with that astromech?  That is not the droid Wedge used at Yavin *or* Endor!  How freaking lame is that?  Does Hasbro even bother to watch the movies anymore when designing this stuff?

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #48 on: May 5, 2009, 11:20 AM »
Was hoping to skip this one, but pretty hard to pass up with two exclusive figs.  Might have to try to buy it on sale or with some kind of deal.   :-\
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #49 on: May 5, 2009, 12:02 PM »
Does Hasbro even bother to watch the movies anymore when designing this stuff?

According to Hasbro, it's not their fault - it was LFL that picked the droid's coloring.  From a recent Q&A session:

Hasbro: We took our direction from Lucasfilm on which droid to include.  There does appear to be conflicting reference, but we have to defer to the official source on this one.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #50 on: May 5, 2009, 04:17 PM »
I'm gonna have to get it for the figures, and maybe the ladders, but it'll sting.  :(  Anyone need an extra X-Wing to repaint for POrkins or someone?   :D
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #51 on: May 5, 2009, 04:24 PM »
I'm gonna have to get it for the figures, and maybe the ladders, but it'll sting.  :(  Anyone need an extra X-Wing to repaint for POrkins or someone?   :D
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #52 on: May 5, 2009, 04:27 PM »
I THINK you can get him into the new X-Wings, but I'm not positive now that you mention it.  I think old tubby can get wedged (no pun) in there.

Wait, maybe Wedge's name isn't Wedge, but that's actually a nickname?   Because he has to help shoehorn Porky into his fighter before every battle? 

Anyway, I can't recall now if he actually fits in there or not.

OK, nix that...  Someone want my X-Wing for the Twi'Lek chick, or the Rogue Squadron Comic 2-pack pilots, or Biggs?
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #53 on: May 5, 2009, 05:19 PM »
I might take people up on the offer of the X-wings. Depends.

If people just want the figures, then it might be easier for me to get the sets and send out the figures than the other way around.

I'm going to want to keep the ladders with the sets I buy extra.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #54 on: May 5, 2009, 05:41 PM »
Does Hasbro even bother to watch the movies anymore when designing this stuff?

According to Hasbro, it's not their fault - it was LFL that picked the droid's coloring.  From a recent Q&A session:

Hasbro: We took our direction from Lucasfilm on which droid to include.  There does appear to be conflicting reference, but we have to defer to the official source on this one.

Well that may technically be true, that doesn't fully exonerate them.  I believe that what happened was, Hasbro went to Lucasfilm and said they wanted to make Wedge's ship, so Lucasfilm pulled out photos of the filming model, gave them to Hasbro, who then based the droid off the one in the ship.  This makes it kind of acccurate, in that the model droid *was* used in filming, though 1. you can't actually really see it in the movie, and 2. the models are all mixed up on screen as to who is flying what, so you see the Red 2 X-Wing flying down the trench during Red Leader's run.

What they *could* have done, is first, after deciding to make Wedge's droid, googled it and found stills from the movie showing it, and also visited sites like astromech.net, or even the one I made, and saw what dome was *actually* used in Wedge's cockpit cloe-ups, and then sent that info in to Lucasfilm for approval, which I'm sure they would have gotten, if they weren't so lazy that they just looked at the pics of the model, and then went from there.

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #55 on: May 5, 2009, 05:58 PM »
I might take people up on the offer of the X-wings. Depends.

If people just want the figures, then it might be easier for me to get the sets and send out the figures than the other way around.

I'm going to want to keep the ladders with the sets I buy extra.

I'd be interested in the astro droid if you go that route, Sal.
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #56 on: May 5, 2009, 06:18 PM »
I might take people up on the offer of the X-wings. Depends.

If people just want the figures, then it might be easier for me to get the sets and send out the figures than the other way around.

I'm going to want to keep the ladders with the sets I buy extra.

I'd be interested in both figures if you want to work something out.  Just let me know!
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #57 on: May 5, 2009, 06:26 PM »
Same here Sal - I'd pay a decent price to avoid having to ship.  Let me know.

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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #58 on: May 5, 2009, 07:06 PM »
Well I doubt I'll have any luck getting rid of just the X-Wing, but if anyone's interested send me a PM!
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Re: Wedge Antilles' Red Two X-Wing Starfighter
« Reply #59 on: May 6, 2009, 01:40 AM »
Debating picking this up because you KNOW the Wedge is getting rereleased at some point.