I don't know what to think when I look at this thing.
The ship really could benefit from some weathering, and the "playset" mode seems to have more of a Transformers feel to it than an actual playset.
One one hand, I think it's great that they are giving us another bigger vehicle, and also trying to explore doing that to make some sort of playset... that's really good news in a way. I know my kid would love this feature.
On the other hand, I just don't see this as the future of playsets, but that's coming from someone who wants to see diorama-esque scenes that look similar to what we see on film. Sadly Hasbro has not gone down that road.
I think this ship will do okay at retail, depending on the price. It had better not be more than $75.00 or I think it's doomed... I actually think $60.00 would be a better pricepoint but I don't know if I see that happening... and a September release? I guess that's not too big of a surprise.