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CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: July 2, 2011, 09:23 AM »
Ok, so technically it's not a "figure rumor" but EE has a new pre-listing up for a Mandalorian Gunship.  :o

No pictures or description, but based on my recollection this could be 1 of 2 different Mando ships. Either would be pretty cool as they are both interesting designs.

Hope to see more at SDCC!
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #1 on: July 2, 2011, 09:03 PM »
I'm wondering if it might be this ship:

 
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Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #2 on: July 4, 2011, 07:45 PM »
As it says on the front page, a listing for a Mandalorian Gunship turned up at Entertainment Earth...

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS30494

It's in a mid-size vehicle assortment so it's pretty safe to post in here I guess.

Any guesses what it is?  I'm thinking something Hasbro's making up, or they're doing the bounty hunter Gunship that Embo & Co. were in I guess.  Let the guessing games begin I suppose, till SDCC.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #3 on: July 4, 2011, 08:40 PM »
Hasbro hasn't invented any midsized Star Wars vehicles in a long time. Have they? Even the Jedi repaints were established in other media, right? (I'm no expert.)

Some folks at other boards point a Mandalorian shuttle and fighter seen on the cartoon. They'd have to be scaled down quite a bit.

Maybe it'll be the droid gunship repainted. Ha! Wouldn't that be lame.


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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #4 on: July 4, 2011, 11:05 PM »
There is a Mandalorian Gunship on Wookipedia. Kinda odd looking. Never seen it in any episodes of CW.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #5 on: July 5, 2011, 10:39 AM »
Like I posted in the rumor thread, I get the feeling it's probably this fighter that appeared in the Death Watch trilogy of episodes:


 
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #6 on: July 5, 2011, 12:55 PM »
It just better not be another repaint of the Republic Gunship, with a Bantha skull on the nose or something weak like that. Ugh.

Just as long as it's a brand new sculpt, I welcome it.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #7 on: July 5, 2011, 06:02 PM »
I have good news: at that price point, it *can't* be a Republic Gunship repaint.  It's another "Starfighter Class" vehicle so it being anything but an entirely new $25-$30 vehicle would be a real surprise.

Heck, I'd be happy if it WERE a Republic Gunship repaint.  Do you see what those stupid things go for on eBay now, after 6 repaints?  There's still a big market for this stuff.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #8 on: July 5, 2011, 06:06 PM »
My guess is it's that fighter from the show.  Cuould be a nice vehicle.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 05:04 PM »
Preview pic posted on the Sandtroopers Twitter Feed.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 05:31 PM »
Hard to tell too much, looks like a kid-safe version of the fighter. Multiple seating?

It's the Mandalorian shuttle from THE CLONE WARS.

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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 06:19 PM »
Very surprising that this one got chosen, considering it will be in the Starfighter assortment.
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 07:49 PM »
It does feature multiple seating, at least 6 in the cockpit from what I can see.

I like it fine, not the most exciting ship but at least it's not another repaint of a previous vehicle.

Was this the only new midsize vehicle in the case, other than the artillery cannon? I saw something else adjacent but it could have been a V-19.

At this point I'd have to say my 3 most wanted vehicles are the Geonosian Starfighter, the Halo, and the Jedi T-6 shuttle. (Twilight goes without saying, lost cause that it is)
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Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 07:58 PM »
Geo fighter not reappearing is a shock.  It's a really solid, good sculpt, had a unique pilot, and would be appreciated back at retail I think.

If they could fix the sagging front forks, they'd hit a home run with a re-release.  I'd probably buy 2 though, regardless, and fix the forks myself.
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Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 10:21 PM »
So...I was thinking about this thing tonight. I always assumed it would show up before the holidays, but here we are on the threshold of Black Friday and not a sign of it anywhere. A lot of the stores I frequent seem to have available space for the mid-size line too, especially TRU.

I recall last year it was hard to find the Tri-Fighter and HMP but HTS had them up for order in plenty of time before X-Mas. It has still not shown up there either yet though.

Weird, this would be a good seller I think.
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