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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2013, 01:39 PM »
One of our Targets dropped the price on these to $10 so I caved and picked up a Slave 1. I might get the Tank too if I see it out there.
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2013, 10:11 AM »
Wow.  I have to say, that I'm both surprised AND disappointed with the vehicle lineup for the Class 2 vehicle line. 

The Boba Fett's Slave I looks ridiculous.  Let's not kid ourselves, there.  And it seems like it's only coming out because Hasbro had already done the Jango version, and they're trying to make good use of the tooling.

The Anakin Delta 7 fighter?  It's another case of using the tool from the previous Obi-Wan Kenobi version.  A very transparent move.

But for me, the clincher here was the Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Interceptor from Episode III.  Hasbro FINALLY got the paint apps correct on Obi-Wan's second (blue markings) Interceptor, but it's only on this smaller, inferior version.  I had harped on this directly with Hasbro NUMEROUS TIMES, telling them that the paint apps on the first release of Obi-Wan's blue interceptor and Anakin's green interceptor were way off.  They re-released both, and AGAIN they were way off.  So now, Hasbro FINALLY gets the deco right on Obi-Wan's fighter that he flies to Utapau, but it's this scaled down garbage? 

UCK.
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2013, 01:38 PM »
The Anakin Delta 7 is technically EU, never appears in a movie and the CW version is a different model. That makes it sort of interesting...sort of.

Very lazy entries. 3 waves of these vehicles using only four different molds. From a play perspective, there's no current Episode 3 enemy fighter to go against the jedi ships. And nothing to go with or against the OT Slave 1.  Without going to much higher price items, anyway.

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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #93 on: July 21, 2013, 05:11 PM »
Kids don't have time to have a ship go against an enemy...  too many hands required for that much time-sucking fun.
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2013, 10:30 PM »
Wow.  I have to say, that I'm both surprised AND disappointed with the vehicle lineup for the Class 2 vehicle line. 

The Boba Fett's Slave I looks ridiculous.  Let's not kid ourselves, there.  And it seems like it's only coming out because Hasbro had already done the Jango version, and they're trying to make good use of the tooling.

The Anakin Delta 7 fighter?  It's another case of using the tool from the previous Obi-Wan Kenobi version.  A very transparent move.

But for me, the clincher here was the Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Interceptor from Episode III.  Hasbro FINALLY got the paint apps correct on Obi-Wan's second (blue markings) Interceptor, but it's only on this smaller, inferior version.  I had harped on this directly with Hasbro NUMEROUS TIMES, telling them that the paint apps on the first release of Obi-Wan's blue interceptor and Anakin's green interceptor were way off.  They re-released both, and AGAIN they were way off.  So now, Hasbro FINALLY gets the deco right on Obi-Wan's fighter that he flies to Utapau, but it's this scaled down garbage? 

UCK.

What I find odd/interesting is that the packaging should really call out that these are "all new" or be window boxed or something. There is nothing that give the outward appearance that these are smaller for kids and most parents sure as hell wouldn't know the difference if they were familiar with any of the other prior incarnations.
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #95 on: July 23, 2013, 05:18 PM »
I just want to see more OT themed ships.  Maybe the repainted Slave One is a sign of more OT vehicles... heck, even the tank repainted in Imperial gray similar to the battlefront colors would make me smile.

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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #96 on: July 23, 2013, 05:56 PM »
As per the front page, there are still (and even more now it seems) cases of Naboo Fighters hitting Tuesday Morning.  Good if you have the store near you. 

I got mine there in the initial reports...  Found another couple after some work for friends then recently, as stores continue to get this case in.  Seems several stores got 2 cases each.

I also bought the tanks.  I regretted not buying the original, and that tiny one blows.  So I bought, and I have to say it's probably actually accurately scaled, it just doesn't have the pivoting nacels like it should, but still it's a good size.
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #97 on: October 14, 2013, 04:01 PM »
I picked up an Assault Tank for $10 on clearance at Marshall's today. I had gotten one a few months ago at Target for roughly the same price, but ended up returning it to help buy the 6" Sandtrooper. And now the circle is complete!
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #98 on: November 1, 2013, 09:26 PM »
I snagged Obi-Wan's petite Jedi Starfighter today at Marshall's for a very palatable $7. They had 3, all priced the same as the remaining Class I sets. (which I also bought)

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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #99 on: November 1, 2013, 09:52 PM »
Never got that cheap here. Marshalls/TJ Maxx has had nothing great, they got the 2013 pod racers back in at $17. Blech.

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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #100 on: December 4, 2013, 11:31 AM »
I think i finally cleaned out all the local discount stores, but I did stumble across a TRU express yesterday with $15 Naboo Starfighters. I grabbed the only two they had. It was reported awhile ago that these were hitting there, but I hadn't personally seen it til yesterday. Good buy!
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Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Class II Vehicles
« Reply #101 on: December 27, 2013, 06:05 PM »
Looks like TRU Express stores still have a fair amount of the Darth Maul packaged vehicles on hand.  I was able to get another Naboo Starfighter as well as the Republic Fighter Tank repaint today at a TRU Express near me.  It might not have been a sweetheart deal like $15, but even at $19.99 it was a decent deal.
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