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Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2014, 01:11 AM »
I tried a TIE Pilot in the TIE, and he flops about comically because it's ultimately designed for the limited figures to work in it I guess.  I wish the seat were a little more snug (control consoles on the sides, little less wide).

The DP I have, I think it's fine functionally speaking, but when you move the legs the pins to hold them in simply loosen up.  I don't see any production issues on them (bad mold pulls or whatnot).  It just seems ill-conceived to me.   :-\  I'm probably going to get another for customizing purposes so I'll check then.

From what I can see, when you move the legs, the pins simply shift out a bit... They don't pop off, but the walker becomes looser at the hip joints (the only joints, for that matter).

I'm ok with the articulation mind you...  It never bothered me that it wasn't hyper jointed like the AT-ST that requires "fixing".  I'm more miffed the main drive body and the cockpit aren't as big as they really should be.  That's my only real gripe.  They could be just a tad bigger and it'd be significantly better.
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Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2014, 10:06 AM »
Thanks Jesse for saving me $75. 

I was on the fence about buying these, but now I think I'll pass on all three and wait to see the reviews on the Imp Troop Transport before I decide on that one.
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Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2014, 02:34 PM »
I tried a TIE Pilot in the TIE, and he flops about comically because it's ultimately designed for the limited figures to work in it I guess.  I wish the seat were a little more snug (control consoles on the sides, little less wide).

It's extra wide so you fit Zeb in there. Otherwise someone at another site would have had a stroke.  ;)
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Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2014, 08:58 PM »
Hah, well my stroke is mild. :P  I'm more just miffed that these are lower in quality than the Class I with figures we got not long ago.  Seriously I think those are just superior quality overall. 

And glad I saved you some $ Jeff...  They're iffy at this price IMO.  On sale, they're fine maybe.

I'm going to get the Stormie transport and custom it (it's WWWAAAAAYYYY underscaled) into something of a support vehicle for the actual transports.  The transport would be an ideal project for someone to try.  All angular, very little to it at all that's rounded.  It's very doable with simple cuts or in a *cough*3Dprogram*cough* if someone were so inclined.  It's simplistic, to say the least.  Something I'd like to tackle in the future as it's a very logical design too.

In X-Wing, TIE Fighter, etc., the Stormtroopers have a space transport used to board vessels...  It's very similar, only built to fly out of an atmosphere obviously.  It's another thing that's been on my to-do list.  I'd like to try both now.

It's funny that the new transport will be significantly smaller than the original vintage transport.  :-X  That one is far closer to the proper size.
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Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2014, 10:39 AM »
I opened all of the vehicles last night with the kids.  My quick thoughts (caveat that I haven't opened that many toys so my frame of reference might be off).

Phantom - The kids and I really like this.  I think this is the best of the bunch.  Flexible play options and it seems well built.  It looks like it has been designed to attach to a future Ghost ship.

TIE - I think this is really good as well.  My only complaint is that the hatch is too hard to open.  I'm going to have to file down the plastic to make it easier to open.  My kids can't open it on their own, and I struggle to get it open.  Not sure if they are all like this or not.

AT-DP - It stands great and looks great.  However trying to move the legs is a complete disaster.  Within ten minutes of opening and constructing this the legs popped off about five times and I had to instruct the kids not to move the legs more than a few degrees at a time.  How this got through the design process is beyond me.  The cockpit with double opening hatch is pretty cool though.

Overall I would have to say they're okay, but not great, although I think the Phantom is really solid. 

I don't think the plastic is so thin and hollow that its going to break or cause quality issues, so that's not an issue for me.

I was really annoyed with the stickers included with these though.  While the Phantom's were reasonably easy to apply, the others were terrible.  They were so small you couldn't even grab them.  I don't know how anyone without model building skills could apply these (had to get out my Exacto knife to put them on like decals), and really seem unnecessary.  Does Hasbro feel they *must* include stickers with every ship?  They were so small and meaningless, and frustrating.

While I've got my gripes, I'm very glad they created new ships and its not just repainted Jedi Starships and the usual crap we've received over the past few years.  The $25 price point isn't great for the ships alone, but its also not terrible.  I actually think its a decent deal if you get the Target versions with the pack-in figures.