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TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« on: January 19, 2004, 07:35 PM »
Came across this on Amazon.com (pardon if I've picked up on old news):

Vader's the Fighter

Hmmm...

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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004, 08:00 PM »
Vader's the Fighter

Is Vader really the fighter?   :P

Interesting find there Jared.  No idea if that's a new, upcoming item, or the really old one just still in their computers (which I'd highly doubt).  I think a vaguely recall rumors of a new Vader Tie, so perhaps this is it.  It sounds like there were going to be a few ANH ship releases to coincide with the OT being released on DVD this fall, so perhaps that's what's happening here.

I thought the stronger rumors pointed toward just a new generic Tie Fighter though, so maybe the "Vader" label just isn't quite right there...  Since Vader's previous POTF2 Tie was an all new mold, I was/am pretty happy with it, so a rehash of it at this point isn't really much of a necessity IMO.  We'll definitely keep an eye on it though!

EDIT: Oops, I missed the exclusive part there.  Even more interesting now, and definitely something "new", I'd imagine.  I'd guess it's probably just the original POTF2 Vader Tie, with the Gunner station Vader, in a nice, purty window box.  That's my guess!   ;)
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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004, 08:02 PM »
That is a neat find indeed.  I'd not seen this anywhere else...

When the original mock-up shots of the Red Leader were dug up by Scott I believe, wasn't there also a mock-up of a Vader TIE Fighter boxed set?

I could be wrong...  Maybe Scott can chime in since he has a better memory on stuff like that.  :)
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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004, 08:45 PM »
I'd guess it's probably just the original POTF2 Vader Tie, with the Gunner station Vader, in a nice, purty window box.

Lord Pickles has reminded me (over at RS, of course) of the likely inclusion of a battle damaged wing this time.  I'd say he's probably correct!

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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004, 08:50 PM »
Is Vader really the fighter?   :P

Just typin' it like I read it  ;)

There were rumors floating around of new vintage-esque packaging for things for later this year, wonder if this might be one of those? The listing is pretty new, I think. I browse Amazon's SW listings every week, just in case, well, I don't know why. Its really a sloppy listing they put up. We'll see what comes of it.

I like the notion of a battle-damage wing. That would be cool.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2004, 09:19 PM »
I wouldn't doubt that this, and Red LEader were some of those repacked items...  Repacking vehicles is dangerous territory given the way higher priced items back up quick.  Hmmmm...  :(

The figures, if kept to a minimum in shipping, tend to move...  Ships though, I dunno.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Vader's TIE?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2004, 01:19 AM »
 :) It would be cool if this thing actually becomes available. I do not have one in my collection.

Anything Vader related is good to have.
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