I recently nabbed one of these puppies from Singapore and got it in this week.
I got to say this is a pretty nice piece. Even though it wasn't in the movie I find it far better than the A-Wings first incarnation.
Hasbro did an incredible job on the paint aps for this piece, and shows to me what they are capable of.
Of course these types of things are just money pieces for Hasbro since every single thing is rehashed, but that aside it's worth the moolah.
I don't have a TIE Fighter yet, but from what I've seen this one will knock that one out the box.
Hopefully this won't be another Target nightmare ala' Skiff and Y-Wing. Although with another Y-Wing due to come out some people might be a little happier in the future... Well, that is if you don't mind it in a different color...