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Saga A-wing
« on: February 25, 2003, 12:20 PM »
i was flipping through a toy fare mag and came across a Biran's Star Wars ad and under the vehicles portion of the ad it had a Saga A-wing coming out this month,does anyone have any info on this?

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Re:Saga A-wing
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2003, 12:26 PM »

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Re:Saga A-wing
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2003, 12:30 PM »
thanks for that bit of info DSJ.

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Re:Saga A-wing
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2003, 01:02 PM »
Your Welcome.   ;)

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Re:Saga A-wing
« Reply #4 on: March 5, 2003, 08:37 PM »
looks cool

i just hope it has a nice figure and not some repaint

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2003, 11:59 AM »
Check it out...

New boxed pics, repaint of Arvel Crynyd



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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2003, 12:05 PM »
It looks cool. Nice display box & windows all the way around. Can't wait for it to come out.

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2003, 12:10 PM »
Looks pretty good!  Another nice window box, with some cool new paint apps on the fighter and pilot.  I'll definitely be adding several of these into my collection!

And if wai's right about the 12" Speederbike Leia already being out overseas, then maybe this A-Wing here will hopefully be bumped up and released a little earlier than the October/November time frame estimated by Hasbro.  That would allow them to get their butt's busy with finishing off more important vehicles like the Sandcrawler and Bespin Cloud Car!

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2003, 03:41 PM »
I'd love to have 3 of these for a small flight of the Green Squadron ship.

With how Target is though, I may only wind up with one, if that even.  They're an unreliable store in my area, as far as exclusives go.

The Arvel figure is nice and unique...  He'll go nicely on the shelf with the old Arvel figure.

Either way though, I still want a PROPER Arvel Crynyd released on the card...  With the proper uniform, with proper chest box, and proper helmet...  And the proper race.

Arvel was just a white dude, not the Asian chap Hasbro's mistakenly made...  The first pack-in pilot had poor details on the uniform (got the color right though) and the second pack-in is based off the improperly named/designated Y-Wing pilot from ROTJ that came in the 3-pack.

Ship looks great though...  I wonder what the white box is that the helmet is on though.  That's odd.  Could it be some generic Hangar accessory?  Or just cardboard and part of the packaging?
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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2003, 04:27 PM »
Aw crud.  I like how that thing looks.  I had myself pretty much convinced that I was good with just the POTF2 version, especially since I have a spare pilot too.  

Target exclusive?  Aw crud.
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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2003, 04:32 PM »
Hey Brent, if that Target store opens here in Edmonton, well you know.  ;)

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2003, 04:53 PM »
Dude, you're seriously confused.  Winnipeg is the test market.  The cheapest, most walmart loving city in the world (also probably the first place that walmart employees will unionize) is the ideal test market.  If you can survive here without everything being on sale, you can survive anywhere. :P

But I appreciate your generosity of spirit.  I promise to return the favor ;D

Of course, if Canuckada doesn't score a target store in either city... ;)
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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2003, 04:58 PM »
With our luck, they would probably open a Target up in Nunavut.   ;D

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2003, 12:11 PM »
the A-wing was neverr my choice of ship, especially that old kenner piece of **** i went through two of em and hated both. instead of a new vehicle we are given another rehash.

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Re: Saga A-wing
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2003, 06:46 PM »
I'm surprised you didn't care for the A-Wing in any incarnation Dimetrodon...

I've been happy with all of mine actually.

It's to-scale (My biggest complaint of SW vehicles)

It has great detail, even for a modern vehicle (Seat pads in the cockpit, poprivets on the armor plating, etc...)

It has working landing gear that don't collapse under its weight, and the cockpit functions well (with a hidden button).

And both of the modern versions have a figure...  Albeit neither has a great figure, but the new one's figure is not too shabby.

I'm pretty content with that...  I'm not into lights and sounds myself though.  I just want something accurately scaled (It's possible, just look at XD's to-scale WW2 vehicles), and detailed well.  

How'd you break two vintage ones?  Yikes!  There goes a hundred a piece now, haha.    ;D
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