Now that I finally have some pilots for this fighter, I thought I'd write a small review of it.
Scale: I think this vehicle is in perfect scale for the 3 3/4" figures. The three pilots fit in it quite well, and so does the R4 unit (I put in the ROTS Preview R4 unit). From the footage of the fighter in the trailers, I think Hasbro got this one dead on the mark.
Detail: There's a lot of detail in this fighter, but I think there could be more. They gave quite a bit of decals for this, but in the second seat (the Nav/WSO/EWO guy), there's two raised spots on the console, but there are no decals for them. I think they would've been perfect for some kind of decals for some displays, but there are none. There is also nothing in the tailgunner position, but I tink if there was actually something in there, the figure would not fit.
Playability: I think this is one of Hasbro's best works to date! There's tons of it for a kid to do. The most interesting feature is the handle that actually folds into the ship, and was not made as part of the landing gear that has been done in previous vehicles (the Imperial Shuttle readily comes to mind). There is also a trigger on the handle that drops the proton torpedo "Bombs" and the large wing-mounted guns also have firing projectiles that go pretty far! (Another feature that scared my cat!) My only complaint here is that the socket for the droid is a little too big, so the droid can fall out if you invert the fighter during a dogfight.
Overall: This is the best vehicle Hasbro has made in the ROTS line that I have pilots for! I'm guessing that the Obi-Wan starfighter will surpass this one once I get a pilot for it, but until then, this one reigns supreme! 5/5!