For those who picked up the ARC-170 and have opened it, how's that side with the screwholes? Is it like what we saw or different?
It looks to be pretty much the same, screw-wise, as the one that was pictured at Toy Fair. I count 16 screw holes on the side of the ship, plus an additional 6 on one of the wing cannons (although they may have packed two of the same gun in my box; either way, they're the same guns). Two of these screw holes are obscured by the engines, but the rest of them are pretty obvious. That being said, it is a very cool looking toy (and quite a bit bigger than I expected) and a lot of fun to
fly around the room making laser noises
admire on the shelf.
My main problem with the ship isn't with the ship at all, but with the sticker sheet. As someone else noted earlier (maybe in this thread, I'm too lazy to look), some of the stickers aren't cut so well and they don't fit the "template" areas on the ship all that well. The only time this particularly irritated me (and detracted from the look of the ship) was with one of the aforementioned screwholes near the back of the ship and the tail gunner's seat. There is a rather large sticker that only half obscures the screwhole and it was very noticeable. I ended up cutting the corner off and it still looks good, but this kind of thing is kind of irritating in this day and age.