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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #135 on: August 31, 2005, 03:47 PM »
I've done lots of measuring and comparing.  Trust me Anton, it's about as close to-scale as Hasbro's ever been.  It measures when compared to dimensions I have from source material at about 1:19 scale rather than 1:18 but given Hasbro's lack of scale on figures (plus them being generally SLIGHTLY shorter than 1:18 anyway) this puts the ship pretty much spot on.  The cockpit is good too compared to what I have for it.  ILM pictures of the model compare nicely to the old Kenner design.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #136 on: August 31, 2005, 05:04 PM »
I'm very happy with the way this ship looks. The scale in relation to the fx X-Wing doesn't bother me either. The price however, sucks.

Can anyone remember offhand which kind of TIE escorts Vader's Lamda shuttle at the beginning of ROTJ? Are the TIEs or TIE/in?
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #137 on: August 31, 2005, 07:01 PM »

Can anyone remember offhand which kind of TIE escorts Vader's Lamda shuttle at the beginning of ROTJ? Are the TIEs or TIE/in?

They were regular TIEs (if the TIE/in you are referring to is the TIE Interceptor).  IIRC, the first TIE Interceptor didn't appear on screen until the Emperor's arrival at the second Death Star.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #138 on: August 31, 2005, 11:54 PM »
Indeed, the Interceptors were only noticeable during his arrival in the 4-ship flight diamond formations.  Bombers and Fighters abounded too.

I always thought it funny that  they snuck another fighter design into the final battle but didn't give it too much prominence or importance to show it as a superior ship in any way...  Funny little detail work that the classic trilogy was notoriously great at showing.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #139 on: September 1, 2005, 12:31 AM »
Forgive the pedantic technical digression....

The TIE/ln (that's a lowercase L I think) is the "basic" squared-off TIE seen in abundance in the films. I'm not sure what the ln stands for, but it signifies a technological evolution from the earlier T.I.E. and TIE models.

The Interceptor is a different ship entirely.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #140 on: September 1, 2005, 12:14 PM »
Thanks Valin, but in this case I was just abbreviating TIE Interceptor (TIE/IN).
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #141 on: September 1, 2005, 06:57 PM »
Well, I finally managed to find a MN Target that had TIEs in the back. (thanks again to the DPCI trick  ;))

I've seen the pics of this thing on the net, but WOW!  This TIE is friggin HUGE compared to the old ones.  It was much easier forking over the $40 for it since it is much bigger than I was expecting, even after seeing the pictures on-line!

Glad to have another exclusive tucked away... bring on the Target Clone stuff I guess!  :-\
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #142 on: September 1, 2005, 09:07 PM »
Thanks Jessie! I've been looking at some models as well. It is pretty much right on.

After looking at it in my office over the last two days, I'm just plain impressed and the more I look at it, the less the $40 bugs me. If another company had made this at this size and charged $40, I probably would have bought it just to have one or two in scale, so the fact that Hasbro produced this is bugging me less and less.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #143 on: September 1, 2005, 10:26 PM »
Yeah, the quality of it as a final "result" is what keeps me from being too upset at the $40, but at the end of the day if I was doing a review on this I know I'd be listing the cost and pilot as 2 pretty big negatives ultimately.  If it was $30 though I'd not be questioning my desire to buy a 2nd one right now.

This TIE shows me how utterly wasteful the Sandcrawler was though.  That thing was a double whammy though since it included a droid most people wanted (I know I did).  I was fortunate to find a friend to literally GIVE me the pack-ins from that though as he was using his SC for miniatures gaming (good use, and good justification then).  It's that kinda stuff though that makes me wish if Hasbro did pack stuff in, that it was not new in any way.   :-\
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #144 on: September 3, 2005, 10:02 AM »
I checked all of my nearby, and not so nearby, Targets yesterday and none of them even had shelf tags for these. The one exclusive that I really want and I probably won't be able to find. It ******* figures! Hopefully the price on this will discourage at least one potential buyer thus allowing me to be able to find it eventually. ;)

Did you try giving them the SKU number? That's how I got mine, and I think alot of people are doing the same.

Thanks for your help LandotheScoundrel,  it got me one! I won't bore anyone with the story but I do have to say that, despite the fact that this ship has a heftier price tag and doesn't come with the pictured Pilot figure (what does it matter if you're going to keep him in the cockpit anyway), it still kicks ass! The PROPER scale wings are spectacular and makes this vehicle one of the best offerings in a long, long time! OT fans WILL NOT be dissapointed to add this to their vehicle collection. It is stunning when put next to any of the newer X-Wings.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #145 on: September 3, 2005, 11:11 AM »
It is stunning when put next to any of the newer X-Wings.

Hmmm... The SAGA Red Leader X-Wing is the only vehicle I have ever opened - the new scale just begged for the box to be opened (I only own a handful of vehicles).  After hearing you compare the new TIE to that X-Wing, I think I may have to get my hands on one of these to be hung from the ceiling in a dogfight display!

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #146 on: September 3, 2005, 11:54 AM »
i GOT IT!!!  ;D

very nice and HUGE.  8)

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #147 on: September 3, 2005, 12:03 PM »
I did find it the other day but did not have my Target gift card with me to purchase.  Which is probably why I found it.  But yes that thing is certainly HUGE!  Of course they put the item on the highest shelf possible so that I could not get my hands on it.   Damn my short height!

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #148 on: September 3, 2005, 12:06 PM »
Of course they put the item on the highest shelf possible so that I could not get my hands on it.   Damn my short height!

Oh, do I feel your pain.  I'm 29 and still waiting for my teenage growth spurt.  Do you think there's any chance?   :'(   ;)

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #149 on: September 3, 2005, 02:43 PM »
It is stunning when put next to any of the newer X-Wings.

Hmmm... The SAGA Red Leader X-Wing is the only vehicle I have ever opened - the new scale just begged for the box to be opened (I only own a handful of vehicles).  After hearing you compare the new TIE to that X-Wing, I think I may have to get my hands on one of these to be hung from the ceiling in a dogfight display!

Do it! You won't be dissapointed. ;D
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