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NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:43 PM »
Here are some shots of the new TIE Fighter with big boy solar panels…

http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=94041
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #1 on: August 2, 2005, 01:44 PM »
Is it me or does this just not look right ???  The height of the wings look good but the diameter looks to big.  Probably just the pics.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #2 on: August 2, 2005, 01:48 PM »
It looks pretty close to me other than the color… I never liked that blue. Lt Gray seems a little more fitting to me.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #3 on: August 2, 2005, 02:05 PM »
Looks good, I'll pick one up as I enjoy scaled vehicles. The paint isn't really a big deal to me; it seems to me that every TIE Fighter made by a toy company has the wrong colors.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #4 on: August 2, 2005, 02:14 PM »
Sigh.  At the risk of being overly cynical, I'm going to reserve judgement until I see a side by side photo, loose, with a previous version.  The box art could be too easily deceiving.  From the visual presentation by the pictures, I still think it could be underscaled everywhere except in the pictures.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #5 on: August 2, 2005, 02:26 PM »
Well, this pic right here has me sold on it -

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/jt_tie05back.jpg

I'm looking forward to this version of the TIE.  Even if it's not perfectly scaled to the ILM models, that's fine with me as this is probably as close as we'll ever get from Hasbro.  Sign me up for two of these to open... this is the most excited about a vehicle that I've been since the Skiff!

One weird thing though... on the back of the box, it shows the SAGA TIE pilot, but in the bubble in the front, it's the kit bashed POTF2 version... hopefully we'll get the SAGA version.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #6 on: August 2, 2005, 03:10 PM »
yeah I wouldn't mind 1 or 2 of these, I have the tie from the otc 'costco' set that came with the otc x-wing; best thing those came with figures.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #7 on: August 2, 2005, 03:47 PM »
I'm excited about this one...I've been holding off on buying a TIE fighter because of the rumors surrounding this one...and I do hope that it comes with the Saga TIE pilot as I never acquired him either.

What does everyone think of the package?  Kind of has a ROTS theme to it, yet not.

I wonder if it's a sign of things to come or just filler?


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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #8 on: August 2, 2005, 04:03 PM »
I think I'll most likely pick this one up as well, but I'll wait and see for sure.  I do have one TIE that I just picked up in 2003 (the Imperial Dogfight - KB Toys Exclusive), but if this upcoming one was indeed more accurate, that might make it worth it to me.  Vehicle shelf space is at a premium now, so unless we start seeing all new ones like an AT-TE or Turbo Tank, I'll likely be sticking with OT vehicles only from here on...and only ones I don't have or really want at this point.

I also noticed the packaging, reminds me of what we saw of the repackaged TRU Falcon they showed at Comic-Con.  It has the lava-ish colored Star Wars logo, but otherwise no movie mention.  I wonder if it is the "filler" packaging for non PT stuff between ROTS and the Saga Collection in 2006.  Isn't this TIE rumored to be a Target exclusive?  I thought I heard that somewhere.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #9 on: August 2, 2005, 04:48 PM »
Isn't this TIE rumored to be a Target exclusive?  I thought I heard that somewhere.

I was waiting for someone to bring this up.

It is, in fact, a retail store exclusive, we just don't know which one for sure yet.

I HATE EXCLUSIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #10 on: August 2, 2005, 05:38 PM »
That looks really nice.  Thanks for the heads-up on the picture, Jay! :)

I'd be willing to bet it's a Target exclusive, since the trend seems to be that 9 times out of 10, an exclusive is a Target exclusive.  Plus, it's extremely cool and will fly off shelves, so it has to be a Target exclusive so Target can utilize all their collector-hatin', DPCI-deletin', non-stockin' energies to keep giving collectors headaches.

Plus, this is usually the way it goes these days:

Target: Cool exclusives that nobody can get.

Toys R Us: Cool exclusives that some people can get.

Wal-Mart: Crappy exclusives that nobody wants.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #11 on: August 2, 2005, 05:51 PM »
If it's an exlclusive, I hope that TRU gets it...

Down with Target.  I'm sick of them, their policies, and their exclusives.   :)

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #12 on: August 2, 2005, 08:06 PM »
I don't know what it is about it but it seems a little bit off IMO.  I can't quite figure it out though.  But I am glad they have at least tried to make the wings bigger.

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« Reply #13 on: August 2, 2005, 08:52 PM »
Dunno... looks pretty good to me. Look at the first image of the front of the box, and relate the height of the package to the pod in the center. I think those are really well scaled wings. The picture on the back doesn't look right to me either, but a lot of that is because the printed image perspective is skewed by the actual packaging, making the wings look stubbier.

I can't wait to become infuriated, I mean, shop, at Target for this.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #14 on: August 2, 2005, 09:00 PM »
This looks nice, I think that the photos are pretty unclear...

The package made me laugh. Leave it to Hasbro to promote "Larger Scale Wings" instead of "Proper Scale Wings!"
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