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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #15 on: August 2, 2005, 09:24 PM »
wow I can't wait to get my hands on a few of thoses.  Man do they look good.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #16 on: August 2, 2005, 09:44 PM »
I'm not sure what to think by the pictures...  TIE's are rather small ships, so I'll reserve judgement till I can actually measure it myself and compare to ILM #'s as far as how accurately scaled the solar panels are.

Some shots make it look off, others make it look at least incredibly near to correct if not accurate.  Just tough to say. 

The Pilot's lame if that's what we're getting.

If it's off, Hasbro's a bunch of douchebags though...  At this stage of the game, it's just excuseless considering any ammount it is off isn't HUGE, and could easily have been done properly.  Like the 12" line though, Hasbro's not been reliable with ships all the time.

BTW, for the curious, the TIE's have always been intended to be a blue hue from their original concepts on, but were changed to grey to accomodate the effects process.  As things were advanced though, they reverted to the blue in ESB and ROTJ as was intended.  EU doesn't touch on it much at all I don't believe, but I've seen people make the excuse that the TIE's go through a transformation where their alloys are comprised of different materials (stronger) on the later models so the greys of ANH are earlier weaker structures... 
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #17 on: August 2, 2005, 10:19 PM »
Wow, I never knew that about the color. Thanks for that little tidbit Jesse, I always wondered why they looked different.  :)

I too will reserve judgment until I see more pictures of them or the product itself, but if it is correct count me in for a couple. Even if it is incorrect I'll pick up one, I need another TIE or two.

And it better come with the SAGA pilot, I am so sick and tired of hasblow reissuing older figures when new and better sculpts are availible, I.E. the POTF2 snowtroopers in the battle 5 packs, Cantina Han, the repaints of the #6 clone when there is a much better #41 clone availible, etc., etc. etc. It's not like it costs any more, and if it does it can't be that significant.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #18 on: August 3, 2005, 12:35 AM »
yeah the pictures are a bit askew, but then again they're really not of a great quality. though it sure does look pretty close to me in terms of scale as the first picture seems to imply they may have shortened the pylons. it would be nice if this saw a wider distribution than just being an exclusive, cause I think it has the ability to sell quite nicely. of course they need to swap out the modified POTF2 pilot for the far superior SAGA pilot as SLC indicated. hopefully we'll see loose pics soon, with a verification of what pilot comes with it and when it will be at retail.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #19 on: August 3, 2005, 02:20 AM »
I'm sure I'll buy one, but if it's a Target exclusive, it's going to be a pain to find.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #20 on: August 3, 2005, 07:51 AM »
Now I gotta replace my old TIE's. :P

I think it's looking nice. Even if the scale isn't exact, which it isn't since it's the same cockpit, it's still going to be close which is good enough for me. Seriously though, I'm going to have to re-size my hanger bay. :(
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #21 on: August 3, 2005, 10:51 AM »
They should do a paint variation with the light grey from ANH. 
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #22 on: August 3, 2005, 06:53 PM »


The Pilot's lame if that's what we're getting.


From the front pic, it looks like we're getting a POTF2 pilot.  From the back pic, it looks like we're getting OTC.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #23 on: August 4, 2005, 12:44 AM »
I do hope it's the one on the back.  Either way I'll still get two of these probably, but packing in that old sculpt would be pretty senseless.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #24 on: August 4, 2005, 07:15 PM »
The cockpit's actually pretty close, if not accurate to-scale.  Though the cockpit ball scale tends to vary a bit depending on what source is looked at.

It's a small piece though, and the original Kenner sculpt was pretty accurate in scale and detail aside from the light piece and the battery box of course.  Hasbro's retooling of it made it perfect to me.

The cockpit's opening though is in dispute...  I'm ok with it as-is though.  It'd be better/sturdier if it were one-piece and flipped backwards like the Vader's TIE resculpt.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #25 on: August 4, 2005, 09:14 PM »
i still wish they get rid of the ancient battery pack and sculpt us a freaking engine.... >< grrrrr

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #26 on: August 4, 2005, 10:01 PM »
"... i still wish they get rid of the ancient battery pack and sculpt us a freaking engine...."

They did, the TIE tha KB had last year has the proper little hole for the engine.  The batterypack is gone.  This ne sculpt will have the updated engine area.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #27 on: August 4, 2005, 10:18 PM »
Finally, a new TIE. I dont have one so i'll definitly scoop this bad boy up.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #28 on: August 5, 2005, 10:42 AM »
"... i still wish they get rid of the ancient battery pack and sculpt us a freaking engine...."

They did, the TIE tha KB had last year has the proper little hole for the engine.  The batterypack is gone.  This ne sculpt will have the updated engine area.

Same thing for the OTC release. This new cockpit should be the new standard.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #29 on: August 5, 2005, 10:46 AM »
Nope, OTC had the battery pack. Or atleast, I'm pretty sure it did.
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