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New Saga TIE Fighter!
« on: April 4, 2003, 11:57 PM »
Hey All,

Since I'm new to the forums, I thought I'd drop a quick bit of news...

KB Toys is now taking pre-orders for their new exclusive TIE Fighter.

Check it out here:

http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/2253719/ctid/17/ls/default



I like the new back end, but wish the wings were a bit bigger...

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« Last Edit: April 5, 2003, 12:11 AM by Chris Berry »
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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2003, 12:02 AM »
Thanks for the news flash Nataku, and for visiting JediDefender!

But are you (or KB) kidding me with that thing?!?  I thought it was going to be more TO SCALE!!!  That totally blows.  Glad they snipped it's tail off, but I was hoping the thing would better match the nicely scaled FX X-Wing.  No such luck apparently.  Just ruined my Friday night...   >:(

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #2 on: April 5, 2003, 12:02 AM »
Hey Jeff!  Thanks for scooping the news for us! And for stopping on by the forums.  This one is a head scratcher...those wings look awful.  Is this the exact same ship?  I see the black detail but it doesn't look too different

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #3 on: April 5, 2003, 12:07 AM »
Looks totally identical except for the missing backside.  Hopefully this is just an early picture of it, and the final wings will be more to scale like we've all been anticipating for many months now...

:::PRAYING:::  

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #4 on: April 5, 2003, 12:08 AM »
I think this it guys

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #5 on: April 5, 2003, 12:09 AM »
Hi JediMAC and OCB,

Thanks for the welcome to JediDefender.

I've been lurking around here for a bit, but a e-mail note from an on-line friend recently convinved me to start posting...  ;)

As for the TIE, I think it is pretty much the same mold as before, but with the back end of the cockpit re-sculped to get rid of the battery compartment.

Oh, and the pilot is pretty much the same one fom the Bomber and the Iterceptor.

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #6 on: April 5, 2003, 12:28 AM »
Hello Jeff (Nataku), you made the front page! Quite a way to start out. :) We appreciate the tip. Welcome to the site.

Back to the topic at hand: All I can say is "all too familiar".

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #7 on: April 5, 2003, 02:39 AM »
You won't see me running out to the stores for that.
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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #8 on: April 5, 2003, 05:32 AM »
Very interesting. I must agree that it does look out of scale.
Though I never did get one, I may want to but when they get marked down. We shall see.  ;)

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #9 on: April 5, 2003, 10:18 AM »
i think it looks good. If it is in cool packaging like the saga bomber then I will pick it up on sale.

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #10 on: April 5, 2003, 10:36 AM »
Yeah I was told long ago that the wings were going to be larger. If not, that is bad. At least it is a ship that everyone can use.

Oh, I hope they show up at the KB Stores and not just the website. I also want the 12" Pig Guard.
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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #11 on: April 5, 2003, 03:31 PM »
If you guys want scale vehicles, then I guess you want this:



Stop drooling.
Yes, it's dope :) hehehehe. I have an extra if anyone wants to trade for it.

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #12 on: April 6, 2003, 12:19 AM »
First one has now shown up on ebay. It's a presale.

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #13 on: April 6, 2003, 12:40 AM »
lol at the buy it now price.

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Re: New Saga TIE Fighter!
« Reply #14 on: April 6, 2003, 06:35 PM »
Welp,

Chalk me up for the disappointed column.  The fans have been clamoring for a properly scaled TIE Fighter (In the Solar Panel Department.  Ya know, just the kinda TIE that wouldn't look completely stupid sitting next to...

Oh, say the TIE Bomber, TIE Advanced x1, or TIE Interceptor which are all either REAL close to accurate or dead on...

Unfortunately, someone at Hasbro said "Hey, let's just fix the back end!  I mean, why put ALL our effort into this and sell TONS of them when we can do a half-butted job and sell a few!"

Eh, maybe that's a bit harsh, but I'm disappointed...  I'll buy one, and use it to, hopefully, reproduce the accurate cockpit...  Had they done it COMPLETELY nice I'd be buying at LEAST 3 of the badboy, and possibly 6 or more...  Disappointing, to say the least.

Oh well...  It is a mock-up, and it COULD change...  I'm not gonna hold my breath on it, but I always like to leave that sliver of hope until I see it in person.  

Too bad...   Really.  :(
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