A big HUGE thanks to Jeff for helping me score a TIE Fighter tonight via the DCPI #'s he provided. Thanks for that. Got them written down to scamper around the various Targets and search.
Found a girl (she actually asked me if I needed help! Holy ****!) and she got me one even amidst their inventorying they're doing.
An early birthday gift to me I guess too.
I have to say I like the ship. Scale's right, it's a big mamojama, and the color is accurate to 2 of the 3 films so that's better IMO.
The pilot sucks... no excuse Hasbro.
Cockpit could use a LITTLE retooling beyond the battery box too. As I've seen MisterPL mention, it'd be ok if they did a uni-hatch on the cockpit that opened towards the rear, however I haven't seen anything definitive that makes me believe that the TIE Cockpit hatch doesn't open as 2-pieces. That actually makes more sense for an ejection system which is definitely on TIE Fighters as seen in ESB.
The seat could be a little prettier inside then as well... The TIE Bomber's got a nice set-up inside, very detailed, so it'd have been nice had Hasbro gone through a little extra effort on the cockpit interior when they had to basically retool the seat so it would lock inside. I mean, they retooled it anyway so why not?
Irregardless, it's to-scale and even at $40 I'd like a 2nd but probably will settle for 1. $40's this ship's largest problem though... Two large wings does not equate a huge price jump since the cockpit is 100% re-used from a ship that they sold a lot of. They should have had this for $30.
I wish Target would never get another exclusive... Given their bastard ways of C-blocking collectors (hah, collector-block... It wasn't what you were thinking!), but that's life I guess.
At $30 I'd buy 3 of these for a nice flight. 2 for an escort flight would be sweet though, even at $40, but I'm a sucker for good scaled classic ships.
My mileage on the scanners varies...
Tonight, one the keys were removed, another the keys were there but the thing didn't work. The third one I hit finally would let me punch in the numbers. I almost walked past it but stopped and thank goodness I did. The TIE's sweeeeeeeeet.