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Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:44 AM »
Looks like the long rumored Solo 3.75" Class C TIE Fighter might finally be on it's way...
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 01:52 AM by Jeff »
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 10:58 AM »
I was surprised we didn't see that one with the launch... cool variant on the classic, shown in the trailer...

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 02:09 PM »
Not holding my breath for scale with the large wing tie fighters, but one can still hope.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 04:01 PM »
Wings look squatter compared to the cockpit.  Wish there was an ICS book for this film.  :-\
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 06:25 PM »
The TIE RB would be totally welcome in my book.  It's a cool concept, and the stockier wings actually make it more practical for the Class C vehicle line.  Because you know we aren't getting those large wing TIE's again any time soon!
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Check out THIS REBELSCUM POST.  It's got some boxed images of the upcoming  Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter.  And unfortunately it's not the TIE R/B.  :(
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 04:36 PM »
It's also another small wing edition. Real bummer.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 05:18 PM »
The small wings are disappointing.  I think a larger wing TIE would be significantly more expensive.  And the funny thing is that in SOLO you can tell that the standard TIE's seem to have bigger wings than the TIE R/B, which has decidedly smaller wings.

But the paint scheme on this TUE actually looks pretty good.  I'd like to see if the cockpit is up to the standards of more recent TIE's, like the TVC TIE Interceptor.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 05:30 PM »
I think it looks good and had no expectations it would have large wings, etc
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 05:31 PM »
The R/B was probably a late inning digital addition (or maybe not, who knows) but yeah too bad it's not that one. I like this for what it is, but I'm curious if it will ever make retail in the States.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 05:48 PM »
For some reason I thought this would be a TIE Brute...

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 07:24 PM »
Is it just the paintjob playing tricks on me or does the cockpit ball look different than the one they have been using for the last 40 years??
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 10:25 PM »
Is it just the paintjob playing tricks on me or does the cockpit ball look different than the one they have been using for the last 40 years??

It must be.  The photo of the back of the package (albeit a little blurry) seems to reveal a significant battle damage feature.  It looks like the main body of this TIE splits in order to simulate being blasted apart.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 11:10 AM »
I am surprised that this is not the TIE R/B from Solo too, but it is outweighed by my delight that it isn't a First Order TIE.

It has been a long time since a vanilla TIE fighter was on the market, and I am glad this is a brand-new mold. It gives me hope that a vanilla X-Wing with a brand new sculpt may follow. Things like that have been absent for far too long.

(The real surprise in reading the original article is discovering that a toy found in Mexico doesn't qualify as a "North American release."  ;D )

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 01:35 PM »
Yeah, it splits apart.  JTA had some pics recently too, but those pics made it look like the TIE had a pretty bad gap where the plastic separates... meaning when it's assembled, it might not look so great for display.  The pic at RS though doesn't show this gap.

I may or may not get a couple - I think it looks awesome other than the potential gap.