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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 02:51 PM »
I suspect that Hasbro probably wants to keep up waiting for the TIE R/B.  Maybe it will make it's debut at either SDCC this year or at the next Toy Fair?  Anticipation can be a strong marketing tool.

I'd like to see some official imagery of this new TIE and the battle damage feature.  The toxic nature of the comments section in almost every jta post makes it difficult to justify going on that site, even if they have new images.  There's a reason why at least 2 of their advertisers dropped them.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 04:10 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.

Good catch,  I hadn't noticed that feature on the back. An all new TIE after so long, a shame they aren't doing a 40th anniversary tribute to the toy line this year to put it in special packaging...
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #17 on: July 3, 2018, 11:10 PM »

An all new TIE after so long, a shame they aren't doing a 40th anniversary tribute to the toy line this year to put it in special packaging...

Yeah. Just getting the 6-inch figures on vintage packaging last year was pretty anticlimactic.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #18 on: July 5, 2018, 10:15 PM »
No Rhythm and Blues TIE yet.

Yeah, all I know is no TIE will ever be as common as POTF2 era Vader TIE. I even passed one up at an Estate sale recently. I already have a squadron.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #19 on: July 5, 2018, 10:57 PM »
Oddly, Vader's TIE is the one ship I never got.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Class C Vehicle - TIE Fighter Coming Soon?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2018, 01:51 AM »
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2018, 07:03 PM »
I know there's a ton of bitching about this TIE Fighter when they're releasing the TVC one at the same time (and people then bitching the TVC one isn't the Heavy TIE, and so on and so forth and screw collecting sometimes), but I like this and the general idea of a smaller wing TIE like the Rebels toon showed.  Was that "how they were" at that time or were they full size?  Depends I guess on POV and licensed product because other licensed stuff from Rebels shows basically just a regular TIE Fighter (big wings) and the cartoon was artistic license or whatever, but either way I figure why not a smaller squatter winged fighter variant at some point?  I'm in on this.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2018, 08:45 PM »
I figure why not a smaller squatter winged fighter variant at some point?  I'm in on this.

I might go along with that...  I doubt I buy this at $40, but if Amazon gets to $25 or less I'd likely buy despite the smaller wings.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2018, 10:53 PM »
It's kind of odd that Hasbro didn't really show this TIE off at the panel, or the AT-DT for that matter.  I think the battle damage feature is actually kind of cool.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2018, 11:04 PM »
It's kind of odd that Hasbro didn't really show this TIE off at the panel

I'm guessing they didn't want to confuse the issue with the TVC TIE coming to Walmart?  "Here's a $40 TIE... and here's a $80 TIE exclusive to Walmart!"
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #25 on: August 6, 2018, 06:35 AM »
Fyi this is in stock on target.com and hts
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Re: Solo 3.75" Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter
« Reply #26 on: August 6, 2018, 07:06 AM »
It's kind of odd that Hasbro didn't really show this TIE off at the panel

I'm guessing they didn't want to confuse the issue with the TVC TIE coming to Walmart?  "Here's a $40 TIE... and here's a $80 TIE exclusive to Walmart!"

LOL, yeah!  Sell the more expensive version at your media event.
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