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Title: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 15, 2011, 12:25 PM
Looks like this is confirmed  (on RS) as the next BMF type vehicle/playset.  Should be cool.  Toy Fair should show is more.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2011, 12:35 PM
It certainly seemed likely that if Hasbro was going to make a new large vehicle that it would be from the Clone Wars.  And this particular vehicle has been featured enough that it seemed like a likely candidate.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greg on January 15, 2011, 12:47 PM
I'm looking forward to this. I can't wait to see pics at Toy Fair. It definitely fits the bill as an "aggressive" (or at least aggressive looking) vehicle. It should also have some neat features, so I'm excited.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Captain Piet on January 15, 2011, 12:59 PM
It's the right move. They can get repaints out of it too, which we should soon start to see for the AT-TE and Turbo Tank, great vehicles both. This should be a worthy successor.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 15, 2011, 08:19 PM
Boo!  >:(

It's a flying taxi cab...how is that exciting? Ok, it's an armored flying taxi cab with guns. Still does nothing for me.

A shuttle is a means of conveyance for passengers. It's not a freaking assault vehicle. No matter how many bells and whistles they give this thing, it's a disappointing choice, IMO. The Bounty Hunter Assault ship could have been so much cooler.

I guess we can officially shovel dirt on the Twilight.

The funniest thing to me is how they refer to it in the press release as "the signature vehicle from the animated series" - I bet if you added up every second of screen time this thing has it would pale in comparison to any number of other vehicles. (Like the Republic Heavy Cruisers for example) I can't even recall a single episode where these were featured prominently.

That said, if this is their choice, I hope they do a good job with it, and I'll certainly buy it anyway. I just feel it lacks "zazz".
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2011, 09:11 PM
Not surprised that this is the choice, as it was sort of the one we were thinking about since they said there would be a CW based "BMF" vehicle next year.  Could be pretty cool.  I like the ship on the show, but have been trying to cut back on non-OT vehicles as much as possible - but if it is as nicely done as the other big vehicles have been, it will be tough to pass.

I have to admit, I finally stopped and took a look at the LEGO version of that Bounty Hunter Assault ship that McMetal is mentioning, and although we haven't seen it on the show yet, it does look quite cool.  I look forward to (hopefully) seeing it on the show, and I'd probably be down for that vehicle if/when Hasbro made it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 15, 2011, 09:23 PM
Using Wookiepedia I looked at the number of episodes that the Twilight has appeared in versus the Republic Attack shuttles and as of now, they have 10 appearances each plus the movie. Keep in mind this doesn't count there being multiple Shuttles in one episode, but the last time the Twilight appeared in the series was the third episode of season 2. The shuttle was in as recently as episode 7 of this season.

I think it's safe to say that the ship has sailed for the opportunity (and probability) for the Twilight, which is too bad because it would have been a great way to kick off the large vehicle assortment when the series first debuted.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 15, 2011, 09:26 PM
I have to admit, I finally stopped and took a look at the LEGO version of that Bounty Hunter Assault ship that McMetal is mentioning, and although we haven't seen it on the show yet, it does look quite cool.  I look forward to (hopefully) seeing it on the show, and I'd probably be down for that vehicle if/when Hasbro made it.

The Halo (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Halo) was actually featured in season 2 in the "Bounty Hunters" (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bounty_Hunters_(episode)) episode.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 17, 2011, 12:03 AM
I think a Twilight was definitely a missed (so far) opportunity...  I think an Attack Shuttle has a coolness to it though, and if Hasbro cranks out something nice (it's a fairly small/cramped craft it seems), I'm into it.  I thinkk the Twilight's best hope was, as you said Jayson, the first season/launch of the line...  Though I'd miss the AT-TE, knowing how awesome it is itself now. 

Replace the TT with the Twilight, and I'm all for that ultimately, even though the Twilight's going to be grossly underscaled.  It's just a better vehicle ultimately, but maybe Hasbro was more worried about how the AT-TE, AT-AT, TT, etc., have a central theme to them where you sort of play around them...  The Falcon can have that too, but how much of the Falcon is also a collector/fan-wank?  Plus the Falcon is practically the posterchild vehicle for the entire saga, at least to many.

Anyway, the AT-AT, AT-TE, and TT, all sort of have this almost "playset" feel...  There's action going on around them that doesn't really require a kid holding onto another ship buzzing around, ya know?  Of course, that doens't jive with the Attack Shuttle's playability unless you're considering the "downed shuttle" factor I guess.

Anyway, cool ship.  Was neat to come back home and catch that when I got here.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2011, 10:34 AM
Glad to hear and I've always liked the design of this ship.  Heck - the Imperial Shuttle is still one of my favorites from the OT so I'm all for this.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 18, 2011, 10:51 PM
In the article that confirmed it it says "it has two modes of play...as an attack-base playset, and a vehicle" so they are really goinfg for the BMF, TT, AT-TE vibe.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 18, 2011, 11:42 PM
I am hoping this would come with a figure included as well then, ala the Turbo Tank. That would be a nice throw-in, especially something unique.

"Attack based playset" - hmmm. Maybe Hasbro is warming up to the idea?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Captain Piet on January 19, 2011, 06:24 AM
I am hoping this would come with a figure included as well then, ala the Turbo Tank. That would be a nice throw-in, especially something unique.

"Attack based playset" - hmmm. Maybe Hasbro is warming up to the idea?

Well, we're going to need a unique-deco pilot, right?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dave on January 19, 2011, 03:50 PM
As a collector I'm not all that interested in this ship, but as a dad with little kids who love the playability of things like the Turbo Tank, I hope this is a kick-a$$ kids toy.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 19, 2011, 05:05 PM
We are talking about the "NU" Class attack shuttle right?

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/7/74/Nu-class_shuttle_landed.jpg)

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/c/c0/Republicattackshuttle.jpg)


If so, then I'll be relatively excited for this. I think it's a great design, and a bolder take on the Imperial Shuttle.

Though...I'll likely wait for a mark down. I can't see this being a $100 toy. $60-80 to start yes.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 19, 2011, 05:24 PM
We are talking about the "NU" Class attack shuttle right?

Yes
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 19, 2011, 08:52 PM
It's incredible how different the images are of it.  Some show it as pretty huge, but in the cartoon it's fairly small...  Funny how varied it is.

I'm pretty happy they're giving this a go though.  It is aggressive looking.  Lots of guns, moving wings...  There's fun there for sure.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 25, 2011, 11:17 AM
Republic Attack Ship image from UK Toyfair (http://www.csillagokhaboruja.com/)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 25, 2011, 11:24 AM
Republic Attack Ship image from UK Toyfair (http://www.csillagokhaboruja.com/)

Csillagok Haboruja!!!

Pretty cool, although they kinda got the front ramp wrong. (no perforations)
and WE HAVE A PACK-IN FIGURE!!!  ;D

Would love to see a close-up of that guy, looks like an all-new sculpt.

Great find, Jayson.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 25, 2011, 11:30 AM
Republic Attack Ship image from UK Toyfair (http://www.csillagokhaboruja.com/)

Csillagok Haboruja!!!

Pretty cool, although they kinda got the front ramp wrong. (no perforations)
and WE HAVE A PACK-IN FIGURE!!!  ;D

Would love to see a close-up of that guy, looks like an all-new sculpt.

Great find, Jayson.

Maybe there will be a sticker sheet to address the ramp detail, if not, it's not a deal breaker. It be easy enough to customize.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 25, 2011, 11:59 AM
the site must be getting hammered.  cant get the page to load.  someone get this pic for me.   ;D
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 25, 2011, 12:03 PM
the site must be getting hammered.  cant get the page to load.  someone get this pic for me.   ;D

(http://yakfaceforums.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/3537-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 25, 2011, 12:25 PM
Looks cool but kind of small. I like it overall, while I would have prefferred an OTC vehicle this is a neat ship that looks very SW's. I am in for one.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 25, 2011, 12:35 PM
Looks big enough I guess, but definitely not enough for $100.  Could care less for the pilot, but I like what I see so far and I'm looking forward to seeing the guts of the ship + landing gear.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 25, 2011, 02:31 PM
This looks cool, but this is a difficult toy to figure out.  It looks like the back opens up and has some room for playable features, but when the wings go up they are going to cover the openings...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on January 25, 2011, 05:02 PM
I don't think this is supposed to be in the $100 price range, more like the cancelled deluxe series range. But the way prices go up, who knows?

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: EpicGon on January 25, 2011, 07:21 PM
Cool, looks very Pt stylish, more cuadrangular shape and very simetric
Ita an effort to bring to toy other spaceship, in that task the proportion could remain small (cause sw conception draws set bigger dimensions) but the necessary for fun.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 25, 2011, 07:24 PM
Looks pretty cool...not sure if I'll get it though.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2011, 07:43 PM
It looks smaller than $100 to me...  It's definitely scaled down as troopers can come down the ramp in 2's, so it's pretty small compared to the figure in the image.  I doubt I buy it, but as a kid I think it'd be a pretty slick toy...  I'm just wondering if it does anything other than "sit there" as it were?  Do the wings deploy slowly ala the ramps on the AT-TE?  Does the ship have any lights or sounds?

I'm curious to see any features it has and what the "play set" concept was, or if it basically ammounts to some removable bits?  Maybe the panels and things come off to form sort of a little fort or some such.

I think as the toon goes, it's a good choice...  Twilight would've been better when the Twilight was featured, but it's significantly larger too so I doubt they'd squeezed it into the $70-ish price range like this may wind up being.

I think Hasbro is starting to look at how anything over a certain price just isn't flying off shelves...  The AT-AT seemed to do alright, but I still see them around.  They hit a certain price, and just can't seem to move things like I think they'd like to move them. 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 25, 2011, 08:04 PM
Does the ship have any lights or sounds?

Yep, according to the accompanying text from the site it comes with about 6-8 different sounds/buttons, along with some flashing red LED action.

Looks like the package refers to it as a "Republic Attack Ship"...but you can only just make out the corner. I'm hoping some full-on shots will emerge as this will be a good clue as to the scale and possible price point. I'm guessing $60-$70...anymore would be pushing it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 25, 2011, 08:45 PM
Very cool. I'd consider buying it if it was in the movies.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 25, 2011, 08:58 PM
The AT-AT seemed to do alright, but I still see them around.

Outside of the vinty TRU version - I have not seen the AT-AT at Target or WM since Christmas.  It sold extremely well in my neck of the woods as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Phantom-like Menace on January 26, 2011, 01:43 AM
I don't think this is supposed to be in the $100 price range, more like the cancelled deluxe series range. But the way prices go up, who knows?

I largely agree. Clone Wars Y-wings were--what?--sixty? As much as I wanted to get one, not when forty more dollars gets me a BMF range vehicle. Between the Jedi Starfighter range vehicles and the BMF range vehicles, prices have been a little high I think.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2011, 10:05 AM
I think it looks pretty neat as well, although it doesn't look to be a $100 vehicle.  Maybe we'll see it come in more at the "deluxe vehicle" price of $60-70, I could see that.  I don't know if I'll get it or not.  It does look pretty cool so far, but I really don't have a lot of display room at this point so I'm trying to be more selective with large stuff like vehicles, and leaning more towards OT offerings.  We'll see though, I do really like the design of it and all.  It doesn't seem as "exciting" as stuff like the Falcon, AT-TE, AT-AT, or even Turbo Tank.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2011, 11:56 AM
I like this ship, but I don't know that it's going to be the huge hit that Hasbro is probably banking on.  They seem to say that a Sail Barge isn't iconic enough to make... but THIS thing is?  Yeah it's probably going to be at a lower price point making it somewhat less of a risk, but everyone who is familiar with Star Wars remembers the Sail Barge scene.  But this ship?  I had never even heard of it until the rumors started that it was being made... granted I don't watch the show, but I think quite a few more people in this hobby know what a Sail Barge is.

Anyways, it looks good, but I'm not blown away by it.  I'm sure I'll get one as it looks like a great display piece though as that's the focus of my collection - things that look cool in dioramas.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2011, 12:11 PM
The word "iconic" gets thrown around in these discussions about large vehicles, and I see that as some way of trying to tie in the adult collector base.  But really, a vehicle like the Republic Attack Shuttle is getting done because of entertainment support.  Between the show and the ship's association with Clones it's almost certain to be a hit with kids.  And while that audience may not be represented on forums like this one, it's those kids and their parents that are going to buy the lion's share of the Republic Attack Shuttles.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 26, 2011, 12:24 PM
Chewie...you don't watch the show?  Even if you hated the prequel films, you're missing out on some great SW.  The show, at it's best, is exciteing, funny, well-designed, fast paced and smart.  At it's worst, it's a little talky.

Do yourself a favor and rent the second season DVD set and watch the Geonosis arc.  Great, Star Warsy fun.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 26, 2011, 01:36 PM
Confirmed!
As seen at ToyFair UK

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/hasbro/2011/2011-cw-republicattackship.jpg)

Courtesy of www.imperialholocron.com
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2011, 01:38 PM
The word "iconic" gets thrown around in these discussions about large vehicles, and I see that as some way of trying to tie in the adult collector base.  But really, a vehicle like the Republic Attack Shuttle is getting done because of entertainment support.  Between the show and the ship's association with Clones it's almost certain to be a hit with kids.  And while that audience may not be represented on forums like this one, it's those kids and their parents that are going to buy the lion's share of the Republic Attack Shuttles.

The same thing could be said about the Y-Wing... I don't recall that being much of a hit.   ;)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 26, 2011, 01:41 PM
well now that this has been confirmed, I know I'll be getting one. It just depends on when. If it sells for $60, then immediately. More than that and I'll take my chances on a half price sale in a few months.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on January 26, 2011, 01:42 PM
Confirmed!
As seen at ToyFair UK

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/hasbro/2011/2011-cw-republicattackship.jpg)

Courtesy of www.imperialholocron.com

Confirmed (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21308.msg499333#msg499333) has seen yesterday in this very thread!  ;)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2011, 01:44 PM
Chewie...you don't watch the show?  Even if you hated the prequel films, you're missing out on some great SW.  The show, at it's best, is exciteing, funny, well-designed, fast paced and smart.  At it's worst, it's a little talky.

Do yourself a favor and rent the second season DVD set and watch the Geonosis arc.  Great, Star Warsy fun.

Actually, I did watch most of Season One and a couple episodes in Season Two - I didn't think it was bad, but for whatever reason I just can't get into it.  I think it's partly the animated style; with the bodies all thin and all that.  Some episodes I've really enjoyed, but really - I just don't watch a whole of TV at all these days, and as a matter of fact I haven't even watched one of the Star Wars movies in a few years now.  At some point I'll probably go ahead and just buy all the seasons, but just don't feel any sense of urgency.  It might have something to do with the life change of being a dad, as I kind of lost interest in watching TV when he was born; I don't know.  Love buying the realistic style figures still though as much as ever.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 26, 2011, 02:28 PM
I hear ya.  I don't watch much TV either.  I  never watched alot, but when the kids came along I began watching less.  I do see some stuff with them, like Scooby-Doo or Spongebob, but CW and one or two ther shows are the only things I "must see."

In fact, I think my wife and I are the last people in the U.S. with a tube TV. I just can't see spending 500-1000 for a HD tv when the one I have works fine.  I also don't want to make TV any more appealing to my kids than it is already.

And, yes, I still dig the realistic figures as well, but I do really like the look of TCW.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2011, 02:38 PM
Actually, I should take that back a bit - I do watch the shows that my son is into... mostly GI JOE.  I've seen the old 80s cartoons so much in the past month due to the Hub network, it's insane.  I just don't really watch TV for myself... and when I do, it's usually a documentary on the History channel.  I don't have an HD TV for TV watching either - and don't need one.  Have one hooked up to my XBOX 360 in my Star Wars room, but rarely play it - perhaps once every month or two.  But it's rare.

Back to this ship - I wonder what the interior is going to look like... I'm very interested in that.  Also, I think they should have given it a bit of weathering.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 26, 2011, 02:47 PM
Confirmed!
As seen at ToyFair UK

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/hasbro/2011/2011-cw-republicattackship.jpg)

Courtesy of www.imperialholocron.com

Confirmed (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21308.msg499333#msg499333) has seen yesterday in this very thread!  ;)


 :P

I didn't see it yesterday.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: speedermike on January 27, 2011, 08:35 PM
While I understand that weathering paint opps can be expensive, they have done them effectively, and cheaply, in the past.  For instance, on the gunship there are no clean, hard lines.  Each edge has cuts and dings in it to show some wear and tear.  I'd be happy of they at least did that.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 27, 2011, 11:28 PM
I think a simple black wash would go a LONG way in highlighting the recessed areas of the ship's sculpt and things.  Too bad they're not going to do much for weathering anything I guess though.

Still, at least weathering it yourself isn't terribly hard if all you want to do is the simple wash...  That's at least one positive way to look at it I suppose.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on January 28, 2011, 06:28 PM
So where does the speeder bike launch from?   :P

 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 30, 2011, 05:53 PM
This looks cool, but this is a difficult toy to figure out.  It looks like the back opens up and has some room for playable features, but when the wings go up they are going to cover the openings...

That's the same issue with the Shuttle Tyderium and it's not a big deal.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on February 6, 2011, 11:39 PM
from seibertron.com (http://www.seibertron.com)

(http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1297036774_Scans3.jpg)

Yeah, for a second I thought it turned into a robot, too.

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2011, 01:54 AM
So the text just basically says that it has lights and sounds, and goes from being a space ship to a battlestation, which was what we'd heard.  And I guess that's the battlestation, which looks kind of odd.  Reminds me of Starcom toys kind of and how some of them unfolded to like a battle platform deal.

Gives a September 2011 date too...  I thought maybe they'd try to get this out on shelves earlier, but I suppose the shelf-space will be tight.

I wonder if this is "it" for big stuff?  Or maybe we'll finally see that Vintage boxed BM Falcon...  I'm having a premonition, haha. ;)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: 501ST on February 7, 2011, 07:00 AM
Premonitions... Premonitions?

Be careful when sensing the future Jesse.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on February 7, 2011, 09:36 AM
September 2011?!?! :o

That better be the "Nuremberg Release Date"...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2011, 10:09 AM
Huh...Well that's um different.  Not really sure what to think of the "playset" feature, but I still dig it as a shuttle.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2011, 11:23 AM
I don't know what to think when I look at this thing. 

The ship really could benefit from some weathering, and the "playset" mode seems to have more of a Transformers feel to it than an actual playset. 

One one hand, I think it's great that they are giving us another bigger vehicle, and also trying to explore doing that to make some sort of playset... that's really good news in a way.  I know my kid would love this feature.

On the other hand, I just don't see this as the future of playsets, but that's coming from someone who wants to see diorama-esque scenes that look similar to what we see on film.  Sadly Hasbro has not gone down that road.

I think this ship will do okay at retail, depending on the price.  It had better not be more than $75.00 or I think it's doomed... I actually think $60.00 would be a better pricepoint but I don't know if I see that happening... and a September release?  I guess that's not too big of a surprise.

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: tmanthegreat on February 7, 2011, 12:33 PM
OK, so here I was rather excited to see that we would be getting a large version of the attack shuttle - its big, looks cool, could transport a platoon of clones, have lots of detail and features while conceivably keeping it real.  However, after seeing that catalogue picture, I'm now pretty much turned off by the whole playset-transformation thing and the vehicle itself.  Its really too cheesy for me and something many of the other large vehicles made to date didn't quite stoop to.  Granted some large vehicles are practically playsets in their own right - think the BMF or the AT-AT - but they remain within the context of the vehicle they are supposed to be and don't transform into something completely out of context. 

I guess this is just the realist in me coming out - I do primarily collect realistic military models and prefer the Star Wars items that more-or-less follow suit (and Hasbro has delivered many of those as of late). 

Nevertheless, I have to say that when all folded up, the Attack Shuttle still does look pretty cool 8)   
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2011, 04:39 PM
I think the "playset" is really just their attempt at making it, like you said Tman, more like the BMF or AT-AT's playset type feel.  It doesn't have the same base to work with those vehicles have, and so I think this is just their effort to try that.  Maybe I'm wrong.

Another premonition...  $80.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 8, 2011, 08:38 AM
I think the "playset" feature is to give it more playability for kids.  It is in the Clone Wars line which is geared towards kids afterall.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 8, 2011, 09:03 AM
I am hoping we don't see this ship "transform" on the show in order to give the toy more "credibility"

ps - I am not feeling the playset form of this thing at all.  Maybe the presentation of it at Toy Fair will make it look better.  The early verdict from me on this is "pass"
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on February 8, 2011, 09:14 AM
I am hoping we don't see this ship "transform" on the show in order to give the toy more "credibility"

Funny, I was just thinking the exact opposite. This would be easier to stomach if the damn thing actually did any of that stuff in the show.

As it is now, it just seems kind of like a cheesy reach.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: darth broem 2 on February 8, 2011, 10:22 PM
That playset feature is kind of cool for kids I have to admit.  I don't think it looks particularly good but it doesn't have to be for them necessarily.  I doubt I buy this though.  If it is ever repainted to look like Sidious' vehicle from the end of ROTS and they include Anakin's medical capsule then I probably will.  It looks like it will be a fun toy for kids though. 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2011, 10:39 PM
I think it'd need a good bit of retooling to look like Sidious' shuttle at the end of ROTS actually. 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on February 16, 2011, 10:34 AM
People have pointed out that the cockpit does hold two figures, the Hasbro people just had the pilot in wrong.

http://www.rebelscum.com/tf2011/Hasbro_Star_Wars/image115.asp (http://www.yoursite.com)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2011, 04:16 PM
Stupid question, but I assume the wings do infact fold?  I've not seen them fold in any of the videos.  Also kinda wonder why they didn't incorporate that new dlx lil shuttle with big pappa.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greg on February 16, 2011, 05:59 PM
Stupid question, but I assume the wings do infact fold?  I've not seen them fold in any of the videos.  Also kinda wonder why they didn't incorporate that new dlx lil shuttle with big pappa.

Look at the top left of the back of the box. (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=6665&text=&imageid=42335&box=&shownew=) It appears that the wings fold. I suppose they kept them down at TF to make it easier to demonstrate the features.

I was wondering the same thing about the mini-rig... seemed like a perfect companion piece, but I guess it's just the poor man's version.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 6, 2011, 09:20 AM
I received this last night from a US eBay retailer, I figured it would be fun to share some in hand pics of this vehicle. I think a lot of collectors will have mixed feelings on this like me. Overall, I have to admit that I am underwhelmed by this mostly due to the scale and the nature of the ship. (I admit I was not excited from the get go so I will be upfront about my initial bias) I do not consider this a BMF vehicle/ It's pretty equivalent to the size of the CW Y-Wing and Arc fighter in shuttle mode but this has some lights, sound and more play features plus a pilot. If that old $70 SKU had L/S I think it would have really helped that assortment but I digress. From a play standpoint this vehicle has some more play set qualities to it than ship, I think a kid would have fun with this. that's who this is aimed at anyway in that regard Hasbro succeeded.

From a collector standpoint since this vehicle was not in any of the films so it loses some points in the resonation department. It has 2 red lights on the interior which are not very dramatic, I think they would have been better served to put them on the outside but as I mentioned I believe this is more meant to be played with more as a play set than ship. The landing gear does not retract and there is not a lot of room for figures in shuttle mode to transport (As I type this I feel the nerdiness coursing through my veins!). It's not a horrible vehicle by any means and is neat in some aspects. I think I would have liked and preferred to spend another $20 to get more ship, I think that would have made it more impressive. I give it a B-, it's still a cool looking shuttle and looks nice in a set up. Once you compare to all of the previous BMF style vehicles it should not be considered in that category. The AT-AT  is a tough act to follow, a Sailbarge could follow that however....

Here are some shots in my new hanger bay set up to get an idea of scale. Enjoy!

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/SHUTTLE1.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/SHUTTLE2.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on July 6, 2011, 04:59 PM
Well, it does do one thing...makes the ARC-170 look more impressive.  :P
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 6, 2011, 05:06 PM
Well, it does do one thing...makes the ARC-170 look more impressive.  :P

It does and to think that version was only $29.99 in 2005.
2008 $45.
2009 $70.

You have to love hyperinflation.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on July 6, 2011, 06:30 PM
Well, it does do one thing...makes the ARC-170 look more impressive.  :P

LOL!  It absolutely achieves that.  I have to wonder how the shuttle will look next to a Republic Gunship?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greg on July 7, 2011, 10:24 AM
Awesome pics JoT! I'm still kind of excited about this. I'm looking forward to it more than the Y-Wing back in 2009, but not nearly as much as the AT-TE or AT-AT. If you have extra time and don't mind playing with your shuttle, could you snap some pics of the playset mode?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2011, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the feedback on this thing, Jack, you make some good points.

I appreciate the photos as well, the scale of this thing was somewhat deceptive.

Has this hit any of the online sellers yet do we know?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on July 7, 2011, 01:43 PM
My snarky comment aside, how many troops will the Attack Shuttle hold in it's transport configuration?  It is kind of a cool vehicle and one that I was hoping might get this treatment from Hasbro.  However I always got the feeling that this ship was supposed to be a bigger, spaceworthy troop transport, whereas the Republic Gunship was more for atmospheric operations.  The photo is cool, but I can't help but notice that the vehicle most likely got scaled down in order to get it into that Deluxe Vehicle range.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2011, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the pics, nice to get a better idea of the ship itself.  It really does make the ARC 170 all the more impressive, and I'm happy I was able to pick that one up for $30 way back when ROTS was first released.  I just about sold that last year, but I'm glad I held onto it, still one of my favorite PT vehicles that was made.  Anyways, I think I'm likely passing on the Republic Attack Shuttle.  It looks neat enough, but I'm simply out of room at this point and I doubt any vehicle that isn't OT-related I'll have to pass on (unless it is simply too cool to pass up like the AT-TE).  It does look like a nice toy for kids, and I always like to see that.  Nice display pieces as well, even if the price/size ratio makes it look a little worse next to previous BMF vehicles.  I wonder what is next on the slate for the big vehicles, or if we'll continue to see them.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2011, 09:46 PM
I gotta say, that's pretty tiny and I'm glad I'm not buying.

I think Hasbro's concept is cool with it, and the audience they're targeting.  I'm simply not interested myself.  Not nearly enough oomph there.  I saw some ravings about it, but I just can't get into it.  It just isn't anywhere in the ballpark of the "Big" vehicles we got the past several years to me.

Cool beans to the folks interested in it though, and glad it got made for them.  I'm putting it in the "Sith Infiltrator" class of kind of letting me down is all.  :-\
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on July 9, 2011, 06:50 PM
It looks cool, but it seems like a wait until the tru 50 percent off sale that they have offered with every other clone wars large vehicle before I buy it. It may end up under the Christmas tree. Now, the Twilight on the other hand would have me lined up and waiting for the store to open.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on July 11, 2011, 03:15 PM
Wow...That's pretty small for the price they're asking.  This was probably the only remaining Star Wars purchase for me this year, but I'll likely pass unless I can find a decent deal on it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on July 12, 2011, 07:48 PM
I appreciate the pics too... if anything though, I agree that I am very much underwhelmed by this and the pics have made me start thinking this isn't something I am interested in purchasing.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2011, 06:31 AM
Spotted at a Minneapolis Target- $79.99.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Captain Piet on July 19, 2011, 07:24 AM
Spotted at a Minneapolis Target- $79.99.

DCPI?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on July 19, 2011, 03:27 PM
Yeah, second that...DCPI would be key. This does not appear to be on their website anywhere yet.

Where exactly was it located too? Endcap display or adjacent to the figures? Bottom shelf? Did it already have the tag out?

Any details would be appreciated...thanks! Awesome find!
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on July 19, 2011, 08:59 PM
087-06-1822
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2011, 12:10 AM

Sorry. I have been out of town since I posted. It was on the lower shelf beneath the figures. Thanks for posting the dcpi Jayson.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2011, 08:31 PM
Saw it today (multiple Targets around Austin, Texas) and decided to snap a pic of the DCPI/Price Tag:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/DiddlySquat/IMAG0151-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/DiddlySquat/IMAG0150-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2011, 09:10 PM
Thanks Diddly.  :)  The virus spreads.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 26, 2011, 11:00 PM
Picked up one of these to open on the way home from work tonight.

There were two on the shelf and I would have bought them both if they both weren't smashed boxes. I still need to score one to keep MIB...  :-\

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2011, 11:33 AM
I refuse to buy one of these unless they are on sale or clearance.  Would have picked up at least one full price before yesterday.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 27, 2011, 11:47 AM
No matter how hard I try I just can't see $80 worth of toy here. I plan on passing. We'll see though once I can actually look at one in a store.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2011, 01:22 PM
I'm not even sure I see $40.  I think this is something that'll never be in my collection at all.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 27, 2011, 01:26 PM
Maybe when they were coming up with a price they got confused that the ship and the playset were two different $40 toys and came up with $80?  ;) I seriously just can't wrap my head around that price.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 27, 2011, 10:52 PM
I have yet to buy any of the mega sized ships at full price, they always get marked down pretty decently after Christmas and I expect the same of this one. If I can nab one around 40-45, I'll bite. Otherwise, this one just doesn't interest me enough to care much.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jeff on July 27, 2011, 10:59 PM
I'm not even sure I see $40.

Come on now - a ship the size of the Republic Gunship with lights and sounds and a pack-in pilot?  There's $40 worth there.  $80?  No.  But $40?  Yes.

All that said, I will admit that I'm in the "wait for a deal" group with this one.   I'm hoping CostCo will come through with a nice value pack or deal; otherwise I can wait for the TRU 50% off deals next spring. ;)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2011, 02:16 AM
Yeah that was an exagerration on my part some because I just find it very underwhelming compared to the past 3 years of $20 more in price and what just seems like 100% more in toy to me.  I haven't paid full price since the atte though because I'm just ship picky. ;D
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on July 28, 2011, 08:38 AM
  I'm hoping CostCo will come through with a nice value pack or deal; otherwise I can wait for the TRU 50% off deals next spring. ;)


Dunno, they still have several metric tons of Slave I UBP's to sell through, and they seem in no rush to clearance those. Maybe they handle exclusives differently though.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2011, 09:25 AM
Maybe they handle exclusives differently though.

They definitely handle their exclusive differently.  If you look back through the sales history, TRU is pretty good about having crazy deals on the general release big stuff...  ShadowARC/Y-Wing = 50% off (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZOszRcHsQrg/Ta5i2Qol1yI/AAAAAAAAG7w/DQ0SHJI1r3I/s1600/tru_20110417.jpg), 50% off the Falcon, 50% off the AT-TE (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Bhst0QM2lBk/SqPhDsfRShI/AAAAAAAAEAw/ssC8Hd5N5Q0/s1600/tru_20090906.jpg), etc.

Not a guarantee that this will hit those sales numbers, but the precedent is there.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 30, 2011, 02:03 AM
Well - I just opened up the one I picked up the other day and while I do think it should have been bigger, as a toy it's in the same league as the Turbo Tank - lots of places to play with the figures, cool sounds, etc...

Not worth $80 though, but still cool to have this vehicle made.

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on August 4, 2011, 11:22 PM
So, I saw this yesterday.  The box is plenty big.  But that front opening flap may play havoc for some MIMB collectors.  I didn't feel any sense of urgency to pick this up when I first saw it, and I'm not in a terrible rush.  I'll get around to it soon enough.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on August 5, 2011, 01:43 PM
There are several of these out at our local Target as well.  For some reason, I just don't see this one flying off the shelves.  It does look like a neat toy for kids, and if it hit some crazy sales and/or clearance, I may be tempted - but I think I'm staying away from this one as well.  Due to space, my prequel vehicle purchases are pretty minimal right now anyways - and I just don't have a lot of attachment to this one anyways.  It would be tough to pass on a great deal, but with all the sales and/or clearances the previous "BMF" vehicles have seen - I can't see how this one won't see it as well.  It has to be the weakest entry in this big vehicle arena so far (as far as being popular and/or recognizable), so I'm not sure how it will do.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on August 5, 2011, 06:13 PM
I think my 6 year old summed it up best when he saw this yesterday. "that's cool, but we're not going to be able to buy it right now Dad."

If that does not say wait for the clearance, I don't know what does.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on October 5, 2011, 08:16 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20424&mode=retail

$66 at BBTS
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JediJman on October 5, 2011, 11:31 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20424&mode=retail

$66 at BBTS

Getting better, but still too rich for me. 

Scott - if someone clicks this link does JD still get credit for the sale or should we stop by the main page first if we're going to buy? 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on October 6, 2011, 12:10 PM
Makes you wonder when retail is going to mark this thing down (if that will happen)  DOTM Butterfly Prime started at $79.99 at Target, but got cut to $64.99 after a month or two.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on October 6, 2011, 04:57 PM
I've yet to see a single one of these sold, they are not moving at all around here. I've waited this long I don't see any point in breaking down and paying full price when I know this thing is going to have to come down sooner or later. Otherwise these are going to be tying up a lot of precious toy real estate come holiday season.

I'm feeling $50 a lot more than $80.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on November 16, 2011, 11:15 AM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20424&mode=retail

$55 at BBTS!
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on November 16, 2011, 11:24 AM
Too bad they did away with their $4.99 flat rate shipping from back in the day or I'd of pulled the trigger (well maybe)  Their POL is a nice feature, but I usually end up buying too much crap I don't need when I use that.  Guess I'll just keep waiting for Target to get ansy with their clearance guns during the next month or two.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on November 16, 2011, 11:27 AM
I think shipping was like $7
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on November 17, 2011, 09:35 AM
I think they actually started out at $4.99 and then started going up after they axed usps......maybe I'm wrong though.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jeff on November 23, 2011, 03:16 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20424&mode=retail

$55 at BBTS!

Also down to $54 at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS28533&id=HA-807301583) for their Black Friday sale...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on November 24, 2011, 07:47 PM
The 54 dollar price tag, no tax, and free shipping tipped the scales and convinced me to ring this up through EE for my son's (and mine too) big ticket item for the holidays. I like the playset feature, I hope the ship itself holds together well.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on November 25, 2011, 01:16 PM
I hope the ship itself holds together well.

It does - and the $50-$60 range is about what this ship should have cost in the first place in my opinion.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dave on November 30, 2011, 04:07 PM
Everybody has this marked down now to around $65.  Hasbro and all the retailers must be stuck with this one.  I picked it up for $65 and free shipping at HTS.

I wouldn't be surprised to see this hit 50% off at Target after Jan 1.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on November 30, 2011, 04:12 PM
It was a weird choice of a ship, almost as bad as the Clone Wars Y-Wing... at least for how much they cost.  I have a feeling these bigger Clone Wars offerings might do a bit better at retail if had better paint schemes.  Most of them are just too clean looking.  They need to add some weathering to stuff like this.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 30, 2011, 05:26 PM
I think if they had focused more on it being a cool vehicle and less on it being a cool playset, this would have done better.

I bought two, one to keep MIB, and one to open, and like all the bigger items, I display it like a vehicle, not like some half-assed flattened command center.  :-\
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on November 30, 2011, 08:36 PM
Yeah, if they're going to try a playset feature, they need to just DO it and make a playset RIGHT.  Not some half hearted attempt like this.  Oh well... I'm pretty much done hoping for them to ever get the playset or diorama thing down unless they eventually outsource the rights to Sideshow or something.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on November 30, 2011, 09:09 PM
I'd have bought it for $20 more and a bit more true scaled.  It's not dismally undersized, but it's enough for me to not be itnerested.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on November 30, 2011, 09:53 PM
I agree it was somewhat of an odd choice, it's not exactly an iconic vehicle by any stretch. I appreciate that they tried something different with the playset features too, lackluster as they may be.

That said, I am a hardcore completist and have felt barely any interest in picking this up. Oh, I definitely will at some point, but after the first couple of weeks it became apparent these weren't going anywhere and a serious price reduction would inevitably be coming.

I'd bite for $50 from a brick and mortar...I can't see buying something this big and having it arrive unscathed from any online joint, especially HTS.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on December 4, 2011, 07:23 PM
Well, I finally bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on this thing. Amazon has it up now for an eye-popping $39.99 with free shipping. That is too good to ignore. Throw in the fact that I had $2 laying around on an Amazon gift card I had to use, and bingo, done deal.

That's less than half price! I would pounce on that price if I saw this in a store. So I figure what the hell. I've waited long enough. I can't see them ever getting much lower than that, but who knows.

I see they also have the Mando Shuttle available to order...for $69.99!  :o
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: ZevZev on December 5, 2011, 01:10 AM
Dropped to $34.99 at Amazon now. I bit.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 5, 2011, 09:45 AM
I signed up for one at that price.  No tax + free shipping?  That's swell..   :)  Just hope the ship doesn't suck.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 5, 2011, 05:40 PM
i grabbed one at the $35 price too
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on December 6, 2011, 10:43 PM
Wow, the Attack Shuttle was waiting for me when I got home today. I just ordered it Sunday night, so that is some spectacular shipping speed.

Also very impressed again with my Amazon experience. Item was well-packed, and arrived immaculate. I mean, I couldn't have picked a mintier box if I had scoured the shelves myself.

Just an all-around very positive experience, really happy I waited on this.

Now I'm tempted to get another for opening...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 8, 2011, 08:46 AM
I got mine yesterday superfast and super mint.

I am trying to remember - before I left this morning I think I saw on Facebook it was Yakface.com reporting this has now dropped to $30.  How low can it go?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2011, 09:37 AM
$19.99 I'd imagine.  I remember seeing piles of Y-Wings at TJMaxx at that price.  Mine shipped last night and should be here by tomorrow.  Not sure why it sat for 3 days then they basically overnight it, but no biggie.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: P-Siddy on December 8, 2011, 10:01 AM
Not sure why it sat for 3 days then they basically overnight it, but no biggie.

They're finding the mintiest box for you, Mike.  ;)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on December 8, 2011, 12:46 PM
Now $21.99 as a lightning deal (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Deluxe-Republic-Attack-Shuttle/dp/B004SGVFBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323365320&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greg on December 8, 2011, 01:13 PM
I ordered a second from Amazon. I wanted 1 to display in "shuttle" mode, and 1 to display in "base" mode, and I figured $22 was as good as it was going to get. My first shuttle only cost $35ish due to a TRU BOGO 50% off sale, so $57 for two is a steal.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2011, 01:15 PM
Well that's a kick in the pants.  Not going to sweat the $15, but would Amazon do anything about that?  Would have been neat if they dropped the price before mine sat around for 3 days.  Oh well....
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Greg on December 8, 2011, 01:17 PM
Well that's a kick in the pants.  Not going to sweat the $15, but would Amazon do anything about that?  Would have been neat if they dropped the price before mine sat around for 3 days.  Oh well....

I've read one or two posts from people who got their money back when the price dropped from $45 to $35. (or something similar) It might be worth the time to shoot Amazon customer service an email.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 8, 2011, 01:22 PM
Thanks Greg, but I just checked..

Post-Order Price Match Policy
With the exception of TVs, we do not offer post-order price matching when an item's price drops after you buy it. Our prices regularly change, and the price you paid when your order shipped was the lowest price we were able to offer at the time. We consistently offer competitive prices on everything we carry because we know low prices are very important to our customers.


I think this just applies to the lightning deals.  Oh well...

It's 100% claimed now and goooooooone, but still can be bought for $29
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on December 8, 2011, 02:01 PM
I wasn't necessarily interested in this either, but at that price it is tough to resist.  I see now that it is listed as "waitlist" only, so I guess I missed the deal.  Heck of a price though.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2011, 04:34 PM
Crud, I missed it. I absolutely would have bought another one at that price.

Do those deals ever come back around or are they once-and-done?
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2011, 11:54 AM
Got my Shuttle....Had no clue this thing weighed 7 pounds.  Doesn't sound like too much packing material inside, but I no care.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on December 9, 2011, 12:02 PM
Got my 2 today as well  :-X
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: King_Maul on December 11, 2011, 01:16 AM
Bought one at the $29.99 price tonight.  My first SW purchase in a long time.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on December 11, 2011, 12:34 PM
I dig it.  The panels and such make it a bit floppy, but the Imperial Shuttle is my fav vehicle and this ain't too bad.  Playset is a ball of mess, but I actually think i'd dig that aspect of it if i were a kid.  $50 imo would have been a fair price for this at retail.  Not plugging batteries in this thing, but there's lots of buttons and a few lights.  On sale this week at TRU for $65
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JediJman on December 12, 2011, 09:35 AM
Um...or $30 with free shipping at Amazon.   ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Deluxe-Republic-Attack-Shuttle/dp/B004SGVFBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323365320&sr=8-1
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 12, 2011, 12:29 PM
dont forget no tax!

Amazon has been stealing lots of my money lately (Republic Shuttle, Skystriker, 4 Kre-O sets, Thundercats Tower of Omens).  I find myself turning to them more and more.  I even bought an ink cartridge from them!  I have 2 Best Buy gift cards at home and I am wondering when the heck I will need to ever walk in that store to buy something ever again.  I might just need to gift them away...

Sorry for off topic   :P

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2011, 08:07 AM
Back down to $24.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Deluxe-Republic-Attack-Shuttle/dp/B004SGVFBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323331286&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JediJman on December 13, 2011, 02:27 PM
Back down to $24.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Deluxe-Republic-Attack-Shuttle/dp/B004SGVFBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323331286&sr=8-1)

Wow.  Someone over there is having fun.  That's like a dozen price changes over the last week or two.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 13, 2011, 02:29 PM
Back down to $24.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Deluxe-Republic-Attack-Shuttle/dp/B004SGVFBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323331286&sr=8-1)

Wow.  Someone over there is having fun.  That's like a dozen price changes over the last week or two.

Maybe they used to be in charge of KW Target pricing a few years back too.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2011, 03:12 PM
I cracked and ordered it...  Though, it's so tiny I may customize it.  I've already got a few ideas...  Think along the lines of the support trucks at a WW2 airfield/military base. ;)

But yeah, the price of a midsize vehicle?  F it...  I'm buying.  May buy more if the price drops more because I had a few ideas what I could use them for, actually.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2011, 04:05 PM
What would be cool is to buy a 8-10 of these, remove the wings and hook them together like a military train of some sort. The front and rear "cars" could keep the cockpit so it could travel in either direction. Load it down with clones and weapons - incorporate the AV-7 cannon and kick some "Seppy" butt.  :P
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2011, 04:12 PM
There's something like that in Rogue Squadron on the N64...  It's on Kessel and a couple other levels in that game.  Looks different than your idea, but there's a precedent in Star Wars for it anyway.  A pretty cool idea.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on December 27, 2011, 02:41 PM
Saw this thing today at Walmart on clearance for $39.90. That's pretty excellent. If it goes any lower I may bite on a second to open.

Note to TRU : WTF are you waiting for with that Boba Fett UBP?!?! Blow them out already!
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on January 2, 2012, 07:37 AM
Now 24.97 shipped free site to store on the website at walmart.com if any holdouts are still waiting or you want one to leave as a base. That is like 20 bucks for the ship and 5 for the pilot.. I am thinking about it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on January 2, 2012, 11:28 AM
Based on the bulk of this thing I could see how they were originally charging the $60-$70.  Same as what they charged for the CW Y-Wing, right..and it is for sure bigger and bulkeir than that.  I think it did so poorly based on the fact that it just is not that well know from a dying prequel cartoon.  I think people would have bought a $70 ROTJ Shuttle no problem.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on January 2, 2012, 04:19 PM
I think what killed this, and it is a shame, because I don't think we will ever see the Twilight because of it, is that every vehicle over 50 dollars over the last three years has been over produced and forced retailers to deep clearances to empty out warehouses. I remember when stores would get one or two of a big item and the would sit, sometimes for years until they were picked up. I remember calling several places when I was a kid until I found a Hills department store that had the Rancor. Those sat in some places but when the one it had sold you were forced to travel. This year even the POS Wally world down the street had four gunships.  It seems like simple supply and demand to me. The last two vehicles that were in demand were both exclusive gunships one for walmart and one for toys r us. ever since Hasbro has been way off with numbers. Don't get me wrong I would be first to complain if I wanted a 70 dollar hip and could no find one, but I think I saw over a hundred of these while I looked for the y wing deluxe set and armored savage, neither have I still seen once in the wild.
     In short, I love bing able to pick this up on the cheap but I worry that it means less toys in the future.
      Great buy for the money at 24.97 though.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2012, 10:45 AM
Hasbro was completely off the mark on this one, which I think most collectors were already stating when this was first announced - and I agree with Scott; an Imperial shuttle would have fared far better... so would have Palpatine's shuttle from ROTS.  Doubt we'll ever see the latter now though unfortunately.   :-\ 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 3, 2012, 11:22 AM
I don't think the issue is that they chose a Clone Wars option over a Vintage option...God knows I have seen at least as many B-Wings laying around as Attack Shuttles this holiday season. Same with the AT-AT last year before it hit clearance.

I think the issue is more that NO ONE was clamoring for the Attack Shuttle. There were no "Do you want the RAS?" threads or forum polls or anything akin to what we have seen for the Twilight. There was just no heat from the collecting community for this thing, and it was a bit pricey for simply a kid's toy.

It may just be that large size vehicles in general are just slow movers in this economy. I agree it does not bode well for future offerings, in any line. 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on January 3, 2012, 12:09 PM
B-Wings were never that popular, though. Barely in the film they appear in. The TRU ones went on clearance years ago, I'm surprised they made a vintage boxed version.

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 3, 2012, 12:19 PM
I think this vehicle would obviously had done much better had it had more screen time - like the doomed Twilight that would have been kinda nifty to see in plastic.  I've seen most of the cw toons and don't recall seeing the shuttle all too much.  Even the "die hard" CW fans didn't seem to care much for this thing.  Hopefully we get a better offering this year...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: TheSon on January 3, 2012, 01:33 PM
I will be seriously surprised if there is a mid range or large vehicle for clone wars this year. The attack shuttle may have been our last Clone Wars vehicle offering.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2012, 04:01 PM
I would agree, it's not the fact that it was CW that killed it.

The overwhelming consensus around the collecting forums seemed to indicate that most people didn't find this ship very appealing even before this hit retail -  most of us would have rather seen Hasbro put resources into items we see in the films (Sail Barge, Tantive IV, Death Star Playset)... or at least the Twilight, which is much more familiar than this ship.  Instead they probably took for granted that if something was clone trooper related, it would sell like hotcakes - kind of lazy if you ask me.

I've spent untold thousands of dollars on my collection since 1995, and had never even heard of this ship until pics came out of it being made.. It seems this was not a wise choice of a bigger item to be made when there are so many other things that collectors and kids would recognize, and say, "That's so iconic, I have to get it!"
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2012, 04:09 PM
I'll be honest, I don't think a ROTJ Shuttle would've done any better...  What appeal is there?  The AT-AT was easily found, on sale, and in the vintage packaging that was much more rare ultimately and aimed squarely at collectors. 

It was (maybe arguably) much cooler than a shuttle, in just about every way, it had some cross-over appeal to Clones/Clone Wars I think...  more than a ROTJ Shuttle.

I just don't think a shuttle from a 30 y/o movie would've done well either.

But I do think the CW shuttle was a nice toy, it was just maybe a little overpriced (IMO anyway), and I agree it's from a series that is growing someone away from popularity I think, at this point.  Like Jeff mentioned elsewhere, Hasbro's turning its focus now to trying to recapture a different crowd...  I don't think they'll do it, but that's where they're heading for now.

The toon was on its way out, and that wasn't maybe a good ship choice.  I agree that even the Twilight, even that far removed from the series, would've been a better choice all around.  I don't know that something from the OT would've necessarilly knocked it out of the park though.  The AT-AT didn't seem to, and that was one of those, "we have to have it!" toys among the collecting world.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2012, 04:48 PM
One thing that the AT-AT had going against it, was that a lot of people already had the old version.  Sure, the new version is so much better, but on more than one occasion I heard a parent in the toy aisle tell a kid, "You already have one of these."

So, I guess that argument could be said against the Imperial Shuttle from ROTJ too, but at least that thing was in the films and is very recognizeable.  It's pretty iconic and the design is a lot cooler than the Republic Attack Shuttle... which wasn't a bad toy, but for $80, if they had invested in a bigger ship rather than one that doubles as a goofy playset, it might have done better.

Did the fact that the show seems to be losing steam factor in to the demise in sales?  Maybe.  But I think it was more to do with people not even being familiar with this ship.  I also think something that appears in the films might have been better received - Palpatine's shuttle, in vintage packaging with a new crispy Anakin and a medical capsule?  Wow.  That would have rocked.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on January 3, 2012, 05:10 PM
I also don't get any talk of how popular a Twilight would be...it was in what two or three episodes in season 1?  There is no way...I think you make some good points on the ROTJ Shuttle Jesse...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2012, 05:16 PM
I also don't get any talk of how popular a Twilight would be...it was in what two or three episodes in season 1? 

I think the Twilight is more iconic, at least in CW terms.  Wasn't it in the premier that was in theaters too?

Personally, if both were on the shelf, and I could only get one, I'd get the Twilight.  I like the freighter look to it.  Plus I remember seeing it in the cartoons - I never watched anything past Season One, so I never saw the Republic Attack Shuttle.  If it was in Season One, I don't recall. 
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2012, 06:13 PM
Yeah, don't get me wrong on the Twilight argument Scott...  It's a weak one.  I just think it would've been better than the shuttle they did. :)  But that shuttle had a lot ultimately, that should appeal to kids.

The Twilight was a focus in the movie, and you have to think the movie is still on kids minds, as far as this show goes being a toy driver...  I like to think the movie hooked most of the kids who support the show is all.  The Twilight's so far removed though, I don't honestly think it would've done well either.  It would've tanked too.  I can't think of anything that I can honestly say with a straight face that it would be a sure hit at retail.

I just look at the AT-AT, and it just seems like the ultimate shot at it...  in every way.  It had everything going for it from collector/adult support, to kid/Clone Wars support.  And while you cannot see the #'s, I cannot imagine that it was the hit they hoped for.  I got mine for $50, and albeit I'm the odd duck on something like this, I certainly wasn't the only one who waited.

I think that's the line in general though.  I think it's in a very weird spot, and I don't think the directions Hasbro keeps taking with it (pricehikes and otherwise) will right the ship.  I really feel, for some reason, like 2012 is going to be very telling about the longevity of this hobby because this is a pseudo-movie year, kind of unexpected, and if things don't change I just feel like it's really telling about the line's stability.

I got a wink wink nudge nudge comment about the big ship this year being a Separatist-based vehicle from TPM (or the Trade Federation, ultimately) but I'm waiting to see like everyone else.  I really hoped for a big Sith Infiltrator...  Again, how do you not go that route, when you know you're going to whore Maul all year long!?  Sure it has little screen time, but Maul's your big driving force.  I just don't see how you go another direction, but whatever.  Like the cartoon it seems like they still make confusing choices on that big ticket item they put so much on every year.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2012, 07:36 PM
This thread is trending toward of a state of the line type discussion, so I guess I'll add to that.  I agree with what everyone is saying.  The shuttle is perfectly good toy with no incentive for anyone to buy it.  Lucas doesn't support this stuff on the show.  That was true of the Turbo Tank, as well, which got a cameo before being blown to pieces.  Now, you can say he's not whoring the show out by making it an advertisement - and that's certainly true of a lot of the show's episodes (political cartoons belong in newspapers) - but there's no fantasy about the cartoon or SW franchise in general being a commercial entity.

2012 will speak volumes about the line.  I'm somewhat surprised - in a good way - by the scale at which Hasbro is approaching TPM.  I would have thought it would have been much more cautious.  Here's some vintage figures.  Some exclusives.  The size of this line is virtually to scale with what we got on May 3rd, 1999.  The production numbers won't be, but what did we get?  23ish figures?  That's more or less what we get here.  Same amount of little deluxe things - the same ones actually - and so on.  That's crazy.  If this doesn't go over, and I'm put it at 50-50, then the line as a whole faces some stark realities.  It's pricing itself into a collector line.  The cartoon is losing its heat.  A box office failure will probably ice any further 3-D releases, and the media engine goes out of the line.

Quick aside: Daryl DePriest suggested pretty strongly to me at NYCC that there would be a big ship next year, from Episiode 1, and it was not the Royal Starship or the Sith Infiltrator.  I asked specifically about the MTT, and got a wink and a nod response.  Not a confirmation of course, but very intriguing... I'd be all over one of those, but is it iconic?  Will it sell better than the shuttle?  Doubt it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on January 3, 2012, 09:39 PM
2 or 3 years ago, Hasbro might have had an opportunity to produce a Twilight vehicle.  But the fact is that it was only in the feature film and a total of 9 CW episodes.  And the show has moved on with the Jedi using an assortment of starships.  For a little while I thought that the T-6 shuttle might make for a 3.75" system vehicle, but it's had even less screen time than the Twilight.

Looking at it now, the Twilight seemed like blatant attempt to incorporate some kind of smugglers starship into the show that would be along the lines of the Millenium Falcon.  I still like the design and how it was a bit like the B-Wing, but it's not iconic.

The Republic Attack Shuttle may have suffered for a couple of reasons.  First, it didn't really come into play directly with main characters in any significant capacity.  That association with a main character is a big deal when it comes to drawing in non-collectors, ie Parents.  A big mistake of the collecting community in these discussions is that we continue to underestimate the purchase power of parents.  And then there's the economy.  I know there were big sales numbers for online retail this year, but when I was in the malls and stores around Christmas time there were noticeably less people.

As for prospects for a big MTT?  Let's wait and see.  The thing is, if Hasbro really wants to capitalize on the TPM 3D release, then this thing needs to be out soon.  How soon?  How about next month.  It needs to be fresh in the minds of movie-goers and parents.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 3, 2012, 10:43 PM
Interesting points by all...I do feel personally that it is not the responsibility of the show to prop up the toy line. Rather it is a failing on Hasbro's part that the toy selections are not in synch with the current media support.

Case in point: how many people remember those iconic appearances of Clone Commando Boss on the show? Right, me neither. But they decide to use one of the small handful of open figure slots for him next year? HUH?

I do wonder what the relationship between Hasbro and the show is like. Seems like they have a hard time getting enough advance intel to really keep the line fresh with what is happening on the show. Maybe they thought the RAS would have more of a presence but it never materialized, I don't know.

The Jedi T-6 Shuttle has long been on my Most Wanted List...one day maybe.

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: ZevZev on January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM
My $.02, this was the toy (of mine) that my son liked the most this year, but I wouldn't have bought it for anything more than I got it from Amazon for. Seeing as how hasbro wants to keep jacking prices up, I'm not sure how much more will get purchased this year unless it's on clearance...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2012, 10:34 AM
As for prospects for a big MTT?  Let's wait and see.  The thing is, if Hasbro really wants to capitalize on the TPM 3D release, then this thing needs to be out soon.  How soon?  How about next month.  It needs to be fresh in the minds of movie-goers and parents.

I think that is true.  If that rumor does pan out, you know it will likely be for a fall/winter/holiday release, and I don't know if that will cut it.  A MTT would be neat, particularly to collectors, but I just don't know that parents or kids will care - especially that far out.  These 3D releases maybe stay in the theaters for three weeks to a month if they are really successful, but TPM 3D will be long forgotten after we've seen a summer of Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, GI Joe, etc.  Kids and casual buyers will have moved on by then, and I doubt will be thinking much about TPM by Christmas time.  It is a different world than the one in 1999, where TPM was the biggest thing of the year (despite poor reviews/reception).
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 4, 2012, 10:58 AM
Totally agree with you Nick and Brian.  I know it won't happen in time for the movie release, but *hoping* they're hiding something for that 01/30 street date that we've not seen.   Otherwise I can't see a big brown turd selling all to well in the fall...or whatever else they have plans for (if it's related to TPM)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2012, 11:20 AM
A big mistake of the collecting community in these discussions is that we continue to underestimate the purchase power of parents. 

^ I would agree 100% with that.  The purchasing power of parents is something that we tend to not consider as often as we should.  A good example of that is when the Attack Shuttle went on sale at TRU for $65, it actually sold through fast at both my local TRU stores - and I saw parents grabbing them for probably the "big toy" under the Christmas tree.

For what it's worth, my 4 year old son loves my Attack Shuttle, I bought an extra on Amazon for $25 that I'm saving to give him if he starts trending toward Star Wars rather than GI JOE at some point.

I'd love to see the MTT personally... if they are saving it for a Spring release or something, that could be awesome and we all find out about it at Toy Fair... but waiting for the Fall, I just don't know... seems like a double edged sword.  It might be better timing for Hasbro if TPM was coming back out in theaters in late Summer... and if they do release it, they really should package it vintage style.  I think that packaging stands out so sharply.

On another note, they really need to find a way to either include some fold up battle droids with it, or some manner to allow for people to army build some battle droids on the cheap - $8-$10 figures to fill this thing up on a rack doesn't cut it.

It would also be cool if the back opened up and stored a small vehicle - maybe even a STAP.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on January 4, 2012, 11:50 AM
If Hasbro is looking to release the MTT in August or September, they would have to try linking it to a TPM 3-D BluRay release.  From a promotional standpoint that might be their tie-in, or they may also try to link it to the launch of Clone Wars season 5.  So perhaps there will be some episode late in CW season 4 where MTT's are heavily featured.  Lucasfilm has a vested interest in Hasbro's success, so they could very well do something along these lines.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Darby on January 4, 2012, 03:09 PM
The lack of a big ship at NYCC prompted my question about one, which led to Daryl's 'suggestion' that one would appear at Toy Fair.  Obviously that puts it out of the glare of the theatrical release, which I question like the rest of you.  But then there will be a Blu-Ray release to support this in the fall, which is one reason we are seeing the bumper vintage wave then as well (Jar Jar, recards of WM exclusives).
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2012, 03:18 PM
which is one reason we are seeing the bumper vintage wave then as well (Jar Jar, recards of WM exclusives).

Good point.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on January 4, 2012, 07:25 PM
Tying that to a BluRay release of a movie everyone already has (3 different ways) is stoopid...not to mention hardly anyone has a 3D TV
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2012, 07:31 PM
Considering the source though, I'd not be shocked, in the slightest, if that's how they're going with it.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scockery on January 4, 2012, 08:25 PM
MTT as if!

Bongo Sub, man, Bongo Sub.  ;)

They will generously include a reissued Opee.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on January 4, 2012, 09:32 PM
Tying that to a BluRay release of a movie everyone already has (3 different ways) is stoopid...not to mention hardly anyone has a 3D TV

Agreed.  But if the MTT was going to be part of the January 30th street date, I think SOMETHING would have leaked by now.  Or at the very least Hasbro would be promoting it already.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2012, 07:43 AM
Speaking of the republic attack failure, I am seeing it back on the shelves in the new reset at Targets, and back to $79.99. Woohooo!
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on January 21, 2012, 08:34 AM
Has anyone seen one clearanced in a brick and mortar for less than $39?

I saw a report of someone getting one for a ridiculous $12.50 and ever since then I have been obsessed with finding one for that price.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2012, 04:00 PM
$39 is the cheapest I have seen in store-
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2012, 06:08 PM
I got mine for $35 and I'm happy with the price I paid for it.  Finding it odd that some Targets clearanced this out, but others have not.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JediJman on January 23, 2012, 01:32 PM
West side Targets have a slew of them, at the rich price of $79 each.  Someone ought to think about the prices in that aisle one of these days.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2012, 03:40 PM
I've seen these back at full price even at the Targets that did clearance them out a couple of week ago. Kind of like the hostage crisis/hidden enemy battle packs that re-appeared at full price post clearance.
At this rate, we should be seeing tauntauns and landspeeders again soon too, at $24.99 or higher...
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: JDH1173 on February 9, 2012, 09:35 PM
Found this at a half-off clearance sale at Fred Meyer's for $31.99.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Nicklab on February 10, 2012, 12:57 AM
Saw the Republic Attack Shuttle on clearance at WalMart today.  I'm passing on getting more than just the one unless I see an absolutely ridiculous deal.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on February 10, 2012, 09:32 AM
I don't see why Target and Walmart are stuck on clearancing these at 50% off. THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!

I mean, they are just not moving anymore at 50% off, I have seen dozens around town just laying there because they won't go deep discount on these things and clear them out.

If the frigging AT-AT can go for 75% off this thing can too.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on February 16, 2012, 10:00 AM
So I went ahead and opened the one I bought at Target for $23 last night, and I have nothing but good things to say about this toy.

It's just cool and different. The design is slick, they really optimized all the play features and made the base/ship transition as easy as possible. Doubles as a good carrying case for loose figures too.

I have to applaud Hasbro for trying something different and trying to figure out a way back into this whole playset mentality. I realize there may be little appeal to collectors, but my kids are going to LOVE this thing.

I just can't imagine shelling out $80 for the thing is all. For $23, it's a terrific value.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: CHEWIE on February 16, 2012, 12:00 PM
For $80, it didn't feel like a good deal, which is what I paid for the first one I bought.  I was able to get a couple more off Amazon for $25 each with free shipping... and yeah, my kid loves mine.  The first one that I got is on display, the second one for him to play with.  The third for a custom Imperial paint scheme down the road. 

Of note, I still think this was a weird item for Hasbro to bank on as a "big one" for 2011 - they'll try this item that barely anyone recognized, but are unwilling to try out environments/playsets from areas anyone who is familiar with Star Wars would instantly recognize.  Pretty silly in my opinion.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 3, 2012, 09:39 AM
I have to admit, I picked one of these up on clearance and I love it. Whenever I get settled back down, I might give it a new paint job to give it an imperial look.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: McMetal on March 14, 2012, 03:21 PM
Apparently Walmart has dropped the clearance price on this further, from $39.90 to $30...saw the new red tag today.

They've still got a ways to go to match Target or Amazon.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2014, 10:16 AM
Just $42 at Entertainment Earth today! (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS28533&id=JE-405087801) (Sale ends at 11:59pm PST tonight or while supplies last.)
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Scott on August 7, 2014, 11:04 AM
$35 today at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS28533&id=JE-405087801)

Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jesse James on August 7, 2014, 04:50 PM
That's a pretty great price.
Title: Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2014, 10:47 AM
It keeps dropping... $29.80 during the EE Summer Clearance sale. (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS28533&id=JE-405087801)