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Title: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 16, 2008, 02:37 PM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS15497.jpg)


A Previews Exclusive! Includes an exclusive Hobbie Klivian figure and Fighter Deco! These TIE Fighters were used by Biggs Darklighter and his mutineers to escape the Rand Ecliptic. Low on fuel, the group returned to the Ecliptic only to find it had been taken over by a Rebel cell led by Hobbie Klivian. The TIEs were then refitted with hyperdrives, astromech sockets, and ejection seats for a mission to steal X-Wings from Incom. Finally, in a bold statement of defiance, these formerly Imperial fighters were emblazoned with the Rebel Alliance symbol! Bigg's pilots then ejected from the TIE Fighters - with the astromech droids piloting the ships on their own - a tactic that drew off Imperial TIE fighters on patrol around the system, allowing Darklighter and his team the proper distraction to gain entry to the Incom facility! 
Product Number: HAS15497
Shipping Weight: 3.50 pounds 
Title: Re: Previews Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2008, 02:52 PM
Ugh... I have no desire to drop $55 on another TIE, but I'll probably have to track down Hobbie to go with the Evo TIE Pilot Biggs.   :-\
Title: Re: Previews Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jayson on June 16, 2008, 02:59 PM
Ugh... I have no desire to drop $55 on another TIE, but I'll probably have to track down Hobbie to go with the Evo TIE Pilot Biggs.   :-\


Ditto...
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: iFett on June 16, 2008, 03:06 PM
I'm still on the fence about the current white one at TRU, but now this  ???

Hasbro is really going to town with this mold.  They must have gotten tired of repainting the Jedi Starfighter to death.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 16, 2008, 03:42 PM
I like this version more than the White one. I did not open the white TRU one yet and think I will return it one because I would rather buy this instead. At least there is some real newness in there. All these new EU paint schemes are starting turning me off. I wish they would redeco the X-Wing with Red Leader, Grizz Frix or something along those lines to make it a more valuable addition to the collection.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 16, 2008, 03:51 PM
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price? According to the description, the rebels retrofitted an astromech into the ship. Where is this astromech? Did they sculpt one in or is this just a lame repaint with no new detail?
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 16, 2008, 03:53 PM
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price?

Previews needs to make their margins which are higher than TRU, WM and Target. They are adding their cut. They probably have a 60% margin.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth Broem on June 16, 2008, 03:59 PM
I agree.  I really would like to get another TIE fighter with the long wings.  But Target's was $40, Toys R Us is $45 I believe, and now this son of a #$%^& is $55?  Why are the TIE's so high?  Anyway, I would just want the figure.  Maybe they will repack him someday? 
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Diddly on June 16, 2008, 04:01 PM
Lame! Why would the Rebels paint their insignia on a stolen TIE? Way to be incognito there guys.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Muftak on June 16, 2008, 04:12 PM
I believe they were basically decoys meant to anger the Imperials, but I digress...

Big pass for me. I still haven't picked up a big-wing TIE, but at 55 bucks I don't think this is in my price range at all for what it is. Hobbie is interesting and a great use of existing parts to get a good exclusive figure out there, but I only plan on having one TIE and this one obviously ain't gonna be it.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Dan on June 16, 2008, 04:27 PM
Why does the large wing TIE fighter keep increasing in price? According to the description, the rebels retrofitted an astromech into the ship. Where is this astromech? Did they sculpt one in or is this just a lame repaint with no new detail?

I agree, with all the script about modifying it for hyperspace and astromechs, it looks like a red splotch to me. Which I am pretty sure doesn't show up real well on long range scanning devices anyhow...

$55?  Huh? This is going to be the cost of more than THREE basic ships at retail by the time you get done with shipping?

Yes it is unique. So was the straight latch R5-D4 back in 1996.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 16, 2008, 05:16 PM
Okay, everyone, time to write in Hobbie's name for the Fan's choice Legends repack!!!

I passed on the white TIE, no way I'm paying that much for this TIE. Like the rest of you, I just want the figure.

had the large winged TIE originally been $30, I'd have bought at least 5. To date, it's only 1 gray and 1 blue. Hasbro (and their retail partners) priced themselves out of this one.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: evenflow on June 16, 2008, 07:16 PM
As always i just want the figure.  ::)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2008, 07:52 PM
I actually want the TIE...  But at $55, I'm maybe just gonna pass.  Disappointed, but pass nonetheless.

I want 2 AT-TE's...  If they'd offer it for $30 or so, I'd be down for one and maybe even two so Biggs got one too.  AT-TE's are more important to me in '08 though.

You guys with a Falcon boner are experiencing the same thing I am over the AT-TE.  Every time I see it, I drool a little more.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JediJman on June 16, 2008, 11:37 PM
I actually want the TIE...  But at $55, I'm maybe just gonna pass.  Disappointed, but pass nonetheless.

I want 2 AT-TE's...  If they'd offer it for $30 or so, I'd be down for one and maybe even two so Biggs got one too.  AT-TE's are more important to me in '08 though.

You guys with a Falcon boner are experiencing the same thing I am over the AT-TE.  Every time I see it, I drool a little more.

If you (or anyone) seriously just wants the TIE, let me know.  I (like just about everyone here) would like to get Hobbie, but no interest in a $55 TIE.  Cripes, I wouldn't have room for it even if I did blow $55 + shipping.   ::)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2008, 11:43 PM
Sadly, I only want a 2nd without a pilot...  At $55 though I think I've gotta pass overall.  Two would be awesome so Biggs had a ship, but geesh...  They're just way too much, even to get one with Hobbie. 
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 17, 2008, 12:47 AM
As I look at my two shelves filled with various TIE's...this is an easy pass.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 17, 2008, 09:15 AM
This is a little too far, even for me. I mean, I guess it's a cool concept, but one I'm not very interested in. Especially for the price.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: ctonra on June 17, 2008, 11:35 AM
I would get it if the price wasn't too high.   I'll have to pass, but I do want the Hobbie packin.   
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2008, 12:37 PM
Like many others, a pass from me as well - but I would like the figure.  Hopefully he'll make his way into a Legends assortment in the future or something.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: commander apoc on June 17, 2008, 01:05 PM
$55? By the time this shows up in Europe it's about 75 euro or up :o... that's a nono for me then.
And even with a Astromech it's just to much pay for so little in return.... ;)

The repaints of the jedi-starfighters where better..... ;D
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Oboewan on June 17, 2008, 01:34 PM
I like the concept but the price totally bites.   It's like  1/3 of the BMF that is my numero uno priority for 7/26... Gonna have to fly casual on this one.... 8)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 17, 2008, 03:10 PM
I like the color of the vehicle itself, but wish they would yet again remake the wings at about 80% or so of this size.  I prefer this newer sculpt over the POTF2/vintage one of course, but they upscaled the wings TOO much.  As for the rebel insignia... well, I won't bore anyone with my perpetual feelings about EU ideas  ::)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 17, 2008, 03:23 PM
I returned my white TRU Tie Fighter today to justify me getting this one. I was never too sold on the vintage white concept to begin with, that's why I never opened it. While this is $15 more, at least there is a new figure. I am hoping they added the astromech, I think that would turn peoples opinions around on this(and sell me more on it too). I remember paying previews $65 for the Sandcrawler a few years ago. That was an overpriced toy but still one of my favorite releases of the modern line.

I hope this gets enough support to have future overpriced releases from previews. You never know what they have up their sleeves. They seem to be going after SW pretty damn hard this year. They might even start getting EE type sets.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jesse James on June 17, 2008, 04:31 PM
Quote
but they upscaled the wings TOO much.
   ???

It's pretty spot-on DB...  They sag, but I blame the cockpit ball more than the wings being too large...  The ball's just not made for the weight.  Compare it with a Fine Molds model sometime if you've got the chance to get ahold of one.  I can't find my CD's from the last tour of LFL props or I'd post TIE pics.  It's insanely accurate except the cockpit detailing.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 17, 2008, 05:01 PM
That's definitely reassuring then, JJ.  I remember thinking when I got the blue one that it looked too big, but chalked it up to being used to the POTF2 mold.  But then I thought maybe some reference pics I saw soon after from the films sort of repeated that thought again.  Maybe if we can find a good reference shot of a TIE next to a toy shot of similar size to compare.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jayson on June 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
Studio Scale TIE
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/front3.jpg)

Target Exclusive TIE:
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/targetTIE.jpg)

Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 17, 2008, 05:09 PM
Thanks!!  See, I'm thinking they need to upscale the cockpit a little bit.  Am I the only one seeing the size difference?  Here's another couple for perusal:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/0/03/Tiefighterfull.jpg/525px-Tiefighterfull.jpg)

(http://www.rebelscum.com/ROTS/sw05TIEfighterLI.jpg)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jesse James on June 17, 2008, 06:16 PM
That looks pretty spot-on to me DB...

If anything's maybe off, it's the diameter of the cockpit ball itself, but it's so old and Hasbro seems so content with it...  I'd say it's a negligible difference too, personally.  It doesn't look much different to me at all, but for the small details like the laser nub, and cockpit hinges, etc.  Like I say, maybe a hair larger diameter?  Not enough, to me anyway, to worry about...  And I'm a stickler for this stuff generally. 

I think more people are annoyed by the cockpit hatch hinges honestly, though I'm again not bothered by them myself...  I see where folks come from on that issue though. 

To be honest, the difference I see with the cockpit is more that the model is a hair more oblong than the toy...  Which makes sense due to the way a pilot should sit (knees bent) in one.  Again, I think the wings are spot-on accurate, and the cockpit ball maybe is off by the slightest of margins...

At this point though, they've retooled the cockpit ball so much that I highly doubt they start it from scratch to make it that slightly bit more oblong to accomodate a more natural sitting position for a human.  I think the Kenner styled cockpit ball is here to stay...  But the scale of the ship is right on itself, and lines up with the TIE Bomber, Interceptor, and Advanced x1 pretty perfectly.  If the wings were 80% their current size, that would make the ship FX X-Wing scaled actually.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Nicklab on June 17, 2008, 10:23 PM
Hmmm.  So this is $55 huh?  IIRC the TRU exclusive TIE was $39.99.  Both include pilots.  I wonder if given the extra price we might also get some kind of a hyperdrive pack and/or astromech.  That's what the product description mentions, and I read those issues of EMPIRE with the storyline that this TIE is derived from.  That, plus Hobbie had a blaster rifle that he was using to snipe TIE fighters after ejecting from his TIE.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Rob on June 17, 2008, 11:20 PM
Like a lot of you, I need to score the pilot, but couldn't care less about the ship.

One more Hasbro hoop to jump through I guess...
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 18, 2008, 09:09 AM
It's a buck cheeper at Entertainment Earth if anyone cares.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 18, 2008, 10:28 AM
I will order from EE but I will wait until there is something else to preorder. I wish they posted this when they posted the mystery pack could have saved on shipping. I hate when they do that.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 19, 2008, 09:32 AM
You might be able to cancel your mystery pack order and put them together. Give 'em a call.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2008, 12:08 PM
I did think of that but I am hesitant as you lose you order placement space. (I do not want to wait if these packs sell out) I appreciate the suggestion I may just do that since they still have all of the other exclusives still in stock. It also sounds like a lot of people did not order yet.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 20, 2008, 09:38 AM
I didn't order yet and I'm not worried at all about a sell out. I don't think they ever did during pre-sale.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 20, 2008, 11:35 AM
Tis' true maybe today I will cancel/reorder with the Tie.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 20, 2008, 07:36 PM
Here's my question about this - why could THIS have been the version that just came out at TRU?!?! Why did we need a Clean White TIE, a Dirty White TIE and now a "Pirated" White TIE. It's getting ridiculous AND expensive.

Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 21, 2008, 10:32 AM
It's ridiculous for me because of the size. It's a lot of space for an EU anything. I really wouldn't know how or where to display it.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 1, 2008, 09:09 AM
Just got notification that mine shipped from EE.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JediJman on November 1, 2008, 11:50 PM
It's ridiculous for me because of the size. It's a lot of space for an EU anything. I really wouldn't know how or where to display it.

Just got notification that mine shipped from EE.

These are pretty funny back to back posts. 
 ;D
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2008, 05:13 PM
It shows the huge amount of interest in this item.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JediJman on November 3, 2008, 08:58 PM
It shows the huge amount of interest in this item.

 ???  I was referring to Anton posting that the item was ridiculous then the very next post is his shipping notice.   ;)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2008, 09:10 AM
What can I say? The word "sucker" is stamped on my forehead.  :P

Got it opened it up. I'm sure if I had read the source material that I'd appreciate it more. I had always thought that at the very least, I'd have another TIE pilot, however, I never noticed the lack of imperial markings and the addition of rebel ones. Still, all in all, it's a nice set. Minus the rebels insignia on the wings, it's the best painted TIE thus far.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 4, 2008, 10:18 AM
What can I say? The word "sucker" is stamped on my forehead.  :P

Got it opened it up. I'm sure if I had read the source material that I'd appreciate it more. I had always thought that at the very least, I'd have another TIE pilot, however, I never noticed the lack of imperial markings and the addition of rebel ones. Still, all in all, it's a nice set. Minus the rebels insignia on the wings, it's the best painted TIE thus far.

I must also have "Sucka" stamped on my head too. Mine should be here any day from EE, I'm glad to hear that the paint job is pretty nice. It's a shame they did not put the astomech slot on the back to make this really accurate to the comic.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Rob on January 2, 2009, 01:27 PM
The local comic shop that I bought that Power Rangers set at is having a 50% off sale. 

It was the perfect time to pick up this Pirate TIE Fighter.  Like a lot of you, I just was after the figure, so I'm going to be selling the TIE Fighter and hopefully making back all but $5 or so of what I spent.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: evenflow on January 2, 2009, 01:40 PM
The local comic shop that I bought that Power Rangers set at is having a 50% off sale. 

It was the perfect time to pick up this Pirate TIE Fighter.  Like a lot of you, I just was after the figure, so I'm going to be selling the TIE Fighter and hopefully making back all but $5 or so of what I spent.

They have any more for 50% off?
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Captain Piet on January 2, 2009, 08:16 PM
What did this go for originally?
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Jayson on January 2, 2009, 08:29 PM
$60 I believe.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Rob on January 2, 2009, 10:24 PM
They have any more for 50% off?

I didn't see anymore, but I could ask.

By the time I ship it to you you're still probably looking at about $45 for it.

Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2009, 11:02 AM
They have any more for 50% off?

I didn't see anymore, but I could ask.

By the time I ship it to you you're still probably looking at about $45 for it.



I'd be willing to have someone buy one at half off and just fork over $15 - $20 for the exclusive pilot if anyone's interested in that.  I don't need yet another over sized TIE taking up space. 
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 3, 2009, 11:05 AM
I had just about as much enthusiasm for this one as the power ranger set, but once in hand, I quite liked this one over all.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: evenflow on January 3, 2009, 12:57 PM
They have any more for 50% off?

I didn't see anymore, but I could ask.

By the time I ship it to you you're still probably looking at about $45 for it.



Thats still alot just for the figure. I hate pack-in exclusives.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 09:41 PM
So yeah... if anyone wants an extra TIE Fighter (no pilot) for $25 and shipping, let me know.  It's still in the box, I just sliced the window open to take the pilot out.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Nicklab on January 11, 2009, 09:54 PM
I saw this for $60 and I left it.  It's tough to rationalize spending that much on another TIE Fighter.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 12, 2009, 09:20 AM
So yeah... if anyone wants an extra TIE Fighter (no pilot) for $25 and shipping, let me know.  It's still in the box, I just sliced the window open to take the pilot out.

I'm seriously thinking about it. I can just paint over the rebel symbol.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 10:31 AM
Just let me know if you decide to take it.  There's another guy who's been buying my pilotless vehicles, so he might get back to me, until he does it's up for grabs.   8)
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Diddly on August 5, 2009, 02:25 AM
This is on sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS36133) at Entertainment Earth right now for a decent price. I might actually snag one.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 5, 2009, 10:18 AM
This is on sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS36133) at Entertainment Earth right now for a decent price. I might actually snag one.

Even the Joker squad and Crimson Empire are slashed. I guess EE had a bad year with the Joker Squad because did anyone else notice that they have no exclusive this year.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 5, 2009, 10:49 AM
This is on sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS36133) at Entertainment Earth right now for a decent price. I might actually snag one.

I was thinking of picking up another if it went down in price, but with the new cockpit, I'll wait.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: iFett on August 5, 2009, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the heads up Diddly.  I might finally pull the trigger on this and the Joker Squad.   The power rangers can still suck it.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on August 5, 2009, 04:53 PM
did anyone else notice that they have no exclusive this year.

THE HELL YOU SAY!
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 5, 2009, 05:01 PM
did anyone else notice that they have no exclusive this year.

THE HELL YOU SAY!

Are you guys getting the Pyre?
I hope you have a EE exclusive this year, I supported your exclusives every year and always looked forward to them. In fact, outside of the Astromechs I bought several duplicates of all of them. Bring it on or give us a hint man! I am paying attention, no one else brought it up to my knowledge.

On a side commentary note: While I did like the Joker squad I will have to say it was the weakest of all the EE exclusives offered in my opinion thus far. Do not get me wrong, I liked it but not as much as the mandos & astros. (The Clones ruled but they are so 2005 & reissued to appreciate them like before). Outside of the clean cut backstreet boy heads those sets were near perfect! The Female Stormie & Maleval were sweet, the others became redundant. Accurate to the book but redundant.

Cannot wait to see what's on tap, maybe there are a few surprises left.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on August 6, 2009, 04:35 PM
Are you guys getting the Pyre?

You've seen my opinions in that thread, right?

I do not know the status of this piece.  At Comic-Con, most of the people I spoke to said they hated it (before I said anything one way or the other).  Online after the fact, I see people on these boards seeing they like it.  I'm not sure what Hasbro, being at their booth the whole time, got from their request for comments but I hope it was enough to help them make a decision which will benefit them and whatever partner(s) involved in a hypothetical release.

I hope you have a EE exclusive this year, I supported your exclusives every year and always looked forward to them. In fact, outside of the Astromechs I bought several duplicates of all of them. Bring it on or give us a hint man! I am paying attention, no one else brought it up to my knowledge.

When we have something new to announce, I tend to go around and make sure people know.  Don't worry, you didn't miss anything, nothing was announced.

On a side commentary note: While I did like the Joker squad I will have to say it was the weakest of all the EE exclusives offered in my opinion thus far. Do not get me wrong, I liked it but not as much as the mandos & astros. (The Clones ruled but they are so 2005 & reissued to appreciate them like before). Outside of the clean cut backstreet boy heads those sets were near perfect! The Female Stormie & Maleval were sweet, the others became redundant. Accurate to the book but redundant.

Well, I don't know what to tell you.  Can't win over all of the people all of the time, I suppose.  Glad you dug most of them!

But back on topic, hey, cheapo TIE Fighter.   I like the idea of a hijacked fighter but would've gone bonkers if it had the Wampa skull thing from the Pirates of Tarnoonga (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tarnoonga).   The idea of "team A steals team B's vehicle, defaces it" is a clever idea for a repaint, as long as it doesn't get out of hand, plus it came from a comic some people liked.   And if you're going to have like 5 big-wing TIEs, and they can't get the middle laser thing right on most of them, at least one has some nifty distinctive markings on it.   It's a nice piece, particularly for $31.50.
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: iFett on August 6, 2009, 04:51 PM
It's a nice piece, particularly for $31.50.

Definitely.  Me and a buddy went on on two and it came out to $72.45.  Not too shabby considering it was an over-priced exclusive to begin with.   Just a hair above $36 a piece after shipping.  
Title: Re: Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 6, 2009, 06:24 PM
Adam I saw your previous post but got excited for a second hoping you guys had a SW exclusive for this year. As I said I supported them and actually will miss it for this year. With the way things are going I cannot blame not taking the risk right now.

I am actually surprised fans did not dig the Pyre, that's the first I heard of that. Maybe we are a secluded bunch but fansite reaction seemed pretty positive. I hope it sees the light of day (while lighting up roaster the Sith)

If that pirate tie cam with Jan Tosh and the Droids I would buy it solely for them.