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Title: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2016, 11:25 AM
http://idlehands1.blogspot.com/2016/08/star-wars-rogue-one-toys-surfacing.html

Ooh, I like this one better than the U-Wing.  Probably easier to cheat the scale on a smaller wing TIE like this one.  Plus 5POA Pilot doesn't bother me since I already have lots of SA TIE Pilots. 

Guessing this TIE will still sadly be $40 like the TFA TIE was. Price of doing business I guess. Hopefully there will be some Target coupons or sales to help take the sting out.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Dave on August 19, 2016, 12:12 PM
Cool.

I know some people hate the Nerf element to the toys, but I remember playing with my Battlestar Galactica toys as a kid with the shooting missiles - not the "fixed" version that prevented them from firing.  I loved having a Cylon vs. Viper battle with my buddies where you could shoot the little plastic missiles at each other's ship.

I think having the Nerf functionality in both an Empire and Rebel ship will be a cool play feature.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 19, 2016, 01:38 PM
I love the look of this thing. And the NERF feature doesn't bother me. I could be wrong, but I think the NERF feature adds more kid sales than it takes away collector sales. So whatever.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darby on August 19, 2016, 02:01 PM
Seems at least to me the NERF thing is removable. Could be wrong, so pinch of salt and all that.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jeff on August 26, 2016, 10:12 AM
Seems at least to me the NERF thing is removable.

Guy in the rebelscum forums posted some back of the box shots (http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1129999&page=7&p=19840983&viewfull=1#post19840983) - looks like the NERF cannon on this one is non-removable and non-retractable...   :-\

Also looks like a single seat cockpit, despite how long the 'tube' is.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 26, 2016, 10:26 AM
The Nerf thing is really ruining it for me. Especially because we know they can make them removable.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Scockery on August 26, 2016, 12:42 PM
On two darts, but at least neon green consistent with that one Darth Vader TIE release's missiles  :P

Not a two seater? Is there a thing on the back, looks to be a tab. For the wings, but the photos imply the wings move manually.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2016, 05:24 PM
Yeah like Jeff this has my attention.  I'm not so sure it's off or off by much.  Looks like maybe the wings are if anything?

Even with the nerf I'm at least intrigued and may pick it up first week.

I'm eyeing the bigger ships at Walmart and such from TFA and figure if they clearance I'll bite.  This though is interesting to me like the speeders from TFA which were high quality IMO.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2016, 12:49 PM
Official Hasbro press release:

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH TIE STRIKER Vehicle
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Chase down Rebel starships with the 3.75-inch scale IMPERIAL TIE STRIKER piloted by the Empire’s best IMPERIAL TIE FIGHTER PILOT! Recreate epic battle scenes from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY with a NERF dart firing canon. Includes vehicle, figure, and 2 NERF darts. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Scockery on September 1, 2016, 09:13 PM
Tie Striker In Hand Image Gallery at Jedi Insider (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=17739)

No back seat or whatever.  :(  There is a wing mechanism.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2016, 02:03 AM
That's a fair sized vehicle...  Bigger than I expected, really, given how vehicles have gone in recent years. 

Since there's no telling WHY it's shaped like it is, I'm ok with there not being a backseat...  There's not much known about this ship other than it apparently performs better in atmosphere than standard TIEs do.  The idea of a rear gunner ala a Stuka Dive Bomber was kind of neat though.  I'd have liked to have seen a TIE in that style, especially since this one's atmospheric tendencies make you think it has some kind of ground support role.

Anyway, Hot Wheels showed their TIE Striker...  The Hasbro one is either very proportional but undersized, or it's nicely scaled to figures which the Snowspeeder was too...  This is on my radar quite a bit more now for Force Friday. 

That TIE Pilot, for a 5POA figure, is pretty damn nice too.  I have oodles of TIE Pilots but that one will look ok mixed in with them for sure.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Scockery on September 2, 2016, 03:04 AM
It would have to be of limited use in space, since Nerf darts requires air to launch, right?  :P
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2016, 02:21 PM
Springs I think...  Perfect in 0 gravity.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 3, 2016, 11:29 AM
I getting cautiously optimistic. Saw some more detailed pick over at RS and although the nerf tube isn't designed to be removed, it van be removed and/or adjusted with a philips head. It's much less an eye-sore after. It's really a shame, since the nerf assembly comes as a separate piece fixed to the bottom of the pod, too bad Hasbro couldn't have done what they did in the golden age (Legacy) and included an additional piece without the nerf launcher. The nerf holder attachments can be removed as well, but there's a shaft left behind.

That said, when I get one, if the modifications don't look too bad, I'll almost definitely pick up a several more.

ALSO;

This appears to be longer than the TIE Interceptor, so good scale.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jeff on September 29, 2016, 11:24 PM
Now up on Amazon.com -> http://amzn.to/2dfihG4

(yeah, I know - gotta pay the bills though ;))
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: tmanthegreat on September 30, 2016, 09:02 PM
I've just opened and assembled the TIE now and IMHO, the TIE is probably the the best star fighter of the new line so far...  It more than makes up for the crappy TFA First Order TIE fighter and fits perfectly with existing Original Trilogy vehicles.  It is in scale with the Legacy/Vintage series TIE Interceptor, TIE Fighter, and TIE bomber.  The cockpit is rather well detailed with the seat and controls.  It is not nearly the realistic detail of the Legacy series TIEs, but far better than the First Order TIE we got last year and far better than that box the pilot sat in with the old vintage TIEs.  The nerf cannon is pretty well hidden between the chin guns under the cockpit and is not as much of an eyesore.  The wings are designed to raise up (landing configuration) and lower (combat configuration).  The narrative blurb on the box hints the reason for this feature as the TIE Striker is designed for use in atmospheric conditions.  The biggest potential drawback with the TIE is the soft plastic used for the wings.  They are a bit rubbery and I can see wing warping potentially being a problem.  The wings were well secured in the box, however and mine came out unbent.  The Imperial pilot that comes with the TIE is just a run-of-the-mill Imperial pilot, though it is actually a great sculpt with crisp detailing, despite being only a 5-POA figure.  I'm using one of the Legacy/Vintage series TIE pilots with the removable helmets instead.  Overall, I'm really happy with the TIE Striker ;D   
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 2, 2016, 02:50 PM
I have to admit that I'm impressed overall with this thing.

Cons: 5 POA cockpit, everything nerf.

Pros: Size! It's hefty and as mentioned above, fits in well with the best OT TIEs Hasbro produced in their golden years. Also, I was able to minimize the Nerf stuff - took off the missile holders. There's a black screw mount left, but it's far less an eye sore that the missile holders. I also retracted the missile tube. Took a tiny bit of doing, but I disassembled the mechanism and tucked it in. Not perfect, but tolerable.

My goal is to purchase 9 of these overall. However, I'm going to wait for the "Value" one before I commit. Curious to see how it compares.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jeff on October 2, 2016, 09:55 PM
However, I'm going to wait for the "Value" one before I commit. Curious to see how it compares.

Compares to 3.75" I assume you mean?  In that case, horribly - none of the value vehicles are 3.75" scale really.  Here's a pic of the value Striker from Yak Twitter (https://twitter.com/yak_face/status/782238465169600512) with a 3.75" K-2SO for comparison:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtsQaHTUsAAD3jS.jpg)
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jesse James on October 4, 2016, 12:36 AM
Yeah the value stuff seems to be much more in-scale with very small figures.  That's why the Falcon was painted up and used as a miniatures battles piece for tabletop gaming...  Cool though that people find a use for them like that.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 10, 2016, 12:01 AM
Whoa! That's awful. Thanks!
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Scockery on November 22, 2016, 12:06 AM
If you wanted the pilot but not the fighter
3x lot Star Wars Vintage Collect Revenge of the Jedi TIE Fighter Pilot (http://www.ebay.com/itm/3x-lot-Star-Wars-Vintage-Collect-Revenge-of-the-Jedi-TIE-Fighter-Pilot-VC65-Toy/381836570547?_trksid=p2045573.c100643.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3Ddd82472d25f445b28b5b3914b075d8a4%26pid%3D100643%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26)

Those annoying clone blasters.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darby on November 22, 2016, 12:23 AM
Hmm. Description is obviously odd, but I suppose either way you'd be making out. Yay TIE Pilots. Love this version actually.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Rob on December 1, 2016, 10:50 AM
I got my pack of those Pilots yesterday.  They're cool, but definitely odd.  Bootleg maybe?  They look the same at a glance but the closer you look the more you see differences.  The plastic seems different (cheaper?) especially on the helmet, the stance is different, the paint apps are awful and of course they have the wrong blaster.  Here's a crappy cell phone photo I took on the way out the door this morning, the real one is on the right if it wasn't obvious:

(http://i.imgur.com/8O3xDhm.jpg)

For $3 each, they'll display just fine and I'm perfectly happy with them... but they're weird.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 5, 2016, 09:31 PM
Bootlegs or factory rejects? I haven't been following closely enough to figure out what's going on with all those over-seas sellers.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: JediJman on December 14, 2016, 02:30 PM
I bought a set to test them out.  Worst case scenario they are filler for all my ships that need TIE Pilots.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 24, 2019, 02:14 PM
Super late to the game on this one, but I finally grabbed one of these...great ship! I'm going to grab a couple more now that they're dirt cheap.
Title: Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
Post by: Jesse James on May 24, 2019, 05:46 PM
One on the left looks a little more natural to me oddly.  If not a little chubby looking.  Definitely a different stance of sorts.  I may buy some and articulate them for that $.