SW Rebels Hasbro vehicles
So, Hasbro has 3 vehicles in the Toy Fair display for us, and keep in mind that the price has gone up to $25 on these but while they are still a tad smaller, they have more going on than last year's hollow crap...
Inquisitor's TIE Advanced Prototype:
The Inquisitor's TIE Advanced, I don't really like the design of the ship, it seems too much like a baby Vader's TIE, which obviously it is, but that's not Hasbro's fault (I assume). Their toy has an opening cockpit, firing missiles, and fold-down wings. Oddly, the wings folded down looks really cool and is likely what would sell me this item, it looks sleeker and different while still TIEd :p to the brand. See that look here: 1, 2, 3 That said, I'm still not really excited about this one.
There's no more angles of the AT-DP that I've seen, nobody was able to get around it or open it in the Hasbro showroom, and it's not part of the first wave. This design is a Joe Johnston walker that didn't get used for ESB, and it has that Johnston/McQuarrie feel to it which has charm, but at the same time there's a reason those didn't get used originally. Hasbro's toy seems to have a movable turret, firing missile, opening hatch, and movable hips and neck, but not knees or ankles, so it's a lot more like the AT-ST of the '80s, but this looks taller and leaner. If they had knee and ankle joints, I would be very excited for this piece, but without them it's likable but not a must-buy yet.
The Phantom oddly is the one I expected not to care about, it's a fairly simplistic shape, and yet it has more going on than it lets on. The cockpit opens, it looks like the aft section opens, there's a turret with firing missile, fold-down landing gear, and the sides unfold to become weapon-carrying wings, all of which has a classic GI Joe ARAH feel to me. See more here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
I would have liked to have seen more dynamic coloring on this, it's a bit too Y-wing, but overall it's got a lot of what I like about action figure vehicles, and is my number 1 interest right now in this line.