Well, I got this today so I figured I'd review it. Here it goes.
The detail on this ship is pretty much what I expected. There is not a whole lot of detail, but then again, it is not a very detailed ship in the first place. So in this sense, it is accurate. Some may consider the paint job dull, but, once again, this never was a bright, flashy ship. I think the gold paint looks great, especially. If Hasbro had decided to paint it more, well, it just wouldn't be movie-accurate. The paint that is on it is very cleanly applied; no sloppy edges or anything like that. The plastic on this ship is hard, hollow sounding plastic like most ships, but gets floppy and limp near the pointed tips a la Naboo Starfighter. They don't sag too too badly, but it can be a little annoying. Still, it doesn't detract too much from the overall appearance. The canopy is one of the coolest canopies I have ever seen on a ship, probbaly the coolest period. It is yellowish/golden, and it almost looks like it is made of some sort of liquid, like the Gungan underwater bubble-shields. The pack in figure is an exclusive pilot Geonosian, and it's pretty cool, for a pack in at least. He has a sort of vest that reminds me of Clonetrooper (On the back of the vest at least.) It has shoulder and hip articulation, and a ball-jointed head and, surprisingly, a ball jointed waist. (Mine fell apart at the giant ball joint when I was bending it, but snapped right back together. ) He also has a muzzle-like breathing mask with a life support hose that looks quite cute on a Geonosian. The air hose is nice and long and plugs into a hole on the control panels, which is pretty cool. Also, the canopy distorts the hose and the Geonosian a bit. Needless to say, this makes for a VERY eerie effect when you look into the cockpit. The gimmick is...well...a gimmick. You push a button and two side panels pop open, occasionally shooting a missile when they open. You push the button after they are opened to shoot the two missiles. The guns are small, though, and I am wondering if they will break... The opening panels are rather well-hidden while they are shut, though. The other gun, the exposed one in the "crotch" of the starfighter between the bases of the two points, is, in fact, a missile, which fires pretty far at the push of a different button. Missiles are not too bad as far as gimmicks go, really, and the gimmicks do not upset me. Finally, the size. It is about 15 inches long, 5 1/2 inches high, and 4 or so inches wide at the widest point. It is small. But the size seems pretty accurate, I mean, they WERE small ships. It would be kind of dumb if they were the size of AT-ATs.
I like this ship, and it is well worth the $20 I paid for it, in my opinion. It has flaws, but so does every ship, and this ship's flaws are overlookable, even the bendiness. I highly recommend this ship to anybody who sees it; I am really glad I found it so early. I give it an 8.75/10. If you have any questions about the Starfighter, let me know.