Most of you probably won't remember me, I was around a lot for a while and then disappeared.
Anyway just popped up again to let you guys know (if you didn't already) that some of the new Titaniums shown as SDCC are showing up at retail here in Australia. Today I managed to pick up the
- Republic Gunship (Twi'lek nose art)
- Imperial Lander
- Rebel Transport
- TIE Defender
The MTT is quite clearly a Galoob mold, but it's a nice one anyway. I saw two variants - the one I picked up had a uniform colour with some light splotching, a second I left there had heavy splotching. Just depends on personal preference. The Imperial Lander and Rebel Transport are solid as well, but not very exciting.
The surprise packet of the bunch is the Gunship - it's superb! It's a very light grey with all of the detailing in black, making everything stand out superbly. The Twi'lek nose art also is there - it's not hugely clear, but given the size of the vehicle that's understandable, and it does stand out clearly enough.
A huge disappointment for the TIE Defender though, it's horrible. Don't get me wrong, the design is nice enough, detail and paint are good, but there's two problems. Firstly most of it is very soft plastic. Even hard plastic would have been okay, but it's very soft which is especially bad on the wings. The worst part though?
IT'S PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO THE STAND.
Yep, that's right, it can't be removed...well, unless you want to snap it off. I can't fathom why Hasbro thought this was a good idea, but there ya have it - you've been warned folks. Don't get me wrong, it looks nice as a display piece (assuming the wings don't sag...) but that's all it's good for.