rerelease the TRU to all retailers so i don't have to pay the insane exclusive TRU mark-up and drive 45 minutes to get one and i'd be happy.
I might buy it, only if it was released in the regular vehicle/starfighter assortment for $25... and that's a big "if." I already have Vader's TIE, the TIE Bomber, and the recent Target exclusive big-wing SOTE TIE. I got TIEs coming outta my waz.
Then there is the weak detailing throughout the toy and the ridiculous play features that detract massively from the look of the vehicle.
I guess I'm way less particular and think, while your comparison shot shows the difference, I'm quite satisfied.
Hasbro is not a replica model company - though yeah, in some cases they do get close.
The play features are necessary to entertain kids, a huge part of their market. And they entertain me as I love firing missiles and chase my cats all around the house shooting at them. (Well, actually I know it doesn't bother them because they don't run and I have to reclaim the missiles back from them fast or they "catch them" and chew on them.)
I also like lining up figures and knocking them down with missile raids. This would be the most fun if the old AT-AT had shot more stuff.
The Hailfire has the most missiles, but it's hard to aim them.
Slave-One is the cream of the crop in accuracy to target - that I'll tell you!
BTW: I'll poll for a re-do of Vader's TIE Fighter in ANH selection when we get there. These polls are not about what I support. So we'll be taking a look when we get there.
I'm not very interested in the TRU one, it is 50 ridiculous dollars and uses the old wings that have really rough detail. The size issue however isn't among my chief complaints. If this were just a larger-wing TIE Interceptor, my answer is no, that's not what I'm looking for. If it's a bigger cockpit, again, no, if it doesn't fit with my existing fleet scale what's the point? So what would I like? Better wing detail and a lower price, if the wings aren't way out of scale then I guess I would be interested, but only barely. The thing is a cool design, but it doesn't have the credibility with me that the TIE Fighter has.
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
"We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.
Personally, I am happy with how the TRU one turned out. If they did an electronic one AND the kiddie elements didnt detract from the sculpt, Id get it.
Of course, I'd love it as accurate to the movie look as possible
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I really like the current design. The cockpit is, I think, as good as we can ever get in 1/18th scale, save for adding electronics. I don't really think I'd like electronics though; you just know the battery cover would detract from the aesthetics of the pod and while lighting might be neat (especially, for me, to see the engines and cockpit interior lit up) I've never been a big fan of sounds (were it not a birthday gift from my wife, I would probably have re-wired my BMF with the lights on a switch and the sounds eliminated by now).
I have the 181st Squadron Interceptor, and I really like the proportions. I don't really know how far "off" it is, but I generally find it acceptable. Right now I'm waiting for the Target TIEs to drop another few bucks and I'll buy two more; one for my planned trench defense display and one to customize into a new cockpit for Baron Fel.