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    Would You Buy A Larger TIE Bomber from ESB?

    I am continuing my 3 3/4" vehicle thread series.

    This will discuss ONLY the vehicle in the title of the thread (in this case A Larger TIE Bomber from ESB).

    I will cover several unmade vehicles for the action figures per week, choosing them from a rotating schedule through the movies and the Expanded Universe.

    I'll order it TPM, AOTC, ROTS, ANH, ESB, ROTJ, EU, and then keep going back through the order in that manner.

    So here I'm only asking you if you'd buy A Larger TIE Bomber from ESB?

    This poll is for a complete re-mold. You can vote for a re-release of the 2001 POTJ mold if you want to see that happen, but I am planning on discussing "the big one."

    The ship would look the same at first glance - only being bigger. On the bomb loading side, a magazine of 5 larger torpedo-shaped bombs could be stored, with a release to drop them 1 at a time via a hinge release. Or - you could just hold that open to "carpet bomb." 4 firing missiles would be added - two on the front of each of the twin pods that comprise the ship's body.

    The cockpit would seat 3 figures: a pilot, a navigator, and a bombardier - probably in a straight line to save space on the toy. Batteries for electronics could go in the back of the cockpit section for the usual lights and sound effects we desperately want on our TIEs.

    The bomber side could have the bombs removed and fold down seats for troops. These crafts were also used as boarding vehicles for stormtroopers. The front end should open up with a deployment hatchway so the ship could connect with the Tantive IV for example, and deploy Imperial boarding parties.

    So do you want A Larger TIE Bomber made?

    How do you think it would sell if produced?
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    Nah, I think the current Bomber is the perfect size. It already has some nice features and a decent heft, plus I think they could just give it some new features pretty easily if they wanted to freshen it up.
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    I would buy a rerelease of the POTJ TIE Bomber with larger wings (it's missing the wing extensions). Other than that, I see no point in buying a complete remake of the toy. Considering the amount of time we see it in the film, the current version is as good as we can expect (except for the smallish wings).
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    I'm happy with the one we got. I have 3, so even if they do the wings correctly on the old one like BigBarada suggests, I wouldn't pick it up.
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    I've got one of the newer ones, I really like it but I could be convinced to shell out for one with bigger wings. I think that's the only thing I need to see changed though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTBasker View Post
    Nah, I think the current Bomber is the perfect size. It already has some nice features and a decent heft, plus I think they could just give it some new features pretty easily if they wanted to freshen it up.
    That was pretty much exactly what I was thinking. The one we have its a good size already and, as BigB said, it's not really in the film long enough to justify it.
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    I'd buy it for the upgraded cockpit, but I'm pretty happy with the one we have. With the upgrades and increase in size your talking about, it would be at least $65-$75 and I think that would drive a lot of people away.

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    I should clarify what I said earlier. If it were to factor into the ongoing tale of Captain Frassk and come with a pack-in Frassk figure, I would buy it, as long as it costs less than $3.95.
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    The only thing I was displeased with was a lack of cover on the bomb chute, you load the bombs in and fly it and they fall back out the top when the ship is inverted. As I no longer whoosh my TIE Bomber much anymore, and could easily make a plug to go in there if I wanted, it's a moot issue. I have a TIE Bomber, it's fine.
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