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    Would You Buy A New Original Trilogy Y-Wing?

    I am taking a detour from our next scheduled movie to run a vehicle poll from (TPM) in light of the latest Q&A with Hasbro:

    JediTempleWarRoom.com: Back in an August 2009 Q&A session Hasbro stated that an upgraded Original Trilogy Y-Wing was in the works for 2010. Might this version finally represent the Grey Squadron from RETURN OF THE JEDI, or could this version be from A NEW HOPE with a mission to "Stay on Target"?

    Hasbro: Here we don't have such good news. We had been working on a new Y-Wing, but this was dropped from the plan as retailers decided to scale back on Star Wars exclusives for 2010. We do think that we will have an opportunity for a new version in 2011 or 2012. So the question back to your fans is "which one would you most like to see us do next?" Let us know what folks think.
    This is our final close-out poll for ROTJ. I could have made the poll for ANH, but I have something else planned for that film's final poll.

    However, you can vote for a Y-wing from ANH or ROTJ - please specify in your post.

    I am not going to stay on the sidelines for this one myself, and strongly support a Grey Leader figure packed in with the ROTJ Y-wing fighter!

    The figure is of an Asian-actor pilot I believe, wearing a Gray Squadron uniform and similar to the 1999 Rebel Pilots 3-pack mistake Hasbro dubbed as Arvel Cryynyd - who was a Green Squadron A-wing Pilot as everyone now knows since Hasbro corrected that mistake for the 2009 toy line (Wal-Mart exclusive I think).

    The Y-wing? It would be larger than the original mold they've been releasing, and more on the scale of the late Clone Wars Y-wing release, but an all-new sculpt (it has to be). The Y-wing would fire 4 missiles (two from the front nose guns, and 2 from hidden side-of-the-cockpit torpedo tubes). The real ship shot the latter and the front projections were actually laser guns. The cockpit would probably be a 2-seater like the CW version. Perhaps you could put a targeting computer package in the rear seat for ANH scenes. The droid socket would be fully accessable to any astromech droid from the 3 3/4" line.

    I think the bomb bay doors should open underneath the ship - similar to how the missiles launchers open up on the top of the new CW Y-wing. But with lower doors, you can carpet bomb. I recommend having at least 4 bombs below - maybe 2 on each side or more, for single-shot release.

    I still think the ANH Gold Squadron markings would be fine for this ship even if it came with the ROTJ Gray Leader pilot figure.

    What do you think?

    Do you want a new OT Y-wing Fighter?

    What color scheme would you want on the Y-Wing?

    Do you want a pack-in pilot figure? Who?

    I honestly think by Hasbro's Q&A answer, that this ship would not be released with a repaint / re-issue in mind. It would be too costly and more obscure than say a new larger Slave-One, which is nearly a main-character's ship whereas Jango / Boba repaints would prove more popular than say Dutch Vander and Gray Leader's ships. (EU retcon's Colonel Horton Salm was Gray Leader, but Salm is an aging, balding white guy, and the movie showed a younger Asian Y-wing pilot with the line "I'm hit!" - though perhaps he was not Gray Leader after all. In any event, I'd rather have the younger Asian pilot that actually appeared in the film (in the correct uniform this time) than Col. Salm - who could be released later as an EU figure from the Rogue Squadron novels and comics.

    Anyway - we could be looking at another $70 Y-wing. Would you buy?
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    Yes, I would love an all-new Y-wing. I'd prefer a ROTJ version to get a proper Y-wing pilot figure. I'm not really sure what the differences are between the ANH and ROTJ ships themselves, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
    Yes, I would love an all-new Y-wing. I'd prefer a ROTJ version to get a proper Y-wing pilot figure. I'm not really sure what the differences are between the ANH and ROTJ ships themselves, though.
    I checked the DVD after reading that exchange, and could not find a visual difference between the ANH yellow-markings Y-wing and the ROTJ Y-wing. There was very clearly the yellow-markings Y-wing shown in the ROTJ hangar scene. Some motion shots suggested models that had no yellow markings, but some of the ANH motion shots looked the same, so I don't think it's definitive.


    I need to talk this one out before deciding, as I'm not sure. On the one hand, we have a Y-wing. On the other, that Y-wing has flimsy landing gear, a boring cockpit that wastes rear space, no droid slot, middling detail sculpting, no chin guns, scale issues, and an uninspiring bomb gimmick. But what would I do with a new Y-wing that addressed all those issues? (And that's not what Hasbro was talking about doing.) It would look better next to the CW Y-wing. It would scale a little better to the large X-wing and the rest of the rebel fighters, as well as the BMF. But it would be expensive, and it's not really meant to be an exciting fighter, it's the old guard ship that isn't as slick as the X-wing.

    I guess, yes, I would get it if it was all-new, but that's on the bubble. If they included the removable paneling shown in Incredible Cross Sections, I'd be all for it (it's quite different from the CW Y-wing).
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    If it was all-new and larger, then yes I would get one. I'd prefer it to come with a Grey Squadron pilot from ROTJ.
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    Thanks for that link, JT. I thought I remembered seeing a pic somewhere of the Y-Wing as it originally looked, prior to being cobbled together and re-imagined for the cartoon. I guess these are seen to be two different models now?

    One thing has bugged me: wasn't the Y-Wing supposed to be sorta old hat when the Clone Wars rolled around, according to the original backstory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Thanks for that link, JT. I thought I remembered seeing a pic somewhere of the Y-Wing as it originally looked, prior to being cobbled together and re-imagined for the cartoon. I guess these are seen to be two different models now?
    Sure thing on that link, it's a good visual.

    The Clone Wars one was always intended to be a progenitor of the ANH design, that's why it has the bubble rear turret and the different forward canopy from the McQuarrie and Cantwell designs. It's visually a bridge between the ANH Y-wing and the AOTC Jedi Starfighter, I think.

    One thing has bugged me: wasn't the Y-Wing supposed to be sorta old hat when the Clone Wars rolled around, according to the original backstory?
    I don't remember ever hearing that, I remember it was old hat by the time Luke blew up the Death Star, but that's it.
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    a new, larger Y-wing would get me to buy another. it needs to have sturdier landing gear, a droid slot and a decent mechanism for dropping bombs. i never noticed a difference between the ships in the movies so don't care much if it's ANH or ROTJ (guess i'd say ROTJ since it seems to be the more popular).

    you can tell hasbro that i will NOT buy any more re-releases of the current mold.

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    would definately say YES to a new ROTJ style Y-Wing from Grey Squadron with Grey Leader pilot.

    it should be more in scale to the figures, longer, bigger etc as well as have sound effects. they can lose the bomb dropping gimmick to sub for electronics. also the Astromech needs to be removable, and a ladder accessory must be included as well.

    sound effects should be fly-by, laser cannons, torpedo launch and of course the classic "I'm Hit.........CRASH." sound. that would rock.
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    I'd buy a larger y wing without hesitation. I think an anh version should come out first with a rotj repaint the following year. I'd rather it be a 1 seater like we saw in anh. One thing I think would be nice is pop off engine nacelles to simulate what happens when they get a TIE on their tail.

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    When was the last time we got a OT Y-Wing? The last one I bought came in, I want to say, a Black and green box? If I remember, it was just a repackaged Kenner version?

    For me to get one, It would have to be a whole new sculpt, more detailed than the last one I got. Figure pack ins don't really appeal to me as a reason to get a ship anymore, you could throw in a Country Fried Jawa, and if the ship is done well enough, I would get it.

    Features I would like:
    A cockpit that could fit two people. Could be just a fold down section.
    Stronger support columns.
    An Astromech slot.
    Firing Missles.
    Bomb dropping capability.
    Sound.

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