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    TRU Exclusive Y-wing Fighter

    Here is a boxed image of what appears to be a new vintage-boxed Y-wing Fighter, with the TRU Exclusive sticker barely visible as that round thing near Lando. I can't tell how much of it is new, but it looks to have a droid slot (finally) and is in red colors similar to early concepts of the ship (before the color was transferred to the previously-blue X-wings). I'd be surprised if they didn't update the interior of the cockpit as well. Having Ackbar pilot the ship like on the actual vintage box is pretty funny, and Nien Nunb looks outdated on there. I like Lando's flared collar, too.

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    Poor Nien, so horribly in need of an update.
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    With the exception of the droid slot and the front guns, it looks like the same inferior mold I've bought too many times already. Maybe the mold will break this time and they'll finally give it the scaled up treatment it deserves the next time it's due for a release.

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    I wonder about the choice of the red paint scheme. The Y-Wings in ANH are Gold Squadron and the ones in ROTJ are Grey Squadron. Other than the behind the scenes tidbit JJL points out, what's the appeal of a non-screen accurate Y-Wing?
    Have: CW Yularen, CW Clone, everything from CW Slave I set except Slave I, TFU Shadow Stormtrooper x2, Evo Trooper, Saga AT-AT Driver, K-Mart Jodo Kast || Want: Vintage Fordo
    Thanks to TheDarthVader, Phantom-like Menace, TheRealDubya, Jediguy, Dark Marble, Umbra, Qui-Long Gone, CrunchyNug, GH_fan and jedikiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkJedi5 View Post
    I wonder about the choice of the red paint scheme. The Y-Wings in ANH are Gold Squadron and the ones in ROTJ are Grey Squadron. Other than the behind the scenes tidbit JJL points out, what's the appeal of a non-screen accurate Y-Wing?
    It provides some variety to the ranks. There was already the red-and-blue one from TRU back in 2004, and we've seen green A-wings, black B-wings, and Republic Gunships and TIE Fighters in every flavor imaginable, so it's not like there's not a precedence for this sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
    It provides some variety to the ranks. There was already the red-and-blue one from TRU back in 2004, and we've seen green A-wings, black B-wings, and Republic Gunships and TIE Fighters in every flavor imaginable, so it's not like there's not a precedence for this sort of thing.
    Sure, but how did these things sell? In my area the Dagger Squad B-Wing gathered dust for months and the only way Target was able to move those SOTE TIEs was to cut the price in half (and I still didn't buy one). You're right the gunships do seem to move but they've got the show to support them and kids aren't usually as picky as collectors. I applaud their effort (I would love an all new or at least updated Y-Wing) but I just can't get excited about this vehicle.
    Have: CW Yularen, CW Clone, everything from CW Slave I set except Slave I, TFU Shadow Stormtrooper x2, Evo Trooper, Saga AT-AT Driver, K-Mart Jodo Kast || Want: Vintage Fordo
    Thanks to TheDarthVader, Phantom-like Menace, TheRealDubya, Jediguy, Dark Marble, Umbra, Qui-Long Gone, CrunchyNug, GH_fan and jedikiss.

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