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    Death Star Trench Run

    Unless anyone knows anything about this I think it is a total mismatch. Packaging the newer X-wing with the same old Darth Vader Tie fighter? I think its a pass unless I can be enlightened.

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    Saw this today and decided to pass for $100. If it goes on sale for 60 or less I'll pull the trigger. It looks like a slightly different deco on the TIE and I liked the cockpit upgrade on the X-wing, but nothing I'm desperate to have.

  3. #3
    slightly different is a steep $100 as far as im concerened.

  4. #4
    I liked how the X-wing looked, but there wasn't anything about DV's TIE Advanced that is appealing whatsoever, I haven't liked that mold in a decade now, ever since they stopped releasing Kenner's old TIE Fighter and started upgrading cockpits and wings. I might have talked myself into getting the set based on the concept and the X-wing, but the X-wing has traditionally gone for $40 with 2 figures lately, the DV TIE goes for $20, Vader goes for $7-9, so that's at best $70 of product right there, all for the amazing low-low price of $100. That makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER on its own merits.
    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.

  5. #5
    And, at TRU, it's an unlikely candidate for clearance anytime soon.

  6. #6
    It's really a shame, I like all the new features of the X-Wing but there is no justification for that price. Would've made more sense to me if they had just released the X-wing by itself in vintage-retro packaging.
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by LTBasker View Post
    It's really a shame, I like all the new features of the X-Wing but there is no justification for that price. Would've made more sense to me if they had just released the X-wing by itself in vintage-retro packaging.
    Yeah, they've really let the X-wing fall to the wayside over the last 5 or 6 years, only releasing it in expensive packs that don't have the kid appeal or the classic vintage style.
    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.

  8. #8
    Haven't they re-released the 1978(?)/1996(?) version in the last five years as well? It looks like they've got it in their heads that the nice X-Wing is only for grownups.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Haven't they re-released the 1978(?)/1996(?) version in the last five years as well? It looks like they've got it in their heads that the nice X-Wing is only for grownups.
    The last time was in the OTC in 2004. That mold is pretty crappy, so I do think it would be good to get the better mold out by itself without a bunch of extra stuff everyone already has.

  10. #10
    The Kenner mold isn't as bad as you think, it just has some wonky stuff that needs adjusting for the modern age, like the faux-R2 button and the cannons being rotated the wrong way, and the cockpit interior being kinda blah. But its wings don't sag, it has great woosh factor, and it's a kid-pricepoint-friendly size. The X-wing is one of the most iconic SW vehicles ever and it's simply not available to kids - that IMO is a huge mistake.
    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.

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