The Dog Fight has returned as tonight’s featured match on The Battle of the Machines!
The Galactic Empire’s TIE Interceptor features highly detailed sculpted solar panels, split in two, with each tip mounted with a laser cannon designed to let the pilot capture a target in a crossfire between at least 2 cannons at any time. At the touch of a button, either solar panel can be ejected off to simulate battle damage to recreate the climactic clash over the Death Star II. The Interceptor also includes one pilot figure, a slight variation of the TIE Fighter Pilot collectors found carded a few years ago.
The Rebel Alliance’s A-Wing starfighter boasts 2 pivoting laser cannons, which can be extended out slightly, to allow them to pivot almost 360 degrees and possibly allow the craft to shoot behind it in battle. A remote lever activates the canopy which opens to seat one Green Squadron pilot, figure included. This is the only way collectors have been offered a Green Squadron pilot from the Battle of Endor. On its underside, the A-Wing fighter has another remote control over the little ship’s landing gear – a triple strut package that all extend out from their in-flight housing.
So which ship is going to survive the battle and make it into the Quarterfinals when we decide what is the all-time best, Hasbro Star Wars vehicle? The A-wing or the Interceptor: you decide!