Tonight it's the B-wing versus the TIE Bomber!
I'm giving you this sure-to-be-hardcore fight early, for 2 good reasons:
1) I'm leaving for the Star Wars Celebration in about 10 hours from this point in time when I start this match
2) There is no decision yet in the closest match ever in the history of the SSG Battle of the Machines, Fight 13 - the Skiff vs. the AAT!
There's one more day to vote over there in that match, but if it is tied, I am going to make the call based on counting individual posts stating fans' reasons that one vehicle is better than the other. One post per individual will be counted as a vote.
That being said, this new match might also be very, very close!
The Imperial Navy's TIE BOMBER was only just released about one month ago. It is still only first being found by many collectors!
A brand new original body sculpt featuring twin body-pods and great details contributes to this first-time ever offering of this awesome vehicle! The ship is quite a good sized vehicle and features an opening cockpit that holds one TIE Pilot action figure that's included. The difference between this figure and the carded one released in 1996 would be jointed knees, and it's equivalent to the pilot that comes with this year's Toys R Us exclusive, the Interceptor. Meanwhile, the TIE Bomber is a Wal*Mart Exclusive that makes a blast on the collectors' sites with 3 detailed plasma bombs that are gravity activated from a firing control on top of the ship's weapons module!
The B-wing fighter rounds out the Starfighter Fleet of the Rebel Alliance and makes its debut in the modern collection with updated colors used in the remake of the 1984 Kenner mold. The ship now boasts membership in Blue Squadron which was used in the Battle of Endor to attack the Imperials' more heavily armed capital ships. The B-wing fighter features remote activated landing gear, and by swiveling a carefully camaouflaged knob that serves as an engine exhaust nozzel, the ship's attack S-foils can be deployed! Detailed weapons bristle from every extremity of the ship, including the gravity operated rotating cockpit which swivels to keep the Sullustan pilot (included) always in a position that matches the basic 1st dimensional plane of the interstellar battlefield!
These ships represent the smallest heavy assault craft of the Imperial and Rebel navies.
Which one of them could be your favorite Hasbro toy?
Vote now and let the battle begin!
(Again, if it's close, I will count one vote per discussion post, per person. Have fun with the thread discussing the merits of each ship, but don't forget the AAT and the Skiff in the Fight 13 post)
See you after the Celebration!