Okay, after a seemingly endless wait --- mine has finally arrived.
Wow! I am completely blown away by this ship! It is perfect. Just flat out seriously, perfect! From the details of the cockpit, (such nifty little controls and a sculpted seat!) to the "coolness" of the bombs. Great action feature, by the way --- fun to play with, yet doesn't at all comprimise the look of the ship. The deco is top notch. Only a few traces of "space dirt" and I, for one, am glad. And the paint on mine wasn't sloppily applied at all.
The TIE BOMBER is also much sturdier than I could ever have hoped. Those wings are on but good. No annoying wobble action when you set this puppy down on the shelf. The cockpit stays closed! And has nice sculpted details even on the underside! The Wings are also ever-so-slightly different than those on Vader's Ship --- the detailing definitely is noticeably different. Also, the windshield has a very nice touch . . . The Gray "Leading" between the panes of "glass" is not a sloppily painted on detail, instead it's a seperate piece of plastic. Talk about going the extra mile!
And I love that it WILL accomodate figures WITHOUT bendable knees in addition to its pack-in figure. (No more wobble on this guy either!)
Some have said this ship is a bit on the small size --- I dunno, maybe. It's kind of hard to tell as you never get that much time to gauge its size in the film. It's certainly big enough for me --- as wide as Vader's Tie.
Seriously --- this is it. The Pinacle of Star Wars Vehicle execution and design. Definitely a lot of bang for your buck. Heck, it even FEELS heavy. I can't recommend it enough. To go this far out --- and I mean "All Out" on such an obscure ship from a film that was, well, twenty-two years ago . . . and all this during a Movie Year?!? (Okay, I know it was late --- delayed from 2001 --- but hey --- they seem to have really taken their time and care with this guy. And it shows.) It also shows that Hasbro does care about us collectors.