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GNT
08-31-2017, 08:42 PM
Walmart will be releasing a First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter & Figure from the Last Jedi. It will have electronics.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/4908/medium/tie65.jpg

Thoughts on this item?

Deak_Starkiller
08-31-2017, 09:14 PM
Would have preferred the other First Order TIE w/electronics. Anyways, I hope that's not an old stock photo. The warped wing isn't promising.

activistfangirl
09-01-2017, 04:42 AM
Would have preferred the other First Order TIE w/electronics. Anyways, I hope that's not an old stock photo. The warped wing isn't promising.

This is a screenshot from a video on youtube showing the F.O. TIE box.

As you can see this toy also has the 'force-link' gimmick too.

Whether or not it is the same 2015 TIE mold with warpy wings (with the added gimmicky electronics) remains a mystery for now ...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/maxresdefault1.jpg

Coreworld
09-01-2017, 04:46 AM
My toys r us Desert battle worn version wings are still holding up two years on. Hopefully they've used the same wings on this one.

Simdog
09-02-2017, 08:59 AM
Whats the deal with this set? Is this a new and unique figure?

Captain_Piet
09-02-2017, 09:19 AM
Force Link in it/them.

RaptorBandito
09-02-2017, 08:45 PM
Looks like this set is now available on Walmart.com with store Pickup as an option for anyone interested. I was sort of interested in grabbing one, but was hoping someone else would review it first so I could see if the quality is better this time around.

Vatta
09-03-2017, 01:35 AM
Looks like this set is now available on Walmart.com with store Pickup as an option for anyone interested. I was sort of interested in grabbing one, but was hoping someone else would review it first so I could see if the quality is better this time around.

That is what I'm waiting on. Been checking the local stores and they've yet to put out anything for TLJ. I really hope they fixed the wings

activistfangirl
09-04-2017, 04:53 AM
It's the same mold from 2015 with electronics added to the ship. Lets hope they don't come with warped wings this time round.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/5018c659-1d65-459f-acef-7693595de38d_1_f5babba2ce299e1c3e4f31c6e705bc9e.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/b7643456-b075-4713-b09b-e79b0274d1fc_1_72a447218fe8531ca866f3eb44c0614d.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/deab7981-1596-4dbe-b12f-818307a07084_1_2f7a95dd1e0b7cd519907bec74633ff3.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/fde654a3-cde1-4bce-b862-b4f454b1895d_1_6d5d4300a89eb850802cc9922ce9749d.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/03a0d756-27c8-4a4e-828a-5f3da45bb9cb_1_2073d58851b282f1bbfcab406a45e4d6.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/87fbb59f-7506-4f6e-89c2-2091c2e55331_1_77026f1508d0a6e311e1a0395cd091da.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/912eac13-b2ba-4706-a892-9ae40819c907_1_0d98b2120d9ffc1186f3b61b71ab451f.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/f2510820-4395-4693-a8ae-856e45e85461_1_3d616dfa4f1ea22a9e9ff1c50a20972d.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/0f6091f2-b0b7-48ab-bf42-78a7e494589d_1_ede28b239cb551a31920d95c457025ae.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/290cac63-12f6-4ade-ba71-b8268ddafc8e_1_988e139decc9725f49fdfca2e9f70c8c.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/70595bac-edbf-4087-9845-d26d621fff46_1_155c6eff9fa6317dd9b987cbb8491f97.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/dad73c97-10cb-4904-bceb-870c582e5a68_1_5acb45aeca335787039b41163e9b8a67.jp eghttp://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/dfac4777-b436-46b2-b898-a3e88be31b84_1_65306c1e46b68336ed39299a4b6c3da1.jp eg

I wish Hasbro would release the regular First Order TIE Fighter as well as this Special Forces one.

Deak_Starkiller
09-04-2017, 05:17 AM
I'm a bit miffed that this is NOT a S/F Tie pilot. To me, that's like General Veers and an AT-AT driver trading places. :P

Vatta
09-04-2017, 01:06 PM
I wish Hasbro would release the regular First Order TIE Fighter as well as this Special Forces one.

You and me both, I hope maybe they release it between now and episode 9.


I'm a bit miffed that this is NOT a S/F Tie pilot. To me, that's like General Veers and an AT-AT driver trading places. :P

That was the only good thing about the TFA TRU release of this was getting the Special Forces TIE Pilot. I'm still holding out hope that Hasbro will eventually release a SA FO TIE Pilot in the TVC line.

Deak_Starkiller
09-04-2017, 01:29 PM
I'd welcome it too, but it's just not high on my priority list. To be honest, we haven't had any good TIE pilot 'in the flesh' incarnations aside from Iden Versio recently (she's high on my want list.....no, I mean my wife is an avid Sleepy Hollow fan). :D

Vatta
09-04-2017, 02:47 PM
I hope Hasbro makes a Inferno Squad set, 5POA or SA. I don't care, I'll gladly buy either one. We need Commander Versio. lol maybe start a wheres Iden thing like they did for Rey.

bigbarada
09-04-2017, 04:32 PM
I might be interested in this vehicle, but only if they fixed the warped wings issue that plagued the TFA release.

Vorax
09-04-2017, 04:48 PM
We already got the Spec Forces Tie twice(TRU Jakku and regular release), would've liked to have the standard FO Tie.

DarkArtist
09-11-2017, 12:50 PM
I should have this in hand by tomorrow afternoon. :D a friend found one for me on the shelves at his Walmart in Freehold so he grabbed it for me.

Nighthawk
09-11-2017, 04:14 PM
Can't wait to see pictures. (I'm assuming you intend to open and share pics...haha)

DarkArtist
09-11-2017, 05:59 PM
Still trying to check it all out but the TIE still has the same warped/wobbly wings. Cool sounds effects though.. classic TIE scream, power up and classic laser cannon sounds. Pilot has 4 phrases:
Awaiting Orders
Get to the Hanger
Resistance fighters incoming
I'm hit...ugh
Blast 'em

Blaster firing sounds when you move the figures

DarkArtist
09-11-2017, 06:00 PM
I'll try and post pics tomorrow

King_Goji
09-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Still trying to check it all out but the TIE still has the same warped/wobbly wings.That, is a shame.
Unfortunately it's not that surprising, and guarantees I will not be purchasing it. All I want is a TIE with straight wings. Why is this, all of a sudden, too difficult for Hasbro to do?

jrice73
09-11-2017, 09:01 PM
That, is a shame.
Unfortunately it's not that surprising, and guarantees I will not be purchasing it. All I want is a TIE with straight wings. Why is this, all of a sudden, too difficult for Hasbro to do?

I honestly think quality control is not even on the agenda at Hasbro anymore. Hell, it hasn't been for some time. I guess people can call Hasbro customer service and try to get straight, not warped wings. I did this for Poe's Black Leader X-Wing to replace the four warped cannons and they sent me four perfectly straight ones which was a relief. But I mean, this shouldn't even be something you have to do, considering how much these toys cost. Especially with the out of the box quality and how smaller they are compared to what was released just five years ago.

DarkArtist
09-12-2017, 09:15 AM
as promised... the new FO TIE-BENT (lol) TIE Fighter:

https://i.imgur.com/zeQL4Ig.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/s408eeZ.jpg the warp is strong with this one
https://i.imgur.com/iR5wPzL.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VNVLsLE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WnfGfTL.jpg

it's funny too.. I had this sitting next to my original Kenner mold TIE Fighter and Saga TIE Bomber ad the wings on the FO TIE are so warped and wobbly that they popped off and knocked into the other TIE's. and the Kenner Mold TIE held up without losing it's solar panels.

I may try contacting Hasbro direct and seeing if they can send out a set of replacement solar panels as this is just completely unacceptable.

DarthPete
09-12-2017, 09:34 AM
Wowzers, that is bad. Like King_Goji said, all of the sudden making plastic toys out of rigid plastic has become a great difficulty for them.

DarkArtist
09-12-2017, 11:12 AM
Wowzers, that is bad. Like King_Goji said, all of the sudden making plastic toys out of rigid plastic has become a great difficulty for them.

I'm beyond disappointed with the condition of the wings and loose spring feature... and it's a cool design and toy and the fact that we finally have the classic TIE Fighter screaming sounds and laser cannons make it that much more bittersweet... I think I would have preferred if Hasbro just worked on the strength of the plastic for the wings instead of rushing to get this out with the new Forcelink tech

Nighthawk
09-12-2017, 11:24 AM
My original TFA one wasn't that warped, although one wing tended to keep popping off on it's own, even when just sitting on my shelf.

King_Goji
09-12-2017, 11:40 AM
Yeah, YIKES!
That new one is way worse than even my TFA version.
I was really hoping that, with as good as my TIE Striker's wings are, that they had learned their lesson, and this release would be better.

Oh Hasbro you make fools of us all...

Kylash327
09-12-2017, 11:41 AM
Good god after 2 years they couldnt fix this thing??

Nighthawk
09-12-2017, 11:59 AM
I don't have my TFA one anymore, but were the panels assembled with screws? I can't remember if it was or not, but if it was, then I wonder is that what's causing the warpage.

kyboliciousfett
09-12-2017, 11:59 AM
I no longer have a Tie Fighter from any era represented in my collection.....lost everything 2 years ago so i been strting over....anyhow, i was holding out hope that this bad boy would be the model that filled that gap for a while. But, wow.......yikes....egads even! Does the POTF2 Tie sell for a decent price these days? Lol

DarkArtist
09-12-2017, 12:09 PM
I just posted pics on Twitter and tagged Hasbro in the tweets and plan on blasting this for awhile... hopefully something good will come of it. perhaps Hasbro will answer back and correct the cheap plastic that they are using and go back to a better/more sturdier plastic like the original TIE's from the Kenner/earlier Hasbro days.

Dead_Bothan
09-12-2017, 02:26 PM
Wrong fandom, Hasbro. "Star Trek" has warp. The Enterprise should warp. Not a TIE Fighter.

Deak_Starkiller
09-12-2017, 04:47 PM
Maybe Star Wars needs help from Star Trek in improving their structural integrity fields (SIF). :P ***logs off and runs away***

R1G4R3PO
09-12-2017, 06:32 PM
so warpy wobbly wings aside, how is the figure? Any difference than any TFA release like different markings, helmet designs, etc.

DarthPete
09-12-2017, 06:43 PM
Wrong fandom, Hasbro. "Star Trek" has warp. The Enterprise should warp. Not a TIE Fighter.

Hah! Well done.

jrice73
09-12-2017, 08:11 PM
Wow. I got no words after seeing those pics. Totally speechless here. Gotta believe the cannons on Poe's Boosted X-Wing are going to be all bent out of shape as well. 2 years to fix this **** and nothing.

Nerdherfer
09-13-2017, 01:31 AM
Man I really lucked out with my purchase from 2015. The wings are perfectly straight and have been disconnected from the ship, stored leaning over during the hottest summer in living memory. Still fine!

DarkArtist
09-13-2017, 07:22 AM
I'm going to try and straighten them as best as possible but not sure if it will work. was thinking of using a blow dryer on low heat to see if I can unwarp the solar panels. going to be calling Hasbro today and complain.

Batman
09-13-2017, 07:43 AM
I'd send it back.

RaptorBandito
09-13-2017, 10:50 AM
That's almost identical to how the wings looked on the TFA one I bought 2 years ago, and then immediately took back. How disappointing. I love the design of this Tie and would have loved to get this if the quality issues were fixed...

DarkArtist
09-13-2017, 12:05 PM
absolutely zero help from Hasbro. they came that since this is a store exclusive they don't have replacement parts.. my only options are to either:

1.) return to the store and exchange for similar product and hope that they panels are not as warped
2.) return to Hasbro and they will either refund my money or ship me a product of equal value

I tried to explain that this is the same mold as the TFA TIE Fighter and if they could just ship me the replacement wings for it but the representative said they cannot do that. UGH. I told her she should notify the SW Design team of the shoddy plastic that the factory is using and tell them that many more people are going to complain.. not sure if she will relay the message but it's worth a shot.

I'm still thinking about using a blow dryer on it to see if I can somewhat unwarp the panels enough to make it look a little better as I do love the design of the ship. if not then I might try customizing the wings to make a battle damaged TIE or recreate the look of the TIE when it crashed into Jakku

Nighthawk
09-13-2017, 12:23 PM
That's their standard reply for store exclusives. Their reps don't really go out of the norm. I complained that my 40th Vader does face plants cause his ankle joints were too loose for him to stand. Their response: He comes with a display stand for him to stand on. I responded to them that I felt very insulted and that the person responding wasn't taking me seriously as the issue is he won't stand cause his ankle is loose making him topple over and that the stand will do nothing to fix that problem and the fact that they should be able to stand unassisted.

Batman
09-13-2017, 12:27 PM
1.) return to the store and exchange for similar product and hope that they panels are not as warped
2.) return to Hasbro and they will either refund my money or ship me a product of equal value



I do get the desire of having a piece that is really desired.

But you need to decide if the frustration is worth the half product you paid in full for.

Seriously, take option 2 for another type of exclusive, and then get this again on clearance and fix it then.

That's my view.

Alternative, get the wings 3D scanned, readjusted on PC, then reprinted and painted, but it will cost a lot.

Really sorry about it.

Nerdherfer
09-13-2017, 05:24 PM
I'm going to try and straighten them as best as possible but not sure if it will work. was thinking of using a blow dryer on low heat to see if I can unwarp the solar panels. going to be calling Hasbro today and complain.

Could be worth a try. Not sure hot water would work enough to get the harder PVC to that pliable point. Maybe in a stainless steel laundry sink with a flat bottom, you could let it cook for a while. Then if that didn't work, at least it would be up to temperature to apply some heat via a heat gun or hair dryer to break it's back so to speak.

Nighthawk
09-13-2017, 05:41 PM
I don't have my TFA one anymore, but can someone take pictures of the inside face of the wings? I remember looking at mine before and thinking that it was warping because of the way the frame was attached to the wings, but can't remember exactly. I thought the wings were separate pieces and I think it's warping because of how it's being put together in the factory which is why some are fine and some are warped.

DarkManX
09-13-2017, 05:56 PM
Count me in the boat of lucky ones. Never had any warping issues with either the TFA X Wing or TIE Fighter. The pic posted was horrifically bad and definitely Hasbro needs to just send the poster a replacement.

Nerdherfer
09-13-2017, 06:08 PM
Not sure if these are the perspectives you're after. This particular item has straight wings that are perfectly fine btw. Not sure that helps.

https://image.ibb.co/kY3mya/20170914_095946.jpghttps://image.ibb.co/d4WjjF/20170914_095957.jpg

Corman
09-14-2017, 10:25 AM
Anyone that has this already could you post the UPC number, please?

Corman

Nighthawk
09-14-2017, 10:47 AM
Not sure if these are the perspectives you're after. This particular item has straight wings that are perfectly fine btw. Not sure that helps.

https://image.ibb.co/d4WjjF/20170914_095957.jpg

That's what I was after. Those silver circles in around the inside of the hub, are those screws? If someone has a warped one, have you tried removing those screws? I have a feeling misalignment of this part is causing stress on the wings causing it to warp. Maybe if the screws were loosened slightly, it might rebound back to being straight. Mine weren't warped so I never tried, but I remembered looking at it when I had it and thinking that the design of the multiple pieces going together might cause the warpage if the holes were not aligned perfectly.

Nerdherfer
09-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Yep. They be screws. Not sure what mode my camera was in. Potatoe I guess.

Nighthawk
09-14-2017, 11:36 AM
Yeah, so to the person who posted the original pics of their TLJ Tie Fighter with warped wings, might want to try that and see if it relieves the stress.

DarkArtist
09-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Yeah, so to the person who posted the original pics of their TLJ Tie Fighter with warped wings, might want to try that and see if it relieves the stress.

I'll have to give it a shot... if it works I'll let you know. thanks for the tip !!

DarkArtist
09-15-2017, 07:32 AM
took apart the solar panels of the TIE Fighter last night so we'll see if the plastic will unwarp a little. haven't tried using a blow dryer yet or soaking them in a hot water bath. wings are still warped from being screwed in.

Nighthawk
09-15-2017, 08:35 PM
Hope it works. I honestly think the warpage is due to so many parts screwed together and depending on how aligned the screws are will dictate warpage.

It might not straighten out on its own after unscrewing though. However, if my theory is right, heat might straighten it. However, the stress may warp it again if you screw it back. Maybe don't make it as tight.

Nerfherder
09-18-2017, 02:21 PM
Just by looking at the pictures of this vs. the 2015 non-exclusive release, I see no difference in the TIE Pilot at all. It is the exact same figure.

DarkArtist
09-18-2017, 03:25 PM
Just by looking at the pictures of this vs. the 2015 non-exclusive release, I see no difference in the TIE Pilot at all. It is the exact same figure.

Same figure.. just now has Force link tech chip inside with various phrases and blaster sounds

Nerdherfer
09-18-2017, 03:37 PM
Hope it works. I honestly think the warpage is due to so many parts screwed together and depending on how aligned the screws are will dictate warpage.

It might not straighten out on its own after unscrewing though. However, if my theory is right, heat might straighten it. However, the stress may warp it again if you screw it back. Maybe don't make it as tight.

As plausible as that theory sounds, I'm not sure that is what is causing the crooked wings. I have another theory about this product sitting in shipping containers in a record heatwave in open sun. Inside a shipping container you are probably looking at temperatures that could pasturise a mug of raw milk in 3 and a half minutes.

Being in the southern hemisphere, Force Friday 1 had it's freight recieved in winter. Hence the straight wings. Just a theory.

I recall recieving my Legacy TIE with the red viewport from Hong Kong some years ago. I opened it to find the canopy lid so badly mishappen that it was practically folded lime half an orange that had been well squeezed. Thankfully hot water fixed that, but harder plastic obviously takes a little more heat to break it down. The POTF Skyhopper I got from France MISB, opened to find it's dorsal wing bent like a banana. That older less pliable plastic needed some real heat radiated through it to get it to move.

I recently had an issue with Hera's a-wing. The "ears" on the canopy did not sit flush when closed. About 30 seconds on a hot steam iron wrapped in a chuck super wipe and you feel the plastic just give in so you can have your way with it. That kind of plastic can hold boiling hot water, so it takes a little extra.

CHEWIE
09-26-2017, 11:35 AM
I just posted pics on Twitter and tagged Hasbro in the tweets and plan on blasting this for awhile... hopefully something good will come of it. perhaps Hasbro will answer back and correct the cheap plastic that they are using and go back to a better/more sturdier plastic like the original TIE's from the Kenner/earlier Hasbro days.

The warping is ridiculous. Sorry this happened to you. We have shared this madness via the Yakface Facebook page.

dlogix
09-26-2017, 05:45 PM
Okay, so I spotted five of these at the local Wally this afternoon and with the aid of my trusty house key, I popped one of them open for a quick looksie.

On a scale of one to ten = perfect, with the original warped TFA version being a "five"; this Force Link version example was about a 7.5 to 8. Both wings had a noticeable corner bend in one corner, but the other three corners looked acceptable.

Sorry, no pics.

bigbarada
09-30-2017, 05:34 PM
Hard to believe that the warped wings are still a problem two years later. Ah well, these showed up at my store last night and I was considering getting one (because my TFA version's wings won't even stay locked in place anymore); but I will go ahead and pass on it. It sucks because I really do like this ship's design, but I'm not paying premium prices for yet another substandard toy from Hasbro.

R1G4R3PO
09-30-2017, 06:19 PM
any deco difference in the pilot figure? (not counting the force link chip addition/logo on foot)

Sturm86
10-01-2017, 09:12 AM
I solved the problem and bought the biggest one from Revell. It's not the same scale as 3.75" pilots figures, but once painted and weathered nicely it will do a great display piece.

DarkArtist
10-02-2017, 08:52 AM
any deco difference in the pilot figure? (not counting the force link chip addition/logo on foot)

nope same pilot just Forcelink Tech stamp on the foot

naboo_pilot
10-07-2017, 07:48 PM
I so love the design of this era of TIE fighter but The warping issue is completely stupid on HASBRO's part. There is pure gold at the end of this rainbow if they can get the quality control issues figured out. We ALL want amodern era TIE fighter constructed with quality materials- I would fleet build if not for the warp issue and I bet that many of us would pick up multiples. No wonder why retailers like TRU are bankrupt. They are only as good as the quality and reputation of the merchandise they have to offer

Vatta
10-07-2017, 09:18 PM
I so love the design of this era of TIE fighter but The warping issue is completely stupid on HASBRO's part. There is pure gold at the end of this rainbow if they can get the quality control issues figured out. We ALL want amodern era TIE fighter constructed with quality materials- I would fleet build if not for the warp issue and I bet that many of us would pick up multiples. No wonder why retailers like TRU are bankrupt. They are only as good as the quality and reputation of the merchandise they have to offer

I would buy atleast a squadron worth (12 each) of the TFA TIE Fighter and both X-Wing's if they didn't have these warping issues, and weren't so under scaled. I don't like the TIE Pilots sitting side by side rather than back to back, or how small the X-Wing is.

MightyMegs
10-08-2017, 05:12 AM
I don't know why Hasbro won't fix this kind of crap... even as a kid, warped TIE wings would have made me mad.

Hyperdrive
10-08-2017, 07:22 AM
I don't know why Hasbro won't fix this kind of crap... even as a kid, warped TIE wings would have made me mad.

Totally agree with you. I have 3 teenage boys who still adore our Star Wars collection but when they were young if a weapon was made from shoddy bendy plastic they would demand that it be bent back into shape!!!!

Nerdherfer
10-13-2017, 01:38 PM
I would buy atleast a squadron worth (12 each) of the TFA TIE Fighter and both X-Wing's if they didn't have these warping issues, and weren't so under scaled. I don't like the TIE Pilots sitting side by side rather than back to back, or how small the X-Wing is.
It is kind of a shame because articulated figures may have worked. If I had a lemon with bent wings, I'd be tempted to make lemonade with a dremel and a hot knife. As it is I can accept it as it looks great on the exterior. The interior could be just some reconnaissance fighter cockpit configuration in my mind.

soulydyes
10-27-2017, 11:17 PM
I bought 2 this morning and brought them both back. All 4 wings were bent as bad as the prior release. In the other thread, someone suggested loosening the screws on the wing to see if that affected the panels, but wen I tried, I was unable to do so because the screws are neither Philips nor flat head. I'll just wait for them to hit clearance.

Nicklab
10-30-2017, 06:17 AM
I saw this in a couple of WM stores over the past few days. I don't get a sense that there's anything new or notable about this vehicle, so I'm going to pass on this for the time being.

R1G4R3PO
10-30-2017, 06:46 AM
While I get the motive behind this release, it still nonetheless is pointless. If they wanted a reissued ship, why not provide a blue said swing from rogue 1. That is something more people wanted to buy than this rehash. Even though not from TLJ, it'd be more reason to be an exclusive just like the upcoming target Roth 3pk. Personally, I wouldn't have cared if they resurrected the old potf2 mold, but they'd need to include Merrick figure for sure