I agree. Indeed I'd prefer it to be a smaller vehicle given the naming convention it follows.
In regard to the toy however, the lack of weathering is by far the worst offence for me. it makes it look awful.
May you live in interesting times.
But seriously, a dab of gun-metal grey, mixed with a hint of Matt white/black enamel paint (depending on whether you want subtle or strong weathering) here and there, and voila! Battle weathered U-Wing at your disposal!
And yes, it would be nice if Hasbro went back to weathering paint drabs of days past... But there are alternatives...
I doubt it's a "Troop" transport, but more like a "squad" transport. But still, it seems a bit small for the purpose it's intended for.
This is out in Canada. I saw it at a retail store but it was too expensive so I didn't get it. The price was either $69.99CDN or $79.99CDN, can't remember.
Observations: the nerf cannon is retractable into the fuselage. It holds one figure. The text about the vehicle is kinda funny in that it still references this as a troop transport and gunship.
I took some pics of the box to show details for those interested.
Thanks for the pics. I really like the Cassain figure.
Most wanted figures: Vedain, Luke Bespin (Beatup version), Fozec, Taym Dren Garen, Sim Aloo
Is that the same cannon that was used on the TFA falcon?