I have mixed feelings about electronics on vehicles. Yes, on one hand they look & sound cool. On the other hand, I have had batteries leak over the years, thereby ruining the toy. And/or the batteries will eventually die, requiring replacement. So, I don't mind vehicles without electronics. Though, I do agree that in this case of TVC TIE - it would have added value to a toy that was already extremely overpriced to begin with.If there were anything spectacular about this release, like lights or sounds, I probably would have at least considered paying the full $80 for this thing. Where it is nothing more than a different color, and using parts that have all been used at least once before, $80.00 for this is ridiculous. We all knew it. I do understand not getting as many vehicles if everyone keeps waiting for clearance, but throw something at us that hasn't been done before, and we as collectors, will pay up.