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To the best of my knowledge, no it doesn't. I'll quote my post above...

ReverendStrone said:
There was no need for this invented EU black and white paint job. They should have just made this grey like the actual ships in ROTS, just like they did for the Titanium version. I'm sitting it out till they give us the grey version.
It is my understanding the version glimpsed at the tail end of ROTS was essentially just grey like the Titanium version, not black and white like this toy's invented paint scheme.
 
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Yeah - this black and white version is purely from the realm of EU fantasy EDIT: Unless this black and white colourscheme is from the CW series...????? Can anyone confirm this? After all - this has been included in the CW line, not the Legacy - which may suggest that the Legacy version will have the gray movie colourscheme perhaps?

Even so, I must still begrudgingly confess to liking this black and gray contrasting colourscheme - something about it is quite appealing...

Perhaps because the use of black and gray is quite tastefully done. It doesn't fall into the category of a 'shadow' vehicle (predominantly black and dark gray), which I'm glad it isn't akin to...

And I'm certainly not drinking the Hasbro Kool-aide either - I genuinely like this colourscheme...

Although, if they did release a screen-accurate Imperial V-Wing, I'd probably be seduced by that as well...

 
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Cramer said:
Weren't the ones at the end of RoTS b&w? Maybe not this particular pattern, but they weren't the maroon ones
As ReverendStrone posted, the black n white version is not consistent with the Imperial V-Wing colourscheme seen at the end of ROTS. The V-wings seen at the end of ROTS are uniformly gray, and not Maroon n grey nor black n white.

As of yet, there is no source for the black n white scheme - it appears to be a Hasbro colour-choice, not based on any source material, Cannon or otherwise.



So - to spell it out absolutely crystal clear, for those who don't read previous posts, there are actually three colourschemes being discussed:

1) ROTS version Maroon and light Grey colourscheme (seen on the V-wings that escort Palps Shuttle back to Coruscant, in ROTS)

2) The ROTS Imperial version - seen flying past Imperial Venator-Class Star Destroyers - in the vicinity of an under construction death-stear - seen right at the end of ROTS

3) The Hasbro V-Wing repaint (black n white) which is not based on any movie, cartoon, or source material of any kind - thus far.

 
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Aw man, even the Transformers crossovers get movie accurate paint jobs.
Check out this image of the coming V-Wing Transformer repaint.

So, if they can get it right with Titaniums and Transformers, why not with the 3 3/4" range? I hope it's just a matter of time before they give us the grey V-Wing many of us crave, though I imagine it will not be till this new release has come and gone. Till then, I will leave the black and white version on shelves where it sits.
 
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Apparently these are being found now.

the 4th repaint of this ship, enough is enough!
 

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phantomrs said:
Apparently these are being found now.

the 4th repaint of this ship, enough is enough!
You don't have to buy it and it's not like they've all hit at the one time. Good to hear it's showing up.
 
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Hope this means the other TRU exclusives will show up over a month early, too.
 
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phantomrs said:
Apparently these are being found now.

the 4th repaint of this ship, enough is enough!
Isn't this only repaint #3? The 30th/TLC release is the same, the Clone Wars exclusive redeco for TRU is just the same without the dirt damage (I think, I still need to buy this one), and this one is the first one that's a significant redeco. (Not counting packaging variants, that is.)
 
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Adam16bit said:
phantomrs said:
Apparently these are being found now.

the 4th repaint of this ship, enough is enough!
Isn't this only repaint #3? The 30th/TLC release is the same, the Clone Wars exclusive redeco for TRU is just the same without the dirt damage (I think, I still need to buy this one), and this one is the first one that's a significant redeco. (Not counting packaging variants, that is.)
Nothing wrong with a great ship being in constant rotation like they were during the Vintage Years. Gives a new kid coming into the hobby a chance to get what they want.
 
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TheRealDubya said:
Nothing wrong with a great ship being in constant rotation like they were during the Vintage Years. Gives a new kid coming into the hobby a chance to get what they want.
Yes, all those kids who successfully double their lemonade stand prices to keep up with the rising cost of each repaint.
 
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Adam16bit said:
phantomrs said:
Apparently these are being found now.

the 4th repaint of this ship, enough is enough!
Isn't this only repaint #3? The 30th/TLC release is the same, the Clone Wars exclusive redeco for TRU is just the same without the dirt damage (I think, I still need to buy this one), and this one is the first one that's a significant redeco. (Not counting packaging variants, that is.)

here's the breakdown, REBELSCUM still has this wrong in their PHOTO ARCHIVE!!!

The Tac version has a maroon color and dirty and scored
The Clone Wars version is the same color but factory fresh clean
The Clone Wars Toys R Us version is also factory fresh clean but it has more red color with a different gray color and a different color hatch, but definantly a completely different color scheme. So there are 3 different version cause I was hoping the TRU version was the same as the single box clone wars version but they aren't. If you are a completist on these things you have to shell the $39.99 at TRU, sorry for the bad news.


so, the imperial one would make 4
 
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Hey Phantomrs, can you share a pic? I was under the impression that the Clone Wars (blue box) V-Wing was identical to the TAC release, down to the dirt and grit. So I had it at...

- 2007 Release (30th Anniversary, dirty, deco #1, package #1)
- 2008 Release (Same toy deco as above, Clone Wars packaging, package #2)
- 2009 Release (TRU exclusive, clean, no damage/dirt, pilot included, deco #2, package #3)
- 2009 Release (TRU exclusive, Imperial deco, deco #3, package #4)

So I got four package variations but three product variations. But if you got a loose shot of the Clone Wars one, I wanna see.

As far as I knew none of the repackaged Legacy/Clone Wars vehicles in the regular, non-exclusive assortment had any intentional changes compared to the previous release.
 
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Adam16bit said:
Hey Phantomrs, can you share a pic? I was under the impression that the Clone Wars (blue box) V-Wing was identical to the TAC release, down to the dirt and grit. So I had it at...

- 2007 Release (30th Anniversary, dirty, deco #1, package #1)
- 2008 Release (Same toy deco as above, Clone Wars packaging, package #2)
- 2009 Release (TRU exclusive, clean, no damage/dirt, pilot included, deco #2, package #3)
- 2009 Release (TRU exclusive, Imperial deco, deco #3, package #4)

So I got four package variations but three product variations. But if you got a loose shot of the Clone Wars one, I wanna see.

As far as I knew none of the repackaged Legacy/Clone Wars vehicles in the regular, non-exclusive assortment had any intentional changes compared to the previous release.
The only difference is the 30th anniversary one is dirty damaged scored, and the clone wars regular release has the same deco but factory fresh clean no damage no scoring. The outside of the box on the clone wars one shows a dirty damaged one on the back, however when you open it up, you get a SURPRISE!!! a factory fresh clean v-wing.
 
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So no pictures of the non-exclusive "factory fresh" one?

The only shots I've seen of the Clone Wars (non-exclusive one) out of the box have been dirty, same as the regular release.
 
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Adam16bit said:
So no pictures of the non-exclusive "factory fresh" one?

The only shots I've seen of the Clone Wars (non-exclusive one) out of the box have been dirty, same as the regular release.
Where did you see that? I will take a picture here soon. Also you can't refer to the photo archive one on rebelscum because they just used the pictures from the tac version for that, if that is the one you are referring to.
 
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phantomrs said:
Where did you see that? I will take a picture here soon. Also you can't refer to the photo archive one on rebelscum because they just used the pictures from the tac version for that, if that is the one you are referring to.
Hasbro's official packaged/loose images for 2008-- and they *do* crack open new boxes to shoot the ships-- show the TAC V-Wing again. I'm not referring to Rebelscum's archives.

This is the first I've ever heard of a fourth version of the V-Wing, so I'm curious to see all four flavors. Or if you were the victim of some swap-out hoax or something.
 
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phantomrs, you already talked about this with Curto in the proper thread, why fill this thread with more? If it's abot the 4th version i understand but it seems like this thread is starting to be a discussion about the other V-Wing.

Adam16bit, if you don't believe phantomrs go check out the original CW V-Wing thread, Curto isn't one easily fooled.
 
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501st_Commander said:
phantomrs, you already talked about this with Curto in the proper thread, why fill this thread with more? If it's abot the 4th version i understand but it seems like this thread is starting to be a discussion about the other V-Wing.



Adam16bit, if you don't believe phantomrs go check out the original CW V-Wing thread, Curto isn't one easily fooled.
good point, sorry, why doesn't curto fix it in the archives?
 
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phantomrs said:
501st_Commander said:
phantomrs, you already talked about this with Curto in the proper thread, why fill this thread with more? If it's abot the 4th version i understand but it seems like this thread is starting to be a discussion about the other V-Wing.



Adam16bit, if you don't believe phantomrs go check out the original CW V-Wing thread, Curto isn't one easily fooled.
good point, sorry, why doesn't curto fix it in the archives?
I don't think he has it yet, I for one haven't seen it for a while.
 
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phantomrs wrote:
501st_Commander wrote:
phantomrs, you already talked about this with Curto in the proper thread, why fill this thread with more? If it's abot the 4th version i understand but it seems like this thread is starting to be a discussion about the other V-Wing.



Adam16bit, if you don't believe phantomrs go check out the original CW V-Wing thread, Curto isn't one easily fooled.



good point, sorry, why doesn't curto fix it in the archives?



I don't think he has it yet, I for one haven't seen it for a while.




I have now posted pictures HERE
 
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Hunh. Thanks for sharing, PhantomRS! I certainly didn't know about this version, I'd wager this is news to Curto too. Now I gotta try and track down a Blue-boxed one AND the other one I was putting off...
 
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Adam16bit said:
Hunh. Thanks for sharing, PhantomRS! I certainly didn't know about this version, I'd wager this is news to Curto too. Now I gotta try and track down a Blue-boxed one AND the other one I was putting off...
Ye of little faith
 
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Adam16bit said:
phantomrs said:
Ye of little faith
Hey, after writing about this stuff for 15 years, you can't believe every variation you hear about.
True, oh that is you Pawlus isn't it, my BAD! Love the column over at GH!
 
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Notorious_Boba said:
I already own two of the TAC version. I'll buy one.
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On further review, Hasbro will eventually bring out the shadow version and I'll wait for that.
 
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Okay, I've got to get this question off my back.

What is the deal with the wing modules on the V-wing? Why do they pop out? Is this an accurate feature or is it just for the toy? I noticed it tends to be back heavy with the wings in...

I've looked on Wikipedia and stuff but I can't find a thing on it! Someone help me!
 
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AgentClaret said:
Okay, I've got to get this question off my back.

What is the deal with the wing modules on the V-wing? Why do they pop out? Is this an accurate feature or is it just for the toy? I noticed it tends to be back heavy with the wings in...

I've looked on Wikipedia and stuff but I can't find a thing on it! Someone help me!
The opening of the wings is accurate. The difference between closing of the wings when landing from toy to movie is the wings folds down when landing in ROTS.
 
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Tigersith said:
The paint scheme on this is just really nice as can be!
As far as a made up EU paint job goes perhaps, but speaking for myself, I think it'd be nicer if it looked like the Imperial V-Wings did in the movie.
I'm still waiting on that release before biting down on this vehicle.
 
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As far as a made up EU paint job goes perhaps, but speaking for myself, I think it'd be nicer if it looked like the Imperial V-Wings did in the movie.
I'm still waiting on that release before biting down on this vehicle.
Is there a side-by-side-by-side comparison of all the V-Wing's somewhere? I cannot find one anywhere.
 
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