I was thinking maybe the ship comes with interchangeable wings? you know, smaller standard straight TIE wings and these weird retooled Darth Maul ship wings? the only thing I hate about the ship is the horrible firing rockets where the guns should be.Wait a minute. The boxed TIE in the background is listed as The Inquisitor's, but is a traditional TIE Fighter. The one with the curved wings is not labeled. Is this just a mix up or does The Inquisitor have the traditional TIE?
Yeah, I recognised the design too, although the side 'walls' look a bit different don't you think? like they should have the red stripy TIE Fighter interior sticker detail on them. I'm definitely gonna get one and have a go at replacing the interior with the new TIE Fighter interior. i have a couple of the new tooled TIE Interceptors spare that I can take apart and use in a custom, I will also replace the 'missiles' for the interceptor guns wells too. It would be good to have a 'seated' interior for a figure instead of the plain 5POA seating.It's like a mini-TIE (And I could be wrong, but the new ship interior looks very much like the one included with the Clone Wars Homing Spider Tank and Octuparra Droid). Could be neat.
Details are different and the Homing Spider Droid's interior required figures with bending knees, this Fighter is designed with 5 POA figures in mind.It's like a mini-TIE (And I could be wrong, but the new ship interior looks very much like the one included with the Clone Wars Homing Spider Tank and Octuparra Droid). Could be neat.
Oh my goodness, I never noticed that! I must be getting rather lax at scouring over the details! If that's the case I wonder if the TIE Interceptor 'lid' would fit? someone said that these vehicles are the part of the shrunk-down or smaller vehicle agenda of late so the Interceptor top canopy lid may not fit when I do a custom. Back to the drawing board methinks if this is the case. I still get so wound up by the whole horrible firing missiles instead of gunwells, why do Hasbro do that??? I know it's play value for the kids and all that rhetoric, but at least give us collectors the choice so we can swap out the missiles for standard gunwells that can be slot in place where the missiles are? like they did with the AT-ST and Snowspeeder many moons ago...Looks too small. The painted on glass for the canopy window is cheap. I'll probably buy one but one is it, it does look to lack some other detail work which may make it stand out from the realistic format Tie's. The rebel vehicle is too cheap altogether, looks like a small bathtub with combined with the front of a Y wing.
With my constant scouring of all the photos I have poured over, I don't think it would be a problem to put in the new tooled guns of the recent new TIEs in the sockets of where the ridiculous missiles sit. That is depending on how deep the holes are and how wide the missile socket is. As for the cockpit hatch i am hoping that this TIE is in scale with the other recent ones so I can replace the painted window one with a nice transparent one from the recent TIEs. We will have to wait and see until it is released for sale, when are these on sale? was it stated at Toy fair?The firing barrels is cheesy and take away from the more realistic detail work, many of the Star Wars vehicles unfortunately suffer from this as we all know. The vehicles are made for kids while trying to get the adult collectors more than parents to pay for them as children cannot afford vehicles on any allowance savings. I think the legs are a bit too long for such a tiny fighting pod on that AT-DP and it lacks any defensive armament aside from the main gun. The old kenner lower chassis and legs probably would've been better if Hasbro wasnt such cheapwads - and atleast you'd be able to move the legs. I'd buy two At-DPs as they look like ok scout vehicles or light sentries, dont think they'll stand a chance in front line combat.
The Tie thing I think would need actual gun barrels installed to get rid of those rounded blunt safely missiles which throws the whole vehicle into disarray. Could use it as a scout vehicle or something but it looks like you can blast it outve the sky with Han's blaster.
I was also hoping to remove the 5P0A seating and replace it with the new TIE seat and cockpit interior, I also wonder why Hasbro have never had a triangular view plate thingie in the centre top part of the cockpit window?I have no idea on the release date, probably in sometime in August or October at around the time the toon starts hitting the air. Someone better informed could maybe give a date.
Someone has to get to work casting Tie Fighter barrels, otherwise am thinking of installing barrels from Anakin's Jedi Star Fighter from the micro CW series..