The Rathtar is bigger in comparison to Bala Tik than the box art shows next to the TIE Silencer. It's probably just a perspective shot with the ship/creature in the background.
Yeah, I doubt that that cardback pic shows these in actual scale. If so, I'm not sure the figure would even fit in the ship (unless maybe he lies down in it). Not saying the ship will be true to scale with the film though (this is Hasbro we're talking about). Will have to see it in hand I guess.Figures and vehicles are rarely to scale on cardbacks. Not expecting it to be true to movie scale but slightly better than this.
To scale is typically pretty cool but doesn't lend itself well to displaying for your average consumer/collector,who doesn't/can't have a room specifically dedicated to star wars stuff. The under-sized vehicles are superior in that particular regard. On the other hand all the bells and whistles are pretty damn cool. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll see much/any to scale vehicles until retail changes their strategy for toys.I would still pick this up, irrespective of whether it with Sith-Infiltrator under scaled or not.
So long as it's accurately proportioned, the smaller scale is fine with me.
I completely agree.should add that if space wasn't an issue I'd definitely favor the to scale versions of vehicles to the smaller ones. I just don't want to have tubs full of vehicles in their boxes because I don't have anywhere to put them.
Hopefully it won't have the quality control issues like the X-wing (bent cannons and nose cone).So will this vehicle be the X-wing of the line. Everyone purchased one, everyone hated it?
spot on takeMy own opinion: all my space issues aside, I'm all for accurately scaled vehicles (when feasibile).
I'm also for underscaled but proportionally correct vehicles, if in the absence of accurately scaled versions (which is fine, due to my space issues).
Summary: I'd rather get a vehicle than none at all (if that makes sense), if it were a choice between them.
I also wouldn't begrudge the production of a large vehicle, simply because of my circumstances / situation: to use the example of the sith infiltrator, an accurately scaled version would be amazing! It would also be massive, and I prolly wouldn't have picked one up at a more accurately scaled size (and likely increased cost) - but it would have been awesome to see one produced, and great for those with the space / money. As it stands, the smaller scales version is great: I have room for it, and was reasonably priced at the time (and within my budget - waaay back then).
I agree with you: TFAs vehicles were (and still are) absurdly priced IMO. The context for my reasoning is of course based on New Zealand dollars (as NZ is where I live), and even the smaller vehicles from the line were the price of a mid sized vehicle not that long ago! And most of TFAs vehicles I've seen at retail haven't dropped in price either (hence why I haven't purchased any yet from TFAs).TFA vehicles were absurdly priced for what they are/were. Maybe that's just thirtysomething-gettingoldandcrotchety DarthPete talking. It'll be interesting to see what the price point will look like for ships and such this go around.
As discussed previously, I should also add, the space issue for me also clinched my decision to largely spend my pocket money on smaller diecast vehicles.I agree with you: TFAs vehicles were (and still are) absurdly priced IMO. The context for my reasoning is of course based on New Zealand dollars (as NZ is where I live), and even the smaller vehicles from the line were the price of a mid sized vehicle not that long ago! And most of TFAs vehicles I've seen at retail haven't dropped in price either (hence why I haven't purchased any yet from TFAs).
Anecdotal example at best: when my at-the-time-was-an-accountant brother was shopping for Christmas presents for my kids, back when TFA has just been released, he rang me from a local toy-store for advice / hints. While conversing, he advised that he'd checked out the SW figure / vehicle range and remarked that they were exceedingly expensive and ridiculously priced (he's a SW fan, but not as involved as I am). Not a scientific analysis I realise, just a personal one, and mileage no doubt varies between stores / countries.
I myself was looking forward to purchasing at least one 3 3/4 inch TFAs vehicle, but never did in the end, due to the cost, and the quality of the product offered. I decided instead to spend instead on Black Series Titaniums, and Disney Store diecast vehicles instead - which provided 'more bang for my buck' so to speak, and was a better overall quality of product, when compared to the 3 3/4 inch line.
I'm hoping that prices haven't escalated since TFAs...