No, it does not. The Special Forces Tie is piloted by two pilots versus the usual one with the gunner operating the bottom turret facing backwards. The red stripe is also unique to this variant along with the additions to the wing connections.Also what makes it Special forces? looks like all the other tie's in the film?
Which is why it is particularly disappointing that this looks like there's no way two pilots will fit in this.No, it does not. The Special Forces Tie is piloted by two pilots versus the usual one with the gunner operating the bottom turret facing backwards. The red stripe is also unique to this variant along with the additions to the wing connections.
$39.99, So yes, about $45 with tax.I'm liking this one too. On the putting two pilots in it, they would either have to scale it up pretty big, or make the pod pretty oblong looking. I think the accuracy there would have detracted from the actual look of the toy.
Isn't this supposed to be about $45?
I believe you may be right, but we'll obviously have to wait until someone posts some comparison photos to be sure.Also - I do believe that the radial panels (wings) are slightly larger and more in scale, than past Hasbro 3 3/3 inch 'small-winged' TIE fighters...
I could be wrong about this... and admittedly, I have only been looking at pictures online of the Special Forces TIE comparing with images of Hasbro's past efforts...
I suppose, though the Tie has the same shape as its predecessor, maybe it has more Capabilities like shields, greater firepower, Hyperdrive etc...The iconic look plus a potential advantage which was unknown until its too late ?!? Otherwise JJ´s just too much into Building Bridges to the OTI do like the look of the new TIE fighter.I do find it funny that for a movie set 30 some years after ROTJ that the Empire's predecessor is using the same design.I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it.
We operate much the same today. The F-16 fighter is nearly 40 years old. Evidently the USAF recently stopped purchasing them, but other countries are still buying them up. Likewise, the B-52 is 60 years old now and those airframes are projected to still be in service for another 35 years.I do like the look of the new TIE fighter.I do find it funny that for a movie set 30 some years after ROTJ that the Empire's predecessor is using the same design.I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Confirms a few more details about the Special Forces TIE-Fighter.i just got back from the 'toy store', and had a good look at the TIE Fighter out of the box. My friend was kind enough to show me.
The scale of the cockpit body of the TIE is about the same as regular TIE Fighter toys but slightly smaller, the wings on the other hand are slightly bigger than the small-winged TIE Fighter. The wings are made of a hard rubbery plastic and can bend and warp if you wobble them.
The cockpit only fits one figure - not like the 6" scaled TIE Fighter that fits two. The figure 'seating' is very similar to the TIE Advanced toy from Rebels that was owned by the inquisitor. The figure 'lies' on the 'floor-seat' of the cockpit. There is no proper seat like in the recent large and short winged re-tooled TIE Fighter. It's very basic.
It is made of the same rubbery plastic as the X-Wing.
And very disappointing.
Since the figures are 5 POA, I'm not buying... Since the vehicles are under-scaled, I'm not buying.So frustrated that Hasbro is going micro with these vehicles. I think the Tie and X-wing would have still sold really well if they were more expensive and closer to scale.