White TIE Fighter w/Ejecting Wing Panels

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Here's hoping the new white TIE Fighter will be packaged in a vintage style box? It would go great with the upcoming VOTC/VTSC figures and possibly the start of some new VOTC/VTSC style packaged vehicles? Just a thought...
 
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Thanks for creating this thread. Be nice if they gave it electronics but I doubt it. Vintage style box would be awesome. I'm looking forward to this, small or large panels, I'm not complaining. Always liked the white TIE. Any you find on ebay is in aweful condition or too expensive.
 

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Dont forget it has a new hatch door as well. Not sure if I'll pick this one up.
 
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Okay, this makes me crazy mad.

They decide to improve the hatch AND remove the extra third middle laser cannon (leftover from the old 70's light-up feature) on THIS tie fighter?

They're releasing a light grey Toys R Us exclusive with the proper sized wings. Why the heck isn't that one getting these improvements? If it did have them, it would be the perfect tie fighter.
 

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Just leaves more room for future upgrades.
 
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Hmmm... these small white wings would look good on a vintage white cockpit. I never liked the paper decals, and I always liked the molded solar panels of the POTF2 wings.

I've got to agree though, this same cockpit with the removed cannon would have made the new large-wing TIE worth buying all over again.

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I just read in another thread that this is just a mock up, and will have the new wings. Is this true?
 

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There's no way I'm gonna get this if it has those horrible small wings.
 
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Kind of reminds me of the old vintage one, except the way the hatch opens up.
 
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If this TIE Fighter had the larger wings, it wouldn't work in the Starfighter Assortment. It needs to fit into the same size box as the other ships in that assortment, and the larger-winged one likely won't fit into that sized box or that price point. (Well, not sure about the price point).

It's also a nice nod to the vintage TIE, being molded in white with the original-sized panels.

Not sure why they bothered changing the hatch. I prefer the old one that opens in two pieces.
 
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Why do I have a feeling that this is a big joke by hasbro...think about it...why offer this piece, with smaller wings, with a silly hatch gimmick...when they are releaseing the gray, larger winged tie...On the market, this piece would be a disaster in sales.

Something stinks about this....could there still be a big surprise around the corner?

Think about it...
 
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EJ's post makes sense in terms of box sizes defining the wing size, though I can't help but feel let down nonetheless with the small wings, as I'd loveto get one of these if they were fulsized.

I'll try and get hold of the TRU one, anyone's guess if their Australian stores will stock it?
 
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I would not buy a small wing tie when larger wing Tie are available. It is too easy to pass on this one besides we all can assume that Hasbro will release a Large Wing White Tie sometime down the road.
 
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paulvg said:
Okay, this makes me crazy mad.

They decide to improve the hatch AND remove the extra third middle laser cannon (leftover from the old 70's light-up feature) on THIS tie fighter?

They're releasing a light grey Toys R Us exclusive with the proper sized wings. Why the heck isn't that one getting these improvements? If it did have them, it would be the perfect tie fighter.
I completely agree. As is this is an easy PASS!
 
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Sounds like we're getting the Larger wings white tie. Still, i don't understand the new hatch (sp?). Is it more accurate?
 
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It's one piece that likely shuts tight. The old version sported two panels which fitted over each other and tended to leave a small gap. Small enough for the fans to overlook, big enough for Hasbro to make a new version
 
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I rarely critique hasbro, but this piece sucks big donkey dique. I love vintage style but cut completisits a break. Thankfully I'm not among them.
 
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I think Hasbro made the big wing and small winged fighters in white to reolace the previously released blue ones, so people have the correct versions.
 
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because it's a throwback to the Vintage one, which was also white?
 
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DarthAcroyear said:
I'd still take a dozen of them if I had the cash to do so.
I only want 2 to use as escorts for the Emperor's shuttle, with custom Elite TIE pilots
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I'm all over this. I didn't have the vintage white TIE, this is close enough. I have all the other small-wing TIE releases, so this will fit my collection. The large wing TIE's might be more movie accurate but they would look silly in my collection next to the small wing versions I already own.
 
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Well - after initially being annoyed and underwhelmed with this white-TIE release (largely to do with the implication that it could have been either a Sith Infiltrator or a V-Wing under the curtain at ComicCon), I am now coming round to this, and am seriously considering buying a White-TIE.

It would look good, and reminds me of the good ole' Kenner days!
 
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Considering this is almost as expensive as the large-winged version, I'm gonna pass. I think I picked up the small-winged OTC TIE for about $15...$30 is way too much.
 
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it should be $19.99 not $29.99. I passed on the larger one cuz I thought this was $20
I guess I should go to TRU and use the coupon to get the large one for $40
 
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I always liked the white TIE fighter better than the blue. I even prefer the smaller panels. The big panels are kind of fat looking IMO.
 
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i just got this tie fighter, the new TRU exclusive one, and its actually very cool. i like the white/grey look better then the greenish one. i remember seeing the green tie fighter last year when it was a target exclusive, but missed it, so this is great for me. and it isnt 30 bucks, its 45. i also like the larger wings, they totally beat the crap outta the other smaller ones.
 
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wait a minute, they are releasing the smaller-scaled tie fighter? when? and those other ships in the pic, they look like a green AOTC jedi fighter, are they being released too?
 
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WHOA! thats cool! lets see, ill be passing on the anakin starfighter (of course) and the tie fighter for sure (i just bought that TRU exclusive TIE which is 100 times better then this dinky non-accurate one).

however, a new jedi starfighter from AOTC is SWEET! i dont have ANY of the jedi starfighters from AOTC, so this will be much welcomed indeed! what a surprise! and im still deciding on whether i want to get vaders sith starfighter, mainly because 1. its not in the movies and 2. its another lame ol' repainted starfighter. but its VADERS, so im a little tempted...we'll see about that one.
 
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So, because it's darth vader's ship you HAVE to get it? I want just for the cool paintjob and because it's EU and because its a jedi starfighter sculpt.


Anyway, this ship is a real backstab from hasbro.
 
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