It's pretty funny that so many people were boycotting this thing on these boards and now it looks to have gone the opposite direction with everybody scrambling to get one. I just ordered from Target.com today and snagged another Y-Wing with that $5.00 off discount. Thanks for the heads up you guys!bongjuan said:
Cool pic!Dake said:Here's the interesting shot to me though. The front portion of the Y-wing doesn't appear any larger than the old one really. This actually makes some sense b/c it was the rest of the ship that was out of scale to the front. It's still not perfect, but it's getting there (and looks great regardless).
I will totally buy the inverted color scheme for the rest of Anakin's squadron. In my fantasy land, they'll make a version of this with removable armor so it can work for the OT as well.
Out of curiosity, for those who have bought this; take a look at the engine exhausts. Are they both oriented the same way? The original Y-wing had a specific orientation to the exhaust and when I looked at the new one I realized I have one oriented one way and one 90 degrees different. The part is obviously separate from the rest of the nacelle, so I wonder if I have a random error or if many of them are similar.
Yeah, both Y-Wings I've gotten have had the same problem with both the front guns and the guns on the bubble being warped. I normally just take a hairdryer and heat the rubber pieces up then dip them in ice cold water. That does the trick every time. I just wish Hasbro would starting using hard plastic for pieces like these.Zylek said:My only disappointment with this ship is that the gun turret does not rotate.
My front guns were all bent when I took it out of the box, so I had to boil and bend them back into position. I was going to get a 2nd y-wing as well, but since this is the deco for Anakin's only, I guess I'll wait for the eventual repaint in a shadow squadron deco.
My guess is that they do this for the safety aspect. This way they can sell the item as it was intended to look instead of just chopping the guns off like they did with the Target and red/blue Y-Wings. We don't want little Johnny being impaled by the forces of good now do we?jrice73 said:I just wish Hasbro would starting using hard plastic for pieces like these.
Still boycotting. I won't buy this til the price comes wayyyyy down.bongjuan said: