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Way cool! The red Y-Wing. I love it.

Now tell Matchstick to get away from Goji's Y-Wing!
 
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Cyclone said:
Way cool! The red Y-Wing. I love it.

Now tell Matchstick to get away from Goji's Y-Wing!
ahh but this is not Goji's Y-wing ,its PoleAxe 2 (the red Y-wings in "Landing at Point Rain) pilot & Gunner is "TwoTone" and "Ripper"
 
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wraith_nine said:
capt_kulas said:
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If they ever drop the price to $10 bucks I may pick up another and try to repaint it red.
dude, at $20, id get a second one!
already done it


That paint job is absolutely awesome!

I would love to pick up another at the $20 price point, but my available storage space is shrinking fast, and money is a bit tight right now, so I'm trying to save for some of the new Vintage stuff that's coming out soon. I have to say though, a year ago, I hated the CW stuff, and the line, and now, after having given it a chance, both the show and the line are starting to grow on me, which is great for me, but oh so bad for my wallet.
 
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wraith_nine said:
Cyclone said:
Way cool! The red Y-Wing. I love it.

Now tell Matchstick to get away from Goji's Y-Wing!
ahh but this is not Goji's Y-wing ,its PoleAxe 2 (the red Y-wings in "Landing at Point Rain) pilot & Gunner is "TwoTone" and "Ripper"
I hate to differ with you, but I really think that you have the Goji Y-Wing there. The red and white are inverted. The Point Rain Y-Wing has a white cockpit canopy. The leading tips of the engines are red, etc...

Point Rain Y-Wing vs Zillo Beast Y-Wing (Goji)


My friend you have Goji's Y-Wing there. It looks great BTW. I had planned on making one myself. I even picked up a $45 WM special. But it sits in my Garage. I had be contemplating putting LEDs in it, but that has been harder than I was expecting. I might just paint it.

BTW. Did you detail the cockpit? (I'm begging for pics here)
 
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Cyclone said:
wraith_nine said:
Cyclone said:
Way cool! The red Y-Wing. I love it.

Now tell Matchstick to get away from Goji's Y-Wing!
ahh but this is not Goji's Y-wing ,its PoleAxe 2 (the red Y-wings in "Landing at Point Rain) pilot & Gunner is "TwoTone" and "Ripper"
I hate to differ with you, but I really think that you have the Goji Y-Wing there. The red and white are inverted. The Point Rain Y-Wing has a white cockpit canopy. The leading tips of the engines are red, etc...

Point Rain Y-Wing vs Zillo Beast Y-Wing (Goji)


My friend you have Goji's Y-Wing there. It looks great BTW. I had planned on making one myself. I even picked up a $45 WM special. But it sits in my Garage. I had be contemplating putting LEDs in it, but that has been harder than I was expecting. I might just paint it.

BTW. Did you detail the cockpit? (I'm begging for pics here)
this is my fantasy dont spoil it!


no i didn't detail the cockpit (hopefully i will get round to it someday ) as i suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and this project absolutley knackered me out.
i have Goji ,at that time i didn't (put the head on a Matchstick body as i hate the stone sculpt ) but i just dont have a clear shot or shots of Rod's helmet design ,if ayone can help with that it would be great .
 
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You want to get a good look at Rod's helmet. Then you have to check out the Commentary for the episode. They have a good shot of him and Goji (and their Y-Wing)

Here are some screen captures from the Commentary. One is a good view of the design, the other just shows him up in the bubble (at least you can see the color)



Sorry to hear about your Cronic Fatigue. I have an eye condition that basically is "Blisters inside my eyes". So I see at different depths with each eye. (Kind make sodering wires too hard for LED work).

Let me know if you want to make a spare Rod, I can send you a Oddball/Goji/Matchstick.
 
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Cyclone said:
You want to get a good look at Rod's helmet. Then you have to check out the Commentary for the episode. They have a good shot of him and Goji (and their Y-Wing)

Here are some screen captures from the Commentary. One is a good view of the design, the other just shows him up in the bubble (at least you can see the color)



Sorry to hear about your Cronic Fatigue. I have an eye condition that basically is "Blisters inside my eyes". So I see at different depths with each eye. (Kind make sodering wires too hard for LED work).

Let me know if you want to make a spare Rod, I can send you a Oddball/Goji/Matchstick.
thanks cyclone thats much appreciated
 
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got one of these for $20 at TJ Maxx

I was hoping to also be able to use this for Hasbro's free mail away toy promo but the TJ Maxx receipt just says "toys/books" nothing to indicate that I bought a SW item. I am going to try and mail it out anyway and throw the UPC from the box in there with the receipt.
 
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I did precisely the same thing! I hadn't checked the receipt yet and I wondered if there wad fine print in the offer making discount items inelligible.

I don't do very much Clone Ward stuff and I haven't even opened it yet, but I was too curious about what makes this thing earn a $70 retail price. I remember seeing it originally a while back and realizing Hasbro was getting pretty serious about CW. $20 is absolutely a steal, but I'll decide if $70 was ridiculous once I open it.
 
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Found one last week at TJ Maxx in Louisville for only $15. Not sure why it was $5 lower than the others found recently. I tried using a $5 off coupon but was denied
 
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My local Marshalls had 5 Y wing bombers. 4 were marked at $40, and one had a red $30 clearance sticker. I took 2 up to the counter and asked if I could get both at the clearance price and the cashier printed out a second clearance sticker and scanned it for me!

I would have bought more if they were at $20.. They had 10 before Christmas.. I wonder why only 1 was on clearance.. It looked brand new to me.
 
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Thanx for the heads-up on these. I'm amazed that they came down so much in price, this is definately one of my favorite veichles. I think I'm going to add two of these to my Y-Wing Squadron over my Hoth display ( I figure the Rebels have some older Y-Wing models in their fleet).
 
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Don't know if GNT got my PM a couple of weeks back, but the parent company of Marshalls, TJ Maxx and AJ Wright is shutting down the latter chain. They are marked at $40 with clearance percentages. I got one for a future gifting opportunity right around New Year's for 25 percent off ($30). As of last week, they were at 30 percent off ($28).
 
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The Marshalls by my work has 8 to 10 of these next to the register @ $29. I haven't seen the ARC-170s yet.
 
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I got one at TJ Maxx for $20 but for some reason the other local TJ Maxx's still had them for $30. This beast is huuuuge.
 
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Will have to check out the sister stores when the snow clears. AJ is down to $25, but I'll hold out for $20. This is a nice luxury, but ultimately a one-episode pass if the price ain't "Wright".
 
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Chewbacca said:
Will have to check out the sister stores when the snow clears. AJ is down to $25, but I'll hold out for $20.
Hold out for $20? I'd be happy to find just one for $60....
 
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CorvetteEB said:
Chewbacca said:
Will have to check out the sister stores when the snow clears. AJ is down to $25, but I'll hold out for $20.
Hold out for $20? I'd be happy to find just one for $60....
come to my local TRU, they had a whole endcap filled with them a few days ago for full price
 
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I got one at TJ Maxx for $20 but for some reason the other local TJ Maxx's still had them for $30. This beast is huuuuge.
Haven't seen this for any cheaper than $29 around here. Which Maxx did you find them for at $20??
 
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skytreader said:
MirkoCroCop said:
I got one at TJ Maxx for $20 but for some reason the other local TJ Maxx's still had them for $30. This beast is huuuuge.
Haven't seen this for any cheaper than $29 around here. Which Maxx did you find them for at $20??
It was the last one but here ya go:
2951 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
(714) 730-1013
 
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Still hoping to see this somewhere in Europe a little less pricey than has been seen so far, would love to pick up 2 or 3
 
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Stopped by AJ yesterday and it had already closed its doors. Two Y-Wings were still in there last week.
Oh well, it was a gamble I wasn't too worried about losing.
 
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May make a trip to a few of these TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshall's next time. Last I saw here in town: only TRU and TRU Express had the bomber...at a whopping $80. There were loads of them but none were moving. This back around Christmas time.
 
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Spookymufu said:
CorvetteEB said:
Chewbacca said:
Will have to check out the sister stores when the snow clears. AJ is down to $25, but I'll hold out for $20.
Hold out for $20? I'd be happy to find just one for $60....
come to my local TRU, they had a whole endcap filled with them a few days ago for full price
Holy [censored]! Is TRU competing with ebay sellers now.
 
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My local TJ Maxx had 14 of these for $20 that haven't moved for weeks. My wife went by Tuesday night and they had 5 left for $10 each. Guess that was the price it took to move them.
 
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This was taken on Sunday @ TRU. was holding one for a good 20 min until I put it back and got a couple of other items instead. So tempting. Really wanted to get 2 and put on layaway but since they were marked down on sale, they didn't qualify as layaway items.



Monday: So I finally gave in and went back to the same TRU and finally got myself one! Customary SenComm Welcoming Committe-approved!


EDIT: Now I need to get some Clone Trooper Pilots for it next time. Even though this is clearly Gen Skywalker's Y-Wing color scheme. I have a Goji but don't want to open him up...he flies a red Y-Wing anyway, I think.
 
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I have been going back and fourth about this, I kind of want one but I dont collect PT/EU stuff so it doesnt really fit into my collection, but at 50% off it's tempting but is it still worth $40....um....I dunno....um.....I cant decide, it's cool but it isnt OT, I like it but dont have the room for non-OT things....I dunno........


Nope, it isnt something I really need....I'll wait for the new OT Y-wing...
 
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I can't say exactly why, but I love my y-wing. I'm very glad I got it. I would even go so far as to say it is my favourite SW toy vehicle. Ever. And I was around for the actual vintage ones.


To anyone who is tempted to buy one I would recommend you give in to the temptation. It is useless to resist!
 
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Heres to wishing i'd actually ever see it around here... At the 35$ price is out of question, but just seeing it in the wild would be enough
 
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to the folks in the US, is the US$34.99 y-wing still going on at TRU? im thinking of asking my folks to check it out for me (their local tj maxx or marshalls doesn't have any bombers).. thanks
 
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@ Kulas: Yes, TRU is offering that price until 2/26/11 by this Sat. Good luck!

@ Chevron: "Star Wars Clone Wars Visual Guide" Its coffeebook-sized. Covers the movie and Season 1.

@ Cyclone: I missed out on single-carded Matchstick due to procrastinating but yes, there are a lot of Anakin/Matchstick 2-packs to settle on @ all the WMs here in town. He's sports my favorite pilot helmet graphic...why I waited so long to finally decide get him only to see that he but all disappered, was entirely my fault!
Seen many Oddballs is still readily available.

Before I hit that TRU, I went to a few TJ Maxx's, a Ross, and a Marshall...but no Y-Wings. The TRU sale price wasn't too bad considering that I was actually going to fork over the $70-$80 in about a month
. All the TRUs I've seen since November had plenty of them so this was the only way to move them, I guess. $29.99 wouldve' been better, right?!
The TRU Expresses were the most expensive, @ $80(79.99).
 
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